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Question: How exactly did Walt poison Brock? It doesn't make sense, the hospital said it was lily of the valley, but Walt and Saul confirmed it was ricin.

MikeH

Answer: Walt does use Lilly of the Valley berries to poison Brock. Vince Gilligan said he and the writers imagined Walt went to Brock's school with a poisoned juice box (there's subtle clues to confirm Walt knew what school Brock went to). But, when Jesse went to Saul's office, Saul's bodyguard, Huell, does a cigarette pack swap on Jesse when he pats Jesse down. Now the cigarette pack Jesse has no longer has the vial of ricin in it and Walt tries to convince Jesse that Gus stole the ricin and used it on Brock.

Bishop73

Question: Why do Alex and his droogs go to beat up the writer and his wife? What did they do to him that made him want to choose them in particular?

Answer: They don't have a reason beyond wanting to commit crimes. Alex says as much. There's nothing special about the couple, it was just a crime of opportunity.

Answer: Alex and the Droogs had taken the drug "synthcameth" which induces the desire for the old "ultra violence" and were seeking violence in a stolen car; they just happened to end up at the writer's house.

michael g

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Question: What's with the earth ships lowering or raising shields for beaming and ships to come in and out, and why do they keep changing it all the time?

Dan23

Answer: Shields are shields, and until Odyssey got the Asgard treatment in Unending, nothing can go through them. No transporting and no docking. After Unending, it is shown in Atlantis that beaming can be done through the shields, but not docking. They never changed this but once. Anything else is just a goof.

Well you do see X302 flying out of the ship during a battle and shields are up, but in Atlantis season 5 episode 1 they lower their shields for puddle jumpers to come on on board. I understand that some ships can pass through Shields and some can't. Ancient ships can go through Atlantis shield. Pegasus Asgard could go through an Atlantis shield until they made modifications to prevent that.

Dan23

The shields only work in one direction. Things can travel out of the shields, such as the missiles and railgun fire. This includes the F-302s. The puddle jumpers needed to enter the shields, which cannot be done without lowering them.

Question: What's the name of the background song that plays around the 35 minute mark of the movie, when Alex walks out of the club to talk to Jimmy?

Answer: "Feel my flow now" by naught by nature.

Answer: In my opinion, it is a comparison of who he is truly striving to be, in comparison to his physical appearance. Christine had an angel of music, who was her tutor. The phantom believed that the angel was him. Also, it could be that he sings so well (like the voice of an angel), but has a "hideous" physical appearance (like one might think of when they think of a Demon).

Question: At the end of the book, Harry's worst suspicions about Mr and Mrs Weasley had been confirmed, but what were those suspicions? Was it that they still thought that Sirius wasn't innocent?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: While Uncle Vernon had been waiting for Harry to arrive, Vernon was "standing a good distance from Mr and Mrs Weasley," who were also waiting near the platform's barrier, and it's Vernon who was "eyeing them suspiciously." Vernon suspected that Molly and Arthur were of the dreaded Wizardkind, so when Molly hugged Harry on the platform, Vernon's "worst suspicions about them seemed confirmed" so he knew he was right. And we all know how Vernon hates the wizarding world.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: How did Lupin know that they were staying at Grimmauld place? Arthur said do not reply as they're being watched so how did Remus find out? Did he just guess?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It was an educated guess. Grimmauld Place not only belonged to Harry, having inherited it from Sirius Black, but it was the former headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix. Only a few Order members knew its secret location and how to enter. It was one of the safest and most secure places Harry could be at, and Lupin would likely check to see if he and the others were hiding there.

raywest Premium member

Question: When Ratha and Peter were talking about Peter's father, what did Connors mean by "I had nothing to do with that"? What did he have nothing to do with? Also, what did Ratha mean when he said Peter's father wore it well and what did Connors say that apparently Richard said? Also, Ratha said "Is that what you told his son Peter"? How did Ratha know that Connors had met with Peter?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Dr. Connors says "I had nothing to do with that" in reference to Richard Parker's apparent death. Ratha was implying that Connors was complicit in the death, to which Connors disagrees. When Ratha says "Richard Parker wore it well" he was talking about the indignation Connors was expressing about speeding up human trials. Apparently, though it is only vaguely mentioned in the film, Connors and Parker had already violated ethics with regards to the project. The thing that Connors said that apparently Richard Parker also said was that speeding up human trials was wrong. Ratha knew that Peter met with Connors because he had been spying on Connors.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: If Roald Dahl hated the way the movie was being made, why in the DVD special features, does it show him on set with cast and crew looking like he's having a good time with everyone?

Answer: Disagreeing with a studio's choices about your story wouldn't preclude enjoying an on-set visit.

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Question: Monica has different weird fruits in a bowl on her table. In an interview someone from the props department said that it was explained in an episode - does anyone know what episode it was?

Dan23

Season 6 generally

Question: Some episodes towards the end of season 6 feature different end credits with a Warner Brothers logo but in some repeats they replace them with the normal credits - why?

Dan23

Answer: Because that show was first created by Warner Bros, not CW.

Parturition - S2-E7

Question: Tom is showing Kes how to pilot a shuttle in the holodeck. Why did they use footage of Jem'Hadar fighters attacking?

Dan23

Answer: Because it saves on production costs.

Answer: As stated, the practical answer is to save money on effects. The in-world answer is that they could recreate the fighters from sensor records.

Answer: To help her prepare for threats and other obstacles that she may encounter while piloting a shuttlecraft.

My question is why did the show reuse footage from ds9 s3 of Jem'Hadar fighters attacking?

Dan23

Question: What did the captain say and mean after Gina says that it's been rough sometimes without her husband but her and Josh are ok?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: "There is a strength to this one." Just meaning he sees Gina as a strong, independent woman who's been able to keep going despite losing her husband.

Bishop73

Say My Name - S5-E7

Question: Did Walt plan on killing Mike? If so, why? It seems like he just did it in a fit of rage, but then why did he take his gun?

MikeH

Answer: As you stated, it was in a fit of rage, he regretted it right afterwards.

Question: Why did Juni leave the OSS again? Also, why does Carmen seem to hate him again? They got over that in the first movie.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He retired from the OSS. Carmen hates Juni because after he went out on his own he never called or did anything to let her know where he was or how he was doing.

Question: Did Brooks really have McClanahan play in the third period of the game against Sweden even though he was injured?

Answer: Yes, he did. Seeing McClanahan play through his pain inspired the rest of the team and helped them come from behind to a 2-2 tie with Sweden, which turned out to be vital.

Question: Since Lentz was really the mastermind behind the entire thing, why did Nichols have him killed?

Answer: Lentz was not the mastermind, Nichols was. Nichols had Lentz killed to tie up a loose end.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What are the silver pins on Dinero's shoulders on his dress uniform?

Lt3097

Answer: Dinero is a US army ranger sporting the special forces identification badge on his shoulders. There are many inconsistencies in the uniform though.

lionhead

Question: Sally tries to prevent Jack from taking over Christmas using Fog Juice. How will fog stop him?

Answer: As seen in the movie, the Fog Juice made it difficult to see anything. Sally had hoped that with no way of seeing where he was going, she would be able to stop him from leaving Halloween Town and save his life.

Question: How did Preston's backpack end up in the wide park area even though he left it in the woods?

adamtrainman@aol.com

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