Chuck Versus Santa Claus S02E11 (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 (?).

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. Chuck doesn’t know it, but Fulcrum is getting closer to nabbing him. There is a hostage situation at the BuyMore and it leads to much drama when Chuck flashes on the police officer who is the hostage negotiator. Meanwhile, Sarah and Casey have been released and Chuck is by himself. Thankfully, Big Mike and Devon decide to take down the man with the gun.

Sarah realizes partly that Chuck is in love with her, as much as she is in love with him. However, the actions that she takes in this episode make Chuck reconsider what he thinks of her.

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Sarah doesn’t want to participate in the Bartowski Christmas, but Chuck forces her to, all in the Christmas spirit. Morgan asks Chuck’s help with Anna. He just looks ridiculous dressed up as an elf. Big Mike gives an inspirational speech to his team. They’ve jacked up prices by 15%.

Ellie and Devon show up early at the BuyMore to shop ahead of time. They want to take advantage of the friends and family discount. The staff is busy preparing the store for the sales. The chase on TV goes wrong when the guy drives into the BuyMore. A guy gets out and pulls a gun on Chuck. His name is Nathan Edward Ryarson. Everyone says that Chuck is in charge. Big Mike and Emmett are hiding behind some TVs.

The General wants to extract Chuck out of the situation. Ned says that he lost his job. The cops want to talk to him, but Chuck is on the line. Ned lets one hostage go. It’s Emmett. Chuck goes to see Sarah and Casey. They want to take him into the Castle. He refuses. Ned comes in and pulls his gun. Chuck talks him down. When he tries to put the safety on, he fires. He shoots Casey’s toe off by accident. He’s fine, especially with two doctors in the house. Chuck says that everyone should call their families. Sarah doesn’t call anyone. Chuck calls her cell phone. Chuck gives her a charm bracelet. It was his mom’s. His dad gave it to his mom when Ellie was born. Ned tells Chuck that he wants to go home and spend Christmas with his family. Lt Mauser wants to come in to talk.

Mauser wants to Ned to release two more hostages. Ned wants to release Sarah and Casey. Casey says that the SWAT team just arrived back. Chuck flashes on Mauser’s watch. It turns out that he works for Fulcrum. With his team gone, Chuck is all by himself to deal with him.

Outside, Casey and Sarah learn that Ned was never married. Mauser says that they knew that Casey was NSA and Sarah was CIA. They knew that they were protecting someone in the BuyMore. They know that they were protecting Chuck. This was a setup. Mauser wants to know where Larkin and the Intersect are. If Chuck doesn’t tell them, Ellie dies. Chuck says that the Intersect is in his head. He wants to say goodbye to Ellie. He tells Devon to take the hostage-taker down.

They release Chuck and Fulcrum tries to take him away. Casey shoots the tires of the ambulance. They try to take out Ned, but he’s too fast. Morgan sprays Ned with artificial snow. He gets squashed between Big Mike and Devon. He’s immobilized. Anna and Ellie fawn over Lester, who’s out cold thanks to Ned’s kick.

Chuck gets away and hides in a bunch of trees. Sarah finds him and tells him to run away to the Castle. Mauser surprises Sarah and beats her up. Sarah gets the gun first and has him captured. He knows that Chuck is the Intersect. If he lives, Fulcrum will know. He threatens Chuck and Sarah shoots him dead. Chuck sees this and he is disturbed by what she is willing to do.

Lester sneaks in a kiss from Anna. Morgan sees it and is despondent.

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Author: range

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

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