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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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Travel in Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp

From the movie Ant-Man we know that Janet Van Dyke got inside the missile which was lost in the sea. The duo undertook many S.H.I.E.L.D. operations, until a mission in 1987 to disarm a Soviet ...
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What did it mean to hand over a cat drawing in “Holmes and Watson”?

In Holmes and Watson (2018), Millie hands over a drawing of a cat to Sherlock to which he reacts as if it was an insult. I cannot figure out what it actually meant.
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How come the ground shook for days after the bombing raids?

In The Nun father Anthony Burke encounters a damaged castle and asks Frenchie: Father Anthony Burke: A result of the war? Frenchie: Bombing raids, yes. I've heard stories of how the ground ...
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Who burned down the loft in 'Dynasty'?

In the TV Show 'Dynasty', a Netflix original also airing on The CW... Who burned down the loft in the season one finale? I've googled around and some say it was Hank Sullivan (The con artist who ...
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How did Vers confirm that Nick Fury was human?

Early in the Captain Marvel movie, Carol Danvers (going by the name ‘Vers’) crashes to earth and fights off a Skrull attack, thus convincing the young(ish) Nick Fury that she is not from Earth. ...
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How was love able to transcend the dimensions of time and space in Interstellar?

How was love able to transcend the dimensions? And how were THEY (people from future) actually able to communicate?
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What happens to Edgar Deems' body in “Tremors”?

In Tremors we see Val and Earl taking town drunk Edgar Deems' body to the Doctor, who identifies de-hydration as the cause of his death. The next we see Val and Earl they are on their way out of ...
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What show was 007 attending at the pyramids?

In the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, what show was that that 007 attended by the pyramids? Was/is that a real production that tourists could/can attend? Or was that all for the sake of the ...
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How did Edward break the mirror lock in The Order?

In episode 8 of The Order Edward activates the vade mecum, and its previous owner appears. They perform a mirror lock spell so that any injury done to one of them happens to both of them. Edward then ...
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Why was Nixon’s face never shown in the “The Post” movie?

We could only see Nixon's back but not his face. why was Nixon’s face never shown in the movie?
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What's the significance of David's back pain in The Lobster?

In the film The Lobster (2015), the pain in the back is such a defining characteristic of David. Does it have any particular significance? Why did the director decide to give him that burden?
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How did Alan Turing break the Enigma code using the hint given by the lady in the bar?

"Heil Hitler"....how can these two words help in breaking the most sophisticated machine of that time in The Imitation Game (2014)?
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Why did Christopher abandon everything and go wild in “Into the Wild”?

There's a lot of different reasons all over the internet and even some insight from his real-life sister, but I recall Christopher mentioning somewhere in the middle of Into the Wild (2007): It was ...
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Why did Fury lose his eye this way?

In Captain Marvel we see that the cat hurts Nick Fury, but they were both on the same team. Was this an accident or did the cat think it is funny?
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What was Silva talking about when he reached the chapel in Skyfall?

In the last scenes of Skyfall when Silva finds M in the chapel, he looks around and speaks Of course! it had to be here. It had to be this way. What was he talking about? Was he referring to ...
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What was so special about The Piano that Ada was willing to do anything to have it?

In the movie The Piano, Ada is a mute, who likes to play the piano. When she's married off to Stewart, she insist on taking the piano with her. Baines, Stewart's friend, buys the Piano from him ...
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Why was Jesse angry with Walter in the last few episodes when he was getting picked to be relocated in Alaska? [duplicate]

Why was Jesse angry with Walter in the last few episodes of Breaking Bad when he was getting picked to be relocated in Alaska? He already knows that Brock was poisoned with lily (from doc report), ...
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Why didn’t any reporters show interest towards “The Post”?

Both “The Post” team & “The Times” team were brought their case to the Supreme Court for illegally giving the public access to the Pentagon Papers. After the Court session concluded, reporters ...
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How does everyone know where Rosa lives?

At the end of the Brooklyn Nine Nine episode "Game Night", Jake and the rest of the guys show up at Rosa's apartment. How does everyone know where Rosa lives? Isn't that supposed to be a secret?
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What is Tony Stark injecting into himself in Iron Man 3?

In the beginning of Iron Man 3 (2013), Tony injects something into his forearm. He then attempts to get his suit to come to him. After it fails, he licks his arm, rubs it and tries again, at which ...
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What was Dease's main angst?

In the movie Velvet Buzzsaw, we are shown that Dease's paintings have the power to kill people. But not all of the characters are killed. What is the reason someone is marked for death? (I've already ...
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How is Iron Man communicating with the others on Titan?

In Avengers: Infinity War Star Lord is implanted with a translator. But how are Iron Man and Spiderman able to communicate with others on Titan...
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Why Did 'Lucifer' Season 3 End the Way It Did?

So I recently finished watching the current three seasons of Lucifer on Netflix, and in "A Devil of My Word" (the third to last episode of Season 3) (spoiler alert below)... Chloe sees Lucifer's ...
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How can Simon Lowe, with Daniel Hardman, sue Harvey Specter in connection with the doctrine of unclean hands?

In the last 2 episodes of Suits Season 8, Simon Lowe sues, via his attorney Daniel Hardman, Harvey Specter for breaking privilege. Without spoiling that , the situation was that Simon Lowe used ...
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Why is Harrison Wells the reverse flash in season 5 of Flash?

In The Flash: Eobard Thawne is the reverse flash. It is revealed that he went back in time to kill Barry's mother and then was stuck in the past. He kills the actual Harrison Wells and take his form ...
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Why did Oleg say “No”?

In Green Book (2018), Oleg takes vodka from the bartender and cheers to Tony and George: Oleg: No? Tony: Danke schön. Why did he say "No" in this scene?
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Was this character killed in the Dark Knight Rises?

Bane is seen hit by a motorcycle of sorts or possibly shot by the motorcycle but Bane has shown to be very formidable. I feel that a villain of his caliber would have a more conclusive death but his "...
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Why isn't Emily arrested for the murder of her husband?

Side Effects (2013), ends with Emily incriminating Dr. Siebert with conspiracy to commit murder and securities fraud. However, wouldn't that incriminate Emily as well on both of those charges? So, ...
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In Coco (2017), Is “Papá Julio” Coco's husband?

In Coco (2017), when Miguel meets his family, and through all the movie, he always calls his family members like "Tia Rosita" (aunt Rosita), "Tia Victoria" (aunt Victoria) and so on. The only one that ...
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Do the characters in the Disney Hercules Movie know the Muses talk?

It sort of seems that they look their direction or "sing along" but I don't think they're fully acknowledged. Are they actually singing and narrating in-universe? Or is it like in some musicals where ...
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What—if anything—was the symbolism being displayed and played out during the Mahjong game in “Crazy Rich Asians?”

So, I just saw Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and thought it was great! But I am just a white gweilo guy in the U.S.A. who is unfamiliar with the basic rules of Mahjong so I am seeking some clarity. What—...
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Why did Lucy convert herself into a USB?

What was the reason behind the conversion of human into USB in the movie Lucy? Why did the heroine change herself into USB when she used 100% of her mind, and then texted the policeman ("I am ...
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How did Ross get tickets to Sting's concert?

In the tenth episode of the eighth season of Friends, Phoebe tries to get tickets to Sting's concert and fails miserably. However, in the end of the chapter, turns out that Ross did get tickets, and ...
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Brian's Death in Final Destination 2

At the very end of Final Destination 2, a boy named Brian, who was previously saved from being hit by a truck, dies from an exploding grill. I think the reason he died is that death is correcting its ...
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The attack on Donnager: why are the attackers risking their lives for this mission?

In The Expanse Season 01 Donnager is attacked by the 6 ships with cloaking tech. What I do not understand: why are crews of these 6 ships willing to sacrifice their lives on such a risky mission? ...
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What's so funny about Ann's reply?

In Fifty Shades Freed (2018), Christian, who has drank, speaks to his pregnant wife Ann: Christian: Babies mean no sex. Ann: That can't be true. There'd be no siblings. Christian: Hmm. ...
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Was Flash's message in Batman vs Superman for the event occured in Justice League?

Ok, so there were a lot of questions regarding Bruce's 'knightmare'/ visions and The Flash's message in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice most of which are answered here. So, following the ...
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Why does Thanos say to Iron Man that he is “cursed with knowledge”? [duplicate]

When Thanos was fighting against Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War, he said > You're not the only one who cursed with knowledge. What does he mean with that?
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How did they toss the ladder to the other end?

We see the end of the ladder is not fixed, as well as being held by the other end by them. Before that, I wonder, how did they toss the ladder to the other end?
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What happened to Agu's mother?

In the movie Beasts of No Nation (2015) what happened to Agu's mother? Was Agu able to find her? It is not mentioned in the movie. Is there any explanation in the book which the movie is based on?
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Why did the Jennings even have kids?

In The Americans, if it was such a problem for the Jennings to have kids in the first place as revealed in Season 3/4: Why bother at all? It would have looked perfectly normal to be an American ...
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Was Skipper talking to Dusty on the radio, or was it in Dusty's head?

In Planes (2013), towards the end of the movie where Ripslinger passes Dusty, he sees the sunrays. He hears Skipper say, Tailwinds like nothin' you've ever flown. Dusty proceeds to say Roger ...
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How do the travelers/couriers know what universe to take the films to?

In episode 3.01 (More Than Ever, We Care About You) of Amazon Prime Video TV series, The Man in the High Castle, the titular character, also known as Abendsen Hawthorn, and his wife Caroline, explain ...
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How does Leonard in “Memento” remember reading and writing?

I was watching this masterpiece Memento, but one question that stuck in my mind is how does Leonard remember reading and writing? He was suffering from short term memory loss and if reading and ...
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Why was the scene cut without any reply from Zakharov?

In Red Sparrow Zakharov says to his assistant after he had got some information via phone: Zakharov: No loose ends. Nothing that can come back on the president. Assistant: And the girl? (...
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Which deception is Matron referring to?

In Red Sparrow Dominika Egorova attacked a fellow cadet, who tried to rape her. Later, Matron calls the fellow cadet and her. Matron says to her: For the deception to be complete, you must hold ...
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How did Gwen come to this universe even before the portal was open? [duplicate]

So as we all know Gwen came into the picture even before the portal was open in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, while other Spidermen came into the current universe after the portal was open and ...
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Why was the Emperor poisoning the Empress?

In Curse of the Golden Flower The Emperor has had the Imperial Doctor poison the Empress's medicine with a fungus which deteriorates her health and will ultimately make her go insane. What I don't ...
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Why did Ben Bradlee specifically mention “91 words a minute”?

The Post's managing editor, Ben Bradlee reads a paper: BEN: All these guys sound like they sleep with a damn thesaurus. So McNaughton was secretly suggesting to McNamara...to provoke the North ...
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Why does Ben Bradlee ask “Is anybody else tired of reading the news instead of reporting it”?

In The Post (2017), The Times publishes a story on obtaining the Pentagon Papers with news on the White House's cover-up stories. In a meeting of editors, managing editor Ben Bradlee asks a question: ...