With the brand new Black Mirror: Bandersnatch episode now streaming on Netflix, one question remains: How many endings are there exactly and how do I get to all of them?
The quick answer is that there are basically thirteen-ish endings to Bandersnatch and with a myriad of ways to get there.
Like any video gamer who wants to power through and experience them all, here’s the best way to experience the show in one sitting:
- Stay on rails: Choosing options is a fraud (this is quite meta), let Netflix choose the options for you.
- Do not end the show prematurely at any time even if the credits roll: This is not a traditional story.
- Turn on subtitles: You will need this for a specific sequence of the game.
- Runtime is a lie: You will need at least 3 hours to experience everything as the show loops a fair bit. You’ll know you’ve hit the end of Bandersnatch when Netflix rolls on the show to another Black Mirror episode.
Spoiler warning: Do not proceed past this section if you want to experience the show spoiler free.
A user on reddit, alpine-, has mapped out the possible pathways of Bandersnatch:
Passion and love mean little to the Baroness. No man can ever be her master. Where there’s terror to be sown and coin earned, that’s where she will be with guns akimbo.