Eddie, who felt guilty for running away during Vecna’s attack on Chrissy (Grace Van Dien) in volume one, finally proved to himself that he was, in fact, a hero.
As he asked good friend Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), “I didn’t run away this time, right?”
After a tearful Dustin assured his mentor that he was brave, Eddie instructed Dustin to protect their Hellfire Club friends. “Say, ‘I’m gonna look after them,'” he demanded as Dustin struggled to fight back sobs. “‘Cause, I’m actually gonna graduate. I think it’s my year, Henderson.”
Sadly, it was not, as Eddie died in Dustin’s arms.