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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How did Malcolm Crowe not realize something was way off? [duplicate]

Malcolm interacts with nobody but Cole, and when I say nobody, I mean not a single soul. I understand that Malcolm is lonely and possibly doesn't have many friends or anything, but this means that ...
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About this scene in Elizabeth Harvest?

In the movie Elizabeth Harvest, there is a scene where Elizabeth enters the forbidden room (this is the second time around). This time she ends up waking the next clone. The next clone wakes up with ...
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Louis's reaction to his wife's pregnancy

How do you think Louis reacted when he found out that his wife was pregnant in Interview with the Vampire? After the way he behaves with Claudia he seemed to be a very caring father. In the scenario ...
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Who is detective Clausen's brother?

In the 7. episode of season 2 we see detective Clausen looking at a photo which I assume was from his youth and standing next to him is his missing brother Alexander. When I saw this scene I thought ...
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What was Lucy doing to try to describe rice to her mother-in-law?

In one episode of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy, Lucy's mother-in-law arrives from Cuba to visit Lucy and Ricky. In one scene, Lucy is alone with her mother-in-law. Unfortunately, Lucy can't speak ...
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Why do the horsemen bother passing the item from one to another while being searched?

In Now You See Me 2, the main characters need to steal a card from a secured vault. At some point, each of them is searched for the stolen item and each performs a nifty collection of tricks to keep ...
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Why was Karl attracted to Danny in the game?

In S05E01 of Black Mirror, Danny and his friend Karl play a VR fighting game where one of them is a girl (Karl) and the other is a guy (Danny). Within just a few minutes of their second time playing,...
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Why is Annalise Keating scared to death about her adoption secret being revealed?

I am watching the fifth season of How to get away with murder. I am a bit lost with why Annalise Keating and her allies (students and friends) are worried about her adoption secret being revealed. I ...
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Why didn't Jim's hair and beard grow during hibernation?

In Passengers, why didn't Jim's hair and beard growing? Even after we die, beards and nails are supposed to grow?
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Why did the Borg ignore the rest of the Enterprise-D?

I understand why they kidnapped Picard, but why did the Borg ignore the rest of the Enterprise-D in the Star Trek TNG episode "BOBW"? Why not assimilate all on the ship? They only assimilate Picard.
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Why does the protagonist write from left to right?

Note: This Question does not contain much of a spoiler, as it is from S1E1, but answers might, so please declare if so. In The Spy, in one of the early scenes, the protagonist is shown in a prison ...
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The Last Kingdom: how does this character end up at this location?

In The Last Kingdom S1E8, Uhtred discovers his infant son dead and buried at his farmstead. How did the child end up (back) at the farmstead? Unless I missed something, the last time the child was ...
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How was Carlo's plan supposed to work?

In The Godfather, Carlo beats Connie, apparently knowing that this would cause her to call Sonny, who would drive over in a rage and have to pass through the toll-booth where the assassins would be ...
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Why does SkekMal not appear to need the crystal to remain alive?

In episode 4 of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the Chamberlain calls for the assistance of a previously unshown Skesis named SkekMal (The Hunter) who appears to live out in the woods and from ...
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How is Team Scooby Doo (Mystery Inc.) funded?

Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred usually solve ghost-related abnormal crimes every day, with their Great Dane dog partner Scooby Doo, while traveling across the country (sometimes abroad). They don't ...
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The metaphor of greenhouse in Burning (2018)

Lee Chang-dong's Burning (2018) left me puzzled about the whole greenhouse burning business. Ben talks about metaphors and his strange hobby of burning greenhouses every two months or so. After ...
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Why does Hannibal Lecter look away when talking to Clarice about her father's death and her childhood but looks her in the eye otherwise?

In The Silence of the Lambs, why does Hannibal Lecter look away when talking to Clarice about her father's death and her childhood but looks her in the eye otherwise? In fact, in another scene in the ...
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Can Barbossa be resurrected/saved?

In Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No tales, Héctor Barbossa kills himself and so he can save his daughter from Salazar. Since he didn’t have time to promote someone to Captain he should be ...
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Why does Rick Deckard farm bees? [duplicate]

In Blade Runner 2049, when K is walking through the ruins of Las Vegas, he finds a small honey farm--overcrowded, swarming with the bees, as if not touched very often. The film as it unfolds after ...
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The baby in “The Wind”

In the movie The Wind (2018), whose baby was Emma carrying? We're shown that Lizzy kills Emma, but was this because Lizzy was going crazy or was Emma actually sleeping around with Isaac?
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Why did Genesis work in this case?

In Preacher s02e06, Jesse parts with Right after the loss, in the same episode, he successfully uses Genesis to give orders to the Saint of Killers. In the next several episodes, unless I'm ...
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How could Jesse do this?

Over the four seasons of Preacher, we are given a pretty good idea of how Genesis works and what it can and cannot do: Genesis is not a genie and cannot just bend the reality according to its host's ...
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Did “Dirty Harry” feel lucky?

In a famous scene of Dirty Harry, Inspector Harry Callahan stops a bank heist very nonchalantly using deadly force. Near the end of the scene, Harry dry-fires his revolver at one of the robbers. ...
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Is this scene true or a daydream?

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, there is a segment where Cliff goes to the set, gets the job and eventually fights Bruce Lee, which makes him get fired. After that, he is shown fixing the antenna,...
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Punishment for wrath in se7en [duplicate]

In the climax of se7en movie, John Doe says he envied Mills and his wife for living a happy life so he wants Mills to kill him for committing that sin. Moments before Mills shot John, John utters "...
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Why didn't Holly get angry with Dwight about this prank?

In The Office episode where Dwight "pranked" Holly into thinking that Kevin is "special", why didn't she get angry at Dwight and confront him for what he has done to her?
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Why there are construction cranes on apparently completed buildings in New York?

I'm just curious about one thing in The Amazing Spider-Man. There are construction cranes on the rooftops of a number of buildings in New York, which Spider-Man uses to swing across the city. Why are ...
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Why setting up Alex with an escort?

When Danny finds dead Alex's body in London Spy, the police is quick to blame his death to a "BDSM session gone wrong". There is plenty of proof that Alex was a hardcore masochist, including a card ...
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Why did the Joi advertisement trigger K?

Following the events of Deckard's abduction in Blade Runner 2049, K meets the revolution, then is sent home. However, he is seen walking somewhat forlornly, apparently lost in thought, making his ...
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Were the Na'vi ordered to kill Avatars?

In Avatar, I don't understand why Neytiri was going to kill Jake. Considering this, Avatars regularly went on day time field trips They carried weapons b/c the wildlife was the main threat There was ...
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Why does Danny shed a tear?

Why does Danny shed a tear in American History X? This occurs after he remembers what his father was telling Derek. It's very moving because you see in the memory, Danny doesn't agree with what his ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark protect himself from the power of the Infinity Stones?

In Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark sacrifices himself by snapping fingers while wearing all Infinity Stones. He knew that this move would be fatal to him. On the other hand, the Infinity Stones provide ...
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To which country did MiGs in Top Gun belong?

In Top Gun, a US warship is placed in the Indian Ocean. In the opening and climax of the movie, US fighter planes are in a dogfight with MiGs, but the country is not revealed. Why was a US warship ...
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How was the past Thanos able to read the mind of past Nebula's future? [duplicate]

How was the past Thanos able to read the mind of past Nebula's future where she is found talking with the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame? Is that because Nebula's mind at any 2 moments in time is ...
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Why was Joyce Evans not in Inspector Valentine's jurisdiction?

At the end of Father Brown episode 6, "The Bride of Christ", Inspector Valentine says he'll charge Tom Evans as an accessory, but "As for his wife, that's out of my jurisdiction." Why would it be out ...
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Why the triples in Stay?

There is a scene in the movie Stay (2005), when Sam and Henry are walking and there are a bunch of folks who are walking by in groups of three dressed alike. This is about 25 min into the movie. What ...
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Why was Erin and Andy not fired after they flipped out on Nellie/Robert?

In The Office S04E12, Stanley flipped out on Michael during a meeting: Michael: An urban, yeah, Stanley? You wanna help us out with that? ... Stanley, earth to Stanley.... Stanley: Not me. ...
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Was the documentary crew recording Cece's Recital? Why Pam Couldn't Use that video?

In The Office S09E12, Jim is away in Philly and Pam goes to their Daughter's Recital. Later Jim and Pam have an ugly argument over why Pam could not record the recital for Jim to see [cell phone ...
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What was the role of the Crane Corps in The Great Wall?

The blue female soldiers (Crane Corps) jumping from the wall to attack one or two monsters in The Great Wall seem to be a complete waste of well trained forces: they can kill one, maybe two or three ...
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What did Mr. Standall burn?

In the last episode of 13 reasons why (season 3), Who's were those? If yes, how did Mr.Standall know or remember specifically what clothes his son was wearing that day? Also, I doubt there was any ...
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What is the status of Anatomy Park after Ethan gets “morphized” by Morty

In Rick and Morty S1 E3, we explore Rick's Anatomy Park (and Pirates of the Pancreas) he created inside his friend Ruben. After Ruben dies, Rick creates a new Anatomy Park inside of Ethan, Summer's ...
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Is there a rule associated with Thanos's “Killing half of all living things”? [duplicate]

Okay, so Thanos ultimate goal was to "Kill half of all livings things". But what I don't understand is, "Killing half of all living things" Lets say we have two ...
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Where is the Graduating Class in “Dazed and Confused”?

Dazed and Confused takes place on the last day of school. Pink, Kevin, Slater and the rest featured cast are either juniors or soon to-be-paddled 8th graders. There are some notable exceptions: Julie ...
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What's the goal of Adam and Claudia?

What's the goal of each Adam and Claudia? It seems to me that Adam would like to end time which sounds like he would like to break the cycle while Claudia would like to keep it?
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How could adult Jonas believe he was closing the wormhole in 1986?

In season 1 of Dark, adult Jonas travels to and from 2019 multiple times. He tried to close the wormhole on Nov 10 1986. According to Noah, he was deceived by Claudia into thinking he could do so. In ...
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What's the point of the “unadvertised” sale in the episode “The Pie”?

In the Seinfeld episode "The Pie", a saleswoman tells George that the store is having an upcoming "unadvertised" sale, in which a suit normally out of his price range would cost much less. But I don'...
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Why do the bad guys try to kill the heroine?

In The Pelican Brief, why do the bad guys try to kill the heroine? She already wrote the brief and the FBI has already read it. The cat's out of the bag. What do the bad guys accomplish by killing her?...
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What year is Geostorm set?

In Geostorm, the intro specifies that storms and cataclysms started in 2019, then the 17 nations build a system of climate-controlling satellites called "Dutch Boy" and 3 years later the story begins. ...
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Where did Donnie get the money from?

Where did Donnie get the money from at the end of Den of Thieves? He was handcuffed but got free. Did he find the second garbage truck? Did he divert the other thieves?
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Why did the tripods make a loud horn sound?

In War of the Worlds (2005), the tripods attack various cities and incinerate humans. Periodically, they blast a loud (and scary) horn sound. It doesn't seem that ...