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Why was there a POI mismatch in Episode S01E05?

In Person of Interest Episode E01E05, Reese and Finch did observe judge Sam Gates at the beginning. However, the Person of Interest was his son, whose name is the same. How could that happen? As we ...
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Why is the “STAY” message sent in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar, why does Cooper send the “STAY” message? When Cooper winds up in the tesseract (event Z), there are two related events that are in his past that he knows about: the ...
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Why was Amy not arrested?

In Gone Girl, Detective Rhonda Boney knows that Amy has killed Desi deliberately. But still just because they are unable to find any clue they let her go. That is no justice in my opinion. If she ...
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What was the explosion when Holden interrogates Leon?

I am watching Blade Runner for the first time, and early on we have this scene Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother. Leon: ...
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Why does time flow differently on Miller's planet?

When the crew in Interstellar went down to Miller's planet then came back up we find that 23 years have passed for Romilly. Can someone please explain why and how did that happen? IIRC it was ...
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How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
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Why did Ted Beneke refuse Skyler's money?

The Breaking Bad character Ted Beneke, Skyler White's boss and lover, was committing serious tax fraud with his company. When he gets the obligation to repay over 600 grand in tax debts in order to ...
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Who is the serial killer in Memories of Murders?

Is it known who is the killer after the ending scene? The former detective looked very intense, as if he finally understood who was the serial killer, but it's not very clear. Also, is the actor ...
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How does “fighting” work?

In the movie In Time, we hear several references to fighting, it's implied that this is some sort of fight for time rather than a physical brawl. Later in the film we see Will and the Minuteman "...
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What did Riddick do with the venom?

At the beginning of Riddick the eponymous protagonist grabs one of the smaller mud-crawling beasts in order to collect some of its venom. He then constructs his own home-made injector and injects it ...
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In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?

The pivotal airplane voyage in the movie Flight includes an early interlude in which the airplane encounters some extreme turbulence. To get out of the turbulence, the senior pilot (played by Denzel ...
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Did The Doctor use a full regeneration cycle?

In The Stolen Earth we witness The Doctor get fatally wounded by a Dalek's blast while reuniting with some of his companions. They bring him into the TARDIS where he starts to regenerate. However, ...
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What's so important about the teddy bear in Taken 2?

In taken 2 there is a scene where they capture and torture Jean-Claude for information on Liam Neeson's whereabouts. At first he refuses and says he will never tell until they bring out a teddy bear. ...
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What wrong did Tobin Frost do?

By the end of Safe House, I was led to think that Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) was the good guy. That belief was challenged when he asked the other (good) guy to be better than him. Now, I am not a ...
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Is it actually possible to transfer a totem?

In "Inception" it seems that Cobb takes over the use of Mal's totem (the spinning top). If the totem is a personal item that helps you keep your hold on reality, can the totem really be transferred ...
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Who was behind the bombings in Brazil?

Did I completely miss something, or did they really not explain who was behind the terrorist bombings in the film 'Brazil'? At first it's suspected to be the female truck driver, but then it is ...
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Do Batman Begins and Batman vs Superman have different origin timelines for Bruce Wayne?

In Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne is shown to have fallen into a well and had his first encounter with bats when his Father was alive who then ropes down the well to rescue him. Whereas, in Batman vs ...
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Why did Caleb try to get Nathan drunk the second time?

In Ex Machina, If Caleb had already reprogrammed the security protocol, why did he attempt to get Caleb drunk again? Or perhaps Caleb tried to get Nathan drunk again because he thought that Nathan had ...
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How can Wells know what happened in the alternate time?

I can't be precise hence I have overloaded the question with pics As the title asks, when Barry went back to the past in The Flash, a series of events happened. One was Cisco discovering that Dr. ...
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What is the ultimate goal of the murky goings on in Sicario?

The lead character in the movie Sicario, Kate Macer (played by Emily Blunt) spends most of the movie not knowing what is really going on or what the purpose of her secondment to a somewhat shady anti-...
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How is John Connor alive if Kyle and Sarah didn't get together in 1984?

In Terminator: Genisys, Kyle Reese was sent back in time but didn't have a child with Sarah Connor within that timeline. How is John Connor alive if Kyle and Sarah didn't get together in 1984?
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How did Ronan the Accuser become so powerful?

From what I saw, I don't believe Guardians of the Galaxy did a terribly good job of identifying Ronan for what he is. The Terrans defeated the Kree, which means that species is manageable for mortals....
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How does Skynet get created in Terminator Genisys?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, they show that the series of events from the first terminator never happens. This is an alternate timeline. They also destroy subsequent chips from other terminators. ...
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Explain the season one climax (technical) of Silicon Valley

I accidentally came across Silicon Valley (2014) TV series and I liked it a lot, but I am unable to understand the climax of season one of this series. I am not a hardcore programmer but I know some ...
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How did Vito know about the betrayal?

In The Godfather, why did Barzini want Michael dead, after the five families had apparently made peace? How did Vito know this? How did he know about the specific way in which it would happen, and how ...
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Did crushing the “crystal ship” really destroy all the evidence?

In Breaking Bad, when Hank is tricked away from Walt and Jesse's RV by a fake phone call from the hospital, the RV is crushed. Hank acts as if nothing useful for him could be found among the pieces of ...
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Did Bill's bullet cause any brain damage?

After waking up from her four-year coma, caused by a gunshot wound in her head, and apparently with a metal plate in her skull, has the Bride fully regained all her faculties? Or are her mental ...
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Why didn't Hank connect the locations the blue meth had been found with Gus?

At the end of Breaking Bad season 2, Hank Schrader is showing a map to his crew. It contains pins for the locations that the blue meth had been seen. He noted that it was appearing all across the ...
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Sonny and Carlo's relationship in The Godfather?

In The Godfather I, Carlo is seen as an abuser of his wife Connie, and my general feeling (and maybe yours too) is that he's somewhat of an outsider who wants desperately to get involved in the ...
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Why is Jackie against Claire's bill?

What are or what could be reasons that Jackie as the new majority whip is against Claire's sexual abuse bill? edit: First time, it is directly revealedto to the viewer that Jackie is against it is in ...
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Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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Did Rage spread from Britain or not?

In 28 Days Later..., the soldiers are discussing that Rage is so infectious and manifests so quickly after infection (within seconds) that it couldn't have spread outside of Britain. However, in the ...
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How does the 2012 storyline connect to the prior storylines in Cloud Atlas?

In Cloud Atlas, the timelines are not only connected mystically through reincarnation and imagery of past lives (broad explanation), but directly via stories transferred over time. Half of the ...
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Why doesn't Riddick know he's Furyan?

In the extended cut (video version) of The Chronicles of Riddick, while Riddick is on his way from the Planet U.V. going to the Helion system, we see a dream (?? don't know what to call her ??) which ...
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Why didn't Robert Fischer take his own car?

In the first level of dream, Robert Fischer took a taxi cab driven by Arthur. Robert Fischer is a billionaire. So why didn't he have his own limousine? And shouldn't there be private security for him?
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Why is Jesse alarmed to see Cid?

I am referring to the scene where Jesse, the Gat Man, was releasing Sara who was held at gun-point. A moment later, Cid can be seen walking down the stairs (maybe because of the commotion downstairs)....
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Why did Ben try to help Dan?

At the end of the movie 3:10 to Yuma, we see Ben killed his teammate Charlie after failing to save Dan. We have seen that Ben tried to cooperate with Dan during the second half of the movie. So, was ...
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Why doesn't Tig have the Sons of Anarchy tattoo on his back similar to Jax?

While watching Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 3: "Laying Pipe" I noticed that Tig doesn't have the Sons of Anarchy logo tattooed on his back. However, I assumed that all members have this tattoo, ...
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Why were Loki and Bartleby afraid of the Apostle in the film Dogma?

In the train when they are talking to Bethany and they see the Apostle they panic and jump up, taking Bethany hostage. Why? What could he have done? There were two of them, logically they could ...
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What happened to Jack Swift at the end of Brokeback Mountain?

At the end of Brokeback Mountain Ennis calls Jack Swift's wife and she tells Ennis that Jack died in some freak tire change accident. They flash to a scene of Jack getting beaten by a gang of men -...
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What happened to Kate Lloyd?

Close to the end of The Thing (2011), Kate Lloyd burns the snow vehicle (or did she blow it up, one of the two). After that we are left to our own devices on her fate. Was this intended for us to ...
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Why did the farmer get arrested?

In Into the Wild, the cool dude the main character was working for on a farm got arrested by the FBI. Another character says "I warned him about those little black boxes." What was this about? Is it ...
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Why didn't Jimmy get the permission to air his commercial?

In s02e03 of Better Call Saul Jimmy makes a commercial to reach the residents at Sandpiper Crossing. He airs it without asking his boss for permission to do so which gets him into trouble. Why didn'...
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Why does Rapunzel flip an atlas book with Eugene in the middle of the dance montage?

When Rapunzel sees the town for the first time, she begins to dance and encourage random people to dance with her. In the middle of this dance, we see her in a "library"? Flipping a book containing ...
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What does the Architect's condescending “please” imply?

In the movie Matrix Reloaded, when Neo meets the Architect, one of the statements the Architect makes is - "If I am the father of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother." For which Neo says "...
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Batman vs the truck driver, please explain

Batman wasn't supposed to kill anyone but during the climactic scene of The Dark Knight Rises, he shoots the truck carrying the bomb with The Bat in an attempt to reroute the truck and the driver is ...
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What happened to the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park?

I went to Jurassic World last night and it left me with a question. Jurassic world is on the same island (from the looks of it) as Jurassic Park so where did those other dinosaurs from the previous ...
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How come Ser Loras is engaged to Cersei after being kingsguard?

In Game of Thrones we know that Jamie cannot marry as kingsguard is supposed to not have family, as they took the oath to save the king. I believe this oath is the same like the people at the wall ...
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Gollum and the ring

We know that the ring kept Gollum/Smeagol alive for about 500 years, and in The Lord of the Rings we see Bilbo aging really fast after he gave the ring to Frodo, so what happens to Gollum? He remains ...
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How did Saul find Walt?

This moment from S2E8 ("Better Call Saul") has been nagging me for a while. Saul enters Walt's classroom: Walt: How did you find me? Saul: We should talk about that. It should be much, much ...