Ahhhh...the final two hours were worth watching the whole season.
When the final three became, in truth, the final three, I cheered. After their task that day, it would have been too hard to say goodbye to Hygena, Hyper-Strike or The Defuser.
Stan seemed to really be enjoying himself with these finalists - and I did too. The Defuser learned more about leadership balance, Hyper-Stike showed more personality, and Hygena - oh my, Hygena - discovered she could wield her feather duster with the best of them (I also liked her left thrown punch during the fight training). Each became worthy of the crown, but the correct choice was made with The Defuser.
I really thought, though, that Stan might just crown all three as each brought something different to the superhero palate. The Defuser - strength...Hyper-Strike - physical agility...and Hygena - a soft spot for those in need.
Production set up the ending at Universal Studios again this year, and the crowd seemed much larger than last year. It was special to see the family/friend messages and appearances just like last year; but the difference in production was The Defuser going down into the crowd, then a spotlight (ala Batman) projecting the name of the show overhead. The Next Great Project. I must admit I wiped a tear or two or three during the last half hour. The show with the over done special effects finally became special.