Q: Why is Hawkins in the basement? Maybe he is getting nostalgic? [“What are you doing here?” “Taking one last walk etc.”]
KATIE: Is Hawkins in the basement? I’ve always thought that scene happened outside on the curb or something, but you’d be shocked as how often I’m wrong about that sort of thing.
<Katie goes back and checks her script. It says “TRANSITION TO: outside the school.“>
Okay then. They are outside the school. But wherever it takes place, those are great reasons for motivating Hawkins to be there. I love that.
ROB: Right: it’s outside. I think they’re by a back entrance to the school, like out by dumpsters or something… maybe the faculty parking lot … where there is an entrance to the underworld-slash-basement.