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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Did Ash know that Kane was carrying a baby alien?

Is there any indication that Ash knew about Kane being infested with an Alien but said nothing? It seems there is hardly a way how he could not have known. It seems obvious that the facehugger did not ...
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Why is the Opera raid simultaneous with the Stalsk-12 battle?

In Tenet the attack on the Opera happens the same day as the attack on the Stalsk-12 mine. It seems to me there is no reason these two events should happen the same day, except that this simultaneity ...
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How did the car end up at the port after explosion in Tenet?

The Protagonist in Tenet takes part in the car chase twice—forwards in time (regular Protagonist) and backwards in time (inverted Protagonist). The inverted protagonist walks out of the shipping ...
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Why didn't the Witch kill or capture the Emperor already?

In Mulan (2020), Xian Lang's character is a sorcerer of some sort addressed as Witch throughout the movie. Right from the beginning she is shown to have capabilities to impersonate others/possess ...
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What does the ending of Candace Against the Universe actually imply?

The new Phineas and Ferb movie, Candace Against the Universe, has an ending scene where: The movie ends abruptly at that point, leaving the potential consequences of that event ambiguous. Obviously, ...
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Why did Jules mention music band name here?

In Pulp Fiction (1994), Jimmie does this favour for Jules and Vinnie. He hides a body for them in his garage. Thing is, the body is still in the car where Jules and Vinnie did him in. Jimmie's worried ...
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What are the 22 short films in “22 Short Films About Springfield”?

Commonly referred to as the "Pulp Fiction" episode of The Simpsons, season 7's episode titled "22 Short Films About Springfield" is a series of short stories about a minute long. ...
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Why doesn't the bounty hunter die in this X-Files episode?

Part of the alien lore in The X-Files is that the alien race can only be killed by using a specific weapon and stabbing them at the base of the neck. The weapon is a sort of stiletto which Agent ...
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Why does Lara Croft help the Illuminati find the pieces of the triangle of light?

So I just happened to watch the original Tomb Raider again and was not able to explain to myself why Lara Croft goes through the trouble of helping the Illuminati to carry out their mischievous deeds. ...
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After Paulie was shot, how did the police not trace the car back to Clemenza or Rocco?

I'd long been puzzled by the fact that Clemenza and Rocco just left the cadaver behind on an open road after shooting Paulie in The Godfather. But if the Corleones wanted the death of the traitor to ...
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Whose voice was on the phone in I'm Thinking Of Ending Things?

In the movie I'm Thinking Of Ending Things, we see Lucy answer two phone calls. Both times it's the same voice that says - Now is the time for the answer, just one question. One question to answer. ...
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Why does a non-inverted Neil shoot/catch an inverted bullet?

In the opening scene in Tenet, the protagonist is saved by a masked SWAT member, who shoots a terrorist-disguised-as-a-SWAT with an inverted bullet. It turns out this masked SWAT member is Neil, who ...
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Does mutiny and ship ownership make any sense for pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean?

Jack Sparrow complains of the mutiny against him and the taking of his ship, but who enforces him being captain or ownership of the ship, if not the crew itself? So why would he talk in such terms? I'...
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Blood transfer during airplane scene [duplicate]

In the beginning of The Dark Knight Rises, Bane and his minions take over the airplane in which Dr. Pavel is transported. After having the control over the airplane, and having it wired up with cables,...
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Why didn't the scientist destroy the formula?

In Christopher Nolan's Tenet, we see the main antagonist, Sator, using an algorithmic formula to This formula was initially conceived and manufactured into a physical form from a future female ...
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How did Lucy end up with Cecil?

In Room With A View Lucy (Helena Bonham Carter) begins a doomed engagement to Cecil, an uptight and diffident man. How did Lucy end up engaged to Cecil in the first place? What did she see in him?
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How do inverted objects work in Tenet?

Paradoxically I think I got the plot and timeline in Tenet to a degree, but not the basic mechanic itself. I want to focus on the shooting range scene where the female scientist explains how inverted ...
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Why did Kay marry Michael, anyway?

Prior to the assassination attempt against Don Vito, Michael’s whole trajectory had been a sort of WASP-ization, a gradual migration towards the “respectable” law-and-order Anglo-American values ...
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Is Kay lying about her abortion in ‘The Godfather part II?

When she tells Michael she’s leaving him, and he refuses to accept this move, Kay drops the bomb: Oh, Michael. Michael, you are blind. It wasn't a miscarriage. It was an abortion. An abortion, ...
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Why did the piece of paper have “C - 16” written in it?

In the last episode of Breathe: Into the Shadows, J, the split of Avinash Sabharwal, gives a piece of paper to Shirley as she is about to walk away. Later in that episode she is seen opening that ...
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What would the penalty for this be? [closed]

In the beginning of Scarface, when he realizes the Miami authorities have figured out he did time in Cuba, Tony says he was imprisoned for "buying dollars"- someone on Movie Mistakes told me ...
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How is the bad guy's car moving backwards while its occupants are not?

In the movie Tenet there is a high speed chase on a highway. During this chase we see Sator who is clearly inverted (he is wearing mask, so he can breathe) holding his wife Kat hostage. He uses Kat to ...
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What is Offerman referring to with his Nazi doctor story?

In the pilot of Hunters, Offerman says to Jonah that "The Wolf" Wilhem Zuchs is the "Nazi doctor from his Auschwitz. The monster from my story." What story is Offerman referring to?...
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How was Ben Rickert able to secure an ISDA agreement?

In The Big Short, the Ben Rickert character, played by Brad Pitt, helps a small hedge fund secure an ISDA agreements with institutional banks so the small fund can start trading credit default swaps. ...
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Why was the deadly boxing match between Butch & Willis not shown on screen?

In Pulp Fiction (1994), only the radio commentary of the deadly boxing match between Butch and Willis (where Willis died in the ring) is heard, but it isn't shown on screen. Why so?
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Why did Ron want his picture taken with Duke and Jesse?

In Blackkklansman, Ron Stallworth, assigned as security detail to David Duke during his visit to Colorado Springs, asks Duke to have his picture taken with him because "nobody's gonna believe me ...
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Importance of 6PM in the bank run scene from “It's a Wonderful Life”

At the end of the bank run scene from "It's a Wonderful Life", special significance is given to 6 PM. That is, Potter warns George, "If you close your doors before 6 PM you will never ...
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How did Claudia come back from the dead in Dark?

Okay. Let's assume there are two Claudias in Netflix's Dark. One from Jonas's world and another from Eva's world. Jonas' Claudia kills Eva's Claudia and she takes her place, collecting information ...
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Does Ziggy take a paternity test?

In Big little lies S02E03, Mary Louise asks Jane to have Ziggy take a paternity test. Jane declines and then Mary Louise shows up at her parking lot. We then see Jane getting in her car from somewhere ...
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Why were they sleeping right before the deployment?

In the movie Tenet, when a group of terrorists invade an opera house, in a van, a guy says: "Wake up the Americans." Then the protagonist and his mate are woken up and given fake special ...
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Why did Esmeralda jump into the garbage container?

In Pulp Fiction Esmeralda sips her coffee, listening to the commentary on a boxing match between Butch Coolige and Willis on her radio. She shuts off the radio and throws it from the balcony, where ...
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What exactly is Dennis' role in prison in Starred Up?

During my second viewing of Starred Up (2013), some scenes piqued my curiosity. Dennis clearly is the prison boss who everybody in the prison is afraid of. Even the guards take their cue from him. But ...
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What was the meaning of the Bob Vaughn subplot in Zodiac?

In the movie "Zodiac" the cartoonist Robert Graysmith takes on investigation of the Zodiac killer and eventually tracks down Bob Vaughn. During the episode it is revealed that the ...
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Why did the Sheriff shoot Rayburn?

Why did the sheriff shoot Rayburn in The Silencing (2020)? The killer was doing some hand gesture and the sheriff thought that the killer was his brother. How did the doctor know what hand sign to ...
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Why is Zev Vendel bother about reading these ground cables?

In The Bourne Legacy (2012), in a room, Col Eric Byer and his team are presented with a box full of files: Zev Vendel: Is anybody reading these ground cables? INGRAM: Look, how wide are we digging? ...
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Why did Aaron apologize to Outcome #3?

In The Bourne Legacy (2012), forced to survive weather extreme and traverse rugged terrain to he arrived at a remote cabin as punishment for missing training and going off the grid for four days, ...
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In Fight Club, why did Tyler have his trainees make a garden?

When Project Mayhem ramps up, Tyler starts recruiting "trainees" to live in his house. At the beginning of it all they clean up the house, etc., but specifically, one the tasks he has them ...
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Why did Cobb administer the sedative? [duplicate]

The plane scene leading up to the inception of Fischer proceeds as follows: Eames swipes Fischer's passport Cobb returns the passport to Fischer and chats him up about his father The flight attendant ...
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Origin of 2 Marthas from Earth2

I've not been able to get the origin of the 2 Marthas at the end of Netflix's Dark. I did get to see the origin of 2 Jonas's during Earth1's apocalypse, where Jonas is seen going back to the basement ...
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How does Raj speak to Bernadette without problems?

This is regarding Raj in The Big Bang Theory S04 EP14, The Thespian Catalyst. Raj is seen in the university canteen eating alone when Howard approaches him along with Bernadette. As we know, earlier ...
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Why did Thomas gave his son a newspaper clipping which contains Black's phone number?

In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Oskar looks at a newspaper clipping that his father, Thomas, gave him, circling the words "notstop looking" in an article, he turns over the clipping ...
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Why did Andy provoke Hadley in this scene?

In The Shawshank Redemption (1994), while resurfacing roof of the license-plate factor, prisoner Andy overhears the captain of the guards, Byron Hadley, complaining about being taxed on an inheritance ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...