This really was a good episode. I like the new direction yet they kept enough old-school chuck flavor in there. I would be lying if I didn't say I was totally upset about the decisions that chuck made 6 months ago.. =(
Anyways, the season looks like it will hold some good twists either way..this is based off the season 2 finale, this episode, and the reviews I've glanced at so far for this season =).
Let's not lose faith in Chuck everyone! He will come through and Sarah will too. She MUST!
So anyways, I believe I explained enough why I gave this episode a 9. It wasn't because of lower quality but because it upset me haha.