Chuck: 5×08 – Chuck Versus The Baby

Remember when Chuck used to do awesome stand alone episodes before it got so involved with the Fulcrum/Ring/Shaw/Decker arcs?!?!  We need more stand alone episodes.  However, I am intrigued as to what the final story arc is and what big bad baddie the show is going to have to take us up to the finale? It better be better than the “Shaw is STILL not freaking out of the picture” arc.

I love love LOVE that we have had both White Collar men play CIA partners to Sarah Walker in Chuck now. And I love even more that they played the exact opposite to their White Collar characters.  Bryce FTW!

Although question about the timeline – Tim DeKay/Ryker was Sarah’s handler right before she met Chuck but before that she was partners with Matt Bomer/Bryce?  Why then would she go back to having a handler when she was obviously experienced enough to go off and be equal partners with Bryce? Also, the way that Ryker talked about Sarah having no one in her life means that he clearly didn’t know about Bryce which is weird since they are all in the CIA and clearly her and Bryce were still something during this timeline because she still looked longingly at photos of her and Bryce a few episodes into Season One.  C’mon writers, explain this one to me.

There were so many amazing things in this episode, I don’t even know where to start.

Okay, I LOVE that they brought Sarah’s old CIA boss back in for the flashbacks. LOVE LOVE LOVE the consistency with that. (If we recall, General Beckman did at one point share the computer screen with this guy until he got blown up).

I love Tim DeKay. I loved that he played the bad guy when we’re so used to seeing him as the adorable FBI husband guy on White Collar. I can’t get over the fact that Sarah has been partners with both White Collar men. These little fandom collisions really really make me happy. And let’s not forget that I love Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin now.

Erm, so Sarah was beaten up and needs rescuing in two consecutive episodes?!?! What is this nonsense. She is SARAH WALKER. Clearly, she is off her game. Rewind to opening flashback: how badass was she when she walked into that banquet hall and gunned everyone down? That is what I call a Nikita moment because usually that stuff only happens in The CW show. Also, that moment when Sarah has the baby strapped to her and she’s holding two huge machine guns. LOL!

SARAH’S MUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew we would meet her this season and I was really intrigued to see how and why we would meet her. I mean think about the many different ways we’ve been introduced to Chuck&Sarah’s parents: Sarah’s Dad, Chuck’s Dad and the crazyass storyline that went with Chuck’s Mum. There’s no way they could top THAT. And instead they did it in such a wonderful way ….. and now Sarah has a sister too! I was pretty sure that the baby wasn’t actually Sarah’s but I did think we would get into a situation whereby Sarah and Chuck would now have to adopt the girl and bring her up but the minute Molly called Sarah’s Mum “Mum” I knew all would be okay and they were going with the “sister” angle. Hurray!

Morgan/Alex – I am ridiculously invested in them. I adore Alex and she makes me see Morgan in a whole new light and they are adorable.

Ellie/Awesome – ever the mixture of comedy and being adorable human beings to Chuck and his friends. Also, remember when Morgan was obsessed with Ellie and it was all awkward? I love their scenes now.

ADORED the group scene at the end. It’s usually at the end of such scenes that they introduce the next big story arc / evil guy so I was holding my breath but it all stayed fluffy and nice. That moment between Sarah and her Mum!!! I think they really work as mother/daughter.  Although, wait, what happened to Molly’s inheritance?!  Is that going to be the final arc of the series?!?!

Something needs to be said about the Chuck/Sarah but I think it speaks for itself: OTP OTP OTP OTP OTP!!!!!!!!!!!

Are we going to see Chuck’s mother and Sarah’s father again before the end of the season?  I think we’ll definitely have Chuck’s mother make an appearance in the finale and possibly have an awkward meeting between Sarah’s mother and father?!  I mean, surely we’re going to have Sarah’s mother appear in a couple more episodes?

WAIT ….. I just watched the promo for 5×09 – Verbanski is back therefore reinforcing my Casey/Verbanski OTP-ness and Sarah might be pregnant???  I feel like they’re either going to have her not be pregnant in this episode and the rest of the series will be about them trying to get pregnant, ending with her being pregnant in the finale OR she is going to be pregnant and the rest of the series is going to be about her being a spy whilst being pregnant and ending with her giving birth in the finale?  Clearly those are the only two options.  Unless it’s all a set-up and they’re actually looking at someone else’s pregnancy stick.  Which would just be weird.  But, hey, they’re spies …..


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