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By Odie Walker.

Bandersnatch. Everybody has been talking about it. Lately, teenagers and adults alike have been losing their minds about it - literally. However...

WHAT IS BANDERSNATCH?

Bandersnatch is a new Netflix original movie, part of the Black Mirror series. The movie is interactive, and leads you through the life of Stefan Butler, a young man who has programmed a game based on a book called Bandersnatch. The book is a pick-your-own-adventure, which leads to Stefan creating the game in the same manner. T

WHY IS IT POPULAR?

People can be controlling. People crave a certain kind of power that they cannot get enough of. Bandersnatch is a show that can provide exactly what people are looking for. You are able to control Stefan's life however you'd like, according to the options provided.

HOW MANY ENDINGS ARE THERE?

Now that we've been over what the show is and why it's popular (and if you haven't, the buttons below will give you those options), how many endings are there really? With a show with as many pathways as there are for the show, ranging from cereal choice to serial killing, there must be a whole bunch, right?

Well, not exactly. The show has five main endings.

SPOILERS

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ENDING ONE

Stefan finds out his therapist and father have been using him in a psychological test called Program and Control [PAC], and are controlling him with the pills he takes. He then kills his father.

ENDING TWO

Stefan goes back in time, finding his toy rabbit in the safe in his home. He then boards the train with his mother, and they both die.

ENDING THREE

The viewer makes Stefan kill his father, despite Stefan not wanting to. If the viewer makes Stefan cut up his father's body, he gets away with the murder for long enough for his game to be released, to great success. At the credits, a clip of Colin's daughter trying to recreate Stefan's game for Netflix is shown. However, realizing she has also lost her free will, she destroys her computer.

ENDING FOUR

The viewer makes Stefan kill his father once again. However, this time, he buries the body. A dog then discovers the remains, and Stefan is thrown in jail before his game can be perfected.

ENDING FIVE

The viewer tells Stefan he's in a Netflix show, and that is why he is being controlled. After a fight with his therapist, he jumps out the window, only to discover he is an actor on a set.

SECRET ENDING

Despite those being the main endings, Netflix has hinted at a secret ending - that won't be written out here, though. It's a secret, after all!

Source: RadioTimes

INTERVIEWS

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"When I finished the movie, I was really, really surprised." Said Kaylee Ross, a grade 11 drama student. "I got the ending where Stefan dies in the therapist's office. I really didn't expect it. It was a lot to take in, too." When I asked how the ending made her feel, she looked and sounded a bit exasperated. "Well, I was definitely confused. I tried to retrace my steps to see what got me to the ending, but it just took me to the credits. I was really confused about it, and I didn't stop thinking about it all day. And now, it's back in my head. Thanks a lot," She laughed.

"At first, I got the ending where Stefan ended up in jail for murdering his father. Bandersnatch got 5/5, but the game was taken off the shelves because Stefan was accused and convicted of murder." Amie explained. "I did not expect my ending at ALL. As soon as I had chosen to kill his dad, I knew the plot would become more eerie, but I didn't expect Stefan to end up in jail."

"I kept going back and getting every ending because it was something I wanted to try. Each ending was twisted, dark, and made me want more!"

So. Now that you know about Bandersnatch, how do you feel?

Do you believe you're making your own choices? Do you believe it was really you who picked to read this article? Do you really have free will, or is it an illusion?

Hello. This Wallflower article is interactive. You will walk yourself through the article (although, I cannot promise too many different endings). If you have not yet seen Bandersnatch, please do it before reading this article if you do plan on it. There may be spoilers. If you have any triggers, please click the 1st button. It will lead you to a website that lists most potential triggers for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

Bandersnatch. Everybody has been talking about it. Lately, teenagers and adults alike have been losing their minds about it - literally. However…

Bandersnatch is a new Netflix original movie, part of the Black Mirror series. The movie is interactive, and leads you through the life of Stefan Butler, a young man who has programmed a game based on a book called Bandersnatch. The book is a pick-your-own-adventure, which leads to Stefan creating the game in the same manner. T

People are controlling. People crave a certain kind of power that they cannot get enough of. Bandersnatch is a show that can provide exactly what people are looking for. You are able to control Stefan's life however you'd like, according to the options provided.

Now that we've been over what the show is and why it's popular (and if you haven't, the buttons below will give you those options), how many endings are there really? With a show with as many pathways as there are for the show, ranging from cereal choice to serial killing, there must be a whole bunch, right?

Well, not exactly. The show has five main endings.

Stefan finds out his therapist and father have been using him in a psychological test called Program and Control [PAC], and are controlling him with the pills he takes. He then kills his father.

Stefan goes back in time, finding his toy rabbit in the safe in his home. He then boards the train with his mother, and they both die.

The viewer makes Stefan kill his father, despite Stefan not wanting to. If the viewer makes Stefan cut up his father's body, he gets away with the murder for long enough for his game to be released, to great success. At the credits, a clip of Colin's daughter trying to recreate Stefan's game for Netflix is shown. However, realizing she has also lost her free will, she destroys her computer.

The viewer makes Stefan kill his father once again. However, this time, he buries the body. A dog then discovers the remains, and Stefan is thrown in jail before his game can be perfected.

The viewer tells Stefan he's in a Netflix show, and that is why he is being controlled. After a fight with his therapist, he jumps out the window, only to discover he is an actor on a set.
Despite those being the main endings, Netflix has hinted at a secret ending - that won't be written out here, though. It's a secret, after all!

"When I finished the movie, I was really, really surprised." Said Kaylee Ross, a grade 11 drama student. "I got the ending where Stefan dies in the therapist's office. I really didn't expect it. It was a lot to take in, too." When I asked how the ending made her feel, she looked and sounded a bit exasperated. "Well, I was definitely confused. I tried to retrace my steps to see what got me to the ending, but it just took me to the credits. I was really confused about it, and I didn't stop thinking about it all day. And now, it's back in my head. Thanks a lot," She laughed.

"At first, I got the ending where Stefan ended up in jail for murdering his father. Bandersnatch got 5/5, but the game was taken off the shelves because Stefan was accused and convicted of murder." Amie explained. "I did not expect my ending at ALL. As soon as I had chosen to kill his dad, I knew the plot would become more eerie, but I didn't expect Stefan to end up in jail."

"I kept going back and getting every ending because it was something I wanted to try. Each ending was twisted, dark, and made me want more!"

So. Now that you know about Bandersnatch, how do you feel?

Do you believe you're making your own choices? Do you believe it was really you who picked to read this article? Do you really have free will, or is it an illusion?

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If you are reading this, you have found the bug in the system.

You know what Pac stands for? PAC. Program and Control. He’s Program and Control Man. The whole thing’s a metaphor. All he can do is consume. He’s pursued by demons that are probably just in his own head. And even if he does manage to escape by slipping out one side of the maze, what happens? He comes right back in the other side. People think it’s a happy game. It’s not a happy game. It’s a nightmare world. And the worst thing is? It’s real and we live in it.

Life is a game that nobody can truly win. Why not just sit back and enjoy the ride?