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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 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 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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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 5 – Chuck Versus First Class

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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.

Important Moments:

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

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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.

Important Moments:

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.
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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 3 – Chuck Versus the Angel of Death

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Chuck Versus the Angel de La Muerte

This episode is a lighter episode of Chuck, with more comedic situations involving mistaken identity and that kind of pratfall humor, but done well, making it a very entertaining episode, even if it doesn’t really forward the arc of the season plot or address the Ring at all until the very end.

The episode opens with a flashback of when Ellie and Awesome met in med school. Then it skips to today, nine years later.

Important Moments:

Ellie and Awesome are trying to unpack, and Ellie is getting really upset that Chuck didn’t show up to help. Ellie hears a helicopter outside and points out that there have been a lot lately. Cut to Chuck sneaking into his bedroom in the dark, wearing a brace that definitely gives the appearance he may have just jumped out of a helicopter.

After Chuck sets up the television for Ellie and Awesome, he flashes on a newscast about a Costa Gravan leader. Right then, Awesome gets a page from the hospital.
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Best Celebrity Videos

A lot of people have been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for Project ALS. Here is a collection of some of the best videos posted by celebrities accepting the challenge.

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Chuck Rewatch Recap – Season 3 – Episode 2 – Chuck Versus the Three Words

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Chuck Versus the Three Words

The episode opens with some bad guys killing a man with a briefcase. It then quickly takes a turn into the episode’s theme, which is buried emotions, a theme carried out through Carina, who has no interest in accessing her emotions and is in a fake relationship, as well as through Chuck and Sarah, who still have quite a bit of unresolved issues between them stemming from what happened in Prague.

Important Moments:

Sarah is out at a nightclub with her old partner, Carina, who quickly picks up on Sarah’s unresolved feelings/issues regarding Chuck.

Chuck and Morgan are playing video games in their apartment, which has almost no furniture. Morgan then convinces Chuck to go out to a nightclub. Coincidence?

I think not, as it’s the same nightclub that Sarah and Carina are at. Then, Karl walks in and Carina tells them that they’re engaged. Carina introduces Chuck as Sarah’s boyfriend. They both just go with it. The interaction between Carina and Karl that follows is nauseating.

Chuck tells Carina that her and Karl seem so in love. Sarah is basically rolling her eyes. Chuck then flashes on Karl and starts to tell Carina that he’s an arms dealer, but Carina beats him to the punch. Sarah is really rolling her eyes now.
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