A Bad Day Gets Worse!
Oh, not for me. For Chuck! For us, it’s been so long it’s like I’ve been going through withdrawal!
From the official NBC synopsis, we know that Chuck is going to try to prove Vivian’s innocence. He made a promise to her, after all. To do that, he’s going to have to trust Alexei.
You remember Alexei Volkoff, right? He’s the guy who plays with thermite bombs, sells nuclear weapons to South American Island dictators, likes tiny weapons stand-offs and has a bad crush on Chuck mom. He’s a little insane, and Chuck needs to trust him.
Well, trust is a good thing, and Chuck is a trusting person by nature. If I’m not mistaken, his girlfriend and fiancée sort of likes that about him and she. Trusts. Chuck. (Feels good to say that, doesn’t it?) Sarah, though, is a top notch agent in the organization that trusts no one. Hum…. This sounds like a test they can get through together, or not at all. [Cue sinister organ music!]
Then there’s Casey. I’m sure Casey will trust Chuck in dealing with the Family Volkoff. He’s such a trusting fellow…
Dang sarcasm button is stuck. Sorry. Chuck is going to have to deal with Casey and General Beckman when it comes down to going rogue just enough to prove Vivian is innocent.
I have to wonder in passing, what if she isn’t so innocent?
We get to see the return of Mama B. This time, Ellie may have a few words to say about that, like “Why don’t you want me to look into dad’s work, mom?” That promises to be just a little intense and very revealing. We may find out more about Stephen’s laptop and the Intersect, and maybe even a bit about what he and Mary were doing for the past twenty years.
Thoughts on Tonight’s Episode
When Chuck talked to Vivian face to face in The First Bank of Evil, he told her that his life was more wonderful than he ever thought it could be. For all the rollercoaster highs and lows he’s had (especially with Sarah), are you surprised that Chuck could say that?
I’m not. Chuck is busy taking on new responsibilities, not only saving the world with Sarah, but enlarging the circle of people important to him and people towards whom he feels responsibilities. It’s very much like what a lot of us experience when we get a promotion. All of a sudden the scope of our world just gets bigger.
Sometimes, much bigger.
Chuck’s done well, but the job just got bigger too, and that makes it scary. Let’s see if, after today, he remembers that playing at being a spy with Morgan used to be fun, because I’m guessing that we’re about to take a very serious turn.
So please share your thoughts on the episode. Are we going where you thought? Is Volkoff redeemable or is Vivian lost? Chuck may have to learn yet another lesson about being naive, or maybe, just maybe, it’s a lesson he’s already got down pat.
And did we learn anything about Sarah’s mysterious past?