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Question: Was "Dakota" really the secret word the money carrying horses trained to stop for?

New today Answer: Larry studied his history to discover that answer. You do the same.

Question: Emerson sells off his toxic assets in time, destroying his career. Why is he the only one that ruins his career?

New today Answer: He is just the only one shown doing so. Everyone in the "Fire Sale" room, is basically done for and they know it. the company will keep the best of the best (or those critical to the company's ability to function) and lay off the rest.

oldbaldyone

Question: Couldn't WCKD send armed troops to kill/capture Thomas (and the others) since he's so dangerous to them (before their tags got removed)? It's not like they don't know where he is as they could get the drone to follow him and show his whereabouts on their map.

New this week Answer: Yes, they could have, but they didn't. Why? Go ask the movie director.

Bunch Son

Question: Thomas knew about being tagged. Why didn't he (and the others) have it removed earlier? It didn't appear to be that delicate or complicated a procedure to have it removed. Am I missing something?

New this week Answer: They were too busy to figure it out.

Bunch Son

New this week Question: Where does Hans get the Post-it note at the end to put on the tape recorder?

New this week Answer: Billy brought an odd selection of items with him, including labels for the guns. It wouldn't be surprising for him to have also brought Post-It notes. Hans could have easily taken one so he could leave the tape for Marty.

New this week Question: Who was the hooded person who shot at the women with the shotgun?

New this week Answer: Florentino, the Mexican member of the Cowboys played by Paul Ben-Victor. Earlier a brief close up of him is seen as he is stalking the Earps and, though only seen briefly as he shoots at the women, his mustache is quite easily recognizable if you pause the movie.

BaconIsMyBFF

New this week Question: Why did it matter so much to Ali's father that Daniel's from Reseda?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New this week Answer: Ali and her family are very well off and are from a nicer part of town. Reseda is a lower income area. It's a typical "wrong side of the tracks" situation. Ali's parents would be happier if their daughter dated someone more well off. The theme of "never judge a book by the cover" permeates throughout the film and this is one of several examples. Daniel is a kind, caring, honorable young man and where he lives has nothing at all to do with his character. Johnny, who Ali's parents are more approving of because of his social status, is controlling, manipulative, petulant, and violent.

BaconIsMyBFF

New this week Answer: Ali's family is well off living in an affluent neighborhood, while Reseda is a lower income level section of town. Her parents are judging Daniel based on where he lives, and don't want their daughter going out with a person they feel is socially "under them."

jimba

New this week Question: Why wasn't Christine ever told by the devil worshipers who raised her that she was the devil's wife?

Ashley Rose-Anna Perez

New this week Answer: She wasn't exactly fond of the fact when she learned the truth. Telling her before then could ruin Satan's plan, i.e. the revelation could cause her to commit suicide years before the ordained time or she could flee to where they may never find her.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What happened to Beth's boyfriend? Was he too on Krampus' naughty list?

New this week Answer: Since it's never shown, it's only speculation that if he lost his Christmas spirit, he was killed. If not, he's alive.

New this week Answer: Since Denise is never seen or heard by any of the other characters; since Phoebe abruptly stops mentioning her immediately after this episode; and since Phoebe is, to put it gently, a little weird, I think we can safely assume that yes, Denise was made up.

New this week Question: Why did Carnegie say "impossible" when he opened the book?

New this week Answer: Because he realised it was in braille.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Mantis keeps the wolf from firing the weapon, he shouts, "Fear the bug!" Is it some kind of a parody?

Bunch Son

New this week Chosen answer: No, it is merely a joke about the size of Mantis and his surprising fighting prowess. "Fear the..." is a somewhat common joke. For example, the University of Maryland uses the unofficial slogan "Fear the turtle!"; the Milwaukee Bucks use the slogan "Fear the deer", etc.

BaconIsMyBFF

The One With Ross's Wedding, part 2 - S4-E24

New this week Question: What band plays the music at the wedding?

New this week Answer: The Hormones are playing at Ross and Emily's wedding.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: What kind of car did Ashton Kutcher borrow from his friend at the end of the movie?

New this week Answer: 1971 Plymouth Satellite hardtop. You can see the Satellite's blue/white/red flag emblem on the grill.

Bishop73

New this week Question: The opening scene, as well as several others, shows Kaiju skeletons lying on the beach. In the first film, Kaiju bone power was $500 an ounce, used as a aphrodisiac. If that is the case, why is there 10s of millions of dollars just lying on the beach deteriorating?

New this week Answer: The film never addresses this, and in fact the kaiju black market is never even mentioned. Any answer would be speculation. You could argue that it has been a decade since the events of the previous film and in that time the kaiju black market could have collapsed for any number of reasons (lack of demand, procurement costs, government regulation, etc). We must also consider that the writers were not concerned with consistency between this film and the previous film. Since Hannibal Chau does not appear in this film, nor is he mentioned, the idea of a lucrative kaiju black market appears to have been dropped. Since this film focuses instead on a jaeger black market, it might have been a conscious decision by the film-makers to ignore Hannibal Chau in this film to avoid confusing new viewers who didn't see the original film.

BaconIsMyBFF

New this week Question: Why do the toys not want people to know they're alive?

New this week Answer: Because they are supposed to play out the part of a toy, that's their purpose. They want to be there for a child as a toy.

lionhead

Ok, but what are they afraid might happen if people knew they were alive?

I don't really know how you want to look at this but if you look at it realistically I think it's quite obvious what they are afraid of. If it became publicly know that every toy ever made, including all teddy bears, remotely controlled cars and even etch-a-sketches are sentient, then you could probably expect a reaction comparable to that of Sid. Fear and panic.

lionhead

New this week Question: Did they not already know that Jack-Jack had powers after what happened with Syndrome?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New this week Answer: What happened to Syndrome happened high in the air, Elastigirl mentions she can't see whats going on and panics. They never actually see what Jack-Jack is doing and think Syndrome is hurting him.

lionhead

Question: Whatever happened to Ash's chainsaw? Surely he wouldn't be such an idiot to leave it in the shack where he made sushi out of Bad Ash.

New this month Answer: It most likely ran out of gas or broke down.

lionhead

Question: Lisbeth uses a taser on Niedermann, who is suffering from congenital analgesia. Should the shock make him collapse?

Rizzo Gallop

New this month Answer: Yes, even without feeling pain the muscles still contract from the electric current and then give out, unable to hold the body up.

lionhead

Question: When the U-boat is at 200 meters depth, and even deeper, it is attacked with depth charges. We can see the charges explode close to the hull. Was it really possible to set charges to explode at this depth? In 1943 the US developed depth charges that could be set to 180 meters.

Dan Agardh

New this month Answer: The Royal Navy Depth Charge Mark VII could be detonated as deep as 270 meters, this is after 1940 but before 1943. This is below the crushing depth of the Type viic U-boat from the movie.

lionhead

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