So you may have heard Daniel Shaw (Brandon Routh) mention a little something about a baby at the end of last week’s Chuck. Is it an actual baby, a metaphorical baby, a baby that never even lived? Those are all things we’ll find out in the next new episode, “Chuck vs The Baby,” and don’t fear, whatever it turns out to be won’t be wreaking havoc with the Bartowskis, regardless of Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) keeping it a secret from her husband and spy partner all this time.
“I don’t think it really affects their relationship all that much,” Zachary Levi thought of the episode’s cliffhanger. “One of the things that Chuck’s always done is kind of built something up to be really monumental, but then we sort of begin and end all in one episode, so– and not that there aren’t remnants of that that won’t come back or carry on in their relationship in some ways, but it’s kind of one of those things. It’s big, and it’s cool, and for fans to get that bit of extra more backstory that is revealed in the next episode, but it’s not like relationship-changing or anything.”
In “Chuck vs The Baby,” Sarah is forced to confront a secret from her past and feels she must do so alone, even though Chuck (Levi) urges her to let him help. When Sarah encounters her original handler, Kieran Ryker (guest star Tim Dekay), she fears that he will harm those closest to her, including her mom (guest star Cheryl Ladd).
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.”
Chuck airs on NBC on Friday nights at 8pm. “Chuck vs The Baby” airs on December 30th 2011.
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