“We are not friends!”
We begin with Casey trying to ask out Gertrude… again. It doesn’t go very well at all but he does manage to place a bug on her… which I’m not convinced is just to spy on the competition. Just saying. While watching the footage from the bug, the team discovers that Morgan has gone into business with Verbanski, uh oh. That little traitor.
Beckman is back!!! Squee!! I missed Beckman. She asks Carmichael Industries to capture Matt Zorn who is threatening to release information that would put US agents in danger. She gives Chuck a USB drive with all the information about Matt Zorn that the CIA has. Morgan then zooms (see what I did there?) the USB drive from the gang and gives the information to Verbanski.
The Carmichael gang breaks into Verbanski headquarters to steal that USB drive back. They pose as Verbanski agents. Casey breaks into Gertrude’s office and gets the drive, however Gertrude catches him in the process and the two have a struggle… and it’s the hottest struggle I have ever seen. The chemistry between the two of them is palpable and I love it.
Morgan breaks up with Alex… WHAT THE HELL?! He says he can do better. Casey is pissed.
Meanwhile, Chuck and Morgan spar and in the process Morgan declares that the two of them aren’t friends. NO! Is this the end of the bromance? (answer: no) Chuck has a conversation with Beckman where he lets in known that Morgan has the Intersect. Beckman is baffled. How does Morgan have it? Chuck tells her that the sunglasses containing the Intersect were (remember the sunglasses from the season finale, or course you do) accidently put on by Morgan. Beckman again is confused… she didn’t leave any sunglasses for Morgan… uh oh. Turns out the Intersect that is in Morgan’s head is altered to destroy memories and character. No wonder Morgan is acting all weird. I don’t like this… I don’t like this at all…
Carmichael Industries comes up with a plan to capture Zorn. Ya, well, Verbanski has the same idea and the two tussle on the roof of a building trying to capture Zorn. In the end the two teams decide to split the money and go in on a joint capture. Chuck talks to Morgan and gets him to remember a story from their childhood… the old Morgan is back! Oh and Casey grabs Verbanski and the two have a make out session.
Casey kicks Morgan out (turns out he still pissed about the whole Alex thing, even though technically it wasn’t his fault) and Morgan moves back in with Sarah and Chuck (yay! The gang is back!). Chuck gets a text from Beckman to meet her. She shows Chuck a file with a Termination order for Morgan. Turns out the CIA doesn’t like that Morgan went around telling everyone about the Intersect. Oh and the whole defective Intersect may be a plot by Decker, the head of the CIA. He wanted Chuck to have it inserted into his head so he would be destroyed slowly. Meep.
Oh and there is a whole subplot where Awesome is a stay at home father and he gets bored really easily so he goes down to the Buy More where he finds Jeff passed out under a car after inhaling the fumes. Awesome checks him out and writes him a prescription… and Jeff is a whole new man, responsible and carefully dressed… and it’s creeping me out… wonder how long that’s going to last.
Chuck: “Perving out on Gertrude. Weird move, Casey.”
Verbanski: “Is that a zip drive in your pocket or are you just excited to see me?”
Chuck: “You can keep the Intersect, Gollum.”
Zorn: “Please take me to jail. You’re all a bunch of maniacs.”
Overall Grade: A. THIS is the Chuck that I missed. I loved this episode so much. There were some major developments and turns, and I was shocked that the Intersect wasn’t actually sent by Beckman. I did NOT see that coming. And I’m loving the Gertrude/Casey storyline. I think it’s brilliant.
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Next new episode of “Chuck” airs November 18th at 8pm EST on NBC.