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 Was Elizabeth Afraid to Keep the Painting?

In S6E8 of The Americans, Elizabeth receives a painting from Glenn for She takes it with her to one of their safe-house locations. She takes the canvas off the wood and at first considers destroying ...
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Elise's presence in the further

The further is a place where tortured people live, who later on will go to hell. Elise is a good person who only helped the Lamberts. What was she doing in the further? Wasn't she supposed to be in ...
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What killed the bomb tech in the first scene in The Hurt Locker?

After Sgt Matt Thomson (Guy Pearce) set the charges on the bomb, he crosses the 25 m radius (what Sanborn called the kill radius) and then he even starts running when Eldridge starts running towards ...
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When Elizabeth went back to the boat from the future, why didn't she need an oxygen mask?

In Tenet, when Elizabeth Debicki was inverted to meet her husband back in time, how come she didn't need a gas mask? How come she is able to talk normally?
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How was the initial jump made?

I just watched The Tomorrow War. I actually have quite a few questions but I will start with just this one. In the movie, fairly early on it is explained that time travel is only possible between the ...
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Was he a Nazi in The Good Liar?

In the movie The Good Liar, we are shown that Hans took on the identity of Roy and escaped to England. But it appears Hans was stationed to hunt Nazis, and may not have been one himself. In the end ...
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How is it possible that old Joe was killed by young Joe, but he appears again? [duplicate]

There are 3 possibilities shown in movie. In one scenario, old Joe is killed as soon as he appears in the field. In 2nd scenario, he turns his back and survives. In 3rd, things change as young Joe ...
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How come the Children of the Forest don't use dragonglass weapons?

In episode 5 of season 6, there is a battle scene between a Child of the Forest and a White Walker: click here to watch the scene. The Child of the Forest is using ordinary weapon, not made of ...
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Why and to whom did the protagonist have to prove his loyalty?

My understanding of Tenet is as follows: The future version of the protagonist will build the organisation Tenet in the future and will direct Neil to travel back to the present day to guide the ...
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What happened to the algorithm at the end of the movie?

At the end of Tenet, Ives breaks the algorithm into three parts and splits them between the three of them. Again Neil gives his part back to the protagonist before joining Ives, while Ives takes away ...
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Did Taskmaster actually adopt others' fighting skills?

In Black Widow, Taskmaster is noted for her ability to adopt (or mimic) fighting skills. Throughout the movie, she displays fighting skills similar to that of many Avengers characters. However, in ...
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Why did Warren tell the story of the "no dogs or Mexicans" sign?

In The Hateful Eight by Tarantino, Maj. Warren seemed to be suspicious of Bob pretty much from the beginning. In the last minutes before actually killing him, he conducted a last interrogation and ...
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What did Seppala think was the matter with Togo's paw?

Towards the end of the film Togo, the titular dog has a bandaged paw and limps. But discussing his survival, Seppala is dismissive of his wife's comment about the paw, and says "You've seen it ...
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What does Taylor Mason mean by predicting delta of a stock? [closed]

A stock is like a living organism. A sparrow, say. And we are able to create an emergent-based abstraction of that sparrow, which closely approximates the sparrow itself, accounting for migration ...
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Why don't Jules & Vincent immediately kill everyone in the apartment except Marvin?

In the opening scene of Pulp Fiction (1994), hit-men Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega raids the apartment of Brett, a business associate of their boss (Marsellus Wallace). The main objective is to ...
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Why was the police station shown to be empty at night?

In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mildred planned to burn down the police station at night. Dixon was present there accidentally, to collect a letter. It seems she knew that the police ...
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What happened to the prisoner in the LOKI show

In this shot, a fellow prisoner is seemingly disintegrated or something. I'm wondering what that was. Was he being killed or was it a portal or something?
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How did the survivor drug Joon-woo and Yu bin in #Alive?

I rewatched #Alive recently and was just wondering how the lone survivor managed to drug Joon-woo and Yu bin. The food they ate was canned and sealed, the water they drank, the survivor also drank so ...
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When a wish can be interpreted in more than one way, can the Dreamstone decide how to interpret it?

In WW84, Alistair makes such a wish: Then I wish for your greatness Now, I can see two ways to interpret it: Alistair wish for his father to have greatness i.e. "I wish for you to have ...
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Why are certain alcoholic drinks sometimes placed in a paper bag?

I live in a country where alcohol is not allowed. I am hoping that someone else might help explain why, in some movies, drunk characters consume alcohol directly from the bottle when it is still ...
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What happened with T12's tiger children in Sherni movie?

Movie Sherni (2021), The story of a female character Vidya saving female tiger T12 and her 2 children from bad peoples. Unfortunately, T12 tiger killed by bad peoples and 2 innocent children hides ...
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Why is Joe’s body perfectly fine when he returns to Earth?

In the Pixar movie Soul the main character accidentally falls into a manhole. He hits the ground so hard that he actually dies. However, when he comes back to Earth and gets into the cat’s body, his ...
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Why did S I Tilak shoot through a bottle?

In the 2021 Telugu movie Krack, police officer S I Tilak shot an innocent boy but due to a conspiracy, S I Veera Krishna got suspended from his post instead. This is how Tilak shot the innocent boy: ...
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What is the "trap" or "gimmick" Brad Pitt is talking about in 12 Monkeys?

In a December 2019 interview in the New York Times, Brad Pitt says this about "12 Monkeys": I nailed the first half of “12 Monkeys.” I got the second half all wrong. That performance ...
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Why did Randall give the Joker the gun?

In Joker (2019), why did Randall give the Joker the gun? What was his actual motive? Did he give the gun thinking that when Joker will be performing he will drop it - as it happened? Or did he really ...
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What was the hole in the wall symbolizing in "Black Box"?

I just saw "Black Box" on amazon prime. I was waiting for the movie to explain the hole in Nol's wall. He looks at it in the first few minutes of the movie. Then we get a second look at it ...
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How has Raya been searching for Sisu for 6 years?

In "Raya and the Last Dragon", Naamari says that Raya stole the map of Sisu's location a few months before we see Raya on-screen 6 years after the world broke. How is this possible when Raya ...
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Why was Cunningham Sr. taken aback when Scout talks to him about entailment?

In the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, when the angry crowd reached the police-station to hurt Tom Robinson, they found Atticus Finch already sitting outside the door blocking their way. After a few ...
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What did June mean at the end of the Handmaids's Tale season 4 finale?

At the end of the season 4 finale, June says: What does she mean? Where is she going? Does it mean she is going to turn herself in for what she did? Or does it mean that Luke doesn't want her to be ...
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How did these characters in A Quiet Place 2 not notice the monster on board?

In A Quiet Place 2, a monster sneaks in on the boat and attacks the island that was previously monster-free. But how did it get there? Did it just sneak into the boat and went unnoticed? Or is the ...
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How did Mobius come to this conclusion?

In the Marvel series Loki season 1 episode 2, the original variant from the sacred timeline gives a theory that To test this theory Mobius and Loki go to Pompeii, and after returning from there ...
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How did Reese's father die?

In Person Of Interest's final episode, the Machine, while fading away from the viral attack, talks to Harold and explains some key lessons it learned about people. One of the stories it tells, to ...
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Why doesn't Bathurst use the device this way?

The antagonist in Infinite (2021) has a device called the dethroner which allows him to download the consciousness of an opponent, thus preventing reincarnation. But Bathurst's end-goal in the movie ...
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Do we know what became of Fredo's wife?

I think the last scene in the The Godfather Part II Fredo's wife is in is after the shooting of Michael's bedroom -- I think she is being forced back to her quarters iirc. It is clear that things are ...
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How did the tie end up in Anton's wardrobe in the movie 'The Night Visitor'

In the 1971 movie The Night Visitor, the sequence of events leading to Britt's murder is - Salem breaks into his family farm and steals a tie belonging to his brother-in-law Anton He leaves the farm ...
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What was the purpose of the occultist and why choose these victims?

I'm talking about the movie The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Spoilers Ahead In the latest edition of Conjuring franchise, we get to see that a boy murders someone and then constantly tries to ...
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Did the rules about women reading change in Gilead?

In episode s04e09 we see Aunt Lydia looking for a new position for Janine, going over profiles of commanders with clear words written. On the other hand in the same episode when Naomi visits Sarina ...
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Why does Lex turn on the flashlight?

In Jurassic Park (1993) when the T-Rex breaks free from the cage, the two kids are alone in the car. The T-Rex is interested in the Grant/Malcolm car, but Lex turns on a flashlight and attracts the T-...
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What's going on with Laurits and his new "pet"?

This question contains spoilers for season two of Netflix's Ragnarok. You've been warned! About half way through season two of Ragnarok, Laurits acquires a new pet by highly unusual means (his ...
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Why did Jane not use his gun to kill Red John?

In S03E23-24 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane killed a man named Timothy Carter, thinking he was the real Red john, in a shopping mall with a gun hidden in his pocket. Then he waited in the mall ...
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What did the note state in House Of The Disappeared?

In the Korean movie House Of The Disappeared, Hyo-je hands his mother a note. We later learn that Old Mi-Hee gives Hyo-je the note. What does the note read? I watched the Venezuelan Original - The ...
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Why does Reese get cleaned up?

In the pilot episode of Person Of Interest, we first meet John Reese as a depressed, possibly suicidal, messed up tramp. He has long dirty and unkempt hair and old, ragged clothes. After the incident ...
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Why was this character in A Quiet Place Part II able to walk with shoes?

Spoilers ahead for A Quiet Place Part II (2021). When Emmett and Regan are making the journey toward the harbor, Regan walks barefoot (as their family has seemingly done out of necessity since the ...
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Why did Erin McMenamin need a ride to Brandywine Park?

In the final episode of Mare of Easttown, we learn from the activities of that Brandywine Park is within biking distance of at least some parts of the small town featured in the show. So it strikes ...
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Why is one of the patients signalling Teddy to shush in the movie Shutter Island?

In the beginning of Shutter Island, when Teddy and Chuck are about to enter Ashcliffe, there is a female patient in the garden that signals a shush to Teddy. What is the significance of this gesture?
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Would Genco's behavior in the theatre have made his being consigliere unlikely?

Genco is only referred to in GF-1 although in cut scenes he is visited by the family while he is dying. I can understand why this was cut -- there would be later scenes in a hospital with Michael and ...
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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 Jenningses Return to the USSR?

In Season 6, Episode 9 of The Americans, Why did the Jenningses return to the USSR? Wouldn't this have been a bad move seeing that they betrayed the KGB? Even despite Gorbachev's administration?