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Barb will get justice in second season of 'Stranger Things'

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id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Enlarge ImageBarb on "Stranger Things," shown at far right, got a raw deal in the first season, but the show creators are promising justice.

Netflix Warning: Spoilers for season 1 of "Stranger Things," and possibly beyond, await.

I've been a Barb. Maybe you've been a Barb. Sometimes we all feel like a Barb.

Poor Barb Holland (Shannon Purser) was the wingwoman of her best friend Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer Nude Dyer) on Netflix's "Stranger Things" series. When Nancy started dating Steve, Barb stayed loyal to her pal, even tagging along to a fatal party so Nancy could be with her new boyfriend.

It's not super-fun to be a Barb. When Will Byers disappears, the town of Hawkins, Indiana, is consumed with hunting for him. School assemblies, search parties, he was probably on a milk carton, or at least an Eggo box.

When Barb disappears from the party she probably didn't want to be at anyway? Huh. Is Barb gone? Hadn't noticed. Oh well, back to studying for the math test.

But show creators Matt and Ross Duffer say the vanished bestie will get some justice in the second season of the show -- although she won't be resurrected.

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"Barb will not be forgotten," Matt Duffer told IGN. "We'll make sure there's some justice for Barb. People get very frustrated, understandably, that the town doesn't seem to be really dealing with Barb. That stuff is all happening. We're just not spending any screen time on it.

"It's not like her parents are like, 'Oh Barb left. She died!' Season 1 actually takes place over the course of six or seven days -- it's a really short period of time. So part of what we want to do with hypothetical season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened."

But while Barb won't return, we may not have seen the last of evil Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine).

"I would say that if we were going to kill an audience member watching the show, if that was his death, that would be very unsatisfying to me -- when the monster jumps on him and we cut away," Duffer said. "He would deserve much more than that as an ending. So yes, there's a possibility of seeing him again."

Sorry, Barb. Only the good die young. And since that Billy Joel song came out in 1977, it's even era-appropriate for your show, unlike some things we could mention.

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