History Cliffhanger / LiveActionTV

26th May '18 5:43:51 PM LittleDancerGirl
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** This has become more common in the later seasons of ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]. Seasons 13 and 14 both ended on cliffhangers, and subsequent seasons have made it common to open and/or close a season with a two-part episode that involves a cliffhanger.

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** This has become more common in the later seasons of ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]. Seasons 13 and 14 both ended on cliffhangers, and subsequent seasons have made it common to open and/or close a season with a two-part episode that involves a cliffhanger.
26th May '18 5:39:52 PM LittleDancerGirl
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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' actually tended to [[AvertedTrope avert this]], often writing their multi-part episodes in such a way that someone watching the first part wouldn't realize a follow-up was coming until they saw the PreviouslyOn segment in the second part. However, they did play it straight a few times:
** The end of "Spree" was basically a textbook cliffhanger.
** An unusual example between the last two episodes in Season 5. "Greatest Hits" ends with a cliffhanger, but not for a continuation of that particular story. In fact, all of the plot points for that episode have been neatly resolved, and then, in the last few seconds, [[spoiler:Amita is kidnapped]] in an act completely unrelated to anything that had happened in that episode, setting the stage for "Angels and Devils".



* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' actually tended to [[AvertedTrope avert this]], often writing their multi-part episodes in such a way that someone watching the first part wouldn't realize a follow-up was coming until they saw the PreviouslyOn segment in the second part. However, they did play it straight a few times:
** The end of "Spree" was basically a textbook cliffhanger.
** An unusual example between the last two episodes in Season 5. "Greatest Hits" ends with a cliffhanger, but not for a continuation of that particular story. In fact, all of the plot points for that episode have been neatly resolved, and then, in the last few seconds, [[spoiler:Amita is kidnapped]] in an act completely unrelated to anything that had happened in that episode, setting the stage for "Angels and Devils".
26th May '18 5:21:32 PM LittleDancerGirl
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* Used frequently in the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' universe.
** [[Series/LawAndOrder The original series]] had only one self-contained multi-part episode, but used the cliffhanger format frequently for crossovers with other shows.
** This has become more common in the later seasons of ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]. Seasons 13 and 14 both ended on cliffhangers, and subsequent seasons have made it common to open and/or close a season with a two-part episode that involves a cliffhanger.
*** They have also begun doing multi-series crossover episodes again, something that they had done only once ("Design"/"Flaw") since the first season.
** [[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Criminal Intent]] had two two-part episodes with cliffhangers: Season 4's "In The Wee Small Hours" and Season 9's "Loyalty". These were especially remarkable for the show because, with the alternating main cast, those episodes were the only time the show used all four main-character detectives (whoever they were at the time) in the same episode.


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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'' actually tended to [[AvertedTrope avert this]], often writing their multi-part episodes in such a way that someone watching the first part wouldn't realize a follow-up was coming until they saw the PreviouslyOn segment in the second part. However, they did play it straight a few times:
** The end of "Spree" was basically a textbook cliffhanger.
** An unusual example between the last two episodes in Season 5. "Greatest Hits" ends with a cliffhanger, but not for a continuation of that particular story. In fact, all of the plot points for that episode have been neatly resolved, and then, in the last few seconds, [[spoiler:Amita is kidnapped]] in an act completely unrelated to anything that had happened in that episode, setting the stage for "Angels and Devils".
22nd May '18 12:41:47 PM kyojikasshu
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** Season 14 [[Spoiler:Gibbs and co. are in Paraguay rescuing some hostages when they get into a firefight. [=McGee=] tells the evac helicopter crew to depart and joins Gibbs on foot while more enemies converge.]]

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** Season 14 [[Spoiler:Gibbs [[spoiler:Gibbs and co. are in Paraguay rescuing some hostages when they get into a firefight. [=McGee=] tells the evac helicopter crew to depart and joins Gibbs on foot while more enemies converge.]]
22nd Apr '18 7:16:19 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** Season Twelve: [[spoiler: The Nephilim opens a rift to an alternate universe, where the Winchesters, Castiel, and Crowley intend to trap Lucifer. Crowley dies to complete the spell to close the rift, Castiel and Rowena are killed by Lucifer, and Lucifer and Mary are trapped inside the alternate dimension. The Nephilim is born, and is already fully-grown physically.]]
11th Mar '18 12:20:40 AM Divra
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Season 3 ends not only on a cliffhanger, but a cliffjumper as the main character flings himself into a bottomless chasm.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Season 1 ends on not one but ''three'' cliffhangers, with Garibaldi being shot in the back by a traitor in Security, Delenn entering the chrysalis to unknown effect and the death of President Santiago being announced.
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Season 3 ends not only on a cliffhanger, but a cliffjumper as the main character flings himself into a bottomless chasm.
26th Dec '17 2:18:54 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' likes to end each season by suddenly introducing the BigBad for ''next'' season, in a way that blows open the doors on what we thought could exist in the show's world.

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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' likes to end each season by suddenly introducing the BigBad for the ''next'' season, in a way that blows open the doors on what we thought could exist in the show's world.
10th Dec '17 5:05:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Colbys'': The [[SeasonFinale Season 2 finale]] (and SeriesFinale) had several cliffhangers, most of which were later resolved on parent show ''{{Dynasty}}'', the most fantastic being Fallon's [[spoiler:abduction by aliens in the California desert]].

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* ''The Colbys'': The [[SeasonFinale Season 2 finale]] (and SeriesFinale) had several cliffhangers, most of which were later resolved on parent show ''{{Dynasty}}'', ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', the most fantastic being Fallon's [[spoiler:abduction by aliens in the California desert]].
24th Sep '17 2:49:35 PM nombretomado
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** Later, in an episode of the spin-off ''{{Benson}}'' Benson was visited by Jessica's ghost, leading many fans to believe that, yes, they were [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivian]].
** The final episode of ''{{Benson}}'' also ended on an unresolved cliffhanger. Benson is running for Governor, while incumbant Governor Gatling is running for re-election as an Independent making for a three-way gubernatorial race. In the final scene, Benson and the Governor resolve their personal differences, then sit together watching the TV as a newscaster says, "And the Governor for the next four years is-"

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** Later, in an episode of the spin-off ''{{Benson}}'' ''Series/{{Benson}}'' Benson was visited by Jessica's ghost, leading many fans to believe that, yes, they were [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivian]].
** The final episode of ''{{Benson}}'' ''Series/{{Benson}}'' also ended on an unresolved cliffhanger. Benson is running for Governor, while incumbant Governor Gatling is running for re-election as an Independent making for a three-way gubernatorial race. In the final scene, Benson and the Governor resolve their personal differences, then sit together watching the TV as a newscaster says, "And the Governor for the next four years is-"
18th Sep '17 4:26:08 AM TomWalpertac2
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** Season 14 [[Spoiler:Gibbs and co. are in Paraguay rescuing some hostages when they get into a firefight. [=McGee=] tells the evac helicopter crew to depart and joins Gibbs on foot while more enemies converge.]]
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