Leave it to one of the kids from ‘Stranger Things’ to unleash a theory that may explain a major plot twist in the show….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
When people look back at the summer of 2016, the most talked about television show will undoubtedly be ‘Stranger Things’.
The breakout sci-fi series for Netflix by little known creators the Duffer brothers became a cult classic almost instantaneously with a brilliant story, outstanding acting and a meticulous attention to detail where you truly believed this show took place in 1983.
It didn’t take long after ‘Stranger Things’ was declared a massive hit that Netflix ordered a nine-episode second season that will debut in 2017.
While a lot of answers were revealed at the end of season one, there were plenty of questions as well and there’s a long list of conspiracy theories littered on the internet about any number of curiosities still remaining from the first eight episodes of ‘Stranger Things’.
There was even a hilarious ‘uprising’ asking for justice after Nancy’s friend Barb was taken into the upside down and killed after she was dragged into the negative world by the creature who first kidnapped Will Byers.
A more serious inquiry that came about after Will was found and rescued was how he survived the wrath of the monster but Barb was murdered almost immediately after she was taken.
Well leave it to Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on ‘Stranger Things’ to lay down a theory that sounds so good it might just be true.
“People are like ‘how did Barb, who’s obviously older and physically stronger than Will is, how did she die while Will is almost perfectly fine’,” Matarazzo said when appearing on “Geeking Out” this past Sunday night.
“Here’s my theory — Will has powers like Eleven, but he doesn’t know how to control them and channel them because how is the monster attracted to Will? Why did he follow Will? My theory is that is he was attracted because he felt a sense of someone had powers. Maybe Will is more powerful than Eleven. Maybe Will and Eleven will have like a power face off like Anakin (Skywalker) and Obi-Wan (Kenobi).”
Mind officially blown.
Even his co-star Caleb McLaughlin told his pal to keep quiet because apparently he has a tendency to guess correctly when explaining his theories about the show.
It could all make sense when you think about it, especially considering Will puking up that strange snail like creature while celebrating Christmas with his family after he was rescued. Meanwhile, we still don’t know what exactly happened to Eleven but considering Hopper was dropping off her favorite Eggo waffles into a box in the middle of the woods, it would certainly seem like she’s still alive somewhere — most likely in the upside down world.
Maybe Matazarro’s onto something when it comes to the parallels between Will and Eleven, who never actually got to interact with each other during season because by the time she appeared he had already been kidnapped.
OK enough theories for now.
Stay tuned to find out if Matazarro was right when ‘Stranger Things’ season 2 debuts on Netflix in the summer of 2017.