Good-bye, Chuck

Posted on January 25, 2012

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We completely bought into the marketing for Chuck back in 2007. I mean, how could we not? A guy who works the tech desk at Best Buy, I mean a guy who runs the Nerd Herd at Buy More accidentally becomes the greatest spy in the world. Chuck Bartowski was every kid’s dream come to life. I’d lost my job back in 2007, so watching a guy adrift in Life suddenly discover purpose was an easy sell.

We Watched It

Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) lives with his sister Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and her fiancee Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb (Ryan McPartlin). Chuck works at the Buy More where he provides tech support as part of the Nerd Herd. When the series began, he got a package from his old college room-mate, Bryce Larkin (Matt Bomer). Chuck opens it and finds a pair of cool sunglasses. He puts them on, sees a flash of light, and passes out. When he wakes up, he discovers that the US intelligence database has been downloaded into his head via a program called the Intersect.

The CIA and the NSA are after the Intersect. Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) picks Chuck up, only it turns out she’s a CIA operative after the Intersect. Using more direct methods, John Casey (Adam Baldwin) presents the NSA’s case for access.

Together they discover that not only does Chuck know everything, but the Intersect programmed him with all the skills he needed to be the world’s greatest secret agent.

Sticking

Chuck never got stuck in a rut. There was always some huge challenge that the team had to overcome during the season, while accomplishing missions for the US government. They dealt with discoveries, revelations, betrayals, marriages, births, and even moving the Intersect. They kept us guessing every season.

Good-bye

After five wonderful years, it’s time to say good-bye. The final episodes air on January 27th, 2012.

Over five years, we fell in love with Chuck, his friends, and his family. We met his dad (played by Scott Bakula), and his mom (played by Linda Hamilton). We learned why Devon really is awesome. We suffered through the antics of Jeffster alongside the crew. We even got an on-screen reunion between Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau, who worked together on Firefly.

To the cast and crew of Chuck: Thank you. You brought a little extra light into millions of lives every week. I know this is an emotional time for all of you, as witnessed by Zachary Levi tearing up in this interview.

 

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