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NBC (ended 2012)
Ok I have been going back and forth between reviews of this episode and Facebook comments and it seems to have about a 60-40 like/dislike by the fans. I personally liked the episode for its subtle hints at what it was structuring for different story lines that the series has been working with since Season 2 and 3. One of these, which was blatantly obvious by the ending of the episode, is that the creators of the show (Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak) have wanted to keep the whole "Chuck struggling with balancing his real life and spy life" in the story even now that everyone really close to him knows that he's a spy. The other though, is a little more subtler in the development of Chuck and Sarah's path to marriage, is that this episode actually had to deal with financial security for both Chuck and Sarah, with Chuck moreprominent. Now many of you will try to debunk this by saying that the promo for the next episode involves an INCREASE in the amount of intersect analysts in the government, but you have got to remember what General Beckman said towards the end of the episode about how the new intersect team should have first consulted Chuck, the current intersect, before continuing on their operation. Also the little quip from one "Captain Rick Noble" (played by the very excellent Old Spice Man, Isaiah Mustafa) about how he doesn't know how Chuck deals with the all the information the intersect has to offer in his head on a daily basis. Now one thing I didn't like is how they didn't quite address the whole "Governor" thing. From what I remember Chuck's mind is one in a million in how it can retain and control all the information Intersect Alpha, and Intersect 2.0 ( and possibly Intersect Fulcrum if it was not removed by Stephen Bartowski or maybe was in the Intersect 2.0), and even with his one in a million mind he started melting down after what, 3 years? So do these new agents get a Governor, or does the new computer they got the Intersect from take care this problem? I would like these questions answered so I can fully review the information I took in from this episode for the canon, but otherwise a fairly good episode if they get the right arc going. I give it a B.
I think the need for the Governor MAY have been rectified by Ellie. Remember that when she was working on Stephen's laptop she said that her father was trying to store information in the brain like he would on a computer, but that the brain doesn't work that way. She made SOME sort of change to how the Intersect works, we just don't know what it is.
|If Chuck was made overseer of all aspects of the intersect project, Why then, Did he not simply TAKE back his dad's laptop?|
Well, maybe he's in charge of it but that doesn't mean the laptop is his property (in the government's eyes).
For example: if Orion had made a mini-nuke (or some other destructive device) they'd still takepossessionof it and wouldn't let an agent keep it in their bedroom.
But the NSA is definitely overstepping some lines. In some ways I can't blame her, the Intersect is an incredibly useful asset and until now the government has been sitting on their hands.
Another thing I liked, both the agents started acting much friendlier without the Intersect. Though only male-Gretta had any lines about it, I'm pretty sure the girl started smiling as well.
As for the governor...
It's implied at the beginning of this season that "someone" has learned how to make them. Chuck apparently has at least 3 of them in his apartment. We see him grab a watch from a mechanical-winder in his apartment and the one he grabbed wasn't Stephen's old watch.
So it's possible that at the end of last season Chuck gave the governor designs to the CIA so they could make him a fully functional one as well as some spares.
On the other hand, it's possible that Ellie did fix the issue by looking at the "unknown" brain problem as a doctor instead of an engineer. It was vague what the whole point of that "fix" was other than the fact that it also restored Chuck's deleted Intersect.
|I don't like the new lady she makes me uneasy. Good episode but no Ellie intersect.|
|I don't like where this is going. I would love Ellie to work on the intersect and make Chuck better, but if she gets one put in. I don't want her to go on missions. |
I don't like the new lady she makes me uneasy. Good episode but no Ellie intersect.
I actually would like to see her accidentally upload the intersect (next season) by accident, and the rest of the episode you could see the effects (mostly comical) before Chuck realises and removes it.
BUT that is the only scenario I would see her with an intersect.
I would also like to see Chuck and Elle working together on their dad's research.