Chuck Episode Recap

OK, so Jill’s a Fulcrum agent. At this point, you could be forgiven for thinking every third person in the United States is a spy. But before I can throw up my hands and rail against the plot device, Chuck does it for me — “Excuse me, I’m sorry, General, but who in my life isn’t a spy. My sister? My best friend? Should I just start asking people that when I first meet them? ‘Hi, I’d like the extra-value meal, and while we’re on the topic, do you covertly work for a government espionage faction?’” And bam, I’m laughing too hard at the lines and at Zachary Levi’s delivery to object too strenuously. They know it’s ridiculous, they know we know it’s ridiculous, they’re asking us to just go with it. Well done, Chuck!

The General wants Chuck to stay close to Jill in hopes that she will take him to her Leader — no, really, that’s her handler’s code name. Sarah and Casey object that Chuck’s not ready, but Chuck is fine with it — the woman betrayed him twice, and it’s about time he got to return the favor! That’s how they end up at a carnival, on top of a Ferris wheel, mirroring their first real date. It’s very sweet — until Jill pulls a gun on Chuck. She tells Chuck she has no choice. But when Leader tells Jill that she has to shoot Chuck, she turns the gun on Leader instead. Chuck flees and Leader follows. That leads to a fabulous horizontal chase in the Gravitron, and then pursuit through the hall of mirrors. But just as Leader is about to kill Chuck, Jill shoots Leader. Could she be good after all?…. Continue reading »

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