Chuck's Final Mission Intel, Part 3: There Will Be Tears… Lots of Tears

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Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski is many things. Beautiful. Sexy. Quite convincing as a butt-kicking secret agent.

But she is not an easy cry.

Until, that is, she began nearing the very end of her days as Sarah Walker. “[Yvonne] is always a little bit tough, and she kept her cool…,” costar Joshua Gomez shared with reporters during a finale-time visit to the Chuck set. “And then all of the sudden, she was like, ‘Gomez, I can’t stop!’”

“I cried this whole [final] month,” Strahovski herself admitted. “I’ve just been crying, every single day. I [even] cried when i did my last fight scene ever.”

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One reason for the cast’s waterworks is, of course, the real-life fact that they would be parting ways after five fun-filled seasons together. But throw on top of that a series-ending script that puts so much in jeopardy, then ultimately delivers (a good amount of) closure for all of the main characters, and that’s when the Kleenex really starts flying.

“We’ve been losing it on a scene-by-scene basis. And the [finale] is an episode that’s emotional,” Chuck cocreator Chris Fedak said. “If people aren’t tearing up, then we’ve not done our job.”

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Heck, even big, bad John Casey was poised to shed a tear if the script called for it. And while the lethal lug certainly has a emotion-laden “moment” toward the very end, “Casey doesn’t cry,” says his portrayer, Adam Baldwin. “[But] if [Chris] had written me to cry, I could have cried.”

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Luckily, there aren’t many Caseys out there amongst the NBC spy comedy’s viewership. So as the final two hours unspool tonight starting at 8/7c — chock-a-block with callbacks to the pilot that started it all (and that you’ll want to/need to view anew first chance you get), and capped by a heart-tugging final sequence that takes no prisoners — you should be prepared to get misty along with Burbank’s finest.

“It’s a good, classic Chuck episode that gives you a bit of everything, [and] for the fans who have taken that journey from the very beginning, I don’t see how you’re not going to cry,” says Gomez. “So cry, dammit. That’s what we’re going for!” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)


Comments (63)

  • It started when I accidentally watched one of the Chuck season 2 episode. After that I felt in love with all the characters in this Chuck TV series. So I started digging whichever Chuck’s episode I’ve missed. Finally I’ve got all Chuck season in my collection. It’s such a great show and many thanks to all the cast, the producer, production crew, writer and every bodies involved. I’m gonna missed this great tv series great couple Sarah and Chuck, Joshua, Alex, Captain Awesome couple, Jeffster and others. Hopefully I’ll be seeing all of you again and GOD BLESS U ALL…..

    Comment by Walid – January 28, 2012 10:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • you know what people, the chuck series really touched my heart. I’m really so into it that I want zaachary and yvonne to be real couple in real life. I’ve never felt this emotion to a tv series before

    Comment by hector – January 28, 2012 10:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To the writers,, well, you did it. You made me freakin cry. I haven’t cried in years, and you gone and done it now. I watched the ending again tonight, on dvr, and cried again. Thanks a lot for that. I’m just glad I was alone when I watched it.

    Comment by John – January 29, 2012 02:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank’s for this amasing story, I will miss Chuck, Morgan, Sarah, Casey, Jeff and Lechster. I think I can see Chuck again and again.
    I will start now.

    Comment by Sorin – January 29, 2012 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched the whole TV series,but when I watched the 13th episode there @ season 5 I cried a lot,A lot.Its a good ending ,Hope there may be so much tears at the fans eyes,This is the best TV series that I have ever watched.good job guys ,never forget this TV series

    Comment by Kumudaya – January 30, 2012 01:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i wont be suprized if in the future the show is brought back , im sure atleast the old episodes will be syndicated somewhere. there on DVD atleast.

    Comment by Mr. Coleman – January 31, 2012 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • thankyou zachary,yvonne and cast,crew,writers and everyone involved in the making of this show ,enjoyed all 5 seasons. sad to see it end good luck to everyone and their future projects. sure will miss this family

    Comment by ron – February 6, 2012 08:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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