April 27, 2010


‘Chuck' has an Awesome sidekick (Maureen Ryan, 4/26/10, Chicago Tribune)

The character played by McPartlin, a Glen Ellyn native, was born Devon Woodcomb, but few call him that. He is a doctor with perfect hair and teeth who is in perfect shape, and he's also a terrific husband to Chuck's sister, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster). Hence his nickname, Captain Awesome.

But as the show enters the home stretch of its third season, Awesome is often called on to be more than simply awesome. He is among the few who have learned Chuck's secret — that the former slacker is actually a spy — and Awesome has helped out on a few missions.

As the doctor has gotten more involved in Chuck's world, the show has drawn on McPartlin's talent for both comedy and drama. Awesome has been nervous that the espionage could put him and his wife in danger, so they head to Africa to work for Doctors Without Borders in Monday's episode. But as is so often the case on this show, things don't go as planned.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 27, 2010 11:35 AM
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