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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 5 – Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski, Morgan Grimes, Joshua Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Rewatch Recap Season 1 Episode 4 – Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp

Best Moments:

 Chuck sits in the car during the stakeout of Mai Ling, playing with his fortune cookies and listening to music.  “Stakeouts are kinda fun.”  Simultaneously, Sarah and Casey are involved in a shootout inside.

Chuck “helps” the Chinese man in the wheelchair, only to see him put another Chinese man tied up into the trunk.  Mai Ling comes out and says that the tied up man was her brother.  His flash was all misinterpreted, and he screwed it all up. Sad face.

When Casey calls Chuck on his Mother’s Day dinner with Ellie, Chuck tells her that Casey can’t figure out which deer to mount.

Morgan is about to quit when Lester says a big spender is asking for him.  He finds Ellie checking out, and she credits Morgan with the sale, solving his problem so he doesn’t lose the sales contest and get fired. <!–more–>

Important Moments:

This episode features the first stakeout with the whole team – Chuck, Sarah and Casey.

A recurrence of Chuck being told to “stay in the car.”

Chuck and Ellie have a yearly tradition of having a Mother’s Day dinner of just the two of them.

Ellie starts to question Chuck’s behavior, and he can’t tell her he’s a spy, putting a strain on their relationship.  It’s heartbreaking to listen to Ellie say positive things and be encouraging and understanding as Chuck feels terrible about missing their Mother’s Day, yet has to keep lying to her.

Chuck explains to Sarah that “Mother’s Day” is the anniversary of the day their mother left them, and it marks the day they learned how to take care of themselves and rely on each other.

Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

The shootout intercut with Chuck “staying in the car.”

Casey, Mai Ling and Sarah take out the guards while trying to rescue Mai Ling’s brother, and Chuck makes accompanying karate chop type noises.

Chuck sets off fireworks as a distraction to get in and save the gang.  There is a great fight scene in the kitchen, with Chuck and Mai Ling’s brother both hiding, making identical grimaces as people get hit.

Best Lines:

“I have a lot more to offer this team other than the intersect, for instance, what are we doing for tunes tonight?  I could make a stakeout mix.” – Chuck

“The idea behind a stakeout is to remain inconspicuous.” – Casey

“Uh, hello, that’s why I used an alias.” – Chuck

“Glocks and a crotch rocket, my kind of gal.” – Casey

“What are we, car pooling now?” – Chuck

“By the way, nice mustard stain.” – Mai Ling, during her call to threaten Chuck

“Oh God, please let me keep my fingers.” – Chuck, trying to light fireworks as a distraction

“Good.  You’re my only Hispanic on the sales team.  You quit, the affirmative action goons will be all over my ass.” – Big Mike

“Ok…” – Morgan, with a very confused look on his face due to not being Hispanic

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 4 – Chuck Versus the Wookie

Chuck, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski, Carina

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Rewatch Recap Season 1 Episode 4 – Chuck Versus the Wookie

Best Moments:

 Chuck, John Casey, Adam Baldwin

 

 

 

 

Sarah finds Casey tied up in Karina’s hotel room.  Before she unties him, she grabs her phone and takes a picture of Casey tied to the bed.

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Important Moments:

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski

 

 

 

 

 

The gang is all playing a game with questions about who knows who and how well, and Sarah learns that Bryce Larkin was Chuck’s most hated person ever.  Sarah then lies to Chuck about her relationship with Bryce.

Karina attacks Sarah in her hotel room, dressed as a sort of ninja, just as Sarah did with Chuck in the pilot episode.

Morgan and Karina meet for the first time.

During their double date, Chuck accidentally reveals that he knew Karina was in Argentina, something he would usually need extremely high clearance to know.  Karina then calls Chuck to her hotel room under false pretenses, where Karina reveals that Bryce was Sarah’s boyfriend.  Chuck confronts Sarah about it the next day, and realizes it was true.

Chuck, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski

 

 

 

 

 

Karina tells Chuck that Sarah wants him, whether she realizes it or not.  Then Chuck shows up at Sarah’s hotel room, where he says the only true thing he knows about her is that she doesn’t like olives.  Sarah then tells him (while he is out of earshot) that her middle name is Lisa.

 Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

Karina “improvises” and steals the diamond ahead of schedule.

Karina and Sarah fight the drug dealer and his gang while Chuck hides under the table.  He then gets out of the room and saves the day by (accidentally) FedExing the diamond to the CIA.

Notable Guest Star:

Iqbal Theba, also known as Principal Figgins on Glee, plays a drug lord that the team is stealing a diamond from.

Best Lines:

“I’m sure whatever you’re discussing is a matter of national security, but the ketchup vat isn’t going to refill itself.” –Sarah’s boss at the Weinerlicious

“Just like little league.” – Chuck, just before he slides under the security glass

“We shed identities like most people shed clothes.” – Karina

“In your case, that’s quite often.” – Chuck

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White Collar – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Threads

Neal Caffrey, Matt Bomer, Tara, White Collar

 

 

 

 

White Collar – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Threads

Important Moments:

Peter is complaining about how difficult it is to get a cab as Neal gives their cab to some models. Neal points out it’s fashion week, so Peter may as well embrace it. Peter then gets a cab and more models show up. Neal holds out a $100 bill and a cab stops for them.

When they get to the FBI office, Neal finds out they are going after a criminal known as the Ghost. After talking to a witness, Tara, Neal comes up with a plan to throw a party to draw the Ghost out. They get party supplies from the police raid warehouse.

Mozzie gives Neal a venue to use.

At the party, Neal meets a guy named Dmitri, and when Tara hears him speaking Hebrew, she thinks he might be involved. They catch him but Tara confirms that they caught the wrong guy. <!–more–>

The Kate Saga:

Neal tells Mozzie that the man with the ring didn’t find what he was looking for in San Diego. It turns out that Neal told different people that his stash was hidden in different cities. He told Kate it was in San Diego. Neal defends her, saying that it’s not her fault, the man is forcing her. He thinks she may have warned him when she visited him in prison. He wants to figure out how to get the security tape from Peter. Mozzie suggests he try asking.

Peter and Neal go undercover, with Peter posing as Neal’s bodyguard while Neal poses as a buyer.

While outside Dmitri’s hotel, they get a report about an argument on the 50th floor. Jones realizes Dmitri is on the 50th floor and they go, but they’re too late. Dmitri is dead. He was left on the floor with a dress sticking out of his mouth.

Peter says they deal with a lot of knock offs and that some of the designers are making very small security strips, built right into the dresses. Basically, it could be like a small hard drive.

Neal gets a call from Ghovat, wanting to pay him $5 million dollars for the dress, which he thinks Neal bought for his fiancé.

Meanwhile, Tara has been kidnapped while being escorted home by her police detail. Ghovat calls Neal and reveals that he knows the FBI really has the dress. He wants Peter to deliver it in Central Park.

Ghovat gives Peter only one minute to get the dress to the fountain in Central Park, with the dress. When he gets there, Ghovat lets Tara go, but tells Burke that Tara’s belt is an explosive device. The device is activated by his phone. Neal comes up with the idea of continuously calling him to jam his phone so he can’t use it to activate the bomb.

When Neal gets there, Ghovat pulls a gun on him, and then Agent Cruz takes him down from behind.

Character Introduction:

Neal Caffrey, Matt Bomer, White Collar, Lauren Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

Neal meets Agent Lauren Cruz, and they don’t get off to the best start.

Best Quotes:

“For the record, you are much scarier than that other guy. Much.” – Neal

“That’s pretty damn charming.” – Neal

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Chuck Versus the Tango

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, Captain Awesome, Ryan McPartlin

 

 

 

 

Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Chuck Versus the Tango

Best Moments:

Awesome teaches Chuck to tango. The woman’s part.

Casey’s snort laugh when Chuck realizes Casey was messing with him about the tango.

Sarah’s red dress at the art auction.

“Slow Show” by the National over the end scene where Sarah tells Chuck that what he does is worthwhile.

Casey peering through his blinds at Chuck and Morgan.
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Important Moments:

Casey and Sarah discuss what Chuck can do in the field at the auction regarding the identification of La Ciudad, while Morgan and Ellie discuss what Chuck is capable of achieving in life. General Beckman decides that Chuck should go into the field, as they won’t know what he’s capable of until he tries, while Awesome chimes in to the other conversation, offering to take Chuck white water rafting. Chuck gets up and leaves the room.

Sarah goes over Chuck’s cover identity with Chuck and tells him she’ll never leave his side and touches his hand.

Sarah gives Chuck a watch with GPA tracking.

Casey compliments Chuck on his work the night before. It is, of course, followed up by a sarcastic insult, because Casey never flat out compliments people, but we see he really is starting to love Chuck.

Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

Chuck knocks himself over in his chair as Sarah and Casey engage in a shootout and La Ciudad goes over the railing, landing on the balcony of Chuck’s old Stanford schoolmate, frantically talking to his wife about the SEC. “They know about the Caymans!”

Casey knocks out one of the bad guys in a freezer and saves Chuck by hitting the other bad guy in the head with a flying microwave.

Sarah and La Ciudad fight on the roof of the Weinerlicious, ending with Sarah handcuffing La Ciudad to a pipe.

Chuck Bartowski, Zachary Levi, La Ciudad

 

 

 

 

Best Lines:

“Why are these people sleeping?” – Chuck

“Charles Carmicheal? Simple, dignified. Graduated with honors from Stanford. Runs a hugely successful software company, semi-retired and is considering entering America’s Cup.” – Chuck

“Me, nervous. Come on, never.” – Chuck
“Your hand is a little moist.” – Sarah
It does that when I’m freakin’ out.” – Chuck

“Did a semester abroad in Buenos Aires. Spent many a night tangoing my way into senoritas pantalones.” – Awesome

“Toughen up. You’ll be fine, assuming you know how to tango.” – Casey
“I did some preparation, okay? I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I –“ – Chuck
“Why would he need to know how to tango? Is that code?” – Sarah

“I’m off by 8, hammered by 8:05.” – Jeff

“Right. Apparently, I learned the girl’s part of this dance. Would you mind leading?” – Chuck

“Now that’s what I call moving some merchandise, yeah?” – Casey

“Man, that dude is creepy.” – Morgan, on Casey

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot

Zachary Levi, Chuck Bartowski, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Walker, Adam Baldwin, John Casey

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot 

This is a rewatch of Chuck from the beginning, with the hindsight of having seen it all the way through, which means spoilers may be included at any time, as sometimes that can be part of the fun of a rewatch – you already know what will happen.
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Character Introductions:

We meet Chuck and Morgan as they are climbing out of the first floor window (from a first floor room) to escape Chuck’s birthday party.

Ellie, Chuck’s older sister, catches them and makes Chuck go back to the party.

Awesome, Ellie’s boyfriend, who we find out is called Captain Awesome as a nickname because everything he does is awesome.

Sarah, who we first meet as a customer coming into the Buy More, where Chuck and Morgan work, to get her broken phone fixed.

Casey, who we first see shooting Bryce Larson in a parking lot. This brings us to…

Matt Bomer, Bryce Larkin, Chuck

 

 

 

 

 

Notable Guest Star:

While this probably wouldn’t normally be such a prominent category, and at the time the pilot aired, he wasn’t notable, I’m a huge Matt Bomer fan, and Bryce Larson is a vital character in the Chuck mythology. We first see him in a cool action sequence where we get to see Matt Bomer do some cool physical action sequences that we aren’t likely to see on White Collar. So we see Matt and his blue eyes, get shot by Casey, but not before he has the chance to send an e-mail to Chuck, starting off the series. A few minutes later we learn that Bryce was a CIA agent.

Best Moments:

Chuck stages a ballerina recital for a little girl after her father accidentally didn’t put any tape in the camera, telling her, “Real ballerinas are tall.”

A ninja burglar breaks into Chuck’s home and beats Chuck and Morgan up. We later learn that the burglar is Sarah.

Sarah straps knives to her ankle as one of her first pieces of wardrobe, then later dances with Chuck on their “date” where she takes out all the NSA guys without Chuck even noticing.

Anyway You Want It” by Journey is Chuck’s ringtone for Morgan.

Important Moments:

Chuck opens the e-mail from Bryce Larson and gets the Intersect, knocking him onto the floor until the morning.

Chuck saves the day by infecting the computer the bomb is attached to with the Irene Demova virus.

Sarah defends Chuck from the government right from the very beginning and then later talks to him on the beach to reassure him when he’s freaking out about his whole situation.

Sarah looks at the pictures on her iPhone where we learn that she was involved with Bryce Larkin. We also get to enjoy a nice shirtless picture of Matt Bomer.

Chuck gets told to train the new guy, and he goes out to do that, where the new guy turns out to be Casey. At that moment, Chuck gets flashes of Sarah shooting someone.

Best Lines:

“Can I tell you a secret, but you can’t tell any of the other girls? Real ballerinas are tall.” – Chuck

“I’m not sure I’m able to receive calls, cause I never got one from you.” – Sarah

“Aces, Charles. You’re aces.” – Ellie

“I did it. I defused a real bomb! What if I was wrong?” – Chuck

“Don’t puke on the C-4.” – Casey

“Don’t freak out.” – Sarah

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Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Chuck Versus the Helicopter

Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck – Season 1 – Episode 2 – Chuck Versus the Helicopter

Best Moments:

Chuck and Casey are running through the parking lot, appearing to be doing something important, and then Casey tackles the bad guy and Chuck has to stop him as it turns out it’s just a shop lifter.

The entire episode, Casey is making Chuck afraid of Sarah, while at the same time, Sarah is making Chuck afraid of Casey.

Casey has a story where Sarah worked with Bryce (Matt Bomer!) and since he was rogue, she might be rogue, too. Casey showing up stopped her from getting the intersect from Chuck, and just as his story is starting to sound plausible, the phone rings, but it’s neither of their phones. “NSA incinerator! Run!” Chuck shouts as they both run out of the car for cover. They stop and nothing happens. Casey is looking at Chuck likes he is an idiot, when all of a sudden…BOOM!

Casey shows up for the meet the girlfriend dinner. Casey and Sarah spend the entire meal giving each other looks of suspicion. Chuck just acts incredibly awkward.
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Important Moments:

It turns out that Dr. Zarnov, the episode’s villain, didn’t die in a car accident, but is actually evil. He kidnaps Sarah and they head to the Buy More for the big showdown of the episode, something all fans know is a regular occurrence, though in this episode it happens to just be Morgan, not Sarah, who has been kidnapped. Moving on…

In trying to save Sarah, Chuck manages to get kidnapped and then accidentally tranquilizes the pilot. A fight ensues and Chuck has to land the helicopter the doctor was trying to make his getaway in.

Chuck wears his dad’s suit to go to Bryce’s funeral.

General Beckman, Chuck, Sarah, and Casey’s government liaison, says the new intersect will be up and running in six months and then Casey would “do what you do best,” which is killing. Uh-oh!

Coolest Action Sequence/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:

Sarah and Casey fight in the Weinerlicious, and Sarah uses shishkabob sticks and a mop as a weapon, while Casey uses a plastic fork and a chair.

Best Lines:

“Our most valuable secrets have been sent to an idiot.” – General Beckman
“At least they weren’t sent to his friend.” – reply to General Beckman

“Oh my god! Is she okay?” – Chuck, responding to Casey telling him that Sarah tried to kill him.

“WAIT?” – Chuck, every five seconds after he has the flash about Sarah poisoning people at a dinner.

“I have a strong aversion to needles.” – Chuck
“Do it!” – Casey

“I laced my quiches with microbots.” – Casey
“You’re not kidding, are you?” – Chuck
“I don’t kid about quiche.” – Casey

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Chuck Recap – Season 2 – Episode 2 – Chuck Versus the Seduction

Chuck Rewatch Recap Season 2 Episode 2

Chuck and Sasha Banacheck

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Chuck – Season 2 – Episode 2 – Chuck Versus the Seduction

In this episode, we get our first introduction to Castle, the high technology home base that Sarah, Casey and Chuck will work out of for the majority of the show. This is also the beginning of the tightrope walk Sarah and Chuck will do for the next season and a half in regard to their relationship, after finally officially acknowledging that they have feelings for each other after the first date in the last episode.

Important Moments:

Chuck quits working for the government in the beginning of the episode, and Sarah is only able to convince him to keep working with them through the promise of finding the real cipher and him then being able to have “everything” he wants, that being Sarah.
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Chuck Recap Season 1 – Episode 6 – Chuck Versus the Sandworm

Chuck and Sarah at the Halloween party.

Chuck and Sarah at the Halloween party.


Best Moments:

Awesome thinks Sarah is at the house to surprise Chuck to “get lucky.” Chuck asks Sarah to stay so it’s believable. Chuck has a very specific time, relating to the auditory aphrodisiac that is the first Arcade Fire album. Nerdy, but cute. Then Sarah gives him a photo of the two of them at Comic con. Unfortunately, they’ve never actually been to Comic con.

Laszlo and Chuck struggle over the gun, which turns out to be a water gun, then Laszlo says he really needs Chuck’s help.

Morgan asks Ellie to tell him honestly if he is immature. Ellie responds, “Do you really want me to answer that?” Awesome tells Morgan to follow him into the kitchen, telling Ellie he would handle this one. Awesome and Morgan then have a moment as Awesome tells him about the moment when you decide if you’re a “tucker.” Morgan ends up dressed like Awesome with product in his hair.

When Chuck confronts Casey about spying on him, and Casey complains about listening to Chuck and Morgan discuss sandwiches for four hours, Chuck protests that he’s wrong, at which point, Casey plays the recording of the sandwich conversation.

“Hello, Chuck,” Laszlo says from the dark corner of Chuck’s room, scaring the crap out of him.
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