Whenever a new season of 'Oprah' debuts, it's a pretty big deal. And it's safe to say the 25th and final season opener is the biggest deal of all. What started as a rival to the Geraldos and Donahues of the world has stood the test of time, morphing into a veritable empire for its hostess. Oprah Winfrey herself has become television's own golden calf, influencing everything from diet and spiritual fads to reading choices and even political candidates.

And Oprah more than returns the favor to her enamored followers, giving away lavish gifts like cars and, most recently, a trip to Australia (which will reportedly cost the country $3M). The most important thing, of course, is that it all makes for great TV, especially the audience members' reactions. All those fevered screams? Grown women stupefied while melting in their seats? Faces of the Last Season of Oprah has it all, check it out! And in case you didn't get a chance to, watch the big reveal video after the jump.