Ok, so now that Christmas has come and gone, time to talk Chuck vs. The Santa Suit.
This was by far, hands down, the best episode of the season for me. And that’s not to take anything away from the other episodes; it was just that darn good.
When I saw the preview for this episode I knew it had a chance to be one of my all-time favorites, but it really needed to deliver on 2 things. 1) That Shaw was a ruthless SOB hell-bent on revenge and 2) That even though we could all tell Sarah was going to need saving, that she at least put up a good fight.
I was very pleased that Sarah did indeed do all she could, but she couldn’t compete with the intersect, in addition to Shaw’s height and weight advantage.
As for Shaw, he was everything I could have asked for and more. He was calculating, maniacal, and ruthless. His demeanor, actions, and dialogue were that of a man whom had been in prison meticulously plotting his revenge for 2 years…in other words, he was a little off his rocker. Brandon Routh really impressed me, and dare I say it…I think he stole the show.
Highlights (I will do my best, but with this kind of episode, this could be extremely long…lol):
•Casey feeling a real human emotion
•Shaw to Sarah: “That’s no way to treat an old boyfriend”
•The fight scenes were very well done
•Shaw was all kinds of crazy, and I loved every second of it
•Chuck: “Daniel Shaw murdered my father and now he has my wife…he’s going to wish he never left that prison cell”
•Beckman: “This is my team, and nobody especially Shaw is going to take us down”
•Big Mike: “Damn, hell” Awesome then earmuffs baby Clara.
•Chuck: “My wife has been kidnapped, and I’m officially ruining Christmas for the children of Burbank”
•Shaw to Sarah: "You with me? No you’re not, if you were you would’ve brought a coat…silly”
•Shaw (as Sarah): “Shaw’s so handsome and smart…I bet he reads a lot of books”
•Sarah to Shaw: "You think you can beat Chuck? You’re not half the man he is”
•The old knife in the stiletto trick
•Shameless plug for subway. It is pretty much an inside joke now. I wish subway employees would serve me at my work…lol
•Chuck makes a good Santa
•Beckman: “Pucker up Bartowski you are about to become a man”
•Jeff and Lester uncovering the true purpose of the Omen virus
•Shaw’s plan to update the intersect, didn’t see that one coming
•Jeff: “Water can only dilute this feeling” Lester: “Plus, fish have sex in it”
•Shaw to Chuck: “I can practically catch a bullet in my teeth…but you’ve been doing some push-ups? Hitting the heavy bag?”
•Shaw and Chuck’s previous fight was so smooth and clean, but this fight without the intersect was more of a street fight. I appreciated the difference.
•Ellie saves the day
•Beckman hanging out
•Casey and Alex…awww
•Bracelet making an appearance, very nicely done. I especially loved Sarah’s big smile when Chuck pulled it out and put it on her wrist.
•Shaw ending the episode in style…What? A baby!?!?! Sarah looked like she saw a ghost