Bringing Up Morgan — Chuck vs the Bearded Bandit

“The time has come,” the blogger said,
“To talk of many things:
Of fools and spies and Intersects,
Of loyalty and teams,
And why it’s hard to handle friends,
Like Morgan with his dreams.”

Anybody else want to slap Morgan nine ways from Friday? Tear your hair out? Scream? Yeah, me too.

I think that’s the point.

When you first get into Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit you hit the Morgan Motherload … fool’s gold (well in this arc anyway). If you dig a little deeper, you find some real gems and a vein of Chuck gold.

Drumming up Business

Things used to be so easy. Chuck was the Intersect. The CIA handed out missions and ammo and paychecks. Casey and Chuck and Sarah only had to worry about completing the mission, getting the bad guys, and staying alive. Oh, and keeping all of it a secret.

Now, they also have to find the missions, stock the ammo, and hope there’s enough left over for a paycheck. With their accounts frozen, compliments of Decker, Chuck and Sarah came up with a plan to get Carmichael Industries back in the black … get more clients and missions and make the Buymore turn a profit. No problem.

David vs Golieth Chuck vs Gertrude

Where does one advertise to find clients for a Security/Rent-a-Spy business? … The classifieds? Yellow pages? … Bilboards? Bulletin boards? … The Internet? Oh right … a Security Conference, where apparently a demonstration speaks louder than words, and tagging the audience with laser dots is more winsome than eye-contact. (That, and Chuck should wear his black suit next time.)

I loved the Verbanski rivalry setup. Casey has some history with Gertrude Verbanski, and he’s awfully growly about it. What that’s about? Great scene for Casey, Sarah’s subtle communication with Chuck was very couple-y/wife-ish. Anyway, getting clients might be harder than they thought … or not.

Meet the Client

Morgan has his own ideas about getting clients … just advertise that he is in fact the Intersect — a multi-billion dollar CIA asset turned super-weapon for hire. So much for that pesky little spy tradition of secrets and covers.

Well, I don’t know if it’s a great idea to send clients to the Buymore, either, but here comes Casey’s client. Morgan zooms on the guy, and without thinking or listening to Chuck, Morgan gives in to his own super-hero lust or the rush of the Intersect. At this point, it’s hard to tell which is the cause for Morgan’s behavior … Morgan or the Intersect. Given how he often thought Chuck should use the Intersect, I assume this is all Morgan.

The client comes bearing gifts — an offer of two payments of 200 large and a detached finger. After profuse apologies, a brief information exchange, and the offer and refusal of home-made bran muffins (which apparently only Casey and old women eat), TeamCI tentatively agrees to take the case, pending their investigative findings. (Am I the only one who suspects Karl chose C.I. because he thought they’d be easy … good enough to get the job done, but not a threat … because Verbanski scares him?)

Just one more thing: “Is your friend with the beard going to be a problem?”

Good question!

Handlers and Heroes and Fools

Morgan needs a handler … and the sooner the better. Sarah is right that Chuck is a logical choice for the job. Morgan already trusts Chuck. Chuck is the only one who knows what it’s like to have the Intersect. Ergo, Chuck gets to be Morgan’s handler.

Good luck with that. It’s easier to nail Jello to the wall. Actually Chuck has been Morgan’s handler for years (and Morgan finally seemed to be growing up, some). So this will feel familiar, only way more complicated. It’s no longer just the misuse of a camcorder and a wall of TV’s. Morgan’s indiscretions won’t lead to a sexual harassment suit, but to treason, and he’ll need protection from far worse than fireworks.

The Intersect. Chuck finally describes it. From what he tells Sarah, it sounds frighteningly like male puberty … or pregnancy. No wonder Sarah has that look on her face. His description to Morgan identifies it as something surging through you that makes you feel like you can do anything. Illusions of invincibility. Not awesome.

What else do we know? Well, Orion said it was too dangerous for Bryce to upload. Beckman said it would make Chuck dangerous. Casey said laudenol would make Chuck the Intersect he was always supposed to be (yikes). We saw the debilitating effects of the Intersect on the brain in miscellaneous (now) dead people and on Chuck pre-governor. We saw psychologically altered Intersects: Hartley/Volkoff and the GRETA’s. We know Chuck knew its power and danger. He didn’t want to spar with Sarah, because he knew he might hurt her. He had to fight the Intersect with all his will power not to kill Emmett, and he kicked Lester across the Buymore when a flash snuck up on him.

Even when the Intersect is functioning perfectly, it’s very dangerous. It lowers inhibitions and maintains an electrical hum in the brain that, when triggered, produces a surge of power, an almost irresistible rush, along with auto-pilot instructions for various skills … including how to kill. The effects are neurological, physical, and psychological. Therefore, controlling the Intersect requires a unique brain and tremendous will power rooted in moral integrity and unusual character.

Power is intoxicating; it corrupts. The super-hero’s ultimate battle is always against his own lust for power, his own dark side. Super powers alone seduce people to the dark side. Add to that the Intersect’s programming for self preservation, the elimination of perceived threats, independent action, and domination … scary!

Sarah was lucky — she got Chuck. Chuck … gets Morgan. Be honest. Which assignment would you want? Thought so.

Chuck always does the right thing. That’s why Bryce sent him the Intersect to begin with. Chuck is a true hero … a good guy who wants to help people. He saw the Intersect as a trust, an ability that comes with a duty and the responsibility to use it to help people. His actions were and are self-sacrificing, not self-aggrandizing.

Morgan exhibits the characteristics of a fool. We can already see (before the Intersect becomes invasive) that there are a number of things that he doesn’t understand, from the obvious fact that there are a lot of very dangerous people who would kill to have what he has (or sell him to the highest bidder) to the more subtle things like using the Intersect responsibly and protecting national security. Left to his own devices, Morgan might go to … I don’t know, Weapcon, maybe, and get clients by showing off his skills. Chuck knows how that ends, but like Manoosh, Morgan doesn’t get it.

The Intersect’s repetoire of super-powers appeals to Morgan’s comic book view of heroism, and that’s a problem. Chuck relied on his handlers, the government’s two best spies. Together they became spy team numero uno. Chuck had an entire facility and specialists to train him how to use the Intersect. He has 4 years experience with the Intersect (two with the 2.0). The combined years of spy experience among Casey, Sarah, and Chuck add up to more than Morgan’s age. Rather than learning from them, though, Morgan’s chosen reference point is the whole week it took Peter Parker to harness his powers.

Morgan is losing his interest in being part of the team. He resists counsel and only reluctantly accepts Chuck as his handler, probably because he thinks his friend won’t really handle him. In this we see the first fruits of seduction … the Intersect’s power pulling Morgan to his own dark side.

My spidy sense tells me this can’t be good. Meahwhile …

Recon I — Duck Hunt

Sarah confirms that the owner of the finger is Karl’s brother, while Casey gathers Intel on the target location. Hilarious throw away scene. Casey finally gets to do an accent … and crack a joke. After meeting the guards, I’m not convinced that TeamCI couldn’t go in through the front, but then we wouldn’t get the fantastic rock climbing scene. Great episode for Casey.

Recon II — Testostrogen Haze

Sarah gets a call from Gertrude. A friendly cooperation between business associates, perhaps? Coffee and nut cake, no doubt. Sarah being a trained spy, doesn’t drop her guard.

The tigress walks into the lion’s den. Our girl is observant: Casey’s mounted gun, her file, the other file. I wonder if she noticed Reagan’s picure. (I can’t quite figure that one out since Verbanski was KGB, unless she stole the picture from Casey, too.)

As she did with Volkoff, Sarah declines the invitation to sit. The conversation confrontation that follows crackles with … testostrogen. Getrude Verbanski exudes confidence as one accustomed to having the upper hand. Sarah doesn’t budge. She makes her loyalties clear as well as her disdain for Verbanski’s methods, going so far as to call her tacky. The lioness had better watch her back, indeed. Fantastic work from both CAM and YS. Can’t wait for more.

The Bearded Bandit at the Circle K.

I finally get it, though. For the first time in my life, I sort of feel as cool as you. Obviously, and not surprisingly, Morgan doesn’t get it at all. I guess we also shouldn’t be surprised that he has already researched his super-hero persona and is only waiting for his big debut. Ignoring Chuck, he charges into a dangerous situation. If it weren’t for Chuck, Morgan would have been killed.

Handler Woes. Morgan is a disaster. He’s dangerous to himself, Chuck, TeamCI, and the public at large. Casey and Sarah and Chuck are all frustrated. Chuck knows something must be done, and as Morgan’s handler, it’s his job to do it. The courtyard conversation doesn’t go well. It’s hard to “handle” your best friend, and Morgan makes it infinitely harder. He is blind to the danger he poses to everyone, and he won’t listen. And (tell me you didn’t see this one coming) he plays the “friend” card. When Chuck emphasizes his dual role, you can see Morgan withdrawing. He now rejects Chuck as “handler.”

Rocky Mission

Yes! First, I like Casey’s acknowledgment of Chuck as one of the “real” spies. Like I said after Zoom, 9 Intersects couldn’t transform Morgan into a master spy. Chuck is an equal spy and member of the team. He climbs the cliff and picks the lock. I like seeing his skills at work, unaided by the Intersect.

The climb itself was fantastic. (Is there anything Yvonne can’t do?) Sarah fields a potential problem with Verbanski, getting the facts before she goes to Chuck about it. So far this season, we see Sarah actively shouldering her share of the partnership. It’s obvious that C.I. is a CS endeavor and that Chuck and Sarah’s gifts are complementary. It’s been fun to watch.

The mission goes sideways. Karl is really the bad guy, and TeamCI could be aiding and abetting kidnapping and murder. I didn’t see that one coming. They immediately switch sides.

Meanwhile back in the van, Morgan shows utter contempt for his team. His indignation and super-hero lust finally become too much. He abandons his post, leaves his team without backup, and nearly submarines the mission.

Rogue Intersect

Back in Castle, TeamCI are in a tight spot. They have a fingerless guy sitting in the game room (game room?), and his psychopath brother is threatening to come after them. The team brainstorms for a solution. Morgan wants to storm Karl’s lair and take on his army. (Because the Intersect is invincible, right?) Bad idea. Sarah suggests calling Beckman to put Wesley into protective custody. Better idea.

Morgan will have none of it; which leads to a hilarious, albeit somewhat disturbing, Casey/Morgan growl-off; which leads to another great Sarah face and more wife/husband wordless communication; which leads to Chuck dragging Morgan off on a burrito run.

Something is wrong. Something is very, very wrong. Morgan tries to drive a wedge between Chuck and his team … no, between Chuck and his wife, by needling scars of old insecurities. (Can anybody say Heather Chandler?) Chuck teeters just a bit but stands firm on what he knows … his trust in Sarah and his team.

Morgan has gone from being Alfred to Chuck’s Batman to asking Chuck to be Robin to his Batman. Morgan abuses Chuck’s friendship and manipulates him in order to fulfill his own super-hero fantasy. Morgan, now completely rogue, charges into danger (again), presuming on Chuck to have his back. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Indeed.

Chuck calls Sarah … of course. Then Chuck goes after Morgan to protect him. It’s his duty as Morgan’s handler and his obligation as Morgan’s friend. It’s like Morgan said … even without the Intersect Chuck is a hero

Rescue With a Side of Crow

Sarah and Casey are off to save Batman and Handler. Casey knows they can never breech Karl’s fortress and get out alive. The cowboys are on their own. That’s not good enough for Sarah, though. As in Subway … everything Sarah cares about is in that building, and she will do whatever it takes to get in and get Chuck out.

Verbanski Corp gets in and gets the job done. Casey is watching ogling the competition. Sarah doesn’t like what she had to do, but would do it again if that’s what it took to save Chuck. (I agree with Verbanski, it takes a lot of guts to ask the competition for help.) Chuck is glad to see Sarah … grateful she and Casey came. They are a team. Well, all but Morgan, who storms off. Instead of thanking them or apologizing for his colossal, costly, almost-fatal blunder, he is mad because they don’t trust him. Actually I think it’s not trust that he wants, but hero worship. He deserves neither.

Loose Ends

Business Ends. Getting more clients and making the Buymore turn a profit. That was the challenge. The client brought in enough to pay for the expense of the mission (except for the gas for Sarah’s car). The Buymore is … well, something must be wrong. It’s full of … people. Chuck and Sarah race into their store to sort out the problem. Maybe Jeff is bathing in the washing machine again. (I have to un-see that.) False alarm. It’s all good. Devon (Pretty-Man) is the new poster child for the Buymore, and his commercial is … awesome. I love the expessions on Chuck and Sarah’s faces, and Casey’s, not to mention the rest of the Buymore crew. Looks like the Buymore is back on track, and TeamCI can operate in the black for another week.

Loose Romance. Earlier, at 90 mph, we got the low down on Casey’s history with Gertrude as he talked about his lady feelings to Sarah. (She has to un-hear that.) So, now Casey is crushing on an old flame explosion. Another sweet/funny throwaway scene for Casey. I loved the practice call and the abrupt hang-up. How old is he?

The End of Doubt. I loved everything about the jogging scene. Chuck is actually training. It’s about time! I hope that continues. This simple Chuck and Sarah moment is a brief window into their relationship and how far they’ve come as a couple. I love Sarah’s casual affirmation of Chuck as just one of the spies, who like her (and all spies without the Intersect, which is all spies) must find time to exercise. Chuck brings up his lingering doubt, the one Morgan planted. It’s not the middle of a mission, and there’s no hand ringing. He simply asks if she is handling him, and indicates that he would defer to her judgment, if she doesn’t think he should be in the field — very mature. No. That wasn’t the reason at all. She asked him to be Morgan’s handler, because he is the best example Morgan can have, because of her confidence in him. One more time, just so he’ll never doubt again … (a) you dont’need a handler any more, and (b) a handler can’t do this [the kiss]. Favorite scene (though there were a lot of good ones).

The Loose Cannon. (that would be Morgan and his Intersect) is getting looser. Morgan, Chuck observes, is not acting like himself. Either Morgan has yielded to the power of Intersect and his own dark side, or the Intersect is overpowering Morgan. He is way off the reservation, even for Morgan. Other tell-tale signs that he is losing himself … he doesn’t remember Indiana Jones or Luke Skywalker, or care about movie night. Yep. Something is very, very wrong.

Things are so wrong, in fact, that Morgan betrays his friends, and sells out to the competition. He exposes the Intersect for personal gain and gratification.

Whether the Intersect in Morgan was sabotaged or not, the potential for disaster is the same. Morgansect is going sideways, and Chuck and Sarah need to stop it before Morgan becomes their Hartley … if he hasn’t already.

Next week will be about saving Morgan from himself and from the Intersect. Oh, and from his hair stylist.

~ Thinkling


About thinkling

In my [younger] youth, I was a math teacher, basketball coach, and computer programmer. In 1984, we moved to Brazil, where we serve as missionaries. I like to design things and build things, read things and write things. We now live part-time in Brazil, part-time in the US. Love them both. Wife, 37 yrs; mom, 30 yrs. I am blessed.
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60 Responses to Bringing Up Morgan — Chuck vs the Bearded Bandit

  1. beti says:

    I literally could not sleep after chuck! I was so worried about Morgan, maybe this is how volkoff began..
    New carmichell’s nemesis morgan ?

    • jason says:

      Beti – I don’t know for a fact, but I am guessing Morgan will be OK by the end of the next episode, think season 4’s 3 episode arc of Balcony, Gobbler, then Push Mix. Gobbler was the darkest, just as I think for Morgan fans, ‘Bearded Bandit’ will be. I am guessing the preview we saw around the helicopter will be the showdown scene like Volkov – Chuck in the cabin, and after that everything will get better. All guesses though, should be exciting to watch, I am not a huge Morgan fan, but I look forward to his time in the next episode!

  2. atcDave says:

    Spot-on write-up Thinkling, thank you!

    I have a thought about Gertrude and Reagan. Patton once famously boasted (to the press, Patton loved the press) that he had studied Irwin Rommel’s (pre-war) book on armored tactics long before facing him in battle; and Patton’s own tactics showed an obvious Rommel influence. I think Gertrude may have a similar sort of professional admiration for a former adversary. Although their different stations make it unlikely Gertrude has learned anything of operational use from Reagan’s example.

    Morgan’s ego run amok is both the must fun and most disturbing part of Bearded Bandit. This episode gives us a good look at was so special about Chuck as the Intersect.

    • Ernie Davis says:

      I think Gertrude loves Reagan for the same reason Casey does. He won the cold war. It gave Gertrude the opportunity to go in to business for herself and make her fortune rather than be just another KGB gun for hire. She obviously has no idealogical love or loyalty for her former employers since she’s perfectly happy to work for the pentagon, their greatest adversary.

    • thinkling says:

      Interesting about Patton, Dave. She may admire him as a former adversary, or, I just had another thought … she may be very grateful to him for making it possible for her to have a two billion dollar per year business. 😀

      Funny and disturbing … yeah, that’s Morgan alright.

    • Ernie Davis says:

      Wait, I thought you and Dave shared the common brain…

  3. Aerox says:

    This episode for me saved the show. I was really distraught after the Zoom (so much so that I didn’t even bother rewatching it, until roughly five minutes ago. So far it’s saving face, but still), so much so that I seriously contemplated not tuning in for Bearded Bandit. Not because it wasn’t fun or good. I still thought that when faced with TV as a whole, it was a good and above average episode. It just wasn’t “Chuck”. Yet, the night of this episode, I once again got that familiar tingle and I tuned in. I was really glad I did. I’ve said it a couple of times, but I really like rogue!Morgan. Along with the jogging scene which after ten rewatches is STILL a highlight and the awesome jokes that worked, I loved this episode. I may have gone a bit overboard with my 9,5/10, but it’s still an 8.5/9 out of 10 for me.

    Also, Morgan’s hair in Frosted Tips *shudder*

  4. jason says:

    Think, did you notice the water fountain shot just prior to the jogging scene?

    Nice write up, I admire your ability to shrug off the surrounding comments and continue with your unyielding optimism towards the show since, I don’t know, since you began posting here maybe. Thanks!

  5. Nice write up. I’m not sure about the Manoosh/Morgan comparison. Manoosh’s Intersect was different because it was temporary. I think it didn’t affect his personality at all. He was a hired gun that chose to work for the Ring and double-crossed them to sell his glasses to the highest bidder. I never saw why Chuck should be concerned about burning him. He was a criminal.

    Morgan has had had many bad qualities, some of which he has matured out of. However two of his defining characteristics are extreme loyalty and a desire to be a hero (e.g. saving the Buy More from Tang or rescuing Anna during the pineapple incident). The Intersect has offset that balance so the loyalty (and nerd culture knowledge) are disappearing, while is desire to be a hero may be transforming him into an anti-hero. It’s not like he has started robbing banks… yet.

    This is probably reading too much into things, but I think it is interesting that Morgan has forgotten Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, and the Die Hard movies, yet he remembers the vigilante Batman and “sweep the leg”, the strategy of the evil Cobra Kai dojo.

    I think the beginning of Coup d’Etat had Chuck going off to exercise, after the almost accidental proposal. Chuck also talked about “spy shape” in Anniversary. Those made be surprised in Last Details when Chuck told Devon his only exercise was getting up for the remote. The jogging scene was still great.

    I really liked the handler contrast between Chuck and Sarah. Like you said, it’s hard to handle your best friend. It had to have been even harder for Sarah to handle the man she fell in love with. To invoke Chuckwin’s Law, no wonder she was a mess in season 3.

    • thinkling says:

      I don’t see Morgan and Manoosh as completely the same, but they acted similarly in that they both seemed willing to advertise their skill without regard for their own personal safety or national security and others’ safety. Manoosh was scheming (and, as you say, not affected by the Intersect), whereas I think Morgan is probably behaving under the influence to a certain degree this whole episode. Morgan’s plan to advertise the “multi-billion dollar CIA asset, turned weapon for hire” sounds pretty bad to me.

      I noticed the retention of some super heroes and not others. I doubt there’s an explanation. I’m willing to overlook it for the humor of the whole batman and batman conversation.

      • atcDave says:

        Well, he also still remembers who everyone is; the whole memory rewrite would seem to be spotty.

      • thinkling says:

        Right, Dave. He’s nowhere near Volkoff, whose transformation would have been immediate. It does make me wonder though, how much of Morgan could be “lost” to the Intersect.

  6. Leigh says:

    You know it’s funny, watching the scene in the car with Chuck and Morgan. Because I always got the sense that Morgan could be that manipulative, especially towards Chuck, who is very trusting; that he had it in him, but chose not to be because it wouldn’t be right.

    Seeing it come out was actually an eye opener, and Chuck’s reaction is very in character, but very frustrating, in that anyone else would have told Morgan where he could shove it, and maybe after the jogging scene if it comes up again, that’s what’ll happen. In the previews for this week it seems like Chuck has had enough of the bullshit.

    I do wonder if we’re seeing the start of what happened to Volkoff, or something like it, and I wonder what it is that’s going to snap Morgan out of being haywire. It’s funny to me to see all the Morgan hate around the net, because this is obviously the plot. The writers aren’t writing Morgan to be liked, and I agree that seeing Chuck without the intersect is AWESOME. He is a spy in his own right, and we finally get to see it. 🙂

    • thinkling says:

      Good comments, Leigh. I agree with that. The background being that Chuck has put up with a lot of stuff from Morgan through the years. I mean think back to S1 Morgan or S2. In Best Friend we learn that Morgan, despite all of his many faults, was always there for Chuck, so Chuck cuts him a lot of slack. In Best Friend, even though Morgan was totally in the wrong — creepy stalker Morgan — Chuck still hated stripping him of his dignity to save him. Chuck won’t throw anyone away or give up on them. He is forgiving, especially of his family and friends. So, you’re right, Chuck’s reaction to Morgan was totally in character, even though frustrating to most of us, who would be … less patient with Morgan.

      Next week looks fantastic, like finally Chuck will use a firm hand with Morgan. I loved the previews.

      Morgan hate on the net probably comes from several motives. It started after Cliffhanger before anyone even knew what direction the plot would take. Morgan’s popularity is mixed. There are some people who just don’t want to see Morgan get any more screen time. So the Morgan hate that is already there, but contained within limits, erupted.

      Morgan is being written as unlikable, and that’s the point. Unfortunately Morgan is already unlikable to a lot of fans, so in this arc he is unlikable on steroids. Like you said, we’ve seen some of these characteristics in Morgan before, just not as overt … like manipulating Chuck or wanting to be cool or wanting Chuck to use the Intersect indiscriminately. Morgan has always abused the friendship (somewhat) and taken advantage of Chuck. So, maybe it’s harder to see where Morgan leaves off and the Intersect takes over … hard to see that it’s actually the Intersect causing some of his unlikable-ness.

      I think it’s an interesting story. They’ve gone for drama rather than just comedy with Morgansect, and I like that. It’s interesting to see a mini demonstration of what (sort of) happened with Hartley. As Stephen’s Intersect changed his best friend, the Intersect that was supposed to be for Chuck is changing his best friend. I really wonder if Chuck and Sarah will discuss the parallel. Now, I don’t think Morgan will become Volkoff, but you can see the process. I’m not a huge Morgan fan. I like him (sometimes a lot, sometimes less) in the proper doses. But this is an interesting story for a short arc, and probably the best option for a Morgan centric plot. That said, hopefully Morgan will cease being the focus after his tips are unfrosted.

      The other thing about the Morgan hate that doesn’t make sense is that some of fans have said they want the “drama” generated somewhere other than the Chuck and Sarah relationship (i.e. have the drama around CS , rather than between them). Well, be careful what you wish for, because that’s exactly what this story does. It keeps the drama close to Chuck and Sarah and lets them deal with it together. From the CS conversation at the end of Zoom, it seems like Chuck and Sarah dealing with life’s challenges together will be a theme this final season … . I love that … even if it means a Morgan arc. Part of the goodness will be seeing Chuck and Sarah and team finally deal with this head on, after Chuck’s more gentle measures have failed.

      • jason says:

        Think – if you notice, although I don’t like Morgan, I have been kind of liking this arc. Although, I would have rather had TPTB kill Morgan, or exile him to White Collar for the rest of the season rather than bring their B actor here to ruin our show, but since that isn’t going to happen, this Morgansect idea has been OK.

        But, Morgansect sort of proves the point I have been harping on since s3, the show does not do drama well. The show does not have the structure or backstory or the B/C characters or writers to pull it off. With so many Get Smart’ish things strewn throughout the show, throwing the puppy off of the ledge is out of place. A scene or two, albeit out of place, works OK (Mauser comes to mind). A 3 ep arc not so much (sorry, could Chuck and Sarah get engaged in a less joyful way than the Balcony, Gobbler, Push Mix arc). And a season’s worth of drama failed miserably, there I go again, invoking Chuckwin’s Law.

        But to repeat, if you are going to give Morgan a starring role, you had to have something happen to him, and they did. It could have been far, far worse than this. Who knows, this drama may actually end up making skeptics of Chuck’s drama tip their hats in appreciation, I have an open mind to it at this point.

      • atcDave says:

        Some really excellent points Thinkling, and I think you nailed the issues with Morgan-hate perfectly.
        So far, I think the Morgansect arc has been pretty well executed. I can honestly say if I were calling the shots we wouldn’t have gone this direction and Morgan’s part would never be this prominent. But I’m not, and I’m mostly happy with what they’ve done.

  7. Ernie Davis says:

    A lot of interesting comments. I was thinking about Chuck talking about getting used to the intersect, and about how it awakened big dreams for him. But at first, it didn’t. Intersect 1.0 essentially trapped Chuck in his slacker phase for a few more years. Remember he wanted the intersect out so he could start living a life that included traveling through Europe, finishing college and perhaps even real dates with Sarah. When Chuck was first introduced to the intersect it was a burden he carried, not endless potential and opportunity. When he downloaded the 2.0 he did so thinking he was taking up that burden again.

    To me this made Prague, where Chuck gave up on his dream of being with Sarah plausible, though some things were stretched thin or insufficiently explained. He’d always seen the intersect as costing him the life he wanted, being with Sarah being a part of that. But they did show how it had opened him up, gradually to other parts of his dreams for life after the intersect. Getting out of Burbank, seeing the world, making something of himself. But he saw those as essentially compensation for the burden he’d taken on. Much the same way Sarah seems to have seen lavish living accomodations and sports cars as her due for not having a real life. Both Chuck and Sarah seem to see themselves as obliged to use their talents to make things right (though there are the constant hints that Sarah seems to think she lost her way for a while).

    I think the interesting part to the Morgansect is how the power is corrupting him. He started out as seeing it as a way to “be a man” in Zoom and to contribute to the team, now he sees it more and more as his personal tool to get him the life he wants, with no sense of obligation. Where Chuck was ready to throw away the last thing he had left, his dream of being a spy, to help Casey, one of the people who helped him in the past, Morgan seems ready to throw away everything and everyone who helped put him in the situation where he could become a part of the team. Without the intersect Team B brought Morgan along, a tribute to all of them. With the intersect Morgan refuses to see any obligation to anyone other than himself. The path Sarah THOUGHT Chuck was taking in season 3 after Prague. I’ll be interested to see how they resolve this and the direction they take for the rest of the season. It certainly contrasts well with Chuck’s heroism while showing that there is a part of Chuck that could have lost his way if it weren’t for his unique character.

  8. herder says:

    Really good write up Thinkling, I was one of those not particularly fussed about Morgan being the intersect although I had decided to let it play out before getting too up in arms about it. As it turns out it is quite interesting, lots of questions about what is going on. As you stated is it the intersect taking over Morgan or is it giving reign to some previously latent character flaw.

    Another question might be is it the intersect 2.0 causing the problems or is it one of the CIA’s add ons, this is relevant in terms of who sent the glasses to Chuck, was it Beckman trying to help him or Dekker trying to sabotage him. Think about it, if Dekker is a bad guy involved in some greater conspiracy what better way to smuggle out all the CIA’s secrets than in the mind of a disgraced former operative. When he ultimately collapses, move in, remove the intersect and get the secrets, wasn’t that what the Begian was trying to do in Third Level.

    Even if it is sabotage, is the intersect acting the way that was anticipated, remember one of the constants about the intersect and the CIA is that they don’t know as much about it as they think they do. They constantly blamed Chuck for it’s failures when I am inclined to believe that the truth is that Chuck is the one mostly responsible for it’s sucesses. In other words Chuck was a sucessful intersect agent despite the handicap of having the intersect in his head. Is Morgan acting the way that Dekker thought he would or is there something else going on here.

    Lots of interesting questions and I’m looking forward to getting some answers ( and even more questions) Friday.

    • Ernie Davis says:

      Herder, you’ve identified what I think could be the big twist (one that I’ve avoided pointing out as it could be spoilery, but now that it’s out there…). Who gave Chuck the intersect in his personal items? Remember the typed post-it (suspicious in itself) said it was from Beckman, but it was apparently Decker who delivered the personal affects.

      This brings up the other twist that if it is Decker and re-loading Chuck with the intersect is part of his chess game, how will the fact that it is in Morgan effect Decker’s plans and the team’s response? The Morgansect, which a lot of people wrote off too soon I think, could play out as central to the show’s exploration of the mythology in the last season.

    • uplink2 says:

      Well here are my feelings about what I believe the point of this arc is, that being Decker put the glasses in the box to make Chuck go insane once and for all, is so what. I still don’t care. If that is why it will supposedly make sense after friday’s episode it still wasn’t worth 1/4 to 1/3 of the precious final 13 episodes being dominated by an A story I could care less about and a character that is at best the 5th most important on the show for me. It simply wasn’t worth the focus for me. Testing the Chuck/Morgan relationship? Big yawn.

      It seems that at least 4 episodes are about Morgansect and we get 1 about Sarah, a couple of B stories about Casey and the Awesomes and that’s it. Not how I would have broken this season and I wonder what Fedak is thinking now about how poorly this is being received by the fans and the press. This comment from Natalie Abrams in her column on is very telling to me how the critics are seeing this idea.

      Natalie’s Mini Rant: I’ve never actually wanted a main character to die, but if it means no more Morgan as the Intersect on Chuck, well…

      There was just so much about this episode I loved but the Morgansect stuff is painful and annoying and not in a good way. It needs to die and die asap.

    • thinkling says:

      That’s about how I looked at Morgansect going into S5, too, Herder. It’s not the story I would have requested, but I’m a willing viewer and find it to be a good story, not in my top ten, but a good story, none-the-less.

      It’s an interesting angle that this Intersect, call it 3.0, since we really don’t know what all is in it or who actually sent it … or why, … might have been planted by Decker to sabotage Chuck. Either way it’s a new window into the Intersect, and as always the story is more about Chuck than it is about Morgan. At least that’s where I look for the real story.

      I agree, Ernie that this ties in with mythology, regardless of who sent the Intersect. They could take it a number of different ways, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out. That’s pretty smart on their part, because I was expecting Morgansect to be all to mostly comedy. I’m not saying I think a Morgan arc was the best or smartest decision, but since they are doing one, this is a good direction to take it. At this point, I do see that there are things they can do to Morgan, and tell using his character, that they couldn’t do to other characters. So maybe the excess Morgan will actually pay off down the road.

      At any rate this episode helped concretize some of my thoughts on the Intersect. Morgansect has sort of brought all the Intersect puzzle pieces together … like he is a walking microcosm of all things Intersect,

      • jason says:

        Think – I am more or less with you on your take, but part of my reasoning, is mythology / Morgan / intersect are all somewhat take them or leave them issues for me, as long as I am ok with how Chuck and Sarah are being treated. So keep these dark Morgan problems coming, I love them.

      • atcDave says:

        Yeah Jason I get that! As I’ve said several times; this isn’t the story I would have chosen, but I’m happy to see the drama focus somewhere other than Charah this season.

      • Shepperd of Lost Sheep says:

        Is it me, or does the general tone seems to be that we’re “tolerating” the Morgansect story until something better comes along?

      • Most people seem to be tolerating. I’m one of the exceptions who likes it. In fact, I wouldn’t have minded a couple episodes of Morgansect slapstick before the dark side came up. Maybe one ep where Morgan hasn’t figured it out and one ep where he has, like Zoom. Of course that would have caused even more people to freak. But I’m unusual because I think of Morgan is the #3 character behind Chuck and Sarah. That is because I see the Chuck/Morgan friendship as more important to Chuck being who he was at the start of S1 than even Ellie. You could see that as either a good or a bad thing, but it can’t be too bad because Sarah fell in love with that S1 Chuck.

        As Dave has said a couple times, I’m glad the Drama is not Charah. I’m happy with them just being a cute couple who goes on missions together. I’m also glad the drama is not about Chuck’s dysfunctional parents, because we’ve seen that at least three times already. And Awesome needs to get used to the spy thing and be Awesome again. With Sarah Lancaster likely limited in her appearances, that leaves the drama for Morgan (started in Zoom), Casey (started in Bandit), and Jeffster (looks to be starting in Frosted Tips). Of course Decker will still be in the background, but not every bad guy can be associated with Decker. (I’m channeling Beckman’s Volkoff speech from Balcony.)

        Jason said the show doesn’t too drama well. I can’t argue with that. In my book, Chuck has always best as an action comedy with a little bit of drama. I think a little bit of drama is a good thing because it keeps the show a little more grounded and not Spies Like Us or Naked Gun.

      • atcDave says:

        Yeah I’m a little better than just tolerating Morgansect, I’ve really liked the story so far. I’m not exactly sure how to rank order the characters. Obviously Chuck and Sarah are the two most important to me, and also I think, the two best actors. I see Casey as the third most important to the show, but he isn’t really a great dramatic character. I do agree with Jeff’s rationale for why Morgan is a good character to focus on for a bit; although I think the cost in fan/viewer enthusiasm was probably too much (I would never have chosen the Morgansect story, I think it’s a business mistake, but I think the actual execution has been very good).

        The bottom line is, I’m as excited as ever about each week’s episode. The only dark cloud for me is the coming “end of all things…”

      • joe says:

        I’m finally able to read all these comment (I’m so sorry about the delay!) and Sheppard, you really gave me pause.

        I’m with the others – I’m enjoying the Morgansect so far, but I’m struck by the clips that were just released. Did they change anyone’s mind on that?

        It’s very weird. Without spoiling anything here (I’ll leave that for the spoiler threads), after seeing the clips I’m liking the Morgansect more and liking Morgan less. From what I saw, he was as ‘cool’ and as sharp as I’ve ever seen the character (except the moments he’s with Alex) and he’s verging on detestable in my mind. I hope I’m not being misled by the clips, because I’m imagining a great story line. I see the potential for the same kind of excitement that we saw in the most memorable parts Season 2.

        I know. That’s hard to believe without Chara to power it. It will be different. We’ll see.

    • Ernie Davis says:

      I dunno, maybe I’m clueless, but I’ve never seen the “Morgansect” as being about Morgan. It’s about Chuck, and how he handles new challenges.

      • atcDave says:

        And that’s exactly why the story is working.

      • You are completely right, Ernie. It’s just too subtle to be realized by the casual viewer. With all of the Morgan time everyone is complaining about, there are really only one brief Morgan scenes that doesn’t have Chuck: the Verbanski scene at the end of Bandit. If the story was primarily about Morgan, we’d have a lot more scenes with Morgan/Casey, Morgan/Alex or Morgan by himself.

      • jason says:

        Ernie – others may see this arc as about Chuck and Sarah and how THEY handle new challenges, hence several of us more enthusiastic shippers are sort of liking this arc, even though we aren’t particularly fond of Morgan, to varying degrees. Take a look at this clip just released, 53 seconds of Chuck and Sarah discussing Morgan, love Sarah’s line: “He doesn’t have a darkside”. For my POV, I don’t know if I have watched a more delightful scene since Honeymooners.

      • thinkling says:

        I agree it’s about Chuck, not Morgan. The story explores mythology and the Intersect in ways that it probably couldn’t otherwise. And the story of how Chuck (and Sarah) handle Morgan is what’s about to play out … like how Chuck reacted to his dad … and his mom. In both those cases Sarah was there with him and played a role in the story, a little in the dad story and a lot in the mom story. So, I look forward to seeing how he/they handle the Morgansect story. Besides tying into Intersect/mythology, Morgansect will also be, as the others were, a story of redemption. So for all those reasons, I find it a good story, and I am excited to see where it leads.

        Jeff, for some fans (some casual viewers), you may be right. They don’t look beyond Morgan to see the story. Though I think you’re painting a lot of fans inaccurately (and a little condescendingly). Many fans do see the story, but they just don’t like Morgan. For them, it’s not a matter of who is on screen with Morgan. It’s that Morgan has too much screen time, period. Still other people were so enraged by the idea of Morgansect that no amount of brilliance in story, writing, or execution would win them over. Among those willing to “wait and see,” some have liked the story, and others haven’t. Morgan is a controversial figure, at best, and making him the predominant figure on screen in a three episode arc may not have been the best way to kick off the final season and love letter to fans.

        I am in the middle. I like the story, as I’ve said. I have found plenty of good things to like and write about, and I really like the Intersect revelations — how it’s affecting Morgan vs how Chuck made it work. That said, the episodes do exceed my Morgan threshold. I’ll be glad when his screen time is reduced and Morgan is no longer the vehicle for the story. If I thought the whole season were going to be this Morgan-heavy, I would be pretty bummed. Eventually the journey wouldn’t make up for the vehicle. But I’m pretty sure it will balance out. So, my enjoyment is still very high.

      • Shepperd of Lost Sheep says:

        I can see your point about “It’s about Chuck, and how he handles new challenges”. Unfortunately they’re not presenting that side of the story effectively enough. Because I don’t see Chuck as the primaty focus at all in the first two episode.

        In fact if it is about Chuck, then I would say they’re presenting it in a similar (not the same but similar) fashion to how they presented S3 Sarah.

        Hopefully the next episode will start to clarify the story arc.

      • thinkling says:

        Thanks for the link Jason. I think the whole season will be about how THEY handle new challenges. Sarah said so at the end of The Zoom, and CF said as much in the interview.

        Here it is on Youtube for international viewers.

      • Ernie Davis says:

        Jason, agreed, things that affect Chuck now also affect Sarah and vise versa. I limited it to Chuck because Morgan is being used primarily to show Chuck’s growth as a spy when he continually has to bail him out or handle him. Sarah is getting her own bit of solo growth in how she deals with Casey and his new civilian status, but you are right they are also both getting some great time together like in Zoom.

        I hear you SLS, there are always individual tastes involved. I happen to like some of Sarah’s story in season 3, even though Shaw was her primary plot device for growth, though I agree some of it was less than stellar. (Chuckwin’s law) As Thinkling said just by screen time alone some aren’t enjoying the Morgansect. It doesn’t bother me, so it may be easier to see the story if you aren’t distracted by the bearded troll on the screen.

      • jason says:

        Ever since 2×22, the writers are telling the same story, finishing it off what will now be 6 different ways. The only thing that has changed in all of this, is the B plot is becoming more defined, but the A plot is sort of stuck in high gear.

        A Plot: The normal guy becomes a hero.
        B Plot: The normal girl is found in a hero.

        The path taken to this is pretty clear, using action comedy in a format that balances some procedural elements and some serialized stuff. The season ends with a more dramatic 3 episode arc that frames the serialized problem in the first ep, escalates it in the second ep, and solves it by the end of the third ep.

        Those who enjoy the show the most, take the show for what it is, and try to work with it. Those who don’t, fight the format, i.e. I want more chuck and sarah vs the world, he wants more drama, they want more procedurals, she wants more mythology, etc. This all occurs even when the actual story is tolerable for most of us, when the story strays on top of all of this, things just get worse. And …. no matter what any of us writes, Morgansect is disliked by many more than usual, as was season 3’s love affair with Shaw.

        When this happens, the blogging fan base of the show sort of implodes. As far as linking any of this to ratings, who knows? I am pretty sure NBC and Schedak don’t know. If they don’t given the info & resources they have, it is pretty funny that some of us think we have why ratings have slowly dropped all figured out.

      • thinkling, I didn’t mean to be condescending. I was talking about casual viewers who like the show and make up most of the 3+ million viewers. I’m one of those casual viewers for most of the other shows I watch. I would expect those viewers will like or not like the Morgansect plot primarily based on whether or not they like Morgan. My sister is one of those typical viewers. She doesn’t mind someone else having the Intersect, as long as it is not Jeff or Lester, who she can’t stand. She told me the show doesn’t seem as good, “probably because they are married now.” She also had to watch a recording because it was on Friday instead of Monday.

        I was not talking about the fans who pre-order DVDs months in advance, read message boards, and dissect the plots and characterizations. We see the details, sometimes those that aren’t intentional or aren’t really there.

        Jason, thanks for the link. It is really funny, however at the end I almost expected Sarah to say, “No, Chuck. I will NOT be playing the role of Meredith in your new plan.”

      • thinkling says:

        Sorry, Jeff. I read into your comment more than was there. You’re right, the most casual viewers probably will like or dislike Morgansect based on whether or not they like Morgan. My husband, who is a casual viewer of everything, didn’t like the over-the-top Morgan antics and immaturity of Bearded Bandit, even though he usually thinks Morgan is funny. There are a lot of changes to assimilate right off the bat, so TPTB have a bit of an uphill climb to sell their story to everyone.

        Jason, funny video … can’t wait for Friday.

      • uplink2 says:

        Well I’m with the Captain on this. If this silly Morgansect Arc is about Chuck then I’m not buying it. Its another example of running an A story through a character I could care less about. Remember S3? They ran the “relationship” A story through a character I hated and therefore I hated that arc. Here I don’t hate Morgan but he is a minor character to me. Unfortunately my dislike of this story line is transferring into disliking Morgan similar to S1/S2 Morgan. S4 Morgan I was cool with but he has gotten not dark and malfunctioning but petulant and annoying. The Intersect action scenes are painful to watch. Zach pulled those off, Josh not at all. And I have never embraced the bromance so challenging it is a waste of valuable screen time. Challenge Chuck’s relationship with Casey or Ellie. That would be far more interesting. The Chuck we are getting so far has been mopey Chuck and I hate mopey Chuck. For this story to have any value to me Chuck has to step up big time and smack Morgan. Its time to take charge Chuck.

        To me at least there is so much to like in this season but so far Morgansect is a complete and total failure. I can’t wait for it to be over. If we find out he was given the Intersect by Decker so what. We had to sit through this annoying story for that big reveal? Big yawn. He has used up his season 5 screen time allotment already. I just want it over.

      • Big Kev says:

        I love the points that have been made about Chuck and Sarah responding to challenges – and the drama ultimately being about them, rather than between them. I like that, and it’s a great point.
        I’m not convinced about Morgansect yet. I thought 5.02 way overdid the “Morgan is acting like a douche” point – but I can live with that. To me, the test of the arc is how it plays out. If it’s just another variation of “the intersect fries your brain if you’re not Chuck”, then we’ve been down that road before, and I’ll be disappointed. If it’s a longer term set up involving Decker trying to harm Chuck, putting suspicion onto Beckman and playing into the conspiracy – as well as exploring how Chuck and Sarah respond to the challenge of Morgan’s mental degeneration, then I think that’s a story worth seeing. The jury is still out.
        I feel for those people who just don’t like Morgan and are going to hate the story wherever it goes – the intersectless arc last season did much the same for me. Hopefully, it will play out quickly for those that hate it, and rewardingly (is that a word??) for those that do not.

      • thinkling says:

        Good points, Kev. I tend to agree that ultimately, to be worth it, this arc should have significance beyond just the study of Morgansect or the strain on the bromance.

        It’s interesting to me to see how the Intersect affects Morgan, just from the standpoint of the moral dilemma of the concept. The Intersect programming can’t assess situations like a human mind (for instance, realizing that as detestable as Emmet was, he wasn’t a threat that needed terminating, or that as annoying as Lester was, roundhouse kicking him across the room was a little extreme). Besides proper assessment, there’s the aspect of moral judgment and personal responsibility. That’s why I said the host has to exercise tremendous will power, rooted in moral integrity and character.

        So we got a brief glimpse into the potential Intersect pitfalls in Chuck’s initial adjustment and laudenol (S3) and still more with the GRETA’s. Then we saw the psychological unhinging in Hartley/Volkoff. I think we see all of these things happening in Morgan, who has never had much of a filter anyway. The psychological effect is unfiltered Morgan and his super-hero lust. So we get Morgan’s worst parody of himself, fueled by the Intersect, its power and its programming. Morgan is a recipe for disaster with the Intersect and demonstrates how ill-fated the concept is. The GRETA’s also showed the flaws in the programming, but with Morgan you get the worst possible scenario, short of Volkoff. (But who knows where Morgansect could end up?)

        At the very least, I think we’ll see some good CS comedy and drama in direct response to this problem. So with that, and if the Morgan parody resolves quickly, like in Frosted Tips, I’m still good with it, even if that’s all there is to it. However, I’m hoping it will ultimatley have some story/mythology/conspiracy relevance.

      • thinkling, I disagree. Lester absolutely needed to be kicked. Emmett should have been, too. Then maybe he wouldn’t have gone around threatening innocent Ring assassins with mace. Actually, with Emmett getting shot in Pink Slip, I don’t understand why people didn’t love the episode. (just kidding about all of this, of course)

      • jason says:

        A few things I see coming up that might challenge fans regarding the intersect.

        1 – It seems to me about half of you want the intersect to have a planted buy that was meant to harm Chuck because it will make for a great twisty story – I agree. The other half wants Morgan to fail because only Chuck can handle the intersect – I agree. The problem is those two ‘wants’ are at least somewhat a contradiction?

        2 – It also seems that Morgansect is going to have an ending moment this ep, I wonder if that means Morgansect will be gone, or just smushed to the background of team B (kind of like Morgan after gym class ‘pantsing’), or even if Morgansect goes away and works for Verbanski for a few eps??? I follow spoilers somewhat close, I don’t know.

        3 – Most important, seems half of you want smart unintersected Chuck to reach his potential this season, the other half (more passionately) want Chuck to re-intersect, for that half, Chuck the intersect is important as the show, just as for me Chuck and Sarah vs the world is important. Every intuition in my body based on interviews and spoilers says he is not getting it back, but I don’t know for a fact. I wonder how it will play out and be received????

        Going to be interesting, probably will have a few answers and a lot more ?’s after tonight. That makes for great tv – doesn’t it???

      • jason says:

        Planted ‘bug’ not ‘buy’, spell check seemingly cannot read my intentions?

      • atcDave says:

        I am still a bit confused about what the flow will be on the Morgansect arc. We’ve heard it will be somehow resolved tonight, yet spoilers/synopsis would seem to indicate Morgan retains the Intersect at least for while. Fedak HAS said Morgan will not have the Intersect all season, but that could still mean he has it until 5.12!
        Interviews with Fedak also would seem to indicate Chuck DOES NOT get the Intersect back, at least not for quite some time. CF has said they pointedly wanted to write Chuck has having to use his brains and not having the Intersect to fall back on; and in a related comment talked about writing Chuck as a brilliant programer and hacker. While having the Intersect wouldn’t mean Chuck can’t be smart, it does provide that built in “safety net” to any operation Chuck undertakes. Its clearly easier to introduce some tension and excitement into the story if Chuck is a little more vulnerable. So I strongly suspect Chuck will not be getting the Intersect back at all this season (well, maybe at the very end; Fedak does prefer a “the adventure continues” ending as opposed to an “off into the sunset” ending. And restoring the Intersect could be a good way of doing just thatt).

      • thinkling says:

        Interesting Jason. There are a couple of reasons I’m not bent out of shape over Morgansect. First, all these interesting things to think about and all the potential directions. I just find it interesting (my analytical side). Second, we’re getting the CS I want to see and some drama for them to face together (my emotional squeee side).

        Some thoughts on your:
        #1 I’m not totally sure they are contradictory, except for the because in your part b. Morgan will never be the same Intersect as Chuck, regardless of its source. That’s a given. So, to one degree or the other he will fail. Whether it’s a bug or not, the Intersect will do a number on Morgan. It’s possible, though we’ll probably never know, that Chuck could have handled the buggy Intersect as well. Everyone, including Decker (yet to be proven, but almost certain) has underestimated Chuck.

        #2 So many choices. Whatever the resolution, Morgansect is almost certainly going to fade more to the background, because the show IS about Chuck. So CS dealing with Morgan is the story, and that probably will happen this week.

        I’ve wondered briefly what would happen if they really did make Morgan a parallel of Hartley/Volkoff. However, I think that would be a bit dark and way to Morgan centric, so I think, given the titles and spoilers we’ve gotten that Morgansect will either be gone or take a back seat … though working for Verbanski for a while would be interesting.

        #3 I’m fine either way, but I think it’s a more cohesive story, from my interpretation of Chuck’s journey, if he does not get it back. I like the idea of him having everything restored and becoming who he was meant to be without the training wheels. On the other hand, I see the point that the Intersect should be only for Chuck, and we end with Chuck being the guardian of the Intersect and protector of his friends and his family and Sarah … and the greater good when necessary. I’m really OK with it either way, and I think a logical case can be made for either eventuality.

      • jason, I think there is a third “half” of the people that don’t care either way and are just looking forward to the story, and a fourth “half” of the people that don’t care either way and would be content if the plot is abandoned and Morgan is killed or moves to Hawaii where he gets no more screen time.

        I’d be ok with either option for #1 (I’m in group 3). Since I think Ellie improved the technology for more people, I don’t consider them completely mutually exclusive, but I doubt the show is going to try to walk the line. I’m expecting a backlash if it is because of a bug, but I think that is the more likely case (just a gut feeling). I believe Chuck is special, but I’m not a fanatic that way. The “Chuck is special” fanatics forget that Chuck has had his own share of Intersect problems. The Intersect has always worked better, but not perfectly, in him.

  9. lappers84 says:

    So wait a minute, Morgan had his first moustache in middle school. Wow early bloomer lol

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