A conversation about Stranger Things' emotional finale between Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin

In the season 4 finale of "Stranger Things," Eddie Munson's death was a tearjerker moment for most fans,

A close second was Max's nearly death from Vecna's curse in Lucas' arms. A few months before filming, Sadie Sink, 20, 

Her sight would be lost and she would end up “I was warned before I read the last episode, because Max's fate is certainly uncertain.

warning, and then I read it, and it's an extremely shocking ending," Sink tells USA TODAY. They gave me a

Until that day, Caleb McLaughlin, 20, did not know the Duffers would shoot the scene where Lucas shrieks at Max's (presumed) death.

I didn't know we were doing that scene, and I was like: ‘Oh, OK, cool. Just give me 10 minutes to get these tears up,’” McLaughlin says.

Finale recap: Who died? What does it mean for Season 5? Sink says she felt lucky to have McLaughlin by her side during filming.

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