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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 Brian stand in front of the subway train the first time he took NZT?

In the Limitless pilot, when evading the police in the subway, Brian jumps on the tracks, calculates that there's an 80%-90% chance the train will stop on time if the driver sees him, and he kept ...
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How does the clone trooper recognize Darth Sidious to execute Order 66?

During the film Star Wars: Revenge the Sith we see Darth Sidious talking with Commander Cody for the execution of Order 66. But how does the Commander know that "the dude" with the hoodie was ...
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How does 'Agent Doe' end up where he does in Predestination?

In the movie Predestination, one of the pre-climax scenes shows that the barkeep (Agent Doe) turns into the Fizzle Bomber by killing his future self. This is described in the timeline on the main ...
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What happened to the other symbiotes in Venom?

After Drake died with Riot in Venom, the symbiotes were still in Drake's lab. So what happened to them? Are they disposed or sent back to space?
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Why did the little girl lie about Lucas?

In The Hunt (2012) I didn't understand why the little girl told lies about Lucas. Is it just a random thing?
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Was Dominika really that cold-blooded?

In "Red Sparrow (2018)", Jennifer Lawrence's character kills two people in cold blood before both the hotel incident and joining the secret agency. What those people did to her was unforgivable- ...
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What was Ryan holding near the start of Doctor Who S11E1?

In Series 11, Episode 1 of Doctor Who, entitled "The Woman Who Fell To Earth", there's a scene near the start with Ryan holding an object. Here's a screen clip taken a little over 3 minutes from the ...
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Why did Alex's house have an dumbwaiter?

In Home Alone 3 (1997), why did Alex's house have a dumbwaiter? What kind of house has a dumbwaiter?
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What was the monster's motivation in “Await Further Instructions”?

In the recent horror film Await Further Instructions (2018), a family is trapped in their house by a mysterious barrier, which is later to be revealed to be part of some kind of strange monster which ...
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Why did the accessories (clothings, masks, equipments, etc.) vanish along the person? [duplicate]

Everyone knows that the snap of Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War ended the lives of half of all organisms in the Universe. But why did their accessories turn to dust along with the owner? ...
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What happened to Mrs. Teavee?

In the Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, after an Oompa Loompa takes Mike Teavee (inside his Mother's Purse) to the Taffy Pulling Room, Mrs. Teavee faints and then two Oompa Loompas drag her ...
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Why was Ddub unhappy with Luke at the end?

In the season 2 finale of Luke Cage, back in the barbershop, why is Ddub unhappy with Luke pushing out all the mob bosses from Harlem? Why does he threat to buy Pop's place and end up doing so?
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Crew members' influence on The Office

In the Negotiation episode of The Office, Roy tries to attack Jim and Dwight intervenes in the fight and stops it using pepper spray. Meanwhile in Vandalism episode Frank tries to attack Pam, and ...
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What is the significance of the book in Mission Impossible:Fallout?

In the movie Mission: Impossible - Fallout Ethan Hunt gets the mission details in Homer's Odyssey. Why no other book? Is there any significance to using that specific book?
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What happened when the ark hit the mountain with a fast speed?

At the end of the movie 2012, when one of the big ships was a few meters behind the mountain, they went with a very fast speed and hit the mountain. And then it says something like Day 27, Month 12,...
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Was Aku created? If yes, who created him and granted him powers?

The Wiki says: ”Aku was the main antagonist of the series Samurai Jack. Born from a cosmic of black mass darkness…” Samurai Jack, Wiki. Did Aku always exist? Or was he created? Who gave him ...
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Why did Parthavi's father not resort to honor killing in Dhadak?

Honor killing is murdering a family member that has brought shame or dishonor upon the family, community or religion. Caste system is alive in India & across castes, a women's conduct is given ...
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Why is Sméagol from Lord of the Rings talking to himself alone?

When I watched one of the Lord of the Rings films (don't remember which one), I saw Sméagol talking to himself and it made me feel uncomfortable. Why does Sméagol talk to himself?
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What event led to Eddie Brock leaving New York City

In the movie Venom, Eddie Brock and his fiancée Anne discuss an event that caused him to leave New York during a date. They lightly allude to the situation from different perspectives, one saying he ...
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Why did Cap lose his temper in Avengers?

We all know Tony was the arrogant one among the Avengers from the very start. He was always about himself, considered himself above all, etc. Cap, on the other hand, is the ideal man, he carries his ...
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Frankie gives Maggie a “boxer name”. Why do we not know the meaning before the end?

I want to understand why Frankie didn't give the meaning of "Mo Cuishle" before the end of the movie. Can someone explain this?
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Why did Helmut Zemo target only James Buchanan Barnes and not 5 other Winter Soldiers?

We saw in Captain America: Civil War that Zemo used Bucky as a means to make the Avengers crumble from within. When Tony saw the footage he was enraged and the Avengers literally broke up. All I ...
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When did Alonzo decide to do what he did to Jake?

In Training Day, did Alonzo always plan on having Jake killed by Smiley? After the scene where he kills Roger, he appears to still be trying to win Jake over to seeing his side of things; that they ...
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How did Will stay alive?

Will was pulled into the upside down by the Demogorgon in Stranger Things. How did he manage to escape it and then evade it for a week?
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How or when does Bucky get super human qualities?

In Captain America: Civil War, Bucky apparently can run as fast as enhanced Steve Rogers. I don’t remember anything specific about how Bucky gets extra power beyond the bionic arm (which, I’m ...
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How does Captain America know who killed Tony Stark’s parents? [duplicate]

How would Captain America know anything about any incidents by Bucky when operating as Winter Soldier? At the end of Captain America: Civil War, after seeing the video of the Winter Soldier killing ...
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Why did the troglodytes come to Bright Hope?

The movie Bone Tomahawk (2015) is about a tribe of Native American cannibals who kidnap a local woman and deputy from an old west town Bright Hope, prompting a search and rescue party by the sheriff ...
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How did Dominika know the outcome when she initiated her plan?

Dominika frames her uncle Evan as a the mole in Red Sparrow. I get it that she did all that as she was angry with her uncle. What I don't get is: She didn't know the name of the actual traitor till ...
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John Carpenter's The Thing - What were the lights?

In The Thing, there's a scene where Dr. Blair, played by Wilford Brimley, is examining what I believe is the first half-alien, half-human victim. The scene switches to showing the harsh weather ...
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Why does Nicolas Cage's character laugh at guy's name in Bad Lieutenant?

In Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Terence (played by Nicolas Cage) finds the name of one of the guy's he's looking for hilarious! The guy is nicknamed G. Every time he mentions it, he laughs ...
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Sense8 S2E11 plot holes [closed]

I started to watch Sense8 recently, knowing that the plot was cut short and concluded in a 2h30 special episode begged by fans, so probably disappointing. But I must admit: I really loved the show. ...
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Why remove boots of dead Nazis and toss about?

During the opening of the Bear Jew scene, the Basterds are removing the socks and boots of dead Nazis and tossing them about the forest area. Is there any reason for that past just further "...
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How did Batman maintain his physique during his exile?

It was shown in beginning of Batman Begins that during his exile (during his days as vagabond/thief) Bruce had nothing to eat and no place to exercise or workout. He could not even afford proper lunch ...
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Is the dream ambiguity in Total Recall broken in the machine failure scene?

The movie Total Recall (1990) plays with the possibility that everything in the movie is just a dream, suggesting, in the end, that it probably is. But in the beginning, when the machine seems to ...
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Why does Toph seem to change so drastically in these two videos? [closed]

In this Legend of Korra Out of the Past yukone's trial part 1 clip it shows a grown up Toph Beifong, a tall woman. In this video Su, Lin and Toph vs. Kuvira | Full Fight it shows a completely ...
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Why didn't endurance burn from the heat generated by the accretion disk around Gargantua?

We know when Dr Mann failed the docking procedure and Cooper and TARS try to dock on the spinning endurance by matching their rotational speed, the ship started entering the stratosphere to which ...
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At end of Iron fist S2, Who carries the series title?

Season 2 of Iron Fist is now available on Netflix and I watched all episodes. While it is a marked improvement over Season 1 and the Defenders mini series, the conclusion was rather confusing. ...
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Why is it a problem for the others that Mike was not at Harvard

Mike is sued for fraud, but even that is not completely proven, since the jury would have voted not guilty. Why could Harvey, Louis & Jessica being sued for? For "KNOWING" the fact? Unless there ...
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What was the substance hidden in the Olive Oil in the Clancy series Jack Ryan?

In the hideout of Suleiman in the Jack Ryan TV-show, we see the terrorists busy sliding slim glass containers individually into bulky olive oil canisters. The number of crates of olive oil gave me the ...
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What was the Ebola plot in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan?

Suleiman and his brother excavated an Ebola victims body from Liberia & went to Azerbaijan six months ago. Then he provides the 12 captive Doctors Without Borders including Dr. Daniel Nadler (who'...
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Why do the three boxes appear when the parademon explodes?

When Batman is fighting the parademon in the beginning of Justice League, he catches the demon with a net on the wall. The demon explodes after some screaming and twitching, leaving goo picturing the ...
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Why was a FBI Academy recruit sent to question Hannibal Lecter?

If Agent Starling had not yet graduated from the FBI why was she sent to interview Hannibal Lecter? She had not finished her training yet she was allowed to carry a gun and a badge. Is this standard ...
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Why would Henry McCord have a conflict of interest working for DoD?

In the TV series Madam Secretary, there seems to be this folklore about the state department and the department of defense conflicting somehow. I asked how the departments conflict, but perhaps this ...
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When did the Kompromat move from the boiler to being buried?

A potential plot-hole in the TV-series Bodyguard, but when would it have been possible for the Kompromat (tablet) to have been buried in the grounds near David Budd's flat? We see him preparing to ...
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Why was this character mentioned in the News in the final moments of Bodyguard?

Towards the the end of the last episode of Bodyguard series 1, the Chief of Police is watching a television news report summarizing the results of the investigation into the bombings. The head of the ...
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How does Malcolm get the idea in the end?

I will try my best at not divulging plot details. Towards the end of the movie, Malcolm and his crew reach Mr. Universe's abode with the intent of broadcasting the recording made by (planet) Miranda'...
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Why does Carpet act like he doesn't know Genie when they first meet?

In Disney's Aladdin, after Aladdin, Abu, and Carpet had just been trapped in the cave, Abu reveals that he stole the lamp back from Jafar. Aladdin tries to read an inscription on the lamp, and Carpet ...
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Why did each character get £4000 during the deal if Mark put in £2000 upfront?

In Trainspotting, why did each character get £4,000 during the deal if Mark put in £2,000 upfront? From the £16,000 they got surely they wouldn't each get £4k if Mark contributed £2k to buy the gear ...
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How did Cull Obsidian's hand grow back in the battle of Wakanda?

In the fight scene near the Sanctum Santorum in Avengers: Infinity War Cull Obsidian's hand got cut off by a closing portal, but in the battle of Wakanda it was grown back to normal. Does he have ...
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Does the CBS documentary that is a plot element in Masters of Sex (season 2) exist in reality?

Episodes 10-12 (or thereabout) of season two of Masters of Sex show the production of a CBS documentary in which Masters and Johnson are featured/interviewed. However the Wikipedia page on the real ...