Desktop Girl of the Week: Sarah Lancaster

I know most fans of "Chuck" consider Yvonne Strahovski to be the real eye candy of the show (and the blonde from Australia has been a past DGOW selection), and Rachel Bilson, Kristen Kreuk and Jordana Brewster have all heated up the show in the past, but for me, the show's best hottie has always been Chuck's TV sister, Sarah Lancaster.

The 30-year-old from Kansas was actually blonde back when she broke onto the scene as Rachel Meyers on "Saved by the Bell: The New Class", and I'm not ashamed to admit I watched that show (though not nearly as much as the original "Saved by the Bell", for which there are episodes I can still recite start to finish). She bounced from guest appearance to guest appearance -- ranging from "Dawson's Creek" to "That 70's Show" to "CSI" -- before landing a recurring role on the critically acclaimed WB show "Everwood."

I never watched that show, nor did I see her in her three episode run on "Scrubs" or the short-lived ABC series "What About Brian", so I was a little stunned to see how amazing-looking she'd become when she debuted on "Chuck" back in 2007. Sure, Rachel Meyers was hot, but Ellie Bartowski was a knockout. I've always been an advocate of more Ellie on the show, and I've loved all of Season 3's Ellie-centric episodes (and I continue to be severely disappointed whenever there's an Ellie-less episode).

If you haven't been a "Chuck" viewer, I'd suggest you catch up from the beginning, but if you just want to see Lancaster's best episodes, check out Season 1's "Chuck Versus the Truth" and "Chuck Versus the Marlin", Season 2's "Chuck Versus the Sensei" and "Chuck Versus the Ring" and Season 3's "Chuck Versus the Angel de la Muerte".

As always with DGOW, I’ll provide a widescreen (1680x1050) image for downloading. If you want to see past DGOW, then just check the archive album.