Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

751 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
42 views

What did she mean by “lie”?

In one of the last scenes of A Star is Born (2018 version) Ally says the following line: What did she mean by a "lie"? Is it referring to sending a car for Jack, or the explanation on why ...
0
votes
0answers
140 views

What does the story mean that Amy told on the girls' night out in “The Big Bang Theory”?

In season four of The Big Bang Theory, "The 21 Second Excitation", Bernadette dared Amy to tell a dirty story. The story Amy told was not in English (gibberish, I believe). However, I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

What would Grissom need Axis Chemicals as a front for?

In the 1989 Batman film, DA Dent is investigating multiple companies believed to be fronts for Carl Grissom's criminal operations; at one point Grissom calls a meeting with his lieutenants to discuss ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

In Season 4 of Brockmire, are the writers showing life imitates art?

Season 4 makes an immediate jump from 2020 to 2030. Beyond warnings of global warming, and other environmental tragedies like the Amazon Forest going up in flames, The writers save the best for last: ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

How did Michael erode the iron pipe to the infirmary?

How did Michael do the chemistry work in Prison Break S1E4 'cute poison'? Which substances did he mix that included toothpaste and poured them into the tube in the infirmary and acquired a "...
0
votes
0answers
120 views

Why does Nathan Fowler do this in Condor?

At the end of episode 8 of Condor, Nathan Fowler (Brendan Fraser) confronts someone and then kills him, his girlfriend and then himself. Why does Nathan Fowler kill himself rather than just walking ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Why was Carmine happy after he was set on fire in Cowboy Bill's?

In Laverne & Shirley, why was Carmine happy after he was set on fire in Cowboy Bill's? I don't understand why would he be smiling and happy after almost being burned to death. I'm specifically ...
0
votes
0answers
130 views

What was happening with the time freezer device?

I am talking about Disney's Artemis Fowl. Might be spoilers In the movie fairies use a time freezing machine in order to stop the motion of humans. When the troll loses control for the first time, it'...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Was there a plan to destroy the airport surveillance footage?

In the movie Unknown (2011), Liam Neeson plays the role of Martin Harris, which is a fictional identity to cover the assassination planned in Berlin. An unexpected accident takes place, he forgets his ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Does Our Subject Still Wear Pink Socks?

Just saw Possession (1981) last night. Although there are countless plot points that one could delve upon, a minor one stroke me as particularly odd. SPOILERS AHEAD In the first 5 minutes of the ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

What happened at this moment in Community series (S02E09)?

In the S02E09 episode of American comedy television series Community called Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design is moment in 7th minute when Troy and Abed are speaking with their visitor Pavel. At ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Is the demon inside Mallory at the end of The Wretched (2019)

In The Wretched, it seems that the demon is not killed during the fire of the tree and it get inside Mallory at the end (the plastic flower and her not telling the truth about the tree). But Mallory ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How did the detectives infer or deduce Sister Molly's Affair?

In Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, how did the detectives infer or deduce that Sister Molly was having an affair?
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How does Icabod know John's mother?

In S02E04 of Patriot, while John is traveling through the subway, he sits across from his mother and Icabod. Seeing the condition John is in, they both come over to John and hug him. How does Icabod ...
0
votes
0answers
175 views

How was collaborator exposed?

In Fauda season 3 episode 8 the secretary of the Sheikh is exposed. The reason given is "because a prisoner was called from an untraceable sim". Which prisoner? Who called who?
0
votes
0answers
86 views

Why was Mannix completely unfazed with Smither's death?

Considering the scenes in The Hateful Eight before of Mannix trying to take care of Smithers, I expected him to scream or shout "no!" or "what the fuck?!" at Warren for killing Smithers but he shows ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

Did Cullen really kill those people?

In the film The Devil's Advocate, a real estate mogul and client of Milton's firm is charged with murdering "his wife, her stepson and a maid". Is he really responsible for their deaths?
0
votes
0answers
132 views

How did the police get the same mask and vest as the thieves in Money Heist?

In S01E06 of Money Heist, we see that 2 policemen are trying to infiltrate the bank and blend with the hostages by wearing the same mask and vests (although they withdrew when they knew what happened ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

What is the meaning of the flashback to Joy's time in Holly's house?

So in Prisoners, at the part where Joy is in the hospital, and she opens her eyes, they show a flashback of her time in Holly's house. They show this maze book with a note on it "finish all the mazes ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

How did Rudy know where to leave the body parts when Dexter was on his date with Rita?

In the first episode of the first season, 25 minute in, Dexter leaves Rita during their date to see what is going on with a crime scene. The police are at the location where the remains of another ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

What exactly happened during the finale of Midnight Special?

During the finale of the movie Midnight Special (2016) there appear: But what are they? Should we interpret them as or maybe something else?
0
votes
0answers
35 views

How does Harry Sims know where they are in Venice?

In Inferno (2016), when they are in Venice after Brooks leaves, Langdon gets captured by Bouchard and whisked away on a boat. Langdon wakes up under what appears to be a bridge, then Sims appears, ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How did that person know where to send the email?

Warning: spoilers for the whole season 3 In the season 3 of "Shetland", we find that the person (indirectly) responsible for the deaths was When that fails, she emails the criminal that Michael was ...
0
votes
1answer
999 views

Who was feeding Zeus the dog while Cecilia was away from the mansion?

In the 2020 movie The Invisible Man, after Adrian is declared dead, Cecilia, over a course of an unknown time period, visits a lawyer to settle her inheritance celebrates her freedom with Sydney and ...
0
votes
0answers
163 views

How did Michael know that Roth was behind the assassination attempt at his home, not Frank Pentangeli?

In The Godfather Part II, how did Michael know that Roth was behind the assassination attempt at his home, and not Frank Pentangeli?
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Did Queen & Slim meet the right person?

After the main characters in Queen & Slim meet with the Sheppards, they give them the address of a man who will be able to fly them to Cuba & freedom. (Spoilers) However it turns out that ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Why did Avigal choose Dovi in the end and not Fioravante?

In the movie "Fading Gigolo", although Fioravante is the one who made Avigal happy and involved romantically, why did she choose Dovi at the end of the movie? Is it because Avigal is religious and ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

What does Cobb tell Bill in the final phone-call?

There is a phone-call at the end of Following between Bill and Cobb in which Cobb seems to be telling Bill to do certain things but I can't guess it, I was wondering if it contributes to the plot or ...
0
votes
0answers
194 views

What does “Secondaries off” mean, when hollered by an Australian Navy Lieutenant?

In the Australian TV drama Sea Patrol, sometimes when the crew are riding in the RHIB to board a ship, LEUT and XO Kate McGregor (portrayed by Lisa McCune) bellows Secondaries off. What does this ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Explanation of a plot hole in Ace in the Hole

In the film Ace in The Hole (1951), why are people so quick to believe that it was Indian spirits that caused the cave to fall in on the guy raiding the artifacts? Surely, wouldn't there be some ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

About this scene in Elizabeth Harvest?

In the movie Elizabeth Harvest, there is a scene where Elizabeth enters the forbidden room (this is the second time around). This time she ends up waking the next clone. The next clone wakes up with ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Louis's reaction to his wife's pregnancy

How do you think Louis reacted when he found out that his wife was pregnant in Interview with the Vampire? After the way he behaves with Claudia he seemed to be a very caring father. In the scenario ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

How did Incredimobile know this?

In 2018's Incredibles 2, The incredible family moves to a "new house" offered by Winston Deavor after making a partnership with Elastigirl. So, they've got a new house and a new address. When Evelyn ...
0
votes
0answers
139 views

Why does Yoo Eunsong forget S.O.U.L in her future vision in Top Management web drama?

In Top Management (Korean Drama) Final episode (Episode 16 ending) , after Yoo Eunsong changes the future in the last episode, why does she not remember S.O.U.L?
0
votes
0answers
1k views

What happened to Agu's mother?

In the movie Beasts of No Nation (2015) what happened to Agu's mother? Was Agu able to find her? It is not mentioned in the movie. Is there any explanation in the book which the movie is based on?
0
votes
0answers
129 views

How realistic is using same ammo crate for different guns in this scene?

On a recent episode on Gotham, Oswald(Penguin) is making 9mm ammunition. Gordon and Bullock are in a gun fight and eventually run out of ammo. We can see in the next scene there is a cartridge can ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Did a UK Soap Opera (maybe Corrie) hold an audience vote to decide the end of a storyline?

Whilst answering this question, I had a recollection of a soap - probably Coronation Street or maybe Emmerdale - holding an audience vote to decide how a storyline played out (e.g. “who was the killer?...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Why did Valentine implant safety chips into his guards at his secret base?

As it was explained in the movie, the chips that Valentine implanted into government members/royalty/famous people/his associates have 2 functions: They provide protection from Valentine's SIM-cards ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

How did they get the lava to Ballona Creek?

In the 1997 movie "Volcano", the protagonists divert the flow of lava at Beverly Center by using explosives to dig a trench that takes it to Ballona Creek, which then leads to the ocean. The movie has ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

How many times did Satoru relive his childhood in Erased?

In the final episode of the Erased, (originally known as Boku dake ga Inai Machi or The Town Without Me), it is revealed that the main character Satoru has relived his childhood multiple times in the ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

What is the murderer's motive for killing Oliver Whyte?

In The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, what was motive for killing Oliver Whyte?
0
votes
1answer
162 views

Who or what killed the camp of people in so little time?

In the Walking Dead S4E07, Phillip (who now goes by Brian) Is on a supply hunt with the camp people that got him and Brian's step daughter out of the walker pit. The 3-4 men come across another camp ...
-1
votes
0answers
71 views

Why did the Purifier do what he did in “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004)?

In "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) the Purifier character (played by Linus Roache): I don't understand the reason for him doing so. Can someone explain this to me?
-1
votes
0answers
63 views

Why did Shazza do what she did in "Pitch Black (1999)?

In "Pitch Black" (1999) a Sharon "Shazza" Montgomery character (played by Claudia Black) lies on the ground, safe, during bio-raptors attack and then suddenly starts to run only to ...
-1
votes
1answer
833 views

Who was the lady mending the toy at the end?

I started watching the movie The Boy (2016). I noticed that at the ending of the movie someone is again mending the toy named Brahms. The toy boy (Brahms) was broken and there is no one in the house ...
-1
votes
2answers
186 views

How do the men and woman coincidentally have their basketball shirts?

As seen in Grown Ups, the five main characters near the end are re-challenged by their youth basketball team rivalry. They are on the court and every single man happens to be wearing the basketball ...
-2
votes
1answer
2k views

Why did Lester want to keep Ray Breslin in the Prison in movie “Escape Plan”?

In the movie "Escape Plan" why did Lester Clark pay/order Warden Hobbs to keep Ray in the prison? What would he get out of that?
-4
votes
0answers
69 views

How did Elwood know that the Illinois police force were in the audience?

In the final scene of The Blues Brothers, Elwood one of the blues brothers, gives the following speech: We're so glad to see so many of you lovely people here tonight. And we would especially like to ...
-5
votes
1answer
153 views

Why did Alex's house have an dumbwaiter?

In Home Alone 3 (1997), why did Alex's house have a dumbwaiter? What kind of house has a dumbwaiter?
-5
votes
2answers
180 views

Why courtroom not aware of thugs who already got arrested?

In My Cousin Vinny, Vinny calls the local sheriff, who has run a records check at Vinny's request. The sheriff testifies that two men resembling Billy and Stan were arrested a few days earlier in ...