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Question: When Burnham came back from getting the tool kit, he didn't lock the door. Why didn't Meg grab a jacket from the bedroom and escape outside?

Answer: One obvious reason being she didn't want to leave her daughter alone in the house with them. Another reason being she is in a panic and it's not uncommon to suspend logic in a panic and just do the first thing that comes to mind. You'll find many stories of survivors saying they wish they had done something else, they were just too scared to think of it in the moment.

Answer: The idea probably being they're in the oil business, or at least in the pocket of Big Oil. There's been a long time conspiracy that oil companies killed the electric vehicle, so they could keep making money off gasoline.


Question: What did older Adam get arrested for? Does preventing time travel from existing prevent this incident from happening later in Adam's life?

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Question: When Bill Cosby tells Fat Albert about how he was inspired to create him, was it really based on a true life experience of Bill's or was it just written for the movie?

Answer: He has said in many interviews that they were based on his friends growing up. The characters of Bill and his little brother Russell, were Bill Cosby and his brother Russell. Thou the adventures were exaggerated, the characterizations were real.

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Question: When did Quagmire start hating Brian? In earlier seasons it shows Quagmire and Brian getting along fine but, several seasons later, Quagmire now hates Brian.

Answer: Given how succinctly he nails Brian, we can presume that Quagmire has never liked Brian and has only now put it into words.

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Answer: It's explained in Season 7 Episode 8 that he hates him for his pompous nature, his liberal attitude, his arrogance towards God believing people, and that he see him as a sad, alcoholic, bore.


That answers the "why" but not really the "when." Brian's personality didn't really change, so when did Quagmire start hating him?


For all we know, Quagmire might have disliked Brian shortly after they first met. Maybe he kept his feelings to himself for a while, due to his friendships with Peter, Lois, Joe, Cleveland, and others who associate with Brian. There are some people who I dislike, but I don't want unnecessary tension among people who we both know.

Maybe always, but he was too polite to say anything for years. Hey I started hating my mother for her arrogant bigoted attitude when I was 18 but didn't say anything for years.


Mercy - S2-E1

Question: What pier are Frank and Jamie fishing off? They've done several fishing scenes there I believe.

Answer: In this specific episode "Mercy" S2xE1, the final scene was filmed at Brooklyn's Valentino Pier (also known as the Coffey Street Pier). This area's full name is Louis Valentino Jr Park and Pier. The unusual structure and layout of Valentino Pier make it quite unique (and it's a lovely place to just hang out). Different local piers have been used to film fishing scenes in other episodes, note their distinctive structures and skyline views.

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Answer: They usually fish on the 65th Street pier in Brooklyn.

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Lo Scandalo - S3-E8

Question: How did Krieger manage to dispose of Savio's body and how did he even manage to get the entire bathroom cleaned up with so much blood in the room so quickly? With how much blood there was, it should have taken a long time to clean up.

Question: When David tells Betty of what happened to Bruce as a child, David said that he wanted to cure Bruce but was stopped. If his original plan was to cure Bruce, then why does he suddenly want to absorb all the gamma energy out of Bruce and then kill him?

Answer: It's called lying. He was an egotistical mad scientist, who was paranoid and obsessed with proving his work valid. He was willing to do anything to achieve his goals.

David wasn't exactly lying. He attempted to kill Bruce when he was still a child but ended up killing Edith instead when she tried to stop him. General Ross was even there when David was taken away so there is some truth to what David said to Betty.

Answer: He wasn't trying to kill him, he was using his son as a guinea pig. Experimenting on him, poking and prodding him, altering his genetic structure. That trying to cure him was all crap.

Question: Harvey Keitel was supposed to have been a highly respected veteran officer with the NYPD with connections within the department and other agencies as stated in the movie. With all that power and connections, it puzzles me why his character is still a patrol officer working beat shifts as shown in the scene when he intentionally let Joey fall to his death on the roof. He shows up in uniform in a patrol car with his other crooked partner responding to the call.

Answer: Being a higher-up not only means more responsibility, but also closer scrutiny. As a low-level beat cop, it allows Donlan a lesser profile, greater mobility out on the street, to be at crime scenes without suspicion, and he can more easily and covertly interact with his criminal accomplices and contacts. Being tied to an office would be a hindrance; he can wield his corrupt power more effectively this way.

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Answer: Yes that's correct but in actuality it's highly unlikely a veteran officer would stay in patrol their entire career, crooked cop or not, unless they work for a very small department and there are no opportunities to move up.

Yes, in the real world, it is indeed highly unlikely he would spend his entire career on patrol. For the purpose of the movie, it serves the plot to have the Donlan character written as a mobile beat cop for the reasons stated. It also allows for more action and sets up the final confrontation between Stallone and the crooked cops. Movies just do not reflect reality.

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Answer: He was an investment broker.

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Question: What song is playing in the ending credits?

Answer: "Land of a Thousand Dances" performed by Wilson Pickett.


Question: I'ma pretty smart person but I got so lost watching this film. Is she clairvoyant?

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Question: According to IMCDB, Bobby rides a John Deere 200-series lawn tractor. Assuming he didn't do anything to spruce it up, how many miles would he realistically be able to ride it before having to fill it up? How fast could he ride it? Does it take regular gasoline or would it need a special fuel mix? I couldn't find any specs on its mpg, although JD says it has a 3.5 gallon tank and a top speed of 5.5 mph.


Answer: It was just an excuse because George didn't want to be in the race anymore after the remote control got broken.

Well, it was an accident with Stuart throwing the remote control for the boat, and was broken and stepped on by the man's foot.

Question: 2 things. 1) The escape pod with Ripley inside is heading for land in the overhead shot on its way down to the planet's does it end up ditching into the sea? 2) Who does the bleeding garment belong to at the beginning of the film? If an alien had burst from Newt or Hicks wouldn't that have shown up in the autopsies? And where did THAT alien go? And it couldn't have been Ripley her chest is obviously still intact.

Answer: During the opening scenes, there was a quick image empty egg sack below the bulk heads. The Queen, from "Aliens," layed it before she was blown out into space. That "alien" laid a "Queen" egg inside of Ripley. They later performed an autopsy on Newt and Hicks and there was no eggs inside of them. As for landing in the ocean it wasn't programmed to properly land. It was purposely dropped there so the "Corporation" couldn't explain the loss of the colony on the alien planet.

Doesn't explain the blood stained garment still. Who did it belong to?

Question: What relief/landform did he climb from the tour guide?

Answer: A mountain.

Question: If Frederick wanted to distance himself from his grandfathers "legacy", then why travel to Transylvania? Why not just tell Herr Falkstein that he has no interest in going to Transylvania? That he doesn't want to be associated with the Frankenstein name at all?

Answer: He would go because he inherited the property, would want to inspect it, assess the value, determine what possessions there are, attend to the legal and personal matters regarding an inheritance, liquidate the assets, and so on. Most people would want and/or be required to have some interaction regarding such a large estate.

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