‘Stranger Things 4’: David Harbour Explains the ‘Pressure’
season 4 capitalized on many emotional moments, including the reunion
between Hopper Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper finally reunited after Joyce believed Hopper to be dead.
It’s a moment that’s very cathartic for both the characters and the audience.
David Harbour knew this moment had a lot of emotional
weight and felt pressure to make sure Hopper and Joyce’s reunion was perfect.
At the end of
season 3, Hopper sacrificed himself in an explosion that closed off
one of the portals to the upside-down. Fortunately, in
4, David Harbour returns
as it’s revealed that Hopper survived the explosion but ended up in a Russian prison.
Hopper goes through a lot in this prison, including a fight with another Demogorgon.