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New this week Question: When Edward Snowden obtains the MicroSD card after downloading all the data, he and Patrick Haynes (who's fully aware what he's up to) start communicating via sign language before he leaves to avoid their conversation being recorded. Does anyone know what they are saying to each other?

Broken Bow (1) - S1-E1

New this week Question: It's approximately 100 ly to Qunos. Captain Archer says it'll take four days. How long will it really take at warp 4.5?

New this week Question: Why is Anna Morgan wearing a nineteenth-century dress when she pushes Samara down the well? The event happened in the 1970's.

New this week Question: Why didn't Tai Lung kill Zeng? And when Tai Lung says to Shifu "I have come home, master" why did he call Shifu master? Was it to show that he still had a bit of respect for him after everything he did for Tai Lung?

New this week Question: How did Anakin Skywalker survive Order Sixty Six? Since Anakin was a Jedi until around the time of the Order, how did the troopers know not to kill Anakin?

New this week Question: Why was Boromir allowed to join the Fellowship of the Ring? Since he is vulnerable to the Ring's corruption.

New this week Question: How was Samara's tape first circulated after she had placed the images on it?

Question: Is there any reason the humans can't simply use nukes, chemical weapons, fuel-air bombs, or bioweapons,, any kind of especially powerful, destructive bomb, shot from long distance, dropped from a plane, or better still, orbit, to fight the bugs? Yes, of course there are big downsides to any such action, but this does not strike me as a society restrained, patient, enlightened or with sufficient foresight to care about those.

New this week Answer: Nukes, chemical, and bio weapons would render the planets uninhabitable. Not a goal when they want to colonize.

Question: When Harry and Sirius are talking out of the whomping Willow, why was Hermione untying Ron's shoelaces? Was it to ease the pain?

New this week Answer: She could be untying them because one of his legs is broken and sometimes a broken limb can become swollen.

New this month Question: Can we even hear one word of what Ron and Hermione are saying when Sirius explains how it was noble for Harry to save Pettigrew?

Question: Why did Lupin resign?

New this week Answer: Because Snape had let it be generally known that Lupin was a werewolf. Previously only the Hogwarts faculty knew about this, and kept it secret. Snape still hated James Potter and Sirius Black for the mistreating him when they were all students at Hogwarts. Although Lupin never treated him badly, Snape still resented Remus for being friends with James and Sirius (Lupin was one of the four Marauders of the "Marauder's Map"). As Lupin told Harry, once the parents found out about his condition, they'd be contacting Dumbledore, protesting a werewolf teaching their children. It also fulfilled the curse that Voldemort had placed on the Defense Against the Dark Arts teaching position: no instructor lasts more than one year.

raywest

Question: Who is Dumbledore talking about "who made all the wrong choices"? Is it Voldemort or Draco? I don't think it's Draco, because he is the "Boy who didn't have a choice."

New this week Answer: He is talking about Tom Riddle, the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Riddle's evilness started at a very early age and he was never coerced into it by others. It was his choice alone to become evil.

raywest

Question: How did Megatron and Sentinel get up the building? Since their alternate mode is not an air transport.

New this week Answer: They either climbed, or got a ride on one of the flyers.

Question: Why didn't Sauron keep the one ring?

New this week Answer: Sauron lost the ring when his mortal form was destroyed and Isildur cut it from his hand.

Sierra1

Question: Why did Dooku/Tyranus reveal the truth about Darth Sidious to Obi-Wan on Geonosis?

New this week Answer: He was attempting to recruit Obi-Wan to join him to overthrow Sidious. If Obi-Wan had joined him, they could have defeated Sidious and Dooku would be the Sith master.

Sierra1

Question: Did Darth Tyranus know that Palpatine was Darth Sidious?

New this week Answer: He did. At the end of Attack of the Clones, he personally handed him the plans to the Death Star. He was wearing a cloak, not a mask. Until Ankin succumbed to the Dark side, he was his protege.

New this month Question: Why did Rowena steal Isabella's cup? Was she in need of money or did she owe Fabian?

Life of Brian - S12-E6

Question: Can someone explain the joke where Stewie interrupts a magician's show and tells the audience that the magician drives a Saturn?

New this week Answer: Before the cut away, Stewie says he ruined the magician's act. When we see him on stage, the viewer thinks Stewie is going to tell the audience how the magician isn't really cutting a woman in half and how it's done, ruining the act. But instead just insults him. The Saturn car company is now defunct and no new Saturns have been made since 2009, this episode aired in 2013, so the magician must not be very good or successful if that's all he can afford to drive. The joke is just that by pointing out someone drives a Saturn will ruin them.

Bishop73

Question: Why did Rose want to commit suicide by attempting to jump off the ship?

New this week Answer: Because she was so unhappy. She did not love Cal, nor did she want to marry him (her mother had pushed her into it because they were poor). Rose did not want a stultifying life as a "trophy" wife and knew she'd be little more than a "bird in a gilded cage." It is highly unlikely she would have gone through with killing herself. She was just extremely upset at the time and desperately wanted to find a way out.

raywest

New this month Question: Does anyone know the song that the string quartet was playing in the museum and who composed it?

Question: If the auror Percival Graves turned out to be Gellert Grindelwald in disguise, then what happened to the "real" Percival Graves?

New this week Answer: With the knowledge we have about Grindelwald from the books, Graves is most likely dead. But with little to no other information available, we can't really assume anything.

Cubs Fan

New this month Question: Why do both Henry Shaw Sr. and Jr. treat Langdon Shaw like garbage? Also, after Henry Jr.'s death, does Langdon finally get his father's approval?

Question: Why was Vincent (the guy who shot Malcolm) in his underwear? Couldn't he have shot Malcolm wearing his clothes?

New this month Answer: There's no explanation but someone being dressed only in their underwear while they are in someone else's home to shoot them would indicate a severe mental problem, which was the case with Vincent.

raywest

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New this month Question: Piper's powers are linked through molecules, Prue's through movement and Paige's through her being a Whitelighter, so what links Phoebe's powers together?

Road to the North Pole - S9-E7

Question: During the "All I Really Want For Christmas" song, Meg says "softer voices in my head." There is an image of Bin Laden and a woman. Who is the woman? I thought it was Barbara Streisand, but I am not sure.

New this month Answer: The woman is Bette Midler.

Greg Dwyer

Show generally

Question: Could someone translate into English the chant that Laverne and Shirley do at the start of every episode?

New this month Answer: After counting to 8, the next two words are yiddish. A "schlemiel" is an inept clumsy person. A "schlimazel" is a chronically unlucky person. For example, if you are in a restaurant, and you see a waiter spill soup on a customer, the schlemiel is the waiter who spilled the soup, and the schlimazel is the guy who got the soup spilled onto him (and the schmegeggie - not part of the chant - is the doormat who gets stuck paying the check!). Hasenpfeffer is a traditional German stew made from marinated rabbit. Pfeffer is not only the name of a spice, but also of a dish where the animal's blood is used as a gelling agent for the sauce. All of it is just a silly phrasing that's part of a children's game.

Question: Why did Hermione and Harry try to stop Ron from getting Scabbers back? They surely don't want their best friend's pet to go missing? They couldn't have been worried about getting caught since they were so far away?

New this month Answer: For one, students are forbidden to be outside the castle at night and, second, it was believed that Sirius Black was hunting Harry because he wanted to kill him, making it dangerous for Harry to be out. The dementor guards are also roaming the castle grounds, and Dumbledore had warned students that they cannot not distinguish friend from foe. They had already attempted to attack Harry twice. Also, if Harry, Ron, and Hermione were caught being outside, they would also get in trouble for having been at Hagrid's right before Buckbeak's execution. Students would not be allowed to be present at an event like that.

raywest

Question: How did the Paris police find the hotel Jason and Marie stayed in while in Paris?

New this month Answer: A earlier scene shows the police found Marie's car, presumably they then checked all the hotels in the nearby area and the hotelier recognised Jason and Marie.

Sierra1

New this month Question: Why does Wolverine tell Ginsen that he tried to kill his daughter? I thought only her fiancé called the Yakuza to kill her (unbeknownst to her father).

Question: How did Malcolm, Shorty, Sophia, and Peg get caught for their crimes? Also, was the water turned off because of the police arresting Malcolm and Shorty? And where's Rudy? I didn't see him arrested.

New this week Answer: It was Rudy who called the police. He was double crossing his partners and making off with the loot from their crime spree.

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