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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About Angier's clone not knowing whether he will be the Prestige or the one in the box

I have read other answers about this but there're still one thing on my mind that was not satisfied Assuming Angier had achieved perfect cloning, the one created would be exactly the same to the one ...
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Underwater scene in Mission Impossible 5

In the underwater scene in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt is told that he can't take any oxygen tanks because there are metal detectors. So why does it have to be metal? I know this ...
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Why is Carrie allowed to just go about freely?

In Homeland S08E11, Carrie is charged with many things, including accessory to murder of the President and providing material support to a terrorist organization. Yet afterwards she is just allowed ...
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What's the significance of this wearable item on Hanna?

In Midsommar, (2019) Hanna (played by Louise Peterhoff) appears to be wearing some kind of modern ankle strap/support. The item is black with red or orange trim and not in keeping with the rest of her ...
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Why did the train need to keep moving?

Presumably, the Snowpiercer drove in a circular pattern since it had been running for 17 years prior to the events in the movie. At one point, the creepy woman with glasses who seemed to be at least ...
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How does Clarice deduce that Buffalo Bill knew his first victim?

In Silence of the Lambs, how does Clarice and her friend deduce that the killer Buffalo Bill knew his first victim Fredrica Bimmel? I watched this particular scene several times, but still couldn't ...
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Why didn’t Iron Man just fly away from Thanos after stealing his Infinity Stones?

Iron Man's booster (as seen in Avengers: Infinity War' second trailer) should be able to fly away from a much weaker Thanos who is now without the Stones. Specifically to go to someone like Hulk who ...
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Why did Jack Sparrow let Will Turner escape?

In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Jack is meeting with Beckett aboard the Endeavour and strikes a deal where he has to take Beckett to the pirates. However, later he lets ...
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Why may Harlan Thrombey not have included his mother in his will?

After Harlan Thrombey’s alternate will is enacted in the days following his death in Knives Out, it is unclear what the future holds for his very elderly mother, who was not mentioned in this will. ...
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Why did the camera tech cop react in this way?

In The Departed (2006), in a secret place, Frank Costello is doing business with some Chinese: Frank: For his own good, tell Bruce Lee and the Karate Kids... none of us are carrying automatic ...
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How does Leonard remember about insulin in Memento

Leonard remembers everything up to the incident. So this means he knows about Sammy and his fake condition. This also means he remembers Sammy didn't have a wife. So after the incident, how could he ...
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How can the Bride tell the number of years she was in a coma by looking at her palms?

In Kill Bill Volume 1 we see the character played by Uma Thurman waking up from a coma that lasted 4 years. The first thing she does immediately, is look at her palms and then realize that four years ...
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Why doesn't the father reveal the letters?

In Invisible Life (2019), after they find out "Guida is dead", the father says he's sorry and feels shame for not telling the truth about Guida having came back. Then, from this point onwards, the ...
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How did Angier perform The Real Transported Man?

I always thought that in The Prestige Angier, like Borden, cloned himself just once, and then, for his 100 performances, again like Borden, used that one clone for the show. I did not think that he ...
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Was Brody drugged to make him talk?

In S2 E5, Brody, handcuffed, is being questioned by Carrie. Carrie offers him some water, and Brody accepts. Then, after a lengthy verbal exchange, After that he seems very tired and falls asleep, ...
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Why is the “STAY” message sent in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar, why does Cooper send the “STAY” message? When Cooper winds up in the tesseract (event Z), there are two related events that are in his past that he knows about: the ...
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How did Money rise to the top so quickly?

In the movie "Shot Caller", how did Money rise to the top so quickly? We see him being talked down to by Shotgun in prison, but after a year the guy is calling the shots and Shotgun is below him, and ...
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Why did Money act like that at the end of Shot Caller?

I don't understand why Money didn't simply tell the Beast after he was asked "How could have Shotgun inform the police when he was already dead at 5 PM and Herman sent the coordinates only 1 hour ...
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What's the meaning of the performance of I Will Survive at the end of Man On The Moon?

Man On The Moon is the story of the career of Andy Kaufman. One of the personas that Andy sometimes adopted was Tony Clifton, an obnoxious and terrible lounge singer. Tony is an alter-ego for Andy. ...
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In the Homeland Series Finale, Did Yevgeny Gromov know what Carrie was doing?

In the last ever episode of the Showtime TV series, Homeland, the writers offer one last plot twist when it's revealed that Carrie Mattheson But what remians a bit unclear to me, is that Carrie's ...
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How did Karen Pomeroy know about Frank?

Just saw the movie Donnie Darko and of course there are many unanswered questions... but how did his teacher Drew Barrymore as Karen Pomeroy know about Frank? There is a scene in which she mentions it ...
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Why did the doctor make a cut on sick Marianna's wrist? [duplicate]

I didn't quite understand a scene in Sense and Sensibility (1995) adapated from the Jane Austen novel. Why did the doctor make a cut on ill Marianna's wrist? She caught fever while wandering in the ...
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What is the reason that Obi-Wan lied to Luke by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father?

In the Star Wars movie A New Hope (1977), when Luke meets Obi-Wan in the first time, Obi-Wan takes luke to his home. Then Luke and Obi-Wan have the below conversation: LUKE SKYWALKER - How ...
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Significance of the Owl in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

There's a scene in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" where Prideaux (Mark Strong) is in the class room teaching, then suddenly an owl pops out of the fireplace. Prideaux quickly dispatches it. Later on, in ...
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What does Freddy Krueger do in his spare time?

So I'm watching the modern take on Nightmare on Elm Street for the first time and it occurred to me, what does Freddy Krueger do when no one's asleep? Does he just spend his time preparing puns and ...
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Why did Veera keep saying “dan…dan…dan…danaka!” and what does it mean?

Veera, the protagonist of the Tamil movie Raavanan, used to repeat a specific phrase throughout the movie, which was one of the few things not translated in the dubbed version I watched. It sounded ...
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Movie Title? Husband Cheats on Wife…Wife Befriends Mistress [closed]

I'm looking for the name of a movie. The general premise is that the husband is cheating on his wife, and the wife eventually befriends the mistress. The mistress becomes pregnant. The wife fakes a ...
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What gives Arthur the idea that his life is not a tragedy, but a comedy?

Joker is a beautiful movie that shows the progressive derangement of Arthur Fleck, who turns into one of DC's favorite villains: the Joker. Joker is about how a regular guy, Fleck, transitions into ...
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What happened to the Joker's henchmen after he died?

In the 1989 movie of Batman with Jack Nicholson as Joker, what happened to his remaining henchmen after he fell to his death from the bell tower?
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How did the incident near the end of Our Kind of Traitor happen?

Near the end of Our Kind of Traitor, the helicopter descends out-of-control then explodes, killing Dima, and others. It was not obvious to me how this happened. Was it the Mafia earlier on? Was it ...
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Why didn't they let the Hastars fight it out and “kill” each other?

Towards the end of Tumbbad (2018), Vinayak Rao ties multiple dough dolls to himself so as to lure the Hastars, so that Pandurang can get out of the Womb safely. It is also shown that initially the ...
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Why does Sophie wear the jacket inside out?

In The BFG, Sophie is given clothes by the friendly giant. One of the items is a red velvet jacket. After she picked it up, she flips it inside-out, and wears it with the red velvet inside. I don't ...
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How did the garbage bags works in Logan Lucky?

Towards the end of Logan Lucky, when it is explained how the heist actually went on, Channing Tatum dumps some bags of cash on this side of the wall (image). This happens when Daniel Craig goes to ...
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How is Darkseid able to spy on the Justice League?

In Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Darkseid nearly eradicates the Justice League. He was able to do so by spying on their plans through Cyborg. How is he able to do this? On this wiki of ...
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The climax of Tumbbad

In the climax scene of the acclaimed movie Tumbbad (2018): Vinayak Rao and his son Pandurang carry multiple dough dolls so that they can snatch Hastar's coin pouch. They see multiple embodiments of ...
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Where is Richard's thumb drive?

In the finale of Silicon Valley Richard tells interviewers that he still has the entire code base of Pied Piper on a thumb drive. But he is not able to locate it. My question is two-fold. Did Jian-...
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How did Wonder Woman's shield withstand machine gun fire?

In one of the pivotal scenes of the movie, Diana goes out into No Man's Land between two trenches. She is eventually held in place by concentrated machine gun fire, using her shield to protect ...
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Why did they store guns in school?

In Dead Poets Society (1989), in the school, why are they storing these guns in a showcase?
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How is Cherry Darling firing the gun with her leg?

In Planet Terror, Cherry Darling lost her leg and she was attached with a gun. I am asking about the trigger. How is Cherry Darling firing a gun with the leg?
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Why did James Bond draw his gun?

In Casino Royale there is a scene during the poker game when Bond and Vesper go to their room during a pause. On their way Bond fetches an envelope from the reception (that I guess he deposited there ...
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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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Why was Lei in the bag?

In The Transporter (2002) Franck transports Lei in a bag. I have a hard time understanding why she was there in the first place. Did Bettancourt arrange for her to be abducted? If so why, since she ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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Man In the High Castle - Pivotal Historical Differences to the “Alternate” Universe?

What were the pivotal historical differences in the Man in the High Castle universe vs the "alternate" universe (our universe) where the Allies won? Is this ever alluded to in the show, as to how the ...
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Why did Tokyo start a mutiny against Palermo?

In the first episode of season 4 of Money Heist, Tokyo decides to take command against the current leader Palermo, thus organizing a mutiny. The course of events that led to this does not make sense ...
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Why did Gretel try to light a fire?

In the movie, Gretel & Hansel, when Hansel climbed into the window and started eating the food, a witch showed up and seemingly captured him. Hansel first tried to break the window by throwing a ...
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How did the detectives infer or deduce Sister Molly's Affair?

In Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, how did the detectives infer or deduce that Sister Molly was having an affair?
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Where are Palos Hills and San Pedro?

In Awkward, the main location is the Palos Hills High School. Is this Palos Hills, Illinois, near Chicago? In the double episode Snow Job (season 4), the town name San Pedro (or Saint Pedro?) is ...
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What are these silver colored pipes the Jackal is installing under his vehicle?

In The Day of the Jackal, the Jackal rented a garage and installed these silver colored pipes under his car. What is the purpose of it?
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Why didn't Peter continue to receive money after he made the first withdrawal?

In the movie Office Space, the main character and his colleagues modify a bank mainframe to skim money off transactions into an account they own. After things going south (transactions coming in a lot ...

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