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19th Jan '18 1:27:15 PM SeanMurrayI
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** In the season finale "Lian Yu," [[spoiler:Prometheus has rigged the entire island of Lian Yu with explosives that are set to go off after his death. The island is showered with explosions, and Oliver and his son William are the only ones clear from the blast zones, leaving the fate of everyone else in question.]] Come the following season's premiere [[spoiler:the only casualty of the explosions was William's mother and Oliver's ex, minor character Samantha, while almost everyone else was relatively unharmed, with Thea and Diggle being the only ones to even have any sort of injury.]] Some people have gone on to compare it to ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'''s "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger, with both shows even airing the cliffhangers at the end of their respective fifth seasons.

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** In the season finale "Lian Yu," [[spoiler:Prometheus has rigged the entire island of Lian Yu with explosives that are set to go off after his death. The island is showered with explosions, and Oliver and his son William are the only ones clear from the blast zones, leaving the fate of everyone else in question.]] Come the following season's premiere [[spoiler:the only casualty casualties of the explosions was are William's mother and Oliver's ex, minor character Samantha, while almost everyone else was relatively unharmed, with Thea and Diggle being the only ones to even have any sort of injury.]] Some people have gone on to compare it to ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'''s "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger, with both shows even airing the cliffhangers at the end of their respective fifth seasons.
19th Jan '18 1:24:32 PM SeanMurrayI
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** In the season finale "Lian Yu," [[spoiler:Prometheus has rigged the entire island of Lian Yu with explosives that are set to go off after his death. The island is showered with explosions, and Oliver and his son William are the only ones clear from the blast zones, leaving everyone else's fates in question.]] Come the following season's premiere [[spoiler:the only casualty of the explosions was William's mother and Oliver's ex, minor character Samantha, while almost everyone else was relatively unharmed, with Thea and Diggle being the only ones to even have any sort of injury.]] Some people have gone on to compare it to ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'''s "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger, with both shows even airing the cliffhangers at the end of their respective fifth seasons.

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** In the season finale "Lian Yu," [[spoiler:Prometheus has rigged the entire island of Lian Yu with explosives that are set to go off after his death. The island is showered with explosions, and Oliver and his son William are the only ones clear from the blast zones, leaving the fate of everyone else's fates else in question.]] Come the following season's premiere [[spoiler:the only casualty of the explosions was William's mother and Oliver's ex, minor character Samantha, while almost everyone else was relatively unharmed, with Thea and Diggle being the only ones to even have any sort of injury.]] Some people have gone on to compare it to ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'''s "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger, with both shows even airing the cliffhangers at the end of their respective fifth seasons.
19th Jan '18 12:53:59 PM MisterCPC
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** In the season finale "Lian Yu," [[spoiler:Prometheus has rigged the entire island of Lian Yu with explosives that are set to go off after his death. The island is showered with explosions, and only Oliver and his son William are the only people clear of the explosions, leaving everyone else's fate in question.]] Come the following season's premiere [[spoiler:the only casualty of the explosions was William's mother and Oliver's ex, minor character Samantha, while almost everyone else was relatively unharmed, with Thea and Diggle being the only ones to even have any sort of injury.]] Some people have gone on to compare it to ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'''s "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger, with both shows even airing the cliffhangers at the end of their respective fifth seasons.

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** In the season finale "Lian Yu," [[spoiler:Prometheus has rigged the entire island of Lian Yu with explosives that are set to go off after his death. The island is showered with explosions, and only Oliver and his son William are the only people ones clear of from the explosions, blast zones, leaving everyone else's fate fates in question.]] Come the following season's premiere [[spoiler:the only casualty of the explosions was William's mother and Oliver's ex, minor character Samantha, while almost everyone else was relatively unharmed, with Thea and Diggle being the only ones to even have any sort of injury.]] Some people have gone on to compare it to ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'''s "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger, with both shows even airing the cliffhangers at the end of their respective fifth seasons.
19th Jan '18 1:11:54 AM MisterCPC
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' had one of its own in Season Three when the MidSeasonTwist showed Ra's al Ghul thrusting a sword through Oliver's chest, then kicking his lifeless body off the side of a mountain. When the next episode aired, somehow the stab wound moved to the shoulder area, and Oliver managed to land on a nice soft snow bank not too far down the mountain side.

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had one of its own in Season Three when the MidSeasonTwist showed Ra's al Ghul thrusting a sword through Oliver's chest, then kicking his lifeless body off the side of a mountain. When the next episode aired, somehow the stab wound moved to the shoulder area, and Oliver managed to land on a nice soft snow bank not too far down the mountain side.
** In the season finale "Lian Yu," [[spoiler:Prometheus has rigged the entire island of Lian Yu with explosives that are set to go off after his death. The island is showered with explosions, and only Oliver and his son William are the only people clear of the explosions, leaving everyone else's fate in question.]] Come the following season's premiere [[spoiler:the only casualty of the explosions was William's mother and Oliver's ex, minor character Samantha, while almost everyone else was relatively unharmed, with Thea and Diggle being the only ones to even have any sort of injury.]] Some people have gone on to compare it to ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'''s "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger, with both shows even airing the cliffhangers at the end of their respective fifth seasons.
27th Dec '17 6:24:24 PM Thunderforge
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* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': In the two-part premiere, "A Zeo Beginning," Part 1 ends with the Rangers asking Alpha 5 what happened to Zordon, and he suggests that something happened to him in the Command Center's implosion. At the beginning of Part II, the same scene is played, but Alpha 5 gives a completely different response.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': In the two-part premiere, "A Zeo Beginning," Part 1 ends with the Rangers asking Alpha 5 what happened to Zordon, and he suggests indicates that something happened to him in the Command Center's implosion. At the beginning of Part II, 2, the same scene is played, but Alpha 5 gives a completely different response.
27th Dec '17 6:22:09 PM Thunderforge
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* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': In the two-part premiere, "A Zeo Beginning," Alpha's solemn final line at the end of Part I suggests that something happened to Zordon in the Command Center's implosion. This line doesn't make it to the beginning of Part II, where Alpha instead cheerfully reveals that Zordon is just fine.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': In the two-part premiere, "A Zeo Beginning," Alpha's solemn final line at the end of Part I 1 ends with the Rangers asking Alpha 5 what happened to Zordon, and he suggests that something happened to Zordon him in the Command Center's implosion. This line doesn't make it to At the beginning of Part II, where the same scene is played, but Alpha instead cheerfully reveals that 5 gives a completely different response.
-->'''Adam:''' What about Zordon? \\
'''Kat:''' Yeah…is he…? \\
'''Alpha 5:''' Oh…I’m so sorry Power Rangers. I guess I should have told you right away… \\
''[On next week's episode…]'' \\
'''Adam:''' What about Zordon? \\
'''Kat:''' Yeah…is he…? \\
'''Alpha 5:''' Ai yi yi! Don’t even think it!
Zordon is just fine.fine!
26th Dec '17 2:33:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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26th Dec '17 2:28:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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3rd Dec '17 5:29:46 PM BigKlingy
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** Episode 2 of the fourth series ends with the series' BigBad pointing a gun at Watson's head and about to fire. By the start of Episode 3, Watson just... shows up with Sherlock, no worse for wear, and it turns out it was just a tranquilizer shot. He barely alludes to the event and doesn't seem shaken by it at all.
20th Nov '17 9:16:31 PM Vilui
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' {{invoke|dTrope}}s the trope at the end of a chapter from a "Radioactive Man" film serial from the 1940's being screened at a comic convention. Earth is shown in the middle of an EarthShatteringKaboom, already clearly split in two by an atomic bomb when the action freezes and a narrator asks, "Will Radioactive Man be able to save the Earth in time?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' {{invoke|dTrope}}s the trope at the end of a chapter from a "Radioactive Man" film serial from the 1940's 1940s being screened at a comic convention. Earth is shown in the middle of an EarthShatteringKaboom, already clearly split in two by an atomic bomb when the action freezes and a narrator asks, "Will Radioactive Man be able to save the Earth in time?"
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