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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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How is that Gandalf and the army survived the land collapse in the final fight?

With the defeat of Sauron, how is it that Gandalf and the combined armies were rescued when the land that they were standing on remained intact while most of the Orcs buried with the collapse of the ...
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Did Superman reverse time by spinning the Earth backwards?

It's an often lampooned scene towards the end of Superman, when the titular Superman discovers Lois has died, he flies around the world very fast in the opposite direction to its spin. This ...
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Why did Clark dream of the department store lady?

Why did Clark dream of the department store lady in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? No reason is given in the movie as to why he dreams of her in the pool. It seems unrelated to the overall ...
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explanation of ending of movie 'burn after reading'

i just finished movie "Burn after Reading" starring brad pitt, frances mcdormand , tilda swinton and george cloony . it is black comedy movie but in the end when J K simmons says " What do we learn ...
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Using Tesseract as a time stone?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, during the final one-on-one fight between Captain America and Red Skull, Red Skull says "I have seen the future, there are no flags" to which Cap replies "Not my ...
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Why is Edoardo angry with Antonio?

In the movie I Am Love, before his death, when Edoardo finds out about Emma and Antonio, he says to Emma: You are lying. You are just like others. You are just like Gianluca, Papa, Antonio.. ...
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Why they are much younger?

In American Horror story, Season 6, in the first episode, It’s weird to me that both actors for main characters in the past are much older than the actors for the main characters who are telling the ...
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What can we make out of the final scene from House of Cards season 1 ep 2?

At season 1, ep 2, Frank Underwood walks out of his office after successfully sabotaging the would-be secretary of state and installing Durant as the new secretary of state, Frank walks into a ...
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Why does Superman not see the Kryptonite?

In the movie Dawn of Justice, Batman is chasing a group of people taking the Kryptonite to Lex. Superman intercepts him and foils Batman's plan. The Kryptonite is being taken in a regular wooden box. ...
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Why did the Night King attack the furthest target first?

In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06), the Night King throws a spear towards one of the three dragons, which is seen somewhere very far. Meanwhile, Daenerys, along with her other dragon, ...
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How did Janet Van Dyne 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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Is Joel's marriage proposal to Miriam Maisel a flashback or dream sequence?

In S02E09 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, there's a scene where Joel proposes to Miriam at a diner and they dance in the streets, after she says yes, blocking oncoming traffic. The scene cuts to Miriam ...
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Ending of Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny

Does anyone know anything about the character and the robot seen in the end of the last episode of Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny. Also any information about the Mysterious Stone the character ...
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Why doesn't General Broulard stop the executions?

On the eve of the executions instigated by General Mireau (George Macready) in "Paths of Glory", Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) tells General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) that the "attempt to murder three ...
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Why wasn't Dr. Erskine shot before he turned Steve into a super soldier?

In Captain America: The First Avenger just after Steve is turned into a super soldier, Dr. Erskine is shot by a Nazi infiltrator. But Schmidt tells Dr. Zola that if they can stop the super soldier ...
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Was Carter going to jump on the grenade?

In The First Avenger, during the dummy grenade scene, was Agent Carter attempting to jump on the grenade? She runs towards Steve/the grenade? Is there any confirmation that she intended to do the same?...
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Whose spaceship is Tony Stark in? [closed]

In the latest trailer of Avengers: Endgame, Tony is shown in a spaceship where he records a message. In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony was stranded on Titan with nobody else. The spaceship he was ...
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Why does Sister Charlotte have a baby blanket in her suitcase?

In Annabelle: Creation, when Sister Charlotte was unpacking her suitcase in the beginning why was there a baby blanket?
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How come Bill accepted the credit card from Cobb?

In Following, Cobb gives a Lloyds bank credit card to Bill in a coffee shop. Why did Bill accept it?
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Where is “Back Home” in Casino?

In the movie Casino (1995) both Sam and Nicky move to Las Vegas from "Back Home" where the bosses are. It is clear that they both started their career in in their "home" town. Which city do they ...
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How could Thanos have the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Age of Ultron?

At the end (post-credit) of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos is seen taking the Infinity Gauntlet. But in Avengers: Infinity War, judging from Eitri's words, his attack on Nidavellir, where he ...
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Why doesn't the shoe vanish after the end of the magic spell? [duplicate]

In the animation movie Cinderella, when everything vanishes after the end of the magic spell, why doesn't the shoe vanish as it was also developed by magic?
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Who sends Pops back in time in Terminator Genisys?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, who sends Pops (Arnold) back in time to protect Sarah Connor? Was there any mention of this in the film?
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Where are the corrupt cops in 'The Wire'? [on hold]

The Wire is hands down one of the best and realistic shows ever made. One thing that I found lacking in that show was it didn't have many corrupt police officers which is very surprising as Baltimore ...
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What happens to the Thanos gauntlet after use?

Why does Thanos's gauntlet look destroyed after he used it at the end of Avengers: Infinity War?
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Why did Gaitonde kill himself in Sacred Games?

Why did Gaitonde kill himself when inspector Sartaj Singh enters the building to arrest him in Sacred Games?
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What doubts does Sisters Aloysius have?

I remember watching Doubt (2008) and just always thought that Sister Aloysius is such a difficult person to be around and all that she did was just because she just didn't like Father Flynn because of ...
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Why didn't Loki's mind control work on Tony Stark?

Right before the final fight, we see Loki and Stark discussing the terms of the upcoming battle, bantering back and forth between who will win. It is then that Loki gets the idea of turning Stark ...
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Why does Quint blow the Orca's engine in Jaws?

I love Jaws - it's one of my all time favorites, but this bit has always bugged me. It's the scene near the end of the movie. The Orca and her crew are being chased by the shark. But it's still about ...
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In Netflixes “Atypical”, does Elsa (Sam's Mother) have Asperger's Autism?

While the 2017 Netflix series "Atypical" focuses on protagonist Sam's autism, I wonder whether his mother Elsa has some form of autism too, perhaps Asperger's. To me she shows some typical traits: ...
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Did Barry affect the timeline during the episode “What's Past Is Prologue”?

So, I watched The Flash season 5 episode 8 (What's Past Is Prologue), and one thing got me confused: When Barry went back to the time where his speed had been taken by Hunter Zolomon (a.k.a Zoom) and ...
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Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing?

Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing with her father and sister Sansa in Game of Thrones season 1? Kings Landing is not a safe place. Wouldn't it have been safer for her to stay home in ...
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What is the significance of the lighter as murder evidence?

In A Shock to the System, what is the significance of the lighter as murder evidence? Where did he lose it and why would it be evidence for the 2nd murder he committed?
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Why didn't the Tesseract got transported with Red Skull? [duplicate]

At the end of Captain America The First Avenger Red skull disappears which was later discovered that he was transported by the Tesseract. In other circumstances like Thor took Loki to Asgard at the ...
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How does Derek Vinyard get away with only a Manslaughter charge for the “Curb-Stomp”?

During the robbery scene at the beginning of American History X, when Derek attacks the men who are trying to steal (from) his truck, he performs the infamous "curb-stomp" on one of the robbers after ...
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Why didn't Loki use the Tesseract?

At the starting of Avengers Infinity War we see that Loki is in possession of the Tesseract. So why didn't he use it to transport everyone on that ship to the earth? If he wanted to keep that a ...
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Ending of Sacred Games

Can someone explain the ending of Sacred Games (Season 1). Who is the character found tied in a hole? Is he dead or alive? And what is the significance of the items shown present in the place with ...
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A Girl Falls Down a Well And Winds Up In Alternate Dimension (maybe dead)? [closed]

So I am usually good about movies but my daughter presented me with this info and it is so familiar but I can't place the movie (or possibly part of a TV show). Can you help? Girl falls down (...
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Why are the Nazis just “the enemy” in Dunkirk?

During Dunkirk, we may see some Nazi German airplanes, such as He 111, Junkers Ju 87 and Bf-109. Also at the end, when Farrier is being captured, we may recognize Nazi German soldiers. But during the ...
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How were the coastal walls supposed to block the Kaiju?

While I realise the futility of looking for logic in such movies, I'd still like to know if any plausible reason was provided for why coastal walls were considered to be better than the Jaegers. Cost:...
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Why the rush to get to the general in Blackadder?

In Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital Blackadder reveals that Nurse Mary is the spy. She is lead away to be shot and then George reveals that he was really giving the information away by sending ...
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Why could only Logan take Laura to Eden?

In Logan (2017), Gabriela tracked down Logan and took his help in sending Laura to Eden, in the process getting killed by the Reavers/henchmen who tracked her down. Of course, she was aware of Laura's ...
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What purpose does the cop play in Hotel Artemis?

In Hotel Artemis Jodie Foster's character goes against the rules to rescue a cop. We find out that she knew her son when they were younger. After being patched up she is released and never seen again. ...
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Why didn't Vlad make his wife drink his vampire blood?

Why didn't Vlad the Impaler make his wife drink his vampire blood just when she was about to die in Dracula Untold? It would have set him free from the curse, and afterwards he could have drunk her ...
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Why does Lorelei shoot Jason Lennon in S05E16?

In the episode "There Will Be Blood" (The Mentalist, S05E16), Lorelei tracks down the people she believes to be behind her sister's abduction and murder, and exacts revenge. The second culprit (Jason) ...
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What happens to the girls at the end of the movie?

I have recently watched Silent Hill again, but I couldn't really understand its ending. Rose and Sharon seem to be forever trapped within the foggy dimension, but neither of them seem to really ...
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Explanation on the ending of Elysium

In the ending of Elysium, Spider and Max reach Elysium's main data-center and realize that the activation of the program will kill Max. Why is it not possible for Max to be resurrected. We have seen ...
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What is Jerome saying with the tuft of hair?

At the end of Gattaca, before Vincent heads to his flight, Jerome shows him a whole lot of samples and says that he's going on a "journey" himself. He gives Vincent an envelope not to open before he's ...
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Why did Light have to kill 23 lesser criminals during the period Dec 19 to Dec 27?

In Episode 6 ("Unravelling") of Death Note, L reveals that during an 8-day period from Dec 19 to Dec 27, Kira deviated from his usual behaviour by killing 23 "lesser" criminals, and that the reason ...
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Why did Rufus go back in time to help Wyld Stallyns?

At the beginning of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Rufus explains the Utopian life that Earth now enjoys and that it's all thanks to inspiration from the music of the band Wyld Stallyns, but that ...