Saturday, May 3, 2008

Breaking Down (and Building Up) Chuck (6)

Negative: You had to wait two days longer for this post since I'm trying to send the weekly Chuck updates out every Thursday.

Positive: Your wait this week will be two days shorter! (Breathless with anticipation, aren't you?)

Previous forays into Breaking Down (and Building Up) Chuck are here. The page lists them in reverse order for some reason, so be a rebel - go to the bottom of the page and scroll up.

When last we left our heroes, they were moving toward having a story, but not quite there:

In our A-story, Chuck flashed, saw Awesome doing bad spy stuff in that flash and needed to flash on him again to prove his innocence - and then, inexplicably, his flashes STOPPED WORKING. WTF?

Now with two problems, he tries to figure out what's wrong with him that's stopping his flashes while sneaking around and doing real spy stuff to prove Awesome's innocence - naturally failing miserably at both.

Eventually he realizes that he's been going about things wrong and needs to be himself - he thinks of the bad flashes as a computer issue and solves that problem; and he decides to trust Awesome and simply ask him about the spying stuff (obviously not mentioning spying) and Awesome gives evidence to prove his innocence. Xanadu plays.

In our B-story, there was something about Sarah and Casey fighting with each other because Sarah wants to give Chuck time to flash and Casey would rather just take Chuck in.

Yes, it's safe to say the A-story is a little more fleshed out. So let's get to it.

Ideas Further Refined/Beginning, Middle and End

(Since the A-story seemed relatively solid, I concentrated on the B-story)

Chuck asks Sarah and Casey to give him time to flash and prove Awesome's innocence before they take him in - Sarah agrees; Casey doesn't. Eventually he gives in, but Sarah doesn't quite trust him.

As Chuck spies on Awesome to prove his innocence, Sarah spies on Casey and thwarts his attempts to take Awesome in, seriously pissing Casey off. Ultimately they end up in a knock-down, drag-out fight that keeps them from helping Chuck when he's put in danger.

When they learn about Chuck being in danger, they have to put aside their differences and work together to save him.

Seems a little wobbly, no? More on that later...

Next week:

Beats!

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