But she follows him and finds him standing outside her dream house. She says he found it, and wonders what's wrong. He says he can't afford it now. If he'd bought it with their fortune yesterday, they'd own it, but now it's too late. He apologizes, but she says it's okay. They didn't get married because they thought life would be easy. They work through things together. He asks how, though, and she says they'll get new clients and missions, and they still have Castle and the Buy More. It dawns on Chuck that they need to use the Buy More's profits to support Carmichael Industries. But in order for that to work, the store has to turn a profit. They agree they can do that. But Chuck wonders about him. With Casey and Sarah super-spies and Morgan the Intersect, what's his role? She tells him he's their leader. And he somehow sort of is, which is great. Especially when you remember how scared he was back in the beginning.
But someone's watching, and taking pictures, from across the street. And Decker's showing the pictures to a dark conference room full of people somewhere at CIA headquarters. He tells them that's the plan. "As you can see, our superior's (or superiors'?) interference in Chuck Bartowski's life has only just begun. Now you understand how important he is, and why he must fail. You all have your orders. This is the plan, its final chapter. Nothing can stop it." They all look through pictures of Chuck through the years I their little folders, and then close them. The cover is labeled, "Top secret." I like Richard Burgi and all, but he's not quite the villain that Agent Superman or Volkoff were. I'd like Decker to have a little more of their charisma and/or ambiguity.
I can't tell if the preview is for next week or for the whole season, because two different announcer guys give me conflicting messages. Anyway, Carrie-Anne Moss is here, interested in Casey, and Chuck can handle anything thrown at him. Chuck tells Morgan they're friends, and Morgan says, "We are NOT friends." Chuck brings up life after the spy game with Sarah. Then he meets with someone in a parking garage and tells him or her, "It's good to see you again." His mom? Volkoff?
DeAnn, a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon, is glad to have this show back, even after a mediocre episode. You can contact her at email@example.com.