I debated posting this Chuck “scoop” from Ausiello because it’s really just more of the same, but since I’ve already been asked several times what I think about it by nervous fans, let’s go ahead:
Question: Deets on the Chuck finale, please! —Megan
Ausiello: Images of Yvonne Strahovski in a wedding dress have leaked. The show recently shot scenes on location at a Los Angeles-area church. The entire season has been building towards a Chuck-Sarah wedding. Yet in spite of all of this, exec producer Chris Fedak says fans shouldn’t assume those two crazy kids will end up getting hitched in Monday’s finale. “Just because we may’ve shot something at a church doesn’t mean [there’s a wedding],” he teases. “Once you see how our season finale works there should be a degree of doubt. It’s structured in such a way that we don’t know if Chuck and Sarah are going to get together in the end.”
Question: Worst-case scenario — Chuck doesn’t get renewed. Will producers excise the finale’s top-secret cliffhangery epilogue that’s supposed to set up Season 5? —Ryan
Ausiello: Good question. Let’s ask Fedak. “From a technical perspective, we probably won’t know the fate of the show until after we lock the cut of the finale,” he says. “However, I really like this ending that we’ve built and I think it works no matter what situation we’re going into. I really love this episode. I don’t think I would change it.”
So to recap: the wedding may or may not happen and the ending should be satisfying even if it’s a series finale. For the record, I believe the wedding will happen in 4.24. Not as planned, but it will happen. I was also 100% sure, from the beginning of the season, that the engagement would happen in 4.13, despite all the “maybe/maybe not” soundbites from the cast and crew. Just sayin’.