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Question: Why did Hampton's family go home really early, after riding the monorail when they just got there and didn't even go on any rides?

Answer: They were saving the other rides for their next trip.

LorgSkyegon

Question: Is this a prequel? The end confused me. How can part 5 characters be on flight 180 from part 1?

amycamille1975

Answer: Yes, it is a prequel to the original film.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: It's supposed to be Devil's Night, so why are there child trick or treaters running around in costumes when Eric is wandering around outside?

Answer: "Devil's Night" is the night before Halloween, Oct. 30. Many communities across the U.S. hold "Beggar's Night," the night kids go trick-or-treating, on a day other than Halloween, often Oct. 30.

Just to add to your answer, if Halloween falls on a Sunday, it's not uncommon for trick or treating to occur the day before.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: Given that there is going to be likely dozens of buildings burned down by the next day, kids probably want to get their trick or treating done a day early.

LorgSkyegon

Season 5 generally

Question: In season 2 T-Bag says to Suzy, when he kidnaps her and the kids and takes them to his childhood home, that he cannot procreate and that he is the last in the line of Bagwells. How then does he have a son in season 5? Have I missed something?

Answer: Giving an in-universe answer; T-Bag didn't know he had a son at the time he was speaking to Susan. It's unlikely he got a fertility test done and may just be assuming, however, if he got a fertility test done after 1991, it could come back that he's impotent. But as far as he knows, he's the last Bagwell of his family. Then in season 5 he finds out David is his son. It's not unheard of for women to not let the fathers know about their children (or that they're even pregnant) or not give their child the father's last name. Giving an out-of-universe answer; writers simply retconned his past to allow him to have a child, forgot what they had written, or just hoped no-one would notice.

Bishop73

Question: When there's a fight with the German dancers Clark dances with and the Griswolds run away and drive away as fast as they can, why do those German dancers chase after them with ropes? What were they going to do to them?

Answer: They're a lynch mob. Remember what Rusty's date said: Girl: They haven't rang those bells in years! Rusty: What do they mean? Girl: They're going to hang someone! (pause) Rusty: Dad.

Brian Katcher

Question: In the final scenes where the five sheriffs are hunting Clint, one of the sheriffs passes by a barn and in the peak of the roof, what I believe are floodlights. Am I wrong?

David L Christensen

Answer: I was wondering about this, too. C-3PO did not appear in Solo, and I cannot find any Internet reference pertaining to R2-D2 being in it. Curiously, Anthony Daniels, the actor who has played C-3PO in all the other Star Wars movies, makes a cameo appearance in Solo as another character (Chewbacca's friend).

raywest Premium member

Question: What was that scream at the end? Was that Kate's scream? If so, why did she scream? What happened to her at the end?

Answer: Unless he does kill her because his bleeding nose onto her would make her aware of his true Identity and he would kill her to conceal it.

Joey221995

Answer: At the end, Kate thinks the mystery of the masked killer has been solved - "Adam" has framed Dorothy. But, of course, the viewers know that the killer is actually Jeremy, who suffers from nosebleeds in times of distress. As Adam's nose starts to bleed (onto Kate's cheek) at the end, it is revealed that he is in fact Jeremy after all. The scream is most likely just added for dramatic effect and not actually Kate since, while we know she's in danger, she remains blissfully unaware.

Answer: The killer is Adam who was previously Jason. He has had plastic surgery. Dorothy was framed by him.

Answer: It wasn't a scream at the end, it was the music. I think Adam only killed the three girls, and Dorothy killed the rest.

So which killer is more likely to have killed Scary Gary (the guy trying on Kate's underwear and got beaten to death with an iron)?

I don't think Dorothy killed anyone, she was just framed by the killer so Kate would think it was her when it really wasn't.

Question: At the end of the movie, it shows Benny managing to steal home, being called safe, the catcher arguing that Benny was out and the umpire saying Benny was safe. In slow motion, it shows the catcher catching the ball and tagging Benny as he slides into home so why wasn't Benny called out?

Answer: The umpire got the call wrong in that case. It happens all the time in real life. It wasn't allowed back then, but now Major League Baseball and other sports leagues will use instant replay to make sure they get close calls right.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: The catcher tags Benny on the chest after he touches home plate with his left hand. Safe.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: The film shows Benny beating the tag. Although the ball gets there before Benny, the catcher tags Benny a split second after his hand touches home plate.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why do Jasper and Horace not appear in this film? Are they still in prison or did Cruella just lose faith in them?

Answer: Most likely both.

Question: How was Annette able to get Sebastian's car after he died? Kathryn probably wouldn't give it to her.

Answer: Sebastian could have had a will and left it to her. Plus she was likely either in jail or rehab after being caught with cocaine, leaving her with little power to do anything about it.

LorgSkyegon

Question: Why were they even kidnapping people in the first place? The ransom seemed like it wasn't planned and they only did it when they discovered that Jeff was rich. So if there is no ransom usually, why even kidnap couples to begin with? If it's just to rob them, then that doesn't seem very lucrative for the risk.

Answer: There was always a ransom, or at least that was always the intent. Anyone that didn't have money the kidnappers would just eliminate them. The kidnappers MO was to take a couple and force one of them to empty their bank accounts. Earl makes it clear that the difference in Jeff's case is that they were unable to kidnap the pair at the same time. For whatever reason, Jeff refused to get in the truck with Red, which caused the kidnappers to alter their plans slightly. Earl also gives some insight into how the group chooses their victims. He tells Jeff that he was targeted because he was driving a brand new SUV, which indicated he must have a fair amount of money in the bank. The kidnappers care very little about being caught, they have obviously committed many murders without being found out. They seem to leave very little evidence of their crimes for the police to find. Red is always several steps ahead of the police and is brazen enough to kidnap a man's wife and say directly to him in front of a police officer that the man must have him mistaken for someone else.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How could Roman call Sidney at the moment the police took him with them?

Answer: He was arrested during the day - when Sidney received the call it was nighttime, and Gale told Dewey Roman was released, so he might not have been in custody long and could have been released in the evening.

How did Roman get the number? Kincaid borrowed Dewey's cell phone in front of several witnesses, while also taking Roman to the station for questioning. Even Milton gets nervous about the group (minus Sidney and Roman) that they would call Kincaid if Milton didn't spill the beans about Maureen Prescot aka Reynolds. Milton made excuses about how Hollywood isn't the city of innocence and things at a party may have gotten out of hand. Also that she knew the game but wouldn't play by the rules. Kincaid asking Sidney what she knew about her mother. So many secrets. What if Roman and Sidney are not Maureen's only children? Weathers indicated there are two years unaccounted for. 9 months for a typical pregnancy plus the possibility of twins or two pregnancies. There are several possibilities and theories. If there are three killers the entire time in the other Scream films, who is really pulling the strings? Maureen didn't play by the rules and Milton was known for his parties, and then Roman?

Question: When masses of babies are made, where do the letters come from? Don't parents know the storks don't deliver babies anymore?

Answer: The movie implies that even though the storks stopped delivering babies, people still continued to write letters asking for new babies. The storks simply archived all the letters rather than destroy them.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Who plays the crying man (a neighbor we never see) in the divorcee apartment?

Answer: Matthew Labyorteaux.

Question: When Roland was at Millie's apartment, why was he looking at a certain spot in the room? He couldn't have been looking at the jumpscar since it was invisible and he was only able to see it after using the spray.

Answer: It's not entirely invisible. But many people wouldn't see it. However Roland has been doing this for years. Not only is he the leader of the Paladins, but has been highly trained and experienced in his field for a long time. He could see it, as he knew what to look for with his trained eyes, so it was second nature even if most others wouldn't.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: Is the SWAT team lead to a different building than Matthews by jigsaw at the end of the film? It looks very similar to the actual crime scene, which is what confuses me so much. If it was the same building they would be able to find Matthews, right?

Answer: It's a different building. It does look extremely similar, but it's not the same building. Given that they are so similar, it's entirely possible that they share a common blueprint design and are part of a development project, which would make sense, as later in the series, John is shown to have had a part in reel estate development.

TedStixon

Detective Mathews is in the real building, the signal the SWAT team finds leads them to a 2nd building which sends the camera feed.

No it was the same building, that's when they found out the tapes were pre recorded because it didn't show them on the cameras.

Answer: It's a different building. It would be very foolish of Jigsaw to set up the equipment in the same building that he led Matthews to and run the risk of the SWAT team running into them.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: It's an homage to the Harold Pinter play "Betrayal", which uses the same reverse chronology gimmick. As an in-joke, Sue Ellen's fiance is named Pinter as a tribute to the playwright.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Answer: Because she's afraid Harry might die. The Triwizard Tournament is extremely dangerous and champions had been killed during it in the past. Only students 17 years old and over were allowed to compete, but due to the unusual circumstances, Harry was forced into the competition, even though he was underage. Hermione also suspects that there is an evil plot going on, further endangering Harry.

raywest Premium member

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