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How great was that hug on the edge of the quarry?
The biggest advantage of doing this as a series rather than a movie was the amount of time we got to spend getting to know the characters, and particularly in understanding the dynamics among Mike's group, and how they were upended by Will's disappearance and the arrival of Eleven, who has never known friendship or any other kind of love thanks to her upbringing. There were a lot of wonderful moments about the friendship in the season's second half, like Dustin acknowledging that Mike is closer to Lucas than to himself, but the highlight was that hug after Eleven broke Troy the bully's arm and suggested that maybe she was the monster everyone was chasing. A lovely moment, set up well over the course of the previous hours, well acted and filmed by all involved. Other scenes in the second half were flashier, like Eleven's final showdown with the actual monster, but that hug is the one most likely to stick with me.