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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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 ...
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In the Arrowverse crossover “Invasion!” why did they believe future Barry's message to Rip was about the events in 2016?

Basically as the title states. In the Arrowverse crossover "Invasion!", why did everyone (Barry included) believe that the message 2042 Flash sent to Captain Rip Hunter was in reference to the war ...
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Did the ending really happen in Baby Driver?

I recently rewatched Baby Driver and I just noticed something at the end. Miles receives a postcard from Debora and we see in the last scene he gets released and she's waiting for him with a shiny ...
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What is the giant octopus in the torture chamber for?

In The Handmaiden (2016), Kouzuki is a sadistic pervert who controls Hideko's and her aunt's lives. His most powerful secret weapon is the basement, later revealed to be a torture chamber. Hideko is ...
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What was with Miles Morales's stickers?

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales applied some stickers on public places and even near the end he uses his powers to apply the sticker on a place where his dad can't find it. But ...
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What happened to Nebula when the Avengers time travelled?

I watched Avengers: Endgame. I couldn't understand what happened to Nebula when the Avengers time traveled. It was Nebula who revealed the Avengers' plan to retrieve the Infinity Stones to Thanos. ...
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How is Alice still alive at the end of “Resident Evil 6”?

It was mentioned that Alice binds with the T-virus at a cellular level. However, at the end of the movie it's said that the antivirus kills only T-virus but leaves the healthy cells. It should kill ...
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Why does Kathryn feel that she's already met Cole in 1990?

In the movie 12 Monkeys, in 1990, when Kathryn is meeting Cole for the first time in her life, she says: James, where did you grow up? I have the strangest feeling I've met you before. What is ...
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Why did Darcy Banker ask the man in the Green Room to give up his gun?

In Green Room, the young people are stuck in the room with a man who's got a gun. Darcy Banker (played by Patrick Stewart) shows up and is ready to kill them, presumably using knives so they can make ...
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How do synths and humans differentiate in Extinction?

In Extinction synths and humans appear to have no trouble distinguishing each other nearly instantaneously. E.g., during the War of Decommissioning they could make shoot/no-shoot decisions even when ...
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Why didn't Thor or Captain America just put Mjolnir on Thanos's chest or foot?

Since only those who are worthy are able to lift Mjolnir (as established in Avengers 1 and 2), why couldn't Thor or Captain America in Avengers: Endgame just put Mjolnir down on a part of Thanos (e.g. ...
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Were Avengers aware of sacrifice needed for soul stone? [duplicate]

In Avengers Endgame we see that Natasha and Hawkeye were tasked to get the soul stone. After events of Avengers Infinity War, especially after events on Titan, everyone knows that soul stone needs ...
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How did Fred's head turn?

In I Am Legend, when Robert Neville (Will Smith) spots Fred (the mannequin) standing outside at the end of the street, right after Robert stops the car to get a closer look there's a closeup of Fred, ...
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Why send Hawkeye back in time to such an emotion-filled location?

I just saw Avengers: Endgame for the third time, and noticed something confusing. Clint Barton / Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is sent back in time by himself, to test the time machine. He appears in a barn ...
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What was the point of getting this item into the Quantum Tunnel?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame The Avengers are scrambling to get the Gauntlet to the Scott's van and into the Quantum Tunnel. The goal seems to simply be getting the item to the Quantum Tunnel ...
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Did this character try to kill John Wick in chapter 3, and did this other character approve it?

In the end of the film, shoots John Wick and he falls off the roof. Seeing that, says, Well played, sir (?). I did not watch the movie in English, and I am a bit confused if some meaning was lost ...
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How can Iron Man's suit withstand this?

Towards the end of Avengers: Endgame, we see Thor, Captain America and Iron Man fight Thanos, who has a particular bladed weapon. At the start of this fight, we see Iron Man form some sort of blade ...
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Why was Dixon blackmailing Navorski in the end?

In the movie, The Terminal, if officer Dixon had a valid reason, authority, and intent to stop Victor from going to New York, then why was he even bothered to blackmail him (in the name of his 3 ...
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What’s the logic behind the Elder asking to kill Winston?

I understand when John met The Elder in the middle of the desert, he wanted to find a way for redemption and relive his memories of his wife. I don’t understand why he was asked to kill Winston of all ...
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Interstellar time travel explanation [closed]

1)How does time travel in Interstellar work? I understand the whole plot of the movie and that Cooper was Murphy's ghost. But if Cooper had to be her ghost, he should have gone to NASA, gone to Miller'...
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Explain Ant-Man's “not it” scene from Avengers: Endgame

In Avengers: Endgame, during the brainstorming session with all the surviving Avengers, there is a scene where Nebula recalls that Thanos went to Vormir with Gamora, retrieved the Soul stone, and came ...
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Why is Illyrio Mopatis willing to give so much to Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen?

In the first season of Game of Thrones, we see how much Illyrio is giving Viserys and Daenerys: shelter, food, and above all the priceless dragon eggs given to Dany. Why is he doing it? What's in it ...
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Why was Ellie's body unbroken after she was hit by the truck in Pet Sematary?

How can it be that Ellie's body was unbroken after she was hit by the truck in Pet Sematary (2019)? I don't even remember whether there was blood on her body after she was hit by the truck. I mean, it'...
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How did Vers know Agent Fury's name?

When Agent Fury met Vers at the phone-booth for the first time in Captain Marvel, she called him "Agent Fury", but he didn't introduce himself there, right? How did she know his name?
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When did he come up with the conning scheme?

In the Spanish 2016 movie Secuestro (spoilers ahead), the protagonist's (a female lawyer) ex-lover conned her into paying a huge ransom for the alleged participation in killing a man the protagonist ...
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John Wick Chapter 2 bounty question

Everyone went after John wick got the 7 million bounty before he got Excommunicado. Near the end, why did they wait for him to get Excommunicado before trying to kill him for the 14 million bounty? ...
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Why was there a need for all of the Pym particles?

In Avengers: Endgame, Ant-man has the idea to pull off a "time heist" in order to get back the 6 Infinity stones and reverse the Snap. As stated in the movie, there are no "second chances because ...
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Why did John Wick ignore guns in this scene?

In John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, after he went to the doctor and was chased by some guys, who are most likely assassins, they arrived at some shop full of weapons. There they fought and he ...
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Which story is real in The Life of Pi? [duplicate]

After watching Life of Pi for the 16th time, I realized I had plenty of questions: the tiger in the movie could be a metaphor for God or Pi himself (according to the two stories provided), also the ...
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What is the intended meaning behind the ending of Take This Waltz?

Margot is on the scrambler ride but this time alone, and just before that we are shown pretty much the same 'baking scene' as the start of the film, where a mysterious 'faded' man enters the kitchen ...
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What did Amy drink out of the red plastic cup in the bathroom?

In Booksmart, Amy is in the bathroom with another girl. Amy becomes embarrassed, grabs a random red plastic cup, and drinks what's in it. She immediately regrets it. She also spits something solid out ...
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Why does John not kill these two?

In John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, after some great action, it seemed that the Asian assassins took it easy on John, and had 2 or 3 opportunities to kill him. He distinctly did not kill two of the ...
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Why didn't Hester Shaw just ask Shrike to kill Thaddeus Valentine?

In Mortal Engines, Hester Shaw runs away from Shrike's care once she found out that Thaddeus Valentine was in the area in order to attempt to assassinate him. Why didn't she just ask Shrike to help ...
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Did people go back to where they were?

Did the Unsnap in Avengers: Endgame put everyone back to the place they were when they were Snapped? Dr. Strange and Peter Parker were on Titan when they were Snapped, so did Dr. Strange create a ...
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Why they didn't kill this character? [closed]

In the series finale of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow killed Daenerys, but her army of the unsullied just prisoned him, it does not make sense to me. Does it make sense to you also?
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Why did the Tethered form a line in Us?

In Jordan Peele's Us we see that the Tethered plan a revolt, rise above ground and start murdering everyone in sight and then they form a line by holding hand in hand. What was the purpose of that?
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Why did Jane Chapman move to Monterey?

In Big Little Lies, we have Jane Chapman, a single mother of Ziggy, who moves to Monterey from her parents place (I don't remember which). Throughout the season, while Ziggy is painted as a bully ...
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What was Stree?

In the movie Stree, what was Stree? There is a reference to a story that claims that she was just a woman who was killed. And now her ghost haunts the town that killed her. There are also references ...
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How come the new monarch does not wear any crown?

In the last episode of Game of Thrones, While there is no longer Iron Throne, I'd expect the new king to at least wear a crown. But alas, I don't remember seeing it happening. The new Queen of the ...