Thursday, May 5, 2011

What I’m Watching: Chuck

Chuck: Season 4, Episode 22 “Chuck Versus Agent X” (B+)

Just because I saw the end of this episode coming from the start doesn’t mean it wasn’t still a lot of fun. Several seasons ago, I correctly predicted that Jill was an agent of Fulcrum, and now, the situation is completely opposite. I like the fact that Volkoff, an already complicated character, has this secret past, and that this scientist and Chuck’s father were good friends. I very much enjoyed the presence of Hartley’s mother, who instantly bonded with Casey after she told him that he’d be feeding her rounds for a gun to fend off enemy attackers. The bachelor party confusion with Las Vecas and later Renaux was decently amusing, and even if it was only one joke, it’s still fun to see everyone paired up, be it Morgan and Casey, Chuck and Awesome, or, most entertainingly, Lester and Big Mike. The use of Kesha music to score some of the scenes was fun, and I’m proud to report that I couldn’t actually identify the artist since I had only heard mockeries of her name and didn’t actually know which tracks to attribute to her. Seeing Sarah squirm at the idea of having to relax at Ellie’s boring bachelorette party was funny. Speaking of Ellie, it seemed strange to me that she still didn’t know and Chuck was making such a big deal of it, but I have to say that I was wildly impressed with the reveal of his abilities to her, which really made him seem truly formidable and, well, awesome.

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