'Stranger Things' Character Talks About That Death Scene From Season 2

Hawkins really is a terribly unlucky town

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If you haven't got to episode 8 of the new season of Stranger Things yet, LOOK AWAY.

Unless you are sadistic and like ruining future joy in your life. In that case, line up.

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In said episode, titled 'The Mind Flayer', Joyce's earnest and wholesome new boyfriend Bob meets an untimely end, and Joyce and him head to the lab to try and work out how to kill the Shadow Monster without killing Will, who is connected to it. A pack of demodogs arrive and kill the power, but despite managing to reboot the electricity Bob struggles to make it out himself. Harrowing stuff.

Sean Astin, who plays Bob, spoke to EW about the dramatic scene and whether he saw it coming.

"I had a sense, but they told me they hadn't made a final decision on it, so we would see what happens. That may have been them keeping it close to the vest. I definitely had a sense that he was certainly in jeopardy."

He also commented on the fact that Ross Duffer the show co-creator had said they originally intended to kill him off earlier but had loved him so much they kept him on until episode 8.

"That I knew!" he said. "Don't get me wrong: I was certainly lobbying for good old Bob to hang around. I didn't just show up to meet these kids and get out of there! I wanted to be part of it.

When asked about the gruesome nature of his demise, Astin said: "My thing was, I wanted more! We did a slow-mo take. I got kind of a standing ovation on set. I don't think they used the take, but your chest goes up and your head goes back and blood just kind of spurts out," he said. "They were like, "It's too much!" I was like, "It's not too much! It needs to be more more more!" I saw a version of it a month ago and I think they made some little adjustments after.

"Winona was so upset. She was so upset! She didn't want my character to die. She was like, "Can he keep going on?" And they were like, "No." When she showed up, she was just so not happy about the death scene and doing the death scene. So when the blood was spurting out, she was like, "It's too much! It's too much!" I'm like, "It's not enough! It's not enough!"

#JusticeforBob :(