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Story recap – what happened in Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1?

May 27, 2022

This is a recap of the story of Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 and will contain spoilers as it details what happened.

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Story recap – what happened in stranger things season 4, volume 1?

Episode 1 – “The Hellfire Club”

stranger things reintroduces us to the characters. The main takeaways are that El doesn’t have his powers and is being bullied at his new school in California. Joyce receives a note that Hopper may be alive. Finally, a cheerleader at Hawkins High School falls victim to a demonic spell cast by a dark wizard. She is killed in front of the town’s drug dealer, Eddie, by being thrown from the ceiling and suffering a gruesome death. Max saw her enter Eddie’s house.

Episode 2 – “The Curse of Vecna”

We find out that Hopper survived the explosion and was taken to Russia to be tortured in a Russian prison. The ransom note has a second half page and demands $40,000 to return our beloved sheriff. Joyce and Murray find out that a corrections officer wrote the letter after talking to him on the phone. They are heading to Alaska to pick it up as that is the drop off point to pay the money.

Nancy and Fred head to the neighborhood where Chrissy’s body was found. This time, Freddy has an hallucination and carries a secret; he was involved in a car accident last summer that killed a family. In the woods, he finds the same clock Chrissy saw, but now it’s off to the side. In black and looking more dead than usual, the family points the finger at him. He runs for his life through the woods before ending up on the road, where he is killed the same way Chrissy was. What’s going on? Dustin, Max, Steve, and Robin, with Eddie’s help, discover that it must be the curse of Vecna, a dark wizard spellcaster who is now in Hawkins.

Episode 3 – “The Monster and the Superhero”

Joyce, Murray, Enzo and Hopper set the plan in motion for Hop’s escape. Dr. Owens intercepts the police transport carrying El after he is arrested for causing Angela a concussion. He needs her help to calm down whatever is going on in Hawkins and has a plan to restore his powers. Nancy and Robin research and believe that Vecna ​​has been around Hawkins since 1959 and was responsible for killing Victor Creel. Finally, we discover that our dear Max is in trouble. She discovers that Chrissy and Freddy have all suffered from the same symptoms (headaches, nosebleeds, nightmares), and she then has a Vecna ​​Special – a hallucination of the damn grandfather clock.

Episode 4 – “Dear Billy”

Yuri double-crosses his partner, Hopper, with Joyce and Murray. He takes the money and calls the guard and the KGB to bring the Americans. Also, Max assesses her situation and feels she has one day left before Vecna ​​kills her. As Nancy and Robin meet Victor Creel, he tells them that a demon has killed his family. This all leads to Max being saved by Nancy Drew detective work by Nancy and Robin. When Max is at Billy’s grave, Vecna ​​puts her in a trance, and they pull her out playing her favorite song that brings her back to reality – “Running up that Hill” by Kate Bush.

Episode 5 – “The Nina Project”

Hopper is back in the Russian prison with Dmitri, while Joyce and Murray crash into Yuri’s plane after hijacking it from the kidnapper. Vecna ​​takes another life, Patrick, while the Hawkins crew find their lair (the Creel family mansion). And finally, we find out that Brenner is alive! He helps El regain some of his lost powers through questionable tactics.

Episode 6 – “The Curse of Diving”

Joyce and Murray plan for the latter to be Yuri and escort him and the smuggler into the prison to free Hopper. To stand a chance of defeating the Demodog, Hopper starts a fight so he can grab a lighter off guard. As he later tells Dmitri, as he pulls the vodka bottle out of his coat, the only thing these monsters are afraid of is fire. Lenora’s team locates the lab El is being held in Nevada. Steve is dragged into the Upside Down, and when we last see him, he’s being eaten by demon bats. Finally, El finally remembers when she killed everyone in the lab when she was little.

Episode 7 – “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

Peter is Henry. Henry is Peter. Both Henry and Peter are Vecna. The final scenes reveal that Nancy is stuck in the Upside Down with Vecna, and Eleven created the door that started all the weird things around Hawkins when she destroyed Peter/Henry (=Vecna).

There you have it, a recap of the story of Stranger Things season 4, volume 1, and what happened. What are your thoughts on the story? Comments below.

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