First, I miss the Intersect. I know we had it briefly in Morgan’s head and I still think that was a lame plot device, although I appreciate the comedy back this season. It was one of the elements missing from season four. The whole Morgan having the Intersect was stupid to me (whatever were the writers thinking?) and am glad it is out of his head. However, I miss the Intersect in Chuck. It is what made the show unique. Yes, I understand Chuck now has the training wheels off and it is nice having him think and act like a spy, but what made me like Chuck was the concept of a fish out of water and the Intersect made him different, now Chuck is just like any other spy serial.
Second, the ‘jump the shark’ attitude of the writers regarding Chuck and Sarah. Last week, Sarah worried she might be pregnant and I thought that could not be possible; it appears, Chuck and Sarah have taken an oath of celibacy since their wedding. All we need now is separate beds like we saw in I Love Lucy. Casey, Morgan, Devon, and even Big Mike appear to be getting more 'action' than Chuck and Sarah. There has been little spark and even less romance. Come on writers, they’re newlyweds—let them act like newlyweds!
Third, the romance between Casey and Verbanski (Carrie Anne Moss) falls flat to me. I am a hopeless romantic and to me this is hot and heavy sex and not love and tenderness. I much rather see Casey get back together with Alex’s mother. I love Kathleen and have missed her this season.
Fourth, no Bruce Boxleitner. Of course, I have been complaining about that since the end of season two. When Devon’s parents were first introduced we learned his parents lived in Massachusetts. Now it appears in this season, they have moved to California, because there have been a couple references that Clara has been staying with his parents, so why have we not seen Dr. Woody and Honey Woodcomb? Hmm? I would love to see some doting grandparent scenes.
Fifth, and final reason, is I hate to see it come to an end. I love this show. I love the humor. I love the chemistry. I love the cast. I love the antics of the Buy More. I love Jeffster. I love Chuck and Sarah. I love Casey’s one-liners. How I am going to miss this show! I know, without a doubt, I am going to need a big box of Kleenex for the finale. Yes, I am going to hate seeing it all end.