The new Stranger Things Season 2 trailer is here, after a couple of false alarm teases from Netflix the past couple of weeks. If you thought they couldn't top the Thriller-soundtrack trailer of July, you would be very wrong. The new trailer is so good, it makes you want to settle in this weekend and binge watch all eight episodes of the first season all over again. It also makes you want to stay up until midnight on Oct. 27 for Season 2. But, what Stranger Things Season 2 trailer clues are contained within the almost 3 minute long clip job? And why am I craving Eggo waffles all of a sudden?
Let us review where we were at the end of Season 1. The Demogorgon is dead. Eleven has been trapped in the Upside Down along with it, but is still returning to where the membrane between the two worlds is "soft" in the woods near the Byers' house, where Hopper has been leaving her food and Eggos. Will is spitting up weird, sluggy things, but otherwise seems fine. Nancy and Steve are still together, but she and Jonathan are also friends.
That was Christmas 1983. It's now nearly a full year later: Halloween 1984. And as The 456 once announced: "We. Are Coming. Back."
Let's break down some of the nitty gritty about Eleven.
At the end of last season, we saw Hopper leave the Eggos for Eleven in the woods. This trailer opens with her picking up yet another shipment. This seems really strange. Why does she come back for food, and then return to the Upside Down?
If she can keep crossing back into our world, why does she keep going back? What is tying her to the Upside Down that she can't come home?
Speaking of home....
Mama, I'm Coming Home
Remember last season, when Hopper and Joyce tracked down Terry Ives, the biological mother of "Jane," the daughter she was told she had miscarried? Becky Ives, Eleven's sister, told the visitors her mom had kept Jane's room ready, believing her daughter would one day come home.
If there's anything that can snap Terry out of her canonical state, it will be the sight of Jane, aka Eleven, home in time for the holidays, and sporting a hell of a new hairdo. Users on Reddit picked up this scene from the trailer, which seems to show Eleven entering Terry Ives' house.
She Blinded Me With Science
Terry always believed if Jane came home, she would have psychic powers. I just don't think anyone thought through what that meant exactly. Like the chain on the door being utterly useless.
The question is, will Eleven decide, once she learns her real name, to start going by Jane? Or will she stick with her Mike given nickname, El?
Video Killed The Radio Star
This is probably the creepiest show from El's homecoming. Watching a scrambled TV, and tying the band around her head, Ninja/Karate Kid style. What messages is she receiving? And how much does she learn by confronting the past she never got to live?
Trains, Brains & Rain
Sadly, it does not look like Mom can teach El much about controlling those nosebleeds, even if they both spent time in the sensory deprivation tank. Let's hope someone can teach Eleven to start using her powers in a safe manner... if that's even possible.
El's got at least two more seasons to keep doing this, so survival of her mind would be a good thing. Let's hope whatever she's a attacking is worth the damage...
(No, but seriously, what is El doing here to the train car anyway? A train car? I am so confused.)
Stranger Things Season 2 arrives on Netflix with new episodes on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.