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Question: Why were they even kidnapping people in the first place? The ransom seemed like it wasn't planned and they only did it when they discovered that Jeff was rich. So if there is no ransom usually, why even kidnap couples to begin with? If it's just to rob them, then that doesn't seem very lucrative for the risk.

Answer: There was always a ransom, or at least that was always the intent. Anyone that didn't have money the kidnappers would just eliminate them. The kidnappers MO was to take a couple and force one of them to empty their bank accounts. Earl makes it clear that the difference in Jeff's case is that they were unable to kidnap the pair at the same time. For whatever reason, Jeff refused to get in the truck with Red, which caused the kidnappers to alter their plans slightly. Earl also gives some insight into how the group chooses their victims. He tells Jeff that he was targeted because he was driving a brand new SUV, which indicated he must have a fair amount of money in the bank. The kidnappers care very little about being caught, they have obviously committed many murders without being found out. They seem to leave very little evidence of their crimes for the police to find. Red is always several steps ahead of the police and is brazen enough to kidnap a man's wife and say directly to him in front of a police officer that the man must have him mistaken for someone else.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How could Roman call Sidney at the moment the police took him with them?

Answer: He was arrested during the day - when Sidney received the call it was nighttime, and Gale told Dewey Roman was released, so he might not have been in custody long and could have been released in the evening.

Question: When masses of babies are made, where do the letters come from? Don't parents know the storks don't deliver babies anymore?

Answer: The movie implies that even though the storks stopped delivering babies, people still continued to write letters asking for new babies. The storks simply archived all the letters rather than destroy them.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Who plays the crying man (a neighbor we never see) in the divorcee apartment?

Question: When Roland was at Millie's apartment, why was he looking at a certain spot in the room? He couldn't have been looking at the jumpscar since it was invisible and he was only able to see it after using the spray.

Answer: It's not entirely invisible. But many people wouldn't see it. However Roland has been doing this for years. Not only is he the leader of the Paladins, but has been highly trained and experienced in his field for a long time. He could see it, as he knew what to look for with his trained eyes, so it was second nature even if most others wouldn't.

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Question: Is the SWAT team lead to a different building than Matthews by jigsaw at the end of the film? It looks very similar to the actual crime scene, which is what confuses me so much. If it was the same building they would be able to find Matthews, right?

Answer: It's a different building. It does look extremely similar, but it's not the same building. Given that they are so similar, it's entirely possible that they share a common blueprint design and are part of a development project, which would make sense, as later in the series, John is shown to have had a part in reel estate development.

TedStixon

Answer: It's a different building. It would be very foolish of Jigsaw to set up the equipment in the same building that he led Matthews to and run the risk of the SWAT team running into them.

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The Betrayal - S9-E8

Question: Why was the episode edited backwards? I don't understand the premise of it.

Richie

Answer: It's an homage to the Harold Pinter play "Betrayal", which uses the same reverse chronology gimmick. As an in-joke, Sue Ellen's fiance is named Pinter as a tribute to the playwright.

Cubs Fan

From This Day Forward - S5-E7

Question: Where can I find a copy of the poem featuring the Ambroska mountains?

Question: Why did Hermione break down into tears and hug Harry in the tent?

Answer: Because she's afraid Harry might die. The Triwizard Tournament is extremely dangerous and champions had been killed during it in the past. Only students 17 years old and over were allowed to compete, but due to the unusual circumstances, Harry was forced into the competition, even though he was underage. Hermione also suspects that there is an evil plot going on, further endangering Harry.

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Question: At the end, why did Mr Orange confess he was a cop and apologise?

MikeH

Answer: Mr. White, despite being a criminal, has proven to have a certain degree of honor and integrity. He has also been defending Mr. Organge the entire film - to the point he took a bullet for him. Mr. Orange feels he deserves the truth, as there is a deep mutual respect between the two. I wouldn't necessarily call it a "friendship" as the other answer suggests, as it is based on a lie and therefore would be very one-sided.

TedStixon

Answer: He felt he and Mr. White were friends and that he deserved the truth. He apologised for misleading and lying to him and for causing him to shoot his long time friend Joe.

The_Iceman

Question: Why did Hagrid cover up that creature when Dumbledore arrived?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Hagrid tended to collect magical animals that were illegal to own. In Philosopher's Stone, he kept a baby dragon, which was illegal. The creature he was hiding was probably a banned animal.

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Question: Why was Beethoven arrested? He wasn't doing anything illegal.

Answer: While it's not unusual for musicians to try out new instruments (playing a few rifts and even entire compositions) in a music shop, Beethoven's extended sampling-keyboard performance went wild, drawing an enthusiastic mall crowd into the relatively small music shop. The shop manager no doubt felt overwhelmed and called in mall security to clear out the shop before any damage and/or theft occurred. Keep in mind that the security team was already scrambling to respond to several simultaneous disturbances throughout the mall, all caused by 7 strangely-dressed oddballs (more than half of whom only spoke obsolete dialects and ancient languages). The time-travelers were, thus, probably all perceived as one group of pranksters or escapees from a mental institution.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: This appears to be a reference to Beethoven's real-life arrests. He had a dark side, often drinking excessively and prowling the streets at night, peering into peoples' windows. Police mistook him as a drunken vagrant.

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Question: What song is playing when Will dumps Gwen?

Question: How did Lash find the Secret Sanctum?

Answer: Will took Gwen to the Secret Sanctum. Later it's revealed that Gwen is really Royal Pain and since she saw the location of the Secret Sanctum, she would have told Speed, not Lash, as his super speed would be able to get him in and out without setting off the alarm. If Lash had tried to get into the Sanctum, he would have been caught.

He entered while Gwen was still visiting for the first time before she left.

Question: When Phil, Stu and Alan get back into the hotel, they find Mike Tyson and his mate in their hotel wanting their tiger back. Just wondering a) How did Mike Tyson know who these guys were that took the tiger and b) where they were staying? (01:09:00)

oobs

Answer: They answer that in the movie! Doug dropped his jacket at Tyson's. His wallet and room key were in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9NtxDYU8G4&feature=youtu.be&t=89.

Ray

Answer: The guys were caught on Tyson's security camera while stealing the tiger. His security people were likely able to identify and track them using the video footage.

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Question: During the final scene, Gerard Butler gets a Russian warship to fire two missiles upon Russian defense headquarters, blowing up the bad guys and ending the saga and movie. How did he do this? (02:02:15)

Answer: He didn't. He was hoping that the Russian crew would be loyal to the president and their former captain who were aboard the USS Arkansas when the Russian minister fired on the submarine.

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Question: When BTTF Part II was originally released in theaters, was the trailer for Part III part of the original released film, or was the trailer added in later when it was released on VHS like they did with "The be continued..." when Part I was released on VHS?

Answer: It was part of the original theatrical release, because production of Part III was already finished, and the final film was released only six months after Part II. The trailer was included to give audiences a teaser and keep their interest piqued.

Question: Wouldn't Elsa suffer from cabin fever, and go crazy if her parents isolated her for as long as they did?

Answer: Who says she didn't? She's obviously very uncomfortable around other people during the coronation and ball.

LorgSkyegon

Question: Is Mike's dream where he says "But you are a princess and I am a stable-boy" a nod to "The Princess Bride", which has essentially that plot with a cameo by Billy Crystal?

dizzyd

Answer: Yes, the line "Mmm, I know, you're a princess and I'm just a stable boy..." is absolutely a nod to The Princess Bride. Though Billy's role, with all his genius improvised ad-libbing, is quite a bit more than a cameo.

Super Grover Premium member

The Sibling Realignment - S11-E23

Question: Why did Mary say that she'll only be at Sheldon's wedding if he invites his older brother Georgie, if she's on bad terms with him? Is this because she loves him deep down even if she calls him an idiot?

Answer: Weddings are a family affair and Mary doesn't want Sheldon's stubbornness about his brother to interfere with family.

LorgSkyegon

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