Sometimes, life takes over. We get it. Even though everyone is telling you that [insert movie/tv show/comic book/video game/other] is amazing and you’d love it, sometimes it just doesn’t make it on your plate at the time. It happens to us, too. Now we’re trying to fix that. “Back of the Fridge” is our occasionally-updated look back at the things we should have experienced when they first appeared, but missed along the way.
In “Intersect Download,” Tek joins the Nerd Herd with Chuck.
Season 3: The Agent (Part 3)
Season 3 is nearing the end as Chuck continues to battle the Ring.
Chuck Versus the Honeymooners
When we last left our happy couple, they were getting freaky in Paris, relieving nearly three years of pent up sexual tension. They are now re-exploring the choice to leave the spy life and run away together, much like in the season premier (“the Pink Slip”). Of course, they may want to leave the spy life, but the spy life won’t leave them. I’m pretty sure this episode kicks off the “One Last Mission” trend as Chuck and Sarah attempt to apprehend a known terrorist aboard a train. It also marks the first (of many) “buddy cop movie” outings for Casey and Morgan as they track down Chuck and Sarah. Naturally, the love birds come to their senses and decide to stick around Burbank with the rest of the team. And to echo the sentiment of General Beckman, “It’s about damn time.”
Chuck Versus the Role Models
Here’s a switch. The Ellie and Devon C-story is the interesting one. While Chuck and Sarah are learning how to be a spy couple from Fred Willard and Swoosie Kurtz (I’m calling this Roan Montgomery 2.0), Casey is training Morgan for future spy work. Of the two, the Casey/Morgan story wins because watching those two together is pure brilliance. Chuck loves its pop culture references, some more overt than others, but subtly integrating the “buddy cop” convention into the series was a stroke of genius.
Casey and Morgan provide the laughs, but it’s Ellie and Devon’s expedition to the Congo that brings us back on course. Devon’s idea to join Doctors Without Borders to escape the effects of Chuck’s spy life does the exact opposite as a Ring agent covertly forces the couple back to Burbank.