Chuck Rundown: Episode 19, "Chuck vs. the Dream Job"


This week's Chuck begins 100 miles east of Barstow at Chuck's father's trailer. It ends with some revelations - some surprising, some maybe less so by now - about Chuck's family history and his future as the Intersect. Also, it makes pancakes seem like the saddest food ever. Ready to chat about it? Just read more.


So, talk about daddy issues: Chuck's father - aka Orion! - created the Intersect. He left his family because he wanted to keep them as far away from his technology as possible. And now the Intersect's in Chuck's brain, and his dad is captured again because of it; he's agreed to create a new, functional Intersect in exchange for Chuck's life. I'm not sure, but having your dad get kidnapped by a rogue arm of the government in order to save you might be even worse than thinking your dad just walked out on you one night while making pancakes. It's hard to tell.


I'd suspected that Chuck's dad would have something to do with Chuck's current situation, but I pegged him for a spy, not the creator of the Intersect (well, the cool parts of it, anyway - heh). He sure took his sweet time telling Chuck (I assume because of surveillance issues), luring him to Roark in the middle of the night before confessing his true identity. I enjoyed watching Scott Bakula play the daffy, not-entirely-there version of Chuck's dad, but it's also cool to see him snap into action as Orion, whipping out the magical wristband and very nearly getting the Intersect out of Chuck's brain. Well, maybe: even in the best case, Orion figured he could overwrite Chuck's brain with, um, I guess a normal brain sans government images.


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Apr 8, 2009 6:44AM EDT

This week's episode was AWESOME as Devon would say it. I had actually suspected that Chuck's dad was Orion after the "Chuck vs. Predator" episode. I really got excited when his dad said earlier in the episode that they should "wait until dark" because he was being watched.
Chuck really had some character development in this episode. He's actually acting like a spy and furthermore is gaining confidence. The last scene with him when he's talking to Gen. Beckman is great.
This episode left me with the feeling that there is something going on beneath everything between the CIA and Chuck's family that we don't know about yet.

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Apr 8, 2009 6:18PM EDT

This episode was great i absolutely loved it, the twists the turns the size of Chevy chase. I was actually surprised with Chucks dad being Orion given he was blown up, but not too surprised as i did think Orion was going to reappear. Everything is really getting spectacular, the questions that are being hung out there are massive. I am getting the feeling that Chuck may well end up with the intersect 2.0 in his head and also learn how to control it as a result of all thats going on rather then get it taken out. Also i do think one of his family/extended family are going to find out what he does for real. Things are coming to a head very nicely, I just hope they keep Chucks dad around longer, and maybe we can see Chuck spy up again.

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Jan 19, 2010 12:45PM EST

Woah i just read your comment, you were right on quite a few accounts there...
This is my all time favourite episode, and the music:Glasvegas 'Daddy's Gone' was perfect.

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