How did the Intersect know that the place in Colombia was a front for Vivian? The Intersect Chuck got was before Vivian took over. Unless I'm missing something.
I think we, as the audience, are supposed to be assuming that Chuck is getting periodic Intersect updates off-screen, thus keeping the info fresh and up-to-date. Or at least, that's my own personal assumption of things. Its the only thing that I can allow myself to accept as an answer that frequent 'problem' in the Chuck
On the episode itself; I know it was the penultimate episode of the season - if not the series - and last week was the second to last of the season/series, but I wish TPTB had of done a bit better of a job of spacing out these storylines and such. Both last week, and tonight, I felt like I was witnessing two half-hour episodes crammed together, instead of a full hour one. Although admittedly, tonight's 1st and 2nd halves flowed more smoothly together than 'Vs Agent X
', if not by much. I don't mind having multiple storylines going in an episode, but not to the point where stuff is rushed or not given the necessary attention; and at this point in the game, there's no time left to expound or further explore plot points that could really use it.
Overall, there was a pretty good mixture of story/action/comedy/drama tonight, but I just can't get behind Vivian Volkoff, as a character. The writers really blew it there. We meet her twice - portrayed as a female Chuck [without the Intersect], to be blunt - and then we don't see her again for awhile, but all of a sudden she's a criminal mastermind mega-bitch. I know and understand that Riley was manipulating her, but you can't go from female-Chuck to female-worse-than-Daddy!Volkoff and expect it to be truly believable. We got pretty much no backstory there and now it just comes off as she's just there to be a random thorn in Chuck's side, his "nemesis" and that's it. Can't really relate. There is the bit about her dad, and Chuck's family involvement, but even with that, it still doesn't come off as something I can 'sink my teeth into' as a viewer.