Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 is almost here – and fans should prepare themselves for a potentially big character death.
That’s according to the wildly popular Netflix show‘s creators, aka the Duffer brothers, who told TVLine (opens in new tab) that audiences should be “concerned” about the safety of the series’ main cast.
Stranger Things season 4 will come to a close when volume 2 lands on Netflix in July. The 80s-inspired supernatural horror show’s next instalment will only comprise two episodes, but fans will certainly get their money’s worth from them. The season’s finale is almost two hours long.
Given the dangerous situations that the show’s main cast have faced for nearly four seasons, fans are clearly worried that someone is going to bite the dust in the season 4 finale. Although it is not clear if Vecna will cause any deaths, many viewers are worried about the well-being of Joe Keery’s Steve Harington. The jock-turned-heartthrob nanny was originally supposed to be killed off in Stranger Things season 1 but, after a change of heart, the Duffer brothers opted to keep him alive.
With Steve originally supposed to die three seasons ago, will the Duffers finally decide to bring the axe down on him in the season 4 finale? TVLine was not surprised that the Duffers didn’t give up on Steve when they spoke to TVLine. The Duffer brothers suggested that fans should be concerned about their favorite characters. They teased the possibility that one or more cast members might not make it to the fifth and final season.
Asked if audiences should prepare for Steve’s death, Matt Duffer said: “Everybody’s always worried about Steve. It’s a great thing. It’s a must that Steve is defeated somehow. The Demobats have certainly done that job well this season. “
“It feels wrong to say ‘excited,’ but I’m excited that people are concerned,” Ross Duffer added. “And they should be concerned going into the final two episodes [of Season 4] – for everybody. “
Anybody else stockpiling boxes of tissues in case someone does die? You don’t have to, at least not yet. Stranger Things season 4, volume 2, won’t arrive until two weeks later. The season’s final two episodes will arrive on Friday, July 1, 2015. While you wait, read our thoughts on why Netflix should switch up its release format for its hit series. Alternatively, check out 11 things we want to see from season 4 volume 2.
Analysis: who’s most likely to die in Stranger Things season 4’s finale?
Based on the Duffers’ tantalizing tease, it would be far quicker to list the characters who won’t die during the Stranger Things season 4 finale.
For starters, Eleven is nailed on to fight for another day. In episode 4, Sam Owens said to Eleven, “Without your help, we can’t win the war.” Eleven should be able to make it to the season 4 finale, as she is the only superpowered person who can match Vecna’s strength and she is the candidate most likely the end of the Upside Down forever.
We suspect that Jim Hopper and Max Mayfield will survive, too. Both characters have been through a lot recently, and they’ve even been on the cusp of death at various points – Hopper in the season 3 finale and Max in season 4 episode 4. We think they deserve happiness after all this.
We can’t see the Duffer brothers killing off any of the original kids either. Killing Mike, Dustin, or Will would certainly shock fans and spark fierce debate online. We think it would be a surprise, but we believe the Duffers would not bump any of these characters off. This was the beginning of Stranger Things season 1. It’s only fair that everyone sees it through.
As for everyone else, we’re of the opinion that the rest of the cast is fair game. To varying degrees, Steve, Nancy and Robin, as well as Doctor Brenner, Doctor Brenner, Murray, and Eddie are prime candidates for the chop. Some deaths are more painful than others, and Nancy and Steve’s would be the most difficult to accept. But, if the Duffer brothers and Netflix want fans to remember season 4 as the show’s most mature and horrifying entry yet, they have to kill someone significant off. You can place your bets now on who it will be.