Chuck. Chuck returned to NBC Monday night. Sarah's now working with Timothy Dalton (undercover to bust Dalton) and I'm wondering for how long. The teaser for next week indicates that a lot of things are going to be resolved but I don't see why they'd just have Sarah be undercover for three episodes (that's counting next week's episode).
So anyway, she had to break out one of Dalton's men, break him out from prison. Chuck, Casey and Morgan went to the prison. Casey and Morgan were supposed to distract. Chuck was going to fight the giant. Which he did. That was actually a well choreographed fight, probably the best one all season thus far.
Volkav (Dalton) keeps coming up with tests for her. So after she pulled the guy out of the prison, she takes him to Volkav and Chuck's mother, played by Linda Hamliton, is there. (She's a spy trying to bring down Dalton as well.) He starts screaming at the man and then kills him and then pulls a device out of the man's head. It's Hydra and some sort of listing of all the agents. He slams it and breaks it but what he misses is Linda grabs a significant piece from the floor.
If Hydra were intact, Sarah could leave. Of if that thing Dalton smashed was intact. Hydra is just a listing of all the agents working for him. It's now on some computer device.
So his new assignment for Sarah to prove her loyalty? Kill Casey. And he'll be watching the fight via cameras.
She meets up with Casey and explains they're being watched. They start to fight. Casey notices a drop out the window, like a thing you'd lower yourself down a building on. I forget what it's called. But he tells her he can land on that and be fine. So she throws him to his 'death.' And he does land on the thing but, seconds after, the thing breaks free and Casey's sent hurling to the ground.
And Casey's now apparently in a coma.
Morgan's in love with Casey's daughter. He told Casey about it (before Casey was in a coma) and, surprise, Casey was actually cool with it. Cool with the fact that they'd slept together too. Once he made sure Morgan wasn't toying with his daughter, Casey was okay. And Morgan was telling him that he wanted to tell her he loved her. Casey said, you don't tell, you show. And listed something like a bookcase he'd just made or installed for her. Leading Morgan to ask if he'd ever told his daughter he loved her?
Casey hadn't. And, at the end, when her father's in the hospital and she's saying she doesn't even know how he feels, Morgan tells her that Casey loves her.
(Casey only met his daughter last season. His wife thought Casey died and, for her safety, he let her think that.)
It was a good show and I'm really curious as to what goes down next week. (Timothy Dalton's made a good villian, by the way. Adding that in case they kill him off next week.)
Okay I'm including this event announcement from Iraq Veterans Against the War:
Rebel With A Cause Bicycle Tour & Bradley Manning Solidarity Weekend
A show of solidarity with Bradley Manning by A Ride Till The End
Who is Bradley Manning?
Bradley Manning is the accused Wikileaks military whistleblower who allegedly leaked US intelligence information exposing US war crimes, including the Collateral Murder video, the Iraq and Afghan War Diaries, and the trove of diplomatic cables known as Cablegate. Despite lack of criminal conviction, he has spent over 100 days in solitary confinement in a military prison and is still there as of now.
As a community of veterans, we view these as honorable, selfless acts, the ramifications of which we have yet to fully realize as they are just beginning to color and empower our communities' ability to hold our government accountable for its actions overseas.
We regard Manning as an American hero and will celebrate his alleged actions, raise awareness of his condition, and challenge his shameless mistreatment at the hands of the United States Department of Defense by dedicating a spring bicycle tour through the American South to honor Bradley Manning, tell his story, and raise funds for his legal defense.
March 21st - April 8th: The Rebel With A Cause Bicycle Tour
On March 21, 2011, we will embark on a 444 mile bicycle ride along the Natchez Trace beginning in Natchez MS and arriving in Nashville TN on April 8, 2011. We will be speaking and performing at dozens of places along the Trace, focusing on Manning's narrative and raising money for his legal defense.
The Ride is public, and we invite veterans, artists, and other supporters to join us for however long they wish. Potential participants should have a suitable bicycle, appropriate clothing, resources for food, a personal tent and sleeping bag, and the time. We will average 50 miles each day we ride and take a couple of days off in-between longer jaunts. We will be camping primarily between cities in the beautiful parks along the Trace.
April 9th & 10th: Bradley Manning Solidarity Weekend
If you are unable to ride with us, we encourage you to produce an independent event in your community on April 9th and /or 10th, the same weekend we arrive in Nashville, as part of Bradley Manning Solidarity Weekend (BMSW)!
BMSW is a call to socially conscious artists and organizers across the country and world to propel Bradley Manning to pop-culture status through artistic expression before he goes to trial. Bradley Manning is a national hero: a modern-day Daniel Ellsberg, and it is our responsibility to let our governments and communities know how we feel about his actions and that we support him!
Art is the primary tool and cornerstone of our organizing strategy, and we encourage art in all forms including, but not limited to, poetry, music, performance art, gallery exhibitions, and artistic public demonstrations. These dynamic displays of creativity have the potential to substantially challenge and reshape Bradley’s narrative in the eyes of the public while simultaneously raising awareness of the conditions under which he is being held and contributing to his legal defense fund. All of which helps him take the steps toward the freedom he deserves. Our goal is to put energy into something that will last longer than a protest on a street corner, so get creative! Open mics, concerts, plays, exhibits! Go outdoors! Go public! Go big! Bradley Manning and our country's future depend on it!
The Rebel With A Cause Bicycle Tour and Bradley Manning Solidarity Weekend are projects of A Ride Till The End (ARTTE).
ARTTE is a collective of veterans and artists who see art as an effective medium for healing and for facilitating palatable dialogue amongst dissenting voices on the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"