The most important, while not necessarily the most interesting, but certainly the most central aspect, of this season is Chuck's Mom. Momma Bartowski, played by Linda Hamilton, like her or hate her, looks like she'll be here 'til the end of the 13 episode mark, or possibly even 'til the end of the season and beyond.
I personally dislike her character because the "not-really-good-not-really-bad" kind of agent has been played before, most effectively by Brandon Routh as Shaw, before that by Jordana Brewster as Jill, and before that, way back in the first season, by Matthew Bomer as Bryce. Now, while having a recurring theme running through a show isn't necessarily a bad thing, I actually like their portrayal of the spy life as such a gray life style, a kind of less intense version of Alias (and yes, I know that's a stress, but any spy show I ever watch will forever be compared to that show). But I am kind of getting sick of a central character being deceiving. The ambiguity of the spy world can, and is more than effectively, being portrayed by Beckman, played by Bonita Friedericy, with her sometimes questionable missions for Chuck. This redundancy takes up valuable air time which could be left to more interesting plot lines, in my opinion.
I would really love to see Momma B turn into the villain we all thought she was. I would love the duality it would signify, with Chuck's Dad being "good' and his Mom being "evil" it could be like him being torn into two different directions, with his mom trying to convince him to join her side.
Also, as a side note, I'd love to see Jill return this season, along with Cole Barker, and Carina. Pretty much every guest character they've had on the show. I love 'em.
So let's hear some thoughts!