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Susan Hargrove, previously known as Susan Mayfield, is a recurring character in the second season of Stranger Things. She is wife to Neil Hargrove, the biological mother of Max and the stepmother of Billy.

Early Life

At some point, Susan divorced her previous husband and married Neil Hargrove despite his abusive nature, moving from California to Hawkins, Indiana in 1984.

Season 2

Susan kindly asks Billy to find Max, and does not intervene when Neil threatens him into doing so.

In the season finale, she helps Max with her hair before the Snow Ball.


Susan is a kind, but timid housewife. Though she genuinely cares for her daughter and stepson, she has no qualms with Neil's abusive parenting methods.

Family tree

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Max's father
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Susan Hargrove
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Neil Hargrove
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Billy's mother
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Max Mayfield
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Billy Hargrove