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Question: Even though everything seems to be resolved at the end, Gotham was still in rough shape when Bruce faked his death. Thugs and actual villains from Arkham were loose in the city, and there was no Batman to stop them. Although we see towards the end that Bruce really does want to hang up the cowl, it seems unlikely that he would leave Gotham behind if he didn't have belief in them to sort things out. How did Bruce plan to solve this? Did he plan Batman's "death" to look like he died as a martyr, just like his parents death did? Ras' al Ghul did tell him that after Thomas and Martha's death Gotham was inspired to keep itself alive. Or is Bruce just putting his faith in John Blake to step in as the next Batman?

Chosen answer: Gotham wasn't in great shape when he retired after the events of The Dark Knight, but, with the new powers bestowed upon them by the Dent Act, the city authorities were able to clean up the city without his assistance. While the Dent Act has been somewhat discredited by the revelations about Dent himself, the positive effects on the city that it brought would be obvious to anybody, and thus it's unlikely, particularly given the role of the police in ending Bane's rule, that those powers would be stripped from them any time soon. It will take time, but they have what they need to do the job, regardless of what Blake ultimately decides to do.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Did Bruce/Batman plan on faking his death before the flood made reconnecting the bomb impossible? It seemed like before that happened the plan was just to deactivate the bomb, then hopefully things would go back to normal. Does Bruce just realize the opportunity this would create in the last minute and take it? Also, does Bruce have to sneak back into Gotham to tell Selena that they're going to run away and start a new life, because it seems impossible it was a plan they already had worked out as a nuclear bomb was about to go off.

Chosen answer: Well, as no details regarding Bruce's thought processes are given in the film, it's impossible to say for sure, but, no, the most likely chain of events is that he never intended to fake his own death in such a manner, because the aim all along was to reconnect the reactor core and prevent the bomb from ever detonating. Most probably the plan was to eliminate Bane, stop the bomb from going off and then simply retire Batman again, once the city was back on its feet, just as he did before. When the plan to reconnect the reactor core was scuppered, he had to improvise, the result being that the world considers Batman to be dead, rather than simply having disappeared again. And, no, Bruce snuck back into Gotham to stop Bane - given that she betrayed him to Bane, it's pretty unlikely that he had any serious thoughts regarding a new life with Selina at that point. Although he believes that there's more to her than she claims, it's only when she selflessly returns to help him save the city, despite the very real chance of dying in a nuclear blast, that a life together really becomes a possibility.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What does Depp try to signify (if anything) with the facial tic of open mouth jaw popping?

Chosen answer: The tick signifies Shooter's attempt to "come out." In the beginning, Mort complains of a jaw ache before the first appearance of Shooter and at the end, when Shooter takes over Mort, the ticking of the jaw indicates that Shooter is the personality with control, not Mort.

Answer: It's from grinding/clenching teeth. Due to anxiety and stress. The biting down and clenching your teeth will leave your jaw soar and tenses. He's opening and stretching his jaw to relieve the tightness. I had the same thing first year of college.

Question: What does Depp try to signify (if anything) with the facial tic of open mouth jaw popping?

Chosen answer: The tick signifies Shooter's attempt to "come out." In the beginning, Mort complains of a jaw ache before the first appearance of Shooter and at the end, when Shooter takes over Mort, the ticking of the jaw indicates that Shooter is the personality with control, not Mort.

Answer: It's from grinding/clenching teeth. Due to anxiety and stress. The biting down and clenching your teeth will leave your jaw soar and tenses. He's opening and stretching his jaw to relieve the tightness. I had the same thing first year of college.

Question: In the scene where Zack visits Laney in her basement while she's painting her mother, what is the song being played in the background? Unless I completely missed it, it cannot be found in the credits nor on a soundtrack. It would be great to know this song.

tbainemaine

Hooked on Monkey Fonics - S3-E12

Question: At South Park Elementary, Mark the home-school kid rolls into the class in some sort of bubble and Cartman wonders if he has a John Travolta disease. What does he mean by this?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: John Travolta did a film in his youth called "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" about a teenager whose immune system was so weak that almost any germ could kill him, so he lived in a plastic bubble.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Hooked on Monkey Fonics - S3-E12

Question: Is the word Kyle was given at the spelling bee even a word? If so, what is the definition?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: No, unfortunately Krocsyldiphithic is not a real word.

Heather Benton Premium member

Black Widower - S3-E21

Question: Why did Sideshow Bob want to kill Selma? I don't ever recall her doing anything to upset him.

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Insurance and to get revenge on Bart.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Chosen answer: He wanted Krusty out of the way so he could host a show where he isn't the constant fool.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: After John's arrest in El Paso, in the following scene he's talking with Viv about the incident and denying he has a problem, even though she says everyone around him says so. She then asks about June and he says she left the tour and Viv responds with "Well that explains everything, doesn't it?" What exactly does she mean by that statement?

Chosen answer: Viv's implying he is acting the way he is cause he is upset about June leaving.

MasterOfAll

Cartman Gets an Anal Probe - S1-E1

Question: At Cartman's house (in this episode only) there is a live action picture of a woman on a shelf next to the couch, who is she?

xx:xx:xx

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Matt Stone's sister Rachel.

Heather Benton Premium member

The Hungry Earth (1) - S5-E8

Question: If Amy and Rory got zapped back in Angels take Manhattan, how come they saw each other on the hill at the start of The Hungry Earth?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Amy and Rory travelled with the Doctor for a long time in their lives, alternating between travelling with him and long periods (some as long as two years) having a normal life at home; Amy specifically states, I think, that they do their best to try to keep their ages at least roughly synchronised with their friends, to stop awkward questions about why they seem to be aging too quickly. This lasts for at least ten years - Amy is 21 when she first starts travelling with the Doctor, while Rory, who by all appearances was in the same class as Amy, and thus is the same age, states that he's 31 in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", which takes place some considerable time before their eventual departure from the series (the episode "The Power of Three" alone covers an entire year). By the end of their travels with the Doctor, Rory and Amy are probably about 33 years old. Given that they first started travelling with him in 2010, they would have lived through until around 2021 or 2022, making their appearance on the hillside in 2020, when The Hungry Earth was set, very easy.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: Why has American Dad! gotten so violent ever since the fifth season? I mean they had a bit of violence in the first four seasons, but now ever since season five and so on nearly every single episode is full of all different types of violence.

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is just the decision of the creators to do so.

MasterOfAll

Meet The Quagmires - S5-E18

Question: In the alternate timeline, Quagmire and Lois are married. In the kitchen, Lois takes a pie out of the oven and Quagmire says "Hey honey I'm ready for your pie and you made dessert too". Now I know this is some sort of sex joke or dirty pun. But what exactly does the joke mean?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Pie is a slang for a woman's vagina. That's the meaning of this double entendre. He want to have sex with her and she just happened to have baked dessert.

Rydersriot87 Premium member

Question: SPOILERS: If Seth was mutilated, wouldn't he have been unable to operate his Blunderbuss, thus never having eliminated the people he shot in his original timeline?

gobylo

Chosen answer: I came to realize the answer a week later, that once future Seth was sent back, his contract was terminated.

gobylo

Question: When Vito Corleone visits Sicily with his family, he is received by an old woman and a man. This people are the ones, I suppose, who helped Vito to escape when he was a child. However, when they are having lunch together, Don Vito refers to her as "grandmother" when telling his son to give her a gift. So, are the old woman and the man members of the family? And, what are their names?

Luiz Iervolino

Chosen answer: They helped him escape Don Ciccio's death warrant. He likely loves them like parents, and this would make them the childrens' grandparents.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why not just say that Harvey perished in the hospital explosion? It wouldn't cover up the people he killed, but still it would be painless and easy.

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: Well, as you say yourself, it wouldn't cover up the people he killed. It would also immediately raise questions that couldn't be plausibly answered, principally why a senior public official was left to die in the explosion of a building from which everybody else had been evacuated. Likewise, it wouldn't explain how Dent's body was found a long way from the hospital a considerable time later - given the number of police officers who attended the scene, enough people would have seen the body that there's no realistic way it could have been kept a secret. Finally, there's a myth to be built; in terms of Dent's legacy, being brutally murdered at the hands of a crazed vigilante is a much better story to arouse public feeling than him simply dying in an impersonal explosion. For the apparently quite draconian Dent Act to be passed into law, Dent has to be seen as a martyr by the public, so that the public outrage is strong enough to allow such measures to be set up. The hospital explosion story, with all its holes, would never do for that; the story that they go with, that Batman killed him, works much better.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When Bond goes to the fighting ring and discovers that Maud Adams is dead, was that really a dummy of her? It sure looked like one to me.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: No, it was the actor.

Question: It is stated that Merida is a tomboy. What exactly made her a tomboy in the first place? Can someone also please point out her tomboy behaviors just so I can get a better idea?

Chosen answer: Nothing "makes" a tom boy, it's something they're born with. Some girls, myself included, from earliest childhood, just prefer engaging in sports or other physical activities and like exploring and being outdoors. Merida shows she is a tom boy because she easily adapts to using the bow and arrow and also likes being in the outdoors, hunts, and can use a weapon to defend herself, rather than relying on someone else to protect her. She is a natural-born leader.

raywest Premium member

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Question: If Monk is afraid of germs, then why does he keep touching things that could possibly have germs on them like parking meters or books?

Chosen answer: That's the thing about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It's not something rational. He just has to touch things like that. It's not something he can rationally think through. However, since part of his disorder includes an obsession with cleanliness, he also has an assistant walk around handing him wipes periodically. It's like when he gets a cold and uses both a humidifier (because that's what you use when you're congested) and a dehumidifier (to counteract the effects of the humidifier). He may spout rationalizations after he does something, but his compulsions exist outside of any rational thought whatever.

Garlonuss Premium member

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