Stranger Things Star Admits Uncertainty About Possible Return in Season 5

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The beloved Netflix hit show Stranger Things first premiered in 2016, and fans instantly loved many wonderful characters throughout its four-season run on the streaming service. One of them is Dr. Sam Owens, played by Paul Reiser, who made his first appearance during the second season as a replacement to Dr. Brenner as Director of Operations at Hawkins Lab.

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Despite being categorized as a grey character, Dr. Owens' return in Stranger Things Season 4 implies a massive change of heart after helping Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) to gain back her powers. Now that Stranger Things Season 5 is in the works, is Reiser open to reprising his role?

In a recent interview with E! News, Reiser cast doubt on his possible return in the final season of Stranger Things but said that he is open to coming back as Dr. Owens.

"I literally don't know," The Stranger Things writers' room tweeted out, 'Hey, everybody, send us your thoughts for next season. What would you like to see?' And I wrote in, 'Can Dr. Owens live? Would that be possible?'"

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While all of us are clueless about whether Dr. Owens is a villain or a key character to the Hawkins gang, sadly, even Reiser is in the dark.

"When I first met [the Duffer Brothers] four years ago, I said, 'Am I a good guy or a bad guy?' They go, 'We don't know.' And I went, 'You don't know or you just don't want to tell me?' They go, 'No, we don't know.' And so they don't tell me." He added of a potential final appearance, "I'd appreciate it if Dr. Owens comes in, in like a superhero cape, and saves the day."

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There's no denying that fans would absolutely love to see Dr. Owens in the final season of Stranger Things, especially after he took care of Eleven in gaining back her powers during the last season. Although Reiser is still uncertain about his character's future, it seems Dr. Owens indeed had a change of heart and is now on his redemption arc. More importantly, his involvement in the Russian experiments could also be pivotal when the Hawkins gang goes against the menacing Vecna.

But if he is not returning in the final season, maybe he would play a substantial role in the upcoming Stranger Things spinoff?

Stranger Things Season 4
is available to stream on Netflix.

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