CHUCK “Chuck Versus The Cat Squad” Review

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CHUCK “Chuck Versus The Cat Squad” Season 4 Episode 15 – Chuck is concerned that Sarah has no friends or family around her to celebrate her wedding, so he enlists the aid of her old CAT squad-Clandestine Attack Team. It’s a Charlie’s Angels foursome parody without the parody. This episode was a perfect example of everything wrong with Chuck.

Morgan and Alex’s relationship is one of the biggest who cares. The writers try to build these big emotional scenes but without established either Alex’s character or their relationship, the emotion falls flatter than a midday soap opera. I couldn’t tell you a single thing about Alex’s character aside from her biography. When she was first introduced the wealth of potential storylines was dazzling. Aside from being a potentially fascinating character herself, she might have become a truly remarkable outlet through which Casey’s character could have expanded. No. Instead she’s used as faux emotional angst for Morgan to whimper about. The Morgan and Carina scenes in this episode were not only annoying, they made me hate Morgan the character. I’ve always found him edging on the annoying, but I don’t know if he is redeemable after his weak willed and stupid turns as he dances around Alex and Carina like a schoolboy with his trousers unzipped.

But Alex is not the only underdeveloped female, and given the time the writers have spent delving into Sarah’s backstory, I wouldn’t hold my breath for things to get better. Sarah once again must confront her demons. Her demons are always going to be one of her three personality traits: the super spy, the girlfriend foil and the distant daughter/friend. We saw a little of all three last night, but Chuck was mainly concerned with the latter as he calls in the CAT squad, which, as I mentioned, was probably supposed to be a parody but was so blatantly sexist in its execution I almost though we were watching a show from the 70s. How else do you explain the phallic big guns, the skin tight, short shorts and the midriff baring, boobalicious tops, the wavy silky hair being tossed side to side in slow motion, the Brazillian dances dressed in thongs and feathers, the cat fights, the sexy cat fights, the sexy cat fights where the girls are never injured because an injury would mar their pretty faces, the thin, one dimensional characters, the simpering and stupid complicated trust issues between them and the line: “Going somewhere, pussy?”

I think it’s safe to say that I hated this episode.

But how about you? Bile still burning in your mouth, or did you somehow find this episode…not the worst episode of Chuck in the history of Chuck? Sound off in the comments below.

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