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 did Sam want Jake to witness the act?

In the movie Body Double (1984), directed by Brian De Palma, Sam Bouchard set up the trap for broken down Jake Scully. He gave him a job of house-sitter in a grand house in Hollywood. Jake Scully ...
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The typewriter in The Secret In Their Eyes

This is in reference to the Argentinian-Spanish film The Secret In Their Eyes. I would like to understand what the relevance of the typewriter and its malfunctioning was to the film.
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Why did they need the money in Trading Places?

So I know what was happening at the end of Trading Places (promising to sell OJ at 142 and then buying at 29 when the price drops) However, if you can just buy stuff, or make promises to buy, without ...
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Why is Carl “a disgrace” to the military academy in Season 10?

In season 9 of the US version of Shameless, Carl decided to join a military academy. He was doing pretty well - with a typical Gallagher charisma he manages to get respect from the fellow students and ...
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Does Derf see something in Dahmer's House?

Towards the end of My Friend Dahmer, Derf drives Dahmer home and they go into his house for a beer, but once inside Derf freezes, staring straight ahead - he then makes his excuses and leaves. Did he ...
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Storywise, how could Elsa's encouter with the Earth element be considered a “confrontation”?

In the film Frozen 2, Elsa goes on a quest and encounters (meets) the four elemental spirits (each with a unique form of manifestation), for each of which she has a different experience. As subtlety ...
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What exactly did Margaret lie about?

In Suburbicon (2017), insurance police officer Bud Cooper claims Margaret lies to him. Cooper: You said "we". "We lost our savings when Gardner tried to start his own business". "We lost our", not "...
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Why did Jake apologize in this scene?

In Playing with Fire (2019) there's the following conversation: Bill: I was working a Class F in southern Idaho, and someone forwards me a video of one of my smokejumpers being pulled into a Huey. ...
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April cheating on Frank in Revolutionary Road

On the night out to tell the Givings about their decision not to leave for France in Revolutionary Road, April has sex with Shep in the car. In the scene after that, Frank confesses about his ...
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Why did the clerk say, “dark suit is not the same as black tie”?

In Dark Waters (2019), the clerk leaves an envelope for Rob and says: Your tickets to the Chemical Alliance dinner. And no, dark suit is not the same as black tie. What does he mean with that?
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Why the heavy Indonesian references?

In the film The Platform, you see a lot of these words and names: Goreng Trimagasi Imogiri These are Indonesian words. Why this connection?
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Who did Chigurh kill in the desert?

Who did Anton Chigurh kill at the drug scene massacre in the desert in No Country for Old Men? Two guys were shot well after the drug deal with “glitches” as was said.
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What boxes is Watson Bryant referring to?

In Richard Jewell (2019), Richard Jewell's attorney Watson Bryant tells journalist Kathy Scruggs: WATSON BRYANT: We welcome the FBI. We're glad they are here. KATHY SCRUGGS: No you don't. ...
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Does the airlock code have any special meaning?

In episode 8 of Avenue 5, the airlock code is exposed: 5335. Does it have any special meaning? I didn't find any reference in the show or even Google search, but the number doesn't appear to be ...
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To whom does Mickey think he could ask questions?

In the 2019 movie Judy, Judy has to do more concert shows to get custody of her children but she didn't like doing any more shows: Mickey: I don't think it's anybody's fault. I think maybe I could ...
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How did Rudy know where to leave the body parts when Dexter was on his date with Rita?

In the first episode of the first season, 25 minute in, Dexter leaves Rita during their date to see what is going on with a crime scene. The police are at the location where the remains of another ...
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What exactly happened during the finale of Midnight Special?

During the finale of the movie Midnight Special (2016) there appear: But what are they? Should we interpret them as or maybe something else?
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Why couldn't Cobb show the totem to Mal? [duplicate]

In Inception, why didn't Cobb just spin the totem in the real world to show Mal that she is finally back to reality so she wouldn't have killed herself?
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Why does Peter Pan age in Hook?

In the movie Hook (1991), when Peter finally starts to remember his past, it shows him "running away" from home as a baby younger than a toddler. Unable to walk, talk, etc. Tinkerbell finds Peter in ...
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Why did Gambol have such an issue with the Joker?

Around the beginning of The Dark Knight when the Joker confronts the mafia during their meeting, as soon as the Joker walks into the room Gambol shows hostility towards the Joker, however, all the ...
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What planets are these witnessing the fall of Imperial Destroyers?

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, the First and Final Orders are destroyed, and 3 planets are shown witnessing the destruction of Imperial Destroyers. The 2nd planet is the forest moon of Endor, ...
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Why does the survivalist lie down outside after getting wounded?

In the Survivalist movie, the main protagonist gets shot in the abdomen. Then after the bullet is removed and his wound is cauterised, he goes outside and lies down on the ground and lifts up some ...
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Why did Sung-shik shoot 8 times?

Near the end of Joint Security Area, Sung-shik first shoots the 3rd North Korean soldier (Choi) because he is reaching for his radio. Sung-shik then shoots Woo-jin (it is later revealed that the ...
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What is the relevance of the scene with Kim at the hospital?

In the film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, there is a scene where Kim is on the phone with Martin. Suddenly she is able to walk and goes to the window to look for him. She can't find him. After that ...
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What happens to Clifford in Ad Astra?

In the end of Ad Astra, Clifford asks Roy to unhook him. Roy reluctantly obeys. But in the next shot, they show Roy staring at a bright near Neptune’s rings. Was it his own ship, or is there a ...
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Do we know for sure that The Hunt had never happened before?

The controversially delayed 2020 movie The Hunt depicts an event where a bunch of rich liberals appear to kidnap a bunch of "deplorables" (with alt-right views expressed on social media) and then hunt ...
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What does Madam Blanc look at?

This question is regarding Suspiria 2018. At about 2hrs into the film, Suzy is sitting with the rest of the girls at the restaurant, she & Blanc staring at each other. Blanc's gaze slightly ...
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How does Harry Sims know where they are in Venice?

In Inferno (2016), when they are in Venice after Brooks leaves, Langdon gets captured by Bouchard and whisked away on a boat. Langdon wakes up under what appears to be a bridge, then Sims appears, ...
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Why aren't the rest of the Kim family said to stink?

In Parasite, Park Dong-ik, the father of the Park family, only makes remarks about a foul smell when Kim Ki-Taek and Geun-Sae are near him. I believe Geun-Sae smells because he has been living ...
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Why does the bird explode when Princess Fiona sings a high note?

I've never quite understood the scene in Shrek where Princess Fiona explodes a bird with her voice. Do birds inhale while singing? Did her high note hit the resonant frequency of the bird? Is there ...
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Why doesn't the Green Lantern ring do this?

In the movie Superman: Red Son when the US finds the Green Lantern alien, From what I understand: When a Green Lantern dies, the green power ring soars to the closest qualified alien.
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When Borden sells his trick's secret, does he actually include how it works?

When Borden is in prison in The Prestige, he receives an offer to sell his secret. Eventually he does so, but to his suprise the purchaser is who destroys the secret and is surprised about it later. ...
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What happened to John Deegan's face?

In Part 3 of the Elseworlds Crossover, after Oliver fires an arrow at John Deegan, after Reality is restored we see that Deegan's face has changed since the previous episode where it looks shrivelled ...
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Did Michael Sullivan Sr. really believe he could trade with Capone?

In the movie Road to Perdition, Michael Sullivan Sr. (after this I shall write just Mike to represent him as he was called by that name in the movie and also to remove confusion with his son) asked ...
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Did Adrian know Joe Doucett is going to have sex with Marie?

In the Oldboy (2013) movie, when Joe Doucett was having sex with Marie, they did not know that Adrian was filming them. Later on the show, Adrian shows the sex footage to Joe Doucett in order to ...
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What is the significance of Lyle cleaning the fryer in Better Call Saul S5E4?

Close to the end of episode S5E4 of Better Call Saul Lyle, an assistant manager, is closing the restaurant after a shift and saying bye to the workers of Los Pollos Hermanos. One of them mentions that ...
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How did that person know where to send the email?

Warning: spoilers for the whole season 3 In the season 3 of "Shetland", we find that the person (indirectly) responsible for the deaths was When that fails, she emails the criminal that Michael was ...
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Why was Burgess not arrested 10 years ago before killing the last victim?

As said, 10 years before the current events in Luther S01E03, Burgess (the killer) has been spotted by the police thanks to an anonymous tip and an undercover cop was sent to him. It's not explained ...
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What is it that Nick did for Gilead?

In Season 3 Episode 6, we see that the Swiss delegates reject Nick as a Gilead's inside man owing to the fact that 'he cannot be trusted' and according to Serena Joy he 'played an instrumental role in ...
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Did Raymond Reddington lie to Liz about not being her father?

In the TV Series "The Blacklist" starring James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, he tells Elizabeth Keen that he is not her father when she asks him. It was made to appear as that were true, ...
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Who was feeding Zeus the dog while Cecilia was away from the mansion?

In the 2020 movie The Invisible Man, after Adrian is declared dead, Cecilia, over a course of an unknown time period, visits a lawyer to settle her inheritance celebrates her freedom with Sydney and ...
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Why does Harry Goldfarb pawn his mother's TV?

I didn't understand the logic of the first scenes of Requiem for a Dream. If Harry needs money, why not force his timid mother into giving it to him? Why drag her TV across a mile and pawn it? Why ...
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What's the meaning of “giving this two blocks”?

In Bombshell (2019), Fox News Anchor Gretchen speaks on TV: Gretchen: I can't let you go without talking about Donald Trump. Megyn speaks to Fox News CEO Roger: Megyn: Gretchen's giving this ...
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How did Michael know that Roth was behind the assassination attempt at his home, not Frank Pentangeli?

In The Godfather Part II, how did Michael know that Roth was behind the assassination attempt at his home, and not Frank Pentangeli?
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Why was Dr.Ian Sussman initially asked to shut down his research?

In the film Contagion, Dr. Ian Sussman played by Elliott Gould is asked by Dr. Ally Hextall (Jennifer Ehle) to stop his research, which he later defies and ends up developing the virus in a special ...
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Why didn't EDITH recognise Mysterio and inform Peter?

In Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Peter transfers E.D.I.T.H. to Quentin Beck. But why didn’t E.D.I.T.H. recognise Quentin, who was a former employee under Tony Stark? So why didn’t E.D.I.T.H. ...
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Did Queen & Slim meet the right person?

After the main characters in Queen & Slim meet with the Sheppards, they give them the address of a man who will be able to fly them to Cuba & freedom. (Spoilers) However it turns out that ...
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Did Cobb plan the first burglary?

In the movie Following, Cobb takes Bill to a house where the woman walks in on them. I was wondering if that was Cobb's plan or it was just out of luck. I thought it was planned but the fact that Bill ...
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Is the Invisible Man present in these scenes?

In The Invisible Man (2020), the audience is not always aware if Adrian is present or not in the scene, for obvious reasons. However, we learn later that: So I assume Adrian was in most scenes, ...
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Was sheriff Baskin corrupt and/or responsible for the murder of Jessup Dolly, Ree's father?

Near the end of Winter's Bone, it is revealed that Jessup Dolly (Ree's father) was murdered because he was trying to collaborate with the sheriff and turn in other meth cookers to escape a long prison ...

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