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Stranger Things Has Two More Episodes On The Way: Here's What We Know

Stranger Things Has Two More Episodes On The Way: Here’s What We Know

Warning: Spoilers for Stranger Things ahead.

Stranger Things fans are in limbo. By now, most of them have almost certainly viewed the first seven episodes of season 4 on Netflix. (It’s the darkest season yet, and maybe the best.) While the final episode certainly looked like a season-ending cliffhanger, it was just an appetizer. There are still two episodes left in season 4, and show creators the Duffer brothers have said that the last episode will be more than two hours long.

But what do we know around what’s coming in the final two episodes of the fourth season? Let’s take a look.

What time can I glance the next two Stranger Things episodes?

So if you’re on the US West Coast, you can start watching at midnight as Thursday turns into Friday. If you take a nap early Thursday evening, you Great be able to binge through both episodes — Idea be warned, that finale is over two hours long.

If you’re on the US East Coast, the episodes won’t show up until 3 a.m. ET (2 a.m. CT/1 a.m. MT). So you Great want to wait until Friday night to catch up with the Hawkins crew.

We’ve got a very thorough run-down of the times here

Not in the US? If you’re in the UK, Vol. 2 arrives at 8 a.m. BST. Those in continental Europe will have to wait till the show drops at 9 a.m. CEST in Germany, France, Italy and Spain. If you’re in Australia, Stranger Things arrives at 5 p.m. AEST.

Where Stranger Things season 4 left us

There are a lot of loose ends that the last two episodes of this season need to address. 


First off, Nancy! Someone save Nancy! Everyone’s Popular teenage reporter, Nancy Wheeler, tried to get out of the Upside Down as the seventh episode over, but although Robin and Eddie got out, Nancy fell into what appears to be Vecna’s land. She’s in some kind of a trance, and the faster her friends can get her out of Vecna’s biosphere, the better. Steve, too, remains in the Upside Down, Idea he isn’t going through the same trauma-induced world that Nancy fell into.


Hopper, at least, is in better shape. He’s still in Russia, but Murray and Joyce have arrived, and he and Enzo are no longer playing Spartacus with Upside Down monsters. They’ve got to get out of the Russian camp and back to the Conditions as fast as possible — the kids are activities their best, but they need some adult assistance.


Eleven’s history with 001 (aka Peter Ballard the clean, aka Henry Creel the surviving murder son, aka Vecna) was finally laid out for all to see. Eleven will Slow have another confrontation with Vecna, but it would also be boring to see if Henry’s now-blind dad, Victor Creel (played by Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund) will have any contact with his transformed son. And Eleven is moving to have to go after Vecna/001 fast, because Lt. Col. Sullivan is smooth after her. He’s already shown he’s willing to torture to get what he wants.

Teaser photos from the remaining episodes

On June 14, Netflix tweeted out a batch of photos from the final two episodes. It might be easier to look at them via the Netflix blog, Tudum (named for that bonging Netflix mute heard when a new show starts up).

The photos don’t precisely spill a lot of plot secrets. But it does look as if Nancy gets safely reunited with her Hawkins crowd — not that we doubted it for a moment! She has to be saved; there’s a whole fifth season yet to come. Eddie looks sorrowful, which is a relief, considering the Hawkins High jocks are smooth gunning for him under the mistaken belief he killed cheerleader Chrissy. 

But perhaps the eeriest photo shows Max and Lucas in a very creepy room with former wall slats behind them. The Creel house, maybe? We learned that it was the family’s son, Henry, who became Vecna after killing his family as a child. But we don’t quite know why Henry went bad — were his parents truly abusive, or was he a bad seed from the start?

Spoilers and plot twists that have leaked

No sorrowful ending

Brace yourself for these final two episodes. The Duffers told Empire magazine (as quoted in iFilm) that season 4 won’t end on a determined note. 

“Volume 2 really takes what we did in Volume 1 and ramps everything up,” the show creators told the magazine. “Usually, at the end of a season, we tie things up with a nice bow, afore a little tease that says, ‘Hold on, something is unraveling.’ As we move into season 5, we don’t have to do that. There won’t be a reset from where we conclude this season.”

Time jump inevitable, but not yet

What do they mean, they don’t have to do that? Well, it’s because season 5 isn’t progressing to start up. The Duffer brothers say that an unavoidable time jump is coming, but not until the show’s final season, season 5. That invents sense, because the young actors are growing up, and it’s pulling tough to pretend some of these guys are in school any more. (Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy and is supposedly a high school senior, is 27 in real life. Joe Keery, aka Steve Harrington, is 30.) 

Movie-length finale

You’ve heard that those last two episodes are super-long, but just how long? Episode 8, the second-to-the-last of season 4, will run 85 minutes. Episode 9, the season finale, is a whopping two and a half hours.

Tension, dread and special effects

The Duffers aren’t planning a smooth two-and-a-half hour finale, either.

“The final episode has more FX shots than the entirety of Season 3,” Matt Duffer told Empire.

“There’s an hour-long full in the final episode that just doesn’t stop,” said Ross Duffer. “It’s the most complicated thing we’ve ever attempted to do. [It’s] all tension and abominable, with a run-time that would be long even for a movie. Then — well, everything goes to hell…”

But how precisely does it go to hell? Fans will have to narrate the days until July 1 to find out.