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 not save John Reese with the help of the same Thornhill snipers from the same episode who helped earlier?

In Season 5 episode 3 of Person of Interest Fusco and Reese were saved by snipers who as Finch described were hired by Thornhill (the Machine). So the question is, is there any rational explanation of ...
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What is the relevance of Héloïse's eyes turning black in the movie “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”?

In the movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the character Héloïse has blue eyes, but in a particular scene, we see her eyes turn pure black in color. In the background, we can hear Marianne saying "...
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Why didn't the scientist destroy the formula?

In Christopher Nolan's Tenet, we see the main antagonist, Sator, using an algorithmic formula to This formula was initially conceived and manufactured into a physical form from a future female ...
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Why does western intelligence want Martin?

I have made it to Episode 5 of Deutschland 86. They mention that every western intelligence in the world wants Martin. Why do they want him?
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Why did Brigitte arrange Martin to be rescued from Libya?

I am on episode 5 of Deutschland 86 and I am still wondering, why did Brigitte arrange Martin to be rescued from Libya? What is in it for the West Germans?
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What was Eudoria's plan?

Eudoria vanishes at the start of Enola Holmes, which sets all other events in motion. She leaves some clues to Enola and she appears to be involved in the women's suffrage movement. Our future is up ...
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In Prisoners, why does Bob Taylor and Alex refer to the house as “the maze”?

I can't really wrap my head around one thing: the fact that two victims of the kidnappers - Bob Taylor and Alex Jones - refer to the house as "the maze". Alex Jones tells Keller that he can find the ...
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How has Anton Grubitz understood what Wiesler did?

When Grubitz exits the car in The Lives of Others, he says that the career of Wiesler is over. How has he understood what happened? I have a few assumptions: because of the suicide of Christa-Maria - ...
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Why does Jimmy send Angela to check up on Fiona?

During season 5 of Shameless, Fiona is working at Patsy's Pies. The place regularly gets visited by a woman who leaves exceptional tips, and displays a special interest in Fiona: We find out she is ...
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Who is blowing the horn to alert the Night's Watch?

Whenever the white walkers come in Game of Thrones, they said that they blow horns. They blow once for fellow rangers, twice for wildlings/foes and three times for "the others" but I don't get it, ...
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What's In the Case?

In the movie Ronin (1998), I want to know what was in the case. I am well aware that the contents of the case are irrelevant to the plot - the Deniro character just wants to catch the IRA member, ...
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How did the gallery owners mistake the watercolored fake as a Pissaro?

In the movie The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), at the end we see that Mr Crown has actually returned the Monet:San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk he stole from the gallery within a few days of the theft. The ...
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Why investing in rising stock wont give profit?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan says to his employees: First we pitch 'em Disney, AT&T, IBM, blue chip stocks exclusively. Companies these people know. Once we've suckered them in, we ...
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Why was the time frame compressed in Breathe?

The 2017 film Breathe is a biographical film about Robin Cavendish, the longest lived responaut (one who is permanently dependent on a ventilator to breathe) in Britain, dying at the age of 64 in 1994....
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How was Frieza able to anticipate Yardrat's Instant transmission in Dragon ball Super?

In episode 108, Frieza was easily able to anticipate Yardrat's Instant transmission while Gohan couldn't. Frieza almost beat Yardrat to death. How was Frieza able to move faster than Instant ...
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Did Sherlock pick the bad pill?

I have just seen the first episode of Sherlock. The cab driver offered Sherlock 2 bottles. Once containing a poisionous pill, and the other has a "no effect" pill. Or at least that's what the cab ...
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How is possible in Interstellar to receive the coordinates in the falling sand from the future?

How is this possible? If Cooper didn't receive the coordinates he would never go to NASA and he would't have been on the mission. Then would be no one to send the coordinates back in time. Am I ...
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Was Priya helping Sator?

After watching Tenet I'm somewhat confused about Priya's role in the story. From the beginning, it seems like she works for Tenet and her goal aligns with the rest of the organization. But when the ...
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Why did commandant Goeth spare some Jews during liquidation of Ghetto?

In Schindler's List (1993), in a scene where relocated to the labor camp outside of Krakow, Jews who survived the liquidation stand in long rows. This scene occured right before another scene where ...
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Did Blondie know Tuco before they met?

In The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Blondie and Tuco meet when Tuco is saved from three bounty hunters/bandits by Blondie. Tuco is then worth 2000 dollars, and Blondie gets 1000 from their first scam ...
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Why does Chaucer say he will write about blacksmiths?

A fictionalized version of the English writer Geoffrey Chaucer appears in the 2001 film "A Knight's Tale". The very title of the movie is a Chaucerian reference as well (a story with the ...
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How Ray Kroc's purchase was depicted in The Founder and why? [closed]

I've read that the way Ray Kroc got McDonalds was looking deceptive in the movie. The movie makes some people think that he stole it (probably that even was in the trailer). I didn't watch the movie ...
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Confused with the ending of The Man In High Castle

I finished watching 4th season of The Man in High Castle but can't understand the ending. In the end following happens: Who are all those people?
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Why did this happen to Translucent?

In the second episode of The Boys, Translucent had a bomb implanted in his colon and later on, when it exploded, I expected that his body would not explode as the explosion would be contained in his ...
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How was Becca able to do this in The Boys season 2 finale?

In the season 2 finale of The Boys, Becca pierces a knife into Stormfront's eyes and the latter gets injured very easily. However, in previous episodes Stormfront is capable of withstanding Homelander'...
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In the season 2 finale, does this character live or die?

In the season finale of The Boys season 2, does Stormfront die after getting hit with Ryan's eyebeams?
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What happened in the end of the LX 2048 film?

What happened in the end of the LX 2048 film? Did Adam kill the clone or the clone kill Adam?
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Why didn't Devoe use this power against the Flash?

During the season 4 finale episode, we saw Devoe using several meta-human abilities like gravity, duplication, telekinesis etc., but why didn't he use the luck ability against Barry (during his escape ...
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What is the logic or mechanism of action involved in creating a time remnant?

What is the logic or mechanism of action involved in creating a time remnant? In some scenes, alterations to the timeline would manifest in various different ways. Sometimes people are shown to ...
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Implication of confession in F/X2 (1991)

When Neely confesses to the priest that he had anger towards an old man that was his friend, is this implying that Neely actually killed Becker?
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2067 Plot Hole Explanation

I just finished watching 2067, and really enjoyed it. However, I'm a little confused by a plot point within it, and I don't think it was ever explained. In the movie, the main character's father tells ...
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Why can Arya still use the faces?

Per my understanding, once Arya Stark killed the Waif in Game of Thrones S06E08 ("No One") she came to Jaqen H'ghar and finally admits that, A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell. And I'm going home. ...
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Explanation of the dream sequence in Ivan's Childhood

In Ivan's Childhood (1962), what does the scene in Ivan's dream, i.e, Ivan and his sister/friend were going on a truck full of fruits and then some fruits were falling from the truck and some horses ...
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Do this character's eyes have to turn white when she uses her super power?

In the final episode of The Boys, season 2, Victoria Neuman is revealed as the person who has the super power to blow up people's head left and right. And we see her eyes turn milky white when she ...
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Why didn't Dr Strange use his sling-ring?

As answered within this question, sling rings have no limit to their range. We know Strange has his sling ring, as their fight on Titan shows Spiderman utilising the portals to attack Thanos. Why ...
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Why did Daryl Van Horne target Felicia?

From the moment that Daryl moved to Eastwick, Felicia seemed to be tormented by him. The moment that Felicia hears that someone (later revealed to be Daryl) bought the Lennox mansion, she drops what ...
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Source Code's appearance of the bean sculpture [closed]

Uhm, hi. So in the movie Source Code, Captain Steven went back for a total of eight times i think, and in the last time, he managed to save everyone and went on a date with Christina and they came to ...
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What is the relevance of Fresca in the show “The Boys”?

I am wondering what is the relevance of the Fresca drink in The Boys? Is it just for comic relief or does it have a more devious use? Is it for mind control?
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What is the demographics of Coco's underworld?

In Coco, if the memory of someone is needed for that person to survive in the underworld, there should be people from at least the 13th century (noble families that have descendants today and that ...
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What is the importance of the dragon tattoo?

Soon after getting resleeved Takashi gets an infinity 8 dragon tattoo. This symbol is also shown in the intro to Altered Carbon. What is the importance of this symbol? What did it come from and ...
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What is going on with Captain Marvel's blood colour?

At various stages of the Captain Marvel movie, Vers is shown to be bleeding, sometimes in a flashback sequence. Her blood seems to be blue when she thinks that she is a Kree, like Yonn-Rogg, and ...
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What's the goal of Adam and Claudia?

What's the goal of each Adam and Claudia? It seems to me that Adam would like to end time which sounds like he would like to break the cycle while Claudia would like to keep it?
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What did David say to the engineer in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when the android David is talking with the Engineer, first he stumbles a bit and stays crouched, then they are all asking him questions and David seems to translate it. Then they all ...
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How did the ending happen from Neil's perspective?

I am trying to figure out the scene near the finale of Tenet where Neil unlocks the door and gets shot in the face. I can't really see the flow where he opens and holds the door and the protagonist ...
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Why does deliberately causing a coolant leak in main engineering NOT result in catastrophic destruction of the ship?

In Star Trek: Generations, it was this very thing that destroyed the stardrive section of the Enterprise-D. As soon as LaForge recognized that a coolant leak had occurred, he evacuated Engineering ...
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Why was the flag of Iceland on Captain Ramsey's desk?

At 34:45 into Crimson Tide, Captain Ramsey (Hackman) is sitting at his desk talking to Commander Hunter (Washington). On his desk a small U.S.flag is displayed with what looks like the Icelandic flag. ...
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What is the meaning of Sandra's joke?

During Don Corleone's daughter wedding, Sonny whispers to mistress Lucy Mancini. Camera focuses on Sandra, who shows to three women that something is growing with her hands and then they laughs, and ...
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What was the meaning of the Bob Vaughn subplot in Zodiac?

In the movie "Zodiac" the cartoonist Robert Graysmith takes on investigation of the Zodiac killer and eventually tracks down Bob Vaughn. During the episode it is revealed that the ...
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Why didn't Richard Kimble get shot?

Who doesn't love The Fugitive? Seriously there is just one part of the movie I don't get. This is after Kimble leaves visiting the prisoner at the city jail and is being chased by Deputy Gerard. ...
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Whose voice was on the phone in I'm Thinking Of Ending Things?

In the movie I'm Thinking Of Ending Things, we see Lucy answer two phone calls. Both times it's the same voice that says - Now is the time for the answer, just one question. One question to answer. ...

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