Warning: This article contains spoilers for Stranger Things. Read at your own risk!
Of all the newly-added characters in the series, Joseph Quinn’s Eddie Munson easily sealed the deal with the fans in being the favorite in the show. However, with his tragic death in the finale of Season 4, fans are calling out to the creators to bring him back. How can he return in Stranger Things Season 5?
How Can Eddie Come Back in Stranger Things Season 5?
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 has one of the most deaths in the whole show where there are at least three characters who died and two whose fates still remain in question. Of all the deaths, Eddie Munson’s death took a toll in almost everyone’s hearts.
While he promised not to be a hero, he died as one for a town that utterly hates him and branded him for being a murderer even when he was innocent. Eddie Munson decided not to run away anymore like when he did when Chrissy died. Instead, he faced his own demons and the bat-like creatures of the Upside Down.
Dustin believed in him from the start and until his last breath, that he is more than just an innocent man who took the blame. Eddie chose to fight the battle instead of fleeing, and he handed down the Hellfire club to Dustin.
However, there may be a way to bring him back to the story in Stranger Things Season 5 as hinted in Volume 1 of the fourth installment of the series and it is related to the game that brought Eddie into the mix with the Hawkins gang: Dungeons & Dragons.
Dungeons & Dragons’ parallels in the show became really apparent especially with the arrival of the new villain, Vecna/ Henry/ One. In the first episode of Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1, the Hellfire club played an intense game of Dungeons & Dragons where they pulled Erica Sinclair in as a replacement for her brother, Lucas.
As Eddie recounts the story, there is one character that could be his parallel: Kas The Bloody-Handed, an ally of Vecna. In the game, Kas betrayed Vecna when an all-black sword told him to do so. It was also Kas who allegedly killed Vecna, only for the villain to rise again. As for Kas, well, his story is complicated but needless to say, he is alive.
In the story, Kas became a vampire. A lot of fans took note of this because in the history of vampires throughout various adaptations, bats are always involved and in Stranger Things Season 4 finale, Eddie was bit to death by bat-like creatures in the Upside Down.
This sparked some hope in the fans that Eddie can possibly come back to the show especially after being a fan-favorite. They even put up a petition on Change.org to bring Eddie back to the narrativeand there are already more or less 50,000 signatures to date.
Do you think this theory could be plausible?
Stranger Things Season 4 Volumes 1 and 2 are now streaming on Netflix.