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Lifehacker.com has provided a "road map" of sort which, if I read it correctly, does have some "non-bad" options but that's a subjective issue.


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Yes, he was watching child pornography. This twist is confirmed in an interview with Alex Lawther who portrayed Kenny and adjusted his performance accordingly: Interviewer: How do you maintain that level of intensity? Alex: [The director] James Watkins kept giving me gentle nudges, reminding me how high the stakes were for Kenny. The audience might ...


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From the perspective of an Englishman... I can't provide citations for this, but over the years there has been more ... pressure might be too strong a word, but encouragement from all sides, government, media, that we are all now British not English. It's what you put on forms, official or otherwise, it's what is offered in drop-menus for anything that ...


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Encouraged by a comment, I thought I'd try to turn my comment into an answer. The answer to the question is: Black Mirror doesn't make happy endings. I'd argue that is one of their calling cards, and one of the strong points of the series. The shows are heavy in terms of topics, and the overall theme of the show (technology isn't necessarily making things ...


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Not all those ends are as dead as they look Some of those dead ends lead to new content which helps establish the feeling something strange is going on, that time isn't strictly linear in this story, and that something else is somehow in control. For example, when Stefan first arrives at Tuckersoft, Colin's code encounters a bug (what was it again? A ...


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There's no real indication that it requires a backend. Maybe we're supposed to believe it only needs the implant & 'iPad' to function. This is a similar theme throughout Black Mirror. Technologies are simply a "given" with little explanation as to how they function. Historically, much good sci-fi has done the same. You don't need to know how it works, ...


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"So, how much footage is there? How many possible paths exist? Will we ever find them all?" "I don’t know how many endings there actually are — I think I’ve forgotten,” Brooker, the creator and writer of the Emmy-winning series, tells The Hollywood Reporter. When his producing partner, Annabel Jones, suggests to THR there are five “definitive” ends, ...


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At the end of the episode, they were trying to depict how the media exploiting us with sensationalist news means we miss what is in front of us. In S01E01 The National Anthem, we find out in the end that Princess Susannah was released 30 minutes before the pig sex occurred. So if people were not busy with sensationalist news, they might have discovered ...


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My opinion is because the 'controller' is acting as a puppeteer of sorts. No matter what the people he/she says makes no difference. Its like the controller is saying shut up and do as I say. When I say give a guy a cake, you give the guy a cake. When I say dance, you dance.


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Firstly, yes, they're all Amy and Frank - each is one of the simulated couples who climbed the wall. The couple we are focused on is simulation 998, which matches the number of rebellions logged... We have to assume that this is couple 1000 & that the two simulations who did not rebel are somehow still inside the simulation. Their fate is not mentioned, ...


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My Thoughts: Throughout the episode, Bing strives to find something real in his artificial world: Natural food (fruit), Abi's honesty and genuine talent, a real connection with someone. Folding a 'worthless' wrapper into an origami penguin gives it meaning: it's a simple, hand-crafted token, and later comes to represent Bing and Abi's relationship. It's ...


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She has actually assisted her fiancé in the killing of a girl and the show was her punishment (therefore the name justice); From Wikipedia: After taking her to a nearby forest, Iain tortured and killed Jemima while Victoria recorded his actions on her mobile phone [...] Having tearfully pleaded guilty and insisting she was 'under Iain's spell', ...


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Another reason it may be done this way to motif the video game concept. In some games, you don't always just die, as much as you may have some "players" left and can return to previous checkpoint. (ie: the difference between losing something vs losing everything/the whole game) Checkpoints are locations in a video game where a player character respawns ...


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If you jump to the scene where he meets the guy in the woods to fight he says that "I just looked at some photos" and the other guys says "Yeah, yeah, I just looked at pictures too." But then the other guys he asks "How young were they?" and Kenny just shakes his head and starts sobbing and they guys says "Yeah. Well me too." So this strongly implies ...


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Director David Slade suggested Charlie Brooker to shoot the episode in Black and White and he agreed with it. They initially did some tests and then decided to shoot it in B&W. Director David Slade explained it in an interview. I found Charlie to be incredibly open — very, very trusting from the get-go. I quickly signed up, and within a month, I was ...


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Walton died in the sense that he didn't exist in the game anymore. However, there is no reason why the code storing his character wouldn't have been available, had Daly wanted to revive him. The point of flying into the worm hole was to destroy the code that stored each character. It was thought that the firewall would delete this code and ensure permanent ...


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Well, it seems that Black Museum proves fan theories that the whole show exists in the same universe true. From the interview with Charlie Brooker with Digital Spy, In our exclusive interview, Brooker reveals the surprising reason why the Easter eggs started, and how upcoming episode 'Black Museum' connects Black Mirror's disparate strands. "It does ...


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From IGN: "This was the most important day is Chris’ life, and probably Jaden’s life as well," Brooker explained. "There’s this huge drama for them and everybody in that field. And yet, for the rest of the world, it’s just one more push notification… one more thing to glance at and get on with the rest of their day. Everything is being reduced to the ...


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The makers decline to offer specifics: If you ask producer Russell McLean, there are 10 to 12 endings because some are less definitive. And director David Slade says there are even “golden eggs” that are so difficult to reach, they may never be unlocked. “There are scenes that some people just will never see and we had to make sure that we were OK ...


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"Hang the DJ" is the chorus of the song "Panic" by the Smiths, which is played at the end of the episode. The gist of it is that the songs on the radio are meaningless to the singer and don't describe his life. My guess is that the various relationships they go through without each other were meaningless to them, hence they ended up with their 99.8% rating ...


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I think that "Crocodile" refers to the Crocodile tears : The expression comes from an ancient anecdote that crocodiles weep for the victims they are eating. A collection of proverbs [...] suggests that the phrase "crocodile tears" was well known in antiquity: comparing the crocodile's behaviour to people who desire or cause the death of someone, but then ...


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Because she was on double damage due to her punishment from airport security: So her rating was getting double the damage for 24 hours and when she reaches the wedding her rating was already 1.1: So that's how her rating was going below 1 and last time we see it it was not zero but 0.7: And she ends up in jail for wracking the wedding, she got uninvited ...


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I don't think pressing it together is a fixed rule, more like a common ritual. Kind of like how they weren't sure if they could share meals. The recalibration is due to Frank breaking a specific promise to Amy (thus giving "the system" the data it wanted), not just because he looked and she didn't.


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There's a conversation which reflects the fact that he wants to keep the Space Fleet universe PG (or "wholesome") to maintain the illusion of the original series. Forbes.com This could have gone even more dark, as there’s a funny sequence where it’s revealed no one kisses with tongue and no one even has genitals in the sim because Plemons wants to keep ...


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The show is based on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series of books, and in fact the publisher of said books has sued Netflix over this series. The point is, in the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, your character could die, thus making for a shorter story. In the TV show, it must run a specific length, thus the dead end forces you to choose an alternate ...


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No, the whole point is you can pick your ending based on your choices. And every ending is equally valid and there are 5 major endings. From Hollywood Reporter Officially, Netflix says there are five “main” endings. But there is a caveat: There are variants on all of them. “It’s a little bit crude to think of it in terms of specific endings, because ...


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I've not seen the secret ending myself, but according to refinery29: The secret path involves Stefan interacting with Jerome F. Davies (Jeff Minter, a real video game designer), the author of Bandersnatch. According to popsugar: The Davies cameo is actually very short and jarring. Stefan awakes at his computer, a bit confused and out of sorts. He ...


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It seems to me that Karl just had developed some attraction for Danny in real life, and the game was just an easy way to bring his friend into it. Since they always play with the same characters, perhaps that was a hint of Karl's sexuality. We only see on screen a small part of their lives, who knows what else Karl has been through during the 11 years gap ...


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When you press the button in the "Hang the DJ" universe, the expiry date is shown on your "coach". But you both have to press at the same time, the rules stipulate. Why? Because, as Frank found out to his horror, if you press the button alone, the system will show the expiry date, but then "recalibrate" several times, taking this rule breach into account. ...


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It's simply an Easter Egg: When asked if they had a favorite Season Three Easter Egg, Brooker immediately mentioned “Nosedive.” “I think my favorite, currently, is the status update from Michael Callow [the Prime Minister in “The National Anthem“] that appears in ‘Nosedive’ because I had forgotten that I typed it in, and I thought it hadn’t made ...


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