Black Mirror: Bandersnatch offers an experience like no other with multiple branching paths, scenes and endings that offer an episode that can last up to five hours.
Whilst we’ve pretty much covered all of the endings and scenes within the show, what about the ones that didn’t make it?
Well throughout this artile I’ll be breaking down all of the scenes and endings that got left on the cutting room floor.
There will of course be heavy spoilers here so if you don’t want to know anything about any of the endings, then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
But for everyone else, I’m Deffinition and welcome to the channel where I ruin it so you don’t have to.
Bandersnatch: Deleted Scenes & Endings
The first major deleted ending comes when you get the option to either bury or cut up Stefan’s fathers body. Viewers may have thought that the scene couldn’t get any more twisted, however, in a recent interview with Radio Times. Charlie Brooker stated that:
“There’s a version of that where he’s whistling happily to himself, where if it’s like the second or third time you’ve done it he’s like whistling happily? And we didn’t get a chance to put that in.”
Apparently, this was triggered when you had played through the scene a couple of times with the third being Stefan doing it quite merrily and Stefan submitted to it very joyfully having done it multiple times already.
Creator Annabel Jones stated that:
“At that point, he’s embraced the fact that he’s being told what to do, and it gives him that detachment.”
The two also said that this went even further down the line with the option to urinate on Stefan’s father’s grave coming up should they pursue the scene multiple times.
More Body Horror
Another scene that Brooker was sad had to be cut in releation to the body scene was revealed in his interview with Huffington Post.
Upon cutting up the body, Colin or Tucker arrived and discovered you in the middle of the act. Brooker said:
“We changed the order of something, and if you chop up the body, sometimes Colin or Tucker would come over and discover you covered in blood, And then you had the choice to confront them then and there on the doorstep.”
Apparently, there was also an option that came midway in the show that allowed viewers to watch Stefan controlling Stefan.
“There’s a bit where Stefan gets a VHS tape and watches a documentary, and I wanted, early on, to do a bit where you got the choice of two videotapes, and one is essential for the story, and the other is just, like, a film that he’s taped off the telly, And you can watch the whole thing. Literally just putting on, and you could watch a whole film, from beginning to end, but at any time you could press a button to stop it.”
Overall I think that these would have made for some pretty amazing moments but I can definitely see why they were cut by Netflix and the creators. Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the missing scenes and if you have any better ones.
Be sure to leave them in the comments below!