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Stranger Things Fans Spot 'Speech' Plot Hole In Series 4

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Stranger Things Fans Spot 'Speech' Plot Hole In Series 4

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** Spoilers for Stranger Things 4 ahead**

Stranger Things fans have been left baffled by a suspected 'plot hole' in the latest season of the Netflix hit.

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I'd be lying if I said I hadn't already binge-watched the entirety of season four of the nail-biting drama despite it only having arrived on Friday, 27 May.

The series, which first hit our screens in 2016, has taken Netflix by storm, enticing all sci-fi fans and really testing the nerves of those who would normally swerve the horror genre but couldn't help but dip their toe into Hawkins and the Upside Down.

However, some fans have been left confused by the apparent discrepancies between Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) when she first appeared in season one, and the flashbacks that occur in the latest season.

Fans have questioned why Eleven can speak not just a few words but some sentences when younger in season four, but how in season one she had to be taught how to communicate after she escaped the lab. Credit: Netflix
Fans have questioned why Eleven can speak not just a few words but some sentences when younger in season four, but how in season one she had to be taught how to communicate after she escaped the lab. Credit: Netflix

In season one, Eleven – a young psychokinetic girl who escapes from Hawkins Laboratory – doesn't know how to speak.

She has to be taught by her newfound friends, Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin).

In season four, multiple flashbacks hark back to moments when Eleven was young and still in Hawkins laboratory.

However, in the flashbacks, Eleven is able to string together more than just a few words, and even some sentences at times.

Viewers have since taken to social media to question whether it's a 'plot hole' or not.

One said: "The only plot hole in Eleven’s memories is that she speaks too well girl could barely say ‘no’ when we first met her."

Another agreed: "The only thing I'm confused about in Stranger Things is how Eleven can talk so well in the flashbacks."

"I couldn't stop thinking about that," another viewer replied.

One more questioned: "Can someone explain why Eleven was able to apparently talk clearly in her memories but in S1 she could barely form a sentence."

Another joked that whether Eleven had been taught to speak or not, that no one had taught her to 'NOT talk to the police'.

One viewer suggested that perhaps Eleven's speech was okay during her time in the lab but that the horrors she saw caused her ability to communicate to regress.

Another possible explanation is that as her flashbacks show her as both a small child and also in her present, more grown-up teenage body, her speech could be a mix of her dialogue from the past that is infiltrated with her subconscious thoughts from the present.

Stranger Things is available to watch on Netflix now.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, Stranger Things

Poppy Bilderbeck
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