It was admittedly an odd creative decision to share the fourth season Stranger Things to two unequal parts. While Chapter 1 (which consists of the first seven episodes) was a bit disappointing, it nevertheless told a compelling story, set up some real stakes, and left viewers pondering several cliffhangers. Fortunately, we don’t have long to wait to see what happens next, and Netflix just dropped an exciting new trailer that shows what we can expect from the last two games, each of which clocks in well over an hour run time And things look dire for Hawkins’ team.
(Some spoilers for S4 Part 1 below, but we’ve tried to avoid revealing the biggest plot twists.)
Ever since the official trailer for Part 1 dropped in June, we’ve known that this season’s big bad ices straight from the classic D&D myth. It’s Vecna, a once powerful sorcerer who first became undead and then became a lich. Although Vecna His left hand and left eye survived his own death and became powerful instruments.
The series will give Vecna a very different backstory that connects the character to everything that has happened in Hawkins since the first season. He rather resembles Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, unless it touches people (especially young people) with negative thoughts and feelings rather than their dreams. The horrific fates of his victims lead to the outbreak of the “Satanic Terror” in the fair town of Hawkins. And that’s all I’ll say about Vecna for now.
Meanwhile, the entire Byers family, including Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown), has relocated to Southern California, where Will (Noah Schnapp) and Eleven find themselves at high school. Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Steve (Joe Keery), and Robin (Maya Hawke) are in Hawkins, where Lucas’ new find. Basketball abilities earned him admission to celebrity. (It must be said that the high school powers in the opening episodes of S4 are incredibly cliché; this is not what it is Stranger Things well done.)
Hopper (David Harbor) is taken prisoner by the Russians, but he plans a coup with a Russian guard named Enzo (Tom Wlaschiha). This involves sending a coded message to Joyce (Winona Ryder), who rushes on a plane to Alaska with Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) – inexplicably leaving her children at home and in the dark as the true form of “iron- your business organization. ” Eleven is then captured and brought to a secret underground hideout that is not working by her “Papa”: Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine). The remaining Byers children hit the road to rescue her.
But does Eleven really need saving? There are substantial revelations to the early eleven days in Dr. Brenner’s lab, before a door is opened between our world and the Upside Down. We heard that it was caused by a special event that almost all the children who were his subordinates except eleven, whose memories he shared at that time seemed to be eleven’s fault. (Prior seasons certainly established that she is capable of killing, although it is almost always in self-defense.) It seems that Dr. Brenner has been hired to help her recover her powers, so that Vecna’s actions do not let the Upside Down completely take over our lives.
Given three separate storylines in three separate areas, a lot went down in the first seven episodes, and things ended on three cliffhangers. Joyce reunites with Hopper as he escapes from his Russian prison, but they still have to find a way back to the US. Steve, Nancy, and D&D Abyss master Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) – easily this season’s breakout character – is trapped in the Upside Down.
Dustin, Lucas, and Erica (Priah Ferguson) find another door to save them, but Vecna takes Nancy’s life at the last minute, with Steve torn between trying to save Nancy then or looking for the world’s youngest children. real”. . As for Eleven, she learns the truth about what really happened in the machine room that fateful day—and what kind of danger her friends now face in Hawkins.