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Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

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Chuck loses his ability to "flash" and is forbidden to participate in a mission. But with his spy peers out on assignment, troublesome forces affect the benched Chuck back at the base. Brandon Routh recurs as agent Daniel Shaw.


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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Great episode! And I'm not just saying that because of Ellie in a bikini.

Didn't care for the ending set-up for what's to come though.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Lots of great shit this ep. Ellie in a bikini, Jeffster!, the Iwo Jima and WW2 kissing photo recreation, Morgan finally finding out about Chuck.. and loving it.

Didn't really care for the ending, but I trust they know what they're doing.

This ep. was a lot like "Chuck Vs. The Santa Claus" which, I think, had the same writer who eventually went on to write for V.

Subway!!!
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Wonderfully played out episode. Liked all the info getting passed on. As soon as Chuck started talking to Morgan, I knew his ability would return. Great stuff all around.

Not to sure of the upcoming plan, but I am still trusting the showrunners. Glad that Chuck is back.

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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Certainly one of the greatest episodes of the series.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

They have a swimming pool scene with Sarah nearby and they DON'T put Yvonne Strahovski in a bikini?? I'm shocked.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Awesome episode! Loved every minute of it! Elle in a bikini.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Jeff saving Casey was hilarious

Loved the Chuck and Morgan scenes
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

..about the whole Ellie in a bikini thing...

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and just because..

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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

"I just got my awesomeness back"
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

loved the episode, but with all the Buy More employees being interviewed, I was expecting something from Office Space.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Did no one catch that this episode was directed by Zachary Levi? I expected a whole lot less of Chuck in it because of that, but I was mistaken!
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Excellent episode and easily one of the best the show's had. I was so glad that TPTB didn't take the usual road and have Morgan feel upset & betrayed that Chuck had kept such a secret from him. His response plastered a great big smile on my face.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

"Cost Less" was trying to purchase the "Buy More".
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Originally Posted by Doctor X View Post
loved the episode, but with all the Buy More employees being interviewed, I was expecting something from Office Space.
I thought there would be a nod as well, especially when the next door neighbor from office space was the guy doing the interviewing.

I just saw the flag they were holding up "Buy-Moria"- guess they just stitched that up in the back room!

Great ep!
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Ellie was clearly the highlight of a great episode. Glad Morgan know, it opens up more potential comedy between the 2.

Jeff and Lester continue to bring the funny.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

My only worry now is that Ellie and Awesome are seemingly headed for a long hiatus from the show with their Africa adventure.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

The look on Morgan's face when he and Chuck came out of the castle and Morgan told Sarah and Superman that he knew chuck was a spy was HILARIOUS! We played it back 5 times, and laughed as hard each time.

Love love love this show.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10


"Bag 'em and Tag 'em Sarah. Excuse me. Agent Walker!"
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Yeah such a good episode... Morgan's face was the best, and I loved Jeffster's version of Fortunate Son.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

I am glad they put Captain Awesome by the pool as well.
Great that Morgan finally learned the secret.
Jeff and Lester were the weakest part as usual.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

I really enjoyed this episode. Seems to have things leaning in the right direction. I'm thinking (hoping) Shaw getting ready to blow up Chuck (in Castle) sways Sarah back in toward Chuck a little more, regardless of whether anything else happens between them this season. Pretty classic episode all the way around.

(As soon as Awesome pitched the "Doctors w/o Borders" idea, I said "There's how they'll keep them off TV (save money) for a few episodes, if not the rest of the season." But, if they WANTED to, or were able with the last 6 episodes, they could have Ring or someone else go after Awesome and Chuck and the team have to go to Africa to save him (and Ellie). Would make for a pretty interesting episode, I think.)
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

I love how they are worried that Morgan would blab Chuck's secret, but they don't worry about Awesome because he's awesome. Then the next scene is Awesome flipping out.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Making Captain Awesome come unglued after getting involved with the Spy business is the best thing they could have done to the character. Yes, he was Awesome but he was boring too.
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Re: Chuck -- "Chuck versus the Beard" -- 03/08/10

Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
Did no one catch that this episode was directed by Zachary Levi? I expected a whole lot less of Chuck in it because of that, but I was mistaken!
I totally missed that, and I usually try to catch the writer and director. This wasn't his first directing thing, was it?

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The look on Morgan's face when he and Chuck came out of the castle and Morgan told Sarah and Superman that he knew chuck was a spy was HILARIOUS! We played it back 5 times, and laughed as hard each time.
I busted up over that too. Morgan has been kinda 'meh' for me this season, but he was great in this episode.

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