Episode 4.08

“Chuck vs. the Fear of Death”
Airdate: November 15, 2010
Gallery: Promotional Photos | Screencaps

Official Synopsis – added 10.29.10

CHUCK FEARS THAT A MAJOR LOSS MAY END HIS SPY CAREER—AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH SARAH – ROB RIGGLE, SUMMER GLAU AND RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN GUEST STAR – Afraid that his latest setback is driving a wedge between him and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Chuck (Zachary Levi) resolves to prove himself by going on a dangerous mission with the overeager Agent Rye (guest star Rob Riggle). Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) scramble as the “Buy Morons” attempt to uncover the true identity of Greta (guest star Summer Glau). Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Casting News – added 09.28.10

Chuck‘s getting a new mentor, the form of The Daily Show‘s former correspondent Rob Riggle. Ausiello reports that Riggle will appear in episode 4.08 (no title yet) as Jim Rye, a super-positive CIA agent tasked with helping Chuck improve his spy skills. His character is described as “super smart, intensely positive, and slightly crazy”. Well sure.

Casting News – added 09.24.10

Nerds of the world, rejoice! Ausiello just confirmed that none other than Summer Glau is headed to Chuck as Greta in episode 4.08 (title TBA). That means we’ll have two Terminator alumni on the show: Linda Hamilton (the original Sarah Connor) and Summer who appeared in the TV series. We also have the potential for a Firefly mini-reunion between Summer and Adam Baldwin. Fan-freaking-tastic! This episode is slated to air Monday, November 8 on NBC.

Last seen in a recurring role on Dollhouse, Summer will be a regular on the NBC mid-season superhero series The Cape.

Updated 09.27.10: Per Fancast’s Matt Mitovich, Summer and Adam Baldwin will share at least one scene, and Chris Fedak hints that Firefly fans may get an inside joke of our own.

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