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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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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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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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Why wasn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?

In The Godfather, why isn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?
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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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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 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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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 ...
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How did Melisandre know about Gendry's whereabouts?

During Game of Thrones S03E06 "The Climb" the red witch priestess Melisandre comes to the secret hideout of the Brotherhood Without Banners in order to take Gendry the blacksmith (and bastard of ...
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How did Mola “betray Shiva” in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

In the ending of Indiana Jones 2, Indy accuses Mola Ram, the priest of "betraying Shiva" or something like that, causing the Sankara stones to ignite and eventually to kill Mola. How had Mola betrayed ...
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What are the reasons for president Walker's decision?

Im not well-versed in political affairs (I like House of Cards because of other aspects). So I didn't understand very well why president Walker had to resign. Can anyone explain this to me in "dummy ...
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Role of the priest in the detention center

While Finch enquired about what happened in the detention centre in V for Vendetta, they came to realise that the priest was the highest paid staff there. But eventually I think it's not clear why ...
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How could the buried corpses turn into zombies?

Does anybody remember the scene in the cemetery in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)? The group of survivors walked through the cemetery. While Alice explained about the virus, the dead man got out ...
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Why doesn't anything happen to Sam after the lightning hit him?

In "Moonrise Kingdom", why doesn't anything happen to Sam after lightning hits him? The next scene shows that he is covered in black dust but other than that he doesn't seem to be hurt at all.
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Whose corpse is in the grave towards the end of The Woman in Black?

Towards the end of The Woman in Black (2012), Arthur Kipps finds the dead body of the child in the marshes, and he places his dead body into his grave. I thought the grave should have been empty, but ...
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How did Finch's cover identity get blown?

In Person of Interest, in "The Day The World Went Away", Finch's cover identity is exposed after he visited a cafe he brought Grace to. How did Samaritan establish the link between Professor Whistler ...
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Why would Tyler Durden want Jack dead?

The very first scene in Fight Club is Tyler with a gun in Jack's mouth and asking "Any last words?" Based on what we learn about their relationship throughout the movie, this scene doesn't make any ...
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Civil war soldier appearing in Frank Underwood's hallucination

I am watching the 4th season of House Of Cards. When Frank Underwood was shot, and placed in an induced coma, he was hallucinating about a civil war soldier. Who was that soldier and why did he appear?...
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Who killed Omi's dad?

Recently I saw Kai Po Che which is a movie based on the fiction novel 'Three Mistakes of my life' by Chetan Bhagat. In the movie, Omi's parents get killed when a fire breaks out in a train coach in ...
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Why should one not share his or her totem?

In the movie Inception, why didn't Arthur allow Ariadne to see his totem, which was a loaded die?
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How did Doc Brown know to drop the rope in BTTF II?

In this scene from Back to the Future Part II Marty is about to be run over, but Doc saves him. How did Doc Brown know to drop the rope? (I read a fan hypothesis ...
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Why & how did Cooper suspect that Amelia Brand had intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds in Interstellar?

Cooper's first suspicion that Amelia has intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds comes when they are on Endurance & Amelia is introducing him to the 3 planets that could sustain life. The conversation ...
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Will Sarah Connor still die of Leukemia?

So Sarah and Kyle managed to save the world from judgement day in Terminator Genisys. They destroyed Genisys/Skynet. I just remembered that John mentions to Kate and Terminator (Arnold) in ...
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Significance of the red elbow in American Sniper

There is a scene in American Sniper where an Iraqi bends down to pick something off the floor and in doing so his elbow was exposed. It was a bright red colour as if it had been burned. From this, ...
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Drummer is called 3 hours earlier on day 1 band rehearsals in Whiplash

Why does Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) call Andrew (Miles Teller) 3 hours early on the first day of rehearsal in the band? In the movie they show Andrew rushing to the rehearsal room thinking he is ...
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Why was Harry's condition so different from his father's?

In the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Harry learns about his genetic illness when his father is dying. A few scenes later he's clearly struggling and later in the film he's very ill. However his father is ...