The Duffer Brothers hint at Steve’s fate in Stranger Things season 4 part 2

STRANGER THINGS. Joe Keery as Steve Harrington in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022
STRANGER THINGS. Joe Keery as Steve Harrington in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022 /

So, we’ve got a good news, bad news situation here. Everyone is worried about Steve Harrington and his potential fate in Stranger Things season 4 part 2. Anywhere you go on the internet you’ll find people stressed that their beloved babysitter might perish before the final season.

In a new interview with Variety, Ross and Matt Duffer actually talked about Steve and the possibility of his death. Surprisingly, instead of playing coy, they were pretty direct in terms of the theory going around that Steve will get interdimensional rabies or something from the demobat bite.

That said, they also did not deny that Steve could bite the dust in the final episodes. But we’ve got the full quote of what they said so you don’t have to watch the entire 30+ minute interview if you don’t want to (although I recommend it since they reveal a lot of interesting information).

Will Steve Harrington die in Stranger Things season 4 part 2?

Okay, so in the interview, interviewer Kate Aurthur says, “I’m worried about Steve.” And the Duffers laugh, adding that they fully realize “everyone” is worried about Steve! That fact alone is a good sign. The fact they are good-natured about how much people love Steve and understand how much fans like him is a pretty great sign for fans.

Then Arthur asks, “How lethal do we think being bitten by a demobat is?”

Matt Duffer had this to say in response:

"“I wouldn’t worry about the bat thing. That’s more my thing, I have this thing, I’m worried about bats. So anyway, that was just me fixating on bats the moment I wrote that.”"

Arthur follows up with, “So, he’s going to die in some other way?”

To which Matt says, “If he’s going to die, it’s not going to be from the bat bite.”

It’s not the most reassuring thing Matt could have said, but obviously as the showrunners, they don’t want to spoil their own show either. I take comfort in their original reaction, saying “everyone is worried about Steve!” with a laugh more so than the bat bite debunking.

To me, it doesn’t sound like Steve will die, but at least if he does die, I have faith the Duffers will give him a heroic ending.

Stranger Things season 4 part 2 will start streaming on July 1. Volume 1 is out now.

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