'Chuck': Sneak a peek at Volkoff's return

chuck-vs-family-volkoff-vid.jpgIt's been a long couple of weeks for "Chuck" fans, what with a pre-emption and a random Season 3 repeat on the past two Mondays. But from the looks of things, your patience is about to be rewarded.

Monday's (April 11) episode marks the return of Alexei Volkoff ( Timothy Dalton) to the show, and even in the 30-second preview below, it's easy to tell that prison has not dampened his evil-with-a-smile spirit. Dalton is one of the best guest stars the show has ever had, and it's great to see him in "Chuck" world again.

Oh, and did we mention that Linda Hamilton is also returning as Mary Bartowski? Because she is, for something involving Ellie ( Sarah Lancaster) and Steven Bartowski's old computer.

The episode is called "Chuck vs. the Family Volkoff," and it involves Chuck ( Zachary Levi) trying to counter a CIA hit put on Vivian Volkoff (the returning Lauren Cohan). To help prove Vivian's innocence, he has to team up with Alexei, which is, to say the least, a pretty high-risk proposition. To top it all off, Sarah ( Yvonne Strahovski) gives Chuck a "relationship curveball." So, tough day.

Here's the preview for Monday's episode.

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