For Season 4
We’re still thinking a lot about season 3 of Chuck, but it’s only a mere three weeks from the start of a brand new adventure. Don’t know about you, but my imagination starts to work overtime when I think about the possibilities inherent in the “Orion Cave”, the relationship between Ellie and Sarah, Jeffster on the run, Greta, and what has to be the mother of all unknowns (arrrgggg! – Sorry!), Mary Elizabeth Bartowski. Which way will they go with all that? So many questions, and only Morgan’s beard holds the answers.
Friend and frequent commenter Ed (you know him as Jason) has put together a list burning questions that are begging for answers and asks “What’s yours?” I wonder that same thing! We going to speculate, I’m sure. But, what are we going to speculate about this season?
Since comic con, a list of questions have been nagging me and the list is seemingly growing, thought I would write the questions down and start speculating about some answers as well as make a personal check list as the season unfolds.
About a quarter of my ?’s were predictably about CS, another quarter about the rest of the cast, a quarter about the spy plot, and the final quarter a mixed bag, I put them in that order for convenience.
How about everyone else, am I missing key questions? Anyone willing to supply some speculation for season 4? I have some in mind, but thought I’d leave the list mostly as questions before I started spitballin some answers. Less than four more weeks and the season will start to reveal itself, I can hardly wait.
1 – I’ll jump right to the chase, will (when will) Chuck tell Sarah the truth about Orion and Orion’s secret liar?
After the jump I have nineteen more unanswered questions to wrestle with?
2 – Will Chuck and Sarah be happy at the end of most episodes, in other words will the CS fighting be serialized or brought to resolution with each episode?
3 – If Chuck is not a government spy and Sarah is, how can they go on most missions together (which was implied in Fedak’s comment about being on screen together)? They can’t just bump into each other each mission can they?
4 – Will (when will) the Chuck / Morgan / Sarah living arrangement change?
5 – Will (when will) CS get engaged / married?
6 – Just how many scenes will Morgan be in? He lives with CS, he will be Casey’s primary partner, he will have LI, he will be in the scenes where Casey freaks out about Alex’s LI, he is going to be Orion’s partner, he is a ‘suit’ at the Buy More hence will have to interface with Greta, that is a lot of Morgan time?
7 – What will the nature of the Chuck / Ellie relationship be? What will the nature of the Ellie / Sarah relationship be?
8 – How much screen time will the expecting parents (Ellie and Devon) get? Will that be their main arc, or will they be involved with the spy side and search for mom?
9 – What will the natures of the Morgan / Alex, Alex / Casey and the Morgan / Alex / Casey relationships be?
10- Will Casey be back on the bench, in terms of screen time, as he was for most of season 3’s first arc?
11 – How will (or will) Morgan play into the strong CS & Casey chemistry on missions – Chuck was the comic, Sarah the straight man, and Casey the observer / commentator supplying well timed quips – seems hard for Morgan to find a role?
12 – Will (when will) Jeffster be back at the Buy More, or maybe will they be something else – perhaps a touring rock band?
13 – Will Mama B be good or bad? Will the answer as to ‘Why? (did she leave her family)’ be epic or ill-conceived?
14 – Will Mama B encourage / help the search for her, be indifferent or unaware, or hinder the search?
15 – What will the nature of the relationship among the 5 players be – the big bad, Mama B, Orion, Team B, and the government be? Will the spy story be epic or ill-conceived?
16 – Will Shaw return? If so, how polarizing will his return be? Is there any chance his return could be written in a satisfying manner, both to those who loved and those who did not love his arc?
17 – Will Chuck have better demo numbers than last year, and / or how will it compare to the other shows on Monday night NBC?
18 – Will Chuck get a back 9, and get renewed?
19 – Will episode 4.13 be written in a potentially satisfying series ending manner?
20 – How will the season be received by the fans? What issue(s) will dominate the discussion 5 or 10 episodes into the season?
Those are just off the top of my head, amazing how many ?’s the show leaves me with. I will end by wishing everyone a great season four!