SPOILERS ahead for Stranger Things 2. You’ve been warned!
In Stranger Things 2, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) aka Jane, finally learned about her mother, Terry Ives (Aimee Mullins), and sought her out, finding Ives in a similar state to how Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) found her in the first season. Eleven is able to learn what has caused her mother’s trauma, but is unable to reach her. She also spends some time with her aunt Becky (Amy Seimetz).
In their recap for Stranger Things 2, Chapter Five: Dig Dug for Vulture, the creators of the series, the Duffer brothers, discussed whether or not we will be seeing Eleven’s biological family again in a future season. Explained Matt Duffer:
“Yeah, they’ve connected, so it feels weird that she’ll never go back to visit her mom or her aunt again. I didn’t shoot this episode, but we had worked with the Amys before. We call them the Amys: Amy Seimetz, who plays Becky, and Aimee Mullins, who plays the mom. I think it’s something that is definitely worth coming back to. I mean, it’s a really difficult situation. You’re realizing that the mom is just reliving a nightmare over and over and over again, so she’s trapped in the prison. The question is, is there a way to get her out of that, or is it a state she’s going to be locked into for the rest of her life? And is that a life worth living? Those are all interesting questions that are worth exploring.”
Eleven finally reaching her mother as her powers grow does sound like it may be the key to the mystery surrounding the Upside Down, so even if we don’t see a reunion in Stranger Things 3, surely it will occur down the line.
Do you feel there are still mysteries linked to Terry Ives’ past? Or are you tired of the show veering away from Hawkins to visit the character? Let us know in the comment section below!
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