General Beckman, what is her deal?
In rewatching the last 5 episodes of this season, I have to agree with you that Beckman is either the most inconsistently written character on the show, or is a true Chessmaster with numerous allegiances that we don't see and that we SHOULD see in the future.
To recap Beckman's position on Chuck
as it varies by episode:
At the end of Predator
, she claims Chuck is the most important asset in the secret war on FULCRUM, and that she doesn't want Sarah's feelings screwing up his safety.
In the next episode, Broken Heart
, she doesn't seem to care much for Chuck's safety.
There's not much of Beckman in Dream Job
; other than her apology that no one knew that Orion was Steven Bartowski, which doesn't seem to fit with her assertion in Predator
that she'd been looking for Orion since before Sarah was in a training bra--if at one point he worked with the NSA, surely
he had a personnel file and someone SAW him at some point.
By the end of First Kill
, however, she doesn't believe Chuck is worth troubling with and is ready to lock him up forever.
At the end of Chuck vs. the Colonel
, she can't even be bothered with Chuck's "goodbye." And yet, at the beginning of Chuck vs. The Ring
, she wants to hire back this person she can barely stand as an analyst? (And, also, I don't get why Sarah's feelings for Chuck as the Intersect jeopardize the mission, but putting the Intersect in the head of someone with whom Sarah used to be romantically involved is a crackerjack idea.)