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The final chapter is also the only chapter of Part 3: "Filling in the Holes."
It opens with a few thoughts about the curse. Stanley's mother thinks there was never a curse to begin with.
But think about it: Stanley's father invented his foot odor spray the day after "the great-great-grandson of Elya Yelnats carried the great-great-great-grandson of Madame Zeroni up the mountain" (50.1).
Yep, that's right, Shmoopers: when Stanley carried Zero up the mountain, it looks like he broke that stubborn curse.
Tying up some loose ends: the Attorney General closed Camp Green Lake. The Warden, desperate for money, had to sell the land, and word on the street is it's going to become a Girl Scout camp.
When Stanley and Zero opened the suitcase, they hit the jackpot: inside were lots of jewels and some very valuable stocks. In the end, they each received about a million dollars from the sale of the stocks. Stanley bought his family a new home (with a laboratory for his father, naturally), and Zero (now going by Hector) hired a team of private investigators.
We've got one last scene for you: we're at a party at Stanley's house. Everyone has gathered to watch the premiere of a TV commercial for Stanley's father's foot-odor spray, which is called none other than Sploosh. Sploosh!
Clyde Livingston, who stars in the commercial, is also at the party.
Zero's there, too, and the woman with him has a huge smile: he's found his mom. She softly sings a song to him, a song her grandmother used to sing her when she was little.
In fact, it sounds a lot like the one Stanley's father used to sing to him.
And that, Shmoopers, is the sappy, lovely, and tear-jerking end.