September 18, 2015
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Chuck creator and star: This episode changes everything

Last week’s Chuck ended with a major reveal for both viewers and the character of Agent Shaw (Brandon Routh). Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) was the agent who killed Shaw’s wife, on her very final test for becoming a spy. Shaw drove Sarah off on a “mission” that seems rather sketchy, so we’re worried about her safety. Series co-creator Chris Fedak only stokes the fires of our concern.
“Let me put it this way,” Fedak said in an interview at Wondercon in San Francisco. “Sarah will be alive at the beginning of the episode, but there’s a good chance she might not be alive at the end. Really, this episode is an amazing – I’m going to use this term we overuse on the show – game changing episode of Chuck. Everything is on the table. It is huge. Momentous things are about to happen on the show.”
Wow, is he really going to consider offing a leading character? Even if she did assassinate her current lover’s wife, there’s probably a perfectly good explanation for it.  “I think what we find in the world of spies is there’s not always a perfectly good tied up in a little bow reason for everything,” Fedak continued. “The most important thing is she found herself in that position so many years ago not knowing what she was about to do and it happened. There are not always answers for everything, but they will be discussed.”
Maybe some of the fans want Sarah to just die already. They’ve been watching her “will they/won’t they” romance with Chuck (Zachary Levi) drag on for three years. Levi assures us that it will pay off this year.
“Everyone should know that in the broad strokes of how everything comes together and the things that I think make up the show and that people love about the show, the writers do too,” Levi said. “I don’t think that they want to do anything that the masses wouldn’t want them to do. They’re trying to make it as compelling as possible along the way. If Chuck and Sarah just got together at the beginning of the third season, I think you’d have nowhere to go. One could make the argument, it’s strung out for two seasons, isn’t that the time to do it? You’ve got to build to these places but the end result is one that I think is going […]