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Question: Why didn't Anakin or Obi-Wan or Yoda simply slash Dooku's ship to prevent his escape?

Chad LaMar Alvord

Chosen answer: They likely thought that they'd be able to defeat him without having to make sure he didn't escape. Easily explained character mistakes all around.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Beck's Big Break - S1-E10

Question: Why did Jade break up with Beck?

Answer: Jade breaks up with Beck because he was hanging out with another girl, which she didn't like.

MattHellstrand

Question: How was Sara so sure that there was no engineer on the train, considering that she was not able to get to the front carriage to find out?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Most likely from the speed at which the train was going, a train is like driving any large vehicle. You have to maintain a certain pace, to stop at an instant, for the unexpected.

My Day Off - S1-E9

Question: What is the song playing at the nightclub "The Free Clinic" when JD walks in to see Turk dancing with Jennifer?

Heather Northcombe

Chosen answer: "Absolutely Wasted" by Sporting Riff Raff. Sample lyric: "I wanna get rinsed / get off my face / wanna have a party now in this place / get plastered, pasted, absolutely wasted."

Michael Albert

Question: What is the significance of the wound and blood we see on the back of Ray Liotta when he takes off his coat for a minute? The camera focuses in, so it is important, but I have never figured that out. It almost seems just where the wound would be where he stabbed the cop who was driving his car.

Answer: It's the cop's clothes. He takes them after killing him so he wouldn't have to settle for wearing his own prison uniform while a fugitive.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: A nit-picky question, but why did Hermione tear out a book's page of information about the basilisk? I have read the novel and Professor McGonagall says that she was found *near* the library when petrified, not *in* it. So I am puzzled about why she would want to damage a book instead of borrowing it.

Answer: A number of books in the library were restricted - either they were off limits to students or they could be read but not checked out. This was probably such a book. Hermione loved books, and would not normally approve of damaging them, but this was too important to her, and she needed that specific information. Of course, it also serves the overall plot because Harry finds the page after she's been petrified, and he is able to glean clues from it.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why can't the video just be passed to inmates on death row?

Answer: Who says it can't?

MasterOfAll

Answer: Maybe because we have something called a "humane death" which caused all the death sentences that involved pain to be banned, leaving only the lethal injection to be a humane death. I think being assaulted by a child ghost who will literally scare you to death isn't considerd a "humane death."

lionhead

This presents a paradox. Whether or not it is "cruel and unusual" to force a condemned inmate would be a matter for the Supreme Court. but in order for them to rule, they themselves would all have to view the tape (and perhaps the lawyer for the condemned and the Solicitor General as well), so at least 11+ "death surrogates" would have to be found just for a decision to ever be rendered. But, if it's true that the person has to watch the entirety of the tape for it to be lethal, perhaps they could divvy it up, so that every part of the tape could be watched by at least one justice.

Sam Donaldson

Answer: There was a deleted subplot from the film involving Chris Cooper as a child murderer. Originally Rachel would show the copy of the tape that she had Aiden make to this character, in order to end the cycle started by her on someone deserving of death.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: How does Wahlberg realizes that the head of police is the man sleeping with the mayor's wife?

AnthonyA

Question: Several times near the end of the movie, there is a biker type man. He is wearing some Harley Davidson clothing and a black leather cap. He is one of the pilots. He stands out if he is just an extra. Is he anyone famous?

Answer: In the book of the same name, this man is called "Pig". He was a test pilot during the Vietnam War. He played a crucial role in training the new pilots.

Answer: He is just an extra, who just happens to be in more shots then the other extras. He is not more famous than the other extras.

lionhead

Question: So what are these tournaments called in China? I'm trying to find one similar to them but am having a hard time.

Answer: There are known as Wushu tournaments. Wushu means martial arts in Chinese.

Show generally

Question: As a term of endearment, Eyal always calls Annie "neshama." I'm assuming it's Hebrew, but what does it mean?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: It is Hebrew. It means "soul" but is used as a term of endearment as in you're a part of me, "Neshama shellee" means "my soul".

Bishop73

Show generally

Question: Is there any reference to other witches, besides the sisters, that have vanquished a source? Or are they the only witches ever to be powerful enough? The source does have the ability to be reconstituted with a spell in the grimoire.

Answer: The sisters are the only witches that have been powerful enough to vanquish the source, gaining their strength from the power of 3.

strikeand

Answer: The Charmed One (The Power of 3) are the only witches strong enough to do it but other demon have done it the source that the sister's and Cole killed got it in a demon war.

Dr. Nobel - S1-E6

Question: If the death ray is about to go off and they are trying to restore the doctor's memory, why does Henry get dressed up for the ceremony, but then has time to change and get back in the hole he's digging to access the power source when no one else takes the time to change? If they have given up on the hole, why would he even change back? If they haven't, why would he waste time at the ceremony?

Answer: He did not change, he just put on some kind of gown over what he was wearing.

Bowling255 Premium member

Question: How could they possibly remove Archer's bullet scar? If they could, wouldn't that just create a bigger scar?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Surgical scar removal is a real thing, usually involving skin grafts or lasers. Keloid scarring is a result of the body aggressively attempting to heal/repair itself after trauma or injury (in this case, the gunshot). With proper surgical techniques, the body isn't traumatized to the point that deep scarring occurs. Of course, just like with the face surgery, the movie exaggerates the results of the scar removal.

Bishop73

I thought he kept it.

Question: At the end, how did Wanda know that "Castor" was really Archer?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Because Eve told her.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Why were Pollux and Archer sent straight to prison without a trial?

MikeH

Chosen answer: It's obvious that enough time hasn't passed for a trial of such magnitude to take place, meaning that the brothers have been remanded in custody to await trial. They should have been arraigned but we don't see that onscreen.

Question: Why does Voldemort say that Barty Jr.'s loyalty has never faltered? At his trial, Barty Jr. got upset and tried to deny that he helped torture the Longbottoms.

Answer: Of course Barty denied it. He would do anything to keep from being convicted, and it has nothing to do with his loyalty to Voldemort. If he's sent to prison, he can't serve his master very well.

raywest Premium member

Question: When loading the bullet into the gun, why didn't they realise that the chambers of the revolver were empty of any spent cartridges? They could have easily concluded that the "corpse" wasn't dead and the film would have ended quite differently.

Freefall1984

Chosen answer: First, odds are neither of them had much experience with guns. They wouldn't necessarily think about it. Second, who's to say that the person who put them there wouldn't have removed it anyway.

Greg Dwyer

Question: What kind of judge would agree to this kind of custody arrangement?

Answer: None. It's total fiction made up solely for the purpose of the movie. Even for a movie, it's far beyond the "suspension of disbelief" that siblings would ever be divided up between the two parents, and neither would have no contact with them, much less be prevented from knowing they had a brother or sister.

raywest Premium member

Season 1 generally

Question: The kitchen door to Gemma and Clay's house opens outward in the first couple of seasons, then in the later seasons it opens inward. Is that a mistake or did they have to repair the door and put it on the wrong way? Just wanting to verify.

Answer: In various episodes, the door opens in. In others, it opens out. In one episode, it opens out when Opie comes over then opens in when he leaves.

amycamille1975

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