The Complete Fourth Season of Chuck features Linda Hamilton (Terminator) in the recurring role of Chuck’s long-lost and now maybe enemy agent mother. Her presence and that particular story line do a lot for this show that gets cancelled at the end of every season yet rises again in the fall. Chuck is a mix of spy, action, and comedy. It takes a little getting used to but it is quite fun to watch. Linda Hamilton even says, “Come with me if you want to live.” in episode 10.
Chuck is an ordinary guy who got downloaded with all of America’s intelligence files. Over the last three seasons agents Sarah and Casey protected him and took him on missions and Chuck became pretty good at the spy game. Season four opens with Chuck and Sarah being an item and Chuck looking for the mother he hasn’t seen since he was a kid.
Concurrent story lines in The Complete Fourth Season are Chuck’s sister Ellie and her husband “Captain Awesome” expecting, Chuck and Sarah starting t think long-term, the usual nerd stuff at the Buy More where Chuck works, and Chuck’s best friend Morgan becoming more of an agent himself.
The highlight of this season certainly is Chuck discovering his family now includes his mom, his Russian illegal arms dealer stepfather (Timothy Dalton of Bond fame) and a stepsister also involved in the family business.
There is a lot going on in Chuck The Complete Fourth Season and most of it is quite entertaining. Look for John Laroquette, Robert Englund (Freddy himself) in a lesser Halloween episode, and Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) amongst others.
Special Features on this Blu-ray set include an interactive PIP episode (with Chuckipidea), shorts featuring Patel and Lester, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a feature on Zachary Levi directing one of the episodes, and one featuring Joshua Gomes spying on other cast members.