While we sit on the eve of another Christmas season, it’s time to sit back and think about the moments that have been cemented in Chuck’s history.
Chuck had many memorable moments in which Christmas was stage setting for epic and there are really three episodes that have scenes that the Chuck universe hold in high regard.
From Mauser to Beckman kissing Bartowski, Chuck provided a mix bag of emotions that were great for the story at the time or the right time for a stand alone. Here are some of my favorite moments from Christmas themed episodes.
Family Does Matter
Christmas in Burbank would be normal in reality, but not in Chuck’s world. It wouldn’t be Chuck if there were not some sort of chaotic moment to arise. Big Mike playing Santa Claus would become red in the face not because kids were coming, but more because a hostage situation would prevent the store from opening, but have no fear cause Big Mike’s cousin was a cop.
A cop familiar to TGIF fans from most of the nineties. Reginald VelJohnson also known as Carl Winslow made his appearance as the cop outside the Buymore. We also know Reginald from the original Die Hard. Family does matter when it comes to Chuck.
What would it be like in the Milbarge household if mother didn’t have bobo by her side especially when suffering from leukoplakia. Apparently, it would be devastating. However, Milbarge’s cowardly actions wouldn’t go without merit. His fifteen minutes on camera gave Emmett time to encourage shoppers to visit the Buymore once the ruckus would end. All Hale Buymoria…..
Jeff’s Own Set of Rules
While the holidays mean well for some. There comes a time when rules need to be established for others. Jeffrey Barnes would be the recipient of said rules. As Big Mike was going over the rules for the store’s annual holiday party. Barnes was reminded what not to do.
- Don’t spice the Eggnog.
- No holding mistletoe over women’s heads and copping a feel.
Sometimes Christmas Trees could represent a place where tension can be at it’s ultimate high. For Chuck and Sarah, whether it be a group of trees or a single one. A kiss and shooting can prove to be as tense as anyone can imagine.
First, a kiss left unspoken for became a topic of discussion in front of a Christmas Tree. A kiss put to the back burner with a returning ex in town. A ex believed to be have been killed.
Sometimes life don’t allow people to iron things out, but an intimate setting brings out past experiences to the forefront. Chuck and Sarah needed to iron out the tension that surrounded them, but the topic would soon go from a kiss to Sarah’s request of calling it the incident. However, a year later brings a bittersweet moment. A Christmas gift that holds dear to Chuck’s heart passed on to the future Mrs. Bartowski was touching and iconic moment, but what happens in a sea of trees would overshadow the magical moment Christmas was intended. A decision made can often awaken a dark side in one’s past. The killer within seemed dormant must resurface to protect her beloved. Mauser revealed key information in this scene. Ned was expendable. The fall guy. The kind of guy Fulcrum would use to take a fall for someone like Mauser.
They would soon kill Ned in prison then let him talk. However, Mauser telling Sarah about how connected he was within the organization was very much real. The threat of Fulcrum coming to get him was very real. Sarah knew this and took matters into her own hands.
A woman dead set on protocol from the outset changed once she was given a gift. A gift from the heart of Chuck Bartowski.Sarah’s vows indicated Chuck was her gift and Mauser threatened that gift. One course of action was very real for Sarah. Mauser must die. However, Sarah didn’t know Chuck saw the event within the sea of Christmas Trees. She had ordered Chuck to return to the Buymore. It would leave a decision Sarah made with the theory she could lie to Chuck about Mauser being gone.
It makes a moment like this Turn into something different all together once a lie becomes the dark side reality.The same can be said about three years down the road. A moment in which a man from the past resurfaces. A man long forgot. A man that knows each and every secret about his enemies. Daniel Shaw returns and not only dismantles Sarah, but really pushes the envelope on breaking Chuck’s spirits, but a moment when a general and a man dressed as Santa lock lips all is forgiven.
It takes a team wide effort to save Sarah and stop Shaw. Santa Suit is one of the last good episodes of the series.
So, here are some of the moments from Christmas. I thought was worth talking about it. Tell me yours below.