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THE FIVE GREATEST SEASON FINALE CLIFFHANGERS IN SCI-FI TV HISTORY
Star Trek: The Next Generation Trek’s most thrilling moment came in “The Best Of Both Worlds, Part One” in which Picard is captured by the Borg and turned into “Locutus”, which prompts a desperate Riker to open fire on his captain.
Blake’s 7 While series three of the beloved BBC space opera saw its titular rebel leader Roj Blake go missing, its finale (“Terminal”) gave an even bigger shock when the real star of the show, the spacecraft Liberator, was blown to smithereens.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season five ends with the Chosen One sacrificing her life, but the show’s season two finale, “Becoming (Part 2)”, makes Buffy pay an even more haunting price when she slays her great love, Angel, and sends his soul to hell.
Twin Peaks In the tradition of “Who shot JR?” from the previous decade, David Lynch ended the first season of his groundbreaking surrealistic TV show with “The Last Evening”, in which Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper also gets a bellyful of lead.
The X-Files The paranormal favourite’s most anxiety-inducing cliffhanger occurred in its second season finale (“Anasazi”). After Mulder’s investigations result in the murder of his father, the Smoking Man tries to snuff him out in a burning box car.