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Spoiler alert: Is this ‘Stranger Things’ character really dead?

Spoiler alert: A major plot point is revealed at the end of “Stranger Things” Season 3 — do not read further if you want to be surprised. Still here? Season 3 of Netflix’s hit ’80s nostalgia show takes a leaf out of the “Game of Thrones” book and seemingly axes one of its main characters in a shocking plot twist. But is police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) really dead? Signs point to no. Hopper’s “death” happens in the season finale, when he’s stuck in a room with the inter-dimensional machine the Russian scientists have been conducting sinister experiments on. He was attempting to disable it with Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), but their plan goes awry, leaving him in the non-ideal position right next to it. He ...