Chuck Rundown: Episode 20, "Chuck vs. The First Kill"


I wish I'd kept track of how many times someone said the word "trust" on this week's episode of Chuck, but suffice to say it was a lot. "Trust me," "I can't trust her," "Can you trust them?" - pretty much every variation imaginable popped up in "Chuck vs. The First Kill." So who can Chuck trust? To chat about it, just read more.


OK, if I were Chuck Bartowski, I'd be feeling awfully paranoid right now. With the exceptions of Ellie, Awesome, and Morgan, everyone in Chuck's life has ended up somehow connected to the spy world or to Fulcrum or to the Intersect in his brain. His dad's captured, his ex was even more evil than he imagined, and Sarah and Casey are increasingly at odds with the government on how to handle his secret. So yeah, trust is probably pretty top-of-mind for him these days. But what good does that do if the answer is that Chuck can't trust anyone?


Well, he can trust Sarah. We think. So far. And that's the big twist at the end of this episode: Chuck and Sarah are on the run, disobeying orders, ditching Chuck's tracking watch in a shopping basket at the Buy More (pity the poor shopper who picks it up . . . ). Beckman wants the mission shut down; keeping track of the increasingly squirrelly Chuck has become too dangerous, and Sarah's supposed to use Chuck's overwhelming trust of her to lure him into the Castle, where he'll be tranq-darted courtesy of Casey and shipped off to DC. But it turns out the government shouldn't have trusted Sarah so easily; she tells Chuck it's all a lie. Good thing for Chuck, and for us, that Sarah managed to keep her job a few episodes back, huh? Had the new handler been in charge, Chuck would probably be in an underground holding cell by now.


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Apr 15, 2009 7:46PM EDT

This was a great episode, really went full steam and having him walk straight into the enemy camp was great. Still it was nice to see he was still the same guy as before, not going all psycho and gung ho in search on his dad.I actually thought Jill really came across well, even though she was evil and may still be, you get the feeling she actually cares about Chuck.As for Sarah coming through for Chuck that was impressive and really kinda got the message through to Chuck on how she feels.Still i wonder did he like not mention black rock to the general? and tell them thats where Orion is? i mean thats big news a secret fulcrum base would be like a godlmine for them to get into. So kinda wonder why she started freaking out and shuting things down.

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