06 January, 2012

Chuck Vs. the Kept Man: 5.09 - It's Sexy Time


After last week's episode raped the entire canon of the show with its wild stupidity, this episode does virtually nothing of importance, and yet works better. And yet, if not for a couple of bits and pieces, you could literally skip the last two weeks and not feel totally lost next week.

One of the best things about this one is that Gertrude returns to make Casey squirm via her super hotness for his sexiness (I LOVE HER!). She needs her Casey meat really bad, having been away from him for several weeks due to the murder charges against her. Now that the CIA has dropped the charges (wait, didn't she actually murder a CIA agent?) she is able to return to get back to licking things off the colonel.

Another really good thing about this episode is that Sarah looks sexy like a meow meow! Well, she does every week but she is especially hawt in this one. And Chuck acts cute. When Chuck acts cute, it feels like the show I fell in love with. I like when that happens.

Meanwhile, Jeff's ability to think has resulted in him piecing things together and somehow figuring out that Casey, Chuck, Sarah, and at least one other are spies. He has even put together a board linking different bits of evidence together, much like the one Chuck had back in the episode Lethal Weapon in season 2, totally figuring out that Casey is NSA, Sarah is CIA, and Chuck is some kind of asset. He also seems to have connected Bryce to the whole thing, something last week's writers couldn't. Actually, if you pause on the different shots on the board, you will notice that Jeff must have gotten his hands on the DVDs in the same way the bad guys did in SPACE BALLS because he knows way too much. This is kind of amusing and results in a couple of bits of hilarity when Morgan discovers Jeff briefing Lester on his findings. This part of the story also results in one of the funniest Jeffster moments in the series, when Lester dresses up as a woman to spy on Captain Awesome. Impressive.

There is a side story about Sarah thinking she is preggers that really doesn't go anywhere but makes up for a large portion of the episode. It does get Chuck and Sarah talking about the future and gives us a classic Chuck moment when Sarah tells him he is "spiraling" as he worries about the future.

The main mission story is totally forgettable. Something about buying weapons. Shrug. Somehow a weapon that can shoot real bullets has a safety feature that prevents it from shooting at friendlies carrying the same weapon. Yeah, it isn't total science fiction, but the weapon should PREVENT YOU FROM FIRING IT. The creators of the show don't seem to understand that logic and allow the weapon to fire over and over even when the safety feature is on. What happens to the bullets? Do they have WINGS? Do they fly around the target? It is stupid.

What does work well is the relationship moments. Gertrude and Casey. Chuck and Sarah (who apparently don't sleep together so how could she ever get pregnant?). Casey and Alex. Jeff and Lester. And even the ending sequence with Jeff, Lester, Big Mike, and Captain Awesome meeting in a fake room within Castle to throw the Jeffster spy mission off.

The final payoff, as Jeff breaks through the fake wall (is that the same wall they used last week?) to discover Morgan, Sarah, and Chuck inside Castle, and Morgan subsequently shooting both of the former band mates with a tranquilizer gun, is actually worth the ride.

Now for some QUOTABLES:
After Chuck spends all night brainstorming a new mission for the team, he shares it with Casey at Castle.
Casey: Clandestine Agents Relating Emotionally. C.A.R.E.?
Chuck: Mmmhmm.
Casey: You really think this is what our clients want? A private security firm that holds their hands? Builds their self-esteem? Tells them their special?
Chuck: Isn't that what everyone wants, Casey?

Before Casey can leave for the mission he runs into his daughter who has brought an interesting DVD for their movie night.
Casey: Downton Abbey. (reading the description) An upstairs/downstairs costume drama in early 1900s England. Yeah, something tells me not gonna be a lot of explosions in that one.
Alex: Are you kidding? What about the bombs they drop on Edwardian convention?

When Casey is tasked with putting on some skimpy bathing trunks, he balks, but Sarah isn't sympathetic.
Sarah: Do you know how many skimpy outfits I have had to put on for this team? Did you hear me complain when I had to put on a cat suit, or seven inch platform high heels, or a belly dancing outfit?
Casey: Belly dancing?
Sarah: Okay, that was private. Look, put on the banana hammock and stop whining!

Sarah walks in on Casey and Gertrude having sex and retreats out of the room, horrified. Chuck meets her at the door and sees the look of shock on her face.
Chuck: Sarah? What's wrong?
Sarah: Everything. It's all wrong.

Chuck decides to have a conversation with Casey about Gertrude.
Chuck: Mind if I give you a little advice?
Casey: Use the word 'care' and I'm gonna take this glass, shove it down your throat, and punch you in the stomach so it shatters.

After Jeff and Lester follow a Captain Awesome on what they think is his spy mission drop, drag queen Lester makes some out-loud mental notes.
Lester: It's oddly comfortable running in heels.

Lester: Just so you know, I'm keeping these shoes.

If I had to rate this one, I'd give it:

85 out of 100

It wasn't a bad episode but it also felt uneven at times. The spy mission felt tacked on just to give the team something to do, while the pregnancy element could have been handled with more consistency. The Jeffster mission was funny and the relationship beats mostly worked well. The fake mission worked much better than the real one. Oh and the couple of DOWNTON ABBEY references made me chuckle. Unfortunately, Casey hasn't gotten to season 2... which suuuuuuuuuucks, but not as much as MISFITS season 3.


79 comments:

  1. At least the spy mission was better than in the Business trip.

    The talk of Sarah being pregnant in this episode will probably lead to her and Chuck leaving the spy game.

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  2. With 9 episodes cooked this season, only one was worth watching more than once. Seems like a lot of wasted time & lots of storylines seemingly going forever unwritten. It's Season 5 and the only birthday that has occurred was Chuck's in the pilot episode. No real gifts from Sarah to Chuck (the CIA watch doesn't count). No jealousy of any kind with Chuck or Sarah this season? No chemistry? No ratings? No surprise.

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  3. Julian says ...

    Funniest line for me was when Casey went to the bar at the resort during dinner and the waiter goes " what can I get you Mr Verbanski " . That made me laugh . Funniest scene hands down was Lester in drag . I must have rewound that a half dozen times lol

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  4. Anyone who says Chuck and Sarah have the same chemistry they did up until the end of season 2 is either lying or fucking deluding themselves.

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  5. They still do have chemistry, it's just a sweeter, more comfortable kind and of course the sexual tension is gone, there's no need for it. Also if it's not written it's not like Zac & Yvonne are going to start acting like Chuck & Sarah want to have sex in every scene. The longing looks, the angst, the UST none of it would make sense now.

    The issue isn't the chemisty IMHO, it's the writing. The writers showed they can write sexytime, they just chose not to do it for Sarah for some bizare reason.

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  6. chose not to do it for * Chuck and Sarah for some bizare reason.

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  7. What I would really love to see is MORE Chuck seasons. In a broadcast world filled with reality shows, that a lot of us do not care for, and all those same old spin-offs, and a hoard of new shows that lack any luster, Chuck is a beacon of light. Not picking Chuck up for more seasons and not allowing us to see the characters continue to grow is a colossal mistake. If NBC is too blind to see this, I hope some other network will have the intelligence to continue Chuck. I know a lot of viewers that will gladly turn the channel from short sighted NBC to the station that had the wisdom to listen to all the passionate followers of Chuck.

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  8. Yeah Chuck and Sarah almost behave like brother and sister. Maybe the actors are just tired/bored of the steamy scenes with the same person? It's been 5 years..

    On the epi, I agree with the review overall, but you enjoyed it more than me. I just felt like it dragged and dragged. The last few mins were the best.

    S.

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  9. "Yeah Chuck and Sarah almost behave like brother and sister. Maybe the actors are just tired/bored of the steamy scenes with the same person? It's been 5 years.."

    The actors just play what is written. I don't see how they could steam up the scenes they're given.

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  10. My wish is that it would STAY ON THE AIR! I wonder what NBC would do if, miraculously, it soared in the ratings - would they reconsider?

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  11. Bring back BRYCE LARKIN for the last couple of episodes. I miss him and he's such a super spy like Chuck. BRYCE started it all so it's fitting that he help in the end. Besides he had the same handler as Sarah ( or so I imagine).. We need BRYCE.

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  12. Most importantly I would like to stress that "Chuck" should not end this season or anytime in the near future. Before the last call though, Chuck should get the intersect again. This is a unique show where all the other stale spin-offs, and reality TV which I, for one, will not watch. The show has only gotten better and I LOVE seeing the Characters grow : Morgan no longer a man-boy; Casey joining the human race; Ellie mother, sister, wife, and now knowing the intersect-brother-spy can help him continue to evolve; the hard kick-a Sara with a softer side with a pure and loving heart and still a little childlike innocence; and Chuck the man-boy finding a true love, growing into a man with the morals and loyalties that are an inspiration in this day and age. A modern day Knight in Shinning Armor.

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  13. Last weeks episodes was one of the best episodes of Chuck ever, but this really didn't do much for me. One of the weakest ones we've had this season.

    As for someone complaining about lack of chemistry between Chuck and Sarah... err what?

    They're awesome together, and always have been. Sure, there's no unresolved sexual tension we had in seasons one and two, but then again it wouldn't make any sense for there to be any.

    Now Zac and Yvonne are playing a young married couple in love, and doing it superbly. It's not always hammered down so that even the most clueless viewers picks it up (even though there's plenty of that too), it's often just subtle glances, looks and smiles.

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  14. "Last weeks episodes was one of the best episodes of Chuck ever"

    Haha! That's hilarious because you're wrong.

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  15. "Last weeks episodes was one of the best episodes of Chuck ever"

    You really like stupid shit, huh?

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  16. "My wish is that it would STAY ON THE AIR! I wonder what NBC would do if, miraculously, it soared in the ratings - would they reconsider?"

    No. It is over.

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  17. I watched the episode and called it quits. I enjoyed last season (with the excpetion of Morgan getting 'sected) and I want to leave the series with those fond memories rather than end up hating the show.

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  18. "I watched the episode and called it quits."

    There are only four episodes left in the entire series, you fuckin' twit.

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  19. "That's hilarious because you're wrong."

    I see there's a mr. maturity here.

    I was hoping to get a nice Casey centric episode before the series was over, but this wasn't it.

    There were some positives (Jeff & Lester thing, Chuck and Sarah's baby talk) in "the Kept Man" but overall it was a bit of a disappointment for me.

    Calling it right now, Sarah will be pregnant by the time the finale is over.


    I too really liked 5.08, "Chuck vs the baby" probably is in my top 5, somewhere behind "Push Mix" and "Phase Three".

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  20. "Calling it right now, Sarah will be pregnant by the time the finale is over."

    Man, you go out on a ledge like that? How will your reputation survive if you are wrong?!

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  21. 5.08 is easily in the top 10 of the worst episodes of the series.

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  22. "5.08 is easily in the top 10 of the worst episodes of the series."

    Top 3 worst. Only Mask and Muuuurder are worse.

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  23. I like Mask a lot! I really do. :)

    Baby has some great moments but the bad is so bad.

    S.

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  24. and Fake Name . Stupid fuckin name reveal made no mother fuckin sense what so fucking ever .

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  25. S, you need help if you think Mask is good. Even people who work on the show have told me (or people I know) that they are embarrassed by the execution in Mask.

    It was just not executed well... or written well. Same with Murder, Baby, and I'd add Business Trip. Fake Name had the name confession but otherwise it was a good episode.

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  26. Sarah won't be pregnant, not even in the finale. That would mean she and Chuck had sex and Fedak doesn't want all the kiddies that watch and make up the largest proprotion of viewers to know that.

    Seriously though, I'm calling it right now, Sarah will not be pregnant by the end of the finale.

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  27. I liked the episode overall but something did feel a little off about it.

    Perhaps it was that we had seen this type of stuff from Casey and Gertrude earlier in the season and since Decker died there's no bigger arc to build toward.
    Even though i did enjoy Casey and Gertrude in this.

    Still it was much better than last week.

    In terms of Casey centric episodes I would rank it below Tic Tac and Couch lock but above Sensei and Undercover lover.

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  28. This is like calling it that Chuck and Sarah would be married by the end of season 4. You had to be a fuckin' ninny to not realize they would be by episode 3.

    And I am calling it right now... Sarah won't be preggers by the end of the series. She will have kids.

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  29. How about the house? They will never live in it. I'm calling it right now.

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  30. Biggest disappointment:-

    Didn't see Casey in his bathing costume :-(

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  31. We need an epic Chuck movie. Start to finish all the loop holes left from the series so all the writers will feel less guilty about screwing up the show for 5 years and get it right. Any opinions ?

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  32. NBC President Says “Chuck Is Over”. The show is doing a 1 rating. I think Chuck’s time has come. Chuck is over. Let’s alert the masses.” Way to insure none of us want to stick around for any of your other shows.

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  33. It was ok episode, some funny moments, last week The Baby was so much better, awesome episode. - Ted

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  34. It’s obvious. Greenblatt hates us, NBC hates us, and Chuck deserves better than this. We never forget. Wave as your audience leaves on the 27th and never comes back. Let’s end this with a bang. LONG LIVE CHUCK, BE IT DEAD OR ALIVE!!!

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  35. @Sue
    "The actors just play what is written. I don't see how they could steam up the scenes they're given."

    I can give you a simple example Sue, take their "sexy"(Disney sexy) scene from "Business Trip" and compare it to "Colonel" or "HoneyMooners"
    Its the exact same type of scene the couple about to have sex(having foreplay) until they get interrupted
    In "Colonel" and "Honeymooners"(more in Colonel) we see the couple devouring each other with passion,touching,french kissing etc. while in "Business Trip" we see the exact same couple sharing few extended pecks as an excuse for foreplay

    So the difference is clearly in the performance and not in the writing
    The writers job is to put the kiss and interaction in the scene,they have no control on how the scene is performed(that's up to the director and actors)

    With all that being said instead of unnatural,lame interactions and kisses(like we got all season5)i would rather see Chuck/Sarah working together as a team and having some romantic chats here and there about their future as a couple

    So i am happy with how the last few episodes played out from the Chuck/Sarah perspective
    As a plus they compensated their lack of believable couple moments(from a physical point of view)with some good scenes for Devon/Ellie and Casey/Gertrude so its all good

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  36. I've gotta scratch my head when people start talking about another season. I suspect it's one anonymous person, though.

    I've loved this show dearly, but it's clear that the ending is well timed. An episode like this one hammers that in.

    I put this episode about the same place you did. It did have more laughs than recent episodes and that was welcome after some serious episodes. Lester in drag was so damn funny.

    The episode's primary purpose seems to be setting up the character's attitudes for the end. Having Chuck and Sarah confront topic of having kids. Having Casey admit he has a girlfriend. Setting up what MAY be letting everyone in on the secret.

    Because they haven't given a hint in the story as to what the final mission is all about or what danger is ahead for them, I can see why people could think the show is pretty much over. I don't feel that way, but I can see why more casual viewers could think that way.

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  37. I can give you a simple example Sue, take their "sexy"(Disney sexy) scene from "Business Trip" and compare it to "Colonel" or "HoneyMooners"
    Its the exact same type of scene the couple about to have sex(having foreplay) until they get interrupted
    "In "Colonel" and "Honeymooners"(more in Colonel) we see the couple devouring each other with passion,touching,french kissing etc. while in "Business Trip" we see the exact same couple sharing few extended pecks as an excuse for foreplay"

    If the scene wasn't as "passionate" as the writers were intending the scene to be then the actors should have been informed and instructed. I don't think that scene was meant to be passionate so much as a comedic interrutus.

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  38. It's really fucking irritating me how stupid they are making Chuck and Sarah with this Carmichael Industries bullshit. She's half owner of a company that they sunk almost a billion dollars into and she doesn't even know they have a website? There is no excuse for how hands off she seems. They haven't made a cent in months and he wants to back out of a deal because he realized for the millionth time spying is dangerous?

    My hope for the finale is for them to find nice jobs somewhere with a stable company and then hand over their paychecks to Ellie(or hell even Clara) to oversee their finances. Maybe they could get a small allowance...maybe. If they can prove they will be responsible and not buy magic beans with it.

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  39. "How about the house? They will never live in it. I'm calling it right now."

    I'm calling that they will all die on the Titanic.

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  40. "So the difference is clearly in the performance and not in the writing "

    That's just patently wrong. Actors do what is written. They have very little freedom to stray from the script, especially on television since THERE IS NO TIME.

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  41. I totally agree, Sue. Carmichael Industries was a bust! Very poor writing, it made Chuck and Sarah look so bad and incompetent.

    "S, you need help if you think Mask is good. Even people who work on the show have told me (or people I know) that they are embarrassed by the execution in Mask"

    That's cool, it doesn't bother me at all and I agree that it wasn't one of the best written eps in the series, things about it bother me too. I can also understand that the big C/S shippers hate it with a passion, BUT I'm Not one of those people. In fact, I find the praise to Honeymooners weird since I find that ep pretty fluffy and boring with all the C/S romance overkill. And I'm not alone, both my niece and my sister pretty much enjoyed Mask and found Honeymooners boring for the most part as well. Mostly, we just rolled our eyes with all the excessive romance and whining over their spy life (and that whining continues in S5). I'm pretty sure there are many casual fans of the show out there (who never go to Chuck fansites or read reviews) who like Mask just fine. It's just the hardcores the ones who have big problems with it.

    So the showrunners are embarrased by it? Ok, they should also be embarrased of many other eps (Baby, most of S4) and things that have happened in the show. ;)

    S.

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  42. This was a so-so ep. Quite funny at times, but the mission was forgettable. Better than the ep from last week though.

    Do wonder why they keep insisting making Chuck so stupid at times though. Chuck the character have been poorly served since the start of season 4.

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  43. "That's just patently wrong. Actors do what is written. They have very little freedom to stray from the script, especially on television since THERE IS NO TIME."

    Are you sure actors never have a say in how to play the role? I'm pretty sure I've heard otherwise.

    In the Chuck and Sarah case, their relationship just feel odd sometimes for the early stage of their marriage. Chuck just doesn't seem to desire his wife much.. and with the way his wife looks well that's just wrong. So if that's Fedak idea of the early married life well..

    S.

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  44. Just putting it out there, I totes think that Sarah is actually pregnant NOW. She was the one to read the symbol sheet and one of them said 'Is that a P?' (for positive).

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  45. Oh well, honestly, NBC has absolutely NOTHING worth watching anymore-worst run network. They can't even make Monday Night Football work! CBS now rules the airwaves: (2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly, Unforgettable, Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest and the Mentalist are my favorites and that doesn't include their other popular shows like NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, CSI, Rules of Engagement, etc.). Bye Bye NBC after the finale of Chuck...........thanks for nothing.

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  46. Chuck and Sarah lived together for over a year before they got married. So, why would a piece of paper that says your legally tied to each other change how they behave? The behavior isn't that much different from before they married and were living together.

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  47. Am I the only one that thought the comments were hilarious, if a tad blunt. He's probably sick of hearing about the "Loyal" Chuck fanbase given the fact that they are seeing no evidence of the this, ratings wise.

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  48. "I totally agree, Sue. Carmichael Industries was a bust! Very poor writing, it made Chuck and Sarah look so bad and incompetent."

    But they ARE incompetent when it comes to creating and running a multimillion dollar business. None of them have any kind of competence to run even a lemonade stand. Being skilled spies just isn't enough.

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  49. Sue, it was an honest statement... and true. It WAS harsh, though. And unnecessarily so when you consider that the show is over. Why even respond at all other than to say "It's over. Sorry."

    But can I fault him for saying what I've been hearing UNFILTERED from my sources and been sharing with everyone for over a year? No. He just further proved what I've been telling you all. Most of the executives don't put much stock in the fandom noise.

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  50. With the present chemistry between Chuck and Sarah if she is pregnant it's not his. Dude left his hot wife alone in bed all night. He is so fucking lame. Maybe it's Morgans. LOL.

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  51. "But they ARE incompetent when it comes to creating and running a multimillion dollar business. None of them have any kind of competence to run even a lemonade stand. Being skilled spies just isn't enough."

    Not to mention they seem to be running it halfhearted, at best. Chuck gives superficial thought to it and Sarah not even that.


    "Sue, it was an honest statement... and true. It WAS harsh, though. And unnecessarily so when you consider that the show is over. Why even respond at all other than to say "It's over. Sorry." "

    It may have been harsh and unnecessary but I still thought it was funny. I prefer outspoken and honest to sugarcoating. That's why I'm here.

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  52. Maybe they are working their way back to Chuck and Morgan reuniting as a couple.

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  53. "I prefer outspoken and honest to sugarcoating."

    But I have found lots of people prefer the illusion. My cousin the other day was spouting some stuff that I have facts to easily contradict and at the end of the conversation she said "Magnus, just let me believe what I want to believe even if it makes no sense!"

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  54. And further proof it's the very weak DVD sales for season 4. Even crappy Smallville (yes, that show sucked!) sales were really good. Granted it's Superman related, no doubt that helped.

    Really hope the season 5 dvds sell better, it is a more fun season to me. I know I'll be buying it as soon as it comes out! :D

    S.

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  55. You have got to be kidding! This is just as bad as season 4, if not worse. The only reason there will be dvd sales at all is because of the people who already have seasons 1-4 who think it would be a waste not to have the complete set. Chuck without the intersect, Sarah and Chuck with limited chemistry = mediocre at best, buymorons seem to be the only thing with consistency. Anyway this is no way to finish out the series!

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  56. "You have got to be kidding! This is just as bad as season 4, if not worse."

    Nothing can be worse than season 4.

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  57. We'll see, the "Grand Finale" could tip the scales.

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  58. 5.12 and 5.13 could make or break season 5.

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  59. I really hope that it "makes" season 5! However, given the fact that they knew there were only 13 episodes to work with, and 5.1-5.9 are what they are, my optimism and patience are both wearing thin!

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  60. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    – Albert Einstein

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  61. Except that's not the definition of insanity.

    That's the definition of delusion. Insanity is actually mental illness.

    Sorry, Albert. You were very bright but you weren't a poet. ;)

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  62. If you have flat out hated this season it's very unlikely that the final four is going to change that in any way. You probably have already (either unconsciously or knowingly) decided that what ever comes up is going to suck.

    Every story can be told in a million ways, but not a single one of them is going please all. I have been mostly enjoying this season and firmly believe that the ending will be satisfactory at least. And as long as I'm personally satisfied nothing else really matters. For those who won't be satisfied: Tough luck, try again next time!

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  63. With all this bickering and complaining maybe they should of quit while they were ahead. Season 2. Like Rick Nelson said "You can't please everybody so you got to please yourself".

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  64. All Robert Greenblat said was that the shows time has come and that it's over.

    That's quite an accurate statement since the show wrapped up shooting two months ago and the actors were released from their contracts.

    Mr.Greenblat expected or wanted the show to do better this season and was disappointed when it didn't.

    On some Chuck fansites everyone is all pissed off at his comments like he said something bad.

    Some of them are vowing never to watch another show on NBC as long as he is still president.

    Television is a numbers game and Chuck didn't get the numbers it needed this year.

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  65. Friends, Seinfeld DVD's sell quite well. Maybe if Chuck goes into syndication it will draw more viewers and NBC, WB will recoup their losses.

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  66. I've liked season 5 quite a bit.

    We haven't had a lot of great episodes but they have all been solid efforts except Business Trip and Baby.

    Even those episodes could have been both really good with some tweaking especially Baby.

    Sarah's comment about not knowing they had a website was meant to be a lighthearted off hand remark.

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  67. It's not what Greenblat said but how and to whom he said it. He basically complained about watchers abandoning the show to people still watching it. Those who have already quit the show don't care about news related to the show so they will never see Greenblats statement. Only those still invested with the show will actually read or hear what he said.

    It falls into the same category as the anti-piracy messages in legally purchased dvd's. I bought the dvd, don't feed this crap to me, feed it to those making the illegal copies!

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  68. Well, Mr.Greenblat was responding to a Chuck fan who asked about getting more episodes.

    He's probably been asked that before by Chuck fans and you could tell by his response that it was frustrating for him.

    It was a little harsh but not a big deal.

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  69. When/where/how exactly did Casy get his hands on $10 million dollars ?

    I also laughed at the fact that you could easily tell that was the " Thailand swamp " set from phase 3 . I was half expecting to see Merlotte's as the base for the evil dooer !

    :)

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  70. By putting Chuck on friday nights and not promoting it he gave it a death sentence after the fans went ballistic with twitter, subway sandwich rallys and sending him nerds between seasons 3,4. It's all about profit and always will be. You don't make me a buck see you later. Why the fans dropped off the planet who knows? Maybe they felt is was a losing proposition. Once you kill the sexual tension between the lead characters you lose viewers. The writers left to many gaps between episodes. These questions will be kicked around long after this show ends Jan 27. All we can ask for is a movie if the true Chuck fans rally around the world and demand it. We did it before we can do it again. A true Chuck Fan. Peace Out.

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  71. I do not understand why they have not had one bed scene, one shower scene, one scene where chuck makes Sarah breakfast in bed with a Rose, no birthdays, dinner date nights, etc. The spy plots are crap.....come on fedak you nincon poop.

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  72. Gina you are right. Now that they're married they should have written in some romance. Making breakfast together like in The Honeymooners. Him giving her roses. Celebrating their birthdays. The fifth season jumps around like Fedak says. I just hope the ending doesn't suck.

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  73. Correction. The Suburbs. The Honeymooners had them having breakfast in bed but behind closed doors. No fun ;-(

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  74. They mentioned that the $10 million was counterfeit and asked Casey what he was going to do when they realized it. That's when he said he and Sarah would start shooting basically

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  75. Sarah shouldn't have eaten Morgan's left over pizza...she's definitely pregnant with his kid now. That beard is fucking VIRILE!

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  76. Romance is lacking well except for the tween variety, i.e. short kisses and corny craving of names into houses.

    Still, I can't help but adore Chuck & Sarah to the end, missed opportunities and lack of sexy included. The finale needs to hit the emotional spots for them though in order for me to continue to ignore how much better written they could've been as a couple this season (and how much better the show overall should've been esp since they knew this was the final season).

    CS are married, all that's left is the white picket fence, the dog and the baby. Might as well finish their journey with these things. Also if they quit the spy life, what they will do instead. Give me a finale that hints at the above, that has other emotional scenes (between Chuc/Ellie, Casey/Sarah/Chuck ect) and this season won't be a total write off for me.

    I want a series finale that reminds me why I have stuck by Chuck for 5 years. Make me laugh, cry, and realise that though all the plot holes and Disney kisses, it was worth hanging in until the end because I love these characters and as a cliche as it is, I want them to all ride off into the sunset.

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  77. This episode was like a waste of time. The person above who said they weren't going to watch the rest is kinda dumb, but this episode was like the last straw that just made me happy that Chuck is ending because they are using this last season to ruin the show. Don't get me wrong, there have been good moments and episodes that weren't too bad, but I was expecting more from writers who know their show is ending for good. I thought they were going to take it further and put everybody in worse situations and send CHUCK out with the biggest bang ever. Instead each episode feels like a filler episode. Like they are just biding their time till it's done.

    Anyway. About the actual episode. I thought they really dumbed Chuck down for this one about the whole pregnancy thing. Chuck has always been a more sensitive guy and for goodness sake, even Casey knew! LOVED Devon in his suit and Sarah looking sexy again. I love Gertrude but the way she was baby-ing Casey annoyed me. Lester made a really good woman so those scenes were hilarious.
    "The creators of the show don't seem to understand that logic and allow the weapon to fire over and over even when the safety feature is on. What happens to the bullets? Do they have WINGS? Do they fly around the target? It is stupid." Was thinking the exact same thing while watching. Very dumb.
    Must say I was impressed by Morgan's sharpshooting skills at the end.

    Lindz

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  78. I like it when the show goes for pseudo-science/ unrealistic gadgets a'la 007, but then the show quickly forgets them... Even if these things don't always work, I like the effort.-
    1- Spider robot they used only ONCE - wouldn't you use that thing, like, every mission?
    2- Hand held EMP device (20 years too soon)
    3- Laudinol - Only referred to in "Tic-Tac"
    4- The Governor - they never really did much with that, or at least, not to my satisfaction.
    5- The pimped out Herder. We only saw it once!!! That was the highlight of S1! Bring back Lazlo!!! (they won't)
    6- Orion's wrist computer - Did Chuck lose it? WTF i'd wear that shit every damn day!
    7- "Smart bullets" - for dumb people who can't aim.
    There are many, many more but...
    8- Finally, The Intersect itself. Talk about an unrealistic concept, but it's kept me glued for 5 seasons.
    About the only thing I've found unsatisfying about the last 2 seasons is the ever shrinking BUDGET which is really showing now. They seem to want to do more high concept stuff but simply cannot afford to. As much as I love/ have loved this show, I'd rather see this show go than watch it suffer due to lack of adequate funding.

    ALSO- Chuck and Sarah have NOT been doing the nasty nearly enough this season... Highly unrealistic.

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