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The Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 Moment That Made The Least Sense To Fans

Contains spoilers for "Stranger Things 4" Part 1

Watching a show like Netflix's "Stranger Things" requires some suspension of disbelief by default. After all, this is a show that thrives on some of the loopiest, most beloved 1980s sci-fi, adventure and horror tropes, all powered by the concept of a monstrous hive-mind residing in the Upside Down – a dimension that's essentially a dark, twisted version of our world. 

The weirder stuff, of course, wouldn't really work if the characters all these strange (and, indeed, stranger) things keep happening to weren't likable and believable. This is where the show hits another jackpot, since pretty much every role in the show is great, memorable, and well acted. 

Unfortunately, this is where a show's ability to feed viewers wild events can falter. As long as the characters act according to their established nature, it doesn't really matter how many plot twists "Stranger Things" throws your way — but when the plot advances itself by making a character behaving in a counterintuitive way, fans take notice. According to some viewers, one particular "Stranger Things" Season 4 moment has made particularly little sense.

Fans think Murray would never accept a drink from a stranger

When Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Murray (Brett Gelman) team up to rescue Hopper (David Harbour) from Russia, their plan hinges on a particularly untrustworthy smuggler type called Yuri (Nikola Ðuričko). They find out first hand just how nefarious the guy is when Yuri offers them some coffee ... which turns out to be a ruse to drug them and sell them to the Russians. This doesn't sit particularly well with some fans, since "Stranger Things 3" establishes Murray as a deeply suspicious conspiracy theorist ... who, on top of it all, knows first hand what the Russians have been up to by the time the season is over.

"Can we all agree that this man would never drink coffee from a stranger?" one fan wrote about Murray on Reddit. "I was so sure he was going to be pretending and him secretly being awake was going to be how they got out of the situation. I think this might be the most out of character thing a character did this whole season," u/the_loneliest_noodle agreed, along with multiple others in the thread. 

Many fans on Twitter have also pointed out the strangeness of a notedly suspicious guy like Murray accepting whatever hot drink Yuri, a strong contestant for the "most suspicious guy in 'Stranger Things 4'" award, deigns to offer him. "The biggest plot hole of season 4 of Stranger Things is Murray drinking the coffee," @MTGfalafel wrote. Other Twitter users like @PEscapism and @mariyah________ heartfeltly agreed with this. 

Demogorgons and Vecna are one thing, but Murray happily gulping down a hot drink from a stranger? That's where "Stranger Things" fans draw the line.