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26th Aug '16 5:43:45 AM cwickham
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** The cliffhanger ending of Series VIII -- in which Rimmer is trapped aboard Red Dwarf as it disintegrates from a metal-eating virus and the rest of the crew have abandoned ship or escaped into the Mirror Universe -- was emphatically ''not'' resolved by the miniseries ''Back to Earth'', which instead begins with a title card saying "Nine Years Later". Given that the ship is intact and all the main characters are present and/or accounted for, it's ambiguous whether ''Back to Earth'' even follows the cliffhanger or if it follows the AlternateEnding.

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** The cliffhanger ending of Series VIII -- in which Rimmer is trapped aboard Red Dwarf as it disintegrates from a metal-eating virus and the rest of the crew have abandoned ship or escaped into the Mirror Universe -- was emphatically ''not'' resolved by the miniseries ''Back to Earth'', which instead begins with a title card saying "Nine Years Later". Given "Only the Good..." also had an AlternateEnding which can be seen on the DVD's [[DeletedScene Deleted Scenes]] in which the crew manage to find an antidote to the virus and clearly survive[[note]]which writer Doug Naylor thought in retrospect should have been the ending to the point that he almost had it as the primary version on the DVD instead of the broadcast one[[/note]]; given that the ship is intact and all the main characters are present and/or accounted for, it's ambiguous whether ''Back to Earth'' even follows the cliffhanger or if it follows the AlternateEnding.
19th Aug '16 5:05:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'' ended with the villain transferring his mind into cyberspace and causing all telephones in the world to ring, to inform people of [[DeusEstMachina his new condition]]. In the sequel, that scene is shown again. From the following scene and throughout the entire movie, [[TheyJustDidntCare the villain is back in his actual body]].

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* ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'' ended with the villain transferring his mind into cyberspace and causing all telephones in the world to ring, to inform people of [[DeusEstMachina his new condition]]. In the sequel, that scene is shown again. From the following scene and throughout the entire movie, [[TheyJustDidntCare the villain is back in his actual body]].body.
7th Aug '16 11:07:12 AM SeanMurrayI
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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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* ''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.
7th Aug '16 9:40:20 AM Pinokio
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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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* ''Series/Arrow'' ''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.
1st Aug '16 3:10:41 PM StarryEyed
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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.
3rd Jul '16 4:57:07 PM nombretomado
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* Due to his constant {{schedule slip}}s, the writer of the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' web-serials was forced to {{ab|ortedArc}}andon quite a few arcs he set up as the big cliffhangers of the story chapters. The most notable cases are:

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* Due to his constant {{schedule slip}}s, the writer of the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web-serials was forced to {{ab|ortedArc}}andon quite a few arcs he set up as the big cliffhangers of the story chapters. The most notable cases are:
2nd Jul '16 2:20:10 PM hamza678
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* The 4th Episode of ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead: Season Two'' ended with the main characters in a MexicanStandoff against another group of survivors. The protagonists outnumbered them, but despite this the other survivors were highly intimidating, [[spoiler:implied to have once been connected to the Russian Mafia, and before anything can happen, one of your teammates dies of exhaustion and turns into a zombie]]. In spite of this, the only deaths at the start of the next episode where [[spoiler:minor characters on ''their'' side. All the protagonists walked away alive]].

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* The 4th Episode of ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead: Season Two'' ended with the main characters in a MexicanStandoff against another group of survivors. The protagonists outnumbered them, but despite this the other survivors were highly intimidating, [[spoiler:implied to have once been connected to the Russian Mafia, and before anything can happen, one of your teammates dies of exhaustion and turns into a zombie]]. In spite of this, the only deaths at the start of the next episode where were [[spoiler:minor characters on ''their'' side. All the protagonists walked away alive]].
16th Jun '16 7:42:34 AM SeanMurrayI
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** Many ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' episodes start with one, to the point where it could be a RunningGag.


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* Many ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' episodes start with one, to the point where it could be a RunningGag.
16th Jun '16 6:36:23 AM smalltime
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** Many ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' episodes start with one, to the point where it could be a RunningGag.
15th Jun '16 5:57:18 PM DevinMeenan
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms.
** Another example occurs in the Season 4 episode "Release"; the episode ends with Angelus defeating Faith, drinking her blood and declaring that he's going to turn her into a vampire. The following episode, Orpheus, [[OnceMoreWithClarity opens with a flashback of Faith drugging herself with the titular psychedelic substance as a back-up plan if she can't defeat Angelus in battle]].

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Angel sleeps with Darla despite the GypsyCurse that says he will [[CantHaveSexEver turn evil if he has a perfect moment of happiness]]. At the end of the episode there's a CallBack to the last time this happened, on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with Angel waking up in bed clutching his chest in pain. The following episode explains that it wasn't ''quite'' perfect happiness, so Angel kept his soul, but no explanation is given for his physical symptoms.
** Another example occurs in the The Season 4 episode "Release"; the episode "Release" ends with Angelus defeating Faith, drinking her blood blood, and declaring that he's going to turn her into a vampire. The following episode, Orpheus, [[OnceMoreWithClarity opens with a flashback flashback]] of Faith drugging herself with the titular psychedelic substance drug as a back-up plan if she can't defeat Angelus in battle]].for defeating Angelus.
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