'Chuck' Preview and Video: What to Expect from 'Chuck vs. the Hack Off'
'Chuck' Preview and Video: What to Expect from 'Chuck vs. the Hack Off'
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
There's going to be a lot of stuff happening in this week's episode of Chuck, "Chuck vs. the Hack Off." How could there not be? After all, when last we saw our favorite Burbank-based spies, both John Casey and Lester were getting carted off to jail. But what else can we expect from the episode? Keep reading for some possibilities and some spoilers.

WARNING: While the author of this article has not actually seen "Chuck vs. the Hack Off," she is in possession of some spoiler-like bits of information about what might happen. It's probably best not to keep reading if you would like to keep the Chuck-oriented sections of your brain pristine and spoiler-free. But who would want that? No one. So you might as well keep reading.

Incarceration and Indoctrination
The imprisonment of Casey necessarily means that the spies will be divided for at least part of this week's episode. As can be seen in these clips from "Chuck vs. the Hack Off," John Casey isn't going anywhere right away. Thus, Chuck and Sarah will need to take on the next mission without their favorite commando.

And that mission may involve some sort of cult.

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Back in October, I had the opportunity to pay a visit to the set of Chuck and caught a glimpse of filming for "Chuck vs. the Hack Off." The scenes for that day all took place at the idyllic and wooded compound of new-agey cult. It seems that the group is harboring Colin Davis, a scientist (guest star Eric Lange, known from Lost and Victorious) that Carmichael Industries needs to find.

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While I am not sure exactly what Davis has done, it is something related to a "virus" (Computer? Biological? Who knows?). And that virus may just have incredible importance throughout the next several episodes of Chuck season 5.

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Sometimes, You Just Need a Commando
No matter how much peace and love this week's cult target may claim, we all know it's not going to be that easy. And with Casey in the slammer, Chuck and Sarah are going to need extra help.

Who can they call? Gertrude Verbanski, of course.

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Carmichael Industries' rival will indeed make an appearance in "Chuck vs. the Hack Off," and Verbanski herself will be directly involved in the extraction of Colin Davis. What kind of partnership will it be? That remains to be seen.

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"Chuck vs. the Hack Off" airs on Friday, December 9 at 8pm on NBC.

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