Since its debut in 2016, the Duffer Brothers’ sci-fi horror masterpiece Stranger Things has taken viewers on a gripping journey through the nostalgic and eerie world of Hawkins, Indiana. This beloved series has not only captured the hearts of fans but has become a cultural phenomenon, blending ’80s nostalgia with spine-tingling mysteries.
With each passing season, we’ve witnessed the young cast grow, new characters emerge, and the mysteries surrounding the supernatural lurking beneath the surface deepen. The show has consistently delivered chills, thrills, and heartwarming moments, but a crucial element that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats is its finale — the culmination of the suspense, emotion, and nostalgia that Stranger Things is known for.
So, join us as we embark on a journey through the Upside Down and beyond as we rank all four season finales of Stranger Things. From the nostalgic wonder of the first season to the uncharted territory of the latest season, we’ll delve into the thrilling finales that have left us craving more!
While it pains us to label any of the Stranger Things finales as the “worst,” we do acknowledge that some episodes outshine others. Our rankings are subjective, and we understand that opinions on these finales may differ. So, as we embark on this ranking journey, remember that it’s all in good fun!
Without further ado, let’s check out our ranking of the Stranger Things finales from worst to best below.
4. Season 2, Chapter 9: The Gate
Kicking off our journey through the Stranger Things finales is season 2’s climactic Chapter 9: The Gate, and unfortunately, it finds its place as the “worst” season finale in our ranking. While it introduces one of the show’s best characters, Max Mayfield, and adds layers to the Upside Down, it’s a bumpy ride that doesn’t quite live up to the expectations set by the thrilling first season. The climax here feels a bit less satisfying compared to the other seasons.