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Significance of Mei's tea box?

During "Any Sum Within Reason" the 12th episode of Hell on Wheels' season five: (S05E12) When he returns to his quarters, he finds Mei gone. On the bed, he finds the box her father left her – the ...
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How could the lady who redeemed Bill know what was up?

In Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the protagonist Bill arrives at a secret party/orgy: Now there are several ways to interpret this movie - everything is a dream (or several dreams) and if not one could ...
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What do the bugs symbolize in “Pi”?

In Pi (1998) we see bugs surrounding Max's brain during one of his hallucinations, and we also see bugs around Max's computer. What I don't understand is that sometimes the bugs are seen as a good ...
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How is Father James related to Jesus Christ in the movie “Calvary” (2014)?

Jesus died on the cross to save humanity, but what did Father James die for? We see a parallel between the crucifixion of Christ and the death of James. The whole town goes against James before his ...
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What stops government from turning off the feeds?

The two warring AIs in Person Of Interest rely on NSA government surveillance feeds for their ability to predict terrorist and criminal activity. Samaritan relies on the feeds to control and ...
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How did Varys get there? [duplicate]

In S06E10 "The Winds of Winter", Lord Varys is first seen in Dorne in this scene: And at the end of the episode Lord Varys is seen standing behind Daenerys in the ship: How is this possible? Does ...
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Was the Devil's Advocate showing multiple attempts to corrupt Kevin?

Based on another question, What was Satan's goal with Kevin?, the answer says that Milton/Satan/Pacino is trying to do everything again, taking a different approach. But what is apparent is ...
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What happened to this character?

In The Jungle Book, we see Do we know if this character survives the attack? The movie is quite dark at times and doesn't shy away from killing off characters, so I'm curious to know
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Why does Master Ip want to sew a button onto a paper?

In the martial arts movie Ip Man 3 from 2015 Master Ip asks his wife to sew a button onto a paper and she does it. So why does he want to sew a button onto that paper?
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Why does Milton also kill good people?

In The Devil's Advocate (1997) I know Milton is a good guy and teached his son a big lesson about vanity. Then why did he kill Eddie and Mitch Weaver, both are good people?
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Why was it better to abandon the boat?

I did not quite understand the reasoning re abandoning the boat in The Revenant. To my understanding, travelling in the boat would have removed them from the pursuing people faster than those pursuing ...
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Why did Harry not use Polyjuice Potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur?

In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter did not disguise himself using polyjuice potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur. But in the book he was disguised as a cousin of the Weasleys, Barny ...
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Sherlock, The Abominable bride, opening scene explanation

In the Sherlock, Abominable Bride episode, a particular scene caught my attention. In the opening scene just when Mike Stamford and Dr. Watson are heading to meet Sherlock, in the backdrop we can see ...
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Did Sean Gullette actually trepan himself in Pi (1998)?

In the final scene of Pi, we see the character depicted by Sean Gullette put a drill directly to a tumorous bulge on his head. There's a noticeable blood splatter and the character doesn't flinch. In ...
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Why does Tyler Durden leave the Narrator taking his suitcase?

In the movie Fight Club, Tyler Durden leaves the Narrator taking his suitcase while the narrator was asleep. My question is not about the car crash, it's about the scene that comes after the car crash,...
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How does the medpod perform the abortion correctly if it is configured for male use?

In Prometheus, after figuring something bad is going on within her, Shaw goes to the medpod which earlier in the movie was described as "configured for male body" by Vickers . If that is the case ...
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Was the “American Symphony” played in real-time?

At the end of Mr Holland's Opus, the eponymous Mr Holland is invited onto the stage to conduct the Premiere performance of his "An American Symphony". Is this song ...
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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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How did Mastani die in 'Bajirao Mastani'?

In Bajirao Mastani movie, how did Mastani actually die? We saw her under arrest! Whereas on one side Bajirao died near Narmada River and at same time she died but there is no clue what happened to ...
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What South American country was the body of water in?

In The Boys from Brazil, Barry Kohler is first spying on the Nazis in Paraguay, and then on the run from them. While he is on the run, there is a scene where we see a large body of water in the ...
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Why is she a half-alien?

Either I've missed it, or it was not explained: why is Lexi in Falling Skies a half-alien? The only explanations I have are "just because", "due to the eye bug", and "because of something unmentioned ...
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Did John steal Primo's kilo in Five Star?

At the end of Five Star, John is accused of stealing Primo's kilo of cocaine. The movie never actually shows John deliver the cocaine, as he claims. Another man is murdered on John's attestation of ...
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Why was the sound of an off-screen gunshot removed from a critical scene in a Magnum P.I. episode?

I’ve been rewatching old Magnum P.I. episodes and noticed something odd in the episode titled “Never Again ... Never Again” which is the 7th episode in the 1st season of the show. Without giving too ...
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Was the explanation of the Back to the Future 2 timeline correct? [duplicate]

In the S08E05 of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard argue about the timeline of Back to the Future Part II. They talk about how the future Biff would go to a different future once he gives the ...
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If “Steel Mountain” in Mr. Robot is underground, how does that offer the implied vulnerability?

The Steel Mountain data storage facility in the series Mr. Robot is described as being an old mine. We see it has roads and enormous galleries in "L2" which doesn't have radio reception. So as of this ...
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Why did Emily's mother become angry on Jason's reply?

In The Ultimate Gift, there is a park scene (00:33:51), When Emily's mother came and ask for Jason's forgiveness on account of the fact that her daughter was disturbing him, Jason said "That's ok, I'm ...
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Who was Dignam working for?

At the end of The Departed, Dignam kills Sullivan after finding out that he was the rat all along and responsible for Billy Costigan's death. Did Dignam do this on his own accord? Or was he part of ...
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How did Gally get into the control room?

In Maze Runner, the group escaping the maze is able to open the accessway to the control room through 2 things -- holding the amputated leg/electronic "key" taken from the Griever and knowing the 8 ...
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Why does the message embedded by Cooper in the second hand of the wristwatch run on a loop? [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar, when Cooper is trapped inside the Tesseract, he figures out a way to convey the quantum data recorded inside the singularity to his daughter Murph. He does so by embedding ...
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino in American Hustle?
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Is the ending of the movie “Taking Lives” legally justified?

At the end of Taking Lives My question is if this whole sacking of Scott and her living secluded, pregnant, was a set up to catch Asher/Costa, as he would come to her, How can Scott kill him? She ...
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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Explanation about Hank Schrader's character as a brave law enforcement officer

I am from India and in our country, the law enforcement department (Police Department) starts the new recruits with same training. But later on based on the recruits inclinations and skills, they are ...
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What phone call does Mrs. Hudson refer to in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the beginning of the Sherlock episode The Empty Hearse when John returns to 221B Baker Street, Mrs. Hudson shows a very rude behavior by slamming tea and biscuits onto the table. Why was she so ...
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Why is Alan considered as a loser?

In the TV series Two and a Half Men, why is Alan Harper called as a loser multiple times in multiple episodes by various different people? After all, the difficulties in his life are only due to the ...
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Who shot Lester Burnham in “American Beauty” (1999)?

Who shot Lester Burnham in "American Beauty" (1999)? Was it Colonel Frank Fitts or Carolyn Burnham? And why was he shot?
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Where is this scene happening in season 1's episode 2?

I am referring to the scene in season 1's episode 2 where Sean Bean has to kill the wolf because of the Queen's order. Are they at the King's Landing or somewhere on the way? Why are his children ...
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Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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Is Agent J son of the Cop who died at the end

I watched Men In Black 3 (2012). Here as Griffin (the man who could see future) told that someone should have to die, if it's not Agent K, then it would be someone else. Exactly according to it, a ...
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Why does the drink affect him?

In The Flash S1E11 Dr. Harrison Wells is seen in his apartment just having arrived from S.T.A.R. Labs, and he pours out a drink for himself, sips it and seems satisfied. Except he is a speedster. ...
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What does the casting director mean by “be authentically, anatomically not Jewish” in Friends?

In the Friends episode The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin, Joey auditions with a casting director; the plot is as described: The Casting Director: Terrific! Well uh, there’s one more thing. Uhh,...
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Who is this giant in Hancock?

In the tornado battle in Hancock when Hancock is fighting his "wife" there appears to be a huge (maybe mechanical) figure running through the destruction. It appears to be almost twice the size of ...
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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Was the “Dr Mann” they meet on the planet a transhuman version of KIPP and Mann?

The first thing that tipped me off was the scene in Interstellar where Cooper and Mann were wrestling and Cooper said there’s a 50-50 chance that your visor will break first, and Mann (without any ...
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How can Cooper communicate with his daughter before the time he went to space?

In the movie Interstellar it's shown that after Cooper fell into the Black Hole, he communicates with his daughter Murph through some codes as Ghost. My doubt is how can he communicate to his daughter ...
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Did Kili try to steal something from Tauriel?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the dwarfs were imprisoned by elves, Kili talks about the talisman (which was given to him by his mother) to Tauriel. During the conversation, the talisman ...
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Where was Wolverine running to, after he escaped?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine is shown to be escaping into a Narnia-like snowy place from the door of the lab. So, where was he escaping? Is there any hidden significance/meaning of the snow ...
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In Breaking Bad season one, A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal, why don't they roll the barrels?

In S1:E7 of Breaking Bad, Walter and Jesse steal a barrel of methylamine. When they take them from the warehouse, they choose to carry the barrel between the two of them, which looks grueling. Is ...
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Why do Walter and Jesse no longer come in cars to the laundry

At some point Walter and Jesse have to come in laundry trucks leaving their cars away. I understand Hank may watch Walter, but why Jesse?