I’m excited about another season of Chuck, although disappointed in this half-ass 13 episode season, with the possibility of an additional nine. I really wish NBC would realize what a true gem they have in Chuck.
This last weekend at San Diego ComicCon during the Chuck panel discussion, information about season four was ‘leaked’ to the fans.
The first surprising revelation was Linda Hamilton has been tapped to play Mama Bartowski. I was surprised to hear she approached the producers for the role, because fans wanted her. Really? Not that I don’t think it’s a bad idea, just took me for surprise, because all the fan sites I have been on have been hoping for Lynda Carter or Kate Jackson.
Kate Jackson would have been great. An 80’s icon, who played a spy on the television series Scarecrow and Mrs. King, can be kick-ass, and I think even looks a bit like Ellie. I would have loved to have seen her on the television series again. Although I am a bit disappointed, I do like Linda Hamilton. I was a Beauty and the Beast fan back in the 80's, and enjoyed her in the Terminator movies. I think she can pull it off, even though I still think Kate would have been a better choice.
The second thing I read was that Morgan was going to continue spy training. Get out of here. Not sure where this is going, but I would think for more comic effect it would be better if he accidentally got involved in missions. The whole training Morgan to become a spy, I just don’t buy, but I’ll hold out final judgment until season four.
Stone Cold Steve Austin and Nicole Richie will be back wrecking havoc for Chuck and Sarah. John Casey’s daughter, Alex (Mekenna Melvin) is going to be a recurring guest star. Really looking forward to seeing the father-daughter dynamics play out this season. I hope the ‘Awesomes’ make another appearance this year, I think it would be awesome to see them, especially around the holidays. Rumor has it that Ellie might be expecting a little baby ‘Awesome.’
Chuck returns September 20th with a brand new episode titled "Chuck vs. The Anniversary."