Prague vs American Hero in Music

Prague vs American Hero in Music

Kelly Dean Jolley has an excellent post on Prague (3.01 Pink Slip) in terms of music. Why Does Chuck Refuse to Run? Or, The Man Who Walked Backwards. Chuck sees Sarah, smiles weakly, and walks towards her in order to walk away from her. It’s a heart-breaking...
What Is the Point of the Final Arc?

What Is the Point of the Final Arc?

After watching the series finale, many viewers conclude that the final scene was too open-ended. If the kiss works, they say, Sarah’s amnesia is pointless. If the kiss doesn’t work, the writers ruined years of Sarah’s character growth and relationship building...
What Is She Thinking?

What Is She Thinking?

In episode 3.12 Chuck vs the American Hero, Sarah is mad at Chuck for allegedly executing Perry the mole in cold blood in his quest to become a spy for the greater good. Chuck cannot tell her what really happened with Perry at the train tracks because it would...
I Never Bought Them as a Couple

I Never Bought Them as a Couple

AChuck fan recently wrote, “This is probably the most unpopular opinion for Chuck fans but I never bought Chuck and Sarah as a couple. Someone like Sarah it seems like wouldn’t be all doe-eyed over a guy, which is not to say I think she’d be...
Why is Chuck Distant Towards Sarah in Mid S2?

Why is Chuck Distant Towards Sarah in Mid S2?

Chuck is mostly distant towards Sarah in the middle episodes of season 2. Why? In 2.11 Santa Claus, he gives Sarah his mother’s charm bracelet as a token of his love and then is shocked to see her execute an unarmed Mauser in cold blood and is fed a lie by her...
Scene Symmetries in Chuck

Scene Symmetries in Chuck

As Kelly Dean Jolley writes in his Chuck book, Chuck “is a show of patterns: of duplications, of symmetries, of echoes, of types and anti-types. It is animately, virtuosically contrapuntal–like Bach. It speaks an elaborate language of images, events,...
It’s Not About the Memories

It’s Not About the Memories

What’s the point of the final arc of the series? Isn’t Sarah’s growth, which represents half of the show, all for naught if she loses her memories and remembers nothing of the past five years? The memories do come back with the magical...

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