Stranger Things writers have started sharing stories that didn’t make the cut of previous seasons, and the first one is absolutely insane.
“Crazy Shit That Almost Happened #1: In Season 2, a possessed Will was going to kill Bob.” tweeted (opens in a new tab) the official writers room account for the show.
In Season 2, Joyce begins dating Robert “Bob” Newby (Sean Astin), the manager of the Hawkins Radio Shack. Bob eventually uses his computer skills to shut down the security system at Hawkins National Laboratory, successfully freeing the Byers and the others. Unfortunately, Bob meets the end of him by being attacked by a Demogorgon, right in front of Joyce.
After Will begins experiencing episodes that he and the others assume are just part of PTSD, it is Bob who encourages Will to confront his trauma and face his fears. But when Will comes face to face with the Mind Flayer, he possesses it. It’s the Mind Flayer, through Will, that almost takes Joyce and company. to her Demogorgon-related death in the lab.
Crazy Shit That Almost Happened #1: In Season 2, a possessed Will was going to kill Bob.October 5, 2022
While it would have been heartbreaking and could have changed his character arc forever, Possessed Will killing Bob would have made quite a bit of sense, especially considering the fact that it’s Bob’s “fault” that Will’s body was overtaken by the Mind. Skinner first. Fortunately, the gang is able to use the fire to sweat the monster out before something worse happens. Sweet Bob, however, will live on in our hearts.
For more Hawkins-related content, check out our breakdown of the Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 finale and how it all sets up Stranger Things season 5, or our spoiler-filled list of who dies in Stranger Things season 4. , Volume 2 We’ve also rounded up all the fun Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 Easter Eggs here.