When I had a long commute, I listened to everything I could get my hands on. That included a lot of Teaching Company courses from my local library. A couple of the courses I listened to were Elizabeth Vandiver lecturing on classics.

One of the things I remember her talking about was aristeia, a character’s moment of greatest glory, often shortly before they die.

That was years ago, but I remembered it recently when I was watching the final episode of the current season of Stranger Things. Eddie Munson gives what he had said would be “the most metal concert in the history of the world.” It is by far his greatest hour.

I would say “spoiler alert” about what happens next, but Elizabeth Vandiver gave the spoiler long before Stranger Things was written.

Eddie Munson playing Master of Puppets in Stranger Things