CHUCK: The Complete Fifth and Final Season DVD Review

Warner Home Video
Release date: May 8th, 2012
MSRP: $39.99

I’ve enjoyed Chuck since Season one, it’s been a clever show and whenever it seemed as if they really couldn’t do much more they changed the game a bit. They’ve brought in great guest stars including Scott Bakula as Chuck’s Dad and Linda Hamilton as his Mom. This last season is no exception.

The season opens with Chuck’s buddy Morgan getting the intercept as the team opens their own security business. However a problem with the intercept causes some problems and what follows is Morgan acting like a jerk, but it’s funny as Hell. The majority of the season is Chuck and Sarah trying to figure out what to do with themselves. As a married couple they don’t really want so much danger in their lives anymore and they are looking for a house and there is even some baby talk. What’s nicely done about this is that it works into the plots and isn’t turning the show in to a romance thing. What it really does, along with the rest of this season is show how important Chuck’s family is to him and that they are all finally excepting what is what and where they are.

The action is driven through most of the 13 episodes by the team chasing after the last intersect and the consequences of that. It brings in an episode in which we discover that Morgan spent a weekend with Bo Derek, any number of rouge CIA agents and ex agents are looking for it and eventually it ends up really damaging the relationship between Chuck and Sarah.

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The final episode is great, and I watched the extended version in the special features. It wraps things up for everyone, and of course laves things open just a bit so fans can make their own conclusions or maybe even a movie later. Jeffster gets to perform in front of a large audience and actually help save the day, Morgan finds love, Casey runs off to declare his. Chuck’s sister and Brother in law are off to Chicago for great new jobs. And the government once and for all thinks the intersect is gone. Chuck and Sarah? Our last shot of them leaves it up to the viewer, though I think it all ends happy because that’s just the kind of guy I am.

The special features are nice, a look back at the show, a number of episodes with commentaries, a goodbye piece, and a feature with the cast speculating on the future of the characters.

If you’re a fan of the show as I am I think you will find this last season to be a lot of fun, though I would have liked more episodes, like maybe 45 more……

Jon