And that's how you do a finale. This season's last episode of Chuck has it all: romance, drama, fight scenes, Jeffster!, intrigue, nostalgia, and a good deal of promise for — please, oh please — a third season. And despite warnings from the show's creators, I'm not exactly burning my living room over it; I'm just excited that I got to see one darn fine hour of television. Ready to talk about it? Just read more
Peanuts saved Jericho. Can Subway's $5 Footlong save Chuck?
I certainly hope it can — or, at least that the sandwiches, the Twitter campaign, the blog pleas and open letters, and the general outpourings of Internet love will be enough to convince NBC that Chuck deserves another season. The show has grown so much in its second season — and so consistently delivered a blend of humor, suspense, and romance that no other current show quite has — that it would be a shame to see it go away now.
One thing's certain: The early buzz on tonight's finale is — to borrow a very Chuck word — awesome. We've seen Chuck's family in danger before, but not quite the way they'll be at Devon and Ellie's wedding. It's been touted as a game-changer, and since last week's episode was pretty game-changing itself, I'm eager to see what that means. And I'll be finding out with a sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich in hand. To check out a promo for tonight's episode — plus, if you dare, seven minutes of scenes from the finale — just read more
How many kinds of awesome (and Awesome) can you cram into one episode of Chuck? I think we found out this week, as "Chuck vs. the Colonel" finds Chuck running off with Sarah, Casey assigned to find them, Fulcrum hot on their tail, and some serious drama going down at the Buy More. The episode left me wondering: how could the finale — supposedly so good that we'll want to burn our living rooms if the show doesn't get renewed — possibly top this? To chat about it, just read more
I wish I'd kept track of how many times someone said the word "trust" on this week's episode of Chuck, but suffice to say it was a lot. "Trust me," "I can't trust her," "Can you trust them?" — pretty much every variation imaginable popped up in "Chuck vs. The First Kill." So who can Chuck trust? To chat about it, just read more
This week's Chuck begins 100 miles east of Barstow at Chuck's father's trailer. It ends with some revelations — some surprising, some maybe less so by now — about Chuck's family history and his future as the Intersect. Also, it makes pancakes seem like the saddest food ever. Ready to chat about it? Just read more
Being in love with his handler has often made things a little more difficult for Chuck Bartowski — but what if she were to be taken away for good? That's the question in this week's episode of Chuck, which finds Sarah being replaced by a new agent (Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer). It turns out to be a particularly bad time for that, though, as the mission of the week comes dangerously close to Chuck's family. Also, there are strippers. To chat about this episode, just read more
Well, not only is our Chuck Bartowski becoming something of a spy, he's apparently also going rogue. That's what we learn on this week's installment of Chuck, which reveals that not only has Chuck been keeping a chart, he's also created a super-powered computer search for Orion, the only person who could possibly get the Intersect out of his head. Meanwhile, the Buy More crew faces some stiff competition from the besweatered legion of well-groomed nerds from Beverly Hills. Ready to chat about it? Just read more
Remember how awesome the most recent episode of Chuck was? Chuck briefly met the man responsible for designing the Intersect, got treated like a real spy, and asserted himself with Sarah. And, best of all, he revealed that all along, he's been keeping close tabs on the information he's learned from his spy missions, inching closer to finding a way back to his normal life.
And then the next week was a repeat. Way to kill the momentum.
But Chuck is back tonight, and while the Mondays-at-8 hour has become one of the toughest of the whole week, I'm making a plea for watching the Bartowskis and Nerd Herders tonight. Even as Chuck's gotten better in recent weeks, its ratings have been dropping lower, and since it hasn't been renewed for a third season yet, it could use all the help it can get.
This week's episode is called "Chuck vs. The Predator," and it finds Chuck getting a message from a person with knowledge that could help rid Chuck of the Intersect for good. Meanwhile, there's a Buy More plotline I've been looking forward to for a while: Turns out, the Burbank store isn't particularly well-respected, as a visit to the much swankier Beverly Hills Buy More proves. It's just the first in an awesome-sounding string of episodes, which in the coming weeks will feature Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer, Chevy Chase, and Scott Bakula in guest-starring roles. To check out a promo, just read more
Wow, this week's Chuck is jam-packed with action and revelations, including a few moments that may forever change the way we look at Chuck Bartowski. Ever since he became the Intersect, Chuck's been serving on missions at the government's request — but now he's got some more personal matters to attend to, so to chat about the goings-on, just read more
Oh man — and we thought Bryce Larkin was competition. On this week's episode of Chuck, we meet Cole, an undercover MI-6 agent who shows up right when Chuck is having some serious doubts about continuing his cover relationship with Sarah. Meanwhile, Big Mike and Morgan's mom are having no doubts whatsoever about the state of their new relationship, which drives Morgan to take shelter in the Bartowski house. This episode definitely sets some interesting things up for the rest of the season, so to chat about it, just read more