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Old November 24 2010, 09:29 PM   #16
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Re: Chuck: Season 4 (Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski) Discussion/Spoil

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I was hoping that they're doing a semi-game changer in this episode. I mean, Chuck was in that machine for a long time. The scientist said that they're erasing his memories, but as far as we know, everything is fine with his mind.

Would have been great if Chuck came back "wrong" ala Sam in supernatural. Maybe his love for Sarah survives that, but with no memories; just the whole Intersect/Spy stuff in his mind.

That's what I was hoping for--that Chuck would forget who he was, or at least his friends, or being a spy. That would have at least made it less formulaic.
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Old November 25 2010, 03:25 PM   #17
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I disagree.. it would have been pretty formulaic because in a few episodes down the line they'd restore his memory through technobbabble/a device/a crisis.. whatever. This has been done to death in many shows, novels and movies and always comes off as forced and unbelievable because in TV reality you can't do a total reset of the show and almost start from scratch (especially if it's a halfway successful show).

The writers have already tortured me with Chuck/Sarah will they, won't they in season 2 and 3 and i've had enough of that. They even acknowledged it during Comic Con that they took it too far and have learned their lesson so i doub't we'll get any artificial prolonging of anything to create drama.

This two parter (especially the 2nd part) was insanely cool.. Sarah in a no holds barred fight for the fate of her beloved, the team working as one to save Chuck and that huge mystery of Stephen J. Bartowski's notebook (i'm betting it's some form of Intersect.. i heard the distinctive sound of something powering up as soon as Ellie had typed in the password).
Pure gold and i can't wait to see what happens next.. the 4th season has that a lot.. brisk pacing. There were hardly any filler episodes and all episodes moved along the major storyline of this season. Something i'm very glad about and what makes Chuck even better.

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"I got people who'll take teeth and leeches for me. I'm a lucky guy."
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Old November 25 2010, 03:49 PM   #18
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Re: Chuck: Season 4 (Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski) Discussion/Spoil

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Pure gold and i can't wait to see what happens next.. the 4th season has that a lot.. brisk pacing.
Agreed. The pacing has been great this year, especially compared to the slow builds that we got most other seasons.
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Old November 29 2010, 10:34 PM   #19
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Old November 30 2010, 04:16 AM   #20
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This episode started out like the last two--middling--but at the half hour mark it picked up when the story shifted from the tired cliche of taking over Buy More by the Bad Guys and the Team tries to take it back thread to the get together at Ellie's.

I didn't particularly care for the way Chuck's loss of the Intersect was handled story-wise and the way he got it back was contrived--it just sooo happened Ellie found the computer that could restore the Intersect to Chuck just at the moment he just happened to lose it--and for that matter Chuck's mom's reason for eliminating it from him was forced. She didn't think Chuck would come after her with or without it--it just meant he'd be in more danger.

I don't think the show has been as good as last season. I've more often than not enjoyed Chuck but 4 years might be a good enough run for it.
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Old November 30 2010, 04:18 AM   #21
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I'm so glad to see a Chuck thread! I came looking for one a week or two ago, and I just couldn't believe that there wasn't one. (Happy)
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Old November 30 2010, 09:01 AM   #22
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Every time Ellie and Awesome talk about Chuck "spying again," it comes across like he was a peeping tom who got caught.
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Old November 30 2010, 09:18 AM   #23
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The episode was entertaining, but I really, really didn't care for how he got his intersect back.

The series is becoming far too formulaic for me.
Good on those who enjoy it though.
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Old November 30 2010, 09:26 AM   #24
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Is Subway picking up like half the bill for the budget or something? This goes beyond distracting. It's Smallville bad.
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Old November 30 2010, 03:24 PM   #25
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Yay! Spitting Timothy Dalton!
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Old November 30 2010, 03:29 PM   #26
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Re: Chuck: Season 4 (Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski) Discussion/Spoil

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Is Subway picking up like half the bill for the budget or something? This goes beyond distracting. It's Smallville bad.
It's a sizable portion of the budget. I'm actually extremely surprised Castle isn't built below a Subway.

If Chuck EVER loses the intersect again, I'm turning the damn TV off. This better be the last time they screw around with the intersect until he gets it out in the series finale.
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Old November 30 2010, 03:59 PM   #27
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Same here. His dream sequence with Lester was hilarious, but it is getting tiresome.
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Old November 30 2010, 08:19 PM   #28
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I'm eating a Subway sandwich right now, and despite what Big Mike and Morgan think, they do not smell like great-smelling food smells.
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Old November 30 2010, 09:11 PM   #29
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Chuck got around 6 million viewers last night... better than the Event. Although it did have limited competition.
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Old December 1 2010, 12:02 AM   #30
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Best part was the spoof on Die Hard.. Seriously, Morgan fucking up the iconic gun pull scene from the end of Die Hard was just awesome.

Worst part? "Come with me if you want to live!" Seriously.. we get it. It's Sarah Connor.. er.. Linda Hamilton and she had a part in an obscure SF cult movie series.
It was funny back when Lundgren had to "break" Chuck and maybe funny with the other halfway famous guest stars but this was just cringe-inducing.
Yeah we know who she played and yes.. the movies are popular but this falls into the category of "Too easy.. just let it pass".

Otherwise a very good episode and a nice end to an otherwise really crap day i had.
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