Ok folks, I have a lot of crazy ideas running around in my head and I thought I’d get them done on paper-er-electrons! I promise I have a more in depth and thoughtful article draft going on another topic, but since I have the power to post, I thought I’d bore you with them anyway!
More after the break….
Alright, as many of you know, I was gone for a few weeks and had some serious Chuck withdrawal. I am loving this season (no surprise to anyone!) and am anxious to see what comes.
-Mama B. Ok, I think she’s one of the good guys. What a fine line to walk between duty and family. And since this whole season is about family and all of the implications familial loyalties bring, it only seems fitting to analyze and speculate on what is to come. Mary chose to zap Chuck with the PSP. I think it is all of Orion’s research. I think Mary knows full well that Stephen didn’t want their kids in the spy biz and likely doesn’t know that Stephen begrudgingly supported Chuck (and Sarah) at the end of his life. What I can’t figure out (and I hope is reasonably explained) is what Mary has been doing with Volkoff all these years? If her mission is to bring him down, why hasn’t she already? I’m looking forward to some heart to heart with Sarah about the choices Mary has made. I see the writers showing parallels between Stephen/Mary and Chuck/Sarah, but I think they will show the strength of Chuck and Sarah by both of them refusing to make the same choices.
-Is Stephen alive? I know they did the whole Bryce and Shaw (shudder) deal with bringing them back from the dead, but I think Stephen’s coming back would be ok in my book. Someone is leaving ads and Mustangs for the team to find. What secrets does the laptop in the Mustang hold?
-Ellie. She’s a Bartowski, so what role will she choose to play or have thrust upon her? Will Ellie embrace the science/medical support role on Team Bartowski once she realizes how truly special Chuck is and that he needs her help? Until Mary reclaims the role, Ellie is the matriarch and will continue to want to protect Chuck until she can confidently pass that protector torch to Sarah. I hope Ellie can become a part of the support arm of Team Bartowski.
-Casey. He is getting used to the idea of being a father. We know Chuck has finally worn him down and that he can actually talk with Sarah about something besides the mission. How will he react to any threat to his family? We saw his reaction when he thought Chuck had been killed by Marko. When was the last time he was worried about Sarah? I’d like to explore more of that brotherly affection. What about Morgan? I’d like to see more of his training. Casey will want to protect Alex by ensuring nothing happens to Morgan. He’s already learned to not leave Morgan in the car-a far cry from how he used to treat Chuck. It could be comedy gold!
-New enemies. We know that Stephen was protecting Chuck and Ellie, as was Mary in her own way. If I was writing the arcs this season (and I’m including the back 11-squee!), I would have Volkoff get away at the end of the original run, and Mary is reunited with the family. The next arc would be the team rooting out Volkoff’s plants in the CIA and NSA while searching for Volkoff. That would allow for some trusted agents like Roan, Cole Barker, and Carina Miller to return. I have to say that I love it whenever Mini Anden guest stars as Carina. She gives us more insight into Sarah and can push buttons like no other!
-Baby and bridal showers. I hope to see both this season. I really liked one of the scenes from Ring that ended up on the cutting room floor. If you haven’t seen it, it shows Sarah freaking out about Ellie and Awesome’s wedding. I think it would be fun to see Sarah stress about throwing the baby shower for Ellie. I’d like to see Sarah’s engagement/bridal shower. Carina, Ellie, Mary, and Alex. Sarah doesn’t have many friends, so a small gathering would be nice. Maybe Beckman drops by with a gift. How creepy if Jeff decided to be the exotic dancer?!
Ok, I’ve rambled enough. What do you want incorporated into the rest of our now extended season? Are you ok with the idea of Stephen being alive or would that be jumping the shark? Who could be helping out behind the scenes? What challenges do you want to see them face?