David Harbour Was Satisfied With Hopper’s Death In ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3

It was a heck of a way to go!

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David Harbour has revealed that he was satisfied with Hopper’s apparent death at the end of Stranger Things season 3.

The third season of Stranger Things had a lot going on in it. The principal plot revolved around a mall that the Soviet Union had secretly built in order to rip open a hole to the Upside Down. Ultimately this allows the Mindflayer to enter Hawkins once again, and attempt to kill Eleven and her friends.

At the end of the season, Eleven and company managed to fight the Mindflayer off as Hopper and Joyce tried to destroy the machine that was keeping the portal to the Upside Down open. Ultimately they succeded but it was heavily implied that Hopper was killed in the ensuing blast. Apparently, actor David Harbour was satisfied with this ending for the character.

While speaking to Variety David Harbour revealed that he was satisfied with Hopper’s death at the end of Stranger Things season 3. He felt like the character was so self-destructive that he was actually happy for him to go at the end of the season:

“I certainly thought that in the beginning, because he was so destroyed and hell bent on destruction. Then when it seemed like he went in Season 3, I was happy for him.”

Ultimately David Harbour’s Hopper returned. The third season’s final scene implied that he had been abducted by the Russians in the mall and season 4’s first teaser showed him working in a Soviet Prison camp. He ultimately survived the events of the season although it is unknown what the writers have in store for him for season 5.


Here is the synopsis for the fourth season of Stranger Things:

“It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”

Created by the Duffer Brothers, the Netflix series stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, Brett Gelman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn.

All four seasons are available to stream on Netflix. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Variety

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