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How do I get a happy ending in Bandersnatch?

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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Did Kenny from "Shut up And Dance" in Black Mirror really do what they say he did?

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 ...
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Black Mirror - clever writing or me being cynical

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, ...
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How do I get a happy ending in Bandersnatch?

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, ...
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Why does Bandersnatch have dead ends?

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, ...
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How did Arkangel still work after Sara became a teenager?

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. ...
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How many options actually exist?

"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 ...
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What does the ending of The National Anthem mean?

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 ...
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Explanation of the math in Black Mirror episode: Hang the DJ?

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... ...
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Why is the episode called "Shut up and Dance"?

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 ...
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What is the significance of the penguin in Fifteen Million Merits?

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 '...
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Did Kenny from "Shut up And Dance" in Black Mirror really do what they say he did?

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 ...
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Why does Bandersnatch have dead ends?

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:...
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Why is the episode "Metalhead" of Black Mirror in black & white?

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 ...
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Is Black Museum trying to suggest there is a chronological order in Black Mirror?

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, ...
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What happened to Walton?

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 ...
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Explain the ending of Black Mirror's "Smithereens"

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,...
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How did Lacie's rating fall to a Zero?

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 ...
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How many options actually exist?

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”...
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What is the secret ending of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch?

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 ...
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Why are the episodes "Crocodile" and "Hang the DJ" named that way?

"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 ...
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In the USS Callister episode of Black Mirror, why did the main character do this?

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 ...
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Significance of repeated use of Irma Thomas's song 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is'?

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 ...
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Why are the episodes "Crocodile" and "Hang the DJ" named that way?

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 ...
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Why is the expiry date revealed in 'Hang the DJ' even though only one side "pressed the button"?

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 ...
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Is there a canon story or ending to Bandersnatch?

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 ...
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Why does Bandersnatch have dead ends?

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,...
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Are the other people at the simulation real persons consciousness simulation or artificial intelligence simulated consciousness?

You're touching on an interesting idea; but part of the question doesn't quite make sense. The pub is irrelevant. I suppose the only way to verify these hypotheses is checking if somebody at the ...
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Why are Black Mirror episodes in varying widescreen aspect ratios?

As an anthology series, there are very few connections from episode to episode. Most episodes have unique directors and the show has purposely used different visual styles from episode to episode to ...
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How do I get a happy ending in Bandersnatch?

Although I don't believe these are all the possible endings, as I have come across other people who claim to get even more mash-ups than this and because sometimes it makes you go back and then gives ...
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