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Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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How did they get rid of the money in the bank? [duplicate]

In the film Now You See Me the Four Horsemen rob the bank Crédit Républicain de Paris. Thaddeus Bradley gives an explanation which includes: Was it explained how this got this to happen after the ...
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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 does Peter Bishop still exist?

In the final few episodes of Fringe, we find out that Walter & September's plan was to effectively change the future so that the Observers/Invaders never exist. Olivia gets excited at the ...
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What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have context outside of ...
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In the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the “timeless aliens” were a paradox, right?

In the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, I remember there were aliens who had no sense of time. (It was a long time ago; forgive me if I get some details wrong!) I remember the commander ...
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How could the murder weapon in The Sign of Three possibly work?

In the Sign of Three, we learn of a murder and an attempted murder in which the assailant had hidden an extremely sharp blade on the inside of a belt. The blade is so sharp that the victim doesn't ...
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What was the significance of fort Wilderness in the Patriot?

In The Patriot, what all happened at Fort Wilderness? I know there was a battle, but who was fighting and what was the end result? Was Colonel Tavington involved in this battle? Also, is Colonel ...
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Why didn't Kellog die in S1E5?

In Continuum Season 1, Episode 5, But Kellog didn't die. Kiera had some speculations about why that happend, but they all seem kinda odd. Is there an explonation consistent with the serie's logic? ...
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Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his murdering a "made man" Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were involved, ...
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Why does the teacher put paste on her face?

There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of ...
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Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3

I was wondering if there was any relation between the villains of the first and third movie of the franchise. In Iron Man 1, the terrorists who abduct Tony belong to a group called the Ten Rings. ...
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Why does Doc Holiday want to fight Wyatt in My Darling Clementine?

In My Darling Clementine Doc Holiday doesn't seem like he'd have any sensible reason to want to fight Wyatt. Why does he want to challenge him to a gun fight?
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Why was Mr. John Keating expelled from school?

I saw Dead Poets Society. Neil's parents were responsible for his death not John. Then why was the administration so determined to expel him from the organization?
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Why did Adam and Barbara have to dig up Beetlejuice?

After Barbara says Beetlejuice 3 times, her and Adam are transported into Adam's model where Beetlejuice is residing. Why did they have to dig him out of his coffin? Why was he just not there already? ...
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How did Teddy get killed in the end again?

Does anybody remember the first scene when he killed teddy? How it happened while he met Teddy again and the film ended with Teddy is dead?
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How did Walt and Jesse know where to intercept Mike?

In Season 5, Episode 1, Walt and Jesse meet Mike on a one-lane dirt track in the middle of nowhere, after Mike has learned from the doctor that Gus is dead. How did they know when and where Mike would ...
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Why did Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
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What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...
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Who is the woman on the bicycle who rides up to Uncle Rico?

At the end of Napoleon Dynamite, a woman rides up to Uncle Rico's trailer. I have no idea who this person is. I can only think that she might be Summer's mom, but she doesn't look like her. What is ...
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What is on the mirror in Lorenzo's oil?

In the movie Lorenzo's Oil, Mckaela Odone has a quote taped on her mirror, but it is in small font and difficult to see. What is it?
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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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Why does Cherevin try to have Ryan killed when he doesn't need to?

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ryan's character is acting as a banking compliance officer and is sent to Moscow to review and audit some secret accounts in Cherevin's organisation (and in the hope that ...
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Why did Walter tell Lydia that he poisoned her with ricin?

At the end of the very last episode, Walter picks up Todd's phone and answers Lydia's call. He tells her that he poisoned her with ricin. Why did he do that? Knowing that she'd been poisoned, Lydia ...
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If Vader thinks he killed Padme, why isn't he more surprised that he has children?

Padme was pregnant when Anakin killed her (or so he believes) -- he has no knowledge of her having given birth and as far as I can tell, he thinks she died before giving birth. So why isn't his ...
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What was left of Luke's training?

In Star Wars Episode V, Luke leaves, evidently before he is ready to be a Jedi, and gets defeated by Vader. Luke goes back in Episode VI, but Yoda immediately dies and tells Luke that all that is ...
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Explain Lennys “I've done it” tattoo in Memento

So I've watched memento quite a few times. I feel for the most part that I understand it, while most people don't. I’ve seen people go as far as to say that Lenny is Sammy Jankins which is impossible. ...
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What does this brick scene signify?

In The Dictator (2012), when Haffaz Aladeen has to remove weight to reach the hotel window through sliding rope, he empties his pocket's item one by one. Then he took a brick out of his pocket. I ...
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How did the FBI get Jordan's note to Donnie?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), how did the FBI get the yellow note that Jordan gave to Donnie toward the end of the movie? There was no mention of it after that or any explanation and nothing ...
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Why does Ron Swanson work at the Parks Department?

For me, it not really clear why Ron Swanson is working at the Parks Department: Ron hates the government. Ron has a lot of money. (He mentions several times that he has buried gold.) He doesn't like ...
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Why does Logan remember Yashida?

The Wolverine starts with the eponymous protagonist's encounter with Yashida during World War II. This does clearly happen before the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, during which he completely ...
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What was the plan of Chang and the City College?

In Community Season 4, Chang came back to the college with Changnesia and said his name was Kevin. But there was an evil plan with the dean of City College, which Chang gave up at the last episode ...
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“I like your outfit. Affordable?” How is this an insult?

In the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Scott's ex says to Scott's current girlfrend: I like your outfit. Affordable? This came across as an insult but I don't understand why. Could someone ...
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Stinkmeaner's Fighting Skills in The Boondocks

In Episode 4 of Season 1, "Granddad's Fight", of Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, Huey eventually realizes that Colonel H. Stinkmeaner isn't any type of legendary samurai, but just an old man who got ...
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Why did Katniss want Peeta to live?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Katniss insisted Peeta must live. She also convinced Haymitch that he should protect Peeta at any cost. Why?
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Why does the president of the Federation look like a Klingon?

I always wonder why the president of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country looks very similar to a Klingon. He has the characteristic high hairline, this "Fu Manchu moustache" and, ...
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When did Carroll get out of the transport?

In the episode "Let Me Go" (S01E07) of The Following, Joe Carroll escapes from prison but Ryan Hardy seemingly witnessed him being strapped into the transport. Later, Hardy realizes that there was ...
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Why did Traven change his mind about speaking to the Benedicts?

In Twins (1988), first Professor Mitchell Traven denies knowing anything about them, then changes his mind after they break through the door. Why didn't he have them taken away by the security guards ...
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Why did the overseer leave Solomon to hang?

In 12 Years a Slave, While Tibeats (Paul Dano), with two other men, tries to hang Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor) as revenge and the overseer of the plantation comes and scares them away, why didn't he ...
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Why was Blofeld in a wheelchair in the beginning of For Your Eyes Only?

In the pre title sequence of For Your Eyes Only Blofeld is in a wheelchair. Why?
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What is the reason for Brunhild's suicide?

At the end of Fritz Lang's 1924 silent movie Die Nibelungen: Siegfried, when Kriemhild enters the minster, she sees that Brunhild has commited suicide at the corpse of Siegfried, calmly remarking ...
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Why do people put up with Alan?

I have watched the series of Two and a Half Men two times now till the latest episode, but can't understand why either Charlie or Walden just don't kick Alan out? I mean it is a bit cruel but they are ...
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What is Mycroft implying when he says “Regrettably Lady Smallwood, my brother is a murderer”?

Is Lady Smallwood actually willing to just let Sherlock go? But mycroft doesn't agree because Sherlock murdered someone therefore must be punished whatsoever?
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Why was Combo shot by a small child when the enemy guys could have killed him themselves easily?

Breaking Bad S02E11 started with the scene when a small child is wandering around Combo (the drug dealer). Then some bullies stopped by him in a car and stared at him, he got scared and called his ...
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How did Harris throw Mahoney out?

In Police Academy Commandant Lassard tells Mahoney that he cannot throw him out. However, later, Lt Harris does exactly that when Mahoney takes the blame for the canteen fight. I am guessing that ...
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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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Why aren't there any visitor logs?

In 'The Following', it emerges pretty quickly that a cult has sprung up around Serial killer Joe Carroll. The masterminds of this cult have all visited Joe in Prison whilst he has been incarcerated. ...
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How did Jane start suffocating after smoking heroin?

In Breaking Bad S02E12 I couldn't understand the last scene when Walter came back to Jesse and, while trying to wake him up, Jane just starts vomiting and suffocating. Was it because of heroin ? If so ...
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Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?

In the His Last Vow (s03e03) episode when Charles Augustus Magnussen first come to meet Sherlock his bodyguard searched Sherlock and Watson for weapons. But at the climax when the detective duo ...
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The background of Michonne's walker drones

Does anyone know the true background of the walker drones that Michonne slaughtered before she and Andrea were taken to Woodbury? So far, all I have been able to determine is that, whoever these ...