Chuck Farewell: 11 Things We'll Miss Most About Bartowski & Co.
The Always Game Yvonne Strahovski
Over the course of five seasons, the leggy blonde has proven that, for this show, there’s nothing she wouldn’t put on (that Wienerlicious outfit!), take off (hello, barely-there Princess Leia costume!) or do (belly-dancing!). And for that, we love her.
Devon could have been a stereotypical jock. But, thanks to Ryan McPartlin’s genuinely sweet and hilarious performance, the character turned out to be one of our favorites. Thank goodness they didn’t make him an evil spy!
Zachary Levi’s Mad Skills
Holding together a show that jumps from spy action to silly comedy to emotional drama is no easy task. But boy, did Levi make it look easy.
The entire world of the Buy More helped to offset the high-stakes drama of Chuck’s spy world, but a special shout-out goes to these two twisted Nerd Herders, who gave us some truly enjoyable, and yet horrifying, musical performances.
The Kitschy Guest Stars
Whether paying homage to ¬'80s icons with a sly wink or pulling revelations out of stunt-casting ¬– Nicole Richie can act! ¬– the series¬' plethora of guest stars were always fun and inspired.
Chuck and Sarah: A Will They/Won’t They Couple That Did!
In Season 3, the handler and her asset got together. By the end of Season 4, they were married. Now they’re talking babies and suburbs. And you know what, Moonlighting-curse-fearing writers? There’s still plenty of drama and love! So there!
The Christmas Episodes
There’s something about the holiday that brings out the best in the show. The last outing, ¬"Chuck vs. the Christmas Suit,¬" featured the return of Daniel Shaw and a Beckman/Chuck kiss! But our favorite remains Season 2’s Die Hard homage, ¬"Chuck vs. Santa Claus.¬"
Fisticuffs are nothing new to TV. But in these days when Alias and Buffy have long been off the air, it was nice to see a strong female character doing the butt-kicking again.
Chuck’s Lady Loves
Before getting together with Sarah, Chuck had a string of short-lived but delightful leading ladies: Jordana Brewster’s traitorous ex, Rachel Bilson’s salami smuggler and a sky-high love connection with Kristin Kreuk. And they say romance is dead!
Co-creator Josh Schwartz loves good music (see: The O.C., Gossip Girl), and he and his music team brought plenty of it to Chuck, from Rush’s ¬"Tom Sawyer¬" to a Bon Iver tune we’ll always associate with the long-awaited Chuck and Sarah moment above.