Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points. Please also use the specific tag for the movie or TV series, if it exists.

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In Red Notice, why does John work for FBI and not CIA?

John Hartley (played by Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock), is sent to Europe to work with Interpol to hunt down an international jewel thief. John works for the FBI. But hang on: FBI have domestic ...
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Why is the United States blamed for the event of Battle Royale II?

In Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003), a group of Japanese high school students are given the seemingly impossible task of hunting down a (Japanese) terrorist leader (the survivor of the first Battle ...
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What was happening in the opening sequence of Ghostbusters: Afterlife?

What was going on in the confusing opening sequence of Ghostbusters: Afterlife? A vehicle is being driven quickly, pursued by a creature The vehicle crashes and ends up in a tree A man (presumably ...
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What was the significance of the old clip of Egon and Janine at the end?

At the close of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, we see an old clip of Janine Melnitz presenting Egon Spengler with a coin. The scene then cuts to a conversation between present-day Janine and Winston ...
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Why was Louis Roulet seemingly surprised at what "DJ" Corliss testified?

In The Lincoln Lawyer, the state prosecutor (Ted Minton) puts a prison cell snitch ("DJ" Corliss) on the witness stand to testify about what the main antagonist (Louis Roulet) allegedly told ...
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Why didn't the Great Protector try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate?

In the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, I am wondering why the Great Protector didn't try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate with the Ten Rings. When Xu Wenwu started to ...
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Why did Pablo say, "The flirty grip"? [closed]

Pablo met Nicole second time at halloween party: Pablo: Oh, hey, Pablo. Uh, we met at... Nicole: You held the bounce board. Pablo: The flirty grip. Why did Pablo say, "The flirty grip"?
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In The Flight Attendant, how is Miranda alive?

In the last episode of The Flight Attendant's first season, Miranda fights with Feliks in an elevator, then is later found lying motionless in a bathtub with Feliks standing over her. It is later made ...
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Why do we see the prince stab Sophie if that didn't actually happen?

I just re-watched The Illusionist, but I looked up how she survived the stabbing from the prince. Everyone says she drugged the prince, and that she faked the stabbing. But we see the prince walking ...
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How can Booth trust him?

Apologies for the weird title but I did not want to add spoilers. The actual title is I understand the suspension of disbelief in such a movie but Booth has been constantly betrayed by Hartley (and ...
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Why did Skinny tell Badger to ditch his car?

In El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie (2019), I didn't understand why did Skinny tell Badger to ditch his car near the border?
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In "The Martian", why did they catch the probe?

In "The Martian", why did they need to catch the probe after they already changed the plan to not support Mark with food, but pick him up from the orbit. Did they need the supply because the ...
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What is a 'mod' in the movie Pebble and the boy?

I am in the midst of seeing the movie The Pebble and the Boy. While going through the IMDb synopsis, it says something about mod and scooter. Can somebody tell me what this is about, or is this some ...
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How does Bond's radio survive the EMP?

In No Time To Die, Q gives Bond a special watch that emits an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) that destroys electronics. At one point, Bond uses the watch to kill a villain by making his electronic eye ...
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How could Desmond Lee-Wortley call airfield at December 25th?

In the "Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby" there's a side plot of Desmond Lee-Wortley calling someone (later revealed by Poirot to be repair service at the nearby airfield) and being ...
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Why did Colonel Lacey change his plans about selling Egyptian souvenir?

In Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby, there's a side story of Colonel Lacey trying to sell one of his many Egyptian souvenirs, to cover his stock debts, and couldn't decide which one he is going to ...
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Who exactly are "They" and "him" here?

Using a walker, Mank, whose leg is broken, enters his new home with his producer Houseman and two ladies. Houseman explained to Mank that two ladies would assist him. The phone rang. Rita, who was ...
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Why does Bishop keep informing Interpol, causing needless obstacles for their con?

In Red Notice (2021), Since Bishop and Hartley are working together, why would she keep telling Interpol where Hartley is?
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Why didn't anyone realize that Ryan was committing fraud?

In the episode Night Out, Ryan says: Yes, I’m having the Scranton branch come in on one Saturday so they can re-enter sales that they made on the phone as sales that were made by the website which ...
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Intentions behind Spector's actions in the finale of season three?

Let's go to the end. This post may contain spoilers. I wonder about the end of the series. The last episode seems to close every possible aspect and doubt about the series. Why did Spector decide to ...
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Why does Chigurh meet with a freak accident? [duplicate]

Throughout No Country for Old Men, Chigurh is shown as indispensable, as this metaphor for Death itself. So why does his character meet with a freak accident at the end? What's the relevance to the ...
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Why were the bodies positioned in this way?

At the end of The Strangers (2008), the body of the main woman character, Kristen, was placed next to the body of the friend, Mike. The body of the main male character, James, was placed in the other ...
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Who are those dead people from whom blood is collected and painted onto kneeling Sardaukar?

In the movie, Dune, we see a large group of Sardaukar soldiers anticipate a battle ritual, where priests collect blood from crucified dead people and paint blood onto Sardaukar foreheads. Who are ...
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Why does Joi randomly play music?

In Blade Runner 2049, at seemingly random points, Joi/the emanator plays a tune*. For example, it happens during K's visit to the Wallace headquarters, which leads Luv to ask K whether he is satisfied ...
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Why does Paul put his cold drink on some woman's back at the party in Breakfast at Tiffany's?

In the party scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly starts a fire on accident and Paul gestures for her to put it out. After the fire is dealt with, Paul... puts his cold drink next to some woman's ...
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What was Charles' problem with the plumbing? [closed]

When the Deetzes are first moving into the Maitland's home, Charles says "We're going to have to rip out all that plumbing, but other than that it's perfect"- why would he see the need to &...
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What was Skynet trying to do in Terminator 3 before they decided to activate it?

In the movie Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines, we see lots of news segments about a dangerous hacker or virus spreading quickly across the whole world. Then the DoD decides to activate Skynet so ...
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Is this a time loop?

In Lucifer S06 we meet Rory who is Lucifer's daughter that travels from ~50 years in the future (estimated based on Chole's age at the end because Rory seems to have grown up in a weird way). She is ...
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Why did John switch to the unwired truck?

In the movie "Snitch" (2013) when making the delivery to Mexico, what was the point of John Matthews (The Rock) secretly switching from a wired/surveilled truck to his 2nd truck that was not ...
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Why did Ethan Russell do this in the movie "The Woman in the Window" (2021)?

I have recently watched the movie "The Woman in the Window" (2021) with Amy Adams. I probably missed something, because I do not understand why the son, Ethan Russell (played by Fred ...
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Why don't soldiers use guns in Dune 2021?

In the movie Dune, we can see: Paul trains himself fighting with a dagger House of Atredies soldiers fighting with swords during a bombardment from outer-space House of Atredies guards fighting with ...
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Why did He Who Remains choose Loki as a possible successor?

To me, Loki seems to be the worst possible choice for the job, so why did He Who Remains choose Loki in the finale of the show Loki to be his possible successor?
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Meaning of the shapes used in Squid Game?

Related to the 2021 Netflix original Korean series Squid Game. Throughout the series, we see these 3 particular shapes popping up; Square, Circle and Triangle. First we see them printed in the card ...
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Plan for Tug of War game with odd number of players?

In the 2021 Netflix series Squid Game, round 3 was Tug of War, which made the remaining 80 players divide into 8 teams of 10 members each, for a deadly tug of war game where each 2 randomly selected ...
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Why are there visual representations of elements during attacks in Demon Slayer?

In Demon Slayer, there are; When watching the show, they are often represented visually, but so far (and from my research), I can't seem to figure out a reason why it would be important for them to ...
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Why did Hermie do this to Joe?

Joe and Hermie are sitting in a corner of a restaurant. They discuss the Screen Writers Guild: Joe: Hermie, the guild's in its infancy. It needs you. Hermie: You're telling me. What writer failed to ...
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Why was Mickey framed?

According to this review, in Payback (2021), the whole mob gang designed a shoot-out and framed Mickey for manslaughter. Why was Mickey framed? What was the gang's objective?
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Why didn't Mickey testify before court?

In Payback (2021), at 25:51 the dialog goes like this -- Mickey: Mr. Strauss, I didn't do this. Slava sent me to the store. Ruslan killed those men. Strauss: Are you prepared to testify to that? ...
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In Silicon Valley 04x02, did Gavin Belson acquire a free license to Richard's algorithm in his deal with Dinesh?

Spoilers for Silicon Valley's first 4 seasons (read at your own risk) In Silicon Valley, season 4 episode 2, Terms of Service, Dinesh as CEO of Piper Chat ends up giving away his company to Hooli and ...
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Apple TV "See" series - are the knots a real form of communication?

In the Apple TV Series "See", are the strings they read real? I think the last episode or 2 I heard them called knots. Just curious if it's a real way of communications or made up. Doesn't ...
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How does Arthur manage to get into the cave?

In the movie Bone Tomahawk, we learn that in order to get into the cannibals' cave, the only way is dragged up via ropes. Arthor, with a broken leg, manages to get into the cave. The question is how? ...
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Why did Sergeant Dignam provoke Billy Costigan so much?

Why did Sergeant Dignam provoke Billy Costigan so much in The Departed (2006)? I mean both Colin and Sergeant Dignam attended an interview for a state trooper. But Sergeant Dignam provokes only Billy ...
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Why is Michael Burry's assistant shown working at a convenience store stocking Red Bull?

In The Big Short, Michael Burry has a recurring assistant character throughout the movie. As his firm continues to lose money, the staff dwindles until only the assistant character is left. He asks ...
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What happened to the knowledge of VGER?

In the first full length Star Trek movie The Motion Picture, Commander Decker assumes the role of The Creator and directly inputs the final code sequence so VGER can transmit its vast amount of ...
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Why did the old man (player 001) vote as he did?

In Squid Game, during the vote as to whether the players wanted to participate in further rounds, why did the old man i.e. player #1 vote no? Since I assume it would have been better if he voted yes ...
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Why is Tell locked back into a military prision?

In the movie, The Card Counter, Tell kills his ex-commanding officer and locked back into a military prison. But the question is, he has been locked up once before and has been dishonourably-...
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How did Cooper know the quantum data is what Murph needed to solve the gravity equation?

In Interstellar Professor Brand reveals only to Murph (on his deathbed) that Plan A, solving the equation was 'impossible'. I am struggling to reconcile; A) How Murph knows that it is quantum data ...
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Did both anti-Nazi parties know about each other?

In Inglorious Basterds, there are two parties of people planning on killing Hitler and everyone else at the theater. The first being Shoshanna and Marcel, who planned on burning the theater down, and ...
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Why did Mr White text Vesper's phone at the end of Casino Royale?

I just watched Casino Royale trying to understand every plot move. At the end of the movie when Bond is on his ship, he picks up Vesper's phone and receives a message saying "For James........Mr. ...
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How do the sister and brother learn to swim under water?

In the movie, Old, the sister and brother manage to escape from the beach by swimming under water through coral. When the movie starts, they are no older than 10 and by the end of the movie, they are ...

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