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Does Eddie Munson Die In Stranger Things 4 Vol 2?

Did Eddie Munson survive Vecna's wrath or did he die tragically in Stranger Things Season 4: Vol. 2? Obviously, spoilers are ahead.
Does Eddie Munson Die In Stranger Things 4 Vol 2?
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Stranger Things Season 4: Vol 2 premiered on 1st July 2022, and with so much chaos unfolding, you may be wondering if Eddie Munson or the rest of the gang survived the danger. With such a massive disaster that took place within Hawkins, it's no surprise that there was far more risk of death to the group than ever before.

When the first volume of Stranger Things 4 first dropped on Netflix, Eddie Munson quickly became a fan favorite of the show. His rebellious and outgoing attitude made him fun to watch, instantly making the Hawkins crew more interesting. His popularity has made his survival even more important for many viewers, but not all characters were lucky.

Stranger Things 4 Vol 2 - Does Eddie Munson Die?

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Eddie and Dustin distract the bats with Metallica. (Picture: Netflix)

The last two episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 are nearly all about conflict, which places characters like Eddie Munson in plenty of danger. Everyone comes up with a plan to kill Vecna in his own home, and Dustin is paired with Eddie as the bait for the bats.

In short, it seems like Eddie Munson died in his attempt to show bravery and ward off the bats that could kill any of his friends. At the start of the last episode, Eddie and Dustin essentially set up a metal concert to distract the bats guarding Vecna. They all fly over to Eddie as he plays Metallica on his guitar.

As soon as the bats reach the duo, they run inside the van and attempt to defend it with spiky shields or spears. This works for a bit, and then Dustin is the first to leave them upside down. However, Eddie decides to stay, and he cuts the rope. He makes the bats chase him down the street, and Eddie Munson has one last realization when Dustin comes back, and the bats are swarming.

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Bats swarm Eddie and Dustin as they carry out their plan. (Picture: Netflix)

Eddie decides then and there that he is tired of running and wants to play the hero's part. He buckles down and takes out his shield to defend and take out as many bats as possible. This ultimately leads to him getting cut up all over his body as Dustin is too far away. 

The swarm of bats falls after Hopper kills the Demogorgon in Russia, but it's too late. Eddie tells Dustin he must take care of the sheep, and he stops breathing. It seems clear-cut that Eddie is dead, and his body is left in the other dimension.

At the end of the day, this is Stranger Things, and Eddie could resurrect in some fashion within the Upside Down. Instead, we saw both Max and Eddie die on screen. The only difference is Eleven was there to bring Max back after a minute; however, she wasn't there to save Eddie, so we can safely say that he's gone.

If you want to learn about what to expect in Stranger Things Season 5, check out our linked article for more.

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