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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What's the remaining part of Judy's line before she asks Ava a question?

In Ava (2020), Ava and Judy are talking about Michael's gambling habit: Ava: You're sure he's playing cards? Judy: It's okay. I f*cking... I hate it. 'Cause part of me is hoping you know where he is, ...
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What is Colin Tate's job in Possessor?

In the sci-horror movie, Possessor, the possessed Colin Tate goes to work, puts on a VR glasses, sits in his virtual office and starts spying on other people's lives; and while spying, he starts to ...
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Who did Valentine call?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Valentine calls his friend to borrow a satellite when his own is shot down. He asks his glasses to call "E-man", then says "Hi E, this is V" Who is ...
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Shouldn't the 999 call go through despite the caller losing consciousness?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, after the bar fight, Gallahad sends an "amnesia" dart to the barman who dialed a three-digit number, which I assume is the UK emergency number 999. The ...
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How did Sam and Dean hide their plan from Chuck when he is the omniscient God in the episode “Inherit the Earth”?

I've been watching the Supernatural episode "Inherit the Earth" over and over again on CW's free stream. However, I can't find the part where Sam and Dean were able to hide their plan to ...
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Who was the man making the phony phone call?

I am watching the TV series Blindspot and I am currently on episode S02E13. If you have not watched until S02E09 then please do not read forward if you want to avoid spoilers. In S02E09 a man makes a ...
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Who was the old dog in the space suit?

In Space Bitzer, the fourth episode of Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom, there is an old dog in a (presumably?) Soviet space suit. This old dog meets Bitzer, who is dragged to space by a ...
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Why did Marie start wearing black?

In Breaking Bad, the last 5-6 episodes of season 5, Marie who wore purple throughout the entire series, starts wearing black. This happened after she learns the reality of Walter White. Why this ...
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Water coming out of Teddys toy-gun in the lighthouse scene

In Shutter Island there's water coming out of the toy-gun in the lighthouse scene as he breaks it in two pieces. You can see it here: So I've tried googling and read a ...
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What was the incriminating evidence?

In the movie Blow The Man Down, we see a scene where Gail walk up to Coleti's house and say she needed to talk about Oceanview. The cops have linked Gorski to Dee's murder because of the gun in his ...
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Why did the U-96 waste a torpedo on a crippled tanker?

After the attack on the convoy they resurface and find out that one of the ships they torpedoed, is still afloat, even though it's burning and it's almost broken in half. It looks obviously totally ...
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In the Christmas Pageant scene, what did Buzz do to Kevin?

I am completely blind, so I cannot see what is happening. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a version that contained audio descriptions, and searching various sites such as Wikipedia, WikiFandom, ...
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What “presents” is Grace referring to?

In Ready Or Not (2019), Alex Le Domas spoke to his fiancee Grace about brother Daniel who warned Grace about their family, and hints that it's not too late to flee. Daniel also mentioned to Grace that ...
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Why did Marty McFly need to look up Doc Brown's address in 1955?

At the beginning of Back to the Future, it is clear that in 1985 Marty McFly knows where Doc Brown lives. Why then did he look up Doc Brown's address in a 1955 phone book? Doesn't he already know ...
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What was the purpose of the ciphers in the Big Sleep?

It may be a lost cause asking about a plot element in the Big Sleep (1946), one of the more convoluted and confusing movies ever made. However, my question is what is the function, if any of the ...
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How did the Ghost locate Luis and his friends' workplace?

In Ant-Man and the Wasp Ava the Ghost suddenly appeared in Luis' workplace when Sonny Burch and his fellows were interrogating him. How did she find the workplace? Was she chasing Burch and his ...
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How can a chess game with clock take 5 hours?

In the 4th episode Beth plays against a Russian boy, at some point he says "the game is going on for 5 hours, you should seal your move". How can a game with a clock take 5 hours? In one of ...
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How was the TV scam in Requiem for a Dream supposed to work?

In Requiem for a Dream, Sara Goldfarb receives a phone call and later a letter purporting to be from the television station offering her an appearance on the Juice By Tappy show. It's heavily implied ...
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How do people figure out John and Holly McClane's identities in the first Die Hard?

Originally, the protagonist in Die Hard says his name is "Roy" in an effort to conceal his identity. Somewhere down the line, his ally Al Powell and everyone else outside know he is John ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Was it really necessary to release Santana's convict?

When Santana's ship lands on the planet in Riddick (2013) he orders a transported convict to be released, explaining that this will save them 60 kilograms with which the ship would be unable to lift ...
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Could Riddick assume that there will be two ships?

Is there anything in Riddick (2013) (that I have missed) that caused Riddick to be sure or at least assume that there will be two ships coming for him? When the first ship landed (before the second ...
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Who set a bounty over Riddick in “Riddick” (2013)?

In simple words, how can Riddick be in the same time: a Lord Marshal of the (most likely most powerful in the universe) Necromonger fleet and wanted convict with a huge bounty promised for his head (...
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Why did the banks sell credit default swaps to Michael Burry in The Big Short?

In The Big Short there's a scene where Michael Burry shorts the housing market by going to different banks and buying insurance from them. After he leaves, we see the bank employees making fun of him ...
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Significance of Caden's project

I can't quite figure out Synecdoche, New York. I felt that life is being portrayed through Caden's project, how he keeps thinking that he has got it figured out but could never complete it, but I don'...
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Did Talia and Bane plan to die in the destruction of Gotham?

The two of them were in downtown Gotham only minutes before the bomb was due to explode. Perhaps they stayed longer than expected because of Batman's return, but they don't seem to have given ...
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Why does an archive expire?

In the Sci-fi movie, Archive, when a person dies, this person's body (consciousness) is stored into a large digital box so that other living people can still talk to this dead person. What I do not ...
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Do books have astral forms?

In Doctor Strange, the fight scene between Steven Strange and the zealot shows that someone's astral form has limited interaction with the physical world (only violent actions ripple into the physical ...
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Problem in “falling ball” example in Minority Report [closed]

In Minority Report, Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell) tells John Anderton (Tom Cruise) that capturing people who have not committed a future crime means preventing that future. So, it becomes a fundamental ...
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Did Cleo and Beth have sex?

In The Queen's Gambit, did Cleo and Beth have sex? If they did, then does that make Beth bi? We see in episode 1 and in the "Adjourn" episode that Beth wakes up in a bathtub full of water. ...
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What happens between the scene where Max knocks Noodles out, and the moment Noodles come to?

I know a lot of the footage of Once Upon a Time in America is missing, but I cannot understand what happens between the scene where Max knocks him out and the one where Noodles all of a sudden appears ...
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Where were the shootings done from in Jack Reacher?

In Jack Reacher, based off of the Lee Child novel, One Shot, one of the key threads Reacher pulls on that convinces him of Barr's innocence is that shooting from the parking garage was an incredibly ...
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How does Sator get the algorithm after the car chase?

This question contains many spoilers for Tenet. I'm trying to work out exactly what happens in the car chase sequence. I think I understand where most of the characters go, but there's a couple of ...
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Why did Trinity intentionally bump into Lundy?

In S4E04 of Dexter when Lundy is retired and back in Miami chasing Trinity, why did Trinity decide to intentionally bump into Lindy and pretend to drop his keys for Lundy to then return? Just a moment ...
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Why did Mark Thackeray turn down the transfer offer?

In the movie To Sir with Love, Mark Thackeray (played by Sidney Poitier) was a new teacher at a school where he went through abuse and also harassments of all sorts by the students. He was given a ...
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How does the veteran identify this woman as Spanish?

In the first episode of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, a Spanish mother goes to a public park with her baby in a cart. Then a veteran comes over and asks (beggs) for money, when he is turned down, ...
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How did Sherlock know it was a Boomerang?

In A Scandal in Belgravia (Sherlock S2E1) we come to know that Sherlock comes to know that the person who was standing near the river got distracted by the blasting of an engine and was hit by a '...
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Water drop sound effect in Lost [closed]

What is the water drop-like clicking sound we hear in the camp or barracks all the time in Lost? Is there an explanation or meaning for this sound?
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How does the bishop find out about Langdon?

At the beginning of The Da Vinci Code it is insinuated that Captain Fache believes that Robert Langdon killed Saunière because of the message left on the floor "PS Find Robert Langdon". The ...
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Why not save John Reese with the help of the same Thornhill snipers from the same episode who helped earlier?

In Season 5 episode 3 of Person of Interest Fusco and Reese were saved by snipers who as Finch described were hired by Thornhill (the Machine). So the question is, is there any rational explanation of ...
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How has Anton Grubitz understood what Wiesler did?

When Grubitz exits the car in The Lives of Others, he says that the career of Wiesler is over. How has he understood what happened? I have a few assumptions: because of the suicide of Christa-Maria - ...
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Why did Brigitte arrange Martin to be rescued from Libya?

I am on episode 5 of Deutschland 86 and I am still wondering, why did Brigitte arrange Martin to be rescued from Libya? What is in it for the West Germans?
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Why does western intelligence want Martin?

I have made it to Episode 5 of Deutschland 86. They mention that every western intelligence in the world wants Martin. Why do they want him?
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Why would investing in rising stock not give profit?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan says to his employees: First we pitch 'em Disney, AT&T, IBM, blue chip stocks exclusively. Companies these people know. Once we've suckered them in, we ...
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Why does Jimmy send Angela to check up on Fiona?

During season 5 of Shameless, Fiona is working at Patsy's Pies. The place regularly gets visited by a woman who leaves exceptional tips, and displays a special interest in Fiona: We find out she is ...
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Why was the time frame compressed in Breathe?

The 2017 film Breathe is a biographical film about Robin Cavendish, the longest lived responaut (one who is permanently dependent on a ventilator to breathe) in Britain, dying at the age of 64 in 1994....
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How is possible in Interstellar to receive the coordinates in the falling sand from the future?

How is this possible? If Cooper didn't receive the coordinates he would never go to NASA and he would't have been on the mission. Then would be no one to send the coordinates back in time. Am I ...
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Was Priya helping Sator?

After watching Tenet I'm somewhat confused about Priya's role in the story. From the beginning, it seems like she works for Tenet and her goal aligns with the rest of the organization. But when the ...
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Why did commandant Goeth spare some Jews during liquidation of Ghetto?

In Schindler's List (1993), in a scene where relocated to the labor camp outside of Krakow, Jews who survived the liquidation stand in long rows. This scene occured right before another scene where ...

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