Warning: This post contains mild spoilers for Stranger Things season two.
So this is a weird one.
If you’ve already binged your way through Stranger Things season two, you would have noticed a cute little kiss between Max (Sadie Sink) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) in the final episode.
The two tweens share a kiss on the dance floor at Hawkins Middle School Snow Ball, after they’ve killed all the demodogs, saved Will, been reunited with Eleven etc.
However, that simple kiss might not be as sweet as it initially seemed.
In the after show Beyond Stranger Things Season 2, Sink shared the rather awkward story of how the kiss came about.
“It was not written in the script. The kiss was not written in the script,” she said. “I get there the first day of filming the Snow Ball, me and Noah [Schnapp] are walking in, seeing the decorations and stuff. One of you – I think it was you, Ross – was like, ‘Oh Sadie, you ready for the kiss?’ I’m like, ‘What? Nope! That’s not in the script. That’s not happening.’ And so the whole day I was stressed out.”
“You reacted so strongly to this. I was just joking,” replied Ross Duffer. “And you were so freaked out I was like oh, well, I gotta make you do it now. That’s what happened. That’s why it’s your fault.”
While their exchange was very light-hearted, some folks on Twitter are not impressed that the kiss was included just because it made Sink so uncomfortable. And, honestly, it feels a bit off that a couple of grown men found making a teenage girl feel so uncomfortable so funny.
There is something messed up in the 2nd ep of the #StrangerThings aftershow that I want to address.
— Anna Marquardt (@ajlobster) October 31, 2017