Did Eddie die in Stranger Things?

Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 has arrived, and with it, a daring mission into the Upside Down to slay the villainous Vecna. Throughout season 4, Vecna has been murdering teenagers in Hawkins for mysterious reasons, and we finally find out what he’s after: merging the Upside Down with the real world to remake it all in his image.

To stop Vecna, the Hawkins gang comes up with an elaborate plan to catch him off guard in the Upside Down. New fan-favorite character Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) is in on that plan. But does he survive to fight the forces of darkness another day?

STRANGER THINGS. Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022

Does Eddie die in Stranger Things?

As part of the plan to kill Vecna, Eddie and Dustin set up camp in the Munson trailer with a very loud amplifier and a guitar to draw the Demobats away from the Creel House. After Eddie gives the most metal concert of all time, the Demobats swarm the trailer. Though they fight as hard as they can, Dustin and Eddie are forced to fall back. However, at the last minute, Eddie has a change of heart and runs from the trailer, hoping to keep the Demobats occupied longer so that they won’t return to the Creel House and endanger the party members there.

After riding away from the trailer on a bike, it becomes clear that Eddie won’t be able to outrun the Demobat swarm. Instead of fleeing again, as he did in previous instances of danger, this time Eddie stands his ground and fights.

It’s his last heroic act. Though Eddie manages to occupy the Demobats until the battle is over, he succumbs to his wounds. He dies in Dustin’s arms in the Upside Down, and his body is never recovered. Days later, Dustin tells Eddie’s uncle that he died a hero, fighting for the town despite the fact that everyone in it wrongly hated him.

Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 is out now on Netflix!

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