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Chuck Round Table: "Chuck Versus Bo"

1. Funniest moment for me: it's a tie between "Who wants to party with the freakin' Intersect?!!" and the Vail Buy More doppelgangers. Female Lester and Old Jeff had me guffawing like a street woman. I couldn't help thinking that it was a shame Yvette Nicole Brown already had a cameo; she would have been perfect as Big Michelle... 2. I thought Bo Derek was pretty cool. I try to avoid previews, so I had no idea she was guest-starring. 3. Princes of the Universe by Queen. It's the perfect nerd song from a nerd cult show (Highlander), I don't know - I can just see Lester busting out some Freddie Mercury moves... 4. I truly didn't expect it, but I like it. For one, Sarah was positively superhuman with it. Second this is probably the biggest thing their relationship will have to deal with - I like that kind of conflict for them.

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There aren't many Ted moments that make me laugh, but "We Built Chip City"...that had me howling!

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I honestly think they're going somewhere with how Kate dresses this year. I mean, this is the same girl who showed up to Castle's book signing wearing a super hot dress, and wore these really cool boat neck sweaters at work. Now she's in turtlenecks AND a blazer, always totally covered up, in matronly dresses at weddings....the difference is too stark. They HAVE to be going somewhere with that. Maybe she's afraid to be "hot Beckett" because of the shooting and because of Castle...

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@ Nick - my pleasure! I never thought about what the bullets might mean for Nick and Eddie as a team - this certainly will be interesting. I think what I like about this episode more than others is that it actually leaves pressing questions to be answered in future episodes. Like what will happen with the bullets, and what will Nick do knowing his partner has fudged evidence. Overarching themes are great but they can get tiresome. These kinds of questions have more instant gratification potential. As for the biology - I guess I figured with the skin being the most sensitive and the hot water being all over his ugly ogre face, that would hurt more than a 9mm (or whatever caliber) bullet. But that's just a theory. You're totally bringing out the super nerd in me. I'm way cooler than this :-)

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1. I liked the way the episode ended. I didn't need to see the ceremony or the reception. I've learned a long time ago to disregard show promos - it's never what they tell us :-) 2. Yes and no. It depends on who's telling and who's being told. If either one is a drama queen/king, then let it alone. However, if the person who holds the secret is genuinely concerned AND close to the person that the secret affects (who has to be a reasonable human being), then let it all out. 3. Of course not. No good could come of that. 4. I'd like them together eventually, but I'm enjoying the tension between them right now. The writers are actually giving us a reason to root for them. 5. My fave scene was with all 4 of them at the table, where poor Ryan finally gets some food and surprises them by already knowing about Jenny.

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I feel like I'm one of the few left that can enjoy the show outside of all the shipper stuff. Yes, I want them together as much as everyone else, but that doesn't have to be ALL the show is about. If the show gets reduced to just their relationship, when they finally do hook up, there's not going to be much to look forward to each week. I personally like the fact that they keep the show greater than the sum of its two main characters. Anyways - I loved this episode. I thought it was one of the funniest episodes this season. Castle's one-liners were stellar, and I thought Esposito's jealousy was funny. Stealing the show, though, was Ryan's cleanse. The doughnut fight and the scene where he finally eats were hilarious!

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Anyways - to the show. I'm ambivalent about Hank's moral ambiguity. I liked the fact that Hank could be trusted, but when you throw wrenches like that into someone's character, his actions become less predictable. On the other hand, knowing that Hank is okay with the occasional law-bending might make him a better asset to Nick when the whole Grimm thing comes to light. I'm VERY worried about Eddie now - his fingerprints are gonna be all over those bullets. Guess Hank will have some more evidence to "misplace"... re Nick: "The Ogre could break through walls and windows, get stabbed and shot, but couldn’t take some boiling water to the face? What a weakling!"
That kinda makes sense. Being shot or hit is a very concentrated application of pain to a limited number of nerve endings - but scalding water all over the face is way more painful - more surface area to hurt. (Sorry, the biology nerd in me came out).

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Letscheck: His name is Eddie Monroe. He's been referred to by both his first name and his last name. I've been watching since the beginning. You might wanna review the series... This was a solid review, and I think the reviewer is doing a great job of being objective. I don't agree with everything he says (that's life), but that's why everyone's entitled to their own opinion, and why we can have a healthy discussion (sans derogation) in the comments section.

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Chuck Review: Bo Knows Espionage

I'm super surprised that you didn't include the Vail Buy More doppelgangers in your comedy section...I was laughing so hard at the female Lester! That was hilarious. Sooo awesomely weird!! Morgan's "who wants to party with the freakin Intersect" was one of the best lines EVER in the series. I always figured someone else would get the intersect at some point, but I don't know why it never occurred to me that it would be Sarah. I guess I always thought she wouldn't need it. But seriously - she owned it. She was like a superwoman. And Casey's desperate yell at her to stop - gave me goosebumps. Regarding the shootout, I thought Sarah fired first? I'll have to watch it again...

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Chuck Review: The Game of Life

A friend of mine pointed out a couple really cool things that I didn't notice: 1. In the first or second episode of the entire series, Chuck flashed on Sarah's ring and saw the Hungary massacre. That kind of continuity is awesome. 2. He suggested that Bryce and the CAT squad were likely Sarah's partners when she first started, and when she started taking solo missions then she got handlers. Which also makes sense. With the above considered - I change my verdict on this episode from "mixed" to "awesome".

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