Last week, Chuck accidentally downloaded an encrypted file holding all the NSA and CIA secrets sent to him by his former roommate Bryce, a rogue agent who destroyed the original computer holding this valuable information.
Now both the NSA and the CIA are anxious to get their secrets back from a mere BuyMore employee who runs the NerdHerd. In “Chuck vs. the Helicopter,” Sarah and Casey bring in a doctor who worked on the initial computer containing the secret files to extract the information from Chuck.
In order to keep his identity a secret because of his value, or rather the value of the information he holds, Chuck is put into a home entertainment theater at BuyMore behind closed curtains. Meanwhile the doctor, in another part of the store, sends him images (remember that’s how the files are encrypted) and Chuck tells him what they mean.
Of course several of the topics were key items for conspiracy theorists everywhere, like who was behind the JFK assassination. But the one secret that caught my attention was when a photo of a plane was shown and Chuck said “Oceanic Flight 815 was shot down by . . . ”
Unfortunately, the show panned back to the doctor as Chuck revealed the answer of who or what shot downs Oceanic Flight 815.
But as a Lost fan, the reference did give me a chuckle, especially since Chuck (NBC) and Lost (ABC) are on different networks. But apparently the executive producer of Chuck, Josh Schwartz, is a big lost fan.
Personally, I find this show hilarious. I was glad to see a little more Jayne (Firefly) in Adam Baldwin this episode. His rescue attempts while being shot with a tranq dart were hysterical.
But if you are still on the fence about Chuck, this little tidbit might sway you.
The O.C. Rachel Bilson will be joining the cast of Chuck later this season, according to TV Guide. Bilson, who played Summer Roberts on The O.C. also created by Schwartz, could possibly be Chuck’s next girlfriend. But expect her to come with a few secrets of her own.
Although I didn’t like Summer’s character the first season of The O.C., she came to be one of my favorite characters on the show. And she does have a knack for falling for nerds. I hope to see more of this magic on Chuck.
And I think Sarah’s all wrong for Chuck. Besides, he doesn’t want/need Bryce’s left overs. If I knew when Bilson’s guest starring role would start, I’d be counting down the episodes. But since there is no word yet in which episodes Bilson will be, I’ll just sit back and enjoy Chuck.
If you’ve missed this episode, you can catch it on Bravo, Sunday at 1 p.m.
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