Just when we thought we’d thoroughly explored each of the five major endings in the Black Mirror choose-your-own-adventure movie, Bandersnatch, Netflix has pulled us back in, revealing there’s at least one option we’ve yet to try. On January 8th, Netflix’s U.K. and Ireland Twitter page hinted that a seemingly innocuous decision in Bandersnatch—in which protagonist Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead) must choose between picking up a framed family photo or a worn copy of a book—is more than it seems.
While we won’t spoil what happens when you pick up the family photo twice, maybe put down the popcorn, because the results are jump-scare-level frightening.
Set in 1984, Bandersnatch follows Stefan, a computer programmer, as he attempts to turn a choose-your-own-adventure novel (also called Bandersnatch) into a video game. Netflix has reported that while the movie has five main endings, it has more than a trillion permutations…which, in short, means we’ll likely never fully master the experience.
So, do you plan to go back in and pick up that picture frame (twice), or just sit back and wait for Black Mirror Season 5?