In “Chuck versus the Couch Lock”, we have a rare Casey and Morgan centric episode. It was refreshing to see a change of pace in the writing by putting emphasis on a little of Casey’s history as well as focusing on Morgan and Alex’s relationship instead of Chuck and Sarah’s.
It’s pretty unsurprising that Morgan hasn’t told Casey about Alex yet, as that is surely a death warrant if there ever was one. It’s nice to see that Morgan has grown so much since the start of the series. When we met him, he was just an annoying side kick that creepily stalked Ellie while getting Chuck in trouble. Now Morgan is the manager of the Buy More, has a budding relationship with Alex, and actually holds his own on a mission to save Chuck, Sarah, and coincidentally Casey too.
On the main Volkoff storyline, the writers finally confirm what the viewers have long suspected, that Frost, Chuck’s mom, is actually a bad guy. And though Chuck has decided he doesn’t want to pursue her anymore for the safety of his family, it sounds like his mother is reaching out to him for some undetermined reason and will surely soon join the gang in Burbank.
While it isn’t a laugh out loud episode, it was a refreshing change of pace away from the Sarah and Chuck relationship drama while finally answering the questions we’ve had about Alex’s continued role in the show.
- “Soft perfumed hands, sweet feminine voice. Must be Chuck”
- “I was the A-Team.” – Casey
- I would have liked to see Morgan tell Casey about Alex at the eulogy. While it would have blown the cover, it would have been hillarious.
- Jeff and Lester now see Casey as “cool” after his overdose on sedatives.
- “We wakeup in some of the best dumpsters in the city” – Jeff
“You break her heart, I break your everything.” – Casey’s definitely not empty threat.
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