This is probably my last review of Ben 10. I feel like I need to do one more review for closure and memory's sake. There are so many things to say, I don't know where to start. But I guess I'll start with why I was inspired to write this final review.

I just watched the last 10 minutes of "The Ultimate Enemy." I woke up late and wasn't planning on watching it right away, but I'm sure the part of the episode before that point was basically just a lot of fighting and the team talking about what the they will do to stop Vilgax.

So, what really got me in this episode was memories. Memories of Ben 10: Alien Force; my old love/obsession. Did you guys see Ben go think? He had flash-backs to when him, Gwen, and Kevin first started the Alien Force. That flash-back, was MY LIFE for 4 years. It made me want to cry, and ultimately, made me need to write this.

I think everyone has learned that I don't watch Ben 10 anymore. Well, I have seen every episode, but since Ultimate Alien I think Ben 10 has gone down hill and I don't love it anymore. Since Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, my life has changed. I got new friends, best friends, so I didn't need Ben, Gwen, or Kevin anymore. I got a real life, outside of the Ben 10 universe. I remember that I didn't go to 3 of my friends birthday parties because I chose to stay home and watch the show or browse the internet talking and reading about the show. Now, I would never miss a hang sesh with my friends to watch T.V. And my love was 'Alien Force' anyway, not 'Ultimate Alien.' I liked the episodes where they were trying to stop Aggregor and then power-crazed Kevin, because those episodes where intense and had meaning…but they were different. They just weren't AF. So I've stopped intensely watching the show. And one more thing, regarding me not loving the show anymore.

My love for Ben 10 died with Dwayne McDuffie.

When he died, I knew it was officially done. Over. There is no chance of that same 'Alien Force'
Ben 10 without Dwayne. I STILL miss him. I get so sad when I watch movies/shows that say "Written by Dwayne McDuffie" in the starting titles. To myself, I'd always call him "Duff" or "McDuff" and I loved his smart-ass, 'don't care' attitude. I remember spending long nights on his website reading all the Ben 10 blogs where he would answer our questions. I remember watching him at Comic Con, and he'd genuinely be interested in what the fans wanted to see. He really cared about us. But now he's gone…
Ben 10 will never be the same.

Ben 10 gave me so much, and saved my life. Those years I will never forget. I have a really bad home life, and when I watched this show, it took me away for a half hour. I didn't think about my family or school troubles when I watched it. I remember one time, I went outside my house late at night crying hysterically because of a family issue, and I swear on anything that I would have ran away, but I thought, "If I run away, how will I watch Ben 10?" I don't think I'd be here if it weren't for this show. It kept me here, kept me grounded. Seems weird, right? A T.V. show influencing you that much. It did though, and it got me through some pretty rough years of my life. Now I'm okay, and going off to college in New York City in the fall to live my dream. I don't watch the show anymore, but I know in 10 years from now I'll be flipping through the channels and 'Ben 10: Alien Force' will be on. I'll stop at that channel and watch and remember. I know I'll cry too. I'll think, and reminisce, and maybe come back to this, and other websites to check up on Ben 10. There is a special place in my heart for Ben 10 and there always will be.

Please feel free to contact me in any way if you want to talk or comment privately. I didn't think this review would be as long as it was, but I guess when summing up your life you tend to ramble. I made wonderful online friends through this show, and I appreciate people reading and commenting on my Ben 10 stuff. Thank you for being apart of this Ben 10 community. It made my years with Ben 10 more enjoyable, having great people to talk to and share this gift with.

Well, I guess this is it! My final Ben 10 review (unless I write one on the new series in fall 2012 which is doubtful.) I guess a short, sweet goodbye would be easiest.

~Myranda, TheMOFOprincess