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October 09, 2017 at 08:47 AM EDT

Barb (Shannon Purser) has returned from The Upside Down. 

In a clip from Thursday’s Chelsea, Shannon Purser drops by Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show and surprises the Stranger Things kids with a birthday cake to celebrate Gaten Matarazzo’s birthday. While there, Purser speaks about her time on the show and the internet’s obsession with her character, who was killed by the monster who inhabits the Upside Down.

“It was absolutely amazing. It was totally unexpected,” says Purser.

The role was Purser’s first acting credit, so she definitely was surprised by the amount of attention her character has received since the show was released. “I didn’t think anybody would care and they did. It’s been awesome,” says Purser, who has already booked a gig on the CW’s forthcoming Archie series Riverdale.

Although Barb is definitely dead, her death will factor largely into season 2, said Stranger Things EPs Matt and Ross Duffer in the current issue of EW, on newsstands now

Watch the entire clip below.

 

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