Seeking to understand events in a movie/tv show that don't appear to make logical sense.

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Inconsistency about the girls in “Prisoners”?

First, I apologize for the vague title of my question. I don't know how to write it properly, without it being a big spoiler, which I don't like to put on the front page of the site. My question is ...
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How can Jacoby be with Lana and Ben at the same time?

In Twin Peaks episode 21 (aka season 2, episode 14), we see Dr Jacoby at the Great Northern helping Ben work through his 'Civil War' insanity. Later though we see him walking ou at the Sheriff's ...
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Why didn't the electric charge affect Holmes when he attacks Dredger?

I saw the movie Sherlock Holmes. In that movie, there is a scene where Holmes and Doctor fights with Dredger in Ginger Midget's place. To attack Dredger, Holmes used a weapon which contained ...
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5 go down - 6 come back - Who's the sixth?

In Transformers 2, at the beginning, once the Decepticons find where Megatron lies, they go diving down into the ocean about 40 minutes into the the movie: The overseen ship/sonar calls out: "5 ...
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In Jagged Edge, why does the killer need to conceal their identity?

I remember being impressed by the 1998 thriller Jagged Edge when I first watched it. The plot (in case you don't remember) involves a prominent Editor (Jeff Bridges) accused of killing his wife ...
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How did Thor know Loki was on the plane?

During the movie Avengers, we are first introduced to Thor when he crashes the party on the plane, taking his brother Loki to get the location of the Tesseract from him. How did Thor know that Loki ...
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How did Thor and Banner know where to go?

In the middle of The Avengers, the team is split up after coming together on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Bruce Banner/Hulk end up in an abandoned warehouse. Thor ends up in a field. Shortly ...
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How did the kitchen get messed up?

In The Sixth Sense there is a scene where Cole is in the kitchen and Lynn walks out of the room talking to him. She returns and finds all of the drawers and cupboards open. She screams in fright as ...
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Wouldn't Thaddeus Bradley having all of the money stuffed into his car demonstrate his innocence?

For the Four Horseman's final trick, they steal a safe and pack all of the money into Thaddeus Bradley's car in a way that would prevent you from being able to get into the car, let alone drive it. At ...
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Back to the Future Part 3 - Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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Why wasn't another EVA performed to repair the communications array?

After the "hydrazine incident", why didn't Andrei go back out to repair the communications array? It didn't take very long to fix it on the ground. Fixing it would have allowed resumption of contact ...
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Man Of Steel, Zod vs Jor-El

In the movie, it was made clear that Zod was born to be a great warrior, while Jor-El was the planet's foremost scientist. How than, did Jor-El completely demolish Zod in hand-to-hand combat in the ...
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Why not just make him forget again?

In the TV Series, The Vampire Diaries, Elena(the main character), with the help of Damon, makes her brother Jeremy forget about the death of Vicky. After some time, her brother finds about it by ...
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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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Warp 10 Barrier?

I just watched S7E25 "All Good Things ..." of Star Trek: The Next Generation which I believe is the final episode of the series. In this episode, Captain Beverly Picard tells the crew to pilot her ...
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Inconsistent number of pills in the bottle in the episode 'A Study in Pink'

In the episode 'A Study in Pink' of the first season of Sherlock the victims are poisoned when forced to choose a pill from the two bottles as confessed by the cab driver. However in the earlier ...
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Open door as the only possible way to get into the room

I was watching Season 1 episodes of Prison Break again, and in the last episode where they break out of the jail, Warden along with detectives are investigating the Doctor's room. One of them report ...
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Why did nobody attack the time bank before?

At some point in the movie In Time, the main character Will Salas and the daughter of powerful businessman Weis decide to rob banks belonging to her father. The first robbery just shows the two ...
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How could Lt. Hicox fluently speak German and then give himself away by using the wrong gesture?

In Inglorious Basterds Lt. Hicox is an English officer who speaks German fluently yet with a mild accent. Speaking a language fluently requires a lot of practice with native speakers and so spending a ...
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Swimming to shore from the gulf stream in the middle of a hurricane

So, our favorite serial killer turns his boat into an oncoming hurricane and then apparently swims ashore. I have seen some reference to the gulf stream being 5-7 miles out from Palm Beach - which ...
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Why didn't Lord Coward spot the origin of the sound while Sherlock was hiding in the smoke?

When Sherlock blocks the chimney in Lord Coward's office in order to hide in the smoke, he decides to continue talking to Lord Coward who could have simply spotted the origin of the sound and shoot ...
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Why are the festivals misordered in the movie Baghban?

Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini are separated right after Holi (remember Amitabh singing Holi khele Raghubeera?). They are said to be separated for six months, ie from March to September. Within ...
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Why did Mona's name change in the later part of 3 idiots?

Mona Singh, whose name is Poonam, becomes Mona in the later part of the film 3 Idiots. After squabbling with Viru Sahasrbuddhe, Rancho suddenly starts calling 'Mona Push'. AFter that everybody, ...
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Is X-Men First Class based earlier in time than X-Men Origins:Wolverine?

If X-Men First Class (XFC) is based before X-Men Origins (XMO) then how did Emma Frost end up being captured by Colonel Stryker? The last we see of Emma Frost in XFC she is with Magneto and Raven, ...
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How do the 'frozen goods' survive the banana stand fire?

In the season two episode "Spring Breakout" it is discovered that there were 250ccs of "frozen goods" stored in the freezer at the Blueth banana stand dating back to before the timeline of the TV ...
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White horse in season 2 of Zorro (1957)

In season 1 of Zorro (1957), Zorro's horse, Tornado was black, but in the first half of season 2 it was white, and the second half the season it was black. Was this oversight, or two different horses? ...
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Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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Why did Jack let go off the plank?

In Titanic, the iconic ending shows Jack letting go of the plank and allowing himself to sink and die while presumably leaving Rose alive and safe. I find it controversial that Jack could have climbed ...
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Why no repercussions of assassinating the Secretary?

While extracting Ethan Hunt, unidentified assailants rain bullets on the car in which Ethan, William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and the Secretary (IMF) are traveling. One of the bullets hits the Secretary ...
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Why did the time machine work different for J?

Towards the end of the film, J decides to use the time machine to gain an advantage over Boris. However, unlike before, when he time jumps he comes back into his body that was in 1969 before he made ...
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Sound inconsistency in Finding Nemo

When Nemo does his 2nd attempt at blocking the fish tank cleaning fan, there is a sound inconsistency. You would need to know that he can only get out by jamming the fan with a pebble, after which it ...
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How did Hades not find out that Hercules was alive in 18 years?

I've noticed what seems to be a plot hole in the Disney version of the movie Hercules, and I'm hoping someone can fill it in with a logical explanation! So in the beginning of the movie, we have ...
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How could Harry and his friends survive the fall without the charm?

We have seen several instances where Harry or in specila cases his frineds survive several falls by using the "Arrestro Momentum" spell like in Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows 2. But in Order ...
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What do people think what Walt does now?

In Breaking Bad season 4-5, people are told that Walt has won a lot of money in gambling and hence they have bought a Car Wash and clearly Walt doesn't need to work anymore. But Car Wash is run by ...
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How does Borden do The Transported Man after his date with Sarah?

At the end of Alfred Borden's first date with Sarah, he asks her if he could come into her apartment for a cup of tea. When she says that the landlord would not allow it, Borden jokes that a small ...
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Why was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark summon his other suits earlier?

In Iron Man 3, when the Mark 42 (a prototype) takes an unconscious Tony Stark to Tennessee. There he tries to repair the suit, but fails. And must take a car back to California, Miami and make some ...
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Question about Vamp Camp's white room scene

Why did Billith have to feed the vampires inside the white room? The room did not seem to be guarded and it felt like they could have just left instead of risk meeting the sun. Was this better ...
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How does Leonard know about his condition?

After the incident, which caused his condition, he cannot remember anything more than a few minutes old, other than the events before that incident. Yet, he remembers his condition?
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Was Aaron Cross shot in the shoulder?

Towards the end of The Bourne Legacy, he is shot in the leg by LARX #3. Later it shows blood on the shoulder of his jacket. I have watched this movie 30 times and have never seen him take a bullet to ...
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Why does George Mcfly employ Biff to wax his car after he had previously tried to rape his wife?

In Back to the Future, Marty goes back to 1955 and devises a plan for his father George McFly to win over Lorraine in order to ensure Marty's survival. The plan involved Marty pretending to sexually ...
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Why does Harry only make use of time travel in The Prisoner of Azkaban?

At the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius (and as it turns out, Buckbeak) and escape the Dementors. If this is a legitimate option for saving ...
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Why does a teaching hospital have a piano (in House, M.D.)?

In Season 4, Episode 9 of House, M.D., Dr. House is seen playing a piano in one of the class rooms of the teaching hospital he works at. What possible reason would there be for a teaching hospital to ...
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How can Joey be cast in “Days of our Lives” while living in New York?

In the TV show Friends, which is based around six friends living in Manhattan, New York - Joey (Matt LeBlanc) gets cast in the TV show "Days of our Lives", which is filmed in Los Angeles. How is ...
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Why did the aliens let a 50 year old ship into the Mothership?

In the movie Independence Day Captain Hiller (Smith) and David (Goldblum) fly an alien-ship that had been in our possession since the 1950s (explicitly mentioned more than once in the movie) into the ...
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Why does Anakin/Luke's Lightsaber change colour?

In Star Wars a new Hope Luke's lightsaber has a light blue, however in the prequel films the same blade is a dark blue. Here's the blade in A New Hope and here it is in Revenge of the Sith Is ...
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The sign outside Vito Corleone's house

In The Godfather, Part II, it is shown that Vito Corleone's olive oil business is called "Genco Import Co." However, near the end of The Godfather, there is a sign outside his house as the family ...
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How is Eduardo unaware of the progress on Face Mash?

In the movie 'The Social Network', in the scene after Fashmash has been created but the algorithm has not yet been coded, where Eduardo Saverin gets back to the dorm and talks to Mark about how he and ...
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Was John Winchester not a righteous man?

In the television series, Supernatural S04E16, It is said that the first seal is broken when a rightious man serves in the hell. And so, Dean has broken the seal. But already, John has served in hell ...
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Did Susie Greene's pregnancy ever get resolved?

In the season 3 episode Nanny From Hell, Jeff tells Larry that Susie is pregnant, so Larry tries to persuade the Greenes to hire a nanny that he knows. The pregnancy never gets mentioned after that ...