Talk about an emotional cliffhanger!
Four days after Chuck's profoundly emotional—and unexpected—series finale on NBC, the fans are still...processing. The series ended with Chuck (Zachary Levi) kissing Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) in the hopes it would bring her memory back (including the memory of their profound luuuuhhve story), but we never got to see if the smooch worked.
So did it? And is there any chance we'll get a Chuck movie to show what happens next? Here's the scoop from executive producer and cocreator Josh Schwartz...
When pressed for an answer as to whether Sarah did indeed get her memory back, Schwartz tells me: "Our point of view on it is however you wanted that story to end, that's how it gets to end. We wanted to leave it ambiguous enough that that audience member could finish that story."
Now, when he says "you," he specifically means me, right?! And so it is decided: Sarah got her memory back just before conceiving a baby Bartowski right on that beach and running off to sign escrow papers on their dream home and living happily ever after. Done, done and done!
Ahem. (Lame) jokes aside, it seems Chuck's final moments truly shall remain in the eye of the beholder, especially since Schwartz says there aren't any current plans in the works for a Chuck movie, despite what Zachary Levi told us about pitching ideas to the powers that be for "some kind of something" (perhaps a web-only movie).
"I don't know," Schwartz says, "Chris [Fedak] and I joked that we're hoping that in like 10 years, some kid who watched the show will come up to us and be like, ‘I've got an idea for the Chuck movie!' And it'll be a successful reboot of a TV show... like Star Trek."
In the meantime, you should know that the outpouring of fan love following Friday's series finale was very much taken to heart by Schwartz, Fedak and the whole Chuck gang.
"I was thrilled," Schwartz says of reading fan comments online and via Twitter. "It was really nice. You know that show is so much about the relationship between the show and the fans and so to have them be so happy and satisfied and emotional about it—it was really, really satisfying."
Oh, and just in case you'd still rather have proof that Sarah got her memory back and she and Chuck lived happily ever, a true story: I offered to send some ginkgo biloba (a supplement good for memory) to Yvonne Strahovski after seeing Friday's finale and she gleefully accepted. "I can't believe it's over," she told me of the show's ending.
Are you hoping for a Chuck movie or are you fine with the ending as is? Lay your thoughts on us in the comments section!
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