Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer S02E05 (NBC)

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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 (?).

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 (?).

Chuck has just started its second season and it’s still entertaining. The mix between an everyday guy and espionage doesn’t get boring, since the character of Chuck actually puts us in these situations as well. I recommend it, though it’s not for everybody.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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This was another good episode. We learn that Jeff wasn’t always a total loser. Well, yes he’s always been strange. But he was a Missile Command champion. Ellie is worried about Chuck since he’s got no more ambition about finishing his degree. She doesn’t know that he’s resigned himself to staying at the BuyMore until the new Intersect is ready. He doesn’t know it, but the General has ordered Casey to take him out as soon as this happens.

Chuck is able once again to surprise everyone. He’s become a competent secret agent and Sarah has a nice surprise for him at the end of the op.

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Jeff used to be a Missile Command champion. This was in 1983. 25 years later, he’s working at the BuyMore.

Chuck wakes up as François. Devon makes him drink a ginseng protein shake. Elle and Devon want him to something with his life. Ever since he learned that he would be the Intersect for the foreseeable future, his plans turned to ash.

Emmet Millbar is an efficiency expert sent by HQ to the BuyMore to make everyone more efficient. Everyone tells Emmet that Chuck is the most vital part of the BuyMore. Chuck is late. He went to bed at 4AM.

Chuck meets Emmet when Chuck flashes on a man who just walked into the BuyMore. He’s trained in nuclear weapons. This guy is looking for Jeff, the 1983 Jeff. He’s a global terrorist. Sarah and Casey want him to approach Jeff socially to find out what he has been doing in his life.

Elle shows up at the yogurt shop. She wants to talk about Chuck. She is extremely worried.

Chuck is digging his own hole by ignoring Emmet. Emmet reports Chuck and Jeff’s violations. Jeff tells Chuck that he used to be the Missile Command champ. Chuck flashes on Morimoto, the guy who made the game. It looks like he encoded something in the game or some shit like that. Casey sees Bulsara arrive with bad guys and evacs Chuck and Jeff.

Chuck comes home with Jeff on his back. The next day, Ellie tells him that she wants him to finish his Stanford degree. Sarah tells Chuck that Morimoto used to work secretly for the Japanese Military. In 1980, they launched a satellite. Morimoto might be working with Bulsara.

They have to infiltrate Morimoto’s place. Casey and Chuck pose as Nerd Herd guys. They get rebuffed pretty quickly. Sarah arrives as a Nerd Herd girl. It’s enough of a diversion for Casey and Chuck to get in. Chuck gets caught by Bulsara outside the penthouse. Casey was trying to find another entry point. Bulsara locks him inside.

Morimoto hid the final codes in the final board of the game. The bad guys have the codes already. Morimoto is playing the game because it’s wired to explosives. Casey and Chuck get away. The General says that they will plan to attack the satellite. Chuck wants to try a contingency plan by having Jeff win Missile Command.

Chuck flashes on a transmission on the TV. He tells Sarah that Farouk is in LA in a TV station controlling the Satellite remotely. Jeff faints when he’s about to play, so Chuck has to try it himself. Chuck realizes that Morimoto was listening to Rush while he was playing. He realizes that the music of Rush is set in sequence to Missile Command. He succeeds and they power down the satellite just in time.

Big Mike tells the crew that Emmet is the new assistant manager. Ellie show Chuck his diploma he got. Sarah told Ellie and Devon that Chuck was taking online courses this whole year. Sarah tells him that the degree is real.

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Author: range

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

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