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Farewell to Chuck

January 30, 2012 - Pam Rodgers
For those who have read my blog, you know that my favorite show is Chuck. This season, I haven’t blogged about the show nearly as much as I did last season. The reasons vary but one is that I knew that this is the final season of the show and I wasn’t sure I wanted to express my feelings about the show I’ve come to love.

This season got off to a slightly disappointing start, despite my insistence that I like the first three episodes, I can now safely saw that they weren’t my favorite. That really got me down, knowing that three of the final 13 episodes were wasted on a storyline I didn’t like.

But Chuck is still Chuck and I have been enjoying the last season, overall. The episode leading up to the finale made me mad, something I am not used to with this show. Most of my love for the show comes from the relationship of the two lead characters, Chuck and Sarah. Prior to the finale, the show messed with this in a big way. 

The Bartowskis didn’t get divorced or die or anything like that but let’s just say that creators of the show did something to Sarah that I would never have thought of doing in a million years. 

So not only was I going in to the finale with a heavy heart but also a little miffed at the creators of the show. Thus far, they hadn’t let me down in fixing these major game changers in a favorable way but I was certainly not enthused with the direction they were heading.

So as I was watching the two-hour series finale, I was a mixed bag of emotions. I was happy to see my favorite characters in action one last time. I was mad at some parts of the story. I was sad because I knew as the clocked ticked closer to 9 p.m. the show would soon be complete and I would never see a new adventure for Team Bartowski. Needless to say, a box of tissues was nearby.

I have very mixed feelings about the finale overall. I still love the show but the finale wasn’t as fulfilling as I hoped. When the final frame faded to black my first thought was, “That’s it?” The story left the main story of Chuck and Sarah completely open ended. It was a little ridiculous, in my opinion. I was outraged for a few minutes before I fully thought about the possibilities. The creators left the Chuck and Sarah’s fate entirely to the viewers, I hate that. It is their job to tell the story and not shoved it onto us as fans to come up with an ending in our own minds. That’s not why I watch television.

So I must end my farewell blog here. I have typed and deleted two rants that are better left for private discussion. I have too many conflicting thoughts about the finale to continue. I have discussed the finale with my sister the most, and I am sure we will be talking about this for awhile.

I will end by saying that I will always love Chuck. It is a unique show and I enjoyed watching it on NBC. Now I will have the DVDs to remember all of the great moments and who knows, maybe we will get a Chuck movie...


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