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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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What happened to Sen?

In Zatoichi #9, when Shinsuke is killed, Ichi tells his sister Sen not to go back that night to the inn where she works. Next day he returns to the place where Shinsuke had been hiding, and finds ...
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Who was in the coffin?

In The Prestige, Angier & Cutter take Fallon prisoner and bury him in a coffin, as hostage for Borden's secret. Borden comes and hands over the key to the diary, then digs out Fallon. Which one ...
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Why does Ivan Egorova feel Dominika Egorova won't go even if she complete her mission?

Ivan Egorova gave Dominika Egorova a mission, in which she has to meet an American: You do this for me, and I'll let you go if that's what you want. But I feel you won't. This is what you were ...
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Why does Ivan believe Dmitri's ego will compel him to help the broken Dominika? [closed]

In Red Sparrow 2018, Dominika's uncle, Ivan Egorova speaks to Dominika Egorova State security is interested in knowing more about Dmitri Ustinov. You met him at the Bolshoi. Remember? He likes ...
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What was Eliot's greatest fear?

In Season 4 Episode 5 of The Magicians ("Escape from the Happy Place") it is seen that Eliot has to go through his greatest fear and sad memories to unlock the door. What exactly was his fear or ...
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Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-symbol on fire on the Gotham bridge?

I've heard of people nitpicking at The Dark Knight Rises a lot (continuity errors mostly). But I think I found the clincher. Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-Symbol on ...
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In Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, are vampires going extinct?

When Eve finds Adam's wooden bullet and assumes the worst, she gives him the benefit of the doubt by asking if he was, "having problems with one of the others." Adam says plainly, "I don't see any ...
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Police in movies/tv and license plates

Something I've noticed happening frequently in movies and television- when police are reporting the license plate number of a vehicle, instead of saying the letters on the plate they say words with ...
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What did Catelyn Stark expect her sister to do?

In Games of Thrones S01E05 Lady Stark seems to act on impulse on arresting Tyrion Lannister. She should have waited for more evidences and consult with Ned Stark. Instead she arrests Tyrion and goes ...
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Why couldn't William save Zoe too?

In the 2018 movie Replicas with Keanu Reeves, why didn't he simply tell his family what happened once they had woken up, and say he had to clone them to save their lives? Then he could use one of the ...
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How did the Toilet/Restroom/Building Blow up?

In Daddy Day Camp, when the lights go off in the restroom, and then Phil takes out a lighter and tries to light it, why did the entire Restroom blow up? By the way, why did Phil try to light up a ...
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Is Mindy St Claire the best person in 500 years?

By season 3 of The Good Place we know that: no human has entered the Good Place in 500 Years the only person that has avoided going to the Bad Place is Mindy St Claire Is Mindy St Claire the best ...
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Where did Bellamy get the first handgun?

In The 100 S01E01, the 100 kids have been sent to Earth to see if it was habitable by the Ark (12 space stations that linked together before the nuclear apocalypse happened to harbour over a thousand ...
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Can Doctor Strange look into the future beyond his death? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange looked into the alternating futures to see the outcome of the battle against Thanos. And out of millions of possible outcomes he said that only in one outcome ...
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How realistic is using same ammo crate for different guns in this scene?

On a recent episode on Gotham, Oswald(Penguin) is making 9mm ammunition. Gordon and Bullock are in a gun fight and eventually run out of ammo. We can see in the next scene there is a cartridge can ...
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How did Olaf survive all summers?

In the movie Frozen we see Anna & Kristoff joking around with Olaf about a snowman's fate in summer. At the end of movie Queen Elsa provides Olaf with the means to survive summer. How did he ...
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Butterfly effect in dhasavatharam movie

The movie Dasavathaaram is all about butterfly effect. In the beginning of the movie, the story travels back to 12th century where Rangarajan Nambi is chained to a huge stone idol of lord Vishnu and ...
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Nora's time travel (52 times) brings unsolved questions

In the latest episode of The Flash, S05E14, Nora time travels 52 times to save xyz person. It's good that Nora is taking charge to save the world and all while Barry is away. Now, my question is- How ...
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Why does Walt drive recklessly after Gus' offer of $15 million / year to keep cooking in Kafkaesque?

In the Breaking Bad episode Kafkaesque, after Walt meets with Gus and is offered an open-ended $15 million / year deal, we see Walt driving away, speeding up, and even closing his eyes on the highway ...
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Who was the woman with Thorwald in Rear Window?

In a scene in "Rear Window", Thorwald is seen leaving his apartment with a woman in the morning, after he supposedly killed his wife and deposited her body parts in the night before. That scene was to ...
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Legacies reality change episode is very confusing

In the latest episode of Legacies S01E10, there were multiple realities shown, with Jinni's magical powers. And we all know how a small change in past can have repercussions in this reality. Has ...
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Is Phillip Banks Hilary's father?

I'm trying to determine if this is just a goof in details or if Hilary Banks was actually not Phillip Banks' daughter. Vivian Banks birthday is October 21, 1951 Hilary Banks birthday is May 25, 1969 (...
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Travel in Guardians of the Galaxy

In Guardians of the Galaxy, we see beings traversing galaxies as easily as we traverse continents. We have traveled, halfway across the quadrant. And Ronan is no closer to being dead. - Drax ...
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Who Collected all the stones before thanos did? [duplicate]

In Thor: Ragnarok an infinity gauntlet was visible, does this mean Odin had it in the first place? Was he the one who put the stones in different realms?
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What did Bullitt see or think of when he went back to the hotel where his partner and the mobster were shot?

Fairly early in the movie Bullitt Steve McQueen returns to the hotel scene where his partner and the mobster were holed up and shot by 2 mob hitmen. He opens the hotel door, now a crime scene, and ...
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How could Goldface have survived?

In The Flash, S05E13, ~45min into the episode: Goldface is electrocuted. A dramatic scene with molten Gold spilling out of his eye sockets. Barry/the Flash stoops down, checking for a pulse, and ...
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How did Viola in “Suburra” know where to find Samurai?

In the 2015 movie Suburra, there is the drug using girlfriend of Number 8, who ends up killing Samurai, a high-level mafioso. Is there any hint in the book or in the movie how this happened? How did ...
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In Change Your Mind, how come the bubbles pop automatically?

At the end of the Change Your Mind episode of Steven Universe, the bubbles from the temple transported to Rose's fountain pop as the gems within them take their form. In various episodes prior, it has ...
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What is the logic behind Nadia bribing the secretary of the Temple with a mango?

So I just finished watching the dramedy TV series Russian Doll (2019) and have a question about a seemingly simple thing that maybe I am not understanding. In the third episode (“A Warm Body”) what ...
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Why did Andy lock himself in the music room?

Andy locks himself there to play music. Why would he do that? I get the philosophical aspect but it is a great risk. He is gaining favour with the prisoners but he could get moved to another cell or ...
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How did Eurus get to know about the outside world while she was living in solitary?

I recently watched the Sherlock TV series again. One thing is bugging me: how could Eurus Holmes tell Mycroft about the upcoming terrorist attack in London? I mean, according to Mycroft, Eurus had no ...
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When was the planning done in the sequence of the break in and Escobar in the way they did it?

In the Maze Runner: Death Cure, it is known that Thomas and the rest of the Right Arm are planning a break in on WCKD City, to get Minho out. After this happens, there is a sequence of events that ...
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Why did Chief Phillips try to kill Willard?

Nearing the end of Apocalypse Now a spear pierces Chief Phillips's body and Captain Willard tries to ease his fall, but the fatally wounded soldier seems to attempt to impale the Captain with the ...
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How would the Polar Express have been able to go back the same way with the ice on the lake having been cracked?

In "The Polar Express", how would the Train have been able to go back the same way with the Ice on the Frozen Lake having cracked?
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Why does Walt become less strict about Walter Jr.'s driving style in Half Measures?

It's not entirely clear why Walt has a completely different attitude about Walter Jr's driving style in the episode Half Measures, in which he basically says "as long it gets you from point A to point ...
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Why didn't Life use sound to capture the Venom symbiote?

Fairly early in the Venom film, the Life researchers discovered that sound of a certain frequency disabled the symbiotes. However, they fruitlessly sent agents, cars, dune buggies, and explosive ...
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How can they walk normally in the space station?

In Geostorm, I saw many times the characters can walk normally in the space station. Because the space station is in space, can someone tell me why gravity exists here?
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What is the significance of Osaka Towers?

In the movie Glass, Osaka Towers is referred multiple times throughout the movie. For example, What is the purpose and significance of these buildings as they are referred to multiple times ...
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Why did Skyler return to Beneke Fabricators right after saying she couldn't be a part of the accounting fraud there?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Mandala" it's not really clear what may have changed Skyler's mind about continuing to work at Beneke Fabricators. Between the scene when Skyler tells Ted she couldn't be ...
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Why was Sartaj astonished on seeing the passport in Gaitonde's possession?

In S01E01 Ashwathama of Sacred Games, when Sartaj witnesses Gaitonde committing suicide, he picks up a passport. The photo on it is visible, but I couldn't make out who that was. Then Katekar enters ...
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Was the Angels choir aware the whole thing was a con?

In the film Leap of Faith (1992), was Jonas Nightengale (Steve Martin) putting on the Angels choir just as much as the crowds he "preached" to? Or were they in on it too as a fake "choir"? They seemed ...
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How did Mills and Somerset know about the leather shop?

How did Mills and Somerset know the leather shop they went to when they were trying to find the blonde girl in Se7en? How did they know they would find something there? How did they even manage to ...
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How did this True Detective character survive this?

In season 2 of True Detective, in one of the early episodes How did he survive this? I imagine the shotgun was loaded with rock salt or something else meant to be non-lethal, but as far as I could ...
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What's the purpose of Rickwaert's plan in “1932”?

I started watching Baron Noir, a French political TV show following Philippe Rickwaert, a distinguished and ambitious member of the French Socialist Party, and I can't figure what the purpose of his ...
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Is what is happening in the courtroom known outside the courtroom in real time?

In the TV show Bull, sometimes during the courtroom scenes something will happen and then the scene will cut away to some people who seem to be watching the events in real time and evaluating the ...
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Objectives of Anna and the Visitors in V the series

The original series of 'V' in the 1980 saw the Visitors led by Diana trying to enslave the planets population. The Visitors wanted humans as soldiers and as a food source. In the remade series, ...
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Why were things disappearing in Russian Doll?

In the new Netflix show Russian Doll, part of the plot is about things and disappearing. I watched all of the show, but I didn't understand this part. Why was it happening? How is connected with ...
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What was that in the box with Thomas?

Re-watching The Maze Runner, I've noticed something at the very start of the movie...another figure is in the box with Thomas and it's never mentioned, the only mere mention is when Thomas reacted to ...
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How did Peter Quill know where the Power Stone was, even if he didn't know *what* it was?

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Peter Quill lands on Morag with some device that let's him (I'm guessing here...) see the past as a hologram. He uses it to find the entry to a building, and finds ...
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How did Shaw know that Marco was instructed to kill the President-Elect?

In the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" from 2004 Ben Marco was instructed by Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (Meryl Streep) to kill the president-elect. But how did Raymond Shaw know and thus interfere?