Miami SWAT officer Dexter Fletcher wins first Combat Missions.

Miami SWAT officer Dexter Fletcher wins first Combat Missions.
Last week the field was narrowed to one team; for the finale of Combat Missions, the remaining team competed against each other in various challenges until there were just two men left. The final two, LAPD SWAT officer Bob Kain and Miami SWAT officer Dexter Fletcher, competed in the last challenge: paintball in a maze of translucent glass panels that exploded as time passed. Fletcher hit the target on Kain’s face mask first and won the $250,000 prize. Combat Missions team. Each member won $25,000; on next week’s two-hour season finale, they’ll compete against each other for $250,000.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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