10 December 2012 6:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The purpose of a cliffhanger is to keep the fans talking — for a week or for months. Here are five that got our readers buzzing.

5. Grey’s Anatomy, “Flight”: Perhaps we should really be naming season 8′s penultimate episode, “Migration,” which ended with the plane crash that would leave us asking “Who’s gonna die?” for a week until this finale (it was Lexie Grey), but then, even at the end of “Flight,” the doctors still weren’t rescued, despite Cristina’s meta-commentary: “If there’s one thing that I’ve learned with all the bombs and the guns »

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