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cliffhanger

1. An ending of a piece of fiction (e.g., a television episode, chapter of a book, a film, etc.) characterized by a dramatically suspenseful and uncertain end. A good summer book always has a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter so that you never want to put it down! Judging by that movie's cliffhanger, I'd say we'll be seeing a sequel coming out fairly soon.
2. A serial television or film production characterized by such endings. That show is a cliffhanger—the episodes never really have endings.
3. Any contest, competition, or other such situation in which the outcome is suspenseful and uncertain until the very end. The two teams have been neck and neck for the entire second half, and with two minutes left this match has become a real cliffhanger. This election is looking like a cliffhanger, and we won't be able to truly say who's won until all the votes are counted.
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The joy of the cliffhanger, of course, is that there's always the promise of resolution as long as a show is re-commissioned.
News that the season ender will have two cliffhangers was first revealed by executive producer Todd Helbing in an interview with (http://tvline.com/gallery/may-sweeps-spoilers-2018-finale-episodes-photos/#!10/undefined/) TVLine .
I think the cliffhanger pleases a lot of people, and I think it's nice to return to that.
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THE CLIFFHANGER: In 1967, the Street was already an institution when it was decided a tragedy would boost the ratings.
THE CLIFFHANGER: Emily Nugent (now Bishop) organised a bus with nearly all of Weatherfield on board.
THE CLIFFHANGER: A lorry crashed into the Rovers while Tracy Barlow was in her pram outside in 1979.
THE CLIFFHANGER: In 1983, femme fatale Deirdre had to choose between husband Ken or love god Mike Baldwin.
THE CLIFFHANGER: Brian Tilsley was living it up after divorcing Gail in 1989 - then he was stabbed after a night on the tiles.
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