Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3
Episode 9 – Chuck Versus the Beard
Chuck himself, Zachary Levi, notably directed this episode!
“This all started about two and a half years ago, when I got an e-mail from Bryce Larkin…” – Chuck
The CIA has gotten intel that the Ring is planning to turn a CIA agent, but they don’t know which agent. They give Chuck a folder with a bunch of photos of possible agents. He doesn’t flash and Shaw points out that he hasn’t flashed in a week. As a result, he is pulled from the field.
Chuck gets called into Morgan’s office, where we learn that Hannah quit the Buy More. Morgan asks Chuck what’s going on and when he has no answer, Morgan fires Chuck as his best friend.
Since Chuck is out of the mission, Shaw takes his place. Sarah and Shaw pose as a married couple. While on the mission, Sarah is directed to the target, only to see that it’s Devon Woodcombe.
Chuck Season 3
Chuck Versus the Mask – Episode 7
This recap contains spoilers, for any new readers. The episode itself mostly involved setting up the plot-romance wise for the new few episodes, introducing new romantic partners for Chuck and Sarah.
The episode opens with Shaw breaking into a vault to steal a mask. A screw falls from the ceiling, Mission: Impossible style, only here he doesn’t catch it and the screw hits the floor, setting off the alarm. Shaw is trapped and gas starts filling the room. He calls Casey and asks for the Intersect, leading Sarah to show up at the Buy More, where she tells Chuck about the problem.
Chuck has to get into the museum’s server to open the vault for Shaw to get out. Sarah and Casey are trying to pry the door open while Chuck tries to get into the server. Suddenly, Hannah shows up in the room. Chuck just puts her to work helping him.
Meanwhile, it’s taking too long so Shaw tells them to blow up the hatch, a somewhat dangerous proposition that could gravely injure him, but his oxygen is getting dangerously low as well. Chuck hears them and yells don’t, creating a mildly embarrassing moment, but he’s able to reboot the system and open the door for Shaw to get out.
The museum curator then hires them to work the event that will host the unveiling of the mask of Alexander. Shaw informs Chuck that he and his new partner, Hannah, are going to help him steal the mask.
Shaw lays out the mission and it involves Shaw and Sarah going as guests with Chuck on the computer. Everyone but Shaw looks slightly taken aback by this plan.
Chuck: Season 3 [Blu-ray]
Rewatch Recap Season 3 Episode 5
Chuck Versus First Class
Thematically, this episode explores going out on your own and the dependence or attachment you have to those you have left behind, and how those relationships define you, personified by Shaw and Chuck, who both can’t escape aspects of their fate and the effect those relationships and circumstances have on their life.
Chuck asks Casey about any information that may have come up about Shaw. Casey tells Chuck it’s even worse, and that in these situations, with new agents coming in and taking over an investigation, they conduct a review. Shaw is in Castle at the moment, interrogating Sarah. Continue reading
Chuck Rewatch Recap Season 3 Episode 4
Chuck Versus Operation Awesome
The theme of this episode is fear of pulling the trigger, or fear of addressing and dealing with a situation directly, to put it in less obviously metaphorical terms, both literally, as in the case of Chuck, and figuratively, as in the case of Morgan, who is adjusting to his new role as assistant manager.
The episode picks up right where the previous one left off, with Awesome’s disappearance.
Awesome is tied to a chair on a rooftop. A Ring agent named Sydney is talking to him and is under the impression that he’s a CIA agent.
Back in Castle, Chuck is freaking out about Awesome’s disappearance. They figure out that Awesome’s last patient was a Ring operative. At that moment, Sarah sees Awesome walk into the Buy More. Chuck hugs him, very relieved that he’s okay, when Awesome tells Chuck that the Ring thinks he’s a spy.
They are all having a meeting with General Beckman back at Castle. They learn that Awesome’s kidnapper is Sydney Prince, a Los Angeles Ring operative. She gave Awesome a Ring communication device and said she would be in touch. Chuck wants to take Awesome home, but General Beckman wants to use him. Chuck and Awesome both start freaking out, but even Sarah agrees it’s the best way to keep him safe. Awesome says he trusts Chuck if he says he can get him through it.