Review: 'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the Baby': The mother and child reunion

  • Early in "Baby," Morgan reminds Chuck that virtually any time he's had a disagreement with Sarah on something, Sarah has been right. Well, in this case, she's not. She's too accustomed to flying solo, even after all these years as part of Operation Bartowski, and in many ways the climax to this episode isn't Sarah killing her old handler and reuniting with her mom and adopted sister, but Sarah simply acknowledging that she should have looped Chuck and Casey in sooner. Everything after is just confirmation of how Sarah has gone from being a loner to a person with roots, and friends and family who have her back whether she needs someone to punch out a few goons or someone to babysit little Molly. It's such a 180 from the person she was when she walked into the Buy More in the pilot that I didn't even mind the show again revisiting (as we did at the end of season 3's "Chuck vs. the Nacho Sampler") the time right before she had to go out to Burbank.(*) That's who Sarah was then, and this is who she is now, and she's much happier - and yet still capable of kicking ass, taking names and doing all the things that made her a spy in the first place. 
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  •  I was more than happy to see her in this episode. Not only that, but these scenes between the two (even the one over the phone) shows that Chuck wasn’t the one to completely change Sarah from the solo spy that she was, but the kinder side was always really a part of who she is. 

  • A couple of plot holes prevented it from being quite as awesome as it might have been, butYvonne Strahovski anchored the show with a fantastic performance that was enough to paper over some of those nitpicks.

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Chuck 5x09 - "Chuck Versus the Kept Man" Promo

Lots of pictures from tonight episode V the baby 5X08

SPOILER. So you might want to see them after the episode will air.

Cheryl Ladd: Chuck's Mother of a Twist Will Wow Fans

“I can’t tell you too much about the episode,” Ladd apologizes, “but it’s very interesting for Sarah…. Chuckfans are going to be really pleased they went on this journey. They’re going to be wowed.”
Strahovski echoes “Mom’s” sentiment, saying that the backstory they came up with for Sarah and Emma is “beautiful. It’s a good story. 
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screen caps of 5.07 The Santa Suit and a REVIEW

"Yvonne Strahovski once again proves that Sarah is the heart and soul of this series. Her range of emotions in this episode is astounding. She shows such simple joy when the episode opens being the secret weapon in Ellie’s Operation Santa, having gathered the decorations, and, then telling announcing the arrival of Mr Pippers, the preppy polar bear for Casey; seeing her hatred and loathing when Shaw appears; watching her try to convince Shaw that he can still be a good man, then begging for to stop his violent plan; the sheer surprise when Chuck tells her that Beckman kissed him; and, the icy stare as Shaw reveals his final plan. Yvonne creates such depth to the character. Of course, seeing her free herself with the knife she keeps in those platforms was pretty astounding too. And that Ellie has tapped her as the secret weapon in Operation Santa again proves that Sarah has come full circle into the normal life she never thought she could have. She even wore the charm bracelet!"


Chuck' Videos: Spoilers, Sarah's Secret and a Sad Goodbye

Does Sarah have a baby?

That's the question many a Chuck fan had to ask after Daniel Shaw dropped a "baby" bomb on us at the end of "Chuck vs. the Santa Suit." This week's episode, "Chuck vs. the Baby" looks ready to give us some answers on Sarah's murky past. We've got a video clip from "Chuck vs. the Baby," some spoilers, and even a goodbye from the set of Chuck itself. So keep reading!
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Take a Peek at "Chuck vs. the Baby"
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Zachary Levi & Yvonne Strahovski preview "Chuck vs the Baby"

"Series star Strahovski had this to say about the episode: “I always love going into a flashback episode. We meet my mother in the show. That was always a big piece of the puzzle for me that I wanted to close in this series. We knew about Sarah’s dad, but I wanted to know, and I’m sure everybody else wanted to know, what happened with Sarah’s mom. It’s beautiful. It’s a good story. I love going back in time, and there’s some flashback stuff in there, too. It really shows the journey. Overall, I’m really happy with the journey that Sarah Walker has had, from the emotionally stunted spy who didn’t know how to express herself, going into somebody who was more emotional and could express that, and then getting into more of the comedy stuff on the show, as she fell into a normal relationship-- as normal as you can get with somebody when you’re a spy. It’s been a really nice evolution.”"
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An article about SARAH's episode 5X08

Chuck vs the Santa Suit Review – Pucker Up, Bartowski!

"In its next episode, “Chuck Vs. the Baby,” airing Friday at 8 on WHDH (Ch. 7), we’ll finally meet Sarah’s mother (played by Cheryl Ladd, “Charlie’s Angels”)."
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