However, this morning I have mixed feeling about the Chuck Season Four finale. I thoroughly enjoyed the episode. I cried, I laughed, I screamed, I nearly peed my pants, I wanted to throw things, then I laughed and cried again. . . and finally the twist. . . and I hated it!
Up to the point, it was a wonderful and delightful episode; Casey being a bad ass, Sarah's perfect vows, Chuck’s wiliness to give up everything, including his life to save Sarah, all the flashbacks were brilliant, Awesome punching out the CIA agent, and Timothy Dalton being near perfect in his dual role as Winterbottom and Volkoff. I loved that Chuck, Sarah and the gang are going into business for themselves, sort of as rogue spies, and how they are the new owners of the Buy More. The episode had just the right mix of humor and suspense. . . and then the lame twist. Whatever were the writers thinking? First, they rehashed a number of scenarios and lines. “Guys, I know Kung Fu” has been used three times and twice just this season. Chuck lost the Intersect already and now he has lost it again. In addition, how many times has the Army swooped down for the sky to save the day? It’s like shampoo. Wash, rinse, repeat.
My biggest concern and gripe is Chuck is supposed to be special, only his brain was capable of handing the Intersect. Hence the removal of the Intersect for the two G.R.E.T.A.s. earlier this season. The “twist” ruined the idea that Chuck was "special" since now everyone can get the Intersect. Did Chuck just “jump the shark?”
Taking a deep breath now. I've been with Chuck from the beginning and I'm not about to give up now. . .
. . . I shall wait and see how this all plays out next season.