Chuck "Chuck Versus the Muuurder" (3/21/2011, Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by LoadStar, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI


    Yeah, three U's in Muuurder in the title. No, I don't know why. :)

    This episode was FUN! Almost reminded me of some season 1 episodes, just without Chuck being the bumbling "stay in the car, Chuck" he was back then. So many good parts:
    - giant flaming BM on the doorstep
    - the writers continuing to hang a lantern on the Subway product placement, and in doing so, continuing the longest running joke in the series
    - more Chucks! (Bonus: Casey's reaction to more Chucks!)
    - flying pig!

    Not sure if I'm crazy about them dipping back into the plotline where one Bartowski looks into Orion's stuff and keeps it a secret from the other. Plus, I'm still not sold on how abruptly Volkoff's daughter flipped from good to bad, to the point where she wants to kill Chuck. But... meh, still a good episode and a good series. I'll roll with it.
  2. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Chuck (Zach Levi) is on Leno tonight. I don't know if it's an old episode or a new one. I am TiVoing it for a look tomorrow.
  3. danplaysbass

    danplaysbass I watch too much TV.

    Jul 19, 2004
    I did like Chuck's realization that he now has a real nemesis...
  4. Dawghows

    Dawghows Liberal Elitist

    May 17, 2001
    That's the only thing on your list that I disagree with. I think they should have left the Buy More behind when it was destroyed. The gymnastics the writers go through every week to shoe horn the Buy More antics into the story are exceedingly distracting to me, and they stopped being funny as soon as Chuck stopped working there. I'd rather them cut the show to a 1/2 hour and leave out the Buy More altogether.
  5. BSUGrad

    BSUGrad Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Oak Creek, WI


    Have to disagree here! ;)

    I love the Buy More story lines. The whole giant BM thing last night was "Awesome."
  6. Shaunnick

    Shaunnick Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    Yeah. It always amuses me when I see someone complaining about the BM scenes or Jeffster. It's not as if the whole show is ruined because there is 10 to 15 minutes a show dedicated to BM or Jeffster. They act as an anchor back to the real world Chuck and Morgan come from. Nothing wrong with that.
  7. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    I happen to have Leno on while I was on the computer last night and saw this. I thought it was a bit older as Zach talked about Timothy Dalton. But then Lisa Lampinilli (sp?) came on and they talked about the Trump roast which just aired recently.
  8. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You realize that to the outside world, Chuck is still working at the Buy More?
  9. danplaysbass

    danplaysbass I watch too much TV.

    Jul 19, 2004
    I don't like that Awesome hasn't really been all that awesome lately.
  10. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    Yeah, me too. I miss Awesome being awesome. Now he's just mopey. I thought the whole point of the character was that he was awesome at everything. Can't be be awesomely sleep-deprived?

    Otherwise, I thought this was a fun ep. Nothing extaordinary about it, but it was fun. I have to admit that the trend we're having of Sarah fully-dressed throughout the episode is making me a bit cranky though.
  11. dilbert27

    dilbert27 New Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    I agree the writer need to have Sarah lose some of the clothing and have her in more skimpy stuff.
  12. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    And they allow for plenty of the Subway product placement that "saved" the show.
  13. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Guys, she's engaged now!
  14. Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    And the ratings slide continues...

    1.5 for last night...

    WTH??? I know everything is down across the board, but this show just never caught a break. First season cut short due to writers strike, mid-season start for 3rd season with a late back-whatever pickups for the past two seasons.
  15. Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    OK, just watched it. It was a great episode! Even with it being a "bottle show", there was character development. Chuck continues to evolve and even excel. The "kid" is gone. And chuck said it, the Intersect alone does not mean success.

    And Papa Bartowski's laptop doing the scanning and identifying Ellie as "Agent X". Maybe Papa B designed the Intersect for her...

    I still feel that for the Intersect to work correctly, it needs to be in the head of a Bartowski.
  16. sushikitten


    Jan 27, 2005
    So, Awesome gave Chuck a fake hard drive? It looked like he was taking it out when Ellie walked in, but she was using the laptop at the end...?
  17. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Unless Awesome is totally clueless about computers, he would have to have cloned the drive to another one, so that both Ellie and Chuck ended up with a drive with valid data. Otherwise, Chuck would easily discover that the drive Awesome gave him did not have the right data on it.
  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Yeah, it turns out the one he had in his hand when Ellie walked in wasn't the original drive that he pulled out, it was the replacement drive that he hadn't put in yet. He couldn't go through with it, so he just gave Chuck the replacement drive.
  19. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    Chuck doesn't care though about the data on the drive (especially now that he will be the only Intersect for awhile) he just doesn't want Ellie getting involved and/or finding out he is still involved in the spy games.
  20. john4200

    john4200 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Of course Chuck cares about the data on the drive. Leaving aside possible matters of National Security, the drive is from his Dad. One of the few things his Dad left behind.

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