Now this is big news: Nicole Richie and Steve Austin will be reprising their roles on Chuck this season, per Ausiello. Richie played Heather Chandler in fan favorite season 2 episode “Chuck vs. the Cougars”. She was Sarah’s high school “mean girl” who turned out to be involved in nefarious goings on at their reunion 10 years later. She’ll appear in an episode slated for October (we believe it’s episode 4.04) when a prison transfer goes wrong and Heather ends up at Castle for safe keeping. Per Ausiello, her arrival coincides with some serious bumps in Chuck and Sarahâ€™s relationship, which she’ll try to use to her advantage.
Steve Austin will reprise his role as Hugo Panzer from season 3’s “Chuck vs. First Class” later this season. No word on what Hugo’s doing back in Chuck’s world, but we have a feeling he’ll be out for a little bit of revenge against the nerd who took him down in the airplane.