We are just over a week away from the finale of season four of Stranger Things. Netflix and Matt and Ross Duffer‘s epic supersized conclusion has been kept tightly under wraps. We have patiently waited for any little breadcrumb of information to tide us over. Thankfully, they have a brand new trailer for us to enjoy, packed with tons of information to get us excited for the final two episodes of the season.

A lot has happened in the first seven episodes of season four. But looking at this trailer makes me feel like we aren’t entirely prepared for the ending of the fourth season of Stranger Things. It opens as Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine) tries to comfort El (Millie Bobby Brown) over what she has seen and the truth behind the massacre at Hawkins Lab. He tries to warn her that her friends in Hawkins aren’t prepared and that she isn’t ready either. But it seems like El isn’t about to bow out just yet and is ready to join the fray.

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We also get glimpses of Steve (Joe Keery), Robin (Maya Hawke), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Eddie (Joseph Quinn), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Max (Sadie Sink) and Erica (Priah Ferguson) head off to prepare for the final battle against Vecna. Decked out with their armor, guns and a pretty sick guitar – it seems like they are taking the fight to the Upside Down and Creel House. But Robin’s worry that some of them aren’t making it out alive has our stomachs in a bind.

We also get a better idea of what is happening with the Cali crew, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), Argyle (Eduardo Franco), Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Will (Noah Schnapp). It seems that Will knows a bit more about Vecna, which could be from his time connected to the Mind Flayer or something he learns from El when they eventually make it to Nevada. And to add in the tension, we also see Hopper (David Harbour), Murray (Brett Gelman) and Joyce (Winona Ryder) battling their way out of Russia one Demogorgon and demodog at a time.

Of course, the trailer for the epic finale of season four of Stranger Things wouldn’t be complete without “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush. I suspect we aren’t done with this song just yet. We have so many questions that need to be answered in the final five or so hours of season four. Will Robin’s worry come true, and will Hopper and the others make it out of Russia alive? Also, where did Murray get the flamethrower, and can we get one? Okay, that last one isn’t really that important but come on — look how awesome he is.

The epically supersized conclusion to season four of Stranger Things will hit the streaming service on July 1, 2022. Are you ready? Check out the trailer below! What are your big finale theories? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

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