Watch Stranger Things Cast React to Eddie's Metallica Scene

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Joe Keery and Maya Hawke, actors of Stranger Things, witness Eddie’s Metallica scene for the first time, and their responses are predictable.

The Stranger Things actors Joe Keery and Maya Hawke may be seen in a new video watching the moment in which their Stranger Things co-star Joseph Quinn plays the guitar to Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.” Quinn portrays Eddie Monson, the head of the Dungeons & Dragons Hellfire club at Hawkins High School, in season 4.

Eddie spent the bulk of the season evading capture after witnessing the season’s enemy, Vecna, savagely murder Chrissy (Grace Van Dien), before joining forces with the gang to take Vecna down. In order to give the others more time to fight Vecna, Eddie confuses him with Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). He then takes out his guitar and breaks into the “Master of Puppets” riff to battle off Vecna’s demons.

Upon the debut of the season’s final 2 episodes, the moment became viral and even caught Metallica’s notice.

Eddie, this is for you! The band captioned a video of themselves performing “Master of Puppets” with Eddie on their TikTok account shortly after the episode’s premiere. In just three days, the video has received nearly 9 million views and over 2 million likes. Additionally, 36 years after Metallica first made it available in March 1986, “Master of Puppets” soared to the top of the iTunes rock chart last week.

The scene, which is without a doubt the centerpiece of the Stranger Things conclusion, is also incredibly upsetting. Unfortunately, Eddie dies just a few minutes after the scene that has become his trademark.

When the Duffer brothers abruptly ended this character’s story just after his most memorable scene, one can’t help but wonder if they realized what they were doing. Eddie’s death isn’t all that shocking, though, as the program frequently kills off its supporting cast members (Barb, Bob, Billy, and the list goes on) in order to preserve the unity of its main group.

The crucial role that music has played this season feels vital to emphasize as well, and fans have reacted warmly. When the first batch of Stranger Things Season 4 episodes debuted in May, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” experienced a major comeback and rose to the top of the charts after being utilized by the characters to rescue Max (Sadie Sink) from the Upside Down.

Since songs like “Master of Puppets” and “Running Up That Hill” have been so successful, their appearance in Stranger Things was a wonderful gift for the millions of young people who watch the show.

There won’t likely be many complaints if the Duffer brothers use the next final season to keep delivering lesser-known 80s classics to their audience.

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