Tuesday, February 17, 2009

'Chuck' Does the 'Burbs

OK, so maybe this Chuck and Sarah stuff is beginning to feel a bit heavy-handed.  OK a lot heavy-handed, but anvils aside, I can't help but love this adorable little spy parody.  The weirdest part about this week's experiment in the suburbs was the fact that Chuck really looked at home and Sarah really seemed at home.  Somehow, I thought that was going to be reversed.  I guess I just don't picture Sarah in the Suzy Homemaker role while Chuck screams 2.5 kids and a minivan.  And even though it was Chuck who wanted to continue to play house for a few extra days, I got the impression that it was Sarah who had the hardest time letting go of the cover life.  Sure, she has some mondo repressed feelings for Chuck, but I think it was the window into a normal life that kept her lingering in the house after the CIA moved the last piece of furniture out.  It seems that meeting Chuck has got her thinking about a life outside of the spy trade.  I can't say I blame her.  While the whole spy game thing looks cool, I can't imagine keeping it up long term.  Never telling anyone your real name, never trusting anyone, never being able to tell people the truth -- it would get old (except, maybe, if your name is John Casey.  That guy seems to eat it up!).  

Fulcrum is everywhere!  Scary thought for those who just happen to have the Intersect, which holds all of the government's most prized secrets, inside their heads.  You want to know an even scarier thought?  Fulcrum is using human test subjects to build its own intersect!  Chuck passed, which  basically means he was able to handle an immense amount of info being downloaded into his brain and not have his eyes bleed or his mind go completely insane.  No surprise since he's already carrying around the original.  I'm not sure if Sarah would have, but luckily, Chuck was there to ensure she didn't have to find out.  It's only a matter of time for these two.

If you missed this week's episode ("Chuck Versus the Suburbs"), you can watch it for free at Hulu.com.

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