Instant Reaction: Chuck vs the Couch Lock
Addendum: The only people who would use doors in the desert are terrorists or sand people. Never mind that most Tusken Raiders ARE terrorists. The only difference between a terrorist and a sand person is species and is that really something they couldn't overcome? Basically what I'm saying is that we need to get Mark Hamil into Afghanistan.
Tweet 2: Casey was part of the B-Team? #Chuck405
Addendum: I was going to say the A-Team, but come on. If you don't have Mr. T calling people sucka fools then you can't really be the A-Team, can you?
As always, more after the break.
Reply Tweet 1, from ladycat713: And they turned on him. Team Bartowski are the only ones who haven't (except for Shaw).
Addendum: I didn't think of this idea, but it's true. Though I have to say mentioning Shaw gave me waking nightmares. "OH GOD PLOT HOLES AND SENSELESS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AHHHH."
Tweet 3: Casey officially has, like, double the number of background episodes of Sarah. #Chuck405
Addendum: Do we really want to know more about Casey than we do about Sarah? Are we saving Sarah episodes for something special? I don't understand why we're holding back on this.
Reply Tweet 2, from ladycat713: That's because she won't even tell the writers her history.
Addendum: Okay that makes total sense.
Tweet 4: @ladycat713 She fights anyone who dares pull back the curtain of her mystery. #ToDeath #Chuck405
Addendum: This is true. One of the writers is all like "Oh hey let's write a story about Sarah's mom and they'll have parallels with-- OH GOD HER ARM IS IN MY SPLEEN!"
Tweet 5: Chuck giving Morgan relationshipo "advice" is kind of fun turnabout. #Chuck405
Addendum: He had that "bad advice that kind of sounds like good advice only because it's undermining the other person's sense of self worth" thing down PAT.
Tweet 6: Oh I'm sorry, Casey. #YoureRightYouWereTheATeam #Chuck405
Addendum: I don't necessarily actually agree with Casey but are you going to tell Adam Baldwin no? I'm not.
Tweet 7: Chuck that doesn't make sense. #TalkSomeSenseSucka #Chuck405
Addendum: Because gosh darnit it's not an A-Team referencing episode without someone calling someone else "sucka" or "fool." Also, that Chuck immediately jumped to "We have to kill Casey" didn't actually make sense. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Most of Chuck's best episodes had plots that didn't make a whole lot of sense.
Tweet 8: Okay that makes a tiny amount of not quite nonsense. #NotReally #Chuck405
Addendum: Chuck talked circles around me so well that I was almost convinced that killing Casey was totally sensible.
Tweet 9: Casey is teh badass. #IntentionalMisspellingOfThe #Chuck405
Addendum: Really? This needs an addendum?
Tweet 10: Not surprised it's a girl for whatever reason. #Chuck405
Addendum: Is it sexist that I think that the pregnancy would be less dramatic if it were a boy? I think it's sexist.
Reply Tweet 3, from ladycat713: Maybe they can name the baby Stephanie after her Papa B.
Addendum: THIS SUGGESTION IS ADORABLE. MORE LIKE THIS PLZ.
Tweet 11: Hahahaha, even if it doesn't make sense, the working eyes is an awesome touch. #Chuck405
Addendum: Enjoying a gag independent of it making sense or fitting with the story? Me? I don't know what you're talking about. Yes, I did like the sexting bit. What of it?
Reply Tweet 4, from ladycat713: It does if you take into account what Chuck said about all the things that had been in Casey's system, kinda.
Addendum: My reply to this made no sense because I can't follow conversations on Twitter, obvs.
Tweet 12: @ladycat713 I was referring to the whole "To drive them out of hiding we totally obvs gotta kill Casey." #TotallyObvs #Chuck405
Addendum: The benefit of being dumb? I got to use the hashtag #TotallyObvs. I call that even.
Reply Tweet 5, from ladycat713: OOOHHH. I think Chuck found Beckman's comment about risking a team member disturbing.
Addendum: There needs to be at least one person per week to undermine Chuck. This week: Beckman! Beckman is the best at this and should always be used. Freelz.
Tweet 13: @ladycat713 Poor Chuck's conscience.
Addendum: Seriously that thing is under constant stress.
Tweet 14: Keep wanting that guy to start making a video game. #Chuck405
Addendum: Anyone who has seen Grandma's Boy knows what I'm talking about. "Sometimes I like to pretend I'm a robot. Bzzzt Bweeoo. Bwzzzt. Bweo."
Tweet 15: Gun-loving, commie-hating forgiveness. #Win #Chuck405
Addendum: For the record, this is the best kind of forgiveness.
Reply Tweet 6, from RedScareBot: Politics of Fear.
Addendum: Yes, a bot tracked my use of the word commie and chastised me for it. Oh Twitter what don't you do?
Tweet 16: Morgan is the new S1 Chuck. "I'm done." #Chuck405
Addendum: I was having flashbacks to Uncle Bernie. Okay, yes, that's S2 but the point remains. The man needs better health care coverage, Fulcrum!
Tweet 17: How do you lose a Casey? #Chuck405
Addendum: I mean really. Those things are huge, they weigh at least two hundred pounds, and they're grunting all the time. If Casey sneaks up on you, you're doing it wrong.
Tweet 18: Hahahaha, who wanted to shoot the cat? #HowDareThey #SoCute #Chuck405
Addendum: That cat was adorable.
Reply Tweet 7, from ladycat713: not me!
Tweet 19: Casey channelling Beatrix Kiddo. "Wiggle your big toe." #Chuck405
Addendum: Down to camera angle and everything, that shot looked like a reference to Kill Bill. I am totally okay with this, especially if they ever get Sarah in that yellow vinyl bodysuit.
Tweet 20: Zombie Casey. #Chuck405
Addendum: "Braaaaaains. Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains." "Where'd he go?" ".....braaaaains." "OH GOD THERE HE IS."
Tweet 21: Way to get that phone call out, Casey. Even if it was to Jeff. #Chuck405
Addendum: There needs to be a fic or a scene where Casey and Jeff get into a contest of who can take more narcotics before losing consciousness. I have no idea who would win.
Tweet 22: Weekend at Bernie's Casey. #Chuck405
Addendum: Absolute best movie reference of the night, with Casey in his military uniform in the backseat, inexplicably with sunglasses on.
Tweet 23: "We got keys"? #DidntThinkTheyCouldGetCreepier #WasWrong #Chuck405
Addendum: I do not doubt that they have keys. I also do not doubt that they have thought about using them, only for Lester to wet his pants and chicken out remembering what happened at the Weinerlicious way back in Season 1.
Reply Tweet 8, from ladycat713: It's Jeffster; they will always find a way to be creepier, yet still less creepy than the Stepford spies were.
Addendum: Stepford spies is my new favorite Chuck term. Can we find more ways to use this, plz?
Tweet 24: @ladycat713 I have learned my lesson. #Chuck405
Addendum: Note to self: Jeff and Lester will always find a way to raise the creepy bar. They would receive a gold medal in creepy pole vault. Not that all pole vaulting isn't already kind of creepy.
Tweet 25: Hahahhaa. Sarah being flippant about explosions. #Chuck405
Addendum: "You realize that although it's complicated I have been working for the CIA in some fashion for, like, OVER A FRAKING DECADE. I will figure out which wire to cut, you big sissy. Then I will make out with you."
Tweet 26: Hahahahahahhaa. Stormtrooper Casey. #Chuck405 #NotGonnaGetOverIt
Addendum: Hahahahahahahahaha. Seriously I am still laughing.
Tweet 27: Dude Morgan that is a big boy decision. #Bravo #Chuck405
Addendum: I probably would have left her to die. Batista is scary.
Reply Tweet 9, from ladycat713: Poor Morgan! and now he's going to die.
Addendum: Yeah, but what a way to go. Wait no he's not dating Sarah Walker so if he dies his life is pretty much incomplete. My bad.
Tweet 28: @ladycat713 Morgan is having a tour de force this episode. What a guy. #Chuck405
Addendum: If we have more of Morgan, thank God it's more of Morgan growing up and becoming a man because I could relate to that all day. Because I am an immature bearded guy with a girlfriend who is way too good for me and I work at a BuyMore I mean Best Buy.
Reply Tweet 10, from Frea_O: Everybody not following @Racecarbrown's live tweets is SERIOUSLY missing out. He is on FIRE tonight.
Addendum: Did I include this reply tweet just to stroke my own ego? Yes. Yes I did.
Tweet 29: @Frea_O I am a now-required Chuck episode companion. Agree or Disagree? #Agree #AnsweringForYou #Chuck405
Addendum: Did I say this because I am arrogant/vain/egotistical/narcisstic? Yes. Yes I did.
Reply Tweet 11, from Frea_O: #ThankYouForAnsweringForMe #YoureRightAsAlways #ThisMessageIsHashtagApproved #Getit #OnlyHashtags
Addendum: The moral of the story, however, as always, is that Frea always wins. ALWAYS. WINS.
Tweet 30: A car or a boulder or a giant. #Chuck405
Addendum: Or an oil tanker or a skyscraper or a bottle of Jack Daniels made of rhino horn.
Reply Tweet 12, from ladycat713: If he's a car it's a Crown Vic, fully loaded with machine guns and missiles.
Addendum: Also it has an oil slick and a HAMMER.
Tweet 31: @ladycat713 SOTRUE #Truth #Chuck405
Addendum: Also wings painted to look like American flags.
Tweet 32: Morgan put on his big boy pants this episode. #Chuck405
Addendum: They are right between to his bad relationship advice pants and his Halo playing pants. Yes you need special pants for playing Halo.
Tweet 33: My God Morgan has cajones this week. #Chuck405
Addendum: I couldn't get over it, obvs. But would you talk back to Adam Baldwin? I wouldn't. The man is made of milk and victory.
Tweet 34: Black Hawk Down Casey. #Chuck405
Addendum: Adam Baldwin as John Casey as Josh Hartnett as Eversmann. Morgan is Ewan McGregor, duh.
Tweet 35: Dun Dun DUNNNNNN. #DramaticMusic #Chuck405
Addendum: Can someone splice a clip of the dramatic gopher into this scene? That would be great.
Tweet 36: Awwww real life. #RealEstateSucks #Chuck
Addendum: I am sorry for everyone who lives in a house that's worth less than their television. At least you can watch Chuck on that TV! #SilverLinings #WaitThisIsntTwitterWhyAmIUsinHashtags
Tweet 37: Casey your electronics expertise sucks. #Chuck405
Addendum: Sarah would have gotten it right. Not only that but it also would have been sexy. I don't know why or how, but it would have been.
Tweet 38: Bill Nye The Science Casey. #Chuck405
Addendum: Does anyone else remember that show? That show taught me everything I know about lightbulbs. Go ahead. Ask me anything about lightbulbs. How they work? No idea. SEE EVERYTHING I KNOW.
Tweet 39: Oh God if I could see Sarah Walker every time I came to. #Chuck405
Addendum: She is pretty is my point.
Tweet 40: This is the Morgan we need all day. #Chuck405
Addendum: All day every day. Twenty four seven three sixty five. You get what I mean. I'm a fan.
Reply Tweet 13, from ladycat713: Our little bearded man has all grown up.
Addendum: He is almost as adorable as that cat. OH MY GOD THEY KIND OF LOOK THE SAME. SQUEE.
Tweet 41: This ep proves two things: Chuck doesn't have to be about Chuck to be awesome and Chuck/Sarah drama was killing the first four eps #Chuck405
Addendum: Not that their relationship stuff was bad, but trying to make that the focus of the first four episodes was sooooo f'ing drainiiiiiiing. They figured it out this go 'round.
Reply Tweet 14, from ladycat713: I agree with the 1st part but not the 2nd. The shippy stuff was a little slow, tho. I'm hoping for an all out fight soon.
Addendum: I think an all out fight might give people S3 flashbacks and if anything could jeapordize a Season 5, it's that. Now that I've mentioned Season 5 I've given myself an amazing opportunity to talk about the big Chuck news that came out today. Holy crap we probably have a back nine you guys. How cool is that? When S3 kind of bombed and the S4 pickup seemed kind of "Okay fine whatever but this is the last time, you crazy kids" I was pretty much figuring Chuck to be 13 episodes and then cancelled. Then the Event and Chase and everything else on NBC started tanking and, sad as that is for some of those shows, I was kind of like wow this is cool for Chuck! Now we have 22 episodes, nearing on syndication levels, and the very real possibility that we'd be the only NBC show that held even remotely steady on Monday nights. To think this little geeky show could get to five seasons is pretty f'ing spectacular people. Let's all give ourselves a round of applause.
Tweet 42: FOUNTAIN TALK. #SOEXCITED #CHUCK405 #ALLCAPS #AHHHH
Addendum: It was also the best Fountain Talk since Season 2. No foolsies.
Tweet 43: #SarahConnorBitches #Chuck405
Addendum: Will I miss an opportunity to miss this hashtag? No. No I will not.
Tweet 44: Holy shit Sarah Connor shot John Connor. #GetIt #Chuck405
Addendum: I am crossing Terminator and Chuck over do you understand the joke nowHOLY CRAP CHUCKS MOM SHOT HIM WHAT IS GOING ON oh wait it's the Halloween episode with dreams and stuff.
Final Thoughts: So, last week I gave a big depressing, angry schpiel about how I didn't like the direction the show was taking and that the first four episodes all kind of hit one note for me, and that I didn't particularly care about that note. This episode, and I'm being 100% serious here, rectified EVERYTHING. Things felt risky! There was drama at the same time that there was humor! It all kind of blended together into something that seemed important to the show moving foward! It had a fountain talk! I don't know if I can say enough good things. Episode of the season thus far, people. No joke. As always, hit me back in the comments section.