Chuck vs The Sandworm
Quite often during a season of a show, we get episodes that did little for the viewer, and we may like the episode because of the mix of guest stars and regular characters, but in Chuck vs the Sandworm, we get an episode that does little for the main story, and further makes some viewers turn sour on Morgan. The overall story contribution would be the fake and later real photo that became a fixture photograph of the series.
The episode centered around two things, the first would be the escape of Laszlo and Chuck’s relationship with Morgan. Laszlo was a CIA weapons and technology developer. He finally cracked and escaped from the bunker he was held captive. He would find his way into Burbank and soon cross paths with our nerd hero.
Chuck finds Laszlo at an Arcade, and flashed on him. He followed protocol and told Sarah about his find. Chuck found Sarah waiting in his room. This always puzzled me because for something so minor, it would not have been a big deal if she gave the photo in front of Elle and Devon. It seemed like an opportunity for Sarah the girlfriend to take a look at her boyfriend’s sleeping quarters. For Sarah, Chuck’s bedroom seemed to make her feel safe. From the beginning, she always looked for ways to be in there, and she jumped at the chance to be in the room alone.
Once Chuck did come home, he was quick to ask her why she was in his room, and she said because she wanted to give him a photo of them.Chuck very astute figured out it was fake, but Sarah reassures him that “they are a real couple… just a different kind of couple”. He will learn from Laszlo that there would be bugs planted around Chuck’s apartment, which Chuck found including the one in back of the picture frame she gave him.
Laszlo resurfaces and confronts Chuck outside of the Buymore, He has dinner with Chuck and later watches a few James Bond movies, meanwhile Sarah and Casey learn the truth of who the escapee was. A dangerous weapons creator off his meds and looking to do damage. Potentially, blowing something up.
Laszlo also told Chuck about how his handlers were not to be trusted and the very people Chuck though were honest people, turned out to be everything Laszlo said. Chuck finds all the bugs and surveillance cameras throughout the apartment.
Laszlo escapes again this time from Casey and Sarah and also taking Chuck with him. Soon after Chuck was released from Laszlo and the next morning we get one of those special moments from Sarah and Chuck.
Sarah arrives at Chuck’s apartment and for the second time in two weeks touches Chuck, this time fixes his tie. It is not the touch that I am interested in, its Sarah’s reaction to seeing her gift in the trash can. Sarah knew she was caught, yet seeing the gift there struck her with concern, and after listening to Chuck vent about screwing up the Laszlo situation. She switched from being just a handler to friend.
A bond developed in the room, and the best part of this, Sarah wanted to fix the lie because she cares.
Chuck figures out Laszlo’s plan about blowing up the pier and makes the save. Sarah was impressed and concerned about Chuck because of the risk and not to mention the fear of losing Chuck was already had begun to grow on her, but the fact remain Chuck was a hero. She knew and so did Casey, but the rest of the world didn’t know.The rest of the world knew Chuck as having no motivation on moving on from Stanford and Jill.
Ellie in the beginning seemed to always lecture Chuck. From disapproval of his hermit ways and lack of trying to move up in the world. The issue here is Chuck was doing something bigger than the Buymore, but he couldn’t say anything He may be a nerd, but he is a hero.
Chuck figures out Laszlo’s plan about blowing up the pier and made the save. Sarah was impressed and concerned about Chuck because of the risk and the fear of losing Chuck was already growing on her, but the fact remain Chuck was a hero. She knew and so did Casey, but the rest of the world didn’t know.
When Chuck gets back to the Halloween party he made up with Morgan, and confronted by Ellie if he got the promotion, which Chuck began to say he didn’t, but like Morgan and Chuck, Sarah made the save for Chuck this time. and finally we get our first real photo.
I usually don’t care for the subplot. I am too wrapped up in Team Bartowski, but the subplot was interesting in this one. Chuck and Morgan’s friendship is on display. Morgan and his ever clingy self comes off rather brash in this episode. He nearly costs Chuck his promotion, but being his friend Morgan tried to save Chuck at the Buymore. It was noble, but it didn’t get the job done.
The other scene that was worth talking about was Devon teaching Morgan how to become a tucker. Morgan trying to become mature was comical because the Buymorons thought he was in a costume when he showed up at the Buymore in a suit.
The Last Stand Alone Episode of Season One
I am not a big fan of stand alone episodes, and for the fifth time in the early part of season one, we get another stand alone episode. The only episode of the first five episodes that contributed to the overall story was Chuck vs Wookie in which we learned about the relationship of Bryce and Sarah, This would not go over well with Chuck.
The next episode will begin the series long journey on the relationship between Chuck and Bryce Larkin because the next episode is ALa Mata