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Every single chapter of those books had to end with a cliffhanger. It was the law. A chapter would finish with "Tash stepped off the spaceship and heard a blood-curdling scream!" Then you'd read the next chapter and it would say "But apparently it was just a bird."
Daniel Wallace on the Galaxy of Fear series

I must object to the false jeopardy and melodramatic suspense at the end of every section. This is an informative essay, not a holodrama.
— DV-9, grading Tash's homework

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Is this the tragic end of me?
Or will the sequel set me free?
The Aquabats!, "Stuck In A Movie!"

"The situation's turned critical, and things can't get any worse. And this is how they're ending the episode? Oh, for crying out loud! I hate it when they pull this."
Lina Inverse (narrating), Slayers TRY, episode 9

To be continued...
...sorry
Grimm, before going on hiatus

Karla: "What are we going to do, Captain?"
Kremmen: "I'm gonna to do what I always do when something desperate and untoward happens. Leave it to next week!"
Kremmen of the Star Corps

Ellie: Oh man!
Joel: Hey, what happened to sleeping?
Ellie: Okay, I know it doesn't look like it, but this here is not a bad read. Only one problem. Right there. 'To be continued!' I hate cliffhangers.

Agent Sulky: Oh my God, what’s that strange light hanging over the crop circle? It’s...it’s...it’s...the end of the episode!
The X Fools

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Moominpappa: "That was thrilling, eh? But you see, it's a trick all good authors use, to close a chapter at the ghastliest moment."

Believe me, the temptation to cliffhanger there was so real and if YouTube still had a 10 minute time limit I would have definitely gone for it.

Ansem: But this ending, it doesn't have any suspense.
Axel: You want suspense? You want a cliffhanger? Here you go!

"Oh, the scary music means they're getting ready for the classic Friday Night Cliffhanger."
Rogelio, Jane the Virgin

"Do something, Proton!" cried Buster, as the three heroes backed up against the wall. "It's another bloody cliffhanger!"
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space


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