The Ending Of Stranger Things Season 3 Explained

  • Published on Jul 9, 2019
  • Now that we've all binged Stranger Things 3, let's talk about the season's ending. Toast some Eggos, turn on the boombox, and watch out for the Mind Flayer. From shocking deaths to shifts in the status quo to what we can expect from season 4, this is the ending of Stranger Things 3, explained. Spoilers ahead.
    After a lengthy battle, Stranger Things 3 ends with an emotional departure, as the Byers family sells their little house in Hawkins for a new life somewhere else. Will has to say goodbye to his friends, Jonathan has to say goodbye to Nancy, and El has to say goodbye to Mike and the life she'd been building with Hopper. We don't know exactly where the family will settle, but it's a tearful upheaval that changes the landscape of the show forever. This whole story began with four friends Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas as they were swept up in an otherworldly adventure after a night of playing Dungeons & Dragons.
    Now, at the end of Stranger Things 3, the state of "The Party" has changed in a major way. Will the gang reunite in season 4? What could bring Joyce, Jonathan, Will, and Eleven back to Hawkins? Perhaps another crisis taking place over a holiday celebration?
    Watch the video for more about the ending of Stranger Things season 3!
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    Stranger Things 3 split the Party | 0:19
    Welcome to Hawkins | 1:12
    Eleven's long recharge | 1:39
    Stranger Things 3's Upside Down Russians | 2:19
    Hopper lives? Or someone else…? | 3:05
    Looking past Stranger Things 3 | 4:22
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Comments • 1 978

  • Looper
    Looper  3 months ago +401

    Which season of Stranger Things is your favorite?

  • Rxsetta
    Rxsetta 5 days ago


  • Castle Byers
    Castle Byers 6 days ago +1

    Wait so eleven left with will and Joyce to Maine? Someone please explain.

  • Kyla_ Angul0
    Kyla_ Angul0 6 days ago


  • Bobi Dechev
    Bobi Dechev 8 days ago

    Well Suzi wasn't that hot haha She is fat... wtf and around AVERAGE face looking

  • Cornelius- Terb- flex capacitor

    I wil miss Chief Hoppers character like crazy!!!! Stranger Things is the first TV show I really like in 7 years! I'm crazy about Stranger things. But if Chief Hopper is really dead then I wish I never knew about the existence of this TV series!!!!! Chief Hopper was a really lovable,cool and realistic character. He played a father figure extremely convincingly! You can almost feel the love he has for 11!! If they don't bring him back for season 4 l will be more disappointed then I've been in something in many, many years!!

  • D Bustillos
    D Bustillos 9 days ago

    They went to mane like bob said

  • ii_LostThoughts - Racing And More

    S1: my boy will ):
    S2: my boy will ):
    S3 magnets )):

    I aint that unoriginal
    The pattern shows S3 is not the end of magnets.
    S4: magnets )):
    S5?: my crackers )):

  • ShoalBear
    ShoalBear 10 days ago

    Hopper didn't die. Hopper ain't the American!
    Hopper is in the down under. Murray is the American.
    You're welcome.

  • A RandombOi
    A RandombOi 12 days ago +1

    "we're not in hawkins anymore"

  • Spectre 4k
    Spectre 4k 12 days ago

    My theory:
    If the upside down was a parallel universe, then it’s a parallel universe

  • Gacha Artic
    Gacha Artic 21 day ago


  • DerpThug
    DerpThug 21 day ago

    Why Hopper didn't run when the key is going to turn it on? Duffer Brothers is idiot.

  • Rebecca Coopwood
    Rebecca Coopwood 25 days ago

    So I’m only ten so I can’t watch stranger things but why is it that my sisters 14 and watches it and I know so much more than her?

  • Tom Travels
    Tom Travels 26 days ago

    Just as long as it’s set in Hawkins again and Eleven, Will, Jonathan and Joyce all return, with Eleven and Jonathan still in love with Mike and Nancy respectively, then I don’t care what happens.

  • Futuristic Faze
    Futuristic Faze Month ago

    Hold on

    What if the new demogorgon was Dustin’s pet but captured?

  • Johan 요한
    Johan 요한 Month ago

    stranger things only kills significant people with names that start with "B". (B)arb, (B)ob, (B)illy. Hoppers fist name is Jim so if they killed him it would have screwed up the streak.

  • Josh Taylerson
    Josh Taylerson Month ago

    Did she move with the Byers

  • AgentWuT
    AgentWuT Month ago +1

    Hopper is still alive he's in the upside down world

  • tipsy ilodibe
    tipsy ilodibe Month ago

    hopper still alive and eleven will get her powers back with more abilities due to the mix of her blood with the mind flayer

  • Jimmy Perez
    Jimmy Perez Month ago

    Wow this season was awful and I'll pass on season 4.

  • French Pugs
    French Pugs Month ago

    Anyone lse Ball their eyes out on the last episode

    No just me..

  • Little Wolf
    Little Wolf Month ago

    I still don’t understand why El had to leave at the end?????

  • Angel Harris
    Angel Harris Month ago

    When will season 4 come out

  • TR0naL0G1cAl 814
    TR0naL0G1cAl 814 Month ago

    I think December time next year is season 4

  • gamester06
    gamester06 Month ago

    Everyone who died begins with B...
    Therefore, it could suggest that Hopper isn't dead as it doesn't follow that pattern, and normally it's only 1 person who dies each season

  • xxsapphirexx
    xxsapphirexx Month ago

    Is anyone triggerd by the fact that he says *DeMiGoRgAn*

  • Auzuline
    Auzuline Month ago

    i'm only at season 1... what am i doing to myself

  • natethegreat94
    natethegreat94 Month ago

    Maybe the Russians kidnapped him and are holding him hostage if you saw the video at the end it showed a guy who got killed by the demagorgan maybe hopper will end up there and they have to try and save hopper and bring him back home

  • Joe Jeep
    Joe Jeep Month ago

    Could 011's mom be 001 and her mother (her conscience) the builder of the upside down?

  • Ori Ronen
    Ori Ronen Month ago

    It was an amazing season! but it felt that too many times there are no other people in Hawkins except the gang and the russians... like there is a giant MIND FLAYER in town that almost no one expose to 🙄

  • Alice 1919
    Alice 1919 Month ago


  • MR.Zieniu :D
    MR.Zieniu :D Month ago

    All i want really is Nancy and Jonathan together I just wanted from the start to see them doing thinks together , hope Nancy won't find new BF

  • infires guk
    infires guk Month ago

    i think el’s powers will come back stronger and at the end of season 4 they will have hopper back

  • jordan doherty
    jordan doherty Month ago

    Did anyone else notice will was the only one without a girlfriend and when joyce was saying about love to him he thought it was disgusting I think that's because they where talking about Jonathan and Nancy also he was so angry when everyone got girlfriend SO I think ... Will is gay

  • Leon Čarapović
    Leon Čarapović Month ago +1

    Hoper didn't die he went in the upside down because when doctor and Will's mom looked at gate it wasn't fully closed and it looked a bit active and thats why Eleven lost her powers so we should prepare for Jim's return in season 4

  • Leon Čarapović
    Leon Čarapović Month ago +1

    The best ones die. You all should prepare for death of Eleven at the end of 4th season

  • erithra cyan
    erithra cyan 2 months ago +1

    Last episode:After tfios,it was the first time when I literally cried like hell.
    I said LITERALLY....

  • Wierd Tuber Pro
    Wierd Tuber Pro 2 months ago

    Reason why hopper might still be alive: when joyce was closing the gate he wasn’t there so it might have a chance that he could still be alive

  • Kate Parra
    Kate Parra 2 months ago +1

    Am I the only one on season 1?

  • zoe
    zoe 2 months ago +1

    i hope hopper is alive he’s honestly my favorite😭he’s probably in the upside down

  • User 1234567
    User 1234567 2 months ago +1

    My theory is that hopper is still alive maybe in the upside down, he could have gotten blown through in the explosion, so something has stopped elevens powers so she can’t find him. I think “The American” is Murray (the detective/scientist) bc his number could be tracked as hopper gave it over the phone. The gate must not be closed or if it is Murray has explained to the Russians how to get into the upside down another way ( like through another portal) but No matter what a door to the upside down has to be open somewhere bc otherwise the demogorgan would not be living ( remember you close the gate the army dies) I don’t know whether the US government or the Russian government opened the gate but it has to be open for the last scene to make sense. They would not want to kill an American who had tons of knowledge on breaking into the upside down. Season 4 could even turn political like USA vs Russia fighting for the underworld like a replay of world war but in a different dimension

  • Arctic Haze
    Arctic Haze 2 months ago +1

    I'll explain it to you. The thing Eleven holds in her hand is the handset of a stationary phone. People used such cable connected devices to communicate in the era the series is set.

  • Aine Whelan
    Aine Whelan 2 months ago +1

    Everyone in my family thinks Hopper is still alive

  • Ryan's & Kyle's FNAF World

    I only saw Stranger things 3 final battle

  • Valeria Perez
    Valeria Perez 2 months ago +1

    I wish I was Millie she is so pretty and a much a good actor!!!!!!!!!!!!!😭😩😭😩😩😭😩😩😭😭😩😭😭😩😩😭😩😩😭😩😭😩😭😭😩

  • Vanessa Galdamez
    Vanessa Galdamez 2 months ago


    hXD JEWEET 2 months ago

    Season 1: Benny ,Brenner ,barb
    Season 2: BOB
    Season 3: Billy
    Hipper has no B lol

  • Frozone. exe
    Frozone. exe 2 months ago

    Why did joyce leave hawkins

    THE REAL MAD DOG 2 months ago

    The 3rd season was pretty weak in very honest opinion

  • Myles Lee
    Myles Lee 2 months ago

    Russians aren’t bad guys

  • Strxwberry _ Bubblegum
    Strxwberry _ Bubblegum 2 months ago

    Guys. Jim (Hopper) could still be alive. The song that was played during Will’s are death was also played when Jim “died”. Although, the American in Russia could be either Dr. Brenner, Eight, or a new character, because how else would the Russians know about the Upside Down? (I’m not saying I don’t think it’s Hopper, though..)
    Edit: Oof, someone already commented about the song thing. Just noticed that-

  • R.p Singh
    R.p Singh 2 months ago

    I'm really confused is there gonna be a season 4?

    YUNG FLY TY Die 2 months ago

    Wonder how the people names that start with B all died bob Billie and Barbara

  • Feltic
    Feltic 2 months ago +1

    Alexei!!!!!! Why u die

  • Mr. Satyre
    Mr. Satyre 2 months ago

    Are people really so brain dead they need to be spoon fed like this?

  • Myah D
    Myah D 2 months ago

    At the end seen when she’s driving away you can see the mind flayers shadow on her face

  • Bvb King sero el mero
    Bvb King sero el mero 2 months ago

    Am i the only who likes billy

  • McJahnxie Zafra
    McJahnxie Zafra 2 months ago +1

    Where did Joyce Will and Eleven moved at? Where did they moved?

  • Niamh Barry
    Niamh Barry 2 months ago

    Well I think hopper jumped into the upside down at the right time and the American the Russians have is the AV teacher because wouldn’t they need a new scientist
    That’s my opinion