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Question: John Kramer says to Cecil who is tied to a chair, "Some people stop to help a stranded motorist and get taken out by a speeding semi. There's no accounting for it." Who is he referring to by the stranded motorist? And who was killed by a semi while helping the motorist? It's been a while since I watched the movies. I don't remember it.

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: He's just giving a generalized example to point out the irony of how some random stranger who stops to help a person in need in turn gets killed in the process. It's not about any specific person.

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Question: I recently submitted a "mistake" which revealed my own misunderstanding. The package that Chuck eventually delivers to Bettina had been sent to her partner in Moscow, which COULD explain its presence on a westbound trans-Pacific flight. Still, would a package sent from Memphis to Moscow be routed through southeast Asia? It would be shorter, and therefore faster, would it not, to send it across the Atlantic?

bobcarr1689

Answer: There are two packages sent by Bettina Peterson. The first we see goes to Russia to a man also named Peterson. The second never reaches its destination but we don't know where exactly it was being sent. That second package must have been going somewhere that required it being routed through Malaysia.

BaconIsMyBFF

Agree with your answer, but something else occurred to me. Bettina appears to be sending out packages via FedEx fairly regularly. She is an artist, and may sell her work internationally. While she does create large-scale wing sculptures, she may also do smaller types of metal artwork, jewelry, etc. She could have been sending something to a customer in Southeast Asia.

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Blood - S2-E3

Question: Why are the people being infected by the pesticide only seeing messages to kill from electronic devices? Why not from hearing voices in their head or from reading a newspaper, magazine, etc.?

Answer: Two reasons. One, it was The Beginning of the electronic age, when devices were becoming an everyday fixture in our lives. Second, to make sure the right message was sent to the right people to perform a specific task.

Question: While Hicks and Vasquez are sealing the door during the attack, you get a good look at the magazine on Hudson's rifle while he is using the motion tracker. On the bottom of the magazine a large letter "D" is visible. Does anyone have any idea why that letter is there? Is this a prop designation?

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: During Jon's backstory into becoming Dr. Manhattan, why did Janey leave Jon in the chamber instead of letting him out? There was plenty of time for Janey to get Jon out of there, but she simply walked away.

Answer: The door was on a time lock and couldn't be opened again until the experiment was complete, for safety reasons. She left because she didn't want to watch him die.

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Answer: Wally says "we can't override the time lock." Janey sees that he's locked in there and leaves because she can't bear to watch him die. That's why she bursts into tears as soon as she leaves the room. If it was possible to open the door, Wally would have done so.

Question: What does the bartender say to Arnold after get he gets off the bike, right before Arnold grabs the shotgun?

Answer: "That's it, goddammit."

lionhead

Show generally

Question: Why are the Jawas' eyes red? Shouldn't they be yellow like in the rest of the Star Wars series?

Answer: It's possible it's a different race of Jawas. The ones we saw before with red eyes were on Tatooine. These are a different group of Jawas on a different desert planet, thus probably have mutated or adapted different isolated from the other groups and have their own traits.

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Question: When Mystique is in Logan's tent, why did she keep shape-shifting into other people?

Answer: She wants to have sex with him, but he's not going for it, so she takes on the appearance of other women to see if it will entice him.

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Question: Why did Lady Lisa look like an ordinary person instead of a Pixel?

Answer: She was a pixel but turned into an ordinary person. Probably to make the fight look epic.

Question: Why didn't Marcia Strassman reprise her role of Diane Szalinski?

Answer: Strassman didn't want to play the character again in a third movie and was involved in a number of other acting projects at the time.

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Question: Why is it that the recon unit Gunny Highway leads is comprised of nearly 20 guys (early fall outs) and when they head off to battle the unit only has the 6-8 main characters?

bnemirow

Answer: It's because it's a movie. The plot could not ably handle the stories of twenty different characters while maintaining the action's pace and a cohesive story line within a two-hour time frame. It instead focuses on a few key characters.

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Question: Why did Mrs. Tredoni kill Father Tom?

Answer: Mrs. Tredoni was enraged that Father Tom refused to give her communion during Mass after he had given it to Catherine, who Mrs. Tredoni calls a whore.

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Why did he refuse to give her communion?

Chapter 13: The Jedi - S2-E5

Question: For viewers who haven't read previous novels or watched many other Star Wars shows, who is Grand Admiral Thrawn and what is Tano's connection to him?

Answer: In (non-canon) Legends, Thrawn was the central character of a trilogy of novels by Timothy Zahn. He was a Chiss officer in the Imperial Navy, who rose to the rank of grand admiral despite being non-human. Thrawn was brought into canon in the Star Wars Rebels series, where he commanded the Empire's Seventh Fleet and led the occupation of Lothal, which was opposed by the series' protagonists including Ahsoka Tano. In the final episode of Rebels, the Jedi and Rebel Ezra Bridger commands Purrgil space whales to drag Thrawn's Star Destroyer into hyperspace, jumping to an unknown location with himself and Thrawn on board. The final scene of the series shows Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren leaving Lothal to search for Bridger, and presumably Thrawn.

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Question: I'm confused, was Vanessa a fembot all along, from the start of the first film, or was she replaced?

Trainman

Answer: I don't believe there is a definitive answer, primarily because Vanessa being a fembot is more-or-less just a purposely absurd joke that by very design doesn't really make any sense. (It was a way for them to do a riff on action heroes like James Bond that have a new love interest in every film.) The closest explanation you get is Basil saying "We knew all along, sadly," which might suggest she was a fembot the entire time. But I wouldn't really think too deeply about it, since it's a very tongue-in-cheek revelation.

TedStixon

Season 8 generally

Question: Did House and his immigrant wife, who married so she could get a green card, fall in love?

Question: What song was Atwood listening to on his headset?

Answer: According to IMDb, the title is "Sleazebucket Pull", by Fudge Factory Inc.

zendaddy621

Show generally

Question: At the start of every episode, it shows a man dressed in black carrying a black briefcase with the name R.L. Stine on it. Is the man in black really R.L. Stine or a crew member, and we are meant to only think it's Stine?

Answer: According to all online sources I found, yes, this really was R.L. Stine.

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Question: Does anyone know what was in Scot's pocket that he threw out during his final circuit?

Show generally

Question: What happened to Byron? He only appears in the first season and disappears without explanation.

Answer: No explanation was given as to why his character disappears. As to the actor who played him, Christopher Poree, this appears to be his only acting credit, and he retired as an actor following his time on the show. There is little online information about his personal or professional life and none on why he left the show.

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Question: During the Nazi rally books are being burned. Why and what kind are they?

Rob245

Answer: This is from Wikipedia on what type of books Nazis wanted burned: The books targeted for burning were those viewed as being subversive or as representing ideologies opposed to Nazism. These included books written by Jewish, communist, socialist, anarchist, liberal, pacifist, religious, and sexologist authors among others.

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