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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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Vinnie Vega’s syringe kit

In Pulp Fiction, how is it that Vinnie Vega has lots of money to spend on heroin - yet can’t afford to buy disposable syringes? By the nineties, no heroin users with money (and Vinnie obviously has ...
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OA final episode explanation

I didn't quite understand the ending: All kids and BBA did those movements so that OA travels into another dimension or to save her from danger (in the final episode)? What were all those bodies of ...
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What is Renfield wearing on his hands?

In the earlier scenes in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Renfield (Tom Waits) is shown wearing these odd metal bracers or something on his wrists connecting to his fingers. Can anyone shed some light on ...
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Why does Clarence need space to plant a transmitter on somebody?

In Oceans Eight (2018), Debbie and her team, who are about to steal a necklace from Daphne’s neck at the Met museum, are discussing the robbing plan: Lou: And once we get the Toussaint, we are ...
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What happened to the outriders during “Avengers: Infinity War”?

Last time we saw of them, they were fighting against the Wakandans and the Avengers in Wakanda, and there was still a number of them. Now, just after Thanos' snap, we see the Wakandans being dusted ...
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Why is Eric Dale brought back to the firm for just one day?

In the movie Margin Call (2011), once the firm realizes that they need to sell all their derivatives before the market crashes, they pressure Eric Dale (the analyst who was originally looking into ...
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Why did Erica turn out the lights allowing August Walker to have his team fire on the CIA agents?

Why did Erica Sloane turn out the lights near the end of Mission: Impossible - Fallout that allowed August Walker to have his team fire on the CIA agents? What was her purpose? I was very confused ...
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What actually happened at the end of Fight Club? [duplicate]

In the movie Fight Club, the narrator (Edword norton) makes an illusionary personality, Tyler durden (Brad Pitt), around himself and the movie goes on. At the end of the movie, the narrator (Edword ...
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Was it really Frigga talking to Loki?

Both Loki and and Frigga have similar powers in creating illusions, so when Loki was locked up in the dungeon in Thor: The Dark World, was it Frigga creating an illusion of herself to speak with Loki? ...
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What happened on Titan before the arrival of Tony and Star-Lord?

In Avengers: Infinity War Star-Lord speculates what might have happened to Titan as he said its "axis are 8 degrees off and gravitational pull is all over the place". After that, when Thanos arrived, ...
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Did Lip really win the hamburger eating competition?

In Green Book, Lip showed his wife the winning money, but before that he was losing the competition. Did Lip really win the hamburger eating competition? In the end, his friend gave him back the ...
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Why did Frank and birth mom not come to the wedding?

In the F.R.I.E.N.D.S when Phoebe was getting married, why wasn't Frank and birth mom invited given the fact she was very particular about her family? I know the reason for stepdad not showing up and ...
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What “night” is Hawkins referring to?

In the slasher movie Halloween (2018), a vehicle carrying mentally disabled people including Michael Meyers flipped over the side of the road. They all ended up scattered all over the road. After the ...
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Why does Kotter return in Welcome Back Kotter?

I haven't seen Welcome Back, Kotter in years, but the theme song popped into my head a few days ago. I know that his dreams were his ticket out of there, but that they have turned him around, but do ...
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What is going on with Captain Marvel's blood colour?

At various stages of the Captain Marvel movie, Vers is shown to be bleeding, sometimes in a flashback sequence. Her blood seems to be blue when she thinks that she is a Kree, like Yonn-Rogg, and ...
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What are these medicines in the Comedian last fight shot?

What are these medicines in the Comedian last fight shot at the beginning of Watchmen movie? Do they have any connection to the Manhattan's cancer which many movie characters have (e.g. Moloch, Janey ...
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Why did Fury and Hill dissapear so quickly? [duplicate]

I am sure that there is a duplicate of this that I have just not been able to find, but this relates to the post - credit tag of Avengers: Infinity War. It appears that Fury and Hill have only just ...
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Why did Jim feel that the boxing match was like William Shakespeare’s work?

In Creed 2 (2018), for Creed and Drago's boxing match, Roy and Jim are commentators. ROY: Creed is letting Drago know exactly who this arena belongs to. JIM: It all feels so Shakespearean. Two ...
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Why didn't Miles's spider sense work before?

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse Miles, after being bitten by the radioactive spider, met Gwanda. Then why didn't his spider senses work to detect that Gwanda is one of his kind i.e., a spider ...
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How did Thanos originally get the Mind Stone?

After reading this question, I suddenly wondered if there is any existing material within the MCU that explains how Thanos came by the Mind Stone in order to then give it to Loki to try and gain the ...
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Why did S.H.I.E.L.D wait until Thor's appearance to start making weapons?

In The Avengers Captain America and Iron Man find out that S.H.I.E.L.D plans to use the Tesseract to make weapons. Fury blames it on Thor, telling that the incident that happened in Thor made them ...
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Why didn't Nick Fury mention previous alien encounters?

After watching Captain Marvel, I had this question why Nick Fury didn't discuss all the previous alien attacks which took place in Captain Marvel timeline with to the Avengers. Why did Fury hide the ...
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What about the virus in 12 Monkeys?

Near the end of 12 Monkeys, the terrorist mad man OPENED one of the vials of virus at the screening, so wouldn't that have initiated the collapse of society anyway, by starting the death of all who ...
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Is this Steppenwolf with mother boxes in Dawn of Justice?

I found this picture online in here. I want to confirm the authenticity that these are real mother boxes and if so how come Steppenwolf is already in possession with them.
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Why can't Brainy and Nia Nal be together

In S04E15 of Supergirl, Nia Nal kisses Brainy, but after that Brainy tells her that the two of them can't be together. Why can't they be together?
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Why did the monster bring Frankenstein to the windmill?

At the climax of the movie Frankenstein (1931) the monster knocked Henry Frankenstein unconscious, then carried him to a windmill. Why did the monster do this? Did it have a plan?
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Did Hope knew her blood would heal Jossie Saltzman

In the latest Legacies episode (S01E16), Hope went to Triad Organisation's place (in GA) to save Landon. After she reached there, Landon told her about Malivore and its/his history, might have ...
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What dismissal by Sarah is Godolphin referring to?

In The Favourite (2018), after she ended the friendship with Anne, Sarah met Godolphin: Godolphin: Obviously, you have chosen to keep the particulars of your dismissal from me. I shall leave a ...
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Why didn't Hela use the Tesseract/Space Stone, instead of trying to open the Bifrost?

In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela wants to begin her conquest of all the realms, but she is thwarted by the fact that the Bifrost is closed. Earlier in the film, we see her comment on the Tesseract, so clearly ...
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Why did the Lord of Winterfell execute the deserter of the Night's Watch

In the very beginning of Game of Thrones, we see a Night's Watch soldier, Gared, deserting his brother after seeing the White Walkers and Wights. He is later captured by Stark soldiers and brought ...
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What is the importance of this number in The Magicians?

In Season 4 Episode 10 Margo walked 359,965 steps after being banished from the Kingdom of Fillory. What is the importance of this number? What does this number suggest?
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Why didn't Sarah tell Anne that Abigail had poisoned her?

In The Favourite (2018), Before she took that ride on the horse, Sarah was poisoned by Abigail. The poison's effect showed on Sarah, who as a result fell on the ground and was dragged by the horse. ...
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How does Loki get this?

In the beginning of Avengers (2012) Loki has a sceptre which contains the mind stone. In the end of the previous film (Thor), Loki fakes his death. He doesn't have it till that point. Who gives him ...
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What is meant by “We can't leave, or it's Chernobyl”?

About 27:40 minutes into the movie Kursk, Mikhail is calling his mate Anton in another compartment (compartment 5). Anton said that the reactor's melting down, and the water level is rising fast. ...
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How does Loki do this?

In the post credit scene of Thor (2011), we are shown Loki controlling Selvig as he speaks with Nick Fury about the Tesseract. In Avengers (2012), Loki makes it to Earth for the first time using the ...
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Did the movie Trumbo change the director of Spartacus?

Shortly after Trumbo writes the script for Spartacus, he meets Otto Preminger, who says that he is "the director". It sounds like he is claiming to be the director of Spartacus, and this is why he has ...
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How are the tethered able to plan a revolt in Us?

In Us, Red says that the Untethering took years to plan, and there are clips of the tethered training for it, gathering scissors, etc. How were the tethered able to stop doing what their above-ground ...
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Are any of the characters featured in this scene aware of what the audience experiences?

In the third episode of the third season of the TV series Hannibal, titled "Secendo", there is a scene that starts about 35 minutes into the episode, where after Will Graham lets Hannibal's captive ...
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Where did Taylor Mason find their new partner?

In the 4th season of Billions, after founding Mason Capital we see Taylor's new COO Sara Hammon, played by Samantha Mathis. Did Billions explain how Taylor hired her?
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What was the ending of Night Moves about?

The ending of Night Moves came a little abrupt to me. After killing Dena somewhat "accidentally" Josh ends up somewhere in California and casually applies for a job at an outdoor shop, apparently ...
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Why did Rez want Ally to miss a couple of steps?

In A Star is Born, Rez says to Singer Ally: Rez: You have to understand that this is what I do, and you have to trust me, okay? So, if I give you a couple of dancers, don't not use them and ...
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Beth's death in Black Swan

In Black Swan, when Nina visits the previous main dancer, Beth, in hospital, she stabs her face with the nail file, but then Nina sees herself in her. And when Nina runs out, she sees the file in her ...
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Were the survivors the originals or their tethered counterparts?

Ok, so while it is clearly explained in Jordan Peele's Us (2019) that Adelaide got switched with her tethered counterpart as a child, what about her children? Were they weird just because they were ...
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Why hasn't the MCRN done anything to get the Rocinante back?

If you were to "salvage" a U.S. Navy Submarine with nukes, the U.S. government would, without doubt, either "seize" or destroy it. Even if you were going to use it to save the world. So why is it ...
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What past is Rez referring to?

In A Star is Born, Jake Jack, whose wife wants him to be in her performance, was met by Rez: Rez: Just by staying married to you, she looks like a joke. It's embarrassing. Let's be honest, we ...
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What's the meaning of the scene when governor's wife carries eight cups of coffee during the speech of Governor Morris in Ides of March?

At time 1:29:30 you can see a woman (Cindy Morris, governor's wife) carrying eight cups of coffee, whilst in the background you can hear the Governor's speech. My question is what's the meaning/...
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How did the Tesseract end up with Mar Vell? [duplicate]

In the end of Captain America, Tony Stark's father retrieves the Tesseract. In Captain Marvel we are shown that Lady Marvel was working with the Tesseract. How does the Tesseract go from Mr.Stark to ...
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Why did the first Predator come to Earth?

In the movie Predator (1987), why did the predator come to Earth? I only know a little bit about Predator lore/fandom. Was he hunting for a rite of passage? Was he already an established hunter and ...
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What agency were Nick Fury and Agent Coulson working for in Captain Marvel?

From the way Nick Fury and Agent Coulson were presented in Captain Marvel, it appears that S.H.I.E.L.D. hadn't been established yet. In fact, it was only until the end of the film that the concept of ...
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Why can't Parzival drive the car in forward in the first level?

In the movie Ready Player One, after Parzival finds out to go backwards in the Level 1 game, why can't he make a U-Turn and drive the car in forward direction. Why he has to risk driving the car ...