This happens, oh, I don’t know, like once a day on some soap opera, probably!
Two characters are holding guns at each other. Instead of shooting the guns, they talk to each other, always threatening to shoot, but never actually shooting. This leaves either character open to having the gun wrestled out of his/her hand and to be apprehended by someone, both of which inevitably happen eventually.
There are so many examples of this, I can’t even think of one right now. I’m sure it happened on GH this week with Dante and someone else, right? Can anyone else think of an example?