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 was the flag of Iceland on Captain Ramsey's desk?

At 34:45 into Crimson Tide, Captain Ramsey (Hackman) is sitting at his desk talking to Commander Hunter (Washington). On his desk a small U.S.flag is displayed with what looks like the Icelandic flag. ...
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What did she mean by “lie”?

In one of the last scenes of A Star is Born (2018 version) Ally says the following line: What did she mean by a "lie"? Is it referring to sending a car for Jack, or the explanation on why ...
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What does the story mean that Amy told on the girls' night out in “The Big Bang Theory”?

In season four of The Big Bang Theory, "The 21 Second Excitation", Bernadette dared Amy to tell a dirty story. The story Amy told was not in English (gibberish, I believe). However, I'm ...
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What does it mean, “coked-out MOR shit”? [closed]

In Rocketman (2019), songwriter Elton says to Reid: Elton: Why don't you sell my fucking records? Number 11 in Italy. Reid: The song doesn't work, that's the problem. The record's coked-out MOR shit. ...
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Is Peter related to Regina in the origin world?

In S03E08 of Dark, it is revealed that: Now, Helge Doppler used to be the father of Peter Doppler who is turn the son of Bernt Doppler and Greta Doppler. So, that makes: Am I right? Is Peter related ...
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Why did they get kidnapped / killed / tortured?

In Dark, the biggest mystery of the first season was who kidnapped/killed the children and why. Including, why they had burns across their eyes. After watching the entire series, I think I understand ...
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Did Emma Russel change her mind about her initial plan?

Initially Emma Russel was with Alan John in Godzilla: King of Monsters. Did they have a fallout between them? Did she change her mind about the initial population control plan?
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Is it confirmed who's Tronte Nielson’s father?

In the excellent Netflix series Dark, the Unknown. aka the Origin, is the son of one timeline’s version of Jonas Kahnwald with the alternate Universe’s Martha Nielsen. He is the proximate cause of ...
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How did Corinne's car end up abandoned, and how did her earring end up on the backseat?

In The Stranger, a series on Netflix, there is a scene in episode 6, at 13:20 where Johanna tells Adam "Your wife's car has been found up by the airport." At 15:40, they find the car ...
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What would Grissom need Axis Chemicals as a front for?

In the 1989 Batman film, DA Dent is investigating multiple companies believed to be fronts for Carl Grissom's criminal operations; at one point Grissom calls a meeting with his lieutenants to discuss ...
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Why didn't Tessee recognize Watson when he went to the restaurant?

'One Watson, One Holmes', S03E19 from Elementary. Am I missing something? Because I don't think Tessee wouldn't know both Sherlock and Watson at that point, since he was big in Everyone.
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What proved that Midway was the location the Japanese were calling AF?

In Midway (2019), the Japanese were using encrypted traffic which the US was codebreaking. The Japanese were planning an attack on a location they were referring to as AF. Washington believed that AF ...
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How come Kay doesn't know that a judge's gun is coded to their DNA?

When Kay tries to shoot Rookie Anderson in Dredd (2012), the gun self-destroys, because Judge guns are coded to their DNA. This fact should be well-known to Ma-Ma's clan, and Kay did mention earlier ...
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Why didn't Judge Dredd receive any aircraft backup after their 10-24 call?

After Ma-Ma's clan machine guns Peach Trees so bad that some bullets penetrate the concrete and exit the building, Dredd blows a hole in the wall so he and Rookie Anderson get out of the building, on ...
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In Season 4 of Brockmire, are the writers showing life imitates art?

Season 4 makes an immediate jump from 2020 to 2030. Beyond warnings of global warming, and other environmental tragedies like the Amazon Forest going up in flames, The writers save the best for last: ...
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Who is “the blessed virgin of Yorba Linda”?

In the That '70s Show episode "Hide Moves In" (S01E24) the group goes skinny dipping and we find out that Fez has a tattoo (presumably on his butt), and Fez says that it is "the blessed ...
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When/ why did Barnabas kill the hippies?

Near the end of the movie Dark Shadows, Angelique plays a confession she secretly recorded of Barnabas killing "Dr. Hoffman, and those workmen, and some very nice unshaven people." I ...
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Why was the airlock left unlocked for Dr. Richardson?

In Mars S01E05, Dr. Paul Richardson in a state of hallucination opens the airlock from the greenhouse to the Mars atmosphere, causing catastrophic failure to a portion of the habitation in the chasm. ...
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Who was the old lady in the woods?

In the movie I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore, When Ruth is at the woods looking for Tony, she sees an old lady in red with a cigar and (I think) a glass of alcohol in her hands. Who is she? ...
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Why did that person die?

In the second season of the Bloodline series we are introduced to a small-time crook Ozzy, who wants to earn some easy money from the Rayburn family: when John Rayburn starts his Sheriff campaign, ...
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How did Rogers happen upon Abe after he killed the courier?

Turn Season 2, Episode 10... Abe sets out to kill the courier that was giving his spy notes from Hewlitt to John Andre. It was probably close to their village but I don't get why Rogers just happened ...
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What technology was allowed to operate in War of the Worlds?

Early in "War of the Worlds (2005)," it is made explicit that 'nothing was working' in terms of cars, electronics and mobile phones, for example, as the attacks began. A few minutes later, ...
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What does “first wire” mean?

In Midway (2019), Best teaching flying skills to James Murray. He turned off the engine in midair. McClusky watched from the aircraft carrier & says: McCLUSKY: Is it a stunt, or is he in trouble? ...
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Why did Seven ask such question?

In the film 6 Underground, after his funeral, the ghost of Seven joins One’s group. At a restaurant, One uses cups to demonstrate how dictatorships work: Seven: So, we're all gonna die? Two: Not me. ...
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How did Michael erode the iron pipe to the infirmary?

How did Michael do the chemistry work in Prison Break S1E4 'cute poison'? Which substances did he mix that included toothpaste and poured them into the tube in the infirmary and acquired a "...
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Why did the salesman not accept the ticket without even looking at it?

In The Family Man (2000), Cash had won a $238 lottery ticket, so he went to a salesman to get the money on the winning lottery ticket, but the salesman didn’t accept the lottery ticket without looking ...
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Why does Nathan Fowler do this in Condor?

At the end of episode 8 of Condor, Nathan Fowler (Brendan Fraser) confronts someone and then kills him, his girlfriend and then himself. Why does Nathan Fowler kill himself rather than just walking ...
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Who was the man Eliza was walking towards home with, and why does she spit on him? What did he promise her?

About 37 mins into The Professor and the Madman there is a scene where Eliza is seen walking home with a man. He keeps saying he can't. What was the conversation about? Who was that man and why does ...
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Why were weapons allowed into an interrogation room in Prisoners?

In Prisoners (2013), detective Loki is seen questioning the boy that was drawing mazes while being watched by cops. At one point, he is tired of waiting for him to give any information about the ...
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What does “that” refer to?

In The Departed (2006), upon knowing Colin Sullivan is the mole in the police department, Billy Costigan approaches Madolyn to give her a package: Billy Costigan: I know. I'm not...I'm not here for ...
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Why would Lance work here if he didn't need the money?

In Detectorists, Lance's day job is at some sort of vegetable warehouse facility. The work seems to be poorly paid, menial, and Lance is not especially respected by his colleagues. However, it is ...
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Why does he say, “I didn't get all dressed up for nothing”?

In Songland S2E10, Ryan Tedder is going to sing a duet with Mirandy Glory. Ester Dean jokes about throwing her panties at Ryan, which makes everyone laugh. Ryan introduces the artist and the song, ...
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What changes Wiesler's mind about saving Dreyman?

The German movie The Lives of Others (2006) shows us how Stasi officer Wiesler is intelligent, patriotic, having no mercy in various scenes like the classroom, the canteen incidents... It's not very ...
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Why does Hugh/Jeff still see the entity?

In It Follows why can Hugh/Jeff still see the demonic entity even after he's passed it on to Jay? He sees it once in the empty parking lot immediately after he ties up Jay, and there is also a scene ...
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What type of revolver gun used by the Joker that shoots more than 6 bullets? [duplicate]

In Joker (2019) while the Joker character was assaulted by the 3 men in the train/subway, he pulls out the revolver gun and shoots and kills the men. Some of them are shot 2 or 3 times. We don't see ...
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What is the meaning of “Mushroom hunters do it in the dark”?

In the film The girl with all the gifts there is a photo of 3 people (soldiers?) and handwritten text "Mushroom hunters do it in the dark". What is the meaning of this phrase? How does it ...
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In Florida Project, why do these characters run down to Disneyland?

In Florida Project (2017). in the final scene, we see child services are taking away Moonee from Halley. But she somehow escapes and runs down Disneyland along with her friend Jancey. How is ...
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What causes the origin of Batman?

In Superman: Red Son, we see Batman who is apparently now a Russian individual. Red Son is in DC's Elseworlds story arch AFAIK. So the origin of Bruce Wayne as Batman is not the Batman in Red Son. We ...
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Why did Christian Dassault attack Bourne?

In Jason Bourne (2016), Christian Dassault is the leader of a group of privacy activists. He wants to expose systems like top-secret black ops program of the Central Intelligence Agency which want to ...
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Was there anything about cutting up the rabbit that reminded Sean about Leanne?

In Episode 1 (Reborn) of Apple TV+ Original Servant, Sean is working an a recipe that involves rabbits. He has 2 of them skinned and ready to be cut. Given what happened before that, we know his mind ...
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Fatima Mahal as heritage site

At the end of Gulabo Sitabo, where Abdul Rehman became the owner of Fatima Mahal, why can't Gyanesh Shukla impose a government order to make the mansion a heritage site?
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Why was Carmine happy after he was set on fire in Cowboy Bill's?

In Laverne & Shirley, why was Carmine happy after he was set on fire in Cowboy Bill's? I don't understand why would he be smiling and happy after almost being burned to death. I'm specifically ...
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Why did Pamela believe Vosen is on his way?

In The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), at 415 East 71st Street, Jason handed Pamela the confidential documents that he had stolen from Vosen's vault using Vosen fingerprint: Jason: They'll kill you for ...
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Is Cole sent to the past to cause the global pandemic in 12 Monkeys?

Is Cole in 12 Monkeys actually sent to the past to cause the global pandemic? After a few plot twists, 12 Monkeys ends with Peters starting a world tour to spread the deadly virus, which he could only ...
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Why has Artur been killed?

The Woods miniseries starts with finding a body of a man - Artur - who has been presumed dead for the last 25 years, where 4 teenagers went missing in the woods and only two bodies have been found. ...
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Was it uncommon for American TV shows in the 1950s to cast African-Americans?

I am aware that Pleasantville 1998 showcases the golden age of American TV shows back in the 50s, and this question wouldn't have been asked if the movie didn't depict/hint/symbolized some sort of ...
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How was wearing her purse an evidence that lead to the capture of Anna?

In the 2019 movie Anna we see the CIA officer capture Anna right after she attempts to assassinate the German guy. Anna: How did you catch me? CIA Guy: The way you put on your purse Then we see a ...
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What was happening with the time freezer device?

I am talking about Disney's Artemis Fowl. Might be spoilers In the movie fairies use a time freezing machine in order to stop the motion of humans. When the troll loses control for the first time, it'...
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Why did electricity go off when Brian Finch searched for “Eddie Morra NZT”?

2 or 3 times through out the Limitless TV series, Brian Finch tried to search for "Eddie Morra NZT" then electricity goes off as soon as he hits Enter. It felt for him (and the audience) ...
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Was it common to switch knives and forks from left to right hands?

In the Netflix movie 1922 we see the father and the son eat dinner right after talking with the sheriff about the missing wife. I noticed that they were holding knives in their right hands and forks ...

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