Chuck Season 4 [New This Fall]

You know I love Chuck and I know you do to. Chuck returns September 20 with a shiny new season. I have missed them all but especially Chuck and Sarah, Casey and Morgan so I start a little early with what we know so far.

Updated September 16.

You should not be reading this if you don’t like spoilers by the way.

Last season Chuck finally got together with Sarah (Hurray) which only increased my enjoyment even if Agent Shaw slipped in there between them in the beginning of the season before he turned to the dark side and joined the Ring. This season the writers promised not to put anyone between the two. “Fandom has showed it’s a bad idea”. That is not to say there wont be ups and downs in their relationship.

It was also the season when Morgan learned the truth, that Chuck was a spy. That episode when Chuck told him when they sat there bound together in the Dojo of the Castle (their secret lair underneath the Buy More) is one of the best Chuck moments ever. He is now in training under Casey’s gentle guidance. Casey and Morgan was absolutely fantastic together in season 3 so expect sparkles here.

But it didn’t stop there his sister Ellie also found out in the season finale. There she was in a CIA office in protective custody when her brother sneaks by and takes down her handler. That was pure enjoyment. Ellie is going to be Pregnant according to Ausiello (EW)

Captain Awesome won’t be reviving his short-lived career as international superspy anytime soon. “Last season Awesome realized if there was one place in the world where he wasn’t awesome, it was on spy missions,” notes exec producer Chris Fedak. “He’d like to stay as far away from the spy world as he can.” That’s particularly true now that there’s a mini Awesome on the way. “He is going to be way more into all of the rituals of pregnancy than even Ellie is,” says fellow EP Josh Schwartz of the daddy-to-be.

Is it only I that think of Star Wars when John Casey told his daughter? She was running away from him at the time since he was only a weird man that took her up and carried her out to his car and drove away with her. Then stopped and said “You can trust me”. I would be running too. But she stopped when he cried “I am your Father”. I hear that Casey’s daughter Alexa (Mekenna Melvin) is going to be a recurring star this season but I haven’t seen her name on the cast on any of the first episodes yet. Morgan was clearly interested in her to Casey’s disapproval. That probably means that Morgan will be involved in some bodily harm. Alexa is one person I am thrilled to learn to know better. We haven’t seen so much of her before.

It’s no accident that producers have shown us that Casey’s daughter has some serious combat skills. “It’s a spy show, so I think she’s going to be on some missions,” reports Adam Baldwin, who plays Alex’s proud papa. (tvguide)

I hope you have seen the finale already. The sad thing is that Stephen Bartowski (Scott Bakula), Chuck and Ellie’s father  was shot by agent Shaw but before he died he built a Governor to prevent the Intersect from overloading. Shaw stole it but Chuck took it back before Morgan blew up the Buy More. Jeff and Lester are on the run since they believe they are responsible. Some fans have noticed that Stephen died in close proximity to a Ring base that experimented with cryogenic regeneration. So he might not be dead.

Talking about another undead that might upset some fans. Rumor says that Agent Daniel Shaw might be back. He is loaded with the Intersect too so he might be a real problem for Chuck.

General Beckman is now a Series Regular. Rumor says we will see her legs!

The Buy More was destroyed in the season finale. This season the Buy More is now owned and operated by the CIA, so it has the most badass employees ever — quite a change. Every week there will be a new kickass CIA operative green-shirt working at store with Team Bartowski, recast with someone awesome, but each going under the alias of “Greta,” regardless of whether they’re a man or a woman

I expect Chuck to take up his father’s secret work, whatever that is and to search for his mother. He promised Ellie to stop being a spy after he stopped Shaw so he has to keep it a secret from her and probably even from Sarah at first. Morgan is the first one he is going to involve according to sources inside the show.

You can’t have missed that Chuck is getting a mom Mary Elizabeth Bartowski. The mystery surrounding Chuck’s mom is at the heart of the season, and there are going to be some shocking surprises in the first episode,” previews Fedak. “By the end of the episode we are going to turn everything on its head with regard to who she is.” Linda Hamilton will play Chucks mom. She disappeared from her children’s lives when they were still young. Now she will appear throughout the season, leading Chuck to discover that her life was shrouded in secrets. She was a spy, a CIA agent … and that’s just the beginning. Who is she today? One thing is certain: She’s not the soccer mom who left her children so many years ago.

I am vibrant and thrilled about the new season. I will keep this post updated with news as they become available.

Episode Details

Chuck 4.01 – Chuck versus the Anniversary (NBC) September 20

It’s a very different season this year in the sense that Chuck’s retired from the CIA and he can’t tell Ellie he’s a spy, but he also has to find his mom, So he has to do it without using the CIA resources, so he finds himself in the season premiere not being able to tell Sarah what he’s up to and not being able to tell Ellie what he’s up to. All he has in the world now is Morgan, which is a terrible, terrible fate for anyone trying to accomplish something in life.

CHUCK BEGINS A SEARCH FOR HIS MOTHER, WHICH HE MUST KEEP A SECRET FROM THE CIA AND HIS SISTER — LINDA HAMILTON GUEST STARS AS MARY BARTOWSKI — DOLPH LUNDGREN, HARRY DEAN STANTON AND OLIVIA MUNN ALSO GUEST STAR — Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) go on a rogue globe-spanning mission to find Chuck’s mom. Meanwhile, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) follow a trail to Russia as they investigate the mysterious Volkoff Industries and its operative, Marco (guest star Dolph Lundgren). Back at home, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) delivers big news to her family. Bonita Friedericy also stars.

The premiere will guest star Dolph Lundgren as Marko and Harry Dean Stanton as Harry and Linda Hamilton as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.

Olivia Munn will play Greta#1  an impossibly cool, smart, and pretty CIA agent who intimidates and schools Chuck and Morgan.

Dolph [will] try and ‘break’ Chuck in Season 4 premiere.” Action star Dolph Lundgren  will be hittin Chuck’s up-coming season. This isn’t the first time the actor has played a role on Chuck. In March’s ‘Chuck vs. the Final Exam,’ rogue FSB agent Anatoli Zevlovski’s alias was Ivan Drago — the name of Lundgren’s Russian boxer in Rocky IV.”

Chuck 4.02 – Chuck versus the Suitcase (NBC)

CHUCK AND SARAH TRAVEL TO FASHION WEEK IN MILAN TO RETRIEVE A HIGH-TECH SECRET WEAPON — KAROLINA KURKOVA, LOU FERRIGNO, AND ISAIAH MUSTAFA GUEST STAR — When Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) go undercover in Milan, Chuck realizes the “Achilles’ Heel” in their relationship, but must set personal issues aside for the mission. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) recognizes a fatal flaw that compromises the new Buy More. Elsewhere, Casey struggles to put down roots in Burbank. Bonita Friedericy, Vik Sahay and Scott Krinsky also star.

Looks like the return of Lester and Jeff? Isaiah Mustafa is Greta#2. This episode will most likely involve a fight scene Yvonne Strahovski was shooting on a catwalk with supermodel Karolina Kurkova (I am guessing it is here since there was a casting call for a dangerous, sexy, and kick-ass supermodel for this episode), and it’s definitely going to rank up there as one of the best girlfights evah on Chuck according to Kristin at E!

Lou Ferrigno, who was painted green to play the jade giant in the ’70s and ’80s series The Incredible Hulk, will play the bodyguard of an evil spy model (ex-Victoria’s Secret Angel Karolina Kurkova).

Chuck 4.03 – Chuck versus the Cubic Z (NBC)

A prison transfer delivers old foes the Buy More, canceling Chuck and Sarah’s romantic mission; Morgan gets a surprise from Big Mike

Stacy Keibler as Greta#3

Chuck 4.04 – Chuck versus the Coup d’Etat (NBC)
Nicole Richie returns as Heather Chandler, Sarah’s high school nemesis (2 years ago, the reunion episode). According to a Chuck insider, a prison transfer goes awry and Heather, ends up being stowed away at Castle (a.k.a. the underground CIA base). But here’s where things get really interesting: We have been told her arrival dovetails with some serious bumps in Chuck and Sarah’s deepening relationship. And you better believe that Ms. Heather will use that rift to her advantage.

Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Hugo Panzer is also making a comeback this episode.

We don’t have a Greta in episode 4,” says exec producer Chris Fedak. Adds fellow EP Josh Schwartz: “The Buy More is not in that episode. Chuck’s away on a mission.”

Armand Assante will be back as Alejandro Goya, the king premier of Costa-Gravas, but this time he’s bringing his woman with him! Yep, look for Mrs. Goya; producers are hoping to find a major name to play the part.

TV Guide has just disclosed that actress Tia Texada will guest star as Hortencia aka Armand Assante’s character’s wife. Coming with a secret, she will be introduced when “Chuck and the gang visit the Premier’s beautiful island in his native Costa Gravas.”

Chuck 4.05 – Chuck versus The Couch Look (NBC)


Chuck 4.06 – Chuck versus The Aisle of Terror (NBC)

NBC has tapped the original Freddy Krueger—a.k.a. Robert Englund—to guest star in the Halloween episode. Englund will play Dr Stanley Wheelwright, an evil scientist who can make your waking life a nightmare.

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