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 does Sator get the algorithm after the car chase?

This question contains many spoilers for Tenet. I'm trying to work out exactly what happens in the car chase sequence. I think I understand where most of the characters go, but there's a couple of ...
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Why did Trinity intentionally bump into Lundy?

In S4E04 of Dexter when Lundy is retired and back in Miami chasing Trinity, why did Trinity decide to intentionally bump into Lindy and pretend to drop his keys for Lundy to then return? Just a moment ...
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Why did Mark Thackeray turn down the transfer offer?

In the movie To Sir with Love, Mark Thackeray (played by Sidney Poitier) was a new teacher at a school where he went through abuse and also harassments of all sorts by the students. He was given a ...
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How does the veteran identify this woman as Spanish?

In the first episode of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, a Spanish mother goes to a public park with her baby in a cart. Then a veteran comes over and asks (beggs) for money, when he is turned down, ...
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How did Sherlock know it was a Boomerang?

In A Scandal in Belgravia (Sherlock S2E1) we come to know that Sherlock comes to know that the person who was standing near the river got distracted by the blasting of an engine and was hit by a '...
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Water drop sound effect in Lost

What is the water drop-like clicking sound we hear in the camp or barracks all the time in Lost? Is there an explanation or meaning for this sound?
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How does the bishop find out about Langdon?

At the beginning of The Da Vinci Code it is insinuated that Captain Fache believes that Robert Langdon killed Saunière because of the message left on the floor "PS Find Robert Langdon". The ...
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Why not save John Reese with the help of the same Thornhill snipers from the same episode who helped earlier?

In Season 5 episode 3 of Person of Interest Fusco and Reese were saved by snipers who as Finch described were hired by Thornhill (the Machine). So the question is, is there any rational explanation of ...
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How has Anton Grubitz understood what Wiesler did?

When Grubitz exits the car in The Lives of Others, he says that the career of Wiesler is over. How has he understood what happened? I have a few assumptions: because of the suicide of Christa-Maria - ...
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Why did Brigitte arrange Martin to be rescued from Libya?

I am on episode 5 of Deutschland 86 and I am still wondering, why did Brigitte arrange Martin to be rescued from Libya? What is in it for the West Germans?
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Why does western intelligence want Martin?

I have made it to Episode 5 of Deutschland 86. They mention that every western intelligence in the world wants Martin. Why do they want him?
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Why investing in rising stock wont give profit?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan says to his employees: First we pitch 'em Disney, AT&T, IBM, blue chip stocks exclusively. Companies these people know. Once we've suckered them in, we ...
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Why does Jimmy send Angela to check up on Fiona?

During season 5 of Shameless, Fiona is working at Patsy's Pies. The place regularly gets visited by a woman who leaves exceptional tips, and displays a special interest in Fiona: We find out she is ...
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Why was the time frame compressed in Breathe?

The 2017 film Breathe is a biographical film about Robin Cavendish, the longest lived responaut (one who is permanently dependent on a ventilator to breathe) in Britain, dying at the age of 64 in 1994....
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How is possible in Interstellar to receive the coordinates in the falling sand from the future?

How is this possible? If Cooper didn't receive the coordinates he would never go to NASA and he would't have been on the mission. Then would be no one to send the coordinates back in time. Am I ...
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Was Priya helping Sator?

After watching Tenet I'm somewhat confused about Priya's role in the story. From the beginning, it seems like she works for Tenet and her goal aligns with the rest of the organization. But when the ...
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Why did commandant Goeth spare some Jews during liquidation of Ghetto?

In Schindler's List (1993), in a scene where relocated to the labor camp outside of Krakow, Jews who survived the liquidation stand in long rows. This scene occured right before another scene where ...
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Why does Chaucer say he will write about blacksmiths?

A fictionalized version of the English writer Geoffrey Chaucer appears in the 2001 film "A Knight's Tale". The very title of the movie is a Chaucerian reference as well (a story with the ...
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Why did this happen to Translucent?

In the second episode of The Boys, Translucent had a bomb implanted in his colon and later on, when it exploded, I expected that his body would not explode as the explosion would be contained in his ...
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How was Becca able to do this in The Boys season 2 finale?

In the season 2 finale of The Boys, Becca pierces a knife into Stormfront's eyes and the latter gets injured very easily. However, in previous episodes Stormfront is capable of withstanding Homelander'...
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What happened in the end of the LX 2048 film?

What happened in the end of the LX 2048 film? Did Adam kill the clone or the clone kill Adam?
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Implication of confession in F/X2 (1991)

When Neely confesses to the priest that he had anger towards an old man that was his friend, is this implying that Neely actually killed Becker?
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Explanation of the dream sequence in Ivan's Childhood

In Ivan's Childhood (1962), what does the scene in Ivan's dream, i.e, Ivan and his sister/friend were going on a truck full of fruits and then some fruits were falling from the truck and some horses ...
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Do this character's eyes have to turn white when she uses her super power?

In the final episode of The Boys, season 2, Victoria Neuman is revealed as the person who has the super power to blow up people's head left and right. And we see her eyes turn milky white when she ...
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What is the relevance of Fresca in the show “The Boys”?

I am wondering what is the relevance of the Fresca drink in The Boys? Is it just for comic relief or does it have a more devious use? Is it for mind control?
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What is the demographics of Coco's underworld?

In Coco, if the memory of someone is needed for that person to survive in the underworld, there should be people from at least the 13th century (noble families that have descendants today and that ...
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In the season 2 finale, does this character live or die?

In the season finale of The Boys season 2, does Stormfront die after getting hit with Ryan's eyebeams?
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What is the meaning of Sandra's joke?

During Don Corleone's daughter wedding, Sonny whispers to mistress Lucy Mancini. Camera focuses on Sandra, who shows to three women that something is growing with her hands and then they laughs, and ...
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2067 Plot Hole Explanation

I just finished watching 2067, and really enjoyed it. However, I'm a little confused by a plot point within it, and I don't think it was ever explained. In the movie, the main character's father tells ...
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How did Lucy go from being a mule to being chained in a prison cell?

In the movie Lucy (2014), the main character gets drugs sewn into her body, given an airplane ticket and then lectured by some Taiwanese gangsters about how she has 24 hours to fly to Europe to ...
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Deja Vu - Ending Explanation

How was Agent Carlin still alive in the end of the movie when his (1 or 2 days) older version who came back in time to prevent the murder and the blast died while doing it? Also, he wouldn't have ...
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Why does Harry hide under the bed?

In “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005), Harry (Robert Downey Jr.) awakens in the back of a car in the garage of an unknown house. He walks in, calling for help and saying he has a medical issue (he earlier ...
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Why are Stratton Oakmont employees making fun of Steve Madden?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Steve Madden came to put shares of his shoe company to institutional investors through Jordan's stockbroker company called Stratton Oakmont. Actually Steve Madden is ...
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Why did detective Mills transfer in Se7en? Did John Doe have anything to do with Mills' transfer? [duplicate]

In Se7en John Doe had everything meticulously planned. Did he in any way have anything to do with Mills' transfer to the city? Somerset: Very simple. You actually fought to get re-assigned here. I've ...
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Significance of Photos in Silence of The Lambs

I have recently watched The Silence of The Lambs. Near the climax of the story, there is a part when Agent Starling goes to Frederica Bimmel's room and opens a secret compartment in a musical box. ...
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Luke's failure at the cave

In The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke is leaving for Bespin, Yoda implores him to remember his failure at the cave. Obviously, this is a reference to the cave that was strong in the Dark Side and ...
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What are the key differences between the versions of Blade: Trinity?

Having just watched the version of Blade Trinity currently on Netflix, I noticed some small differences with the original DVD release in my collection. Not least the ending was different (in the ...
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How come no-one noticed The Joker in the hospital?

So there are two scenes in The Dark Knight in which The Joker is dressed as a nurse and no one notices who he is. How did he get into the hospital with women's clothes and his make-up without anyone ...
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What was Eudoria's plan?

Eudoria vanishes at the start of Enola Holmes, which sets all other events in motion. She leaves some clues to Enola and she appears to be involved in the women's suffrage movement. Our future is up ...
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How did the ending happen from Neil's perspective?

I am trying to figure out the scene near the finale of Tenet where Neil unlocks the door and gets shot in the face. I can't really see the flow where he opens and holds the door and the protagonist ...
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If Neil is moving backwards from the future, why doesn't he wear an oxygen mask?

In Tenet, it's revealed at the end that The Protagonist is moving forward in time and Neil is moving backwards. How does he not wear an oxygen mask throughout the film? If it's time-travel then doesn'...
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If Mark tells them not to dial at 9:30, why are they dialing at 9:30?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), standing, Mark Hanna shouts in the middle of the office: Mark Hanna: We don't start dialing at 9:30 because our clients are already answering the phone. Three. Two. ...
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How did the plot unfold from the point where it ended in Season 1 to the start of Season 2?

In the end of Season 1 we got Homelander, Billy and his wife on the lawn in front of the house. What happened next (talking specifically about 3 of them): why did Homelander bring Billy there and how ...
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Why didn't the FBI use a sketch artist to find Buffalo Bill?

In The Silence of the Lambs, if Hannibal already knows Buffalo Bill and was willing to help the FBI, it seems easier to use a sketch artist and then release the photo to the public to find Buffalo ...
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Who offered to buy Charlie's soul?

Towards the end of Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino's character Lt. Col. Slade makes a passionate speech defending the protagonist, Charlie Simms. In it, he says that Charlie's soul is intact and non-...
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What determines the superpower users get?

In the interesting Netflix sci-fi/superhero movie Project Power people can gain a superpower for 5 minutes by taking a pill. The powers seem to be unpredictable and sometimes downright dangerous. But ...
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What is the order and time passed between the segments?

Dennis Hauck's intriguing private detective thriller Too Late is filmed in a small number of what appear to be single (but wandering camera) takes. These long takes are not shown in order or with a ...
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Clarification about annihilation in Tenet

This is about the concept of annihilation in Tenet. The concept of inverting oneself is introduced. When an individual is inverted, this person will experience the flow of time in the reverse ...
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Why did the Dread Pirate Roberts kill Vizzini?

In The Princess Bride, the Dread Pirate Roberts duels with Inigo, and spares Inigo's life, choosing to knock him out instead of killing him. He also knocks out Fezzik, not choking him to death or ...
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Dissecting and interpreting weird MTV commercial

This MTV commercial seems to be filled with weird symbolism. Does anyone have the enough expertise to dissect the commercial and provide an interpretation for its different parts and symbols and the ...

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