Warning: The following contains spoilers for stranger things Season 4 Part 1. Continue reading at your own risk.
Credit where due: stranger things Duffer Brothers creators know how to mix and match. Over the past few seasons, they’ve turned the odd couple Steve and Dustin into a bromance for the ages (no Farrah spray required), made unforgettable friends out of “rivals” Eleven and Max, made us bond with Steve and Robin in a platonic way and set the stage for Joyce and Murray’s spectacularly comedic matchup in Season 4.
But the episodes, which Netflix began streaming on May 27, may have introduced a new couple that threatens to eclipse everyone else: Nancy and Robin. Their yin/yang pairing born in Episode 3 quickly proved to be a hilarious treat. When Steve’s ex and his girlfriend researched notorious psychologist Victor Creel, Robin knew she was annoying Nancy. The former has no filter; The latter, no poker face at all.
Nonetheless, they got the job done and then took it a step further by posing as stunningly pastel-clad “rock star psychology students” to gain access to Victor at Pennhurst Mental Hospital. In the process, Nancy realized that Robin was far more than a nuisance complaining about itchy “Easter brunch” clothes, and Robin began to understand why Steve was still so sweet to his ex. When Robin asked in Episode 6 if she and Nancy were now “official” friends, the question was anything but rhetorical.
Despite their differences – Nancy is a girly-girl with a ballerina music box in her bedroom, Robin is a lesbian with no BS whose only weakness seems to be questioning her gaydar – they had bonded. And they both clearly loved Steve, albeit in very different ways. (In fact, if anyone pushed for a Nancy and Steve reunion more than we did in Season 4, it was Robin.)
The question is, has the duo’s dynamic outshone everyone else’s? Take the poll below, then click on the comments to support your vote.
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