Chuck vs the Hero’s Journey

Chuck vs the Hero’s Journey

In one of the interviews when the show aired, Chris Fedak mentioned that they had the outline of the Hero’s Journey in the back of their mind when plotting season 3. Well, it seems they followed it pretty well. Chuck’s S3 hero’s journey: 12 stages in...
Why Does Chuck Stand Down in Tic Tac?

Why Does Chuck Stand Down in Tic Tac?

If Laudanol works by removing fear, why does Chuck stop strangling the Ring’s goon when Sarah calls to him? Is it some other emotion (like love) or is it because she is his superior officer and handler? It’s because of Sarah and his love for her....
What If Hannah Is a Shaw Plant?

What If Hannah Is a Shaw Plant?

Hannah is made to be the perfect female version of season-1 Chuck. But some viewers think that Hannah being Chuck’s mirror is too convenient and too contrived. A bright computer genius who lost a great job (just as Chuck lost a great future at Stanford) and who...
Does S3 Sarah Reject Chuck?

Does S3 Sarah Reject Chuck?

Some viewers maintain that season-3 Sarah rejects Chuck because he’s becoming a spy and she can’t trust him. I have already written a post on this topic and why it makes no sense (the first view of season 3) but, if pictures speak louder than words, we can...
3.12 If Sarah Is Going to Washington…

3.12 If Sarah Is Going to Washington…

I wrote several posts, both old and new, on why I think Sarah is going to meet with Chuck even before Casey’s revelation about the mole in 3.12 American Hero. The posts are Where is Sarah going?, On packing and Faith, Prague vs American Hero in music, Sarah vs...
S3 Relationships. Why?

S3 Relationships. Why?

As much as I hate the S3 relationships, I do see a purpose for them within the internal logic and structure of the show. This is a show built on counterpoint and patterns. Both Chuck and Sarah face the ghost from their past (Bryce, Jill). Both face the temptation from...

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