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How does Walt deduce that he was the prime target of the Cousins?

On Season 3 Episode 9 of Breaking Bad, Walt, after analysing the whole situation with Hank getting shot by the Cousins and Gus' intervention in the whole matter, goes to speak with Gus and says ...
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What was Vinny's motivation for lying to Judge Haller?

In the movie My Cousin Vinny, there is a scene in which Vinny lies about his "successful" legal career to Judge Haller. Later in the movie, he worries that this lie will get him arrested to the ...
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Why didn't Balian ask for terms with Saladin before the siege of Jerusalem in Kingdom of Heaven?

In Ridley Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven, only after the bloody 3 day siege of Jerusalem ends in stalemate do Balian and Saladin agree to terms allowing the inhabitants of the city to peacefully ...
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Can someone explain the ending/themes in the 2006 movie “Bug”?

The movie Bug (2006) was a thriller/mystery about a man who seemed a bit psychotic and a woman who seemed a tad unstable. I get that there was a bit of conspiracy theory going on, and the male lead ...
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Were Neville's feelings for Luna foreshadowed earlier?

During the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 after his run from the shattered footbridge, an adrenaline-struck Neville Longbottom runs up the stairs where he meets ...
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What's the deal with the rewind?

Funny Games (2007) was just a hard movie to watch period. But, I really got kicked in the head when Paul rewound the scene and started it over. What? After Paul and Peter return to the house with ...
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What happened to Mr. Blue?

In the Incredible Hulk, Banner gets help from a scientist in NY who was experimenting with the Hulk's blood. His name is Dr. Samuel Sterns, but he calls himself Mr. Blue when chatting with Banner. ...
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Why didn't Oliver wear the mask?

In the season 1 finale of Arrow, when Oliver suits up for fighting Malcolm Merlyn in his office Oliver didn't put up the green color/mask around his eyes. Is there any particular reason for that? Or ...
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Who commits the murders in The Ninth Gate?

In the underrated Polanski movie The Ninth Gate, Jonny Depp plays Corso, a dodgy antique book dealer, who is hired by Balkan, a rich collector, to verify the authenticity of a rare dark book, The Nine ...
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How do the events in The Day of the Doctor relate to those in The End of Time?

In the Doctor Who episode The End of Time the war is described as being "time locked", like a bubble, nothing can come in or out - except things which were already out. In The Day of the Doctor we ...
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What was Skynet doing with the humans in San Francisco?

In Terminator Salvation, we see Skynet capturing humans and herding them in its main facility in San Francisco. What was the purpose of this exercise? Was it trying to locate Kyle Reese? Or was it ...
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Why did Yashida “adopt” Yukio?

In The Wolverine we learn that Yukio is neither a real member of the Yashida family nor a mere employee, but she was an orphan found by Yashida when she was a child. When asked by Logan for the ...
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What did Muir think was going to happen after he left McLean?

At the end of Spy Game, Nathan Muir is seen driving away from CIA headquarters; my impression of the scene is that he's in a hurry. He peels away from the gate, and the next shot of him is driving his ...
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What's with the alien and the video game?

In the movie The Last Starfighter, there's a scene where this guy walks in front of the video game. The game makes some noise and he loOks at it and encased with light, being replaced with an alien. ...
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Why did the truck driver shoot Selene?

During her escape from the research facility, Selene jumps onto a driving truck. The truck driver notices her, makes a full stop and she flies over the vehicle. The driver then steps out with a gun ...
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Why was it necessary for St. Elsewhere to end the way it did?

The series is (implied to be) a figment of Tommy Westphall's imagination, existing in the snowglobe that he is focused on. What is the rationale/justification for ending the series this way? What ...
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In Avatar, does Ninat refer to Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer?

In the movie Avatar, Neytiri refers to "Ninat" as being the best singer, this sounds awfully similar to Ninet Tayeb, the first person to win on Israel's version of American Idol. (Supposingly, the ...
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What do the owls have to do with the events of Twin Peaks?

I recently finished watching Twin Peaks (season 2, not yet the prequel movie) and the ending has been driving me crazy. I'll spare you the rant and come straight to the point. In Twin Peaks many ...
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Is Senator Morra on NZT or not?

Now, yes I know he is during the movie, but at the end he claims that the effects of NZT have been made permanent and he no longer needs it. But in the follow-up TV Series Limitless S01E13, Brian ...
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Did Fredo know he was doomed on the boat?

In The Godfather: Part II Fredo was set to go fishing on Lake Tahoe with one of the Corleone children, but at the last minute he is told the child can't go, and that he will be joined by one of the ...
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What happened to Gideon on “The Flash”?

The rather powerful, time sensitive, and literal deus ex machina was a stunning find by the team. The team seems to be immune to the temporal fact of "unwinding Wells" assumably due to Star Labs ...
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What happened to Robert Englund?

During the course of New Nightmare, when Heather starts to get plagued more and more by dreams of Freddy, she calls her friend and former Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund and tells him about it. He ...
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How did the giant travel across the sea to Castle Black?

In the Game of Thrones episode (S05E08) where Jon Snow, the now Lord Commander of the Night's Watch reaches the Wildling's camp across the sea with boats to take the Wildlings to the south of the wall ...
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How did Harrison know the Enterprise had warp core issues?

Just curious if there's any info on this issue in Star Trek: Into Darkness since it wasn't explained in the movie. How did Khan know that the Enterprise warp core had problems? Was there some ...
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Why does King Henry's “death” immediately place Thomas Cromwell in such danger?

In Wolf Hall episode 5, 'Crows', King Henry VIII suffers a fall at a joust and stops breathing. As panic ensues, young Rafe suggests to Thomas Cromwell that they flee before the ports are blockaded. ...
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What does the ending of the movie “Coherence” mean?

In the ending of the movie Coherence, we see that It would really be helpful to get a clear answer here!
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Why didn't Sherlock just destroy Irene Adler's phone?

According to this explanation about Irene Adler's phone in the Sherlock episode "A Scandal in Belgravia": Irene had miniature explosives fitted throughout that would destroy the phone if anyone ...
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Train scene in the movie “Shame”

My question is about a scene in the movie Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan directed by Steve McQueen. Train Scene 1 : In the beginning of the movie, Brandon(Michael Fassbender) is ...
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What is the problem with powering the Mark 42 suit?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has a problem powering the Mark 42 suit. There is a key scene where he has a panic attack because the young boy says the suit is not charging. There is also a scene where ...
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How does Guy know the world is ending?

In The Croods the girl Eep meets Guy who is travelling to the mountain, because the world is ending. Here is a scene from the film that shows Guy telling Eep the world is ending. How does Guy know ...
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What is the significance of water coffins scene?

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the water coffins in the movie The Box? I mean, what is their relevance in the film? What is the point of having them there in the library? That scene ...
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What changed Nader's mind?

In the beginning of A Separation, Nader didn't really want to get divorced and was only trying to oppose his wife's decision seemingly wanting to convince her his own way. But, at the middle of the ...
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Post office reference in movie Ronin

In the movie "Ronin", there is a scene where Sam and the gang have to locate Gregor. Sam knows a guy locally who can help. When he approaches his contact he asks him where the nearest post office is. ...
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Was Trevor really insomniac for a year?

I've just recently watched The Machinist and in the whole movie only once I heard that Trevor Reznik said he hasn't slept for a year. Was this really the case or he just imagined he hasn't slept in a ...
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How did Toshio die?

In the movie, The Grudge, near the end it is shown that- the father of the Japanese family have killed the mother (by chasing and stabbing her?) and have drowned the black cat. He has done this in ...
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Why did the tribespeople suddenly leave Papillon?

I didn't understand why the tribespeople suddenly left Papillon alone in their village? They'd clearly invested time and effort building the huts but then they just up and went. Why?
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In Wild Wild West, what kills “Metal Head”?

Near the end of the movie, after they boarded the spider, Jim West (Will Smith) fight some henchmen of Loveless. When comes the turn of "Metal Head", Jim discovers that the guy is entirely armored and ...
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How did Cutter know Angier's method?

About half way through The Prestige the court magistrate meets with John Cutter in Angier's warehouse. Cutter tells the magistrate that he can't let Lord Cawdlow take Robert's machine, that it is too ...
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Why didn't Dwight ever suspect Creed of something nefarious?

I know this is a comedy, but Creed said and did very suspicious things throughout the series. He also made allusions to a shady history. Should Dwight not have fixated on Creed as he did with nearly ...
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Possible flaw in Predestination (2014)

This is in regards to the movie Predestination. This is an amazing movie, beautiful extrapolation of the short story and brilliant execution. I wonder if there is a tiny little flaw: Jane would have ...
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How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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Facts revealing Hannibal

I have watched both seasons of the Hannibal series, although with some pauses between various "sessions", so there is no problem with spoilers. My question is: how do the protagonists (Will, Jack, ...
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How much involment does the government actually have with the M.I.B. department?

In Men In Black, how much control, if any, does the government actually have in the M.I.B. department? When J is first being introduced to the department, K tells him the story of an "underfunded ...
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Does John Silver escape with *all* the gold at the end of the 1950 version of Treasure Island?

The 1950 Walt Disney version of Treasure Island ends with John Silver in a small boat, escaping treasure island alone with a chest full of treasure. The Squire, Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesy, and the other ...
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How could the stars be going out in the alternate universe?

In Turn Left we see what the world would be like if Donna never met the Doctor and he perished beating the Racnoss. In this timeline, we cryptically see Rose all over the place using the companions ...
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Why not just make him forget again?

In the TV series The Vampire Diaries, Elena (the main character), with the help of Damon, makes her brother Jeremy forget about the death of Vicky. After some time, her brother finds out about it by ...
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What was the reasoning behind Sookie's decision?

At the end of season 4, we see Tara get fatally wounded in the back of the head from a shotgun blast from Debbie, aiming for Sookie. After the initial shock, Pam arrives just in time, looking for ...
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Ending of Chrysalis

At the end of Chrysalis (2007), it turns out that the real daughter of Professor Brügen, Manon Brügen, lies on the bed in a coma at her mother's clinic. So who is the healthy girl? Is she another ...
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Was it the character's inner devil that came up in Devil?

I watched Devil and got the gist of the story. But am confused about the old woman (Satan?) who was in the lift. Is she really the Satan or just the haunting past memory of the other characters in the ...
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How can the ending of “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” be explained?

In the end of the movie Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Park Dong-jin get's killed by the group of communists, that Yeong-mi is member of. But earlier in the movie it is explained, that Yeong-mi is the ...