Chuck S01E10 Chuck Versus The Nemesis (NBC)

Chuck is an American science-fiction television program created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. The series is about an “average computer-whiz-next-door” who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend Bryce Larkin, a rogue CIA agent, which happens to embed the world’s greatest spy secrets into his brain. This is called the intersect.

From the Wikipedia entry on Chuck.

While Chuck has to deal with his new situation, he gets to enjoy the company of Sarah, working for the CIA, and Casey, working for the DOD. They use him as an asset to accomplish their missions, which surprisingly happen around town (?).

NBC has ordered a full season of Chuck. The other show that got a full season was Life. That’s great news!

Although I have really started to appreciate the show, I found that they came out with a lot of details in this one episode. The scenes at the BuyMore are great, and I love the little drama that goes on there. Within an episode, Bryce is found alive and they find out a lot of details about a new plot inside the CIA. I found that it would have been better to have this information trickle down to Chuck, instead of being discovered in one episode. On top of that, Bryce will go undercover in a new mission and disappear. It seems too quick.

At the same time, the WGA is still on strike and I can see why they had to do this. Since Chuck has been given a full season, I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen in the rest of the season. This episode is kind of like a mini cliffhanger. I still enjoyed it and watched it as soon as I could. I recommend Chuck.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Bryce is regaining consciousness.

Big Mike is looking for Chuck. Morgan is making out with Anna. Morgan asks Chuck if Anna can come to the Thanksgiving dinner Ellie is putting together. Big Mike tells the Nerds that they need to be on crowd control on the day after Thanksgiving.

Sarah tells Chuck that Bryce is alive. Bryce has asked to talk to Chuck. Bryce says that They saved him. He doesn’t reveal anything. He takes Chuck hostage and wants to use him to get out of interrogation. Sarah and Casey take their guns out.

The guy named Tommy shows up at the interrogation facility. He knows Bryce. There is some strange muzak playing in the elevator. Chuck flashes on the guy and the intersect reveals something called Fulcrum to him. He asks Bryce about it

He doses Chuck and leaves. He tells Chuck to say to Sarah that it’s hard to say goodbye. Must be some kind of code.

Sarah brings Chuck back to his house. He was doped on some meds. She invites Sarah to the Thanksgiving.

Chuck and the Nerds still have to get trained by Morgan in crowd control. Big Mike says that it’s going to be Black Friday.

Anna is jealous of Ellie. Actually she’s jealous of Morgan’s feelings for Ellie.

Bryce turns up at Chuck’s place. Bryce tells Chuck that Tommy works for the Fulcrum. The Fulcrum wants the intersect. Bryce wants to see Sarah. Bryce charms Sarah in Chuck’s bedroom. Chuck sees them make out. Chuck tells Casey that Bryce is in his bedroom.

Bryce is in Casey’s apartment. Bryce tells Sarah and Chuck that Fulcrum is an outfit inside the CIA, a special interest group. The intersect was a mission. But only too late did he realize that it was actually a strike from Fulcrum. Bryce mentions Sand Wall, that was the name of the mission to get the intersect.

Casey walks in and shoots Bryce. Bryce was wearing a vest.

Bryce tells them how he was saved. He was saved because Fulcrum thinks that he is the intersect. Bryce wants to surrender to the CIA, but he wants to make sure that it’s the real CIA, not some Fulcrum stooges. Chuck says that if he flashes on anyone they meet, he’ll know that they are Fulcrum. Chuck suggests on using the BuyMore as a location.

Chuck doesn’t flash on the CIA, so the CIA guys are clean. Jeff and Lester can’t handle the crowds and cower in fear. Bryce leaves with the CIA team.

Bryce is about to kiss Sarah. Their car gets hit by a van.

Tommy is in the store. He is there to see Chuck. The BuyMore is swarming with Fulcrum agents. Tommy tells Chuck that they have acquired Bryce and Sarah. He tells Chuck that they will kill everyone in the store. Jeff comes up to Chuck while he is being escorted out of the BuyMore by Tommy. Tommy whispers that if he says more than one word, he will kill Jeff. Chuck says “Pinapple”. Pinapple is the code word to evacuate the BuyMore.

Jeff goes and tells Morgan, who promptly drops a large box on Jeff’s head before running to get the megaphone.

It’s the perfect distraction. Casey neutralizes his goons and people flee the BuyMore. Big Mike goes after Morgan. Big Mike gets swept away by the crowds.

Morgan sees Anna in trouble, he throws his megaphone in Jeff’s face as he is about to get up from being knocked out. He rushes off to “save” Anna.

Casey goes into the Home Theatre room and arms himself from his stash of hidden weapons.

Sarah and Bryce are able to knock out their attackers and get back to the BuyMore. There is a cool fight and Tommy gets Chuck from Casey. Casey is knocked out. Bryce shoots Chuck. Chuck was wearing a vest.

Chuck and Bryce talked in Klingon.

The NSA guys are posing as firemen and tell Big Mike that there was gas leak. Morgan is happy.

Bryce gets a new mission. To get Fulcrum. By himself and under the radar.

Sarah has to decide if she goes with Bryce. She’s all ready to go. Bryce gave her a coded message to meet up if she wanted to. She’s got to choose. The show ends before she makes her choice.

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I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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