Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 ending explained
The second episode of Stranger Things season 4 is now available on Netflix. Like you, we weren’t expecting what happened in the final two episodes of the fourth season. The immensely successful Netflix series was destined to deliver plenty of surprises. Well, as soon as they could see it on Netflix, that is. However, despite the cast and crew of Stranger Things forewarning us of what was to come, we don’t believe anyone was prepared for what transpired in episodes eight and nine. Were we the only ones who felt the need to stress-eat all of their Eggos and use up all of their tissues from crying?
We believe there are a few things you might have missed during the season finale amidst all of the surprises and audience-pleasing scenes, though. Here, we’ll recap the events of the final episode of Stranger Things and discuss who died in the battle with Vecna. As obvious as it is to state, we will now enter the realm of full Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 spoilers. If you haven’t seen the final two episodes of this season, we beg you to do so right away to avoid spoiling the conclusion for yourself. However, be sure to save this page and return to it after watching the final two episodes.
Who died in the Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 finale?
The cast and crew of the program had warned us to assume the worst in terms of probable character deaths. It was inevitable that one or two characters wouldn’t survive Stranger Things’ fourth season because it was the darkest installment of the franchise to date. Who didn’t pass away was, in our opinion, the biggest surprise of all. In the ninth episode of the fourth season, many fans selected Steve and Max as co-favorites to die, however, they both survived.
So who actually died? Doctor Brenner first. In episode 8, as he attempted to flee with Eleven, one of Lieutenant Colonel Sullivan’s troops shot him three times. Hey, not many people survive being shot three times by a sniper. Brenner had to pass away in order to provide Eleven with closure after everything he had made her endure before and during the series.
Jason, a supporting adversary, was eliminated in episode 9. Given everything else that transpired during the finale—we’ll talk more about this soon—some viewers might have overlooked Jason’s passing. Jason’s body is torn in half as the Upside Down begins to converge with reality after Lucas knocked him out in the attic of Creel House. The Upside Down collided with Earth when Max’s apparent demise triggered the opening of four main gates.
Eleven appeared to have enough energy left over to prevent Max from passing away, though. She used her abilities to keep Max alive by repeatedly displaying memories of the two having fun. Max is incarcerated in Hawkins Hospital in a surgically induced coma rather than passing away. Mind you, it’s not obvious if she’ll ever wake up.
Eddie Munson’s passing, however, was arguably the season 4 death that caused the most tears. To give Eleven, Max, and the rest of our heroes more time to vanquish Vecna, Eddie gave himself up in the Upside Down rather than fighting through the wounds the horde of demon bats had inflicted on him. Eddie may have only been present for one season, but Joseph Quinn’s outstanding performance made sure that when he passed away unexpectedly, it hurt all the more severely. When that scene appeared on screens around the world, we suspect many people sobbed.
Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 ending explained: is there a post-credits scene?
No, after Stranger Things season 4 is over, there isn’t a post-credits scene. It’s disappointing, but not entirely unexpected given that there wasn’t a situation like that at the conclusion of season 4 volume 1. Okay, so volume 1 had a sort of end credits scene, but it was simply a little preview of what will happen in volume 2. Therefore, in our opinion, that is not considered a post-credits scene.
Although an end credits scene would have been intriguing, we can see why the Duffer brothers, who are also the show’s co-creators, decided against doing so. Since Season 4’s over 11-hour runtime is sufficient, we wouldn’t anticipate the Duffer brothers to tease what will happen in the fifth and final season of the program just yet. We’re hoping we won’t have to wait more than a year for the series’ concluding episode to air on Netflix and give us an appropriate way to wrap up the pop culture titan that is Stranger Things.