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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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How did Mysterio (Quentin Beck) know about the multiverse?

In Spider Man: Far From Home, Mysterio talks to Peter about the multiverse. Although it's a lie, he clearly mentions the universe 616, which is the main marvel universe (anyone who reads the comics or ...
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Who killed the assassin?

The hitman who killed the judges in The Pelican Brief has gotten himself close to Julia Roberts's character and is about to do her in when someone shoots him instead at the last second. Who killed the ...
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Why Control and his team are singing Russian national anthem?

Control and his team shown singing Russian national anthem along with a person with Lenin mask on. His team was working for British Intellingence in shortcut called Circus. I didn't understand why ...
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Why did Voldemort leave the ministry temporarily the first time?

I've seen a lot of questions about "Why did Voldemort leave the ministry when the minister and Aurors arrived," but I just rewatched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and saw that he ...
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Who was the shadowy figure who approached Jean Leslie and seemed to undermine the deception?

Operation Mincemeat is a WW2 spy story about a plan to deceive Hitler by creating a fake identity for a soldier carrying secret information about Allied intentions in the Mediterranean theatre. The ...
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How was the diamond outside the brief case?

When Boris came to collect the brief case in Snatch, he sees the diamond outside the brief case, and a minute after he requested it they answer that the stone is inside the brief case and "the ...
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Why did North Korea, the last country with nukes, self-destruct its nukes?

This clip from G.I. Joe: Retaliation shows North Korea as the last country with nuclear weapons in the air. It's clearly established, and to my knowledge a key plot point, that at this point of time ...
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What "come back" is Ezra referring to?

In The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Vosen contacts CIA director Ezra, informing him that his asset killed Bourne and Nicky Persons: Vosen: Bourne and Nicky Parsons are dead. Our station chief in Rabat is ...
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How did they get away with this murder?

John Smith kills Himmler by drowning him with the poisonous gas in 'The Man In The High Castle'. After killing Himmler, John wanted the tank to be disposed. Why did he feel the necessity to dispose ...
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Why does Gus want the cartel to find Nacho?

In Better Call Saul S06E01 ("Wine and Roses"), Gus arranges a motel for Nacho to hide and orders him to stay put. In S06E02 ("Stick and Carrot"), thus leading them to his location....
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Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal?

Similar to If everyone uses replicator, why do tailors still exist?, why is Neelix almost always cooking when we visit the officer's mess? Surely the replicator can produce any known recipe it has ...
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If Bruce Wayne's father was the richest person in city, how was he alone with his child and wife on a road without a driver or bodyguard?

Bruce Wayne (Batman), like many other superheroes, had a painful beginning for a superhero, where his family was murdered. If his family was the richest family in the city, why wasn't there any driver ...
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How does Carter cause Jarvis to get released?

Watching Season 1, Episode 3 of Agent Carter. In one scene, when Jarvis is brought in for questioning, Agent Carter intercepts her boss just as he's going into the interrogation room. She states ...
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What is the danger in the last episode of Lost? [duplicate]

The entire premise of Lost is that if the MIB escapes the Island, he'll kill everyone in the world. But, in the last episode, as he's trying to escape after initiating the destruction of the Island, ...
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Why didn't Lucius tell Bruce Wayne about Coleman Reese?

About a third of the way through The Dark Knight one of the financial contractors for Wayne Enterprises discovers the identity of Batman due to "irregularities" in the finances. When Lucius ...
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Why did Baron Harkonnen ask this question?

In Dune the Baron kills Dr. Yeuh, who betrayed Duke Leto's family: Baron Harkonnen: I said I'd set her free. That you could join her. So, join her. He then turns his attention to motionless Duke ...
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Was Jeanne Dielman pregnant?

The movie "Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles" directed by Chantal Akerman in the year 1975 deals with a widowed housewife who does her daily duties over a span of three ...
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How did Hercule Poirot grow a moustache?

In murder mystery Death on the Nile (2022) we learn that, Hercule Poirot has been a World War I veteran and suffered facial injury which spans from left face via under the nose to a little part on ...
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Why did the stranger do this in Blood Conscious?

In the movie Blood Conscious, why did the stranger (Nick Damici, the armed white man) kill himself at the end?
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How does Joey Marks know which bank to go to in S2E8 "Follow The Money"?

Spoiler warning: this question spoils most of the details of the main case in Season 2 of Bosch, specifically episodes 1-8. (It doesn't discuss eps. 9 or 10.) In this episode, four groups of people ...
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Why did Batman and Lt. Gordon let this character go?

In The Batman, there is a shoot out and a car chase involving Batman, Lt. Gordon and The Penguin. Ultimately The Penguin gets caught, but it turns out he isn't the guy they're after so they seemingly ...
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Why was Maya Sorian of 2050 dead but not Laura Shane of the same timeline?

In the movie The Adam Project, in 2018, the death of 2018's Maya Sorian kills the same of 2050's. We see a scene of 2022, where Laura Shane was most possibly killed by Maya Sorian. The dead body was ...
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Why did Yamaguchi say "I'm not Nagumo"?

A car stops at a building and Yamamoto gets out as he is greeted by Yamaguchi. They talk about Nagumo: Yamaguchi: Someday that old fool will make an even bigger mistake. Yamamoto: None of that talk ...
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My Brilliant Friend title explanation

My Brilliant Friend (Italian: L'amica geniale), TV series, based on Ferrante's second Neapolitan Novel and titled My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name (Italian: L'amica geniale – Storia del ...
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Why did Yamamota want to go against the Army?

A car stops at a building and Yamamoto gets out as he is greeted by Yamaguchi. They talk about Nagumo: Yamaguchi: Someday that old fool will make an even bigger mistake. Yamamoto: None of that talk ...
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How did "fixing" the villains prevent them from dying in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter does not want to send the villains back to their universes to die. He wants to "fix" them (cure them). It was implied that would keep them from dying, but ...
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Why does Mick just let the last victim shown leave, when he was already captured?

One thing I just don't get about Wolf Creek 2, and about Mick Taylor the character, is how he just lets the one guy go after capturing him. Then he apparently undresses him and drops him off at a ...
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Whatever happened to Jenny Tyler?

The 1995 film The Last Supper begins with a missing person's poster showing a young girl named Jenny Tyler. This reappears multiple times in the movie but from what I've seen her fate is never ...
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What is the meaning of this ending line?

In Midway (2019) movie ends with this line: The sea remembers its own. What is the meaning of this ending line?
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Why did Mike hit Walt when he asked for Mike's help in killing Fring?

I am referring to the bar scene where Walt asks just to be given access to Fring and Walt would do the actual shooting (or whatever). I initially thought Mike was trying to show Walt just how ...
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What was the point of Tony instructing his man to do this?

In the movie Scarface (1983) Tony survives an attempt on his life which he suspects was ordered by his employer Frank Lopez. Before confronting Lopez, he instructs one of his own men to call Lopez at ...
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Why does the escort look like Lenny's wife?

I must be missing something. In one of the scenes, Lenny called an escort. The escort looks like his deceased wife. Then, Lenny told the escort to put bras, brushes, and other stuff around the room. ...
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In Bosch Season 3, what was the villain's original plan? (spoiler)

Note: it's impossible to even ask the question without spoiling several big events in Season 3. That said, you won't be able to help me if you haven't seen the final episode of Season 3, so if that's ...
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In Enter the Dragon, why does Roper refuse to fight Lee?

After Lee is captured and Roper is told to fight Lee, the way Lee stares back at Roper, indicates that he would not spare Roper. When Roper refuses to fight Lee, telling Han "Like you said, ...
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What happened to Gozer the second time around?

In Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters, the team are able to dispatch Gozer back through the interdimensional gate through the use of 'total protonic reversal'- after crossing the proton streams they were ...
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Why does this happen to Kate?

In the 2021 movie Kate, why does order the poisoning of Kate?
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Why didn't the Demogorgon bring Jonathan to the Upside Down?

In the first season of Stranger Things, Nancy and Jonathan attract the Demogorgon with blood to kill it. When it comes, it attacks Jonathan trying to bite him. Why doesn't the Demogorgon bring ...
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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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How did he know about the mountain lion?

In S03E05 of Deep Space 9, Second Skin, one of the convincing things that the master spy told Kira was about a memory from 10 years ago. She shot a mother mountain lion who was protecting her cub. ...
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How did bombing Safin's island fix the nano-bot problem?

In the end of No Time To Die, James Bond has to open the bay doors so that MI6 can bomb inside Safin's island and destroy the deadly nano-bots. My question is: How did this help? Maybe I'm missing ...
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In Death on the Nile (2022), when did the killer devise the plan to kill the victim?

Warning: this question consists entirely of major spoilers At the end of the movie, it was revealed that Simon and Jacqueline plotted together to kill Linnet. However, when my family watched it, they ...
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Is a disappearer original to Breaking Bad?

I am not asking if such people really exist although there are certainly people who will provide false documents -- I am asking if this profession was invented by the writers of Breaking Bad (which of ...
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White supremacists -- is there any indication of ideology or are they just a criminal gang?

The gang that Walt has in employed Breaking Bad season 5 show a strange moral code -- leaving him 10 million dollars is extremely unusual behavior for criminals but might be consistent with actual ...
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When Jesse was imprisoned, it does not look like he considered using the dangerous chemicals he had access to as a weapon

When Jesse was imprisoned in Breaking Bad, it does not look like he considered using the dangerous chemicals he had access to as a weapon or to assist in his escape: for example, he could have simply ...
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Why was Ulises' life threatened after the gang shooting?

In the film I Am No Longer Here, Ulises is forced to leave his city for New York because he is afraid he will be killed by a local gang if he stays. However, it is unclear to me who threatens his life ...
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For the gift to work do you need to stay there?

It seems that all the Madrigal family from Encanto stay in the same casita and do not emigrate to other towns. Is this because they're a closely connected family, or does the gift wear off if they go ...
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Why is there blood on the commander Krause's foot?

It seems that Krause's foot gets hurt - he changes from boots to slippers, there is blood on the floor and slippers (~1h 6m into the movie). How did this happen? Why didn't he receive first aid?
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Why did Ralph get involved particularly with Tracee?

It is clear from more than one scene in The Sopranos (1999-2007) that Ralph certainly does not respect the dancer/hooker Tracee and really does not like her much. If he is just using her, why does he ...
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