'Chuck' 4.22 'Chuck Versus Agent X' Review

This episode of Chuck has the obligatory portion which pokes fun at bachelor and bachelorette parties (strippers, a stretch Hummer with what appears to be a stripper pole), but those jokes - not the show's best if I'm honest - are quickly dispensed with in favor of an actual plot. Seems Ellie and Devon unknowingly switched bags before going their separate ways, and Devon has the computer, which is quickly seized upon by Satan and his predictably vixen-y associate. (Once, just once, I'd love to see the female assassin be average-looking.) Mayhem ensues while everyone looks for Agent X.

This leads Chuck and Company to England. As someone who's spent a considerable amount of time in England, I have to laugh at how the show portrays it in an incredibly stereotypical way, with them visiting a house that has some obviously CGI sheep in the front yard, where they sip tea, poke at antiques, and talk to a cheerful old lady. (At least until she breaks the shotgun out.) England is so not like that at all, at least not the parts I've been to. Having said that, the look on Casey's face when said elderly woman breaks out a machine gun is priceless. Not to mention that we get the last-minute reveal that Alexei Volkoff is Agent X. (Say what?) There are some important facts dropped in this episode, but there's not really a lot that's memorable, which is a bit more of a disappointment since last week's episode was so good. Read More...



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