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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 Curtis Chen try to kill Green Kiera in Continuum?

In the season 2 finale of the Canadian science fiction show Continuum, Alec Sadler goes back in time, which leads to the creation of a new Green Timeline and the subsequent destruction of the original ...
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In Ocean's Twelve, how did the Night Fox make the switch?

At the end when the Night Fox is explaining that he actually stole the Golden Egg on the first night it arrived, there's a flashback montage of how he got through the randomized lasers. He stole the ...
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What is the significance of Captain America Comics?

In Reign over Me 2007, it is shown that Johnson's character is reading the Captain America comic and he says to Charlie that he criticizes Nick Fury's character in it. Once again, at elevator scene, ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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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 hasn't Extremis filled the gap in Killian's brain?

In Iron Man 3, Killian shows Pepper a live feed of his brain [1]. He then claims to show her evidence that the human brain hasn't finished evolving--there is a clear gap present [2], a gap which, when ...
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What was the crime of the second condemned man in the second episode?

Near the start of the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale, the bodies of two men are shown hanging by the "wall". As was astablished in the first episode, the drawing on the hoods that cover their ...
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Why doesn't Aman's wife come back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+ (2004), Aman's wife comes back as a revengeful ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hitman, she doesn't come back. What is the ...
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Why could only Logan take Laura to Eden?

In Logan (2017), Gabriela tracked down Logan and took his help in sending Laura to Eden, in the process getting killed by the Reavers/henchmen who tracked her down. Of course, she was aware of Laura's ...
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Why does the Watchers Council not seem to care how or why a slayer dies?

When Buffy dies for two minutes in Season One of Buffy The Vampire Slayer the Watchers Council is made aware of it due to the rising of the new slayer Kendra. When Kendra comes to Sunnydale several ...
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Who was Angel Eyes trying to shoot first?

During the finale of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly it was clear that Blondie was always going to shoot Angel Eyes, given his prior knowledge that Tuco's gun was unloaded. It was also clear that Tuco ...
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Was Ronald responsible for starting the fire that killed Dennis McCaffrey?

In Backdraft, the beginning of the film shows a firefighter (Dennis McCaffrey) killed while fighting a fire while his two young sons, Brian and Stephen witnessed it. Brian and Steven are now adults ...
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How Does the Delta Flyer Get Repaired in Star Trek: Voyager Season 7?

In "Unimatrix Zero" (Season 6, Episode 26 and Season 7, Episode 27 of Star Trek: Voyager), one of Voyager's shuttles, the Delta Flyer, gets shot to pieces. But by the next episode (s7 ep2, "...
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Why can't ARIIA access this device?

In Eagle Eye (2008), the computer ARIIA accesses all the electronic devices during the whole movie. Then why can't she access this small mobile device?
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How long was Tristan Ludlow away from home?

The 1994 film Legends of the Fall describes the film's main character, Tristan Ludlow being away from home for a lengthy period of time after he decides to leave the ranch and his lover, Susannah ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Dr. Hafez and the former Anck-Su-Namun?

In the movie The Mummy Returns (2001), sequel to the highly famous The Mummy (1999), soon after the protagonists capture the bracelet of Anubis from a place near the banks of the river Nile, we are ...
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How is the bloodpact between Dumbledore and Grindelwald even possible?

For those who have watched the newly released Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you will find a "bloodpact" (which is something very similar to the Unbreakable Vow) mentioned there between ...
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In the movie “Hugo”, what are these Pictures supposed to mean?

In Martin Scorsese's "Hugo", when the Station Inspector has locked up an orphan urchin inside a little prison inside his office and he is talking to the police to come and pick him up and take him to ...
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Why was Valak not sent back to Hell?

In the latest entry of The Conjuring universe, the Nun, the evil nun Valak was sealed back to Hell at the end of the movie with Christ's blood. But later, it was revealed that Valak possessed the ...
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Why don't the visitors get moved into the hotel and visitors center?

In the movie Jurassic World, when things go south in the park, all the visitors are moved to the central square in front of the visitors' center. They clearly show how the visitors are suffering the ...
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How did the alien know the hand signals at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

In the last few minutes of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the French ufologist Claud Lacombe does 5 hand gestures in the presence of a single alien. The gestures are supposed to represent the 5 ...
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Why are there so many octagons in Exorcist II: The Heretic?

Sure, there are many questions to be had regarding this movie, but why is the clinic Regan goes to made of octagons in the rooms? But especially, why are people constantly pushing big octagons around ...
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Did Percy gain immortality along with Dr.Parnassus?

In the movie Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus, Percy and Anton are the assistants of Dr.Parnassus. They help in performing the show. As the movie progresses, we know that Percy is a former monk. He is ...
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Did Emma have an abortion?

In Terms of Endearment, there is a scene depicting a visibly pregnant Emma Horton looking like she is starting the second trimester (just a guess) of her pregnancy while she is on the phone with her ...
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What was the significance of two different shoes worn in Peaceful Warrior?

Dan Millman, in his dreams in Peaceful Warrior, sees a man wearing two different shoes collecting the broken bones. So what exactly is meant by showing the shoes of different color? Even at one ...
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Why does Alice get the lake in with the kayak?

At the end of Friday the 13th, after she killed Pamela, Alice takes a canoe and enters the lake. Why does she do it? Why she doesn't take the car with Pamela reached the camp and drive to the near ...
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Who is the dead woman in the casket?

Sharon Stone's character in The Specialist is named May Munro. She uses the alias Adrian Hastings to infiltrate a local crime organization to seek revenge for the murder of her parents. Adrian ...
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Could someone explain the meaning of the “subway man” hallucination in the movie “Pi” (1998)?

In the movie Pi (1998), Max has several hallucinations. One hallucination I did not understand was the singing man in the subway. We see the man twice in the movie. We first see the man singing, then ...
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Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Episode 2 we see a large box of DVDs with Jeremy Piven on the cover playing the drums with the title 'Own the Skins' being dumped in a box marked 'FREE': Can anyone ...
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Is Salazar really what Jack fears most?

During the course of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, we come to learn that Jack's compass can be "betrayed" and it releases one's greatest fear! But is Salazar really what Jack ...
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Who is the healing mutant in first Egyptian scene of X-Men: Apocalypse

In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Who is the mutant (with instant healing power) in the first scene in Egypt, where En Sabah Nur's (Apocalypse) consciousness is being transferred to. Does this character ...
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Is there any hidden meaning behind Travis and the prosthetic arm?

In the last episode of Dexter season 6 (S06E12), Travis finds the prosthetic arm He's seen wondering what it is, puzzled: But quickly after that he put the arm back in the box when interrupted. ...
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'Baby Driver' Tip Offs

When we see Doc lay out both heist plans in Baby Driver, both schemes involve information or equipment provided by an insider with 'a nasal problem'. What does this refer to? Is it an insinuation ...
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What was the window drawing's significance to Hedwig in Split?

Minor-ish spoilers ahead. In Split (2017), Casey tries to persuade Hedwig, the 9-year-old personality of Kevin, to help her out of the room she's imprisoned in, because Hedwig seems to reveal the ...
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Why did Mrs. Tyson state the incorrect movie?

In the 1995 film Sabrina, Mr. Tyson is giving a toast to celebrate the engagement of his daughter to David Larrabee. When Mr. Tyson is finishing his toast, he jokingly quotes The Godfather: May ...
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Why does Kurtz allow Willard to walk around free?

During the ending of Apocalypse Now Kurtz knows that Willard is there to kill him. Why does he let him walk around free?
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Did Jamal miss the second shot on purpose?

In one of the last scenes of Finding Forrester, Jamal the basketball player needs to goal in one of the two shots. He misses the first shot which seems normal considering the pressure on the ...
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How does the Big Market work?

In Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Laureline and Valerian go to the Big Market to retrieve a pearl and a "converter animal" (not sure how they are called). How does this Big Market work? ...
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Recurring song in the movie 'Titanic'

In the movie Titanic by James Cameron, the popular song Come Josephine in My Flying Machine features twice. As per Wikipedia: Fragments of the song are sung a cappela in the movie Titanic (1997), ...
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What was the meaning of Becky's conversation with mama?

In What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Bonnie Grape or "mama" is a recluse due to her obesity. She never leaves the house and she does not like any outsiders coming in to the home to see her. Mama ...
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Why didn't Mello see Shinigami after touching the Death Note in Episode 29?

In the 29th episode of Death Note (Father), a third Shinigami (Sidoh) arrived on Los angels to get his notebook back. He needed the current owner,(which was one of the Mello's subordinate, Jack ...
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How does Wynn know Jamie's baby is at Tommy Doyle's house?

In Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Wynn is found sitting in TV room with his followers at Tommy Doyle's house where Jamie's baby is there. Actually, Jamie hid her baby when she died, so Tommy ...
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Why does Avanthika have no dialogues in Baahubali The Conclusion?

In Baahubali II, why does Avanthika's role have no dialogues? Is there any reason for it? They completely neglected this character - why? In the first movie they showed this role very well.
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Why does Barbara refer to Sheba with an “S” at times when writing in her diary?

In Notes on a Scandal, Barbara is continuously writing in her diary throughout the film while it is being narrated by her character. Barbara is writing about Sheba for the majority of the film and ...
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Origin of nickname “River Lily”?

What's the origin of the nickname "River Lily" that Ego called Meredith? He refers to this nickname at least twice in the movie, so I suspect it has a special origin. Does it come from somewhere ...
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Danny's phone in Iron Fist

In episode 11 of Iron Fist Danny says to Davos after breaking his phone because hand may track them, that he left his phone back at the compound. But he has a phone in the next episode when Bakuto ...
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What's the connection between Mike and Artie?

In the film "Noel" what is the connection between Mike and Artie? Artie believes Mike is the reincarnated soul of his wife, which I'm guessing is certainly not true. I believe that Artie is to serve ...
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Why does the bodyguard say there is no time to move Mandela out of the stadium?

In Invictus (2009), an airplane with good luck wishes for South African rugby team flies very close to stadium: This worries Nelson Mandela's bodyguards, so they decide to move him out of the stadium:...
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Why does Thana in “Ms. 45” decide to move some body parts from the refrigerator to an unrefrigerated closet?

In Abel Ferrara’s film Ms. 45 (1981) Thana—the main protagonist—kills a rapist in her apartment, dismembers the body, places the body parts in garbage bags and then places the body parts in her—now ...
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Why does Lorenzo de Medici never ask about his daughters?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorenzo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...