The best cliffhangers leave you guessing how they’re going to be resolved — waiting a week, or sometimes months, to find out what’s going to happen next. And sometimes... you guess wrong. Which cliffhanger did you come up with a really neat way of resolving, that didn’t actually turn out to be correct?

Please include a picture, clip, poster, comics panel, book cover or other visual representation of your chosen cliffhanger. And please mention the name of the series, the cliffhanger, and how you thought it was going to be resolved — plus how it actually was resolved. Thanks!

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Top image: Doctor Who, “The Sound of Drums.” The Master has won! The Doctor has been turned into an old man. Millions of Toclafane spheres are taking over the Earth. It’s all horrible. And I sort of assumed that the Doctor, who’d had ample time inside his own TARDIS not long before, would have done something clever to tinker with the Master’s “paradox machine” that would cause the Master’s evil plans to unravel. I did not expect the Doctor to have told Martha to wander the Earth for a year acting as his publicist, at all.


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