Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

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What does Roy mean by “One of them coyotes, he made love to my skull. You know what that practice is commonly called?” in R.I.P.D

In R.I.P.D., Roy talks about him being dead and dragged to a cave by some coyotes, but he says something like: Roy Pulsipher: One of them coyotes, he made love to my skull. You know what that ...
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Why did S I Tilak shoot through a bottle?

In the 2021 Telugu movie Krack, police officer S I Tilak shot an innocent boy but due to a conspiracy, S I Veera Krishna got arrested instead. This is how Tilak shot the innocent boy: Why did he ...
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What is the “trap” or “gimmick” Brad Pitt is talking about in 12 Monkeys?

In a December 2019 interview in the New York Times, Brad Pitt says this about "12 Monkeys": I nailed the first half of “12 Monkeys.” I got the second half all wrong. That performance ...
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Why didn't they take the empty road (wrong side) when they were returning from Mexico to USA?

Why didn't they take the empty road (wrong side) when they were returning from Mexico to USA in Sicario? They entered Juarez via an 'empty road' right next to the 'jammed' road. They went straight to ...
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Why did Randall give the Joker the gun?

In Joker (2019), why did Randall give the Joker the gun? What was his actual motive? Did he give the gun thinking that when Joker will be performing he will drop it - as it happened? Or did he really ...
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What was the hole in the wall symbolizing in “Black Box”?

I just saw "Black Box" on amazon prime. I was waiting for the movie to explain the hole in Nol's wall. He looks at it in the first few minutes of the movie. Then we get a second look at it ...
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How has Raya been searching for Sisu for 6 years?

In "Raya and the Last Dragon", Naamari says that Raya stole the map of Sisu's location a few months before we see Raya on-screen 6 years after the world broke. How is this possible when Raya ...
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Why was Cunningham Sr. taken aback when Scout talks to him about entailment?

In the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, when the angry crowd reached the police-station to hurt Tom Robinson, they found Atticus Finch already sitting outside the door blocking their way. After a few ...
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What did June mean at the end of the Handmaids's Tale season 4 finale?

At the end of the season 4 finale, June says: What does she mean? Where is she going? Does it mean she is going to turn herself in for what she did? Or does it mean that Luke doesn't want her to be ...
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How did these characters in A Quiet Place 2 not notice the monster on board?

In A Quiet Place 2, a monster sneaks in on the boat and attacks the island that was previously monster-free. But how did it get there? Did it just sneak into the boat and went unnoticed? Or is the ...
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How did Mobius come to this conclusion?

In the Marvel series Loki season 1 episode 2, the original variant from the sacred timeline gives a theory that To test this theory Mobius and Loki go to Pompeii, and after returning from there ...
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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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A plot-hole in the movie “Chaos Walking”? [closed]

In the movie Chaos Walking, (based on the novel by same name) how come the men in the town or in his family never reveal to Todd Hewitt about the truth of the scenario, I mean not even once? When ...
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Why doesn't Bathurst use the device this way?

The antagonist in Infinite (2021) has a device called the dethroner which allows him to download the consciousness of an opponent, thus preventing reincarnation. But Bathurst's end-goal in the movie ...
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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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How did the tie end up in Anton's wardrobe in the movie 'The Night Visitor'

In the 1971 movie The Night Visitor, the sequence of events leading to Britt's murder is - Salem breaks into his family farm and steals a tie belonging to his brother-in-law Anton He leaves the farm ...
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What was the purpose of the occultist and why choose these victims?

I'm talking about the movie The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Spoilers Ahead In the latest edition of Conjuring franchise, we get to see that a boy murders someone and then constantly tries to ...
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Did the rules about women reading change in Gilead?

In episode s04e09 we see Aunt Lydia looking for a new position for Janine, going over profiles of commanders with clear words written. On the other hand in the same episode when Naomi visits Sarina ...
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Why does Lex turn on the flashlight?

In Jurassic Park (1993) when the T-Rex breaks free from the cage, the two kids are alone in the car. The T-Rex is interested in the Grant/Malcolm car, but Lex turns on a flashlight and attracts the T-...
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What's going on with Laurits and his new “pet”?

This question contains spoilers for season two of Netflix's Ragnarok. You've been warned! About half way through season two of Ragnarok, Laurits acquires a new pet by highly unusual means (his ...
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Why did Jane not use his gun to kill Red John?

In S03E23-24 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane killed a man named Timothy Carter, thinking he was the real Red john, in a shopping mall with a gun hidden in his pocket. Then he waited in the mall ...
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What did the note state in House Of The Disappeared?

In the Korean movie House Of The Disappeared, Hyo-je hands his mother a note. We later learn that Old Mi-Hee gives Hyo-je the note. What does the note read? I watched the Venezuelan Original - The ...
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Why does Reese get cleaned up?

In the pilot episode of Person Of Interest, we first meet John Reese as a depressed, possibly suicidal, messed up tramp. He has long dirty and unkempt hair and old, ragged clothes. After the incident ...
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Why was this character in A Quiet Place Part II able to walk with shoes?

Spoilers ahead for A Quiet Place Part II (2021). When Emmett and Regan are making the journey toward the harbor, Regan walks barefoot (as their family has seemingly done out of necessity since the ...
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Why did Erin McMenamin need a ride to Brandywine Park?

In the final episode of Mare of Easttown, we learn from the activities of that Brandywine Park is within biking distance of at least some parts of the small town featured in the show. So it strikes ...
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Why is one of the patients signalling Teddy to shush in the movie Shutter Island?

In the beginning of Shutter Island, when Teddy and Chuck are about to enter Ashcliffe, there is a female patient in the garden that signals a shush to Teddy. What is the significance of this gesture?
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Would Genco's behavior in the theatre have made his being consigliere unlikely?

Genco is only referred to in GF-1 although in cut scenes he is visited by the family while he is dying. I can understand why this was cut -- there would be later scenes in a hospital with Michael and ...
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Why did the guard say these lines?

In The Devil All the Time (2020), Sheriff Lee secretly grabbed a photo in Sandy's house. While he was at it, he left some of his upcoming election badges. Upon inspection of the photo, he was shocked ...
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How did Angel Eyes become a sergeant in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

When Blondie and Tuco are captured as Confederacy soldiers, Angel Eyes is a Sergeant in the Union army. Is there any explanation for this or is it just assumed that he stole the papers and the uniform ...
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What's the purpose of repeating this scene twice?

In The Father (2020), the night Anne came home with the chicken from the market, Anthony overhears her and Paul having an argument over the canceled holiday to Italy at the dining table. Anne invites ...
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Why Did the Jennings Return?

In Season 6, Episode 9 of The Americans, Why did the Jennings return to the USSR? Wouldn't this have been a bad move seeing that they betrayed the KGB? Even despite Gorbechav's administration?
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Why don't we see Janet having rebooting problems after the first time she's rebooted?

In The Good Place, the first time Janet is rebooted she takes quite a long time to get back to normal; she starts handing people cacti and generally being unhelpful. But what happened the (at least) ...
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How did a vinyl record start a fire?

I didn't understand this scene from Nobody (2021), in which Hutch sets his house on fire to destroy any evidence: How was he able to do this using a vinyl record?
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Was Coraline in her own imagination?

Was she though? Her mom eventually opened the door which was a brick wall. But every night she would sleep and the door would get unblocked. Her mom never had found out when she was talking about the ...
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What does “the movement” refer to?

Elizabeth says to southern plantation slave: Elizabeth: My father kept insistin'. He said you were spreadin' such filth! I told him you weren't worth the risk...but he couldn't resist, the movement ...
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How did Fitz and Simmons come back in Agents of SHIELD S03E02

At the end of season 2 of Agents of SHIELD, Jemma gets taken to a different planet by the black monolith. In episode 2 of season 3, the SHIELD team arrive at an ancient British chamber which was ...
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Are the events in Riders of Justice triggered by mistaken identity and pure coincidence?

The triggering event in the blacky comic Danish revenge thriller Riders of Justice is the identification of a character from facial recognition. The data scientist who survives the train "...
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Do Agnes, Margo and Edith from Despicable Me have the same parents?

All three girls have the same stepparents Gru and Lucy, but are they true sisters? I mean, do they have the same biological mother and/or father?
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Does Bill still have his “toe-fungus”?

In the episode Leanne's Saga, Bill is warned not to drink while taking medication prescribed for a form of athlete's foot- but he's seen drinking beer with his friends in later episodes- did he stop ...
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What “phone call” is Frank referring to?

During final prayers, Frank says to Priest: Frank: What kind of man makes a... a phone call like that? Priest: What do you mean? What phone call? Frank: Well, I can't tell you. Uh...I can't. I got... ...
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Why did Zemo lead room service to discover what's in his room?

In Siberia, Zemo made a call to his German hotel to invite room service to his abandoned room and thus discover: It immediately hit the news and made Iron Man realize Captain America was right all ...
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What are they burning and why are they doing it?

In "The Drowned Giant", an episode of season 2 of Love, Death & Robots, what are they burning after the humans have dismembered the body of this dead giant?
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What's the meaning of CRI? [closed]

The character of Tyler is a product of Narrator’s personality disorder. With support from Project Mayhem members, Tyler brought Narrator's friend Marla to the abandoned building against her will. In ...
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Are Labyrinth and Pan's Labyrinth based on some myth/legend?

Labyrinth (1986) and Pan's Labyrinth (2005) have a similar plot in that a young girl 'loses' her baby brother to 'monsters' and must get him back. Is this based on some myth, fable, or legend from ...
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Why didn't El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie show how Jesse escaped from Todd's captivity?

I didn't understand why didn't El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie show how Jesse escaped from Todd's captivity? Why did the creators not choose to include this crucial scene from the end of Breaking Bad ...
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Why does Alice ask Leon why he’s working with Wesker? [closed]

Leon first appears in Resident Evil: Retribution, so he and Alice have never met before, yet she asks him “So you’re working for Wesker?” Indicating that they’ve met before.
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In Shadow and Bone when Inej is practicing her act, is there an error in the TV show?

Shadow and Bone finishes 2 years before the Six of Crows series starts (I am not sure how long S&B is), so the Crows are 14-15 during the TV show, assuming that the continuity is unchanged (which ...
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Question at the beginning of Slumdog Millionaire

At the beginning, the movie asks the viewer a question saying; Jamal Malik is one question away from winning 20 million rupees How did he do it? There are 4 answers, in the format of Who Want's To ...
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Loop of Marties in Back to the Future 1

First of all, this is just a question based on my curiosity. It can seem pointless and illogical because of some missing piece of information, but I am asking it anyway based on my understanding of ...
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What exactly is the motive of Frank Sr/Jr behind the 'lost and found necklace' act?

In the movie Catch Me If You Can, both Frank Sr and Frank Jr try to trick the female employees by falsely pointing out that they found a necklace and ask them (the female employees) if it is theirs. ...

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