plot and plot point

Plot and plot point are a series of dramatic events or actions that make up a film's narrative. A plot point is a key turning point or moment in a film's story that significantly advances the action. Plot points either set the story further into motion, or disrupt and complicate the plot. Also known as a "beat" or A story. Contrast to a subplot (also known as a B story or C story), which is a secondary plot in a film. A plot plant is the technique of "planting" an apparently trivial piece of information early in a story that becomes more important later on.