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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In the Seventh Seal why does Death let the chess game happen?

The chess scene in The Seventh Seal is arguably the most classic scene in all of cinema: About a minute earlier the Knight has said that he is not ready and Death told him basically that it doesn't ...
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Piece of paper that was given to the main actor in Yesterday?

In the movie Yesterday, there's this guy who finds out that nobody knows about Beatles music and starts to sing the Beatles songs and gets famous. However, two other people along with him know about ...
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How they handle the bets in clandestine fighting

I have seen this multiple times. The hero goes to fight at a clandestine location, bets are placed, money changes hands, but no ticket is given to the gamblers like they usually do at horse tracks. ...
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Why do the three workers have to go inside the power plant again?

I just watched Chernobyl Episode 2, and 3 heroic workers volunteer to sacrifice themselves and return to the power plant to take care of some water tanks. In episode 1, Anatoly gave the order for two ...
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Is Caravan meant to have the drum solo, in-universe?

At the end of Whiplash, Andrew plays Caravan with the band. He then goes off in a huge drum solo for the movie's climax. Searching for the Caravan song, I can find ...
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Why did they not dig under the dome in the movie?

In The Simpsons Movie, the town of Springfield is covered in a giant impenetrable dome, leaving the people trapped inside. There is a scene showing various characters trying to break through (...
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Where did Beast end up while looking into the mirror?

At the end of Split (2017) where all the personalities witnessed the beast's body blocked off two shot gun wounds, where did he actually end up while looking in the mirror? Was that a secret place or ...
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How did Ulrich end up in 1953?

In season 1 of Dark, Ulrich, in search of his son goes through the portal in the cave and ends up in 1953. Throughout the show, they keep saying that one can either go 33 years in the future or 33 ...
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How does Agent Vinod link Zeus Group to the terrorist attack?

In "Agent Vinod" (2012), when and how does Vinod discover that the Zeus Group is behind the plot to explode a bomb in India and blame it on a terrorist organisation?
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Fredo's behaviour on New Year's Eve

As many times as I have seen The Godfather, Part II I have never understood a couple of things about Fredo. At the New Year's Eve party, an hour or so before Michael lets Fredo know that he knows ...
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Meaning of wall colors in Flashpoint?

The show Flashpoint is about a fictional SRU team (essentially SWAT). When they are on location at an incident, they refer to the various walls of a building using colors instead of directions. ("...
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What did Isabel whisper to Matsui in the interrogation room scene in Ocean's Twelve?

In the interrogation room scene in Ocean's Twelve, a police officer is questioning Matsui when Isabel enters the scene. After some dialog Matsui breaks down crying. What could Isabel possibly have ...
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Can Aziraphale and Crowley actually become native?

In the final episode of Good Omens, Aziraphale and Crowley are captured by the forces of Heaven and Hell and put on trial for treason. Both are sentenced to death, Aziraphale by hellfire and Crowley ...
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What exactly did Ant-Man see that made him say that their plan worked?

In Avengers: Endgame, when Dr. Banner did the snap to bring everyone back, we see Ant-Man looking outside and saying Guys... I think it worked! Script Source But what exactly did he see that made ...
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Is it an indication of weather change or does this character still have powers in the end?

In Good Omens, Adam rewrites reality so he would not be an antichrist anymore; but, near the end, when he took the Dog in the house garden but wished if the dog can run out so he can get chance to go ...
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Why didn't Tobey tell the police that Juila could confirm Dino was with them before the illegal race?

During the interrogation in Need for Speed, the police state that Dino has two witnesses to verify he wasn't at the race (the one where Pete died), he was someplace else, but Julia and the buyer saw ...
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Why do villains give James Bond enough time to escape after capturing him?

In James Bond movies, villains sometimes used to get James Bond in custody. Instead of killing him on sight (they used to do so for any other sidekicks), why are these villains forced to enter into a ...
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Why did Jung Chung leave Lee Ja-sung in New World?

In New World Jung Chung found 3 moles (rats, they call in that movie), one of them is Ja-sung himself. But Jung leaves Ja-sung behind. Why? Note that I knew that Jung trusted Ja-sung to call him his ...
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Explantion for the ending of I am Mother

I apologise if the title is bland, but I didn't want to spoil anything for people who have not seen the movie yet. Spoilers ahead. At the end of I am Mother, mother asks Woman "why did she not ...
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Why the order to protect Leonard?

While Five from The Umbrella Academy is in the past he intercepts a message to protect Leonard. However, later on Vanya ends up killing Leonard, but that didn't stop the apocalypse from happening. ...
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Why was Sapna still working for Shalini inspite of being a powerful guy's girlfriend/wife?

In the Netflix original "Leila", we see that Sapna, the maid of Shalini, is later a very rich housewife and her husband, Mohan is the "right hand" of Joshi, the ruler of Aryavarta When Shalini & ...
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How did Sapna become super rich, educated and well spoken in 2 years?

In the Netflix original "Leila", we see that Sapna, the maid of Shalini, is later a very rich housewife and her husband, Mohan is the "right hand" of Joshi, the ruler of Aryavarta The time that ...
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What is transpoil?

I just finished Preacher season 3 and right in the first episode (Angelville) Madame L'Angell request the Preacher something called "transpoil". I tried googling but couldn't find any mention of this ...
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Did Daughter answer Mother's question correctly?

At the beginning of I Am Mother we see a "school" lesson between Mother and Daughter (the following synopsis is from my recollections and is definitely not a direct quote). Mother Mother proposes a ...
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Why did the FBI arrest this character?

In the finale of Veep, While Selina Meyers was giving her nomination speech in the DNC, we see her aide, Gary, being arrested by FBI agents in the background. The last conversation between Selina ...
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Why did the grandmother in Tumbbad need to be fed everyday?

In the Indian Hindi-language horror film Tumbbad(2018), the cursed grandmother who is chained and locked in a room needs to be fed everyday in order to keep her sleeping. But if she is not fed on time,...
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What was Sakurai's motivation?

In the movie Before we vanish we see the reporter Sakurai meeting and helping the alien Amano in his quest to find Akira. At the beginning out of curiosity and seemingly disbelief, but later he seems ...
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What are Elsa's reasons for selecting the Holy Grail on behalf of Donovan?

At then end of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", Donovan agrees to let Elsa choose which cup might be the true Holy Grail. As we find out, she (and by extension, Donovan) chooses "poorly." Is this ...
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How did the Covenant accidentally stumble over David's signal?

In a scene in Alien: Covenant, Covenant is en route to a world to colonize when the accident interrupts the voyage. They detect a signal from the planet close by and off they go exploring. This seems ...
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Why does Johnny say he’s responsible?

In the movie Dirty Dancing, Penny is saved by Dr. Houseman, after her botched abortion. He asks “Who’s responsible for this girl”. Johnny replies “I am”. Then at the end of the movie, Johnny goes to ...
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How are they captured?

At the beginning of Glass, Kevin and Dunn are captured by the Clover Society/police. The doctor says something like No one needs to get hurt anymore, David. How did they know where they were, and ...
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How do Transformers die?

How do you permanently kill a Transformer? In other words, "kill" a Transformer such that it cannot be "revived."
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Why did energy level drop after switching to global automatic control?

In the 5th episode of HBO's Chernobyl at (30:25), Akimov should lower the energy level to 700 MW. However, when reaching 700MW, the energy level of the reactor drops quickly to 512MW. Legasov ...
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Why doesn't Mexico take Gilead refugees?

In The Handmaid's Tale it seems that Canada accepts refugees from Gilead, but there is no mention of Mexico doing so. Doesn't Mexico border Gilead? If so, why doesn't it help?
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Is there a real-world basis for this interrogation technique?

In the latter part of eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z, the focus is on following a(n all-night?) long ride in the back of a van, one with an extremely odd playlist. Once she arrives, she is first interviewed ...
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If the flerken ate the tesseract then why did it not get powers?

In Captain Marvel, they manage to get the Tesseract, which is the Space Stone, and Fury refused to take it. Goose the flerken swallowed it, but did not get powers from it. Why?
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What is the contraption that Aladdin gifts the Sultan?

When Aladdin disguised as Prince Ali is introduced to the Sultan and Jasmine he brings a contraption covered under blanket and claims it is very expensive. What is said contraption?
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Why did Zoom leave his suit in Barry's ring?

After Batman catches Barry in the "Bat Cave", Barry tried to prove his identity by getting his suit out from his ring, what comes out however is Zoom's Reverse Flash suit. Batman speculates that Zoom ...
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Is the “Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad” law firm at the same location as the former “Stern, Lockhart, & Gardner”?

Much of the television series The Good Wife took place at the law firm, "Stern, Lockhart, & Gardner" (and "Lockhart & Gardner", "Lockhart, Gardner, & Bond", etc) a law firm existing ...
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Are the guests in Westworld forbidden to tell the hosts that they are robots?

I've just started watching Westworld (TV-show) and I am currently on season 1, episode 5. My question is, what would happen if the guests downright revealed to the hosts that they are robots? Do the ...
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Why wasn’t Eggsy affected by the crazy waves that Valentine sent out?

When Valentine activated the thing that made everyone start killing each other and go all homicidal in Kingsman: The Secret Service, why wasn’t Eggsy affected at all? I never saw him be implanted with ...
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Why is John Wick wasting bullets?

In the third installment of the series, John Wick is caught in multiple shootouts. Two sections especially trouble me. First, the fight alongside Sofia where they keep picking up guns off their dead ...
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Where is Magneto's island geographically located in Dark Phoenix?

There's a scene where Jean goes to see Magneto who is living with mutants on a secluded island. We can see some labels/signs in exterior shots, and they're all in Hindi. That made me think it was ...
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Explain the ending of Black Mirror's “Smithereens”

I just finished watching Black Mirror season 5, episode 2, "Smithereens". I can't seem to get what is the definite ending of this episode after police officers fire second shot on Christopher. From ...
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Were the events of the Evil Dead movies cancelled out by the events of Ash vs Evil Dead?

In Ash vs Evil Dead, the protagonist I understand that this nullifies what happens in the previous movies. Is my understanding of these events correct?
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Why does “The Post” end at the beginning of the Watergate scandal?

At the end of The Post (2017), security guard Frank Wills discovers a break-in in progress at the Watergate complex. Why does the movie end at the beginning of the Watergate scandal?
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Why was this person allowed to become Grand Maester?

In Game Of Thrones Season 8 episode 6 we see that Sam Tarly becomes a Grand Maester. We also know that he is the head of house Tarly and the Lord of Horn Hill, has a baby on the way and is technically ...
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How could the Water Shuriken be on the bridge when Pikachu found it?

Shortly after Detective Pikachu left Tim, after realising he freed Mewtwo, he walks on the bridge where the Greninjas attacked Harry. Pikachu stumbles open a Water Shuriken, which he uses to deduce ...
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Why did the Tesseract “burn” a hole through Red Skull's plane but not Nick Fury's desk?

In the end-credits scene of Captain Marvel, the Tesseract was thrown up by Goose on Nick Fury's desk. I remembered the final fight scene in Captain America: The First Avenger where the Tesseract was ...
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What was the backstory of the doubles in the film “Us”?

In the film Us (2019) the world is attacked by a bunch of clones(?) who all attack their counterparts. Later in the film we see some tunnels that look like an old set of science labs, where the ...