Not this time, I think.
TV Guide interviews Josh Schwartz the man who created a bit of a ruckus is summer with his comments at the San Diego ComicCon. He does seem more guarded and cautious, revealing little beyond what the cast (notably Zac Levi and Yvonne Strahovski) have already said. But there is some interesting new information.
TVGuide.com: Does he always have in the back of his mind that being a spy puts his family in even more danger?
Schwartz: Yeah, and that’s really going to be at the forefront this year. Captain Awesome [Ryan McPartlin] found out last year and he’s going to be thrust into this world to a much higher degree than even Chuck anticipated. We get to see how awesome Awesome really is.
Awesome as hero! I like that.
And about Chuck and Sarah?
TVGuide.com: What are we going to see with their relationship this season?
Schwartz: A lot of good stuff. When we start off the season, it’s very clear that something traumatic has happened between Chuck and Sarah in the intervening time. You’ll eventually see what that was. As they start to realize that she is at the heart of whether or not he operates properly as a spy, it only complicates the relationship further. There’s really good internal barriers to them being a couple and there’s also external forces in the form of Brandon Routh and Kristin Kreuk, which further complicates things.
To me, that sounds “intense” (and I’ve admitted already that this is what captured me so thoroughly at the end of S2). That’s “intense” as opposed to “traumatic”.
I also find interesting his choice of the words “external forces” to describe Routh and Kreuk, and I assume, their characters, Shaw and Hannah.
Okay, I’m trying desperately to retain my composure, and I’m failing more every day. Everything I’ve seen or heard (and even some of the more intelligent guesswork on the boards) has made me more excited for Jan. 10 and season 3. The teasers have been – well, awesome, and intelligent beyond my expectations. What I’ve seen so far has surprised me.
And that’s the least surprising thing of all.
30 days and counting!