Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dear DR: Bringing Sexy Sex Back


Hey everyone!  Did you miss this blog segment???  I know you did!  That is why I am bringing it back.

I have been answering fan questions on the podcast but have also received questions from other adventurous places around the Internet and figured I would put them here.  Some of the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

HERE WE GO!  Oh wait... DR stands for DARTH RAZORBACK and not "doctor."  Some people were confused back in the day.  Oh and.... SPOILER WARNING!  Also, please do not copy and paste this on another site.  Just link to this blog.  Thanks.

FYI, for more spoiler stuff, click here:

DR, I love everything you do and want to have your babies [I may have also edited some of these to make it seem like people love me more than they do]! My question is this: what is the chance of a back-6 or back-9 for CHUCK season 4? Also, what do you or your insiders think is the chance of a 5th season? Thanks. Please bless me, lord DR. -- Obi-Wan Shenobi

My insiders have indicated that while a back six is more likely, that a back nine is still possible.  Personally, I think a back 33 should happen so the show can get to 100 episodes.  But that is just me.  As for a 5th season, I think that is unlikely.  But anything can change in the next few months.  May the dark Force be with you my apprentice.

Dear DR, I am digging season 4 and everything but I don't get why the show won't bring the sexy sex back. They could show Chuck and Jill having sex, or starting to, in season 2, but now Chuck and Sarah, who are full blown in lovezies, are hell bent on a snuggle fest. What gives? Are they afraid of showing people in love doing the nasty? Is puritanical idiocy infecting the show? Are the show runners asleep at the wheel? I think they are sucking up the chemistry between Chuck and Sarah by never having them do much more than bunny kiss and cuddle. What say you? -- Air Duct Ninja

I brought this up on the podcast before they put Chuck and Sarah together... people in love, who are in a relationship, are difficult to make/keep sexy hot on television.  This is one of the reasons why TV executives fear putting their romantic leads together.  You can't have them making hot love every week, but you can keep the hunger for hot love going forever if you keep them apart.  Granted, this show COULD do it.  But they seem to not want to... and this is not just conjecture on my part.  My SSFI ninjas tell me that some of the kissing and bed scenes have been shot hot and heavy but then edited down to safe and sweet.

I have actually read where fans think Zac and Yvonne don't like each other and that is why their chemistry is not as explosive as it used to be... but the actors are still giving it their all and putting passion into their scenes when the script calls for it.  It is the show runners who have purposely edited some hotness out, starting with 3.12.  And the scripts for season 4 have been pretty tame, so the actors are not going to suddenly start making out like crazed love tigers when the script calls for a tender kiss.  So, ask Fedak or Schwartz why they are doing that.  Perhaps Josh is taking all the hot scenes and giving it to his other show.

First, will you marry me? Second, I know the show runners have said they learned their lesson and won't be putting anyone between Chuck and Sarah but they haven't said whether or not they will be splitting them up at any point.  So, can you tell us if they are planning a split-up this season? There is an episode called "First Fight" that has me worried. Thanks and I love you, dark lord of the Sith. -- Pining Woods

First, maybe... send pics.  Second, yes.  It is coming following "First Fight."  Though, it doesn't happen until the following episode "Fear of Death."  So, you get a lot of Chuck and Sarah together episodes until then.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

Will we see any of our favorite characters like Carina or Sarah's dad return this season?  -- Someone Who Doesn't Listen to the Podcast

If you listened to the podcast you would know the answer to this.  Why do I put in all that effort if you can't even make an effort to listen?!  WHY?!?!?!?!  Anyway, not that I know of... but I would love to see them return.  Maybe if there is a back six/nine.  May the Schwartz be with you.

I sometimes see you tweet "Pancakes!"  Does it have any secret meaning other than being a reference to "Dream Job"?  -- Clueless Poopsicle

It has several meanings, actually.  There is an insider meaning that I cannot share.  There is a pancake meaning... which is a love for pancakes.  And then there is the Metallica reference... and you should only click on that link if you like dirty, dirty words and metal.  May the Cliff Burton be with you.

You said this season is going to be epic and that it will "go down in history!" But so far it isn't blowing me away. Is there something coming down the line that made you say that or were you just hyping it to get people excited? -- Doucheaholic

I am digging this season.  Sure, it is not superduperawesome but that is mostly because the budget is TINY.  You have to appreciate what they are delivering on a budget that couldn't deliver 30 minutes for some cable shows!  On that level alone, this season should go down in history... HISTORY.  But there is stuff they are doing this season that I think is pretty daring.  Though, on paper a lot of this can sound better than is delivered.  Plus, things I heard about prior to the season starting, or episodes being shot, have been changed.  Sometimes that happens due to budget and sometimes because someone in a position of power decides to change things.  

Dear DR, will there be a Chuckfest 2? If so, when and how much will it cost? -- Chuckaholic12

Looks like it.  It will be awesome.  It should be announced very, very, very soon.  Donations will go to Zac's charity of choice.  It will happen next month.  Tickets will go for a few bills (remember, this is for CHARITY).  I think it will be better than the last one... and the first Chuckfest was great.

Dear DR, will I be showing up again in an episode this season? I know you liked my role in the premiere. -- Chuck's Hairy Chest

Yes.  You do appear.... in a scene where the new Greta shaves you off!  Hah!  Finally a Greta gets to do something important.  OK, that second part may not be true.

Dear DR, will Timothy Dalton have a mustache like in Hot Fuzz? -- Sarah's Hairy Chest

Great question!  It is kind of a sheepish... trucker style... thing.

Baaaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

DR, in a recent interview, Sarah and Ryan said that Ellie and Awesome will be showing Sarah what a normal life is like.  Can you tell us more about that?  Does that mean that Ellie and Sarah will have scenes where they develop a relationship and become friends?  Will Sarah be taking advice from Ellie?  Thanks!  -- D'ole Fart

That is a really interesting question, one that requires a pretty involved response.  No.

Kristin D Santos just posted another one of those "someone will get engaged" things on her site and Chuck and Sarah are not on it! I guess that rules them out this season. Why would the show runners not give us at least that, since the show might not even make it past these 13 episodes?  -- Pop Rocks

If I had a million dollars for all the things I know about CHUCK that Kristin doesn't... I probably wouldn't be wasting my time answering questions on this blog.  I would be watching my bunny sniff cocaine off a hooker's arse on my frakin' yacht!  I mean, come on!  I could sail the seven seas with a boatload of Perfect 10 models!  Woohoo!  I am the lizard king!  I can do ANYTHING!

Wait... what was the question?

214 comments:

  1. Nice blog, but you can't be serious about all of this, right? NO WAY they would split up Chuck and Sarah.

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  2. Shamus
    So chuck and sarah are going to be breaking up. Well that sucks!

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  3. Chuck and Sarah split up Say it aint so. lol

    Well no sense getting the back six since the ratings will sink like the Titanic when they break them up. Hey wait the show runners said no more WTWT. What gives. ;-)

    Anymouse

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  4. If you are serious and they do break them up, then I fear another Shippers vs the TPTB battle and this time the fans will win.

    Oh well it was fun while it lasted. I guess Schwedak love to lie to the fans. So much for resolving that plot line and no more WTWT.

    Oh well there are other shows on TV that don't pull this lame crap.

    So why taunt the shippers with the whole ring thing last week. That was a stupid thing to do if they are going to just taunt the fans. This will backfire in their faces and this time I probably won't be there to see the carnage.

    WOW!!

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  5. They can't break them up. :(

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  6. Chris Fedak said that once they put chuck and sarah together they would not split them up, so I think it may be a fake break up so chuck can pursue his mum and keep sarah safe, that would make sense in the way chuck always protects sarah at any cost. I have also read where fans say zach and yvonne do not like each other, that is not true not from one reporter who was on set a week ago and she said that they still get on really really well, like magnus said it is just scripts, actors will do what they are told, they are pros. Also sarah lancaster said that she loves zach and well everyone loves him, I seriously doubt that there is any tension on set, but fair enough. I can understand toning down bed scenes, there is something to be said about keeping the chuck and sarah love pure and unadultarated.

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  7. The show runners didn't lie. They said there would be no other love interests. There won't be. Their split is logical.

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  8. There is no logical reason for them to split up. None.

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  9. Hope you are right Luke

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  10. Chucker versus the first fight maybe chuck and sarahs first fight and it may be over his mom and her intensions, he may ask sarah to trust his instincts and she is not so sure and so chuck may have to protect sarah if he is also unsure about his mom secretly. Especially after the preview where mom and sarah face off, if mama b is bad and threatens sarah chuck may have to intervene.

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  11. Haha. Relax people. I'm sure "splitting" them up means physically--as in kidnapping one of them (my bet's on Chuck), or multiple missions or what not. Makes more sense than any relationship drama...that is unless Sarah decides to visit Shaw where ever he may be and have a change of heart ;).
    -Kate

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  12. You have no idea what happens but have already decided there is no logical reason to split them up?

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  13. A break up wouldn't bother me, as long as it makes sense character wise and story wise. If it doesn't make sense, well, that's another story.

    The notion that Zac and Yvonne don't get along surprises me. I've never seen anything that would suggest that.

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  14. Ooh, I'm excited to see where the story goes when they split up :)
    And apparently, people don't get the other meaning of "spliting up."

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  15. Al
    You could have put the cure for cancer on there and people would have still zero'd in on that.

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  16. No logical reason. They just want to hurt the fans.

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  17. Is it a real break-up split up or is something else at play?

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  18. hey split up could be there spy partnership splits up and it could be that chuck goes with mom and leaves sarah behind to protect her. Chuck may need to follow his mom in order to find the answers he has been searching for since the end of last season. But an actual relationship split up, wow, sarah would have to pack her side of the closet again and go back to her apartment or chuck would have to live on the couch or sleep with his soul mate morgan.

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  19. This whole blog makes me giggle.
    Magnus, likes to get Charah fans to freak out and your making him happy by doing so.

    Just relax, even if Chuck and Sarah do break up, it wouldn't be for long most likely and they would still love each other even if they are apart.

    Who knows, Magnus is most likely just pulling our leg. So no reason to get upset just yet.

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  20. since this episode follows aisle of terror, if chuck has waking nightmares about his mom that casts doubt on her intensions and also ellie wanting to know more about their mom, if you remember in the premier chuck said that finding his mom was not worth risking sarahs life or anybody elses, it makes sense that he would not want to risk sarah to find the answers he is looking for. But then again I do remember magnus post before the season started, make up love is so hot, oh yeah! ok that is a little creepy but I still agree with him.

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  21. Are they going to move Sarah out of Casa Bartowski? Or just have Chuck sleep on the couch while they are on the outs?

    It seems a little incongruous to move Sarah out after they spent two separate full episodes on the 'angst' of moving Sarah into Casa Bartowski and having her unpack. Similarly, if they don't move her out, then it'll be tough to buy any plot that pushes a long term split between Chuck and Sarah.

    Of course, TPTB have certainly made iffy decisions in the past in order to force feed a storyline they want to tell (ignoring some things that feel important from previous episodes in some cases and operating on thin premises in others), so I wouldn't put anything past them.

    I'm glad some people are enjoying this season. Even giving TPTB extra credit for operating on a shoestring budget, count me among those underwhelmed to date. The show just feels like it is missing something and that makes me incredibly sad...

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  22. Dakota, while what you say is true... I am not pulling anyone's leg. What I said is true. Actually, everything I said is true. Well, unless otherwise indicated as not being true.

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  23. I do wonder what goes through the mind of fedak and swartz, they must know that the remaining loyal fans that are keeping this show to a 2.0 are most likely watching it for chuck and sarah and so if it is true that NBC are considering picking chuck for more episodes why would they do anything that could be potentially like fake name last season and cause fans to try and abandon the show, they survived last year but they were pulling a 2.5 at the time now it is so much closer and they are on a cliff edge I just do not see them self destructing again two seasons in a row, it does not seem logical to me.

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  24. Maybe it's because Chuck's mom is a dangerous person or at least that's what it points out to be. But Chuck wants Sarah to trust him since he believes she's not, but Sarah doesn't think with her heart she goes for the evidence.

    I keep reading over and over about what's happening in an episode they keep saying. Chuck must decided how far he is willing to give up to find the truth about his mother.

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  25. dakota, ones things for sure he is not willing to give sarah up. Chuck may have done some of the dumbest things a man in his position could do like leaving her at a train station or kept on fake breaking up with her in season 1 and 2 but I am confident even he is not this much of a dumbass to actually dump her for real, it will be something good and unexpected, i am sure of that. But in the end of the 13 episodes they will be together.

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  26. I think the split up could be a great storyline. It could also suck, but I see no reason to judge it before I see it.

    I am much more mistyfied by the toning down of the Chuck/Sarah scenes since the middle of last season. I wish they would have at least given us some of that on the DVD.

    Do you have any theory about their reason for deliberately taken out the more passionate tone, that you might be able to share? I can´t really think of any reason for that.

    Thanks for the blog in any case.

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  27. There is no other meaning to "Splitting up". Seriously in the context of the question, that means breaking up. Seriously...Chris Fedak said that once they put chuck and sarah together they would not split them up.

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  28. Could you do me a favor, Magnus? Since everything you say is true will you tell me that unicorns are real. Because if you tell me they are I'll believe then my dream will be true.

    Anyway, can you answer this question. Does the "Split Up" have anything to do with Chuck finding his mother?

    Also, I don't even like unicorns. They scare me, so you should tell me their not real.

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  29. James,
    I'm not saying Chuck would just break up with her to break up with her. Chuck loves her, I know this. But if Sarah is not with him on something as important as finding his mother or maybe he breaks her trust by keeping a serect. Then she could be the one to dumb Chuck, Sarah is afraid to get hurt. We've seen that a lot in season four so far.
    So she might break up with Chuck to keep herself from hurting, even tho that would be very hard for her to do. Since Chuck is her world.

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  30. Well thank you Magnus, you're my hero!

    So I take it you can't answer my middle question?
    I didn't think you could without giving too much away.

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  31. CHAAAAAARAAAAAAAAH! NOOOOOOOES!

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  32. Dakota I noticed something in the last episode when heather said to chuck in the cell to pull the chord and dump sarah before he gets fried/hurt sarah really reacted badly to that and in the premier she cried when she thought that she lost chuck, these are emotions we have not seen from sarah in three seasons. So for me I do not know if she would have it her ti dump him especially after last season in living dead where she said she could not bear the thought of losing him and as I said we are seeing that now. I think the break up has to be something storyline related and is not contrived and crap, I think it will be good and not a josh swartz at comic con 09 good but something that in the end will make them stronger.

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  33. He cant answer crap Dakota.

    He words things in ways where he can't be proved wrong when he is proved wrong.

    He's a wannabe insider.

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  34. I am a wannabe insider?

    I really don't want to be. So all the times I have been totally right, I just worded it well?

    Man, the world you must live in where that makes sense must be a wonderful place. But go ahead and spread that around. It just makes this all the more fun. :)

    Woohoo!!! I am a fake insider!!!

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  35. No way, after three seasons of tension and angst, that they break up Chuck and Sarah in the last season of the show. I highly doubt that Fedak would lie to the extremely loyal fans who have saved his show on numerous occasions. If they do 'split' it would probably be a short-lived break up, possibly for spy purposes or a fake break up. No way they separate Chuck and Sarah at the end of the series. From what we've seen from the time they have been together, there is no indication whatsoever that they would split up.
    Anyone with common sense would realize that this is some sort of false rumor or mis wording to get attention or scare fans. Would you really throw away 3 seasons worth of data just for one bloggers 'insider' rumor? Don't take this very seriously.

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  36. I happen to like Magnus, and he did warn us not to read this blog... So we can blame anyone, but our selves for reading this.

    So Magnus, you have anymore fake insider news?

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  37. All my news is fake. Come on. That is all we fake insiders dish out.

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  38. oh come on Anonymous why get some personal, feelings will get hurt. This blog I assume is put up for friendly debate not attacks. They will not break up chuck and sarah permently .... relax.

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  39. That being so, you got anything to tell us? I'm interested, in listening to your fake, but most of the time end up being true spoiler news.

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  40. Oh come on if they broke up Ausiello and Kristen would be all over this. I just read his spoilers and not one mention of Chuck. So after this big ass fight and breakup where would Sarah live, with Casey?

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  41. Magnus...I can't say all the time then your head will get bigger than it already is. Your ego is massive enough, fine your going to make me say it. Your spoiler news, is always right.
    There you happy?

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  42. Dakota, much better.

    As for Anonymous' genius thought process about Ausiello or Santos being all over this... well, clearly not since they aren't... and I am.

    Booyah.

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  43. No of course not, she'd live in Chucks room while chuck is on the couch or he finally realizes that Morgan is his soul-mate and stays in his room.

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  44. Sarah will run into Morgans arms!!!

    OK, so that one is not true.

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  45. This is like a car crash in progress. If and when Chuck and Sarah break up those who are hanging by a thread will jump ship and those who love all the juciy Grey's anatomy agnst will get their wish but the ratings will be so bad that only they will get enjoyment out of it because everyone else will be gone.

    I would seriously like to know how you break them up and then expect Sarah to move out then back in. This has disaster all over it.

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  46. I don´t get why people would not believe you, your post prior to Fake Name was completely honest. I guess people believe what they want to believe. Anyway we will hopefully all get to see how it plays out.

    Which is why I am much more interested in the changes made in season 3. As the DVDs are already out we might never learn what was changed. Can´t you share some more?

    I´d love to know what was changed and if some scenes were taken out entirely. Also would love to hear of any theory you might have as to why those changes happened.

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  47. I am sure the "split up" will not be a true break up. There will be other reasons for it, and it will not be a permanent deal. Just let the show play out.

    Of course, all this could be wrong. Only Magnus knows. And I am sure he won't reveal that secret....

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  48. The thought of Sarah rooming with Casey makes my heart giddy with glee.

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  49. Hey I said the couch or soul mate morgan, I must admit it would be hillarious to watch a drunk chuck try and spoon morgan because he does not want to be alone, it was funny last season on two and a half men and it would be still funny, morgan to chuck "you are wearing pajama bottems ?" and chuck spoons him and morgan says "I guess not", lol. Oh how funny that would be!

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  50. Baby Awesome: Boy or Girl?

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  51. Darn I was so close. You ruined it for me Magnus.

    Yeah I want to know with Awelle, can you tell us some about it?

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  52. what changed is that josh swartz has a dry sense of humour and thought the whole shaw arc would be funny, I guess he learnt that he was wrong, looking at comic con 10 it looked like it even got to the actors at some point, josh gomez face when swartz said we have learned said it all, all the whole jumping the shaw-arc, yeah even zach was not willing to sit there and justify it he just said josh................

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  53. First are they breaking Chuck and Sarah up romantically? If yes will they be putting them back together romantically?

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  54. I'm relatively new to this site, so I have no idea of this bloggers track record or whatever, but I'm pretty sure if there were signs of a break up, it would have been mentioned. This isn't the only site that blogs about Chuck, and I think that if this were a legitimate spoiler, someone else would be all over it as well. Plus, in every single interview I have read with cast and crew members, they seem committed to keeping Chuck and Sarah back together. Several of them mentioned that fans were very unhappy with the situation in S3, when Chuck was with Hannah and Sarah with Shaw, and that they learned their lesson about keeping the two apart.
    Lastly, Josh Schwartz knows his stuff. He's a smart dude and I know he wouldn't do something this moronic. I can see a temporary break up, but not a permanent break up that causes the two to be separated when the season/series ends.

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  55. Woohoo! TWO! TWO people calling me out as a fake!

    This is awesome.

    As for my track record, perhaps you should do some research before calling someone out.

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  56. the last Anonymous, as I said josh schwartz is not that smart when it comes to saying the right things at the right times, he says the wrong things at the wrong times. He also loves to annoy fans, when fans reacted badly to fake name he just said to sepinwall I love it, this is great. I think Magnus has said that TPTB do not care what internet fans or any fans want they will produce what they want to produce no matter how terrible it is, but as I said even the actors looked annoyed, people say zac and yvonne do not get along, that is not true but the question should be do the cast still get along with js, at comic con no one was rushing to answer the debacle that was the shaw sarah arc. Even the diplomatic and loverley zach levi just said josh..... before that he said I guess you huys should answer that question. I read yvonnes latest interviews and she said an actor lies for a living and so can pull anything ogg when needed to, yvonne after looking at you and brandon routh last season, nice try but I am not buying that but way to go on trying to be professional and diplomatic, nice try!

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  57. Magnus please is the split permanent between Sarah and Chuck, cannot wait that long to watch the episodes, dont feel like watching them if all of the relationship story is for nothing in the end. Put us all out of our misery.

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  58. Hi Magnus,
    So, we now know that unicorns don't really exist. Based on some of the comments you're getting, the same appears to hold true for a little bit of common sense regarding the long term prognosis for the Chuck and Sarah relationship. Thanks for doing this. It's ALWAYS fun to watch it hit the fan when the relationship is put into question.

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  59. I liked your comment about the hot steamy sex scenes, Chuck is actually a family friendly show that families can watch together. My family watched Undercovers tonight and my kids ran out of the room as the two on TV were getting it on. We then switched to ABC. Chuck entertains my kids while allowing me to get the sudelties of the supply closet. But the lack of sex scenes does make me want them from the two. I also loved your non answer to posey's question.

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  60. Chapman, I don't want to give too much away since it is a pivotal plot point. But I will say that the reaction is not surprising... since I know how crazy shippers love to speculate into darkness... however, I couldn't have written a better script for crazy shippers to drive themselves bananas.

    I mean, I have seen some big time overreaction from this fandom before but this one has the least amount of context but some people have already run all over the Internet proclaiming the show dead.

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  61. Do you know if Baby Awesome is a boy or girl? Do the writers know yet?

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  62. Magnus, I can handle a break up as long as it's a legitimate reason and the writing is good. NO REPEAT OF VS. THE MASK! Since you know this, can you answer a yes or no question for me? Is the storyline worth it?

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  63. Jen, I do know.

    Hannah, Chuck and Sarah only have love for each other. There is no one else.

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  64. Will we find out fairly soon or are they going to wait until the birth?

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  65. Magnus thank you for your response, I appreciate the time to take to promote the show. May I ask a follow up question, when you mentioned "context" do you mean that people are taking it too far in their reactions or taking your comments out of context, again thanks you very much for your time

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  66. It is hard not to imagine mama b not being at the center of this split up. I really hope that her storyline is worth it, if it causes a split up, wait a minute ....... I read that in one future scene chuck and his mom are running through a building, maybe that is what it is chuck splits from sarah to run with his mom and follow and help save her life from what is happening, maybe with timothy dalton there it may be that they are running from him (because he is volkoff) and so they end up running at the end of the episode and then the next episode begins with them still on the run being targeted. The reason chuck splits from sarah is so that she will not be a target too, hum ............

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  67. Jen, I don't know.

    Chapman, since there is no context other than the framing of the question, people will likely take it out of context. Not everyone has, though. Some people have actually been pretty level headed about it.

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  68. Magnus, how do you know all these things? Are you secretly God? If so, let me bow down...

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  69. I dont know why people are freaking. So what if they break up? It's not gonna be permanant. If you think it will hurt ratings you are totally wrong... It will have people hooked because any episode could be the sexy sexy make up sex and get back together climax. They will also like seeing the Chuck and Sarah yearning of season 2.

    My bet is Sarah really f*ck's up and hurts Chuck bad. Says something really hurtful because she is running from her feelings again and Chuck moves out temporarily to Casey's. He grabs his clothes and a the tron poster before she can get home to stop him.

    The next few episodes are akwward between them and she misses him and wants to appologize and ask him to come home but before she can he gets kidnapped by alexi vulkoff. Sarah and Mama B team up to track Chuck down and bond in the proccess.

    Works for me

    HJ

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  70. Brittany... I am in fact God. Someone has finally noticed. I have been on this planet for millions of years and just now, here, on this blog, someone finally sees it! I cannot believe it has taken this long!

    James, that is an interesting speculation. Though, I don't think Mama B has anything to do with it.

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  71. Thanks Magnus in one of your blogs I was listening to I remember you mentioned that one of your dreams sequences was for Sarah to believe that Chuck was dead, not just for a moment like in the first episode of season four, but for an extended amount of time, is there any future plans for a story line like that.
    Also do you have any spoilers for the last two episodes of the current 13 episodes.
    Thanks

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  72. HJ I do not know if that may happen, JS did say that chuck and sarah are a couple this season, not part of the season but the whole of the season, so I do not know if they will keep them apart for a few episodes, but you are right that would be good. I still go for the chuck protecting sarah angle, he always does.

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  73. Ah, the crazy shippers return. Magnus, is there some part of you that LOVES to bring anti-"Charahist" news to the public?

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  74. Great. Now "THE SKY IS FALLING" for the next 5 or so episodes, thanks dude.

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  75. Joe, you are very welcome.

    Ethan, if I can bring such news to the crazies, I will bathe in the joy of having it to deliver.

    Chapman, any other spoilers I may have will not be spilled here, today. Must space it out. :)

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  76. I must admit I think magnus is right about the whole editing around the kissing scenes, the most obvious is in the premier when they are kissing in the apartment his hands are around her waist and then when casey interupts his hands are on her face, lol, great editing. Other scenes are seduction you look in different shots there hands are on different parts of their faces and also even colonel, I think that scenes was probably longer than we actually saw and they edited around the really got parts so that it could be released at a pg rating, lol.

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  77. I don't really know what happens in the editing room or what the producers are up to. I am only going by what people tell me was filmed on set and what was in the script. So, they shot hotter scenes and there were hotter scenes in the script. But at some point, the producers/writers decided to take it out, or keep it sweet.

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  78. I am not critising, I agree with you. I am just saying that if you actually look at the scenes you can tell that they have clearly edited around some of the hotter parts. So if they do ever move the show to another time slot let it be at 10pm so that they can keep these scenes in , lol (I am JOKING)

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  79. Hi Magnus,


    Do you think that the network executives get to see all the footage that is shot? if so it certainly explains why they keep chuck on the air :) lol. I bet a couple of them are quitely hoping for a wedding between the two ;)

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  80. Gina, they get pitched the outline of the season and then they see scripts and footage and rough cuts etc. So, they see everything they want to see. And if the executives wanted a wedding, they could just demand it. :)

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  81. People you are missing a great silver lining in this whole chuck and sarah split! They can bring back magnus' dream girl the one and only kristen kreuk. Zach and kristen had great chemistry and hannah could always comfort poor chuck after he gets dumped, oh they were so cute together ;)

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  82. If the new NBC shows all bomb in the rating do you think that will improve Chucks ability to get a fifth season, it has held fairly steady for the first three episodes where the other new NBC shows are tanking?
    Thanks

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  83. Hotter, as in...

    Morgan's beard? Jeff's beer belly?

    Or hotter as in...

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  84. Zach, yes!!! Chuck and Hannah are meant to be! I think I am going to do a whole podcast next week just on Kristin Kreuk.

    Chapman, I don't know. I think NBC is ready to move on after this season... but you never know. I don't know what goes on inside the minds of NBC executives. I just know what happens once they tell other people.

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  85. And hopefully the could also provide a shower scene where we actually get to see everything like awesome and Ellie, show she and chuck washing off the failure of his relationship with Sarah while also having Hannah there to brighten his day ! And raise his flag, hint hint wink wink, I should be a writer! Ratings would go through the roof

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  86. Chuck really missed the boat when he dumped Hannah. Sooooo pretty. Sigh.

    Or Jill!

    Granted, I love brunettes so I might be biased. ;)

    Oh, Ellie.

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  87. I know ! When you think about it they had a lot in common ! He passed up an acceptable relationship. But I suppose that tells us something you coul be perfect for each other but if your heart is not in it it is not in it. Sarah and him have less in common and the back six and this season really shows that but they both know they love each other and so that is what is important and I will stop winding up fans !

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  88. One last question if I may Magnus, you said they would split up chuck and sarah, can you tell us if this relates to their romantic relationship or their spy relationship.
    Thanks

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  89. Okay, I smiled through the whole post. Very creative.

    As for actual content, I don't believe the worlds "break up" ever occurred, only split up, so I'm keeping my faith in TPTB that there will be a good reason behind it, and we'll still get our happy ending.

    Also, I'm probably the only one who doesn't know this, but does Darth Razorback = Magnus?

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  90. Diane said...

    In a show whose own mythology involves a mom abandoning her husband and two young kids and that same husband leaving the kids years later, I can certainly imagine logical reasons for a split of Chuck and Sarah.

    The show has reminded us many times how difficult it is to mix relationships with the spy game. Casey's another example. He gave up a fiancee that he cared enough about years later to commit treason for when she was threatened.

    Those examples also show that not being together and not being in love are not the same thing.

    I'm really intrigued to see how this plays out. Sounds like it can be a really good story arc.

    Magnus, if you say it's logical, I believe you.

    No "freak out" here. Thanks for the scoop.

    One question, though. Does this have any connection to that mysterious puzzle spoiler you posted a while back that was the multiple pictures?

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  91. Awesome, I loves me some darkness in my Chuck. Loved the ending of 4.01 and since then its been very enjoyable but slightly too fluffy for my tastes.

    Personally I reckon Sarah finds out something very unsavory out about Chuck's mother and it leads to arresting her. Chuck does not believe Sarah (or worse still Chuck finds out something very bad and conceals it from Sarah) and things get very very strained. Its got to be about trust, personal and professional trust and the keeping of secrets. Excited now! Thank you Magnus.

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  92. Chapman, it is physical.

    Anonymous, DarthRazorback = ChuckMeMondays = Magnus.

    Eaglemoomoomeemee, Mama B has nothing to do with it.

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  93. Ok fair enough. Guess I'll have to wait then. BTW
    how can anybody really think that the relationship is 'tainted' IF they really do have a massive fight and falling out (not like they haven't done that before and kissed and made up), and people really hyperventilating about a TV show, ok an Awesome TV show but still, really?

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  94. Eaglemomopopsicle, like a handful of nutjobs. The rest don't overreact like that. Or, if they do, they don't attack the messenger and then demand he is a fake and then run around the Internet trying to rally people against him and saying he is lying while freaking out about the "lie", which makes no sense if they think the messenger is a fake insider.

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  95. LOL Magnus you are very clever to not quite answer my question, physical could mean proximity too, as the episode after The First Fight is the episode with Rob Riggle the comedy bloke, so they split chuck from sarah to send him on more spy training.
    But mate I do not want to be a pain to you, you give us fans a lot of time and I am thankful and if you want me to be content with your current explanation of physical I will.
    Thanks again

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  96. You never said how the "split" between them will happen, but with only given the titles of the episodes when this thing is supposed to happen I must say that i'm pretty excited. Maybe the thing that I always wanted the writers to do might come true now!

    So my question is could this split be exciting in some way?

    /Oliver

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  97. Oliver, it is safe to say that the split comes with a massive amount of drama.

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  98. I know I said one more question two questions ago, but can you tell me if the split between chuck and sarah is a permanent split or just a temporaty split. Thanks again for your patience with me and with us all.

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  99. Ok they are splititng. The question now is why and for how long. I honestly don't see it being permanent. Obviously something comes up in First Fight and carries over to Fear of Death. The "Why" will be interesting to see unfold (alhtough I have my suspicions). The how long will be the one that sticks in folk's craw. However, if you look at the overall story and season arc, FF is right about the middle of season....just about the same time where things "blew up" last season (a la "Mask"). Through story-telling convention that is the logical place you put a major drama point. The theme for Chuck and Sarah this season seems to be "commitment" and "the future", just as last season it was "WT/WT". And if they are following story-telling convention again (like they did last year), we won't see a resolution to Chuck and Sarah's relationship until 4.12 or 4.13 (assuming we don't get a back pickup and this is it) because you have to have the protagonists "suffer" before they gain "knowledge". But again, I just don't see them leaving that hanging in the breeze if this is it.

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  100. Man, talk about overreaction.

    I have mostly liked the start of the season.
    But i wish they would move on to the meat of the story soon. This relationship problem of the week thing they have going on now can be a bit much. While I find it great that they finally are talking and dealing whit their problems, I wish they would just leave them be a couple for a while and put the main focus on other parts of the story.

    And please more Casey!!! :)

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  101. Wow, it seems you guys got very little sleep over this last night!

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  102. This seems like a totally logical type of storyline to me. It seems that a good chunk of the show followers are shippers, so to make the best, most thrilling arc possible it should have something to do with the Chuck/Sarah relationship. To somehow separate them would bring the most angst and likewise the most satisfaction in resolving it later. Nothing more boring than a relationship without drama. Acting minus drama = boooriiing. I'm hoping for a creative storyline!

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  103. THERE IS NO WAY CHUCK AND SARAH ARE SPLITTING UP. THEY BELONG TOGETHER.

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  104. Looks like you've opened Pandora's box my friend. I'm actually more interested in the Chuckfest you mentioned. Is it going to be in LA? How soon before it's announced 'cause I'd really like to attend this one and I will have to buy plane tickets!

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  105. We are waiting on official word before announcing it. But it will be in LA, most likely during the first weekend of November.

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  106. I know undecovers got a 1.5 last night but I have a feeling that when the split up happens Chuck will be getting the same ratings. What happened to this season being the Diet Coke of angst?

    So far you are both helping and hindering the fan base. You need to pick a side.

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  107. Hi Magnus,

    NBC was down across-the-board with the all but doomed Undercovers down 0.1 versus last week’s preliminaries to a 1.5 adults 18-49 ratings.

    That's interesting....

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  108. "I know undecovers got a 1.5 last night but I have a feeling that when the split up happens Chuck will be getting the same ratings."

    LOL! That is truly funny.

    Nena, UNDERCOVERS dropped less than I thought it would. Its slide might be over. Plus, L&O:LA may have dropped but it still got the highest 18-49 demo at 10pm. If it doesn't drop much more than that, it could survive there. I actually watched both episodes this morning and could see it catching on.

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  109. I'm thinking the playoffs probably hurt NBC last night and its probably going to hurt us too.

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  110. Why would the playoffs hurt NBC more than any other network?

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  111. I didn't say more than any other network but the whole schedule on NBC took a hit and it stands to reason that could be a factor.

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  112. Interesting that 4.06~The Aisle of Terror through 4.09 ~Phase Three are in the heart of the November sweeps. We know that MamaB makes an appearance in 4.06 and coupled with some of the other casting news, this should be a good launch for a tight arc. I'm looking forward to how this will play out.

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  113. Magnus,

    You act like 1.5 is acceptable to NBC. It's not. Especially with a show that is in its freshman season. It only gets worse from here for Undercovers and you know it. NBC will cut the cord here soon.

    I am fine with getting a back 9 and ending it, but I am thinking the WB may be willing to give the licencing fee to NBC for free for a season 5 if that ensures synidcation.

    It should be interesting!

    HJ

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  114. Magnus,
    You must be enjoying this. It is quite entertaining.

    As for Chuckfest2 do I still get to make a cake?

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  115. I don't think that split up will hurt the show. The fans they left the show last year, they never came back so basicaly now Chuck has its core of fans every week.
    That's my opinion.

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  116. Diane adds...

    Judging by Heroes ratings last Fall, there was no change in its ratings when the baseball playoffs began.

    Heroes had 2.4-2.5 throughout October

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  117. I am totally fine with a chuck and sarah split. A tv relationship is like a new car, it is exciting when you get it, the new smell, the high perfomance the feel good factor your feel when you are first introduced to it. But after a while you need a new car the enjoyment and anticipation and the excitement goes and like chuck and sarah their relationship is now just that, the last episode showed that where they just recycled old issues, it is stale. Time for the new car the new relationship, maybe chuck and summer glau or kristen kreuk. Maybe sarah can be with cole or anyone else, hey why not bring back bryce from the dead or hey better yet bring back shaw, that was a great, great, great romance, between him and sarah. Ladies and gentleman or more importantly shippers, the time is right to get past chuck and sarah and I say horray.

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  118. Also come to think of it, in the end did chuck and sarah really have any chemistry at all? I still maintain that her and bryce were a better match. Chuck and hannah, jill and lou in that order were a better match for him. They all like him for him not like sarah who always wanted him to be a certain way, be cute, adorable, sweet and not a killer, be my chuck, the one I want, blah, blah, blah. So come on split them up, run chuck, run! be free and hook up with all the girls who are into nerds, your relationship with sarah is basically store room sex and angst, your too young and good looking for this. Remember no matter how geeky you may be tall, dark and handsome is still a catch for a lot of girls so go and just do it!

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  119. Firstly , WOW !
    Secondly , WOW !

    Seriously ? People are freaking out like this ? Too funny .

    After reading all the comments now , most seem to be getting a better grasp on the situation instead of jumping to conclusions.

    Anyways ... " split up " could have been the term used last year in vs the subway where Chuck escaped the CIA building and had to choose to protect himself or Sarah , SHOCKER he chose her lol . Now I think this time will be a little different but, my guess ( or fan fic lol ) is this ...

    Since Sarah is the " guy " of the relationship and super spy , she has different instincts than Chuck does . So I think once they get closer to tracking down Mama B and Volkoff things will heat up danger wise for Chuck and Team B . We all know how protective of Chuck Sarah is so when decisions have to be made , they're views will differ ( kinda like in vs fat lady where they have the bomb in the opera house and Sarah says " if it looks like a bomb and ticks like a bomb than generally it's a BOMB " . But Chuck and Jill stay to diffuse it ) and will result in their first fight ! -Sarah wants Chuck to be safe
    - Chuck wants Sarah to trust his instincts more

    Then in Ep 8 vs the fear of death , something major happens to put Chuck or Sarah in a life threatening position . Then * spoiler alert * #cliffhanger !

    lol

    Mmm a frosty or McNuggets for lunch ......

    Jules

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  120. poor yvonne, I gather from her interviews that she does not mind chuck and sarah being together because it gives her more chance to stretch out her comedy legs. Well back to the drawing board for you my love, back to those longing stares and getting to be the source of drama on a comedy drama series. I bet you wish you were casey or morgan right now. Also back to perverbially not getting any too, you went three years without and then you only get 8 months and your back to another long dry spell. Oh josh and chris you certainly do know how to annoy your fans so much.

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  121. Being an MBA student who has just finished my studies and handed in my thesis I have been to a lot of parties and had hangovers but never been sick. I suppose I was impressed that I could still party and hold my alcohol. But now with another possible romance that comes between chuck and sarah and if it is like the shaw and sarah one then I am pretty shore that I will be vomiting a lot, I mean a lot, lol.

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  122. Mark, perhaps your MBA studies didn't afford you reading comprehension skills. Which is surprising, holding multiple graduate degrees myself, since so much reading is required. There is no mention of another possible romance coming between Chuck and Sarah. Also, shouldn't an MBA student know the difference between "sure" and the "Jersey shore?" Come on, now.

    Kendra, make a cake!

    HJ, thanks for the ratings lesson. Without you, I would be lost. ;)

    PeterO, a nice, positive, and healthy perspective. Bravo.

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  123. yeah magnus, sorry about the whole shore thing, what was I thinking. What is up withj ZLP? are his posts genuine? is he trying to be funny, honest or is he just angry? but I did love the metaphor he used with tv relationships and new cars, lol, quite smart and funny and introspective at the same time.

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  124. I seem to recall just after S3 finished. In an interview CF was asked if they would split Chuck and Sarah up and (paraphrasing) he said 'we would never do it for no reason, if we did there would have to be a really good story reason'. Wish I could remember the exact interview. Me, I trust CF and JS.

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  125. Mark, some people don't like the whole Chuck and Sarah thing. I know, crazy but true. They like the Buy More and spy stuff more. I know of a couple of people who roll their eyes when there is too much Chuck and Sarah stuff.

    Though, I am not sure if ZLP is serious or not. I did get a good chuckle out of it. :)

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  126. Eaglemoomoo, the show runners have said that they would not put any other romantic interests between Chuck and Sarah. They may have even said they do not plan on breaking Chuck and Sarah up anytime soon. And you may be right about the interview. I think I remember one or both of them saying that.

    There is no reason to doubt their word.

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  127. You know that last episode really does set chuck up to be a james bond type hero. If you think about it in all james bond movies the henchman (Panzer) always kills loads of people until the end where he him/her bond face off and like jaws or the goldfinger villian with the hat it is always a physical mismatch and bond barely wins. Chuck faced the same problem Hugo killed loads of people and then when face to face with chuck he could not kill chuck, chuck actually like bond although physically outmatched lasted. All that was needed was for an oh james or oh chuck moment with chuck and some random damzel in distress : "oh chuck take me around the world one more time" break them up (chuck and sarah) let us have our chuck bond (sorry magnus) who saves the day and actually gets some instead of relationship crap!

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  128. ZLP, so you want a single Chuck who gets any girl he wants and is a badass spy? Interesting. I think a lot of people would say that if you do that, then Chuck is no longer Chuck. He is Bryce.

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  129. You know ZLP even though some of your post is correct and if you actually believe in chuck being a cold heartless man who just saves the day and sleeps with random girls (you heartless philistine) then that could actually work. He did look really good in the premier with his suit and if he could give a good british accent I could see it. Chuck being all suave and GQ smooth and just being awesome I would certainly watch that, but I do love my chuck and sarah, sad me I know!

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  130. Well he is not bryce because like bond he is still alive! Bryce bit the dust! But my main point is this: I get you have to have tension and drama and all that stuff which is supposed to bring in viewers, but the way I see it is that chuck is always, always trying to placate everyone, whether it be sarah, ellie, morgan or casey or even the government or his parents. I sometimes find myself asking the question is this man a hero or just a doormat? I think at some point they may be better served in letting chuck develop into something more and instead of it being all ridled in angst let it be with the support of the people who always demand so much of him. He serves way too many masters and it is a shame, he could be so much more but they never let him be and that is the disappointing aspect of the whole situation.

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  131. So if he went off with mama b and left sarah and everyone else who holds him back from developing fully because of their needs and demands then maybe that will serve the chuck character well for the future, it will finally give him something that he may be missing right now a path to greatness. Or am i wrong and his greatness lies with his girlfriend, friends and family?

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  132. But that is who Chuck is... and people may change over time, but they don't change THAT much. Chuck will always think more about everyone else first and want a stable relationship.

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  133. In the last episode Chuck said in a telvision safe way that he and Sara get it on in the supply closet be nice if they show that then they get caught like in Season 1 episode VS Truth

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  134. Magnus are you aware of what the storyline will be if a back 6 or 9 episodes are picked up? Secondly, will there be an engagement this season in the end, even with the split?
    Thanks off to play golf for the day, I come from the land down under.

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  135. Wowowowowowowow... a publicity stunt? That is funny. This blog posting has received over 9,000 hits today and not a single person has participated in any revenue generated action. People just take, they don't give.

    Chapman, I only know about scripts that are written, or episodes shot. I don't know what they plan on doing after episode 13.

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  136. I noticed you didnt answer my second question, LOL,

    You are also getting some promotion on the NBC Chuck forum, people are talking about the split over there.

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  137. Chapman, I am getting coverage all over the place. I can see what sites are linking to me and it is pretty much the entire spectrum of the CHUCK fandom. Though, it isn't the first time that has happened. I actually got 10 times the amount of hits last year when I posted the review of the first five episodes of season 3.

    As for not answering your question, I could easily answer it with a yes or no. But why bother? You will just keep asking questions. :)

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  138. Here we go...As you asked my dear Magnus...HERE IS MY QUESTION: Just wanna know HOW LONG DOES THE SPLIT LAST???
    And is it gonna be serious...?c'mon can't be serious...YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS...! =P
    Happy now???
    Much love
    S1monetz

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  139. The split will last as long as it needs to last. It is a major plot point. I know some people think it is some nothing issue that is just being blown out of proportion (or I am over hyping it). But that is only somewhat true. People ARE blowing it out of context but not proportion. It is big. Though, people keep using words in their discussions that I never used... and words mean things.

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  140. Thanx Magnus...I don't think it's a nothing issue..i'm one of those who believe at your spoilers...!
    However maybe I got the proportion of the thing..if we consider the Gun2gun scene that we'll see in episode 6...Sarah Walker vs Mama B.!It's not a nothing issue..and i bet it's THE issue of the First Fight!
    And I hope, this time..I can't bet...that with the episode Fear of Death they are gonna work out THE issue..but just because of the episode title..it tell us so much that we can't think about the idea of Chuck and Sarah apart in THAT episode...!
    Feel free to correct me if i'm wrong...or maybe wrong..or maybe right...or right...! XD
    Always a pleasure..!
    Feel the force!

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  141. Ohhhh C'mooooon!!!
    Ok last shot after this I promise I shut up..but above all I GIVE UP...and start moping!
    The issue: Kids and Wedding??? And aaaall the problems connected to this topics..i mean: Sarah that can't process the idea and Chuck still a regular guy...?
    Thanxxx Magnus

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  142. The " split " will be the partnership for a few episodes . After their first fight ( 4.07 ) they realize they need a break from being partners on missions . 4.08 will be the first with Chuck and Rob Riggle's character ( being brought in to teach Chuck something ) and Sarah will be with Summer Glau 's "Greta " and/or with Casey .

    Nailed it me thinks .....

    Jules

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  143. Jules, that is an interesting bit of speculation. It is at least better than "NAYYYYYEEEEEOOOOOOOO CHARAHHHH!!!!!!!" ;)

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  144. Magnus I was asking if the ISSUE of this BIG split as you said before...it's the WEDDING/KIDS issue...the one that caused some trouble in Chuck vs The Cubic Z!

    @Jules: Awww nice theory...! *_*

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  145. Oh... no. This show doesn't usually hang onto problems like that for 5 episodes. It will be something new.

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  146. Is the split-up part of a plan broken down into phases to take down an enemy culminating into episode 9 titled Phase Three?

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  147. Well now i can give up...i'm pretty worried ( i'm freaking out as you can imagine)!
    Thanx anyway 4 answering my questions...=)
    We'll see!

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  148. Sue, I will probably address that question in my next Dear DR.... because it is just too good to pass up. ;)

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  149. I have just spoken to an insider who regularly visits the set and has spoilers all the way up to the latest script and episode shot and she says that to her knowledge chuck and sarah do not split up, hum.......or is she not telling the truth........

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  150. Luke, if this person says that, then either they don't have as much info as they say they do, or don't know what happens in the episode I am talking about... or, they are not an insider. Well, or they are unwilling to tell you about it. But if you have this insider, then why do you bother with this site?

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  151. I feel stupid. Was that a dumb guess?

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  152. Hey I like your podcasts, they are the best chuck podcasts on the net because you curse a lot and you have some great personalities on there, who are from all over the world. Are you sure that your super fake secret insider ninjas have given you the proper low down?

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  153. Wait... are you talking about Mel from ChuckTV? LOL!

    She would NEVER confirm a spoiler from me. Ever. Even if she knew it to be true. She bad mouths me every second she gets. Some day, I will tell you why. :)

    Anyway, if she doesn't actually know what I am talking about, then I am not surprised. I have better inside knowledge than she does.

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  154. Sue, it wasn't a dumb guess. But it has an opening for a funny response. :)

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  155. Ah no someone else, but I do get that your relationship with chucktv is .... well I have heard your recent podcasts and you do mention them a couple of times and not favourably. Where does she bad mouth you?

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  156. She bad mouths me to anyone who will listen. She should learn to stop badmouthing people to their friends. It doesn't work to her advantage. And you never know who someone is friends with... nutjob.

    Anyway, the person you asked the question, how did you phrase the question?

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  157. Cool. I was also thinking a another possible scenario is them being split up because Rob Riggle's character in episode 8 comes in to teach Chuck to be a better spy. So maybe Sarah has to step aside as his partner for a little while.

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  158. small world ....... I phrased the question like this: "the internet is going crazy again about a possible split between chuck and sarah (those crazy shippers!), if this is true do they split professionally or personally and if it is either is it long term or short term?"

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  159. I agree if you cannot say something nice about someone then do not say anything at all, I do not pay much attention to chucktv, because in their podcasts they seem way too positive and fake, I mean they never critisise the show ever!

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  160. Luke, perhaps they didn't understand the question or how it applies to the context. But I suspect they just don't know... or are not going to tell you.

    In any case, nice try.

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  161. nice try? you think that I was trying to pull a fast one? no I am not that devious and would not waste your time, maybe my fake insider does not want to spoil anything.

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  162. Chuck Versus the Podcast gets official access to the show and from the network/studio, so they are not going to ruffle any feathers. It is part of why I started Chuck You Tuesday. I was bored with the generalized opinions of CVtP. Though, I think Mel is good on the podcast, even if most everything said is scripted or planned to be as vanilla as possible.

    ChuckTV/CVtP and their official access means they are essentially corporate puppets of the show. I am not controlled by anyone. They are essentially paid with access. I have rogue access. :)

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  163. Luke ... if magnus says the split is true it is true, but again the silver lining I talk about...... Chuck can go solo and finally realise his potential! he is the one, the superman, the batman with a cave, the peter parker whow was bit by the world wide web! he is the hero who can finally rule the world with his fist of fury and chuck fu! I am so excited about this split, go on chuck bond ! frolock, hang off buildings, leap buildings in a single bound! you are our hero (and please get some something something along the way).

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  164. which Zac do you think I am ? no my name is Zaviera Lobo Pacho, I am spanish and I love love, and nap times in the afternoon! I like to see mr chuck finally being a red blooded mans man who loves the ladies, you see, no?

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  165. We truly want Chuck to have it all. We want him to be a superspy and to have the most beautiful woman on the planet. Finding love and a truely happy relationship is what we want for ourselves and our fictional TV characters that we have grown to love and adore. Magnus you said that the split is physical and that Chuck and Sarah really love each other. Coupled with ZLP's comments it makes sense. Chuck and Sarah must split so that Chuck can grow, but even though Chuck and Sarah are apart, they are together. Thanks this has been fun. It would be funny to incorporate a george of the jungle tree while Chuck is leaping buildings in a single bound.

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  166. Yes BJ yes (BTW bro love those intials) but yes brother. Growth, chuck needs to grow, especially some physical parts of his body (ladies .....). He needs to stop letting people man handle him physically (casey) or emotionally (sarah, morgan, ellie), he should have told sarah that I will be tough cop and if you don't like it sleep on the couch woman ! He should be like that old cool guy on NCIS where a single look says it all, the tough man the john wayne, james bond, clint eastwood of the situation. Cool, charming, suave and anytime he makes a bet at the casino he wins while sipping vodka martinis and having a woman on each arm........ He could have a blonde, brunette and red hand and call them his charlies angels .... oh good times brother BJ.

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  167. Hey Magnus ,

    I just hope this " split up " is not going to be because of some very very stupid reason, and the whole execution is going to be believable.

    And here my Question . :)

    This split up, is forced ? or they both wanted to happen? .
    Like: " Oh Chuck, its to dangerous now, so we need to split up because blah blah blah ....... "

    or they forced, like ordered , whic I think is also a little stupid idea, but who know?
    or May be they don't want just, things hapen like , Chuck or Sarah sacrifice him/Herself, to the other can escape.
    Like in the Dream Job? !

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  168. Snips, that is the best question yet.

    I will answer it in the next Dear DR. :)

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  169. I think the anti shippers are just as crazy as the shippers.

    Seems like you love attention so I hope your insider does not get fired because then we won't get these awesome posts.

    Do I believe you - Yes
    Are you telling us the whole truth - Nope
    Are you using some play on words to confuse the masses. - Absolutely lol

    Keep up the excellent job and as long as these lemons feed the bunny keep on doing what you are doing.

    SRC

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  170. SRC, did you just call me an anti-shipper? If so, then you are either ignorant or trolling.

    And if I loved attention as much as you think I do, then I would constantly talk about who I know and who I just talked to in private e-mail or direct messages... you know, like some other CHUCK fandom peeps do. ;)

    "Hey, I just talked to Zachary Levi! I am so cool!" Lame.

    And they would have to fire a whole bunch of people to cut off my access. Moohahah.

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  171. Thank You. :)
    I can hardly wait

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  172. No I did not call you an anti shipper. ZLP etc are the anti shippers. They want Chuck to whore around like Bryce. lol

    SRC

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  173. Hey SRC chill bro or sis or the third option and all other fans, this is all supposed to be fun - the show, the fan sites and the discussions. If it is true then time will tell, but I am so curious to see how they can uniquely seperate chuck and sarah and it not be contrived or original. One thing I know about this show is that the reason the mythology has never been really strong is because they always give us the simple answer. Hannah was only in burbank because she liked chuck simple, shaw was interested in sarah just because he was and then he found out the horrible truth. It is all simple and textbook. So whatever they do it will be simple and it will resolve itself in one or two episodes. I mean sarah thought last season in final exam that chuck was a changed man and in two episodes she found out the truth and they were making sweet love in paris, so no worries be happy relax. I know this is a differnet tact then my previous posts I just know that the show runners to not have the cajones to be radical because they knew what happened last season when they tried the same tact it almost ended their show. The one thing you do not never, ever, ever do on this show is mess around with chuck and sarah, they have chemistry that has rarely ever been seen on tv or film.

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  174. I don't think anti-shippers are remotely as bad as crazy shippers. Anti-shippers simply dislike the relationship aspect. But they are not nearly as unstable, irrational, or melodramatic as crazy shippers.

    Anti-shippers are more like shippers. They are focused on, or against, a certain element of the show but not consumed by it. Crazy shippers think the world REVOLVES AROUND THEM and that if you don't pray to their religion, then you are actively trying to HURT THEM.

    That is delusional. That is nuts. That is dangerously self-absorbed. And they take over every discussion with their inane, manic, single-minded focus on one element of the show.

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  175. I am not an anti-shipper I love chuck and sarah, they look so adorable together, especially with their big teeth, they are so cute and the chemistry .....wow. I was trying to balance the debate in a provactive way. I just want fans to realise this split up of chuck and sarah is the dance of death that this show has done since the pilot since the first time they looked at each other and we as an audience said wow there something special happening here right now. It is nothing new, but in episodes like honeymooners when beckman said its about damn time, they know just as much as us. I would like fans to see it as a positive, something that can drive this series to a greater and more complex level, that is all.

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  176. Dare to dream ZLP. Chuck needs to grow, video games will not get it done even with the 2.0. Chuck still kicks like a girl and needs to fist up. It still comes back to every male would like to get a girl like Sarah Walker, Ellie or Hannah. The male viewership is high because of the dream, we are all dorkey like Chuck sweet and caring and if Chuck can get Sarah, then there is hope for us. Breaking Chuck and Sarah up takes the dream away.

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  177. Oh come on BJ, if anyone actually looked like chuck they would get sarah so easily, I mean I still cannot believe that fans actually thought that a guy who looks like Zach Levi could not get a girl who looks like yvonne. Trust me sarah is not giving up much in the looks department for falling for this particular geek!

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  178. ZLP I disagree. I would agree that Zac could get yvonne but not based on the way he looks. Zac has charisma flowing out like the Platte river. But that is what I am saying, most of us have the charisma of a pea because we are nerds. It does not matter what we look like without that gift we will never get the Sarahs of the world. That is why we dream.

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  179. Oh come on he is tall, dark and handsome, the trifector of what any girl wants. Yes he has charm and charism, but in reality this man dates models! do not forget that, yeah they uglied him up so that he looks like a geek, but when he is at his best, they way he looks this season in the right clothes and hair he can so get yvonne, come on it is so obvious. All he has to do is put a bit of wieght on and he could get any girl in this world. The proof is in how he had so much chemistry with hannah, jill and lou.

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  180. But to be honest, I just watched the pilot again and it suprises me to this day how chuck has beaten Bryce, Cole, Shaw to the girls heart. She has kept that picture of them from the start in her suitcase, the picture looked used, she has loved him for so long, and that really is impressive and I do like when they give us moments like these. The pilot was so serious and high tempo and not in my wildest imagination would I think that sarah has always loved him, but she has and that is great, it is tv but it is a great love story.

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  181. Oh come on miss or mrs rawlinson, this is so bad, really bad what is your problem, Magnus just shoots it straight and gives us information that no other site would, why would you email such a harsh email. This site is supposed to be fun, the show is supposed to be fun, you have gone way too far in your critism. You forget that Magnus said before season 3 started that fans should calm down chuck and sarah will be together and that was a help, it got me through the shaw sarah debacle, get a life man. This is insane and so out of line! I am so disappointed!

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  182. I want to go back to actually speculating about the spoilers you gave, if that´s ok.

    My idea is, that the physical separation of Chuck and Sarah will be because after their big fight in "First Fight", Sarah will decide to try and verify Chuck´s instincts about his mother being innocent by going deep undercover herself. Not sure if Chuck will know about it, but it will physically separate her from him and put her in great danger. Possibly it might also be about safing Chuck, who might put himself in grave danger, because he believes his mother to be one of the good guys.

    I would also really like to see Chuck being captured and Sarah going to the deep end to rescue him, but I think we had spoilers about another mentor coming for Chuck and that would be hard with him captured.

    Anyway, I believe the mentor for Chuck points to Sarah being the one away, as that could also highten the need for Chuck to be trained even more.

    I do remember, that you said their separation was not because of Chuck´s mom, so the situation causing danger and making Sarah go deep cover could be not directly related to Mama B., I guess.

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  183. Back to speculating? When there is a war on?!?!

    OK, fine. But we have to save CHUCK... I don't want to be alone.

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  184. Furthermore your critism dilutes the beauty that is chuck and sarahs love. I watch this series with my mum and she said she gets why sarah would fall in love with chuck. When my mum married my dad he had a 28 inch waste and he was not the greatest looking guy in the world but by the time I was born he had a 36 inch waist and looked really good and my mum said like sarah I saw the man he could be and that makes their love all the more special, some people just need that love and guidence to get to their potential and for that they deserve to be happy, they take a risk and they should be happy because they went for something that they saw as potential and it paid off for the, do not ruin it by being like this come on!

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  185. I mean sarah has in a way made him the man we love today, she was instumental in him getting his degree, she was by his side through the whole jill situation and she has always encouraged him. She saw that potential in the man she loved and he is who he is because of her and that is beautiful and great tv and in some respects reality because I understand why a women would do that for a man she loves, it is pure and beautiful if I ever see you miss/mrs whatever your name is I will say harsh words to you!

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  186. Aww, no speculating any more?

    I am sure you won´t be alone, because apparently Chuck ending up with Sarah means every guy who watches gets a Sarah of his own. ;)

    So no one will end up alone, if Chuck just gets to keep Sarah, easy. Well, I guess girls, who are not Sarahs are out of luck. So boo for me, but I guess I´ll manage. ;)

    And I seriously hope ZLP is not Zac!

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  187. No awelle I am not zac, I have been around enough to know that sometimes what happens between a women like sarah and a man like chuck does happen in real life and no one should ever try and make that into something that is not beautiful and sweet and bad through their insanity, that is all.

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  188. Its all in the podcasts! think PHYSICAL separation

    podcasts:
    an arc towards the later part of the season is what i'm most excited for... It would be so awesome if one was kidnapped or seemed dead... Sarah would react more strongly to it... She is much more vulnerable... I would love to see Sarah freak out thinking she had lost chuck... the writers WILL NOT break chuck and sarah up this season... [the thing that happens late in the season] is SO EPIC [makes strange noises and sighs] I can't even HINT at what it involves (quietly:) **sarah walker**

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  189. Hey Magnus, do you think that Ellie may get suspicious that chuck is not a spy when she hears that morgan is chucks boss at the buymore, that he is the manager. Now to everyone in the know it is understandable but for Ellie she must think what is up at that store?

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  190. Luke, the Ellie issue will be answered very soon.

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  191. Good to hear Magnus. I have always loved the bearded one and I have no problem him being the front of the buymore/spymore, it is only fitting. But Ellie has always been of the mind tha morgan is an idiot, so to see her reaction, I guess chuck will have to give her some part of the truth, I think he may simply say that he is not higher up in the buymore because he is using the free time to search for their mum as per papa b's request. I doubt he will tell her that the mom is a spy just yet he will lie, this is all pure guessing by the way.

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