Possible Manifestation of the Laura –
Maybe / Maybe not (POV of Laura)
(Black Mirror – White Christmas)
- Possible ability to project –
Expresses emotions through GIFs. http://giphy.com/reactions
- Similar build to an Amazon Echo
Possible Plot points
- Establishing how integrated Laura is in Gerald’s & Charmaine’s life.
- How did Laura find out about Gerald’s “affair”?
- Charmaine comes home one day feeling unwell, when she was supposed to be at a lunch date with Gerald. She knows this because she was the one who made the reservation.
- Curious, Laura secretly tap onto Gerald’s phone and live streams. Phone on the table POV – Sees a woman laughing with Gerald.
What did Laura do after finding out?
- She tries to remind Gerald about the good times. – Changing his phone’s wallpaper, sending flowers
- Tries to clean up Gerald’s relationship by sending flowers to Charmaine’s workplace without Gerald’s permission.
What are the conflicts for Laura?
- She does not want to expose Gerald, because it will ruin her family.
- Has to keep a secret from Charmaine.
- Grappling with betrayal as an emotion (Gerald’s betrayal)
What does Laura do when confronted by Gerald?
- Gerald confronts Laura about activities initiated by herself.
- Threatens to shut Laura off and have her replaced (Possibly through Gerald’s recent searches of the new improved version of Laura).
- Feels threatened, blackmails Gerald. How?
Woman enters the house with Gerald?
- Laura attempts to destroy the other woman by tapping in her capabilities.
- Laura locks them in and unlocks only when Charmaine comes back?
- Laura turns up the temperature of the water when the woman is taking a shower, causing her to suffer from burn.
Possible twist –
- Laura finds out that there is a reason for Gerald to cheat? Charmaine is cheating?
- So maybe the stranger in the house is Charmaine’s affair instead of Gerald’s, but to the audience it seems like it was Gerald who brought his affair home?