Joyce is still stressed out and Eleven is MIA in Stranger Things Season 2 pics

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:15 AM EDT (Updated)

Netflix has released some new images from Stranger Things Season 2 to help pass the time on the long, hard road to Halloween.

When Season 2 commences, Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) will be returning to Hawkins Middle School. From the look on his face — and the way that his mum Joyce (Winona Ryder) is clutching him by the shoulders (as well as the look on her face) — going back to school and having some semblance of normalcy after his horrific ordeal in the Upside Down won't be a cakewalk (plus, there's also the small fact that there's definitely something wrong with him).

Also seen in the pics are Will's BFFs Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and their new friend Max (Sadie Sink). Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) are reunited and it feels so good and are shown in a car where they're clearly looking at something (or is it somethings, plural?), and Chief Hopper (David Harbour) is back on a case ... whatever that is. Though I'm pretty sure it'll have something to do with what we saw in the recent Super Bowl teaser.

You know who's MIA, though? Yep. Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) still missing from the promo materials. Take a look at the gallery below.

(via Deadline)