‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 confirms that Chief Jim Hopper is still alive. However, David Harbour wanted Hopper to be dead. Know the reason why?
It was a heart-wrenching moment for the fans of ‘Stranger Things’ when Jim Hopper died in the finale episode of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3. However, Netflix’s sci-fi drama revealed in season 4 teaser that Jim Hopper is, in fact, not dead. That’s right! Hopper is alive. While everybody wanted to see Hopper’s return in season 4, there was only one person who wanted to see the end of Jim Hopper’s character. Yes, you read that right! And that is none other than David Harbour, the actor who portrays the character of Chief Jim Hopper. (It’s shocking, isn’t it?)
- Why did David Harbour want to see the end of Jim Hopper’s character?
- David Harbour loves Jim Hopper on ‘Stranger Things’
- Habour’s theory on Hopper’s death!
David Harbour loves Jim Hopper on ‘Stranger Things’
There’s no denying that fans loved the character of Jim Hopper, and this might be the biggest reason that the makers bring him back in season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’. Not just fans, David Harbour also loves the character of Jim Hopper. But still, he wanted to see the end of his character. Why did he want him dead? Let’s find out!
Why David Harbour thinks Jim Hopper’s character “Needed To Die”
Chief Jim Hopper (played by David Harbour) is one of the main characters on Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ ever since the show aired. The finale season saw the death of Jim Hopper during a climactic scene at the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, fans started speculating that Harbour’s character may return in some form in the upcoming season of ‘Stranger Things’. Despite all this, actor David Harbour has his own theory on Jim Hopper’s death.
The 45-year-old actor revealed that he is glad Jim Hopper died in the finale episode of ‘Stranger Things’. Because he thinks that his character needed to make a sacrifice. David explained, “When I read that first scene with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper and he resists helping her find her child and even makes a bit of a homophobic joke about him, you see this guy has really sort of died on the inside as a result of the death of his daughter. The fact that he lives with a certain amount of internalized rage and had been slowly killing himself with pills and alcohol … he needed to make a sacrifice”.
Further, he said, “One way it could be viewed is he has to die to make it up to (his daughter) Sara and see her in the afterlife. The other view is that because of this newfound relationship with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), he needs to shed his skin, make a sacrifice that allows his character to re-emerge. He was finally able to really take a bullet for a child, which he had never been able to do because Sara died of cancer. I think there’s a perfection to it”.
Well, now it is clear that Hopper is alive and we all are going to see him in season 4. But do you agree with David Harbour’s theory? Let us know the answers in the comments section below.