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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 ladies of Wisteria Lane are back for a new series of Desperate Housewives with the cliffhanger ending of the last season to be resolved - mad Zach (Cody Kasch) holding Susan (Teri Hatcher) at gunpoint - and, of course, a liberal helping of sex, death and bitching.
The cliffhanger ending has a story all of its own, too.
As for the cliffhanger ending - to call it an anti-climax would be generous.
The finale episode of Season 9 left the fans with a cliffhanger ending on Dean Winchester's (Jensen Ackles) demon transformation and his relationship with younger brother, Sam (Jared Padalecki).
As Earl plans to reunite Joy's son with his real father, there's another scary sighting of Burt Reynolds as the late club owner Big Chubby, looking like a boiled ham with eyebrows, and a cliffhanger ending that will now be left dangling.
BAD Girls (ITV1, Tuesday) comes to a close with its usual cliffhanger ending.
The cliffhanger ending leaves this twisted tale of love open and Emily's safety uncertain.
Ceresole Reale reservoir, Turin, Italy, where the cliffhanger ending takes place in The Italian Job.
In a last act, there was no cliffhanger ending or climactic scene as the curtain came down.
The 17th series of Casualty picks up from the cliffhanger ending that saw Lara being arrested for the murder of David.
The 17th series of Casualty started on BBC1 last night, picking up from the cliffhanger ending which saw Lara being arrested.