What Happened On Chuck Last Night?

November 6, 2007 By:
What Happened On Chuck Last Night?

The best part of this show is not the hail-of-gunfire spy action but the drama at the Buy More electronics store where Chuck and Morgan toil daily. Morgan is a great character with a killer deadpan sense of humor that is inflamed by the new rules that Harry Tang has made for the Buy More employees, most offensive being a staggered lunch break schedule that has every employee eating alone.

As Morgan wages war against a power-hungry middle-manager, Chuck has to go back to Stanford to find out why the professor who got him kicked him out of college is being chased by an Icelandic hit man with a crossbow. In the process, he discovers not only that he was being scouted by the CIA to be an operative by this professor, but that Bryce, his ex-roommate (who planted exam answers in his room resulting in his getting kicked out) was actually trying to help him and keep him safe from a life as a CIA operative.

In the end, this information helps Chuck make peace not only with Standford and his time there but with Bryce, his former best friend. There's a happy ending for Morgan, too, when he blackmails Harry by reprogramming his universal remote, making him powerless to change the channels of the TVs in the store.

Is it just me, or are the characters at the Buy More a lot more well-developed and unique than the CIA folks? Do you Think that's intentional?