Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas at the Buy More

I think it's petty safe to assume that anybody who'd kill an evil but unarmed, surrendering man in order to protect the underachieving, yet quaint life of another human being might just have a feeling or two for that human being.  Not that Sarah's rapidly developing, yet frustratingly repressed feelings for Chuck are any sort of news flash, but watching her fatally shoot a man (even if that man was Fulcrum) was definitely breaking news for me (and Chuck apparently).  And I'm with Chuck on this one.  You see, knowing that the person whom you harbor not so secret feelings for takes human lives as part of her job description and actually seeing her do it are two different things.  Plus, Sarah killed that Fulcrum agent to protect the sanctity of Chuck's secret (and thus, the sanctity of his life with his sister and friends), so knowing that she did what she did for him had to sting.  And yet, it's an image that will forever be burned into Chuck's memory for better or worse much like that Intersect he so closely guards.  

I have to admit that I didn't see the Fulcrum twist coming, so I was pretty disappointed that the last episode until February (!!) wasn't going to have any of the usual spy trappings.  But then it happened -- Chuck flashed on the negotiator's watch and it was on.  I loved the twist about the gunman because I never imagined that he was part of Fulcrum.  And while Chuck's secret may have died (assassin-style) with the negotiator, it's alive and well with the original gunman.  Luckily, he's tucked away safely with Casey.  For now anyway.  February can't come soon enough.

If you missed this week's episode ("Chuck Versus Santa Claus"), you can watch it for free at Hulu.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know about this episode. If Sarah arrests the fulcrum agent, Chuck is pretty much going to a CIA controlled detainment center never to be seen again for the rest of his life by anyone including Sarah. So killing an unarmed fulcrum agent mainfeted Sarah's love for Chuck and her desire not to lose him or lose being accepted by his family in some kinda of psycho murderous way. Not that I have a problem with it. We know the government's exit strategy for Chuck once the new intersect is ready, so a girlfriend who will kill anyone who will mess with Chuck even if the situation you do it in is shady will be a benefit. Overall though I found it a bit dark how this show has been written.

But what I really want to know now is what happened to Lizzy the pita girl who also knows Chuck secret?