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How were the murders committed in the NCIS episode “The Good Samaritan”?

I recently watched this episode (summary can be found here), and the wrap-up seemed to leave a lot unexplained. Some specific questions I have are: *Why did they kill two other men before Seeger? Was ...
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Why isn't Taggart protected by Double Jeopardy?

At the beginning of Broken City, Billy Taggart is charged with murder but then walks. At the end of the film, it seems that he still has to face his crimes. Why isn't he protected by the Double ...
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Few events that I failed to understand in The House That Bled to Death

In the Hammer House of Horror TV series episode The House That Bled to Death I did not understand why the girl Sophie killed his father? Also how the cat was killed, was there any ghost/sprit of the ...
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Why does Emily give Will the diary?

In Definitely, Maybe (2008), why does Emily give Will the diary to take to Summer Hartley instead of just mailing it to her herself? Was Emily hoping that something would happen between Will and ...
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Explanation of the shield repair scene in Sunshine

About 40 minutes into Sunshine (2007), the crew need to fix the shield. I don't understand this scene. According to Wikipedia's description: Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs ...
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Shouldn't Ben have left the rented room in Berkeley after Elaine screamed in it and the landlord found out?

After Elaine screams in Ben's room in Berkeley and the landlord asks him to leave. There and then, while Elaine was still present, Ben starts to pack his things in order to leave. He shows no ...
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How did Matt Damon's partner know he went to meet Leonardo DiCaprio?

In the end of The Departed, Matt Damon's partner comes to his rescue, shooting Leonardo DiCaprio's character along with the friend whom Leo had asked to come to Damon's arrest as protection. My ...
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Inconsistency in medical clearance on Helix?

In Helix S01E05 Dr. Alan Farragut, in the investigation of Dr. Doreen Boyle's death, stated that Dr. Doreen Boyle couldn't have died from an aneurism or heart attack because she had been medically ...
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Why the confusion over who was arrested in Criminal Minds?

Criminal Minds S9 Ep2 - "The Inspired (Part II)" When they make arrests at the end: Why would they need to do this? Perhaps there is there some aspect of the American legal system that I am ...
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What was the special reason?

In the move Hachi: A Dog's Tale the Japanese college professor Ken advises Parker that the dog Hachi will fetch him the ball only for a special reason. What reason was that? And why did Hachi woof ...
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What was the dynamite for? Was it a red herring?

In Wes Anderson's Rushmore, we see Max ordering dynamite from a store prior to staging his play. He asks the order to be made out to Ready Demolition, Tucson, Arizona. Yes, said play involved a war ...
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Did Leonard Shelby know his wife because of his subconscience?

In the beginning of the movie when Leonard is talking on the phone to the mysterious caller (who we find out is Teddy [John gamble {not thee John G}]). He says he is different from Sammy Jenkins ...
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Why did Marshall shoot one of the villains before he committed a crime?

In the movie "High Noon (1952)", when the Marshal is looking for some assistants to help him fight Frank Miller and his friends, one of the civilians asks: Those three killers walking the streets ...
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What is Håkan's background?

Since the beginning of Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), Eli was accompanied by Håkan, an older man, who tried (not very successfully, though) to kill people and gather their blood ...
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Why did Bill Killcullen accept all three of Avery's requests?

In The Place Beyond the Pines, we saw that Avery Cross (played by Bradley Cooper) discusses the whole situation about his fellow corrupt officers with his father (Judge Al Cross). His father advises ...
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What was Valjean hiding?

In Les Misérables while Cosette and Valjean are talking/singing, the grown up Cosette wants to know about Valjean's past. And why they are constantly on the run. She makes a movement to lift his cuff ...
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Was the margin really paid by Barings? But Why?

I have only limited knowledge of Stock Trading, and I have recently watched Rogue Trader. It's the story of Nick Leeson, an investment trader who single-handedly bankrupted Barings Bank in the 90s. ...
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Where exactly do they move to in the end?

In the movie Away We Go the couple travels all around the US, and finally they find a home that they feel suits them. They pass a tree with strange fruit on it, like in her story of her childhood ...
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How is Hunter adopted?

In Paranormal Activity 3 (maybe it was PA 2?) Katie kidnaps Hunter when he was a baby. In Paranormal Activity 4 we find out that Wyatt is actually Hunter. How is this so? If Katie took him, why did ...
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Which pact is being referred to?

As the title asks, what is the Pact referred to in the 2012 Movie "The Pact" I've watched the movie but I don't recall any reference to a pact? Is it that the sisters agree not to talk about what ...
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Why are humans considered a delicacy in the Land of Ooo?

During the episode where Jake meets Lady Rainicorn's parents. Misinformation happens and he accidently gives her parents permission to eat Finn. They then attack him in a blind hunger-rage and ...
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What was the purpose of showing Private White sitting in full uniform?

Watching Band of Brothers and in the first show, they're all getting ready to run Currahee, and everyone has changed except for Private White, whose still in his uniform. What was the purpose of that ...
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In Roman Holiday, which Royal Family was Ann princess of?

It obviously wasn't the British Royal Family as her first stop on her tour of Europe was London. All I recall from the movie is that it was one of Europe's oldest royal families.
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What was the official purpose of the fuel pod hauled by Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road?

We learn that it would be the price for the War Rig's safe pasage through the biker territory, as negotiated previously by Furiosa. However, the deal coundn't obviously be a part of Immortan Joe's ...
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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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What happened to the Future Flash?

In series The Flash, The Flash from the future did travel back in time to stop The Reverse-Flash from killing his mother. He failed, but where did he go? The Reverse-Flash stuck in past and killed and ...
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Does the ending of Predestination cause a paradox, or does the loop stay closed? [duplicate]

In the final scene of Predestination there's the following dialogue: John: Your next attack will kill ten thousand more. John knows this because it is his strongest motivation for hunting down ...
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Breaking Bad Confusion

In the Breaking Bad episode where Walt plants the bomb on Gus's car, Gus stops dead in his tracks. After rewatching I noticed that Walter goes home and calls for his neighbor to go inside and check ...
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Is a certain important element lost between Open Your Eyes and its remake Vanilla Sky?

In Open Your Eyes I had a very strong sense that the crazy one night stand never existed. The only time there is any interaction with her is when the protagonist tries to point her out at the party, ...
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About the pregnant woman in The Talented Mr.Ripley

In the movie The Talented Mr.Ripley, was there any conclusive evidence in the film if the pregnant girl was murdered or was it simply a suicide. If she was pregnant, was there no way to know who the ...
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Is Dickie gay in The Talented Mr. Ripley?

In the movie The Talented Mr.Ripley, is Dickie gay? They show Tom to be attracted to male folk more than the women in the movie. They also show Tom sexually interested in Dickie. Dickie seems to be ...
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Why does Velkan Valerious become a slave to Dracula but Van Helsing doesn't?

In the movie Van Helsing (2004): Velkan Valerious after bitten by a werewolf becomes a werewolf and slave to Dracula. But Van Helsing after bitten by Velkan (in werewolf form) becomes a werewolf but ...
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How did Michael end up in that basement in Season 1?

In the last Season of Fringe, the Observer child Michael was essential for the plot. He appeared before in Season 1, where he was found in an abadoned basement. Is there any explaination how he did ...
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Why does Hans leave after telling Martin “We can't leave him”?

In the red tent during Seven Psychopaths, Billy explains to Martin and Hans that the movie ends his way. He leaves the tent, and Martin tries to get Hans to walk with him to the Joshua Tree Welcome ...
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Why was Mal's projection in limbo?

In Inception, how did Cobb know Mal would be in limbo? She was a projection, not a real person. When Arthur explains the rules for limbo, or anywhere else in the movie, there is nothing to indicate ...
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How much of the fact narrated in The Great Beauty really happens?

The Oscar winning movie The Great Beauty is about Jep Gambardella, a critic, journalist and writer and his empty life in a (I would say) almost surreal Rome. What I didn't understand is how much of ...
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Why does Reid scribble into his notebook `Extreme Aggressor`

We all know that Reid has an eidetic memory. Nevertheless in the very first episode Extreme Aggressor he keeps scribbling into his notebook. Why does he need to take notes even if he will not forget ...
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What's with the shark in the pool?

During The Matador, at the morning after his bar talk with Danny, we see Julian walk through the hotel lobby in swimming wear and boots and jump right into the pool with his beer can still in his ...
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Why doesn't the temporal agent recognize himself?

I have two very related questions about the movie Predestination and the way in which the main character was unable to recognize himself: As Jane undergoes surgery and becomes John, John looks into ...
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What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...
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Need help understanding “Finding Forrester”

My understanding that Professor Crawford, Jamal Wallace's English teacher, was bitter about losing the Pulitzer Prize to William Forrester, Jamal's friend. But I'm confused as to how he made the ...
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The Bodyguard hotel kitchen scene

In The Bodyguard, why does Costner go into the kitchen of the Miami hotel? Why is he so agitated when he sees a stack of boxes, looking for a Louis Gomez, and beats up the Cuban on a smoke break?
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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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How do you explain the car crash scene in Fight Club?

It bothers me, all of it. Why isn't Edward Norton's character driving during the crash crash scene in Fight Club? How is he then pulled out by Tyler? How does that work?
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Why was Schillinger so brutal in the very beginning even if he hoped for parole?

In the TV series Oz, Vernon Schillinger (leader of the Aryan Brotherhood) raped the new prisoner and former laywer Tobias Beecher. Also, he tattooed him with an swastika. If Beecher wanted, he could ...
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House of Cards American flag [duplicate]

Why is the American flag featured upside down and mirrored with no stars on the logo for the Netflix series House of Cards?
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Who are the people who mug the ghost outside of Rhinehart publishing firm?

In the movie The Ghost writer as soon as the Ghost leaves the Rhinehart publishing, he gets mugged by people on the bike. I couldn't figure out who caused this act in the movie or if it was any way ...
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S01E10: How did Romero know about the money?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), sheriff Alex Romero retrieved the money from Shelby's garage. How did he know about it? Was he involved in their slavery empire? If yes, how?
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What did they need Hyde for?

I just watched the finale of Jekyll (2007), and while I found it both shocking and genius, I'm not quite sure I understand the plot of the show in the light of the final revelation. If I understand ...
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Hyde accessing the original Jekyll's memories

In Jekyll (TV series), Hyde starts to remember memories of Tom. He even ends up recollecting memories of the original Jekyll. Since Hyde shares his mind with Tom, should the memories that he can ...