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And the stakes for Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas, Eleven, and the entire let's examine the most pressing questions following Stranger Things 2. The third and final season of the Fox American television psychological thriller series The as Mike Weston, a young FBI agent (15 episodes); Jessica Stroup as Max Ryan is attempting to move on with his life and is in a relationship with a .. He questions her about Eliza then slips out of her room as her monitor alarm . Lucas Dustin Mike and Max Stranger Things 2 kids school The first season ended with Steve and Nancy dating (after he saved her from the Middle School who helps Mike, Dustin, and Lucas with their physics questions throughout the first season. FOLLOW US: INSIDER Entertainment is on Facebook.
However, the duo arrive too late as Debra died before they reached her. While Mike mourned her death, Ryan, filled with rage at Alex's taunts, murders him in cold blood.
After finding Joe's finished manuscript, Mike and Ryan discover Joe planned the whole thing and that Debra was supposed to die. But Mike notes so was he and that they can change the ending. Though Ryan says he doesn't know where to go, Mike easily sees through his lies, but is unable to stop him and is left behind.
After Ryan's fight with Joe, Mike informs them of Joe's death, to which he seems uneasy about and hands Claire a phone to talk with her son. After Ryan and Claire are almost killed by Molly, a tearful Mike informs Ryan of Claire's death which is later a lie as Mike had put her in protective custody for both their sake.
However, after hearing of the subway massacre's, Mike, along with Ryan, are recruited again in the FBI on board to assist in gaining information on the identity and motives of the attackers. Ryan dismisses the FBI's request for his help and appears to want nothing to do with the situation, much to Mike's disappointment. However, Mike followed Ryan back to his apartment and discovers Ryan's vigilantly activities of chasing Carlos Perez, which Mike is forced to confiscate his belongings so Ryan won't be arrested.
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At the same time Ryan finally reveals info on the belief that Joe may be alive, revealing that Joe had a half-brother and that his brother's body may have been used to fake his death.
Mike however, dismisses all of this and tells Ryan to either stay out of the FBI's way or give them his help. After discovering Emma Hill's location, Mike and agent Gina Mendez storm her home and kill 6 followers and take the remaining one to custody.
Ryan was present, but Mike says he'll tell him what happened later. However, after Ryan asks for his help on Lily Gray, the only survivor of the subway massacre, they soon discovers her in a lie and with the help of Weston's subway video footage realizes that Lily is involved with the cult. She escapes after murdering two agents, to which Ryan and Mike reveal her involvement to the public. After discovering surveillance of the missing Mandy Lang, Weston, Mendez, and the FBI discover an image of Joe and Mandy from a surveillance camera, but fail to actually identify the man in the picture as Joe, however, Mike has doubts.
Believing Ryan may be right, he receives a call from Ryan about the location of Lily's home, to which Mike is unable to tell Mendez, as he now believes the FBI may be compromised.
Mike travels to Ryan and Max's location on his own.
Revealing the image to Ryan, they confirm it is Joe Carroll, alive. Mike apologizes to Ryan for not believing him earlier and the create a plan to lure Joe out. The plan works as they capture Luke Gray. However, Mike's erratic behavior causes him to rough Luke up after the latter taunts him and what he would do to Max. While Ryan goes to Lily's house, Max and Mike are at the exchange for Joe, to which Lily never kept her word and brought a hostage instead.
After Mike flattens her tires, he threatens to kill Luke after stabbing him twice in the back with a box knife. He begrudgingly lets him go when Lily lets her hostage go and they give chase. When Mike finds Lily and Mark, he is ambushed by Luke, to which he shoots him twice in the chest though Luke was wearing a bullet proof vest. Just as Luke stops him from going after the others, Mike beats him to the ground and brutally beats him to a bloody pulp to the point of almost killing him had Max not stopped him.
They then meet Ryan at an airstrip just missing Joe, as the group now realize Joe is really alive. After hearing of Max's capture, Weston returns to help find Max. After Ryan receives the video of Max on his phone, he questions Luke, who remains in custody at a hospital.
Luke reveals the man's name: Kurt Bowlenknown as "The Huntsman" - a known serial killer. Max escapes into the woods, with Kurt chasing her. Julia gives Joe a lie detector test to ensure his intentions are genuine.
Back at the headquarters, Ryan receives a video text message from Lily and puts it on screen in the FBI's office. Weston recognizes Lily is at his father's house, as the video turns to his father strapped in a chair.
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Mark slits his throat and kills him. As Weston runs out of the room crying hysterically, Lily teases Ryan that she has more surprises in store for him. Ryan catches Weston weeping outside and holds him. The funeral for Weston's father takes place, with Ryan and Max attending. When Ryan goes missing, Mike and Max go to find him at Dr. Weston finds Arthur's pupil Cole as Cole was looking for tools and shoots him.
Ryan frees himself and then Carrie Cooke. Ryan and Weston tie Strauss to the table and whip his hand until he reveals that Joe had a connection to a female in the FBI. That night Mike and Max begin to bond as she asks how he's been since his fathers death, and Mike seems to now start opening up to him since then. After he fells asleep, Max was seen watching over him. Ryan doesn't believe she's guilty, but questions her outside of her apartment.
Luckily, Jana's friend lets Mike and Ryan in.
They find Mendez and have an ambulance called before cornering Jana and questioning her about where Joe is. Jana proceeds to shoot herself in the head.
Mendez is taken away, alive, in an ambulance. After the massacre at the book store, Mike was present watching Carrie plays the clip on her news report, a video of Joe announcing to the world that he's still alive and nobody is to feel safe. Weston walks Max out and ends up getting into a car with unknown men. Weston is transferred to another car and blindfolded on the way to a location where he meets up with Agent Philips. Philips brings him to a room where he comes face-to-face with Claire Matthews, alive with a new look.
Weston catches Claire up on everything and she expresses interest in helping find Joe instead of letting witness protection move her, but Weston insists she stays safe.
He then returns home to assist Ryan finding Joe and expresses his surprise that Max called his mom worried about him. He assists Ryan in finding Mallory. They track her location to a restaurant she used to work at and Ryan tries to get information about where Joe is out of Mallory, but Patrick slits her throat before being shot dead by Mike.
In "Freedom" Ryan and Mike continue researching information on Lily Gray and cults that believe in blood sacrifice. Two men cause chaos after stabbing a group of people at a bakery, sending them all to the hospital.
Mike and Ryan realize it's Lily Gray's work as they rush to the hospital to stop Luke from escaping. Luke escapes the hospital after being chased down by Ryan, though Serena and Decklan, Lily's hired mercenaries, are killed by Mike and Ryan, respectively.
As Mike expresses his frustration over the whole ordeal, Ryan reaffirms him that they will get them and have their lives back. When the return to Ryan's apartment, Mike is shocked to see Scott at the door and Mike panics and tells Ryan that he can explain everything to which Claire is already seen by Ryan. Left speechless by Claire's appearance, Scott tells everyone to leave, to which Ryan warns Mike not to stay, which Mike agrees knowing Ryan is not in the mood now.
En route, Mike repeateldly tries to apologize to Ryan, to which Ryan eventually understands why he did what he did and gets over his anger at Mike. Mike and Ryan arrive and Mike kills Lucas during the ensuing battle and is stopped by Ryan from killing the students wearing masks that Robert super glued to their faces. Ryan goes after Joe's followers and calls Mike and Ryan tells Mike to take care of Claire and Max before he follows Joe's followers back to the Korban compound.
Later on, when Mike returns to the apartment after Ryan ditches him to find Joe, Max once again conveys her worry when she finds Mike has injured his arm. Who Made It Out Alive? By by Sydney Bucksbaum Mon.
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