This Friday, July 1, they arrive at Netflix the last two episodes of ‘Stranger Things 4’. It promises to be an epic farewell to the season, not even because the season finale it will go up to two and a half hours long. Y everything indicates that one or more of the main characters of the series could end up losing their lives in the face of the threat that Vecna represents.
Below you will find some spoilers of the premiered episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ to date.
The hare in this regard jumped a few days ago with statements by Noah Schnappthe actor who plays Will Byers, stating that in Volume 2 of ‘Stranger Things 4’ we will have “some deaths on the way and some gore“. The actor wanted to point out that fans would have probably already assumed that someone would die in these episodes, but it was too late to back down.
The final confirmation came shortly after, since the Duffer Brotherscreators of ‘Stranger Things’, backed up Schnapp’s slip, stating that “of course“That there were going to be deaths. Of course, they did not go into details and they did not clarify whether they were referring to any of the original protagonists or other characters.
Recall that ‘Stranger Things’ has so far avoided ending the life of any of the main characters of the first season. And it is that the most shocking deaths of the series so far have been those of Bob (Sean Astin) and Alexey (Alec Utgoff), both participants in a single installment of the series. With Billy (Dacre Montgomery) at least waited until the following season. I don’t count Barb (Shannon Purser), because as much of a phenomenon as he was, he was never a character with great weight.
Already in the third season the idea of Hopper’s death was played with (David Harbor), but only to back down at the first change. And in the fourth he pushed Max to the limit only for him to save himself at the last moment. It is true that the character played by Sadie Sink It did not appear until the second batch of episodes, but it is already established as one of the great protagonists of this Netflix bombshell.
Let us also remember that Schnapp and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) already joked about needing to start killing off characters in season five, but that could very well happen sooner. In addition, the death of one or more of the protagonists would be the ideal excuse to justify that time jump necessary in the fifth season so that the age of the characters is closer to that of the actors who play them.
However, Will they dare to get rid of one of the protagonists with a whole season ahead of them? In favor of doing so is that it would exponentially raise threat levels and in return could close the story of some of the characters with a heroic confrontation or sacrifice. They already tried to play that card with Hopper, but there comes a point where things have to have real consequences for us to take them seriously.
That said, the moment is perfect for someone to fall in combat -the fact that they are not making screeners available to the press also invites us to think that something big is going to happen in those episodes-. The question is knowing how to choose well who. And I’m sorry, but it’s not the same that the sacrificed are Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Mike (finn wolthard), Joyce (Winona Ryder) or Steve (Joe Keery) to play it easy and get rid of Eddie (Joseph Quinn) or Argyle (Edward Franco).
Now the question is more about whether an important death is going to happen in the remaining episodes of ‘Stranger Things 4’ -let’s not forget that the promotional campaign revolves around the fact that none of them are prepared to face Vecna- or in if we will have to wait until the final season.