Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

Netflix dropped a brand new trailer for Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 this week and one second has been haunting me like Vecna’s rattling grandfather clock. It’s when Maya Hawke‘s Robin tells Steve (Joe Keery), “I’ve this horrible feeling. It won’t work out for us this time.” It may not?!? Could it truly be potential that the heroes of Hawkins won’t save the day? After all, star Noah Schnapp has already teased “deaths” are coming within the Stranger Things Season 4 finale. Is a serious Stranger Things character about to die?!?

Ever because the first seven episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 dropped in May, it’s been apparent that the Duffer brothers intend to push their adolescent characters into the darkest territory but. Max (Sadie Sink) barely escaped Vecna, Will (Noah Schnapp) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) discovered themselves caught up in a violent machine gun combat, and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) needed to relive the trauma of narrowly surviving a bloodbath as a younger woman. Stranger Things Season 4 appears to be getting ready us for the worst: the dying of a serious character. And like Robin, I can’t shake a nasty feeling that it’s going to be my candy Baboo, Steve Harrington.

Steve is our candy Stranger Things prince. He, of the good floppy hair and even higher quips. Steve is finest pals with the likes of Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Robin, making him a staunch ally of Hawkins’s biggest weirdos and ostracized people. Steve seems as nice in a Chips Ahoy sailor swimsuit as he does ripping monsters off his naked torso. Steve is nice. Steve is ideal. Steve is my favourite Stranger Things character and I’m so frightened he’s going to die.

Robin, Steve, and Eddie in Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2
Photo: Netflix

Ironically, when Stranger Things first premiered in 2016, Steve Harrington was not a likable character within the slightest. He was the traditional asshole jock character. Steve spent his time seducing Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) and being a dick to Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton). By the top of the season, Steve joined the primary gang of their combat in opposition to the Mind Flayer, however one thing shifted in Season 2. After breaking apart with Nancy, Steve grew to become nearer with the youthful characters on the present, taking over the position of protector and buddying up with Dustin. By the time Season 3 rolled round, Steve had turn out to be the present’s most variety, brave, and comedian pressure. He stood by Robin after studying she was homosexual and all the time saved the youthful characters. Steve merely grew to become one of the best.

Which is why I’m exceedingly nervous that Stranger Things creators and showrunners the Duffer brothers are plotting Steve’s downfall. While Steve is undoubtedly a fan favourite, his function on the present is shifting because the gang will get older. They not want a babysitter or an enormous child to guard them. (They are precise adults!)

Moreover, Stranger Things has already seeded clues that time to Steve being the character in probably the most hazard (after Max). He volunteered to swim via the “Water Gate” and was attacked by these flying monsters within the Upside Down. While Nancy, Robin, and Eddie (Joseph Quinn) saved him, it’s not been misplaced on Robin that Steve has been bitten and may need “rabies.” At one level, Steve truly faints just a little from his damage and it’s unclear how nicely Nancy’s makeshift bandage will deal with his wounds.

Steve shirtless and in peril in Stranger Things Season 4
Photo: Netflix

If somebody goes to die within the Stranger Things Season 4 finale, Steve, frankly, is sensible. He has a behavior of selflessly throwing himself into hazard’s path, placing the lives of different’s first, and he has an untreated magical damage. Who is aware of if there’s venom in his bloodstream or if merely being in a weakened state might doom him in a last combat? Finally, if Steve dies, it not solely makes the scenario all of the darker for the primary gang, but additionally takes away their most trusted mentor and protector. That means the likes of Dustin, Max, Mike, and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) must step up in Season 5.

Steve’s dying wouldn’t solely be probably the most devastating blow to the characters of Stranger Things, however it will ceaselessly change the power of the Netflix hit present. Given the truth that there’s already been ample foreshadowing that Steve is doomed, I can’t assist however really feel I want to organize myself for the precise worst: Stranger Things killing off Steve within the Season 4 finale.

Which is why I have to beg the Duffer brothers, as they nonetheless have the chance to tinker with the ultimate edits in post-production, to save lots of Steve Harrington. Please, Netflix, spare Steve Harrington’s life so I, and the Stranger Things gang, get to delight in Joe Keery’s presence within the present’s fifth and last season. I can’t — I gained’t — let Stranger Things Season 4 kill Steve Harrington.

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