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Question: Roughly how much time passes from Connie's wedding to the final scene when Neri closes the door on Kay?

Answer: Ten years.

Question: Johnny had not yet mastered his powers, so how did he know his heat shield would protect him and the little girl on the bridge?

Answer: He didn't, it was a instinct to protect the little girl and it was a reflex action that his powers turned on at that moment. When you are in a dangerous situation, you instinctively pray for a miracle to happen.

Question: How is this possible that Jim (the guy whose right arm was bitten off and eaten by shark) didn't bleed out to death?

Answer: Because the tourniquet that was applied slowed the blood loss substantially until the emergency paramedics arrived to help.

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Question: When Carl Lee Hailey visited Jake to tell him that he was thinking about killing those 2 men, wouldn't he have been required to report that to law enforcement? It's not considered attorney/client privilege when you tell your lawyer that you are planning to kill someone. And then he went home and told his wife about it, so wouldn't that also make her an accessory?

Answer: I'm not from America but couldn't you just say the conversation didn't take place? Maybe they didn't want to say anything due to being parents themselves and thinking they would do the same?

Question: Why is Dr Nichols helping Dr Richard Kimble? Why would he give him money? Why would Nichols give Kimble an opportunity at the hospital to investigate the drug, when he himself is in on the conspiracy?

Answer: Two answers. One, Nichols pretends to support Kimble and say he is innocent (knowing he really is) and otherwise avoids interfering to divert suspicion away from himself. He presumes Kimble will be captured before he figures everything out. Secondly, it's a plot device so the audience believes he is Kimble's ally and will be unaware until the end that Nichols was involved in the conspiracy.

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Question: When Johnny knocks down two pins, he says to mark it a strike. Stephanie says that he only hit two pins but Johnny retorts it's a technical strike because the Pink Ladies were late and to check the bowling rules. Was is it really a technical strike or was Johnny using it as an excuse to cheat?

Answer: If he's not making it up, then it would have to be very specific bylaw for whatever local bowling league they're in (or to which Johnny is referencing). Most rules state a player has until the 4th or 5th frame to show up and can still play. If a player doesn't show up by whatever designated frame, they simply aren't allowed to bowl, or the team could be disqualified. No extra points are awarded to the other team.


Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe - S3-E5

Question: Cindy seemed fine with the Banks' wanting a paternity test, but Carlton later reveals that he is a virgin. So what exactly was Cindy planning to do? The test would reveal that Carlton was not her son's father, and she would need to admit to the Banks that she lied. Why stay there and wait for a negative test?

Answer: The major plot point was Carlton was willing to let his family believe he was the father rather than admit he was a virgin. As long as he kept lying about not being a virgin, Cindy wouldn't necessarily have to lie, she could just claim she wasn't sure and thought it was Carlton's.


Answer: Cindy was taking advantage of Carlton. He had liked her for years and his parents are wealthy. She wanted to persuade him to marry her and raise the child as his own, no matter what his parents said about the paternity test.

Question: About 15 minutes in why does the view in the rear view mirror show the police car and a semi being driven from the right-hand side and the police car pulling off the left side of the road? I think this is a double negative. This is not what you will see in a car mirror. (01:15:50)

Answer: What is shown is what you would see in the rearview mirror. Being in the mirror, it's a reverse image. Think about if you were looking at the cars pulled over head on/facing the driver, the road and the driver would be on your right. Shots in the mirror though shows the road and the driver on your left, the reverse.


Question: What happened to Shane's mom? In one scene we learn that she died because she was sick but what did she have that caused her to die?

Answer: Just like Frank, Shane's mom never ate healthily. Instead, like Frank, she probably just ate whatever she wanted, so she most likely died from a heart attack from eating unhealthy foods or from obesity.

Question: What was Vincent's personal problem, and when he had it, why did he ask for fruit?

Answer: Probably diarrhoea, and he needs fruit for fibre. The "special..." he says he doesn't need to wear anymore might be diapers.

Answer: Most likely a sexual dysfunction, asking for fruit was a ploy to avoid answering any more personal questions.

Answer: The writer and director, Brad Bird, wanted to wait until he came up with a story that he deemed worthy of telling. This wait would ultimately take fourteen years.

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Question: How did the big, black vampire die? I know that he melted after Harvey Keitel ran him through with the shotgun, but I didn't see anything used that would actually "kill" a vampire. There was no holy water, crosses, etc. used on him.

Answer: Well Keitel turned the shotgun into a cross. So he touched the cross and melted.


Question: Do any of the villains ever realise that Conan is the kid from the village that they raided in the beginning?

Answer: When Conan is captured after failing to kill Thulsa Doom, They ask why he wanted to kill him. Conan shouts, "You killed my mother! You killed my father! You killed my people, you took my father's sword!" Doom replied, "It must have been when I was younger." It meant nothing to him, a forgotten memory, completely meaningless to him.

Question: If Tommy and Lindsey both had babysitters why couldn't they go trick or treating?


Answer: Tommy was in an astronaut costume so it kind of implies he went trick or treating earlier.

My friends and I dressed up a lot to get into the spirit of Halloween and not go trick or treating so doesn't really imply anything.


Answer: Who said they weren't allowed to go trick or treating? They both seemed more interested in the movies than anything else.


Question: Is it just me or is Jimmy shown driving 2 different scooters in the final scene at the cliffs? One has a window shield; the other doesn't.

Question: How did the diamond get inside of the skull?

Answer: The pirate was most likely holding it when he died. As centuries past and the body decomposed, it most likely fell into the body.

Answer: We don't know that he doesn't. He could simply go to a different school where the school year ends slightly earlier. It's also possible that he's already graduated or dropped out.


Question: When McClane gets out of the dump truck to try to lift the ramp up, he closes the door and then gives the door a push and stares at it briefly before running to the ramp. Does he recognise the logo on the door or something?

Answer: If you listen closely, just as he closes the door there is a slight "boom" sound which is more than likely Simon blowing the dam up with the bomb. He more than likely heard that noise and thought it was the trucks door when he closed it.

Answer: He appears to just be inspecting the damage he did to the door when he shot it up a few scenes earlier.

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How to Stop an Exploding Man - S1-E23

Question: I'm watching the show on Peacock, the streaming service. But this episode is not available, even though it seems all the others are. Is there any reason why they would leave out the season 1 finale or why they wouldn't be allowed to air it?


Question: The scene where Greg calls his parents to tell them they are arriving earlier than expected before entering the RV looks like he is "green screen." Does anyone else see it?

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