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Top 10 Black Mirror Season 4 Easter Eggs

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Top 10 Black Mirror Season 4 Easter Eggs Did you keep your eyes peeled while watching the fourth season? Let’s find out. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Easter Eggs in Black Mirror Season 4 For this list, we’ll be looking at our favourite Easter eggs littered throughout the episodes of Season 4. These Easter eggs can be references to past “Black Mirror” episodes or playful nods towards its actors. Obviously these Easter eggsinvolve spoilers both big and small, so you have been warned.
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Did you keep your eyes peeled while watching the fourth season? Let’s find out. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Easter Eggs in Black Mirror Season 4.



For this list, we’ll be looking at our favourite Easter eggs littered throughout the episodes of Season 4. These Easter eggs can be references to past “Black Mirror” episodes or playful nods towards its actors. Obviously these Easter eggsinvolve spoilers both big and small, so you have been warned.





#10: Kenny and Hector




One segment of the final episode, “Black Museum”, concerns a doctor who can feel the pain of his patients through a device implanted behind his ear. The idea for this device comes from Rolo Haynes, who shows the doctor two lab rats, one of which was able to feel the pain of the other. These rats’ names are Kenny and Hector, the protagonists of “Shut Up and Dance”. For those with a hazy memory, Kenny was the young pedophile and Hector was the middle-aged man who was cheating on his wife. There seems to be no connective tissue here – it’s just a simple nod to one of the series’ past epsidoes.





#9: The Memory Wheel




Arkangel tells the story of an overprotective mother who has an implant inserted into her daughter that allows her to see through her child’s eyes, locate her on a GPS, and monitor her vitals. In one instance, we see a digital wheel filled with past events on the tablet. This wheel looks like the storage system seen in the season one episode “The Entire History of You”, which centers on people with the ability to scroll through their own memories. Is this the same technology found in “The Entire History of You”, or at least some variation of it? Or is it just a harmless Easter egg? We’ll let you decide.





#8: Fence’s Pizza




Fence’s Pizza plays quite a large role in the first episode of the season, “USS Callister”. It is Robert Daly’s favourite pizza joint, and his absence from the game to retrieve his delivery allows the digital version of Nannette to learn how the pause function works. Later in the episode, the real Nannette calls Fence’s to distract Daly, a distraction that inadvertently leads to his death. Fence’s pops up again in the episode “Crocodile”, when their delivery truck runs into a pedestrian, the catalyst for events that result in the deaths of Shazia and her family. Fence’s has unintentionally caused a lot of deaths and injuries, haven’t they?





#7: Best of Wraith Babes




Here’s another Easter egg that pops up in “Crocodile”. In the episode, Mia turns on the television in her hotel to provide herself with an alibi, and to possibly cover up the noise of moving a body. She browses the adult movie options, scrolling past an adult film. This is a callback to the season one episode “Fifteen Million Merits”, as Wraith Babes is the same porno that Abi is forced into after auditioning on Hot Shot. Does “Crocodile” take place in the same universe as “Fifteen Million Merits”? It’s possible, especially when you consider the clerk’s Hot Shot comment later in the episode.





#6: St. Juniper’s




“Black Museum” is rife with callbacks to past episodes and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Easter eggs scattered throughout the set, but one Easter egg is cleverly integrated into the dialogue itself. Rolo Haynes, the proprietor of the titularBlack Museum, mentions working in St. Juniper’s hospital, an obvious nod to the Emmy-winning season three episode, “San Junipero”. To make the connection even stronger, Haynes worked for TCKR Systems, the company behind the San Junipero project. Was San Junipero named after the hospital that housed its research and development?






#5: Elena is Using the Dating App Seen in “Hang the DJ”




This is a tough one to notice, but it creates an interesting link between “USS Callister” and “Hang the DJ”. Elena, Callister Inc.’s receptionist, can be seen using the same dating app that is the focal point of the fourth episode, “Hang the DJ”. It’s tough to make out, but the distinct face surrounded by a green circle is definitely noticeable. The only difference seems to be the red bar at the top, but then again, it could just be an earlier or later version of the same app, or an aesthetic design choice that Elena has enabled. We wonder which date Elena’s virtual self is on right now…





#4: Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)




A major aspect of “Crocodile” is Irma Thomas’ song “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)”. A pedestrian hears it on the street, it’s played for a witness to invoke memory recollection, it’s played in Shazia’s car on her way to Mia’s, it’s played for Mia, and we hear it one final time when Mia is accessing Shazia’s memories. Whew. This song is an obvious callback to past “Black Mirror” episodes, most notably “Fifteen Million Merits”, as it’s the song Abi sings on Hot Shot. It can also be heard in “White Christmas” and “Men Against Fire”, making this song “Black Mirror’s” unofficial anthem.





#3: 15M Merits




The second segment of Black Museum concerns a man who has his comatose wife’s consciousness implanted into his own brain. Later on, the wife’s consciousness criticizes her husband for reading slowly. The graphic novel he is reading is 15M Merits, a reference to the season one episode of the same name. And the Easter egg doesn’t end there; We are also offered a glimpse through his point of view, and see illustrations of the episode’s ending, when Bing holds a shard of glass to his neck. We didn’t think we needed a “Black Mirror” graphic novel, but now we’re not so sure…





#2: Kirsten Dunst and Aaron Paul




This Easter egg isn’t geared towards previous “Black Mirror” episodes, but the career of one of its actors, Jesse Plemons, who plays Robert Daly in USS Callister. Plemons’ career has taken off in recent years, appearing alongside Aaron Paul in the acclaimed “Breaking Bad”, and playing opposite Kirsten Dunst (who also happens to be his fiancé) in the second season of “Fargo.” Both actors make appearances in this episode – Dunst can briefly be seen at Callister Inc., and Paul lends his voice to the angry gamer at the end of the episode. It’s a cute nod to Plemons’ personal life and his past roles.





#1: Rolo’s Museum




As we’ve said, “Black Museum” is rife with callbacks to previous episodes, and they are all hidden within the museum itself. Some of them are front and center, like the destroyed tablet from Arkangel, Daly’s DNA device from USS Callister, the robotic insect from Hated in the Nation, and the balaclava from White Bear. Others are slightly more subtle – we catch glimpses of the bloody bathtub from Crocodile, a picture of Victoria from White Bear, and a hanging model of Carlton Bloom from The National Anthem, among others. These references don’t only serve as cute Easter eggs - they put forth the intriguing possibility that “Black Mirror” shares a connected universe.

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