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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How did Rogers happen upon Abe after he killed the courier?

Turn Season 2, Episode 10... Abe sets out to kill the courier that was giving his spy notes from Hewlitt to John Andre. It was probably close to their village but I don't get why Rogers just happened ...
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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Why is there is no Jonas in Martha's world?

In the TV series "Dark", there are a couple of times where a similar question (like "How is the Jonas version of Martha's world?") arises but it is never answered. So the question ...
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Why did Hanne choose not to pursue them?

In the ending of Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher, After Hanne Lindberg find out about the trick of Benjamin and his three other teammates (the sugar cube trick), why did she choose not to pursuit ...
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Is Peter related to Regina in the origin world?

In S03E08 of Dark, it is revealed that: Now, Helge Doppler used to be the father of Peter Doppler who is turn the son of Bernt Doppler and Greta Doppler. So, that makes: Am I right? Is Peter related ...
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How could Lt. Hicox fluently speak German and then give himself away by using the wrong gesture?

In Inglorious Basterds, Lt. Hicox is an English officer who speaks German fluently yet with a mild accent. Speaking a language fluently requires a lot of practice with native speakers and so spending ...
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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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Why did Paul's plans get denied?

In Motherless Brooklyn, Paul is a genius engineer and idealist. He presents a new electricity grid plan to his brother Moses, who claims it's brilliant and that it would benefit the both of them. ...
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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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Why did Adam kill her?

In Dark series Season 3, we see that Hannah travels back to 1911, to Adam (Jonas, his son) alongside Silja who is his half-sister. Adam tells them that they are in "wrong place". So at ...
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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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What does “He's a lox” mean?

In The Departed (2006), Frank speaks on phone with Colin, who just saw dead bodies of two gentlemen from Providence: Frank Costello: Who's the lead detective? Good. He's a lox. By google, it is a ...
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What do the tentacles signify in the movie “The Lighthouse”?

In The Lighthouse, when Ephraim Winslow ascends to the lighthouse and tries to see what exactly is at the top, he sees a tentacle slithering on the surface. Then again, in one of the fight scenes, one ...
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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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Why did Nancy forgive Steve even after he called her a slut?

In Chapter 6: The Monster of Season 1 of Stranger Things, Steve had seen Nancy and Jonathan together in her house. Based on what he saw he assumed that Nancy and Jonathan are together, and that Nancy ...
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Why was this character murdered?

I am a bit confused about How to Get Away with Murder, specifically the reason why We know that Castillios were offering Wes money to break up with their daughter, Laura — something that Wes has ...
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Why did The Professor have Lisbon taken to the robbery location instead of his secret place?

In Money Heist S04E08, we see that Professor and his miner friends successfully perform an escape plan and rescue Lisbon from the court location. But after the rescue, instead of taking Lisbon (his ...
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Can anyone make sense of the Cast Away packages that were left on the island?

In Cast Away (2000), Chuck is flying west towards Malaysia, hits a storm, then crashes. Chuck finds a bunch of packages that seem to be headed for the US, the main angel wing package is for Texas. ...
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Why did Will Graham turn this man into a moth?

At the end of S03E03 of Hannibal, Will Graham 'designs' the man that Chiyo had been keeping captive as a moth (after he was killed, of course). Throughout the entire series, all other kills / later ...
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Why did Michèle damage Richard's car?

Fairly early in the movie (around 18:00), Michèle (main character) drives her car to the restaurant where she's meeting others for dinner. She deliberately and repeatedly rams the back of her car into ...
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What is the significance of the natural disaster scenes in Roma?

What is the significance of the earthquake and the forest fire scenes in Roma? I think they are representing the state of mind of Cleo. Is this a viable theory or are there other hints for how they ...
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What does “foreign platforms” mean?

In The Bourne Legacy (2012), In Washington D.C., Byer team are hunting for Dr. Shearing. Earlier, Dr. Shearing was saved by Aaron Cross from CIA agents, who was send to kill her. In strategic planning ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Where'd this guy get a grenade?

Near the end of Lair of the White Worm, archaeologist Angus Flint kills the titular worm by dropping a live grenade into its open mouth. Where could a civilian like him acquire a piece of military ...
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Is there a known reason why the Darksaber was kept in the Jedi Temple?

The TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduced a new (but ancient) lightsaber known as Darksaber. According to (canon) legend, this one of a kind lightsaber was allegedly created by and belonged ...
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Why Didn't Benjamin Linus Enter the Church?

In the series finale of Lost, why didn't Ben enter the church with the rest of the group? It was clear he had already fulfilled his tasks with Hurley as his "No 2" when Hurley was in charge ...
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Who are Ragnar's sons and wives, and how close is he to them?

How many children does Ragnar from Vikings have and to whom? Does he stay close to his son and wives? How does he get an adopted son?
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Why did Michael Corleone only kill Carlo in the car?

In The Godfather, Michael Corleone meets with Carlo, and tells him that he would be sent to Las Vegas and kicked out of the family for his involvement with another family. Carlo gets into a car that ...
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Why didn't Tessio reveal Mike's plot to kill Sollozzo and the police officer?

If Tessio was a traitor to the family, why he didn't reveal Michael's plan to kill Sollozzo?
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How did the time drive start up again?

The recent Agents of SHIELD episode "After, Before" focused on trying to get Yo-Yo's powers back, because her super speed was needed so that the power core of the malfunctioning time drive ...
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How did Robert McCall “die”?

In the first Equalizer movie, mention was made of a car bomb. She said, "Oh, no. Not Robert. And not from something as trivial as a car bomb. " But in the sequel, Dave says something to the ...
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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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Was the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the ring would vanquish Sauron?

In Fellowship of the Ring, were those at the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the One Ring would defeat Sauron? I'm guessing that they must have known this because nobody seemed surprised that ...
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What is the yellow runny stuff Rose keeps making in a wood box in “Slow West”?

In the movie Slow West there is a scene where Rose serves a yellow runny viscous stuff as food. The same stuff occurs again at the end of the movie. Having tried various keywords I can't seem to find ...
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Who exactly is “she” here?

In The Bourne Legacy (2012), Byer decides to eliminate all Outcome assets. He orders new meds distributed to the agents. He learns that both Numbers Three and Five are at the same location, and ...
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What did Captain America and Bucky mean respectively by “enough” during their conversation in Civil War?

In Captain America: Civil War (2016), there's a scene where Rogers, Sam and Bucky speak in what looks like an abandoned factory, after Bucky goes on a rampage due to his brain conditioning and Rogers ...
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How did Bob Vaughn's handwriting match with the handwriting in the Zodiac letters?

The crime thriller film Zodiac left too many unanswered questions for us. One of them is the similarity between the handwriting of Bob Vaughn (who used to work with Rick Marshall, one of the Zodiac ...
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How does Vincent save his brother if he never saved anything for the swim back?

In Gattaca, Vincent and his brother Anton play a game of chicken, which Anton always wins. Vincent finally beats his brother in chicken and has to save his brother from drowning. Later Vincent ...
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What is the bird and/or the birdcage supposed to represent while Hank and Leticia have sex?

In Monster's Ball, Hank and Leticia have sex in her living room. They engage in extremely passionate and unbridled sex during this scene. During the scene, we see close up flashes of a brown- ...
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Why and how did Valentine disappear?

Clouds of Sils Maria Spoiler ahead: The story is about Maria Enders, she is now middle aged and a director wants to revived her character that she did 20 years ago. This time director wants to cast ...
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What questions is French referring to?

In The Departed (2006), Fitzy and Delahunt are playing "who's cop & whose not" in front of the bar. Billy is sitting in the bar and there are a group of men sitting near him. Frank comes ...
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How did Smurfette know her origins in “The Smurfs” (2011) and then, suddenly, she learns Gargamel is her creator in “The Smurfs 2” (2013)?

I'm going to focus on the following question: how did Smurfette know her origins in The Smurfs (2011) and then, suddenly, she learns Gargamel is her creator in The Smurfs 2? Unfortunately, most of the ...
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How did Sherlock fake his death? [duplicate]

To be honest, I am quite bit confused about the "faked death" scene of Sherlock himself in the BBC series Sherlock. The beginning of Season 3, Episode 1 shows that he escaped with the help ...
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Identifying professor by burned photo's tiny piece

In Money Heist S2E1, the lady inspector's husband collects a piece of photos burned by the professor. How can the police determine the professor's identity on the basis of that tiny piece of burned ...
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Outcome of relationship at the end of 'Blue Valentine'

At the end of the movie 'Blue Valentine', as 'Dean' walked away from the home and sending their daughter back to 'Cindy' mean that they separate (divorce or something)? Or does it mean anything else ...
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

In the final scene of Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' a news report suggests that Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert De Niro), after coming out of prison, becomes a sensation and releases his much ...
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Who is the healing mutant in first Egyptian scene of X-Men: Apocalypse

In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Who is the mutant (with instant healing power) in the first scene in Egypt, where En Sabah Nur's (Apocalypse) consciousness is being transferred to. Does this character ...
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What was Dease's main angst?

In the movie Velvet Buzzsaw, we are shown that Dease's paintings have the power to kill people. But not all of the characters are killed. What is the reason someone is marked for death? (I've already ...
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What does “two-plus-SO to splash” mean?

In The Bourne Legacy (2012), Byer decides to eliminate all Outcome assets. He orders new meds distributed to the agents. He learns that both Numbers Three and Five are at the same location, and ...
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Where did this boy come from in The Nun?

In The Nun, It occurs to Father Burke that he can enter the castle through the delivery entrance. Just before he hears the bell, he looks at the delivery door. As the camera pans from him to the door, ...

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