Chuck – Mekenna Melvin Interview – Chuck Season 5

Last week’s Chuck episode “Chuck Vs. The Frosted Tips” re-introduced Mekenna Melvin into the mix as Alex McHugh, daughter to John Casey (Adam Baldwin) and love interest to Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez), who found herself coldly dumped via text message from an Intersect-affected and unfeeling Morgan. But surely we’ve not see the last of Alex, no?
We recently had a chance to speak to the Chuck star on what’s to come for Alex in Chuck’s *supposedly* final season, and just how she’ll ever get over that brutal “DMPD’d” text message” Will Alex sign up with Carmichael Industries looking to exact vengeance on her man, or re-learn to love the bearded bandit? And what of her father’s new love interest, Gertrude Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss)?
Read on for answers to these and more, and don’t forget to watch Chuck’s fifth season Friday nights at 8pm on NBC!
TVOvermind: Thanks for talking to us, I’m sure you have a busy schedule. Have the 13 episodes wrapped already, or are you still filming?
Mekenna Melvin: We’re still filming, we’re on 10 and 11.
TVOvermind: Okay, getting pretty close to the end! Must be exciting.
Mekenna Melvin: Getting close to the end! Kind of bittersweet.
TVOvermind: So we’ve seen the first three episodes, and you don’t really pop until the third, “Chuck Vs. The Frosted Tips.” So how often will we expect to see you in these thirteen episodes?
Mekenna Melvin: My character has a pretty good arc this year, I’m really excited about it.
TVOvermind: What’s in store for Alex this year?
Mekenna Melvin: Well obviously there’s a lot more stuff in terms of Alex and Morgan’s relationship that’s explored, a lot of hilarious, funny stuff now that Morgan has the Intersect, and how that plays into their relationship, as well as her relationship continuing to develop with her father, and it allows her to get mixed up into some fun situations where maybe people have to help her!
TVOvermind: That’s something I was always curious about, because Alex was made aware of the spy world eventually, but it wasn’t really clear how much she knew about the Intersect. Now that it’s Morgan, is she up to speed on everything?
Mekenna Melvin: As the season goes on, everything in smaller ways becomes more and more clear to her. But you’re exactly right, she kind of understands what goes on, but she’s not in the inner circle, she doesn’t know all the exact facts. But obviously, as the season goes on and Morgan having the Intersect, a million different things happen the more information she finds out as she goes.
TVOvermind: In “Chuck Vs. The Frosted Tips,” Morgan definitely does some damage to the relationship, is that something that gets fixed quickly, or takes a bit of time to undo?
Mekenna Melvin: It takes some time, you’ve seen the episode!
TVOvermind: Right, those tips really did a number on all of us. So, you have such a physical background, you’re a first degree blackbelt and everything, I’m sure you’d love to get your hands dirty with some of the missions and action sequences. Will Alex ever join the team in any capacity? Now that they’re freelance, Alex wouldn’t need any government clearance.
Mekenna Melvin: You’re exactly right, I would love to, that’s something that’s so much fun. I had a blast the first season I was on, where I got to do a teeny little thing with Adam [Baldwin] where I got to kick his butt, and that was my highlight, I feel like that season. But I don’t know! We’ll see. We still have a few more episodes, she definitely gets into the mix a little bit, but not particularly in the spy world, if that makes sense without giving anything away, which is really difficult to do!
TVOvermind: Obviously another thing going on with her father is the Gertrude Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss) thing, Casey’s new love interest. What’s Alex’s take on that?
Mekenna Melvin: You know, I think Alex just really wants her father to be happy
TVOvermind: Does that ever come into conflict with Alex’s own mother, Kathleen?
Mekenna Melvin: Hmm…couldn’t tell you!
TVOvermind: So now that Casey doesn’t technically belong to the government anymore, he’s freelance, how does that change the relationship with Alex? Is there less secrecy between the two?
Mekenna Melvin: Well, it wouldn’t be Chuck if there wasn’t secrecy. That’s what allows all the comedic elements in a lot of ways, so there’s definitely still secrecy.
Keep reading For Mekenna’s favorite Chuck moments, and more on what’s to come in season 5!
1 2
Check Out the Great Deals on Full Series DVD and Blu-Ray at EBay!
About Kevin Fitzpatrick
The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn’t make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

Main Heading Goes Here
Sub Heading Goes Here
No, thank you. I do not want.
100% secure your website.