Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Runaway Train

Dear Chuck:  I'm so, so sorry that I ever doubted you.  Can this show get any better??!!  It's completely Chuck-tastic!  I'm loving every minute of it lately -- so much so that it has shot up into the top tier of my favorite shows.  Everything is working: Morgan joining "Operation Bartowski," Casey reinstated, Shaw gone, and Chuck and Sarah together.  If I had imagined a perfect world for Chuck, I couldn't have envisioned something this good.  But, there was a running theme in this week's episode that threatened this new-found awesomeness.  It was poised to put a damper on the happiness that has engulfed the show for the past couple of episodes.  This dark cloud was a peculiar kind because it masked itself as a happy, fluffy cloud, but deep down it could have derailed the best decision the show has ever made.

I'm talking about Chuck and Sarah's initial decision to quit the spy life for each other.  This sounded like a great idea.  And don't get me wrong, the gesture was HUGE and I love the fact that they were both willing to trade in their spy skills for a home in the 'burbs with a white picket fence and 2.5 kids.  But we both know that Chuck and Sarah aren't going to be happy unless they're tracking down terrorists and, let's face it, they make a very effective team.  That Texas honeymoon routine was CLASSIC!  They were beyond-convincing.  Too bad they accidently drugged the two INTERPOL agents who were protecting the terrorist-turned-witness, and thus, put his life in danger.  Thankfully, Casey and Morgan (yes, I'm as surprised as you are) were there to straighten out the mess.

One of the best scenes (and this is saying a lot because the episode was jam-packed with best scene after best scene) took place in a bakery in Switzerland when the INTERPOL witness (a.k.a. our reformed terrorist who was tired of living on the run) listened to both Sarah and Chuck admit what they really wanted without telling each other.  He tried to interject, but neither Chuck nor Casey would let him speak, so the two continued under the assumption that they were both doing what the other person wanted.  Thankfully, the witness finally got to speak and Chuck and Sarah realized that they wanted to keep working as spies AND be together as a couple.  Even better, General Beckman has a soft side.  Who knew?

So, now things truly are perfect in the Chuck-verse.  Sarah and Chuck are still spies, still together and Chuck even found a song for her.  Chuck airs Monday nights on NBC.  If you missed this week's episode, you can MUST watch it for free at Hulu.com

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