Spoiler It may not be Hopper. Some have speculated that it's Brenner. Since the target of Kali's assassin attack seemed to confirm that Brenner is still alive, that seems credible. Spoiler Yeah, Hopper definitely went over the top, but there's no polite way to fight back against a guy like Kline and his goons. When faced with danger, Hopper panics. Fortunately he seems to do it in ways that don't complete spoil the mission, but he's still a panicky, hair-trigger kind of guy. But I found myself asking, what would I have done in Hopper's situation? The answer is, I wouldn't have done anything he did and thus I would have been dead very quickly. I think that at a certain point in the season, Hopper decided that he just wasn't coming back from this one, but he was damn sure not going to let Kline and the Russians win.