Vecna, previously often called Number One and earlier than that as Henry Creel, proudly broadcasts to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) within the season 4 finale that he’s the creator of all her struggling. Upon arrival within the Upside Down, Vecna surveyed the panorama and noticed that it was to his liking. He even met The Mind Flayer and borrowed a few of its energy. From that second on, Vecna sought Eleven as a type of key to the “actual world,” which he in flip may flip into The Upside Down.
The collection huge unhealthy has been Vecna this complete time and in keeping with Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), he nonetheless has but to be defeated. Will, due to his earlier reference to the Mind Flayer (who was working as a part of Vecna), can nonetheless really feel Vecna’s presence. He is aware of that, regardless of the seemingly deadly burn wounds, that Vecna will recuperate to struggle one other day. And struggle he shall in season 5.
What’s Happening to Hawkins?
As beforehand acknowledged, Vecna’s final objective is to unleash the hellish chaos of The Upside Down upon our unsuspecting world. The neat factor in regards to the season 4 finale is that he form of succeeds in that mission. By efficiently killing Max (extra on that in a second), Vecna was capable of open a fourth gate and within the course of break the “dam” connecting the 2 realities.
This breaking of the dam has fast damaging repercussions because the power of the break creates a 7.6 magnitude earthquake all through Hawkins that kills at the very least 22 folks. Unfortunately that earthquake was just the start of the unhealthy information to return. Based on the ultimate shot of the season it appears as if a major chunk of The Upside Down has leaked out into our world. There’s an enormous portion of the pure panorama exterior of Hopper’s cabin that’s successfully in black and white. Not solely that however there are ominous black clouds tinged with pink lightning within the sky … they usually’re advancing.
The “regular” citizenry of Hawkins, like Mike’s dad Ted (Joe Christ), scoff on the notion that the city is cursed. When the apocalyptic black clouds roll in in season 5, nonetheless, they might haven’t any alternative however to consider.
Where is Max?
Perhaps the most important thriller that Stranger Things season 5 must confront is the whereabouts of Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink). To be clear, we all know the place Max’s physique is. Her mortal kind presently lies in a hospital mattress in Hawkins, buried deep in a coma. We don’t, nonetheless, know the place her consciousness is.