Each new season of Stranger Things has brought many new faces as the series adds actors to replace those who were brutally killed in previous episodes.
In season 4, one of the biggest newcomers is Eddie Munson who has quickly become a fan favorite among viewers for his tough exterior but soft, sensitive interior and lively humor.
Naturally, as death is imminent for anyone in Stranger Things, fans fear for Eddie in Season 4 – but does the new character die after the events of Part 1?
*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Season 4 of Stranger Things*
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Who is Eddie in Stranger Things 4?
Eddie Munson is a high school student who leads the school’s Dungeons & Dragons society, the Hellfire Club.
He has a bit of a rebellious streak and is busy selling drugs to cheerleader Chrissy in Episode 1 just before she is killed by Vecna, leaving him traumatized.
Eddie is initially thought to be Chrissy’s killer, but the Hawkins gang manage to track him down and Dustin helps Eddie figure out that a new threat, Vecna, was behind his death.
With his knowledge of all things sci-fi and fantasy, Eddie joins the gang in their quest to learn more about Vecna and bring him down.
Does Eddie Die in Season 4 of Stranger Things Part 1?
No, at the end of Stranger Things season 4 part 1, Eddie Munson is still alive, despite having several close calls throughout the season.
Eddie’s adventure in season 4 begins in episode 1 when Chrissy the cheerleader comes to him to buy drugs while being haunted by a character in her dreams. However, their conversation is interrupted when Vecna - the figure of her dreams – emerges and kills Chrissy.
As Eddie was the last person to see Chrissy alive, he instantly becomes the prime suspect in her murder, leading Chrissy’s boyfriend Jason – the captain of the school basketball team – to rally his teammates to search for Eddie.
Luckily for Eddie, the Hawkins gang manage to find him first and they help explain to him what the Upside Down is and that it is the newly arrived demon, Vecna, who is causing the death. from Chrissy.
As the gang searches for the monster, Steve, Nancy, Robin, and Eddie venture into the Upside Down through a door that appears in Lover’s Lake, but the expedition proves extremely dangerous.
Robin and Eddie manage to escape the mysterious dimension unharmed while Steve is trapped and Nancy is possessed by Vecna, leaving fans with a nerve-wracking cliffhanger heading into Part 2.
Eddie quickly became a fan favorite
Despite being a new addition to the Season 4 cast, Stranger Things fans quickly turned to Eddie with many fans on social media pleading for the character’s survival.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “Literally 40 minutes into the first episode of Stranger Things 4 and I’m already in love with Eddie, uh oh.”
“Watching the first episode of Stranger Things I already love Eddie, please don’t die,” said another.
While this Twitter user commented, “Starting to think we just shouldn’t have the second half of Stranger Things. That way, Eddie can’t die.
This fan couldn’t enjoy the season because of his fear for Eddie: “I’m so sorry but I literally couldn’t care about anything or anyone else watching Stranger Things because I worry constantly for the safety of Eddie Munson – this man is now everything to me.
And finally, this fan noted the chemistry between Eddie and Chrissy before his death in Season 1: “I’m not going to lie, I was ready to see Chrissy and Eddie’s love story grow but now it’s coming. to fold in origami.”
Season 4 of Stranger Things is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on Friday, May 27 while Part 2 releases on July 1, 2022.
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