'Chuck': Sarah Walker is ... 'Kickboxer'

The downside to the latest set of photos from "Chuck" is that they're from the Nov. 22 episode, which means you'll have to wait a bit to see the scene in which they were taken.

The upside? Yeah:

chuck-sarah-fight1.jpgThe Nov. 22 episode is called "Chuck vs. Phase Three," and NBC's description of the episode says that when Chuck's ( Zachary Levi) "secrets and sanity" are in danger, Sarah ( Yvonne Strahovski) goes on a rogue mission to Thailand. A shadowy figure called The Belgian (guest star Richard Chamberlain) and his pursuit of the Intersect are also involved.

So, apparently, is some sort of martial-arts tournament where Sarah has her hands wrapped in rope a la "Kickboxer" and "Ong Bak."

"We have some amazing Sarah Walker Muay Thai fighting happening," co-creator Chris Fedak tells Zap2it. "It was a lot of fun to shoot. We turned the woods here at Warner Bros. into the jungles of Thailand and created our own Mos Eisley cantina, filled with villains. ... Scum is more expensive than villainy, but we managed to get both."

Based on the evidence at hand, we rather like Sarah's odds. Casey ( Adam Baldwin) and Morgan ( Joshua Gomez) provide backup, and Morgan even gets to handle what looks like a real gun. Take a look:

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chuck-sarah-fight5.jpg chuck-sarah-fight6.jpg chuck-casey-morgan-guns.jpgNotably absent from the pictures is Chuck himself. We have to wonder if he's tied up (literally or figuratively) elsewhere while Sarah is fighting. We'll find out when "Chuck vs. Phase Three" airs on Nov. 22.

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Photo credits: NBC