Stranger Things Fans Think First Episode Title Of Season Five Is Good News For Eddie

Stranger Things fans think that the title of the first episode of Season 5 is good news for Eddie Munson. Read why here...
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Stranger Things has revealed the title of the first episode of season five and fans believe it will be good news for Eddie Munson.

November 6 marked ‘Stranger Things Day’ and this date was chosen because, in the show, this is when Will Byers first gets taken to the Upside Down back in 1983.

In this fan-driven event, a VR game where fans can play as the villain Vecna was announced, along with a puzzle-solving role-playing game on the Netflix gaming service.

To cap the day off, they teased fans with a little announcement for the highly anticipated fifth and final season.

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The first episode of the upcoming season will be titled ‘The Crawl’.

While it may seem ominous, fans think it teases the return of fan favourite Eddie Munson.

The character, played by Joseph Quinn, was only introduced in season four and he quickly become a much-loved character.

The heavy metal enthusiast and Dungeons and Dragons fanatic, unfortunately, met his demise at the end of the season when he sacrificed himself to save his friends.

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However, Eddie made sure his death was a season-stealing moment as he played Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets’ to distract a swarm of bats away from the team.

Some fans believe that the title hints at him crawling out of the Upside Down, while others think it is a reference to Dungeons and Dragons.

In the game, crawling is a type of scenario in fantasy role-playing games in which the heroes navigate a labyrinth environment (a ‘dungeon’), while ‘battling monsters, avoiding traps, solving puzzles, and looting any treasure they may find’.

While other fans think it is a reference to the lyrics of ‘Master Of Puppets’, as they read: “Come crawling faster. Obey your master. Your life burns faster. Obey your master.”

One viewer tweeted: “Most likely refers to a Dungeon Crawl which is DnD terminology.”

Another fan added: “The episode is called ‘the crawl’ and a ‘crawl’ in DnD means a hero stuck in a dungeon having to fight off monsters to survive.”


“‘Come crawling faster, obey your master. Vecna recruits Eddie,” theorises a fourth fan.

Another viewer suggested: “This HAS to have something to do with Eddie I legit can’t think of anything else.”

While fans will be hoping that Eddie will be returning, they shouldn’t hold their breath as co-creator Matt Duffer previously stated that they always saw him as a ‘doomed character’.

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Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, he said: “Even imagining the flip side of that, where he does survive that final battle, there’s not a great life waiting for Eddie in the right side up either, so he was really designed from the get-go as a doomed character.”

Ross Duffer, the other creator of Stranger Things, added: “He was always going to be a tragic character. There was no other arc for him. 

“He would have wound up in jail – this fantasy that he would have been in Milwaukee graduating sadly was never an outcome for him.”

While the release of date Stranger Things season Five is yet to be confirmed, it is believed that filming will take place in 2023, meaning it could potentially come out on Netflix in 2024 at the earliest.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.