stranger things Season 4 has come to a dramatic end — but fans have one burning question: where exactly did Hopper get that sword?
Netflix released the final two episodes of its hit sci-fi series on Friday (July 1).
Spoilers for the Season 4 finale below!
For much of this series, viewers watched as Hopper (David Harbour) was trapped in a Russian prison. He later manages to break free with the help of Joyce (Winona Ryder), Murray (Brett Gelman) and his new friend Dimitri “Enzo” Antonov (Tom Wlaschiha).
Hopper’s story culminates in an epic battle with a Demogorgon in the final episode. However, fans were left confused to realize that when Hopper finds his gun without bullets, he picks up what appears to be a medieval sword from the ground.
Though Hopper eventually managed to decapitate the monster, viewers were left confused as to where the anachronistic weapon came from.
Where did Hopper get the sword?
The answer to the question is in episode seven.
Fans will recall that Hopper and his fellow prisoners were forced to fight the Demogorgon at the behest of the Russian guards, who provided them with a gun safe.
Inside the locker were several ancient weapons including spears, axes and of course swords for them to arm themselves with.
As noted by Hitc.comthe sword Hopper uses in the final episode is first wielded by another prisoner in the initial group fight against the monster.
Several prisoners are killed during this standoff, including the one who picked up the sword, which explains how it lands on the floor in the pit, ready for Hopper to pick it up later
The show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, recently responded to Millie Bobby Brown’s criticism of the series that characters are never killed.
You can read The Independent‘s Five Star Rating by stranger things Season four, part two here.
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