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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 did the aliens wait until the Robinsons were into the orbit to get their energy source?

In the Netflix series Lost in Space, we see that the Robot is damaged and its ship has fallen into the planet with the rest of the Jupiter spacecraft. In the final episode we see that something gets ...
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What's with the fire on Stormbreaker?

I am aware of the new uru weapon in Avengers: Infinity War, the Stormbreaker, and how it can summon the bi-frost etc. But what's with the fire around it? Is it not supposed to have lightning/sparks ...
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What is Spider-man's support for his webs here?

Every time I watch Avengers: Infinity War, I can't figure out how Spider-man is able to swing in an open area. Is it a mistake in the movie? Please watch the Ebony-Cull invasion scene following: Let ...
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How did an inverted cross appear on Frenchie's neck?

At the End of the movie The Nun, I was wondering how the cross appeared on Frenchie's neck. I would also like to know what it means and what it can be there for.
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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 happened to the baby in “An American Tail”?

Right at the beginning of An American Trail the whole family migrated to America. Mom cared for a baby the whole time. Not sure, if it appears at the market, but afterwards you won't see the baby ...
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Is there any explanation for the differences to the existing Harry Potter timeline?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald two facts are revealed that challenge the existing timeline: A. Dumbledore was born long after Percival was sent to Azkaban and Albus was magically bound ...
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Why not travel back in time earlier?

In the recent season of American Horror Story - Apocalypse, we learn that the witches can travel back in time (well, one special witch can anyway). Why did they wait until after everyone died to go ...
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How did they switch Benji with real Solomon?

In the scene that IMF is meeting with Alan Hunley in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Hunt asks Benji to play Solomon Lane, by wearing a mask. Then the scene is shown that Luther is helping Benji wear ...
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Why did Nick Fury wait this much long? [duplicate]

Nick Fury didn't call Captain Marvel until the end of the movie. Why did he not call her until the last moment? Why did he wait that long to call Captain Marvel? He could do it when children of ...
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How did Tigress reach the panda village? [duplicate]

In Kung fu Panda 3, the panda village was a secret place. But when Kai attacked and destroyed Jade Palace, Tigress reached the panda village and informed Po about what happaned to everyone. But if the ...
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Why does Homer handle a rod of uranium in the opening?

In The Simpsons opening Homer handles a rod of uranium, that he gets rid of while commuting to home afterward. However, as he works as a safety inspector, it doesn't seem to be part of his work ...
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Why didn't a design appear under Thor & Loki when teleported?

Whenever Thor goes from place to place magically a strange design appears in the ground under him. But in The Avengers, Thor & Loki went to Asgard. But no design appeared under them? Why didn't it ...
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Why did Dormammu keep his promise?

Dr. Strange made a deal with Dormammu: he would break the time loop he trapped himself and Dormammu in, in exchange Dormammu has to leave earth alone and take his zealots with him. Why would a ...
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Why is only dragonglass/fire able to destroy White Walkers?

Jon Snow explained to Cersei in Game of Thrones that they can only destroy White Walkers by using dragonglass or burning them with fire. Why do only dragonglass (and fire) have the power to destroy ...
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What happened in the end when Susan was waiting for Edward in the resturant?

Nocturnal Animals ends after showing that Susan was waiting for Edward. Then the movie ends and nothing happens. What does it actually mean? Did Edward come or not?
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Were any of The Others actually native/indigenous to The Island?

The terms "native" or "indigenous" are used numerous times in Lost: Both the Hydra and the Arrow orientation films use the term "indigenous" to describe non-DHARMA people already living on The Island ...
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Why did employees get fired before the big recession?

In the movie Margin Call, the opening scene showed people were being fired. In the consequent scene, Kevin Spacey, in his little pep talk says that 80% of your peers were let go. In the later part of ...
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In the movie “Hugo”, what are these Pictures supposed to mean?

In Martin Scorsese's "Hugo", when the Station Inspector has locked up an orphan urchin inside a little prison inside his office and he is talking to the police to come and pick him up and take him to ...
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Why are none of the Dragons attacking the Night King in S07E06

I wonder why none of Daenerys's dragons are attacking the Night King during the rescue operation in S07E06 of Game of Thrones. The group just found out that killing a White Walker also destroys the un-...
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Last scene of the movie American Sniper

Is there any significance of the last scene in the movie American Sniper, when Taya (Chris Kyle's wife) stares at the person standing near the car for some time?
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When did Ari Spyros start working for Axelrod?

I've totally missed the part in Billions when Spyros started working for Axelrod. Was that ever shown? if yes, when did it happen?
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How did Lacie's rating fall to a Zero?

In the Black Mirror Episode "Nosedive (S3,E1)", towards the end, Lacie's rating falls below 1 and goes to a '0', thereby sending her to a jail of sorts. In the app that they use to rate each other, ...
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How did Loki return after Thor: The Dark World? [duplicate]

In Thor: The Dark World we saw Loki killed by dark elves. He also seemed to die at Thor too. But Thanos helped him and he attacked earth in Avengers. But how did he return from his death in Thor: The ...
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Why do they draw blood from a cow in front of the English Army?

In one particular scene of Outlaw King, when the English army arrives in Scotland, one Scottish Knight draws blood from a living cow, declaring "Wait until you try my black pudding, boys.". What does ...
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If Parker was possessing Josh throughout the whole movie, why didn't he just kill Josh's family?

In Insidious Chapter 2, if Parker was possessing Josh throughout the whole movie, why didn't he just kill Josh's family right off the bat instead of waiting until close towards the end of the movie?
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What did Blanche do that was “dumb”?

About an hour into Bonnie and Clyde, the newly enlarged gang makes a narrow escape after the cops show up at their rented cottage. In the car, after their getaway, Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) yells at ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange know about what's happening to the Infinity stones, or other realms?

Dr Strange told Thor that he is monitoring all 9 realms in Thor: Ragnarok. So how come he didn't know what's happening at/to Nidavellir, Titan, or the Infinity Stones. Strange: My name is Doctor ...
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When did Loki cast a spell on Odin?

When Thor, Loki, and Odin were talking to each other in Norway in Thor: Ragnarok, Thor asked Loki to remove his spell from Odin, and Odin said that he already somehow broke his spell. Thor: Loki, ...
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How did Odin and Dr Strange know each other?

Dr. Strange told Thor in Thor: Ragnarok that Odin doesn't want anyone to disturb him. Thor: If you knew where he was, why didn't you call me? Strange: I have to tell you, he was adamant ...
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How to interpret Mac's dance in “It's Always Sunny…”?

This article http://collider.com/its-always-sunny-season-13-finale-dance gives a glowing interpretation of Mac's dance in the 13th season finale of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I don't have ...
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Lisbeth and the title

In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth plays an important lead role. But why is she so important to the story that the movie is named after her? Even Mikael found the killer without Lisbeth ...
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Neo saves Trinity by flying instead of teleporting to her

In the scene from The Matrix Reloaded when Neo is with the Architect and finds out that Trinity is going to get killed instead of flying at super sonic speed why didn't he just teleport and arrive on ...
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Why did Zobrist leave a clue? [duplicate]

In Dan Brown's Inferno, Zobrist hides a biological hazard in a cavern. But why does he leave a clue (though it's a hard clue) for that place? He had already planted that and he wouldn't want anyone to ...
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Is the retirement community in Homecoming, really a retirement community?

In the third episode of the conspiracy-heavy TV series, Homecoming, recovering veteran Joseph Shrier convinces his former comrade Walter Cruz that they need to escape Mirror Pond's wellness center/...
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Why did Khudabaksh behave inconsistently in Thugs of Hindostan?

As seen in the trailer for Thugs of Hindostan and the movie, Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bacchan) and Firangi (Aamir Khan) share this dialogue Firangi: Dhoka mera swabhav hai (Deceit is my nature) ...
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How did Thanos get the Reality Stone?

After watching the Infinity War, there's one thing I can't get. How did Thanos get the Reality Stone? Gamora kills him when he has two stones, and then he appears with the Reality Stone. I watched ...
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Why vision lift Thor's hammer in avengers? [duplicate]

Thor hammer cannot be lifted by anyone except Thor but in movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, vision lifted the hammer (Mjolnir) of Thor not any other avengers even when all the avengers are strong?
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What was Eitri making along with Stormbreaker?

During a watch of Infinity War, I noticed that during the scene where they make Stormbreaker there was a second mold being filled but it wasn't for Stormbreaker since it looks like both parts of ...
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Why did Daniel Ellsberg have to remove “TOP SECRET” footers from the Pentagon Papers?

In "The Post", about 10 minutes in, Daniel Ellsberg is cutting away the footer from each page of the documents he's about to leak. Later in the film, we learn that this is because of the TOP SECRET ...
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Preacher S01 E05: Detailed understanding on sequence of events of Cowboy prior to Title?

There's a sequence of the cowboy heading into town into a bar, sees some atrocities/ sexual activity, gets some liquid in a bottle and then rides back out, but out of conscience heads back into town ...
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Why was “the Santa Claus story” included in Gremlins?

In Gremlins (1984), Kate tells Billy the story of a horrible Christmas, how her father wanted to surprise the family by climbing down the chimney, but slipped, fell, broke his neck, and had his corpse ...
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How does “C” know about the history of the house?

In the movie A Ghost Story, C (played by Casey Affleck) doesn't want to move out of the house and the reason he says is that there is a history attached to that house. How does he know this? And what ...
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Who caused the bus crash?

After having watched Halloween (2018) last night, my mates and I argued about the cause of the bus crash. Somewhere during the movie, someone claims that Myers overpowered the guard and the driver ...
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Why was the doctor left alive in the bus?

In Halloween (2018), the bus carrying Myers and his doctor (Dr. Ranbir Sartain) crashes. The guard and driver are found dead (presumably killed by Myers), but the doctor is alive and well inside the ...
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Why did “The Tinker” have a cart of knives?

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, when Charlie is walking home and passes the Factory and then a Tinker comes and talks to him, why did he have a cart of Knives?
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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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Why was Malvo let go when there's a video-tape of him kidnapping a person?

In Fargo Season 1 Episode 4, Eating the Blame, the police is in possession of a video tape where Malvo can be seen kidnapping a person -- who was later found dead. Yet, when he's captured, he makes ...
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Is Flashpoint the reason for Caitlin Snow's powers in the TV series Flash?

In the TV series The Flash Season 4 episode 22, they show that Killer Frost was there within Caitlin Snow since childhood. That means Killer Frost did not get her powers because of the particle ...
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How crucial are the wizard wands in Harry Potter?

In the Thor movies, it is mentioned that Thor's hammer was used as a focusing point for his powers. That's why he could still use his lightning powers, etc even after the hammer was destroyed. ...