Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak didn’t seem too surprised that the show’s fans banded together to conquer the Spoiler Room Special Edition Poll with the fervor of 100 hungry mall-goers descending on a pile of $5 footlongs. He’s come to know the breadth of their power well. But he was still very honored.
Thus, shortly before Santa brought me an abundance of new shoes and a ton of TV on DVD, Fedak hopped on the phone to tackle some of the inquiries you sent in. Chuck fans, I present the fruits of your voting and question-asking labors.
Janine asked: Have they decided on a name for baby Awesome yet?
Fedak tells me the answer is yes, and unfortunately it’s not Awesome Jr. or Mini-Awesome – at least officially. But do look for an upcoming episode where all the characters get into the baby name debate. Specifically, how unique it should be.
Kristin asked: Can we expect any more Awesome missions? I love watching him freak out :)
As we all do. Lucky for us he has his biggest mission to date coming up: fatherhood. After baby Awesome is born around episode 13, expect to see infant-centric plotlines (think insomnia and fecal matter) that will find our Awesomeness in a mini identity crisis. “We’re going to watch Ellie and Awesome, who are the perfect couple, having a baby [and it] is a test. Is Awesome still the most awesome guy in the world when you have a baby keeping you up for 99 percent of the night?” Fedak says.
R asked: Yay, Chuck FTW! I guess the only question I have is “When should we expect the epic proposal that seems to be coming?” But I think I can make a good guess at that.
Your guess might not be as good as you think.
Paul asked: I read a rumor that John Larroquette is coming back as Roan. True or False?
Considering the episode is called “Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible,” did you really have any doubt? He is, indeed, returning, Fedak confirms. The episode will find the team on a mission to Morocco where they are infiltrating the fortress of a Moroccan general who has a mercenary army made up of women. “Of course when you go up against a mercenary of women, you’re going to need Roan Montgomery with you.”
@Anjosie asked via Twitter: When can we expect another Sarah Walker backstory episode and can you hint us to what it will reveal?
The next one will be in the latter part in the season and will deepen the mystery about Sarah and “how she became who she is.” Hey, it ain’t much, but that Fedak is a tough nut to crack.
@excitedforchuck asked via Twitter: Is Sarah’s mom or Carina coming back this season?
The rumor has swirled around the Internet, but Fedak officially confirms that Carina (Mini Anden) will return in the Charlie’s Angels-themed episode. But you best soak it up while you can – she might not return for a while. “It’s one of those things where almost every time we break an episode, there’s a point where we say ‘…and then Carina can come in.’ The problem with our show is that we have so many wonderful characters, each episode is jam packed,” Fedak said. “Right now, it’s pretty full, but we love the character. We’d love to bring her back to the show more often.”
Luke asked: It’s been a while since we had a great Jeffster moment. More Jeffster!
Get ready to rock. The “most outrageous” Jeffster performance you’ve ever seen is coming up, says Fedak. And the version of the song that will appear in the episode is only a snippet of the full (and no doubt wonderfully ridiculous) experience. The “incredibly long version of the song, which is just outrageous and amazing” will likely be part of the season 4 DVD extras.
TVWatcher asked: Are they going to have another season next year?
When NBC picked up the show for 11 more episodes in October (for a total of 24 for the season), it was a very promising sign. But Fedak admits that he’s “not used to feeling relaxed. I have special shoes designed for walking on bubbles.”
Mary asked: SOOOO happy Chuck won the poll. Now my question: I read on IMDB that Matthew Willig is coming back as Yuri from “Chuck vs. the Tango.” Does that mean we’re going to see La Ciudad, too?
Funny story. Matthew Willig will be returning to the show, but he’s playing a different Yuri – apparently, a favorite character name for the great writing team at Chuck. He’ll be playing Yuri the Gobbler in the aptly titled episode “Chuck versus the Gobbler,” but Fedak teased: “…I won’t go into why he’s called the Gobbler – it’s because he eats people!” I don’t think he was joking.
Nicki said: Way to go Chuck fans! Any scoop is appreciated.
Okay, how about this: An upcoming episode will reveal some new – possibly vital – information info about Buy More.
Maggie asked: YAY! Love Chuck! It doesn’t get enough love. I’d like to know what’s coming up with the Volkoff storyline.
Straight to Fedak with this one: “Our team finds themselves in a terrifying situation, which may be Chuck’s worst fear.”