On October 21, Chuck returns to television for one last hurrah. This, the show’s fifth season will be the show’s last and this time the Save Our Show campaigns won’t help.
Before the season begins, catch up on anything you missed with Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season, now on DVD and Blu-Ray. It was a big season for the head of the Nerd Herd. Not only did he have to work extra hard to keep his spy life from leaking into his normal life, but he also had the added pressure of being head-over-heels in love! As the wedding bells start to chime for Sarah and Chuck (Zachary Levi), Chuck’s missing mother surfaces (Linda Hamilton), and vicious arms deal Alexi (Timothy Dalton) throws everyone for a loop.
There’s plenty of action and even more laughs as Chuck’s pals at the Buy More get into the spy biz, whether they’re aware of it or not.
The DVD includes all 24 hour-long episodes from “Chuck Versus the Anniversary” to “Chuck Verses the Cliffhanger.” There’s also a mildly amusing gag reel and the usual Declassified (aka Missing) scenes.
Also included is the webseries “The Chronicles of Jeff and Lester’s Quest for an Elusive Video Game” and Blu-ray owners will have access to “The Top Secret Chuckapedia Interactive Experience.” Say that five times fast.
If you want to learn more about how TV shows are made, check out the featurette, “Chuck Versus Directing.” Here, the cameras follow Zachary Levi as he steps behind the big cameras to direct an episode.The featurette spends a lot of time with Zach’s support team and at times it gets too elementary. Still, it’s nice to see what goes on behind the scenes of this hard-working, but warm and friendly set.
Chuck’s pal Morgan, Joshua Gomez, gets his own featurette this time around and it’s beyond wacky. It’s called “Operation Gomez: Spying on the Cast” and it’s all about how the actor is using his new on-screen spy skills, to protect his castmates in real life.
If you’ve never seen Chuck before, you can start with this season on DVD but you’ll probably end up pretty confused. Then again, this season has some great guest stars such as Steve Austin, Lou Ferigno, Robert Englund, Summer Glau and of course, Linda Hamilton. And hey, if you can’t follow the story, the action and laughs will sustain you.
Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Remember that Chuck moves to Friday’s at 8:00 for its final season and that begins on October 28 on NBC.