On this week's Chuck, it was time for Chuck to be a man - a different man who knows how to seduce a woman with an artful swig of a martini. With John Larroquette guest starring as a past James Bond-esque agent (leaning a lot heavier on the bottle in present day), and The O.C.'s Melinda Clarke guest starring as the villain vixen, there was plenty to love about this episode!
Chuck's writers have really found the perfect way to play Chuck's character - I'm loving that he's not quite as much of a disaster this season as in the season premiere he proved that he's been learning enough to save himself now and then, but the fact is, he's still no secret agent. He's still his bumbling, adorable self - just a little less innocent.
Roan Montgomery (John Larroquette) made for the perfect slightly over-the-hill suave ex-agent as he taught Chuck his ways of seduction meant for Melinda Clarke's character, Sasha Banechek (a former KGB agent). Not only did we get the fun of Chuck trying, yet not really wishing to take these ways of seduction seriously, but we got the very enjoyable tension between Chuck and Sarah as Roan had Chuck practice on Sarah - and what a kiss!
Looks like Chuck can be passionate when it comes to the possibility of someone else (Casey) being volunteered to kiss his girl if he doesn't "man up."
So while Chuck was still a bit adorably bumbling when it came to the seduction mission that was thrown off by Roan spilling on the controls to Chuck's earpiece, it came back together just in time for Chuck to be whisked away to Sasha's hotel room, only to end up with Chuck having to make a major escape out the window from quite a few stories up, and Casey and Sarah getting caught. Whoops.
But as usual, it all worked out with everyone safe and sound, and Chuck actually getting a boast of confidence from his seduction lessons, leading to a wonderful moment of him appearing at Sarah's door with a single rose and a bottle of champagne.
And Sarah looked pleased... but she's not alone - Bryce Larkin is there! What?? Why on earth does he need to be back? Sure, it's a good twist for the Sarah-Chuck romance, but they really can't be together anyway at this point, so why throw in the Bryce card?
I'm sure it'll be quite an interesting development, but we'll have to wait and see just why he's coming back in to see if it's a satisfactory reason.
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