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 don't docbots kill those who are awakened by the red pill?

In The Matrix, a docbot finds Neo right after he wakes up in the pod. However, instead of killing him, it simply flushes Neo down to the old sewers, not even following him with hopes of finding who (...
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Jokes about Monica's haircut

In Friends season 2, episode 1, at 18:35, Ross makes a joke about Monica's new haircut. He says "I think it's a ten". Chandler then does some jokes as well, such as "You could be caught between the ...
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How is a blind character working at film developer lab?

In Manhunter (1986), Reba McClane (a completely blind person) is found working at film lab. I know blind people can have other heightened senses, but surely film lab workers really need sight to ...
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Why did Tyrion Lannister go to his father's bedroom?

Why did Tyrion Lannister go to his father's bedroom at the end of Game of Thrones season 4? Did he go there just to kill his father? Or was it after seeing Shae that he decided to kill him?
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How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
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Did Ned Flanders murder anyone?

In the last scene of this gif Ned throws a body out. The end of it is seen here: What's going on? The rest of the gif shows that he's doing regular stuff, as seen in the full video:
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How did Thor guess the access code to the Quinjet?

In Thor: Ragnarok, there's a scene when Thor is trying to access the Quinjet, but everything he tries ends up in an "Access Denied" response from the security system. Then he gets mad at Tony stark, ...
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Where does the tunnel in the Wall come from?

I just finished the first season of "Game of Thrones", where one of the main themes is 'The Wall', a huge ice wall that devides the realm (Westeros) from the dangerous and winterly North. From what I ...
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What happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber after his encounter with Darth Vader?

In A New Hope, when Darth Vader and Obi Wan engaged in a fight, Obi Wan was killed. At that time, his lightsaber fell there and Luke didn't retrieve it. So, what happened to it? Was it destroyed?
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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of Thrones after we get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne, as stated in the raven message that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken captive. Stannis also ...
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Does Anton Chigurh kill Carla Jean Moss?

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any ...
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How was Thanos able to defeat Hulk in Infinity War without using any stone?

In the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War we saw that Hulk started beating up Thanos easily but suddenly Thanos overpowers him. Probably, the only way that would be possible, would be because Thanos ...
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Does producing blue meth make Walter a chemistry genius?

In Breaking Bad, a high school teacher, Walter White produced 99.9% purity blue crystal methamphetamine. Now is that something only a true genius is capable of doing or is any talented/average high ...
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Why was Gasoline still the major source of fuel in Mad Max: Fury Road?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, why didn't they harness the solar power to run their automobile? We already know that the solar rays were still powerful as the plants in the citadel were exposed in a rotation ...
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Why does Walt want to retain Jessie as his partner?

In Breaking Bad series 3, Gus organises a whole high-tech lab so Walt can make large volumes of his high quality crystal meth. The lab comes with a competent and reliable assistant. But Walt ...
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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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What’s with the “dead” characters at the end?

Near the end of V for Vendetta, while the building is exploding, you see people pulling off their masks to watch it explode. During this scene you see some characters that have been previously said ...
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Why did Bran not tell anyone who pushed him?

I don't remember if Bran from Game of Thrones reveals to anyone that Jaime threw him from the top of the castle or what he saw on that day to anyone after he gets conscious. Does anyone know why? Is ...
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How does Tony Stark control his nano suit?

In the Avengers: Infinity War movie Iron Man does battle with Thanos. We see Tony fighting hand-to-hand, and Iron Man is morphing his suit in real time. Creating blades and such. How can Iron Man ...
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead engineer, which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured in the Alien vs. Predator movies (a ...
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Where does Stannis's army come from in S04E10?

In the last episode of Game of Thrones season 4, Stannis's army comes and kills the wildings. It's great but which path did they take to go behind the wall? The wildings want to go to the other side ...
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Why is there an alien in the garbage?

In the classic scene in Star Wars a New Hope our heroes are trapped in a rubbish press with a creature... Given the Death Star is fairly new (it's only just been completed) how could such a creature ...
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Why does the eye surgeon help Anderton

I just watched Minority Report again and I always wonder about one part of the story. When Det. Anderton is about to get his eyes transplanted illegaly, the eye surgeon tells him, that he got ...
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Why wasn't the Night King naked in S08E03?

So we know that the Unburnt (e.g. Daenerys Targaryen) are fireproof, and presumably the Night King is one of the Unburnt. However, the Night King's clothing is unharmed after an extended blast of ...
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Why is Surtur so easily beaten by Thor compared to when Hela fights him?

In the introduction of "Thor: Ragnarok" we are introduced to Thor locked up in chains and Surtur on a throne. Obviously Thor doesn't resist as he tries to get Surtur to spill the beans but eventually ...
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How does Eddard Stark know that Bran saw Cersei and Jaime together?

In S01EP07 of Game of Thrones , Eddard Stark confronts Cersei Lannister regarding the legitimacy of her children along with the fact that she and her twin brother are lovers and that his son, Bran, ...
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Where did Thanos get his first Infinity Stone?

Where did Thanos get his first Infinity Stone? In the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos had one stone but where did he get it? Does anyone know?
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Why was the thief in jail when he could easily escape?

When Finn and Rose Tico were in the jail cell where they met the thief, why was the thief even there, if he could just easily escape with basically no effort?
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What goes down in final scene of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?

The awesome relationship movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) ends with a scene in which the two main characters are tempted to get back together but are not sure. The woman points out ...
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Why did Arya refuse to end it?

During the end of the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones, after "The Hound" has been defeated by Brienne of Tarth, he lies bleeding and dying and wants Arya to finish it and kill him. At first he ...
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Why did Voldemort call Harry's mother a Muggle?

I was recently (re)watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and I'm confused about something that Voldemort says near the end of the movie. Near the end of the movie, when Voldemort confronts ...
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Who was the original parasite in Total Rickall?

In the season 2 episode of Rick and Morty, "Total Rickall", there is an alien parasite that disguises itself by implanting false memories in people's minds. The first parasite to be revealed is Uncle ...
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What's the purpose of the cube?

I've just watched a sci-fi horror movie called Cube. It was pretty awesome, as well as it left a lot of questions unanswered. However, the one that frustrated me a lot was, the Cube's purpose. I mean, ...
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What happened to the last of the sins in Se7en?

I have watched Se7en and followed Gluttony, Greed, Sloth and Lust. But I couldn't place the events of the other sins: Envy, Wrath and Pride. Please provide some light on these. I am really confused.
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What does Sherlock say just before opening Irene Adler's safe?

In Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, the americans force Sherlock to open Irene Adler's safe by threatening Holmes and Adler at gunpoint. The safe turns out to be booby trapped. But just before he ...
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Who fired the shot and what is the symbolism in firing shot right next to Lucas at the end of the movie?

At the end of The Hunt (orig.: Jagten), during the deer hunt, there’s a shot fired right next to Lucas (deliberately missing the shot). Who fired the shot? Is it Theo's son? What is the meaning of ...
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Why did Remy demand the speeding ticket?

In one of the later episodes of House Of Cards Season 3, Remy got pulled over by a police officer for speeding, and when asked for his ID he says he forgot it in his office. Things get intense ...
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Why did The Hulk punch Thor while fighting the Chitauri?

In the climatic battle of The Avengers, we see the full might of our heroes teaming up to protect the world. However, one scene during this battle, while hilarious on it's own right, does not make ...
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Why didn't Dormammu try to steal the Time Stone?

I learnt from this question that Dormammu is a being who lives beyond time. Generally, when you reverse time, you reverse everything including the memory of the person existing inside the time. ...
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What does Rick mean when he says “When it comes to women, you're a true democrat”?

In the movie Casablanca (my all-time fave), Rick (Humphrey Bogart) remarks to Captain Renault (the Prefect of Police) during one scene: "When it comes to women, you're a true democrat." I've always ...
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Mismatch in statistics shown in opening credit scene

In the opening credits Den of Thieves shows the statistics about the bank robbery as seen in the below screenshot: Now, if we go top down then 2400 times a year = 46 times a week = ~6 times a day = ...
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Why did Sansa refuse to leave with Sandor Clegane (the Hound) during the Battle of Blackwater?

In Game of Thrones, during the battle of Blackwater, when a lot of fire was spreading from the wildfire and King Joffrey seemed to lose the battle, the Hound decided to leave the battle and the city. ...
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How can the Axiom computer know Earth is safe based on the one little plant EVE found?

In Wall-E, when EVE returns a little plant back to the spaceship, a plan is shown telling humans to go back to Earth. How can they know Earth is safe based on one little plant? Can one plant ...
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What explains Jaime and Bronn's fate after the supply chain battle?

In season 7 episode 5, Jaime and Bronn emerge from a river, with their armor still on, and with no enemies around. How did they not drown? At the end of episode 4, we see Jaime sinking in very deep ...
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How did Doctor Strange repeat the scene where he made the deal with Dormammu?

In this scene I saw that Doctor Strange was looping again and again and was repeating his dialogue again and again and Dormammu was killing him again and again. I know that Doctor Strange had done ...
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Why wasn't Arya left at the Eyrie?

In S4E8 of Game of Thrones, the Hound and Arya finally reach the Eyrie and are informed of Lady Arryn's death. In S4E10, Brienne finds Arya and the Hound ten miles away from the Eyrie, leaving. Why ...
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Did John Doe manage to complete his 'masterpiece' in Se7en?

I recently watched David Fincher's 'Se7en' for a second time. I was thinking about the ending and I am kinda confused. So clearly John Doe (Kevin Spacey) has a plan of killing seven different people ...
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Explain the plane scene in The Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, at the beginning of the film Bane kidnapped a guy from the plane, then he drew blood from the guy he kidnapped. And then throughout the movie I didn't see any news regarding ...
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If Cooper wanted to stay, why did he send the NASA Coordinates?

In Interstellar, after Cooper arrives in the Tesseract, Cooper tries to send the message STAY to his daughter in the past so she won't let him go on the mission. If that was his intention then why did ...
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What was David's motivation in Prometheus?

For me, perhaps the most interesting person aboard the Prometheus was the android, David. I'm still confused by his seeming fascination with the movie, Lawrence of Arabia. Although I couldn't make ...