SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not seen episode 8 and 9 of “Strange things 4,” now streaming on Netflix.
With the second volume of Stranger Things Season 4 now in the books, Netflix is pulling back the curtain a bit on the creation behind the final two episodes of the season. The verified Twitter account of the “Stranger Things” writers’ room, called “strange writers,” shared a few moments from recent episodes that weren’t on the page before filming.
Many “Stranger Things” fans finally had their wishes come true when Winona Ryder’s Joyce Byers and David Harbor’s Jim Hopper shared a kiss after the reunion. Once living in Hawkins, Indiana, Hopper began the fourth season of “Stranger Things” in a mysterious Russian prison. A major plot point in the season involves him getting out of the institution.
Although the couple’s first kiss was scripted, including the prolonged flirting before it, the writers admitted that the second kiss, which comes when Hopper assures Byers that the two will survive together, was added during filming, according to the writers of “Stranger Things” room.
“This kiss is not scripted, Winona and David added it on the day of filming,” the message reads.
This kiss is not scripted, Winona and David added it on the day of the shoot pic.twitter.com/9vSWwYliWU
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) July 2, 2022
The writers also shared two other key exchanges that were the creations of the actors. Metal enthusiast Eddie’s final words to Gaten Matarazzo’s Dustin (“I love you man”) were a moment improvised by actor Joseph Quinn. Also, Lucas Sinclair’s cry “Erika help” in a moment of high tension was an improvisation by actor Caleb McLaughlin.
“Stranger Things 4” Vol. 2 debuts on Netflix on July 1st. For more information, read how the production is made landed Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” for their final showdown.