What the Chuck? Producers Respond to Fan Reaction Over Relationship Upheaval

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Due to NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics, Chuck will be off the air until March 1.

This is especially troubling to fans that are aghast over the developments from "Chuck Versus the Mask," which depicted both Chuck and Sarah pursuing relationships with other people.

In response to viewer outrage, producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak have a message: Chill.

Kristin Kreuk as Hannah
As Shaw

Many Chuck fans would love to set fire to Hannah and Shaw. Are you among them?

They corresponded with Michael Ausiello over email this week and wrote:

We knew it was going to cause a bit of angst in some viewers. We didn’t expect this level, though we are appreciative that our fans are this invested in the characters. One thing we didn’t anticipate when we made this episode was that it would be the last episode before a three-week hiatus.

If you see one person moving on, it can spur you to move on as well. But we want to stress, Chuck and Sarah are not emotionally in the same place at the end of this episode.

We need [fans] to trust us to tell the most emotionally satisfying story possible. This has been mapped out from the start, and we always knew telling this portion of the story would be difficult for some... we think if they do take this journey with us, they will see what we had planned the whole time.

To get an idea of what's ahead, check out a few Chuck spoilers now. Then, go get a drink and relax.

There are 12 more episodes to go.

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I saw 308 trailer... At the end chuck asks Sarah 'do you love me?'
The answer is not important anymore... You have killed tje love...the chemistry all the nice things between them in 307... If someone begins to get attracted from other ones, likes other ones skines, touches... There is nothing left about love. IF a rope split up you can tie it again together but it will never be the same... There will be always a knot on it :((


are you kidding me? kristin kreuk is great on the show. so gorgeous.


Well when a show goes streamline, entry of a new character is bit of a shudder. But when such drastic unwelcome changes are incurred, like disturbance of a well tuned chemistry between the obvious triad (d protagonists f show n d viewer), its inconvenient to the viewers as the flavour of the show is tampered. So it would be better for the script writers to turn on the chuck-sarah relationships as that goes inline with the story of the show. As for now the show n d sentiments of viewers are quite shaken up.
In anticipation of rejuvenation of some old love...


P.S. I know there are, especially these days, those idiotic moments in shows that aren't exactly "moral" (which we try to ignore). However, when it becomes heartless, and the show is dominated by these moments, it's over. Hannah and Shaw need to get their own show. The mood they bring doesn't mix with that of this show. That's why THEY should be together. LOL


It's so funny how they say "some" when you know they wouldn't be addressing the issue if it was only a couple of people who had a problem. They even say they didn't expect the disappointment to be at such a "level." GOOD shows have morals and don't fly off on tangents; and, that's why they last for several seasons. If this starts to go downhill morally, my family and I aren't watching it anymore. You don't just wake up, even on another "emotional level," and decide you don't love someone anymore. What do they even mean by "emotional level"? You woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Is that the EXCUSE their using/trying to pull??? It's either a soap opera or a morally feel-good, action-packed, comedy show. That's how we see it.


Ok… But I will need a double martini before relaxing. Enough of this stress building. That being said, CHUCK still remains the best Action/Comedy show on the air today. And I am buying Subway sandwiches.

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