21 January, 2012

21-Days of CHUCK! Day 16: A Castle is Not Just for Royalty


Beneath the Buy More is a high-end CIA facility that houses enough firepower to field a small army.

It has been occupied by many spies, including good guys and bad guys. Virtually every spy character on the show has been in there, and even some who either weren't spies or shouldn't have ever discovered the facility.

This base of operations for Team Bartowski, eventually became the headquarters for Carmichael Industries. It survived attempted and successful invasions, and even explosive destruction from above.

Plus, it was home to a naked Brit super spy and his hot make-out with Sarah. Plus hot sex between Captain Awesome and Ellie and I'm sure Chuck and Sarah explored each other's bodies in several different rooms and cells, unfortunately never to be seen by anyone, especially fans of the show.

Castle also had several forms of entry, depending on the episode. Sometimes it seemed like you needed to have some serious access to even get to a door that allowed you inside, while other times one could virtually happen in on the place by accident. Perhaps they had a dynamic security system that lowered and raised its level just to keep the team on its toes.

The place also seemed to change over time and even increase and decrease in size. At one point, there was a whole other HQ within Castle, where a competing team of Intersects was housed. It was also a place where the Bartowski clan all met at one point or another because of a mission or spy objective. Forever tying that place to the family profession.

Along with the Buy More, Castle has been a fixture (though, the Buy More has been around longer) and is a set piece that defines the show. It has delivered drama, comedy, romance, happiness, sadness, and loads of danger along the way. Without it, the show just wouldn't feel the same.

Woohoo! I'm almost done! Oh crap... that means the show is almost done.


24 comments:

  1. And now even Jeff and Lester have been there!

    Poor Big Mike...

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  2. Sarah and Shaw also made out there. :D

    S.

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    1. The only ones who didn't make out their were Big Mike and Bolonia. Now that would be funny. Maybe in 5.13. We didn't see Morgan and Alex ??? Jeff and Lester might pick up a couple of hotties at the end of the show. Happy Trails to you....

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  3. What I've wondered is why is it called "Castle"?

    Maybe everyone else knows the answer, but me.

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    1. I don't know if there is a specific significance to it on the show. Someone would have to ask Fedak, but I always took it as nothing more than the government codename for it due to it being a fortified position meant to protect a VIP.

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    2. Nathan Fallion salute to his show Castle ? They're all friends.

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    3. Chuck predates Castle by two years, so no. HGF is on point.

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    4. Yeah, maybe it was just a government codename.

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    5. C.A.S.T.L.E

      Cia Advanced Spy Team Lair Extraordinaire

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    6. That would be CIAASTLE... since CIA actually stands for some shit.

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    7. "A macronym, or nested acronym, is an acronym in which one or more letters stand for acronyms themselves."

      Example: AIM stands for "AOL Instant Messenger", in which AOL stands for America Online.

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    8. Fine, if you want to play like that... then "Cia Advanced Spy Team Lair Extraordinaire" sounds fuckin' stupid.

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    9. rotfl anon just got pwned!

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    10. Well they used to call it 'the castle' when it was first introduced.

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  4. I hope they gave Zac Levi a curly hair wig to wear so Sarah can fall in love with the geeky nerd Chuck all over again .

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  5. After next weeks 2 hour finally were all CHUCKED!!!!!!!!

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  6. When I jokingly suggested that I’ll assume Chuck dies, she simply replied with a laugh and, “Ok.” OOOOHHH NNNOOO!!!

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  7. If Sarah doesn’t work next door at the Orange Orange how does she get into Castle?

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  8. As for whether this is truly the end for a show that wouldn't die, Levi says he could see a continuation via an online film. Again, it goes back to depending on the fans.
    "I genuinely believe that our fan base, if given the opportunity to spend $5 on an hour-and-a-half Chuck movie to buy online and keep, I think they would," he says. "That would be a really fun thing to do."

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    1. Zac is going to find it won't be that easy.

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  9. I also wondered but came to about the same conclusion as HGF did. After a while I didn't care anymore because Chuck saying something like 'Casey needs me down in Castle' was just too awesome. Don't ask me why, lol.

    "Castle also had several forms of entry, depending on the episode. Sometimes it seemed like you needed to have some serious access to even get to a door that allowed you inside, while other times one could virtually happen in on the place by accident. Perhaps they had a dynamic security system that lowered and raised its level just to keep the team on its toes" Hahahaha so good. And so true. An entrance is very rarely used twice. Mostly because you don't ever see them entering. You didn't mention people crawling through the ducts! That happened quite a bit.

    About the space issue. Haha, I noticed it as well, particularly with the whole GRETA storyline thing but I put it down to one of those times when logic is abandoned for comedy, and I didn't really mind on this count.

    LOVE Castle.
    Lindz

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