Also, just wanted to add this: Papa is not dead. Matt Duffer told IGN that Dr. Brenner survived the monster attack in Season 1: "As an audience member watching the show, if that was his death, that would be very unsatisfying to me—when the monster jumps on him and we cut away. He would deserve much more than that as an ending." SO WE’LL SEE HOW THAT GOES. i bet he’ll actually switch sides and try to stop the Mind Flayer/close the gate for good. He may even die doing so, who knows! But I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened. He could one of those characters who was bad, convinces them he’s “changed”, help them, and then turn against them again? or not. What if eleven ends up having to kill him? AHHH THERES SO MANY THEORIES!!