For what was the midseason finale of “Chuck” (it doesn’t return until January), last night’s episode was a little disappointing in that it featured no killer action sequences, and certainly nothing like Sarah’s tour de force of kick-assery from last week. Morgan’s Die Hard spoof was amusing but anti-climactic (and recycled from a previous Christmas episode). Anticlimactic could also describe the narrative return of Chuck’s Mom and Volkoff, although Timothy Dalton is a really pleasant surprise this season on “Chuck.” That guys is insanely fun. Who doesn’t love to watch a dangerous international arms dealer play charades? I was really sort of hoping that the answer to his charade was License to Kill. Alas.
However, if I have to hear about Ellie not wanting to know about the spy game, or Devin not wanting to lie one more time, I’m going to abduct their baby and raise it to be a spy just to spite them. Shut the fuck up. You’ve got two great characters, and two incredibly hot people. Use them. And how disappointing was it that neither Ellie nor Awesome were the ones who got the new intersect? Indeed, doing without the intersect for three episodes, and considering all the trouble Chuck went through to try to flash, re-obtaining it by opening a laptop was, again, supremely anti-climactic.
But, I forgive everything because, I actually did a little mental fist pump when Linda Hamilton said to Chuck, “Come with me if you want to live.” Too easy? Perhaps. But it worked a number on my inner 14 year old.
And here are The Most Hideously Unflattering Screengrabs from Last Night’s “Chuck”.