TV Club: So You Think You Can Dance: “Finale”

Tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance finale names America’s favorite dancer of season 12, but the central figure of the episode isn’t the one that wins the competition. Travis Wall was the runner-up on this show nine years ago, and he’s become the main character of this entire series with a clearly defined narrative arc unlike any other person on the show. He’s evolved from reality TV personality to Emmy Award-winning choreographer, and just two days after finally snagging his first Emmy, his team comes out on top to win the 12th season’s largely arbitrary “stage vs. street” battle. Tonight’s episode is as much a celebration of Travis as it is the Top 4 dancers, and if this is a series finale, it’s fitting that it would end with a spotlight on a figure that has been part of the show …

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