Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 left us all with very many unanswered questions lurking in Hawkins. The fourth season has taken fans by storm and it is only normal for everyone’s curious bones to get down to investigating about what was that terrifying revelation at the end. Where is Nancy? What is Vecna and Eleven’s connection?
Produced by the famous Duffer Brothers, who are also the creators of the show, along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson, Stranger Things 4 has actors Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson and Cara Buono and Brett Gelman continuing to feature as series regular.
Stranger Things 4 Vol 1: What Happens at the End?
Episode 7 marks the end of the first volume of the fourth season of Stranger Things. Throughout the season we have seen all our characters scattered in various places. Towards the end, we see Joyce able to rescue Hopper and, the two reuniting in the prison in Russia. As for Will, Mike, Jonathan and Argyle, we see the group reach out to Suzie to get the coordinates for the Nina Project- a place where Eleven is currently being housed. However, the most interesting ending is for Eleven and our friends remaining at Hawkins.
In Stranger Things 4, we see Dr. Brenner making Eleven recall her time at the Hawkins lab to help her relive her trauma and experience to gain her superpowers back. During the last experiment of helping out Eleven with snippets from her life, we find out that the Hawkins Lab Massacre was actually not committed by Eleven but, One, who turned out to be one of the helpers at the lab. We find out that One is Victor Creel’s son and was brought to the lab by Dr. Brenner after the death of his mother and sister and the imprisonment of his father.
One was the first child at Hawkins lab with a superpower and it was through his help Dr. Brenner created more kids with superpowers, one of them being Eleven herself. After the Hawkins Lab Massacre, an angry Eleven used all her power to end one, inevitably opening a door to the Upside Down and condemning him there instead. This is where One turned into Vecna.
While we get to know Vecna’s origins from Eleven’s memory, simultaneously we see Vecna recount his story to Nancy- who fell into the Upside Down while crossing from the Watergate realm to the normal world. According to Vecna, he has always been an anomaly, different and with powers. He haunted his family with these powers but, when her mother got to know of his mal intentions, he did not waste any time and killed his mother and his sister and pinned the murders on his father Victor Creel.
However, he was never able to be free as Dr. Brenner took him into his care on the recommendation of Victor Creel’s wife before her death. He became One and thus, came into existence at Hawkins Lab, met Eleven and had a final showdown with her, ending up eventually in the Upside Down and cursing, haunting people to death.