If you haven’t seen the final episode, we’ll give you a moment to avert your eyes. At the end of the last episode, after Hopper is presumed dead, Joyce decides it’s time to finally take her family, as well as Eleven, and head out of Hawkins for good. While she’d long been talking about leaving the town of horrors, why now?
El just lost her dad, and Hawkins is the only real home she’s ever known. Her and Will now have to leave behind their close-knit group of friends and, for El, her boyfriend. It’s more than a bit traumatic in terms of timing, don’t ya think? While it makes sense that Joyce would want to leave, it would’ve been far more logical a couple of seasons ago.