In this work, two fictions will be reviewed. The first is the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, according to Robert Graves’ version. The second one is about episode four of the fourth season of Black Mirror (Brooker, 2011). Similarities will be traced in the way in which the male characters in both fictional scenarios try to conceal what is uncertain in relation to the encounter with the desired object. Then, based on psychoanalytic categories, we will propose a clinical reading of why these characters carry out these actions, which, as we will see, are fabricated behind their ego’s back.
Key words: Myth | Desire | Alienation | Big Other | Series