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Question: I can't quite read what book Indy's college associate friend pulls out of his desk right before his wedding and I was wondering what it was.

Answer: It is a Christian Book of Common Prayer, which contains the Marriage Ceremony, Funeral Ceremony, Baptism Ceremony, etc. The gilt lettering on the spine plainly reads "Common Prayer"; and, indeed, the shot of this book immediately transitions to a shot of the Book of Common Prayer from which the minister performs the wedding ceremony for Indy and Marion.

Charles Austin Miller

We might speculate that it's the same Book of Common Prayer used to perform the funeral ceremonies for Marcus Brody and Henry Jones Sr., whose deaths were briefly referenced early in the film.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: How did the townspeople know about the murders?

Answer: Sheriff Newsome was actively investigating the disappearances of Amy and Ted, as well as Tom Greenleaf and private investigator, Ken Karsch. Newsome confronted Mort about it and knew enough to tie all four cases together. He would talk to the local residents regarding anything they might know. While these were still technically missing person cases, it was obvious to most that Mort had probably murdered them.

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Question: Has there ever been an explanation as to why the number "57" appears throughout the film? The number appears specifically three times: Ripley was floating in space for 57 years, the sentry guns have a model number of 571, and 157 colonists were killed. It just seems like the number comes up too many times to be a coincidence.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: I have done some research looking into this, and I can't find anything about it. Only stuff talking about her being asleep for 57 years. I believe the other two occurrences are in fact coincidence. If it was meant to signify anything, it would likely have appeared more and as its own number of 57. Not part of 571 or 157.

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Question: Why is Paul on active prison guard duty with a debilitating medical condition, as opposed to some form of sick leave, or at the very least a desk job? On several occasions we see him either made vulnerable or even out-and-out helpless.

dizzyd

Answer: He's one of those people who is dedicated to his job and will say he is OK even when he isn't, and keep working. He will power through and not let anyone know how sick he really is.

The_Iceman

Question: What was the green stuff on Aquaman's hand and on his cup when he was drinking in the bar?

Answer: Parademon blood, from when one hit the boat.

Question: What exactly is the drum technique that Daniel defeats Chosen with?

Answer: The technique, much like the crane kick in the first movie, was made up for the film. If you are asking what exactly Daniel is doing when he performs the move; he is blocking with one arm, striking with the opposite hand and rapidly switching sides. The move works as a metaphor for the overall theme of the entire series: balance.

BaconIsMyBFF

Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-Hoo - S1-E17

Question: Why does the girl who keeps going after Sheldon go after him at all? She looks at him like she just hates his guts and would love to kill him, but why? I know that bullies go after the weaker people but she seems to act like Sheldon ruined her life or something.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Some people just have a dislike for someone that can't be explained. Could be as simple as the way he's dressed.

Question: Why didn't Julie tell Wendy that she was on the rollercoaster and then thank her for the warning that led her and her friend to get off? I just find it really odd that Julie never bothered to tell her own sister that she was on the ride.

Answer: Because Julie and her friend weren't supposed to be at the fairground in the first place, only the students that were graduating were meant to be there, and she and her friend were juniors.

But Wendy already knew Julie was there...she took the pic of Julie flipping her off. So I agree, it does seem strange that Julie wouldn't have said anything.

Season 1 generally

Question: I've probably missed something, but at one point Michael rescues Sarah from the very room that they are trying to access for the escape - why didn't they use that route to get there?

Answer: She wasn't in the infirmary, she was in Sick Bay, a different location in B Wing.

Answer: Because the path from underneath the Doc's room had a new pipe replaced. The pipe was too big and firm to tear off so they had to change their plans last minute.

This is incorrect, the original question asks why don't the Fox River Eight use the vents to get to the infirmary instead of climbing up from below the infirmary.

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Beach Boy Bingo - S2-E6

Question: When The Beach Boys visit the Tanner home, Michelle is there with them. When they are at the concert, she is nowhere to be seen. Did they leave her alone at home?

Answer: She was left at home most likely with a babysitter.

Question: Why did the nurse drown Kimberly in her dream? What connection do the baby, nurse and Kimberly have?

Answer: Dr Kallarjian (I think that's the correct spelling) looks as though she is attempting to murder Kimberly in her premonition. Kimberly herself says a nurse was trying to choke her. As we later see, the medical professional is just trying to resuscitate Kimberly, she just has a bizarre look on her face, like she wants to murder Kimberly. As to your second question, only new life (Isabella's baby) can defeat death.

Alan Keddie

What's Past is Prologue - S1-E13

Question: Why are Joann Owosekun and Rhys still wearing the Terran uniform while everyone else on the ship has switched to the Federation's as they were supposed to?

Question: Has anyone counted how many rounds Skurge fires near the end? They seem like regular M16's with only a 30-round magazine in them, and it seems like he shot off more than 60 total rounds. Plus he said he got them from Texas, so it's not like they were enchanted Asgardian weapons. Or do the comics mention anything about earth bound weapons gaining some sort of extended/unlimited ammo capacity that this scene is a nod to?

Bishop73

Answer: There's no mention in the movie that the weapons have been enchanted or improved so it is probably just the usual heroic movie convention of 'bottomless magazines'.

Question: Not sure this is a movie mistake. When the mom is sawing off her own head, wouldn't the sawing have stopped once she cut through her spinal cord? The muscles in her arms/hands would have gone limp and her head would not completely fall off - though it would fall forward. You don't actually see her head fall but you hear the bang on the floor and her head is missing at the end.

odelphi

Answer: There were supernatural forces at work, so basic rules of human anatomy and physics don't really apply in the situation.

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Answer: When she's sawing off her own head, she's also suspended about 12 feet in the air. Afterwards, you also see the headless mom's body levitating up to the treehouse. So, obviously, there were powerful demonic forces that suspended her in the air, sawed off her head, then carried her up into the treehouse.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: What does Babe mean when she says "our sense of ironic detachment" (stating that Deeds doesn't share it)?

Answer: Irony is basically the opposite of expectation, whether it be intentional or not. Ex. A children's party clown is diagnosed with clinical depression - ironic, because that's the opposite of what you'd expect. People who are purposely ironic are often that way because they either are overly pretentious or just don't care. Detachment is typically being purposely removed, overly objective or aloof from a situation or even life in general. Ex. A jaded individual who doesn't like to do things most people enjoy because he finds it tedious or pointless. In this context, it appears Babe is trying to imply that as glorified gossip-pushers, she and her boss are badly disconnected from the norm and are jaded, to the point they generally no longer actually care about people or stories - they're just in it for money and exposure. Whereas Deeds is a genuinely good guy who doesn't buy into this way of thinking/living.

TedStixon

Question: Where did the money come from that was sent to David Gale's wife?

Answer: The money was from the magazine that paid Gale for his story.

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Question: How on earth did Annie move Hallie's bed to the rooftop?

Answer: Even if she had help, four little girls couldn't lift those beds onto the roof.

Answer: It's likely she has help from the girls that were in her own cabin. As each girl had their own set of friends, they helped Annie and Hallie in whatever pranks they pulled on each other.

Show generally

Question: What episode is it where they show Doug eating a extra hamburger before he gets home. Or he orders an extra burger he hides from Carrie?

Answer: Cowardly Lyin'.

Answer: This sounds like the 13th episode of season 4 titled Food Fight. Spencer's girlfriend gets Doug to taste her food much to Carrie's annoyance. Leading him to hide food from her.

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Question: What does the Lion mean that "humans can't handle it" if they do break the code to talk to them?

adamtrainman@aol.com

Answer: Most likely that learning that animals could always talk would be a big shock to them and they wouldn't know how to handle it.

Question: Why did Mrs Weasley believe that stuff Skeeter wrote about Harry and Hermione? She knows Hermione and knows what kind of person Skeeter is.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Molly should have known it wasn't true, but her over-protectiveness regarding Harry may have affected her logic. She may also have been affected by Ron and Hermione's ongoing rift (over Viktor Krum) and knows that girls that age can be fickle and illogical when it comes to romance. Although her emotions got the better of her, Molly eventually realises that Rita Skeeter's stories were fake.

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