There's A LOT Happening in Stranger Things, So Allow Us to Help You Untangle It All
Stranger Things is back, and with its third season, it's jumping ahead nearly a year from the last time we saw our favorite residents of Hawkins, IN. Although each season is mostly self-contained within the span of about a single week in the show's universe, the timeline can be a little messy to keep track of, with such long gaps between seasons airing. Never fear — we've got you covered, flashbacks and all! Fortunately, the Stranger Things timeline is pretty straightforward: aside from a strange timeline issue at the start of season two (where a Halloween episode set after season one didn't make sense, since season one was set in November), everything is neatly labeled and mostly linear. We've broken down the major events of all three seasons in chronological order. It goes without saying, but major spoilers ahead up through the season three finale!