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4.14 Chuck Versus The Seduction Impossible
Writers: Chris Fedak and Kristen Newman
Director: Patrick R. Norris
Guest Stars: John Larroquette, Lesley-Ann Brandt
Roan Montgomery returns. Ernie frets that there is the serious threat to the Duck relationship brewing!
Synopsis: 02/07/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : THE TEAM JETS TO MOROCCO TO SAVE ONE OF THEIR OWN — JOHN LARROQUETTE RETURNS AS ‘ROAN MONTGOMERY’ — LINDA HAMILTON AND MEKENNA MELVIN ALSO GUEST STAR — In need of an exciting new mission, Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) are sent to Morocco to rescue Roan Montgomery (guest star John Larroquette). Meanwhile, Chuck and Sarah are at odds over their future plans. Back at home, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) prepares to meet Alex’s (guest star Mekenna Melvin) mom, as Mary (guest star Linda Hamilton) bonds with her family. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin and Bonita Friedericy also star.
4.15 Chuck Versus The Cat Squad
Writer: Nicholas Wootton
Director: Paul Marks
Guest Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Mini Anden
Spoilers: Update via BuddyTV: “Episode 15 of the season, “Chuck vs. the Cat Squad,” will have a particularly great villain — played by none other than Lou Diamond Phillips. Since the episode already features an homage to Charlie’s Angels and the return of DEA Agent Carina (Mini Anden), the newly-announced guest villain can only make things even more awesome.”
Ausiello tells us that Lou Diamond Phillips guest stars as the VoW (Villain of the Week).
Short Synopsis: After Chuck reunites Sarah with her former spy team, old grudges and secrets are revealed; Morgan fends off the advances of a former flame.
Long Synopsis: 02/14/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK INVITES TROUBLE WHEN HE REUNITES SARAH WITH HER OLD SPY TEAM – LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, MINI ANDEN AND MEKENNA MELVIN GUEST STAR – Chuck (Zachary Levi) surprises Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) with her old spy team, The C.A.T. Squad, leading to a mission in Rio. As The C.A.T. Squad works to settle a score with Augusto Gaez (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), old secrets and grudges come to light. Back at the Buy More, Morgan fends off the advances of Carina, a former flame and frisky member of The C.A.T Squad. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster and Bonita Friedericy also star.
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4.16 Chuck vs the Masquerade
Please note: This title was changed. Formally, this episode was known as Chuck vs. The First Mate.
Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc
Guest Stars: Lauren Cohan, Robin Givens, Sonya Macari (as Antonia), Ray Wise (as Volkoff’s devilish lawyer)
From Adam at Spoiler TV, we have some news about who they’re looking for:
Major Recurring Guest Star Alert! Vivian, who’s beautiful, charming & intelligent. She’s an Oxford University Historian and is perhaps mistaken when she thinks her fathers an oil tycoon. coughcriminalmastermindcough. Intriguingly, the actress needs to be able to ride horses.
Also featuring is Boris, an international assassin. Apparently we’re supposed to be thinking ‘Clive Owen’ when we see him.
There’s a bit more exclusively at ChuckTV, too! Thanks to AlladinsGenie4U and Uplink2 for the tips!
From Chuck TV.net, casting news!
Supernatural alum Lauren Cohan has landed the role of Vivian, an Oxford grad student who’s father is (unbeknownest to her) a criminal mastermind. Vivian is a beautiful, charming socialite who will play a major role in an unknown number of episodes.
From Matt Mitovich:
The location we’re at is doubling for a British manor. It’s a masquerade party (Ep 16) where we meet Robin Givens’ character.
With thanks to Uplink and his post on Chucktv.net:
A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY IS INTERRUPTED WHEN THE TEAM IS SENT ON A MISSION TO A MASQUERADE BALL IN ENGLAND – MEKENNA MELVIN, ROBIN GIVENS AND LAUREN COHAN GUEST STAR – Valentine’s Day is interrupted when Chuck (Zachary Levi) and the team are sent on a mission to England to protect a reclusive young heiress, Vivian McArthur (guest star Lauren Cohan). Meanwhile, Casey (Adam Baldwin) gets an offer from the mysterious Jane Bentley (guest star Robin Givens). Back at home, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) find an unlikely solution to a parenting problem, as Morgan (Joshua Gomez) ponders a big move. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.
4.17 Chuck vs. The First Bank of Evil
Guest Stars: Lauren Cohan, Ray Wise
(Short version): From Spoilter TV:
Chuck encourages Vivian (Lauren Cohan) to get in touch with her inner villain for a mission; Morgan’s search for a new roommate has unexpected results.
And the long version:
CHUCK AND SARAH PLAN THE ULTIMATE HEIST AT A HIGH-SECURITY BANK—LAUREN COHAN AND RAY WISE GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) pushes Vivian McArthur (guest star Lauren Cohan) to get in touch with her inner villain for a mission. Elsewhere, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) tries to get in touch with her inner bride as wedding plans ramp up. Meanwhile, Morgan’s (Joshua Gomez) search for a new roommate takes an unexpected turn. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.
Watch the promo here
4.18 Chuck vs. The A Team
Writers: Phil Klemmer
Director: Kevin Mock
Guest Stars: Robin Givens, Stacy Keibler, Isaiah Mustafa, Timur Kocak, Jon Sklaroff
Question: Chuck fanatic here. Got any more details about Robin Givens’ new boss lady character? —Patti
Ausiello: NCS agent Jane Bentley “is there to offer Casey an opportunity to set up a new team, a new operation,” explains Givens, who debuts on the NBC comedy next week. “It’s an offer that’s somewhat enticing and would shake things up… He wants to keep her at arm’s length, but she’s coming to him at a time when it’s hard for him to just dismiss what she has to offer.”
Any new missions coming up on Chuck? — Frankie
NATALIE: Much to the chagrin of Chuck and Sarah, Casey is going to be enticed away from Team Intersect by Bentley (Robin Givens), General Beckman’s frenemy. “She presents him with things he knows are true: This has been your longest assignment; your team doesn’t need you anymore,” Givens tells us. “You were the best sharpshooter and now you’re bartending; you’re doing paperwork. So she presents him with an offer that he can’t say no to.” Two of his new team members include past GRETAs Stacy Keibler and Isaiah Mustafa, whose real names will be revealed.
ChuckTV and Spoiler TV have the short synopsis:
Chuck and Sarah suspect Casey is carrying out private missions; Chuck fears the CIA’s new operatives will render him obsolete; Morgan settles in with a new roommate; Awesome becomes uncomfortable with Ellie’s research.
CHUCK FEARS THAT CASEY HAS A SECRET THAT MAY SPLIT UP THE TEAM — ROBIN GIVENS, STACY KEIBLER AND ISAIAH MUSTAFA GUEST STAR –Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) investigate when they suspect that Casey (Adam Baldwin) is carrying out private missions. Meanwhile, Chuck fears that the CIA’s seemingly-perfect new operatives (guest stars Isaiah Mustafa and Stacy Keibler) will render him obsolete. Elsewhere, Morgan settles in with a new roommate, and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) panics when Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) embarks on a potentially dangerous line of research. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Bonita Friedericy.
Also, here’s a great new promo with Josh Gomez and Isaiah Mustafa.
4.19 Chuck vs. The Muuurder
Writers: Kristin Newman and Alex Katsnelson
Director: Allan Kroeker
Guest Stars: Robin Givens
Yes, Muuurder is spelled with 3 u’s and 2 r’s. With a H/T to Alladinsgenie4U, Chris Fedak talks to The Insider at EW.
“We’ve always wanted to do a murder mystery, so we’re working on an episode right now where something terrible happens to someone down in Castle and Chuck and Co. are given the Sherlockian job of figuring out who the murder is,” Fedak tells EW exclusively. “So we’re working on our own spy version of a chamber piece.”
Lewis, a star hacker by age 14, is now a British Ops Tactical Officer and described as a thin, bespectacled man. Josie is a young woman with a scary sense of intuition described “pretty in a serious way” (I’m thinking librarian).
From NBC-U Media Village, the full synopsis:
03/21/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : WHEN A SPY IS MURDERED IN CASTLE, IT’S UP TO Chuck TO FIGURE OUT “WHO DONE IT” – ROBIN GIVENS GUEST STARS – Chuck (Zachary Levi) is put in charge of a top-priority mission, but his leadership skills are pushed to the limit when there is a murder in Castle. Meanwhile, Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) takes on a mission of his own when Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) finds an alarming new hobby. Elsewhere, Morgan’s (Joshua Gomez) leadership is also tested when his Buy More troops wage war against Large Mart. Yvonne Strahovski, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.
The dead body – is Chuck’s. And Chuck’s. And Chuck’s.