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Ltcarter47
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I would say without a doubt the Ori arriving was my favorite cliffhanger. It was such a OMFG moment. They were so big and so powerful. It seemed hopeless (and kind of was for a while). Certainly my dislike of organized religion played a role in my love of the Ori ark.

Kzap333
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Not sure about your “Number 1”, I thought “The Siege, Part 2″ was WAY more of a cliff hanger than that. Then again I watched season 3 on DVD so didn’t have to wait between episodes to see the next part. I think ‘The Last Man’ could have had an awesome cliff hanger if they just ended it with John going into status, the bit with the building imploding seemed cheap and slapped on. It would have worked better as the opening for the next season. The best cliff hangers and two parters are when it’s written as one long… Read more »

Rodney_Mckay
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Honestly, the atlantis gate exploading had me.

Sue_Jackson
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What about ‘First Contact’ (Season 5/Atlantis)? I mean…that last thing you saw the tower get blown up with still Sheppard and Zelenka inside. Sure…John could’be survived, but what about Radek? I was kinda nervous thinking they were gonna kill off Zelenka.

Kjhass
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Cliffhanger #4 was even scarier because they DIDN’T have the ZPM to raise the shields yet. That arrived in The Siege Part 3 when the Deadalus showed up to deus ex machina Sheppard to safety.

Scifilover
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Atlantis’ tower blowing up was a good one, and I also think that the end of season six when Daniel tried to stop Anubis and was pulled back, and Anubis got away was a big cliffhanger…

Dragonias
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i must agree ltcarter. the ori arrival was a HUGE moment… most of the time the story arcs you could come up with possibillities for what they would do next. the ori arrival.. it was like, frell… what are they gonna do? how are they gonna write this and get them outta there and have it believable. are they gonna gett them out of there? it was a terrifying moment

HBMC
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Siege Part 2 should be at the top of this list. There hasn’t been a bigger and more impactful cliffhanger in Stargate.

I damn near punched my screen when ‘To Be Continued’ came up in that episode, and the whole Siege 3-parter is some of Atlantis’ best.

It should be Number 1.

AscendedTauri
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Uhm.. “Nemesis”…. replicator ON EARTH?

Honestly though, I don’t think the feeling of awe/terror can be topped that the end of “Camelot” brought. We knew they were powerful, but not like that. And with all the cast changes in the previous few years, you honesty didn’t know who survived that battle.

Xenomorph
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Yeah, you guys missed First Contact, and First Strike/Adrift!

Xenomorph
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I also suppose that #1 and #2 didn’t affect me much because both those episodes I was watching off the DVDs since I was new to Stargate, so I could just have gone to the new episode and not worried about the cliffehanger. That’s why some of the others mentioned had much more impact on me than those.

Nathan_w
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YEH WHAT ABOUT FIRST STRIKE I MEAN C’MON REPLICATORS, GIANT LASER BEAM BLOWS UP THE GATE ROOM I MEAN SOME OF US REALY THOUGHT THEY WERE GONNA MAKE IT OUT ALIVE. SERIOUSLY I STILL THINK THAT MOMENT WHEN THE LASER BEAM HITS IS SO COOL ALSO NOT REALY A CLIFFHANGER BUT THE EPISODE WHERE MICHAEL FINDS OUT HE’S A WRAITH THAT WAS GOOD. PLUS THE END OF SEASON TWO TO BEGIN SEASON 3 WITH NO MAN”S LAND I THOUGHT SHEPPARD MAY HAVE BEEN DEAD I WAS LIKE NOOOOOOOOOOO! HE CAN”T BE DEAD ALSO SEASON 4 CLIFFHANGER AT THE END OF… Read more »

Scifichick
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i’d say its equal first for the siege part2 and the ori arriving for me. i was left screaming at the tv!! (back in the days that i watched them on tv) waiting the whole year for the next episode almost killed me both times!! tv writers can be so mean…

Sheenabeena123
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A good question, Darren; I would imagine that sometimes narrowing a list such as this down is tricky. Personally, I would have put in “The Last Man” or “The Fourth Horseman” (either/or) and removed “Jolinar’s Memories”. I realize that a lot of people liked the big reveal in “JM”, but I always found Apophis to be about the least interesting character of the franchise, so his reappearance pretty much ruined the episode for me.

Aqualegia
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Darren, my suggestion would be to do two separate lists, one for SG-1 (in which I have no interest) and one for Atlantis.

Tripgate
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I thought the end of Season 9 was the best. I was entrenched in goosebumps and WTF was going thru my mind and mouth between seasons!! That and First Contact with the gate exploding! Still so sad to see Atlantis cut short right when it got it’s wings :(