denouement

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denouement

, d?nouement
Theatre
a. the final clarification or resolution of a plot in a play or other work
b. the point at which this occurs
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Murder on the Orient Express'' has one of the most famous denouements among mystery thrillers; this, naturally, can be a fatal flaw for mystery fans who like to be surprised or do detective work themselves.
Born in the Buenos Aires bordellos and exported to Parisian high society, the tango - in this authentic, timeless form - is the dance and music of dangerously intense couplings and thrilling denouements.
And as if simply disentangling the psychodynamic threads of these complicated denouements were not enough, Gabler-Hover also makes effective use of Homi Bhabha's notion of "splitting": Hagar's illicit sexuality is split onto blackness, but its product, the empowerment t hat such sexuality makes possible, is split onto whiteness.
Kari Matchett plays our heroine, the smart babe, not that she prevents gruesome denouements for the rest of the cast.