'Chuck' recap: I Saw Beckman Kissing Santa Claus
If you can put aside that, there were actually some surprisingly decent moments in this episode... most of them involving one Mr. Daniel Shaw, who programmed the Omen virus to take down the lock on his prison cell so that he could escape and exact his revenge on Sarah. He's still hella pissed about her killing his wife and/or dumping him... but mostly the wife thing, and has decided to string her up in a castle by a cross beam with care, in the hopes that her dopey loving husband soon will be there. His plan involves making her freeze to death in a wife beater, while he uses the Omen to extract information from the CIA so that he can upload the Intersect 3.0 into his brain.
Chuck comes up with a plan to stop him. The first part involves having Morgan harness the power of Jeff and Lester (by bribing them with Subway sandwiches... of course) to figure out exactly what the Omen virus is doing. Next up is sending Casey into Castle to retrieve Sarah, and then using Beckman to crash a CIA Christmas party (with Stan Lee in attendance for half a second) in order to get some device that Shaw wants in exchange for Sarah's survival. To do this Chuck steals Big Mike's Santa suit (upsetting Ellie in the process) and flirts with a drunken agent and ends up getting a big smooch from Beckman to keep their cover. Now there's something I never thought I'd see on this show. Is it too late for me to become General Chuckman shippers?