Chuck knows its way around a good cultural allusion, the show's been full of lines and references to various action movies and elements of culture. This week was no exception and Chuck delivered two great ones.
With Linda Hamilton having been cast as Chuck's mom, add her to the list of reference-based casting decisions that also includes Timothy Dalton, Scott Bakula, and Summer Glau, you knew it was only a matter of time before she gave us the classic Terminator line:
The second great reference came at the end of the show and also featured a shirt-less Josh Gomez. We've seen Die Hard references before, most obviously in last season's Christmas episode "Chuck vs. the Santa Clause" which also featured Reginald Veljohnson, but last night's episode took it to a new level. When Morgan got trapped in an enemy-infested Buy More, without his shoes and wearing half his manager's suit,it was only a matter of time before he went all John McClane on us, or tried to.