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Why didn’t Mona call Willie in the court room and then come in and whisper in his ear about the weapon [closed]

** I want to know in the movie fracture with Anthony Hopkins why Mona I think that was her name did not call Willie like he had asked her to do**Why didn’t Mona call Willie in the court room and then ...
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Ruth's motive to steal from Marty?

In Ozark (2017-22), Ruth gets waterboarded by Helen and her associates when it appears she may have been an informant. After this, Ruth (with the urging of her father) attempts to steal "Marty's ...
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Are Michael Bluth's suits supposed to be nice?

I'm watching the original Arrested Development seasons for the first time. Michael Bluth wears very large suits, which I know was the style at the time but I'm unsure if they're supposed to be coded ...
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What is Joe McCool's problem with Gerry Quinn?

In Derry Girls Joe McCool, Mary and Sarah's father, and Erin and Orla's maternal grandfather, has lived with the Quinns since his wife died. Joe shows nothing but contempt for Gerry, constantly ...
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How realistic is Maverick's career progression in "Top Gun: Maverick"?

Maverick's military rank is a recurring theme during the movie. Was this supposed to be satirical/funny or is it telling us something about the character? How realistic is it even?
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How are the Sith Inquisitors named?

There are a few Sith Inquisitors introduced in the TV show Obi-Wan Kenobi, two of whom are named the Third Sister and the Fifth Brother. During a verbal confrontation, the Grand Inquisitor says to the ...
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Kim says Saul could be a rat -- is that consistent with her character?

In Season 6, E3, Kim and Jimmy are discussing Lalo's death and she suggests that Jimmy could choose to be a rat -- at that point she sounds very much like a criminal rather than a law-abiding citizen. ...
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Did Nacho have sincere hatred for Lalo or was he dissembling?

It never seemed like Nacho's hatred in Better Call Saul, as expressed in his final scene for Lalo, was very well motivated -- sure, Lalo is a Salamanca and an extremely bad guy, but frankly, Nacho ...
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Did Lalo do this to the innocent couple in S6E01?

In S06E01, we see Lalo going to a couple's home after the events of last season. It seems the couple knows Lalo and offered him coffee and talks with him about how he helped the family. And then we ...
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In "Mission Creep" (season 1, episode 3), why was it worth it to Sam Latimer to do what he did regarding his own men?

In "Mission Creep" (season 1, episode 3), why was it worth it to Sam Latimer (--SPOILER--) to kill off his own men every few months to avoid turnover? If it's not the kind of gang that ...
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Why do tough guys chew toothpicks or match-sticks?

I remember Cobra (1986) and Razor Ramon from WWE. They both chew either toothpicks or match-sticks. What was the reason?
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Why was Sophie's role minimized in season 2 of Leverage?

In universe, Sophie was taking time away because Nate was, well, being Nate. Was there an additional out-of-universe reason that the role of Sophie Devereaux so minimized in season 2? My initial ...
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Is the Mayor of Mos Espa a reference to the deepfaker Shamook?

In the first The Mandalorian spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett, early on viewers are introduced to Mos Espa's "de facto" mayor named Mok Shaiz. Now while Star Wars has it's own unique ...
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Why does Gaff seem to not speak English at the beginning of Blade Runner, but is fluent at the end?

It seems like Gaff speaks almost no English at the beginning of the movie, but has become conversant by the end. Is this deliberate? Why? In one of the first scenes, Captain Bryant has sent Gaff (...
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How do movies and TV shows "get" characters to perform difficult athletic feats?

I'm using examples from the TV series Hazel, but this could come from any number of sources. On one show, the title character makes three "strikes" in a row at bowling. On another, she calls,...
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What happened to Sophia Varma?

At the beginning of the series Blindspot, Sophia Varma was a high-ranking government official as well as Bethany Mayfair's lover and coconspirator in the illegal operation Project Daylight. Believed ...
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Why is Sprite a child in Eternals?

In Eternals, this doesn't make sense to me because it just seems weird why Sprite is the only 'child' and she's talking about how she's in love with Ikaris.
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What happened to Jojo after installing the Shield in Love Alarm

I recently watched season 1 of Love Alarm. Then first season ended up with a lot of questions in viewers' mind. The question that I genuinely wanted to get answered was : Why did Kim Jojo break ...
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Why did Laura help Brendan?

In the movie Brick, we know Laura calmed The Pin and Tug down and stopped them from hurting Brendan more. We know she helped Brendan while he was investigating and looked after him when he was hurt. ...
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Why does Jules use gay men to "conquer femininity"?

Jules is one of the main characters of the Euphoria series - she is transgender (male to female), but it is implied that she went through with her transition and now no one, including homophobic ...
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Why was Arwen given the credit of saving Frodo in the movie?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring portrays Arwen, daughter of Elrond, saving Frodo from the Riders and summoning the flood-waters. However the book says (which I am currently reading) ...
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What happens to the old guy sharing the car with Samantha after the crash?

Early in The Long Kiss Goodnight, Samantha Caine is suffering from amnesia and doesn't remember her past beyond 8 years ago. We see some establishing scenes of her new life. In one we see her at a ...
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *anti-hero* come into this universe?

First, this is not a copy of this question. Okay, so in the movie, we know that the spell was miscast and actually brought all the people from other worlds who already know that Peter Parker is Spider-...
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *this villain* come into this universe?

In Spider-Man No Way Home, we know that Doctor Strange's spell was botched mid-casting, and that caused everyone who knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, to start coming into this Universe. So, how ...
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Why does Lecter help the Feds?

FBI agents approach Hannibal Lecter seeking his insight in tracking down killers but Lecter doesn't strike me as someone who'd help out of the goodness of his heart- what's in it for him?
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Is the Trinity Killer Inspired by any real life/fictional serial killers or brutal criminals?

After recently rewatching season four of Showtime's Dexter, I had been wondering if John Lithgow's character Arthur Mitchell aka "The Trinity Killer" was inspired by or loosely based on any ...
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Is the name of this Harvey Kormann character spelled "Count de Monet" or "Count de Money"?

In the French Revolution scene of History of the World, Part I, Mel Brooks appears to re-use Harvey Kormann's character of Hedy/Hedley Lamar from Blazing Saddles. This is underscored by the re-use of ...
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Intentions behind Spector's actions in the finale of season three?

Let's go to the end. This post may contain spoilers. I wonder about the end of the series. The last episode seems to close every possible aspect and doubt about the series. Why did Spector decide to ...
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Where did Geeta go?

I watched Army Of The Dead (2021) last night, and at the end when everyone is on the roof after Kate insisted on rescuing Geeta, Geeta is with the group. In the next shot inside the helicopter (and ...
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Who is Carmine in A Bronx Tale?

At the end of A Bronx Tale (1993), Joe Pesci makes a cameo appearance at... ...introducing himself to Calogero as Carmine and asking if he remembered him. Was this character actually shown earlier in ...
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What kind of person is Catelyn Stark? [closed]

I've just watched S02E08. Beforehand I thought Catelyn Stark was a strong and sensible woman in the sense that she should strive together with her son to win this war, just as shown in the previous ...
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Why are triplets of characters so popular?

I was watching What's new, Scooby Doo? this morning and and one of the show's popular rock groups The Hex Girls (Thorn, Dusk and Luna) were featured in the episode The Vampire Strikes Back: This made ...
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Why Was the DM CFO in Charge of Discipline and Branch Visits?

In The Office (US), we see David Wallace come to Dunder-Mifflin Scranton to talk directly to the branch employees or Michael directly. Either for discipline or some initiative they are doing, or ...
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Why did Nordstrom go from atheist to believer?

In Don't Breathe (2016), Nordstrom, the blind man antagonist (or protagonist?) explicitly says that he does not believe in God: Nordstrom: God? There's no God. It's a joke. It's a bad joke. However, ...
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Is Howl dealing with any sort of mental disorder?

I've recently watched Howl's Moving Castle (2004). When I was watching the movie, the changes in Howl's mood seemed really familiar to me, just like one of my near family members who has bipolar ...
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Why did Arthur Goldman impersonate Colonel Dorff?

The 1975 film The Man in the Glass Booth tells the fictional story of Jewish holocaust survivor Arthur Goldman. Thirty years after the war, Goldman impersonates an unrepentant concentration camp ...
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Is Chip really an alcoholic?

In the first words of the series, Chip, the main character of the Flaked is on an AA meeting where he tells a story about his accident: he was drunk-driving and he has killed a man. He is very ...
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Was there ever an explanation for the change in Ralph's character in the Simpsons?

In the earlier seasons of the Simpsons there is a version of Ralph that both appears slightly different and acts different. He appears even up to Season 4 Episode 4 Lisa the Beauty Queen, which is ...
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Actor reprising his character in a totally unrelated film or series [closed]

When was the first occurrence of an actor reprising his role as the same character in a totally unrelated show or movie like Bill Nye playing Patterson's father on Blindspot or Ursula Buffay appearing ...
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Did Taskmaster actually adopt others' fighting skills?

In Black Widow, Taskmaster is noted for her ability to adopt (or mimic) fighting skills. Throughout the movie, she displays fighting skills similar to that of many Avengers characters. However, in ...
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Why doesn't Chinatown have any dam alternatives?

One important plot element in Chinatown is the proposed construction of a dam, to create a new reservoir to supply water to drought-afflicted Los Angeles. Hollis Mulwray, Chief of the Department of ...
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Why is Bumi silent in Season 4?

In season 1 - 3 of The Legend of Korra, Bumi's defining trait is that he won't shut up. When season 4 hits Bumi suddenly doesn't talk. He's in the background of shots and he even assists in a raid but ...
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Do we hear about the nun Sheldon Cooper saved in the Big Bang Theory again?

In The Big Bang Theory S04 episode 21, Sheldon Cooper at one point states "I saved a nuns life, why am I being punished?". Do we ever find out more about this or does the character pop into ...
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When did Scrappy-doo become so hated?

I was initially going to ask the question of Why was Scrappy-Doo introduced to the Scooby-Doo series, but that seems to be answered succinctly by the below Wikipedia paragraph: In 1979, Scooby's tiny ...
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Are Bud and Tippi Dink actually D.I.N.K.'s?

Bud and Tippi Dink are the next door neighbors of Doug Funnie on the show Doug. A claim has recently come to my attention that the Dink's are so named because Dink is also an acronym D.I.N.K. meaning &...
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What is the significance of this man in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In the closing scene of Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the old blind man driving the handcar, whom Everett and his associates had encountered near the beginning of the film, and who had ...
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Why does Donald Curtis have a Dutch/Netherlands flag pin displayed prominently when he is clearly American?

In the movie Porco Rosso, why does the character Donald Curtis have a Dutch/Netherlands flag pin displayed prominently when he is clearly American? I could be wrong about the flag being Dutch/...
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How did Reese's father die?

In Person Of Interest's final episode, the Machine, while fading away from the viral attack, talks to Harold and explains some key lessons it learned about people. One of the stories it tells, to ...
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Do we know what became of Fredo's wife?

I think the last scene in the The Godfather Part II Fredo's wife is in is after the shooting of Michael's bedroom -- I think she is being forced back to her quarters iirc. It is clear that things are ...
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What disorder does the Riddler have in Gotham?

I'm curious as to what disorder Ed Nygma has from Gotham. I know he has OCD from the comics but I'm talking about how his Riddler persona appears to and interacts with him. Something that caught my ...
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