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What's the logic behind Ashley's bathroom behavior in the Compound V theft scene?

In The Boys (Season 4, Episode 4), I am pretty confused by what happened between Ashley Barrett and A-Train during a scene where A-Train steals Compound V from Homelander's private residence. What the ...
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Why didn't Matt just tell Joyce that he had told Lyle that the painting was for their anniversary?

In Escape at Dannemora, E03, Lyle discovers the painting of the dogs and goes to confront Richard Matt. Matt then lies to Lyle that the painting was for Joyce to give to Lyle as their anniversary ...
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What was Furiosa doing with the motorcycle under the War Rig?

In Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, there’s a scene in Chapter 3: The Stowaway in which the War Rig is attacked. Midway into the fight, we find Furiosa clinging to the underside of the War Rig (presumably why ...
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Why is Hugh Ransom Drysdale so upset? [closed]

So Hugh Ransom Drysdale comes up with a plan to kill Harlan Thrombey. But why does Hugh seem more special than the other grandkids? Why did Harlan Thrombey decide to tell Hugh (of all people) that he ...
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What was the first wish Dom asked Tess for?

At a pub, Tess informs Dom about a screen grab she found on a traffic cam and stored in God's Eye. She mentions a hit in Rio and asks if he has enemies there. Dom simply responds with "Reyes.&...
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Why does Walt decide to stay at home instead of going with Skyler to Hank's house where the whole DEA is located?

In Breaking Bad S04E12, why does Walt decide to stay at home instead of going with Skyler to Hank's house where the whole DEA is located? Gus had already threatened to kill his whole family. So, just ...
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What is this tool shown to us?

The Boys, season 4, ep 3, during the make-out scene between Sage and the Deep, we are shown a sharp tool with its tip stained with blood. What does this scene suggest?
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Why are they smiling at the camera?

The scene opens at the Stratton Oakmont office, where Donnie is frantically clicking the ‘Enter’ and ‘Delete’ keys on his keyboard. Suddenly, the calm is shattered as FBI agents storm into the office ...
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What does "boomerang" really mean?

Jakob and Little B were listening to music while driving: Jakob: This guy was an underwear model. Little B: What? Jakob: Yeah. Oh, yeah. Here we go and... Little B, bring it back. It's a boomerang. ...
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Why was the client spooked when he saw the professor's face?

In Hit Man (2023), a client was spooked after seeing the professor's face at the diner. Why was the client spooked? I thought the client was a student at the professor's university and recognized him, ...
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Why is Jordan Belfort worried about Steve Madden unloading shares?

Jordan Belfort was on a yacht with Donnie and received a phone call from Rugrat at the Stratton Oakmont office, informing him that Steve Madden was selling a large number of his shares in the company: ...
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Why not using standard operations to manage the airport issue in Scorpion?

I started to watch the Scorpion series and in S01E01 the team uses some crazy ways to save the day. Note that I am not criticizing the reality of the solution - this is a fun series to watch with your ...
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Is the blind man faking being blind in "U Turn" (1997)?

Jon Voight's character is supposedly a blind man in U Turn (1997), but then, when no one is looking, he takes off his sunglasses to see what change Bobby (played by Sean Penn) gave him, confirming ...
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Why is Hank shocked when he discovers the origin of the money for the treatment?

In Breaking Bad season 5, episode "Confessions," Hank discovers that his treatment was paid for by Walt's drug money instead of his insurance. Why does he have to be so shocked? What's the ...
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Why is Hudgens lying in wait at Bracken's place when Exley has sex with her?

Approximately 90 minutes into L.A. Confidential, Ed Exley (Guy Pearce) visits Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger) to find out why Pierce Morehouse Patchett (David Strathairn) has instructed her to carry on a ...
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What does "Belgian" really mean, in the Fast and Furious series?

Tess walks into the pub and asks people if they've seen someone. A customer warns her not to look, so they end up fighting. Tess grabs two beers from the bartender and joins Dominic, who's already ...
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Why was Toulour watching Ocean team before Benedict hired him?

In Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's team make a deal with Benedict to get the money for the drill they needed. At the end, in the scene on a rooftop we see Toulour trying to steal the diamonds from them for ...
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Why waiting for Atlas?

In Atlas (2024), Harlan Why did he need to wait for this event
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Mad Max is sentenced to the Gulags but gets cast out?

In Beyond Thunderdome Max faces justice from The Wheel. The wheel lands on Gulag and Max is cast out on a horse. The most common understanding of Gulag in English is the Soviet era labour camps so my ...
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Why didn't Bishop photograph the man that talked to Elizabeth?

During the Beirut portion of Muir & Bishop's affairs, there is a part where Bishop meets Elizabeth Hadley. He gets closer to her by helping with the supplies for a refugee camp she works at. When ...
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Doctor's parents

As part of getting the doctor to kill their target in Beirut, Muir presents him with some photos of his dead parents and says: We have a reason to believe your parents' deaths were not accidental ...
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What happened with the Babylonians?

In the 2008 movie Body of Lies, when Ferris is visited by his boss, Ed Hoffman, they have the following dialogue: - You know, they say you should never drink red wine in the desert? - That's what did ...
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Why was Amaia seeing the dead girl?

In The Boarding School: Las Cumbres, Amaia and Ines could both see dead bodies. Ines had a reason, or there was a reason why she saw them, because of the connection to her past. Why was Amaia seeing ...
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Why is the target not injured more severely in the fish market fight scene in Ip Man?

In this video, at 6:31, Ip Man is depicted striking a man with two cleavers in his hands. However, the cleavers do not actually injure the person; instead, they merely beat him. A close-up shot shows ...
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Why did Jordan Belfort see the plane crash as a sign from God?

While sailing to Monaco on his yacht, Jordan Belfort and his family got stuck in a stormy sea. They were rescued by Italians and witnessed the plane, which he had sent to come get them, being ...
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Why did Robert’s face suddenly become sad?

Upon entering the room, Richard and Bush see Robert and Lawrence, who are already debating the unionization of professors, similar to teachers: ROBERT: Richard. Dr. Bush. What brings you two up north?...
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Why did Leta offer sex to Milo?

In Cry Macho (2021), at 12:36, when Leta first sees Mike Milo, she mocks him in Spanish, saying: Leta: "¿Este es el hombre que manda? ¿Un viejo cowboy acabado? ¿A robarse a mi hijo? Eres un ...
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How will hitting the gym trigger the effect of the drug?

Before taking the Lemmon 714 drug, Jordan Belfort had gotten rid of anything in his body that might interfere with the high. Despite this, and despite taking more than enough of the drug to get high, ...
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What was Harry implying when he said "it" was simple? [closed]

After successfully carrying out a 5 million dollar heist with her crew, Veronica returned to her hideout alone. There, she encountered Harry Rawlings, her husband who everyone thought had died in a ...
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What does "it breaks" refer to?

One evening, Oppenheimer and his team reach a ranch by horse. They stop at one point and dismount: Oppenheimer: This'll do. It'll break before dawn. Air cools overnight, just before dawn, it breaks. ...
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Why is it possible to avoid having a passport stamped when traveling from Monaco to Switzerland?

After hearing that his wife Naomi’s aunt Emma had died in London, Jordan Belfort contacted Jean, a Swiss banker, about Aunt Emma’s account which was holding his money. Jean advised him to come to ...
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Why are the books in Mr. Queen blurred?

In the first episode and a couple of times later, the pages of the book are blurred. Why are the pages blurred - and if they need to be blurred, why use them in the first place? I can only imagine ...
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What does a glass of extracted teeth symbolize in the horror movie, Possum?

In the horror movie, Possum, Philips finally goes into the locked room and discovers it is a burned room, where there is a glass of extracted teeth. What does this glass of extracted teeth symbolize ...
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Why did Trinity decide to rescue the Mexican man?

In the opening scene of the movie, They Call Me Trinity (1970), we see that Trinity steps on to save a Mexican man from the bounty hunters. How did Trinity know that the ...
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What does "bread basket" refer to?

Mob enforcer Jatemme tortures Bobby, a disabled worker at a bowling alley, to find out why Harry Rawlings stole money from him: Jatemme: Oh, this is like that old game Operation. You know that old ...
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How can they move large amounts of money from the USA to a Swiss bank without getting caught?

Jordan Belfort of Stratton Oakmont explains how his relatives and friends helped move his money from the USA to a Swiss bank using normal flights: The next day, Aunt Emma flew to Geneva. Two million ...
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Why does Ripley buy six train tickets?

In episode 4 of the Ripley miniseries with Andrew Scott, he returns to Atrani from San Remo, clears out the villa, and then goes to Naples and books six first-class tickets on the train to Rome. Why ...
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Why did Veronica deflect Alice's question?

In a heated exchange, the widows Veronica and Alice argue over Alice’s swift move on with David, a real estate developer, after her husband’s death. Alice defends David’s assistance in interpreting ...
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Confused about ending of Shogun. What really happens of Blackthorne?

In the final episode of Shogun(2024), it is shown that, But we also see in the end that, Is Blackthorne getting old and back home part of more sequels or is this the end of Shogun?
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Why did Jean say the word "Unexpected"?

Jean suddenly stops having sex with Oppenheimer, gets out of bed, and stands naked before a shelf: Oppenheimer: Wait, wait, wait. JEAN: Unexpected. Oppenheimer: What? Jean: For a physicist. Even ...
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What is the significance of the historical scenes shown in the fuzzy projection in "Devs" episode 3?

The third episode of the FX television series Devs shows a fuzzy projection of significant events in human history, such as the creation of cave paintings and the construction of the pyramids. It ...
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What was the exact timespan and period of the events and situation encapsulated in “Civil War?”

Alex Garland has been (purposefully) vague about timeline specifics of the film, Civil War (2024). But are there in-film clues as to how the situation in the U.S. degraded seemingly so quickly? I ...
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Does it mean that Robert is correcting Isador Rabi when he says ‘Canyons of New Mexico’?

After his lecture, Heisenberg meets Rabi and Oppenheimer. Robert reveals his intent to return to America to address the lack of serious attention towards quantum mechanics, which is his primary reason ...
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What was that glowing green thing that soldiers threw in the corridor of the White House in the final battle scene of “Civil War?”

In Alex Garland’s film, Civil War (2024), during the final battle scene at one point a soldier throws a glowing green thing in the corridor of the White House. This wasn’t a grenade or a flash-bang, ...
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Does Section 31 no longer exist in the 32nd century?

I am currently watching the latest and final season of Star Trek: Discovery. The premier season 5 episode is titled and introduces 'The Red Directive' into canon, which seems to indicate that certain ...
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Why did they redraw the lines of the ward?

Tom Mulligan asks his son and politican Jack if opponent Jamal conceded, expressing concern about losing to him. Jack reassures Tom, hinting that compromise could have avoided the situation, ...
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Why does Tony flip out over this?

At the start of the episode Unidentified Black Males Tony is eating at a restaurant with Meadow and her boyfriend Finn; when Tony asks for the check the waitress tells him Finn has already paid for ...
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Why did The Cartel try to steal Gus's chemical supply?

I'm only on season 4, episode 6 but they've done it three times now, once in the warehouse in S3E13 Full-Measure, one in S4E4 Bullet Points and now again. What do they gain by sabotaging Gus's ...
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Why did Oppenheimer toss his glasses onto the corner of the wall?

In a chemistry lab, Oppenheimer is advised by Niels Bohr to go to Germany to learn from Max Born. The scene then changes into a montage style with a series of scenes set to classical music playing in ...
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Why do they have to fake the protagonist's death?

The last episode of Healer left me confused. They have the evidence of the bad guys doing bad things with bioweapons. They caught them red-handed trying to kill the whistleblower. The police are ...
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