Chuck vs... OAD 10/28/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...


    Chuck is back!!

    I couldn't remember the exact title but I knew it was Chuck vs Something.

    I enjoyed the episode and am looking forward to more. Loved watching Morgan in action (zooming) and it did have a familiar feeling of first season Chuck getting used to it all.

    Totally loved Chuck saving the day with his "I have a plan" video he left in the van. That was so Chuck and a great old and new Chuck using what he knows about IT and about being a spy. Nicely done. Oh and jumping thru the window.
  2. Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    And it was only OK in my opinion. Maybe too much set-up for the new premise. Missed General Beckmen. Was "Big Mike" even in it. I know Awsome was missing, and Ellie only had a singe scene.
  3. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    I had heard that Mark Hamill was going to be on this episode, but I got done with the episode and didn't remember seeing him. I figured I had misheard and that he would be on a different episode. Nope... he was the fat old guy at the beginning of the episode. I completely missed him.

    Damn, I feel old now.
  4. Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    And it hit a series low, with only a 1.0 rating. I know it went up against the World Series, but I do not see a large overlap between baseball and Chuck fans.
  5. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI


    I'm not worried about the ratings anymore, and frankly don't care to hear about them. It's already been announced that this is it's last season, and is definitely only going to be 13 episodes. I can't imagine that on a Friday night that NBC is that concerned that they'd pull it early, no matter how bad they get.
  6. Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    You are right, ratings are a moot point at this time. The arc is written, cast and getting ready to complete filming. I'll just sit back and enjoy...
  7. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    It reminded me of that Friends ep..."The one with..." can't remember the rest. Have you seen it?

    Back to the show...not my favorite ep of all time, but good to have Chuck back. How long until someone gets those sparkly glasses working and he's the intersect again?
  8. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    It was kind of meh for me. I hope Chuck gets the intersect back ASAP. Morgan is too goofy with it.
  9. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002
    The end wasn't bad, it was reminscent of a lot of the ridiculous Chuck plotlines, but the beginning felt like they were casting about to answer "what's the show about this year?" and trying (and failing) not to make it be Leverage. Hopefully now that we're past this part, we can get on track.

    No reason Chuck could not afford to buy that house on a mortgage like everyone else. He owns a Buy More, that's got to count as a living wage; he could always report himself as an employee of it, too.

    The whole "keeping a secret" thing was yet another made up conflict. He could have said, "Yes, I have a secret, but it's just about a surprise for you," and that would have been the end of that. The show falls back on things like this way too often. Still, it was fun seeing how long people took to figure out the acronym Morgan immediately put together.

    I'm okay with the Morgan-has-the-intersect thing, even though it means we're right back to when Chuck first had the new intersect and we had to labor around the fact that Zachary Levi couldn't fake kung-fu. I just hope we don't dwell too long on Chuck being weepy about not having it anymore.
  10. Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Given that it is the last season, I believe that they have laid out the final journey of Chuck arriving at who he is supposed to be. IF he ends up with the Intersect or not I am not sure.

    What seems so jarring after watching it a second time is the relationship between Chuck and Sarah "on the job". She just does not seem to be the same Sarah of the past 4 years. Calling Chuck "Their Leader" just seems off with the background of her and Casey. They are a team, and yes, teams need leaders, but it just seems off.

    As far as wiping out the millions, it seems to me that they decided that they just thought they would have problems making that work.

    Anyway, I am still hoping that they find a way to bring Bryce back for one more appearance. IF they are going to tie this up with a bow for the fans, I think that there is still something that Bryce has left to reveal about events leading up to him implanting the Intersect in Chuck. Since it was Casey who shot him in the premier, there is something there that needs to be revealed if the whole Decker "This is no coincidence" story is to bear fruit.

    Don't take me wrong, I have been a big fan of Chuck since the start. But the show has been snake-bit from the start, with the writers strike in the first season, delayed returns, always on the bubble. To me, Chuck is better that most shows. But since they resolved the Orion arc, their ability to build a really good multi-episode story has been uneven.
  11. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I actually really liked this episode. It was a lot of fun to watch.

    Loved how is was 'zoomed' instead of 'flashed'. And that the others starting using the new wording too.

    Also it was great to see that Chuck was kick azz without the intersect. Pulling the wires, crashing through the window, landing on the van - all cool.

    Sarah getting Chuck to tell her his secret made me laugh. One second she is kissing his neck, the next second she is at Morgans door telling him to hand it over. Classic.

    Operation T.I.T.S. (Toes in the Sand)? "It's an acronym! Don't you see the dots?" Hilarious.
  12. rgr

    rgr Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    "Chuck Versus the Zoom"
  13. sushikitten


    Jan 27, 2005
    Great, our SP didn't pick it up. Off to watch it online...
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    My main problem was that in the season finale last year, they said that Volkoff's fortune was $700 million. Yet in this episode, Chuck is trying to find a gig to pay enough so he can buy Sarah a nice house. I realize they tried to explain it away by talking about the expenses they had, but there's no way they were stupid enough to spend all $700 million and didn't move out of their apartment.
  15. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    They spent quite a lot of it on startup expenses for the company, including buying the store, but not all of it. The rest of it was frozen by the government after the mission.
  16. RandomTask

    RandomTask New Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    They said they had $42 million left. Seriously, $638 Million in start up costs. Worst entrepreneurs ever! I'm not buying into their IPO!
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    But why was Chuck so worried about finding a paying gig if he had much of the fortune left before it was frozen? That's why it was stupid. He and Sarah should have bought a new house, or at least set aside some of the money for that purpose, before spending so much on start-up costs.

    Seems to me that the writers wrote the huge fortune at the end of last season and then realized that with their limited budget, they weren't going to be able to show the kinds of cool things that the money would buy, so they had to retcon and come up with a way that the money was already spent. I think they did a pretty poor job of it.
  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    No, I think they knew exactly what they were doing...have the money so they could keep the status quo (buy the Buy More, keep the Castle going), and then run out so nothing would change.
  19. verdugan

    verdugan Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
    Then they should've ended last season with a smaller amount. Blowing through $658 million is just stupid.
  20. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Didn't they buy a satellite? Those things don't come cheap...

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