|Reviews for Chuck vs The Island|
| Guest chapter 7 . 2/21
| CraigBes007 chapter 7 . 12/6/2016
This is looking good, hope to see more of it over the next few months
| xxx Rob M xxx chapter 7 . 10/20/2016
Sorry, Im way behind on reviews here...
Im glad to see youre going to go with the slow burn development for Chuck and Zondra's as, just from a personal standpoint, I find it much more interesting to watch those kinds of relationships develop...and while I believe that ultimately Chuck will stop it from becoming an actual romance, I like the idea of them forming a close friendship with a bit of physical attraction mixed in.
Surprised at the fact that everyone welcomed Casey back so easily. While I agree that most would understand that Casey, at that point, is still a company guy (Though one who bends the rules as much as he can)...I still feel like theres a big difference between understanding and being okay with it. No outright hate, but a bit of residual anger towards him would be appropriate.
Its a small thing, but Im glad to see you explain why those Fulcrum agents from chapter one showed up. It makes them seem like far less of a story convenience.
Using Beckmen as the villain is a tried and true trope for Chuck stories, so nothing wrong with that. Im going to reserve my judgment on it until we find out why she waited as long as she did to grab him.
Having her be Jill's mom though, thats one I havent seen before, and it could be interesting depending on what happens. One of the things Ive noticed is that you try to think outside the box with your stories, and that will always win you points with me.
...good work, keep it up
| tasteywheat chapter 7 . 10/14/2016
So somehow I fell behind on this, but now I'm back up to speed. And holy shit, I did not see any of that coming. This is starting to get crazy, looking forward to what's coming next!
| James Mowery chapter 7 . 10/11/2016
Extremely nice job with a very difficult chapter! You had lots of exposition to get done and a complicated plot with a lot of moving parts to advance all of which you accomplished brilliantly.
Before going any further I have to say that my previous criticism of having Chuck try and get into shape as a cliche was wrong. You had already posited that he was physically damaged by his near catatonic response to sequestration. He clearly needs to restore his health and endurance if he is to make what may be a physically arduous escape. Not to mention he is easily bright enough to know that regular physical activity will improve his morale and help keep him from another depressive death spiral. My apologies for being so obtuse and speaking without thinking it through.
I suppose I've read a metric ton or so of Chuck fiction so coming up with a new plot device I haven't seen is a major accomplishment. Jill as Beckman's love child, didn't see that coming. This whole chapter wasn't so much a plot twist as a plot spiral staircase in a skyscraper! That was a dizzying not to mention gut wrenching ride; well done!
Bold choice to have a thinly disguised historic former head of the NSA (Tinman as opposed to Inman) as the proximate cause of Beckman's turn. As for General Merriwether, wasn't he the US Army Inc. jackwagon who was attempting to shut down the Intersect program in third season (Chuck vs the Subway)? If so good choice because I always had that smug clown pegged as a ring tool. Hopefully this time we get to see the good general go down hard. Maybe you could eliminate him with a short Unit crossover.
I have to say that I am also liking the father son banter very much. More of that certainly wouldn't hurt. In the meantime I anxiously await your next chapter!
| phathead01 chapter 7 . 10/10/2016
OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH Nice twist!
| wilf21 chapter 7 . 10/10/2016
This is now a very interesting setup. I don't understand, though, why you have Orion not telling Chuck that Sarah is with him. He must know that Chuck is suffering as it is, so why would he not help Chuck by telling him Sarah is coming too? It seems that, in your story, everyone is being cruel to Chuck, even his dad and I don't get that at all.
| fezzywhigg chapter 7 . 10/10/2016
You weren't kidding. This chapter had to do some heavy lifting. It's interesting to see Beckman as the villain. I wish the development between Jill and Beckman had been built up a little more deeper with some psychological twisting of Jill to better explain her loyalty to Beckman in spite of her own desires. I got some whiplash with that but I'm rolling with it. I also liked the backstory as to why Beckman is how she is and Jill's adoption etc... And again...OH NO ZONDRA! Hah, I'm starting to feel worse for Sarah than Chuck ;) Thanks for writing. I can't wait to see the dominoes fall.
| Deathzbreath chapter 7 . 10/10/2016
Wow now this was an intense update. I love all the angles you have going here, between Chuck and Zondra, the Stephan, Ellie and Sarah triangle and now Beckman. While I can't fault her for wanting some retribution for the things that happened to her, she has clearly gone to the dark side. (Nerd reference) And who her daughter is? WOW! Keep up the great work!
| sevenrez chapter 7 . 10/9/2016
You were not kidding about a lot of information! I loved it because it does setup the chess board! There is to many things to comment on! I am so ready for the next chapter! Thank you.
| baldcoder chapter 7 . 10/9/2016
Great chapter! Look forward to more.
| P.J. Murphy chapter 7 . 10/9/2016
This is about to get interesting. Lot of people to take down over this. Curious to see where this goes.
| zanex9 chapter 7 . 10/9/2016
I really wish Steven would tell Chuck about Sarah, so Chuck would know the truth, butt alas that doesn't seem like it is going to happen. Nice update and looking forward to seeing what comes next.
| P.J. Murphy chapter 6 . 9/28/2016
Ok, any chapter that makes use of Michael Clarke Duncan is an awesome chapter. That was totally unexpected and utterly delightful.
Fascinating subplot with Zonda as well and Chuck would feel guilt about Nicky. That's always been his M. O.
| sevenrez chapter 6 . 9/28/2016
I knew Zondra would make things interesting! Definitely like the idea of hot sweaty Chuck after a workout! Look forward to more! Thank you!