Stranger Things' Vecna Actor Apologizes to Joseph Quinn and Eddie Munson Fans
Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays Vecna, is seeking forgiveness from Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) and his fans for killing the beloved character in the Stranger Things Season 4 finale.
"I'm here to apologize. I know a lot of people are mad at me, " Bower says in a humorous video posted on Netflix's Twitter account. As Quinn enters the shot, Bower continues, "But my apology isn't just for you. It's for the main victim of all this." As expected, Quinn is not having it from Bower. That is until Bower presents him with a gift, which seems to smooth everything over with his co-star.
Introduced in Season 4, Eddie Munson is the president of the Hawkins high school Hellfire Club, a group of Dungeons & Dragons playersthat also includes Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Erica (Priah Ferguson). He is present when Chrissy is killed by Vecna (Grace Van Dien) and is framed for her death, forcing him to go on the run and join Dustin and the gang in their quest to defeat the demon. He is later killed by Vecna's army of demobats, sacrificing himself to buy more time for the rest of the team to take down Vecna.
The main villain of Season 4, Vecna was revealed to Henry Creel / One, the first child who Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine) experimented on and the one who committed the massacre at the Hawkins lab. However, he fails to kill Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), who banishes him to the Upside Down. Ever since then, he has been plotting his revenge, causing chaos and sending the various monsters to attack Eleven and her friends. He is gravely injured in the Season 4 finale but succeeds in opening up a massive gate in Hawkins, setting the stage for the final showdown in Season 5.
Season 5 of Stranger Things will indeed be the last season of the Netflix sci-fi series. While previous seasons have slowly built up the tension and sense of danger with an initial sense of normalcy, showrunner Matt Duffer said that Season 5 is "going to start pedal to the metal." He added, "We're not going to do the ramp-up. There's no time. There's no normalcy, obviously, once you've reached the end of four. It's just going to be going 100 miles an hour from the beginning."
Seasons 1-4 of Stranger Things are now streaming on Netflix.