Fear not! Barb is gone, but not forgotten! Rather like kind-hearted chef Benny, Barb, though a minor character was a quick favourite of most viewers. Notable for her loyalty to Nancy and desire to protect her from attentions of Steve Harrington, Barb came to a nasty end.
After cutting her hand while attempting to chug a beer (peer pressure kills, guys) Barb attracted the monstrous ‘Demogorgon.’ As a result, our beloved nerd friend promptly vanished into the Upside Down. Unfortunately, Barb was forgotten soon after in favour of the search for Will Byers. Her fate was soon confirmed by Eleven, who finds Barb’s partially devoured corpse, crawling with slugs. Fans may have noted that during the trailer, no one mentions the effect of Barb’s disappearance, not even Nancy. Which raises the question; does anyone in Hawkins care about poor Barbara Holland?
Luckily, executive producer Shawn Levy is here to set us at ease! While confirming that Barb sadly remains deceased, Levy claimed that a large theme of Season 2 will be memories of Barb and the void left by her passing. In any case, judging by the slug which Will coughed up in the finale, it’s likely the fate of Barb will be explored in more detail to give an idea of how much peril our heroes are in!
Season 2 of Stranger Things is slated for an October 2017 release