Monday, October 1, 2007

Chuck—Chuck vs. the Helicopter

Okay, first—I really hope they're not going to do the voiceover explanation/flashbacks every week. Also, I can't imagine the pain of a CIA operative forced to go undercover working at Weinerlicious. Casey, though, seems to be settling in pretty well at Buy More, tackling shoplifters and walking around looking large and in charge in his bright green shirt.

Casey and Sarah have hired a doctor of some kind to try to remove Chuck's important government secrets from his head. Sarah's posing as his girlfriend, and there's a plan to have dinner with Chuck's family. And poor Chuck--he really likes her. Well, who wouldn't. She's kinda hot.

Anyway, the doctor shows Chuck a bunch of pictures and tells him to say what he sees. On the picture of the rose, he starts spilling, including some information of interest to Lost viewers--Oceanic flight 815 was shot down!! Gotta love the cross-network shoutouts.

The doctor's car is blown up while he's leaving his examination of Chuck, so I guess he won't be doing any secrets-removal procedures on our curly-headed hero. Casey and Sarah remain suspicious of each other while Casey remains Adam Baldwin-y. Their suspicions lead to an amusing showdown at Wienerlicious, in which Sarah totally pwns Casey. Of course both operatives have to make their case to Chuck as to why the other is obviously the bad guy. Convinced it's Sarah after Casey's car blows up, Chuck runs to save his family from her nefarious schemes and ends up murdering Sarah's souffle. Most ladies don't take well to that.

But as it turns out, Dr. Zarno's not dead, and he abducts Sarah. Right about here is where I looked at the clock and went wow this show has only been on for half an hour. That doesn't bode well. Anyway, Chuck gets into a lot of trouble, and ends up flying a helicopter—thus the title—guided by Sarah, who tells him to visualize it as a computer simulator flying game. Don't try this at home, kids. In the end, ominous things seem in store for Chuck, as Casey's high-ups indicate he will eventually have to do away with our titular hero.

Chuck remains a show that doesn't take things too seriously, but I'm still wavering as to whether to keep it on my schedule or not. It might become background noise while I do something else while waiting for Heroes to come on. Watch this space—if Chuck disappears from the lineup it's likely because it's no longer keeping my attention, cute or no.

Gone Daddy Gone—Gnarls Barkley

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