Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points. Please also use the specific tag for the movie or TV series, if it exists.

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Is the rabbit real?

In The Hunt (2020), we see a jackrabbit which appears when Crystal is dying: Is there any way to know if the rabbit is real, or just her imagination? The answer has a big impact, in my opinion, on ...
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How to explain the end of the game from the point of view of the kids?

In Jumanji (1995) Robin Williams' character is sucked into a board game as a kid in 1969, while his friend Sarah escapes. He lives in the game-world jungle for 26 years until two different kids bring ...
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Why does Kim Wexler love Jimmy so much?

In Better Call Saul season 5 episode 6 ("Wexler vs Goodman"), Jimmy totally surprised Kim in a meeting at which they had verbally agreed on a reasonable settlement of a case. Instead, Jimmy ...
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Why does Bourne choose to reveal his location to Vosen?

After watching The Bourne Ultimatum so many times, I noticed something I didn't really pick up on before. Throughout the entire movie Bourne attempts to keep quiet about what he's doing, trying to ...
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Why did the train need to keep moving?

Presumably, the Snowpiercer (2013) 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 ...
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In “Red”, who shoots Joe as he leaves Dunning's house?

While Joe and Frank are at Dunning's house, the FBI (or maybe the CIA, or maybe both!?) surrounds them. Victoria tells them they are surrounded and there is no clean exit, but she can cover them to ...
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Why did the piece of paper have “C - 16” written in it?

In the last episode of Breathe: Into the Shadows, J, the split of Avinash Sabharwal, gives a piece of paper to Shirley as she is about to walk away. Later in that episode she is seen opening that ...
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Is there any possible explanation for why the chairman of the museum adores Mr.Bean in the Bean movie?

The chairman in Bean says I employed this splendid young man when I did YOUR job, Charles, and I'll resign if you go near him. He's a fine young fellow. Do you think the movie makers left this ...
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Why did Claire change her hair color to black and then later back to blonde?

After their first real fight between Francis and Claire, Claire changed her hair color to black. She kept it like this for a few episodes and then changed it back to blonde. What is the underlying ...
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When was the gold un-inverted?

While staying on Sator's yacht in Tenet, the protagonist spies a helicopter unload a canister containing inverted gold. We know that it is inverted because several bars fly into Sator's hand when he ...
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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 was Ben Rickert able to secure an ISDA agreement?

In The Big Short, the Ben Rickert character, played by Brad Pitt, helps a small hedge fund secure an ISDA agreements with institutional banks so the small fund can start trading credit default swaps. ...
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Why were the jury going to find Mike Ross not guilty?

When Harvey goes to see the jury foreman to ask about Mike's verdict, the foreman tells Harvey that Mike was going to be found not guilty even though he states that everyone in the room knew Mike didn'...
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How soul22 and Joe Gardener communicate?

In movie Soul , When Soul22 and joe garden come to earth, Soul22 enters body of joe and joe enters the body of a cat. When Joe in the cat tries to speak other humans do not understand whereas Soul 22 ...
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Was Bane's destiny pre-plotted?

It's of no doubt that Talia was the mastermind behind the plan and Bane her executor. Did she plan for Bane to be sacrificed(if needed) for the successful execution of the plan? I ask this question ...
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Why did Michael fire Tom Hagen as Consigliere?

Tom Hagen from The Godfather was absolutely loyal. He never had done something which was not in the family interest. He never orchestrated any coup. He might not be so foresighted as Genco but was it ...
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How does Sator get the algorithm after the car chase?

This question contains many spoilers for Tenet. I'm trying to work out exactly what happens in the car chase sequence. I think I understand where most of the characters go, but there's a couple of ...
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How did Brian Cruikshank know that Hamilton Bartholomew was really Carson Dyle?

In the thrilling finale of Charade (1963), when Brian Cruikshank (Cary Grant) sees Hamilton Bartholomew (Walter Matthau) and yells for Regina "Reggie" Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) to stop ...
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How was the duration of loop decided in The Endless?

The movie The Endless had some very short time loops like the one in the tent and some long loops like Hal and the team. So what is the explanation of their different duration of time loops? Despite ...
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Why must inverted Neil open a door that was ALREADY open?

I've watched several times this video animation of Neil's death in Tenet. At the 45 second mark of the video, we see inverted Neil approaching the locked door. Now, from Neil's inverted perspective, ...
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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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When does Chris realize his feelings?

In the film Just Friends, when exactly does Chris realize his feelings for Jamie? I mean, I know he has feelings for her, but when he first arrives back in New Jersey he thinks he's only interested in ...
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Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (2012), or Fin (original title), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at the person, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds ...
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Has Devlin a gun or is he bluffing in the last scene?

At the end of Hitchcock's 1946 Notorious, Devlin comes to Sebastian's house and rescues Alicia. After exiting Alicia's room, Devlin threatens to shoot Sebastian and moves one hand closer to the pocket ...
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How do inverted objects work in Tenet?

Paradoxically I think I got the plot and timeline in Tenet to a degree, but not the basic mechanic itself. I want to focus on the shooting range scene where the female scientist explains how inverted ...
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Why was Hayden's ghost able to leave the Murder house property?

On season one of American Horror Story, it was established that the ghosts of those who died on the Murder House grounds could not ever leave those grounds except on Halloween. When Violet's ghost ...
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Did Carl actually get raped?

In final episode of The Walking Dead season 4 a big disgusting fat guy TRIES to rape Carl. We can hear the buckle of the guy and all, but we don't see him actually doing movements. So I'm a little ...
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Fate of Jim in The Marksman?

In the movie the Marksman we know that Jim is shot on the farm. At eh end of the movie after dropping off Miguel with his relatives in Chicago he gets on a city bus and sits down the movie ends at ...
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Why is Malotru being guarded after being recovered from ISIS in S03E08?

In The Bureau, Why is Malotru being guarded after being recovered from ISIS in S03E08? What are CIA and DGSE afraid of?
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Why did the farmer get arrested?

In Into the Wild, the cool dude the main character was working for on a farm got arrested by the FBI. Another character says "I warned him about those little black boxes." What was this about? Is it ...
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Benedict replaced the floor in the vault

The Bellagio vault robbed by Danny Ocean and crew is presented to Terry via a faked video. Terry realizes the fake later on when he realizes that the vault floor in the tape does not have the word &...
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Who installed the charge and why, in the explosion scene?

I do not understand the scene in Arrival in which Ian and Louise are coming back to the spaceship and during the communication with the aliens the charge exploded. I did not notice who installed the ...
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Why does Howard from other side wants his counterpart Howard to be with him?

Why does Howard from the other side want Howard from this side (whose wife has been in an accident) to be with him? In S01E02 Birds of a Feather, he demands it in conversation with Quale. I want him ...
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What exactly is Dennis' role in prison in Starred Up?

During my second viewing of Starred Up (2013), some scenes piqued my curiosity. Dennis clearly is the prison boss who everybody in the prison is afraid of. Even the guards take their cue from him. But ...
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Why was Leo McGarry chosen for this?

In the last episode of Season 6 of The West Wing, Leo McGarry is picked as the Vice President nomination. I can't see any really good reason for this. He isn't a politician, he has health problems, ...
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Why does the detective suspect the principal in The Kid Detective (2020)?

In The Kid Detective (2020) When the detective was sure that the paper folding received by Caroline is the same as what Gracie had(made?), why did he suspect principal Erwin and go to investigate his ...
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Why has nobody looted or settled Las Vegas?

At some point before the events of Blade Runner 2049, Las Vegas was hit by a dirty bomb and thus deserted due to the radiation. During the events of the movie however, Deckard apparently has lived ...
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Why is it always night in the other world?

So I have been doing some studying of the movie Coraline. Something that I can't figure out is why it is always night in the other world. There are multiple times this is shown. After other Wybie ...
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Why is Titanic's Astor asking if Jack is from the Boston Dawsons?

Titanic is on the box, Film 4, and I've always wondered (albeit this is the first time I have followed through with a Google) why such an exchange of dialogue happens between them. Rose introduces ...
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How did Moon-Gwang get injured?

In Parasite, the former housekeeper Moon-Gwang returns to the Park family's house while the Parks are out of town and the Kim family is having a party there. When she arrives, her face is bloodied ...
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Why isn't Jack Sparrow's greatest fear released before?

In Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tells no Tales Jack Sparrow exchanges his compass for drink. As it happens it is told that the compass is betrayed and his greatest fear is released. But before ...
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Why would they elope to Wick?

In Miranda's final episode, Gary offers railway tickets to Wick so that he and Miranda can elope. Was there any significance to the choice of Wick? Is it easier to get married there? Is it like Gretna ...
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Why didn't Elizabeth get cursed?

In Pirates of the Caribbean, whoever has the Aztec gold gets cursed. But Elizabeth had the gold coin with her which Bootstrap gave to his son Will before he was tied to a cannon and dropped to the ...
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Why did Nemeny curse Lenore?

In the movie Charming, Prince Phillipe Charming was cursed by his father's former partner Nemeny Neverwish, who was jealous that Charming's father would not marry her. But why did Nemeny curse Lenore ...
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Why did Kim mark one location “confirmed”?

In mystery thriller film Searching (2018), Kim contacted his missing daughter’s friends so he can know where they were when his daughter went missing. He wrote their locations on a google sheets, ...
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Why did Michael Corleone not forgive his brother Fredo?

In The Godfather: Part II Fredo betrayed Michael by giving Ola and Roth information that helped to make an attempt on Michael's life at his home. Fredo was careless and naive (which Roth used to his ...
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What is the significance of this line from The Expanse?

In Season 2 Episode 3 of The Expanse (spoilers!), Chrisjen Avasarala says to Cotyar, "Please, give it to me and go, there is no need for us to hang together." Cotyar responds, "Oh I'm ...
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Why steal the Plutonium-241 and lose it?

Why was TP supposed to steal the Plutonium-241 on behalf of Sator and then lose it? Was it because Sator might be unable to steal it on his own (as Priya said he was supposed to have succeeded in ...
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What happens to Clifford in Ad Astra?

In the end of Ad Astra, Clifford asks Roy to unhook him. Roy reluctantly obeys. But in the next shot, they show Roy staring at a bright near Neptune’s rings. Was it his own ship, or is there a ...
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Why did Remy Bressant attack the bar in Gone Baby Gone

Remy Bressant attacks the bar where he ends up getting shot. It is later revealed that he was in fact working to save the girl and tried to hide it from Patrick. But I am not able to understand why he ...

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