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Fridge Brilliance

  • In "Chuck Versus the Other Guy," Shaw's plans seem to make little sense other than to pad the episode out. Then you realize; the first operation where he takes Sarah to the warehouse and she finds out that she killed his wife, this operation makes Shaw look like he can cope with working with Sarah and makes Chuck look incompetent to General Beckman. The second op further makes Shaw look like a Ring killing machine, further hiding his turn, and he just happened to film it for the benefit of the team. It also get The Ring's Intersect into the government's hands so they can check their progress for them and makes Beckman think the Director is dead. It further discredits Chuck and makes Shaw look even better, getting him alone with Sarah on a plane to Paris to hand over the government's Intersect notes and kill Sarah before he begins his life as a Ring agent. If it hadn't been for Morgan's extensive knowledge of Sonny Chiba films it might have worked.
  • In "Chuck Versus The Gobbler", Ellie is insistent on calling her daughter "Grunka", much to Devon's displeasure. It eventually turns out that she was using that name to trick Devon into agreeing on the name "Clara" - Grunka is actually the Swedish equivalent of "Doohickey" and "Thingamajig", or "something does not know the name of".
  • One of the back-up stories in the comics is set in 2020, and features Chuck on a solo mission in Russia, held at gunpoint because Casey's timing was off, before he gets a phone call from Sarah, his loving wife and mother to his children. After Sarah's phone call, Chuck immediately starts to wipe the floor with the men holding him at gunpoint. This sequence suddenly made a lot more sense after Chuck uploaded the Intersect 2.0 at the end of Season 2 and Sarah and Chuck finally became a couple in Season 3.
  • Morgan who now has the intersect him forgetting about movies and comics semms a little weird since he is a Hollywood Nerd after all. But, it makes perfect sense since Chuck was orginally wanted by the CIA for his information retention ability. Morgan doesn't have the same ability so his brain is losing a lot of the non-intersect information.
  • In "Chuck Versus the Other Guy", Sarah tells Chuck that she fell for him "a long time ago, after you fixed my phone and before you started defusing bombs with computer viruses," both of which, incidentally, happened in the very first episode. What happened between those incidents? "Y'wanna know a secret? Real dancers are tall."

Fridge Horror

  • The recent episode of Chuck, Agent X's mother said that Chuck reminded her of her son. However, once you realize that the "son" she was referring to was Alexi Volkov, it takes on a whole new meaning.
    • Except Agent X was, basically, a shy geek, must like Chuck himself, before being imprinted with the Volkov personality.
  • Recent episodes' B-plot, with Jeff being cured of his idiocy, and Lester trying to re-inflict it, make Lester look less like a Jerkass and more like a monster.
    • Well, Lester did go to jail as a result of one of his attempts to return Jeff to his previous state, to be fair.
  • The CIA continued researching the Intersect technology after Hartley Winterbottom had become convinced that he really was Alexi Volkoff because of the Intersect. On top of that, we have Chuck, Orion & Shaw requiring a device to stop the Intersect from frying their brains, and Morgan & Sarah losing memories from continued Flashing. Just how many people had their lives ruined by the Intersect before Bryce sent it to Chuck in the pilot, and why did the CIA continue researching it when it was clearly dangerous & the cons arguably outweighed the pros of upoloading it?
  • In "Chuck Versus The Bullet Train," it's pretty obvious that Chuck and Sarah are trying to conceive. When you think about this in the context of Sarah's memory loss later that episode, and what happens in "Chuck Versus Sarah" and "Chuck Versus The Good-bye," an extremely disturbing possibility starts to emerge. What if they succeeded and Sarah was actually pregnant for the events of the last two episodes? Would she have realized it that early? Without having any memory of her time with Chuck or their decision to leave the spy life, she might well have aborted a child the two of them had actually wanted. Either way, she could have found herself pregnant with no memory of what had happened or who the father was. Nightmare. This troper thinks the final episode was pretty dark, and this would make it darker still.

Fridge Logic

  • Fridge Logic and/or Fridge Horror: In the first season, Bryce is vilified for getting Chuck kicked out of Stanford. However, Chuck forgives him because he finds out that Bryce did it to protect him from being inducted in the world of ruthless, cold superspies. The audience is also meant to see this as a moment of redemption for Bryce. However, Bryce sent him the Intersect, thereby dragging him into the world of ruthless of superspies anyway. Since it happened either way, couldn't Bryce have let him finish college?
    • Even worse, as of Season 3, Chuck wants to be a spy and enjoys it. This means that Bryce was wrong to try and shelter him from being forced into the spy world. Meaning that Bryce should have left him to finish college and make the decision for himself. Basically, Bryce Larkin is a tool who ruined several years of Chuck's life, and no-one ever picks up on it.
    • Even worse than that, is that he tells Chuck that he brought it on himself. Kind of a jerk move to say to someone, who you KNOW did NOT bring it on themselves. And could he not have... just told the professor to lie? Instead of getting Chuck kicked out of school, where he'd have a poor chance of ever fulfilling his dreams?
    • It's not as cut and dry as that, though. During college Chuck was being set up to become a real spy, through actual spy training, which would of resulted in him becoming a real spy, which Bryce didn't want. Later, though, he needed someone he could trust with the intersect, someone who could handle it, and that was Chuck. Along with the fact that in that situation he would not be thrust into the spy world in the wrong way, he would be helping people as Chuck, not someone like Casey. And when Chuck finally does decide to become a spy, it's his own choice, not the governments.
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