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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 do some Atlantians need water breathing suits?

In the new Aquaman movie there are a number of scenes where Atlantians are seen on land wearing suits filled with water so they can breath. In some of the fight sequences we even seen their suits ...
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How did Tally know beforehand that they found Amelia?

In the movie, The Nice Guys (2016), Tally calls Jackson and Holland and tells them that Judith wanted $100,000 in cash. Then Holland tells her that they found Amelia, and Tally tells them that she ...
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Why did Emma remember Jessica while others did not?

In The Miracle of Christmas, the two-part finale of Timeless, Emma Whitmore asks for Jessica, but the other person in Rittenhouse doesn’t remember her. Because of that, Emma realizes that history was ...
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Why there is a hole in William's shoe? [closed]

In Falling Down (1993) there is a hole in William's shoe. I can't understand where did the hole in his shoe come from.
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Did Alonzo intentionally miss Jeff's vest in Training Day? [closed]

Referring to the scene where they raid Roger's house and have to fake the bust. Alonzo wants it to look like Jeff was shot twice upon entering the house and done arguably at point blank range. What ...
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Who closed the gates of the Lonely Mountain with stones while Smaug was inside?

In The Hobbit movie series the door of the Lonely Mountain was closed and protected by a stone wall. The dwarves break open the doors with a giant bell in the end but who built that wall and what was ...
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Were Sansa and Arya aware of Littlefinger’s deceptive plan all along?

Littlefinger’s plan in Game of Thrones season 7 was to turn Sansa and Arya against each other, and in the end it was he who was executed. So did Arya and Sansa know they were being manipulated by him ...
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Why did the pirate team not put on their re-breather units?

In Aquaman, When the Father/Son Pirate team thought they were going to drown, why didn't they put on their (scuba) re-breather units?
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Why did Venom only eat heads?

Venom needs food for himself other than food taken by Eddie for himself. Sometimes Venom prefers human flesh as food while Eddie has no interest in it. In one scene when Eddie crashed with his ...
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Why is there a crown on Diana's head?

In the Christmas special episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 'A Midwinter's Tale' we see Sabrina's mother Diana. And she helps Sabrina save the baby from Gryla. Diana was wearing a crown during ...
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Did Hector vanish while Miguel ran to Mama Coco?

So, in this question we learned that Miguel ran to Mama Coco, since she was the only one whose memories were valid to keep Hector "alive" in the dead world. However, when Miguel arrives to his house, ...
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Why is the scientist kidnapped and brainwashed?

In The Ipcress File, Harry Palmer is tasked with finding and recovering Radcliffe, a British scientist who is suspected to have been kidnapped by a man named Grantby. Palmer does recover the ...
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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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Why does Ariadne's totem work?

In Inception, Cobb's totem was a spinning top, that in reality would stop spinning eventually. Arthur's totem was a special dice, that in reality would roll a particular number more often. Ariadne's ...
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Why was it necessary to rescue Saito from limbo?

In Inception, one of the last scenes (and actually the very beginning scene) is Saito being approached by Cobb to both retrieve him and remind him about their arrangement. But did that action really ...
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Why did David kill someone he seemed to care for? [duplicate]

After watching Alien Covenant, it was not clear as to why David would kill Elizabeth? David was obviously a nutter, yes, but in my interpretation of the film he really cared for Elizabeth.
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Why didn't Helen close her eyes and keep them closed?

In Incredibles 2, after it was revealed that the pizza delivery guy was controlled by goggles and Evelyn reveals her plans to Helen, the latter being tied up in a chair, why didn't Helen close her ...
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Why did Mark King plan to frame his wife in The Other Woman?

Why did Mark plan to frame his wife Kate in The Other Woman? Even though he is cheating on his wife, he still appears to have genuine feelings for her.
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Why didn't Gordon Shumway mind being called “ALF”?

Considering how acerbic and sarcastic he is, how come Gordon Shumway was so good-natured with the Tanners calling him "ALF"? If, say, a human went to the planet Melmac and had to hide out in a ...
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What actually happened to Lukas?

I saw that Lukas starts the car at the end of The Bouncer. Well, it seems that he was alive that time but not sure about that. Can somebody explain?
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Why does Cogburn kill the horse?

In the movie True Grit (2010), second to last scene, where Cogburn rides with poisoned Mattie. In the desperate attempt to save Mattie from the snake venom, Cogburn rides her (of Mattie) horse day-and-...
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What was Grant looking for at the end of the season 3 finale?

In the final scene of the Season 3 Finale of Travelers, just when he sends an email to the 'Director', Grant appears to look through the window, as if he is awaiting/expecting something to happen. ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange transport the team back to earth using his sling ring?

Dr. Strange and the team had a lot of time after Thanos left Titan after taking the Time Stone. Thanos had to get the rest of the stones, so there was a lot of time and Dr. Strange could have ...
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Why Didn't the Immortal Take the Shirt?

In the Netflix series "The Protector", when the Immortal killed Hakan's parents, why didn't he take the shirt?
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Why did Doctor Strange say that his job is “protecting the reality” to Iron man?

In the scene from Avengers: Infinity War where Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Wong and Bruce Banner were discussing the Infinity Stones and how to hide the time stone from Thanos, Doctor Strange told Tony ...
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Who killed the Comanche raiders?

In the movie, Hostiles, Christian Gale and his party are attacked by a group of Comanche raiders whose leader had his face painted in red and black. This Comanche leader is seen killed and his body ...
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Why did Elrond let Isildur take the One Ring?

In The Lord of the Rings movie in the first part of the movie Fellowship of the Ring we see Isildur cutting Sauron"s fingers and taking the One Ring for himself. They were fighting at the edge of ...
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What happens in the house in episode 10 season 2?

At the end of S02E10 (The last ceremony), Guardians arrive at the house. Nick tells Offred to hide. Then Nick goes outside and tries to tell some lies to the guardians to explain his presence. A ...
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Did Superman reverse time by spinning the Earth backwards?

It's an often lampooned scene towards the end of Superman, when the titular Superman discovers Lois has died, he flies around the world very fast in the opposite direction to its spin. This ...
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Explanation of the ending of 'Burn After Reading'

I just finished the movie "Burn after Reading". It's a black comedy but in the end when J K simmons says What did we learn Palmer? and he says I don't know sir. and then J .K simmons says ...
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Why did Clark dream of the department store lady?

Why did Clark dream of the department store lady in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? No reason is given in the movie as to why he dreams of her in the pool. It seems unrelated to the overall ...
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Why is Edoardo angry with Antonio?

In the movie I Am Love, before his death, when Edoardo finds out about Emma and Antonio, he says to Emma: You are lying. You are just like others. You are just like Gianluca, Papa, Antonio.. ...
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What can we make out of the final scene from House of Cards season 1 ep 2?

At season 1, ep 2, Frank Underwood walks out of his office after successfully sabotaging the would-be secretary of state and installing Durant as the new secretary of state, Frank walks into a ...
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Using Tesseract as a time stone?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, during the final one-on-one fight between Captain America and Red Skull, Red Skull says "I have seen the future, there are no flags" to which Cap replies "Not my ...
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Why doesn't General Broulard stop the executions?

On the eve of the executions instigated by General Mireau (George Macready) in "Paths of Glory", Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) tells General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) that the "attempt to murder three ...
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Why wasn't Dr. Erskine shot before he turned Steve into a super soldier?

In Captain America: The First Avenger just after Steve is turned into a super soldier, Dr. Erskine is shot by a Nazi infiltrator. But Schmidt tells Dr. Zola that if they can stop the super soldier ...
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Why does Sister Charlotte have a baby blanket in her suitcase?

In Annabelle: Creation, when Sister Charlotte was unpacking her suitcase in the beginning why was there a baby blanket?
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Where is “Back Home” in Casino?

In the movie Casino (1995) both Sam and Nicky move to Las Vegas from "Back Home" where the bosses are. It is clear that they both started their career in in their "home" town. Which city do they ...
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Is Joel's marriage proposal to Miriam Maisel a flashback or dream sequence?

In S02E09 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, there's a scene where Joel proposes to Miriam at a diner and they dance in the streets, after she says yes, blocking oncoming traffic. The scene cuts to Miriam ...
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How could Thanos have the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Age of Ultron?

At the end (post-credit) of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos is seen taking the Infinity Gauntlet. But in Avengers: Infinity War, judging from Eitri's words, his attack on Nidavellir, where he ...
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What doubts does Sisters Aloysius have?

I remember watching Doubt (2008) and just always thought that Sister Aloysius is such a difficult person to be around and all that she did was just because she just didn't like Father Flynn because of ...
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Did Barry affect the timeline during the episode “What's Past Is Prologue”?

So, I watched The Flash season 5 episode 8 (What's Past Is Prologue), and one thing got me confused: When Barry went back to the time where his speed had been taken by Hunter Zolomon (a.k.a Zoom) and ...
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Why didn't the Tesseract get transported with Red Skull? [duplicate]

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger Red Skull disappears and it was later discovered that he was transported by the Tesseract. In other circumstances like when Thor took Loki to Asgard at ...
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Why didn't Loki use the Tesseract?

At the starting of Avengers Infinity War we see that Loki is in possession of the Tesseract. So why didn't he use it to transport everyone on that ship to the earth? If he wanted to keep that a ...
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What is the significance of the lighter as murder evidence?

In A Shock to the System, what is the significance of the lighter as murder evidence? Where did he lose it and why would it be evidence for the 2nd murder he committed?
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Ending of Sacred Games

Can someone explain the ending of Sacred Games (Season 1). Who is the character found tied in a hole? Is he dead or alive? And what is the significance of the items shown present in the place with ...
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Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing?

Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing with her father and sister Sansa in Game of Thrones Season 1? King's Landing is not a safe place. Wouldn't it have been safer for her to stay home in ...
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Why are the Nazis just “the enemy” in Dunkirk?

During Dunkirk, we may see some Nazi German airplanes, such as He 111, Junkers Ju 87 and Bf-109. Also at the end, when Farrier is being captured, we may recognize Nazi German soldiers. But during the ...
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What happens to the Thanos gauntlet after use?

Why does Thanos's gauntlet look destroyed after he used it at the end of Avengers: Infinity War?
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Whose spaceship is Tony Stark in? [closed]

In the latest trailer of Avengers: Endgame, Tony is shown in a spaceship where he records a message. In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony was stranded on Titan with nobody else. The spaceship he was ...