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<I>Chuck</I>: The Most Awesomely Awesome Episode Ever

I know I already wrote a whole big post about why Chuck should get a third season, and even Josh Schwartz doesn't know if his show stands a chance in hell at coming back, but after this week's episode, I'm going to be hella pissed off if this show doesn't return next fall. I'm not joking. "Chuck Versus the Colonel" was one of the most enjoyable and well rounded hours of television I've watched in a very long time. It was romantic, funny, had lots of resolution and was filled with explosions. Everything a girl could want, or at least everything this girl could want. If it weren't for the last two minutes, it could have been a finale for the show. Instead, we've got more badass Chevy Chase coming our way next week for an episode that Schwartz claims will not give fans closure they want if it ends up being the series finale. Well, damn. So I'm going to try and think positive, I've got my fingers and toes crossed for renewals, I've started mumbling little prayers in the elevators here at 30 Rock on the off chance that some exec might be listening and take it to a higher power and I'm going to celebrate the time we have left ... however long that is. With that, here were my five favorite moments from Monday's episode.

1. Chuck and Sarah in bed
Not in the dirty way it sounds at all, but in the mushy most romantic way this show knows how. After two years of so much "will they/won't they" drama, this was the perfect place to turn it into a "they will" moment. Chuck and Sarah woke up snuggled in each others arms and then started making out. It just felt so right, not awkward or super sexy, just Chuck and Sarah. Of course it was interrupted, as was their prison smooching, but together they are so sweetly wonderful... until inevitably something tears them apart.

2. Tron screening
For a show that started out about a gamer who got sucked into the spy world by a computer message, having Chuck's dad send a secret signal that involves Tron only makes sense. But the best part of this creepy drive-in scene (aside from the air strikes and massive explosions that followed) was Chuck's dad rigging the Intersect so it would deprogram his son, giving our nerdy hero his non-spy life back.

3. Captain Awesome
Who knew that Awesome had breaking and entering skills, or that he'd punch Casey in the face to protect Chuck? I guess that's why they call him awesome. Loved the way he handled finding out Chuck's big secret and the look on his face when he tried desperately not to spill the beans to Ellie. Well played, Awesome.

4. Colonel Casey
Having Awesome think that Casey was a stalker made a lot of sense, actually. But having Casey feel left out of the Chuck dad saving mission was a great way to explore the softer side of the tough guy. He even risked his dream job, and shared credit for the Fulcrum takedown with Sarah. This is not the Casey I know, but it sure is the Casey I love.

5. Chef Morgan
Sometimes the Buy More scenes seem a bit tacked on, but having the last few weeks lead up to Morgan as a disgruntled Ass Man (assistant manager) was very clever, and made those over-the-top Godfather homages all worth it. Having Morgan rip off his shirt, pick up his girlfriend and head off to Hawaii to achieve his dream of becoming a Benihana chef was the best way to say take this job and shove it.

There were, of course, so many more things I loved -- the General hanging up on Chuck, Ellie's face when she saw her dad, Chevy Chase all bedraggled, Casey's quick change, Morgan borrowing Chuck's condom, Jeff and Lester blowing the power... the list goes on and on. But basically, it showed off everything this series has to offer, while taking things to a whole new level. I only wish it hadn't been followed up by the most snooze-inducing episode of Heroes ever, so that I could at least have ended my evening on a high note. Next week is the finale, god willing just for the season, and it looks unsurprisingly awesome as well. I can't wait.

If you missed the episode, catch it below. And let us know what your favorite moments were in the comments.

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