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It’s the summer of 1985 and things are changing at Hawkins.
The four best friends aren’t kids anymore, and they’re spending less time playing D&D and more time at the mall.
But as much as things are changing, a lot is staying the same as Hawkins is plagued with a brand new monster seemingly from the Upside Down.
Even the Fourth of July can’t avoid the darkness that looms over this town.
The action-packed 2 minute and 50-second trailer is a bit hard to dissect, which is why we decided to break it down for you frame-by-frame.
Watch the trailer below and check out our breakdown!
Eleven Finally Has a Gal Pal
Elle and Max have become close and seem to be enjoying their pre-teen years doing the things girls love to do: dressing up, singing into hairbrushes and looking at magazines. They’re also fighting monsters, but let’s not focus on that just now.
Basement D&D Has Been Replaced by Hanging at Starcourt Mall
As Mike said in the trailer, they aren’t kids anymore and playing D&D in the basement isn’t as ‘cool’ as hanging out at the mall. But from the looks of it, danger follows them to the mall regardless, and they must all band together to fight yet another monster.
The Teens Are Building an Antenna
But why? Who or what are they trying to communicate with? Does it have to do with the Upside Down? Speaking of antennas, this trailer has some wicked tunes with The Who‘s “Baba O’Riley” and Mötley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” setting an appropriate 80s vibe.
Billy Shows Off His Bod at the Pool
Billy is showing off his bod and snagging all the ladies while working as a lifeguard. At one point, he’s even spitting his game at Nancy’s mother… again! Sure, his gig won’t stop him from messing with Max and her friends but seeing him shirtless will make up for his douchey behavior.
New characters in Town
Jake Busey has been tapped as Bruce, a journalist at The Hawkins Post with a sick sense of humor, while Cary Elwes is the town’s controversial Mayor Kline. Kline seems rather suspicious though we don’t know much about him, while we know something serious happens to Bruce as we see a shot of him looking deranged and bloodied. Maybe the Mind Flayer is controlling him and using him to cause havoc in town?
Steve and Dustin Are Better Friends Than Ever
Steve has a job at Scoops Ahoy because terrible summer jobs are a part of life. He seems to be enjoying his new gig and budding friendship with Dustin. We’ve all missed Dad Steve. His new co-worker, Robin, makes a snarky remark wondering how many “children” he’s friends with, but to her I say, girl, swerve. You don’t know all the things they’ve all been through together!
But is Steve alright?
A quick shot shows Steve all bloody and beaten up being attacked by something. Possibly the new monster? Could he actually die this season? Say it ain’t so!
Eleven and Mike Are Still Together
Their young love needs to be celebrated, that is all.
Hopper and Joyce May Be Together?
There’s a scene where Hopper is rocking his best Miami Vice on what seems to be a date, but it also seems like Joyce stood him up for a wine night at home instead. There’s also a glimpse of Joyce and Hopper running through a fairground holding hands, but that may be less romantic and more ‘fleeing from a Demogorgon/ Mind Flayer.’
Dude With a Gun
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe there’s a rule about not bringing guns into a fun house. The random gun-wielding dude in the trailer seems like a professional assassin, so I can only imagine what kind of trouble the kids have gotten into now.
Is Billy Dying?
There’s a shower shot — again, no complaints — of his looking at a veiny and infected wound that seems to be spreading quickly. Was he attacked by something from the Upsidedown? Is he being used by the Mindflayer?
Dudes in hazmat suits are reminiscent of Hawkins Lab, which was shut down by Eleven last season. Is someone trying to reopen the doorway to the Upside Down?
Monsters, Monsters, Monsters
Demogorgon’s still exist because what would Hawkins be without them, but there’s also a new monster that seems to be at a hospital where Nancy and Jonathan are attempting to neutralize it. A closer look at the monster reveals he’s rather disgusting, and I wouldn’t want to get on his bad side.
Someone’s Sucked Into a Void
A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment reveals a woman, possibly the same woman winking at Billy earlier in the trailer, being sucked into Eleven’s void of nothingness.
That Lightning Looks Awfully Familiar
Eleven is standing on a beach amongst flashes of red lightning, the same kind of lightning we saw during the Stranger Things season 2 finale when the Mindflayer was looming over the Upsidedown’s version of Hawkins. Considering they are in Indiana and nowhere near a beach, it’s possibly Eleven was drawn to Lake Michigan. She’s evidently wearing the same outfit in this scene as she is in other scenes where she falls into her void, bleeds from her nose, and looks like she got into an aggressive tussle with a monster. Take from that what you will.
Cassie and Jenny may have been responsible for the Kleinssasers’ undoing, but that family was always capable of destroying themselves all on their own.
Blood was spilled on Big Sky Season 1 Episode 15 as we saw the demise of Rand and JW.
And it was a long time coming.
After the Kleinsasser family caught Cassie, Jenny, and Gil on their property, it was every man (and woman) for themselves.
And thankfully, they all made it out alive.
The same couldn’t be said for Rand and JW, who deserved everything they got.
When Rand tried to run Cassie over, she shot out his wheels ensuring that he crashed. The next morning when Rosie found Cassie unconscious, they found Rand bleeding out inside his cabin.
He survived long enough to see his mother one last time before bleeding out.
JW died not long after his psychotic brother. Cassie and Cheyenne found him just as he was gearing up to take out Jenny. A wrestling match ensued and his little sister pulled the trigger.
While Cheyenne definitely knew that her family was disturbed and wanted to break free from them, she wasn’t all that different from them either.
She wanted the same thing JW and Rand did — she wanted the ranch for herself. And she wanted to be free from the control of the deranged men in her family.
And she got it. With JW and Rand eliminated, the ranch now belonged to Cheyenne.
We never saw Horst pay for his sins, but considering that Cassie and Jenny had a sample of the toxic chemicals on his land, it’s safe to assume he was held accountable for all the skeletons on his property.
Does anyone else feel a little cheated for getting invested in Margaret’s storyline only to see nothing come of it? If anyone deserved to kill anyone, it should’ve been Margaret killing Horst.
Cassie and Jenny made sure justice was served on all fronts by taking down Sheriff Wagy, who admitted on video to plotting to kill Cassie.
With the Kleinsasser family taken care of, Cassie and Jenny are free to return to their biggest problem: Ronald/ Arthur.
I’m much more invested in all the Ronald developments than I ever was in the Kleinssaser mystery, which made it feel like a completely different series.
It would’ve made more sense if Ronald was somehow connected to the Kleinsasser’s, but instead, we’ve just been following two separate storylines about people who are all too comfortable with killing for their own benefit.
I’m glad to be circling back to the former one.
The episode kicked off with Arthur burying Mary’s body and getting caught by Phoebe.
It was tense as he explained he was burying a dead deer, and then contemplated bashing Phoebe’s skull in with a rock.
I’m really glad he didn’t. Phoebe didn’t seem to buy Arthur’s story either — she’s a smart kid and knows that something is definitely up, which is why she lied to her mother.
Even when Arthur tried to remain normal, he gave off creep vibes.
Arthur was terrified of what would happen if Scarlet found out about his past, but much to his surprise, she didn’t even care.
It’s unclear how long Scarlet knew about his real identity, but I think that she knew the whole time Mary tried to warn her and just hoped Ronald would get rid of her sister.
She even seemed less concerned about what happened to Mary and more concerned with authorities finding Steve’s body.
Yep, turns out Scarlet was the one that bashed in her baby daddy’s skull (with a screwdriver!) as Mary helped her hide the body.
Scarlet explained that Mary held the crime over her head all these years, but obviously, this made Mary an accomplice.
Wouldn’t it just be easier to let the authorities believe Mary was the murderer? After all, the body was on her premises!
And Steve is the least of their worries since they’re really after Ronald!
However, Scarlet revealed she was cool as a cucumber with Ronald’s past crimes. In fact, she was even more attracted to him, which meant Ronald somehow met his perfect match.
If you didn’t think soulmates existed before, you definitely do now.
Scarlet may be even more deranged than Ronald since she owns up to what she’s done and is more than happy to give into her urges whereas he tries to tame them and is ashamed of them.
Having someone who shares his “interests” is bound to make Ronald much more dangerous.
Scarlet’s confidence likely won’t have a positive influence on him.
Will he go full-on psycho? And what does this mean for poor Phoebe?
Lindor and Geri — who is hellbent on revenge even if it might get her killed — were closing in on them, but Ronald’s storyline is far from over.
As the teasers for next week’s Big Sky Season 1 finale reveal, Ronald is going to get caught, and it will likely unearth something much more sinister than we ever anticipated.
Will Ronald take them to where all the bodies are buried?
What else was he involved in? And why do I have a hunch Scarlet will help him escape again?
Things in Lochsa are getting messier and messier by the minute.
Jenny Hoyt wanted to know why everyone was scared of the Kleinsasser’s, and when Rand drove the truck into the motel, I think she finally got her answer.
Not only does the family have blood on their hands — including Blake’s — but the body count is rising by the minute.
And the worst part is that they feel absolutely no remorse about it.
It’s not even what they’ve done, it’s how unhinged they all are.
They take toxic to the next level.
Rand’s out here talking about opening some kind of torture haunted maze because he enjoys seeing people be afraid, Cheyenne’s out here threatening to expose her brother’s for what they’ve done, and Margaret flat out said she will kill her husband and then sealed it with a kiss.
But that didn’t stop Jennny and Cassie!
Jenny escaped from the motel attack unscathed, but the same can’t be said for Angela. She tried to help and ended up dead, which seems to be the trend.
You’d think Jenny would take the hint and stop asking other people to put their lives at risk, but not a chance! Instead, she tries to convince Gil, Rosie’s father, to tell her what the K family has been up to all these years and why they have so much pull.
By speaking out and taking Jenny and Cassie to the back pasture where they unearthed the poisoned land (along with more corpses), he sealed his fate.
It’s kind of a lame reveal, to be honest. Yes, it’s terrible that they’ve been dumping chemicals and poisoning the land, but this is their big bad secret?
And is that what Cole Danvers found out and died for?
Jenny should take a cue from Cole’s demise. What’s the point of learning the truth if you don’t live long enough to report it?
She’s in way over her head here, especially now that they’ve been spotted snooping around the land.
As someone who has been watching Big Sky from the beginning, it’s clear the series isn’t afraid to take risks.
However, I’m less interested in the mystery of the Kleinsasser’s and more concerned about how Arthur (fka Ronald) is trying to navigate his new life while taming his urges.
I mean, he didn’t do such a hot job considering he killed Scarlet’s sister, Mary, which exposed him.
I’m not saying Ronald deserves a fresh start, but since he’s already started a new life, he could’ve just lived peacefully without raising any flags.
Instead, he’s on the run again, but this time, he’s taking Scarlett and her daughter, Phoebe, for a ride.
It probably wasn’t the smartest idea to buy a truck again since that’s exactly what Cassie and Lindor are going to be looking for.
This guy just can’t help himself. He’s his own worst enemy.
And truly, I still can’t figure out how Ronald managed to escape with Mary’s body when Cassie and Lindor were inside. Sure, they went into the basement, but that’s a close call.
Then again, Ronald is used to close calls. He had several with Scarlett and Phoebe throughout the episode when he saw blood pouring from Mary’s body while they were sleeping right next to it (ew!), when he was almost caught moving her bagged up body through the woods, and finally, when Phoebe saw him digging up a hole in the middle of the night.
I’m genuinely concerned for Phoebe. Ronald has never seriously injured a child (though he’s come close), but we know he’ll do anything to protect himself and his secret.
His little freaky spiel about nice animals being taken out by violent animals proves that he’s willing to do anything to protect himself because that’s life! He really tried to use the analogy to justify his actions. What a creep.
And while you might think Scarlett and Phoebe are safe because he “loves” them, that didn’t work out so great for his mother.
Plus, he already took out the taser when they almost caught him moving Mary’s body.
However, if he wants to preserve what he has with Scarlett, he can’t kill Phoebe as it would put too much heat on him.
Maybe he’ll tell her that he found a violent animal and killed it to protect them?
We know Ronald’s all too good at spinning a lie when necessary.
There’s also the mystery of Steve Lahren’s death. They found Phoebe’s father stuffed in a freezer in Mary’s basement, which likely means she’s the one that killed him with an ice pick.
But Scarlett was also confident that Steve was never coming back to bother her and her daughter. Did she have something to do with his death? Does she know what her sister did?
And if so, would she be fine with Ronald’s, er, pastime?
One thing’s certain: both Ronald and the K family are the “curse” of Montana.
Big Sky has been renewed for a second season with a brand new showrunner. Since the show has taken on more of a anthology vibe with each season focusing on a new mystery, it’s safe to say we’ll wrap up all the drama with the K family by the mid season finale.
Will the hunt for Arthur remain ongoing and bleed into season 2?
My only hope for the second season is that there’s less mysteries to focus on. Between the drama with the K family and Arthur, adding in the mystery of what happened to Cole and Steve is too much.
What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments!
Since The Mandalorian picked up steam in 2019, Baby Yoda has been all the rage. Some might even say that the force is strong with this little green one.
Fans have been waiting for Baby Yoda merch since the premiere, but since the alien, known as The Child, who bears a striking resemblance to a young Yoda thus earning him the name, was such a huge secret, merch hasn’t been available until now!
We may be in quarantine, but at least you can re-watch the series in your Mandalorian swag!
Or, if you have a big fan in your life, you can buy them something from this list to cheer them up!
Check it out below… and if you can’t wait for season 2, here’s everything we already know about the upcoming season!
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