For the 892734th time, ‘Stranger Things’ will not resurrect Barb
We here at The Internet have suffered a lot of collective heartbreak, often at the hands of television or streaming, and none stings quiet so virulently as the senseless death of Barbara Holland on Stranger Things.
Sadly, Barb is still not coming back.
Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that there will be no Barb resurrection in Season 2, which, to be clear, is not news — but sometimes we need to be told.
Forgotten by her town, forsaken by a best friend who just wanted to bone the young Jean-Ralphio, Barb deserved better than being dragged to the Upside Down and having the life sucked out of her by a Demogorgon.
Mashable reported as recently as June 6 that Barb will not be resurrected, but hope is all we have in this dumpster of a world. We wondered about her in March, we mourned her in April, and even right after Season 1 we couldn’t stop thinking about the horrible injustices that could still befall her immortal soul.
But she is dead.
Reminder: This is how we last saw Barb:
Even Melisandre can’t bring a girl back from that. It’s time we moved on and let Barb finally get some damn peace.