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Question: Am I missing something? How is it possible for McPherson to fall in love with Laura?

tipar

Answer: While investigating her supposed murder, McPherson interviews many people who knew Laura and gave their personal accounts about her. The more McPherson learns about the beautiful woman, the more intrigued he becomes, eventually almost to the point of obsession. He was more infatuated and physically attracted than actually being in love with her.

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Question: Why did Beckett have Governor Weatherby Swann arrested?

Answer: Because he was starting to ask too many questions about why Beckett wanted the Dead Man's Chest. Governor Swann had been forced into helping Beckett, and his usefulness had run out.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Because he helped his daughter Elizabeth escape jail and Port Royal.

Question: In Child's Play 1,2 and 3, we learn that Chucky bleeds once he is human, so why would not the cops notice blood on the ground or wherever Chucky met his demise, test the blood and verify that it belongs to Charles Lee Ray, hence confirming Andy's and his mother's story?

R.J.Denton

Answer: The police would be very skeptical that a serial killer could transfer his soul into a child's toy. Even though in the first movie Detective Logan and his partner finally believed it, in the second movie it was stated that the police denied everything. Even though several people did survive Chucky's rampage, it could easily be chalked up to an overactive imagination brought on by severe psychological trauma.

Question: What caused the oxygen tank to overheat that led to the explosion?

Answer: In real life, there were a number of incidents that ended up damaging the number 2 oxygen tank, which was then installed in Apollo 13, without anyone realizing there was a dangerous problem. Exposed fan wires inside the tank caught the teflon lining of the tank on fire when the power fans were turned on for the third time. The following website explains the pre-flight issues that damaged the tank as well as the chain reaction of events after the fire. https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/ap13acc.html.

Bishop73

Question: It is said that the reviewers of Rare Replay preferred to play the N64 Rare games in the compilation. Why is this, and did the creators of the game know that?

Answer: Because the N64 games created by Rare are considered some of the greatest of all time and are far more fun to play than some of Rare's older, more aged games and their newer, less favoured games. Since the point of the game is a 'compilation' of all of Rare's games, its more logical that the games were included, rather than the developers knowing that gamers will enjoy those games more.

Dra9onBorn117

Question: Why are the prisoners not allowed to talk to each other in Guantanamo bay? Is it to keep them from planning escapes?

Answer: The Guantanamo prisoners are all perceived terrorists, presumably working in coordination. It's essential that they not communicate with each other, so as to prevent them from leaking info about U.S. security.

Charles Austin Miller

How would they leak information about U.S. security? Most people in the Middle East have no knowledge about U.S. security.

Because people are occasionally released, and whether terrorists or not, may have information others would find valuable - about what goes on in Guantanamo Bay, if nothing else.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Answer: I guess it is more likely to be for the isolation feeling of not talking to anyone. It is like deprivation sleeping, some kind of psychological thing.

tipar

Question: Why doesn't Kay kill Anderson after he grabs her and takes the elevator up to Ma-Ma? Or at least, why doesn't Ma-Ma kill her when Kay comes in with her? They were intent on killing the Judges and didn't care about the consequences. So what was Ma-Ma hoping to accomplish having her as a hostage that she couldn't try to accomplish without one? At this point, she already had the 4 crooked Judges on their way.

Bishop73

Answer: Kay wanted to punish her for what she did to him earlier. Ma-Ma wanted leverage against Dredd should he get past her Judges.

MasterOfAll

Question: The Toad and Le Frog was defeated, but who's going to free all the frozen people in the fridge?

Answer: Most likely Roddy and Rita freed them after defeating Toad and Le Frog.

Question: I'm just curious, if Blackheart wanted that contract so bad and didn't want to wait too long for it, then why did he want that hidden water guy to slow Johnny down or kill him? Did he just want an excuse to kill Roxanne or what? Please explain, thank you.

Answer: The Ghost Rider only appears at night and as Carter Slade told Johnny to "stick to the shadows" because during the daytime, Johnny stays human. By having Wallow slowing him down, he's guaranteeing that by the time Johnny finally reaches him, the sun will eventually rise and then Black Heart can kill him.

Question: At the party Randy receives a phone call saying the Principal has been killed, and everyone leaves to go see his body. Who would have called Randy to say this? Most of his friends are at the party, and even if some of them aren't, no one is hanging around school at 7pm, and the cops definitely didn't call him, so who did?

Answer: This has already been asked. Copying the answer from the previous submission: Billy came to the party late, presumably because he was hanging the body. The school seems pretty deserted when the principal gets killed (he goes into the corridor and only the cleaner is there, presumably cleaning after school is out) so it's reasonable to assume no one would have missed him yet.

Answer: Maybe "the killer"?

tipar

Hell Week - S3-E9

Question: How did Geoffrey cheat in the barricade contest?

Answer: Late one night, Geoffrey used a covert listening device to overhear David explaining his barricade device to Janet which is how he figured it out.

How do we know Geoffrey really did use a covert listening device? They didn't mention him using one.

There was a scene of him using it when David told Janet about his barricade.

Answer: There was a scene of him going to his room and as soon as David and Janet went into David's room, Geoffrey took the listening device out of hiding and pointed it at David's door enabling him to hear everything.

Brian's Got a Brand New Bag - S8-E4

Question: In this episode, Brian goes to the bar, when he's supposed to be picking up Rita's medicine. When he's there, he meets an attractive girl, who refers him to her friend. Before that, the attractive girl says texting lingo which is too fast for me to understand. What is the translation?

Answer: You may be getting episodes mixed up. In the bar, Brian meets a girl and tries to explain what a book is by saying, 'it's the internet made out of tree.' Then they go have sex in the bathroom.

Question: I have an oddly specific question. I am writing a fan fiction of the Phantom of the Opera, and only using the movie as source material. Does the movie ever state that the Phantom's name is Erik, or is that just from the book?

Answer: They don't state his name in the movie.

Message Received - S5-E22

Question: Exactly what was the fight with Jay and Mitch about?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Mitch is upset that his dad doesn't seem to support his getting married. When they talk about Jay's friends not coming to the wedding, Jay makes it seem like Mitch wouldn't want them to come anyways. Mitch sees it as it's actually that Jay doesn't want to invite his friends to his gay son's wedding because he's embarrassed and uncomfortable about having a gay son. Essentially Mitch sees it as if he was marrying a woman, Jay would be willing so spend money on the wedding, host it at the club, and invite all his friends to it.

Bishop73

Question: When Ratha said that he was gonna die was he referring to Freddie or Norman Osborn?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He's talking about Norman Osborn. Dr. Connor is working on a cure for Norman and he has to hurry because Norman doesn't have a lot of time left (before dying). Dr. Connor even says "people die, even Norman Osborn." Freddie was just a lab mouse.

Bishop73

Question: When Robin Hood jumps into the water near the end of the movie, how did he survive the guards shooting arrows at him? Going underwater doesn't protect you from getting hit by arrows. Arrows can go deeper underwater than bullets can since they have more mass, even though they don't go as fast.

Answer: An arrow may have more mass, but it is also far less dense. Both the shaft and the fletchings will float. As well, these are not full powered English longbows, but shortbows, designed to be used at close range and without the same penetrating power. You can see many videos on Youtube about how arrows will not go deep.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Why does Xibalba have to live in the land of the forgotten?

Answer: He lost a bet.

Question: Why did Ultron kill Strucker?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Ultron is doing what he was programmed to do: produce peace on Earth. Strucker opposed that, so Ultron killed him once gaining information about Hydra's base in Sokovia.

Answer: To get the twins on his side.

MasterOfAll

Question: When Stark and the men protecting the soldiers are attacked by terrorists, the terrorists fire a weapon that fires a lot of rounds, that go through the a jacket, the soldier's body, and the car's door. Does such a weapon exist in real life? Is so, what is it called?

Answer: It's called an anti-personnel device (or anti-personnel explosive) that showers a target area with shrapnel distributed every 2 inches. It's intended to kill every person within its blast radius. The curious thing is that Tony Stark was untouched in the first anti-personnel attack, even though his bodyguards and the HumVee were perforated.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: It could be a manual triggered claymore, small ones are able to penetrate light armor up to 50meters (55yards).

Answer: Later in the scene, Stark realises the terrorists are using Stark Industries weapons. In the Marvel Universe, as is evidenced by the various Iron Man armors/weapons, Stark Industries makes some pretty awesome weaponry.

Answer: It could be armor piercing ammunition, which would go through certain materials, but it's more likely that it was just done for dramatic effect with a few liberties taken on what real world weapons are capable of.

Friso94

Question: Rango's tall tale involves him killing all 7 Jenkins brothers with 1 bullet. Such an act doesn't seem possible. Rango also doesn't sound like he's telling the truth either, so why do the townspeople believe him?

Answer: The townspeople don't seem to be very smart as well as gullible.

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