Chuck Versus the Pink Slip S03E01 (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 (?).

Chuck has just started its third 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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The third season started a bit strangely. Chuck has been training for a while, but it isn’t really working out. He’s not able to control the Intersect. Does anyone else think that this is like controlling the Force? Maybe Chuck should get some training from a Jedi Master to calm his nerdy and horny mind.

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Our story picks up six months later in Prague. It’s a sort of simulation which doesn’t go well. He’s been training for six months to become a real spy. The General tells him that it isn’t working. He isn’t in control of the Intersect, so he’ll be retired to LA pending on their final decision.

Six months earlier, Sarah told him that things would be very different if he becomes a real spy. Sarah offered to take him away. He didn’t take her up on her offer.

Chuck tries to call her after the debacle. She’s in a pool and a mimbo hands her her phone. She sees Chuck calling and throws the phone into the water.

Chuck is at Ellie’s place. He’s eating cheese balls and lying on the couch. Morgan drops by. Chuck has got a beard by this time. He goes to the BuyMore to buy some more. He runs into Emmett and goes to see Casey at the yogurt shop. They mentioned that they saw Sarah there.

Chuck sees that Casey is getting ready for an op and packing. He wants to help out as well, but Casey won’t let him. Sarah calls Casey, but she doesn’t want to talk with Chuck. So Chuck puts on his GeekSquad gear and heads to the same restaurant as Casey is heading to. Sarah is there too. She tells him to kiss her and slaps him hard. She uses him as cover.

Later, Sarah tells him to get out of here. The op is about Javier Cruz, a courier exchange. Gilles is meeting with a Ring operative. Ring killed Bryce. The spies lock Chuck away, but he calms down and records some flashing abilities. He poses as a guitar player. He knocked out a guitar payer. Before things get crazy, Chuck flashes and knows how to play the guitar. Chuck is trying to tell Casey about the assassin. He doesn’t know that the guy that he knocked out is the assassin.

Chuck sees the light of the laser scope that the assassin is going to use. He jumps on Sarah to save her. The assassin doesn’t shoot but he manages to get Chuck’s ID.

Chuck is back with the cheese balls and the morning robe. Morgan tells him that he got fired from Benny Hanna. Anna took off with another chef. He’s been living in the BuyMore.

Emmett is an asshole to the assassin, who shoots him in the eye. He’s dead.

Sarah comes up and tells Chuck goodbye. The assassin arrives and captures them both. He beats up Chuck a little bit.

In the past, Chuck turns up to meet Sarah at the train station as planned. He didn’t go with her. He wanted to become a real spy.

Sarah is in the next cell. She tells him to flash and to get her out of here. He manages to do so. They get out. They are in Mexico. They zipline down a roof. Casey arrives in a chopper with his minigun and starts shelling out bullets.

Back at HQ, the General reactivates the Bartowski operation. Their cover at the BuyMore is back up. Morgan is back as well.

The General wants Sarah to watch over Chuck. He’s dangerous.

Ellie and Devon are moving out. Chuck is moving in with Morgan. Sarah tells him that they will keep things professional. Casey is training Chuck.

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Author: range

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

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