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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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A sporting occasion renowned for its cliffhanging, frenzied finales was over with 10 minutes remaining.
Cliffhanging episodes have left us with an unprecedented abundance of deaths, diseases, comas, shootings, split-ups and marriage interruptus.
It's one of three possible cliffhanging endings to the storyline that has been gripping fans for a year.
One of the sentimental tale's cliffhanging plotlines is how long will it take Potter's character Carin to finally let her stern face crack into a smile.
It wasn't a cliffhanging situation, which suggested that Smith has lost the closer's job to Troy Percival, after all.
The blockbuster series--the highest rated in the history of the Travel Channel--has riveted the nation's TV viewers thanks to its hallmarks--a blend of high caliber sports-style production shot from 17 different camera angles, expert commentary, cliffhanging "reality TV" drama and the WPT's signature "ace in the hole"--its revolutionary WPT Cams, that reveal the players' hidden cards.
It's the traditional cliffhanging ending that every drama serial loves to trot out.
Whitaker's mount Gammon became the oldest horse to win the classic at 21 after a cliffhanging duel with Ireland's John Ledingham on Kilbaha.
With the Angels holding a five-run lead, it was hardly a cliffhanging situation, and there was no save at stake.
The blockbuster series has riveted the nation's TV viewers thanks to its hallmarks--a blend of high caliber sports-style production shot from 13 different camera angles, expert commentary, cliffhanging "reality TV" drama and the WPT's signature "ace in the hole"--its revolutionary WPT Cams, that reveal the player's hidden cards, making it possible for audiences to feel like they're sitting in the seat making million dollar decisions on each hand.
Last week's cliffhanging end had lippy Buki buried beneath tons of earth in Shaz's escape tunnel.
RTE VIEWERS are in for a Friends feast tonight when the station broadcasts a cliffhanging hour-long episode of the hit American sit-com.