This Bandersnatch all endings guide will unravel the mysteries imbued in all five endings of Black Mirror’s ambitious interactive television show. Available to watch on Netflix, Bandersnatch is a live-action choose-your-own-adventure program about a game designer named Stefan in 1984. Bandersnatch shares its title with the mysterious monster from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, as well as a fictional book in the show itself. However, Bandersnatch also shares its name with a real life game, which entered development in 1984 but was never actually completed. As a result, it seems that Black Mirror director Charlie Brooker drew both from Carroll and real life events in order to make Bandersnatch. Here’s an explanation of all five Bandersnatch endings.
Bandersnatch All Endings Explained
There are five endings available in Bandersnatch, which are all explained below.
Bandersnatch All Endings Explained – Tell Stefan About Netflix
This Bandersnatch ending requires you to let Stefan know that you’re in charge of his actions. While the details of exactly what happens here may vary slightly depending on more minor choices earlier in the episode, the main thing you need to do in order to get this ending is to intervene when Stefan begins to shout at the ceiling.
From here, you’ll notice that you’ll be able to show Stefan the word “Netflix” by displaying it onscreen. From here, you’ll be able to talk to Stefan about Netflix, which he cannot comprehend. He visits his counselor, after which you’ll be presented with another choice. When asked if you want to increase the action, you can select either “yes” or “fuck yes.” Choose the latter and proceed to fight the counselor. This ending concludes with Stefan breaking down and being dragged out of the room by his father, shouting at all of the other patients in the office about their delusion.
Additionally, ou can get the ending in which Stefan is revealed to be a movie star if you choose to jump out the window instead of fighting the counselor, which is just as meta.
Bandersnatch All Endings Explained – Stefan Dies
Bandersnatch All Endings Explained – Stefan Goes to Prison
Bandersnatch All Endings Explained – Stefan is an Actor
To get this ending, do everything that you’d do in order to get the ending in which Stefan finds out that he’s in a Netflix production until the moment when you’re given the choice to confront your counselor. Instead of fighting them, choose to jump out the window. A director will shout “cut!” and it will become clear that Stefan is just an actor on the Bandersnatch set.
Bandersnatch All Endings Explained – Stefan Makes Bandersnatch
Bandersnatch All Endings Explained – All Endings and Choices
Although this guide covers all the major endings in Bandersnatch, one Reddit post by u/alpine has taken it upon itself to map out all of the individual choices in Bandersnatch. While this guide can guide you to the major endings, using the chart on Reddit can possibly give you the opportunity to play around with the more minor alterations in Bandersnatch’s narrative.
This chart is actually pretty indicative of what the episode seems to be trying to achieve in that it exposes the artifice upon which the episode is built. Also, it’s shared online, which connects everyone who is playing the artificial film/game and allows them to gain ultimate control over Stefan. What I mean is, this chart is basically in itself a particularly Black Mirror-esque thing, meaning that the already-meta Bandersnatch becomes even more emphatically meta. Scary, really, but also seriously intriguing. Play Bandersnatch for yourself with or without all of the above information and see which ending you end up with. If you’re not terrified by the end of it, you’re pretty much a warrior.
In order to get the true final credits of Bandersnatch, you’ll need to get all five of the above endings. So kick back, relax (if it’s possible to do that while watching Black Mirror) and make sure that everything that can happen to Stefan happens to Stefan. Enjoy Bandersnatch!