Forget Eddie, This ‘Stranger Things 4’ Character Was The Real MVP

This post contains spoilers for Stranger Things 4, so look away now if you’re not up to date yet.

OK, sure, Eddie was a great character. It was. But the guy is dead, and it’s time we all moved on and started focusing on someone who has so far been tragically ignored amid the chaos of stranger things 4.

I’m, of course, talking about Agent Harmon (Ira Amyx), pictured here serious and sporting what can only be described as an enviable mustache:

A man with a suit and tie and a mustache

Credit: Netflix

I know what you’re thinking: Who’s Agent Harmon again?

Well the long answer is that he was one of the agents introduced in Season 4 Episode Three and tasked with protecting Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) at home. in California while El (Millie Bobby-Brown) tried to regain his powers.

The short and most important answer is that he literally saved the world.

Alright, let’s recap. A man of few words, Agent Harmon’s contribution to the plot initially seemed to be sitting on the coach and watching golf with his companion, Agent Wallace (Kendrick Cross). It looked like he was going to be a hindrance to the boys’ escape attempts, perhaps deadpan comedic value at best.

Then, midway through episode four, the house was attacked by Lt. Col. Sullivan’s (Sherman Augustus) men, with Agent Wallace immediately shot when he answered the front door.

And Agent Harmon suddenly turned into James Bond.

Seriously, that’s no exaggeration. He turned into James Bond. Armed with just a tiny pistol, Agent Harmon single-handedly took out an entire army squadron, most of which were armed with machine guns and nothing that were on par with his skills as an elite agent.

Look, here is a picture of him in action:

A man in a shirt and tie is holding a gun

Credit: Netflix

And another. Stock:

A man in a shirt and tie points a gun

Credit: Netflix

After. Stock:

A man in a shirt and tie shouts and points a gun

Credit: Netflix

Needless to say, fans couldn’t get enough.

We counted and Agent Harmon picks up at least four soldiers in this scene, and those are just the ones we see him send off on camera.

“I’m shooting. You’re running,” he mutters towards the end of the footage, like the badass he is, before finally being hit by a stray bullet as the boys flee the house towards the van pizza from Argyle (Eduardo Franco).


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As great as that scene undoubtedly is, it’s what comes next that really cements its place in the show’s history books.

At the start of episode five, we see a pale-faced Harmon bleeding in the back of the pizza van. He doesn’t have long left. But is a man like Agent Harmon going to get away without at least saving the whole world first?

You better believe he isn’t.

Using the last of his strength, Harmon takes a pen out of his pocket and tells the boys to call “NINA”.

Two images, one showing a man dying and another showing him passing a pen to someone else.

Credit: Netflix/Mashable Composite

Later, as they bury Harmon in the desert, they find a phone number hidden inside.

A person is holding a piece of paper that shows a phone number.

Credit: Netflix

This phone number, which the boys quickly realize is calling a computer, is what leads them to the desert location where Eleven is being held, allowing them to show up in time and save her from Sullivan’s men. which in turn allows her to go to that ice bath, help Max (Sadie Sink), and save Hawkins and the world of Vecna ​​(Jamie Campbell Bower).

Thank you, in short, to Agent Harmon.

Argyle probably says it best after burying the man, holding a pizza box he plans to turn into a makeshift headstone:

“I’m just going to write, ‘Here lies an unknown hero agent. Saved Argyle, Jonathan, Will and Mike from certain death.’

Never forget.

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