Finished it. I have a lot of thoughts because I’ve waited so long to finish it and talk about it: -Not sure where it ranks with the first two but I’ve just accepted that I’m gonna love anything this show throws at me...this was so good. -Maya Hawke absolutely captivated me and the bathroom scene with Robin and Steve was one of the best of the series...it also propelled Steve even higher up in my favorite characters. -I actually found this less scary than S2...definitely gnarlier and gorier in ways, but nothing gave me chills like the stuff with Will last season. The broader threat actually depersonalized some of the terror and the more overt horror movie feel made the scares feel predictable. The show has yet to top the shock of Will convulsing out of nowhere for me, although the sauna scene and watching people turn into goo one by one definitely unnerved me. -Still all-in-all the most intense season from a violence and action standpoint. THAT scene with Eleven’s leg was crazy. -Speaking of Will, he was severely underutilized this season. I can understand him getting a break this season, but I hope he has a huge role in S4. Noah Schnapp is the best of the kid actors (besides maybe Millie) and I feel like Will is the soul of the show. The Castle Byers scene wrecked me. -Jonathan remains the most one-note character, but Nancy really grew this season. Super underrated character. Also, terrific character development with her and Mrs. Wheeler when they finally got the heart to heart that’s been coming for two seasons. -Show continues to nail its endings. I don’t know how they do it. I didn’t expect to cry as hard as I did but I was a mess. -The Neverending Story scene rivals the bathroom scene as the best of the season for me. Amazing. The Suzie reveal was perfect and I adore that shot of everyone in the car looking confused while the monster is still chasing them. It’s the show’s balance of dark and light that makes it one of my favorites ever and that scene just sums it up. Love this show.