Stranger Things fans if they ever take time from talking about how brilliant the series is, will describe the wait for Season 5 as absolute torture. They have spent each moment after the mind-blowing finale of Stranger Things season 4 wondering what is to happen. And in Max Mayfield played by Sadie Sink’s case, what exactly is happening? A plethora of theories for the upcoming season is linked to Eddie Murphie and his revival. And the only character other than Eddie Murphie for whom fans can’t decide whether she is dead or alive is Max.
Undoubtedly one of the best characters in Stranger Things, fans cannot stop thinking about what lies ahead for Max. Apart from the very obvious confusion about her state, what part will Max’s character play in Stranger Things Season 5? Let us take a look at some of the most popular theories regarding Max Mayfield’s character.
Max’s Ending in Season 4 and the onslaught of confusion that followed
Trust us, you were not the only one left scratching your head towards the end of Season 4. Albeit painfully we all remember how Vecna got Max.
The scene where Max lost her eyesight and her bones snapped, had everyone signing the petition to get the actress an Emmy. After the horrifying incident, Eleven somehow manages to save her friend. But towards the finale, Max is shown to be unconscious in a hospital. And try as Eleven may enter her mind, it’s all dark and empty.
Theories about Max by Sadie Sink in Stranger Things
We were all trying to find a way in the fog when the Duffer brothers posted this screenshot of the script to tease fans. They captioned the screenshot as ”El revives Max.’‘ The script talks about how Mike is still holding onto Eleven’s hands as she is drifting in and out of consciousness. She sees herself holding Max in her arms.
STRANGER WRITERS DOES THIS MEAN I GOT IT RIGHThttps://t.co/E6jUVsOd0I
— tai ✿ lucas era (@bylerinfested) September 16, 2022
Eleven sees flashbacks of her and Max laughing hard, dancing, and having a gala time. The icing on the cake however was ”then a brilliant kaleidoscope of colors fly at the camera. Just like when Eleven sent One into another dimension.” This one sentence in itself has led to the origin of countless theories. Some believe that a part of Max is still in Upside Down.
just that last BLACK makes me think that max is really really dead and El is (unintentionally) prolonging her suffering
— me when your mom (@Dingus16406827) September 16, 2022
BEST DAY OF MY LIFE ELMAX NATION WE WON TODAY
— kier (@soIarsystemss) September 16, 2022
WE WON pic.twitter.com/hJAxRF4PT3
— winter (@eImaxers) September 16, 2022
— juli ENOLA HOLMES (@enqIaholmes) September 16, 2022
While others still think that Vecna has her for good. An interesting fact to note is that the Duffer Brothers originally planned for Max to die in Season 4. So them keeping her alive in itself is a huge hint that she will be playing a big role in the coming season. Guess we will all have to wait until Stranger Things Season 5 comes out on Netflix in order to find out.
What do you think is going to happen to Max? Let us know in the comments down below.