‘Stranger Things’ petition demands the return of fan-favourite character

**Major spoilers ahead**

Stranger Things fans have backed a petition to bring back Eddie Munson, following his emotional death in the season four finale.

The two-and-a-half-hour episode saw Eddie (Joseph Quinn) bow out of the Netflix series after creating a guitar-shredding distraction for his friends in the Upside Down. Although he initially managed to flee from a flock of bat-like creatures, he was soon killed after heroically standing his ground.

After witnessing these scenes, a fan of the show launched a Change.org petition to bring back the character, claiming he’d been “unfairly killed” off in what was his debut season.

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At the time of writing, the petition has garnered over 20,000 signatures with a final target of 25,000.

The petition creator, who goes by the name of Maddy, wrote in summary: “This is a petition I have started to bring back fan favourite Eddie Munson.

“The Duffer Brothers have unfairly killed him off and many other fans and I think he deserves to be brought back and not just as a flashback, please sign this petition to spread awareness.”

The description added: “Stranger Things fans are kindly asking Netflix and the Duffer Brothers to bring back the fan favourite character Eddie Munson.”

Stranger Things season 4: Volume 2
Stranger Things season 4: Volume 2 (Credit: Netflix)

Some of the fans who have signed the petition also left messages of support in the comments, with one person writing: “EDDIE DESERVES TO GRADUATE.”

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Another wrote: “His death didn’t seem to have any meaning beyond shock value and it sucks to have such a good character thrown away like that.”

One supporter even suggested that some Stranger Things fans are cancelling their Netflix subscriptions due to the show killing him off.

In a recent interview with Esquire, Quinn said he had “no idea” that his character was going to die.

“I knew that I wasn’t optioned,” he said. “I had a feeling that we would finish his arc this season. I couldn’t have imagined the manner in which he would leave, but yeah, I think it’s a weird thing. It’s kind of bittersweet.”

On whether he’d like to return to the series in some capacity, he added: “I would love to go back to that set and to see those people again. But sometimes there’s a beautiful arc that they’ve written and he’s such an empathetically written role and they’re very rare, these kind of roles.

“It feels a little bit like a lottery ticket and I feel incredibly grateful, but it’s a shame not to be able to come back. Onwards.”

Elsewhere, Quinn’s co-star Sadie Sink recently opened up about season four’s “heartbreaking” ending for her character Max Mayfield.

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