NBC has released a single promo still for Chuck episode 4.10, “Chuck vs. the Leftovers”, and I think I finally get the reference. WARNING: If you’re at all worried about Chuck’s fate after this week’s cliffhanger, then this is a big ol’ spoiler!
Look, it’s Chuck! He’s not dead! He’s happily nom nom nomming on some Thanksgiving leftovers! So obviously Sarah, Casey and Morgan’s mission to rescue him in episode 4.09 is successful, and he certainly looks happy to be home, but I think this photo gives away the timeline and possibly some of the tension from 4.09.
What if Thanksgiving is during episode 4.09 and while the rest of the team is off saving Chuck, Ellie is fretting over a Thanksgiving dinner that no one attends? Could that be the episode when she finds out that Chuck is still a spy? How else can they explain his absence? As a result, the big meal is moved to the day after Thanksgiving, thus the titular “leftovers” and the presence of Mama B and her surprise “date”, Volkoff. What do you think?