A lot of speculation has gone on in other blog discussions while we are on a forced Chuck hiatus about what the future holds for our hero and his transformation into a spy. A lot of the conversation revolves around whether or not Chuck will kill someone this season. Or to be more specific (since he whipped out The Morgan tm successfully, twice) will Chuck shoot someone with something other than a tranq gun? I know this is a rather dark topic, but I wanted to take the opportunity to explore this topic with you as we wait for the conclusion of the Olympics.
Chuck has never been fond of guns, dead bodies or killing. Let’s be honest: it freaks him out. Without rehashing all of the past illustrations of his aversion, let’s look at what possible situation(s) would force Chuck to violate his moral code and shoot someone.
I don’t think it is as far fetched as some will argue. He has inadvertently killed using The Morgan tm twice, and was complicit in the use of the Fulcrum Intersect on crazy cougar lady and company to save Sarah, which left some agents dead, other in a vegetative state. What would it take to employ a gun? Would he do it to save a teammate, most likely Sarah? Would he do it to protect his family?
I think there is a good possibility he will shoot someone this season. I also think we will see Chuck use every ounce of Chuckness (I know, I couldn’t come up with anything better) to avoid it until there is no other choice. Only then will the choice be deemed acceptable.
Then he will understand Sarah and her choices better. I have always maintained that Sarah uses violence as a last resort. Her default settings are intellect, assets (hers ;-) ), then violence. You never see her relish the kill like you do with Casey and that makes her far more human to me in that dimension. I think Chuck will understand the Mauser shooting and the toll the spy life has/is taking on Sarah. Now please understand: I’m not saying either Chuck or Sarah like it. I just think that should it happen, it could be a way to bring them closer, more as equals and partners.
I want to know what you think about the odds, situations, and ramifications if Chuck is put in the position to have to pull a real trigger.