Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points. Please also use the specific tag for the movie or TV series, if it exists.

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Why did the guard say these lines?

In The Devil All the Time (2020), Sheriff Lee secretly grabbed a photo in Sandy's house. While he was at it, he left some of his upcoming election badges. Upon inspection of the photo, he was shocked ...
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How did Angel Eyes become a sergeant in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

When Blondie and Tuco are captured as Confederacy soldiers, Angel Eyes is a Sergeant in the Union army. Is there any explanation for this or is it just assumed that he stole the papers and the uniform ...
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What's the purpose of repeating this scene twice?

In The Father (2020), the night Anne came home with the chicken from the market, Anthony overhears her and Paul having an argument over the canceled holiday to Italy at the dining table. Anne invites ...
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Why Did the Jennings Return?

In Season 6, Episode 9 of The Americans, Why did the Jennings return to the USSR? Wouldn't this have been a bad move seeing that they betrayed the KGB? Even despite Gorbechav's administration?
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Why don't we see Janet having rebooting problems after the first time she's rebooted?

In The Good Place, the first time Janet is rebooted she takes quite a long time to get back to normal; she starts handing people cacti and generally being unhelpful. But what happened the (at least) ...
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How did a vinyl record start a fire?

I didn't understand this scene from Nobody (2021), in which Hutch sets his house on fire to destroy any evidence: How was he able to do this using a vinyl record?
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Was Coraline in her own imagination?

Was she though? Her mom eventually opened the door which was a brick wall. But every night she would sleep and the door would get unblocked. Her mom never had found out when she was talking about the ...
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What does “the movement” refer to?

Elizabeth says to southern plantation slave: Elizabeth: My father kept insistin'. He said you were spreadin' such filth! I told him you weren't worth the risk...but he couldn't resist, the movement ...
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How did Fitz and Simmons come back in Agents of SHIELD S03E02

At the end of season 2 of Agents of SHIELD, Jemma gets taken to a different planet by the black monolith. In episode 2 of season 3, the SHIELD team arrive at an ancient British chamber which was ...
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Are the events in Riders of Justice triggered by mistaken identity and pure coincidence?

The triggering event in the blacky comic Danish revenge thriller Riders of Justice is the identification of a character from facial recognition. The data scientist who survives the train "...
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Do Agnes, Margo and Edith from Despicable Me have the same parents?

All three girls have the same stepparents Gru and Lucy, but are they true sisters? I mean, do they have the same biological mother and/or father?
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Does Bill still have his “toe-fungus”?

In the episode Leanne's Saga, Bill is warned not to drink while taking medication prescribed for a form of athlete's foot- but he's seen drinking beer with his friends in later episodes- did he stop ...
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What “phone call” is Frank referring to?

During final prayers, Frank says to Priest: Frank: What kind of man makes a... a phone call like that? Priest: What do you mean? What phone call? Frank: Well, I can't tell you. Uh...I can't. I got... ...
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Why did Zemo lead room service to discover what's in his room?

In Siberia, Zemo made a call to his German hotel to invite room service to his abandoned room and thus discover: It immediately hit the news and made Iron Man realize Captain America was right all ...
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What are they burning and why are they doing it?

In "The Drowned Giant", an episode of season 2 of Love, Death & Robots, what are they burning after the humans have dismembered the body of this dead giant?
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What's the meaning of CRI? [closed]

The character of Tyler is a product of Narrator’s personality disorder. With support from Project Mayhem members, Tyler brought Narrator's friend Marla to the abandoned building against her will. In ...
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Are Labyrinth and Pan's Labyrinth based on some myth/legend?

Labyrinth (1986) and Pan's Labyrinth (2005) have a similar plot in that a young girl 'loses' her baby brother to 'monsters' and must get him back. Is this based on some myth, fable, or legend from ...
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Why didn't El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie show how Jesse escaped from Todd's captivity?

I didn't understand why didn't El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie show how Jesse escaped from Todd's captivity? Why did the creators not choose to include this crucial scene from the end of Breaking Bad ...
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Why does Alice ask Leon why he’s working with Wesker? [closed]

Leon first appears in Resident Evil: Retribution, so he and Alice have never met before, yet she asks him “So you’re working for Wesker?” Indicating that they’ve met before.
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In Shadow and Bone when Inej is practicing her act, is there an error in the TV show?

Shadow and Bone finishes 2 years before the Six of Crows series starts (I am not sure how long S&B is), so the Crows are 14-15 during the TV show, assuming that the continuity is unchanged (which ...
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Question at the beginning of Slumdog Millionaire

At the beginning, the movie asks the viewer a question saying; Jamal Malik is one question away from winning 20 million rupees How did he do it? There are 4 answers, in the format of Who Want's To ...
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Loop of Marties in Back to the Future 1

First of all, this is just a question based on my curiosity. It can seem pointless and illogical because of some missing piece of information, but I am asking it anyway based on my understanding of ...
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What exactly is the motive of Frank Sr/Jr behind the 'lost and found necklace' act?

In the movie Catch Me If You Can, both Frank Sr and Frank Jr try to trick the female employees by falsely pointing out that they found a necklace and ask them (the female employees) if it is theirs. ...
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Merdles asks for a knife with a darker handle

In the second to last episode of Little Dorrit, in one of the last scenes, Merdles asks for a penknife. When Sparkler hands him the knife he asks if he could have one with a "darker" handle. ...
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What happened in Pan's Labyrinth, assuming Ofelia's experiences are imaginary?

There has been a lot of discussion about whether Ofelia's experiences in Pan's Labyrinth are real or imaginary. But assuming they are imaginary or an unreliable narration, what are the real events ...
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What are the three books Corso mentions at the start of “The Ninth Gate”?

I have watched the movie "The Ninth Gate" several times. I am stumped on one of the three books Corso mentions when he is evaluating the Manhattan collection of the poor man in the ...
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What does “Shu” mean in Shadow and Bone?

In the Netflix show Shadow and Bone, the main protagonist Alina is often called "half Shu". I understand that there are two separate races in this show, human and Grisha. Grisha people have ...
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Why didn't Hippolyta lift the horse?

In the scene from Justice League where Steppenwolf attacks Themyscira and Hippolyta was riding the horse with another Amazon carrying the mother box, when Steppenwolf strikes them, why did Hippolyta ...
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Why does the hacker fear Hutch after seeing his file?

In Nobody, Yulian asked a hacker to find out about Hutch Mansell but the moment the hacker saw Hutch's file she quit working for Yulian without pay. Why?
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Relevance of the paint thinner episode in Hereditary

In Ari Aster's Hereditary, there is one scene where Annie tries to explain why her relationship with Peter is fraught. She says that But I don't get what her sleepwalking has to do with the rest of ...
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What is the Power Broker hoping to accomplish in New York?

The Power Broker persuades Batroc, an Algerian terrorist with a beef against Sam Wilson, to come with her to New York. There, she assists Wilson and his partner, Buckey Barnes, in trying to save ...
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Why did Davy Jones agree to the task of ferrying the souls of those who died at sea to the next world?

Knowing that Davy Jones and Calypso would only be allowed to see each other for one day every 10 years, why did they even make that deal? Wouldn't they have been better off to just remain as they were?...
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Did the bugs attack Earth?

In Starship Troopers, the motive of the humans to attack the Klendathu planet is that the "bugs" inhabitants of that planet allegedly launched a meteorite at Earth that destroyed Buenos ...
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What Do Sam and Bucky know?

During the events of episode six of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Bucky, Sam and Sharon remain in contact via those earpieces that the Marvel Universe seems to have in oversupply. They speak to ...
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Why didn't Miller's Men shoot Germans in Neuville?

In Saving Private Ryan, in the scene where Miller's Men are in Neuville and come upon the German soldiers hiding in a building, why didn't they start shooting them first? Both groups were surprised ...
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Understanding the Cowboy's threat in Mulholland Drive

In mulholland Drive, when the Cowboy asks Adam to cast Camilla Rhodes for the lead role in his movie, He says that Adam will see him one more time if he does good, or two more times if he does bad. ...
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Did the One Ring actually have an influence on Gollum serving Frodo?

In The Two Towers when Gollum first starts leading Frodo and Sam, Gollum swears on the One Ring that he'll serve the master of the Precious, and Frodo responds by saying that the ring is treacherous ...
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Does Becca Mansell know about Hutch's history?

In one of the early scenes in Nobody, Becca Mansell, Hutch's wife, is seen tending his wounds from the fight on the bus using something like superglue to close the knife wound (this is a military ...
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Why did Felix betray Cortez family?

In near the end of the 2002 film Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams it's revealed that Felix works for the antagonist Donnagon: Donnagon: Get the transmooker device Felix. Carmen: Uncle Felix, how ...
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What does the final shot mean in the Unholy?

In the movie, the Unholy, there are a few occasions where the sculptures of Jesus and Virgin Mary cry blood from their eyes. From what I can recall, most of them make sense: When Alice calls out the ...
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If the curse of sun and moon was a myth then why did it work

In season 2 it is said that Klaus made up the curse of the sun and moon so that others will find the requirements to break the curse. So why were the others suffering from the curse like the vampires ...
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Significance of the door Levee is trying to unlock

In the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Levee character is shown to be always trying to break free from his own self and do something beyond his steady band performer role. He keeps talking about a ...
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Could the fiancée checking out rings sense Malcom?

I first watched The Sixth Sense in the summer of 2000 when I turned 8. Then and now, during the scene where Ana (Malcom's widow) is selling an engagement ring, I felt that she was selling her own ...
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Why did fighter jets shoot Steven's helicopter without caring if Steven would survive?

In the series 24, season 3, last minutes of episode 22, catching Steven alive is very important for finding the rest of viruses so why did fighter jets shoot the helicopter without caring if Steven ...
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In Cold Pursuit how was the son involved in the drug trade?

In Cold Pursuit it seems like they never explained why Nels Coxman's son died or how he was involved in the drug trade. Did I miss something? It seems kind of major considering it's what set off all ...
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What does Heck shoot in the ending of “The Zookeeper's Wife”?

Quoting Wikipedia's description of the scene: Heck threatens to shoot Ryszard, ignoring Antonina's pleas as he drags her son away. A shot rings out and Antonina collapses. Ryszard returns unharmed, ...
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Did Miranda let her mother die on purpose?

In the movie Return to Sender, Miranda says to William: I watched my mother die. And she did a lot of things... Earlier in the movie, it was said that she only found her mother after she had ...
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Were any animals hurt during shooting of the 2020 movie “Rogue”?

The Megan Fox movie Rogue opens with some caged lions scene, the lions are being irritated by beating on the cages. One lions is brutally hurt. Then the lion attacks people. My question is were any ...
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Why is there high-tech in the incredibles first act? [closed]

Recently, I have answered a question and a question just made out of it for me. The Incredibles first act is set in 1947. You can read the details from that answer. So how did the police cars were way ...
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Did the Rosato Brothers kill Peter Clemenza?

When Fredo and Pentangeli meet in Nevada in The Godfather Part II, they talk about Clemenza's death. Willi Cicci says that was no heart attack followed by Pentangeli saying that is the reason for him ...