Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Devon Versus the Ring

When we first learned that Chuck was going to have these super powers in addition to his super info flashes, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it.  We're a few episodes in and I LOVE it!!  I feel like Chuck has been upgraded with the best upgrade ever!!  That scene with Lester was CLASSIC!  But it wasn't just Chuck's awesome new powers that made this episode another strong harbinger for a fantastic season ahead -- having Devon play spy again was such a welcomed return.  And as if all of this was not enough, there was a fantastically awesome twist involving Devon playing spy and Chuck that had me loving every moment of it.

With Devon being recruited by The Ring, Sarah and Casey didn't want to risk a perfect opportunity to infiltrate the renegade group.  So, Devon was in and he had to pretend to be a spy while taking orders from the leader of a local division of The Ring (the fabulous Angie Harmon).  He was quite nervous and scared (imagine that), so he had to rely on Chuck to guide him through the mission.  It.  Was.  AWESOME!!  Chuck had to keep his cool and direct Devon and sound like he had all the answers and wasn't scared out of his mind!  He pulled it off (with a little help from those awesome powers and Sarah) and Devon got home to Ellie safely.  The funniest part of this story, though, had to do with Devon and Chuck trying to explain to Ellie Devon's absence.  When his first crazy story (involving a cat in a tree that turned out to be a bear that he swiftly decapitated) didn't work, they spun a web about Casey getting arrested for public drunkenness.  So funny!  And I knew it was going to circle back around somehow, so I enjoyed Ellie's comment to Casey at the end.  

Meanwhile, Morgan got promoted to assistant manager at the Buy More.  He was very excited until the guys started a fight club on the store's property (thanks to Chuck's earlier scene with Lester).  As is usually the case when someone gets promoted and is now in charge of his/her "friends" at work, Morgan struggled with finding the right balance between being their friend and being their boss.  At first, the guys were winning.  They refused to take Morgan's orders and continued the fight club.  But in the end, Morgan won out.  Hopefully, he has the right balance now that the guys seem to be willing to listen to him and take him seriously as their superior.

I'm interested to see how Brandon Routh's character will progress with Chuck and co.  There's obviously more to him than he led us to believe.  Should get interesting.  Chuck is back Monday nights on NBC.  If you missed this week's episode, you can watch them for free at

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