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Did the Salamanca brothers always plan to do this in S3E1 of Breaking Bad?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 1 "No Mas" there is a scene at the end of the episode where the Salamanca brothers are crossing the border into the US in a truck with other illegals. One of the ...
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Why would Walter leave that book in the bathroom?

He was so careful about everything, why would he leave the book in the bathroom? Was it anything more than the writers just not knowing how to make Hank figure it out, so they came up with that ...
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What's the difference between the time-image in Deleuze's Cinema 2 and narrative structure?

Anyone here up to speed on French film/literary theory? Reading Gilles Deleuze's Cinema 2: The Time-Image, I could never really tell what he meant by time crystals. His examples and analyses all just ...
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Why did Rose run from the police?

In Silent Hill, as Rose and her daughter are reaching the town, a female cop stops her. Rose decides to run off, crashing her car and leading to a lot of other events. Why did Rose run from the cop?
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What happened to Charles' shares in HHM?

In the season 4 episode 2 of Better Call Saul, we heard that Charles has left his house to Rebecca. There were only a few letters and 5K dollars left to Jimmy. Most probably Jimmy was deprived of the ...
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Why was Jimmy so condescending (S4 EP2)

In the episode Breathe, Jimmy goes on a job interview for a sales position in a copier/printer store. He did a spectacular job at selling himself and ends up being offered the position on the spot. ...
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Why does Stem need a hacker to get around a shutdown command?

I guess I missed a key part of the story. After getting information in the bar "Old Bones", Stem tells Grey that they need to get into a building and find a hacker to implement a rootkit or something ...
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Phantom Thread Ending

According to the Wikipedia summary of Phantom Thread: Alma responds by making Reynolds a poisoned omelette. As he chews his first bite, she informs him that she wants him weak and vulnerable with ...
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The Meg…what was spat out?

When the second Meg is killed, it appeared to me that the Meg spit out a shark. Was that a baby Meg for the sequel should this one do well?
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What was the meaning of the note “John was beside you.”?

In the movie Holding the Man, near the end Tim sees the note "John was beside you." What was this note? Who really gave it and what does it mean?
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What is the significance of the recorded phone conversation between Bill Haydon and Toby Esterhase?

There's a scene about 59m into Tinker Tailor Solder Spy (2011) where an operator is transcribing a recorded phone conversation between Bill Haydon and Toby Esterhase: Haydon: I said, "You may fuck ...
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How did Lark prepare this?

In MI: Fallout, Lark is setup by the IMF team when one of them replaces Lane in his cell. He reveals his plan and is arrested. Eventually, IMF is surrounded by CIA agents, but it turns out that Lark ...
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Why does Ms. Monet hate Andy Campbell?

In fist fight, Andy Campbell is obviously a pushover, and most people don't respect him. What is curious though, is the explicit hatred of Ms. Monet. Why would she hate Andy Campbell and be obsessed ...
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Why did a group of swimmers stay in one place in The Meg?

Near the end of The Meg, thousands of visitors are in the waters of Sanya Bay. Most are floating in colorful inner tubes. When they spot the giant shark, nearly all of them swim towards the beach in a ...
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Why didn't Harry like the way Kevin looked at him?

In "Home Alone", after Harry says "Merry Christmas" to Kevin after telling him to look out for Traffic and then Kevin looks a little shocked with his mouth open, why does Harry not like the way he ...
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How is it that Madeline and Nathan are both living (with their families) in Monterey?

In the TV series Big Little Lies, we are repeatedly told that Nathan left Madeline and Abigail 15 years ago. We also see a lot of friction and conflict between the two families. So how is it that ...
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How the “anonymous Gothamite” would “trigger the bomb”?

Here is the full quote from Bane in the stadium (emphasize mine): Now, this bomb is armed! This bomb is mobile! And the identity of the triggerman is a mystery. For one of you holds the detonator! ...
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What did Barnum want from Phillip Carlyle?

In The Greatest Showman, Barnum (over the course of a song), tries to get Phillip Carlyle to join him. But what did he want from Carlyle exactly? What would Carlyle bring to the table that he was so ...
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How did Bellamy, Murphy, et. al. survive in the Ark for 6 years, when the oxygen generating system supposedly failed?

In The 100, all of the station's population descends to Earth because the oxygen generating system of Ark had failed. Later, Murphy, Bellamy, Monty, Raven and others went up there and spent 6 years ...
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Why did Snake Plissken do this?

At the end of Escape from New York, Snake is revealed to have switched the tapes and he shreds the original one. This is after the dialogue with the president: Snake: A whole lotta people died to ...
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Why was there no extensive background check on the said person in 'Goodachari'?

In Goodachari, Trinethra knew when Arjun flirted with a girl at the bar and other personal details about him which are surprising. It should seem little suspicious that [spoiler below] Shouldn't ...
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Why did 'Trinethra' organization choose their office under Tailorman which is easily accessible?

In the Telugu movie Goodachari, the internal security organization 'Trinetra' is setup under a clothes store 'Tailorman' which is quite accessible to outside people. Why would some organization as ...
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Why did they do this to Richard Poole on Death in Paradise?

Richard Poole is the chief and main character in Death in Paradise, yet in Season 3 they just kill him off with practically not so much as a by your leave. Was there any explanation of why, or just ...
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What made Alex change her mind in Quantico S01E09?

I was wondering after watching Quantico S01E09 ("Guilty") why Alex pleaded guilty. I can understand making her go to jail as if she was the culprit so the real terrorists think they are safe. That ...
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Did Saruman send humans (men) to attack Rohan?

I was rewatching The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. There is a scene where Saruman instigates 'humans' (men) saying the people of Rohan pushed them to the rocks or something of that manner. And ...
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How did Alfred know where Bruce was after all those years?

In Batman Begins, after Bruce is done training and decides to head back to Gotham, Alfred shows up in a plane to pick him up. How did Alfred know where he was? Did Bruce have a phone to call him or ...
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Who was the bomb seller?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout the White Widow was a broker, arranging a deal between Hunt posing as John Lark and...who exactly? The seller couldn't have been: Walker, because he jumped at the ...
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Why Dr. Strange didn't give the stone to Thanos in the first place? [duplicate]

There is many questions here and in other forums that mentioned why Dr. Strange didn't use time stone against Thanos, and seems like the answer is, because he saw million of possibilities and the only ...
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Why did Kate say to Kevin “Maybe it'll happen”?

I've never understood why in "Home Alone" after Kevin says to his Mother (Kate) I wouldn't be sad if I woke up tomorrow morning and didn't have a Family, Kate says "Say it again, maybe it'll happen". ...
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What is the reason that Obi-Wan lied to Luke by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father?

In the Star Wars movie A New Hope (1977), when Luke meets Obi-Wan in the first time, Obi-Wan takes luke to his home. Then Luke and Obi-Wan have the below conversation: LUKE SKYWALKER - How ...
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Why doesn't Raven tell Ben about Dr Sleevemore et al?

I recently rewatched the That's So Raven episodes involving other psychics namely Saving Psychic Raven, Double Vision and Vision Impossible. Here is part of the synopsis of Double Vision from Wiki: ...
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Why is Carrie Fisher's car damaged in The Blues Brothers?

In The Blues Brothers, we see Carrie Fisher's character seeking revenge on Jake Blues, driving a pink mid '70s Pontiac Grand Prix. It seems to have some damage to the front, especially the tip of the ...
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Why doesn't Scarlet Witch's power also destroy the other stones? [duplicate]

We know that Scarlet Witch's power can destroy Vision's mind stone. At the end of Avengers: Infinity War she is shown destroying Vision's stone while simultaneously using her power on Thanos. Who ...
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Why didn't Jack ask for help when Elizabeth cuffed him?

What I want to know is, why didn't Jack ask for help when Elizabeth cuffed him to the ship during the Kraken attack? He could have easily shouted for help from his crew.
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Why is it so much worse for Offred this time?

The question title is deliberately vague because I don't want to spoil anything. Every ceremony in The Handmaid's Tale is a rape scene, but the one suffered by Offred in S02E10, The Last Ceremony, is ...
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How did Rio know so quickly who robbed the store?

In the Netflix series Good Girls, three average women without any criminal past decide to rob a grocery store to get (to their best estimates) about 30.000$ that they desperately need. After the ...
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What does Maria vomit in the movie 'The Impossible'?

There is this scene in the movie 'The Impossible' when Maria (the mom, played by Naomi Watts) starts vomiting and pulls out some wiry stuff from her mouth. What is this? Is it something from the ...
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How is being Wakanda's king and Black Panther connected?

T'Challa was Black Panther before being king. It means that both functions are independent. The throne is hereditary by default (but can be challenged) and the Black Panther role is maybe hereditary (...
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What's exactly happening to Charlotte Byrde in the swimming at night scene?

In episode 1.09 of the TV series Ozark, the character Charlotte Byrde decides to take a swim at night after trying to run away and failing at it, along with generally being lonely and previously ...
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How did James Bond win poker in Casino Royale?

Was it luck that he had the best cards or did he cheat somehow?
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How could killing themselves possibly help people get out of the loops?

In The Endless (2017), there are a number of people who got stuck in time loops and are trying to find a way to get out. Upon the loop reset they are killed by "It" and then they continue living in ...
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What did this bit of dialogue mean in the movie The Sweet Hereafter?

In The Sweet Hereafter (1997), what did the following dialogue (at around the 47 min mark) mean? Nicole Burnell: I really liked her. Billy Ansell: Well, she really liked you. [Pause.] And I ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

In the movie Star Wars - A New Hope (1977), Obi-Wan takes Luke to Mos Eisley. Obi-Wan explains everything about the place to Luke. Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of ...
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Was Starbuck's an advanced Cylon, or a God? [duplicate]

Throughout the show, before the 4 Colonial Cylons are revealed, all 4 keep hearing "All Along the Watchtower", presumably written by Starbuck's dad. The original Cylons looked like 1950s robots, ...
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Who tried to kill this character in Mission Impossible: Fallout?

In Mission Impossible: Fallout, several men tried to kill "John Lark" (impersonated by Hunt) when he was with the White Widow at the charity event. It couldn't have been the CIA/IMF because they ...
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How did Janet survive in the Quantum Realm?

I am asking the question that the OP here started to but doesn't quite at the end. Janet van Dyne was lost in the Quantum Realm for 30 years. In those years, she gained certain abilities. These ...
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What happens in the ending of Eradane Sala?

In the movie Eradane Sala's ending, why does the hero's mother pretend that she did not know about his son Dhanajaya's love for the girl in the house? What is the point of the mother pretending and ...
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Why did the cab dispatcher pick up Neal by his testicles?

In Planes, Trains and Automobiles, when Neal falls down and Del gets out of his car and tells the cab dispatcher to pick him up and he'll move his car, why did he pick up Neal by his testicles?
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How did Jack get to the island, and how did he become so important so quickly?

In the 2nd Pirates of the Carribean movie, Dead Man's Chest (2006), Jack Sparrow is visited by Bootstrap Bill aboard the Black Pearl. The next time we see Jack, he's on an island and clearly ...
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How does IOI make money accepting Oasis currency?

In ready player one Wade buys a boot suit from IOI using Oasis currency. From the movie it seems that people can collect coins pretty easily. How did IOI become the second largest company in the world ...