Chuck (2010) – Versus the First Fight, and Versus the Fear of Death

Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) are having some problems in Chuck Versus the First Fight. Written by Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc this episode first debuted on 1 November, 2010.

Chuck is upset with Sarah, understandably, because she grabbed his mother, and possible enemy spy, code name Frost (Linda Hamilton) before she could see her pregnant daughter, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster). This raises questions for Chuck about how much she trusts and believes in him, their first fight.

A fight that everyone learns about, Morgan (Joshua Gomez), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and even Frost’s MI6 handler, Tuttle (Timothy Dalton!) who meets up with Chuck.

The meeting goes sideways and eventually ends up in the basement of the old Bartowski family home where Steven (Scott Bakula) had set up his own information centre in hopes of tracking down his wife. But that was exactly where Frost, and the reveal of Volkoff (!) wanted them to go.

It seems Frost is really working for Volkoff, and she may have just removed or perhaps just blocked the intersect in Chuck’s head, even as she provides an escape route for he and Sarah before the house blows up…

Chuck thinks he’s powerless and that his mom has escaped, and possibly evil, but Ellie has been tracking down a lead her father left for her, and it may contain an important key to what happens next!

This one is a fun, riotous episode, and I loved seeing Dalton dance the line between comedy and menace. Man this season has a lot going on in it!

Chuck Versus the Fear of Death puts Chuck in some serious danger as he attempts to reactivate the intersect in his head. Written by Nicholas Wooton and directed by Robert Duncan McNeill, this episode first debuted on 15 November, 2010.

He’s aided in his attempts by CIA agent Jim Rye (Rob Riggle) who plunges Chuck into one dangerous scenario after another in an attempt to elicit a reaction from the intersect.

Back at the BuyMore, Morgan is having an issue with Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) in their pursuit of the new Greta (Summer Glau) which we know isn’t going to end well.

As Chuck and Jim travel, they find themselves caught up in a mission against someone known as The Belgian (Richard Chamberlain). But there’s a problem, The Belgian knows who Chuck is, and works to capture him, and learn all he can about the Intersect for his own use, or profit.

Sarah is ordered not to go after him, but as the episode closes, she, Morgan and Casey, who has been desperate for a mission, plan to go after him…

How will this one play out? We’ll have to wait until next week. But I love the level of guest stars the series has, and these stories just completely wrap me up.

More spycraft, laughs, and romance next week!

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