Main spoilers forward for Stranger Issues 2. If you have not completed binge watching, take a look at one among our different tales.
Out of all of the fan reactions that The Duffer Brothers have heard concerning Stranger Issues Season 2, one particularly shocked the present’s creators. Apparently, the 2 could not consider that so many people initially thought Sean Astin’s Bob Newby was secretly a double agent for Hawkins Lab, or actually something aside from a lovable goof. The brothers shared their shock with Cinemablend’s Conner Schwerdtfeger in an interview at a Grasp Class occasion at Chapman College:
Matt Duffer: I wasn’t conscious of it until individuals began to look at. No matter, we began to listen to although, individuals considering that this man was gonna prove evil. I used to be shocked by it. It is virtually like he was too good. We did not wish to trick anybody. He was at all times purported to be a little bit of a dork however very loveable and good.
Ross Duffer: That got here as a shock.
The Duffer Brothers’ angle about Bob would possibly come as a good greater shock to followers of Stranger Issues, a few of which thought Bob was just a little too calm in regards to the surprising quantity of bizarre stuff that was unfolding earlier than him. Many who watched Season 2 knew fairly early on that Will was secretly being monitored by Hawkins Lab’s higher-ups throughout his physician visits on the facility, so the idea that they’d have a secret worker who Joyce was conversant in combine his approach into the household did not appear too far-fetched. Followers fears have been lastly put to relaxation when Bob met his unlucky finish, and along with his dying got here a heartbreaking realization that he was only a good man in any case.
It performs out as an incredible second within the plot for many who believed Bob had some secret evil agenda, though The Duffer Brothers guarantee the misdirection was fully unintentional. Whereas acccidental, Matt Duffer is particularly proud of the consequence, and that Sean Astin’s character is getting so much love from the Stranger Issues group. As such, he tried to higher interpret a few of Bob’s actions in early episodes that led some to assume he was as much as no good:
Matt Duffer: “I prefer it although. It was good, however we weren’t purposely deceptive individuals. I imply when he provides Will the unhealthy recommendation, it is really… It is really pretty good recommendation. It simply occurs to be, given the supernatural circumstances, which Bob might by no means. It is not his fault. How might he ever know what is going on on within the supernatural world. No, he is only a good man. However I adore it, individuals responded to Sean Astin’s efficiency in a approach that we have been actually hoping for, so we’re actually proud of the response to him and Bob.”
Stranger Things Season 2 is presently streaming on Netflix, and Cinemablend has all of the interviews and evaluation followers are craving. For extra on the sequence, hear what the Duffer’s needed to say a couple of potential spin-off, providing closure for Barb, or what that closing scene was all about. For extra on what we considered Season 2, remember to take a look at the newest episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast for extra evaluation and enjoyable. These on the lookout for one thing else to leap into following the conclusion of Stranger Issues ought to go to our fall premiere guide to see what’s developing.