Chuck Versus the Anniversary S04E01 (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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This episode makes the series come full circle. They are back at the BuyMore and back at being spies. Once again, Ellie doesn’t know about it and Chuck is deeply entrenched in order to find more about his mom, played by Linda Hamilton. We don’t see any of the staff, except some new CIA/NSA spooks who have taken over the BuyMore.

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Chuck asks Morgan’s help to find his mom. They are in the secret spy base under Chuck’s house. Sarah is going on a spy mission without Chuck. Chuck no longer is a spy. Casey is there to pick her up.

They end up flying all over the world to end up in LA. They find nothing, but Chuck doesn’t know that they were being watched by his mom. They are $43,000 in debt. A repo man repos their $900 car.

Sarah and Casey for after Marco and a handheld EMP. They don’t stop it in time, but escape. They are in Hong Kong.

Chuck has 5 job interviews lined up. In all of them, the interviewers get a call and Chuck is chucked out. Why is Morgan with him? That’s so gay.

They go back to the BuyMore. They find the General in the manager’s office. She tells him that he still works here. There’s also a new hottie. She says that the BuyMore is a new CIA/NSA substation. Beckman says that the President made Chuck a priority. She’s been tanking his job interviews. Chuck is back in the spy game. Chuck finds that Volkoff’s logo, the company that made the EMP. The logo is the same as the Chinese place menu that they found in his mom’s place. The menu isn’t for ordering food, but ordering weapons. They have to fly to Moscow, Russia.

Thanks to Morgan, Chuck and Sarah start sexting. Volkoff reroutes Sarah’s flight to Moscow. Dolph Lundren plays Marco, Volkoff’s evil chairman.

Chuck and Morgan arrive at Volkoff. Sarah sexts with Morgan before he realizes that she’s here. Marco is after some master spies, who used public transport to deceive their surveillance, but have been getting closer and closer to Volkoff.

Chuck frees Sarah. He is downloading a file but has to trigger an EMP to get out of the Volkoff building. They use a bus to get away.

Chuck comes clean to Sarah and Casey. Ellie is preggers.

Sarah tells Chuck that his mom got captured and was never seen again. Meanwhile, Marco is talking with Chuck’s mom. He tells her that her family is looking for her. She starts shooting. She kills Marco.

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Author: range

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

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