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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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Why does Ivan believe Dmitri's ego will compel him to help the broken Dominika?

In Red Sparrow 2018, Dominika's uncle, Ivan Egorova speaks to Dominika Egorova State security is interested in knowing more about Dmitri Ustinov. You met him at the Bolshoi. Remember? He likes ...
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Why does Ivan Egorova feel Dominika Egorova won't go even if she complete her mission?

Ivan Egorova gave Dominika Egorova a mission, in which she has to meet an American: You do this for me, and I'll let you go if that's what you want. But I feel you won't. This is what you were ...
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What was Eliot's greatest fear?

In Season 4 Episode 5 of The Magicians ("Escape from the Happy Place") it is seen that Eliot has to go through his greatest fear and sad memories to unlock the door. What exactly was his fear or ...
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Why did Doctor Strange not cut off Thanos’ hand? [duplicate]

Doctor Strange participated in binding Thanos so that Mantis could sedate him. Once sedated, Doctor Strange could have then used one of his fancy portals to cut off Thanos’ hand as we saw him do ...
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How does cutting into a cake tell it's a boy when blue candies come out?

In "This is us", when they cut into the cake in Season 3, Episode 10, "The Last Seven Weeks", Toby and Kate saw blue candies spill out of the cut cake. They then concluded the sex of the unborn baby ...
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Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-symbol on fire on the Gotham bridge?

I've heard of people nitpicking at The Dark Knight Rises a lot (continuity errors mostly). But I think I found the clincher. Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-Symbol on ...
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Why does nobody but Daenerys call themselves King (or Queen) of the Rhoynar?

In the A Song of Ice and Fire series, everyone who claims to be the rightful heir to the Iron throne uses the following title: [King or Queen] of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of ...
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Differences in plot or character among Game of Thrones TV adaptation and book

I have not read the Game of Thrones books. But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and ...
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Does Mia mistake Vincent's heroin for cocaine because it's in a baggie rather than a balloon?

In Pulp Fiction, when Vincent buys heroin from Lance, he informs Vincent that he only has baggies to hold his heroin: I'm outta balloons. Is a baggie all right? Later, Mia mistakes the heroin for ...
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How come the Unsullied are overwhelmed so easily?

Ever since their introduction in Season 3 of Game of Thrones, The Unsullied had the reputation of being the finest trained army in Westeros. But in S05E04, how come a bunch of Unsullied soldiers (who ...
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What did Catelyn Stark expect her sister to do?

In Games of Thrones S01E05 Lady Stark seems to act on impulse on arresting Tyrion Lannister. She should have waited for more evidences and consult with Ned Stark. Instead she arrests Tyrion and goes ...
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How was Age of Ultron's post-credit scene even possible?

At the end of the Avengers: Age of Ultron there is that end credits scene where Thanos picks up the infinity gauntlet and walks off. Where did he get this? We all know that this will lead to him ...
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Why didn't the Beast kill Julia?

I just saw the first (awesome!) episode of the Magicians S2 and I can't see exactly what I missed. Last we saw, Julia held the Leo Blade to his throat at first, yes, but after they vanished, he was in ...
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Why does John Meehan receive his criminal records?

In the TV show, Dirty John on Netflix, Debra finds a letter addressed to John Meehan and in it, there are a whole list of criminal records under John Meehan's name. Given John Meehan's con artist ...
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iPhone in “The Little Foxes”? [on hold]

Tuesday morning (Feb 19, 2019) I was at the gym, scrolling through the cable channels in a vain attempt to find something worth watching. I stopped on the Turner Classic Movies channel, which had ...
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Is there any way for Wakandan people to regrow the Heart-Shaped Herb?

Is there any way for Wakandan people to regrow the Heart-Shaped Herb after Killmonger burned them in Black Panther?
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Police in movies/tv and license plates

Something I've noticed happening frequently in movies and television- when police are reporting the license plate number of a vehicle, instead of saying the letters on the plate they say words with ...
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How was Groot able to lift Thor's hammer? [duplicate]

I have read at a lot place that Thor hammer can only be lifted by those who are chosen to be worthily to wield it. So if Groot can lift it in infinity wars, so does it means he's was to worthy to do ...
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Was Thanos part of the possible 50% that he want to kill? [duplicate]

So, Thanos's goal was to bring balance to the Universe by eradicating 50% of the living. I wonder, was he part of the general population that could have died? In other words, but killing half the ...
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Did this character die while fighting Thanos?

While defending Vision from Thanos, Thanos crushed the War Machine suit. Natasha was under a huge rock pillar. Banner was fused into huge rocks. Captain America apparently took unbearable punch By ...
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Did Odin's power die with him? [on hold]

When Odin died in Thor Ragnarok Hela was released from her confinement which was caused by Odin. So she was released because Odin's power had failed to confine her anymore when he died. So did Odin's ...
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In Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, are vampires going extinct?

When Eve finds Adam's wooden bullet and assumes the worst, she gives him the benefit of the doubt by asking if he was, "having problems with one of the others." Adam says plainly, "I don't see any ...
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Why was Thomas sent to the Glade?

In The Maze Runner, Thomas is part of the organization that created maze, then why was he sent to the Glade? Once sent he had no previous memory like the others. Then how is he able to witness ...
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How can Korra (and how could Aang) go into the Avatar State?

In the final episode of the 3rd season of Legend of Korra, Zaheer and the Red Lotus forced Korra into the Avatar State. But the Avatar State is the combined abilities/knowledge/power ect. of all the ...
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What attracted Selby to Lee when she first met her?

In the movie Monster (2003 film) starring Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci, why did Shelby feel that she is attracted to Lee? She first saw her in the bar but what made her do what she did to ...
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Why didn't Hermione help Dobby when his life was in danger?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, we see Bellatrix throw a dagger after Dobby saved Harry and co., and in the aftermath we see Harry begging Hermione to give him anything that could ...
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How could Andy Dufresne do so much after his escape without being caught?

At the end of The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne escapes from the prison in the night, then during the next day he uses his fake identity and runs several banks, gets a convertible car and makes ...
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What is meaning of movie title “The Naked Gun”?

What is the meaning of the title "The Naked Gun" in the series of detective-spoof movies starring Leslie Nielsen? Is it a joke based on an existing detective movie with a similar name? Or perhaps a ...
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Why remove boots of dead Nazis and toss about?

During the opening of the Bear Jew scene, the Basterds are removing the socks and boots of dead Nazis and tossing them about the forest area. Is there any reason for that past just further "...
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How do you explain the car crash scene in Fight Club?

It bothers me, all of it. Why isn't Edward Norton's character driving during the car crash scene in Fight Club? How is he then pulled out by Tyler? How does that work?
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Why does The Bartender have surgery marks?

There is a scene in Predestination where The Bartender shows his surgery marks, as if he was a woman as well. What does this mean?
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What exactly happened to Luke Cage in that experiment after which he got his powers?

In the episode of Marvel's Luke Cage the process of him getting his extraordinary strength and powers isn't really explained well. He is immersed in an electrical setup involving a certain mixture of ...
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Why was the city collapsing?

In the first series of The Defenders, New York is collapsing; it's implied frequently that once the Hand have removed the dragon's skeleton from its tomb, the city will be destroyed. However, the ...
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In Blade Runner 2049, what was going on in this scene?

This is after Officer K had lost Joi. He walks on a catwalk (or a crane, not really sure) to get a better view of a giant, pink hologram of a nude Joi. In this scene, the fake Joi sits down, and ...
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Is Mindy St Claire the best person in 500 years?

By season 3 of The Good Place we know that: no human has entered the Good Place in 500 Years the only person that has avoided going to the Bad Place is Mindy St Claire Is Mindy St Claire the best ...
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Why were things disappearing in Russian Doll?

In the new Netflix show Russian Doll, part of the plot is about things and disappearing. I watched all of the show, but I didn't understand this part. Why was it happening? How is connected with ...
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What did Bullitt see or think of when he went back to the hotel where his partner and the mobster were shot?

Fairly early in the movie Bullitt Steve McQueen returns to the hotel scene where his partner and the mobster were holed up and shot by 2 mob hitmen. He opens the hotel door, now a crime scene, and ...
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What is the meaning of “shingle” in this scene?

In M.A.S.H (1970 movie), Duke has something in his hand and says these words: Doctor! Doctor! You forgot your shingle, Doctor. In English, "shingle" means chicken pox, but is Duke holding a ...
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How did Olaf survive all summers?

In the movie Frozen we see Anna & Kristoff joking around with Olaf about a snowman's fate in summer. At the end of movie Queen Elsa provides Olaf with the means to survive summer. How did he ...
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Why couldn't William save Zoe too?

In the 2018 movie Replicas with Keanu Reeves, why didn't he simply tell his family what happened once they had woken up, and say he had to clone them to save their lives? Then he could use one of the ...
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Legacies reality change episode is very confusing

In the latest episode of Legacies S01E10, there were multiple realities shown, with Jinni's magical powers. And we all know how a small change in past can have repercussions in this reality. Has ...
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What was on Debbie's list?

In the Ocean's 8 movie, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has a list of 15 items. The piece of paper is shown a couple of times in the movie. Once, when Debbie and Lou (Cate Blanchett) are sitting in ...
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How did the Toilet/Restroom/Building Blow up?

In Daddy Day Camp, when the lights go off in the restroom, and then Phil takes out a lighter and tries to light it, why did the entire Restroom blow up? By the way, why did Phil try to light up a ...
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Where did Bellamy get the first handgun?

In The 100 S01E01, the 100 kids have been sent to Earth to see if it was habitable by the Ark (12 space stations that linked together before the nuclear apocalypse happened to harbour over a thousand ...
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Does Mindy St Claire's “Medium Place” have a Janet?

In Season 1, Episode 12 of The Good Place we find out about the existence of the Medium Place, created especially for Mindy St Claire. Later, in Season 2, Episode 4 we are told that every ...
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How long was Sabrina in Paris?

In the 1995 film Sabrina, Sabrina Fairchild moves to Paris where she matures and "finds herself". The scenes showing her in Paris show time passing as she discovers new things while becoming mature ...
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Why did Eric Dale still have the pen drive after his termination?

In the movie Margin Call (2011), we see Eric Dale give a pen drive carrying the data he was working on, to Peter before the lift door closes. Earlier we see during his termination discussion session, ...
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Can Doctor Strange look into the future beyond his death? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange looked into the alternating futures to see the outcome of the battle against Thanos. And out of millions of possible outcomes he said that only in one outcome ...
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Can someone explain the ending of the movie “Bleed”

I understand that the town folk is basically a cult, that Sarah and Eric were born on the same day Ana Harris died, and that Ana Harris is the small red head girl depicted throughout the film. What I ...
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Why does Walt drive recklessly after Gus' offer of $15 million / year to keep cooking in Kafkaesque?

In the Breaking Bad episode Kafkaesque, after Walt meets with Gus and is offered an open-ended $15 million / year deal, we see Walt driving away, speeding up, and even closing his eyes on the highway ...