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Question: When Conan is at one of the gatherings wearing a follower's robes, why did another follower attempt to stop Conan from sitting in until Conan showed him the medallion that was the symbol of Set?

Answer: That he was one of Thulsa Doom's entourage, not one of the followers who worship him.

Question: What happens to Ruth's son Buddy?

Answer: In Fannie Flagg's 2022 novel, "The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop," Buddy was adopted by the Threadgoode family. Despite having lost an arm, he was a star quarterback for his high school football team, eventually married, and became a veterinarian. He lived into his 80s.

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Answer: It wasn't mentioned what happened to him in the movie.

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Question: Why would Ike Clanton, who is cowardly when he's unarmed, outnumbered and/or has a gun pointed at him, be allowed to be in the cowboys? Considering the others are fearless even in the face of danger, they should never have let him in.

Answer: Anyone could join the Cowboys if they followed their code of conduct. Ike's brother was a member and there's no reason for him not to be. It's not like it was the Marines who require an ounce of common sense. The Cowboys were hooligans, Ike being one of the dumbest.

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Question: Does Caesar actually love humans, or does Koba just think he does?

Answer: Yes, he does. He considered James Master and John Lithgow his family. A father and brother. Like all children, he grew up and find his own identity. Like Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker, they were raised in humble environments, until they discovered they true selves. Caesar didn't want a war, he wanted his people to stop being pets, zoo attractions and circus freaks. He felt remorse when ever there was conflict.

Answer: Ape intelligence in this series of movies was based on chemistry, not evolution, and the chemistry affected every subject differently. In fact, the chemical effects were only temporary in some subjects (the human character Charles Rodman, for example, improved from Alzheimer's Disease while using the chemistry, but then regressed). Very likely, Caesar experienced the optimum effect of the chemistry (with full mental development) while Koba only experienced partial mental development, and Koba may have even regressed. So, Koba may have never understood human-level love enough to question it.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: After the hackers get almost the entire code, they say that if they try to make a mistake the vault would be locked for 48h. Earlier in the movie they tried their obsolete code before discovering that it wasn't working. At that time why didn't the vault lock itself for 48h?

Question: Since Roy was Joey's biological father, how is this possible that he never tried to make any contact with his son? I mean, why didn't he even try to talk to him?

Answer: Several possibilities: 1 The mother requested he not make any contact, 2 They could've moved away, and he lost contact until then, 3 He may have been drafted into the army, and she could've divorced him during his time away and moved into whatever state this is located.

Rob245

Question: What was the purpose of Samantha at the end saying "she fell" before turning back into the church? It's obvious her sister fell, but Samantha acted all surprised over it.

lartaker1975

Answer: She actually said "The VEIL" after remembering her sister tossing it away (when bugged she couldn't see with it on). Sam simply went back in the church to pick it up.

Answer: The new DNA evidence may have been enough to cast DOUBT on her guilt, result in the court revision, and result in her release, but I don't think anyone else (at least not in the movie) was found guilty of the murder. That is, doubt of her guilt is not in itself proof of her innocence. In fact, Allison played at least an indirect role in the murder by giving the man her gold "Stillwater" necklace and promising him money if he would "get rid" of her roommate. Allison told her dad she didn't want the man to kill her roommate, but her use of the words "get rid of" her roommate doesn't exactly make her innocent. Allison seemed to accept her indirect (at minimum) role and was relieved to be released. In general, provided the courts followed proper procedures in acquiring a conviction, the courts are not liable for so-called "wrongful convictions." Even when the burden of proof is "beyond a REASONABLE doubt", there's always the possibility of SOME doubt. This may not answer everything.

KeyZOid

Question: Why had Cheng snatched Mei Ying's practice sheet and thrown it on the ground, and why did he push Dre when he kept on trying to return the sheet to her?

Answer: Dre was interfering in the argument that has transformed between him and Meiying.

Question: I read on Wikipedia that 5 alternative endings were shot for Unfaithful. Does anyone know what they were?

Answer: You can look it up at IMDB.com, List the movie and go to the Trivia or Alternate Versions section. I looked at it and only one different ending was listed.

Question: Lois tells Clark just before the helicopter accident, that her sister has three kids, two cats, and one mortgage. She would go bananas in a week. Her only sister is Lucy, who we see in Supergirl, and she's in school. So who is she referring to?

Answer: You're thinking of today's Lucy Lane. When the character was first introduced she was a teenage girl. She has gone through several incarnations. Delinquent, punk rocker, snotty teen, college major and in the revised 1980's version she was an airline stewardess. On the Lois and Clark TV show she was a diner waitress, who falls for the bad boys. In the Smallville TV series, she was the bratty girl who causes trouble.

Answer: Once they discovered there were no drugs on the ship and it harboured a sole witness set to testify in federal court, they needed to be disposed of.

Question: What song is playing when Frank accidentally activates the player piano?

Answer: Nicolas Cage or as he's credited in the cast, Nicholas Coppola.

Question: Archbishop Gilday is smoking in multiple scenes - was this meant to be a hint of his corruption/less-than-pious nature?

Answer: It was to show that no-one is infallible. Everyone has a secret vice.

Question: How does Neil get into the shower without noticing the mess Dell left?

Answer: Del may have quickly put his mess in there while Neil was showering. After a long flight, and the travel to the hotel, Neil most likely showered an extra long time.

Question: Why was Burke's arm bleeding when he was hiding on the vents near the ceiling of the record room?

Question: When Chuck sees the ship and starts waving the torch around, is he really doing SOS by moving his hand in front of it repeatedly?

Answer: No, morse code would be three short flashes (dots = S) followed by three long ones (dashes = O).

Question: Based on the ending, when Veronica invites Marsha to hang out, I have the impression that she doesn't intend to confess her involvement in the fake "suicides." People will continue to think that Heather was depressed, and Kurt and Ram were secretly gay. Is there some reason, other than jail, for her to let everyone keep believing the lies?

Answer: People who were bullied by Heather, Kurt, and Ram might feel better because of the faked suicides: they believe that the bullies were actually struggling with issues. As one boy says, he now thinks that Heather quit dating him because she was dissatisfied with her own life, not because he wasn't good enough. In the locker rooms, a girl tells Veronica that she thought Heather was just a bitch, but "guess I was wrong."

Question: At 12:07 is it the shower or the toilet that makes a weird draining noise? Almost what does he look at that makes him vomit? (00:12:07)

Answer: The "draining noises" are Big Momma taking a dump. Big Momma didn't flush either so I'm assuming he took a look at her stools and what he saw made him feel sick.

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