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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Why does detective Loki visit the priest?

In the movie Prisoners (2013), detective Loki visits a priest while looking for potential kidnaping suspects. When Loki visits the drunk and sleeping priest he finds a mummified body in his basement. ...
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How does Icabod know John's mother?

In S02E04 of Patriot, while John is traveling through the subway, he sits across from his mother and Icabod. Seeing the condition John is in, they both come over to John and hug him. How does Icabod ...
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Does the Forest Spirit die at the end of Princess Mononoke?

I have just finished watching Princess Mononoke once again. The end of the movie seems very confusing to me. The spirit of the forest, while still in night walker form, obtains its severed head but ...
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How was collaborator exposed?

In Fauda season 3 episode 8 the secretary of the Sheikh is exposed. The reason given is "because a prisoner was called from an untraceable sim". Which prisoner? Who called who?
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Why do they not question this character to identify Arthur Leigh before?

In the movie Zodiac (2007), from the initial murders, we see that Mike Mageau is shot by the killer but somehow survives in 1969. After this incident several other murders take place and at one point ...
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Why was Mannix completely unfazed with Smither's death?

Considering the scenes in The Hateful Eight before of Mannix trying to take care of Smithers, I expected him to scream or shout "no!" or "what the fuck?!" at Warren for killing Smithers but he shows ...
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What part of Britain is Mossy Bottom Farms from Shaun the Sheep located in?

We know Wallace and Gromit live in Wigan. It isn't clear to me where Shaun the Sheep lives.
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Is CJ7 alive at the end of the movie?

In the movie CJ7 there is a UFO. There are many CJ7 like creatures. The one in the front looks like the CJ7 that's in the rest of the movie. Is this meant to be the same CJ7. Did CJ7's soul go up ...
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Why was Lei in the bag?

In The Transporter (2002) Franck transports Lei in a bag. I have a hard time understanding why she was there in the first place. Did Bettancourt arrange for her to be abducted? If so why, since she ...
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Who is in charge of the Resolute?

Watching Lost in Space (season 2) I’m confused about who is in overall charge. There’s the captain of the ship, the head of security and (if I remember correctly) the leader of the colonists. At the ...
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Why did Natalie write a note to “put Dodd onto Teddy”?

I have watched Memento several times to know the true meaning of its story. But one specific detail that I can't get convinced of is this one: Why did Natalie instruct Lenny to "put Dodd onto Teddy"? ...
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Did Cullen really kill those people?

In the film The Devil's Advocate, a real estate mogul and client of Milton's firm is charged with murdering "his wife, her stepson and a maid". Is he really responsible for their deaths?
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In season 3 of The Walking Dead, was Morgan referring to The Whisperers from Season 9?

In S03E12 of The Walking Dead when Morgan and Rick cross paths again and Rick tries convincing Morgan that they know each other, Morgan exclaims that there are people wearing dead people's faces. IIRC ...
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How did Gerry know the zombie transformation time was 10 seconds?

In World War Z, we come across a zombie apocalyptic plot featuring Brad Pitt as Gerry being the main character. The movie starts off with sudden panic arising in the streets, and then an explosion, ...
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How was Akash able to see at the end of Andhadhun?

In the last scene of movie Andhadhun, Akash (Ayushmaan khurana) was seen hitting a trash can with his stick. It seems like he was not blind at that time. How is this possible? It was not explained ...
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Who held the Anti-Monitor captive in the first place in “Crisis on Infinite Earths”?

I'm basically watching The Flash. I don't watch all the Arrowverse shows. I was watching The Flash S06E09 - "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three". Then, I came to know that it's a five-episode ...
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How do the characters' ages fit together in Blood & Chocolate?

In the movie Blood & Chocolate from 2007, the protagonist's aunt, Astrid has a son, who she mourns deeply, so I assume she's his biological mother. But, Gabriel, the leader of the pack, is also ...
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Was Agathe's hand supposed to be trembling playing roshambo against John?

In Patriot S1E8 at about 48:00 the character Detective Agathe Albans (played by Aliette Opheim) plays rock-paper-scissors against John Lakeman, a suspect in a murder she is investigating. During the ...
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Where does Jimmy get cash to the 1.6 Million dollar cash pile whole again?

In Better Call Saul, season 1. Jimmy hires Mike to retrieve the stolen cash from the Kettleman's property, then Jimmy puts some cash back in before returning it to the DA office. The Kettleman pay ...
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Why was Ki-taek not arrested?

In Parasite we saw there are a couple of cameras around the house (one in the garden and the other one outside the house, I think in front of the garage) that can prove to the police where Ki-taek ...
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Why did Arthur not leave the train just like that girl?

Initially when Joker (Arthur) gets into the subway train (after he got fired), there are some goons who were harassing one girl. So as per Joker's mental health he starts laughing at them, and later ...
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How did the police get the same mask and vest as the thieves in Money Heist?

In S01E06 of Money Heist, we see that 2 policemen are trying to infiltrate the bank and blend with the hostages by wearing the same mask and vests (although they withdrew when they knew what happened ...
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Why does the principal suspect these two characters of dealing drugs?

(This pertains to the Netflix series Sex Education, season 1 episodes 7 and 8.) At the ball, after principal Groff is harassed by his son Adam, he picks up a jacket and drugs fall on the floor. He ...
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What is the meaning of the flashback to Joy's time in Holly's house?

So in Prisoners, at the part where Joy is in the hospital, and she opens her eyes, they show a flashback of her time in Holly's house. They show this maze book with a note on it "finish all the mazes ...
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Is there a hidden joke on the spacesuits in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me?

On Dr. Evil's spacesuits in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me we can see a list of chemicals. The first two are obviously water and oxygen. But the final one, P^2 is not the notation for any ...
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Why was the fire/scarring angle not pursued in Memories of Murder?

While in real life, the investigation was not solved for a very long time, in the film Memories of Murder there was one conclusive lead that wasn't pursued. When shown a picture of Park Hyeon-gyu, ...
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What is that ritual performed by the two Mexican assassins? [duplicate]

In S03E01 of Breaking Bad, Tuco's two cousins crawl into a temple where they put a sketch of Heisenberg onto a shrine. There are others doing this ritual too, what is it?
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How did Jane die? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad, season 2, ep 12 ~ ep 13, Jesse's girl friend / landlord Jane died. She started vomiting during sleep, and died shortly after. I would imagine vomiting violently like she was would ...
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How did Dani-commander know of Carl?

In Terminator: Dark Fate, Dani-commander in 2042 arranged for Carl's GPS coordinates to be burned on Grace's body (before sending her back in 2020) and told her to go there in case she needed help. ...
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Why was Henry Wilcox released from prison in Covert Affairs?

I am unclear as to how the failed drone strike in the episode S03E14 "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" caused Henry Wilcox to be released from his prison sentence for treason. Why was he released?
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Why did Sam want Jake to witness the act?

In the movie Body Double (1984), directed by Brian De Palma, Sam Bouchard set up the trap for broken down Jake Scully. He gave him a job of house-sitter in a grand house in Hollywood. Jake Scully ...
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The typewriter in The Secret In Their Eyes

This is in reference to the Argentinian-Spanish film The Secret In Their Eyes. I would like to understand what the relevance of the typewriter and its malfunctioning was to the film.
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Why did they need the money in Trading Places?

So I know what was happening at the end of Trading Places (promising to sell OJ at 142 and then buying at 29 when the price drops) However, if you can just buy stuff, or make promises to buy, without ...
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Why is Carl “a disgrace” to the military academy in Season 10?

In season 9 of the US version of Shameless, Carl decided to join a military academy. He was doing pretty well - with a typical Gallagher charisma he manages to get respect from the fellow students and ...
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Does Derf see something in Dahmer's House?

Towards the end of My Friend Dahmer, Derf drives Dahmer home and they go into his house for a beer, but once inside Derf freezes, staring straight ahead - he then makes his excuses and leaves. Did he ...
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Storywise, how could Elsa's encouter with the Earth element be considered a “confrontation”?

In the film Frozen 2, Elsa goes on a quest and encounters (meets) the four elemental spirits (each with a unique form of manifestation), for each of which she has a different experience. As subtlety ...
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What exactly did Margaret lie about?

In Suburbicon (2017), insurance police officer Bud Cooper claims Margaret lies to him. Cooper: You said "we". "We lost our savings when Gardner tried to start his own business". "We lost our", not "...
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Why did Jake apologize in this scene?

In Playing with Fire (2019) there's the following conversation: Bill: I was working a Class F in southern Idaho, and someone forwards me a video of one of my smokejumpers being pulled into a Huey. ...
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April cheating on Frank in Revolutionary Road

On the night out to tell the Givings about their decision not to leave for France in Revolutionary Road, April has sex with Shep in the car. In the scene after that, Frank confesses about his ...
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Why did the clerk say, “dark suit is not the same as black tie”?

In Dark Waters (2019), the clerk leaves an envelope for Rob and says: Your tickets to the Chemical Alliance dinner. And no, dark suit is not the same as black tie. What does he mean with that?
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Why the heavy Indonesian references?

In the film The Platform, you see a lot of these words and names: Goreng Trimagasi Imogiri These are Indonesian words. Why this connection?
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Who did Chigurh kill in the desert?

Who did Anton Chigurh kill at the drug scene massacre in the desert in No Country for Old Men? Two guys were shot well after the drug deal with “glitches” as was said.
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What boxes is Watson Bryant referring to?

In Richard Jewell (2019), Richard Jewell's attorney Watson Bryant tells journalist Kathy Scruggs: WATSON BRYANT: We welcome the FBI. We're glad they are here. KATHY SCRUGGS: No you don't. ...
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Does the airlock code have any special meaning?

In episode 8 of Avenue 5, the airlock code is exposed: 5335. Does it have any special meaning? I didn't find any reference in the show or even Google search, but the number doesn't appear to be ...
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To whom does Mickey think he could ask questions?

In the 2019 movie Judy, Judy has to do more concert shows to get custody of her children but she didn't like doing any more shows: Mickey: I don't think it's anybody's fault. I think maybe I could ...
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How did Rudy know where to leave the body parts when Dexter was on his date with Rita?

In the first episode of the first season, 25 minute in, Dexter leaves Rita during their date to see what is going on with a crime scene. The police are at the location where the remains of another ...
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What exactly happened during the finale of Midnight Special?

During the finale of the movie Midnight Special (2016) there appear: But what are they? Should we interpret them as or maybe something else?
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Why couldn't Cobb show the totem to Mal? [duplicate]

In Inception, why didn't Cobb just spin the totem in the real world to show Mal that she is finally back to reality so she wouldn't have killed herself?
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Why does Peter Pan age in Hook?

In the movie Hook (1991), when Peter finally starts to remember his past, it shows him "running away" from home as a baby younger than a toddler. Unable to walk, talk, etc. Tinkerbell finds Peter in ...
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Why did Gambol have such an issue with the Joker?

Around the beginning of The Dark Knight when the Joker confronts the mafia during their meeting, as soon as the Joker walks into the room Gambol shows hostility towards the Joker, however, all the ...