“Congratulations, Chuck. You just got your first mission. Tomorrow Night. Hope you’re ready for the real world, huh?”
– Casey

Now that the groundwork has been laid, Chuck can begin for real. It’s time for Chuck’s foray into the field. More details after the jump.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read the disclaimer.

“Chuck Versus the Tango” is quintessential Chuck: a mission involving deception, confusion, and trickery; a bit of action and a couple of cool fight scenes; a humorous subplot involving the Buy More gang; and a whole lot of fun all around. There are lots of laughs, ranging from Captain Awesome’s semi-nude tango to Casey’s spy humour. There are also lots of computers to be fixed. Yes, evil Harry Tang is at it again, dumping another bunch of broken-down computers on the pile that Big Mike asked Chuck to repair.

“When you go to sleep at night, all you’re going to see is Tang in your face.”
– Harry Tang

For now, Tang is Chuck’s nemesis. He’s going to thwart all of Chuck’s attempts to advance through the Buy More. But Chuck has larger concerns. His first mission involves identifying and taking down an elusive arms dealer codenamed La Ciudad. In a classic case of false preconceptions, everyone believes her to be a man, when she is really the woman with whom Chuck tangoed at the art auction. In the end, Sarah beats the arms dealer to a pulp and leaves her handcuffed to a satellite dish on the roof of the Wienerlicious.

Sure, there’s more to be said about “Tango.” With Ellie and Morgan’s guidance, Chuck is still trying to find his purpose in life. He is constantly plagued by the memory of his expulsion from Stanford, and has agonizingly watched as his former classmates have risen around him. But such concerns can wait. Ellie and Morgan have Chuck’s back, Sarah seems content, and Chuck just helped catch the world’s most elusive arms dealer. Everyone is happy.

Since I’m watching the episodes in their intended airing order and not their actual airing order, next up is “Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp.”