Well, fellow Chuck fans, we made it! Give yourselves a big Buy More pat on the back. To everybody who's stuck with this show: I’m proud of you guys. If there’s one thing you can say about Chuck fans, it’s that we’re dedicated. The story of an electronics-store-employee-turned-secret-agent has consistently inspired a passionate following with influence beyond its modest size, though we’ve had to endure some trying times. Every season it seemed the threat of cancellation was constantly looming over the show’s proverbial head. And at one point, NBC actually did say it was officially cancelled. But we Nerd Herd-ians wouldn’t accept that, couldn’t accept that. So what did we do? We launched the craziest, most amazing internet campaign EVER! Did you know that in protest of the cancellation news, fans sent then-NBC chief Ben Silverman more Nerds candy than anybody could consume in a lifetime? That’s not only hilarious, but very creative as well.
Yes, it's been a perpetual battle to keep Chuck on the air, but thanks to all the loveable diehards, we got a fifth and final season to give this show some proper closure. Has the show's fifth season been its best? I don’t think even the most dedicated among us could claim that. There have undeniably been a few glitches along the way. How many of you stopped watching, or almost stopped watching, after Morgan was Intersecterized (that’s probably not the right way to say it)? *raises hand* I’ll admit the thought intersected (har) my mind, but it was fleeting. Chuck has never been a show that takes itself too seriously, and that’s what I’ve always loved about it. Essentially, it’s a fun, fluffy spy show for people wanting a break from heavy, serialized dramas. And thankfully, the writers did away with Morgan being the Intersect rather quickly (I attribute it to Nerd pressure).
This Friday marks the two-hour series finale, and I can’t help but speculate on what's going to happen. So here are the five things I'd like to see:
1. Chuck and Sarah end up TOGETHER!
Yvonne Strahovski discussing the finale: “It’s definitely going to keep people sort of sitting on the edge of their seats, wondering how this is going to finish up, or is it going to finish up in a good or a bad way. It’s quite heartfelt and there is sort of an element of tragedy leading up to the finale. It will all make sense when you watch it.”
I have heard the rumblings of rumors of a chance that there won’t be a happily ever after, but I don’t for a second believe it. Chuck and Sarah not ending up together would be like killing off Harry Potter in the last book/movie. It’s just not going to happen.
2. Jeff and Lester become spies
Whoa! I can hear you angrily typing already. Just hear me out. It’s definitely a long shot, but I think it would be hilarious if Jeff and Lester tried to enter the spy game. I know there is a large contingent of you who've never quite cared for Jeff and Lester’s unsavory antics, but they usually mange to elicit a chuckle or two out of me. Plus, Vik Sahay (Lester) has been a Canadian hero of mine ever since his Radioactive days (even Canadians have probably never heard of that show, but it was funny, trust me). I thought it was quite comical seeing Lester decked out in spy gear chomping on a cigar, and Jeff having a little too much fun with a flamethrower. And really, if Morgan can be a spy, anybody can.
3. A grandiose Subway plug
You may have noticed—okay, you've almost certainly noticed—that Subway has been prominently featured many times in the past few seasons. As many of you know by now, Chuck has had a sponsorship deal with Subway to help with the show's expenses. Last week, Seth posted an article about product placement on television, and mentioned the ridiculous fifty-second commercial for Subway that appeared in a recent episode of Hawaii Five-0. I want Chuck to go even more over-the-top. I’m hoping the writers throw subtlety out the drive-thru window and make the team actually have to infiltrate a Subway. Can you imagine Chuck and Sarah in Subway uniforms? Sexy, right?
4. Morgan proposes to Alex
I can remember liking Morgan before Chuck's writers unwisely saddled him with the Intersect, and now that’s he’s back to being his normal, sidekick self, I want the best for him again. So I’d like to see Morgan get down on one knee and butcher his proposal by quoting Star Wars or some other geeky movie (and also for Alex to say yes, of course).
5. The Buy More gets destroyed (again)
I realize this has already been done, but damn it, I want it to happen again, only BIGGER! I want shoot-outs in the appliances section, RPG wars in electronics, flame-thrower fights in the locker rooms, and a giant explosion to cap it all off. Oh, and for Jeff and Lester play a key part in its destruction.
What’s on your wish list? Any unforgivable things you feel I failed to mention? Let me have it in the comments.