Stranger Things Creators Discuss How One Character Should Have Been Saved

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There is little doubt that Stranger Things Season 4 was just as tragic as its predecessors. After all, the fourth season had its share of deaths that left viewers in shock. However, there was one character that the Duffer brothers agreed deserved better. The show creators admitted that they regretted killing a character because of a certain scene.

In the first episode of Stranger Things Season 4, we are introduced to Chrissy Cunningham, a cheerleader who suffers from terrible nightmares and scary visions. Chrissy soon meets up with Eddie Munson, the leader of the Hellfire Club who also sells drugs to other students. Although the two seemingly bond over their similarities, Chrissy is soon possessed and killed by a monster in her vision right in front of Eddie.

This all happens in the premiere episode and fans are understandably disappointed that Chrissy was killed off so soon. Interestingly, Ross and Matt Duffer have admitted that they regretted the character's death.

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"We always have those moments [of 'What have we done?']," Matt told TVLine. "We shot the quote-unquote drug-deal scene in the woods pretty late, actually, into shooting."

Ross Duffer then added that it was very late because "we had already killed Chrissy when we shot that."

The creators then credited actors Joe Quinn and Grace Van Dien for the memorable scene in the woods.

"The scene came alive in a way that was just so beautiful. And so much of that was Joe and Grace," Matt said. "It was just one of those fortunate scenes where we were able to have two cameras rolling capturing them simultaneously. Joe was doing a lot of stuff kinda spontaneously, and we were getting these amazing reactions from Grace."

We certainly wished that Eddie and Chrissy had more time together but Chrissy's death had to happen since it truly kicked off the new tragedy at Hawkins.

The first seven episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 are now streaming on Disney+. The last two episodes of the fourth season will premiere on July 1, 2022.

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