Justice For Barb And Her Role In ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2

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With every bit of Stranger Things season 2 plans we share we feel like we must remind you that a second season hasn’t been ordered as of now, however, that doesn’t mean the Duffer Brothers can’t give us an insight into what they have planned for Season 2 once its given the green light.

If you haven’t finished season 1 or at least watched episode 7 of Stranger Things I suggest you turn  away now. This has been your spoiler warning.

Spoilers begin here, you’ve been warned. 

Shannon Purser’s short lived role as Barb, was received with far greater shockwaves than the cast could have anticipated. The character would be victim to the show’s antagonist at the end of episode 2 and the cold opening of episode 3. The Duffer Brothers have gone on to say that the character’s death was not given the same amount of attention Will’s disappearance had, and while there’s no future where they could see Barb coming back to life, they wish to touch upon the consequences and fallout of her absence.

Barb’s disappearance was attributed to her running away from Hawkins. Granted, that the course of the show spans in less than a week’s time and her death was only witnessed through the eyes of Eleven, it should still be addressed in the show’s mythos.

In an interview with IGN, Matt Duffer said,

“–Barb will not be forgotten. We’ll make sure there’s some justice for Barb. People get very frustrated, understandably, that the town doesn’t seem to be really dealing with Barb. That stuff is all happening. We’re just not spending any screen time on it.

It’s not like her parents are like ‘Oh Barb left. She died!’ Season 1 actually takes place over the course of six or seven days – it’s a really short period of time. So part of what we want to do with hypothetical Season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened.”

Shannon Purser’s first acting credit is in fact the Netflix show, she’s picked up enough momentum where fans as well as herself are actively campaigning for the role of Marvel’s Unbeatable Squirrel Girl in the event of a feature film becoming a reality.

The role of Barb was well received because it was another layer or relatable material added to the show, some of us are that friend who serves as moral compass to others, and others need them more than they know. The reason we’re asking for justice for Barb is because we see a little bit of Barb in ourselves.

What do you think? Should Barb come back in a blinding light or in the same way slug-regurgitating-Will returned? Sound off below.

Source: IGN

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  • flavortang

    BRING. BARB. BACK.

  • Steve Steve

    I think Barb’s death is an important part of the consequences in the story.

    If she returns I hope it will be to haunt the other characters as some sort of spectre. I really liked the actress so it would be nice to see more of her.

  • Any Squirrel Girl show would make me happy, but she does seem like a perfect fit for the role.