Well we’ve made to the second season finale. The big celebration of Ellie and Devon’s wedding is the featured theme. We will also see the end of one foe and be introduced to a new one. And there will be plenty of action, drama, humor and a surprise cliffhanger involved too. After the jump, we’ll look at Chuck vs The Ring.
Ring always seems to score well on episode rankings. It certainly is packed with action and excitement. And it contains two of my all time favorite musical montages (the weddings). But a couple of real stinker scenes and the “I know Kung Fu” ending lower this to an average episode for me. And anything ending with “to be continued…” as a season, and possible series finale gets downright horrible marks in my book. And of course so much of the legacy of this episode is now tied to S3, I found myself not really enjoying this re-watch much. And that did surprise me a little.
I hadn’t watched this episode since July of 2009, and I had thought it might be fun to see again. Some scenes certainly were as much fun as ever. The first wedding, the Jeffster montage, is as much fun as television can ever be. The song is great, the action is a blast, right through to the sprinklers at the end. The scenes between the weddings are quite fun too; I love Chuck’s resolution to make this right for his sister. And of course Sarah’s reaction to this is beautiful. Then the second wedding on the beach; wonderful music again, a rather frightening overlay of Roark’s assassination, and Sarah’s incredible decision that something was more important than her job… epic, beautiful moment.
But the problems with this episode are serious too. Sarah rejecting Chuck’s vacation plans just feels false. As I’ve said before, I can convince myself she accepted the assignment out of sense of duty and habit. This is Sarah who is “nothing but a spy” and changes will come hard for her. But this scene badly undoes what had been so special the week before in Colonel. This is a short term reset just to get to the big dramatic moment on the beach. Perhaps, if that moment had stuck I would be more forgiving and willing to accept this scene as I described. But it won’t stick. This scene is a step down from the heights of Colonel, and after a very long break, Chuck will return even further down yet, in the depths of misery. Whatever the writers were thinking, they weren’t thinking of this viewer. This rubs me wrong in nearly every way.
Last week I mentioned how Colonel and Honeymooners bookend off a section I consider a wholly different show. Well, Ring and Other Guy are sort of the stepping stones into that quagmire. Both are good episodes in their own right; fun, exciting, and satisfying if I don’t think too much about them. But Ring suffers worse than Other Guy because its the step down. We’re entering a very dark chapter. One I have no interest in. Colonel and Honeymooners show how perfect this show can be. In hindsight, Honeymooners is the far better episode for me, because of only good things ahead. But I think both episodes highlight the horrible decisions made about show direction for the main arc of S3. What a tragedy it would have been if that was the end we all thought it was! One of the best pairings of the small screen never would have reached their potential. Now in a way, its time to let this go. We did get two awesome seasons of Chuck afterwards. We did get to see Charah mature, and become a true power couple. I will always treasure the final incarnation of this show. But that doesn’t help me appreciate where we’re going next any better. Chuck is entering a dark season.
On a completely separate issue, I was not really overjoyed with the new Intersect either. At the time this episode first ran, this was a much smaller issue. I simply found the end a bit cheesy, even for Chuck. It could have been fun. But I think I was always less enamored of the Intersect story than many fans. To me, it was really only a mechanism to draw Chuck into the spy world. In fact, I’ll say as far as the Intersect goes, mid-season five was my favorite stretch of time. I think giving Chuck super powers was just too over the top. I preferred the normal guy in a dangerous world sort of story. From here on out I will relate to Chuck far less than I did in these first two seasons. Especially when Chuck starts making disastrously stupid decisions in season three. The 2.0 has no direct bearing on that issue, except that I was not thrilled with the idea from the start. Perhaps had it been more fun; and had more entertaining malfunctions (like it did in Operation Awesome) I would feel differently. But it was too often the Kung Fu crutch. It didn’t so much do different things as much as it made Chuck one of the boys. And I liked it better when Chuck was different, and smart.
I remember well a few days after the episode first ran one of my best friends said to me, “I think they need some new writers.” I didn’t agree with him at the time. But knowing what I know now, I think the original team was spent. The show would be revitalized when new blood came on board late S3 and Chris Fedak took over as the primary show runner in S4. Too bad that didn’t happen 13 episodes sooner.
And that’s the end of me on these posts for a while. I may have a few comments in the weeks ahead, but I expect to mostly avoid these posts. I have no stomach for the Misery Arc. Starting this Tuesday with a “Between the Seasons” post I will do a series of alternate posts for twelve weeks. All are welcome to read and participate; but especially those who, like me, can’t bear to watch the coming episodes, I will try to put up some fun material. A recurring theme will be season three alternates, or “what we wish had happened” that will feature the huge variety of season three inspired fan fiction as well as some space for our own musings and wishes. I think we can keep this fun, until we return to re-watches of our favorite show in June.
There are deeper shows on TV, more complex shows, shows with tighter plot logic, possibly even better comedies … but none features as much pure, concentrated fun as “Chuck.” It’s overflowing with joy,
–Alan Sepinwal, from his review of Chuck Versus The Ring
I’ll start with a disclaimer. I like Chuck Versus The Ring more than Chuck Versus The Colonel, awesome as that episode is. Ring is every bit as jam packed with awesomeness as Colonel, but how can you top Jeffster’s wedding performance as the soundtrack to a reception hall shoot-out that culminates in a special forces team parachuting in to save the day. Well you can come close with “Christmas TV” playing for the second wedding inter-cut with Miles the traitor first shooting Ted Rourke then stalking Casey in Castle.
Second disclaimer, some of you won’t like this post (or at least my part), so I’ll say this, criticize my arguments if you feel the need, I’m not going to declare a Chuckwin’s law this time, but I’m not going to participate. This post is for people who want to re-watch and re-consider, not for those who want to re-air grievances, and it isn’t to anger those with grievances either, so not reading this post if you have a certain point of view is a valid option, one I’d endorse.
Those disclaimers out of the way I just have to start by saying there is too much Chucky goodness in this episode to not mention at least some of the highlights for me.
Two, that’s right, two of Chuck’s best ever montages.
Jeffster. Nuff said
Casey as a wedding planner.
Ellie’s confusion as an out of breath Chuck and Sarah appear in the corridor. Straightening clothes.
“Why are you letting Sam Kinison and an Indian lesbian ruin your wedding?”
Ellie’s bridezilla moment scattering her bridesmaids, then her meditating to calm down.
Ellie in her wedding dress, veil and all, drinking champagne in the bathtub.
Anna Wu’s face as Jeffster takes the stage. Big Mike’s too.
“I dunno, but this wedding just got good.”
Three Rounds and a Sound, Chuck and Sarah’s dance (more on that later)
Now I could go on forever on everything great about this episode, but what I am going to concentrate on is the way this episode takes us from “It is real.” to “I know Kung-Fu.” The transition from season 2 to season 3 seems abrupt to a lot of people, and I’ll admit it is in many ways. But the seeds of that sea-change have been sown since Chuck Versus The Suburbs, and really took off in Chuck Versus The Predator. But for the purposes of this discussion I’ll start with the event many consider the culmination, or perhaps consummation of Chuck and Sarah’s love story.
Barstow was real, as they confirmed at the end of Chuck Versus The Colonel, but it wasn’t the end of a story, it was the beginning of one. Chuck has for two seasons intentionally left open a few things about Chuck and Sarah, at least from Chuck and Sarah’s point of view. One is how confident can Chuck be about Sarah’s feelings for him. Her job is to get him to do as she tells him, and how much of what he loves about Sarah is real, and how much is the job? He’s been painfully reminded on many occasions that she has limits as to how well she’ll let him know her, and it has to make him wonder. Yes, we know how she feels, but accept the premise that Chuck doesn’t. He suspects, he just doesn’t know, and those moments of doubt creep in at moments like the end of Seduction when Chuck shows up at Sarah’s to find Bryce apparently in residence, or Suburbs, when he realizes that there really is no future for them outside what they have now. And he sees firsthand the conflicting loyalties she deals with in episodes like Predator, Pink Slip and Dream Job. Another ambiguous topic, a two-fer actually is does Sarah love Chuck for who he is, or for what he represents, and is part of it the fact that Sarah tends to fall for the guys she works with? This is something we’ll see Sarah struggle with next season, but you can see a few seeds of that in Chuck Versus The Suburbs. Sarah dismissed Chuck from playing house with her after the cougar lady incident, yet she still looks longingly around as they close out the house. Was it the life with Chuck she imagined, or just a normal life that she’d had for a few days she was missing? Yes, we know it mostly has to do with Chuck, but Sarah must be wondering a bit if part of her attraction is what he gives her, that feeling she could be a normal girl with a boyfriend, and is that really true? In short the show has repeatedly given the characters reason for them to doubt the depth and reality of their own and the others feelings.
Barstow was the beginning of the process of answering those questions and putting them to rest. It is a moment out of time for them, a glimpse, like we’ve seen before, of what their lives could be like if they could hide away from their world. And while we see their literal awakening to the possibilities freed from 24/7 surveillance and their duties, we shouldn’t forget that that world is still out there watching, waiting and stalking them in the form of Vincent and Casey. It is real. The feelings are real and the love is real, Chuck Versus The Colonel answers that. But could they free themselves from their world and find a way to be together? That is the question Chuck Versus The Ring and season 3 asks. There was a reason they didn’t actually consummate their relationship in Barstow, it was TPTB telling us they weren’t quite there yet.
They’ve taken their first real steps toward each other, not their last.
Structurally The Ring is almost two episodes. I know it sometimes feels to me as if it really is two episodes. By the time Ellie and Devon have their second wedding on the beach it feels like we’re nearing the end, but in reality we’re only slightly more than half-way through.
The episode starts by giving Chuck everything he’s ever wanted, the intersect out, the normal life free of the Buy More, the girl of his dreams and a substantial sum of money to start his new life free from government servitude. Then it proceeds to show him how it can all be taken from him by that secret world and the people who inhabit it that most of his friends and family are blissfully unaware of, whether he’s a spy or not.
The first thing to be pulled away from Chuck is Sarah. And this is Sarah’s story too, much as the episode focuses on Chuck. Sarah is a spy and doesn’t know how to be anything else, how can she fit in his newly normal world? She has duty and orders and a calling, but she’s recently found love … how does that fit into her life? It is clear from the beginning that she is unsure it can. The hopeful reaction to Chuck being offered a job with her team, the inevitable letdown as Chuck offers only a vacation to get to know each other outside the spy life. Sarah is on autopilot most of the show, only breaking out of her spy-mode and seeing the possibilities in the world she’s lived in for 2 years when she sees how far Chuck will go for those he loves. Maybe there is a chance for her after all? But Sarah sees that life as hers for the taking when in truth she has to fight for it every bit as hard as Chuck had to fight to get to where he is now.
Next up is Chuck’s family, personified by Ted Roark’s threat to kill Ellie if he doesn’t get the intersect. Chuck has to rely on everyone from Jeffster to Casey to save his sister and the other guests, but it comes at a terrible cost. He’s ruined the most important day of her life, and she may never forgive him. Spy or not his relationship with his sister may be irreparably damaged. Stephen understands, and Chuck is starting to.
This is the episode’s pivot point. Chuck has relied on his dad and Bryce and Sarah and Casey to keep him and his family safe. Chuck finally steps up to be the protector and hero for his sister, relying on his old team for help. It is the first of two hero moments for Chuck in this episode. This one is about his family, Ellie in particular, and being the support as opposed to the one needing it. It started when he set off on his quest to re-unite what was left of their family for her wedding and culminates on the beach where both he and their dad give away the bride. We’re given to believe that in the process of throwing Ellie her dream wedding Chuck has given up that nest-egg that was to provide him or he and Sarah a fresh start. This tidbit is more important than some might believe. It provides the context for Chuck’s next hero moment.
Inter-cut with that personal triumph on the beach is the danger to his family and friends still lurking out there. Casey has saved Chuck once a week, for which he is grateful, but has time and again refused the call to become other than a reluctant hero. Chuck is about to see that the cost of his refusal is others sacrifice. The battle must be fought, and if not by him, then by someone else. Sarah for instance. Bryce for another.
As usual it’s a B-plot that gives additional context to Chuck’s upcoming decision.
Morgan: I don’t know, man. This whole… “making your dreams come true thing” is hard.
Morgan: And the bigger the dream, the harder it gets.
Morgan: You know, on one side, you know, the girl you love. And then on the other, life as you know it. It’s just, you know, friends and family, and job you can’t stand.
Morgan: I don’t know, man. I should just go with Anna, right? But then I, uh… I’m over-thinking this, aren’t I?
Chuck: Yeah, yeah, you are. Go with your heart, buddy. Our brains only screw things up.
Chuck finally gets that slow dance with his date, to one of my absolutely favorite Chuck songs. I’m not usually one for posting lyrics , their interpretation is often an iffy thing, but they just fit this situation so perfectly.
“3 Rounds And A Sound”
They’re playing our song
They’re playing our song
Can you see the lights?
Can you hear the hum,
of our song?
I hope they get it right
I hope we dance tonight
Before we, get it wrong
And the seasons
Will change us new
But you’re the best I’ve known
and you know me
I could not be stuck on you
If it weren’t true
I was swimming
My eyes were dark
’til you woke me
And told me that opening
is just the start
Now I see you, ’til kingdom come
You’re the one I want
to see me for all
the stupid shit I’ve done
Soil and six feet under,
Kept just like we were
Before you knew you’d know me
and you know me
Blooming up from the ground
3 rounds and a sound
Like whispering “you know me.
You know me.”
So this was our song
This was our song.
I still see the lights
I can see them
And the crisscross
Of what is true, won’t get to us
‘Cause you know me-
I could not give up on you…
And the fog of
what is right
Won’t cover us
’cause you know me-
I could not give up a fight…
Soil and six feet under
(Crisscross of what is true, won’t get to us)
Kept just like we were
(Cause you know me. I could not give up on you)
Before you knew you’d know me
(But you feel the truth)
And you know me
Blooming up from the ground
(And the fog of what is right won’t cover us)
3 rounds and a sound
(Cause you know me, I could not give up a fight)
Like whispering “you know me
(But you feel right)
You know me.”
Chuck and Sarah are dancing, each knowing their lives would never be the same having known each other. Each has awakened something in the other, something that was dead, but bloomed in each others presence, yet neither knows what the outcome of that awakening will be. Each hopes it will be something they share with each other but each is having trouble seeing it through, and the final verses speak to the coming conflict. Or at least the hope they can escape the fog of what is right, and the confidence they wouldn’t give up on each other. Chuck still thinks Sarah needs to be a spy and is leaving, so he does what he can to let her go. He now understands that being a hero is a choice, and often a tough one that requires a selflessness and sacrifice he doesn’t think he possesses. He wants more.
Sarah for her part has made a decision, a tough one. Being a spy isn’t enough for her anymore, but it will require a sacrifice on her part. She’ll be leaving the only life she’s known and will be depending on Chuck like never before. Sarah Walker, vulnerable. It’s no wonder she’s having trouble getting up the courage to say it, especially after Chuck’s vacation offer earlier in the day.
It is a poignant and beautiful moment, this episode’s Barstow. It is a moment out of time for them, a moment to contemplate how things could be different for them, but all the while that the secret war they are still a part of is sending events spiraling out of their control.
Chuck: You belong out there, saving the world.
I’m just… I’m just not that guy.
Sarah: How many times do you have to be a hero to realize that you are that guy?
Chuck: But I want more, Sarah. I want a life. I want a real life.
More and more I look at that scene and see Sarah asking Chuck to join her world one last time, or at least I see it as Chuck seeing it that way. One last time he tries to back out, even though he thinks it will cost him Sarah. In the spy world they could never build anything real, or so he thinks, and he’d still be lying to his sister and his friends, still doesn’t think himself worthy. Still isn’t willing to sacrifice the life he knows for an uncertain future and the girl he loves. He’s still thinking with his brain, until Sarah is torn away one last time.
This is where Chuck has decided to join Sarah in her world. When duty called she didn’t hesitate, and from now on neither would he. I want to go briefly back to where this arc started, what propelled Chuck into his search for Orion and set the team on the chaotic path that ends in an intersect room.
Chuck: You can’t just go run off and be the hero all the time.
Cole: It’s not about wanting to be a hero, Chuck. It’s about needing to be.
In that intersect room Chuck is still looking for someone other than him to re-join the fight, but Bryce is dying, and there will only be Chuck left to help his team. Bryce infuses Chuck with one last bit of doubt. He’s Bryce, it’s what he does. Sarah wasn’t going to come with him.
Why does he do it? He has to. I think it is because he finally starts thinking with his heart. Most of the flashbacks are of all the times he refused to answer the call to be a hero, but the last is certainly the most important. Throughout the series Sarah has never expressed any desire for Chuck to be a spy. She’s certainly asked him to do spy-ish things, but always in the context that when your time is done you’ll have the life you deserve, a normal one. Until that dance.
It is the one and only time Sarah tells him you could be a part of my world. You could join me, even if inadvertently. And so he does. Each of our heroes is on a new trajectory from when we first met them. Chuck is now a true hero, not a reluctant one. Real heroism isn’t easy. It requires real selflessness and sacrifice, and he is now willing to face that. Sarah is no longer an island, she needs love and other people in her life, and that requires opening up and making yourself vulnerable to heartbreak. They’ve each taken their first tentative steps into a new world, and while their paths seem to diverge, they are the paths each needs to follow for a time.
All The Questions
Rick: [knocks. the door opens] Where’s Josh?
Kate: He’s in Africa, saving the world.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy Chuck vs. The Ring, even after more viewings than I can count. It may not be your favorite – or even mine. But it’s always better than I remember.
The episode starts with a slightly ticked off Chuck and Casey marching defiantly into Emmett’s office. I recognize that attitude. I had it once, after a particularly important day at work when my team and I had to give a demonstration of the product. It was important. All week there were no jokes, no smiles, and we worked with determination to cover all the bases, and it went fantastically. But that’s not the point.
As it happened, I had been in the market for a new car, and in fact, had been doing my homework for about a month. I felt prepared. The day of that demo, right after it was finished, I decided to march into the dealership just like Chuck and Casey marched into the Buy More. The sales man never knew what hit him. What that focused week did to my attitude was the point.
[Heh! FYI, I ended up paying exactly what I wanted to pay for a new sports car (his costs plus a reasonable commission, one that I calculated – not him), and I already had my financing in hand. Bazinga!]
Chuck vs. The Ring is like that all the way through. There are big answers, bigger questions and make no mistake – Chuck is resisting all the while. I should have noticed sooner that Chuck doesn’t really like change, and boy, has he been through a lot of changes. Chuck’s told us often he’d rather be safe in his normal life and safe in the Buy More – at least, he would up to now. Chuck may be way past the Buy More, but how much does he really like change? Not much.
So, no. He’s not going to join the CIA. He’s just Chuck Bartowski, not a hero.
Sarah isn’t a big fan of change herself. When Chuck decides to take his pay-packet and go home, it’s almost like she’s taken by surprise. The thought bubble over her head is “Isn’t Chuck going to join me in the CIA?” The next frame has her thought bubble saying “I guess not.” And then Bryce Larkin, hero, walks in. Don’t know about you, but I see something like turmoil and confusion in her eyes.
I felt a knot in my stomach too when Bryce walks into Castle. But honestly, I’m going to forgive Sarah for her second thoughts about Chuck, if that’s what she’s having. It wasn’t that she was going back to her former partner; it’s just that she wasn’t comfortable with all the changes. And for her, falling in love was a big change.
Still, Sarah is in love with Chuck and she knows it. The spy from DC doesn’t exactly want to leave him for Bryce any more than he wants to leave her. She’s just – on the edge of a cliff, facing the abyss. It’s always a little easier to continue the way she’s always been – Agent Walker. If only she had a reason to turn around and choose Chuck. A definite signal. Now if he was to propose…
Chuck: What I’m getting at here is, Sarah Walker, will you do me the honor – of taking a vacation with me?
Wrong proposal, Chuck. Maybe Sarah’s been asking herself what she wants too and a vacation ain’t it.
In the meantime, Ellie is getting ready to be married. Just like Chuck always imagined being a spy, sort of, Ellie always imagined a white wedding. But the reality, well, that’s something else.
Ellie: If it were up to me, I’d have a small ceremony on the beach, sand between my toes, people I love.
Everybody’s thinking about what they want and a little afraid to go after it.
So exactly, what are Chuck’s dreams? Whatever they are, they include Sarah. Chuck may not be one, but at least he looks like a real spy. For her part, Sarah looks like a real bridesmaid. If they are asking themselves who they really are, Chuck is answering “No, I’m only a normal guy.” Sarah is answering “I am nothing but a spy.” They both think anything else is kidding themselves.
All the soul searching is put off when Ted Roark crashed the party, threatening to kill everyone – especially Ellie. But the questions are not so easily abandoned. You see, the person who faces Ted Roark isn’t a spy, and he isn’t The Intersect. It’s Chuck Bartowski, and you’ll forgive me thinking that he seems more than “just a guy.”
You remember the stall. Chuck’s clever message to Sarah by telling Morgan he forgot the rings – when she full-well knows he hadn’t. Jeffster’s performance – Sarah, Stephen and Bryce fighting Roark with the help of Casey’s squadron. You may remember how formally nerd-herd Chuck stood up to Roark and his armed men, threatening him back if he touches anything. Is this something a normal guy would do? Of course not.
Still, it’s hard to have a wedding when the remnants of Fulcrum are determined to wreck it. It’s even harder when Jeffster is providing the entertainment.
Woodie: Son? Why are you letting Sam Kinison and an Indian lesbian wreck your wedding?
It’s also very Chuck-like to make us laugh when we’re at the lowest point of an episode. Chuck is despondent, and then something that would never occur to a “normal guy” occurs to him. That pay packet he got from the CIA is just enough to cover the cost of the special forces team as they set up a wedding on the beach for Chuck’s sister.
Yes, Chuck’s explanation to Ellie is lame – but that’s not as important as the fact that he takes the blame from Morgan, Jeff and Lester, and it’s nowhere near as important as the wedding Ellie does have, on the beach, with loved ones, given away by both Stephen and Chuck. What’s also very Chuck-like is the way we see everyone’s story in the music they play, and maybe it’s because I’m an old folkie, it causes me to tear up. That’s okay. By the end of the song, I’m ready to cheer too.
Bryce: [in Sarah’s ear-piece] Sarah? You’re not coming with me, are you?
Sarah: [silently nods ‘no’]
Sarah never was one for words. Her motions and her expression are always eloquently subtle. She prefers to stay with the non-intersected nerd now.
Part I of Chuck’s story is clearly done. But there are some threads left over. Who is Miles working for, for instance. But before we start counting those leftovers, the elephant in the room is still the big pile of questions.
Morgan: You know, on one side, the girl you love and then on the other, life as you know it. I’m over-thinking this, aren’t I?
Chuck: Yeah. Yeah, you are. Go with your heart, buddy. Our brains only screw things up.
Chuck and Sarah are not only asking what they want to do next, they are each wondering about the other’s desires too. Sarah thinks Chuck wants to go back to being “normal”, Chuck thinks Sarah wants to continue being Agent Walker. Neither is entirely correct.
Chuck: Where’s Bryce?
Sarah: Gone. They’re uploading him with a new computer tonight.
Chuck: Off to save the world. I guess both of you are.
Sarah: You wanna dance?
Chuck: You know I do.
Maybe that’s all they want. Just to dance. Nothing more. I’m not sure either wants to save the world with Josh and Bryce – at least, not at this moment. If only they would talk – communicate, tell each other who they really are and what they really want.
Then, they start to do exactly that.
Chuck: You belong out there, saving the world. I’m just… I’m just not that guy.
Sarah: How many times do you have to be a hero to realize that you are that guy?
Chuck: I want more, Sarah. I want a life. I want a real life.
Sarah: Chuck, I don’t want to save the world. I want…
It’s going to be a long time before we hear Sarah finish that sentence because all hell is about to break loose. Stephen flashed.
“He flashed???” the fans squealed. He flashed. Stephen has an Intersect in his head too, and the intel he saw, and it’s implication, is that Bryce is a dead man walking.
Bryce: Bad day to be me.
I can’t do the ending justice. Chuck is once again the new Intersect, but this time by his choice. In those last frantic ten minutes of the season, we start to know what Chuck and Sarah want, but we don’t know who Chuck and Sarah are now. For both of them, and for the fans, it’s happening tremendously fast. The Ring? “Who are you?” Sarah asks.
When the words “To Be Continued” flashed on the screen with a whoosh, I cheered. We all did. It was a leap of faith that all of us were willing to take every bit as much as Chuck wanted to take his.
That was April 27, 2009. Two weeks later we found out that Chuck and our beloved characters were indeed going to return for a third season, but that wasn’t going to happen, we were told, until after the Winter Olympics in March of 2010. Almost eleven full months!
All through that episode, all through that summer and again this week, I had a song going around my head, one that we had heard near the beginning of the first season. It counseled patience then as we waited to see what would happen next, or if we would even have a show. It asked us to stay hopeful as we wait for things to fall into place and it still does today.
So penniless for a dream
I hope I get by today
I want to get to the truth
And learn how to gray
So penniless for a dream
It’s not living in St Tropez
But I wonder if what you wish for
Will fall into place
Du du du du du du dudu du dudu
Fall into Place
I’m struggling just to see
Amount to better ways
What’s possibly meant to be
Was probably meant for me
It’s never been on a plate
Well it’s never been on a plate
So mother I hope that I
Will fall into place.