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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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Did Christian “Chris” Wolff know Braxton's whereabouts?

In the movie The Accountant, was Chris (Ben Affleck) always aware of the whereabouts of Braxton (Jon Bernthal)? Chris attacked and killed most of the guards at Lamar Blackburn's house. Chris said to ...
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How did Karen acquire the handgun?

In The Punisher S01E10 "Virtue of the Vicious", there is a scene where Karen is held at gunpoint by Lewis and is also wearing a bomb vest. The Punisher (Frank) quite craftily signals Karen to pull out ...
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What is the connection between the victims of the Unabomber?

What is the possible connection among the victims of the Unabomber as presented in Manhunt: Unabomber? The series explains that he was picking up the names and addresses from who's who magazine. Did ...
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What does Lucifer mean at the end of Constantine?

At the end of Constantine, what did Lucifer mean when he said looks like somebody doesn't have your back anymore when Gabriel went to smite Lucifer?
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Why are John Clare and Lily immortal?

When the Creature/John Clare first appears in Penny Dreadful, he kills Proteus, Frankenstein's second creation, who is quite clearly mortal. However, in a number of instances afterward, the Creature ...
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What happens if Cosmo and Wanda are revealed by Timmy or Chloe?

In The Fairly Oddparents, Season 10, Timmy and Chloe must share Cosmo and Wanda. What happens if one of them reveals the fairies' existence? Are both of them screwed?
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How did Bellamy's mother hide the fact that she was pregnant, for so long?

In the first season of "The 100" in the episode named "His Sister's keeper", we saw the past of Bellamy and his sister Octavia. In the flashback we see a young Bellamy and his mother, about to deliver ...
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What are the sources of the historical clips shown in the BBC 2's “Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution”? [closed]

There is a bunch of clips about the French revolution shown in BBC's “Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution”, probably collected from old movies. Can someone provide the names of the movies? ...
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Why is Allie looking at herself?

In The Notebook, Allie appears to be standing by the glass doorway looking at herself in the room. What is happening here? Could someone explain this please, as I don't quite understand it.
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How was Gwen pulled into Miles's universe?

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we learn that Kingpin wants to find a replacement for his wife Vanessa and son Richard by using their DNA in the machine that opens holes into other universes. (...
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Did Morpheus actually not know why the Agents want to apprehend Neo?

In the scene in The Matrix where Neo is escaping from work to get away from the agents, he asks Morpheus what the Agents who are coming for him want from him. Morpheus replies that he doesn't know, ...
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Why was this Denmark officer spared by Prussian soldiers?

In this movie 1864, a Denmark officer puts on a hood and yells "Spare me" when Prussian soldiers are about to kill him and he is spared. Please fast forward to 8:30 ...
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Why was the father of the last killed girl immune to the smell at first? [closed]

Why wasn't there anyone in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer with no smelling function? Why did the animals not react to the smell the way the people did? If nobody can smell him, why did the girl he ...
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How did the submarine get past Atlantis's defenses?

When Mera brings Arthur (Aquaman) to Atlantis, she points out that there is only one entry/exit to the city. She adds that anyone who is stupid enough to go over the wall will be fired upon by the ...
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How does everyone know so much about the Tesseract?

In the Avengers movie everyone seemed to know a great deal about the Tesseract. Even Hawkeye seemed to know that it is a thing which can make portals (he tells about the Tesseract that door can open ...
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How does Riot know about venom's host?

In the fight scene between Venom and Riot, Riot says You have a strong host. Just because Venom manages to push Riot off once, that should not mean that his host is powerful. He did not even see ...
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Did Clemenza kill the elevator operator

In the baptism/murders sequence at the end of the Godfather, Clemenza is seen firing his shotgun into the elevator car twice, however there were three people in the elevator car- Don Stracci, his ...
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Was Fritz a Nazi all along?

During the course of Babylon Berlin's first season Charlotte's friend Greta falls in love with Fritz, who seems to be a passionate communist. Later in season 2 Fritz gets allegedly shot on the street ...
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How does Elysium have nights?

In Elysium (2013), when Max and his crew reach Elysium, sometime later it looks like the sun goes down and the sky appears without a sun, like it was night. But, the outer structure of Elysium is very ...
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Where did the Outsiders in Simba's Pride come from?

In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride the Outsiders were banished for supporting Scar, but in the original film, all of the lionesses supported Sarabi and also Simba, after he returned. So where did ...
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What was the Boy's dog?

At the beginning of Bird Box, Malorie tells the children Boy, you have your dog. Girl, you have your kitty. We later find that the Girl's cat is her mother's Hello Kitty plushie. What was the Boy'...
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What was Stratton Oakmont doing that was actually illegal?

In the 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street, the audience gets the notion that not everything that Stratton Oakmont is doing is on the up-and-up. Jordan Belfort even breaks the 4th wall several times ...
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How did Nick Fury know that it's time to call Captain Marvel?

Nick Fury didn't know that Thanos was on Earth, have all the infinity stones and snapped. Just by looking at Maria Hill getting "dusted", how can he know that it's time to call Captain Marvel? He ...
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Was the Heart Donor purposely killed?

Dick Cheney was dying in the hospital and the doctor was telling the family that because there is no donor heart available that he will die and his wife said, "He's not going anywhere!" and the movie ...
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Why didn't the Dursleys make witchcraft and wizardry public?

We see in the Harry Potter universe, wizards or witches keep obliviating Muggles/No-Majs, because otherwise it may lead to chaos or persecution of witches/wizards. However, the Dursley family ...
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Why did Hopper smile when Admiral Shane said he will have chicken burrito?

In Battleship (2012), after the award ceremony. Hopper went to Admiral Shane to take permission to marry his daughter (Sam), but he denied and said he will have "Chicken Burrito". ...
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Why were the jury going to find Mike Ross not guilty?

When Harvey goes to see the jury foreman to ask about Mike's verdict, the foreman tells Harvey that Mike was going to be found not guilty even though he states that everyone in the room knew Mike didn'...
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How did Thanos defeat Thor in the beginning of Infinity War?

How was Thanos able to defeat Thor in the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War? Did he use the Power Stone?
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Why does Mary Poppins not acknowledge the fantasy adventures she takes the children on?

In the 1964 film Mary Poppins, the flying nanny takes Jane and Michael on a Jolly Holiday with Bert. When they return, the children carry on about all the fun they had throughout the fantasy adventure ...
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What did the prisoners in Escape From New York eat

In John Carpenter's Escape From New York (1981), how and what did the prisoners eat? I don't recall it being mentioned in the film, other than in one scene which spoke of some subterranean dwellers ...
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Why are all people not affected in the same fashion?

In Bird Box, why are all people not affected in the same fashion? Malorie and Olympia are pregnant hence not affected at first. There are some people driving without blindfolds, looking for children....
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Is Benson in a simulation (Regular Show S07E05 - the dome experiment special)?

Near the end of the fifth episode of the seventh season, the characters finally decide to look for Benson in the woods of the park, so upon entering the woods Rigby says: Guys, I think I found ...
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What was happening in Wakanda in the “end credit” scene of Avengers: Infinity War?

In the "End Credit" scene of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), we saw Maria Hill and Nick Fury driving in the street and then there was a message on the radio. Nick then asked Maria, "what is it?" Maria ...
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How did Eddie figure out the will was on Roger's love letter?

At the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie asks Roger to read his love letter out loud, when Roger does we learn Marvin Acme's will was written in disappearing ink on the same piece of paper. It ...
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Is Aunt May friends with Doctor Octavius?

When Hobo-Spidey and Miles infiltrate the Alchemax laboratory out in the forest, they inadvertently come face to face with Dr. Octopus, who in this dimension is actually a female version, Dr. Olivia ...
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Why did Williamson lie to Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross?

I loved Glengarry Glen Ross but there is one thing I still find strange. Why did Williamson lie to Roma about the contract before? I mean, if the contract was stolen Roma should have gone back to ...
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What's the meaning of the shoelace scene in Homecoming?

In the episode 4 season 1 of Homecoming there's a scene where Thomas asks Colin a few questions about the Homecoming project and Heidi. Thomas tells he found a client and will talk to him, and enters ...
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Why was Cheyenne following Harmonica?

We see throughout the whole movie that Cheyenne follows Harmonica, but they first meet in the bar where they have a harmonica-talking conversation. After that we see that Cheyenne meets Jill at her ...
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What happened to the humans in Ice Age?

What happened to the humans in Ice Age films? The humans don't appear after the first film, (not including the Xmas special.)
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In Vice, what was the false ending with golden retrievers about? [closed]

There was a moment of humor in the movie Vice about golden retrievers. Can anyone explain what the decision point was and when in history it occurred?
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Why was Katniss Everdeen wearing her arena outfit in this scene?

During the first Hunger Games, Katniss hallucinates under the influence of tracker-jacker venom/stings. She recalls her father's death and then there is a scene with her mother. ...
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How can Credence be Dumbledore's brother?

Erza Miller (Credence Barbone) said in an interview that he was 18 in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie. As the movies take place in 1926 he should be born in 1908. But Dumbledore's ...
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Is there any plausibile explanation for the Birdbox CCTV screen scene?

In Birdbox there is a scene where one of the characters looks outside the house using the CCTV system it has. The man is looking through an LCD screen and nonetheless, What's a possible explanation ...
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How can you answer the question given the conditions in Exam?

Spoilers ahead. In the 2009 movie Exam, the contestants have to answer a simple question, but the problem is they don't outright know what that question is even though it was directly presented to ...
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Why didn't they make Harry change into another person in the Battle of the Seven Potters? [duplicate]

I never thought much about the Battle of the Seven Potters at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 when watching it the first time. Now after rewatching, I'm wondering why The ...
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Why did Nils Debruuk insist on reading the manifesto?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout, when Team Hunt was trying to get the mobile password from Dr. Debruuk, he wanted the manifesto to be read and broadcasted on air or he won't give those passkeys. ...
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How old is Thor exactly, 1055 or 1500?

In the starting of Thor after the battle between the Asgardians and the Frost Giants Loki is found as a child. And the war is in 965 AD. So by calculation the age can be obtained. But in Avengers ...
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In “The Lobster” how much of original human mind is left after transformation?

In The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) people who can't find a romantic pair in 45 days are transformed into animals. There is a transformation room where supposedly people are transformed.. But the ...
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How did Paco use the ceiling to hide the book?

In the Netflix series YOU, the episode 9 (Candance) we see that Paco returns a book to Beck while Joe is out, and he says that he forgot the book was still in the ceiling. He explains that Joe had ...
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Why did they say Beale Cipher

In the Film Imitation Game, Commander Denniston has found news of a Soviet Spy working at Bletchley Park, which they've managed to track back to Hut 8, the room in which Alan Turing works, so he has ...