Chuck Versus the Fifth (and Final) Season

by Alan Rapp on May 15, 2012

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Chuck – The Complete Fifth Season
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chuck-season-five-dvdThe final season of Chuck finds the Intersect in the head of Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez) and our super-CIA spies entering the private sector as Carmichael Industries. As Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) enjoy married life, Casey (Adam Baldwin) gets a girlfriend (Carrie-Anne Moss) and goes to jail with Lester (Vik Sahay).

This year’s missions include a computer super-virus, the return of old foes Decker (Richard Burgi) and Shaw (Brandon Routh), and an even deadlier new one in Nicholas Quinn (Angus Macfadyen). We’ll also learn Sarah’s darkest secret and meet her mother (Cheryl Ladd), Chuck will briefly return to his hacker roots, and two members of the team not named Chuck will have adverse effects from the Intersect as the super-computer begins to melt their brains and alter their personalities. And in the series’ final arc Chuck finds himself at war with a wife who doesn’t recognize him and a vengeful former spy who wants the Intersect for himself.

The three-disc set includes all 13 episodes from the show’s final season as well as really nice collection of special features. Extras include deleted scenes, a gag reel, an extended version of the show’s finale, the Buy More commercials starring Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) and Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin), an interview with the show’s composer Tim Jones, and commentary for the last two episodes by Levi, Gomez, and co-creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak.

Also included are featurettes on the show’s beginnings, where cast and crew see the characters in another five years, the changes to the cast and characters’ lives over the years, the cast and crew saying goodbye on the set of the final episode, and a tribute to the show’s fans for helping to keep the series alive for five seasons.

Although short, the final season brings the show back full circle (with an amazing amount of call backs to the first season) as the series ends on the same beach from the final scene of the Pilot episode. Although Sarah and Chuck’s path might be a little rockier than we’d like as the show comes to a close, the pair are together to face whatever comes next (which, in a perfect world, would be a series of awesome TV-movies).

Chuck N Sarah 4 Ever May 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

The final episode still makes me cry. I love this show!

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