Stranger Things Season 4 Spoilers: What Did Will Paint?
When we first saw Will in stranger things season 4, Eleven wrote a letter to Mike informing him of their new life in California. During her updates, she revealed Will painted a lot but wouldn’t show her what he was working on – suggesting it may have been for someone he loved.
Although it seemed like a disposable moment used only to let the public know what Will had done, it is stranger things and nothing is accidentally broken. In fact, the show continued to double down on the mystery of Will’s painting through stranger things season 4 part 1 when he brought it to the airport to pick up Mike and made sure to catch him while fleeing the house during the shootout.
Curiously, the show chose not to reveal what Will painted in the first part of Season 4; however, we finally got the answer to our burning question in Part 2!
What is Will painting in Season 4 of Stranger Things?
In Episode 8, fans finally got a chance to see what Will painted earlier in the season and we have to admit, it wasn’t what we imagined the painting would be! While Will’s past paintings have generally been tied to the season’s villain, this particular painting has no connection to Vecna - rather, it’s a more personal painting that Will uses to inspire Mike.
When Mike begins to wonder if Eleven needs him more, Will gives Mike an impassioned talk about their connection as he tries to reassure him that Eleven does indeed need Mike, even if it doesn’t. doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment. That’s when he pulls out the painting and shows it to Mike.
In the painting, Will painted himself, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven in a medieval setting as knights and wizards preparing to do battle with a three-headed dragon. As he tells Mike, he painted him as a knight with a shield featuring a coat of arms with a heart design to symbolize Mike’s position as the heart of the group. As Will tells him, “It’s what holds this part together. Heart. Because without a heart, we would all fall apart.
So mystery solved! The painting depicted Will and his friends fighting a three-headed dragon, not Vecna or anything related to its attacks. It was a twist we didn’t see coming!
stranger things season 4 is now streaming on Netflix.