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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.

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (5 of 5)

The Intersect has completed the circle from intrusion, to opportunity, to crutch, to tool, and back to intrusion … with a new twist. This Intersect isn’t in Chuck. It’s more like it’s stalking him. Hmm.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (4 of 5)

Chuck has found his confidence without the Intersect. Sarah wants to marry him. What could possible go wrong?

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (3 of 5)

The Intersect — Part 3 covers the first half of Season 4 with a look at Sarah’s biggest growth spurt … which she will need to help Chuck when the Intersect is taken away.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (2 of 5)

The Intersect — Part two: a look at Chuck and Sarah as the Intersect becomes Chuck’s Incentive and then his Opportunity. This takes us through Seasons 2 and 3.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect

The show ended two years – seven months – one week and 5 days ago. We discussed the finale for months. We’ve discussed episodes and seasons and alternatives for episodes and seasons. What more could we possibly have to say? … Continue reading

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Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Future Dream Arc — a.k.a. Thinkling’s Normal Arc

One of the consistent themes of Chuck has been the hostility between the spy world and the real world — the threat of the spy world to Chuck’s real/normal world. The Intersect opened a portal between the two worlds in … Continue reading

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Past Is Prologue … and Epilogue

The Chuck finale reprises Chuck and Sarah’s journey through Sarah’s journey. It is a redux of redemption and a love that perseveres and prevails against all odds. Continue reading

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A Grief Observed^ — A Hope Retained (Chuck vs the Goodbye)

There is the grief of what was lost and the hope of what will be. The story in between is one of amazing, enduring love. Continue reading

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Plans, Trains, and Chasing the Dream

What is it with the Charleses-es or the Bartowski’s and trains? As I watched Bullet Train, I couldn’t help thinking of a different time … a different train. Ride the rails with me and enjoy their journey from the slow train to the Bullet Train … the final ride. Continue reading

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Those Were The Days — (Chuck Versus Bo)

Sometimes you just know it’s gonna be one of those days. Other times it comes at you out of nowhere, and the day you end up with is different from the one you started out with. So it is for everybody in Chuck vs Bo. Continue reading

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