How do you describe what happened to Barb?
So, honestly, I'm still slightly confused as to what happened to Barb. But the way that I see it is that she gets captured by the Demogorgon 'cause it smelled her blood [from when she cuts herself on the beer can] -- I think that's how the whole thing works, although I'm really not sure. And then I'm kind of trapped in the Ultimate Dimension or the Upside Down, and it's sort of stalking me and trying to hunt me down. And at that point, she gets dragged down and you don't really see what happens to her. And then, the next point you see her, she's looking very, very dead, with gross things crawling out of her mouth.
I've heard a lot of different theories about what happened to her, and I'm not really sure if any of them are true. But I know some people thought that maybe she was being used as sort of an incubator to harvest, like, more monster things. So I have no idea, I don't. I mean, that would be really cool. All I know is that something sketchy is going on with her, and as we see at the end, there's that bit with Will, too, coughing up gross things. So I'm sure that the Duffers are gonna bring that back in Season 2.
In the scene where Eleven is in the kiddie pool channeling the Upside Down, when Nancy asks if Eleven can see Barb and she answers, "Gone," you took that to mean that Barb's dead, right?
Yeah. I mean, I haven't heard anything from the brothers otherwise. If they bring her back, I mean, that would be awesome. Hopefully they'll let me know eventually. But yeah, I took that as a bad sign for her.