Anyway, after Chuck grabs a martini, Sarah spies Kirk at a roulette table. They sit, and Casey just happens to be the croupier, which...seems a little convenient, given how big the room is. Casey gives Chuck his "one hundred" in chips and then mutters, "Don't lose it." Heh. Kirk introduces himself, glad-handing Chuck while talking about the gratitude of the people of Taiwan, and then gives Sarah's hand a cheesy kiss. Kirk lays out some bets while extolling the virtues of the Taiwanese people and their spirit, and then says he always bets on red, "because it reminds me of all the pain and suffering in the world." No one points out that that means he's trying to profit from said pain and suffering, although Chuck probably would have if his entire face weren't in his martini glass at the moment. Chuck then bets the entire hundred grand on black, and I know this is a highbrow charity event but I still think that might be above the limit. The house can't afford to pay out losses of that magnitude if their short-term luck is bad, can it? Anyway, Casey tries to talk Chuck out of it, but doesn't mention the hundred grand part until it's too late, at which point Chuck gags like he swallowed a jumbo olive. He babbles for a second but then admirably covers, which is good, because while it's already pretty obvious that he doesn't actually belong here, there's no need to remove all doubt. Anyway, the wheel comes up on both red and Kirk's number, which is nice for all those plucky Taiwanese, I guess, and then Chuck starts babbling about mulligans in roulette and OH MY GOD SHUT UP. Like I said, I love him, but it's Episode 11 and he's just going to have to be a touch less wide-eyed about this whole spy thing. Kirk gives Sarah a cheesy wink as he gets up, and Chuck is outraged, but before he and Sarah can get into it, Casey draws Chuck's attention to the burly Asian guy to whom Kirk is now talking, and indeed, Chuck flashes on him -- and his name is "Rashan Chen," the dirty Taiwanese attaché to the Premier. Rashan and Kirk using the charity as a front to launder counterfeit money. We also see that Chen is having some words with Kirk, and when Chen leaves in a huff, Sarah goes over to Kirk and starts flirting with him as Casey smiles to Chuck that they can work out a payment plan later. Heh, but...if they gave him a hundred grand, they should have given him some direction on how to use it. I may be harping here, but seriously: I give the show almost a free pass to be as silly and unrealistic as it needs to, but once it sets up the rules of its universe, it's got to obey them. Also a bit much: Chuck still not getting that flirting is part of the spy job. I mean, does he not remember Carina at all?
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B | 1626 USERS: B
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