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Five Easter Eggs In Black Mirror That Prove It’s A Shared Universe

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Netflix’s Black Mirror isn’t just a tech-gone-wrong Twilight Zone anymore. With the recent release of the interactive “Bandersnatch” episode, it has been breaking ground in all facets of television. Though the episodes are disjointed, there are definitely some hints that the characters are in a shared universe. Next time you rewatch the series, look for these five Easter eggs.

“Grain” technology

The “grain” was first introduced in “The Entire History of You.” Grains are essentially a chip inserted into the skin that records your memories. It also allows for playback through a screen or through your own vision. In “Arkangel,” this technology expands, where mother Marie is able to watch her daughter through her own eyes and ears.

The Glyph

The glyph symbol was recently explained in the interactive “Bandersnatch” episode as a symbol for branching pathways. However, the glyph was seen in “White Bear,” on the television at the beginning of Victoria’s neverending torture maze. It appeared for the second time in “Playtest.” The glyph turns into a gopher hole when Cooper is first being tested for his gaming experience. This symbol, however, is much more overt than the next on our list.

Raiman Milk

Hunter Raiman, the blonde soldier in the episode “Men Against Fire,” mentions that she grew up on a farm. This isn’t an important detail in the episode, but later is referenced in the space-themed “USS Callister.” Raiman brand milk is a favorite drink of Robert Daly, CTO and co-founder of Callister Inc. Strawberry and chocolate flavors can be seen in his mini fridge.

UKN News

UKN is the first constant in the Black Mirror series. In the first episode, UKN is the major British news network that covers the story of the prime minister. UKN later appears in “Be Right Back,” reporting on the breakthrough of scientists creating human-like skin, which will be used for Martha’s recreated boyfriend Ash. UKN is also the news network covering #DeathTo in the episode “Hated in the Nation.” It’s a surprise UKN didn’t report on this next Easter egg.

“Cookie” Technology

The “cookie” is the term for a self-replicated consciousness, first mentioned in “White Christmas.” The technology is a primary plot point in the episode and raises some moral questions for the characters involved. The “cookie” technology is explored in “Black Museum,” where a young woman’s father and another young mother are trapped inside a cookie. The technology also appears in several snippets throughout the episode.

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