Be warned: major SPOILERS for stranger things Season 4 to follow…
The epic feature film finale of stranger things Volume 2 Season 4 was filled with dramatic, exciting, and heartbreaking moments, perhaps none more so than the fate of beloved character Max Mayfield. After avoiding Vecna’s grip throughout the fourth season (thanks to the wonderful work of Kate Bush), the final moments of Chapter Nine: The Piggyback saw Max trapped by the villain. The public last sees Max lying in a hospital bed, her fate largely unknown. Fortunately, the Duffer brothers have now offered some insight into Max’s well-being. We say “fortunately” but honestly, that all sounds pretty bad.
“It’s true, she’s brain dead, but she’s alive. [Laughs] Braindead and blind and all her bones broken, but she’s fine. She’s seen better days.
Despite the Hawkins gang’s best-laid plans, Vecna gets their hands on Max. In eerie levitation, Max’s limbs are shattered, and although her eyes are not gouged out thanks to her friends’ efforts, she tells Lucas that she cannot see before falling into a coma. Talk with the Podcast Happy Sad ConfusedThe Duffer brothers have now declared that Max is indeed brain dead and blind – although they confirm that she is still alive.
But what will that mean for Max entering stranger things Season 5? When we last see Max, Eleven enters his mind to find nothing but black, empty space. How will Max find his mind? Does she now partly reside in Vecna, which we’ve been told absorbs everything from her victims, including their memories and abilities? Sorry to say, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Will Byers will play a central role in stranger things Season 5
While the details of stranger things Season 5 remains largely a mystery at present, The Duffer Brothers recently revealed some information about the direction of the series finale. Matt Duffer revealed that Will Byers will play a more central role in Season 5 saying, “Will will play a big role and focus, that’s really all I can say about Season 5, in his journey. We’re starting to see his coming of age, really. Which has been difficult for a number of reasons, some of them supernatural. But you start to see him coming of age.
The brothers behind stranger things also leaked details about the setting for the fifth season, saying the entirety of it would be set in Hawkins. Unlike the Russia and California banter we saw in Season 4. “We want to go back to a lot of the things we did in Season 1,” Matt Duffer added. in Season 1 – there’s something good about coming full circle.”
Featuring a great ensemble cast which includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson , Brett Gelman, Matthew Modine and Paul Reiser, stranger things Season 4 is now available on Netflix in its entirety.