Instant Reaction: Chuck vs the Aisle of Terror
Addendum: With Linda Hamilton being all up ins the Chuck universe now, I will probably be starting quite a few episodes from hear on out with this hashtag. I got two RTs of it this week. Let's see if we can get it to five next week. We're building a Chuck meme, people! Get on board!
Tweet 2: Freddie Krueger is Scarecrow? #Chuck406
Addendum: Now I can't get the idea of Cillian Murphy as the new Freddy Krueger out of my head. He would be decidedly less gross looking but infinitely more terrifying because of it. Seriously the doctor character was basically not-good-looking Batman Begins Scarecrow. They even did similar special effects.
Reply Tweet 1, from ladycat713: and still pretty freaking scary.
Addendum: They failed at giving him a creepy mask though. Missed opportunities.
Tweet 3: @ladycat713 Batman Begins/Freddy Krueger/Chuck crossover now plz.
Addendum: Seriously I spit out great fic ideas every week and nobody steps up to the plate. THIS STUFF IS GOLD> Where are my authors at?
Authors, please get back to me after the break.
Tweet 4: Honest Chuck is the best Chuck. #Chuck406
Addendum: Can we all agree on this? I think we can all agree on this.
Reply Tweet 2, from HonestyHourBot: RT @racecarbrown Honest Chuck is the best Chuck #Chuck406
Addendum: See! Even Honesty bot agrees.
Tweet 5: Showdown happening pretty early. I like that. #Chuck406
Addendum: When you have something in your preview that is tense and you drag it out until the very end of the episode you are basically spoiling the entire episode because of that (See: Cubic Z, Chuck vs. the). When you do it early to make people think WTF is going to happen now, yur doin' it right.
Tweet 6: Well, that's pretty cold, Sarah Connor. #Chuck406
Addendum: I only came out of hiding to use you, the son that I guess I love more than anything! Except taking down terrorist operations and being mysterious.
Tweet 7: Bears are terrifying. #JustAskStephenColbert #Chuck406
Addendum: OH GOD JIMMY GET IT OFF THE SCREEN>
Tweet 8: Love Chuck and Morgan nerding out on the mom thing. #Chuck406
Addendum: Emotional progress is their new Legend of Zelda. That is a really weird sentence.
Tweet 9: Oh God Mama Awesome mama advice. #WayTooIntense #Chuck406
Addendum: What that baby needs to do is learn white water rafting within seven days or its neural pathways for those activities will be shut down forever. Make sure that it gets some Baby Einstein, some Mozart, and at least a fifty-foot cliff jump. You don't want to limit its future opportunities before it can crawl, gosh darnit!
Reply Tweet 3, from ladycat713: Ellie's nightmare is already happening and she hasn't been exposed to any gas.
Addendum: How would that affect the baby I wonder? Not that I'm a fan of gassing babies, I am just curious. ITS FOR SCIENCE OKAY.
Tweet 10: @ladycat713 When she does get exposed Mama Awesome becomes 50 feet tall with dusters for fingers! #AHHHHH
Tweet 11: You are not a rhyming monkey. #ImportantInformation #Chuck406
Addendum: In case you didn't know.
Tweet 12: Oh my God that white dress. #Chuck406
Addendum: We now interrupt your regularly scheduled attempts at being funny for this unscheduled drool session.
Thank you. We now return you to your attempts at being funny, already in progress.
Tweet 13: Hahahha. #CaseyIsRachel #Chuck406
Addendum: I say
Tweet 14: Terminator glasses. Terminator badassery. #Chuck406
Addendum: Terminator SHOOTING STUFF WITH GUNS>
Tweet 15: Kevlar. #ThatIsAll #LearnedThatTrickInSeason1 #Chuck406
Addendum: Chuck vs. the Bryce.
Reply Tweet 4, from ladycat713: Still! Trauma time.
Addendum: That melodramatic sissy. He takes one little bullet from his long-absentee mother and he gets all whiny and existential about it. "She shot me in the heart, wahhhh." Psh. (P.S. that was sarcasm, getting shot by your mom would suuuuuuuck.)
Tweet 16: @ladycat713 Chuck always gets shot by people he trusts. #HowWeirdIsThat #Chuck406
Addendum: Which, I mean, I guess is better than getting shot by the people you don't trust. They are probably all GO FOR THE HEAD and that's just inconvenient.
Tweet 17: D'awwww. #Chuck406
Addendum: I don't know why they decided to have one of those melt-in-your-mouth-not-in-your-hand moments right there but it was so cute.
Tweet 18: Seriously d'awww is the only reaction #Chuck406
Addendum: If you say different I will cut you.
Tweet 19: Grunt dialog. #TheBest #Chuck406
Addendum: How do you communicate? With words? Pshaw. So passe. Non verbal communication demonstrates a true bond, an unbreakable pact, with your partner that is almost impossible to replicate. Basically I think Casey and Morgan should just kiss and get it over with.
Tweet 20: Sarah Connor pwning everything. #SarahConnorBitches #Chuck406
Addendum: Thank God Chuck isn't a Terminator. Sarah might be in trouble, though, as the jury is still out on her. OH GOD MAYBE SHES A CYLON.
Tweet 21: Okay maybe not ONLY. #GottaBeHonest #Chuck406
Addendum: Seriously there seemed to have been a lot of other priorities, Mary.
Tweet 22: This is probably bad. #Chuck406
Addendum: I was proven wrong on this one. It wasn't bad. It was just kind of heart-wrenching.
Tweet 23: This episode is really kind of sad. #ProllyWhyILikeIt #Chuck406
Addendum: Seriously that last scene would not have been out of place in Twist. It was right up my alley.
Reply Tweet 5, from ladycat713: Yes it is. I wonder now if she knows Papa B is dead.
Addendum: For whatever reason, I thought that the whole phone call to her at the end of Season 3 was her being notified Papa B was dead? Maybe I am wrong. It seems like she already knew. On a related note, why aren't they talking about their dad more now that their mom is kind of in the picture? The two events are only slightly related, you guys. I don't understand.
Tweet 24: Lemon bars are the litmus test for evil. #Chuck406
Addendum: Also acceptable evil litmus tests: Chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and pumpkin pie.
Tweet 25: Or half a sandwich even. #OhJeff #Chuck406
Addendum: Or probably just a goldfish. DONT EAT THE GOLDFISH JEFF. BAD JEFF.
Tweet 26: Dude that baby is terrifying. #Chuck406
Addendum: Is it baby? Or is it a snail?
Tweet 27: #OHGODTHEPASTELS #Chuck406
Addendum: Honey's new official hashtag.
Tweet 28: Anyone else hope Sarah Connor punches someone or something? #Chuck406
Addendum: Seriously when she is not performing violence I get uncomfortable. It's like watching a caged tiger prowl. You know that it's either going to maul a clown or piss on everything.
Reply Tweet 6, from CSoloy: Everyone behave or the teddy bear gets it? #Chuck406
Addendum: And then she hugged it afterwards and then bought it for Ellie's baby and it was SO CUTE OH MY GOD>
Reply Tweet 7, from ladycat713: I hope she gets in a knock down drag out fight with Honey.
Addendum: Somewhere, a forty-year old guy just got a little turned on and doesn't know why.
Tweet 29: @CSoloy I was kind of hoping for a classic TV females fight, but hey. #FairchildVersusHamiltonSteelCageMatch #Chuck406
Addendum: It totally would have been better than Levi vs. Austin 2.0.
Tweet 30: @ladycat713 Ditto. See my last tweet. #Chuck406
Addendum: Ditto. See my last addendum.
Tweet 31: Not as good as a Bradon Routh deadpan Mwahaha but not bad. #Oops #Chuck406
Addendum: Chuck villains are at their best when they are all downplayin' their evilness.
Tweet 32: Umm, Chuck? You realize Sarah could probably fix everything in two seconds, right? #SillyRabbit #Chuck406
Addendum: Seriously guys locking your very capable girlfriend away from stuff is never the right move. I know, Chuck, your reaction is all "Save the lady!" but come on, this is Sarah Walker. She has killed men with hair pins. She has picked locks with drink umbrellas. She has probably jumped over Mount Everest. She also has a gas mask. This was not okay.
Tweet 33: Okay that was cheesy. #SorryButItsTrue #Chuck406
Addendum: That whole AHH IM SO SCARED section was a conceptual/sfx/visual fail. I was super disappointed.
Tweet 34: Hahahaha. #SawItComingAMileAway #StillFunny #Chuck406
Addendum: OLD PEOPLE>
Reply Tweet 8, from ladycat713: It makes sense. Jeff's demented mind saw it as scary so it would be scary to a man who admitted he was insane.
Addendum: Anyone who is afraid of that tiger/monkey combo deserves a Sarah Walker clothesline. That was adorable.
Tweet 35: That puts Sarah at 5 for 6 as far as kicking man ass this season. #NotABadPercentage #Chuck406
Addendum: She is only missing out on last episode, and that is only because she barely had any screen time. She is at a record breaking pace, you guys.
Tweet 36: Anyone else feeling like #Chuck406 is like two episodes? One sad, one funny?
Addendum: I wonder if this one was written by the guy who had previously mainly done half hour bizarro comedies like Drawn Together. It would make total sense. The first half of that episode felt really packed tightly together, then it got to the "birthday present" climax at the docks and it was like the episode restarted. Weird.
Tweet 37: Starts with a phone call, ends with a phone call. #Appropriate #Chuck406
Addendum: Okay it didn't really end end with a phone call, but you get what I mean. I liked the full circle thing.
Tweet 38: Oh man that got really depressing again. #Chuck406
Addendum: It was like when Stephen got taken away by Evil Chevy Chase in Season 2. OH GOD SARAH LANCASTER DONT CRY MY HEART CANT TAKE IT>
Reply Tweet 9, from ladycat713: This certainly helps explain the next eps title doesn't it? I'm glad he told Ellie about her being a spy.
Addendum: I am glad about that, too. As Honesty bot always says, "RT @racecarbrown Honest Chuck is the best Chuck. #Chuck406." That is some bona fide wisdom right there.
Tweet 39: @ladycat713 OTTERS> #ThatIsAll #Chuck406
Addendum: Otters, bitches.
Final Thoughts: Going back to what I said before, it definitely felt as though this episode got kind of meander-y and lost after that docks scene. My suspicion (and I have no facts to back this up) is that the person who wrote it was one of the writers more used to half hour comedies than hour long dramadies. Even if it was one of the returning writers, it still felt discombobulated and unbalanced. All the humor was packed at the end, weirdly in the part where Chuck was in the most danger. I don't know. Felt a bit lopsided. Strong episode for the most part, though, and that ending was killer.
As always, discuss in the comments section!