Stranger Things is a widely popular Netflix show, but sometimes their plans changed along the way when creating the hit series. This article will contain impossible to avoid spoilers for season 4. That being said, this is your official spoiler warning.
The Stranger Things season 4 conclusion was a true spectacle that started an agonizingly exciting wait for season 5. It appears that the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, have revealed they were originally going to kill off another character, as if the death of Eddie Munson wasn’t enough.
Matt and Ross Duffer said the most ‘radical’ storyline departure from their original script was deciding not to kill off Tom Wlaschiha’s character, Dmitri ‘Enzo’ Antonov. In the Netflix supernatural thriller series, Enzo proved to become a huge player in the finale, essentially getting Hopper out of jail and back to Hawkins with Joyce after they were betrayed by sneaky con man Yuri.
The Stranger Things creators said that Enzo’s stint on the show was nearly very short-lived, as they originally planned to kill off the character. Matt told Collider all about it and how this nixed death went on to become a possible series changing decision.
“In terms of who makes it, who lives or dies. I think there was a version where Dmitri, AKA Enzo, didn’t make it.” He added, “Then he ended up making it. But that’s [the most] radical of a departure from the original idea versus what we ended up with.”
Although the brothers confirmed that they did not kill off Enzo, fans were still left wondering what happened to him at the end of series 4, as his storyline was not brought to a conclusion. After escaping the Russian prison, the characters return home to reunite with their families, with Enzo nowhere to be seen.
It is possible that Enzo stayed around to go and find his son, who was mentioned throughout the season, but it has been left open-ended about if the character will return for the final series. Meanwhile, writing for the 5th and final season of Stranger Things is set to begin in August. You can watch Seasons 1 through 4 in their entirety on Netflix right now.
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