Chuck vs. the Family Volkoff (

By:Stephen Lackey
Review Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The cast of Chuck is fairly large so it can be tough to include everyone. When smaller players come in other often don’t get screen time. There was no Jeffster this week but in their place we got the return of one of the most entertaining villains on TV; Volkoff played by Timothy Dalton. We also got a visit from Casey’s daughter to start a new storyline and Volkoff’s daughter. On top of all of that Sarah slapped our hero with a pre-nuptial agreement! There were many small little stories in this episode that set up for the long haul. Volkoff’s “This is what we call a twist.” Was one of the funniest moments that just got funnier with the events that followed. Sure the focus was a little shaky but overall this was a solid installment of one of the best shows on TV.

Join Stephen every week during the episode for live discussion on Twitter @culturesmash.

Mania Grade: A
TV Series: Chuck
Episode: Chuck vs. The Family Volkoff
Starring: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Joshua Gomez
Written by: Amanda Kate Shuman & Nicholas Wootton
Directed by: Robert Duncan McNeill
Network: NBC