Chuck vs. Seduction Impossible was a fantastic “stand-alone” episode in that fits in so well with other Chuck favorites like Suburbs, Honeymooners, Alma Mater, Cougars and of course, The Seduction itself. For 38 minutes (sans commercials) it was a hilarious romp through Marrakesh. Then we got something extra in the last five minutes.
That would be four stories that I’m hoping will be continued. Oh make that four and a half. I really want to see more about Diane and Roan! Those two clearly have a future together, if only someone could get them to slow down.
The Story of Morgan and Alex
Morgan and Alex have been special together this season and they are getting even better all the time. Much to my surprise, we have angst, now. The unresolved issues between Casey and Kathleen have the potential to come between them, which would be awful. Yet, somehow, Morgan has consistently been doing the right thing at every turn with Alex. He’s been honest and forthright, caring and even brave when necessary. He’s been acting and reacting much better in his relationship than Chuck did at the beginning of his.
Perhaps that’s because Morgan doesn’t listen much to Morgan’s own advice. Smart. Very smart.
The Story of Casey and Kathleen
Casey and Kathleen are another thing altogether. Casey saw Kathleen happy with another guy. Are we jumping to conclusions about him? Probably. Is Casey? Maybe. Is Alex? She’s the one who would know best, and she told Morgan in no uncertain terms that she does not want to jeopardize her mother’s happiness.
Casey does not play the martyr very well, and he won’t go pining after a women he can’t have very long either. We saw that in Undercover Lover. So what will he do here? My guess is that for once, it does not depend at all on what advice he gets from the little bearded man. Morgan has already had his say.
It depends much more on what Casey’s daughter wants to happen. If she’s not already, this is Mekenna‘s chance to be major part of our love affair with the show.
The Story of Sarah’s Mother
Chuck&Sarah have more to talk about, that’s clear, especially about that mysterious woman’s past. Fans have speculated for years about one brief mention of Sarah’s sister, knowing full well that it may very well be a cover story. We know about her con-artist father, Jack, and desperately want to see him back to give his daughter away at her wedding. Yes, that would be awesome. With Jack, nothing is guaranteed.
Only now have we heard anything about Sarah’s mother. We know that Jack’s proposal was a comic disaster (one that Chuck only narrowly averted himself!) and it’s not even 100% clear that her parents were even married.
But if they were and separated when Sarah was still very young, then what kept Sarah apart from her mother? Who’s choice was that, and why? She’s not told Chuck anything at all about that, and at this point, I have a hard time believing that she would do that unless it was extremely painful for her to think about.
Perhaps it was. We want to know more!
The Story of Mary Elizabeth and Stephen
GrandmaB wants to be everything to baby Clare, because she couldn’t be to Ellie and Chuck. Well, that *is* Ellie’s job, but it’s still nice that she’s going to be around, applying her talents towards becoming the worlds best grandmother. After hearing part of the story about Sleeping Beauty, I want to hear more of it and more about what she and Stephen did together as partners.
We were told there was a sleeping potion involved. Does that give a room to speculate about the future? It shouldn’t. Stephen was killed, and presumably buried after a funeral. TPTB have gone to the well entitled “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated” enough times already.
Still… Why is it I hope to see Stephen again? I know the answer! Obi-Wan engendered in me the same feelings a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
No! That’s not it. I believe in miracles. That’s why. And if you really have doubts, please listen again to James Vincent McMarrow’s We Don’t Eat.
So we don’t eat until your father’s at the table
We don’t drink until the devil’s turned to dust
Never once has any man I’ve met been able to love
So if I were you, I’d have a little trust