Black Mirror : Who is Davis, the nerdy guy? (San Junipero)

Who is Davis, the nerdy guy? (San Junipero)

Maybe i missed something, but what role, in San Junipero episode, does Davis have? He shown several times in different eras, he knows Kelly, but i dont get, if he important to the story.

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Is Davis the nerdy guy or did you mean Wes? It appears Wes and Kelly had a fling and he still has feelings for her. I don't think there is any significance to his character beyond that. He did push Yorkie to search for Kelly in different decades. If you meant the nerdy guy I think he is just meant as a comic relief character. He pops up often and clearly has a crush on Yorkie not realizing she is gay. I don't think he had any importance with Kelly. Seemed like they were passing acquaintances at most since we did see them playing the dance game together.

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Actually, I think the two guys are there to demonstrate that this isn't quiet 'heaven' for everyone.

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That's a good point. Wes was attracted to Kelly because she still had life in her whereas I guess the others didn't seem as lively (like they were going through the motions or just trying to feel?). Davis was a bit of a sad character since he seemed to try to get Yorkie to notice him to no avail and basically just played arcade games in San Junipero.

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yes!!!!!

Re: Who is Davis? (San Junipero)

Davis is nerdy guy.

Re: Who is Davis, the nerdy guy? (San Junipero)

I don't think the nerdy guy knows Kelly. I think he just hits on Yorkie because she looks like his type (nerdy).

As for Wes, I guess he and Kelly had a thing. She's done with him but he still has feelings.

I don't believe it's "not quite heaven" for some people.

Remember, San Junipero is basically about Internet addiction. San Junipero, the setting, is just one of many scenarios you can jack into. But there are two kinds of people. Yorkie asks Kelly how many are dead, and this seems like it's from out of nowhere, because we haven't really got to the twist yet. It's a weird episode and we're still guessing. She puts the figure at around 80%, I believe. So the other 20% (including them) are visitors. They can only log in for a set amount of time, and at midnight in the game world, their time is up. The ones who are "dead" are residents and they have no limits, because as you later learn, these people have been downloaded into some cylindrical computer thing that is permanently installed in the server (credits scene).

I'm guessing Davis and Wes are "dead" and are basically hitting on the "fresh meat" (those who haven't died yet) because they're tired of the residents. Kind of like how locals will prefer to pick up visitors/tourists at a bar as opposed to, you know, their neighbors.

A lot of this is assumption, though. Pretty much anything beyond what we're told.

- Dark Reality

Re: Who is Davis, the nerdy guy? (San Junipero)

Seriously, internet addiction? Did you actually watch the episode? Maybe you should stick to Sesame Street if you think the episode is about internet addiction.

Re: Who is Davis, the nerdy guy? (San Junipero)

Well, i assumed that Davis knows Kelly, because they was playing together dance game in 2002.

Re: Who is Davis, the nerdy guy? (San Junipero)

I'm sure this is just because Kelly is a social butterfly and would play games with anyone/everyone. Also, she was trying to avoid (and get her mind off of) Yorkie.

-kat

Re: Who is Davis, the nerdy guy? (San Junipero)

Agreed, sort of except for Wes (because he wasn't simply hitting on "fresh meat" Kelly, and he felt something special with her long-term). But it makes sense.

I guessed that Davis was dead as soon as I caught on to the twist. He's always there. I think you're right about him hitting on Yorkie because she seems his type.

Regarding the Internet addiction thing, the way I understand your point is it's just like Second Life, its rip-offs (There.com, InWorldz, IMVU, Smeet, The Sims Online), and may as well be like various in-depth MMORPGs. People from different states can meet in the same digital location. There's a full virtual world that's always there and always hopping. These users/players always prefer the digital world to socializing in reality.

-kat

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