4.01 Chuck Versus The Anniversary
Writers: Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Guest Stars: Linda Hamilton as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski, Dolph Lundgren as Marko, Olivia Munn as Greta #1 and Harry Dean Stanton as Harry
Synopsis: (Official) CHUCK BEGINS A SEARCH FOR HIS MOTHER, WHICH HE MUST KEEP A SECRET FROM THE CIA AND HIS SISTER — LINDA HAMILTON GUEST STARS AS MARY BARTOWSKI — DOLPH LUNDGREN, HARRY DEAN STANTON AND OLIVIA MUNN ALSO GUEST STAR — Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) go on a rogue globe-spanning mission to find Chuck’s mom. Meanwhile, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) follow a trail to Russia as they investigate the mysterious Volkoff Industries and its operative, Marco (guest star Dolph Lundgren). Back at home, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) delivers big news to her family. Bonita Friedericy also stars.
Brief Synopsis via MSN: Chuck and Morgan search the globe for Chuck’s mother (Linda Hamilton); Casey and Sarah track an operative (Dolph Lundgren) of the mysterious Volkoff Industries; Ellie shares big news.
Even better Check out our first official season 4 promo!
4.02 Chuck Versus The Suitcase
Writers: Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins
Guest Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Lou Ferrigno, Karolina Kurkova, Isaiah Mustafa as Greta #2
(Official) CHUCK AND SARAH TRAVEL TO FASHION WEEK IN MILAN TO RETRIEVE A HIGH-TECH SECRET WEAPON — KAROLINA KURKOVA, LOU FERRIGNO, AND ISAIAH MUSTAFA GUEST STAR — When Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) go undercover in Milan, Chuck realizes the “Achilles’ Heel” in their relationship, but must set personal issues aside for the mission. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) recognizes a fatal flaw that compromises the new Buy More. Elsewhere, Casey struggles to put down roots in Burbank. Bonita Friedericy, Vik Sahay and Scott Krinsky also star.
Brief Synopsis via MSN: Chuck and Sarah go under cover in Milan during Fashion Week to retrieve a high-tech secret weapon; Morgan discovers a fatal flaw that compromises the new Buy More.
Comments: This time, we see red.
Promo: Zac Levi on Jay Leno, Sept 24, 2010. This contains a clip from 4.02.
4.03 Chuck Versus The Cubic Z
Writers: Nicholas Wootton
Director: Norman Buckley
Guest Stars: Steve Austin as Hugo Panzer, Nicole Ritchie as Heather Chandler, Stacy Keibler as Greta #3
Synopsis: A prison transfer delivers old foes the Buy More, canceling Chuck and Sarah’s romantic mission; Morgan gets a surprise from Big Mike.
NBC’s long form synopsis: Chuck ash Sarah’s past comes back to “hunt” them when a prison transfer delivers old foes to the Buy More – NICOLE RICHIE, STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN AND STACY KIEBLER GUEST STAR — Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) romantic mission is canceled with the arrival of Hugo Panzer (guest star Stone Cold Steve Austin) and Heather Chandler (guest star Nicole Richie). But Chuck grows more interested when the manipulative Heather claims to know a secret about his mom. Meanwhile, as Morgan (Joshua Gomez) prepares the Buy More for a huge video game release, he gets a surprise from Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence). Adam Baldwin, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky and Bonita Friedericy also star.
Comments: A romantic mission? Love it!
Here’s an even better promo with a first look at Stacy Kiebler and Steve Austin.
4.04 Chuck Versus The Coup d’Etat
Writers: Kristen Newman
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Guest Stars: Armand Assante as Premier Allejandro Goya, Tia Texada as Hortencia, the Premier’s wife and Mekenna Melvin as Alex McHugh.
Synopsis: With thanks to Lou at ChuckTV.net:
Chuck and Sarah try to become better communicators as they join Ellie and Awesome on a trip to Costa Gravas. A forbidden romance may put Morgan at odds with Colonel John Casey.
Official NBC Synopsis: Chuck AND Sarah HAVE A COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN AS AWESOME IS REUNITED WITH SOMEONE FROM HIS BRIEF SPY PAST – ARMAND ASSANTE RETURNS AS GENERALISSIMO GOYA – TIA TEXADA AND MEKENNA MELVIN ALSO GUEST STAR – Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) work on becoming better communicators as they join Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) for a getaway to Costa Gravas. There, the gang is reunited with Generalissimo Goya (guest star Armand Assante) who finds himself in a dangerous situation once again. Back at home, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) embarks on a forbidden romance that may put him at odds with Colonel John Casey (Adam Baldwin). Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.
4.05 Chuck Versus The Couch Lock
Writer: Henry Alonzo Myers
Director: Michael Schultz
Guest Stars: Eric Roberts , Dave Batista, Joel David Moore, Mekenna Melvin
Spoilers: New casting info from Ausiello:
Six-time WWE champion Batista, Expendables villain Eric Roberts, and Bones squintern Joel David Moore have signed on to guest star as Casey’s former Soldiers of Fortune buddies from the Clinton era.
I knew it was only a matter of time before Joel David Moore showed up on Chuck. His most famous characters really belong in a green shirt! He’s also one of Zac’s buds in the real world.
From Spoiler TV:
Chuck must decide what he is willing to sacrifice to find his mother; Morgan reveals a potentially dangerous secret to Casey.
The full synopsis from NBC:
CHUCK’S LATEST MISSION PROVIDES A LINK TO CASEY’S PAST — AND POSSIBLY TO CHUCK’S MOM — ERIC ROBERTS, JOEL DAVID MOORE , DAVE BATISTA AND MEKENNA MELVIN GUEST STAR — When Colonel Casey’s (Adam Baldwin) former team returns looking for him, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to find his mom. Elsewhere, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) works up the nerve to reveal a potentially dangerous secret to Casey. Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Bonita Friedericy, Vik Sahay and Scott Krinsky also star.
Comments: NBC also released this blurb:
The team must fake Casey’s death in an elaborate ruse to capture his former special ops team members who’ve gone rogue.
Promo: (Picture courtesy of Chuck TV.)
4.06 Chuck Versus The Aisle of Terror
Guest Stars: Linda Hamilton, Robert Englund, Morgan Fairchild
Spoilers: New casting news from Ausiello:
The NBC spyomedy has tapped the original Freddy Krueger—a.k.a. Robert Englund—to guest-star in next month’s Halloween episode, sources confirm to me exclusively.
From Yvonne Strahovski (Y_Strahovski ) on twitter: Having a stand off, gun in each others face type thing, with Linda Hamilton right now
Synopsis: From Spoiler TV:
Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Morgan must stop Dr. Stanley (Robert Englund) from releasing a toxin that induces nightmares… Chuck’s mother’s allegiances are questioned; Lester and Jeff celebrate Halloween at the Buy More.
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With special thanks to frequent commenter JC, the full NBC synopsis via ZacharyLeviFan:
CHUCK’S DREAM OF FINDING HIS MOM MAY BE HIS WORST NIGHTMARE — LINDA HAMILTON, MORGAN FAIRCHILD AND ROBERT ENGLUND GUEST-STAR — When Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Casey (Adam Baldwin), and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) are tasked to stop Dr. Stanley Wheelright (guest star Robert Englund, “Nightmare on Elm Street” films) from releasing a nightmare-inducing toxin, they’re also lead to question the allegiances of Chuck’s mom (guest star Linda Hamilton, “The Terminator”). Meanwhile, Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) use their unique sensibilities to celebrate Halloween at the Buy More, and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) get a visit from Dr. Honey Woodcomb (guest star Morgan Fairchild). Bonita Friedericy and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.
4.07 Chuck Versus The First Fight
Writers: Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins
Director: Allan Kroeker
Guest Stars: Timothy Dalton; Ana Gasteyer; Linda Hamilton
From Mel at Chuck TV:
Fancast just confirmed that SNL funny lady Ana Gasteyer has been cast in Chuck episode 4.07, “Chuck vs. the First Fight.” She’ll play Dasha.
Synopsis: From Spoiler TV:
Chuck goes on a rogue mission to avoid confronting Sarah after their first real fight; Ellie looks into the Bartowski family’s past.
The long version:
CHUCK GOES ON A ROGUE MISSION AS HE AND SARAH FACE THEIR FIRST RELATIONSHIP CRISIS – LINDA HAMILTON, ANA GASTEYER AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR – After their first real fight, Chuck (Zachary Levi) avoids confronting Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) by going on a rogue mission that leads him to his mom’s MI-6 handler, Gregory Tuttle (guest star Timothy Dalton), and a mysterious Russian agent (guest star Ana Gasteyer). Meanwhile, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) is on her own mission to uncover the Bartowski family’s long-buried past. Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Bonita Friedericy and Adam Baldwin also star.
Comments: Live, from Echo Park, it’s Ana Gasteyer!
4.08 Chuck Versus The Fear of Death
Guest Stars: Summer Glau, Richard Chamberlain, Rob Riggle
The Sarah Connor Chronicles siren and EW Sexiest Beast finalist has been tapped to play the Buy More’s rotating undercover agent in this season’s eighth episode, sources confirm to me exclusively.
From Spoiler TV: the episode will feature a character called Adelbert De Smet (who will be featured in 2 episodes this season).
CHUCK FEARS THAT A MAJOR LOSS MAY END HIS SPY CAREER—AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH SARAH – ROB RIGGLE, SUMMER GLAU AND RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN GUEST STAR – Afraid that his latest setback is driving a wedge between him and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Chuck (Zachary Levi) resolves to prove himself by going on a dangerous mission with the overeager Agent Rye (guest star Rob Riggle). Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) scramble as the “Buy Morons” attempt to uncover the true identity of Greta (guest star Summer Glau). Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky and Bonita Friedericy also star.
4.09 Chuck Versus Phase Three
Guest Stars: Richard Chamberlain
Sarah, Chuck, Morgan and Casey head to the jungles of Southeast Asia when The Belgian (Richard Chamberlain) tries to learn more about the Intersect; Ellie and Awesome try to decipher a secret her father left behind.
4.10 Chuck Versus The Leftovers
Writer: Henry Meyers
Director: Zachary Levi
Guest Stars: Timothy Dalton, Linda Hamilton
Synopsis: From Spoiler TV: Chuck’s mom comes over for “Thanksgiving leftovers” dinner the day after the holiday; Morgan and the rest of the Buy More crew deal with the busiest shopping day of the year.
From Spoiler TV:
CHUCK FACES A HIGH-STAKES HOLIDAY WHEN UNEXPECTED GUESTS ARRIVE FOR A THANKSGIVING “LEFTOVERS” DINNER – MONET MAZUR, LINDA HAMILTON AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR – It’s the day after Thanksgiving and Chuck (Zachary Levi) faces the most awkward of family reunions when mom (guest star Linda Hamilton) comes over for dinner—along with the dangerous Alexei Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton). Back at the Buy More, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) deals with the busiest shopping day of the year as Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) hatch their latest scheme. Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Adam Baldwin and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.
4.11 Chuck Versus The Balcony
- From Buddy TV (added 6 JAN 2011)
“One of the spoilers concerns Chuck‘s first episode after the break, on Jan. 17. It previously had been reported that the so-bad-they’re-awesome band known as Jeffster would return for an epic performance. We now know that the performance will occur on the Jan. 17 episode. Not only that, but the song selection will bring us a cover of Whitesnake’s power ballad, “Is This Love.”
Considering some of their past covers, there’s a decent chance that Lester and Jeff will put their own unique spin on the hit. We can only hope that they will honor the original spirit of over-dramatic poses and big hair, however they interpret the music.”
- Watch with Kristin (added 10 Jan 2011)
@sheebs08 (via Twitter): So the Chuck promo showed a new look for Sarah. Is she channeling her inner Miranda Lawson?!
I’ll let executive producer Chris Fedak take this one: “two words: Evil Sarah.” Ooo, did you just get the shivers, too?
Chuck tries to create a romantic getaway for Sarah while tracking down a nano-chip at a French vineyard; Lester asks Big Mike for love advice.
Full Synopsis – From ChuckTV.net:
CHUCK PLANS A SECRET MISSION WHILE ON ANOTHER SECRET MISSION IN FRANCE — When an assignment brings him to a French vineyard, Chuck (Zachary Levi) juggles tracking down a nano-chip with trying to create the perfect romantic getaway for Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). Back at the Buy More, Lester (Vik Sahay) comes to Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) for his own romantic problems. Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Bonita Friedericy and Adam Baldwin also star.
Promo: (For 4.12 too!)
Second one (for 4.11+)
4.12 Chuck Versus The Gobbler
Guest Stars: Mekenna Melvin, Linda Hamilton, Timothy Dalton
Synopsis: Chuck worries about Sarah when she tries to help Mary Bartowski (Linda Hamilton) take down Volkoff (Timothy Dalton); Awesome and Ellie struggle to choose a baby name.
SARAH EMBARKS ON A MISSION THAT COULD BE HER LAST – MEKENNA MELVIN, LINDA HAMILTON AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR – Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) takes dangerous measures to help Mary Bartowski (guest star Linda Hamilton) bring down Alexei Volkoff (Timothy Dalton), as Chuck (Zachary Levi) worries that she may be getting in too deep. Sarah, though, must enlist the help of Chuck, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) to complete her undercover mission. Meanwhile, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) are at odds over what to name the baby. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.
4.13 Chuck Versus The Push Mix
Writers: Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc
Director: Peter Lauer
Guest Stars: Linda Hamilton, Timothy Dalton, Mekenna Melvin
Spoilers: From ChuckTV.net:
While Sarah tries to free Chuck’s mother, Morgan and Chuck go after Volkoff; Casey and Alex bond; Ellie hopes to ease Awesome’s anxiety over becoming a father.
Also, Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak say that this episode contains the best 10 minutes of television ever. Would they lie?
Synopsis: From ChuckTV.net
THE MISSION TO TAKE DOWN VOLKOFF REACHES A DANGEROUS NEW LEVEL, WHILE BIG CHANGES LOOM AT HOME — MEKENNA MELVIN, LINDA HAMILTON AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR — As Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) works to free Chuck’s mom (guest star Linda Hamilton), Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) embark on their own mission to take down Alexei Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton). Meanwhile, Casey (Adam Baldwin) bonds with his daughter, Alex (guest star Mekenna Melvin), while Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) tries to ease Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) anxieties over fatherhood. Bonita Friedericy, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.