Chuck: Chuck Versus The Crown Vic
(S01E11) "Why do people hate the rich?"
So I guess it's official -- Chuck is actually in love with Sarah. I know it's what the show has been heading toward but, when Chuck briefly dated Lou, I thought he was finally coming to terms with the reality that he and Sarah will never end up together. Now it looks like he's ready to go all Scarecrow and Mrs. King. As Casey would say, "(Grunt)."
I'm not too keen on the "can't live with 'em" storyline this week. Are we supposed to see some corollary between Chuck & Sarah and Morgan & Anna? I honestly don't see it. Chuck should stop mooning over Sarah and try his best to get on with his life, and Morgan should be thanking his lucky stars that a girl as hot as Anna is interested in him. When a show has a wild premise like Chuck does, the other details need to be more believable.
One bright spot of this episode would have to be the extensive involvement of the minor characters. Jeff, Lester and Big Mike are a big part of why I keep watching. I've run across many retail experts and computer nerds in my day and the Buy More crew is their spitting image.
I really enjoyed Morgan's meeting with the Wus, mainly because it was one of the most realistic parts of the show. It doesn't matter how Morgan acts in front of Anna's parents, he's going to screw it up. That's what he does.
The biggest disappointment in this episode would have to be the villain. I mean, after the mysteriously scarred Tommy (Anthony Ruivivar) and the limber Reardon Paine (Kevin Weisman), a phony philanthropist does not impress me. He wasn't even that suave.
I am hard pressed to give an Oh Snap Award for this episode, but if I have to it would go to the rocket that narrowly missed castrating Chuck in the most violent way possible. I kept wondering when the Crown Vic was going to figure into the plot. Kudos to the writers, 'cause I really didn't forsee the demise of Casey's precious car. Honestly, with gas prices the way they are in California, he's better off.
As underwhelmed as I was with this week's offering, I did enjoy the teaser at the end. Did all the stills of Chuck's friends and family mean that they're going to be taken out as well? Oh and I must admit that the sight of Big Mike dressed as Santa and grooving to Run DMC was worth the forty-two minutes I invested in this episode.
|Chuck and Sarah||231 (33.7%)|
|Morgan and Anna||133 (19.4%)|
|Casey and Captain Awesome||321 (46.9%)|