My Opinion on 2x11

I personally thought that the writers could have done a much better job on this one. They really need to work on carrying more of the storyline from episode to episode. I was expecting a cliffhanger, like Sarah and Casey realize he is being taken away in the ambulance and they're running after him or something.


They need to establish some sort of running plot line. They currently have to keep stalling the Charah relationship because they don't have any thing that will keep tension in the story if there isn't any of the whole Charah tension and angst.


Then, there was the Chuck and Sarah interaction in this episode. They always do the build people's hopes up and then put them down. I heard some people saying they were stopping watching it because it was getting so annoying. In this episode we see Chuck give her the bracelet, her acting warm to him, that's the hopeful part. Then, of course, we get some angst. This was more angst than we've had in a while. I don't mind angst, but seriously we need something good for the amount of angst we are getting. Sarah kills a man to protect Chuck. Nothing wrong with that. But Chuck doesn't see the man's speech about how Chuck will never be safe while he is alive, instead he sees the man offer to come peacefully and Sarah shoot him in cold blood.


I personally didn't like this episode very much because of the angst. I understand that the angst is necessary, but we need there to be more, than just Chuck and Sarah interactions, that carries between episodes. We need to have more than 3 episode arcs. We need to have a story line about trying to deal with some problem. I used to watch the show Dexter (first two seasons) and I believe that the writers need to model some of their show more off that (not the whole serial killer part). What I mean is in Dexter they have great season long arcs that continue a single storyline. Before Chuck gets something like that we are just going to see more hope with Chuck and Sarah before the eventual getting shot down by some issue.


I'd give this episode 3/5 stars.


The plot gets it 3.5/5 stars, even if I do think they should continue the story line. I mean, this guy says that he is so important to Fulcrum, why? For being a single episode I did like the plot line, although, I think that there were a lot of ideas that they didn't incorporate. I kind of feel like they wasted the hostage situation. They could have put so much more into it.


The Charah gets it 2.5/5 stars. Some people said on the Chuck boards that this thing wasn't too damaging to their relationship, but I disagree completely. From Chuck's perspective he sees Sarah shooting a guy who is willing to go without trouble. The reason this upsets me is I think they are going to lose viewers. The people who have been dissatisfied with their relationship up to now will be extremely upset with this one, right before the six week break. This doesn't seem like a good idea to me. It seems like there is a chance people will stop watching.

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Dec 16, 2008 10:59AM EST

This was easily the best episode of the season so far, I think. 4.5/5 or 5/5.I do agree that part of me wants Chuck to get REALLY abducted so that some really drama could go down, but the other part of me would hate to see the BuyMore life go away. It's ludicrously funny. Chuck manages to be a show that has more humor than most comedies and drama equal to that of other series (it gets the added bonus of having the best soundtrack on television right now.)
As for the Charah, I don't mind the drag. They can't get together TOO easily. Anyhow, it's not as ridiculous as shows such as Roswell were in that respect...I feel like the main relationship of the plot is not theirs, but that of Chuck and his daily life. THAT'S the key romance here. And this development - Sarah killing on Chuck's behalf - certainly signifies a growth in their smaller relationship.Fact is, compared to the utter tripe that Heroes has become which follows after the eight-o'clock block, Chuck is superior entertainment. That was a near-brilliant series midpoint, despite Chuck's continued safety, and it confirms that Fulcrum is closing in.
And this episode DEFINITELY will not stop me watching Chuck. If anything, it re-hooked me.

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Dec 16, 2008 5:10PM EST

I couldn't disagree more with the OP. I thought it was a great episode. The cliffhanger is that we don't know if Chuck is going to tell Sarah that he saw what she did so she can explain or if he'll go on believing that she is just a cold-blodded killer. Also, I love how they handle the Charah relationship. I mean yeah, it sucks they can't be together, but at this point, it is necessary. I think by seasons end we will see a major vault forward in their relationship. Maybe them having a true romantic moment and them doin the deed or something like that.
I love the show. Definately one of my 3 favorites right now. Keep it up!4.5/5

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Jan 16, 2009 7:24AM EST

Could we please not call it Charah? That annoys the hell out of me. Like Beniffer. and.. Brangelina.

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