Another TV season is (almost entirely) in the books, and it wouldn’t be finale cliffhangers time without at least a few episodes that had us yelling at our screens when they were over. For some shows, it’s going to be a long wait until the fall (or midseason) to find out what happens next.
For example, several shows left main characters in life-threatening situations, whether it be bleeding out while others partied (The Good Doctor), or a fire (Chicago Med). Other series have us wondering what’s next for key relationships (such as on Grey’s Anatomy, New Amsterdam, and The Resident). And for a few characters, like on Chicago Fire and NCIS, they have no idea the danger they’re actually in.
Scroll down to take a look at 6 shows with finale cliffhangers that will have us talking until next season.
The good news: Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) got married, even with a few hiccups along the way. The bad news: Someone — likely the guy whose drug operation Severide has interfered with — followed them to the cabin on their wedding night. Also bad news: It sounds like the end of Matt Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Sylvie Brett’s (Kara Killmer) relationship since the long distance is getting to be too much. We have to wait until the fall to find out just what’s in store for Stellaride and Brettsey.
Dr. Dylan Scott (Guy Lockard) and Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) ended Season 7 trapped in a fire, with a man the former doctor shot in self-defense, while undercover cop Jo (Riley Voelkel) was bleeding and supposedly on her way out of the building. (We wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t make it.) Will all three survive the Season 8 premiere?
The Good Doctor
While others were celebrating Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and Lea Dilallo’s wedding (Paige Spara), a couple floors below, Dr. Audrey Lim (Christina Chang) found Nurse Villanueva (Elfina Luk) bleeding in the staff lounge. She warned Audrey too late that the person responsible was still in the room — the nurse’s ex Owen (Terry Chen) — and he stabbed the doctor, too. How long will it take someone to find them? Will it be too late?
The Season 18 finale (and the show’s 400th episode) ended with quite a few people leaving the hospital. Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) resigned due to his actions with dying vets and were on a plane to … somewhere. Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) took a sabbatical. Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) quit and left the keys to the chief’s office in Dr. Meredith Grey’s (Ellen Pompeo) hand … and Meredith had been the one planning to leave! And as Meredith sat in the chief’s chair, she told Dr. Nick Marsh (Scott Speedman) to go back to Minnesota after things went south with their patient. But, after he left, she ran into the hall to stop him. It didn’t look like she was in time to do so, but who knows? And who will be back in Season 19?
Why couldn’t Dr. Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) attend her and Dr. Max Goodwin’s (Ryan Eggold) wedding? In the finale, after the crisis created by a hurricane was over, Max received a notification that Helen’s flight landed. “Today has been… I have no words. Will call you ASAP,” she texted him. And then as he stood in front of their friends, who had redecorated the roof for their wedding (“fitting because this place has always been magic for us,” he noted in a voicemail he left her), she called, crying, to tell him, “I can’t. I just can’t. I’m so sorry.” Is it just that she couldn’t get married then and something kept her in London, or is Sharpwin about to fall apart?
The Season 5 finale brought back the late Nic Nevin (Emily VanCamp) in flashbacks as her husband, Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry), pondered moving on. As she’d told him one night after a date, she wanted him to find happiness again if he ever lost her. And now, he’s set to do just that, but with Dr. Billie Sutton (Jessica Lucas) or Dr. Cade Sullivan (Kaley Ronayne)? He’s made his choice by the end of the finale, but we have to wait to find out who it is. “we really wanted to leave that decision to the start of Season 6, because we wanted this season to be about the closure that all of those flashbacks offered us,” executive producer Andrew Chapman said. “That decision will be surprising, and we have a really interesting way to unfold it and the story that follows.”
Source: TV Insider