Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

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Why does Mola Ram only use the village kids for slave labor?

In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, why does Mola Ram only use the village kids for slave labor and not the adults too? Using the adults as well would benefit them much more. Does he just ...
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Why are children laughing heard at the very end of Veronica Mars Season 2 Episode 17?

At the very end of this episode (Wiki: Plan B), Weevil is in a confessional, and as the episode closes, children who weren't shown nor were part of the scene setting are heard laughing. Why? What's ...
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Location of Vector's hideout

When Alita goes to confront Vector in his HQ, she battles into the hunter-warrior HQ, but then crashes down through the glass ceiling into Vector's penthouse(?) suite. Why does she crash in through ...
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Purpose of plasma jets in Alita Battle Angel

When Alita gets put into the second body (the URM one) she notices there are jets on the arms, which Doctor Ido explains are plasma jets. Does she ever actually use these? It seems weird that they ...
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What's the importance of that scene with Gabby?

Spoilers ahead if you didn't watch Infinity Chamber. In the movie we see the main character Frank trapped in a room reliving the same day over and over, but also sometimes getting the false reality ...
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Why did Steve Rogers choose this character in Endgame?

In the end of Endgame, we see Cap giving the shield to Sam Wilson. So why didn't he give the shield to Bucky? Sam Wilson was already a great superhero without a shield, and Bucky obviously needed ...
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Understanding timelines of these people in the Yesterday movie

In the Yesterday (2019) movie, we see near the end, couple other people who knew that the Beatles band existed, shared the address of John Lenon to Jack, after which the latter confronts him. How is ...
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How did the two strange people also get to know about the Beatles music?

In the movie Yesterday (2019), we see that except Jack Malik, How come there were two other people who also shared this? and appear randomly in his shows and confess in the last part of the movie ...
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By the time of Spider-Man: FFH, is the cause of the “blip” widely known to the public?

Is it widely known that Thanos caused half the people to disappear, or is it just regarded as an unsolved mystery to the general public? Is it known that the Avengers were responsible for undoing it?...
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What happened to Diane in “Shaft”?

In the 2000 movie Shaft, the final judgment never takes place, since the charged person (Walter Wade, Jr.) is murdered before he enters the court. Diane had confessed to Shaft, in a private ...
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Why didn't Al Powell investigate the lights at the top of the building?

In Die Hard, Al Powell is told to check out Nakatomi Plaza, however, he wasn't told about someone calling in about the building take over or gun fire (McClane). When he walks over from his car, we ...
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In the alternate universe in Shrek 4, why didn’t Lord Farquaad save Fiona?

In the alternate universe, Fiona said she rescued HERSELF. Shouldn’t Farquaad have rescued her? Or at least Charming?
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What is the ant-like thing that crawls into the queen's ear?

I just finished watched Versailles Season 3, Episode 4 "Crime and Punishment" on Netflix. At around 37 minutes 50 seconds, a lady goes to get a bottle from a secret place where a man hands her the ...
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In Das Boot, what is Leutnant Werner's role?

I am re-watching the "Das Boot" (U96) movie, and for the first time I realise that the writings in Leutnant Werner's notebook are in English. This is shown at two occasions. Officially, Leutnant ...
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Who is Ahab in Death Proof?

Have a look at this frame from Death Proof: Just on top of Pam's head you can a see a shape of a boat and on top of the 'boat' a word in red that looks like 'AHAB'. This seems to me as a reference ...
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Identify movie about dreams and imaginations [on hold]

I watched this movie when I was young I remember that there was a MC boy who was in a classroom and then goes to a different world and then I remember him being chased when he's on a car or something ...
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What is the classification difference between these Russian Hazmat suits?

While watching the latest season of Stranger Things, I noticed during episode 3.05 or 3.06 that some of Russian scientist working on their 'plasma blaster' (energy source to open the gate) are running ...
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Why does this happen in the end of Suspiria?

In the 2018 movie Suspiria, we see that Mother Suspiriorum kills everyone in the school at the end. Aren't the witches in the school worshiping the three mothers? If that where the case, what is ...
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What's the point of this scene involving Flash Thompson at the airport?

At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Flash Thompson arrives at the airport and there is someone waiting for him. He then asks: Did mother not come? And the scene changes. What is the point of ...
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What's the significance of this wearable item on Hanna?

In Midsommar, (2019) Hanna (played by Louise Peterhoff) appears to be wearing some kind of modern ankle strap/support. The item is black with red or orange trim and not in keeping with the rest of her ...
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Why were they working together?

In the Korean movie Svaha: The Sixth Finger the main character - a Christian Pastor named Park - went for help to some Buddhist monks. Why did he do it? I mean, why was he interested in non-Christian ...
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How did the music get into the transmission?

In Stranger Things Series 3 episodes 1 and 2 the characters are dealing with a radio transmission. They identify the source of the transmission from the music included in the audio. How does the ...
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Why didn't Nick Fury expose the villain's identity and plans?

During Spider-Man: Far From Home, Fury learns that He had, or could easily get, clear proofs, but even after the villain's death he does not go public with the evidence, leading to Why is this? What ...
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Why did Rose in the Titanic act as if others were guilty when she took a seat on a lifeboat as well?

In Titanic, Rose says that people on the lifeboats would have to "wait for an absolution which would never come." I know she was saying that more because they didn't come back for people still in the ...
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Why didn't Thanos kill all the Dwarves on Nidavellir?

Thanos killed 300 dwarves on Nidavellir, thus stopping it from producing new weapons, but he did leave one single dwarf alive there, their king Eitri. He should have known that a single dwarf can ...
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How did this character lose their powers?

I did not want to put a spoiler in the title If it is from pain, then it is not consistent because there would have been more pain during the event than after the event If it is from parasite, then ...
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How did Will Meyers know where the letters were on the wall in Stranger Things?

In the first season of Stranger Things, communication between the real world and the upside down seems to have some interesting properties. Initially communication only seems possible as echoes of ...
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Why was this needed earlier but not later?

In Spider-Man: Far from home, when Peter and Beck are at the pub, we see that: With a whole voice command and confirmations, but later when: How does this work?
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Why was Jonathan so quick to put out the fire on the monster?

In the US TV series Stranger Things S01E08 The Upside Down, Jonathan, Nancy, and Steve had managed to set the monster on fire: Not many seconds later, Jonathan uses a fire extinguisher to douse the ...
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Why did Reese go to Hell?

It's confusing, why did Reese go to hell in Lucifer S03E07, while he did good? It's not like he killed somebody: he was trying to expose Lucifer about being the devil, and wanted to create a story ...
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What's Beck's ultimate plan?

After seeing Spider Man Far From Home I'm still kind of confused as to what the villain's plan and motivation were. So basically what I understand so far is But what exactly is the goal, is he trying ...
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How Does Woody Not Recall From Before Andy?

In Toy Story 4: Is there any in or out-of-universe explanation for Woody’s lack of memory, before Andy?
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Why did David Budd lie about Andy Apsted?

In the UK TV series Bodyguard (2018), David Budd lies about not knowing Andy Apsted. The truth was simply that Budd knew Apsted from his days in Afghanistan and he was completely surprised to find ...
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Why does Yoo Eunsong forget S.O.U.L in her future vision in Top Management web drama?

In Top Management (Korean Drama) Final episode (Episode 16 ending) , after Yoo Eunsong changes the future in the last episode, why does she not remember S.O.U.L?
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In the Seventh Seal why does Death let the chess game happen?

The chess scene in The Seventh Seal is arguably the most classic scene in all of cinema: About a minute earlier the Knight has said that he is not ready and Death told him basically that it doesn't ...
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Piece of paper that was given to the main actor in Yesterday?

In the movie Yesterday, there's this guy who finds out that nobody knows about Beatles music and starts to sing the Beatles songs and gets famous. However, two other people along with him know about ...
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How they handle the bets in clandestine fighting

I have seen this multiple times. The hero goes to fight at a clandestine location, bets are placed, money changes hands, but no ticket is given to the gamblers like they usually do at horse tracks. ...
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Why do the three workers have to go inside the power plant again?

I just watched Chernobyl Episode 2, and 3 heroic workers volunteer to sacrifice themselves and return to the power plant to take care of some water tanks. In episode 1, Anatoly gave the order for two ...
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Is Caravan meant to have the drum solo, in-universe?

At the end of Whiplash, Andrew plays Caravan with the band. He then goes off in a huge drum solo for the movie's climax. Searching for the Caravan song, I can find ...
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Why did they not dig under the dome in the movie?

In The Simpsons Movie, the town of Springfield is covered in a giant impenetrable dome, leaving the people trapped inside. There is a scene showing various characters trying to break through (...
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Where did Beast end up while looking into the mirror?

At the end of Split (2017) where all the personalities witnessed the beast's body blocked off two shot gun wounds, where did he actually end up while looking in the mirror? Was that a secret place or ...
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How did Ulrich end up in 1953?

In season 1 of Dark, Ulrich, in search of his son goes through the portal in the cave and ends up in 1953. Throughout the show, they keep saying that one can either go 33 years in the future or 33 ...
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How does Agent Vinod link Zeus Group to the terrorist attack?

In "Agent Vinod" (2012), when and how does Vinod discover that the Zeus Group is behind the plot to explode a bomb in India and blame it on a terrorist organisation?
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Fredo's behaviour on New Year's Eve

As many times as I have seen The Godfather, Part II I have never understood a couple of things about Fredo. At the New Year's Eve party, an hour or so before Michael lets Fredo know that he knows ...
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Meaning of wall colors in Flashpoint?

The show Flashpoint is about a fictional SRU team (essentially SWAT). When they are on location at an incident, they refer to the various walls of a building using colors instead of directions. ("...
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What did Isabel whisper to Matsui in the interrogation room scene in Ocean's Twelve?

In the interrogation room scene in Ocean's Twelve, a police officer is questioning Matsui when Isabel enters the scene. After some dialog Matsui breaks down crying. What could Isabel possibly have ...
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Can Aziraphale and Crowley actually become native?

In the final episode of Good Omens, Aziraphale and Crowley are captured by the forces of Heaven and Hell and put on trial for treason. Both are sentenced to death, Aziraphale by hellfire and Crowley ...
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What exactly did Ant-Man see that made him say that their plan worked?

In Avengers: Endgame, when Dr. Banner did the snap to bring everyone back, we see Ant-Man looking outside and saying Guys... I think it worked! Script Source But what exactly did he see that made ...
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Is it an indication of weather change or does this character still have powers in the end?

In Good Omens, Adam rewrites reality so he would not be an antichrist anymore; but, near the end, when he took the Dog in the house garden but wished if the dog can run out so he can get chance to go ...
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Why didn't Tobey tell the police that Juila could confirm Dino was with them before the illegal race?

During the interrogation in Need for Speed, the police state that Dino has two witnesses to verify he wasn't at the race (the one where Pete died), he was someplace else, but Julia and the buyer saw ...