What will happen to Enzo in Stranger Things 4?
Stranger Things Season 4’s newest character, Dmitri Antonov, aka “Enzo,” may have survived Volume 1, but his future on the show is less clear.
Warning! SPOILERS for stranger things season 4, volume 1.
stranger things new character for season 4, “Enzo“, alias Dmitri Antonov, survived the Demogorgon pit of the Russian prison, but his fate in volume 2 is more ambiguous. Alongside the returns of many former stranger things characters (like Dr. Brenner), Season 4 introduced many new figures to the battle against the Upside Down. While some new characters like stranger things‘ Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) seems safe, others like Enzo are not guaranteed to survive until the end of stranger things season 4.
Hopper’s Russian script in stranger things season 4, volume 1 sees him primarily associated with Russian prison guard Dmitri Antonov (Tom Wlaschiha, better known as Jaqen H’ghar in game of thrones), which is codenamed “Enzo“, after the restaurant where Joyce and Hopper were supposed to have a date. While Enzo begins as a devious guard who helps Hopper escape from prison in exchange for $40,000, the new stranger things the character ends up sitting in a jail cell himself when their plan is foiled. The end of stranger things Season 4, Volume 1 saw Dmitri and Hopper as the only two survivors in the Russian prison’s Demogorgon pit, after which the duo reunited with Joyce and Murray.
Since Yuri’s plane crashed on the way to prison, the next step for Hopper, Joyce and Murray to leave Russia is less clear. Not only do they still have to get out of the confines of the Russian prison, but they also have another man to smuggle: Dmitri. While Enzo’s motives were questionable at the start of stranger things season 4, he and Hopper formed a close bond during their captivity, which saw the two open up about their struggles with parenthood. Hopper’s main goal in escaping is to help save Eleven again, even if it’s the last thing he does. Enzo, on the other hand, is now focused on making sure his son, Mikhail, doesn’t think he’s a traitor to his country. Since escaping from Russian prison with three Americans would inevitably increase his status as a traitor, Dmitri faces a huge dilemma. stranger things season 4, volume 2. Does he escape and let his son think he’s gone over to the enemy, or does he stay and immediately meet his own death?
Why Enzo Probably Dies in Stranger Things 4, Volume 2
When stranger things quickly fleshes out a new recurring character in a sympathetic light, it almost always signals that death is imminent. Bob became a fan-favorite character in stranger things season 2 before dying on a mission to save Will. Alexei, who like Dmitri was a branded Russian traitor who once allied himself with Joyce, Murray and Hopper, became one of the most heartbreaking deaths of stranger things season 3. If Enzo manages to escape from the Russian prison, his fate seems sealed anyway. He returns home to Mikhail and explains the truth and is killed by the Russians, remains in prison where he will be killed by the guards, or escapes to America and is considered a traitor in the eyes of his son.
stranger things Season 4 Volume 1 has so far only seen the deaths of four characters (not counting flashbacks to the Hawkins Lab massacre): Chrissy, Fred, Patrick, and “Unknown Hero Agent Man”. While Chrissy was given an important storyline in stranger things In the Season 4 premiere, the other deaths are due to characters who only got attention in a few scenes. As such, it looks like the next death in stranger things Season 4, Volume 2 will be a character whose motivations, fears, and backstory have already been fleshed out. Since stranger things‘ Eddie and Argyle aren’t likely to die, that leaves the most emotional death for stranger things The new characters of season 4 will be those of Dmitri, alias Enzo.
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