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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 Williamson lie to Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross?

I loved Glengarry Glen Ross but there is one thing I still find strange. Why did Williamson lie to Roma about the contract before? I mean, if the contract was stolen Roma should have gone back to ...
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What's the meaning of the shoelace scene in Homecoming?

In the episode 4 season 1 of Homecoming there's a scene where Thomas asks Colin a few questions about the Homecoming project and Heidi. Thomas tells he found a client and will talk to him, and enters ...
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Why was Cheyenne following Harmonica?

We see throughout the whole movie that Cheyenne follows Harmonica, but they first meet in the bar where they have a harmonica-talking conversation. After that we see that Cheyenne meets Jill at her ...
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What happened to the humans in Ice Age?

What happened to the humans in Ice Age films? The humans don't appear after the first film, (not including the Xmas special.)
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Why was Katniss Everdeen wearing her arena outfit in this scene?

During the first Hunger Games, Katniss hallucinates under the influence of tracker-jacker venom/stings. She recalls her father's death and then there is a scene with her mother. ...
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How can Credence be Dumbledore's brother?

Erza Miller (Credence Barbone) said in an interview that he was 18 in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie. As the movies take place in 1926 he should be born in 1908. But Dumbledore's ...
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Is there any plausibile explanation for the Birdbox CCTV screen scene?

In Birdbox there is a scene where one of the characters looks outside the house using the CCTV system it has. The man is looking through an LCD screen and nonetheless, What's a possible explanation ...
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How can you answer the question given the conditions in Exam?

Spoilers ahead. In the 2009 movie Exam, the contestants have to answer a simple question, but the problem is they don't outright know what that question is even though it was directly presented to ...
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Why didn't they make Harry change into another person in the Battle of the Seven Potters? [duplicate]

I never thought much about the Battle of the Seven Potters at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 when watching it the first time. Now after rewatching, I'm wondering why The ...
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Why did Nils Debruuk insist on reading the manifesto?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout, when Team Hunt was trying to get the mobile password from Dr. Debruuk, he wanted the manifesto to be read and broadcasted on air or he won't give those passkeys. ...
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In “The Lobster” how much of original human mind is left after transformation?

In The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) people who can't find a romantic pair in 45 days are transformed into animals. There is a transformation room where supposedly people are transformed.. But the ...
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How did Paco use the ceiling to hide the book?

In the Netflix series YOU, the episode 9 (Candance) we see that Paco returns a book to Beck while Joe is out, and he says that he forgot the book was still in the ceiling. He explains that Joe had ...
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Why did they say Beale Cipher

In the Film Imitation Game, Commander Denniston has found news of a Soviet Spy working at Bletchley Park, which they've managed to track back to Hut 8, the room in which Alan Turing works, so he has ...
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Why can't the entities enter closed houses/buildings?

In Bird Box, why can't the entities/monsters enter the closed houses/ building by breaking the window/door? In one of the scenes where a small group went out in car for supply run, it was seen that ...
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Why did the robots run away?

In the end of the epic fight scene with Ultron robots run and fly away from Hulk like they have emotions and fear. Their goal is to get to the drill, isn't it? Why did they behave like people?
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Why the need for headphones to hear the black box recording?

In the movie Sully they watch the flight simulations and they can hear the audio on the whole room. But when switch to the black box recording everyone needs to use headphones. So why they dont ...
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Why didn't Elisa release Amphibian Man into the ocean in the first place?

So, she plans to release him (the Amphibian Man) into a nearby canal when it rains to give access to the ocean. Why wait? Why didn't she release him into the ocean in the first place?
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Spider-Gwen timing

This question contains spoilers about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. How come Spider-Gwen appeared on class along Miles if the collider accident happened after? Is the only spider-being that ...
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How did Travelers bring matter/objects/artifacts into the past?

Travelers travel back in time by somehow planting information into the mind of a present-day person by the use of some quantum mechanism and a "TELL" (nevermind that GPS technology is nowhere near as ...
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Why aren't they using the “link” to give the robots instructions?

At the end of I, Robot the N5s are told to "report for storage" over an old school loudspeaker. The robots still appear to be linked through a central system, why aren't they using that to communicate ...
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Why did Black Widow give the spear to Proxima?

After Natasha wounded Corvus Glaive in Avengers: Infinity War, she threw the spear to Proxima. Was it accidental or intentional? If intentional, then for what purpose?
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How did Jack get his compass? [duplicate]

In Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men's Chest it is told that Jack received his compass from Tia Dalma, the human form of the sea goddess Calypso. But in Dead Men Tells no Tale it is finally revealed ...
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Could the electric company employee have wrecked Hans Gruber's plan?

In the original Die Hard, one of the key points of Hans Gruber's plan is that the police (and specifically the FBI) must eventually be notified, and allowed to proceed as if it were a terrorist ...
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Where did Thanos go at the end of the movie?

Where is Thanos at the end of the Avengers: Infinity War...since it's apparently not Titan?
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Why isn't Jack Sparrow's greatest fear released before?

In Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tells no Tales Jack Sparrow exchanges his compass for drink. As it happens it is told that the compass is betrayed and his greatest fear is released. But before ...
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How did Alfred find Martha?

In events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, after the two protagonists were done fighting each other, owing to the fact that their mothers shared the same name, Batman says, he is going after ...
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Why did Aquaman and Mera need a boat?

In Aquaman, after defeating Black Mantis in Italy, Arthur and Mera use a boat to travel to the Missing Kingdom. Presumably, Mera uses her power of controlling the water to drive the boat as there is ...
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How does Leonard remember about insulin in Memento

Leonard remembers everything up to the incident. So this means he knows about Sammy and his fake condition. This also means he remembers Sammy didn't have a wife. So after the incident, how could he ...
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Does Black rock island keep changing with the sky?

In the film Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales, we learn that "Black rock island" is perfect a reflection of the heavens. "Look at it, Jack. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. ...
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Young Claire flashback scenes in season 6 House of Cards

What is the meaning of young Claire flashback scenes in season 6 House of Cards? It is never stated explicitly nor explained. The scenes also don't seem to have any direct correlation to any other ...
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How is Itomori's demise related to its lake's creation?

During the course of Your Name. (orig.: Kimi no na wa.) we learn that in Mitsuha's time her home town Itomori is about to be hit by a splintering comet. When Taki in Mitsuha's body is going to save ...
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Who is the guy in the men’s wash room who got killed accidentally?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Ethan Hunt and August Walker tracked a guy in men’s wash room who got killed accidentally. He is not Lark, then who is this guy and how did he get the invitation band?...
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Why did Gamora appear to Thanos as her younger self?

We now know that the final scene in Avengers: Infinity War where Gamora asks her father Thanos "what did it cost" and Thanos responds with "Everything" happens in the soul world as the Russo Brothers ...
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Did the Infinity Stones get destroyed after the snap?

So after the snap, we clearly see that the gauntlet is destroyed or at least damaged, but we see Thanos disappearing using the Space Stone to go somewhere else. So my question is, now that the ...
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How could Isildur cut Sauron's finger?

In Fellowship of the Ring it is shown that Isildur cut the finger which holds the One Ring from Sauron's hand. But at that time, Sauron was very powerful because of his wearing the Ring. So how could ...
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Who was making silent calls?

In the beginning of the film "Bug" we can observe how Agness is plagued by silent calls, that she believes were made by her ex-spouse Jerry. Originally I thought it was Peter, who is kind of crazy ...
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Why does the TGV Train stop at the end of movie?

At the end of Mission Impossible (1996) the TGV train goes into the tunnel and the helicopter follows. When a driver/pilot of the train sees the helicopter following them, he informs the main driver ...
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Why didn't they send more complex data through the wormhole?

When I was answering some older Interstellar related question, I had to re-watch some parts of Interstellar. I've noticed one thing about wormhole and data they were able to send (back) through it. ...
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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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Which dimension did the radioactive spider which bit Miles come from?

In the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, after being bitten by the radioactive spider, Miles go back to his graffiti to check the dead spider again. At this point the spider is shown glitching ...
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How did the first terrorist know John McClane was a cop?

In the iconic Christmas movie Die Hard John McClane discovers terrorists infiltrating the Nakatomi plaza. In his first encounter with a terrorist, McClane gets the drop on him but the terrorist says ...
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Was the submarine attack genuine?

When King Orm (Patrick Wilson) goes to meet King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren) for the first time, they get attacked by a submarine. The submarine shoots torpedoes at them without provocation. It is then ...
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How did Hank Pym's wife age in the quantum realm?

In the movie Ant-man and the Wasp, we learn many things about the "quantum realm" including the fact that it exists beyond time. Later on in the movie, when Hank's wife finally gets rescued, she is ...
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Why can't the daughter go into the basement?

In A Quiet Place, Lee Abbott (John Krasinski's character) won't let his deaf daughter go down into the basement? Why? She even hesitates going down there when her mom and brother are running from ...
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Why do they have to be barefoot?

In A Quiet Place, the characters are always barefoot. Why can't they wear soft soled shoes? It seems dangerous to be barefoot (you could step on a nail sticking out of a step), and it would get too ...
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Why didn't Dormammu try to steal the Time Stone?

I learnt from this question that Dormammu is a being who lives beyond time. Generally, when you reverse time, you reverse everything including the memory of the person existing inside the time. ...
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How can people get killed in the mirror dimension?

In the mirror dimension in Doctor Strange, one cannot affect the real world. Doctor Strange: The Mirror Dimension. You can't affect the real world in here. Who's laughing now, a$%^ole? ...
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Why didn't they change the future in Arrival?

Just watched Arrival and now reading reviews and discussions to comprehend the movie. The aliens could see the future and know that they would need help from humans in 3000 years, that's why they ...
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Did the Sea-Monster serve king Atlan?

In the movie Aquaman, Aquaman is attacked by a sea monster who says something like: "no one has conversed with me since king Atlan" and the monster calms down, later the monster fights with Aquaman (...
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Why didn't Teresa Jump?

In Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the city WCKD had taken has fallen to the Right Arm. At the end of the battle, after Janson dies, and Thomas and Teresa find themselves on the roof of a building, they ...