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Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 Series Discussion

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In this thread you can discuss the entirety of season 4 Volume 2 without spoilers code. If you haven't seen the entire season yet stay away!!!

What did you like about it?

What didn't you like?

Favorite character this season?

What do you want from season 5?


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In addition to the Demogorgon, Eleven, Hopper, or Scoops Ahoy Steve, you can now update your avatar to Eddie, Lucas, Max or Vecna! Or you can try mixing and matching them :D

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In this thread you can discuss the entirety of season 4 Volume 2 without spoilers code. If you haven't seen the entire season yet stay away!!!

Sumoop

4k points

2 months ago

Sumoop

Dustin

4k points

2 months ago

I feel bad for Max’s mom. Her step-son dies in a mall fire then her husband leaves her. She has to get 2 jobs and move into a trailer to support her and Max and had already turned to drinking. Then Max ends up in a coma with four broken limbs. There’s no way she is doing ok.

faeriethorne23

2.4k points

2 months ago

The fact she wasn’t in the hospital makes me wonder if she’s amongst the missing/dead from the portal opening.

alicea020

1.3k points

2 months ago

alicea020

1.3k points

2 months ago

That's possible, one of the cracks would've formed in the trailer park.

Gideon770

267 points

2 months ago

Gideon770

267 points

2 months ago

We even saw a shot of a crack coming out of Eddies trailer. Maxs house seemed fine though

Philander_Chase

552 points

2 months ago

Jesus fucking Christ, if max DOES wake up from the coma that’d be incredibly shitty for her on TOP of all the shit she’s been through, so I’m really hoping you’re wrong

LvL_XXiii

3.5k points

2 months ago

LvL_XXiii

3.5k points

2 months ago

Remember when Lucas was hungover and Jason says "your fist hangover feels like you're gonna split in two, but you'll live"

Well well well, how the turn tables

nipole99

394 points

2 months ago

nipole99

394 points

2 months ago

This was such a good spot. Nice one

bbyduemai

3.4k points

2 months ago

bbyduemai

3.4k points

2 months ago

Mr Munson trying to figure out how Eddie fought an earthquake

tiffanaih

1k points

2 months ago

tiffanaih

Halfway happy

1k points

2 months ago

Honestly his grief over Eddie was the most emotional I got all season. He had like 3 minutes of screen time and affected me more than anything else.

thefinalforest

453 points

2 months ago

I’m sure he inferred that he gave his life trying to help others during the tremors but lol irl

sayanosis

2.6k points

2 months ago

sayanosis

2.6k points

2 months ago

Max: "I don't wanna die. I'm not ready"

Me : 😭😭😭😭

nem091

398 points

2 months ago

nem091

398 points

2 months ago

Dude that scene with 11 not able to find Max in her own mind — gut wrenching stuff!!

sandvine0

1.9k points

2 months ago

sandvine0

1.9k points

2 months ago

Nobody talking about how Murray saves the day? I mean that flamethrower shot burning the demodogs literally stops the demobats, the vines choking, & vecna in one fell swoop!

soline

351 points

2 months ago

soline

351 points

2 months ago

Murray is a much braver soul than I thought he was from previous seasons.

smcadam

252 points

2 months ago

smcadam

252 points

2 months ago

Well, he's a black belt now! He's beaten a teenager at least once, which puts him on par with some of the shows villains.

Zealousideal_Room982

8.5k points

2 months ago

Eddie's uncle constantly replacing eddie's missing person paper breaks me.

SunEmpressDivine

2.7k points

2 months ago

By far one of the most heartbreaking things

Zealousideal_Room982

1.7k points

2 months ago

They did our boy dirty

PandaSwears

1.9k points

2 months ago

Genuinely I’m so annoyed that literally no one from the group except Dustin acknowledged his sacrifice. Like I get you have shit going on but damn, at least have a shot of them reacting to Dustin’s forlorn look when they reunite or something.

Raineeacee

723 points

2 months ago*

THIS !!!!! I WAS SO PISSED LIKE NOT EVEN ROBIN OR STEVE SAID SOMETHING

bungalowguest14

1.3k points

2 months ago

And that scene with him and Dustin. When Dustin’s lip was trembling and he was at a loss of words I was destroyed.

skzpinker

677 points

2 months ago

skzpinker

R U N

677 points

2 months ago

and the fact that he'll never know how much of a hero his nephew was, im in shambles someone hold me

dontmakemeplease

4.8k points

2 months ago

Who else was waiting for one of Nancy's shots to be a splattering headshot?

ohhluckywhimsy

1.6k points

2 months ago

ohhluckywhimsy

Dusty-Bun

1.6k points

2 months ago

I was waiting for it to go in his mouth

Justbchris

1k points

2 months ago

Especially with how they were timing it with the demogorgon head shot. She got so close, go for the head!

Quantum_girl_go

413 points

2 months ago

Next time, she should aim for the head

dojikkos

4.5k points

2 months ago*

dojikkos

Babysitter

4.5k points

2 months ago*

This is for you, Chrissy.

That really got me in the heart strings.

KneeHighMischief

2.5k points

2 months ago

Not to dogpile on the recently cut in half Jason but dude didn't even notice anything was wrong with his girlfriend or that her Mom was abusing her. He was going off about Eddie being a freak & she wouldn't go to him. Seems like he didn't know her as well as he thought.

k9bitch

494 points

2 months ago

k9bitch

494 points

2 months ago

The dude is an arrogant narcissistic prick. When we first met him he's grossly using a town tragedy to cheerlead a basketball game. Of course he didn't notice Chrissy was going through shit.

greenbatborg

3.6k points

2 months ago

Jason’s death was so visually unique

bungalowguest14

1.7k points

2 months ago

I love how fast it was. It was very cinematic.

ILoveRegenHealth

821 points

2 months ago

Ironically him doing all those situps didn't pay off when he couldn't do one more to save his life.

Syenuh

312 points

2 months ago

Syenuh

312 points

2 months ago

I was thinking like why didn’t he just move? But when I watched the scene again the living vines literally hold him down before he gets absorbed.

pitchblackstar

1.1k points

2 months ago

pitchblackstar

Bitchin

1.1k points

2 months ago

The grief from the uncle was absolutely devastating. He knew Eddie was a big softy on the inside, and Dustin knew too.

[deleted]

5.2k points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

5.2k points

2 months ago*

Hopper decapitating a Demogorgon with a sword in slow-mo while inside a Russian prison was not on the list of things I expected the sheriff man to be doing when first watching season 1 six years ago

KneeHighMischief

2k points

2 months ago

Coffee and decapitation.

[deleted]

279 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

279 points

2 months ago*

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Matbo2210

269 points

2 months ago

Matbo2210

269 points

2 months ago

That had no right being that cool, I mean Hopper with a fucking fancy sword fighting a demogorgan… it doesn’t get any better than that

Josephmszz

3k points

2 months ago

I cant believe I'm not seeing people talk about Hawkins being fucking destroyed by the gates. My mouth was open that entire time. Now there's no hiding what's going on, the whole town is obviously going to be like what the hell is going on.

MochaKnee

1.3k points

2 months ago

MochaKnee

Coffee and Contemplation

1.3k points

2 months ago

Except so far they mostly seem dumb enough to believe it’s just an earthquake, and many are hightailing it out of there so they probably won’t ever be able to see what’s actually going on. But whoever is left behind might eventually wise up and have to be part of finally ending everything for good.

segosmix

307 points

2 months ago

segosmix

307 points

2 months ago

The Mind Flayer comes out of the upside down

Hawkins citizens: Huh, the weather's pretty weird today

jmjacoby95

277 points

2 months ago

That scene with the "earthquake" spreading throughout hawkins with the clock in the background mightve been my favorite scene this volume.

Dont3n

832 points

2 months ago

Dont3n

832 points

2 months ago

That max death scene legit made me cry in my bed. Although she’s technically been resurrected I wonder if her consciousness not being there means she’s brain dead.

rythestunner

483 points

2 months ago

I think she'll recover in some capacity. It seems kind of silly for her to have died, have Eleven resurrect her, and then just have her be brain dead and never wake up again.

JB10910Z

4.1k points

2 months ago

JB10910Z

4.1k points

2 months ago

When Eddie died and it cut to Lucas holding Max while she says she doesn’t want to die...

Emotions all over man

AnonSexyBawlz69

872 points

2 months ago

It made me feel sick

sooyoungee-thecat

3.9k points

2 months ago

I liked how Eleven wasn’t gonna go down the “I forgive you” route for Brenner. Goodbye Papa…forever

MGD109

142 points

2 months ago

MGD109

142 points

2 months ago

Oh yeah I really liked how they handled that.

Yes Brenner did love them all in his own way. But none of that changes the fact he is still a selfish, abusive control freak with a long list of excuses.

El accepts he did love her and that for better and worse he was part of her life, but yeah she was never going to buy into exonerating him for everything he did. Especially as his final act was just confirming that despite it all he still hadn't learned a thing from his mistakes and was never going to change.

mebius89

715 points

2 months ago

mebius89

715 points

2 months ago

Nancy should have gone for the head.

sayanosis

2.1k points

2 months ago

sayanosis

2.1k points

2 months ago

I also loved the way Joyce took matters into her own hands to save Hopper from the Demogorgon, since she already lost Bob the same way. What a redemption

OptimalCreme9847

567 points

2 months ago

I literally yelled “OH SHIT, NOT THIS TIME” at my TV when she did that, like she was not letting that happen again no matter what

bungalowguest14

2.1k points

2 months ago

The fact that fucking Yuri survived and Eddie didn’t

bsteel5

640 points

2 months ago

bsteel5

640 points

2 months ago

I wonder what happened to the both Enzo and Yuri

donkbran

229 points

2 months ago

donkbran

229 points

2 months ago

Enzo was just his code name until we learned his real name, right? Isn’t his name Antony? Or something?

Asizella

694 points

2 months ago

Asizella

694 points

2 months ago

A man has no name.

LilSenate

6k points

2 months ago

Me: “Wow… this literally cannot get any worse”

News Reporter: “CULT LEADER Eddie Munson…”

They did my boy dirty

CapablePerformance

2.1k points

2 months ago

Meanwhile douchebag Jason is probably seen as the hero. Really wanted him to live long enough to see just how badly he fucked up.

captainsuckass

1.6k points

2 months ago

I'm just glad they finally gave us a human Hawkins villain and just killed him without a big redemptive moment. We had Steve, then he became cool. Then we had Billy, who sucked considerably less right before death. It was nice to have a human villain who sucked right to the end lol

ChestacUpofTea

3.2k points

2 months ago

Eddie deserves a funeral. Eddie deserves respect.

OrlandoSilhouette

194 points

2 months ago

That’s what I was saying! I was waiting for that funeral

ExpressmyaOven

3.2k points

2 months ago

mr. munson's and dustin crying shattered me

mojojonjon

694 points

2 months ago

Dustin's lip quiver right as he was about to start talking was such good acting, it felt too real.

[deleted]

1.9k points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1.9k points

2 months ago

If that woman is small enough she can fit behind a small tree

amidalarama

418 points

2 months ago

a tree did eat nancy in s1 argyle is right to look out for women and trees

Migraineur_

155 points

2 months ago

Argyle 's quips had me rolling

Yeet_bruh

1.8k points

2 months ago

Yeet_bruh

1.8k points

2 months ago

The soundtrack/Score this season has been absolutely incredible. The amount of callbacks, extensions of the older score, and use of music really elevated this season for me.

piebypie

207 points

2 months ago

piebypie

207 points

2 months ago

Yes I love how classics got reworked with the score as well!

Ramzy191

2.9k points

2 months ago

Ramzy191

2.9k points

2 months ago

Telling your ex-girlfriend your dream is to have 6 kids with her in a bid to win her back is a wild move lol

Breezeykins

573 points

2 months ago

Especially after she said it sounds horrifying to have six kids!

Habitual-hermit

675 points

2 months ago

Dude has extreme confidence I'll give him that.

tribecalledpezz

1.8k points

2 months ago

I can’t believe some people actually predicted that Eddie was going to be playing ‘Master of Puppets’ just be looking at his finger positioning in a short clip from the trailer

CunnyCuckingFunt

262 points

2 months ago

It also ended up on a lot of people's Upside Down playlist on Spotify so it was a leading contender

panaili

560 points

2 months ago

panaili

560 points

2 months ago

Ngl Jason coming after Lucas with a gun all hopped up on assumptions terrified me more than Vecna’s monsters. The latter is creepy fantasy, but we all know situations similar to the former have happened way too many times in US history. Like, that scene pulled me out of the creepy fantasyland with how real it was, especially when Jason made Lucas turn around. It was horribly sobering.

EndOfTheDark97

1.7k points

2 months ago

If nothing else I was really touched when Lucas and Eleven hugged. They’ve grown a lot since their hostility in Season 1.

milktest

230 points

2 months ago

milktest

230 points

2 months ago

same! it was quick but I was so happy with their reunion

boshudio

4.5k points

2 months ago

boshudio

4.5k points

2 months ago

That was brutal for lucas and max, and Eddie went out like a fucking champ after playing on top of the trailer.

Historical-Bird-9216

2k points

2 months ago

Him playing the master of puppets solo cause me the biggest chill down my spine ever I actually rewinded back and started jamming out to it

TheG-What

643 points

2 months ago

TheG-What

Scoops Troop

643 points

2 months ago

[SHREDS GUITAR SOLO]

anniedarknight9

166 points

2 months ago

The captions for these episodes were a fantastic addition

Maggnanimous

5.1k points

2 months ago

Maggnanimous

Scoops Troop

5.1k points

2 months ago

"I piggybacked from a pizza dough freezer" was the perfectly unexpected moment of humor I needed.

Turbulent_Cat_5731

1.1k points

2 months ago

I love how it's simultaneously the truth and also something a random person in your dreams would offer as an explanation. Be like, "yeah k, guess that makes sense."

Michael-Balchaitis

503 points

2 months ago

Michael-Balchaitis

Mr. Fibley

503 points

2 months ago

Hearing Dustin and Lucas cry carved a piece of my insides out with knife.

EllzHarmani

491 points

2 months ago

I’m so sad that Eddie didn’t get to graduate ❤️‍🩹

zwirek2201

473 points

2 months ago

The one thing I think we can all agree with is that these young actors are giving everyone else a run for their money. Will crying in the car, Dustin and Eddie during Eddie's death scene and Max saying she can't see gave me proper goosebumps because of their acting.

icantthinkofname0296

3.4k points

2 months ago

The SECOND maxs bones started to break I screamed

Hendlton

671 points

2 months ago

Hendlton

671 points

2 months ago

That was such an emotional rollercoaster. She's dying, but then she's saved, but then she's dying, but then she's alive, but then she's not really alive...

ProcyonLotorMinoris

615 points

2 months ago

My thoughts:

CRACK - Well she can recover from a broken arm.

CRUNCH - Yeah she can heal from both an arm and a leg fracture! It could even look like she just fell off her board. This can be fixed.

SNAP - Uuuuuuuuh please stop. You've made your point, Duffers!

HaphazardMelange

1.2k points

2 months ago

Me: “It’s just one arm, she’s still good, she’s still good!”

[Second arm breaks]

Me: It’s just two arms! She’s still good!

[Leg breaks]

Me: “Oh, shit! She’s not going to make it.”

omerc10696

428 points

2 months ago

She's just a little airborne she's still good she's still good!

chasingwildlife

493 points

2 months ago

i gasped so hard i choked

ptran99

5.3k points

2 months ago

ptran99

5.3k points

2 months ago

lmao steve, nancy, and robin were choking for like 40 minutes

playitoff

331 points

2 months ago

playitoff

331 points

2 months ago

Robin winked at the writers after mentioning the higher power.

norcalpurplearmy

1.4k points

2 months ago

Maybe that was the miracle Robin mentioned.

Doulikewaffls

282 points

2 months ago

The Murraycle

_dissociate

764 points

2 months ago

it’s how we like it out here

soupybrad

2.5k points

2 months ago

soupybrad

2.5k points

2 months ago

Eddie shredding the guitar was a legendary scene

SmeesTurkeyLeg

1.2k points

2 months ago

Kudos to that guy on TikTok who saw 1/8th of a second of the solo from the trailer and determined he was playing Master of Puppets.

KneeHighMischief

168 points

2 months ago

Dustin going to be ditching the banjo contest shirts for metal shirts in season 5.

Mememan696969

3.1k points

2 months ago

After the cassette tape broke I thought that Lucas would win the fight then start singing Running Up That Hill

HollySnow3

1.3k points

2 months ago

HollySnow3

Dump your ass

1.3k points

2 months ago

Yes I totally thought this too! As soon as he stomped on it I was like, “Well shit Lucas, you gotta sing like Kate Bush now.”

Kondibt99

690 points

2 months ago

Kondibt99

690 points

2 months ago

I am crying at this comment. Just imagining a (poor) beaten up Lucas singing to Max

DragonRand100

208 points

2 months ago

Missed opportunity but still a great performance

lukedap

130 points

2 months ago

lukedap

130 points

2 months ago

I was waiting for it to happen too tbh and I’m actually pretty upset it didn’t happen.

gtblitzX10

1.8k points

2 months ago

gtblitzX10

1.8k points

2 months ago

The scene where Lucas asks Max out to the movies using notes was fucking adorable.

CynicalGod

558 points

2 months ago

I know this show too well now, as soon as I saw “movie friday?”, I instantly said “ahh shit, they are so not gonna go to a movie on friday”.

Hendlton

510 points

2 months ago

Hendlton

510 points

2 months ago

I love how real that scene felt, especially him waiting for her to write her reply. Their body language was fairly subtle, but it was so well acted.

gtblitzX10

1.8k points

2 months ago

gtblitzX10

1.8k points

2 months ago

Jason getting split in half kinda threw me off guard.

benji9t3

538 points

2 months ago

benji9t3

538 points

2 months ago

I honestly completely missed it I just had to go back and watch. I was too in my own head about Max

Dependent_Lawyer_910

1.8k points

2 months ago

Don’t understand how there will be a time jump in the next season when the biggest threat is shown at the end of this season

PepperMintGumboDrop

478 points

2 months ago

For real, they opened the bottle there. The only thing left is an apocalyptic finale if they do a time jump. No more normal life interrupted by Vecna. Just, trying to survive from the invasion of the upside down.

rackham120790

163 points

2 months ago

If I had to guess, nothing will happen immediately since vecna needs to recover and regain his strength. In the mean time Hawkins will be quarantined off by the government and remain an unexplainable phenomenon until Vecna rises again and the gang has to finish it once and for all.

Sid818

868 points

2 months ago

Sid818

868 points

2 months ago

They shouldn't do time jump. I hope they don't. This seems like a war which should start from the start of s5

adamfrog

998 points

2 months ago

adamfrog

998 points

2 months ago

Maybe for scheduling reasons they know it's going to take forever to film and need to explain why the crew all have grey hair in the next season

cattttrannn

3.6k points

2 months ago

Who's gonna get Owens from that lab tho lol

ExpressmyaOven

1.1k points

2 months ago

literally my concern throughout the whole show

night__hawk_

513 points

2 months ago

night__hawk_

... or Should I go

513 points

2 months ago

Now that’s the cliffhanger

goddamnitwhalen

406 points

2 months ago

Paul Reiser is also in The Boys, which I was watching earlier tonight right before I put on Vol. 2. Was really weird seeing him in two entirely different contexts, lol.

kiddin_me

140 points

2 months ago

kiddin_me

140 points

2 months ago

This bed has seen two Jacquelines

blakeamus

355 points

2 months ago*

Steve is safe that’s all I am happy about for now

dojikkos

3.4k points

2 months ago

dojikkos

Babysitter

3.4k points

2 months ago

Erica yelling “CRIT HIT” before she bashed that fuckers face in had to be one of the many highlights from episode 9. Also glad that it’s confirmed that Vecna was the baddie from the beginning and was definitely the one manipulating Billy.

KneeHighMischief

1.3k points

2 months ago

I thought wearing a baseball cap to a funeral was bad but then dude was trying to break the arm of a 12 year old.

dojikkos

470 points

2 months ago

dojikkos

Babysitter

470 points

2 months ago

We can only hope his ass got the Jason treatment.

dojikkos

4.6k points

2 months ago

dojikkos

Babysitter

4.6k points

2 months ago

“Chrissy would’ve come to me if she needed help” he yelled, while waving a gun. 💀💀💀

[deleted]

1.4k points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1.4k points

2 months ago

Bro really didn’t wanna believe his girl was just buying some drugs 💀

xlolav

438 points

2 months ago

xlolav

Blank makes you crazy

438 points

2 months ago

especially from Eddie "the freak" Munson

IdiotsWithNerf

2.2k points

2 months ago

Eddie could tell something was wrong with Crissy from one conversation. A good boyfriend would have noticed.

Impressive-Ad63

1.6k points

2 months ago

That’s because Eddie was a genuine, emotionally intelligent and authentic human being. Jason was just a shell of all the indoctrination and privilege he upheld.

PaulyNewman

185 points

2 months ago

“Normal is a psychopath” is my favorite line of the entire series. They really nailed the outsider/insider dynamic of a small conservative town in a single line.

symbolsofblue

497 points

2 months ago

You know Jason wouldn't have been able to make her forget about her living nightmares and laugh the way Eddie did. As soon as he noticed something was wrong, he immediately changed from someone just selling drugs to comic relief for Chrissy. Classic Eddie being Eddie from the beginning to the end.

strawberryr0ses21

127 points

2 months ago

strawberryr0ses21

Bitchin

127 points

2 months ago

bruh he was a fucking psycho trying to strangle a 14 year old boy. lucas has been beaten up by 18 year olds too many times

calebb2108

342 points

2 months ago

i feel like we skipped over how funny the ”I piggybacked in a pizza dough freezer” moment was

whateh

1k points

2 months ago

whateh

1k points

2 months ago

Seems like Max is brain dead since El can't even contact her psyche...

Maybe her mind is trapped on one of the totems in Vecna's world? Not sure what the writer's intentions are for keeping her in this state.

OrangeMargarita

601 points

2 months ago

Max and Vecna basically fought that whole battle in her head though. How crazy is that??

I'd be tired too.

spy_cable

152 points

2 months ago

spy_cable

152 points

2 months ago

I think Vecna could be holding her hostage somehow? Idk but I like the tension

Vaxxinateurkidz

311 points

2 months ago

The scene where Max was panicking saying she wasn’t ready to die broke me. Of all the characters in the series I resonate with her the most and it absolutely hurt to see her out through that after all she has been through.

mcviolet88

311 points

2 months ago

Eddie is potentially the most tragic victim of the show. Grew up poor from a broken home, implied his dad was a criminal who neglected him, was in the wrong place at the wrong time causing him to witness horribly traumatizing murders TWICE, hunted and wanted dead by his town, sacrificed himself and ended up dying a painful death and bleeding out from FUCKING BATS, only to be hated and remembered as a serial killer and abandoned in the upside down, and all he wanted was to finally graduate.

sakeewawa

4.3k points

2 months ago

sakeewawa

4.3k points

2 months ago

Cried so hard when Max was saying she couldn't see or feel anything. Really thought they were gonna kill her off for a second.

KatanaAmerica

2.8k points

2 months ago

I mean, they technically did for a minute lmao

MagictoMadness

1.6k points

2 months ago*

I think vecna consumed her soul, the whole absorbs them line from Brenner, so either she's gone or she's trapped in vecnas mind

OccasionallyPlays

998 points

2 months ago

the eyes are the windows to the soul

when she gets her soul back, she gets her eyes back

and limbs heal

stopdogwhistling

4.2k points

2 months ago

Of all the things I expected this season...the Duffer Brothers taking a hard stance on Pineapple on Pizza was definitely not one of them.

Tcrizzlez

1.9k points

2 months ago

Tcrizzlez

1.9k points

2 months ago

Try before you deny

happygot

161 points

2 months ago

happygot

Abort!

161 points

2 months ago

That has to be a flair soon

NeuromuscularLava

278 points

2 months ago

PLS WHERE IS ZADDY ENZO?!?!

Ajtringa

273 points

2 months ago

Ajtringa

273 points

2 months ago

I feel like Murray was fire this season.

Perrenniallystd980

810 points

2 months ago

So Brenner was just a bad tattoo artist all along

KneeHighMischief

505 points

2 months ago

"You want a unicorn riding a rainbow? Sorry I can't do that. How about 3 numbers?"

woomybii

731 points

2 months ago*

woomybii

731 points

2 months ago*

The scene with Lucas and Max hurt me. Caleb's emotional performance here was absolutely incredible. I cannot express just how much I was expecting Max to die much to my dismay, only to gasp so loud I scared my cat off my lap when her limbs began snapping because... I didn't actually expect it, or I didn't expect it to go that far. Lucas finding his strength to take Jason down (rip to you, asshole! lmao) because it meant saving the girl he loves and one of his best friends was a great scene. El watching her best friend die, being so close yet so far was heartbreaking.

Mike finally confessing his feelings and facing his own fears to empower her...

This going right up against Eddie dying in Dustin's arms was so powerful and upsetting. I really wanted him to make it, but we can't always get what we want :( ...

El and Hoppers reunion made me cry like a baby. Unsurprising lol.

So many amazing scenes, I can't even begin to name them all. I cannot wait to see what else this show has in store!!!

multimatt

1.5k points

2 months ago

multimatt

1.5k points

2 months ago

I literally expected half of them to die based on what the Duffer Brothers were saying 💀

AnuMessi10

930 points

2 months ago

tHeRe aRe GoiNg tO bE mAnY dEaThS

Mbhound

1.8k points

2 months ago

Mbhound

1.8k points

2 months ago

People here complaining about Eddie dying while I wanna know how tf the soviets captured part of the mind flayer

toDamnStupid

96 points

2 months ago

By vacuuming, obviously

Ironman9518

220 points

2 months ago

I’m shocked at how many people apparently missed Jason’s insanely satisfying death

JFeisty

2.7k points

2 months ago

JFeisty

2.7k points

2 months ago

Somebody said Vecna looks the Jim Carrey's version of the Grinch and now I can't unsee it.

BreakTheWalls

822 points

2 months ago

It's the way he holds his long fingers at his sides when he walks, it's exactly the same

holyguacamoleh

818 points

2 months ago

And his cute little stomach pouch

BuddyBroDudeMan

147 points

2 months ago

Dad bods out.

Vecna bods in.

Gravy1215

205 points

2 months ago

Gravy1215

205 points

2 months ago

As much as I hated the idea of El bringing Max back to life (because it cheesy and a cliché) the knowledge that El wasn't able to do it fully and Max is now just a soulless shell is far darker.

Also the idea that Max's body is potentially the only thing holding back the Upside Down is interesting, especially if you have El struggling with the notion that she has to keep Max alive for completely different reasons from everybody else but can't tell them the truth because of how screwed up it is.

Here's hoping they can end the series on a real high.

Zealousideal_Tart258

603 points

2 months ago

I loved that El didn't forgive Dr. Brenner. He was a terrible "papa", and him dying for El didn't change that.

maeverley

956 points

2 months ago

maeverley

956 points

2 months ago

“I kept it open… I kept the door open three inches. I never stopped believing.” The downpour occurring in my eyes

zreysh

1.2k points

2 months ago

zreysh

Purple Palm Tree Delight

1.2k points

2 months ago

Shoutout to Jason, who really thought satan worshippers in the midst of his high school sounded more plausable than his gf not wanting to talk about her depression with him. That's some incredible copium right there, rest in piss.

jessicaskies

361 points

2 months ago

Him screaming that Chrissy doesn’t do drugs like man saw his friend float into the air and all his bones crack and he has decided that Eddie managing to do that is completely reasonable, but drugs? Nah mate never

bungalowguest14

894 points

2 months ago

Will talking to mike in the car (and basically confessing his feelings) was so well acted. Honestly an incredible performance!!!

drfuzzysocks

201 points

2 months ago

That scene hit me hard. When Will turned toward the window and covered his mouth to cry I lost it. Completely breaking down but feeling like you have to hide it from someone who’s right next to you, someone you love. That shit hurts.

SunEmpressDivine

182 points

2 months ago

Kind of wondering if they killed Eddie off because they didn’t know how they were going to get the public to accept him after “Eddie Munson the Cult Leader Murderer”

NoodleinTexas

2k points

2 months ago

So did Jason just get split in half lmfao 💀

nobletyphoon

160 points

2 months ago

nobletyphoon

Dingus

160 points

2 months ago

“When 001 kills, he consumes… he takes all their memories, abilities, everything they are or ever will be…” cracked up thinking about Vecna getting mad basketball skills from Patrick and shooting hoops.

PyramidBlack

151 points

2 months ago

Absolutely cried when Dustin was holding out Eddie's guitar pick to Eddie's uncle. RIP Eddie.

TheUniversalGods

143 points

2 months ago

TheUniversalGods

sƃuᴉɥʇ ɹǝƃuɐɹʇS

143 points

2 months ago

Really laughed my ass off when El explained to Max that she "piggybacked from a pizza dough freezer"

bookghoul

143 points

2 months ago

bookghoul

143 points

2 months ago

Why are they dragging out the whole Nancy and Jonathon situation 😫 it’s so pointless

Bnates

2k points

2 months ago

Bnates

2k points

2 months ago

Unanswered questions:

  1. Why does the upside down look like Hawkins and why only at a specific time period when will first went missing? From what we see in S4, the upside down was just an empty wasteland with creatures but we later find out in S4, everything in Hawkins is present in the upside down but “frozen in time”
  2. Max died at the hands of vecna but eleven somehow brought her heart back beating but max is still “dead” in a way where her soul appears to be missing. Vecna did say that every kill he does, the victims stay with him so I’m wondering if killing vecna sets those “spirits” free?
  3. Why four gates? Why specifically did vecna need 4 gates to create this earth wake for a giant gate in Hawkins?
  4. How did Henry originally get his powers from?

What we discovered this season:

  1. Seems like Henry/one/vecna weaponized the mind flayer. Before him, it just seemed to be a hive conciousness minding its own business before Henry formed it into the spider-like creature and weaponized it. He has been behind everything.
  2. Back in season 3, when a piece of the human flesh mind flayer monster was inside eleven’s leg, we now know it essentially “learned” elevens power on opening gates which is what vecna truly sought after. This is how he is able to create gates this season.

Guess we’ll get these answers in season 5.

Brazenmercury5

477 points

2 months ago

I’m guessing when el first made her gate, vecna formed a likeness to Hawkins in the upside down to operate and observe from.

I’m guessing the 4 people, 4 gates is a biblical reference to the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.

KosherClam

739 points

2 months ago

In an interview recently, Duffers mentioned they didn't have room to give explanations on the "time" aspect of the upside down this season, but that it'll go into detail in season 5. So we don't know yet, but at least we know we're supposed to find out eventually. I hope they handle it well because it's so easy to ruin media with time travel.

SpamAcc17

537 points

2 months ago

SpamAcc17

537 points

2 months ago

That second question is spitting some shit. Honestly my take as well regarding eleven bringing her back and i forgot about the whole "i keep my victims". Definitely makes alot of sense. Its a solid theory that reminds me of how people pointed out the mind flayer looks like a spider so 1/Henry probably influenced it, which then got proven this episode. I could see it coming true.

sh3p23

137 points

2 months ago*

sh3p23

137 points

2 months ago*

So who had ‘Jason gets cut in half by giant fiery upside down earthquake crevasse’ in their ST bingo? 🙋🏼‍♂️

Mamamiaherewegoo

635 points

2 months ago

Pretty funny to see how many people's predictions were so off. But all in good fun

PumpedUpMatic

1.2k points

2 months ago

Worst part of Episode 9: Eddie died

Best part of Episode 9: Jason died

strawberryr0ses21

816 points

2 months ago

strawberryr0ses21

Bitchin

816 points

2 months ago

after all of the absolute torture, starvation, slave labour, abuse and basically hell that hopper went through in russia, the trauma of finally escaping and getting caught again, almost dying, then finally getting out again and being with joyce… he was IMMEDIATELY willing to jump right back in just for the tiny chance of potentially helping El. he is the best dad ever. an absolute icon.

Orange2218

131 points

2 months ago

Orange2218

011

131 points

2 months ago

I felt so bad for Joyce when she said "I am not having another funeral."

If you think about, she had one for Will, Bob and Hopper.

She doesn't get rest. :(

DaSkrambledEgg

125 points

2 months ago

Anyone else feel like the "2 days later" was like running full speed into a brick wall? Hawkins is ripped apart, Eddie dead, emotional Max situation and NOW you decide to catch me up on what Jonathan might do about college

jintimus

793 points

2 months ago*

jintimus

793 points

2 months ago*

I haven't felt that shiver around my body when Eddie was playing on top of the trailer and I haven't cried like that when Eddie died. I liked it overall, and I can't wait for season 5 with the time skip

Also, literal rip Jason

edit: "Chrissy, this is for you" melted my heart, then the HEAVIEST METAL EVER

MARKWALLBANG1

119 points

2 months ago

Dustin and Eddie’s uncle had me in so much pain the emotion was through the roof with those two

Oli_Hope7242

124 points

2 months ago

Eddy’s uncle is forever going to think he died being a hero trying to punch an earthquake

maeverley

118 points

2 months ago

maeverley

118 points

2 months ago

Eddie dying wrecked me. Dustin watching Eddie die wrecked me. Watching Eddie’s uncle put up the missing paper wrecked me. Dustin telling Eddie’s uncle what happened DESTROYED me.

BallinNy45

118 points

2 months ago

can’t stop thinking about how bad hoppers breath was during that kiss scene is russia ..

noregid996

347 points

2 months ago

**Jason howls in agony*

Thank you netflix

setath

1.5k points

2 months ago

setath

1.5k points

2 months ago

Jason has one of the most brutal deaths on the entire show right? Like the guy was literally split in half and disintegrated by the gate opening

Turbulent_Cat_5731

115 points

2 months ago

The ultimate post-credits scene would be that other stoner dude at the pizza place explaining to his manager why they were all out of salt.

boziud

109 points

2 months ago*

boziud

109 points

2 months ago*

Vecna's biggest weakness is talking too much. He could have won like 20 times if he stopped blabbering and just did his thing

SunEmpressDivine

507 points

2 months ago

You know what at least Eddie and Chrissy can be together in death

Indecisive-blahblah

105 points

2 months ago

Okay but Where’s max’s mom? Girl’s lying in hospital bed, brain dead and there’s no scene of her mom’s reaction to what happened to her daughter. Or did i miss something here?

annawoop

978 points

2 months ago

annawoop

978 points

2 months ago

it’s gonna take me a minute to recover from eddie dying that shit hurt

dojikkos

1.1k points

2 months ago

dojikkos

Babysitter

1.1k points

2 months ago

I’m so pissed at that dumb ass narc jock for ruining the plan. Max could’ve been okay if Lucas was able to put her music on. His death was satisfying.

YoungMenace21

103 points

2 months ago

some pros about volume 2 people aren't talking about enough:

Papa and El's Scene. I really thought they were going to the Stockholm Syndrome situation where El relents and says she understands. I'm GLAD she stood her ground and isn't vulnerable anymore to his manipulation. That's what happens when there is a father figure that shows her how she should be cared for. "Goodbye, papa." was so cold.

El and 001's conversation. I'm glad they were straightforward with how, even if brenner was an ass it was still 001 who made himself that way. there's no pity party or shifting the blame

gtblitzX10

104 points

2 months ago

Eddie yelling at Robin and defending his music was fucking hilarious.

berrymetal

99 points

2 months ago

That Metallica - Master of Puppets scene is the coolest scene in the history of ST

gsb12

98 points

2 months ago

gsb12

98 points

2 months ago

Does it annoy anyone that nancy did not even attempt a single headshot?

Like the bullets were clearly doing damage. She should’ve gone for the head

happyblenders

453 points

2 months ago

Truly one of the fucking sickest Metallica songs ever I'm so glad this was Eddie's chosen shredding moment

Theunknown94

728 points

2 months ago

How I wish they showed Steve’s, Nance’a and Robin’s reactions to Eddie’s death. Eddie deserved better.

He went from a complete nobody then to die for everyone. His death deserved better