There have been loads of mysteries surrounding Stranger Issues season 4, however one of many greatest questions has been: what did Will attract his portray? Will has stored his art work a secret, even from these dwelling in his home. His portray is lastly unveiled in Quantity 2 of Stranger Issues season 4.
Whereas on the way in which to seek out Eleven, Mike is changing into more and more panicked that Eleven isn’t going to want him anymore. He’s afraid of dropping her. In an effort to calm Mike down, Will exhibits Mike his portray. The portray exhibits a gaggle of knights combating a three-headed dragon.
When Mike asks if Will drew this, Will replies, “El requested me to. She commissioned it, mainly. I imply, she instructed me what to attract.” Jonathan seems within the mirror at Will, understanding full properly that Will isn’t telling the reality. Eleven hasn’t even seen the portray.
“See the way you’re main us right here. You’re guiding the entire occasion, inspiring us. That’s what you do,” Will explains to Mike. Mike’s coat of arms is a coronary heart. “That’s what holds this complete occasion collectively… coronary heart,” Will says. “With out coronary heart, we’d all disintegrate.” Even Eleven, Will provides.
Will admits that Eleven has been “so misplaced” with out Mike these previous few months. “It’s simply, she’s so totally different from different folks, and once you’re totally different, generally you’re feeling like a mistake,” Will says, tearing up. “However you make her really feel like she’s not a mistake in any respect. Like she’s higher for being totally different, and that offers her the braveness to struggle on.” (Noah Schnapp offers an extremely layered and considerate efficiency right here.)
Will goes on to inform Mike that Eleven wants him and is afraid of dropping him, too. Mike feels higher after Will’s pep discuss, however it’s clear Will has extra to say and his phrases maintain extra weight than Mike realizes. After placing on a courageous face for Mike, Will turns away from Mike and cries. Will’s selflessness relating to Mike comes at a private sacrifice. Jonathan sees Will crying from the motive force’s seat.
Within the season 4 finale, Jonathan takes a second to speak to Will whereas they’re alone. “I miss speaking to you. I, like, actually miss it,” Jonathan says to Will. Jonathan tells Will they should discuss greater than ever.
Jonathan makes use of this chance to actually inform Will simply how a lot he loves him. “I don’t need you to neglect that I’m right here,” Jonathan says. “I’ll all the time be right here it doesn’t matter what. Since you’re my brother and I really like you. And there may be nothing on this world, okay? Completely nothing that can ever change that. You bought that?”
That’s precisely what Will wanted to listen to. Will cries and hugs his brother. The Byers brothers’ bond is like no different.
Within the first episode of Stranger Issues season 4, Eleven writes a letter to Mike explaining how issues have been getting in California. Eleven notes that Will has been engaged on a portray, however he hasn’t let her see it. “Possibly it’s for a lady. I feel there may be somebody he likes as a result of he has been performing… bizarre,” Eleven says.
When Mike arrives in California for a go to, Will brings his portray with him to the airport. He nonetheless doesn’t present his portray to anybody. Later, when the Cali youngsters are fleeing the home throughout a shootout, Will makes positive that he grabs his portray within the midst of the chaos earlier than leaving.
The thriller behind the portray brought about a flurry of theories. Many believed Will’s portray was about his emotions for Mike, whereas others thought he might be drawing one thing that has to cope with Vecna and the Upside Down. The latter idea was echoed by the Quantity 2 trailer the place Will mentioned to Mike concerning Vecna, “He’s not going to cease. Not till he’s taken everybody.” Each volumes of Stranger Issues season 4 at the moment are streaming on Netflix.