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 first loop begin in Triangle?

How did the first loop begin in Triangle? One Jess is killed in the car crash. Why doesn't she move forward to the loop?
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Where is Jasmeet born, in London or India?

In movie Namaste London, after meeting Bobby Bedi, Jasmeet says to her friend that she doesn't want to marry an Indian groom as she is British as she has born in London. However, when she visits India ...
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Does the ending of Predestination cause a paradox, or does the loop stay closed? [duplicate]

In the final scene of Predestination there's the following dialogue: John: Your next attack will kill ten thousand more. John knows this because it is his strongest motivation for hunting down the ...
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What is the explanation to the ending of the Japanese movie Suicide Club?

Who are the group of children in the ending of the movie Suicide Club? Whose children are they and why are they trying to teach everyone the lesson of being connected to themselves as they are to ...
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Why did “they” rely on cooper and his daughter to save themselves in Interstellar [duplicate]

If "they" were our descendants who transcended to the 5th dimension, "they" are practically a Godlike civilization compared to us, then why did they developed this complicated plan rather than simply ...
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Why does the tenant with the sick wife say “If I believed that, I would never have opened the door.”?

In the Raid (2011), after the tenant with the sick wife agrees to shelter Rama and Bowo in his apartment, he tells Rama that Lieutenant Wahyu is corrupt, to which Rama responds, "Not every cop is ...
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Why does Cooper send the NASA coordinates in Interstellar? [duplicate]

What is the point of Cooper sending himself the coordinates of NASA in Interstellar, only to moments later scream at himself to "STAY, you fool"?
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What's with the shark in the pool?

During The Matador, at the morning after his bar talk with Danny, we see Julian walk through the hotel lobby in swimming wear and boots and jump right into the pool with his beer can still in his hand....
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What was Cobb's original totem? [duplicate]

In Inception, Cobb uses his dead wife Mal's totem. It is not clearly mentioned or shown what was Cobb's original totem? Or did I miss something? Help please.
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Why single way communication in Interstellar? [duplicate]

Why could the crew beyond the worm hole only receive video logs? Why did they not have two way communication with NASA on Earth?
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the secret of the Tesla letter in The Prestige [duplicate]

In the movie The Prestige, I realized that But I don't understand anything about that specific letter that Borden gave to Angier. He wrote Tesla on it. What was that about? Is there a possibility ...
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Rusty describes his needs for an 11 man crew [duplicate]

In Ocean's Eleven, Rusty (Brad Pitt) and Danny Ocean (Gorge Clooney) are in the architect firm's building that designed the vault of the Ballagio Casino, Las Vegas at night going over the blueprints. ...
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Was Leonard's wife really raped? [duplicate]

In the film Memento Leonard's main tattoo reads JOHN G. RAPED AND MURDERED MY WIFE That means it was the second attacker who raped his wife. If this was true the postmortem report would've shown ...
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What is the History between Tom Quinn and Tessa Phillips

I'm re-watching Spooks and the first scene between Tom Quinn and Tessa Phillips is the following exchange: Tom: I thought we were supposed to share information. Do the words 'ports warning list' ...
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What foreshadowing was Corey Feldman's character referring to in Dream A Little Dream?

There's a scene in 1989's Dream A Little Dream where Jason Robards' character is talking to Corey Feldman's character "telepathically" via a dream. He's done this a number of times previously, but ...
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How did Keitel know that Deisler was a traitor?

During Stereo's showdown Keitel wonders that "Zille" would surely not come alone. He asks Deisler how many men they have down there but when Deisler answers that there are some ten but more on their ...
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Did Claes Greve know Roger Brown was an art thief?

In the magnificent Norwegian thriller Headhunters, Roger Brown is a management headhunter who moonlights as an art thief to pay for his expensive support for his beautiful wife who he is afraid of ...
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Did Heinzmann run into the truck on purpose?

At the end of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Peter Heinzmann meets up with Prof. Bower and Agent Adams in West Germany after he defected (more or less due to his experiences in Bower's case). Yet we ...
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The confusion between Hooker and Kelly

In The Sting, a key element lies in the fact that Lonnegan and his people do not realise that Hooker and Kelly are the same person. Why is this? Questions to consider: How do Lonnegan's two goons ...
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Can someone explain The Secret Agent's Blunder / Oshibka rezidenta?

I watched this Russian film, The Secret Agent's Blunder (1968), with English subtitles, but I found it hard to distinguish between the different characters. Thus, I still don't really understand what ...
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What happened to Darren Vogel in CSI:Miami?

In the S10E19 of CSI:Miami, Darren Vogel is also in the car which was driven by Sam (in the final segment of the episode). But after the accident, we see Sam is carried away by Horatio and Delko. ...
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Complaints filed about “Pati Sudharo Sansthan”?

In the 2010 Hindi movie, Hello Darling, how come the victims of "Pati Sudharo Sansthan" never filed any police complain about it? It is surely illegal and should not be operating at all. How were ...
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About Sophie's background in The Da Vinci Code

I was trying to understand the movie The Da Vinci Code. It shows that Sophie Neveu is the last descendant of Jesus Christ. I am trying to understand how after 2000+ years later there can be only one....
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How were the maze walls and ground suddenly intact again?

We see in the Maze Runner(2014) that when Minho and Thomas had found a way out of the maze, the maze started collapsing around them and they only just survived. The maze was throwing currents of ...
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What did Ripley tell Schenk in S01E06?

In the season finale of Season 1 of Luther, there's a pivotal scene near the end. Previously, Ian Reed murdered Zoe Luther and framed John Luther for it. Justin Ripley is under arrest after ...
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What was Thomas' background?

For a while we are led on to believe that Thomas is Jewish. But later it is revealed that he was just using a dead Jew's papers. However, earlier the number tattoo on his arm was briefly shown to ...
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Who is the third person in the opening scene of “Dallas Buyers Club”?

The opening scene of "Dallas Buyers Club" shows Rod Woodruff having sex with a woman who we later learn has a lot of needle marks in her arm. There appears to be a third person in this scene and it's ...
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Did Raymond Reddington lie to Liz about not being her father?

In the TV Series "The Blacklist" starring James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, he tells Elizabeth Keen that he is not her father when she asks him. It was made to appear as that were true, ...
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In the movie Se7en, SLOTH thoughts

The SLOTH victim, exactly why was he to be tortured to death "this" way? Are we supposed to know what happened to his left hand, and what exactly are those tubes in his right arm? Are we to surmise ...
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How did a signal turn the ship around?

In the Thunderbirds 11th episode of season 1, Sun Probe, the ship fails to fire its boosters because of "radiation" but somehow Thunderbird was able to fire them remotely... How, if the solarnoughts ...
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Doubt about the ending of Se7en

At the near end of the movie, when a box delivered to the trio in a deserted place is opened, David Mills' (played by Brad Pitt) wife Tracy Mill's face appears for a fraction of a second. Wikipedia'...
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Why did the android remark on Aurora's beauty?

In Passengers, the android Arthur remarked on Aurora's beauty when he first saw her: "Who's the lovely lady?" According to science, androids or robots don't have any feelings. Then how could ...
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How did the first terrorist know John McClane was a cop?

In the iconic Christmas movie Die Hard John McClane discovers terrorists infiltrating the Nakatomi plaza. In his first encounter with a terrorist, McClane gets the drop on him but the terrorist says ...
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How is Dr. Strange's Endgame justified? [closed]

In Infinity War, Dr. Strange explains all the events that took place were the only 1 out of 14,000,605 ways to win against Thanos and after having watched Endgame I am not quite convinced. Here are ...
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When Hulk crumpled the HulkBuster's hand where is Tony Stark's actual hand?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when the Hulk crumples the HulkBuster's hand, where is Tony Stark's hand? ..or is Iron man not actually in the HulkBuster?
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Police in movies/tv and license plates

Something I've noticed happening frequently in movies and television- when police are reporting the license plate number of a vehicle, instead of saying the letters on the plate they say words with ...
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Contact movie ending

In the movie Contact (1997) everything is revealed in the court hearing. Specifically, everything is setup by S.R. Hadden (John Hurt's character) and there are no aliens, as expected. But what's ...
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How did Teddy get killed in the end again?

Does anybody remember the first scene when he killed teddy? How it happened while he met Teddy again and the film ended with Teddy is dead?
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How did Maui live when he was human?

In the movie "Moana", Maui claims to have done many things: He lassoed the sun Pulled the islands from the sea Stole fire from "down below" Etc. Later in the film, it explains that he too was once ...
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Why did Kim Ki-taek not just leave the house?

In Parasite 2019 Kim Ki-taek gets out of the basement to get the food at night. Why can't he just get out of the house and be free?
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When to return the Space Stone?

As far as I understand there is no concept of multiple timelines in Avengers: Endgame. So when Tony and Cap are trying to bring back the Infinity Stones with the quantum tunnel, Tony lost it and Loki ...
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Robert Fischer took the plane with Cobb's team?

Why did Robert Fischer take the plane with Cobb's team in Inception (2010), and how did he get sedated on the plane?
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Why did the clerk say, “dark suit is not the same as black tie”?

In Dark Waters (2019), the clerk leaves an envelope for Rob and says: Your tickets to the Chemical Alliance dinner. And no, dark suit is not the same as black tie. What does he mean with that?
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Why does Mark have to move to the Schiaparelli Crater? [closed]

In The Martian, why does Mark have to move to the Schiaparelli Crater? How does he get there, and what is the problem with that?
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Why did the robots run away?

In the end of the epic fight scene with Ultron robots run and fly away from Hulk like they have emotions and fear. Their goal is to get to the drill, isn't it? Why did they behave like people?
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Neo saves Trinity by flying instead of teleporting to her

In the scene from The Matrix Reloaded when Neo is with the Architect and finds out that Trinity is going to get killed instead of flying at super sonic speed why didn't he just teleport and arrive on ...
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How did Patrick get the killer virus that kills you so you convert to a walker?

I just started Season 4 of the Walking Dead, so I know that Wood berry is flattened and all the civilians there moved to the prison to be with Rick, Darrel, Maggi, Glen etc, one of the refugees is a ...
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Explanation of the way to make up your sins quote in Mean Streets

Mean Streets (1973) includes this quote Charlie: You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it. What does it mean?
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How do White Walkers change the dead people into Zombies?

How can the White Walkers in Game of Thrones change the dead people/dragon into zombies? Let us take the example of the dragon that was killed by the leader of the White Walkers and then he turned ...
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How did Ron get hurt so much when the Queen attacked his Horse?

In the First Harry Potter Film, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone when Ron Weasley is attempting to sacrifice himself with the Queen stabs his horse and then he falls down and passes out. But ...

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