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Question: Why didn't Buffy just kill Spike? I know that people liked him in the show, but Buffy put up with too much of his crap.

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Chosen answer: She did try to kill him several times after he first arrived in Sunnydale, and nearly succeeded, putting him into a wheelchair on one occasion when he attacked Angel. Later on, they make a deal to team up against the evil Angel, after that Spike leaves town. When he comes back, he has the chip in his head, which essentially makes him harmless to humans and so Buffy decides to spare him. As things progress, he starts to be a help, if still an annoying one, making killing him not an issue. He only gets the chip removed (at Buffy's order) after his soul has been restored and by then Buffy has decided, against Giles' advice, to let him live even so, as she feels he can redeem himself. Of course, she's also sleeping with him for most of the last 2 seasons, so there could be a reason there too.

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Question: When the Duke says that he "cannot" ask Lady Bess to leave his home (after the Duchess discovers their affair), does he simply not want to or is there some reason that he feels he cannot?

Chosen answer: He is ignoring the Duchess' request by saying that he cannot ask her to leave. He does not want her to go, nor does Lady Bess wish to leave.

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Question: In the scene after the end credits, you see Professor Selvig and Nick Fury in a corridor and Nick fury shows him "the Cube". Then in a reflection, you see Loki. Are we to presume Loki made his way back to earth and took on Professor Selvig's appearance or he just appeared out of nowhere and found "the Cube".

Russel

Chosen answer: It seems reasonably clear that Loki made it to Earth and has been following Selvig in some manner, apparently giving him some degree of control over him, judging by Selvig repeating what Loki says.

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Question: When the rings were being handed out, why didn't the hobbits receive any?

Chosen answer: Because Sauron doesn't consider them any sort of threat, unlike the races of Men, Elves and Dwarves. He only gave the rings to the races he was worried about.

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Question: In the scene where Carolina and El are chained together, they swing across the road on a power line with metal handcuffs. Wouldn't they have been fried or shocked?

sunfox35

Chosen answer: They would need to be touching the ground so the electrical current could complete the circuit.

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Question: The scene where Kate is sitting at the bar talking to the other female doctor and it gets quiet, Kate seems to realize something and then, "Oh my God" to herself. What is it that she realized?

PPLYKJO

Chosen answer: She remembers the guy at the party. He tried to get her attention. She dissed him in her misery. They talk about a book called Persuasion... She says it's her favorite, all about a couple who keep meeting in the wrong time and place and you never know til the end whether or not it will work out. They agree that it's a terrible premise... then they dance in the dark... and end up in this really sexy kiss that Morgan and Mona walk in on.

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Question: In the openings scene, the prehuman drinks a tar-like fluid (like the one poisoning Halloway later on), while looking at a spaceship hovering above. He then dies, falls into the river and disintegrates. I do not understand this scene, is he the last of the surviving prehumans committing suicide and the ship above is the others leaving the planet?

Chosen answer: The giant ship has landed on Earth to drop off the Engineer so that he can terraform the planet and make it sustainable for life. He might drinks the black stuff to break down his own structure and spread life on Earth through his own DNA.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Question: For Doc to be so worried about corrupting the timeline in this movie (especially when it comes to falling in love with Clara) he surely doesn't seem to think twice about destroying the locomotive that will no doubt have a huge effect on the timeline. I doubt there were many trains on that railroad, with that mode of transportation now gone, Hill Valley itself could be wiped out.

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: In the timeline that the original Marty and Doc came from, Hill Valley exists so that town obviously survived that incident. An accident already occurred on that day in their history. They just didn't know it was them that caused it.

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Question: Why does Dr. Gordan cut his leg while he didn't know that door was unlocked or not? This question is also for Eric in Saw -2.

Chosen answer: Well, there's only one way to find out whether or not it's locked...

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Question: If Violet could sense that Caroline did something to the sugar, how come she couldn't sense the same with her glass of tea?

sunfox35

Chosen answer: The past few days Caroline started to act weird - going for what she claimed was 'shopping', locking Ben alone, going to the attic several times, asking so many questions about the past and about Papa J. & Mama C. 's story, inquiring information about the story, investigating various facts and events, trying to test Violet (when she asked her to step into the room to see the water leak) and insisting on doing that. That arose the servants' ghosts' skepticism and they started to suspect that Caroline knows and can somehow harm or obstruct their plans. Hence, when Caroline and Violet were having dinner, Caroline didn't eat and insisted Violet adds sugar to her tea several times, that was very easy for Violet to suspect and realize that something is wrong with the sugar and Caroline might have poisoned it - she didn't sense, she figured that out as a result of Caroline's weird behavior, so she grabs the sugar bowl and takes it away. At that moment Violet basically couldn't imagine Caroline having a medicine bottle with her, running up to her tea, pouring the medicine into her cup, in merely few seconds.

Question: What makes Neo the Chosen One? Chosen by who or what? And what makes Morpheus and the Oracle so knowledgeable about the Chosen One?

Chosen answer: 1) Neo is the One because of a systematic flaw in the Matrix's programming that accounts for the rare humans who don't accept the Matrix, as explained by the Architect in the second film. 2) The Oracle knows about the One because she was the one who discovered the flaw. 3) Morpheus knows about the One because the Oracle told him.

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Question: In the scene in the girl's locker room, after Heather Chandler's death, why does Veronica get into a shower with her clothes on?

Chosen answer: Most likely it's an act of contrition, symbolically attempting to "wash away" her sin.

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Question: Why doesn't Teddy tell Leonard that he just killed a John G after he meets him after getting his tattoo, which is before in the color scenes. He also never says that they killed the real killer over a year ago. Why doesn't Teddy just remind him about that every time, to save his life and avoid Leonard getting mad. Also, when Leonard sees a picture of Natalie he doesn't recognize her but asks Teddy and says he doesn't know who she is but before in the car when he walks in. He obviously knows who she is and states not to trust her and she had already used him but forgot about it. Also she wants to kill Teddy because he killed John G and supposedly then had never met and she mentions him when she got hit by Leonard.

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Chosen answer: All of the characters lie to, con, and manipulate Leonard for their own reasons, so their being inconsistent with what they tell him is hardly surprising. In Teddy's case, this turned out badly for him, as he didn't know that Leonard had set him to be the new John G.

Question: What happened to Chris and Claire Redfield? They aren't even mentioned in the film.

sunfox35

Chosen answer: They might bring them up in the next movie. Jill Vallentine was also lost for so many movies.

Anastasios Anastasatos

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Question: In which episode does Rachel tell Monica: "Monica could you for once, not remember every little thing?"

Chosen answer: Season 4, the episode is called "The One With Joey's Dirty Day".

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Question: Why is Laddie wearing a Confederate soldier's jacket?

Chosen answer: There's no particular reason. It's probably just something he found and liked.

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Question: When everyone is at the Frosty Palace and Rizzo asks Danny if someone is snaking him. Danny says "Oh bite the weenie, Rizz." Then Rizzo says, "With relish. Now What does Rizzo mean by "With relish?"

Lueroi

Chosen answer: It's a double meaning. "With relish" means "with pleasure" but, since they're talking about a weenie, she is referencing the condiment as well.

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Question: In the scene after the credits, what did the other mean when he said "To challenge them is to court Death"?

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Chosen answer: The mastermind villain is revealed to be Thanos. Thanos is a Titan who literally worships and hopes to court Death (In the Marvel Universe, the embodiment of Death is usually depicted as a woman). He tries to kill and destroy as much as possible to impress Death. The phrase, "To challenge them is to court death" would be a warning or deterrent to most beings, but Thanos only smiles when hearing this because it's his lifelong goal to literally court death. From this, we can infer that he will not heed this warning and instead lead the attack against the Avengers personally next time.

Question: In the scene where Evan visits an institutionalized Lenny locked in restraints, Lenny accuses him of having known on the day of the junkyard (where Lenny stabbed Tommy with a shard) that "something big was going to happen" and that Evan "should be where I am". How did Lenny know that Evan foresaw the "future" as it were, and that he changed the course of events which lead to his imprisonment?

Chosen answer: Because of Evan's strange behavior that day. Lenny has had too much time to dwell and think about it, so he's created excuses in his mind and convinced himself of their truth. He just happens to be right.

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Question: What was the purpose of replacing the real Belicoff with a double?

Chosen answer: They replaced him with a loyal person so he can blame the attempt on his life on the United States and return to his former political party, which somehow benefits a secret government control group.

Anastasios Anastasatos

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