Hopper Dropped A Major Hint About Eleven On Season 2 Of 'Stranger Things'

by Anna Menta

OK, "Stranger Things" fans, we all agree Eleven is probably Hopper's daughter, right?

We've already discussed this fan theory before, and that seems to be the consensus — people definitely think Hopper and Eleven going to be father and daughter in season two.

Well, according to Sheriff Hopper himself, aka actor David Harbour, this is actually very likely to be true, at least in some manner of speaking.

At New York Comic Con's "Stranger Things" panel on Friday with David Harbour (Hopper) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Harbour strongly hinted at a father-daughter relationship in season two.

A fan posed the question of whether Hopper might adopt Eleven in season two, and both actors insisted they couldn't give anything away.

But then, with very little pressing, Harbour basically said, yeah, that's probably going to happen.

He said, in a knowing voice,

I mean, I will say that there would be a rich emotional arc there that I would love to explore should it be in the show.

Watch that video and listen to the way he says it, you guys.


So even if Eleven's not Hopper's biological daughter, he's going to be treating her like one.

Harbour went on to expand on the complexity of Hopper and Eleven's relationship, saying,

We end season one with Hopper sort of selling Eleven out. He doesn't know that she's capable of destroying groups of people, but he does kind of give her up to go into the upside-down to save Will. [...] I think it's a very complex relationship. So should Eleven reemerge, and Hopper knows something about that with those Eggo waffles...there's a lot of territory there.

And in case you think this is all speculation on Harbour's part, he's definitely read the script.

He said,

We did get the first couple scripts, and it's insane.

Thanks for the hints, Chief Hopper!


At the end of season one, Eleven sacrificed herself to the Demogorgan to save her friends.

We were all really sad for about ten minutes and then  — lo! Hopper gave us the Eggo waffles of hope!


So Eleven is obviously alive somewhere and Hopper is helping her out, but there are still so many questions.

Ugh, can season two just get here already?