After narrowly escaping her first face-off with season four villain Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower), Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) offered herself up as bait, in the hope that her friends could kill the humanoid killer. Unfortunately, not even an assist from Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) could stop Vecna from doing his worst to Max.
For exactly one minute, Max, who had gone blind and had several broken bones, died. While Eleven couldn't stop the initial torture, she did swoop in and get Max's heart beating again. But, alas, only enough to put her in a coma.
Will Max survive into season five? Only time will tell.