A scene that takes place somewhere else than where the main characters are. Usually used to cut to villains or other plot-important characters to show what they're doing, in order to build up {{Foreshadowing}} and drama. Beware of {{Cryptic Conversation}}s.

Often used as part of the {{Third Line|SomeWaiting}}.

Differs from MeanwhileBackAtThe because the transition only happens for one scene, rather than cutting to another plot thread or viewpoint.


[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* In episode 7 of ''Manga/KotouraSan'', Haruka haven't been able to contact Manabe and asked Yuriko and Dai'chi for assistance. Yuriko thought he might have been having sex with Hiyori, but Dai'chi disagreed, saying she's still [[BookDumb still struggling]] for her summer assignments. The scene then cut to the Moritani dojo and we see Hiyori's desk was moved to the middle of the hall, being surrounded by trainers.
* OnePiece has an interesting variation of this in the manga. Instead of jumping during the story, each cover for each chapter(besides the one with NonSequitur) develops a mini-story exploring what happened to characters from a previous arc.


[[folder: Film ]]

* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in the French film ''Film/LaCiteDeLaPeur'': while the film is set in Cannes, France, it sometimes cuts to Vera Cruz, Mexico, with the obligatory off-voice narration "Meanwhile, in Vera Cruz..." The Vera Cruz scenes have absolutely no relevance to the plot and only show a woman shopping at a grocery store.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/LastScenario'' does this often, usually to what the current villain is doing, or to foreshadow a ManBehindTheMan. A RunningGag in [[http://screencappery.livejournal.com/tag/last%20scenario Keltena's screencap Let's Play]]:
* ''VideoGame/ExitFate'' too, usually with lots of {{Cryptic Conversation}}s.
* ''VideoGame/DhuxsScar'' also does this a lot, usually to Maikas or Halbarad. Lampshaded if you open the game with RPG Maker, where all the Maikas scenes are named "More Maikas", "Even More Maikas", etc., finally culminating in a map named "Nowthisistoomuch".
* Each chapter of ''Videogame/{{Mardek}}'' ends with a cutscene involving the members of the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Governance de Magi]].
* A slightly different flavor in the first two installments of ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', where you actually control the character the scenes revolve around (in both cases Peach) instead of a cutscene. Played straight in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', with cutscenes of Count Bleck and his minions.
* The music that plays during such scenes in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' [[LampshadeHanging is called]] "Meanwhile, At This Time..." in Japanese or "Somewhere in the World..." in English.
* Several cutscenes between the sectors in ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}} Two'' switch their viewpoint to [[BigBad the Boss]]' dialouge with his minions.
* ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' occasionally cuts to the villains after a mission is complete.
* Repeatedly used in ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland''. In the Sequel it happens so much the narrator falls asleep during one of the transitions.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectFirestart'' occasionally interrupts with a cutscene of something happening elsewhere on the ''Prometheus''.
* This trope is actually a game mechanic in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', where you can see what other party members or even [=NPCs=] are doing by looking at "Active Time Events". A few of them can grant items, but most of them are just for fun. Some are mandatory, but most aren't.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' - Has this a lot during the first season, showing the behind the scene machinations with the test administrators and the journey of Yuri Zahard. In the second season, the Koon also has some meanwhile scenes, as do some of the rankers again.
* ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' has some:
** When Turner starts to throw Edith around like a rag doll, we cut to the lawn in front of the museum to see the police standing in front of it, held back by the {{masquerade}}.
** Chapter 2 opens with a few pages showing Oziris and Heru having a CrypticConversation in Duat.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' does this twice, both times when Kitten accidentally pushes one of Emperor's many {{Berserk Button}}s. The first time, they cut to Imperial Guard regiment stuck in the severe Warp storm, the other, we see a group of Mars techpriests talking about a newly-discovered STC.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' Act III scenes 2 & 4 overlap timewise. In scene 2 Sir Toby, Sir Andrew & Fabian have a scene, then Maria comes to get Toby & Fabian to see how ridiculous Malvolio is acting in front of Olivia. In scene 4 Olivia has called Malvolio, he appears and acts ridiculous at her, Maria disappears; then Olivia leaves and Maria reappears with Toby & Fabian.