On the r/StrangerThings subreddit, u/NineSeventyy posted a meme: next to the photo of the dying Eddie sad Warrior (via Know your meme), and next to a photo of a grieving Uncle Eddie Wayne (Joel Stoffer) is a Withered Warrior (also via Know your meme). “I’m not the only one, right? Post asked. And no, they are not the only ones. Many posters are saddened by the loss of Eddie and touched by Wayne’s grief. But there’s a fair amount of dissatisfaction mixed in with it.
“Honestly? For me, this is the cheapest death, ”wrote u/AgreeableInterview71. “I’m disappointed with how the other characters also brushed off his Billy-style death.” Others expected it would take longer to say goodbye to Eddie. Indeed, more than one user has lamented the fact that the show never shows Steve (Joe Keery), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), or Robin (Maya Hawke) learning of their friend’s death after fighting Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) . Instead, Dustin and Wayne seem to be the only ones who acknowledged him in the final episode’s denouement. However, others believed that the Duffer brothers had painted themselves into a corner and were looking for a way out.
Ironically, even Quinn himself may have been a little offended by his character’s sudden departure. Speaking with The keeperhe joked, “I’ll be furious if they don’t bring me back [laughs]. I would be glad if they took me.” On the other hand, this interview was published before the release of the second volume of the season, so Quinn was probably just trying to throw us off the trail. Unfortunately, the Duffer brothers have confirmed in interview with Josh Horowitz that Eddie Munson’s death is about as irreversible as television can make it.