Chuck vs. the Cliffhanger comes at us from all angles. Picking up from the rather nasty cliffhanger from the week before where Sarah was left dying after being struck by the Norseman, a deadly DNA tracking device at the rehearsal dinner.
It’s Chuck, we know Sarah is going to be okay, she has to be. Despite what we think we knew this episode manages to play with our expectations throughout the entire episode, actually creating some serious suspense as Chuck races against the clock, breaking all the rules and more to save her. Intercutting slow, sweet romantic flashback scenes of Chuck and Sarah leading up to the wedding, with them practicing their vows all with sunny soft lighting, almost dreamlike, made the current story being told feel all the more urgent and harsh.