My Four Favorite Words, Sizzling Shrimp was Fun
The first four episodes of season one are merely introductory episodes of the characters and of the four this one has main story significance. The Bartowksi’s celebrate their own Mother’s Day, the introduction of spastic colon, and finally a Chinese diplomat was taken hostage by Triads, in which China’s top spy comes to Burbank.
There are a lot of good stuff here in this episode, Sarah and Chuck show public affection towards each other, when Chuck puts his arm around her, while going to get Sizzling Shrimp. We learn that Morgan has an addiction to fireworks, and we are on our way.
Ellie comes off to be very selfish in this episode. Grant it, it is a special holiday for them, but sometimes things don’t work out as you want, for example, Chuck didn’t go ballistic when they had to skip Thanksgiving in Chuck vs the Leftovers. No, he understood the situation.The Woodcombs being doctors and all.
Another part of the episode, Morgan was another part of the episode that was annoying. In fact, Morgan was difficult to watch throughout season one. His over reliance of Chuck bailing him out was a bit clingy, and ironically both Ellie and Morgan bond in this episode.
China’s top spy was in town and Team Bartowski wanted to know why. Mei-Ling Cho was in Burbank to rescue her brother, who was kidnapped by local Triads. There are some fun scenes in this part of the story
. The best part of the episode was how Chuck came up with a plan to help Mei-Ling. He asked, Casey and Sarah if he can get Mei-Ling to defect (Which he does) would they help her rescue her brother (which they do). He used his intelligence, which was one of my favorite things about Chuck. He proved over the course of the entire series that the Intersect was merely a part of the man that was becoming a master spy.
His quick to action thinking of helping free Casey, Sarah and Mei-Ling was smart and clever. He used fireworks to create a diversion to lure the Triads out of the restaurant. The best part was he didn’t flash to accomplish it. It was the early stages of Chuck becoming a spy, and a adequate one.
The stakeout scenes were classic Chuck, and throw in the rules of tailing a mark was funny as hell. From Private Eyes, to flashing on the guns, Chuck was having a good time.
Chuck and Sarah Moments
Its memories like this that make Chuck so special. Sarah learned that Chuck’s life was very familiar’s to her’s. The Bartowski’s mother ran out, and they wanted to celebrate the day they learned to take care of themselves with her. It was the first step in the long process in Sarah becoming a member of this family.
Ellie and Chuck have warmed Sarah’s heart. A family of her own……
We also get our first flirtatious scene, Sarah nonchalantly wipes debris and fixes his hair. A simple gesture made by an Agent, but it was all the flirting she can do with Casey around. Overall a great episode. One of the better episode of the series and for a stand alone. Great entertainment !