The second half of season 4 was not that great especially compared to the first half. This Finale was not as good as the original finale in episode 13 but non the less it workede. The show mad a mess of it by first showing Sarah at the wedding in a promo meaning she wasnt going to die thus the entire episode i could not empathies with chuck as much as I knew things would always work out.
The final moments of the episode were a bit strange and I have long felt that the weakness of the writters of this show is that, while they write great individual episodes. They tend to step on thier toes when looking at the big picture.
To start with, Buymore is not nearly as good a cover as chuck has said. Fulcrum, Volkoff and the Ring including other bad guys, have all noticed the strangeness of buy more and they have actually attacked it on multiple bases, making it a bad cover. I ubderstand the need ti keep it in the show but truthfully its not a good cover.
The next problem is Morgan as the intersect. Dont you find it strange That Fulcrum and the Ring actively sort for intersect candidates including the CIA and they had a hard time finding one but hear is morgan all ready and capable of handling the download process. The show had established morgan as a good guy of average intelligence and handling such levels of intel would just be too much for a guy whose been developed in a light that shows him as an averagely intelligent guy. There is also the matter of poor foresight here; well at least that is how I see it. Overall Chuck not being an intersect is not as good an idea as they say. I know the creators said something about chuck being a good enough spy without the intersect but I got say, there are maybe one or two moments chuck didnt need the intersect. In the field he needs the intersect as he can not fight, shoot or do anything physical as he is not trained. he has continually used the intersect in physical situations, and the only way they can not give him the intersect is by saying eventually he trained and got good and the mustle memory from using the intersect helped improve him quickly.
I thought for season 5: Morgan would have been better served working in castle providing tech support maybe with Alex while the original three are in the field. Ellie and Mary might do some Forensic computing, data mining and occasional field work (Mary not Ellie) and maybe develop tech for the team to use. I think Season 5 will have the CIA in a massive conspiracy that has them having a desire for world domination or something. General Beckman might secretly work with the Team to put an end to the involved people, and she will feed them info covertly.