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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 4 – Episode 10 – Chuck Versus the Leftovers

Chuck – Season 4 – Episode 10

Chuck Versus the Leftovers

The episode opens with Frost talking to Volkoff, who is surprised to hear Chuck is still alive. He is sending top assassins to kill him.

Important Moments:
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck Bartowski, Sarah Walker
Chuck and Sarah are attacked by the assassins and Chuck’s mom shows up to save them. They take her back to Castle.

While Sarah and Casey (and Chuck by phone) are interrogating Chuck’s mom, Volkoff gets into the Buy More. Morgan sees men with guns from his office and hides in the vent. He then calls Chuck in Castle. Casey prepares to defend the Buy More from Castle, and Volfoff comes on the security camera saying he’s there for his best agent, Frost, who he believes to have been captured. Volkoff threatens to kill Jeff and Lester if Frost isn’t released.

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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 4 – Episode 5 – Chuck Versus the Couch Lock

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Chuck Versus the Couch Lock

The episode opens with a group doing something that looks possibly illegal, but then we see Casey is with them.

Important Moments/Plot Summary:
Casey being there doesn’t mean nothing illegal is going on, as one of the men, Packard, on Casey’s team points out that some of the gold would help them retire. The rest of his team turns on him, and then we are back in the Buy More. Casey was having a flashback.

Chuck is having no luck finding more information about his mother. Sarah then finds a photo of Casey’s old team, saying that they would have information on Volkoff. Chuck flashes and then sees that they used to work with Casey. Casey tells them that he had them court martialed and sent to Leavenworth, but they escaped.

Chuck suggests faking Casey’s death and staging a pretend funeral. Casey says they will come for his hand, as they need his fingerprints to get into the vault. They have all the details planned, so General Beckman approves the mission. That seemed almost too easy…

Then Beckman compliments Chuck on his ability to put Casey in harm’s way for the mission. She thinks it’s a compliment, but it makes Chuck worried that maybe the mission is too dangerous after all. Continue reading

Yvonne Strahovski Featured In GQ Australia

Yvonne Strahovski, ChuckYvonne Strahovski was on the cover of the August 2015 issue of GQ Australia. Here are the photos and the complete interview (click on any pictures for the full sized images):
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Yvonne Stryker. It’s the kind of name that would have a porn star blushing. It’s also the stage name suggested to Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski on landing in LA a few years back. She was an attractive, leggy and wide-eyed newcomer; she wasn’t, however, an easily moulded starlet. “Look, at the end of the day it was my call,” she tells GQ. “And I understood the reasoning behind it – the spelling of my name is a mouthful of letters.” That original Polish grammatical jumble reads: Strzechowski. “So I have the same last name – but now it’s spelt phonetically, so people know how to pronounce it.” Regardless, hers is a name on the move. While she left these shores in 2007 with little more than some commercial work (razors, Pepsi, A4 paper) and face time opposite Rachael Taylor in failed Seven drama Headland, Strahovski was soon co-starring in US series Chuck. Created by The OC’s Josh Schwartz, the goofy spy spoof provided a prime-time entrance to American TV. “I’m forever grateful for that job and I made a name for myself over there with that show, but it was hard because of the hours. It would have been nice to have received a warning about how involved it is to shoot a network show… yeah, it’s very involved.” That’s not a complaint, far from it – the 32-year-old’s simply a straight shooter. She’s also a self-professed “nerd” – one who embraced education, including enforced Polish lessons every Saturday. “It’s my first language and we speak it at home. I was a goody two shoes – a straight-A girl, and I took pride in my studies.” Strahovski’s easy in front of the camera – even with a crowd of grommets, forced from the water at a closed Maroubra Beach due to a heaving southern swell. Posing in a variety of swimsuits, it’s hard to imagine her as a “tomboy” who once loathed this side of the actor’s coin. “I remember the first time they threw me on a red carpet – I had no idea how to walk in heels, let alone apply lipstick. I went to drama school [University of Western Sydney] thinking it was about acting – suddenly you get a show and it’s about interviews and photo shoots. I used to feel like a dick in front of the camera, but I know how tomake it work and I feel comfortable in these scenarios now.” Continue reading

Zachary Levi to Star In ‘Heroes’ Reboot [VIDEO]

Zachary LeviEveryone’s favorite nerdy spy, Chuck Zachary Levi, is returning to NBC for the relaunch of Heroes, the series that ran from 2006-2010. The reboot is set to run as a 13 episode miniseries that will be a sort of sequel to the original Heroes and will be titled Heroes: Reborn, according to TVLine.

“We are happy to announce this morning that Zac Levi is joining the cast along with Jack Coleman, which we announced a few months ago,” Robert Greenblatt, the president of NBC said in a press statement. “We’re still keeping Zac’s role under wraps because everything about this show is shrouded in secrecy. More names will be announced in the coming months.”

The only other detail about Levi’s role was that his character is “key”.

“One of my first, and fondest, memories of joining the NBC family in 2007 was having the pleasure of getting to know Tim Kring, and the cast of Heroes. I was a fan of their collective work and always thought it was such a fantastic and fun world they got to play in,” Zachary Levi said in a statement. “With Heroes: Reborn, I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring more of that world to life, and excited to help in offering the fans of the franchise an epic new installation of a series that made such a huge impact on entertainment.”

“There are a few franchises I’ve always wanted to be a part of, and Heroes is one of them,” Zachary Levi told TVLine. “Chuck gave me the opportunity to wield some fun powers, but an entire world with superpowers is a world I’ve always wanted to explore. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Tim [Kring], and the awesome team around him, in bringing this to life. Moreover, to be working with NBC again is such a reward in itself, as my bonds and relationships there are deep.”
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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 10 – Chuck Versus the Tic Tac

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Season 3 – Episode 10 – Chuck Versus the Tic Tac

The episode starts with a flashback to Honduras in 1989, where Alex Coburn, whom we now know as John Casey, is offered a job with a covert black ops group.

Important Moments:

Today, Casey is in his apartment and his old commander, the one who recruited him to the black ops group, wants him to “pick something up” while on a trace cell mission that he is about to get from General Beckman.

Morgan is acting like a weirdo and spying on Casey. Chuck comes out and they end up seeing Casey’s old commander leaving his apartment.

The team is assembled in Castle, where General Beckman gives them a trace cell mission, as predicted. Sarah informs Chuck (and us) that a trace cell mission means spy proofing domestic security. In this case, they will be breaking into an underground vault.
When they reach the vault, Casey gets whatever it was that he was asked to retrieve, without Chuck or Sarah knowing about it. Chuck asks him if he took something out of a box and Casey says no. Chuck thinks he’s working on a secret side mission and Casey threatens to kill Chuck if he tells anyone. Continue reading

Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 9 -Chuck Versus the Beard

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Episode 9 – Chuck Versus the Beard

Zachary LeviChuck 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

Important Moments:

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.
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Yvonne Strahovski to Star In ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

Yvonne StrahovskiYvonne Strahovski has signed on for a new role in the ABC drama series The Astronauts Wives Club, according to Deadline. The new casting gives Strahovski the chance to re-unite with her Chuck boss, series co-creator Josh Schwartz, who is also the co-executive producer of The Astronaut Wives Club. The new series is being written by Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl), who is also the co-executive producer along with Schwartz.

The series follows a group of women supporting their husbands during the 1960s space race. It is based on a 2013 bestselling book by Lily Koppel that follows the lives of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo mission crews’ wives. Strahovski will play Rene Carpenter, an independent, confidant woman who realizes a calling to politics, civil rights and women’s issues during a tumultuous time for those issues, causing conflict with some of the other astronauts wives.

The show will film during the next two months. The series is set to run for a shorter season of 10 episodes as is becoming more popular on network TV, following the format of the cable networks. The cast also includes JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time), Odette Annable (House), Kenneth Mitchell (Jericho) and Desmond Harrington, who starred with Strahovski on Dexter, as well as a role as Jack Bass on Gossip Girl with Savage.

Strahovski most recently starred in 24: Live Another Day alongside Keifer Sutherland. Prior to that, Strahovski was on Dexter and starred on the NBC series Chuck as spy Sarah Walker for five years. After production on the series wraps, Strahovski will star opposite Adrian Brody in the upcoming film Manhattan Nocturne.

The series is tentatively scheduled to air midway through the current television season, though no premiere date has been set.

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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 8 – Chuck Versus the Fake Name

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Episode 8 – Chuck Versus the Fake Name

This episode has a theme revolving around identity, with Sarah concerned Chuck is losing some of the best parts of himself, causing her to miss some of the real parts of herself. All the while, Chuck is undercover impersonating an assassin.

Important Moments:
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Chuck walks into his apartment and gives an extremely awkward introduction between Ellie and Hannah. Continue reading

Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 7 – Chuck Versus the Mask

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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.

Important Moments:

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.
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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 6 – Chuck Versus the Nacho Sampler

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Chuck: Season 3 Rewatch Recap

Chuck Versus the Nacho Sampler

This episode is about deception, from the initial deception of Chuck by Sarah to Chuck learning how to use deception himself, and feeling the pain that results from betraying someone you convinced to trust you.

The episode opens and closes with a flashback to the first time Sarah walked into the Buy More, beginning with it as a look back at where they started, and ending as a look at the innocence that may be lost, corrupted, as Sarah sees it.

Important Moments:

The episode opens with a flashback to the pilot when Sarah walked in, cutting to Morgan looking at Hannah. He clearly has a new crush.

General Beckman calls a meeting in Castle to talk about a guy, Manoosh Depak, that Chuck is supposed to develop as an asset. When Manoosh walks into the Buy More, Hannah is helping him and Chuck ends up creeping the guy out and making him mad because he thought he was getting somewhere with Hannah.
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