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The long national nightmare is almost over. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, the final installment of the insanely popular series, comes out this week. After that, it's bye-bye, Bella, Edward and Jacob. And bye-bye to the terrible acting, lame special effects and ridiculous, dragging plotlines. - In that spirit, here's a roundup of the things we're not going to miss when Twilight goes away, and, because we're Twi-hards at heart, a few things we are. - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 wasn't screened in time for Weekend.

1 Clumsy, defenseless Bella, always in need of protection. Now that she's a vampire (with the coolest power, to boot), it's time for her to kick some Volturi butt.

2 The truly horrible wigs. We're looking at you, Jasper. But they were all bad, including the one Kristen Stewart had to wear for Eclipse after cutting her hair to play Joan Jett in The Runaways.

3 The awkward old-timey flashbacks. Sepia-toned Edward in a pageboy cap!

4 Talking wolves. Was the part where Jacob stands up to Sam in Breaking Dawn, Part 1 supposed to be uproariously funny?

5 That nagging, guilty feeling we got for secretly loving it.

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. . . and 3 things we will

1 Charlie's mustache.

2 The midnight showings, with their rabid, costumed, often sobbing fans.

3 The soundtracks. Thom Yorke, Florence ' the Machine, the Black Keys, Muse - come on, they kind of rocked.