Chuck ended up downloading a new-and-improved Intersect into his head. It makes complete sense that Chuck had to end up with intel in his brain again, but the fact that the new Intersect made him into a superhero is a bit much to take. Chuck, just like Neo, now knows kung fu (and he probably knows a lot more than that too).
How does the show possibly proceed from that point? Chuck doesn’t need Sarah and Casey to protect him anymore, Chuck’s subconscious will just kick in anytime he gets into trouble. He can now protect Sarah and Casey as well as, or maybe even better than, they can protect him.
Making Chuck into a superhero may open up new avenues for the series (if it gets renewed, fingers crossed), but I hope he doesn’t end up taking on the Joker or Lex Luthor next season. For me, that’s not what the show has been about; it’s been about the characters and this average (even if he knows some secrets) guy being tossed into situations he can’t handle. Now, it looks like he can handle all those situations and more.
Okay, deep breath… I actually believe that Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak, and the rest of the gang over at the show have already considered these issues, and that if the show gets picked up will have a solution. I really can’t wait to see what it is.
C’mon, NBC, you know you want to keep the show going, even if it’s a 13-episode mini-season.