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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Why does Mal insist on communal suicide?

Why does Mal insist on communal suicide in Inception? If they were really still dreaming, she could just die alone and kick Cobb on the level above (if death would wake them up, it means there are no ...
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Why were the crew not able to communicate with other submarines in Yakamoz S-245?

In the Netflix science fiction drama Yakamoz S-245, is it ever mentioned on-screen why the crew of the Yakamoz S-245 were unable or unwilling to communicate with other NATO submarines, for example, ...
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What exactly happened to Dylan Rhodes's father in Now You See Me?

Disclaimer: If you haven't seen the the movies yet I suggest not to continue reading as there might be a minor spoiler within my question. So we are revealed in the course of the two movies that ...
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Where do the timelines of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past lie exactly?

In X-Men: The Last Stand, we saw that Wolverine kills Jean Grey and Scott Summers was killed. Later, In The Wolverine, Logan recovers from his past. However, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Scott ...
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Do they have Supervillain(s)?

The Boys is set in a universe where super-powered people are recognized as heroes by the general public. Usually, in superhero stories, the public sees heroes emerge upon the rise of the evil. Without ...
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Why is Ricco surprised by Sonny expanding scope from Yero to Montoya?

During the second meeting with Fujiyama, Sonny asks for the undercover investigation to focus on Montoya instead of Yero's crew and gets aggressive. Ricco looks surprised, although he aligns with ...
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What did Peter spy on before?

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Peter throw a punch on Ricki Tarr and admits that he had to spied on his own because of Ricki Tarr. What did Peter spy on before?
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What would Grissom need Axis Chemicals as a front for?

In the 1989 Batman film, DA Dent is investigating multiple companies believed to be fronts for Carl Grissom's criminal operations; at one point Grissom calls a meeting with his lieutenants to discuss ...
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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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Does Bill still have his "toe-fungus"?

In the episode Leanne's Saga, Bill is warned not to drink while taking medication prescribed for a form of athlete's foot- but he's seen drinking beer with his friends in later episodes- did he stop ...
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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 did the other last living member of Treadstone feel it necessary to try and kill Jason Bourne instead of just letting him go?

About a third of the way through The Bourne Supremacy Jason visits the only other living member of Treadstone in order to get information about Landy and other recently learned information (for ...
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How come Ramsay didn't notice the Knights of the Vale arriving?

In Game of Thrones season 6 Ramsay was about to destroy Jon Snow and his whole army, when the Knights of the Vale suddenly appeared, and reversed the tide. The key point was the element of surprise: ...
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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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What do the bins mean in Severance?

In the TV series Severance, those in the macrodata refinement department excise numbers from a file based on what emotion it provokes. There are 4 emotion categories, and there are 5 bins available, ...
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Did Raymond Reddington lie to Liz about not being her father?

In the TV Series "The Blacklist" starring James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, he tells Elizabeth Keen that he is not her father when she asks him. It was made to appear as that were true, ...
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How did the little girl die?

In Vikings, We see Ragnar search for Helga and her daughter while he has Floki chained, awaiting a death sentence for killing the priest. He finds mother and daughter and has brought them food to ...
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Why did Pius Thicknesse suggest waiting even though he’s under the Imperius Curse? [closed]

I’ve read the other posts on this and I don’t think it explains it. Pius was under the Imperius Curse. Shouldn’t this make him do whatever Voldemort asks of him? So why would he question Voldemort?
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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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What happened to the second Assassin in "Mad God"?

Finally the long await passion project of Phil Tippett - a stop motion-live-action hybrid movie "Mad God" was released. Although quite surrealistic and absurdistic, it still has some form of ...
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Why did Tommen recuse himself?

In Game of Thrones, Season 4 Episode 6 "The Laws of Gods and Men", The newly crowned King Tommen recuses himself from the trial of his uncle Tyrion Lannister who has been (falsely) accused ...
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Why do characters believe Littlefinger to be untrustworthy?

I've seen many of times in Game of Thrones, that barely anyone trusts Littlefinger. In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06), in a conversation with Sansa, Brienne said that she can't leave ...
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Why did Ricki Tarr cable "No sale" to Mr Guillam?

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Ricki Tarr speaks to Smiley about Boris: I guessed he was waiting for a connect. Working a letterbox, maybe. Or trailing his coat and looking for a pass from some ...
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Why is Tell locked back into a military prison?

In the movie, The Card Counter, Tell kills his ex-commanding officer and locked back into a military prison. But the question is, he has been locked up once before and has been dishonourably-...
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Why did Richard leave Peter alone?

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Richard is Peter's friend. Richard left him and Peter started crying. This scene happened right after Smiley told Karla's story to Peter. Why did Richard leave ...
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Why is Killmonger's "ancestral plane" vision different?

In Black Panther, in order to be King you must consume a plant which in the comics is referred to as the Heart Shaped Herb and then "enter the ancestral plane and reconnect with the past Black ...
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Why did Friendly Orderly not remove the implant himself?

In Chapter Seven of Stranger Things 4, the Friendly Orderly character shows Eleven a small implanted device in his neck, just under the skin. El rips the item out with her telekinesis. Since this was ...
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Meaning of the cat in the opening scene of Godfather I?

I am aware that the cat was a spur of the moment idea of Coppola; he explains in his commentary track for the movie that he had seen the cat running around and handed it to Brando who liked animals ...
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Why is the donkey getting out of the convent?

In The Little Hours, the convent's donkey keeps getting out. The very first scene shows Sister Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza) bringing the donkey back. When she explains this to Sister Ginevra (Kate Micucci),...
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Why is Omar Little's body a white male?

By the end of The Wire, Season 5, Ep 8, a body bag marked as Omar Little is opened in a morgue, and a white male body is discovered. What does this scene mean?
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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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Why did the hitman kill this character in Bosch, Season 7 Episode 6?

In Season 7 of Bosch a wealthy criminal named Rogers has been implicated in a crime by a lesser criminal named Franzen. Franzen has given his story to his lawyer, Chandler, and is set to testify to ...
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Why doesn't Bathurst use the device this way?

The antagonist in Infinite (2021) has a device called the dethroner which allows him to download the consciousness of an opponent, thus preventing reincarnation. But Bathurst's end-goal in the movie ...
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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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Who was feeding Zeus the dog while Cecilia was away from the mansion?

In the 2020 movie The Invisible Man, after Adrian is declared dead, Cecilia, over a course of an unknown time period, visits a lawyer to settle her inheritance celebrates her freedom with Sydney and ...
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Devil's Throat: Djavolskoto Garlo - how could the child find out he was adopted?

One thing that's bothering me about Devil's Throat: Djavolskoto Garlo is how could the child who was adopted at the age of two years ever know that he was adopted and how could he figure out ...
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What does "dying" mean for Lucifer?

In S01E13 "Take Me Back to Hell" Lucifer almost dies. Is it explained at some point what this exactly means in his case?
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Why did the cab dispatcher pick up Neal by his testicles?

In Planes, Trains and Automobiles, when Neal falls down and Del gets out of his car and tells the cab dispatcher to pick him up and he'll move his car, why did he pick up Neal by his testicles?
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Why did fighter jets shoot Steven's helicopter without caring if Steven would survive?

In the series 24, season 3, last minutes of episode 22, catching Steven alive is very important for finding the rest of viruses so why did fighter jets shoot the helicopter without caring if Steven ...
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Why did Ken steal and then throw away batteries (end of S2E2)

At the end of Succession season 2 episode 2, Kendall goes to a small store and steals a pack of batteries that he throws away immediately after leaving the shop. In my opinion, this is an act of ...
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Why did the Joi advertisement trigger K?

Following the events of Deckard's abduction in Blade Runner 2049, K meets the revolution, then is sent home. However, he is seen walking somewhat forlornly, apparently lost in thought, making his ...
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What is the significance of bees in Blade Runner 2049?

I watched Blade Runner 2049 and while it was gorgeous there were a few things that left me scratching my head: In one scene, K (Ryan Gosling) is walking through Las Vegas and find a dozen apiaries ...
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How was Barry able to talk to Wally in Back to Normal?

In The Flash, in the Back to Normal episode, Barry gave up his speed so without vibration how did The Flash talk to Wally with voice distortion?
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In the USS Callister episode of Black Mirror, why did the main character do this?

In Season 4, Episode 1 of Black Mirror, "USS Callister" we see the main character taking people's DNA to make AI copies of them in his virtual reality game. It is later revealed that he made these ...
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Why were the bells ignored in S8E5?

In Game of Thrones S8E5, Daenerys goes on full killing mode and destroys the entire city in spite of the bells ringing, indicating Cersei surrendering. (It's evident everyone knows the bells ringing ...
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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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How do the Reavers reproduce?

In the Firefly universe, there are a group of monstrous, man-eating madmen known as the Reavers. There are many myths spinning around their origin, one of the most prevalent being that they traveled ...
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Why did they allow Anna onto the helicopter?

At the end of Predator we see Anna is on the American helicopter when Dutch gets there. Why did they allow her on? As far as they were concerned, she was a random stranger at best and a guerilla ...
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Was the Golden Crown given to anyone else before?

In Game of Thrones S1E06, Viserys gets his promised crown. Before doing it, it shows Drogo consulting with some others. Is this some common practice for the Dothraki, which was used before to punish ...
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What relationship does Colorado have with Inga in Mackennas gold?

In Mackenna's gold, there's a scene where Mackenna is held captive by Colorado and where Mackenna meets Hesh-Ke again after a long time. At the start of the scene, we see Colorado dragging Inga out ...

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