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** Also because the exact opposite happened, as in she blurted it out to a guy she most assuredly didn't love.

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** Also because the exact opposite happened, as in she blurted it out to a guy she most assuredly didn't love. And Chuck only knew because he happened to overhear that conversation. So him saying "you told me your real name because you love me" would have 1) meant Chuck tacitly suggesting Sarah loved Shaw at some point and 2) been a barefaced lie.


** Also because the exact opposite happened, as in she dished it out to a guy she most assuredly didn't love.

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** Also because the exact opposite happened, as in she dished blurted it out to a guy she most assuredly didn't love.

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** Also because the exact opposite happened, as in she dished it out to a guy she most assuredly didn't love.

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** Well, by the time the Ring is a thing, the Intersect has been upgraded from "MagicalDatabase [[NeuroVault implanted in an agent's mind]]" to [[UpgradeArtifact gives an implanted agent any skill they need on demand]]. Seems pretty valuable to me.


* By the end of the series, the premise of ''Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer'' really becomes problematic. Later seasons establish that Chuck is a pretty bad-ass hacker in his own right. In fact, by Season 5 we've learned that he's a near-legendary figure, the Piranha, in hacker circles. He's able to break into the CIA, random criminal organizations, the BUY MORE, and even hack a complex virus's code within ''seconds''. And yet the only way he can pull the arming codes for a nuclear weapon out of a game of Missile Command is to play the game and get to the kill screen? Video games, even early arcade cabinets, are ultimately just programs and coding, and can be hacked just like any other computer or application. So why didn't Chuck put his Piranha skills to use and just hack a Missle Command cabinet to find the codes?

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* By the end of the series, the premise of ''Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer'' really becomes problematic. Later seasons establish that Chuck is a pretty bad-ass hacker in his own right. In fact, by Season 5 we've learned that he's a near-legendary figure, the Piranha, in hacker circles. He's able to break into the CIA, random criminal organizations, the BUY MORE, and even hack a complex virus's code within ''seconds''. And yet the only way he can pull the arming codes for a nuclear weapon out of a game of Missile Command ''Missile Command'' is to play the game and get to the kill screen? Video games, even early arcade cabinets, are ultimately just programs and coding, and can be hacked just like any other computer or application. So why didn't Chuck put his Piranha skills to use and just hack a Missle Command ''Missile Command'' cabinet to find the codes?



*** Missile command is NOT a complex program. Even if he had to go through line by line it wouldn't have taken more than a couple hours. If he had time to find and retrieve a specific Missile Command unit, he had enough time to go through the code. Plus, come on, it's not like he was operating in a void! 10-20 people working on it at the same time could have combed through the program in minutes.

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*** Missile command ''Missile Command'' is NOT a complex program. Even if he had to go through line by line it wouldn't have taken more than a couple hours. If he had time to find and retrieve a specific Missile Command unit, he had enough time to go through the code. Plus, come on, it's not like he was operating in a void! 10-20 people working on it at the same time could have combed through the program in minutes.


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*** The problem is the KillScreen in ''Missile Command'' isn't even a true kill screen (and IRL ''Missile Command'' is one of a number of cabinets that really doesn't have one). It's a special part of the game the programmer deliberately hid in the code that requires following a specific pattern to access. It's not just garbage thrown up when a buffer overflows, if it was, it couldn't ''specifically'' greet Morimoto when Chuck successfully access it.

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*** A KillScreen is not part of the game's code; it's garbage that the game throws up on the screen when a buffer overflows. And without knowing the right number to cram into that buffer, or if other game variables might affect the image, he has no way of getting the game to throw up the right garbage.

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** It may be a bit blink-and-you-miss-it, but they do show Casey flicking a switch to mute the outgoing line when Jill first places a call. That was the setup of the whole joke - Chuck didn't flick the switch. Of course, there's still no point whatsoever for having a two-way tap, so the gripe is at least partially justified. But they did have the means to make sure sneezing is not an issue.


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* Just re-watched Chuck vs the Suburbs and I've got a question: When Chuck has to seduce the housewife, why doesn't he tranq her after getting into her house? I mean she prevents him from snooping around the house if she's awake and he's uncomfortable with cheating on Sarah. Yet he lets her lead him to her bed and even handcuff him. All this could have been avoided if he drugged her. You'd think Casey would at least suggest this possibility.

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* Just re-watched Chuck vs the Suburbs and I've got a question: When Chuck has to seduce the housewife, why doesn't he tranq her after getting into her house? I mean she prevents him from snooping around the house if she's awake and he's uncomfortable with cheating on Sarah. Yet he lets her lead him to her bed and even handcuff him. All this could have been avoided if he drugged her. You'd think Casey would at least suggest this possibility.possibility.
* So it's been mentioned that Ellie is 3 years older than Chuck. It has also been established that Chuck started at Stanford in '99, which would mean that Ellie started her pre-med undergrad in '96. This means she graduated med school in 2004, but by the time the series starts in 2007, she's a ''board certified neurosurgeon''? Doesn't neurosurgery residency training last upto 8 years?


* Just watched Chuck vs the Suburbs and I've got a question: When Chuck has to seduce the housewife, why doesn't he tranq her after getting into her house? I mean she prevents him from snooping around the house if she's awake and he's uncomfortable with cheating on Sarah. Yet he lets her lead him to her bed and handcuff him. You'd think Casey would at least suggest this possibility.

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* Just watched re-watched Chuck vs the Suburbs and I've got a question: When Chuck has to seduce the housewife, why doesn't he tranq her after getting into her house? I mean she prevents him from snooping around the house if she's awake and he's uncomfortable with cheating on Sarah. Yet he lets her lead him to her bed and even handcuff him.him. All this could have been avoided if he drugged her. You'd think Casey would at least suggest this possibility.


** Mary is pretending that she is loyal to [[spoiler: Volkoff]] and have to keep the act. Even when alone by herself. Given the nature of the show's use of 'bugs', it's safe to say that she assumes that she is constantly being watched 24/7.

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** Mary is pretending that she is loyal to [[spoiler: Volkoff]] and have to keep the act. Even when alone by herself. Given the nature of the show's use of 'bugs', it's safe to say that she assumes that she is constantly being watched 24/7.24/7.
* Just watched Chuck vs the Suburbs and I've got a question: When Chuck has to seduce the housewife, why doesn't he tranq her after getting into her house? I mean she prevents him from snooping around the house if she's awake and he's uncomfortable with cheating on Sarah. Yet he lets her lead him to her bed and handcuff him. You'd think Casey would at least suggest this possibility.

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** There's a good possibility of this, as Sarah actually said as much to Shaw that she struggles to keep it clear where the line between herself and her cover is drawn.


** Sarah is an UnreliableNarrator towards Chuck throughout the show. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation It could also be a possibility that because she keeps finding ways to hide her past, even]] ''[[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation she]]'' [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation is starting to mix her own backstory]].



* In Chuck vs the First Fight, Mary gave Chuck the name of her [[spoiler: MI6 contact, Gregory Tuttle, later revealed to be Volkoff]]. My question is why would she do that when she knows who the guy really is?

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* In Chuck vs the First Fight, Mary gave Chuck the name of her [[spoiler: MI6 contact, Gregory Tuttle, later revealed to be Volkoff]]. My question is why would she do that when she knows who the guy really is?is?
** Mary is pretending that she is loyal to [[spoiler: Volkoff]] and have to keep the act. Even when alone by herself. Given the nature of the show's use of 'bugs', it's safe to say that she assumes that she is constantly being watched 24/7.

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** Also, we tend to be a little (or even a lot) more forgiving towards the dead than the living, and in "vs. The Alma Mater" he still thinks Bryce is dead. Plus, it's a very complicated situation. It is possible for Chuck to be understanding of why Bryce did what he did, to keep him off the CIA's radar, but to still be angry with/bitter about ''how'' Bryce did what he did, academic ruination.


* When Awesome got injected with poison or something, was that just meant to get Ellie and Awesome OutOfAfrica or was it meant to kill him?

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* When Awesome got injected with poison or something, was that just meant to get Ellie and Awesome OutOfAfrica Film/OutOfAfrica or was it meant to kill him?

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