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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Why does Chaucer say he will write about blacksmiths?

A fictionalized version of the English writer Geoffrey Chaucer appears in the 2001 film "A Knight's Tale". The very title of the movie is a Chaucerian reference as well (a story with the ...
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Scene in Jerry's House in The King of Comedy

One of the funniest - and cringiest - scenes in The King of Comedy is the scene where Rupert visits Jerry's house uninvited, waits for him to get back, and ultimately gets kicked out by Jerry, which ...
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Why did The Professor have Lisbon taken to the robbery location instead of his secret place?

In Money Heist S04E08, we see that Professor and his miner friends successfully perform an escape plan and rescue Lisbon from the court location. But after the rescue, instead of taking Lisbon (his ...
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Did Dolores abandon/forget this important goal?

** SPOILER warning for season 3 finale of Westworld ** In the season 3 finale it is revealed that Dolores' plan was not to destroy the humans, but to save them. And she does this by giving Caleb, a ...
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Why does Peter Pan age in Hook?

In the movie Hook (1991), when Peter finally starts to remember his past, it shows him "running away" from home as a baby younger than a toddler. Unable to walk, talk, etc. Tinkerbell finds Peter in ...
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What happened to John Deegan's face?

In Part 3 of the Elseworlds Crossover, after Oliver fires an arrow at John Deegan, after Reality is restored we see that Deegan's face has changed since the previous episode where it looks shrivelled ...
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What is the significance of the toy car?

When Huntress' family is killed in Birds of Prey, one of them gives her a purple toy car, which seems to be a sign that it had a some importance to her or her family. Later on in the movie she gives ...
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Why does Schofield hear church bells when the church is on fire?

In the middle of 1917, Schofield is in Ècoust. He sees a church on fire and then hides in a French woman's apartment. There he hears bell ringings. Which bells are these? The church is on fire, the ...
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Where did all the Mandalorian gear come from?

In the final episode of The Mandalorian season 1, Din Djarin finds the Armorer surrounded by a pile of armor. She claims some of the Mandalorian have escaped off-world, but it is a big pile, and there ...
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Loyalty in Blade Runner 2049

In Blade Runner 2049, none of the characters really have any meaningful "human" connections between each other, which begs the question: Is there any evidence of genuine loyalty between the ...
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Why didn't they just shoot Rose the Hat?

I have never read the Doctor Sleep book and only saw the movie last night, but from my understanding, the Knots (quasi-vampires) are prone to bodily harms just like normal humans. This is further ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the importance of that scene with Gabby?

Spoilers ahead if you didn't watch Infinity Chamber. In the movie we see the main character Frank trapped in a room reliving the same day over and over, but also sometimes getting the false reality ...
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Why does Holden have a panic attack after meeting with Kemper?

In the final episode of Mindhunter season 1, after his meeting with Kemper, Holden escapes the hospital room and is having something like a panic attack. I understand that Kemper has threatened to ...
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How would the Polar Express have been able to go back the same way with the ice on the lake having been cracked?

In "The Polar Express", how would the Train have been able to go back the same way with the Ice on the Frozen Lake having cracked?
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Why did Williamson lie to Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross?

I loved Glengarry Glen Ross but there is one thing I still find strange. Why did Williamson lie to Roma about the contract before? I mean, if the contract was stolen Roma should have gone back to ...
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Why isn't Jack Sparrow's greatest fear released before?

In Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tells no Tales Jack Sparrow exchanges his compass for drink. As it happens it is told that the compass is betrayed and his greatest fear is released. But before ...
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Why is the scientist kidnapped and brainwashed?

In The Ipcress File, Harry Palmer is tasked with finding and recovering Radcliffe, a British scientist who is suspected to have been kidnapped by a man named Grantby. Palmer does recover the ...
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Why didn't Gordon Shumway mind being called “ALF”?

Considering how acerbic and sarcastic he is, how come Gordon Shumway was so good-natured with the Tanners calling him "ALF"? If, say, a human went to the planet Melmac and had to hide out in a ...
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How much did the parents know in season 1 of The Sinner?

In season 1 of "The Sinner", Cora and Phoebes parents mention during one of the police interviews, that Cora ran away and Phoebe died one month later. This doesn't make sense to me. At that point in ...
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Who put the blanket there in Marrowbone?

This question is about the movie "Marrowbone" (2017) (orig.: "El secreto de Marrowbone") by Sergio Sánchez. Almost at the end of the movie, the lawyer Tom is at the attic and searches for money. He ...
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Why is the killer in Bridge season 3 shown appearing to have a revelation about the killings

Why is there a scene showing the killer, Emil Larson, appearing to have a revelation about the connection between the killings and works of art being exhibited in the gallery where he is employed? He ...
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How did Frenchie manage to cast out Valak from the Nun's body?

In climactic scene of The Nun, Valak possesses Sister Irene's body while trapping her in a star marked shape in the cellar. While The Nun is chock-holding Frenchie, he manages to grab the orb ...
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What made Alex change her mind in Quantico S01E09?

I was wondering after watching Quantico S01E09 ("Guilty") why Alex pleaded guilty. I can understand making her go to jail as if she was the culprit so the real terrorists think they are safe. That ...
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How did Robert McCall “die”?

In the first Equalizer movie, mention was made of a car bomb. She said, "Oh, no. Not Robert. And not from something as trivial as a car bomb. " But in the sequel, Dave says something to the ...
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Why didn't Ella wonder how Lucifer survived gunshots in season 3?

In season 3 Lucifer is going to help his ex-wife in Las Vegas (episode 6 or 7 I think). Ella joins him on this trip. In the last 10 min he gets shot multiple times by a guy. Ella is near Lucifer but ...
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Did the Super Predators bring the normal Predators to the hunting planet?

In Predators (2010) we see the hunting planet of Predators. A normal Predator (Yautja) from the Jungle Hunter Clan is caprtured by a Super Predator. Later in the movie a "normal" Predator is killed ...
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Why didn't the rebelling Cylons just box the other models?

I was re-watching BSG this week, and saw the episode where the rebelling Cylon models wipe out the others, to stop them from lobotomizing the Raiders (by giving the Centurions the gift of reason). ...
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Why do Predators only hunt Aliens on Earth every 100 years?

Per Alien vs. Predator's story Predators have come to Earth every 100 years to hunt Aliens from the ancient times. My question is, why do Predators only hunt every 100 years? Is it because of ...
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With whom was Hannah Baker sexting?

In the 13 Reasons Why episode where Tyler says that Hannah was sexting someone in the court room, they never reveal the name. Is there any indication who could she be texting to and why?
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Why does Edward look like this?

In episode 10 of The Terror When ..the officer he left in charge is found barely alive with a number of gold chains hooked across his face. Is this a reference to something, or explained in any ...
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How did Tia Dalma acquire Captain Barbossa's body?

The final scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, is the revelation of the resurrection of Captain Hector Barbossa via Tia Dalma's magic (presumably), as a lead into the next film. ...
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How did Frank realize the coup?

So in House of Cards episode 7 of season 5, while in the bunker, Frank realizes that it was all a coup against him. I'm confused as to how he realized this. He didn't exchange many words with Claire, ...
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Why did Sydney feel that he was entitled to $1,700 of Billy's money?

In White Men Can't Jump, Billy hustles Sydney in a basketball game for $64 in the beginning of the film. Sydney finds Billy after the game to strike up a partnership to hustle basketball courts in the ...
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Why is Robert against liquid-plasma type screens?

In Entrapment (1999), Aaron bought tools for the robbery & Robert reacted to it like this: "I specifically said no liquid-plasma screen". I already checked it's advantages over the internet, ...
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Is a deadline ever given?

In the film Nerve how do they decide when to announce the finals? Is it like a monthly thing? At the end of the month, the players with the most watchers get to compete in the finals? I know it says ...
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In The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi), what did the intruder do?

In the Asghar Farhadi film "The Salesman," the audience is kept in the dark most of the time about what actually happened in the apartment. When Emad finds the perpetrator, at first he denies going ...
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What is the meaning of the final inner monologue at the end of Memento?

I just watched Memento. I know people have quoted the conversation between Leonard and Teddy/John Edward Gammell in full, but I have not seen the final inner monologue of Leonard discussed in detail. ...
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Why did Zobrist leave the trail to the virus in the first place?

So the billionaire in Inferno leaves a crumb trail all the way to the inferno virus so his followers can find it e.g. Siena. And Siena even says she's going to protect the virus to ensure it goes off ...
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The conclusions taken by James about the Blair Witch

In the end of Blair Witch, James concludes that She only takes sacrifices. We can't look directly at her. What does the 'sacrifices' part mean? How does the Blair Witch only take sacrifices, and ...
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What happened to the older brother (who we never see)?

What happened to the older brother (who we never see) in Dogtooth/Kynodontas? I think that most likely he ran away like his sister attempted to do (by fleeing in the car trunk). It would be ...
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Character “Hobo” and his saying in the film The Polar Express?

In the popular Movie The Polar Express, there is a character named Hobo. He is a strange man who lives on top of the Polar Express. And during a conversation with the hero boy he says "I am the king ...
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Why is Loker looking for a job?

In season 3 of Lie to Me we can watch that Eli Loker is looking for a job. In addition, he hires a deaf person to take Loker's place... Why does Cal Lightman suddenly not want him anymore in the ...
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How did the Saviors know the group would try to reach the Hilltop?

In the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead, How did they know that the group would make that trip?
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Do Roxie and her husband get back together in the end?

This is a question about the movie Chicago. Towards the end of the movie Amos Hart, the husband of Roxanne "Roxie" Hart, wants to get back together with the the latter. As far as I remember it ...
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Did “Sarkissian” know that Cameron is a robot?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles S01E09 ("What He Beheld"), a person called "Sarkissian" is trying to kill Sarah Connor, John Connor and also Cameron. He also plants a car bomb in Cameran'...
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What does “XIX” in 'Extraction' mean?

What is the meaning of the "XIX" tattoo on the back of the main actor (Jon Foo as 'Mercy') in the movie Extraction (2013)?

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