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Chuck Recap: Episode Seven, "Chuck Vs. The Fat Lady"

Chuck Rundown: Episode Seven, "Chuck Vs. The Fat Lady"

On this week's Chuck, people start to get a little suspicious of our secret agent nerd. Jill's jealous of his dalliances with Sarah and can't believe Chuck has no feelings for a woman who goes to work in a tight red dress with fishnet stockings; Emmett wonders where Chuck actually goes all day; and Morgan begins to doubt that Chuck is being completely honest with him. But Chuck's secrets don't even turn out to be the most interesting ones in this episode. To talk about it, just


Jill's a spy, you guys! And not just a spy but a Fulcrum agent, a rogue (like Bryce) who's after the Intersect — and, therefore, Chuck. I was a bit suspicious of Jill from the start — if Bryce became a spy, and Chuck got kicked out of Stanford so he wouldn't become a spy, what were the chances that the girl who came between them had nothing whatsoever to do with spying? But I'd almost convinced myself she was clean. I mean, she looked so legitimately terrified when held at gunpoint, and she seemed so devoted to Chuck. She couldn't really be out to get him, right? Uh, wrong. She is. And at this moment, she's driving Chuck somewhere along a California freeway, wind in her hair, most likely knowing that the CIA is going to have to work extra-hard to find them.

Of course, maybe if Chuck weren't so naive, he wouldn't have ended up in this situation. Sure, he can solve puzzles, and he's getting better at being a spy, but he's also got very little common sense. I get that the guy wants his privacy, but couldn't he at least take the tracking watch with him? And I know he's in love with Jill, but really, committing treason and putting himself in the line of fire (again) by stealing government property? If I had the opportunity to have the NSA and CIA keeping me out of trouble all the time, I'd roll with it, you know?

Meanwhile, this episode also tests Morgan's devotion to Chuck, as Emmett continues his mission of exposing Chuck Bartowski as something other than an upstanding member of the Nerd Herd. The scenes of Emmett attempting to blackmail the rest of the Buy More crew cracked me up (and Jeff continues to be on fire: "I don't rat. Only thing my mother taught me from the joint."), but the stuff with Morgan confronting Chuck had some real emotion behind it. More than anything, Morgan wants to be in, and Chuck's lie about Jill keeps Morgan on the outside. (Of course, he can't even imagine the extent of the other lies Chuck's been telling.) He's a true friend, though, and thanks to Emmett's hard night with a wine cooler, he has enough dirt to take the heat off Chuck for a while.

Some other thoughts:

  • That makes two shower scenes this year (. . . that I can remember) for Sarah, just one for Chuck. Any excuse to get those two soapy and naked is fine with me, even if it's a spray of powdered Hi-C.
  • Was Comic-Con an official sponsor of this episode?
  • Gotta love the out-of-context pocket dial from Chuck to Jill: She thinks Chuck and Sarah are having sex; Chuck's just stuck in a ventilation system. Do you think Jill is actually concerned that Chuck might be cheating, or is it all acting for the sake of her mission?
  • Emmett: "What is he into, Morgan? Uppers? Glue? A baby mama?"
  • Nerd code!

So much for Chuck's stable, real-life girlfriend. How will he get free of Jill? Will anyone take down Fulcrum? And should Chuck accept that his life will never be normal?

Photos courtesy of NBC

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Jammi Jammi 8 years
why won't my full message go through?
Jammi Jammi 8 years
I'm watching it now, gotta say, Casey is love. hahaha, and poor Morgan, I'm glad he got a bit more screen time since one of my favourite lines from last season was 'I used the Morgan Door' hahaha, which was Chuck's window. Morgan = <3333 Ditto all of the above on Jill. I loved Casey's 'What? I wasn't hatched.' when they were all looking at him incredulously when he said he was a choir boy.
Jammi Jammi 8 years
I'm watching it now, gotta say, Casey is love. hahaha, and poor Morgan, I'm glad he got a bit more screen time since one of my favourite lines from last season was 'I used the Morgan Door' hahaha, which was Chuck's window. Morgan = <333 I agree with all of the above on Jill. And I loved Casey's 'What? I wasn't hatched.' when everyone was staring at him for the choir boy comment.
reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
I knew Jill was trouble, just on the 'don't re-date your ex who broke your heart' premise, but I totally thought she was a sly right from the start. It was all just a little too easy how they met up again and she was involved with the other scientist and knew how to solve all those puzzles so helpfully... I look forward to seeing Sara majorly smack her down. Casey is my hero. and 'Long Live Buymoria!' was the best line of the night.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
LOVED Caseys singing! I'm still laughing. I hated Jill so I'm glad she's a bad guy and I'm hoping that Sarah will Woop her butt!!! But my heart breaks for Chuck, he just can't win in the lady department! Also loved how at poker night emmet brought win coolers, Tastes like High school!! So true haha!
nonmr nonmr 8 years
Raves: - The ventilation and shower scenes were hilarious. It was really awkward and funny at the same time. - Whenever Emmett tries to grill the Buy More employees, it never fails to crack me up. The Poker Night was fun and Emmett suffering from a hangover(?) and Morgan sabotaging him was also funny. Long live Buy Moria, haha! The photo of Morgan and Anna was sweet yet totally funny. - Sarah is just as obvious as the last episode regarding her true feelings for Chuck. - I effin' knew it that Jill is an enemy. She's been shady ever since she worked for LeFleur. If you piece everything now, I think Bryce is not a bad guy after all (from having Chuck getting kicked out of Stanford to sleeping with Jill). It all makes sense now. - Casey, Casey, Casey. He always delivers the best and most unforgettable lines (aside from Jeff and Awesome) but seeing him belting out a high note was totally unexpected and it really caught me off guard, haha! Rants: - Only one: Why no AWESOME and ELLIE?! =)
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I too thought something was fishy about Jill and then like you Buzz dismissed it thinking no way. This was definitely was one of the steamier eps and I loved it. Great twist at the end and I cannot wait to see next week and see how it's played out.
sillymango sillymango 8 years
Haha... gotta love Casey's "Hi-C"... Casey as a choir boy... oh my... I really liked the puzzle parts, but don't like Jill. Poor Sarah.. how can Chuck so easily forger her??
hil34 hil34 8 years
I thought that when Jill and Chuck are in the car, she looks like she's starting to fall for Chuck! I don't personally like that though :(
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Loved the shower scene. Wasn't surprised at Jill being a spy and, actually, am a little disappointed in that being used as the eventual resolution with Jill, rather than having a little bit more of the Sarah v. Jill issue in future eps.
ldekosky ldekosky 8 years
Totally didn't see that coming, though I never liked Jill... loved the episode.
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 8 years
It was a fairly decent episode. I really loved the twist at the end. I have so many theories as to how this will play out.
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