Stranger Things spoilers follow.
Netflix’s Stranger Things have shared a sneak peek of the fifth and final season with fans.
The sci-fi series created by the Duffer Brothers posted a snap of the first page of the script for season 5, episode 1 to mark Stranger Things Day yesterday (November 6). The date commemorates when Noah Schnapp’s character Will Byers first went missing in the first season of the show.
“To close out #StrangerThingsDay, very excited to reveal that the Stranger Things 5 premiere episode is titled… THE CRAWL,” Netflix shared on its main Twitter account.
This revelation has sent fans into a frenzy, with some thinking the title of the episode may be a clue about a beloved character’s possible return. Don’t read further if you haven’t watched season four yet as we’re entering spoilers territory.
In the season four finale, fan-favourite Eddie Munson (Joe Quinn) seemingly dies after being attacked by an army of evil bats in the Upside Down. The sad scene happens moments after Hawkins’ resident metalhead played the epic guitar solo in Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ to fend off the creatures.
While Eddie’s death seemed pretty final, with Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) crying over his friend’s body, there may be some room to turn this around. At least, that’s what some viewers believe.
To close out #StrangerThingsDay, very excited to reveal that the Stranger Things 5 premiere episode is titled…
THE CRAWL pic.twitter.com/QosrkNZcRi
— Netflix (@netflix) November 7, 2022
According to some viewers, the title of the upcoming episode may be a direct reference to the lyrics of ‘Master of Puppets’ (Come crawling faster / Obey your master), and a potentially a nod to Eddie still being in the game.
“This can’t be a coincidence,” one fan offered, while another commented: “Interesting.”
While this does sound a bit like a stretch, it is a fascinating theory nonetheless. Unfortunately, it will be a long wait to see if this hope was misplaced given Stranger Things season 5 isn’t expected to premiere until 2024.
Stranger Things seasons 1-4 are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.