January 22, 2012
TV: Chuck 5.11, "Chuck vs. the Bullet Train"
With only a few episodes remaining, time is running out for Chuck's life as a series. This week, Sarah and Casey battle to save Chuck from their latest nemesis Nicholas Quinn (Angus MacFadyen). Their success grows seriously complicated when Alex is kidnapped by the villain's goons at the Buy More. At the same time, Sarah is struggling with nasty side effects from downloading the rotten version of the Intersect. There's plenty of action and big moments, and the best comes from the dynamic duo of Jeff and Lester. These lovable idiots have been around since the show's beginning, when they seemed like one-note comic relief. It's a testament to the fine work of Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay that Jeff and Lester still work as characters. They're rarely part of the main plot, so it's great to watch them save the day in "Chuck vs. the Bullet Train". This episode is uneven on the whole, but Jeffster's excellent scenes make it worth seeing on their own. For more details, check out my Sound on Sight review of Chuck's latest adventure.