When Stranger things began we really had no idea where it was going, but never in a million years would we have assumed that Hopper would end up becoming Eleven’s father. It just worked perfectly. They where both so broken yet so in need of love that they helped heal each other. They lost their sharp edges and both showed us what it truly was to be a hero.
Not only did they show us hot to be a hero, but they also showed us how to open up to the one we love – nothing sums that up more than Hoppers Letter to Eleven:
“There’s something I’ve been wanting to talk to you both about – and I know this is a difficult conversation. But I care about you both very much. And I know you care about each other very much and that’s why it’s important that we set these boundaries moving forward so we can build an environment, where we ALL feel comfortable, trusted and open to sharing our feelings.”
“Feelings. Jesus. The truth is, for so long, I’d forgotten what those even were. I’ve been stuck in one place – in a cave, you might say. A deep dark cave. And then, I left some Eggos out in the woods and you came into my life and… for the first time in a long time, I started to feel things again. I started to feel happy. But lately, I guess I’ve been feeling… distant from you. Like you’re pulling away from me or something. I miss playing board games every night, making triple-decker Eggo extravaganzas at sunrise, watching westerns together before we doze off.
But I know you’re getting older, growing, changing. And I guess… if i’m being really honest, that’s what scares me. I don’t want things to change. So I think maybe that’s why I came here, to try to maybe… stop that change. To turn back the clock. To make things go back to how they were. But I know that’s naive. It’s just… not how life works. It’s moving. Always moving whether you like it or not. And yeah, sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s sad and sometimes it’s surprising. Happy.
So you know what? Keep on growing up, kid. Don’t let me stop you. Make mistakes, learn from ’em, and when life hurts you – because it will – remember the hurt. The hurt is good. It means you’re out of that cave. But, please, if you don’t mind, for the sake of your poor old dad, keep the door open three inches.”
In a final tribute to the two Netflix put together this wonderful video, so I hope you all enjoy and try not to cry.