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Question: This question probably is insignificant but I was just wondering - why didn't Rachel want to be with Bruce, and choose Harvey over him? Did she love him more and not love Bruce anymore? And did she really die at the end? I know she probably did but I thought maybe there was a chance she survived? Thank you.

Chosen answer: Bruce has a darkness to him - she says in the first film that she can't be with him while Batman exists. Then Dent appears on the scene and has the same drive for justice that she and Bruce do, but goes about it in a much more open fashion - it's not that she doesn't care about Bruce any more, it's simply that Dent is a man that she can be with, which Bruce isn't. Then, when Bruce fails to hand himself in, letting Dent pretend to be Batman instead, she feels that Bruce is in the wrong and that basically ends it for her - she still cares, but it pushes her into finally making her choice to be with Dent. As for her death, there's no indication whatsoever in the film that she survived the explosion.

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Question: Two questions: First, why didn't Dent kill the Joker in the hospital? Okay, he left it up to chance with a coin flip. But the coin was double-sided! So after all the agony, and all the crime busting Dent has been through and achieved, why let the Joker live? Secondly, and this is a pretty major thing, how is it the Joker knows every move that either Batman or the Police/Commissioner Gordon, etc., makes or has planned? It literally seemed like no matter what Batman did, the Joker correctly predicted his move and was already one step in front of the Batman. That seems a little ridiculously impossible to me, unless the Joker is one smart smart con man. Anyone else realize this?

Chosen answer: Harvey's coin isn't identical on both sides any more. One side is pristine, one side is damaged (scratched and scorched), so it's truly a fair coin flip now. Joker persuaded Harvey to leave it to chance - the coin came up undamaged so Joker lives. As for predicting their moves, that's precisely the point - they are predictable, because they live their lives according to rules, laws and ethics. Joker, as an agent of chaos, has the edge over them because he doesn't. He's smart enough to know that people react in predictable ways in particular situations. So it's not that he has some mystical ability to know ahead of time what people will do, he just anticipates the most likely course of action and prepares something to counter that course of action ahead of time.

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The Man Who Shot Kane Skretteberg - S2-E7

Question: When we first meet Kane Skretteberg, what is the song he and his band are playing in the garage? It is right before they start singing Funcenter over and over.

Chosen answer: If you are talking about the "Thou shalt not do this, thou shalt not do that" song, I'm not sure if a song like that actually exists. Green Day, the guest voices on the episode, might have just been improvising to keep their appearance from being too obvious.

Question: Brenda reports her car has been carjacked with her son in it. Since this was a lie, and there was no carjacking, what happened to Brenda's car?

marfbody

Chosen answer: She's a drug-addled, crazy trailer-trash woman. It's unlikely she ever HAD a car.

Question: At the salmon run, what does the foreign bear say?

Chosen answer: A good translation would be "I almost froze to death while I was going over the huge icy mountain pass, it was something which I only barely survived! Barely!

Question: At the end of the movie, Jack receives a message. Who sent the message to Jack's ship and what did it say?

Chosen answer: The message said that the Frenchman that they kept on board was in reality the captain, and not the ship's doctor as they had believed. The person who sent Jack the message was one of his officers (although I can't think of his name right now.).

Question: *spoilers* I read that in the play, Alice is hit by a car and killed. At the end of the movie, we see her walking down a street, and she keeps walking as a light changes to a red hand sign. Is this supposed to mean that she also gets hit by a car in this version, but the movie ends and doesn't show her being hit?

Chosen answer: It's left for your interpretation.

Question: Did Xeres really go to Esther's bed and kiss her forehead, or did she just dream/imagine it?

Chosen answer: No, Xerxes does not kiss her forehead because you see shortly after that, she is still asleep then wakes up. If he had really kissed her she would have felt it and woken up right then.

Question: How come only a select few people are supposed to be able to open the box (the ritual leader not being one of them) but it managed to open just by Amy throwing it across the room at the end? In the past movies also, anyone who gets their hands on the cube seem to have little or no trouble opening it.

Chosen answer: There is no logical answer to this. This should just be added to the mistake section.

Question: Did any of Jonas' DOT parts or even the majority of it come from the little robot, "Jinx" in the movie Space Camp? Most of DOT looks like Jinx.

Sheri Hartman

Chosen answer: Because the two films are completely unrelated (even from a company perspective), and because there isn't some giant Hollywood Prop Flea Market where everybody shares each other's props, I'm going to say no. The design may have been based on the robot from the movie.

Question: What is the song playing during the football game and who is the artist singing it?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring.

Question: How old is Donna supposed to be? I know Meryl Streep is 59 but Donna couldn't be that old, could she? Not if Sophie is 20 and it is indicated that Donna was a young mother, as she got thrown out by her parents when she got pregnant.

Chosen answer: I looked it up, and not only is it not specified for the movie, but it's not specified for the stage show either. I think it's safe to assume she's meant to be in her early-to-mid forties, though.

Oh hell no - I'm 42 and she is definitely old enough looking to be my mother .

New this month Answer: She had to have been in early 20s when pregnant with Sophie because in the beginning of Mamma Mia 2 she, along with Rosie and Tanya, is graduating from Oxford University.

Answer: I would say late 30's to early 40's because, I could be wrong, but it would seem a bit off if she got thrown out when she was in her early 20's, however if she was 17 then it would be more likely she was still living with her parents, Plus she had a diary and the way she wrote in it seemed like how a teenager would. My overall guess is between 39-47.

Question: When Randall takes a photo of Warren and Jeannie at the airport after the mother's funeral, what happens to the camera he uses? He seems to put it down on something behind Warren, but then walks past Warren to get his luggage. Warren walks forward toward the gate and isn't seen to pick anything up after saying goodbye. I guess he could have, but wouldn't it have been stolen by then if it was left behind? I didn't see Randall put it in a pocket or bag.

Chosen answer: He could have picked it up. Besides, it may not have been stolen, but picked up by security, or otherwise taken to Lost and Found.

No Pot to Pease In - S9-E9

Question: In this episode we see the television show with the house looking very similar. Is this the real Bundy set redecorated, and when we see the porch and living room, is this the same set? Or was this a custom set specifically for this scene/episode?

Chosen answer: Same set, producers often do this to save money. It can even transcend shows and movies; for example most film companies only have one airplane fuselage set, so the plane in Die Hard 2 is the same as the plane in Planes, Trains and Automobiles is same as the plane in Airplane. Just redecorated a bit.

Question: What is the theme that is played at the end and during the credits?

Chosen answer: It is called "Manifest Destiny" and was done by Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn. It is on the soundtrack.

Question: Why does Zack have a blue SuperMart vest, when it seems like the other box boys such as Jorge have blue aprons?

Chosen answer: Some men prefer not to wear an apron, as they feel it is for girls not boys.

Show generally

Question: I don't understand how to get to the easter egg. I have several episodes and I tried it on all of them but it doesn't work on any - even the ones that say disc 2. So if someone could help me out or give me specific instructions that would be great.

Chosen answer: This only works with the first season. Simply follow the directions in the Easter Egg section of the Viva La Bam page. Unless for some reason the easter egg was removed from your particular copy.

Question: On the third disc, apparently there are some alternate endings hidden in an easter egg. Can anyone tell me how to get to them?

Chosen answer: The are no alternative endings for this film, all that is on the third disk is the movie played in chronologial order so you can see how things really panned out.

Question: Several times near the end of the movie, the German soldiers speak in German without subtitles. Can anyone translate?

Chosen answer: All I could catch was "VORAN,VORAN" which means "Go, go!"

Question: According to the credits, Suicide Kings is based on a short story by Don Stanford called "The Hostage". Where was this story published, and is it possible to read it?

Chosen answer: I found a google hit showing it was released as a short story for Cosmopolitan in Aug 1953.

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