Well friends, I’ve decided to look into my cracked crystal ball and share some thoughts for our upcoming episodes of Chuck. As this arc is nearing the middle, or in my view, the bottom, I choose to be optimistic for coming out of this fog of character assassination and move on to a flurry of more fun episodes, getting back to the things that made us fall for the show in the first place.
With that said, I know we are still bottoming out and I think that 3.08 is still going to be darker than I would like. In that vein, I’d like to share another song I think would be appropriate and why I’ve selected it after the break.
A good portion of the first 7 episodes has dealt with everyone’s choices. Chuck choosing to become a spy and what it is costing him. Sarah dealing with choosing Chuck and a “normal” life, only to be rejected. Devon sees the, well, awesome and exciting aspects of the spy life, only to see reality and that the grass isn’t as green as he thought. In each scenario, a character thought the other choice, the other side of the proverbial fence, was better, the grass greener.
Chuck learned in Nacho Sampler how hard it is to be a spy and got a taste of how hard it has been for Sarah (and to a lesser extent, Casey) these last few years when you like your asset. Sarah has seen first hand how hard it has been to juggle a “normal” life with the spy life and the toll it takes. Devon is barely holding it together after the high of adventure has worn off. Each thought the other had it so good but reality is showing them another side.
I chose an old ‘80’s song called “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw. You can click the link to listen or scroll down to read the lyrics. I could see this being sung by Jeffster. The song says it better than I, but I could see this being played as we see a montage of new decisions being made by our favorite characters that will move them out of this low spot they are in.
I envision things like Chuck breaking it off with Hannah and seeing her off. Sarah telling Shaw they can’t be more than professional colleagues, putting the charm bracelet on, and them meeting at the fountain. Chuck and Sarah agree they should go back to their old cover, only we know it isn’t a cover at all. It is a starting point, and it doesn’t fix the relationship in one fail swoop, but I don’t want a magic reset button on the last 7 episodes either. The cover gives them plausible deniability with work, but we know it’s real, because it is. Maybe then we can move forward and get back to the fun. I’m curious to hear what you think!
Wouldn’t It Be Good lyrics
I got it bad
you don’t know how bad I got it.
You got it easy
you don’t know when you’ve got it good.
It’s getting harder
just keeping life and soul together
I’m sick of fighting even though I know I should.
The cold is biting through each and ev’ry nerve and fibre
My broken spirit is frozen to the core.
I don’t want to be here no more.
Wouldn’t it be good to be in your shoes even if it was for just one da:
And wouldn’t it be good if we could wish ourselves away.
Wouldn’t it be good to be on your side
The grass in always greener over there.
Wouldn’t it be good if we could live without a care.
You must be joking
you don’t know a thing about it.
You’ve got no problems
I’d stay right there if I were you.
I got it harder
you couldn’t dream how hard I got it
Stay out of my shoes if you know what’s good for you.
The heat is stifling
burning me up from the inside.
The sweat is coming through each and ev’ry pore.
I don’t want to be here no more. I don’t want to be here no more.
I don’t want to be here no more.
Wouldn’t it be good to be in your shoes even if it was for just one day. . . .
I got it bad. you don’t know how bad I got it. .. .