Chuck Season Finale Round Table: "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger"
Sorry it's taken our Round Table panelists so long to gather back up to discuss the Chuck season finale, but there was so much to digest! Sarah nearly dying, Morgan getting the Intersect, Chuck buying the Buy More, oh and a little WEDDING.
Now that we're finally here, let's do this!
1. Favorite Chuck quotes of the evening?
Dan F: Chuck: "My name is Chuck Bartowski and I'm here to see Vivian Volkoff." Receptionist: "And what is this in regards to?" Chuck: "She wants to kill me."
Dr. Toboggan: Can my favorite quote be that Morgan was the priest at their wedding? If not I'll say... Hartley "Is he [Reagan] still in charge?" Casey: "If only."
Eric H: Yes, Doctor, you should have gone with Morgan as the priest and not stolen my favorite of the John Casey quotes from this evening.
2. Come on, even for a second, did you ever think Sarah was going to die?
Dr. Toboggan: No, come on, it's Chuck. There could have at least been a code blue or something it wasn't even climactic, I've seen people with the flu who look closer to death did than Sarah when she was taking her cold bath.
Dan F: Come on, even for a second, is that a serious question? No, Sarah was never close to dead.
Eric H: Seriously guys? Neither of you got that eerie feeling that Sarah was dead and it was just a dream during the entire wedding sequence? I know I sure did and got nervous when Morgan was both the priest and driver! I guess that was just a dream come true...
Dan F: Yes. As I wrote in my review, I was pleased with the way it ended for the great Hartley Winterbottom. It might have been a bit contrived how they got to the point, but once they did, I was glad that he got a happily ever after with his daughter. Volkoff was a great bad guy, but there was always something about him that made him to sympathetic of a character not to have a good send off..
Dr. Toboggan: Yeah, sure, it was nice enough. I guess it wrapped up the story line in typical happy Chuck fashion, plus is was really what the guy deserved and I agree there was always something likable about him even though he was constantly doing terrible things. Plus his gift to Chuck and Sarah helped set up next season.
Eric H: It felt a little cheesy, but I guess since I loved Volkhoff so much as a villain I will forgive things and give him the happy ending. Plus, he did completely switch things up for season 5!
4. Morgan with the Intersect!? Awesome or Jumping the Shark?
Dan F: Awesome. Knowing Chuck the way I do, I would not be surprised at all to see him lose it as the final season progresses, but for the time being it will be awesome. On a related note, how easy is it to get an Intersect these days? Just throw on a pair of shades? You would think the CIA would be a little more careful than that!
Dr. Toboggan: Awesome. And yes Dan I 't agree they really need to lock up their "one-of-a-kind" weapons a little better. But Morgan is already comedic gold and giving him an intersect will only make things better..
Eric H: Jumping the Shark. Come on, I remember at one point the Intersect took up a whole room and only certain brains could handle it. Now Morgan can just pick up a pair of shades!? He better lose it quickly next season...
5. Chuck's first move as the new owner of the Buy More? His own spy agency? As Sarah's husband?
Dan F: First move as the owner of the Buy More is to promote Jeff and Lester to Co-Mangers. First move as owner of his own spy agency is to throw the intersect sunglasses on Sarah, Casey, and himself so that they have a team full of Intersects. First move as Sarah's husband is to break in the new mattress I got them as a wedding present.
Dr. Toboggan: Dan's answer was perfect for all three parts of this question. All I can add is towards the end I thought Chuck was going to be over and I wasn't all that upset the way I was in years past when I thought it would get canceled. But now with the team as free lance spies, Morgan as an intersect and the possibility of the Buy More running wild, bring on next season I can't wait!
Eric H: Wow that's a tough act to follow, Dan. But seriously weak, Doctor. Buy More: New company policy is that Jeffster! music videos play on all televisions all day long. Spy Agency: You damn well better poach the General from the CIA. You have unlimited money and I can't imagine the show without Beckman after all she's done. Sarah's Husband: A never ending honeymoon where he never leaves the honeymoon suite.
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