Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Tic Tac (3.10)

NBC Synopsis: Chuck AND Sarah MUST CLEAR Casey’S GOOD NAME- ROBERT PATRICK (”Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) GUEST STARS –Casey (Adam Baldwin) carries out a side mission for his old commanding officer James Keller (guest star Robert Patrick) that leads to him committing treason. When Chuck (Zachary Levi) learns the dark truth about Col. Keller, he and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) set out to break Casey out of jail and clear his name. Meanwhile, Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) plan to keep Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) out of danger gets more difficult when she gets her dream fellowship.

Chuck This Ranking: 44
Dave’s Ranking: I agree

First Impressions: The (Formerly Beard) Tic Tac First Impressions!

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs The Tic Tac (3.10) by Ernie and Joe
Not Ticky Tacky at All by Joe
S3 Revisited: Tic Tac (3.10) by Dave

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: The Tic Tac by Dave

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Beard (3.09)

NBC Synopsis: CHUCK GETS BENCHED WHEN HE CAN’T FLASH- BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STARS-Chuck (Zachary Levi) feels like his life is falling apart when he can’t flash and gets left behind for a mission. While Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) go on without him, Chuck finds himself in a sticky situation back at the base.

Chuck This Ranking: 45
Dave’s Ranking: Lower

First Impressions: The Early Bird vs The Beard

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs The Beard (3.09) by Ernie, Joe and Faith
The Really Important Things by Joe
All That I’m Asking For by Amy
S3 Revisited: The Beard (3.09) by Dave

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: The Beard by Dave

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Fake Name (3.08)

NBC Synopsis:  CHUCK GOES UNDERCOVER AS THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ASSASSIN— KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”) AND BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) promises to cook dinner for Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk), Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) but must first assume the identity of the world’s most dangerous assassin for his latest mission. Meanwhile, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) is determined to keep her relationship with Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh) strictly professional.

Chuck This Ranking: 90
Dave’s Ranking: I won’t argue!

First Impressions: The Possibly Spoilerish Fake Name Reaction Post

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs The Fake Name (3.08) by Ernie, Joe and Faith
One Man’s Reaction to Fake Name by Joe
S3 Revisited: Fake Names and Living the Lie by Ernie

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: Fake Name by Dave

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Mask (3.07)

NBC Synopsis: CHUCK MUST PROTECT HANNAH WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES PARTNERS ON A MISSION —KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”) AND BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk) unexpectedly become part of agent Daniel Shaw’s (guest star Brandon Routh) latest mission. Much to Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) chagrin, she gets paired with Shaw, who seems to be trying to get close to her. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) continue their mission to get to the bottom of Chuck’s secretive and strange behavior.

Chuck This Ranking: 91
Dave’s Ranking: I won’t argue with that!

First Impressions: The Weekly “Spoil Us oh Canada!” Thread
Chuck vs The Mask by Amy
Reactions to the Reactions by Joe

Full Write Up: Chuck vs The Mask (3.07) by Ernie and Joe
Masking the Bad News by Joe
The Mask, it is Real by Ernie
S3 Revisited: The Masks by Ernie

Reaction: The Right to Complain by Dave

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: Mask by Dave

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Dave’s Car

Let me start by saying this is going to be a really stupid post.

Now that I have your rapt and eager attention, I’m putting this up just because I made myself laugh the other day as I was thinking through it.  I am about to part ways with the car I’ve had for several years.  As the sentimental sort that I am I’ve been thinking through our time together, and I started thinking in amusing ways of how parallel my car is to my Chuck experience.

So after the jump, one of the biggest wastes of time I’ve ever posted. Continue reading

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Nacho Sampler (3.06)

NBC Synopsis: CHUCK MUST TURN A RING SCIENTIST INTO A SPY FOR THE CIA— KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”) GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) juggles his two lives as he trains new Nerd Herder Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk) and gets his very own asset who is caught up with The Ring. Chuck thinks he can handle his asset all on his own but Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) feel the need to intercede. Meanwhile, Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) must lie to Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) when she starts to ask questions about Chuck and Morgan (Joshua Gomez), Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) do some recon work to learn more about Hannah.

Chuck This Ranking: 80
Dave’s Ranking: A little lower

First Impressions: Nacho Sampler Open Thread

Full Write Up: Chuck vs The Nacho Sampler (3.06) by Ernie, Joe and Faith
S3 Revisited: Nachos Anyone? by Ernie

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: Nacho Sampler by Dave

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs First Class (3.05)

NBC Synopsis: CHUCK MUST GO ON HIS FIRST SOLO MISSION TO PARIS BUT HE’LL BE LUCKY TO SURVIVE THE FLIGHT—KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”), BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) AND STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN (“WWE SMACKDOWN!”) GUEST STAR—CIA agent Daniel Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh) assigns Chuck (Zachary Levi) to his first solo mission in Paris, ignoring Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey’s (Adam Baldwin) wishes. During the flight to France, Chuck befriends Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk) and flashes on another passenger – the imposing Hugo Panzer (guest star Stone Cold Steve Austin). Meanwhile, Casey helps Morgan (Joshua Gomez) battle Jeff and Lester for control of the Buy More.

Chuck This Ranking: 87
Dave’s Ranking: I agree

First Impressions: Chuck vs First Class – Canadian and US Edition by Joe

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs First Class by Ernie and Joe
First Class All the Way by Joe

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: First Class by Dave

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs Operation Awesome (3.04)

NBC Synopsis: TO SAVE AWESOME FROM THE RING, CHUCK MUST TEACH HIM HOW TO BE A REAL SPY—ANGIE HARMON (“LAW & ORDER”) AND BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STAR—When Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) is mistaken for a super spy by the evil Sydney Price (guest star Angie Harmon), Chuck (Zachary Levi) must become his handler and show him the spy ropes. While on a mission for The Ring, they meet the mysterious Daniel Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh). Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) gets promoted to assistant manager and must deal with Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester’s (Vik Sahay) latest hijinks.

Chuck This Ranking: 68
Dave’s Ranking: I agree

First Impressions: The First Rule by Joe

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs Operation Awesome (3.04) by Ernie, Joe and Faith
S3 Revisited: Operation Awesome by Dave

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: Operation Awesome by Dave

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs Angel de la Muerte (3.03)

NBC Synopsis: CHUCK ALWAYS PROTECTS HIS FAMILY FROM HIS SPY LIFE BUT CAN’T STOP ELLIE AND AWESOME FROM STUMBLING INTO AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT—ARMAND ASSANTE (“AMERICAN GANGSTER”) GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) must use his relationship with Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) to protect a visiting dictator, Premier Goya (guest star Armand Assante), who is the target of an assassination. While Awesome is excited about the prospect of being a spy, Chuck (Zachary Levi) is more concerned about Awesome and Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) safety.

Chuck This Ranking: 53
Dave’s Ranking: I agree

First Impressions: Open Reaction Thread, Part Deux by Joe
Final First Thoughts by Joe

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs Angel de la Muerte (3.03) by Ernie and Joe
S3 Revisited: Angel de la Muerte (3.03) by Dave

Arc Write Up: Chuck gets his Walking Papers by Ernie

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: Angel de la Muerte by Dave

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Three Words (3.02)

NBC Synopsis: CHUCK MUST LEARN TO CONTROL HIS EMOTIONS SO HE CAN BE A SPY… EVEN IF HE’S STILL IN LOVE WITH SARAH—VINNIE JONES (“SNATCH”) GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) gets a new mission when Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) best friend Carina comes through town with her fiancé Karl (guest star Vinnie Jones). Things get complicated when Chuck wants to hash out his and Sarah’s relationship problems while they’re on the mission. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) finds himself in trouble when he lies to Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay).

Chuck This Ranking: 72
Dave’s Ranking: Much Lower

First Impressions: Open Reactions Thread
Final First Thoughts by Joe

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs The Three Words (3.02) by Ernie and Faith
How Chuck Slipped Up on Three Little Words by Ernie
S3 Revisited: Only Three Words by Joe

Alternatives: Season Three Alternatives: Three Words by Dave

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