cliffhanger


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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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She revealed that "the cliffhanger will still be out there" and what comes out of it isn't anything that fans "expect.
The owners of the park say it is a big deal for them because not only will visitors flock to the park to experience the Cliffhanger, but also the queues on the other rides will not be as long.
Billie-Jo Farmer, 11, of Year 6, said: "You could maybe leave it on a cliffhanger so that the reader wants to read the next part of the story.
Cliffhanger takes its name from the guest trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, who plays on this one track.
CORONATION Street's Martin Platt will be the victim of a murder bid in a dramatic Christmas cliffhanger.
The nation was on tenterhooks back in 1981 for the original soap cliffhanger.
A regular episode of a soap opera or drama series can be compelling but there's nothing quite like a dramatic cliffhanger to get pulses racing, especially if your curiosity isn't resolved for months while you're waiting for a new series to start.
Michael Parkinson hosted the award ceremony, which honoured everything from cliffhanger episodes in the soaps to comedy scenes that had the nation in stitches
Caption: Rockies Brewing Company of Boulder, CO, has released Cliffhanger Spring/Summer Ale.
Don't let it end on the cliffhanger of whether or not she gets a new boiler
Former British-trained sprinter Cliffhanger took the honours on the opening day of the 2001/02 season in Hong Kong with victory in the six-furlong feature race at Sha Tin, writes Nick Pulford.