Chuck Versus the Zoom S05E01 (NBC)

Chuck intertitle, via Wikipedia

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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I find it somewhat strange how quickly they’ve burned through the Volkoff fortune. It’s pretty implausible as a plot device, unless they’re using toilets made out of gold, etc. Also, having Morgan as the Intersect is a bit idiotic. He’s an idiot when it comes to missions, however he’s becoming more like Chuck and Chuck doesn’t like this. .

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Chuck and Sarah are being held at gunpoint. At first sight, it looks like Italy or Switzerland, but it could be California. Casey joins them. They tried to get a vase worth $6 million. Sarah calls in Morgan. Morgan breaks the vase but saves them. The client was interested in the microchip inside the vase. The cover is that they work for Carmichael Industries, spies for hire. Intelligence mercenaries. They are going through the Volkoff money very quickly.

They get a new client. He was had for $20 million by some Ponzi scheme run by some asshat. Morgan flashes on Bale’s bag. He goes to an exclusive squash club.

Roger Bale handles everything through a secure BlackBerry. They’ll need to access it so that they can invite themselves to his party.

The op kind of goes belly up. Morgan has to play Bale. Casey meets with an old pal Stark while Chuck has to fight some monster. Morgan salvages the op by getting himself and Sarah invited to the party while Chuck has to be saved by Casey.

Chuck is having Ellie work on the Intersect, without much success.

Chuck is trying to find the perfect house for Sarah. She finds out about it. She tells him what kind of house she’d like.

The op doesn’t go well. Midway, Decker pops in and uses Chuck’s access to freeze all of the accounts. Bale takes them all in at gunpoint and Chuck goes in as an IT guy, only to be threatened with death once he completes his job.

He has a gambit and threatens to destroy the servers, in order for Bale to release Casey, Sarah and Morgan. When they get to the van, they hear a message from Chuck. They have to cut the power to the building. Chuck uses this to pull out the wires and escape. He tells them to get to the East window. He will jump out. He lands safely and they get away.

Once back from the op, they learn that Decker was able to freeze all of their money that was used in the op. All they’ve got left is the BuyMore.

Decker is working on some plan to finish Operation Bartowski permanently.

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Author: range

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

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