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Why does Shae betray Tyrion?

Ever since her introduction in Game of Thrones, we as viewers are made to believe that Shae was always in love with Tyrion. We are shown that she gets jealous when Tyrion was forced to marry Sansa, ...
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Help me understand the interaction between Marcus and John Wick

Marcus was given the contract to kill John Wick. Then the next thing we know that he was helping John Wick. Question is why? Did I miss anything? They must have been communicating, otherwise Marcus ...
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How does Ronnie get out of the neighbor's house while videotaping?

In Disturbia (2007), how does Ronnie get out of the neighbor's house while videotaping? Ronnie just suddenly appears in the closet and I don't think it's explained how he gets there.
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Why didn't Balian ask for terms with Saladin before the siege of Jerusalem in Kingdom of Heaven?

In Ridley Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven, only after the bloody 3 day siege of Jerusalem ends in stalemate do Balian and Saladin agree to terms allowing the inhabitants of the city to peacefully ...
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Big Trouble In Little China Ending

Yesterday I watched Big Trouble in Little China for the third time in a week. What a hidden gem this film is! Anyway my question is why did Jack Burton refuse to kiss Gracie at the end? he has ...
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Why did Riggan Thomson choose to end his play that way?

The Broadway play that ex-Birdman Riggan Thomson is about to stage ends with the protagonist, played by Thomson, shooting himself in the head with a gun. And at the end of the actual premiere Riggan ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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How did the US PoW infer the end of WW2?

In the 2014 movie Unbroken, at (approximately) the 1 hour 55 minute juncture, a US B-29 flies above the PoWs who were told to bathe in the water, before other B-29s do so. I personally observe that ...
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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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Why does King Henry's “death” immediately place Thomas Cromwell in such danger?

In Wolf Hall episode 5, 'Crows', King Henry VIII suffers a fall at a joust and stops breathing. As panic ensues, young Rafe suggests to Thomas Cromwell that they flee before the ports are blockaded. ...
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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of thrones after the death of Ned Stark, We get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne which is known from the raven that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken ...
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Why is 11 an important number in I-Origins

I'm talking about the movie I-Origins Wonderful movie. Movie about science vs religion. Fact vs believe. Cool. Scientist IAN lost the girl after first interaction but he can't forget about her. He ...
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Why did Valentine need the Professor (Hamill)?

Why was Valentine so interested in tracking down Professor Mark Hamill at the start of Kingsman: The Secret Service? Did he need him to enact his plan? I thought he was a climatologist, not some ...
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Why didn't Hans Huberman slap Liesel in the movie, like he did in the book?

I have read (The Book Thief) right before watching the movie. I know there are a lot of changes to make the adaption from novel to screen possible, but I couldn't help noticing that Hans Huberman ...
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Why does Perkins leave and meet Winston?

When John Wick arrives at Marcus’ home, we see that Perkins was waiting for him outside, presumably to kill him. But then she gets a phone call and … leaves. Why did Perkins meet with Winston ...
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How does Cap know that Loki's punch packs a wallop?

In the scene in The Avengers after Loki is captured, Cap and Stark are quietly wondering why the "Rock of ages" is giving up so easily. Cap says he recalls that that Loki packs a wallop. What is he ...
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Is there a plot hole or deleted scene in the film?

Why would Will Smith's character Hitch be seeking forgiveness at the end of the movie when in-fact, Eva Mendes is the one who should apologize to him? This bugged me for a very long time, because it ...
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Chuck Norris entry in Expendables 2

In Expendables 2... the scene where Chuck Norris enters. There are villains everywhere. They all suddenly get machine gunned down and a rocket takes out a tank. Since no character really cares to ask ...
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How does Amy escape capture?

In the movie Gone Girl, Amy has killed a man. She has his blood all over him. The cameras in the house would prove that Neil’s character was innocent. Even the smallest of investigations would prove ...
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Who decides how a totem behaves in a dream?

In the movie - Inception, who decides how a totem behaves inside a dream? First of all, in the dream, are the totems manifestations of the dreamer? The architect creates the other parts and ...
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Why was Baelfire sent back with everyone when Regina tore the curse scroll?

I don't understand why Baelfire got sent back to the Enchanted forest with everyone in S0311 after Regina tore the curse scroll, "canceling the curse". It doesn't make sense to me. He wasn't in ...
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What was going on with Dennis in 'Charlie Work' (S10E04)?

During the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "Charlie Work" (S10E04) Charlie has Dennis play the barkeeper during the health inspection. But all he ever gets out is a quite nervous ...
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What's the story of the other mole in the police department?

The Departed is 9 years old now, but SPOILER WARNING anyway. At the end, Costigan is shot by Trooper Barrigan, another mole in the Boston Police Department, who is subsequently shot by Sullivan. Who ...
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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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In the movie The Colony (2013), please explain this scene

In the movie The Colony (2013), there is a scene when 3 men travel from one colony to another because they've lost contact with each other. On the way there, the men come across a car with bodies in ...
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Why Mr. Ford was afraid that Tibeats would kill Platt?

Why can't Mr Ford just prohibit Tibeats from killing Platt in 12 Years a Slave? He does have the power to do that since Tibeats works for Mr Ford. And Platt was officially Mr Ford's property. Doesn't ...
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What happened to the Witch?

In the 2014 film Into the Woods the Witch (played by Meryl Streep) It's mentioned that, after the first time she lost Is it the same curse that ultimately caused the dramatic end to her song? If ...
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How did The Joker know who Batman's parents were?

In Batman (1989), when Batman tells The Joker that he killed his parents, The Joker responds with, "I was just a kid!" See this clip at the 0:52 mark: How did The ...
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How do the Reavers reproduce?

In the Firefly universe, there are a group of monstrous, man-eating madmen known as the Reavers. There are many myths spinning around their origin, one of the most prevalent being that they traveled ...
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Why does Andy drink the shots in the “Cross Hands” pub?

I was wondering about a scene in The World's End. Why did Andy drink those shots in the “Cross Hands” Pub since he's supposed to be teetotal? I have my theories but feel free to post your own. He ...
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What evidence existed against Skyler White during the final episodes of Breaking Bad?

I've been watching Breaking Bad as of late, and I've got the final episode planned for tonight (so please, no spoilers). In Ozymandias and Granite State, we see Walter White going into hiding after ...
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So what is so bad about being a Divergent?

This movie left me incredibly confused at the end. I don't know if I missed something or if they just legitimately never explained it. The entire movie felt like just some random action movie that ...
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In Suits, why doesn't Mike Ross just get a law degree?

The USA television series Suits revolves around Mike Ross practicing law without a degree and about trying to keep that secret. Mike Ross is clearly capable of being a lawyer. He passed the bar exam ...
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Why bring Professor Xavier to Pentagon?

When they went to rescue Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, why did they take Xavier since he had no real powers and did nothing? He literally couldn't do anything and was a burden on the team ...
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Interstellar Ending Scene and Logic

I recently watched Interstellar and it was quite an amazing movie. There is something that has been bothering me. At the end, when Cooper is stuck in the time-space shelf created by the other beings ...
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Frequency ending scene?

In the film Frequency, I can't understand how he can come from the past and shoot a bullet at the villan in the present.
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How did stuntman Mike evade the police after murdering 4 girls?

In Quentin tarantino's movie, "Deathproof", the villain Stuntman Mike murders four girls in a car accident by riding the car in wrong way. The four girls die, but he survives with minor injuries ...
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Who was the main antagonist?

In the new TV show Crisis I really didn't understand much of what was happening but I really like it. But one thing I didn't understand was who was the antagonist. Who was revealed to be the main ...
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Can someone explain the ending/themes in the 2006 movie “Bug”?

The movie Bug (2006) was a thriller/mystery about a man who seemed a bit psychotic and a woman who seemed a tad unstable. I get that there was a bit of conspiracy theory going on, and the male lead ...
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Who are the people who mug the ghost outside of Rhinehart's 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 in any way ...
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The Fall series 2 finale - Rose's message

Note: series 2 finale spoilers ahead! When Stella finally finds Rose in the series finale of The Fall, the medical examiners reveal that she has carved I Love Yu (I will assume it is supposed to be I ...
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In the movie Cowboys and Aliens, did the alien kill the dog?

In the scene in the house, when a single alien was approaching, the dog went after him barking. Then we heard a whine, thinking the alien killed him. But later in the movie, the dog was very much ...
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How does Lydia “escape” the dinner scene?

During the dinner scene, when Beetlejuice tries to get the Deetz to leave the house for the first time, they all (except Lydia) get possessed and start to dance to the Banana Boat Song: ...
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In Inception movie final scene, why does the spinning top never comes to rest? [duplicate]

In Inception movie climax, why does the director cut to black before the spinning top is shown coming to rest?
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How do they know the contents of the morning weather report message before they break the code?

In The Imitation Game there's this 'aha' moment where they realize IF they know the contents of the morning weather report they can use that to break the enigma. They can use the common phrases found ...
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The Drop plot explanation

Major spoiler ahead be advised ! In the movie The Drop, we see how Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) who acted as the bartender for Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) : in the case of the kid that got ...
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Who manufactured the corrupt Intersect and deposited it in the castle?

In the finale of Season 4, Morgan finds a corrupted version of the Intersect in the box belonging to Chuck and uploads it to his brain. Who build those glases? And who took it to the Castle? I ...
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S03E11: What did the guy meant by “It's a trap”

In S03E11, Chuck is meant to kill someone at a railway station. As Chuck is hesitating, the guy (He is named Perry) tells him that this is a trap or somehow set up. What did he mean by this? Or was ...
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How did Newt survive while she was alone?

In Aliens, how did Newt survive while she was alone? Early in the movie, it is revealed that the little girl, Newt, had survived alone for several days among the aliens -- the very same aliens that ...
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Why would damage to Ken Barnaby's right hand be enough to exonerate him?

Background: In Luther, Series 3, episode 1, Ken Barnaby is a suspect in the case of a murdered internet troll, Jared Cass. Cass had tormented Barnaby and his wife over social media after their ...