Chuck Versus the American Hero S03E12 (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.

This was another good episode and we finally learn who killed Shaw’s wife. It’s not who you expected and it will make things interesting in the next few episodes.

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Chuck arrives in DC. Beckman briefs Chuck. Chuck has cold feet. The General tells him to take a week off and come back to DC. He will have to pick and choose the members of his team to go to Rome.

A Ring agent examines Perry’s body to retrieve something.

Devon, Casey, and Morgan team up to help Chuck to get Sarah back. Chuck makes his initial play for Sarah, but it doesn’t work. She no longer wants him because he killed Perry.

Chuck’s team has to force Chuck to try to go ahead with their plan. They don’t know that Ring agents are here to kill Shaw.

Morgan gets Shaw out. It turns out that the director of the Ring wants to see Shaw, but Devon takes Shaw through the window of a restaurant. Ellie has to bail Devon, Morgan and Casey out of jail.

Beckman and Shaw talk. It turns out that Shaw is going to let the Ring capture him so that they can take out most of the Ring operation. He uses the Ring phone and sets up a meeting.

Ellie is pissed that he didn’t go for enough with Sarah. He needs to do more if she’s the love of his life, he needs to man up. He’s a Bartowski.

When Sarah wants to help Shaw, Chuck puts her in detention and goes to help Shaw instead.

Lester and Jeff are stalking Shaw. The man retrieved the flash drive from Perry makes sure that Shaw doesn’t have a tracker with him before nabbing him.

Sarah sends a Morse code to Casey. He gets her out. Chuck finds the tracker. Jeff and Lester call him. They tell him that they are stalking Shaw. Chuck gets to the location where Shaw. He arrives at a subterranean Ring base. Beckman wants them to drop the bunker busters.

The director wants to educate Shaw. He shows him some surveillance footage of his wife’s murder. She was shot by Sarah. The director isn’t even there in person. He gets tasered.

Chuck takes out a few Ring agents and finds Shaw. Sarah arrives just in time to see the bunker buster drop. She sees Chuck carrying out Shaw.

At the end of the episode, Chuck tells Sarah that he loves her. He gives her the option of going away with him to Mexico, kind of what she did for him in Prague.

Shaw wakes up and has murder in his heart. I think he’s been recruited by the Ring.

Casey tells Sarah that he killed Perry, not Bartowski.

Sarah makes arrangements to meet Chuck, but before she can do so, Shaw picks her up. Beckman shows Chuck the footage that they recovered from the bunker. Shaw is taking Sarah away.

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Author: range

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

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