Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What I’m Watching: Chuck

Chuck: Season 4, Episode 8 “Chuck Versus the Fear of Death” (B+)

Before I say anything else, I have to say that I love Summer Glau. I’m a fan of “Firefly,” and while I wasn’t all for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” I did award Glau the prize for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series this past season for her insanely good spot on “Dollhouse.” Here, she’s very amusing as the latest Greta who piques the stalking interests of Jeff and Lester. Additionally, the promo that NBC aired for upcoming series “The Cape” (which will air in the 9pm slot on Mondays in January) featuring little else but a shot of Glau was brilliantly-timed and extraordinarily effective in creating excitement, at least for me. Back to the episode at hand, it was cool to see Chuck almost flash and have Rob Riggle appear as the hilariously showy Agent Rye. Some (specifically reader LBK) suspect that he isn’t actually dead and it’s just an agency trick to get Chuck to flash, but I’m not convinced. Chuck’s definitely in danger, and while it’s a good thing that Sarah, Casey, and Morgan are rushing to his aide, it may prove difficult for them to find him. Hopefully, that true sense of danger and abandonment will inspire him to regain his ability to flash, escape his captors, and then some. When he said he likes being a spy, that’s a part of him that isn’t entirely linked to the intersect, and therefore it’s time for him to realize that all of his experiences have taught him something and can be just (well, maybe not quite) as valuable as having a computer in his head.

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