Bye-bye Bryce, hello Superman.
When last we left Chuck (yes, I know I dwell on NBC's "Chuck," but I'm a fangirl), the main obstacle to his affections for spy-handler Sarah was her ex, Bryce Larkin (CMU's Matthew Bomer, who now has "White Collar," a USA Network series of his own). Bryce was killed in the season finale, after Sarah had already decided that she was staying with Chuck. But now . . .
Brandon Routh, star of "Superman Returns" (and a cameo in Kevin Smith's "Zack & Miri Make a Porno") will have a multiepisode arc on the show as Shaw, a spy who "takes control as the new leader of Operation Bartwoski, becoming a mentor to Chuck and a rival in his affections for Sarah. He first appears in this season's fourth episode," says EW.com.
Funny thing is, the one with super powers is Zachary Levi's Chuck, who now has the uber-Intersect downloaded in his brain.
One thing we know about series where a couple can't deny their attraction and has finally come together: Something is just as likely to rip them apart at any moment.