Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

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Why is Rico surprised by Sonny expanding scope from Yero to Montoya?

During the second meeting with Fujiyama in Miami Vice (2006), Sonny asks for the undercover investigation to focus on Montoya instead of Yero's crew and gets aggressive. Rico looks surprised, although ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Why this attack formation for the mission?

For the final mission, Maverick strategizes that the mission be flown with 2 pairs of F-18s. One aircraft in each pair is a single seater and the other a twin seater. What's the reason for selecting ...
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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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Why did Shiraz try to kill Refaat

In the first episode of Paranormal there is a scene where Shiraz asks Refaat to jump off the roof
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Why was Smiley shocked by seeing this?

During the party scene of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Control and his team are shown singing the Russian national anthem. Smiley approached the window and saw someone groping a woman's butt. He ...
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What's the meaning behind "blue paper"?

What is the significance of "blue paper"? In the movie "Gangs of New York", when Bill the Butcher in his "Fear" monologue speaks about Priest Vallon, he states that he, &...
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How did Max & Jack know of the sceptre before it was discovered?

In The Score, Max explains how the sceptre was brought into the country hidden inside the leg of an antique piano. I presume the piano was only held up in the customs house due to the shipment being ...
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Why does Jack hesitate when Nick is hanging from the pipe?

In The Score, when Nick has already broken into the cage with the safe inside and is hanging from the beam waiting for Jack to kill the cameras, Jack is pretending to "have company" while ...
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Inconsistency between vampires age and their power [closed]

Throughout the show, it's being said numerous times that the older a vampire is, the stronger they get. And especially Godric, who is said to be the strongest vampire that exists. However, Godric ...
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Why does Ray want the police to know when and where the bank robbery begins?

Yesterday I watched Den of Thieves which to my understanding contains quite a few inconsistencies. But there is one thing that stands out: Why did Ray Merrimen want the police to know when the bank ...
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What was Audrey's expected endgame before things took a dark turn?

In the 1986 movie Something Wild Charles (played by Jeff Daniels) a relatively boring office worker is seduced/kidnapped by "Lulu" (who is actually Audrey, played by Melanie Griffiths) for ...
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Contradiction on the people in the future's views regarding the grandfather paradox

In Tenet, the people of the future suffer because of the climate change of the people of the present. Therefore, the people of the future use things (weapons...) that travel back in time in order to ...
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What was the significance in Laura tipping over the cross in Logan?

In Logan, in the final scene, Laura takes the cross on Logan's grave and tips it over. Why did she do that? Here's what I'm talking about:
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Why was the plane flown through close proximity to the runway rather than landing there?

In the series Scorpion, they were trying to download a copy of the software from what's left behind on a plane, and from what I understood, the reason they were doing this was that without this ...
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How did Dr. Paul Kersey wound his own left hand while shooting a pistol?

In this clip from Death Wish (2018), Dr. Paul Kersey (played by Bruce Willis) can be seen firing at a pair of carjackers. Notice that the two carjackers did not wound ...
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Why did Mitsuha and Taki connect in the first place?

In the movie Your Name the boy Taki and the girl Mitsuha spend a lot of time switching bodies and looking for each other, but have a very hard time doing so. The question is, I understand that they ...
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What made Andy lose her immortality?

In the movie The Old Guard, Andy/Andromache loses her invulnerability. What triggers this? Is it when they reach a certain age, or is it because Nile joined the immortal group?
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If John Hammond was known for "sparing no expense" all things Jurassic Park, why was Dennis Nedry so underpaid?

The entire reason why Jurassic Park had catastrophic issues was because Dennis Nedry considered himself severely underpaid (and underappreciated)... Several times throughout the film, however, Hammond ...
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Who are the people killed right before the team meets the imprisoned creature?

In Love, Death and Robots Season 3, Ep In Vaulted Halls Entombed, a group of special force soldiers go into a cave and see a huge platform where a Cthulu-like creature is prisoned. Right before the ...
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Why did Jimmy and Kim undermine Howard in such a way?

From Better Call Saul, season 6, Ep 7, Jimmy and Kim have unfolded their multi-step plan that is dedicated to undermine Howard in front of his colleagues, clients alike. Throughout this TV series, ...
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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 does Bender say "Please insert girder"?

In Futurama, How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back (season 2, episode 15), Bender loses his brain (which looks like a floppy disk), causing him to repeatedly say: Bender: I am Bender. Please ...
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Why didn't Smiley arrest Polyakov?

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Polyakov is taking information from the mole and passing it to the Soviets. So why didn't Smiley arrest Polyakov?
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Does Louise have a choice to change things, or why did she say this?

I'm intrigued with the following sentence Louise says in Arrival: If you could see your whole life start to finish, would you change things? To me (with a limited English language knowledge), what ...
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Why did Francesca Campbell betray Red?

In Season 7 of The Blacklist, Francesca Campbell at first decides to help Red, seemingly having a conscience and principles, then she fails the test by betraying him. Why did she betray him? Is there ...
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Why did Ego not know this about Earth?

Ego is a Celestial and plans to terraform Earth, as shown in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But another Celestial, Arishem, has made Earth a host planet for the birth of another Celestial, as ...
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In The Endless, what is the significance of the brewer's hut?

In the movie The Endless, the character Tim is the 'brewer' of the commune. When the protagonist, Justin and Aaron, eyes Tim's padlocked hut and asked what is in there, Tim shortly replied that it ...
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In the Endless, why don't people trapped in time loops just leave?

In the movie The Endless, we see both protagonists, Justin and Aaron, come and go between time loops and encounter people stuck within. Why don't these people just leave the way Justin and Aaron ...
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Could Michael have used the e-mail surveillance program to stop the distribution of his photo?

In the episode Email Surveillance, Michael is given the ability to monitor e-mails. We can clearly see Reply, Reply to All Foward and the X for delete. He's monitoring Stanley's inbox when these ...
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How did Neal pay for the train?

Near the end of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, when he's reached Chicago, Neal boards a train. Since his money was stolen and all of his credit cards had burned up, how did he pay?
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Why was the Diffy family surprised that Lloyd knows Keely's name?

In the series finale episode of Phil of the Future (S02E22), Keely enters while the Diffy family is having dinner. Lloyd greets Keely 'Hey, Keely' everyone seems to be surprised that he knows her name....
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How does J3 know about the pregnancy if George didn't know?

In Archive, J3 starts remembering the pregnancy near the end but presumably George didn't know about his daughter. Any other clues to this?
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What exactly happened in the restaurant in "All The Old Knives"?

In the 2022 Amazon Prime movie "All The Old Knives" Henry and Celia are talking in a restaurant. What exactly did Henry say which Also, why did the waitress mess up? Maybe she was a newbie ...
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Who is the father in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

Spoilers Ahead! In the movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda mentions that she is a happy mom in so many other universes to those same two children, Billy and Tommy. Is there any ...
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Who tore out the pages of the logbook, and why?

George Smiley finds pages related to 20th November from the log book missing: Who tore out the pages of logbook, and why?
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