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Ahead Of Stranger Things' Season 4 Finale, Fans Are Going Cuckoo Bananas Worrying About Steve Harrington

Joe Keery as Steve Harrington in Stranger Things Season 4
(Image credit: Netflix)

Spoiler alert for Volume 1 of Stranger Things Season 4.

Volume 2 of Stranger Things 4 is upon us, and in the month since Volume 1 premiered, fans have been concerned about what the final two episodes hold for our heroes, as they continue to fight Vecna, the Russians, the government, and El’s “Papa.” Steve Harrington’s fate, in particular, has viewers worried, as he was attacked by Demo-Bats in the Upside Down. After some recent comments from the Duffer brothers, fans are straight up losing it over the thought of that perfect, perfect hair being messed up... I mean, Steve dying.

When speaking about a fan theory that Steve might suffer some after-effects from the Demo-Bats that attacked him in the Upside Down, Ross Duffer shot that down, saying that if Steve is going to die, it won’t be bat-related. This comment was followed by another from Ross, when he said he’s excited that fans are worried about Steve and the other characters’ fates, because we should be. 

There may not be a whole lot that the Stranger Things fanbase can do, but if Joe Keery’s character doesn’t make it out of Season 4, it won’t be for lack of effort. This fan ran to church to ask for divine intervention for Steve’s future. Literally ran!

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And in the absence of divine intervention, one can always fall back on Taylor Swift. One fan found a stunningly simple, yet wildly appropriate way to adapt the lyrics to “Enchanted” to fit Steve Harrington’s current situation:

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Everybody gather your Hellfire Club (with matching T-shirts, please), grab your slingshot, and make sure to pack extra batteries. We're ready to fight for the life and hair that is Steve Harrington’s! We ride at midnight (or whatever time new Netflix content drops in your time zone)!

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Lots of fans pointed to Steve’s character arc as a reason he should be saved. Season 1 Steve Harrington was kind of a dick, but now, even though he jokes about always having to be the babysitter, he’s done a damn good job of keeping all those kids alive! Will that be his saving grace, or will Steve go out like a hero?

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But you know what? If things don’t go our way when the final two episodes drop, it’s going to suck, but that doesn’t mean we should spoil it for everybody else. If Steve Harrington does meet his maker, don’t be this guy:

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And I usually don’t get behind the “Let this person live and kill off this guy instead!” kind of bargaining, but I actually don’t disagree with this tweet:

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Whether or not Steve dies remains to be seen, as well as whether that would affect how many people tune in for the fifth and final season. Personally, this is more my kind of threat:

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All of the answers to our questions from Volume 1 are (hopefully) about to be answered, as the final two episodes of Stranger Things (opens in new tab) Season 4 will be available to Netflix subscribers on Friday, July 1. Godspeed, Steve Harrington, and hopefully we’ll see you in Season 5. Regardless of how it turns out, after you’ve recovered from what’s about to happen, check out these other shows to binge on Netflix, and see what series are premiering soon on the 2022 Netflix TV schedule.

Heidi Venable
Heidi Venable

Mom of two and hard-core '90s kid. Unprovoked, will quote Friends in any situation. Can usually be found rewatching The West Wing instead of doing anything productive.