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2nd Dec '16 6:00:54 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/MidnightMary'' begins with a woman ignoring her murder trial by reading ''Cosmopolitan''. While the jury's out trying to reach a verdict, she finds herself telling a kindly clerk her life's story told in flashbacks.
28th Nov '16 7:20:51 AM JoieDeCombat
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* The final episode of the first season of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', "The Second David Job", begins with a moment from the climax of the episode, then spends the episode showing How We Got Here. The previous episode, "The First David Job", is in turn an example of InMediasRes.

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* The final Several episodes of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' begin with a snippet from a climactic moment from later in the episode and then jump back in time to show all of the events leading up to that moment. This most often takes the form of showing Nate in some kind of dangerous or apparently hopeless situation, as in the first and third season of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', finales - season one's "The Second David Job", Job" opens with Nate held at gunpoint by the mark and asking if he's going to kill him, and season three's "The San Lorenzo Job" begins with Nate being dragged before a moment from corrupt European dictator and the climax of season's BigBad and admitting that "we didn't have a chance in hell."
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the episode, then spends the episode showing How We Got Here. The previous episode, formula a bit more: "The First David Job", is Job" opens with Nate pulling a gun on the mark and apparently in turn an example the midst of InMediasRes.a breakdown, which turns out to happen very early on as part of the con. In the opening of "The Grave Danger Job," it's Hardison who's in trouble and the scene happens about halfway through the episode, after which point the rest of the episode follows the team's efforts to rescue him.
6th Nov '16 7:09:23 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Film/CitizenKane'' opens with the titular Kane DyingAlone, with his life up until then being told in a series of flashbacks (with the FramingDevice of a reporter trying to find out the meaning of his [[FamousLastWords final word]], 'Rosebud').
2nd Nov '16 8:49:42 PM kataangluvr
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* ''VideoGame/TheLastAirbender'' has this happen after the first chapter. Zuko narrates about what happened to him and Aang that led to his ship getting blown up.
29th Oct '16 3:01:41 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheGunganCouncil'', "It's Not That I Keep Hanging On, I'm Never Letting Go" slips into three different flashbacks to explain how and why Bianca and Darth Apparatus were separated for over two decades.

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* On ''TheGunganCouncil'', ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'', "It's Not That I Keep Hanging On, I'm Never Letting Go" slips into three different flashbacks to explain how and why Bianca and Darth Apparatus were separated for over two decades.
21st Oct '16 6:38:10 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''Film/{{Lantana}}'' opens on a shot of a dead body entangled in the weeds under a lantana plant, before jumping back to a few days before her death.
16th Oct '16 11:43:44 AM glotof
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** And the series is on hiatus . . . right before the fifth book. ''Fudge'' . . .

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** And the series is on hiatus . . . right before when it finally happens [[spoiler:in the fifth book. ''Fudge'' . . .(and last) book of the series, the narrator's father is killed, and]] the book abruptly ends, as does the series. [[spoiler: Until Bastille promises to continue the story.]]
15th Oct '16 8:29:06 PM KidDynamite
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* The ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' episode, "True Colors", start with the team in evening wear (except Sylvester) standing next to a burning sports car while a government agent berates them, then shows how they got to that point.

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* The ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' episode, "True Colors", start starts with the team in evening wear (except Sylvester) standing next to a burning sports car while a government agent berates them, then shows how they got to that point.point.
** The third season episode "It's Not The Fall That Kills You" opens with Walter falling through the air, plummeting to almost-certain death, then cuts to six hours earlier to show how he wound up there.
10th Oct '16 9:57:12 PM Jgamer
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' begins in the middle of a heist which ends with the Protagonist, a PhantomThief, being captured by the police, because one of his allies sold him out. The police then [[PoliceBrutality drug him and rough him up]] before public prosecutor Sae Niijima comes in and begins interrogating the Protagonist. The calendar then moves back 6 months as the Protagonist recounts how he and his friends got their powers and became the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, occasionally cutting back to the interrogation months later before eventually catching up. [[spoiler: Getting a NonstandardGameOver by failing to complete story dungeons on time is explained as the Protagonist's mind being too addled by the drugs to give a proper retelling, but when Sae steps out to let the Protagonist recover, he's assassinated.]]
27th Sep '16 3:02:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheWeekenders'', "The Most Awful Weekend", opens on Sunday with the gang sitting on a bench with lots of stains and things, and the story explains how they got them over the weekend.

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* ''TheWeekenders'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', "The Most Awful Weekend", opens on Sunday with the gang sitting on a bench with lots of stains and things, and the story explains how they got them over the weekend.



* ''StrokerAndHoop'' parodies this in an episode. The first shot is Stroker lying on the sidewalk, bleeding out. He proceeds to tell an episode-long story of how he got there (involving ninja) and when the entire thing concludes, it turns out that he ended up on the sidewalk by [[spoiler:slipping on his son's skateboard]].

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* ''StrokerAndHoop'' ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' parodies this in an episode. The first shot is Stroker lying on the sidewalk, bleeding out. He proceeds to tell an episode-long story of how he got there (involving ninja) and when the entire thing concludes, it turns out that he ended up on the sidewalk by [[spoiler:slipping on his son's skateboard]].
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