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Monday, September 20, 2010

Chuck vs. the Anniversary: Thoughts from a Ho

Chuck is back and us fans were welcomed with a premiere that brilliantly reminded us of why we always fight for this show.  Major kudos to my man crush Fedak who wrote a phenomenal premiere and set the stage to what promises to be an excellent season.

This premiere did what Chuck does best and gave us a little taste of everything.  There was drama, action, romance (although I’m not sure Sarah would be happy to find out who was on the other end of that phone), and most of all comedy.  I laugh a lot during Chuck, but this episode had me hysterical.  Pick a scene, any scene: Beckman at the Buy More, Creepy guy from Big Love as the Chinese loving Repo man, the Buy More slide, or any of the multiple sexting scenes (and I’m certain all the boys want to the pictures Sarah took on their phone).  All of them were funny and more importantly all of them were clever.   Aces Fedak, aces.

This episode also laid the groundwork for the rest of the season.  I think hands down my favorite change in this season is that Beckman is now in charge of the Buy More.  I mean I crack up every time I see her in those green and yellow colors.  On a serious note, however, I’m more in love with the fact that we will see more face-to-face interaction between Beckman and the team.  Some of the funniest moments have been with the General and I cannot wait to see more of them this season.  Can you say Morgan, anyone?

The key aspect of this season, however, is Mama B.  True we only got a few moments with her but Linda Hamilton rocked those seasons and showed us just how awesome Chuck’s Mom is.  The ending was spectacular and my only thoughts after were “man this family reunion is going to be awesome!”  It also convinced me that M.B. doesn’t stand for Mary Bartowski but rather Major Badass.

Some final thoughts:
  • Are all the missions going to be centered around finding Mama B?  Chuck is now going back into the spy game so I’ll be curious what the mission is each week and if they split up the teams, Chuck with Morgan and Sarah with Casey, in the episodes.
  • What is going to happen to the old Buy More gang?  I would think that they can’t be hired at the new Buy More unless Beckman wants to ensure the fact that the country goes to Defcon 1 but you never know.  I guess we’ll have to wait until next week.
  • I cannot wait until Morgan tells Casey he’s dating Alex!  Prepare to be strangled!
  • I admit I had a goofy smile plastered on my face during the cute scene where Chuck and Sarah have no problems saying, “I love you.”
  • Props to our favorite girl Yvonne Strahovki for her great emotion acting.  I won’t lie and say I didn’t expect more of a verbal outburst, but then I saw those eyes and didn’t they just say it all. 
  • A baby Awesome is on the way and I couldn’t be more thrilled!  I like the idea of this side story for Ellie and the Captain and the possibilities it has for some of the other characters as well.  
  • Zachary Levi shirtless… ummm yes please!  Sorry I couldn’t help myself.
  • Once again I have to mention the guest stars on Chuck are used perfectly.   Although Olivia Munn had a small role she was good, if anything for the eye candy alone.  However, Dolph takes the cake as he had baddie written all over him and was excellent.  Too bad Mama B wasn’t as impressed.
In short, I am very happy where this season seems to be going.  I think the show has it down and I’m as excited as ever to see what surprises show up.   All I will say is that little preview of what’s to come has my screaming for more.

So what did you all think of the episode? 
Rules of commenting:
1. Be Nice! (though I can take the heat)
2. No using your EMP bombs.

P.S.  I recently did a re-watch of Season 1.  It is amazing to see how far all of these characters have come and even more so that I still love the show as much today as I did then.  Most of all it is truly amazing how much this cast and crew gives back to us fans.  Happy Season 4 everyone, let's go for 5 :)


  1. The Yellow AMC Pacer - Repo Man - Mother Bartowski - and small mobile EMP - Morgan -
    Casey - Sarah posing - Sarah sexting - the trap door slide in the Buy More - Sarah tied in a chair - Sarah in a parachute - Sarah and those beautiful big eyes - hmmm I even liked the cut away action scenes... Chuck and the goon squad off camera - then the final shootout - all left to our imagination - which was very very cool.
    Great editing concepts!

  2. As always, great review Em :)

    I love the slide! Maybe we can look for that one next time we go on the WB lot tour ;)

    Loved the playful Sarah scenes in this episode. I so LMAO when I saw the Sarah posing and sexting scenes! At first I can't believe she did that. But it was brilliant!

    I was a bit disappointed with the role/air time of Greta, though. I thought we were gonna see the Gretas in field action like other guest stars. But oh well. Maybe they'll get to play a bigger role the next episodes.

    I hope we get to see the Buy Morians soon. I miss them. It would be hilarious to have the badass Gretas and the old Buy More gang to work in one place.

    Ok, I better save some of my thoughts for our podcast lol Can't wait for next week's episode! Mama B is a badass!