Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc deliver an episode that has so much going on in it that it feels like a season finale! Chuck (Zachary Levi) Versus the Push Mix first debuted on 31 January, 2011.
While Casey (Adam Baldwin) recovers in the hospital from his staged fight with Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) in the last episode, Chuck and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) throw a plan together to take down Volkoff (Timothy Dalton).
An elaborate plan that includes bringing the codename Orion back into action, their mission is not only to take down the villain, but also allow Sarah and Chuck’s mother, Frost (Linda Hamilton) to leave their undercover positions in Volkoff’s empire.
On the homefront, Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) is losing it just a bit as Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) goes into labor and Jeffster breaks into the hospital to deliver their own Push Mix instead of the one that was created for her.
All of it races along with typical humour, references and heart, culminating beautifully in everyone being gathered for the birth of baby Clara, and a beautiful silent tag that we get to watch from a distance of Chuck finally proposing to Sarah – it’s not a balcony in France, but it comes across as the perfect moment at the perfect time.
And it’s great seeing how much of a spy, and tactician Chuck has become. This is a great episode. But what are they going to do with the rest of the season? I guess I’ll find out with the next episode right now, but wow this one was fantastic!
Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible sees the return of Roan Montgomery (John Larroquette) in this episode written by Chris Fedak and Kristin Newman. It first debuted on 7 February, 2011.
With Ellie and Awesome back at home with baby Clara, much discussion and pressure are put on Chuck and Sarah about wedding ideas, dates, foods, colours and the team desperately hopes for a mission to get them away.
Sarah suggests that she and Chuck elope, even as they are assigned an off-the-books mission by Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) to rescue Roan who seems to have got himself captured by an all-female spy team led by Fatima Tazi (Lesley-Ann Brandt) who is involved with counterfeiting.
Chuck doesn’t want to elope, he’s keen on an actual wedding, and instead of talking with one another, the couple attempt to seduce one another to their way of thinking.
It’s a solid episode, and gives some fun background to Beckman, but coming on the tail of the previous episode…
Still, these are characters I love spending time with, so even the slower episodes are fun, and you know they’ll be laying the ground work for the season finale.
More spycraft, romance and laughs next week with more Chuck!