'Chuck' 4.19 'Chuck Versus The Muuurder' Review

After the royal screwing up of the Gretas last week, this week's Chuck is like Clue, only with extra dead bodies. It sees our hero with Bentley's job of finding more Intersect candidates, and to no one's surprise, they're a weird bunch. There's an obligatory training montage, but just as Chuck is about to pick the winner, one of them is murdered. And then another is nearly blown up. Chuck's first day as the boss is not a good one.

The plot gives us a series of amusing interrogations - there's the girl who says she's too emotional, while crying, and the guy who can't get sent anywhere where there isn't sand. There's also a brief moment where Chuck loses his hearing thanks to another bomb explosion. All I can think of is that Archer did that gag pretty well already. Like redshirts in an episode of Star Trek, this episode goes through the newbies in quick fashion, leading up to a Monk-ish final act where Chuck explains that he knows who it is (and isn't) with the use of some black-and-white flashbacks. I do give the writers credit for not making Bentley the killer, but I have to say I prefer "whodunit" conclusions where I get to figure things out, rather than having them all wrapped up for me. It's the same issue I had with Monk at times; why spend my time trying to solve the crime when I'll get all the answers at the end anyway? At least Chuck learns the moral of the story: that he is capable of being a leader. Read More...



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