Cliffhanger

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Drug slang A regional term for PCP
Alternative—fringe medicine An exercise in polarity therapy intended to loosen the chest and shoulders, expand the lungs, stretch the vertebral column, and release pelvic tension
Vox populi A moment of extreme—Hollywood-esque—tension
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DOCTOR Who hasn't even started yet but the Time Lord's assistant Karen Gillan is already involved in a cliffhanger ending.
With its' cliffhanger ending, the reader is enthralled by "He Who Sings Last", and left anticipating a future novel by Dirosso.
The Clifton's heyday was the 1940s and '50s when Saturday morning would see us queuing for our weekly fix of westerns (Johnny Mack Brown, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter et al), thrillers, comedies, Loony Toon cartoons, those sing-a-longs conducted by a ping-pong ball picking out the lyrics, and finally the serial with its cliffhanger ending to leave us in suspense until the next week.
The first 90 minutes zipped by last night and the cliffhanger ending with a brutal murder and a neat twist of loyalties sets up part two nicely.
A cliffhanger ending teasingly sets the scene for Spider-Man 3.
That inaugural Arlington Million was a classic, remembered by racing fans for a cliffhanger ending that was worth every penny and remembered by Sullivan for a frustrating near-miss.
Add a sick child, a bolshie pensioner, at least one casualty covered in toxic waste and a cliffhanger ending for paramedic Penny and there's plenty to carry you into Sunday's second instalment.
The alien-daughter demands that Octavia rescue her father or face war, which leads to the novel's cliffhanger ending.
With his fate revealed, Sullivan was free to discuss the cliffhanger ending to the first half of Season 1 and more.
While Sarenbrandt's multivoice approach takes us deeply into the minds of her characters, including that of the psychopathic killer, the cliffhanger ending still comes as a surprise.
The plot is the familiar one of children outwitting adults, and the cliffhanger ending signals an imminent sequel the Circus of Thieves is not yet finished.
The pilot is getting a great reaction from audiences so far and it has a cliffhanger ending," said the 44-year-old.