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• 9/1/2016

Brenner's not dead?!

The fate of Doctor Brenner has been disputed among fans, but the Duffer Brothers have "confirmed" that he is not dead! (note the quotes :P)

This is what Matt said:
"I would say that if we were going to kill Brenner… as 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. He would deserve much more than that as an ending. So yes, there’s a possibility of seeing him again."

What do you think?
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• 10/1/2016
If you pause on the newspaper on the final episode (Boy Comes Back to Life) it states Brenner is not dead. So it was confirmed right there in the finale of season 1. So, not for debate he is alive. I saw the series 3 times, and have a snapshot of the news article.
• 12/15/2016
On Matthew Modine's Instagram, he said this: "Good luck @strangerthingstv cast and crew on season two. #DrMartinBrenner will be thinking about you from the #upsidedown or some sort of #purgatorial place." (That was a direct quote). Meaning that Brenner might be alive, but he might not be back in season 2?? Maybe he is thought to be dead, and comes back in season 3?? Maybe he's in the upside down with El and the monster and in order to come back to the real world, she has to let both of them out with her??
• 9/28/2017
I believe Brenner could be back in season 2 but possibly seriously disfigured or disabled following his encounter with the creature. He could still be in charge of the lab so therefore still dangerous.
• 2/6/2018
Brenner's alive officially. See Season 2 Episode 7 and then you will know what I mean.
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