Let's all cry happy tears together! 

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD, FYI.

 

THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING.

 

OK, HERE WE GO.

 

Remember when we all thought Hopper AKA The Daddiest Daddy died at the end of Stranger Things Season 3? I literally sobbed for way longer than I'd like to admit. Remember when Eleven read the "3 inches" note? YOU GUYS. My heart couldn't take it. It still can't. I'm tearing up again already.

After the finale, many people assumed David Harbour's character would be written off the show. Others were a bit more optimistic and said there's a chance Hopper isn't dead, but instead he's being held captive by the Russians. At the end of the episode, the Russians mention something about "The American", which many theories suspect is Hopper. And, just to point out, we never actually see anything happen to Hopper...it's all just speculation. Either way, I'm still heartbroken but I put my full trust in Eleven to handle some business and get justice.

While the season finale definitely alluded to Hopper's death, a recent article states David Harbour's contract allegedly includes Stranger Things Season 4.

Can we just...

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What this probably means is that Hopper is in fact being held captive by the Russians and Season 4 will focus on rescuing him. Please sign me up for Hopper's rescue squad.