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Published on January 14th, 2012 | by Melody Simpson


‘Chuck’ Season 5 Episode 10 Review: Chuck vs. Bo

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In “Chuck vs. Bo,” Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) wasted no time in coming straight out about her thoughts of quitting the spy game to Chuck (Zachary Levi) and shift Carmichael Industries to an office job rather than a field job. But before this transition began, the team took some of their spy gear to Colorado for one last mission where Morgan (Joshua Gomez) was reunited with Bo Derek….his past “lover!” The first thing that surely came to everyone’s mind was, when did that happen? The next thought… what is Bo up to now in the world of Chuck? The title of the episode clearly details Bo as the bad guy. So it came as no surprise that Bo was involved with the case of the intersect. Is it safe to say she is our final female villain? Either way, it all made for one of the most entertaining episodes this season. The laughs kept on coming and the action, putting the pieces to the puzzle… it all had us at the edge of our seats. Job well done!

“Bo Derek is taking your pants off.” – Chuck

Morgan may have handled Bo Derek but Sarah is now handling the intersect. A moment that we have been waiting for far too long has finally come! The intersect is back in action and Sarah is kicking butt trying to save her man. But we’ll have to wait until next week to see how well her not very thought out plan using the intersect to save Chuck will work. Based on the promos, it is clear that having the intersect in Sarah’s head is not at all good for her well being. And there are only two episodes left, so what do you want to see go down? How will Chuck and ultimately, Sarah be saved?

Meanwhile, John Casey (Adam Baldwin) had a fancy memory swipe (Men in Black anyone?) for Lester (Vik Sahay) and Jeff (Scott Krinsky) which put to bed one problem. It was awfully funny when Morgan got a taste of their own medicine back at the apartment complex and fans were given a throwback to season one when he was still crushing on Ellie (Sarah Lancaster). Great throwback and continuity here. We have noticed Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak and we thank you! But back to Lester and Jeff… the two may have forgotten about their own mission to spy on the gang but they quickly remembered. Following the crew to Colorado seemed to be a bit much for these two. Then again, they do not have anything important to do outside of work anyway, so their travels should come as no surprise.

Too bad these two went as far as they did only to have their own spy kills work against them unknowingly. What a laugh. But it was a trip well worth taking so that everything could play out the way that it did with Casey and Morgan covering up all of their true identities the way that they did. Although I cannot be the only one disappointed in Casey for not wiping Lester and Jeff’s arms which were full of notes about their progress in the case. Plainly put, things would have been much more exciting had this story line had more time to play out. But with what we’ve been given, even when logic is thrown out of the window for a moment, it was satisfactory.

“You didn’t hit her in the face, did you?” – Chuck

One of the best moments of the night came when Morgan came clean to Alex (Mekenna Melvin) about sleeping with Bo Derek and she laughed, telling him he did not have to make up stories. When will she learn to take spies seriously, even when they come in the form of Morgan? With only two episodes left, how are the writers going to leave Alex and Morgan’s relationship? We’re in good hands so there should be no reason to fret. The writers haven’t let us down before. Another moment definitely worth mentioning… how hysterical was it visiting another Buy More which turned out to be a parallel version of our own? This week’s episode of Chuck easily goes down as one of the best of the season. We can all thank Bo Derek for that. That said, will you ever be able to to look at rainbows the same again? Despite no Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) or General Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) “Chuck vs. Bo” reinforced just how much we are all going to truly miss Chuck when it’s gone. There were some great references tonight. Really, this episode had the whole package. What did you think?

*Does anybody else want to watch “Chuck Vs. The Frosted Tips” again and then watch this episode again to make sure all lines up time wise?

*Bryce Larkin’s name came back into play this week and it is so great to see the intersect story come full circle. It may all be happening awfully quick (who is this Nicholas Quinn guy?) but it is happening and we cannot wait to see how it all ends.

*Who else is making sure they eat Subway on the night of the Chuck series finale?

Watch Chuck The Final Season Fridays at 8/7c on NBC.

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