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4.20 Chuck vs. The Family Volkoff
Writers: Amanda Kate Shuman & Nicholas Wootton
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Linda Hamilton, Lauren Cohen, Timothy Dalton, Mekenna Melvin and Kevin Daniels as Ellyas Abshire
From Spoiler TV:
Guest starring is Ellyas, a mid 30’s African American. He’s a Somali Pirate type Badass Guerilla fighter who thinks he’s the toughest man on earth.
Needless to say, the only man he fears turns up and suddenly Ellyas changes his tone.
Thanks to Bundy for the pointer!
4.21 Chuck vs. The Wedding Planner
Writers: Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc
Director: Anton Cropper
Guest Stars: Gary Cole, Mekenna Melvin, Clare Carey, Lisa LoCicero as Daphne Peralta and Timothy V. Murphy as Mr. Klug
We first met Sarah’s dad, Jack Burton, in the season 2 episode ‘Chuck vs. the DeLorean,’ and he comes back into her life in the 21st episode of season 4, which airs April 25. Burton, who’s played by Gary Cole (who’s currently recurring on ‘The Good Wife’), is a longtime con man who hasn’t changed his ways since Sarah was a little girl helping him out with his scams.
Oh, that’s fun!
And also from Mel at ChuckTV.net:
The wedding planner in question is one Daphne Peralta, a fashionable, fit, smart, sexy woman in her 30s or 40s who sports a New Jersey accent. She’s planning a wedding for the daughter of a Hungarian nuclear scientist, Dr. Klug, who happens to work for Iran. His sons, Bruno, Franz & Paulie are also nuclear scientists working for Iran. But wait…who’s the bride?
Casting news from Ausiello:
On the scoop front, General Hospital‘s Lisa LoCicero has been cast as Daphne Peralta, the titular, Jersey-bred adversary in this season’s 21st episode, “Chuck vs. the Wedding Planner.” (And though I say “adversary,” no, she is not from the spy realm.)
“CHUCK VERSUS THE WEDDING PLANNER”
04/18/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : IN ORDER TO CATCH A THIEF, CHUCK AND SARAH MUST ENLIST SARAH’S FATHER AND CON THE CIA — GARY COLE AND MEKENNA MELVIN GUEST STAR — When Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) get conned out of their wedding money, there is only one man they can turn to for help — Sarah’s conman father, Jack Burton (guest star Gary Cole). Meanwhile, Morgan pressures Casey (Adam Baldwin) to face Alex’s (guest star Mekenna Melvin) mother. Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Bonita Friedericy also star.
4.22 Chuck vs. Agent-X
Writers: Phil Klemmer & Craig DeGregorio
Director: Robert Duncan McNeil
Though McPartlin plays the resident married guy on the show, he said that Awesome doesn’t really have any advice for his brother-in-law leading up to the big day. After all, there’s really no concern about cold feet because Chuck and Sarah have been together for so long that “it’s been such a long time coming that everyone is just like ‘Let’s make this happen already’!”
And Chuck plans to make it happen. The final episodes of the season lead up to a wedding and include the bachelor party, a bachelorette party, a rehearsal dinner, and of course, because this is Chuck, probably some terrorist threats along the way….
And Awesome is open to letting his wife explore her true potential, and maybe her true destiny. According to McPartlin, you can’t stand in the way of someone’s happiness: “The way that I approach the character is that if Chuck and Ellie don’t do this stuff, who will? This is not just to go and get their kicks by being spies, it’s actually to protect the world that my daughter is going to grow up in. He can say ‘Okay, there’s nobody else that’s really capable of it, obviously, that we’ve seen on this series that we’ve seen so far.’ It’s kind of like a calling that you just have to accept.” (read more on link)
TheOtherYvonne: Anything Chuck related would be great!
Hoping that Chuck will shed some light regarding the mysterious Agent X? Zachary Levi feels for you. “We will get answers on that,” he promises to us. “This is not the four-toed statue on the coastline of Lost! We’re going to answer some questions, people. We’re not just going to keep asking questions.”
Brett in San Diego, Calif.: Gimme Chuck news! Maybe wedding related?
“The wedding is in the works between Chuck and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), but as one might expect from a season of Chuck, the things we are all working toward are impeded and interrupted for various reasons,” Zach tells us. The important word in that sound bite being “various.” But even more importantly, the bro-love between Chuck and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) is still intact. “The bromance is strong,” he assures happily.
“CHUCK VERSUS AGENT X”
05/02/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK’S BACHELOR PARTY GETS OUT OF HAND WHEN SOME UNINVITED GUESTS ARRIVE – RAY WISE GUEST STARS – Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) put aside spy work to have a weekend of debauchery, but Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) plans for Chuck’s big night don’t go quite as expected. Meanwhile, Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) investigation into her father’s computer leads to a life-changing discovery. Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.
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4.23 Chuck vs. The Last Details
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers & Kristin Newman
Director: Peter Lauer
Guest Stars: Lauren Cohan, Mekenna Melvin, Ray Wise & Linda Hamilton
“CHUCK VERSUS THE LAST DETAILS”
05/09/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK AND SARAH RACE TO SAVE CHUCK’S MOM IN TIME FOR THEIR WEDDING DAY – LAUREN COHAN, MEKENNA MELVIN, RAY WISE AND LINDA HAMILTON GUEST STAR — Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) wedding prep includes one final detail: ensuring that the mother-of-the-groom (guest star Linda Hamilton) makes it to the ceremony alive. Meanwhile, Morgan’s (Joshua Gomez) responsibilities as Best Man include his most dangerous mission yet, as he faces Vivian Volkoff (guest star Lauren Cohan). Elsewhere, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) tends to the last details of the rehearsal dinner and seeks help from an unlikely source. Adam Baldwin, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star
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4.24 Chuck vs. the Cliffhanger
Writers: Chris Fedak & Nicholas Wooten
Question: Any word on a renewal for Chuck yet? I hope to God that it comes back next season! —Archana
Ausiello: Let’s put it this way: Boss men Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak are in no way, shape or form being subtle in expressing to NBC their expectation that the show will return. How unsubtle? The title of the May 16 season finale is “Chuck vs. The Cliffhanger.”
TVGuide Keck’s Exclusive:
TVLine’s Ask Ausiello:
Question: Since you are almost as big a fan of Chuck as I am, I need to know: What is your degree of confidence that the season finale can also serve as a satisfying series finale if NBC does the unthinkable and unforgivable? —Jeff
Ausiello: To be honest, my confidence level was pretty low. But then I spoke to exec producer Chris Fedak and it shot through the freakin’ roof. Despite the finale being titled “Chuck vs. the Cliffhanger,” Fedak assured me that the episode features “some fantastic resolution to a number of the stories that we set up this season.” But as has become something of a Chuck tradition, the final scene features a “cliffhanger component that launches us very much into [a possible] Season 5,” Fedak adds. What would such a season look like? “There were a number of stories that we’ve always wanted to do – even from Season 1 – involving who Chuck is as a person and as a hero. So [Season 5] would be an extension of that.”
Question: In last week’s AA you mentioned that the Chuck season finale broke the bank, budget-wise. Care to elaborate? Do you know what was so expensive? —Jeremy
Ausiello: The mother of all action sequences, according to Fedak. “It’s set in the desert and includes a super motorcycle, lots of special effects and a truck getting blown off the road,” he says. “It has an element of Duel, which is Steven Spielberg’s first movie. There’s also an element of Road Warrior… and an ode to the television show Street Hawk, which I watched as a kid.”
EPKs posted by ZacharyLeviFan.com:
“CHUCK VS. THE CLIFFHANGER”
05/16/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : OPERATION BARTOWSKI RACES TO TAKE DOWN VIVIAN VOLKOFF AS SHE THREATENS CHUCK AND SARAH’S WEDDING – LINDA HAMILTON, LAUREN COHAN, MEKENNA MELVIN, RICHARD BURGI AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR – Before he can kiss the bride, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must enlist his wedding party to take down Vivian Volkoff (guest star Lauren Cohan) and stop her from destroying the big day. When he turns to Alexei Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton) for help, the CIA sends its toughest agent, Clyde Decker (guest star Richard Burgi), to stop them. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.