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Chucksters vs. The Final Frontier: A farewell letter

“Chuck, I fell for you a long long time ago. After you fixed my phone, and before you started defusing bombs with viruses.”

When thinking about the Chuck series finale, this quote always came to mind.  It’s a line spoken by Sarah in the episode “Chuck vs. The Other Guy” in season three when he asks her if she loves him.  It’s one of those lines where the writers just nailed it.  I can’t think of a better way to describe when I knew that this was the show for me.  In fact, I’m not even going to try.

Then I ask myself why.  What is it about Chuck that kept me coming back for these past five years.  Again, the writers did my work for me.  Below is a scene from the season 4 episode “Chuck vs. The Push Mix”.

Here is a show that is best described as a comedic science fiction spy drama.  It has computers that a person can download into their brain.  Suped up Nerd Herders.  Evil spy organizations bent on world domination.  It has everything that you would want in a fun show.  But at the same time it has these great moments.  Moments that are not overly flashy.  But they are funny.  They are sad.  They are real.  Intertwined within all of the crazy spy adventures of our team, there is this sense that these are real people.  And over the past five years, Chuck never lost that.  Even during the finale.  In its final moments, Chuck made me laugh.  It made me cheer.  I was scared, yet full of hope.  I even fought back a few tears.  That is how I will remember this show.  It won’t be the missions.  It won’t be the cool gadgets or the pop culture references.  It will be those moments that can only be described as real.

So to Chuck, Sarah, Casey, and the rest of the Buy More gang I say thank you and farewell.

To Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, and Adam Baldwin:  If you ever want to save the world again, you know where to find us.

J.

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