In an interview with reporters, first posted here, Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski weigh in on the cliffhanger that ended “Chuck vs. the Santa Suit”. The short version? “It’s not like relationship-changing or anything.”
“I don’t think it really affects their relationship all that much,” Zac told reporters. “One of the things that Chuck’s always done is kind of built something up to be really monumental, but then we sort of begin and end all in one episode, so– and not that there aren’t remnants of that that won’t come back or carry on in their relationship in some ways, but it’s kind of one of those things. It’s big, and it’s cool, and for fans to get that bit of extra more backstory that is revealed in the next episode, but it’s not like relationship-changing or anything.”
Yvonne gave her own thoughts on this week’s Sarah-centric episode: “I always love going into a flashback episode. We meet my mother in the show. That was always a big piece of the puzzle for me that I wanted to close in this series. We knew about Sarah’s dad, but I wanted to know, and I’m sure everybody else wanted to know, what happened with Sarah’s mom. It’s beautiful. It’s a good story. I love going back in time, and there’s some flashback stuff in there, too. It really shows the journey. Overall, I’m really happy with the journey that Sarah Walker has had, from the emotionally stunted spy who didn’t know how to express herself, going into somebody who was more emotional and could express that, and then getting into more of the comedy stuff on the show, as she fell into a normal relationship– as normal as you can get with somebody when you’re a spy. It’s been a really nice evolution.”
Feel better? “Chuck vs. the Baby” airs Friday, December 30 at 8/7c.