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Mal and Zoey go head to head for the million dollars with help from Alejandro and Heather (on Mal's side) and Cameron and Gwen (on Zoey's side). Will Mike ever regain control of his mind again?

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  • Back for the Finale: Cameron, Gwen, Heather, Alejandro, and Owen. The other campers are present... but promptly blow away in balloons.
  • Call-Back:
    • The lava and two assisting contestants call back to the World Tour Finale. The island is also destroyed, just like the Hawaiian island was in the World Tour Finale.
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    • Like the first half of the season, the final conflict is a battle between a heroes team and a villians team, with Zoey as the hero and Mal as the villain.
  • The Cameo: Owen returns at the beginning of this episode in order to fill up the balloons to put the contestants in. He also returns at the end, water-skiing from the Loser Boat.
  • Conflict Ball: Invoked. After Mal's defeat, Chris calls a free-for-all for the million, giving both sides assitants a shot at the million in order to spark up the competition and turn Alejandro and Heather against each other.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After half a season couped up in his own head, Mike gets Zoey, the million, and all of the skills his personalties had.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Both Chef and Chris’s lawyers (who usually okay Chris's rather insane and negligent actions) are against his dangerous final challenge.
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  • Final Boss: Mal.
  • Gasshole: Owen inflates the balloons the other campers are trapped in with his farts.
  • Graceful Loser: This is the first time where the runner up doesn't feel bad about losing the challenge, given that the finalists are Mike and Zoey.
  • Grand Finale: Of the first half of the season, All-Stars, complete with the most dangerous finale in the history of the series, the end of Wawanakwa, and Mike and Zoey's final confrontation with Mal (an epic battle of Good vs. Evil, indeed).
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Mike's other personalties willingly let themselves disappear and become part of him in order to destroy Mal.
  • He’s Back: Mike returns to the real world uppercutting Fang to rescue Zoey, then promptly proves it couldn't be anyone else by commenting on Zoey's missing necklace.
  • I Let You Win: Mike in Zoey's ending.
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  • Karma Houdini: This is the first season finale where Chris gets no comeuppance.
  • Look What I Can Do Now!: Mike wastes no time showing off his new skills, using Vito's strength to punch out Fang and Svetlana's acrobatics to best Alejandro.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Heather and Alejandro's lack of reluctance in helping Mal with the challenge and not getting the chance to win the million causes Chris to realize that they're dating.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    Mal: Here. I. Come!
  • Relationship Upgrade: Heather and Alejandro finally become a couple after seasons' worth of Belligerent Sexual Tension, yet they retain their competive natures.
  • Reset Button: What turns out to be at the center of Mike's guard tower. It resets Mike's head, taking away all his personalities in the process.
  • That Man Is Dead: Gwen, Cameron and Mal all try to convince Zoey that Mike is gone and all that's left is Mal.
  • Trash the Set/Regional Redecoration: Wawanakwa is sunk.
  • Sequel Hook: Chris gets a call saying that the producers want to start filming another season immediately, never mind that it's actually the end of the first half of season 5.
  • Ship Tease: The kiss on the cheek Gwen gives Cameron, though there's every possibility it was a simple friendly gesture to piss Chris off.
  • Split-Personality Merge: Mike after hitting the Reset Button.
  • Something Only They Would Say: How Zoey knows that Mike is really himself again.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Alejandro and Heather, and later Mike and Zoey to Chris's frustration
  • Villainous Breakdown: Mal tries in vain to tempt Mike into giving him control, then results to flat out begging as he ceases to exist.
    Mal: No! NO! This is my time! MIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE....!
    • Chris kind of loses it when he realizes that Alejandro and Heather are dating, significantly decreasing the amount of drama. Then, when Mal is defeated, everything becomes lovey-dovey and it drives him nuts. So much so that he changes the rules and makes it a free-for-all just to get it to stop (Since he knew how Heather and Alejandro react while hearing this).
  • Weapon of Choice: The final two are given their choice of these. Zoey chooses a bow and arrow, as usual, while Mal chooses a meatball bazooka.
  • Wham Episode: Mike loses all his personalites, but intergrates all of them sans Mal into him, gaining their ablitites in the process, and causing Mal to be erased from existance. Alejandro and Heather receive a relationship upgrade, Mike wins the million dollars and finally, and most importantly, Wawanakwa is sunk due to Chris's negligence, destroying the setting of three fifths of the series.
  • Wham Line: "Don't you get it? There's no longer a choice. Mike is gone. And he's never coming back!"
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The necklace that Zoey buried under Camp Wawanakwa, how will Mike and Zoey retrieve it back since the Camp have now sunk?
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