Werthead Posted July 1, 2022 Share Posted July 1, 2022 Well, the finale was underwhelming. Spoiler Nobody dies apart from Eddie - who's fate I think were pretty obvious - the college jock arseholes absolutely everybody hated and Brenner, whom everyone thought was dead anyway and whose return in the present day added nothing to the story. The only real shock was the degree to which Max was wounded at the ending, but they still wimped out of killing her or anyone else we actually give a toss about. Henry/One being the Mind Flayer - they are the same being - was fairly widely predicted and removes the problem of having two antagonists, but it's also odd. Why does he manifest as a giant spider thing apart from the fact his kid self liked spiders? Excellent performances all around, of course, but the bloated run time was unnecessary - the penultimate episode even had a perfect episode break point at around the 45 minute mark - and it felt like this would have been a great ending to the series overall (literally change it so they kill Vecna and the Upside Down dissolves after killing him), but they decided to open it back up for a fifth season. There is the possibility of something interesting there, a larger-scaled story of the Upside Down invading the real world, but I suspect it will come down to the kids and adults coming up with various dubious schemes and then Eleven saving the day at the last minute with a hitherto unknown subset of her powers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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