With only a couple weeks left in the five-season run of the NBC action spy comedy Chuck, the mood amongst the cast and fans is mixed. Certainly, if you work on the show or just enjoy watching it, a TV series ending is never the most pleasant of times.
I am a little slow with the posting of the recaps sometimes, but this time I am on the job! I had high expectations for this episode and I was NOT disappointed! The premise: Sam and Dean find out that there is an author out there who is writing their lives into detailed comic books!
If you're not watching Chuck on NBC every Monday, you should rectify that. We know, we know -- there's lots of great television on at 8 on Mondays. House is on. The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother are on.
Three sitcoms from the same comedy block; two medical dramas quite different from each other; a couple hour-long comedies looking at opposite ends of the social spectrum; some mysterious people with super powers; a critically-acclaimed but ratings-starved drama; and of course, a serial killer who's actually kind of endearing.
Things that happen in this episode:
1) We are informed with very little fanfare and in a sort of roundabout way that Sarah didn't go with Bryce. Nor did she exactly choose Chuck either...
2) Chuck and the Nerds accidentally stumble upon a counterfeit ring when they're called in to set up some electronic equipment.
Soooooo, Bryce is alive. Also, it's Black Friday, which I hear is some... kind of... shopping... thing? I wouldn't know; I'm Canadian and I don't like shopping. Only one of those reasons is a lie. So it's Black Friday and Big Mike is predicting something very, very bad and scary for the Buy More.
This week, EVEN MORE development in the Sarah *hearts* Chuck area. There is kissing, people. Real kissing. But first I have some spy business to take care of...
So there are these smugglers and no one really knows what they're smuggling, but it's bad and most likely explosive and also maybe nuclear.
Finally, some movement in the Sarah *hearts* Chuck area. What happens is that Rachel Bilson shows up needing Chuck to fix her Blackberry (or similar), and Chuck is a little smitten, which is to be expected because, hellooooo, Rachel Bilson, and also because she actually likes him, like for real, not because the CIA is paying her to (or not to...), and Sarah gets a little jealous.
I love the credits so much.
Brief Rundown: George Fleming, a professor at Stanford and a CIA asset (a scientist, not an operative), has gone missing, presumably stolen by some kind of Icelandic hitman whose weapon of choice is the crossbow, and the Important People need Chuck to help them find said professor.