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Old 04-29-03, 07:20 PM
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Series ending cliffhangers

The news that John Doe may not come back fro a second season got me thinking about other shows that ended a season with a cliffhanger and then never came back to resolve it. One that comes to mind is Earth 2. In the cliffhanger, the main character had just collapsed for mysterious reasons. We never found out why, or how they would save her.

Another one that comes to mind is Benson, which ended with an election between the Governor and Benson. We never found out who won ...
Old 04-29-03, 07:32 PM
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The Lone Gunmen ended with some kind of cliffhanger that was never really resolved. Didn't see the episode though.
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Farscape. Although the optimist in me still hopes for a fifth season soon.
Old 04-29-03, 09:21 PM
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hate to admit but I watched
Models Inc
They never resolved who got shot at the wedding i.e. the wife, husband, baby or the mother-in-law.
They never resolved how the model turned escort will escape from being kidnapped to Mexico.
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Newsradio, sorta.

Plans were to resolve it IF they got renewed, or to let it stand IF they weren't renewed.

Always thought it would be cool to have a series finale end on cliffhanger and never resolve it, on purpose.......

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When VR.5 aired on Fox back in 1995 - it ended on - I think - episode 9 of 13 total episodes.

When it ended on Fox, it was a cliffhanger.

I never saw 'em - but apparently there are a few episodes after where Fox stopped that fix that.
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The Pretender ended with the explosion in the tunnel (Season 3)... then the Made-For-TNT movies picked up where it left off.
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The Fugitive with Tim Daly
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Originally posted by sherm42
The Lone Gunmen ended with some kind of cliffhanger that was never really resolved. Didn't see the episode though.
Didn't they put to bed both The Lone Gunmen and Millinneum in special joint episodes of The X-Files?

Anyway, I'm still waiting for resolution on the V cliffhanger.
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Going on the Science Fiction theme,

Now and Again
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(embarrased to admit) but I got into the WB show Popular in it's last season. The season ended with one of the main characters getting hit by a car, with the identity of the driver in question. Alas, series not renewed... big plot line never resolved, faithful viewers left hanging. sigh.
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I'll second that one
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Crime Story. the last episode I saw Ray Luca and Lt. Torello were duking it out on a plane that was out of control.
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Originally posted by spoon81
(embarrased to admit) but I got into the WB show Popular in it's last season. The season ended with one of the main characters getting hit by a car, with the identity of the driver in question. Alas, series not renewed... big plot line never resolved, faithful viewers left hanging. sigh.
We knew who the driver was!

Spoiler:
Nicole was drunk and mad at Brooke for something, and went looking for her. She saw Brooke standing in the street, and ran her over.


I actually remember being very irritated by the cancellation, since I'd only been watching the show for four or five episodes at the time. Pretty much just long enough to learn everyones names.
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Freaks & Geeks and My So-Called Life both ended with unresolved story lines for their female leads, and especially Freaks & Geeks had a lot of major character development in what turned out to be the last episode.
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SOAP!

Jessica was in front of a firing squad, Burt was about to be stabbed, and I believe there was a third cliffhanger as well.

And someone please confirm that I'm not insane, but did they not wrap up Jessica's storyline on Benson?
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The Benson ending was extremely frustrating.

Dallas ended its run with JR preparing to kill himself. Fade to black and you hear a gunshot. Of course, they came back and resolved it in the reunion movie.
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Jessica from Soap showed up as a ghost on Benson, I guess she didn't make it. I don't remember if anything was said about the other cliffhangers from the show.
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just about every show on Fox that only lasted 1 season.
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Twin Peaks and Quantum Leap come to mind.
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I was thinking Quantam Leap as well.

It was a Psuedo cliffhanger with Sam learning there were other "leapers" and a voice or text over at the end saying he never returned home.
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Originally posted by Doughboy
Twin Peaks and Quantum Leap come to mind.
How's Annie? How's Annie? How's Annie?
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Sports Night had kind of a cliffhanger ending, but it did resolve some storylines. I just wish we could have seen what happened after the buyout of CSC.
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Quantum Leap wasn't so much a cliffhanger as it was open-ended. There's a difference. It's not like Sam was left facing a gun barrel or something. They just chose not to send him home for the big happy ending.

Lone Gunmen's cliffhanger was rendered moot by their final appearance on The X-Files.

This year's "First Monday" ended with a cliffhanger which is unlikely to ever get resolved, unless Bellisario somehow uses it on JAG or something. Nasty car accident/vehicular assassination to end the show.

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