Any child of the '80s (or really anyone who watched The Goonies every time there was indoor recess) was thrilled to hear that Sean Astin had joined season 2 of Stranger Things. Unfortunately, what most people didn't expect was for sweet, Halloween-loving Bob to be offed by the Demogorgon before the season was out.
Alas, while we never quite got #JusticeForBob, that doesn't mean that Astin's character is miserable in the afterlife. Not even close! Thanks to a new digital exclusive from Netflix, we know that Bob isn't alone, and that — wherever he is — he has streaming access.
In the new short, Bob sits on the couch with a fellow-deceased Stranger Things character: Dustin's orange cat Mews, who was mauled and consumed by a baby Demogorgon.
Don't worry, Mews looks totally fine now — as does Bob. They're even working out their own issues by re-watching their death scenes from season 2 of Stranger Things. Fortunately, they have one another to lean on.
"I certainly was rooting for Hopper [David Harbour] and Joyce to get together in the first season," Astin admitted to Variety in a November interview. "And when I realized I was coming on as Winona’s love interest, I was like, I’m not sure I would want to be with Winona... I would want Hopper to be with Winona! As a fan of the show, is the audience going to be like, 'Just get rid of that idiot because I really want to finish the romantic story between Hopper and Joyce?'"
Bob may not have Joyce anymore, but hey — at least he has a feline friend to binge Netflix with.