'Chuck' recap: Buy More Another Day

chuck-season-finale.jpgIt's the final episode. People who love that this show is so sweet and nice will delight in the fact that it wraps up with a cloyingly saccharine happily ever after for every single character. Our tolerance for such nicey-nice charm, however, ended long ago -- about the time Chuck proposed to Sarah. So, on with the sap...

Picking up two weeks after "Chuck Versus Sarah," we're on a private plane somewhere over an ocean, and Jacob from Lost (and a former Fulcrum employee) has part of the three-piece key to fixing the Intersect. He's selling it off to Quinn, but Sarah's on board, secretly stashed in the luggage, and tries to sneak up on the duo mid-trade to take him out. But despite the fact that she's heavily armed and has a bomb on her person, she completely fails and ends up unconscious and falling out the door of the airplane that she blew open. Thankfully, she was sporting a parachute and wakes up just in the nick of time. Why didn't Sarah shoot Quinn through the leather seats? That big gun she had certainly looked capable of taking out a target through some obstacles. Or why didn't she roll the bomb under his seat and kill him then? And how has this dopey "mastermind" been able to survive being tossed off a train, dropped out of a hotel window and hung by a noose and withstand the sudden air pressure on the plane without being sucked out the door?

While Sarah's doing all that (or not doing all that), Chuck's moping in bed, until Morgan and Ellie crash his room and decide that after two weeks of pouting, he needs to get off his ass and get Sarah back using his nerdy appeal to win her over. Chuck worries that she won't like him, and he's regressed to old Chuck before he became the Intersect. Morgan buys into the Disney Princess Theory that if Chuck just kisses Sarah she'll regain all of her memories. I see where this is going... and I so don't like it.

Chuck doesn't have to look too far for Sarah; she's at the Buy More because she needs his help to find the Ring agent who has the other key. She ends up reluctantly taking him along to Germany, and gives him a real gun because he claims to be a real spy. Once in Berlin, they end up in a Mexican place that looks remarkably like a place they go in Burbank... that's one way to save on sets, I suppose. Quinn gets jumpy and makes Renny Deutch (the ex-Ring-turned-arms-dealer) go to another local, one that's at a consulate where Chuck and Sarah have to get all dolled up and ballroom dance... just like old times. He moves locales again to the Weinerlicious, and okay, that one brought back some fond memories since Sarah's wearing her old outfit, and it's there that she starts to have some muscle memory recollection of her life. It's "cute" and extremely convenient.

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