Season 2 Episode 1

Chuck Versus the First Date

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2008 on NBC

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  • A life less spydinary.

    This season premiere is great, if a little too comfortable. There are quite a few plot-threads to tackle and the entire hour revolves around a major storyline shift that we all knew wouldn't happen, so while the ride is fun (especially a certain interview sequence), it ultimately feels hollow. Casey was ready to kill Chuck, but I knew he wouldn't. Chuck was ready to leave the Buy More, but I knew he wouldn't. Sarah and Chuck almost kiss, but…you see where I'm going with this? The thunderdome stuff was hilarious and I have to agree with Chuck, I miss Sarah's old outfit =D The big fight near the end was curiously directed, but that's just a minor quibble. Overall, a decent start to the season, it has to be said. Aside from an explosive finish – literally – it's pretty much back to square uno, so hopefully the next episode will kick-start the season's arc and shake this show up.