Stranger Things 3 teaser reveals episode titles


As we get ready to go back to Hawkins, Indiana, a new teaser for season 3 of Stranger Things revealed the titles of its episodes.

It sounds crazy but it’s true: we didn’t get a brand new Stranger Things season this year. Sure, there have only been two seasons, but they were released in consecutive years so yes, we kinda felt that emptiness in our Stranger Things loving hearts. Luckily, the series is coming back next year.

The first season introduced us to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, its residents (especially the Byers family and friends), a strange dimension called “the Upside Down”, and a couple of dark secrets that came to light after the disappearance of Will Byers and the arrival of Eleven. Season 2 explored the aftermath of Will’s return and a bit of Eleven’s backstory. Now, very little is known about season 3’s plot, but the episode titles can give us a hint or two.

Via the series’ official Twitter account, a new Stranger Things 3 teaser was released, and even though it doesn’t show any footage, it reveals the titles of its eight episodes. Before we take a look at the titles, let’s recap what we know so far about season 3 (so we can come up with a couple of theories on what the episodes could lead to).

The series is set in mid-1985, less than a year after season 2 (set in October 1984). We will meet some new characters, like “alternative girl” Robin (played by Maya Hawke, and who we already saw in that fake commercial for the Starcourt Mall), Mayor Larry Kline (Cary Elwes), and reporter Bruce (Jake Busey). According to some reports, Mike and Eleven are still together as well as Max and Lucas (ah, young love!). And now, the titles: “Suzie, Do You Copy?”, “The Mall Rats”, “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard”, “The Sauna Test”, “The Source”, “The Birthday”, “The Bite” and “The Battle of Starcourt”.

The titles confirm the importance of the Starcourt Mall (in case it wasn’t clear yet with the fake commercial) and the summer setting with the “missing lifeguard”. Could the new mall be another door to the Upside Down? Or is it hiding something (like, let’s say, something related to Hawkins’ lab)? Are they using a sauna as a sort of “sensory deprivation” device like they did with the pool in season one? Also, I may or may not be extra curious about those episodes titled “The Source” and “The Birthday”. Make your bets on who is about to have a very special birthday this season.

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In typical Duffer brothers/Stranger Things fashion, the marketing behind this season won’t give too much away and will be all about mystery and misleading viewers – and I’m totally ok with that. Until we get a full trailer with actual footage, we can have fun coming up with theories around those titles.

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