Image Credit: Chuck: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; David Gabber/PR PhotoSPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch last night’s Chuck finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch last night’s Chuck finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch last night’s Chuck, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…
Since last night’s season finale of Chuck revealed that the Everyspy’s absentee mom isn’t gonna be MIA for much longer, I have three words for you: Armchair. Casting. Director. Who should play Mary Elizabeth Bartowski, a.k.a. the cult fave’s new secret agent lady? Here are my picks:
Sean Young: If she isn’t as crazy as they used to say, and if she’s still got the chops that made her a Next Big Thing in the ’80s, she could be swell. (Remember, she was actually good in No Way Out.) Heaven knows, since she’s doing soaps now — she just signed on for a stint on The Young and the Restless — she’s majorly available.
Lynda Carter: Even without the bullet-deflecting bracelets and invisible jet, the erstwhile Wonder Woman would be a force to be reckoned with. And, thanks to Diana Prince, we already know she’s a master of disguise — a must for any Mata Hari type, right?
Jane Badler: Yeah, yeah, I know you love the new V, but for my money, there will never be a bigger badass than the original miniseries’ Diana. With nothing more than a withering stare, she can make mice of men. And then devour them. Hot. Cool. Terrifying!
Kate Jackson: This one’s almost too perfect. She has a history of crimefighting (Charlie’s Angels), espionage experience (Scarecrow and Mrs. King), and golly, isn’t it a shame they killed off Scott Bakula before they got to a play a scene together? If she could spark with Bruce Boxleitner — and she did — she and Bakula woulda plum combusted.
Jamie Lee Curtis: The legendary Halloween scream queen would have to dye her new silver ‘do dark again to play Chuck’s brunette mom, but it might be worth a trip to the salon. Like True Lies, the show’s mix of comedy and adventure would play right to her strengths. Um, maybe we don’t have to have her strip this time, though…
So those are my top choices. Who are yours? Let loose below!
Related: Read Ken Tucker’s review of the finale