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Question: Exactly how does Katie die? In the scene where Katie gets attacked, in the last second her face turns rotten like someone dying in water, which means she already starts dying. But in the flashback as her mother finds her, Katie is dead in the closet, as if she tried to hide from Samara there. Why would Samara move the dead body to the closet? Or if Katie hid there when being chased by Samara, did she already have the rotten face while still alive?

Chosen answer: They never explain how anyone really dies. But it can be guessed that what happens to you physically is similar to what happened to Samara as she died. The fact that the body was in the closet isn't really significant. Samara's spirit simply placed the body there to be found. It may have to do with it being a dark, closed space, like the well where Samara died.

Answer: Samara's kills her victims by engendering them to fall into sheer hopelessness, ultimately, very literally, scaring them to death. The process is called psychosomatic death and results when someone's sympathetic system produces too overwhelming of a response to an emotional stress (fight or flight) and the body falls into cardiac arrhythmias and vascular collapse (heart attack). Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_death.

Question: What is the significance of the seven word code used to activate David?

Chosen answer: I think the significance is that there is no significance. David's manufacturers programmed him with these specific words because they are indeed very random. The chance of someone speaking these exact words, in that exact order, for any reason other than the intended purpose would never happen. Therefore, there would be no "accidental" programming.

Christie Love

Answer: The seven word code was used to activate David's imprinting protocol which would make him recognize Monica as his mother.

Answer: Spielberg is Jewish, the seven word code relates to the Jewish legends of the Gollum, whereby reciting an enchantment can bring these dolls to life.

Question: When Charlie and Steve have their discussion about the gold and Charlie punches Steve in the face, Charlie takes several bills out of his pocket, puts them on the table, then leaves. What does he put money on the table for? It's not like he broke anything with his punch, and surely not to pay for Stella's meal, and especially not for Steve's meal either.

Chosen answer: Actually, it almost certainly is to pay for Stella's meal. It's a point of principle - they don't owe Steve anything, so they won't even let him pay for the meal that she ate. He's the one who owes them, big time - paying for the meal makes the point that there's no debt of any kind going the other way.

Tailkinker

Question: During the striptease scene in the tent with Paris Hilton and Robert Richard, what is the name of the song playing in the background?

Chosen answer: The name of the song is Brothers Conti - Automatic.

Andrew Kulick

Posse Comitatus - S3-E22

Question: After Special Agent Donovan is shot and killed, the remainder of the episode is played out over an extremely haunting tune. I think the title may contain the word "Hallelujah." Does anyone know the actual title and the artist?

Chosen answer: Yep, It's called Hallelujah it was written by Leonard Cohen, and performed on this occasion by Jeff Buckley (from his album Grace), although it can also be heard it in Shrek, The O.C. and Scrubs performed by various different artists.

umathegreatstationarybear

Question: What did Miller mean when he said, "Give me Rieben on B.A.R."? What is "B.A.R."?

Chosen answer: The BAR is the Browning Automatic Rifle; it was the automatic rifle of this area for US forces, when he says, "Give me Rieben on B.A.R." he is picking squad members, he would want people with certain specialties in the squad, a medic, a sniper, a demolitions expert, a automatic rifleman, which is the BAR, etc.

pross79

Season 1 generally

Question: Why did Paul drain his pool, dig up the box, and dump it in the river? It would have made more sense to not touch it, as it was the finding of the box by a fisherman that really made Mike zero in on him. I still can't figure out why.

Chosen answer: Paul was planning to sell the house after Mary Alice commited suicide. Being that the next tenants might redo the property, if the pool was ripped up then they would find the body. Paul owned the property, knew the victim, and constructed the pool while they were living there so it would likely be enough evidence to convict him. However dumping the toy box in the lake meant that there wasn't any link/evidence to Paul or Mary Alice had anything to do with it other than owning a toy box.

Lummie

Question: What song are Meg Ryan and her co-workers singing around the piano and does anyone know where I can find the words online?

Chosen answer: The name of the song is "The Instrument Song" and you can get the lyrics here.

Garlonuss

Show generally

Question: In the last episode of Season 1 (Honeymoon) towards the beginning when House first asks for a diagnosis from the other 3 doctors, he asks something along the lines of "Have I missed anything?" after he explains what to do. After he says that Dr. Chase says "Kitchen sink" House starts to say something then stops and says "Oh, you minx" What did Chase mean when he said kitchen sink?

Chosen answer: It comes from the phrase "Everything but the kitchen sink." He's saying that House has thought of "everything but the kitchen sink."

Garlonuss

Question: What's the deal with Darryl Van Horne; was he a warlock, the Devil himself, or something else?

Chosen answer: He's the Devil.

Ral0618

Question: After the store is trashed, the daughter of the store owner arrives and starts to sort of freak out about the gun. She seems really afraid that someone might have stolen it, and is then relieved when she finds out that it wasn't stolen. She filled the gun with blanks, and didn't even like her father keeping the gun, so why would she care if it was stolen?

Chosen answer: If someone stole it, they could fill it with real bullets and since the gun is registered to her father, it would make him a suspect if someone used it in a crime.

moviemogul

Question: Cher claims her jeep has dual side airbags. That seems ridiculous for an open top vehicle. Does that model really come with side airbags, or was that supposed to be a 'clueless' comment?

thedoorman

Chosen answer: When she says "dual side", Cher is referring to the driver side and passenger side airbags (which are installed in the dashboard in front of each seat), not airbags on the side of the Jeep (aka in the doors).

Ral0618

Show generally

Question: In which season and episode is Gallifrey destroyed, or is it just a shocking new plot development for the new series?

Chosen answer: It was never destroyed on-screen; it was intact at the end of the TV movie, and destroyed by the start of the 2005 series. It was destroyed in the novel "The Ancestor Cell," but in a completely different manner to what happened in the series.

DaveJB

Question: When Jack is about to begin drawing Rose and he asks if Cal will be back soon, she says, "Not as long as the brandy and cigars hold out." As this was the common sitting room for Cal's suite and Rose's suite, shouldn't they have been more concerned that Rose's mother would walk in and catch them?

Chosen answer: That wouldn't have been likely because she was with friends and whenever she got together with them they would talk for a while, also it was still early in the night so she probably doesn't go back to her room till a certain hour.

Disney-Freak

Question: The 2 Lincolns are fighting in the car while trying to outrun the copter. 6 Echo keeps biting Lincoln, and at one point Lincoln says "What's with all the biting?" But that line in not on the DVD. Anyone know why? That was one of my favorite lines in the movie, and it's not on the DVD, I was disappointed.

Nick Bylsma

Chosen answer: Sometimes after the film is released the editors take out things to either help the film or take out mistakes.

Disney-Freak

Question: In the bathroom, after Chris was killed, Robin's character said "People are dead, Chris is dead, Trey is dead." How and when did Trey die? Or did I just hear incorrectly?

Chosen answer: She doesn't say Trey, she says "Ray is dead." Ray was Nancy's stepfather.

Stacey Kotlarczyk

Question: Was Rebecca a lesbian in the book? I read book 2 a year ago but I cant recall her 'coming out'. Also, did Mark and Bridget get engaged?

Chosen answer: No, Rebecca isn't gay in the book, and Mark and Bridget do not get engaged.

pinkwafer

Show generally

Question: I know I have seen an episode where Ross is in his apartment (the ugly naked guy's one), and he is doing different stuff through the window for the girls to see (shark attack etc.), when Monica and Rachel use cutout boards of some Baywatch girls. Could someone please tell me which episode this is? Thank you.

Chosen answer: This is from season 5, episode 17: The One With Rachel's Inadvertent Kiss.

pinkwafer

Show generally

Question: At the end of every series, Blackadder dies. Then he's alive at the start of the next one. Is this the same man? I once heard he's sort of his own descendant. How does it work?

Chosen answer: The Blackadder in each series is a descendent of some description of the previous Blackadder. However, from the second series onwards he is essentially the same person transplanted into a different time and lower social class - mocking the original character's wish to be king by taking him further from the noble life until he becomes simply 'cannon fodder'. Check out Blackadder's Wikipedia entry for pretty much everything you need to know.

umathegreatstationarybear

Question: I've never understood how, in the comics, Rogue kept the powers she "absorbed" from Ms. Marvel, yet with any other mutant/human she absorbs, the effect is only temporary (as in the films). Can anyone explain this to me?

Chosen answer: The effect of her powers depends on how long she holds onto that individual for - usually she lets go quickly, so absorbs their powers and memories for only a short period of time. With Ms Marvel, Rogue had to hold on for much longer, as Marvel continued to struggle, ultimately resulting in the permanent transfer.

Tailkinker

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