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Why does Skyler White leave home early and come back in the evening?

I recently finished the second season of Breaking Bad and was left with a question: After Walter White lies to Skyler and the problems begin in the marriage, she starts to leave home early morning ...
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Why does Daniel pick Eli to hate most?

Daniel Plainview seems to have only one real drive; the greed and ambition to grow. As he says, he sees the worst in people, and wants to be away from them. He goes on elaborate lengths to be ...
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Is there anything to be said about the fact that Bane's mask is the negative of Batman's?

I was looking at this image and thinking about how odd it is that Batman's suit has absolutely no protection for his chin and mouth. It struck me, then, that Bane's headgear is exactly the opposite, ...
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Why does Johnny Bravo have trouble finding a girl to date?

With such a chiseled body, Johnny Bravo still has trouble finding a girl to date. Why is that? My question is different from this question.
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Why do they say Adora can't act?

In the 2018 show She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (a reboot of the 1984 show of a similar name), characters will sometimes say that the protagonist, Adora, can't act (sometimes "to save her life"). ...
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If Hastar only wants food, then why can't he trade it for gold which he has unlimited?

In the movie Tumbbad Hastar attacks anyone who takes his gold, but he needs food. So why does he attack whoever offers him food? Why can't he be a good man and offer gold and try not to kill the ...
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Why is Curtus Hooks always yawning

In the made for TV movie Second String, one of the second string players Curtus Hooks played by Shawn Woods is seen yawning at several unexpected moments. The most obvious ones are at the end of a ...
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Is Jack not allowed to redeem himself?

At the end of the movie He Never Died (2015), Jack is building up to kill Alex, when he is "stopped" by an Old Man at the bar, implied to be Death or Lucifer. Jack then proceeds to have a one-sided ...
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What role was Irrfan Khan supposed to play?

I heard in lot of sources the information that Irrfan Khan was offered a role in Interstellar which he turned down due to the requirement of an extended stay in the US, when he couldn't have served ...
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What does Bojack Horseman tell us about the responsible way to be accountable for your past?

In S6:E11 of Bojack Horseman, after Bojack gets out of rehab, he is threatened with the possibility of reporters exposing past misdeeds of his. At timestamp 4:00: Diane: "What did you do this ...
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How long had House's team been working for him when the series started?

At the beginning of the TV series House, doctors Cameron, Chase and Foreman were already working for House. From what I remember there were a couple moments in the series where it's hinted that maybe ...
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Why didn't the AI do anything about Ford?

Throughout the 3rd Westworld season, we are shown an AI technology (Rehoboam) capable of predicting everyone's future, hence the direct implication that humans don't have too much of a "free will" ...
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The Bowery King's Status in John Wick

In the John Wick Series, the high table is presented as the ultimate point of underworld decision and command center. From the John Wick Fandom Page: Soon after, he took control of The Soup ...
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What happens to Dr. Chilton?

In The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Dr. Lecter calls the newly appointed agent Starling and informs her that he is having an old friend for dinner before hanging up the phone and starts following ...
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Agent Malik's Accent in The Blacklist

In the first series of the Blacklist, there is a character called Malik (Parminder Nagra) who is a C.I.A. liason officer to the group. She speaks with an English accent. Was her accent ever ...
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In Trolls World Tour, why is Branch grey again?

At the end of Trolls, Branch finds his true colours and his grey skin and black hair return to the vivid blue colours he had as a child before his grandma died. In Trolls World Tour he's back to his ...
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In season 3 of The Walking Dead, was Morgan referring to The Whisperers from Season 9?

In S03E12 of The Walking Dead when Morgan and Rick cross paths again and Rick tries convincing Morgan that they know each other, Morgan exclaims that there are people wearing dead people's faces. IIRC ...
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Name of the character who introduces the viewer to the larger story?

In many films, TV shows, and books, there exists a character who begins the story as a "normal" person, and then gets caught up in some larger, ongoing conflict. This person becomes the "new guy" on a ...
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Did the father cheat on his wife in Happy End?

In Happy End (2017), the daughter claims that her father "doesn't love his wife and doesn't love her too since she found out he is cheating on his wife" and the father seems to not "deny that ...
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April cheating on Frank in Revolutionary Road

On the night out to tell the Givings about their decision not to leave for France in Revolutionary Road, April has sex with Shep in the car. In the scene after that, Frank confesses about his ...
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Why do assistant type characters tend to have British accents in movies?

Assistant-type characters like: Alfred in the Batman movies Zazu in The Lion King series C-3PO in the Star Wars series Curator in Ready Player One Jarvis in Iron Man etc. often have British accents. ...
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Why does Dr Cuddy agree with Dr House on his method of treatment only after visiting the patient?

House MD: S1,E1. Dr Cuddy doesn’t agree with Dr House’s way of treating the patient for cerebral vasculitis (D/d,) i.e., by administering steroids to the patient. She walks up to House and delivers ...
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Is this unknown character meant to be an allusion to a Six?

While recently rewatching the HBO re-imaged TV series, Westworld, I noticed in the second season two episode titled, Reunion, the camera follows the back of this character dressed in a white dress ...
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Why did Gambol have such an issue with the Joker?

Around the beginning of The Dark Knight when the Joker confronts the mafia during their meeting, as soon as the Joker walks into the room Gambol shows hostility towards the Joker, however, all the ...
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Who is "Jackie" in the movie "My Girl" (1991)?

In the cast of the movie My Girl (1991), the actual mother of the child actress (Anna Chlumsky) of the protagonist girl (Vada Sultenfuss) is listed as "Jackie". Nancy L. Chlumsky ... ...
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What is it that Nick did for Gilead?

In Season 3 Episode 6, we see that the Swiss delegates reject Nick as a Gilead's inside man owing to the fact that 'he cannot be trusted' and according to Serena Joy he 'played an instrumental role in ...
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Did Raymond Reddington lie to Liz about not being her father?

In the TV Series "The Blacklist" starring James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, he tells Elizabeth Keen that he is not her father when she asks him. It was made to appear as that were true, ...
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Was sheriff Baskin corrupt and/or responsible for the murder of Jessup Dolly, Ree's father?

Near the end of Winter's Bone, it is revealed that Jessup Dolly (Ree's father) was murdered because he was trying to collaborate with the sheriff and turn in other meth cookers to escape a long prison ...
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Who is this "other" Wyatt?

During the course of season one of Westworld, we learn that Dr. Ford has decided to let Arnold's legacy live with the intent of allowing the hosts to become conscious by setting up a prequel narrative ...
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Did Cliff Booth really do this?

In the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood they just talk about the rumours of Cliff (Brad Pitt) killing his wife. Did he really do that? Nothing can be inferred from his character as he was ...
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Why does Carol call the police (presumably on herself)?

In the last episode of season one of "Spinning Out", Carol finds out that her 16-year-old daughter Serena has been seduced by a much older man. It seems that there are not many proofs about this ...
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Is the conflict between Captain America and Tony Stark in "The Avengers" Blue Collar versus Educated Elite?

I was puzzled by the conflict between Captain America and Tony Stark during the first part of The Avengers. There were obviously values that differed between the two. Looking at their background, ...
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Why did Kim Ki-taek not just leave the house?

In Parasite 2019 Kim Ki-taek gets out of the basement to get the food at night. Why can't he just get out of the house and be free?
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What exactly is ALF?

We all know and remember the 1980's family sitcom ALF. He is a cat-eating, food-loving alien from the planet Melmac. One thing that I have always wondered: what exactly is ALF? He is not a puppet, ...
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Why would "the stranger" continuously dress the same way?

All throughout the first season of Netflix's The Stranger, the young female that goes around revealing secrets and sometimes blackmailing others to not reveal their secrets always wears the same kind ...
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Is this character in True Detective a reference to a real life photographer?

In True Detective season 1, the murdered woman whose case Rust and Marty take on in 1995 is called Dora Lange, a name remarkably similar / practically identical to the real life great Depression-era ...
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Why did Medora kill her son?

In the film Hold the Dark (2018), Medora seems to have killed her son Bailey. In one scene as Medora is bathing, she is going on about a demon. But no demon is revealed by the time the movie ends. ...
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Why did Salt not know these things?

Did Salt forget she is a sleeper agent? When she interrogated Orlov, she seemed to not know Orlov or the story that Orlov was telling, which seems like nonsense. She kissed Orlov's ring like everyday. ...
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Why did the Elven army turn to face Legolas and Haldir when they greeted each other?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers just before the Battle of Helm's Deep when Haldir and the Elven army arrives, Haldir greets Aragorn and Legolas. When Aragorn greets Haldir the army doesn't ...
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Who are these characters on Earth 2?

In Crisis on Infinite Earths part 5 of Arrowverse they reboot the whole universe and a new universe is formed. It is shown that on Earth 2 there reside Stargirl and some other heroes. Who are these ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation as to why the Ancient One is bald?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe the Ancient One is a bald woman. Out-of-universe, it's probably because she's based on a bald male character. But Question: Is there an in-universe explanation as ...
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Why does't the Feral Kid ever talk?

In Mad Max 2 (1981), why doesn't the Feral Kid (Emil Minty) ever talk?
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Was Jenna Fischer actually drunk for the Chili's scenes or was she just acting drunk?

In The Office - S2:E1, "The Dundies": Was Jenna Fischer actually drunk for the Chili's scenes? Or was she just acting drunk?
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What is the backstory behind the grandmother and her missing sister?

In the movie Coraline, there are only a few references to Wybie's grandmother, and her missing sister. A few include when Wybie is first telling Coraline about why he had never been inside the Pink ...
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Is it reasonable to assume that all Yodas have the force?

To date, each Yoda-species life form has been strong with the Force: Master Yoda of original and prequel trilogies. Master Yaddle from The Phantom Menace. The Child from The Mandalorian. Even “The ...
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Why did Melba change her mind?

In season 3, we see Melba/Clarissa Mao on the war path to kill James Holden, willing to stop at nothing to achieve her goal. However, in the last episode of season 3 she has a major change of heart, ...
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From which book is the backstory of Yennefer taken?

In the games of The Witcher series Yennefer meets Geralt of Rivia for curing Dandelion who was harmed by the Jinn, but in the Netflix series we see a proper back story of Yennefer and her childhood ...
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Why was this character uncredited?

I just finished my second viewing of The Rise of Skywalker, and I'm pretty sure and is not in the credits. Why is this?
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Who REALLY Leads the Guardians of the Galaxy? [closed]

After two solo films and major roles in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and an upcoming third feature, the group has gone through its share of battles together, but figuring out who’s in ...
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Why are they calling him Jaskier?

In The Witcher (Netflix), the bard, played by Joey Batey, is named Jaskier but in the game and the English translations of the books, he is referred to as Dandy short for Dandelion. Why the name ...
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