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Leave it to “Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker to figure out a way to still incorporate Easter eggs into “Bandersnatch,” an interactive episode set in 1984, which predates the world of apps and downloadable consciousness that viewers are accustomed to in the dystopian anthology series about the near future. Here, Brooker hints that what happens in “Bandersnatch” may have influenced the events of all the episodes in previous seasons.
In the episode, young programmer Stefan Butler (Finn Whitehead) is hired by Tuckersoft to develop a new type of video game called “Bandersnatch,” based on a choose-your-own-adventure novel of the same name. Easier said than done, Stefan finds himself progressively losing his grip on reality as the viewers at home continue to direct his actions through binary choices on the screen.
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“Bandersnatch” might be the ultimate Easter egg delivery episode yet. Not only are there plenty of references throughout, but diehard fans figured out that one post-credits scene includes yet another elaborate pathway to even more Easter eggs, in this case, a Tuckersoft website where another video game from the episode is available.
Here are all the references found in “Bandersnatch” and the Tuckersoft site, along with a few other insights. For a refresher of what has come before, check out the Easter egg lists for Season 2, Season 3, and Season 4.
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”The National Anthem” references:
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One of the five main endings is set in the present day, with game developer Pearl Ritman (Laura Evelyn) revealed to be the grown daughter of Tuckersoft video game developer extraordinaire, Colin Ritman (Will Poulter). As a news story covers her revival of the “Bandersnatch” game that was pulled after Stefan confessed to killing his father, a chyron news crawl at the bottom of the screen includes multiple Easter eggs. The first news item refers to...
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