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Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

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After Endgame, aren't there still Thanos-es in every alternate timeline?

In Endgame, the Avengers defeat 2014 Thanos from one alternate dimension, but since its a multiverse, wouldn't there be basically an infinite amount of universes where Thanos lives and the events play ...
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Why does Brill go outside the van to be observed by the FBI?

Towards the finale of Enemy of the State: Brill: You're either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. Robert Clayton Dean: We'll see in a minute. Watch out for the FBI. [winks to Brill] This ...
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Did the poor family get paid?

In Bong Joon-ho's Parasite (2019), the Kim family (the poor family) were employed by the Park family (the rich family) in the Parks' mansion. At the end of the movie, it was revealed that the mother ...
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High ground in Star Wars

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace near the end, we see Obi-Wan Kenobi fight Darth Maul. Darth Maul has the high ground, but Obi-Wan wins the battle. Later, in Star Wars: Episode III - ...
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Why didn't Greg House just amputate his leg?

There's an episode where Dr. House says that he should have amputated his leg. So why doesn't he?
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Ending of The Innkeepers

In The Innkeepers (2011), Leanne Rease-Jones tried to warn Claire, and she seemed to know something crucial, but she never told the truth about what was going on. I am confused about the ending of ...
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Where are we to infer that the bug was planted in The Conversation?

In The Conversation (1974), Gene Hackman plays a rather eccentric security expert, Harry Caul, who is tasked with spying on a couple walking in Union Square in San Francisco. He is mildly obsessed ...
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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 didn't they just shoot Rose the Hat?

I have never read the Doctor Sleep book and only saw the movie last night, but from my understanding, the Knots (quasi-vampires) are prone to bodily harms just like normal humans. This is further ...
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Civil war soldier appearing in Frank Underwood's hallucination

I am watching the 4th season of House Of Cards. When Frank Underwood was shot, and placed in an induced coma, he was hallucinating about a civil war soldier. Who was that soldier and why did he appear?...
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What is Senator Votto's actual relation to Nina, and motivation for having her rescued by Joe?

In You Were Never Really Here, State Senator Albert Votto hires Joe to rescue who he says is his daughter, Nina from a pedophile ring. He mentions that he heard Joe is brutal and that he wants Joe to "...
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Why did Kido accede to working for the Yakuza in SF?

Why did Kido accede to working for the Yakuza in SF in The Man in the High Castle? Did he lack enough net worth to pay his son's debts? S4 exhibits him living in a typical high-rise apartment. Even ...
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How did Chief Inspector Kido suspect that Captain Iijima killed Trade Minister Tagomi?

Rich Ting portrays the IJA Captain in The Man in the High Castle. How did Chief Inspector Kido suspect that he killed Trade Minister Tagomi? I'm assuming that before he secretly recorded their ...
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How did Agent C realize High T was the traitor?

In Men in Black: International, after Chris Hemsworth retrieves the weapon, he talks with Agent C at the after-party. Agent C: I don't know how you do it, but you just keep on doing it. Agent ...
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help me remember the name of a TV series about a writer, his manager and his ex-wife [on hold]

Can you help me remember the name of an old US TV serie that I watched once? It's about a writer and his manager. The ex-wife of the writer goes out with a rich stupid guy. The day of the marriage, ...
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What explains the changes to history other than the oblivion of the Beatles?

In the Yesterday Movie, a miracle somehow consigns the Beatles to oblivion. But it also produces several other changes that are mentioned in the movie without much explanation. Cigarette smoking seems ...
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Why did Chief Inspector Kido deliberately amputate his left hand?

He did so after he acceded to work for the Yakuza in The Man in the High Castle S4E10?
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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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Why didn't Chief Inspector Kido return to Japan?

In S4 of The Man in the High Castle, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido doesn't leave with his son and Japanese colleagues like the 3-star Admiral, and remains in SF. Why?
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Why did Kido want the extradiction order?

On Season 2 episode 5 (Duck and Cover) Kido attempts to use Onoda's approval to extradite Juliana from the Nazi states, but Smith denies it. Did he really believe he was going to be able to bring ...
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Why didn’t Toby get laid off?

In S6E14 of The Office (US), If all of Corporate is gone shouldn’t Toby also be gone (and consequently Holly) as he is technically part of Corporate and not part of the branch staff? Looking for an ...
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Who authorized the presence of a documentary crew in the Scranton offices of Dunder Mifflin?

In-universe, who authorized and signed the contract for the document crew to come film the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin, Inc.? Did Corporate authorize it? Or was this one of Michael's blunders ...
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Ending of “The Body / El cuerpo”

After having watched The invisible Guest which really amazed me since I am a mystery and mind-bending fan, I wanted to watch more from the director Oriol Paulo. So I just finished watching The Body. ...
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How did the new Mike know where the bodies are buried?

In the 7th episode of Living with yourself, new Mike takes new Dan to the woods, and shows him the place where the original Dan (and others) are buried. The clones only have memories up to the ...
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Why didn't Hermione help Dobby when his life was in danger?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, we see Bellatrix throw a dagger after Dobby saved Harry and co., and in the aftermath we see Harry begging Hermione to give him anything that could ...
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What was the role of the private detective in the conspiracy?

Regarding the Spanish mystery thriller El cuerpo aka The Body, directed by Oriol Paulo: what was the role of the private detective in the conspiracy that was plotted by the police detective and his ...
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Can demons possess dead bodies?

In Supernatural season 15 episode 1, Jack's dead body is possessed by the demon Belphegor. Has this happened before in Supernatural? I didn't think that demons could possess dead bodies.
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What does Inspector Bucket's new case at the end of Dickensian signify?

The BBC TV series Dickensian is a somewhat fanciful soap opera which attempts to fill in the backstories of a wide variety of characters from the novels of Charles Dickens, interwoven into a single ...
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Why did Max leave the Citadel at the end of Mad Max Fury Road?

I guess Fury Road was a story of redemption, not only for Furiosa, but for every other character in search of hope and salvation, including Max himself. That being said, why did he leave the "green ...
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Why couldn't William save Zoe too?

In the 2018 movie Replicas with Keanu Reeves, why didn't he simply tell his family what happened once they had woken up, and say he had to clone them to save their lives? Then he could use one of the ...
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What happened to Juliet's cats?

In S01E02 of Psych, we meet Juliet for the first time inside some type of diner. Shawn "reads" her during his one-sided conversation and before he realizes that she is a Detective. During this "...
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Is the creature in “The Thing” a single creature?

I have just finished the 1982 film "The Thing" and it left me feeling very confused. How many "Things" were there in the film? As far as I understand it the filmmakers tried to explain it as a virus ...
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How can Flash turn around return from the blackhole?

In the season 6 episode of The Flash TV series, we see that Flash enters a black hole and returns back. since it is scify I can understand him going inside and speed force aura protecting him, but how ...
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Why was Flash affected by the prison pudding in Season 4?

In Season 4 of The Flash when Barry Allen was in prison, when the warden figured out he was the Flash and gave him pudding tainted with tranquilizers, why did the tranquilizer in the pudding affect ...
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What does Darth Vader think Obi-Wan's referring to when Obi says “If you strike me down…”

When Obi-Wan and Darth Vader are dueling, Obi-Wan says "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" -- What does Vader think Obi-Wan is referring to? Vader ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

In the movie Star Wars - A New Hope (1977), Obi-Wan takes Luke to Mos Eisley. Obi-Wan explains everything about the place to Luke. Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of ...
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Why does Michael Corleone need a bodyguard to translate for him when he first met Apollonia's father?

In The Godfather I, when Michael Corleone took refuge in Sicilly, he met Apollonia and then met the inn owner who happened to be Apollonia's father. Michael wanted Apollonia to be his wife and he ...
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Spider-Man romancing with MJ

IIRC, in the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, the relationship between MJ and Peter Parker is nonexistent, with the last exchange between them being: MJ: What are you hiding, Peter? I'm just kidding. ...
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Why does Wonka speak French and German?

In "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", why does Wonka speak French when he's introducing his guests to the Boat and why does he speak German when he's opening the Inventing Room Door?
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Capricorn One, what happened to the protagonists?

In the movie Capricorn One, we see that both the astronauts Willis and Walker are captured by NASA officials. I wonder, is there an in-universe explanation to what happened to them thereafter? ...
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Vegetation in Jurassic Park

Is it ever explained how the vegetation in Jurassic Park was created - the dinosaurs were explained by blood preserved in a mosquito, however before Alan Grant turns Ellie Sattler's head to see the ...
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Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean by ...
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Why did Harry not use Polyjuice Potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur?

In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter did not disguise himself using polyjuice potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur. But in the book he was disguised as a cousin of the Weasleys, Barny ...
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Why does Gabrielle Delacour arrive at Hogwarts with her sister in the Goblet of Fire movie?

That's basically it. Gabrielle Delacour is 11 years old when she arrives at the Burrow with her parents for her sister's wedding three years later: “And, of course, you ’ave met my leetle daughter, ...
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Why does Hermione not get any kind of punishment for casting magic outside Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione casts a spell to repair Harry's glasses. She also does the same in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. According to Magic Law, underage wizards ...
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Why does Dumbledore see Grindelwald in the Mirror of Erised?

In the newly released Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald movie, we find a scene where Professor Dumbledore sees Gellert Grindelwald in the Mirror of Erised. Now, this doesn't seem to make sense ...
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Did Tony lie about his father's death?

At the beginning of Scarface, Tony claims his father has died- yet he says the same about his mother and we later learn that was a falsehood when he visits her home. Is it possible he lied about his ...
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Why don't the bullies ever get in trouble for throwing slushies at Glee Club Members?

In the TV Show Glee, why don't any of the bullies ever get in trouble for throwing slushies at members of the Glee Club?
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How did Grape juice from My Hero Academia manage to pass the UA entrance exam?

In My Hero Academia, Grape Juice is by far the weakest student in the class and his quirk also doesn't do any damage. In spite of this he's a part of the hero course in UA. Does any one have any idea ...
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Why did Kim kill Mr.Park?

In Bong Joon-ho's Parasite (2019), lead character Kim Ki-taek (driver of Mr. Park) suddenly kills Mr. Park at the end, when he says something about "smell of rotten stink". But in the entire movie, ...