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Question: I am confused as to why the House Cup winner (Gryffindor) is named at the feast where Hagrid returns. Shortly after, there is a mention of "the rest of the final term" passing quickly. If school is still in session, couldn't the students' actions/behavior still change the total amounts of points?

Answer: No, the points are tallied and the cup is awarded by a specific time, which is the Leaving Feast. There is only a short period of time after the feast before the students go home for the summer. Anything a student might do during that time does not count against their House for that year. Any penalties or rewards given to a House after the feast could be carried over to the following year.

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Question: What is the Tony Calvano inhaling from the glass that is on his desk?

Answer: He was doing a hot rail. If you heat up cocaine in a glass until it burns, you then inhale the smoke left behind.

Question: What happened to the guy in the first trap? he killed the other man with the eyes sewed shut to get the key. It looked to me like he got the chain unlocked from his neck but he yelled and blood flowed from his mouth. Was he too late?

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: He wasn't too late. He was the guy supervising the Hoffman/Matthews trap.

Answer: He was barely in time; he was still unlocking the chain from his neck as it was being pulled into the winch, pulling his hands in with it, which made him scream in pain.

Question: I've been puzzling over this for decades: who smashes the mirrors in the music room? Is it Charlotte, in a drug-induced state - that would explain the marks on her arm, pretty bad ones, too - but she loves the house, she wouldn't hurt it? Or is it Drew, and they - he and Miriam - imply she did it, to make Charlotte think she's crazier than she already is? It can't be Miriam - she was in bed, asleep.

kh1616

Double Sting - S1-E13

Question: In this episode, Jessie, ticked off that he had to pay the boy's bail, says that the mortgage payment has to be made to Jason Higgins. I thought that J.D. Hogg held the mortgage to the Duke farm. Has my memory got a hole in it?

Answer: Hogg didn't own the farm and hold the mortgage until that episode. He says that he "bought aII Jason's hoIdings Iast week", but the Dukes didn't know about it and thought they still had to pay Higgins.

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Mobius Dick - S6-E21

Question: What's the song they play after Leela says "This time it's business"?

ivadc

Chosen answer: It seems to be a custom version of "Yo Ho A Pirate's Life For Me", maybe increased tempo.

Question: In the scene when Celie is first brought home with Mister there are three kids waiting outside. Harpo and two sisters. No one ever says their names and after the hair combing you never see them again. What happened to them?

Answer: It is never explained what happened to them in the movie, but in the book they marry and move away from home. Neither character is ever mentioned by their name in the book or the film.

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Question: What did Dracula meant when he said he can't kill Jonathan?

Answer: Just what he said: it would set monsters back hundreds of years. Monsters are harmless, sociable creatures in this world yet humanity fears them. To kill a human would justify humanity's fears and set whatever progress monsters may have made toward being accepted in the world back hundreds of years.

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Question: What was in the picture that Batman gave to Rachel, and how would it have sped things up?

Answer: Pictures of Judge Faden with a woman who was not his wife, to be used as leverage to force him to hear the case against Falcone. A deleted scene shows Bruce gathering the photos himself but only the top one is shown in the final cut.

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Question: So if Frank is Elizabeth's boyfriend we can assume they've met before right? Does that mean when Frank takes off his mask during the Evil Dead screening Donnie recognises him? Does Donnie now know who Frank is, or does he believe he is just some random guy from the future?

Answer: Frank and Donnie have never met in the film. There were many near brushes where they could have ended up meeting, but as one of the Manipulated it was necessary for Donnie not to know who Frank was so that later on he would not hesitate to shoot Frank in the eye. This is complicated when you recognize that Donnie does see Frank in the movie theatre. But right before we meet the still-alive Frank, Donnie whispers "Deus ex machina" which is a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object. Donnie understands at that point what he has to do. If he had known before that Frank was Elizabeth's boyfriend, even this understanding might have caused him not to shoot, which in turn would have cause the Frank-ghost to disappear. That would have been detrimental to the film, since as the Manipulated Dead Frank-ghost had the job of pushing Donnie into doing what was needed to return to an intact timeline.

Question: Is it likely that Dewey would have been subject to charges for the death of Judd Stewart? Although the failed plan technically wasn't his fault, the reason for it happening in the first place certainly was.

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: Highly unlikely. Dewey's negligence is not a direct cause of Judd's death, as Judd had every opportunity to decline the mission. Judd's family could bring a civil suit against the train company and Dewey personally for wrongful death but even that is a long shot since Judd assumed the risk.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: While they are being chased by wolves, Anna uses Kristoff's lute to strike one of the wolves. Did she really aim for a wolf, or was she actually trying to hit Kristoff for misjudging her? In other words, was hitting the wolf just an accident?

Answer: She was aiming for the wolf. Hitting Kristoff was an accident.

Escape from Victory - S3-E5

Question: Why was Father Ted wearing fake hands at the over 75 football game? Why not just use his own hands?

Answer: Ted was using his real hands to control Father Jack's wheelchair using a remote control - the fake arms were so no-one would see him cheating.

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Show generally

Question: Whose baby pictures and a couple of older kids pictures are on the refrigerator in Doug and Carrie's kitchen? Can't be Deacon and Kelly's of course and there's no one else on the show for nieces and nephews since they took off Carrie's sister! So who are they?

Answer: There's actually an episode of KoQ's where Doug asks Carrie the same thing. As both have no clue themselves. Doug tells Carrie to throw the photos out. Carrie says no, as friends might visit and notice they're taken down. This scene was added into the show, after similar questions from fans. Most likely, the photos are of kids of the writers, producers and/or relatives of the cast.

Which episode is this?

Answer: Carrie's the one who wanted to throw the pic out but Doug said no. She agreed, reluctantly, so she covered it with a magnet.

Question: In Moonraker why was the shuttle stolen? I have pondered on this but I can't come up with any answer.

moviegoer

Chosen answer: Drax explains to Bond that he stole the shuttle (built by his own company for NASA and on loan to the UK) because one of the shuttles in his fleet going to his space station developed a mechanical fault.

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Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City - S3-E14

Question: Does the junkyard cat actually belong to one of the actors or is that a whole different deal?

fukawa

Question: Why do the phasers have recoil (kick-back) when fired?

MistWalker

Chosen answer: Phasers fire nadion particle bursts or bolts, which are fictional but are presumably similar to photons, and would therefore have mass and kinetic energy - so depending on the power output of the phaser, it should impart a not insignificant momentum change.

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Question: What band is pictured on Rosie's shirt when she gets off the boat?

Tami Miller

Chosen answer: The Bangles.

Michael Albert

Question: What is the name of the song that plays when Mia is inspecting the royal guard?

Answer: Canon in D.

Question: What kind of aircraft are Rusty and Isabel in at the end of the movie? It kind of looks like a Global Express.

Mike Boyer

Chosen answer: Gulfstream G5.

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