Chuck: Chuck vs. the Breakup
(S02E03) "I'm living in a Lamborghini. You can't imagine how little leg room there is." - Von Hayes
I have to be honest, at this point, I am really over Chuck's crush on Sarah. Even if he had a realistic shot at landing a hottie like her, he has already acknowledged that while he is the Intersect, he can't be in a serious relationship. Isn't that why he stopped dating Lou? it just seems that he and Sarah have a lot on their plate right now and unless he wants to be the under qualified half of a Mr. & Mrs. Smith scenario, he needs to accept that their relationship is a cover and nothing else.
Since we're discussing tired premises, did they really do a jocks vs. nerds storyline? I thought Chuck was above that sort of thing. Never mind that fact that it really doesn't make sense that employees from another store spend way too much time using demo equipment that can be easily turned off but Chuck has always been a show that celebrates geeks and geek culture and to see the show sink to the level of Revenge of the Nerds is a sad sight indeed. On the plus side we did get to see Michael Strahan's brilliant acting skills.
Is it just me or has it been too long since Sarah Lancaster has been in anything besides her scrubs? I had actually forgotten that there are two gorgeous women starring on this show until she showed up at the Buy More.
Another part of the show that I've seen enough of is Chuck cowering and screaming every time bullets start flying. I know he's reacting honestly but it's gotten old. It reminds me of Ralph Hinkley still trying to master flying on The Greatest American Hero.
I enjoyed seeing Steve Valentine again and it made me realize how much he added to Crossing Jordan. Seeing his hyper-intensive act made me laugh just like it did back in the crypt with Bug and Dr. Macy.
While Sarah can clearly take care of herself, I find it hard to believe that she would be in the hospital without some sort of backup. How is she supposed to defend herself when she's asleep or unconscious. While we're at it, is it really that easy to find out the room number of a total stranger in a hospital?
While Bryce is obviously cut from douchebag cloth, I was always willing to cut him a break because of how he saved Chuck from being recruited. However, he wore out his welcome in this episode. It doesn't seem realistic that he would come into the scenario that Chuck, Sarah and Casey have tried to perfect and assume there is a place for him. Moreover, are we to believe that a guy who gave his life to destroy the Intersect and then be brought back from the dead could still be hung UPI on his ex-partner?
Maybe they're nitpicks but I had a lot of problems with this episode not the least of which was Mitt's unfunny and racist Yoko comment. To sum up, with the exception of the last ten minutes, I really didn't dig this episode