After much waiting, we can finally enjoy the second volume of the fourth season of Stranger Things. We explain the end in this note!
The fourth season of stranger things finally released its second part, where we could enjoy two episodes full of action and scenes that may have made us suffer a bit. But… What really happened in the season finale and what does it mean for the future of the series? Rest assured that this question and many others that you surely have are going to be answered in this note.
And in case you didn’t notice, we are going to talk about spoilers for the fourth season of Stranger Things, in particular the second volume. So if you did not have the opportunity to see it, we recommend that you stop reading this note.
At the end of the first volume, we discover that the mastermind behind all of the deaths and disappearances of hawkins in all seasons they were the responsibility of one person: Neighbor. This monster of Upside Down was actually one of the experiments he was with raise when she was captured in the lab to develop her powers. her name is Henryand is known as number one for having been the first child to develop powers and to be experimented on in the laboratory.
In the two episodes that premiered as the second part of the volume of the fourth season, we see how our protagonists deal with the fact of knowing who is neighbor and they all decide together to find a way to defeat him, even though they are in different places. We have a group in Upside Downto another in the house of Henry in the normal world, to another trying to get back from Russia and finally to one who is trying to find raisewho was kidnapped by dr brenner.
One of the plot twist biggest in the series was that neighbor he was the mind behind all the threats that attacked our protagonists throughout the series. And, to our bad luck, he didn’t reveal himself in a music scene with a very catchy song like he did in another great series. Via flashbacks of the villain we discover that the Upside Down it was actually a dimension that humans did not touch. Henry decided to start wandering around this universe until he met a mysterious cloud particles, which then became the Mind Flayer.
These particles seem to be the basis of the monster’s mind, because anything that ingests them ends up trapped within it. One of the things that neighbor What I hated about humanity was that they impose a structure on everything. However, the character ended up imposing his own order on the upsidedown, creating a hive that wanted to consume everything. And this is a flaw that the villain doesn’t know he has, but it’s just one of the characteristics that all villains share.
The last episode of the season shows us that the good guys always win. In an incredible fight between raise Y neighbor, the villain loses at the hands of the protagonist. But the victory would not have come if Nancy, Steve Y Robin they would not have attacked the villain’s body with Molotov cocktails to burn him alive. A neighbor Very injured, he falls several floors and it could be said that he is already dead after everything that happened. But when Nancy, Steve Y Robin They go down to see the body of the villain, they find that he is gone. So he probably survived and it means we’ll see the villain of the entire series again in the final season.
Bad news is that the group took a long time to beat neighbor and along the way they lost two friends. And when the earthquakes in the Upside Down begin as a consequence of the opening of many portals an earthquake of scale 7 arrives at hawkins and opens a giant hole in the entire city. The invasion of Upside Down in hawkins It took two days and the town we knew is no longer the same. monsters of the Upside Down They leave the giant portal and begin to wander through hawkins. The last shot shows us raise looking at all the damage in town with one thing in mind: Hell came to town.
One of the characters who died in this season is Max, but we don’t have to worry too much about his apparent death. The character may have been dead for a minute, but raise She couldn’t bear the idea that her best friend wasn’t in this world. So with great effort, she used her powers to try and bring him back to life. And it seems that at least it worked, since Max she is alive but in a coma.
In order to bring her back, raise he had to enter his mind where he discovers that it is empty. This would be an indication that Max he’s brain dead, but he’ll probably be a major character in season five. When Max he died Upside Down and the real world merged into one. And if she is alive for now, it is surely because the key to separating the universes is her. But to know if this is so we will have to wait until next season.
Another of the deaths in this season, which is considered the most painful by fans of the series, is that of eddie muson. The character first appeared in the fourth season and instantly stole the hearts of fans of the series. When the Duffer Brotherscreators of stranger thingsannounced that in this new volume of the season there would be many deaths, the one that most worried the fans was that of Eddie. And to the misfortune of many, the fear became reality.
But his death was not in vain, since Eddie he sacrificed himself for everyone, something that is not a surprise. The character always wanted to be the hero in the campaigns of Dungeons & Dragons and his wish came true by sacrificing himself for all his friends. Eddie distract the monsters from Upside Down with a rendition of a classic Metallicaand becomes the hero he always wanted to be.
One of the characters that had the most development during the season through subtle details was Will. Something that we discovered through conversations and the character’s ways of expressing himself is that indeed Will is gay. In one of the most emotional scenes of the last episodes, Will talk about your feelings with Mikewho does not understand that what his friend is really referring to is his feelings and not what Mike feel for raise.
But there is someone who does realize what he meant Will and it’s his brother, Jonathan, who makes sure to make it clear to him that no matter what happens, he will always love him and will be there for him. In this scene, even though nothing is revealed, we can tell that Jonathan is actually accepting Will regardless of their sexual orientation, something that at that time was almost impossible to accept.
Another thing we discovered Will is that he is still connected to him Upside Downbut especially with Neighbor. Now that we know that neighbor was the mind behind the Mind Flayer, Will indirectly ended up connected to this great villain. And even though in the second season the link was broken, in the last episode when Will go back to hawkins he feels that the barrier between the two universes is weaker. And if you can feel this, surely you can experience the feelings and thoughts of neighbor. But to find out if this is so, we will have to wait until the fifth season, where this link can develop.
And now the most important of the two episodes is the end of the season itself. The ending is something never seen before in the series, and we are looking at a much larger scale of events. Previous seasons dealt with issues and problems that could be fixed quite easily. But this was because the portals were one and very small. Now that there is a huge portal that crosses everything hawkinsY neighbor intends to continue destroying humanity, surely in the next season we will see something much bigger.
That neighbor took two days to recover was a good thing, since with that time all our protagonists were able to meet in hawkins so that together they can defeat the villain. Or at least try to beat him even in the first chapters of the fifth season. As the new installment is going to have a time jump, it is very likely that we will see in the first episode how the portal closes in hawkins. As for the rest of the episodes, the portal may be reopened for one last time, but many years after the events that destroyed hawkins.
And the most interesting thing will be to see how the people of hawkins he finally discovers that the government was hiding very interesting and dangerous things from him. The season may reveal things to us that even we don’t know and that’s probably what fans are currently waiting for the most: many more. plot twists. The fifth and final season of stranger things will come to Netflix sometime. For now, you can already enjoy the first four seasons on the platform to start slowly preparing for the arrival of the last chapter of the story that Duffer Brothers created many years ago and whose end is already known to them.