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Question: What would have happened if Eric would have just sat and chatted with John till the timer runs out? Would that mean that Eric would have won his challenge?

Chosen answer: Yes. It is explicitly stated that all Eric has to do is sit and talk (i.e., control his violent temper), and the reward will be reuniting with his son. He fails.

Show generally

Question: Having never seen the show, do any episodes show Charlie's face at all? Not just some of his face.

Chosen answer: No, Charlie's face was never fully seen. In addition, Charlie was voiced by John Forsythe and he never even came to the set. Whenever we do see Charlie, it's a body double and not Forsythe.

Bishop73

Season 4 generally

Question: How is Scarlet Spider still alive if he was in the crashing Hydra island?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: He simply survived the crash without much explanation of exactly how. However, he hid from everyone after the crash to find out his truth, so everyone just thought he died. (This is common is comics where someone is presumed dead or in a situation "no one could survive" and then later shows up alive and the how isn't explained).

Arrow on the Doorpost - S3-E13

Question: How can Hershel be driving without his lower right leg?

Chosen answer: Since the show is set in America, it's likely to be an automatic gear shift, so while it would be uncomfortable and take a lot of getting used to, Hershel would be able to drive with his left foot working both the gas and the brake.

Question: How old was Willa in 1916 and how old is she in 2014? Asking because it would seem like she is over 100 years old yet still works?

Chosen answer: In 2014 she's around 135 years old, in 1916 she would be 37, but she hasn't aged due to supernatural reasons. Remember, this is a movie with a magical, winged space horse.

Question: I think that there is one scene in which Rafe (Gluck) has braces on his teeth - but he does not for the rest of the movie. The scene is the one when he sneaks back into his bedroom and his sister is waiting for him because she overheard the fiancé telling the kids' mother that Rafe should go to military school - it is a touching scene in front of Rafe's bedroom window. Am I right that he has braces in that scene but not in any others?

Chosen answer: That's correct.

Show generally

Question: Why did Karen and Paula leave the show?

Chosen answer: Karen: She had good chemistry with Harry Anderson, but not with the rest of the cast. If so, then perhaps that's why her character was written out so soon. Paula was released for similar reasons.

The Wedding - S5-E1

Question: If Felicia doesn't even like Peter as a friend and has never shown any interaction with Mary Jane then why was she at their wedding?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Felicia and Peter's friendship in this series was depicted as being on-again-off-again. At this point in the series they may have been on good terms. Plus Felicia is a wealthy socialite and Peter and Mary Jane's wedding was a big event due to Wilson Fisk paying for all of it.

Serious B

Question: Lupin said 'Your father and Sirius were the cleverest students in the school. Good thing too because an Animagus transformation can go horribly wrong' but how can the transformation go horribly wrong?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: In the same way that the Polyjuice potion can go wrong. Magic when messed with can have disastrous consequences, as shown by Professor Lockhart who ends up in St Mungo's Hospital due to a backfiring charm. If performed incorrectly, an Animagus can splinch and get stuck halfway between a human and animal. When stuck like this, the accidental magic reversal squad will be required to deal with it.

A Demon

Question: Ashley wrote a report to cover up an arson fire - why?

Chosen answer: Could be any number of reasons. It's not unheard of for reporters to be bribed by someone.

A Demon

Answer: She was bribed to write the incident up as a tragic accident. Kramer, before his death, had found out she took a bribe (and probably not her first one) and instructed Hoffman to take her with the others.

Bishop73

Question: When Inspector Aberline is speaking to Lawrence, was his questioning a way of implying that Lawrence had something to do with his brother's death as well as the attack on the gypsy camp? It seems highly likely to me.

Chosen answer: Yes. In modern times Lawrence would have been a "person of interest". There was no direct evidence, but the circumstances and his behavior made the inspector suspicious.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What song is Mary playing when she forces Tanya to dance with Charles?

Chosen answer: Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny.

amycamille1975

Question: Does Harry say Percy's name ever in this book? If not, is this the only book he does this in?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: No, he doesn't. He says Percy's name in the second book "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", when they are on the train ride home.

Question: Mia's car is towed because of a parking restriction between 9:00pm and 6:00am. Is there anywhere in LA that has such a restriction?

Chosen answer: Across various places in LA there are parking restrictions that match this criteria. A quick Google search will find a list of places.

A Demon

Question: Why did Jason go into the children's cabin the first and second times? And why did he just draw close to Nancy when she saw him?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: The first and second visits are unexplained. However he drew close to Nancy to install fear in her.

A Demon

Question: How in the world is Charles still alive after being disintegrated? I know he's powerful, but there's no way he can come back from that.

Christian Hannah

Chosen answer: As revealed in the post-credits scene, he transferred his consciousness to another body, one without brain function, just before his own was destroyed. He foreshadows this during a lecture early in the film, when he talks about the mind living on even when the body dies. So his mind, his "self", survived, even if his physical form did not. It is widely assumed among X-Men fans that Charles transferred his mind into his comatose twin brother, thereby explaining how Charles later looked and sounded exactly like he did before Jean disintegrated him.

Voodoo - S3-E5

Question: In this episode, as the Professor is put into a trance, in the background, there seems to be a radio or television transmission tower that can be seen over the roof of the hut. It's blurry, but doesn't seem to be a standard palm tree. Is this a mistake, or set error, or my imagination?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: It looks like a mistake to me I see it when the Professor is put into a trance, but it is not there later.

Bowling255

Question: A minor question. How does Rose have a last name like "Dewitt-Bukater"? I thought that Dewitt might be her mother's maiden name, but in 1912, would it have been common for a wife to keep her maiden name (even hyphenated)?

Chosen answer: According to the traditions of Anglo-Saxon cultures, a double surname is heritable, and mostly taken in order to preserve a family name which would have become extinct due to the absence of male descendants bearing the name. This is often connected to the inheritance of a family estate. In the case of Rose Dewitt Bukater, Dewitt is likely a name handed down from previous generations, and was probably the surname (sometimes referred to as a "double barreled" surname) shared by her father. Other notable people with double-barreled surnames include Kristen Scott Thomas, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Michael Albert

Question: If Charles was shot in this movie, becoming paralyzed, how did he get the ability to walk by the time the beginning of X-Men: The Last Stand came around?

Christian Hannah

Chosen answer: The short answer is events in this film negate what happened in X-Men 3 as well as Origins: Wolverine or one could say this film essentially became a reboot. Since no real answer seems to be given, and since the X-Men 3 film makers didn't know Charles would later be shown to become paralyzed prior to visiting Jean, they had no need to explain why he's walking. One can only speculate on the possible ways Charles walks in these 2 previous movies (and this isn't taking into account the timeline shift from X-Men Days of Future Past). We do know from DOFP that Hank/Beast created a serum for Charles that allowed him to walk, albeit without his powers. Hank could have kept working on this serum which would allow Charles to walk and still maintain some of his powers. Then at some point Charles stopped taking the serum, confining him to the wheelchair once again. Either because they ran out of the serum or because Charles came to the realization he needs to accept what happened and not hide it, especially if he's teaching children to accept who they are. Charles also has the power of "astral projection" and the power to appear in the minds of others, so Charles could simply not be there at Jean's house, but is back home, in his wheelchair.

Bishop73

Answer: It is shown in X-Men: Days of Future Past that Hank made a serum that can help him walk.

Question: How is Emma sitting on the horse and cart when she is lighter than air? I have watched the movie a few times and cannot see anything like a belt around her waist, but any other time she is sitting, she has been seen buckled down.

oncerella

Chosen answer: At several points throughout the film, there are instances where her powers of air are used only as a plot device, so the extent of her powers is somewhat unknown. Therefore, it is possible she is able to make herself sit on the cart without floating, but other times isn't.

Amina Thommesen-Kähler

Answer: This is a movie mistake because when she's at dinner, she has to wear a buckle to hold her down. And I don't see why she wouldn't be wearing one on the carriage too.

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