Stranger Things introduced us to the wise and loyal Barb, and although she only had a handful of scenes in the first season, she made an impact on us all. Is it too much to hope that we will see her again in Season 2?
Preparations for Stranger Things Season 2 are well under way, but we here at melty are still getting over the emotional roller coaster that was Season 1. This Netflix original series has introduced us to such wonderful characters as Winona Ryder's Joyce Byers, Gaten Matarazzo's Dustin, and Shannon Purser's Barb. Lovely Barb, Nancy's best friend and all round voice of reason left us too soon. Barb met her fate while Nancy was doing the nasty with Steve, and she sat alone by his swimming pool before suddenly being taken by the monster to The Upside Down.
Nancy then came to her senses, and with the help of Eleven, she eventually found Barb, dead. Barb's passing enraged fans, as it seemed like her disappearance wasn't given enough attention by the town, her family or her friends, even Nancy. However Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas on the show, recently posted a picture of himself with Shannon Purser on his Instagram page with a caption that reads: "I found Barb". Unsurprisingly, this post has put Stranger Things fans into a frenzy, and we've even started to hope that Barb could be returning in one form or another in Season 2.
Stranger Thing's executive producer Dan Cohen has promised big things in the upcoming season, and of them may be Barb's return, in one form or another. The Duffer Brothers recently spoke with IGN about how Season 2 (which at the time of the interview, was not yet confirmed), would tackle the aftermath of Barb's death. Matt Duffer revealed: “Barb will not be forgotten. We'll make sure there's some justice for Barb. 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 in the hypothetical Season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened." Thank goodness for that. If you feel like you identify the most with Barb, or even another core member of the group, take our Stranger Things quiz to find out which character you are! Do you think Barb will be returning in Season 2?