Back at the convention, in between assistant duties for Mr. Takei, Gus tells Shawn that the bad reviews for "The Red Phantom" which appeared on Malone's website, were posted after he was kidnapped. So the kidnapper must be the one slamming the flick online.
Gus also realizes that the case is eerily similar to a Green Spirit comic, and according to the story, they don't have a lot of time to save the victims before they are killed. Gus thinks the kidnapper must be some kind of deranged fan of the Green Spirit, but Shawn says it's not a fan, it's the comic's creator, Hiltz Kooler. Kooler has a vendetta against anyone involved in the tanking of the Green Spirit movie and the near decimation of the character, and when he found out all the people who had wronged him would be in the same place at the same time – the convention – the opportunity to exact revenge was too good to pass up.
The police arrest Kooler and save the victims, Shawn and Gus are heroes, and George Takei storms off, upset his assistants have upstaged him.
In the end, Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Juliet congregate at the hospital to congratulate Vick on the birth of her daughter.