As I begin my rewatch of the final four episodes of Season Two, I have come to ponder a question that I would like to share with my readers. Chuckaholic’s mission is to get the reader to think outside the box. Think beyond the canon of the series, and most importantly think like a writer.
Chuck has been off the air since 2012, but most of us would love to see the beloved series return. Most want to see Chuck and Sarah’s story completed while others like myself would much prefered to answer some questions that need to be answered. For example, how deep was Langston Graham in covering up some of the story’s key villains like Volkoff or why the need to order a hit on Evelyn Shaw? Or even more so why did Larkin feel the needed to destroy the Intersect in the first place.
There is one question that tops them all. A question that should be explored in a revival. The question would be how in the hell was it possible for Daniel Shaw to come up with a sophisticated Intersect like 3.0 without the mastermind himself?
Which begs the question,
IS Orion Still Alive?
The series of Chuck was no stranger in tapping into the proverbial Soap Opera return from the dead storyline. Bryce Larkin, Daniel Shaw and Orion all came back from what was presumed dead.
Bryce Larkin was believed to be dead when Casey shot him in the pilot, but would return in Nemesis. It was explained by Larkin how Fulcrum kept him alive because they believed he was the human intersect. They used regenerated tissue as well. Daniel Shaw was shot with several slugs from none other than Charles Irving Bartowski, but The Ring saved him by using Dr. Kwambe’s research on cellular regenerated tissue surgery.
Shaw would return in Chuck vs Subway, It was believed Orion also met his demise in Predator, when it was believed he was in the helicopter that blew up. However, we know that wouldn’t be the case, and under his own admission told Chuck, “But I see how I could’ve given you that impression. I’ve had to die quite a few times. One of the perils of being Orion.”
With that said, let’s go back to where Orion was killed. Chuck and Orion just exited the Ring base. They saw the room in which Shaw himself was recovering from Cellular Regeneration Surgery and was able to download the intersect into his brain. Fulcrum already had the technology because Orion built one for them, and Shaw furthered the cause when giving the data, but in order to build the kind of system Intersect 3.0 was. There still was a need for a programmer to build it, and if you remember no one could duplicate the system. Roark couldn’t get his Intersect functioning despite being on the original Intersect team. As Ted said, Orion had a thing for machines.
Do you remember what it took for Orion to build the intersect 2.0, don’t worry I will remind you.This also puts into question how a man like Shaw with no computer experience like Roark or Orion could possibility create a Intersect 3.0 without Orion’s input which leads me to my question.
Is Orion alive? well, let’s look at the facts again.
Orion was shot in the subway near a Ring base that had Kwambe’s research and the kind of area Orion could begin working on the new Intersect. It’s very similar to the hole in the ground Fulcrum used in Barstow.
It also was very weird for Orion to leave a video recording for Chuck when Orion was with Chuck the whole time.
What do you guys think? Leave me your opinions below in the comment section.
So, there it is Chuckaholics my mind was pondering this all weekend. Especially when talking with Carol from Twitter, she is an outstanding Chuck fan and someone all Chuckaholics should connect with. her handle is @revgavi77.