Chuck S01E12 Chuck Versus The Undercover Lover (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! We won’t see the rest of the episodes until later this year. The episodes need to be written and produced.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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This episode opens up with a scene with Casey being involved with a photo journalist in Grozny, Chechnya. She leaves the hotel and goes to a café a block down. The café explodes and she is killed. Casey is having a flashback. He’s about to kill a customer. Chuck has to intervene. Chuck’s pal broke into a hotel database. He finds the names of different Russian agents. He notes them down. They are at the Grand Seville. He also finds Ilsa, Casey’s girlfriend. He mentions this to Casey, and Casey is visibly upset. Casey thought that she was dead.

Chuck goes to inform Sarah.

Devon and Ellie come by the BuyMore. Their anniversary is coming up and they want to buy a big present, instead of two smaller ones. Ellie wants a big screen TV. Devon wants a washing machine.

Sarah and Chuck are given orders to infiltrate the private party. Sarah thinks that Ilsa is dead. Someone must have stolen her identity. I just think that Ilsa is a spy. Chuck is mistaken for a Russian cousin. Chuck sees Ilsa. He shows her to Sarah.

Casey finds Ilsa. She suffered a memory loss after the explosion. It took her two months to remember her name. Victor Federov, a Russion oligarch. Chuck flashed on him. He is getting married to Ilsa.

Sarah has been assigned to surveil Federov. Chuck is trying to get Casey to talk about Ilsa. He manages to make Casey open up about Ilsa.

Ellie had to leave to go to work. Devon decided to get the washer and dryer. Morgan is psychoanalyzing their relationship. He thinks Devon has a fear of intimacy. He says so.

Casey says that he will let Ilsa walk out of his life. They are talking about Ilsa. He tells Casey to fight for Ilsa. They arrive at the hotel and finds Sarah. Chuck comes up with a plausible explanation to dupe Sarah temporarily at least. Chuck sees Ilsa drinking at the bar before her marriage.

Chuck tells Casey to go for it. Sarah runs into trouble when her cover is blown. Chuch has to take over for her. Sarah thinks that Casey is doing the deed. Chuch has problems finds the right place to plant the bug. He finds a slim briefcase. He opens it and finds out a few things about Ilsa. Ilsa is a spy and an American. He tries to tell Casey. Ilsa is DGSE, Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure, the French Secret Service. Federov walks in and they have to hide under the bed.

Morgan takes Devon to a BuyMore poker game. Devon runs away when he learns they are playing a form of strip poker.
Ilsa comes by to see Casey at the BuyMore. She says that they have been investigating Federov since 2002. She gives Casey back the necklace he gave her four years ago. Casey goes back home to drink. Ellie calls Sarah over. Ellie is a bit tipsy. Sarah has to stay. Casey drops the necklace. A bug was located on the necklace. A Russian bug. Casey has to stop the weddin, Federov knows that Ilsa is a spy. The problem is that Casey is drunk. Federov is waiting for them. They are in trouble. Sarah is on the way. She left Morgan in charge of Ellie, who hugs him and falls asleep on him.

Federov plans on killing Ilsa on a plane crash. Casey is able to get free of their captors with Chuck strapped to his back. Free as in thrown over the railing of the hotel building. They land in the pool. Cheezy music is playing. The mobsters have a lot of guns trained on Sarah, Casey and Chuck. They are able to get out of it and get Federov.

Devon and Ellie make up. The next morning Ilsa leaves for France with Federov in custody.

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

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