Dead, tentacled spider-humans with slimy skin and probably bad breath are pretty cute, right?
Chomping at the bit with the third season under our belts, Stranger Things: Season 4, Volume 1 took its sweet time to get us settled in with the plot, waiting until the tail end of the first episode to really give us the action.
Things were a bit more scattered this season as Joyce (Winona Ryder) moved her family (and Eleven) halfway across the country to California, leaving everyone behind in good ole Hawkins, Indiana. With that being the case, we had quite a few plots intertwining from afar:
Group 1: Joyce, Murray, and (later) Hopper
Group 2: Jonathan, Argyle, Will, and Mike
Group 3: Eleven
Group 4: Steve, Nancy, Dustin, Lucas, Max, Robin, Erica, and Eddie
For groups three and four, their main goal is to take out Vecna, an ancient human-monster who's basically the wizard-in-charge of the Upside Down. Group two is attempting to locate Eleven and evade the armed forces that are after her, and group one travels to Alaska to figure out how to break Hopper out of a Russian prison.
Let's get into it.