The series stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Winona Ryder, and David Harbour. Volume 2 will include the final 2 episodes of the season and be released on July 1.
While this first volume included a total of seven episodes, there is one that audiences can't stop talking about called, "Chapter 4: Dear Billy."
The episode puts the focus on Max Mayfield, portrayed by Sink. We see the character seemingly accept her fate after being cursed until the very end when she uses her loved ones as an anchor to escape from Vecna’s grasp.
The end sequence will completely take your breath away and will forever be remembered as one of the best moments in the show. From the visuals to the use of Max’s favorite song, it’s impossible not to feel completely immersed.
"Dear Billy is genuinely the best episode in the entirety of Stranger Things, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The last 5 minutes? Masterpiece. The incorporation of running up that hill? Incredible. Sadie sSnk? Emmy award-worthy," one viewer wrote...
dear billy is genuinely the best episode in the entirety of stranger things, i was on the edge of my seat the whole time. the last 5 minutes? masterpiece. the incorporation of running up that hill? incredible. sadie sink? emmy award worthy #StrangerThings4May 27, 2022
the end of dear billy with the flashbacks sequence and max running for her life while kate bush plays in the back changed my life i'm not kiddingMay 27, 2022
#StrangerThings4 STRANGER THINGS MAJOR SPOILERS---------------THE ENDING OF EPISODE FOUR WITH MAX AND VECNA WAS INCREDIBLE. THE FLASHBACKS, THE MUSIC. I WAS IN TEARS pic.twitter.com/XTHfJSD4W3May 27, 2022
A tweet read, "Max has been alone in life for so long and at the end of Dear Billy she finally realized she’s not and that she does have a family and that is everything to me."
#StrangerThings4 spoilersmax has been alone in life for so long and at the end of dear billy she finally realised she’s not and that she does have a family and that is everything to meMay 27, 2022
SPOILERS STRANGER THINGS S4------------the end of episode 4 was just *chefs kiss* i LOVED it. max’s flashbacks with the guys and el + the amazing song choice?? are you kidding?? one of the most iconic scenes in the show#StrangerThings4May 27, 2022
Fans immediately took to social media to praise Sadie Sink for her incredible work in the episode and season overall.
“Sadie Sink’s performance was mind-blowing this season. Like Dear Billy really got the best out of her acting... jaw on the floor watching every second of her scenes oh my god,” someone else commented...
sadie sink’s performance was mind blowing this season. like dear billy really got the best out of her acting.. jaw on the floor watching every second of her scenes oh my godMay 27, 2022
i’ll never shut up about dear billy. sadie ate every single scene she had and the last few minutes were insanely good.. the reviews were so right her performance was incredibleMay 27, 2022
DEAR BILLY WAS INSANE SADIE SINK U ARE SO TALENTED I CANT EVEN PROCESS THIS I AM FREAKING OUTMay 27, 2022
“Dear Billy” easily took the title of Volume 1’s best episode, some even saying it’s one of the best in the entire series.
“Dear Billy is the stand-out episode of season 4. it was phenomenal I loved every second of it,” one fan posted...
dear billy is the stand out episode of s4. it was phenomenal i loved every second of itMay 27, 2022
#StrangerThings4 dear billy is the best episode that i have seen EVER on stranger things, sadie was AMAZING, literally on another level.May 27, 2022
dear billy was THE episode of this season #StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/EB0WHda5OBMay 27, 2022
The episode also included some beautiful content between Max and Lucas, which audiences loved.
“Lucas being Max’s emotional tether…I definitely teared up,” said another tweet...
lucas being max’s emotional tether…i definitely teared up #StrangerThings4 pic.twitter.com/ec8KALgtMCMay 27, 2022
lucas and max holding to each other like a lifeline pic.twitter.com/BUzwmfzaiKMay 27, 2022
The fact that Lucas knew something was wrong before she saw the clock and when she saw her mother is so personal to me. The first flashback Max saw was her and Lucas. Like Caleb said Lumax is deeper than friendship 🥺 #StrangerThings4May 28, 2022
You can binge watch all episodes of Stranger Things seasons 1-3 and Vol. 1 of season 4 now on Netflix.
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