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 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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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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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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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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What “upstairs” is Earl referring to?

In The Mule (2018), after having lunch at Midwest, Earl suddenly bumps into the Sheriff. He gives him two cans of caramelized corn: Earl: I went to a charity and I got this caramelized corn. And it ...
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What is the meaning of “Different worlds”?

In Sicario Day of the Soldado (2018), Matt uses sign language to ask deaf Blandina about her baby: Matt: Is the baby deaf? Blandina: No. Matt uses sign language to ask deaf Angel about his ...
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In Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance, is the audience expected to assume a kidnap scene?

When I watched Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance, I remember a scene where a guy stops a car, pulls out a knife and makes cuts on his stomach. Ryu and Yeong-mi are shown seated in a car nearby, watching the ...
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Why didn't Sarah tell Anne that Abigail had poisoned her?

In The Favourite (2018), Before she took that ride on the horse, Sarah was poisoned by Abigail. The poison's effect showed on Sarah, who as a result fell on the ground and was dragged by the horse. ...
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What happens to Edgar Deems' body in “Tremors”?

In Tremors we see Val and Earl taking town drunk Edgar Deems' body to the Doctor, who identifies de-hydration as the cause of his death. The next we see Val and Earl they are on their way out of ...
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Why did Ben Bradlee specifically mention “91 words a minute”?

The Post's managing editor, Ben Bradlee reads a paper: BEN: All these guys sound like they sleep with a damn thesaurus. So McNaughton was secretly suggesting to McNamara...to provoke the North ...
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Is Phillip Banks Hilary's father?

I'm trying to determine if this is just a goof in details or if Hilary Banks was actually not Phillip Banks' daughter. Vivian Banks birthday is October 21, 1951 Hilary Banks birthday is May 25, 1969 (...
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Why was Hannibal killing in sounders?

I have been re-watching the TV series Hannibal and while discussing the MO of the Chesapeake Ripper (Hannibal Lecter), it was revealed that he had been previously killing his victims in groups of 3, ...
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Why didn't Elisa release Amphibian Man into the ocean in the first place?

So, she plans to release him (the Amphibian Man) into a nearby canal when it rains to give access to the ocean. Why wait? Why didn't she release him into the ocean in the first place?
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How does Leonard remember about insulin in Memento

Leonard remembers everything up to the incident. So this means he knows about Sammy and his fake condition. This also means he remembers Sammy didn't have a wife. So after the incident, how could he ...
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Why did Mark King plan to frame his wife in The Other Woman?

Why did Mark plan to frame his wife Kate in The Other Woman? Even though he is cheating on his wife, he still appears to have genuine feelings for her.
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What would people think about two disappeared people?

Senator Henry Shaw is killed Mary Lou is killed MACUSA fears their secret world has been exposed, but Newt releases his Thunderbird to disperse a potion as rainfall over the city that erases all New ...
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Did Harry originally intend for Veronica to sell his criminal notebook and come to no further harm?

In Steve McQueen's twisty cerebral heist movie, Widows, a group of criminal's widows enact Harry Rawling's next criminal plan. He leaves clues so that his wife, Veronica, can find the notebook ...
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What did Blanche do that was “dumb”?

About an hour into Bonnie and Clyde, the newly enlarged gang makes a narrow escape after the cops show up at their rented cottage. In the car, after their getaway, Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) yells at ...
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Why was the doctor left alive in the bus?

In Halloween (2018), the bus carrying Myers and his doctor (Dr. Ranbir Sartain) crashes. The guard and driver are found dead (presumably killed by Myers), but the doctor is alive and well inside the ...
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The Beyond - Why'd they do that?

At the end of The Beyond we find out the aliens were actually benevolent in saving the human race, even though at one part in the movie the army attacks The one part I don't understand as they are ...
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Implications of Ares picking her knife instead of reloading her gun before the climax fight

In John Wick, Chapter 2, after the climactic fight, Wick checks Ares' empty gun and reloads it using her own ammo. She could have done so and shot him instead of engaging in a knife fight. Was ...
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Why did 'Trinethra' organization choose their office under Tailorman which is easily accessible?

In the Telugu movie Goodachari, the internal security organization 'Trinetra' is setup under a clothes store 'Tailorman' which is quite accessible to outside people. Why would some organization as ...
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Jay Garrick's helmet timing discrepancy?

In Flash Season 2 - during Jay Garrick Vs Zoom We see that Jay's helmet got sucked into the black hole, (which was opened way after the closure of Speedforce hole ...
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How did Crain know Arthur Bishop was in Thailand?

After his initial discovery by Crain at the beginning of Mechanic: Resurrection, Arthur Bishop escapes to Thailand which apparently is considered a "safe zone" for him. Less than 24 hours later, he is ...
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In Darkness, is Sophia really blind?

In the movie In Darkness, It appears to me that the blind sibling died and the sibling who wasn't blind pretended to be in order to get the main antagonist (bad guy). Is my interpretation correct? ...
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How did Owen know where to go?

In the new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chris Pratt's character Owen Prior to this, Maisie, Owen and Claire were all downstairs trying to avoid being eaten, when they tell Maisie to run. It ...
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What is the significance of Soubin Shahir's character in Carbon (2018)?

Rajesh, Soubin Shahir's character as a mahout in the Malayalam film Carbon (2018), appears first in the scene where Sibi, Fahadh Faasil's character, meets the elephant's owner. He was presented in the ...
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Dr. Temperance Brennan security clearance

In the episode "The woman in the car" a one-time character, agent Pickering from the state department, is interviewing the employees at that branch of the Jeffersonian, with mostly humorous responses. ...
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What does V mean by unforeseen circumstances that had accelerated his plans?

40 minutes into V for Vendetta V tells Evie: It appears that unforeseen circumstances have accelerated my original plan. Now I assume that "unforeseen circumstances" refers to the inspector ...
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Why does Wade execute his own gang?

In the movie 3:10 to Yuma, Wade executes his own gang members after they kill Dan. I have this feeling Dan has earned Wade's respect, but Wade executes his entire gang after they have tried so hard ...
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Why does this happen to Jenai in Bokeh?

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! In the film Bokeh, towards the end, Riley finds Jenai dead in a thermal pool, floating. She shows no signs of a fight or other injuries. Suicide by suffocation or drowning ...
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What is the story behind the Asian female assassin?

Who was the Asian female assassin, playing a prostitute in episode 02 of Deutschland 83? And why did she attack Martin, did she attack him thinking he was a West or East soldier? What's the whole ...
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Is there something about the wristwatch?

In the Electric Dreams episode entitled The Father Thing a particular thing didn't process for me. Towards the end Greg Kinnear's father-thing character and the boy's mother are worried because their ...
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Did Craig Toomey’s mental state influence the past environment?

Did the scary stories of Craig Toomey’s father about creatures with sharp teeth in Langoliers influence the way the material world in the past vanishes by being eaten?
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Why did Luke's mom stop tucking him in?

At some point in Better Watch Out Luke's mom suddenly stops tucking him in before he goes to sleep and Luke wonders why. Ashley says that she knows the reason why but she doesn't tell Luke, even when ...
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What were the circumstances of Agnes' (Oscar's mother's) death?

Regarding the 1979 Oscar winning movie The Tin Drum, is there an explanation for Oscar's mother's death? Agnes is officially married to Alfred, but she has an ongoing affair with her cousin Jan - ...
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In the movie “Good Time”, why did the protagonists do this?

In the Safdie Brothers' film Good Time, the main characters rob a bank. They pass a note to the teller, demanding just $65,000. My question is twofold: Why did they rob the bank? Why did they demand ...
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Why risk being burned to death in the boiler

In the movie The Rock Mason said he timed the flame bursts to work his way through, however, how was he able to do this without being caught? I highly doubt that he observed the flames just once, he ...
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Why did the Machine need the souls of the Numbers?

In the movie 9, Nine accidentally revives the Machine by inserting an alchemical talisman into a power socket. In doing so, Two's "soul" is sucked out. Throughout the rest of the movie, the Machine ...
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When does Chris realize his feelings?

In the film Just Friends, when exactly does Chris realize his feelings for Jamie? I mean, I know he has feelings for her, but when he first arrives back in New Jersey he thinks he's only interested in ...
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Why doesn't Robby handover or tell the editor Marty immediately about the possession of the sealed court documents?

Why doesn't Robby handover or tell the editor Marty immediately about the possession of the sealed court documents in Spotlight? It's only after his lawyer tells Marty, that they have won the case, ...
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What happened to the other dog?

In A Single Man, according to Jim's cousin, Jim only had one dog with him when he died. According to George's memories, they had two dogs. Since George asks about the dog, it means Jim had taken ...
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In Graduation (2016), what was Eliza's intention at the end?

In the Romanian film Graduation (2016), Eliza reveals in the final scene that she didn't cheat by marking her exam. Instead, she started crying when she ran out of time, so the examiners took pity on ...
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Why did Detective Ward want crack warrant for the PO box in Jersey?

In The International (2009), Detective Ward said this to Interpol Agent Louis and Detective Iggy. Actually all three guys looking for hitman for IBBS Bank. This Hitman is patient at Dr Isaacson. ...
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Where were Ben's parents in Better Luck Tomorrow?

Better Luck Tomorrow's action takes place over the course of four months or more, closely following the protagonist high school student Ben, his daily routines as well as changes that happen to them. ...
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Why did Guy break into Bruno's house?

In the movie "Strangers on a Train", we see Guy entering Bruno's house at night, using the key and the map and carrying the gun, all of which Bruno had given him earlier. Then we know that he's just ...
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What is the state of affairs on Nootka Sound by the end of season 1?

During the course of the 1st season of Taboo James Delaney is constantly struggling to keep all the various forces, primarily the British and American governments and the East India Company, lusting ...
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Who put the key in the box, and how did they get it?

In Stoker the protagonist receives a pair of shoes every year for her birthday. She always believed them to be from her Dad. But the last birthday the dad is dead yet the box comes. The box has a key ...
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Why did Michèle damage Richard's car?

Fairly early in the movie (around 18:00), Michèle (main character) drives her car to the restaurant where she's meeting others for dinner. She deliberately and repeatedly rams the back of her car into ...
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Explanation of the last scene in Sense8 Season 2

Spoilers for Sense8 season 2 finale ahead In the season 2 finale, Will (and part of the remaining gang) managed to get into BPO's facilities and rescue Wolfgang. From a dramatic perspective this ...

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