'Stranger Things' old episodes have been tweaked, according to the Duffer brothers

Yes, THAT mistake has been edited

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Nothing gets by loyal followers of the Upside Down. 

Stranger Things' old episodes are getting a little TLC where needed, according to the creators of the series, Matt and Ross Duffer. 

While most of us are anxiously awaiting what's ahead, wondering "How many episodes is Stranger Things season 4 volume 2," some of us have noticed a few minor edits in episodes that have already aired. 

"We have 'George Lucas-ed' things also that people don’t know about," Matt Duffer revealed to Variety (opens in new tab).

Though they weren't specific about all the edits they've made, they were honest about one in particular from the first part of season 4. In episode two of the new season, detail-oriented fans noticed a rolling camera marks March 22 as the date, which is supposed to be Will's birthday...which seemingly goes unnoticed.

Matt continued: "So Ross and I, and my memory’s not great, but we love Will, and I don’t want people to think we don’t love Will because we forgot—we do! But now we mentioned Dustin’s birthday this season, so we’re being very careful for people not to forget, in case the timelines…."

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But now is certainly not the time to worry about the past—we have a lot to look forward to with all that's ahead. (Well, maybe not necessarily look forward to—it's going to be intense.) On July 1, the grim and frightening part 2 will drop on Netflix, much to fans delight. What better way to ring in the long weekend?

Everyone has their theories—who dies in Stranger Things season 4 has been a widely discussed topic, and we can't stop asking " Does Eleven get her powers back in Stranger Things?"—but time will tell how it will all unfold and what awaits us come the final round: Stranger Things season 5

"You're feeling a little bit unsettled and unsafe for everybody, and all I'll say is, that's great. You should. That's the intention," Matt told Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab). "We wanted the whole season to feel like everybody is in jeopardy."

For more Upside Down-related goss, check out all the tea the Duffer brothers have spilled on Stranger Things season 4. See you in Hawkins this weekend, friends.

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