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Old 04-04-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Scott to appear on 4 episodes of NBC's "Chuck"

I'm not sure if it's been mentioned here or not, or perhaps Scott himself "plugged" them at the QL Convention, but he will be making the first of 4 consecutive guest appearances on NBC's "Chuck" starting this Monday (April 6th) at 8:00PM EDT (7:00PM Central). For anyone that has never seen the show, it centers around an ordinary geek-like guy named Chuck Bartowski who works at an electronics store called Buy More (think of it like Best Buy's Geek Squad, except his department is called the Nerd Herd). One day, he received an e-mail message from an old college friend-turned-rival which downloaded something called the "Intersect" into his brain, containing all of the government's biggest secrets. Now whenever Chuck sees anybody or anything pertaining to one of the Intersect's files, he "flashes" on that particular piece of information. So, in order to protect the "asset" (meaning Chuck), the CIA has sent 2 operatives to keep him safe: John Casey and Sarah Walker. Sarah's cover is that she is Chuck's girlfriend, and what complicates matters is that none of Chuck's family and friends can ever know his secret (and the fact that both Chuck and Sarah have developed strong feelings for each other).

That's the basic gist of the storyline. I'm a huge fan of this show and have been watching it since it began last season. A big plotline for a majority of this current season is that Chuck is trying to find his long-lost father before his sister Ellie gets married. Last week, with Sarah's help, he finally found him. Scott Bakula is set to play Steve Bartowski for the last 4 episodes of the season (ending April 27th). Here are the synopses for those episodes as provided on (I'm adding a spoiler tag to the last one, since it potentially gives away "game-changing" information):

Episode 219
04-06-2009 8:00PM

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR CHUCK WHEN HE FINDS HIS FATHER AND LANDS HIS DREAM JOB OR SO HE THINKS —CHEVY CHASE (“NBC’S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” AND SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) GUEST STAR—Chuck's (Zachary Levi) life seems to be coming together: his long-absent father Steve (guest star Scott Bakula) has returned and he's landed his dream job with his hero Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase). Unfortunately for Chuck, neither turns out to be quite what he expected. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.
Episode 220
04-13-2009 8:00PM

CHUCK TURNS TO A SURPRISING PERSON FROM HIS PAST IN ORDER TO FIND HIS FATHER—TONY HALE (“ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”), SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) AND JORDANA BREWSTER (“THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS”) GUEST STAR—After Chuck's father Steve (guest star Scott Bakula) is kidnapped by Fulcrum, Chuck learns the only chance he has to find him is by putting his trust and life into the hands of the person he trusts the least—his ex-girlfriend Jill Roberts (guest star Jordana Brewster). Meanwhile, the Buy More team tries to sabotage Emmett’s (guest star Tony Hale) corporate evaluation. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling & Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.
Episode 221
04-20-2009 8:00PM

CHUCK AND SARAH RISK EVERYTHING TO FIND CHUCK’S FATHER— TONY HALE (“ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”), CHEVY CHASE AND SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) GUEST STAR—When Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) go AWOL to rescue Chuck's father Steve (guest star Scott Bakula), they discover that spending time together without any surveillance allows for unchartered chemistry. But as the two get closer, Casey (Adam Baldwin) zeroes in on their hidden location. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) becomes the pariah of the Buy More after mistakenly getting Emmett (guest star Tony Hale) promoted. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.
Episode 222 (Season Finale)
04-27-2009 8:00PM

SEASON FINALE—CHUCK MUST SAVE HIS SISTER’S WEDDING AND HER LIFE—MORGAN FAIRCHILD ("Falcon Crest"), BRUCE BOXLEITNER ("Babylon 5"), TONY HALE ("Arrested Development"), SCOTT BAKULA ("Quantum Leap") AND CHEVY CHASE (NBC's "Saturday Night Live") GUEST STAR—When Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome's (Ryan McPartlin) wedding day finally arrives, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must save Ellie’s life and her big day from being ruined by Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase) and Fulcrum.
Spoiler Alert! (highlight to read)
Meanwhile, with the Intersect out of his head, Chuck is up against his most dangerous mission yet: figuring out what to do with the rest of his life.
Also to note, "Chuck" is apparently "on the bubble" to be renewed for a 3rd season (I can't imagine why it wouldn't get renewed, though). I urge all fans of Scott Bakula to tune in and check out the show for the next 4 weeks. Who knows, you may even find a new series that you enjoy watching, which can only help the ratings.

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