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cliffhanger

a situation of imminent disaster usually occurring at the end of each episode of a serialized film
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The women's competition was won by the Swedes, whilst in true cliff-hanger style, the home team won the men's competition on penalties.
Producers of the Channel 4 show have revealed that the same plot is to feature as a cliff-hanger two-part story during the current series, which was filmed months ago.
Dream Walker again meets fellow Irish Derby finalist Rockview Head in the concluding heat and this promises to be another cliff-hanger with fast starting Happy Hermit and Newlawn Tock as well as big finishing St Louis Charlie and Glenanore in opposition.
Dubai Mo'en Ahmad won a cliff-hanger against Xavier Raphel to storm into the final of the India Club Western Union UAE Open Badminton tournament.
Division Three South East has become a cliff-hanger with three clubs vying for top spot.
This one picks up moments after the thrilling cliff-hanger to the first series and the survivors are now struggling not just with the difficulties of day-to-day life amidst the ruins of the post-virus apocalypse but also with the threat of other emerging communities and the machinations of the sinister Lab.
It has everything from a love interest, to ruthless competition within the aviation industry that includes the prospect of Nazi sabotage, riveting cliff-hanger action, and the colorful aviation patosis of the period.
Well, it certainly isn't at the end of Invasion (Channel 4, Sunday), which predictably ends in a cliff-hanger after its 22-week run.
Fox-Pitt kept his nerve in a cliff-hanger finish as the two fences he had in hand unexpectedly tumbled but he triumphed in the showjumping phase with under a fence to spare.
The Street's biggest storyline of the year has millions of viewers gripped in a cliff-hanger ( with show bosses promising an unforgettable episode in September.
By contrast, the game at Catterick seemed like a cliff-hanger.
And the former Ibrox star knows what it's like to be involved in a cliff-hanger - he lifted the trophy on the final day of the season in 1991 when Gers pipped Aberdeen to the flag with a 2-0 Ibrox win.