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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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How did the new Mike know where the bodies are buried?

In the 7th episode of Living with yourself, new Mike takes new Dan to the woods, and shows him the place where the original Dan (and others) are buried. The clones only have memories up to the ...
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Why does Brill go outside the van to be observed by the FBI?

Towards the finale of Enemy of the State: Brill: You're either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. Robert Clayton Dean: We'll see in a minute. Watch out for the FBI. [winks to Brill] This ...
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Is the creature in “The Thing” a single creature?

I have just finished the 1982 film "The Thing" and it left me feeling very confused. How many "Things" were there in the film? As far as I understand it the filmmakers tried to explain it as a virus ...
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Who authorized the presence of a documentary crew in the Scranton offices of Dunder Mifflin?

In-universe, who authorized and signed the contract for the document crew to come film the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin, Inc.? Did Corporate authorize it? Or was this one of Michael's blunders ...
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How can Flash turn around return from the blackhole?

In the season 6 episode of The Flash TV series, we see that Flash enters a black hole and returns back. since it is scify I can understand him going inside and speed force aura protecting him, but how ...
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Why does Wonka speak French and German?

In "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", why does Wonka speak French when he's introducing his guests to the Boat and why does he speak German when he's opening the Inventing Room Door?
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Capricorn One, what happened to the protagonists?

In the movie Capricorn One, we see that both the astronauts Willis and Walker are captured by NASA officials. I wonder, is there an in-universe explanation to what happened to them thereafter? ...
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Spider-Man romancing with MJ

IIRC, in the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, the relationship between MJ and Peter Parker is nonexistent, with the last exchange between them being: MJ: What are you hiding, Peter? I'm just kidding. ...
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How did Grape juice from My Hero Academia manage to pass the UA entrance exam?

In My Hero Academia, Grape Juice is by far the weakest student in the class and his quirk also doesn't do any damage. In spite of this he's a part of the hero course in UA. Does any one have any idea ...
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Why did they time travel here?

In Terminator: Dark Fate both Grace and the Terminator travel back in time but their destinations were dozens of feet above ground causing both to fall. Assuming that their time machines can ...
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Why don't the bullies ever get in trouble for throwing slushies at Glee Club Members?

In the TV Show Glee, why don't any of the bullies ever get in trouble for throwing slushies at members of the Glee Club?
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What does Darth Vader think Obi-Wan's referring to when Obi says “If you strike me down…”

When Obi-Wan and Darth Vader are dueling, Obi-Wan says "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" -- What does Vader think Obi-Wan is referring to? Vader ...
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Did Tony lie about his father's death?

At the beginning of Scarface, Tony claims his father has died- yet he says the same about his mother and we later learn that was a falsehood when he visits her home. Is it possible he lied about his ...
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Why was Raine's bomb easier to disarm than Omar's and Donowitz's?

During the end of Inglourious Basterds, why is it not possible to remove the bombs from Omar and Donowitz without exploding them, when they easily disarm/remove Raine's? There ain't no way you ...
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Why did Randall say that Arthur/Joker tried to buy a gun from him?

In the new Joker movie there are a lot of things that are explained (or can be explained as metal illness) but why Randal did say that Arthur tried to buy a gun from him? It is in the scene where ...
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How did the information from the black hole do this? [duplicate]

I've just seen Interstellar and I have two questions: How did the information from the black hole save humanity? What was that information about? I would rather not hear that "it's about the answer" ...
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How did the model 101 know when and where Legion terminators were going to appear?

Legion and Skynet are two separate AIs, so while I understand that the 101 that killed John Connor no longer had to obey it's mission after Skynet was erased from future existence, I don't see how one ...
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Why did Kido want the extradiction order?

On Season 2 episode 5 (Duck and Cover) Kido attempts to use Onoda's approval to extradite Juliana from the Nazi states, but Smith denies it. Did he really believe he was going to be able to bring ...
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What offer did Devaraj give to Saaho?

In Saaho (2019), Roy says to Devaraj, who has been using Saaho to steal vault from Devaraj and Prince towers: Roy: You gave Saaho an offer But Saaho gave me a bigger offer than that. He gave me ...
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Why does Grace crash after the fight scenes?

In Terminator: Dark Fate, we see a couple episodes of Grace "crashing", i.e. her metabolism consuming so much to supply muscles with energy and strength that there's no glucose storage left, runs low ...
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How was Rorschach's journal translated into white supremacy?

In Watchmen (TV series), we get to know that the Seventh Kavalry is inspired by Rorschach's journal and became an extreme racists group. But how come? What part of the journal made this transition in ...
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Why was District 9 alien ship stuck for so long?

The alien ship appears to be stranded and inoperable for the 20 years it hangs over Johannesburg. Early on we are shown that a small vessel had detached from the ship and disappeared. Approaching ...
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Did the poor family get paid?

In Bong Joon-ho's Parasite (2019), the Kim family (the poor family) were employed by the Park family (the rich family) in the Parks' mansion. At the end of the movie, it was revealed that the mother ...
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Question about man with rapidly graying hair in Constantine

In the beginning of the film, when Constantine was exorcising the girl in the run down aparment block, as the men assisted him carrying a large mirror over the bed to expel the demon out, Constantine ...
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How can Jack Harding also control the Mayor?

In the 1995 Action Film "3 Ninjas Knuckle up", the Main Villain owns the Town which means that he controls the Police but I don't quite understand how he can also control the Mayor? Doesn't a Mayor ...
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Why is Prince Pondicherry absent from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”?

Is there any reason why Prince Pondicherry (a character from Roald Dahl's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") is absent from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"?
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Who were the murder victims in “All Light Will End”?

This question is based on a major spoiler of the film, you've been warned. In the movie All Light Will End (2018) there are several scenes that indicate there are several murders occurring in a small ...
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How does Colonel Dugan have the police and school on his side?

In The Next Karate Kid, how does Colonel Dugan (Michael Ironside) have the police and school on his side?
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Why was she murdered?

At the end of the first season of Carnival Row, we find out the true motive for the killings: With that in mind, these murders and their order make perfect sense: What I don't understand is why was ...
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How did the culprit make create the Darkasher?

At the end of the first season of Carnival Row, we find out that Like other viewers, I wondered who might be behind it all while watching the season, but one thing threw me off of the right guess. ...
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What happened at the end of The Thing (1982)?

This is a spoiler. At the end of The Thing (1982), MacReady and Childs sit together. It is not clear if either or none of them is the Thing at this point. I assume it is clear that not both of them ...
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Why was the DeLorean covered by ice?

In the first time-jump, where Einstein moves 1 minute into the future on the parking lot, the DeLorean arrives covered by ice. It never happens again for the remainder of the series, if I'm not ...
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When did Kristoff Learn about the Cabin in Frozen?

In the 2013 Disney movie Frozen, there is a scene where Kristoff is thrown out of Oaken's Trading Post into the snow after offending Oaken. As his reindeer, Sven, comes over to him Kristoff declares ...
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Are they real in the movie Revolver?

Are Zack and Avi real in the movie Revolver or are they Mr.Green's imagination?
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How is she re-born?

In the movie Maleficent - Mistress of Evil, Maleficent is killed by Ingrith's iron attack. However, we see her rising from ashes like a phoenix. I understand she can do that since she is a direct ...
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What happened to Rosie Betzler?

Why did Rosie Betzler (Scarlett Johansson's character) commit suicide in the movie JoJoRabbit? She had many responsibilities in that movie. No clear reason or clue was given, except that one scene ...
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In The Dirty Dozen is this scene a set up by the officers?

In The Dirty Dozen, there's a scene where Col. Everett Dasher Breed, played by Robert Ryan, tries to take over command of the Dirty Dozen's operation from Maj. John Reisman [Lee Marvin]. In the end ...
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How did these three characters die?

Season 4 Episode 1 of Teachers has some of the characters visiting the graves of three characters from the previous three seasons: In the synopsis on IMDB it says they died in a car crash. I didn't ...
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Seinfeld. Who is Jerry Pershek (Pachyderm)?

In Seinfeld's 80th episode, The Stand-In (this is the one where Elaine's boyfriend takes "it"..."out"), George is dating a woman named Daphne. Daphne is too clingy for George's tastes. She memorably ...
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What's the status of the Thornhill corporation?

Spoilers for the whole show! In Person of Interest, near the end of season 2, the Machine forms and uses the Thornhill persona and the Thornhill Corporation, which manages a workaround for the ...
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Pretending to be an FBI profiler in Resurrection

In Resurrection (1999), the serial killer successfully pretends to be an FBI profiler and gets access to all the information the police has about his murderers. Later, the police finds that he is not ...
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How did Ray cut his head?

In Netflix's Fractured (2019), Ray wakes up in the waiting room with a new cut at the top of his forehead, which has been covered by a plaster. He didn't have it when he arrived at the hospital and ...
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Why does Bane's stock exchange robbery actually work to bankrupt Bruce Wayne?

In the movie The Dark Knight Rises, Bane robs the Gotham City Stock Exchange, more specifically with the purpose of bankrupting Bruce Wayne. What I don't understand and feels like a plot hole to me: ...
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Why did the police not show up at Brett's apartment during the shootout?

In early scenes of Pulp Fiction, Vince and Jules are in Brett's Apartment to confront him. as Jules gets aggressive, he shouts at everyone in the apartment loud and clear and then shoots the guy on ...
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What was the significance of the scene where a few girls are enjoying their new home?

In Grave of the Fireflies a scene immediately follows after Seita buys charcoal for his sister's cremation (at 1:19:57 to 1:20:19). In the scene a few girls are enjoying their new home and a man ...
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Why is Alan against preventing the first attack after breaking enigma?

In the scene from The Imitation Game, where they are able to crack engima, Alan convinces his teammates to not prevent the next attack. He says something like: ...
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Where are the other 36 children born the same day?

The S1E1 intro to The Umbrella Academy clearly states that 43 children were born on that day as "immaculate conceptions"(or however you want to define it). Hargreaves gets 7, but we never hear what ...
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Does Joker kill this character in the end?

In the 2019 movie Joker, during the last scene when Joker is talking to his shrink he starts laughing and the shrink asks him "What's so funny?" to which Joker replies "You wouldn't understand". ...
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Who is Alice referring to when she was talking to Kate?

In an episode of Batwoman, after Alice is captured and locked up in a van, Kate goes to her to reassure her that she didn't lead the Crows. Alice responds by reciting something from Alice in ...
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Did Vice Admiral Holdo know about Rey's mission?

I was recently rewatching Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In one scene, Rey mentions to BB-8 that she still can't get through to the resistance. At this point in the film Vice Admiral Holdo has also taken ...