Tuesday, April 07, 2009

'Chuck's' Father The Hero

Before I can proceed with this week's discussion of Chuck, I MUST give huge props to Scooter McGavin of Scooter McGavin's 9th Green for making this dead-on prediction on March 24th in the comments section here at PTR:
Not only do I think Orion is not dead, I started getting the feeling that Orion may turn out to be Chuck's dad during this episode as they seemed to disappear from society around the same time.

Nice call, Scooter.

I'll admit it -- while I was intrigued by the idea, I didn't think it could be possible. Not only is it possible, as we learned this week, it's true! Paint me shocked! Further more, any suspicion that I may have had going into the ep was completely erased as we got to know the older Bartowski better. And even though this Intersect connect seems incredibly improbable, I like it -- A LOT! There are tons of fun opportunities for future story lines and it gives Chuck someone to confide in other than his "handlers." Someone who gets it better than they do. There's a slight hitch in all of this, though, Orion is a bit indisposed at the moment. Minutes after learning that his father is the allusive Orion, Chuck had to watch as Roark and his Fulcrum buddies took him away at gun point. Seems they need the creator of the Intersect to help out with Intersect 2.0. This can NOT be good!

Speaking of things NOT being good, Ellie and Awesome are still dealing with the ramifications of last week's bachelor party. I'll admit that when we first saw the duo this week, I was scratching my head because everything seemed just peachy between them. I was beginning to think that this episode aired out of order when we finally had a reference to the infamous evening at the Buy More. Note to Devon... do not, I repeat DO NOT (perhaps, all caps and bolding will make this point crystal clear) bring up the bachelor party ever again. Not as a joke. Not as a "funny little memory." Not as anything. We know you did nothing wrong, but unfortunately, there are some pictures that say otherwise and since you can't remember (I know, not your fault), just zip it on the subject. And while we're on the subject of zipping it, I felt bad for Chuck because I know he wanted to be able to tell Ellie that their father didn't run off on them then or now. Just add it to the ever-growing pile of secrets Chuck has to keep from those he loves the most.

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

1 comment:

Scooter McGavin said...

The writers actually had me fooled because throught the episode I thoughtout to myself, Papa Batrowski is too clinially insane to be Orion. It wasn't until Chuck saw him at Roark that I realized that I may have actualy been right.