“Chuck” aired it’s penultimate episode this week with Inter-Sarah and Casey board a bullet train to rescue Chuck from Quinn, Jeffster are Casey’s last hope to save Alex and Sarah begins to lose her memory because of the Intersect.
Last week, I thought the storyline with Jeffster and their “Buy More” investigation was over and they have moved on. Well, with my surprise, this week they “oddly” still continue it. My problem with this is what was the point of having the scene where Jeff and Lester tell Team Bartowski to erase their minds of them being shot by Quinn and his men in last week’s episode because they were afraid of knowing truth. However, now Jeffster want the team to be honest with them and the team came forward by telling them that they’re spies. To me, it just didn’t make any sense and wish they got rid of last week‘s scene.
With that being said, it was a very cool scene of seeing Jeffster rescuing Alex, Morgan and Awesome where Lester walks up to the bloodmobile with heavy artillery and chewing a cigar while “Oh Canada” was playing in the background to Jeff using flamethrowers against Quinn’s agent. Afterwards, Jeffster were brought to Castle and they were excited like kids at a toy store. Here’s hoping in the series finale that “Big Mike” knows the truth about Team Bartowski and Castle and also Jeffster does a swag song/music video possibly to promote the “new” Carmichael Industries.
I do wish that Quinn had appeared in earlier episodes because I really believe he could’ve been one of the best nemeses that Chuck ever had. I think it’s just difficult for fans to accept him as a villain this late in the series since we just got to know him in last week’s episode and we’re trying to catch up with who Quinn is and how he became so villainous. In this episode, I just loved how horrible a person Quinn is where at first he forces Casey to work with him after kidnapping Alex and then of course what he did to Sarah at the end. It was such an effective way of Quinn erasing Sarah’s memories by forcing her to keep flashing by his flashcards. At the end, Sarah was back at her old hotel room from the series’ earlier seasons and she doesn‘t remember what happen to her in the last five years of her life. Quinn convinces Sarah that he’s her handler and that she has a new mission of eliminating Chuck. It again shows how cruel Quinn is by tricking an “amnesia” Sarah into battling against the person that she loves the most, Chuck. This will be an interesting showdown that will make the series finale even more intriguing. By the way, the fight between Chuck and Quinn inside the bullet train was a nice back and forth action. In addition, I enjoyed seeing Inter-Sarah taking Quinn’s gun by using chopsticks.
It was nice to see how far Casey will go for his daughter’s safety by turning against Chuck and Sarah to even enlist the help of Jeffster.
I’m glad Awesome and Ellie contributed in this episode by figuring out that Sarah’s brain will continue to deteriorate when she continues to flash.
I have to admit that when Sarah wakes up at her old hotel room from Quinn’s knock and gets up to answer it, I thought (and hope) for a second that it was Bryce Larkin on the other side of the door.
It was a very charming and funny moment of Chuck and Sarah getting overly excited when discussing how cool “The Intersect” is. Afterwards, they head into one of the compartments to “practice” starting a family and I laughed when Chuck, after seeing Sarah stripping down to her red lingerie, said, “Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto!” I also want to mention another Chuck and Sarah scene where back at the compartment they shared a sweet moment of drawing themselves, a dog, picket fence and Sarah holding a baby outside a suburban home and Sarah said, “someday“. Hopefully, their dream will come true in the series finale.
I really liked them changing the show’s opening credits to a training track sequence. I rather for them to make this type of change in this penultimate episode than in the series finale.
Overall, it was a very strong episode that blended the humor, action and drama together nicely. I’m looking forward (with sadness) to see next week’s series finale especially when it comes to Chuck and friends reminding Sarah what she had forgotten the past five years in Burbank to not only remind her but us fans on why we loved this show throughout the years.