Thursday, October 14, 2010

What I’m Watching: Chuck

Chuck: Season 4, Episode 4 “Chuck Versus the Coup D’Etat” (B+)

Though it often takes me a moment to recall just exactly which character is which, it’s always nice to have a recurring villain brought back for a second or third appearance. In this case, having Armand Assante’s Generalissimo return also means that we get to see Casey reliving his Angel de la Muerte days, talking about how he lived in the walls of his home base for months. Casey not out in the field might have at first seemed dull, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost his dry commentary. It’s also great to see the Generalissimo turn to Casey as the one man he trusts because he realizes just how much he hates him. On the subject of Casey, or at least his offspring, it’s a lot of fun to see Morgan squirm around as he’s debating whether or not to make a move on Alex for fear of being murdered by her father. Having Big Mike help him in his quest is also delightful, and I’m hopeful that this relationship can create much entertainment in the near future. Another relationship is functioning much better than expected, and that’s the union between Chuck and Sarah, who use their own issues to help resolve a potential international crisis. How touching, and quite inventive for the show itself! I would have thought that I would dread these relationship conversations Chuck tries to have with Sarah, but that final shot of Sarah talking to a sleeping Chuck was just wonderful, and I’m all for them as a couple more than ever.

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