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Goodbye and Good Riddance

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Goodbye and Good Riddance
General Information
Original broadcast April 15, 2008
Series Ben 10
Season 4
Episode number 52
Overall episode number 52
Written by Thomas Pugsley
Greg Klein
Directed by Scooter Tidwell
Episode Guide
Previous episode Ben 10 vs. the Negative 10: Part 2
Next episode Ben 10 Returns: Part 1

Goodbye and Good Riddance is the fifty-second and final episode of Ben 10. It is the fourth season's finale and the series finale of the original Ben 10 series. This episode happens in an alternate timeline.


Ben returns home after summer vacation ends and Max told that he must keep the Omnitrix a secret.

This is made all the more difficult by Ben's classmates who admire Ben's alien heroes while completely oblivious to Ben being them. Initially disappointed, Ben gets the chance to use the Omnitrix when Vilgax attacks, looking to take the Omnitrix from Ben. All four Tennysons (Ben's father helps) fight off Vilgax's drones running amok in the city. When Vilgax appears again, easily fending off Ben, Ben's father suggests leading him into the underground gas line, which they ignite to incinerate the villain. Ben's secret is revealed to the public and Gwen ends up transferring to his school. Just when it seems like everything is quiet, Dr. Animo shows up with a mob of mutated animals, which Ben and Gwen get ready to fight.

Major Events

Character Debuts



Aliens Used

Spells Used

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Portuguese (Brazil) Adeus e Já Vai Tarde Goodbye and Good Riddance
Spanish (Latin America) De Regreso a Casa Back Home
Spanish (Spain) El Retorno A Casa The Return Home


  • If you listen closely in the scene when the kids run from Vilgax's robots in the gym, one kid sounds like Cooper screaming.
  • Many of Ben's alien exploits are mentioned by Ben's classmates, such as Heatblast's burning building rescue (Washington B.C.), Four Arms' fight with Kevin on top the Golden Gate bridge (Framed), Wildmutt's battle with Hex in Las Vegas (Tough Luck), Wildvine's battle with Sublimino (Midnight Madness), and Diamondhead at the Little League World Series (The Unnaturals).
  • The music played when Diamondhead is fighting Vilgax's drones is the same music in Ben 10: Protector of Earth.
  • The bird villains resemble Ravemon from Digimon Data Squad.
  • The Bird villains also are similar to the Main characters in Gatchman

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