Before we eat that last footlong and pour a 40-ounce soft drink out on the curb, there are 13 more episodes of Chuck left in its fifth and final season, kicking off Friday (8/7c on NBC).
Much has happened to our titular Nerd Herder-turned-spy and his friends, family and fellow agents in the past four seasons. And for the most part, we're fairly satisfied. We've seen Chuck (Zachary Levi) come into his own as a spy and as a man by finally marrying Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). We've met his butt-kicking parents (Linda Hamilton, Scott Bakula), saw Ellie and Awesome (Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin) have a baby and even witnessed Morgan (Josh Gomez) find romance.
At Chuck's Comic-Con panel on Saturday, co-creator Chris Fedak announced the show's first guest star for its final season: Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, who played Jedi-in-training Luke Skywalker. Later, Fedak spilled a few more details to reporters.
"It's a villain part. He will have a French accent," he says. "I was on the phone with him and he was doing the French accent."
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Any spy knows that their loved ones could be used against them, and on Monday's episode "Chuck vs. the Last Details" (8/7c, NBC), Chuck (Zachary Levi) learns that new nemesis Vivian Volkoff (Lauren Cohan) has captured his mother, Mary Bartowski (Linda Hamilton) while she was on a mission.
This exclusive season finale photo certainly suggests a May 16 wedding for Chuck and Sarah, but don't start throwing rice just yet. "The wedding has been something we've been building up to, but this being Chuck, that doesn't mean everyone will survive until the 'I Do's,'" warns series co-creator Chris Fedak.