It's the day Chuck fans hoped would never come.
Tonight, NBC airs the two-hour series finale of the much-loved...no, make that fan-worshipped spy series. And as we've always had a soft spot for this show, we hit the set while the entire Chuck cast was filming tonight's big event to get all the scoop, and say our goodbyes.
We'll try not to ugly cry as we give you the scoop (and exclusive video), but no promises...
Spoiler Alert: No one dies in tonight's series finale. Yay! We only mention that fantastical fact because apparently all of the guys on the show were rooting for it. Zachary Levi explains, "I think as men you want to go out with like a bullet or an explosion of some kind." And how did want Joshua Gomez want Morgan to go? "By polar bear!" Yup, that sounds about right.
Instead, Levi tells us that tonight's finale will definitely stay true to the show's action-packed roots: "I think we end the show in the same way we started the show and have always done the show, which is a crazy cornucopia of genres: It's romantic, it's emotional, it's funny, it's got action, a lot of heart, some mystery, a bad guy to take down, a problem to solve and I don't think you should end a show that's continued to be that all these years any other way." Preach.
So how does Levi want the series to end for Chuck and Sarah? "Chuck on a mission and he you know flashes, does this kung fu, takes all these bad guys out, right before he gets a phone call from Sarah saying, hey you know Chuck Jr. just had his first flash and was back at the house trying to deal with all the kids." Too cute, no?
Tonight's finale will feature more than a few throwbacks to the very beginning of the series, and, to the protest of precisely no one, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) will once again don the uber sexy leather cat suit. Meow! "The cat suit is in fine form this last episode," Strahovski teases. "I get to do some pretty cool things in the cat suit that you've not seen Sarah Walker do yet. So you know, I'm going out with a bang."
And brace yourself, 'cause it might not be all roses and sunshine for the show's cornerstone couple. "There is something pretty dramatic that is going on between Chuck and Sarah. There is something that weighs heavy on the relationship and it's hard, it's very hard and it's a little bit sad." Gulp. That may have something to do with the fact that she has no clue who Chuck is anymore. Minor deet.
So is this really the end? Levi revealed that he has already starting campaigning for a Chuck afterlife. "I've pitched some ideas to the powers that be I think it would be really fun to do some kind of something. Even if it's a fun, like, hour and a half online-only movie, just for our fans to buy and to enjoy, and for all of us to get back together once a year and to continue these characters and this family."
Check out our full interview with the Chuck stars below, straight from the set as they shot the finale, and try not to get all emotional on us.
Check back for more Chuck coverage throughout the day, and after the big finale airs tonight. What? Do you expect us to be focusing on anything else today? Pshaw!
Tonight's two-hour series finale of Chuck airs on NBC at 8 p.m. (NBC and E! are both part of the NBCUniversal family)
—Reporting by Farrell Roth
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