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29th Apr '16 9:02:07 PM ConMan1226
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* ''Literature/Room:'' The first half deals with a woman and her young son, both of whom have been prisoners for years. Then, halfway through the novel, they escape, and the story becomes about the two of them trying to adjust to normal lives.

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* ''Literature/Room:'' ''Literature/{{Room}}:'' The first half deals with a woman and her young son, both of whom have been prisoners for years. Then, halfway through the novel, they escape, and the story becomes about the two of them trying to adjust to normal lives.
29th Apr '16 9:01:08 PM ConMan1226
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* ''Literature/Room:'' The first half deals with a woman and her young son, both of whom have been prisoners for years. Then, halfway through the novel, they escape, and the story becomes about the two of them trying to adjust to normal lives.
18th Apr '16 5:05:47 PM Nahald
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* ''Film/Predators'' is referred as a two-act film by the film's director Nimród Antal. The first act consists of the protagonists exploring the strange planet that they find themselves on while surviving the alien world's unknown elements and weathering ambushes from the Predators,which ultimately ends up in them losing two of their own. The second act begins with the group meeting Noland, which results in a chain of events leading to the Predators chasing the humans acrsos the hunting grounds. During the chase, the predators are picked off one by one (usually at the cost of one of the human's lives) until only one is left to face the protagonist in fa final battle.
3rd Apr '16 9:43:26 PM Sapphirea2
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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' plays out this way: Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara makes a well-meant but foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt, and rage. "To Be Continued..." Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" as the Doctor -- now alone -- is DrivenToMadness in a torture chamber ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet. While this is truly a three-part story, "Face the Raven" (rise) is often listed as a standalone episode and "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" (fall) a two-parter, which makes this structure more apparent.

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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' plays out this way: Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara makes a well-meant but foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt, and rage. "To Be Continued..." Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" as the Doctor -- now alone -- is DrivenToMadness in a torture chamber ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet. While this is truly a three-part story, "Face the Raven" (rise) is often listed as a standalone episode and "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" (fall) a two-parter, which makes this structure more apparent.



* Series 9 of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' featured several two-part stories that followed this structure, while its three-part finale went with Rise and Fall instead (see above).

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* Series 9 of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' featured several two-part stories that followed this structure, while its three-part finale went with Rise and Fall instead (see above).
28th Mar '16 11:25:54 AM StFan
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* ''FiddlerOnTheRoof'', with the Cossacks' invasion of the wedding as the turning point.

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* ''FiddlerOnTheRoof'', ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', with the Cossacks' invasion of the wedding as the turning point.




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26th Mar '16 3:10:57 PM Sapphirea2
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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' plays out this way: Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara makes a well-meant but foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt that he didn't do more to keep Clara from being like him, and rage at those whose plotting claimed her as an inadvertent victim. "To Be Continued..." Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent", as the Doctor -- now completely alone in a torture chamber -- is DrivenToMadness in an ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet. While this is truly a three-part story, "Face the Raven" (rise) is often listed as a standalone episode and "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" (fall) a two-parter, which makes this structure more apparent.

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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' plays out this way: Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara makes a well-meant but foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt that he didn't do more to keep Clara from being like him, guilt, and rage at those whose plotting claimed her as an inadvertent victim.rage. "To Be Continued..." Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent", Bent" as the Doctor -- now completely alone in a torture chamber -- is DrivenToMadness in an a torture chamber ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet. While this is truly a three-part story, "Face the Raven" (rise) is often listed as a standalone episode and "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" (fall) a two-parter, which makes this structure more apparent.
26th Mar '16 3:08:06 PM Sapphirea2
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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' unfolds over three episodes yet has this structure. Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- and almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara, desperate to save said friend, makes a foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt over his belief that he didn't do more to keep Clara from being like him, and rage at those who were responsible for the plot that ended in tragedy. Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent", as the Doctor -- now completely alone in a torture chamber -- is DrivenToMadness in an ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet.

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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' unfolds over three episodes yet has plays out this structure. way: Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- and almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara, desperate to save said friend, Clara makes a well-meant but foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt over his belief that he didn't do more to keep Clara from being like him, and rage at those who were responsible for the plot that ended in tragedy. whose plotting claimed her as an inadvertent victim. "To Be Continued..." Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent", as the Doctor -- now completely alone in a torture chamber -- is DrivenToMadness in an ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet.
bittersweet. While this is truly a three-part story, "Face the Raven" (rise) is often listed as a standalone episode and "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent" (fall) a two-parter, which makes this structure more apparent.



* Series 9 of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' featured several two-part stories that followed this structure.

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* Series 9 of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' featured several two-part stories that followed this structure.structure, while its three-part finale went with Rise and Fall instead (see above).
26th Mar '16 3:00:04 PM Sapphirea2
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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' unfolds over three episodes yet has this structure. Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- and almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara, desperate to save said friend, makes a foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt over his belief that he didn't do more to keep Clara from being like him, and rage at those who were responsible for the plot that inadvertently killed her. Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent", as the Doctor -- now completely alone in a torture chamber -- is DrivenToMadness in an ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet.

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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' unfolds over three episodes yet has this structure. Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- and almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara, desperate to save said friend, makes a foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt over his belief that he didn't do more to keep Clara from being like him, and rage at those who were responsible for the plot that inadvertently killed her.ended in tragedy. Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent", as the Doctor -- now completely alone in a torture chamber -- is DrivenToMadness in an ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet.
26th Mar '16 2:59:26 PM Sapphirea2
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* The Series 9 finale of ''LiveActionTV/DoctorWho'' unfolds over three episodes yet has this structure. Act One is "Face the Raven": A quiet, small-scale mystery leavened with humor as the Doctor and Clara try to clear the name of a friend in a mysterious alien refugee "trap street"; the events unfold over the course of a day or so -- and almost in real time once they reach the street. But then Clara, desperate to save said friend, makes a foolish mistake that leads her to [[spoiler: be Killed Off For Real]] and the Doctor, about to be delivered into the hands of his enemies, has a FreakOut of anguish, guilt over his belief that he didn't do more to keep Clara from being like him, and rage at those who were responsible for the plot that inadvertently killed her. Act Two unfolds in "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent", as the Doctor -- now completely alone in a torture chamber -- is DrivenToMadness in an ordeal that ends up lasting [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years]], and emerges from it TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds obsessed with a TragicDream that defies [[spoiler: his people, the Time Lords]], and risks the existence of the universe: [[spoiler: saving Clara from the grave]]. He is brought back to his best self in the end, but he suffers greatly in the process, and the ending is extremely bittersweet.
26th Mar '16 2:42:10 PM Sapphirea2
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** "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar": Part One chronicles various parties searching for the Doctor, who turns out to be throwing a lighthearted TheLastDance celebration for himself; as the episode ends, he is a captive of the villain and his allies are [[spoiler: seemingly murdered]]. Part Two revolves around the Doctor coming to a new understanding of the villain even as he struggles to outwit him, and revealing the better aspects of his own nature in the process.
** "The Girl Who Died"/"The Woman Who Lived": Part One is a comic story of the Doctor figuring out how he can lead helpless Viking villagers to victory against an alien threat that's already wiped out the local warriors, but in the denouement it turns out the sweet girl Ashildr has died in the process of achieving victory. The heartbroken Doctor rashly chooses to live up to his chosen name and revives her in a way that makes her an ageless, functional immortal, realizing too late (as a functional immortal himself) that he [[WhoWantsToLiveForever may have made a grave mistake]]. Part Two, set centuries later in 1651 England, is a mostly-quiet drama of he and Ashildr, who now calls herself "Me", crossing paths again. She is now a noblewoman with no memories of her original life except what she's written down in journals, embittered by her lonely existence, resentful of the man she once saw as her hero, and willing to make a DealWithTheDevil to escape the planet. But his empathy for her plight helps her realize her own long-buried empathy once again.

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** "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar": Part One chronicles various parties searching for the Doctor, who Doctor across time and space; he turns out to be throwing a lighthearted TheLastDance celebration for himself; as himself related to a mistake he made in the cold opening. The episode ends, he is ends with him a captive of the villain Daleks and his allies are [[spoiler: seemingly murdered]]. Part Two Two, which unfolds over a few hours at most and is limited to the interiors of a Dalek city and its surrounding wasteland, revolves around the Doctor coming to a new understanding of the a familiar villain even as he struggles to outwit him, and them, revealing the better aspects of his own nature in the process.
process and ultimately atoning for his mistake.
** "The Girl Who Died"/"The Woman Who Lived": Part One is a comic story of the Doctor figuring out how he can lead helpless Viking villagers to victory against an alien threat that's already wiped out the local warriors, but warriors. But in the denouement it turns out the sweet girl Ashildr has died in the process of achieving victory. The a heartbroken Doctor rashly chooses to live up to his chosen name and revives her the titular girl, who died helping to save the day, in a way that makes her an ageless, functional immortal, immortal -- realizing too late (as a functional immortal himself) that he [[WhoWantsToLiveForever may have made a grave mistake]]. Part Two, set centuries later in 1651 England, is a mostly-quiet drama of he and Ashildr, who now calls herself "Me", this "girl" crossing paths again. She is now a noblewoman with no memories of her original life except what she's written down in journals, embittered by her lonely existence, resentful of the man she once saw as her hero, and willing to make a DealWithTheDevil to escape the planet. But his empathy for her plight helps her realize her own long-buried empathy once again.
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