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SEASON 1

1.1 – Chuck vs. The Pilot (aka vs. the Intersect)

Writer(s): Josh Schwartz & Chris Fedak

Director: McG

Guest Star(s):

Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin
Dale Dye as General Stanfield
Jim Pirri as Ballerina’s Father
Tasha Campbell as Ballerina
Nicolas Pajon as Serbian demolitions expert

Synopsis:

09/24/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): MEET CHUCK-SERIES PREMIERE–Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) is a computer geek that gets catapulted into a new career as the government’s most vital secret agent. When Chuck opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. With the government’s most precious secrets in Chuck’s head, Major John Casey of the National Security Agency (Adam Baldwin) assumes the responsibility of protecting him. His partner is the CIA’s top agent (and Chuck’s first date in years), Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski). Also starring are Joshua Gomez as Morgan Grimes, Chuck’s best buddy, Sarah Lancaster as Chuck’s ever-supportive sister, Ellie, and Ryan McPartlin as Ellie’s awesome boyfriend, Captain Awesome.

Promo:

Introduction

Reviews/Recaps:
Pilot (1.01)
Summertime Top Ten: Chuck vs the Intersect

1.2 – Chuck vs. The Helicopter

Writer(s): Josh Schwartz & Chris Fedak

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s): John Fleck as Dr. Jonas Zarnow

Synopsis:

10/01/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : WHO TO BELIEVE? –As Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) continues to come to grips with his newly adopted life as a spy, tension builds between his recently appointed partners Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) and John Casey (Adam Baldwin). When a doctor who seems to have a solution to Chuck’s problem is killed, Casey and Walker turn the blame at one another. Both agents persistently try to convince Chuck that the other one is responsible and now it is up to Chuck to decide which one to trust. Who will he choose? Also starring Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, and Ryan McPartlin

Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs. The Helicopter (1.02)

1.3 – Chuck vs. The Tango

Writer(s): Matt Miller

Director: Jason Ensler

Guest Star(s):

Lorena Bernal as La Ciudad/Malena
Neil Dickson as MI-6 Agent
Grant Thompson as Allan Watterman

Synopsis:

10/08/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO— Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) is finding out that living two separate lives is not going to come easy. After being challenged by his boss at Buy More, Chuck needs the help of his best friend Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and the Nerd Herd, to prove that he is up to the task and ready to become assistant manager. Meanwhile, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and John (Adam Baldwin) force Chuck to go undercover for his first real spy mission. It seems that Chuck’s two different lives are learning to Tango, but which one will learn to take the lead? Also starring Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin.

Reviews/Recaps: The Intro Arc, Chuck vs The Tango (1.03)
Make ‘Em Laugh: Top Three Comedy Episodes
Truth Is Spoken Here

1.4 – Chuck vs. The Wookie

Writer(s): Ali Adler

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s):

Mini Anden as Carina
Iqbal Theba as Peyman Alahi
Chris Dotson as Scooter

Synopsis:

10/15/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND — Chuck (Zachary Levi) faces an unusual task, when Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) hot colleague from the CIA shows up requesting help for a mission. Morgan (Joshua Gomez) tries to get Chuck to set him up with Sarah’s new friend. When Chuck finds out that a million dollar diamond hidden in a Malibu mansion is being used to help fund terrorists, he must help these two beautiful women steal it back. Chuck is finding out that Sarah’s job of living a double life, which she is all too good at, is really preventing him from getting to know who she really is. Also starring Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, and Ryan McPartlin.

Reviews/Recaps  Wookie Revisited, Make ’em Laugh: Top Three Comedy Episodes  Chuck Versus The Wookie (1.04)

1.5 – Chuck vs. The Sizzling Shrimp

Writer(s): Scott Rosenbaum

Director: David Solomon

Guest Star(s):

Gwendoline Yeo as Mei-Ling Cho
James Hong as Ben Lo Pan
Ewan Chung as Lee Cho

Synopsis:

10/22/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : MORAL STIR-FRY?– Chuck (Zachary Levi) faces his first moral dilemma as a spy. When agents Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) refuse to help an unauthorized mission that is taking place in Chinatown by a top Chinese spy, Chuck is faced with a tough decision. Either go against the U.S. government and his friends, or do what he believes is right? Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) is caught in a dilemma of his own when Buy More forces him into a sales competition that could cost him his job. Sarah Lancaster also stars.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck Versus TheSizzling Shrimp (1.05)

1.6 – Chuck vs. The Sandworm

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s):

David Burke as HR Manager
Rick Hoffman as Agent Scary
Jonathan Sadowski as Laszlo Mahnovski

Synopsis:

10/29/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : HALLOWEEN-Chuck (Zachary Levi) accidentally runs into a fellow government agent who seems to be living a similar life. It turns out this agent is a gadget whiz, whose brain makes him a national security asset and a dangerous liability, much like Chuck. Chuck faces a predicament whether he should help turn this agent into Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) or help this agent escape his handlers. Meanwhile, Halloween, a holiday that means a lot to Chuck and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) as buddies, proves to be a little different this year as Morgan feels that Chuck is neglecting both their childhood and friendship. Also starring Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck Versus The Sandworm (1.06)

1.7 – Chuck vs. The Alma Mater

Writer(s): Anne Cofell Saunders

Director: Patrick Norris

Guest Star(s):

Scott Alan Smith as Professor Fleming
Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin

Synopsis:

11/5/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): BACK TO SCHOOL—Chuck (Zachary Levi) has to return to Stanford University, the institute that expelled him, on homecoming weekend to help a former professor. Chuck finds out that his former professor is also a government operative who is being hunted out for a sensitive top-secret file. Chuck must use his past experiences to find his Professor’s hidden secret, while at the same time discovering shocking secrets about his own life. More importantly, Chuck discovers the truth about his former friend, Bryce Larkin, the one who got him kicked out of Stanford. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) has problems with the new assistant manager at Buy More. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, and Ryan McPartlin also star.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck Versus The Alma Mater (1.07)

1.8 – Chuck vs. The Truth

Writer(s): Ali Adler

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s):

Kevin Weisman as Reardon Paine
Emy Coligado as Poppy Tang
Rachel Bilson as Lou
Sanjay Chandani as Mason Whitney

Synopsis:

11/12/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): NO MORE LIES–RACHEL BILSON GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) battles with his cover love life and real love life when he meets a very pretty girl named Lou (Rachel Bilson), who seems interested in the real Chuck. On the other hand, his relationship with Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) heats up as they go on a double date with Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and try to explain their sex life. Meanwhile, a poison specialist is trying to obtain codes to nuclear facilities and is using a “truth” poison to help get his answers. After all are exposed to the truth, Chuck soon discovers a lot about his partners. Adam Baldwin and Joshua Gomez also star.

Reviews/RecapsSummertime Top Ten: Chuck vs. The Truth.  Chuck Versus the Truth (1.08)Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Arc of Truth

1.9 – Chuck vs. The Imported Hard Salami

Writer(s): Scott Rosenbaum & Matthew Miller

Director: Jason Ensler

Guest Star(s):

Rachel Bilson as Lou
Anthony Ruivivar as Tommy
Theo Alexander as Stavros Demitrios
John Kapelos as Yari Demitrios
Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin
Merritt Yohnka as Bomb Squad Captain

Synopsis:

11/19/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): JEALOUSY ON WHEAT, HOLD THE MUSTARD; RACHEL BILSON GUEST-STARS — Chuck (Zachary Levi) starts dating Lou (Rachel Bilson, “The O.C.”), a sandwich-maker, and things seem to be going really well — which incites some jealousy on behalf of Chuck’s “ex-girlfriend,” Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), since she may be discovering that her feelings for Chuck were not all just a cover. However, things seem to get complicated when Lou is discovered to be a part of a smuggling group. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) starts developing a new relationship with an unlikely girl. Adam Baldwin also stars.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami (1.09)Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Arc of Truth

1.10 – Chuck vs. The Nemesis

Writer(s): Chris Fedak

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown

Guest Star(s):

Anthony Ruivivar as Tommy
Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin

Synopsis:

11/26/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday):HE’S BACK! MATTHEW BOMER GUEST-STARS— It’s Thanksgiving and Chuck’s (Zachary Levi) nemesis, Bryce Larkin (guest star Matthew Bomer), returns after being ruled dead earlier in Chuck’s life. Secret internal committees trying to destroy the “intersect” — now better known as Chuck’s brain — saved Bryce in hopes he would be able to help them locate it. Bryce needs Chuck to help prove to Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and the rest of the CIA that he is not a rogue agent. Upon seeing Bryce and Sarah back together, former lovers and partners, Chuck grows jealous and doubts any future with Sarah. Meanwhile, Buy More is prepping for the biggest shopping day of the year and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) is left in charge. Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin also star.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck Versus the Nemesis (1.10)Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Arc of Truth

1.11 – Chuck vs. The Crown Vic

Writer(s): Zev Borow

Director: Chris Fisher

Guest Star(s):

Michael Wiseman as Lon Kirk
Ping Wu as Mr. Wu
Yuriana Kim as Mrs. Wu

Synopsis:

12/3/2007 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): A COUNTERFEIT CHRISTMAS–Still licking his wounds after realizing Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) continues to have feelings for Bryce, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must assume the cover of being Sarah’s husband on a mission to foil a politically connected counterfeiter and yachtsman. Emotions and sea legs are tested when Chuck, Sarah and Casey (Adam Baldwin) have to head to the marina to scuttle a plot that also puts an unwitting Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Anna (Julia Ling) squarely in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, It’s time for the annual Buy More holiday party, but the party comes with lots of rules from Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence).

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck Versus the Crown Victoria (1.11)Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Arc of Truth

1.12 – Chuck vs. Undercover Lover

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Fred Toye

Guest Star(s):

Pasha D. Lychnikoff as Victor Federov
Ivana Milicevic as Ilsa Trinchina
Igor Korosec as Russian Creep
Vahe Bejan as Fat Drunk Russian

Synopsis:

1/24/2008 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday): CASEY’S FIANCEE–Chuck (Zachary Levi) discovers that many Russian arms dealers are secretly meeting in Los Angeles. One particular Russian woman catches his attention, and he flashes on her as being Agent Casey’s (Adam Baldwin) ex-girlfriend. Chuck grows very intrigued and begins to pester Casey about their history. After learning this woman is to set marry one of the Russian arms dealers, Chuck insists that Casey fights for his woman. Will Casey fight for his true love without compromising his identity? Meanwhile, Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) reach a tough point in their relationship. Yvonne Strahovski and Josh Gomez also star.

Reviews/Recaps : Chuck Versus the Undercover Lover (1.12)

1.13 – Chuck vs. The Marlin

Writer(s): Matthew Lau

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s):

Noureen DeWulf as Lizzie
Mark Derwin as Detective Conway / Longshore

Synopsis:

1/24/2008 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday): THE NERD OF THE RINGS- Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) asks Chuck (Zachary Levi) if he can have Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) hand in marriage, and then insists Chuck holds on to the ring until he plans it all out. Chuck decides to lock it in his Buy-More locker, and returns the next day to discover everything had been stolen from the store. Meanwhile, Agent Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Agent Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) discover that the CIA has been spying on them in hopes of discovering “the intersect.” With Chuck’s identity and life on the line, NSA has no other option than to relocate Chuck into a permanent holding cell. Will Chuck lose his family and friends forever? Joshua Gomez also stars.

Reviews/RecapsChuck Versus The Marlin (1.13),  Reader’s Digest Rewatch: Make-up then Break-up Arc

SEASON 2

2.1 – Chuck vs. The First Date

Writer(s): Josh Schwartz & Chris Fedak

Director: Jason Ensler

Guest Star(s):

Michael Clarke Duncan as Colt
Mark Brandon as World Send Driver

Synopsis:

9/24/2009 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday) & 10/04/2008 (9:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday): SEASON PREMIERE–Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (“The Green Mile”) guest-stars as Colt, a menacing operative. Chuck (Zachary Levi) prevents Colt from obtaining the Cipher — a device that would ultimately lead to a new Intersect. Chuck is told that this successful mission marks the end of his espionage career and the beginning of a normal life. Free from bullets and bombs, Chuck finally asks Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) out on a real first date. But Chuck’s role as the old Intersect is not good news for everyone as Casey (Adam Baldwin) deals with a difficult order assigned to him. Meanwhile at Buy More, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) devises an eccentric way to hire a new assistant manager. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Jeff Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/Recaps Summertime Top Ten: Chuck Versus The First Date,  Reader’s Digest Rewatch: Make-up then Break-up ArcChuck vs The First Date (2.01)

2.2 – Chuck vs. The Seduction

Writer(s): Matt Miller

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s):

John Larroquette as Roan Montgomery
Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin
Melinda Clarke as Sasha Banacheck

Synopsis:

10/6/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday) & 10/11/2008 (9:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday): SWEET SEDUCTION–Emmy Award winner John Larroquette (“Boston Legal”) guest-stars as the legendary debonair spy Roan Montgomery and Melinda Clarke (“The O.C.”) guest-stars as a sultry but dangerous female spy known as the Black Widow. Chuck (Zachary Levi) must go undercover to retrieve the Cipher from the Black Widow. But in order to get close to his target, Chuck must learn the art of seduction from the suave and sophisticated Roan. Unfortunately for Chuck, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin), Roan is no longer the world’s greatest spy. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) offers Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) some advice for a romantic night with Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), and Lester (Vik Sahay) struggles to gain respect at Buy More as the new assistant manager. Jeff Krinsky, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/RecapsChuckMeMondays: Seduction,  Summertime Top Ten: Chuck Versus The Seduction,  Reader’s Digest Rewatch: Make-up then Break-up Arc, Chuck vs The Seduction (2.02)

2.3 – Chuck vs. The Break Up

Writer(s): Scott Rosenbaum

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s):

Steve Valentine as Von Hayes
Bianca Chiminello as Fulcrum Agent
Matt Bomer as Bryce Larkin
Michael Strahan as Mitt

Synopsis:

10/13/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): MIXED EMOTIONS–former New York Giants star Michael Strahan guest-stars as the intimidating bully Mitt. Chuck (Zachary Levi) is overcome with jealousy when his nemesis Bryce Larkin (Matthew Bomer) — and Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) ex-lover and partner — makes an unexpected return. Chuck and Sarah’s growing feelings for each other are tested when their latest mission requires Sarah and Bryce to pose as an extremely affectionate couple. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) faces his own challenge at Buy More when he must deal with a gang of bullies, from a neighboring sporting goods store in the strip mall called, the Mighty Jocks led by the fearful Mitt. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/Recaps The BreakupReader’s Digest Rewatch: Make-up then Break-up ArcChuck vs The Breakup (2.03)

2.4 – Chuck vs. The Cougars

Writer(s): Ali Adler

Director: Patrick Norris

Guest Star(s):

Nicole Richie as Heather Chandler
Ben Savage as Mark Ratner
Michael Weaver as Dick Duffy

Synopsis:

10/20/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): CAT FIGHT—NICOLE RICHIE (“THE SIMPLE LIFE”) AND BEN SAVAGE (“BOY MEETS WORLD”) GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) learns more about Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) past when they run into her old high school nemesis Heather Chandler (guest star Nicole Richie). Sarah’s teenage insecurities come to surface and she tries to avoid Heather at all costs. Chuck, on the other hand, does everything he can to hear more about Sarah’s hidden life. When Heather’s nerdy husband Mark (Ben Savage) turns out to be a key player in a new mission, the agents must attend Sarah’s high school reunion to prevent the sale of potentially dangerous super-bomber plans — all the action ends with the ultimate cat fight. Meanwhile, Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) leaves town for a day and Buy More’s new assistant manager Lester (Vik Sahay) decides to implement a new sales policy. Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky and Julia Ling also star.

Reviews/Recaps: CougarsSummertime Top Ten: Cougars: Dave and Thinkling RewatchChuck vs The Cougars (2.04)

2.5 – Chuck vs. Tom Sawyer

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Norman Buckley

Guest Star(s):

Clyde Kusatsu as Morimoto
Faran Tahir  as Farrokh Bulsara
Bill Lewis as Stu Brewster

Synopsis:

10/13/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): EFFICIENCY—TONY HALE (“ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”) GUEST STARS—Life in espionage takes its toll on Chuck (Zachary Levi) and everyone is taking notice. Chuck tries to explain his unusual behavior to Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and to the quirky Buy More efficiency expert Emmett Milbarge (guest star Tony Hale), but a new assignment only complicates things. After a global terrorist comes searching for Jeff (Scott Krinsky), Chuck is forced to socialize with Jeff in order to find out what role the oddball plays in the mission. Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Chuck are all shocked when they discover that the fate of the world and the prevention of World War III rest in Jeff’s hands. Ryan McPartlin, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay, Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/Recaps: Tom Sawyer. Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer

2.6 – Chuck vs. The Ex

Writer(s): Zev Borow

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Guest Star(s):

William Abadie  as Guy Lafleur
Jordana Brewster as Dr. Jill Roberts
Zach Hanks as Rommell

Synopsis:

11/10/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER—JORDANA BREWSTER (“THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS”) and TONY HALE (“Arrested Development”) GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) runs into his ex-girlfriend Jill (guest star Jordana Brewster) while on a Nerd Herd call. In an attempt to save face, he lies to the girl who broke his heart and tells her that he is more successful than he really is. When Chuck flashes on Jill’s boss—a research scientist who may have developed a deadly bio-weapon, he, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) must find out if Jill is involved. Meanwhile at the Buy More, Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) nearly chokes to death, which leads company efficiency expert Emmett (guest star Tony Hale) to implement a mandatory CPR course taught by Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin). Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling, Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/RecapsThe Good, The Bad, The Jill. Chuck vs The Ex (2.06)

2.7 – Chuck vs. The Fat Lady

Writer(s): Matthew Lau

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

Guest Star(s):

Mark Pellegrino  as Fulcrum agent
Jordana Brewster as Dr. Jill Roberts
Phillipe Simon as Opera Director

Synopsis:

11/17/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): GREEN EYED MONSTER—JORDANA BREWSTER AND TONY HALE GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Jill (guest star Jordana Brewster) are enjoying the honeymoon stage of their rekindled relationship. The two lovebirds plan a weekend getaway but have to cancel at the last minute when Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) inform Chuck that he is needed for an immediate mission to find corrupt agents in the CIA. Jealousy erupts when Jill finally meets Sarah and learns that Chuck and his handler must pose as a couple. Chuck does his best to reassure Jill that his relationship with Sarah is purely business but only finds himself in more trouble when his mission does not go as planned. Meanwhile, corporate efficiency expert Emmett (guest star Tony Hale) is out to get Chuck and interrogates Morgan (Joshua Gomez) to get some dirt on his best friend. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Julia Ling also star.

Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs. The Fat Lady

2.8 – Chuck vs. The Gravitron

Writer(s): Chris Fedak

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

11/24/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): BETRAY ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME—JORDANA BREWSTER GUEST STARS –Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) make a shocking discovery about Jill (guest star Jordana Brewster). In the wake of his disbelief, Chuck is asked to find an agent called Leader and he willingly agrees. Meanwhile, Captain Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) parents are coming for Thanksgiving and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) is determined to have the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. To make sure everything goes smoothly, she tells Morgan (Joshua Gomez) that he cannot come to dinner this year. Without any holiday plans to fall back on, Morgan is recruited by Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) to stand guard at the Buy More with Lester (Vik Sahay) and Jeff (Scott Krinsky). Julia Ling also stars.

Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Gravitron (2.08)

2.9 – Chuck vs. The Sensei

Writer(s): Anne Cofell Saunders

Director: Jonas Pate

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

12/01/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): HURT FEELINGS—MORGAN FAIRCHILD, BRUCE BOXLEITNER & TONY HALE GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) is still reeling from the discovery that his ex-girlfriend Jill was a Fulcrum agent and goes on a mission to take his mind of off his shock. Casey (Adam Baldwin) gets a shock of his own when he finds out that his sensei Ty Bennett (guest star Carl Lumbly), who taught him everything he knows, is now one of the most wanted rogue agents. While on the search for Bennett, it becomes clear that Casey may be too emotionally involved to continue with the mission. Meanwhile, Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) parents Honey (guest star Morgan Fairchild) and Woody (guest star Bruce Boxleitner) make a surprise visit to help Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome plan their wedding. At the Buy More, Emmett (Tony Hale) reinstates the employee of the month contest, but Morgan (Joshua Gomez), Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) have other plans.

Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Sensei (2.09)

2.10 – Chuck vs. The Delorean

Writer(s): Matt Miller

Director: Ken Whittingham

Guest Star(s): Gary Cole as Jack Burton

Synopsis:

12/08/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): BLAST FROM THE PAST—GARY COLE GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) spies on Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and sees her on a date with an older man (guest star Gary Cole). Chuck frantically tries to warn Sarah after he has an Intersect flash, but she assures Chuck that she is not in danger and reveals the identity of the mystery man. Meanwhile, Anna (Julia Ling) wants to move into an apartment with Morgan (Joshua Gomez) forcing him to finally act like an adult. Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) offers to help Morgan pay for the apartment, but a relic from the past causes Morgan to lose focus on his new grown-up responsibilities. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Reviews/RecapsDelightful, Delovely, Delorean. Delorean: The Bigger The Lie, The Easier It Is To Believe. Chuck vs The DeLorean (2.10)

2.11 – Chuck vs. Santa Claus

Writer(s): Ali Adler

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

12/15/2008 (8:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR—Christmas Eve does not go as planned when an amateur criminal on the run from the police crashes into the Buy More and takes Chuck (Zachary Levi), Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and the rest of the Buy More gang hostage. In order to protect Chuck’s cover and the safety of the other hostages, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) secretly go in to the store to remove Chuck, but the mission quickly falls apart when Chuck refuses to leave his friends and family behind. Tony Hale guest stars and Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/Recaps: Believing in SantaSummertime Top Ten: Chuck vs. Santa Claus.  Chuck vs The Santa Claus (2.11)

2.12 – Chuck vs. The Third Dimension

Writer(s): Chris Fedak

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

02/02/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : DOMINIC MONAGHAN (“LOST”) AND NFL STAR JEROME BETTIS STAR IN 3-D EPISODE—When Chuck (Zachary Levi) foils a plan to kill international rock star Tyler Martin (guest star Dominic Monaghan), the agents kidnap the musician to find out who wants him dead. Later, Tyler convinces Chuck to go out on the town, which only leads to a night of trouble. Meanwhile, Morgan (Josh Gomez) wins a pair of backstage passes to Tyler’s show and holds a contest among his fellow employees, including Big Mike’s (Mark Christopher Lawrence) old football friend Jimmy (guest star Jerome Bettis), to see who gets to be his lucky plus one. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Third Dimension (2.12)

2.14 – Chuck vs. The Best Friend

Writer(s): Ali Adler

Director: Peter Lauer

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

02/23/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : I’VE GOT YOUR BACK— Chuck (Zachary Levi) helps a heartbroken Morgan (Joshua Gomez) spy on Anna (Julia Ling). After he flashes on Anna’s new boyfriend, Chuck, along with Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin), is sent to discover his connection to a dangerous gang. Meanwhile, Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) try to convince Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) to hire their band Jeffster! for the wedding.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Best Friend (2.14)

2.13 – Chuck vs. The Suburbs

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

02/16/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : JENNY MCCARTHY (“JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE”) AND ANDY RICHTER (“ANDY BARKER, P.I.”) GUEST STAR—WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD—Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) latest assignment forces them to pose as a happily married couple living in the suburbs. They meet some interesting characters including Brad (guest star Andy Richter), a cheerful next-door neighbor in the stationary business, and Sylvia (guest star Jenny McCarthy), a seductive and attractive woman who lives across the street and has her eye on Chuck. Meanwhile, Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) is on a work rampage after his wife files for divorce, so the Buy More gang sets him up on a dating website to keep him distracted. Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Suburbs (2.13).

2.15 – Chuck vs. The Beefcake

Writer(s): Matt Miller & Scott Rosenbaum

Director: Patrick Norris

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

03/02/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK GETS TERRITORIAL WHEN SARAH GETS CLOSE TO AN ATTRACTIVE AGENT—Chuck (Zachary Levi) breaks up with Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) after Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) urging, but jealousy strikes when Sarah must seduce a handsome agent in order to retrieve Fulcrum intelligence. Morgan (Joshua Gomez) deals with his mother’s relationship with Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) by crashing at Chuck’s apartment much to Ellie and Awesome’s chagrin. Meanwhile, Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) talk their way into hiring the new Buy More employee but decide to search for the “Buy More Babe.” Adam Baldwin also stars.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Beefcake (2.15)

2.16 – Chuck vs. The Lethal Weapon

Writer(s): Zev Borow & Matthew Lau

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

03/09/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK MUST DEAL WITH THE THREAT OF FULCRUM’S OWN INTERSECT AND LOSING SARAH TO COLE—Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) learn about a man called “Perseus” who is behind Fulcrum’s plans to build their own Intersect. While Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) are sent to find Perseus, Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Agent Cole Barker (guest star Jonathan Cake) are forced to stay in a safety bunker. When the mission takes a dangerous turn, their orders to stay out of harm’s way go out the window. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) tries to convince Anna (Julia Ling) that moving in with him would be a bad idea. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Lethal Weapon (2.16)

2.17 – Chuck vs. The Predator

Writer(s): Chris Fedak

Director: Jeremiah Chechik

Guest Star(s):

Arnold Vosloo as Vincent Smith
Patricia Rae as Bolonia Grimes
Matt Winston as Barclay

Synopsis:

03/23/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK DOESN’T KNOW WHO TO TRUST ANYMORE WHEN HE FINDS THE CREATOR OF THE INTERSECT—TONY HALE (“ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”) GUEST STARS—After Chuck (Zachary Levi) is contacted by the mastermind behind the Intersect Computer, he must decide who he can trust—Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) or the mysterious scientist who might be able to erase the Intersect from his mind. Meanwhile, a conflict breaks out between the Burbank Buy More and the more prestigious Beverly Hills branch. Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mike Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/Recaps Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Search for Orion Arc. Chuck vs The Predator (2.17)

2.18 – Chuck vs. The Broken Heart

Writer(s): Ali Adler

Director: Kevin Bray

Guest Star(s):

Tricia Helfer as Agent Alex Forrest
Shaun Toub as Dr. Mohammed Zamir
Pam Trotter as Rachel the Nurse

Synopsis:

03/30/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK AND SARAH’S RELATIONSHIP PUTS SARAH’S JOB IN JEOPARDY—TRICIA HELFER (“BATTLESTAR GALACTICA” GUEST STARS)—When Chuck (Zachary Levi) expresses his feelings about his complicated relationship with Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), a heartless female agent named Alex Forrest (guest star Tricia Helfer) is sent to evaluate Sarah’s performance as Chuck’s handler. Morgan (Joshua Gomez), Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) try to weasel their way into getting invited to Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) bachelor party. Adam Baldwin and Sarah Lancaster also star.

Reviews/Recaps Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Search for Orion Arc.  Chuck vs The Broken Heart (2.18)

2.19 – Chuck vs. The Dream Job

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer & Cory Nickerson

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

04/06/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR CHUCK WHEN HE FINDS HIS FATHER AND LANDS HIS DREAM JOB OR SO HE THINKS —CHEVY CHASE (“NBC’S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” AND SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) GUEST STAR—Chuck’s (Zachary Levi) life seems to be coming together: his long-absent father Steve (guest star Scott Bakula) has returned and he’s landed his dream job with his hero Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase). Unfortunately for Chuck, neither turns out to be quite what he expected. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Reviews/Recaps Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Search for Orion Arc.  Chuck vs The Dream Job (2.19)

2.20 – Chuck vs. The First Kill

Writer(s): Scott Rosenbaum

Director: Norman Buckley

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

04/13/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) :CHUCK TURNS TO A SURPRISING PERSON FROM HIS PAST IN ORDER TO FIND HIS FATHER—TONY HALE (“ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”), SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) AND JORDANA BREWSTER (“THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS”) GUEST STAR—After Chuck’s father Steve (guest star Scott Bakula) is kidnapped by Fulcrum, Chuck learns the only chance he has to find him is by putting his trust and life into the hands of the person he trusts the least—his ex-girlfriend Jill Roberts (guest star Jordana Brewster). Meanwhile, the Buy More team tries to sabotage Emmett’s (guest star Tony Hale) corporate evaluation. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The First Kill (2.20)

2.21 – Chuck vs. The Colonel

Writer(s): Matt Miller

Director: Peter Lauer

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

04/20/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) :CHUCK AND SARAH RISK EVERYTHING TO FIND CHUCK’S FATHER— TONY HALE (“ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”), CHEVY CHASE AND SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) GUEST STAR—When Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) go AWOL to rescue Chuck’s father Steve (guest star Scott Bakula), they discover that spending time together without any surveillance allows for unchartered chemistry. But as the two get closer, Casey (Adam Baldwin) zeroes in on their hidden location. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) becomes the pariah of the Buy More after mistakenly getting Emmett (guest star Tony Hale) promoted. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Julia Ling and Mark Christopher Lawrence.

Promo:

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Reviews/RecapsChuck vs. Colonel: Chuck’s Finest.  Chuck vs The Colonel (2.21)

2.22 – Chuck vs. The Ring

Writer(s): Chris Fedak & Ali Adler

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

04/27/2009 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): SEASON FINALE—CHUCK MUST SAVE HIS SISTER’S WEDDING AND HER LIFE—MORGAN FAIRCHILD (“Falcon Crest”), BRUCE BOXLEITNER (“Babylon 5”), TONY HALE (“Arrested Development”), SCOTT BAKULA (“Quantum Leap”) AND CHEVY CHASE (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”) GUEST STAR—When Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) wedding day finally arrives, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must save Ellie’s life and her big day from being ruined by Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase) and Fulcrum.

Reviews/Recaps Summertime Top Ten: Ring.  Chuck vs The Ring (2.22)

SEASON 3

3.1 – Chuck vs. The Pink Slip

Writer(s): Chris Fedak & Matt Miller

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

01/10/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Sunday): SEASON PREMIERE—WITH HIS NEW INTERSECT ABILITIES, CHUCK NOW WANTS TO BE A REAL SPY BUT NOBODY SAID THAT WAS GOING TO BE EASY—As the upgraded Intersect, Chuck (Zachary Levi) trains to become a full-fledged spy but hits rock bottom when he flunks out of spy school and loses Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) in the process. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) comes home from Benihana School to help Chuck get over Sarah. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Vik Sahay and Scott Krinsky also star.

Commentary and Reactions – see 3.2

Reviews/Recaps: The Ring, Revisited. Chuck vs. the ResetS3 Revisited: Pink Slip.  Chuck vs The Pink Slip (3.01).  Season Three Alternatives: Pink Slip.

3.2 – Chuck vs. The Three Words

Writer(s): Ali Adler & Scott Rosenbaum

Director: Peter Lauer

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

01/10/2010 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Sunday): CHUCK MUST LEARN TO CONTROL HIS EMOTIONS SO HE CAN BE A SPY… EVEN IF HE’S STILL IN LOVE WITH SARAH—VINNIE JONES (“SNATCH”) GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) gets a new mission when Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) best friend Carina comes through town with her fiancé Karl (guest star Vinnie Jones). Things get complicated when Chuck wants to hash out his and Sarah’s relationship problems while they’re on the mission. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) finds himself in trouble when he lies to Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay). Mark Christopher Lawrence also stars.

Commentary and Reactions here & here.

Reviews/Recaps How Chuck Slipped Up on Three Words. S3 Revisted: Only Three Words?  Chuck vs The Three Words (3.02).  Season Three Alternatives: Three Words.

3.3 – Chuck vs. Angel De La Muerte

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Jeremiah Chechik

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

01/11/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): CHUCK ALWAYS PROTECTS HIS FAMILY FROM HIS SPY LIFE BUT CAN’T STOP ELLIE AND AWESOME FROM STUMBLING INTO AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT—ARMAND ASSANTE (“AMERICAN GANGSTER”) GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) must use his relationship with Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) to protect a visiting dictator, Premier Goya (guest star Armand Assante), who is the target of an assassination. While Awesome is excited about the prospect of being a spy, Chuck (Zachary Levi) is more concerned about Awesome and Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) safety. Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin also star.

Commentary and Reactions here & here.

Reviews/Recaps: Chuck Gets His Walking Papers. S3 Revisited: Angel De La Muerte.  Chuck vs The Angel de la Muerta (3.03).  Season Three Alternatives: Angel de la Muerta

3.4 – Chuck vs. Operation Awesome

Writer(s): Zev Borow

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s): Angie Harmon as Sydney Price, Brandon Routh as Daniel Shaw

Synopsis:

01/18/2010 (08:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): TO SAVE AWESOME FROM THE RING, CHUCK MUST TEACH HIM HOW TO BE A REAL SPY—ANGIE HARMON (“LAW & ORDER”) AND BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STAR—When Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) is mistaken for a super spy by the evil Sydney Price (guest star Angie Harmon), Chuck (Zachary Levi) must become his handler and show him the spy ropes. While on a mission for The Ring, they meet the mysterious Daniel Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh). Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) gets promoted to assistant manager and must deal with Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester’s (Vik Sahay) latest hijinks. Sarah Lancaster and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps The First Rule. Chuck vs. the Reset. S3 Revisited: Operation Awesome.  Chuck vs Operation Awesome (3.04).  Season Three Alternatives: Operation Awesome

3.5 – Chuck vs. The First Class

Writer(s): Chris Fedak

Director: Fred Toye

Guest Star(s): Kristin Kreuk as Hannah, Brandon Routh

Synopsis:

01/25/2010 (08:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): CHUCK MUST GO ON HIS FIRST SOLO MISSION TO PARIS BUT HE’LL BE LUCKY TO SURVIVE THE FLIGHT—KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”), BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) AND STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN (“WWE SMACKDOWN!”) GUEST STAR—CIA agent Daniel Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh) assigns Chuck (Zachary Levi) to his first solo mission in Paris, ignoring Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey’s (Adam Baldwin) wishes. During the flight to France, Chuck befriends Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk) and flashes on another passenger – the imposing Hugo Panzer (guest star Stone Cold Steve Austin). Meanwhile, Casey helps Morgan (Joshua Gomez) battle Jeff and Lester for control of the Buy More. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps S3 Revisited: First Class, All The Way.  Chuck vs First Class (3.05).  Season Three Alternatives: First Class.

3.6 – Chuck vs. The Nacho Sampler

Writer(s): Matt Miller & Scott Rosenbaum

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s): Kristin Kreuk

Synopsis:

02/1/2010 (08:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): CHUCK MUST TURN A RING SCIENTIST INTO A SPY FOR THE CIA— KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”) GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) juggles his two lives as he trains new Nerd Herder Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk) and gets his very own asset who is caught up with The Ring. Chuck thinks he can handle his asset all on his own but Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) feel the need to intercede. Meanwhile, Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) must lie to Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) when she starts to ask questions about Chuck and Morgan (Joshua Gomez), Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) do some recon work to learn more about Hannah.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/RecapsA First Class Journey. S3 Revisited: Nacho Anyone?  Chuck vs The Nacho Sampler (3.06).  Season Three Alternatives: Nacho Sampler.

3.7 – Chuck vs. The Mask

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Michael Schultz

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

02/08/2010 (08:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): CHUCK MUST PROTECT HANNAH WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES PARTNERS ON A MISSION —KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”) AND BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk) unexpectedly become part of agent Daniel Shaw’s (guest star Brandon Routh) latest mission. Much to Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) chagrin, she gets paired with Shaw, who seems to be trying to get close to her. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) continue their mission to get to the bottom of Chuck’s secretive and strange behavior. Adam Baldwin also stars.

Commentary and Reactions here & here. Reactions to the Reactions.

Reviews/Recaps: Masking The Bad News. The Mask It Is Real. S3 Revisited: The Masks.  Chuck vs The Mask (3.07).  Season Three Alternatives: Mask.

3.8 – Chuck vs. The Fake Name

Writer(s): Ali Adler

Director: Jeremiah Chechik

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

03/01/2010 (08:00PM – 9:00PM) (Monday): CHUCK GOES UNDERCOVER AS THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ASSASSIN— KRISTIN KREUK (“SMALLVILLE”) AND BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) promises to cook dinner for Hannah (guest star Kristin Kreuk), Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) but must first assume the identity of the world’s most dangerous assassin for his latest mission. Meanwhile, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) is determined to keep her relationship with Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh) strictly professional. Adam Baldwin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/RecapsOne Man’s Reaction To Fake Name. S3 Revisited: Fake Names And Living a Lie.  Chuck vs The Fake Name (3.08).  Season Three Alternatives: Fake Name.

3.9 – Chuck vs. The Beard

Writer(s): Scott Rosenbaum

Director: Zachary Levi

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

03/08/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK GETS BENCHED WHEN HE CAN’T FLASH- BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STARS-Chuck (Zachary Levi) feels like his life is falling apart when he can’t flash and gets left behind for a mission. While Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) go on without him, Chuck finds himself in a sticky situation back at the base. Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps Really Important Things. All That I’m Asking For. S3 Revisited: The Beard.  Chuck vs The Beard (3.09).  Season Three Alternatives: Beard.

3.10 – 3.10 Chuck Versus the Tic Tac

Writer(s): Patrick Norris

Director: Rafe Judkins & Lauren LeFranc

Guest Star(s):  Robert Patrick as Col. Keller

Synopsis:

03/15/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : Chuck AND Sarah MUST CLEAR Casey’S GOOD NAME- ROBERT PATRICK (”Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) GUEST STARS –Casey (Adam Baldwin) carries out a side mission for his old commanding officer James Keller (guest star Robert Patrick) that leads to him committing treason. When Chuck (Zachary Levi) learns the dark truth about Col. Keller, he and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) set out to break Casey out of jail and clear his name. Meanwhile, Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) plan to keep Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) out of danger gets more difficult when she gets her dream fellowship. Joshua Gomez also stars.

Promo:

NBC Promo.
CityTV Promo.

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps: Not Ticky-Tacky At All. S3 Revisited: Tic Tac.  Chuck vs The Tic Tac (3.10).  Season Three Alternatives: Tic Tac.

3.11 – Chuck vs. the Final Exam

Writer(s): Zev Borow

Director:  Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

03/22/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK’S FATE AS A SPY RESTS ON A SINGLE MISSION-BRANDON ROUTH (”SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STARS-Chuck (Zachary Levi) learns that his latest solo mission will be a final test to see if he is ready to be a spy. Chuck needs to put everything he has learned into action to avoid going back to his old life while Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh) observe his every move. Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/RecapsSaving Agent Walker. S3 Revisited: Final Exams, Pass or Fail.  Chuck vs The Final Exam (3.11).  Season Three Alternatives: Final Exam.

3.12 – Chuck vs. the American Hero

Writer(s): Story by: Max Denby; Teleplay by: Matt Miller & Phil Klemmer

Director: Jeremiah Chechik

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

03/29/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK IS DETERMINED TO GET HIS GIRL BACK-BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STARS-Chuck (Zachary Levi) has his pick of the best CIA agents for an undercover operation, but he has only one girl in mind for the job-Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). Casey (Adam Baldwin), Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) team up to help Chuck win her back. Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps Message in the Song. The Last American Hero. S3 Revisited: All American Fraud.  Chuck vs The American Hero (3.12).  Season Three Alternatives: American Hero.

3.13 – Chuck vs. the Other Guy

Writer(s): Chris Fedak

Director: Peter Lauer

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

04/05/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK QUESTIONS SHAW’S EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING-BRANDON ROUTH (“SUPERMAN RETURNS”) GUEST STARS-Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahvoski) and Shaw (guest star Brandon Routh) reunite to find the Ring operative behind the death of Shaw’s wife. Sarah has faith that Shaw is ready for the mission but Chuck is worried about his emotional stability. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) considers leaving the Buy More. Adam Baldwin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here & here.

Reviews/RecapsWas It Worth It? S3 Revisited: Other Guy. Summertime Top Ten: Other Guy.  Chuck vs The Other Guy (3.13).  Season Three Alternatives: Other Guy.

SEASON 3.5

3.14 – Chuck vs. the Honeymooners

Writer(s): Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins, story by Ali Adler

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

04/26/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK AND SARAH GO ON A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE-While in Europe, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) realize they’re traveling on a train with Spanish spies. Even though they’re all alone, they decide to take on these rogue agents. Of course, this impromptu mission doesn’t go smoothly. Meanwhile, Beckman (Bonita Friedericy) orders her newest “unlikely” spy team – John Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez) – to track down the missing couple. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Promo:

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Canadian Promo

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/RecapsThe Honeymooner: Not Quite Over Yet. S3 Revisited: Honeymooners.  A Good Start.  Chuck vs The Honeymooners (3.14).

3.15 – Chuck vs. the Role Models

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Fred Toye

Guest Star(s): Fred Willard and Swoozie Kurtz as Mr. and Mrs. Turner.

Synopsis:

05/03/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK AND SARAH TRAIN WITH A MARRIED CIA TEAM – FRED WILLARD (“ANCHORMAN”) AND SWOOSIE KURTZ (“PUSHING DAISIES”) GUEST STAR – Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) are assigned to train under Craig and Laura Turner (guest stars Fred Willard, “Anchorman” and Swoosie Kurtz, “Pushing Daisies”), a married CIA team who, despite their impeccable record, hate one another. The Turners’ stormy relationship forces Chuck and Sarah to wonder if they’re doomed with the same fate. Meanwhile, Casey (Adam Baldwin) must train the newest member of the team – Morgan (Joshua Gomez). Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Promo:

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Hart to Hart homage

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps: The Last Word On Role Models. S3 Revisited: Role Models. Chuck vs The Role Models (3.15)

3.16 – Chuck vs. the Tooth

Writer(s): Zev Borow, Max Denby

Director: Daisy Mayer

Guest Star(s):  Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Leo Dreyfus

Synopsis:

05/10/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK THE SPY NEEDS A THERAPIST – CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (“BACK TO THE FUTURE”) GUEST STARS – Chuck (Zachary Levi) struggles with disturbing dreams and now he believes his most recent dream predicts danger for a visiting head of state. General Beckman (Bonita Friedericy), however, is unconvinced and assigns Chuck to meet with a CIA psychiatrist Dr. Leo Dreyfus (guest star Christopher Lloyd). Meanwhile, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) gets surprising news and Anna (guest star Julia Ling) returns to the Buy More to talk to Morgan (Joshua Gomez). Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Promo:

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Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps: Tooth And Bone. S3 Revisited: Tooth.  Chuck vs The Tooth (3.16).

3.17 – Chuck vs. the Living Dead

Writer(s): Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc

Director: Jay Chandrasakhar

Guest Star(s): Scott Bakula

Synopsis:

05/17/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday): CHUCK TRIES TO KEEP HIS SPY LIFE SECRET FROM HIS FATHER – SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) GUEST STARS – After his last dream, Chuck (Zachary Levi) asks Morgan (Joshua Gomez) to help him on a side mission. Their investigation becomes complicated when Stephen J. Bartowski (guest star Scott Bakula) returns and learns that Chuck downloaded the Intersect 2.0. Luckily, Chuck’s father may be able to help his son. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Promo:

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Canadian Promo

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/RecapsLiving A Lie. He’s In Charge. S3 Revisited: Living Dead.  Chuck vs The Living Dead (3.17).

3.18 – Chuck vs. the Subway

Writer(s): Ali Adler, Phil Klemmer and Matt Miller

Director: Matt Shakman

Guest Star(s): Brandon Routh as Shaw. Scott Bakula as Stephen Bartowski.

Synopsis:

05/24/2010 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Monday) : THE RING TARGETS CHUCK AND HIS TEAM–SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) GUEST STARS- The Ring is closing in on Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Operation Bartowski. Fortunately, Chuck’s dad Steven (guest star Scott Bakula) is working hard to save his son. Meanwhile, Casey (Adam Baldwin) must secretly protect his daughter from the Ring, and Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) receives some serious news about the Buy More. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Promo:

See 3.19

Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here & here.

Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Subway (3.18).

3.19 – Chuck vs. the Ring Pt. 2

Writer(s): Chris Fedak & Josh Schwartz

Director: Robert D. McNeil

Guest Star(s)Brandon Routh as Shaw

Synopsis:

05/24/2010 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) (Monday) : THE RING TARGETS CHUCK AND HIS TEAM–SCOTT BAKULA (“QUANTUM LEAP”) GUEST STARS- The Ring is closing in on Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Operation Bartowski. Fortunately, Chuck’s dad Steven (guest star Scott Bakula) is working hard to save his son. Meanwhile, Casey (Adam Baldwin) must secretly protect his daughter from the Ring, and Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) receives some serious news about the Buy More. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Promo:

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Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions – See 3.18.

Reviews/RecapsLove Suits. Summertime Top Ten: Subway/Ring Pt2.  Chuck vs The Ring II (3.19).

SEASON 4

4.1 – Chuck vs. the Anniversary

Writer(s): Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s): Linda Hamilton as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski, Dolph Lundgren as Marko, Olivia Munn as Greta #1 and Harry Dean Stanton as Harry

Synopsis:

09/20/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : 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.

Promo:

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Spoilers can be found here.

Commentary and Reactions here.

Reviews/Recaps Joe And Dave Discuss Chuck Vs Anniversary.  Chuck vs The Anniversary (4.01).

4.2 – Chuck vs. the Suitcase

Writer(s): Rafe Judkins & Lauren LeFranc

Director: Gail Mancuso

Guest Star(s): Bronson Pinchot, Lou Ferrigno, Karolina Kurkova, Isaiah Mustafa as Greta #2

Synopsis:

09/27/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : 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.

Promo:

Zac Levi on Jay Leno clip, Sept 24, 2010

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps: Suitcases & Baggage, Skinny FearDave & Thinkling Unpacks Suitcase.  Chuck vs The Suitcase (4.02).

4.3 – Chuck vs. the Cubic Z

Writer(s): Nicholas Wootton

Director: Norman Buckley

Guest Star(s): Steve Austin as Hugo Panzer, Nicole Ritchie as Heather Chandler, Stacy Keibler as Greta #3

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.

Promo:

Promo #1
Promo #2 from WWE

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Cubic Z (4.03).

4.4 – Chuck vs. the Coup D’Etat

Writer(s): Kristin Newman

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s): Armand Assante as Premier Allejandro Goya, Tia Texada as Hortencia, the Premier’s wife and Mekenna Melvin as Alex McHugh.

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.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Coup d’Etat (4.04).

4.5 – Chuck vs. the Couch Lock

Writer(s): Henry Alonzo Myers

Director: Michael Schultz

Guest Star(s): Eric Roberts , Dave Batista, Joel David Moore, Mekenna Melvin

Synopsis:

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.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs Couch Lock (4.05).

4.6 – Chuck vs. the Aisle of Terror

Writer(s): Craig DiGregario

Director: John Scott

Guest Star(s): Linda Hamilton, Robert Englund, Morgan Fairchild

Synopsis:

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.

Promo:

Promo #1 fill in

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Aisle of Terror (4.06).

4.7 – Chuck vs. the First Fight

Writer(s): Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s): Timothy Dalton, Ana Gasteyer, Linda Hamilton

Synopsis:

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.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The First Fight (4.07).

4.8 – Chuck vs. the Fear of Death

Writer(s): Nicholas Woottan

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s): Summer Glau as GRETA #4, Richard Chamberlain, Rob Riggle

Synopsis:

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.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Fear of Death (4.08).

4.9 – Chuck vs. the Phase Three

Writer(s): Kristin Newman

Director: Anton Cropper

Guest Star(s): Richard Chamberlain

Synopsis:

11/22/2010 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK’S SECRETS AND SANITY ARE THREATENED, LEADING SARAH TO SET OFF ON A ROGUE MISSION–RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN GUEST STARS–Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) venture into the jungles of Southeast Asia when The Belgian (guest star Richard Chamberlain) attempts to unravel the secrets of the Intersect. Meanwhile, Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) try to decipher a secret left behind by her father. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1
Promo #2

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs Phase Three (4.09).

4.10 – Chuck vs. the Leftovers

Writer(s): Henry Alonso Meyers

Director: Zachary Levi

Guest Star(s):  Timothy Dalton, Linda Hamilton

Synopsis:

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.

Promo:

Promo #1 fill in

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Leftovers (4.10).

4.11 – Chuck vs. the Balcony

Writer(s): Max Denby

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

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:

Promo #1
See 4.12

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Balcony (4.11).

4.12 – Chuck vs. the Gobbler

Writer(s): Craig DiGregario

Director: Milan Cheylov

Guest Star(s): Mekenna Melvin, Linda Hamilton, Timothy Dalton

Synopsis:

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.

Promo:

Multi-episode promo

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Gobbler (4.12).

4.13 – Chuck vs. the Push Mix

Writer(s): Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc

Director: Peter Lauer

Guest Star(s): Linda Hamilton, Timothy Dalton, Mekenna Melvin

Synopsis:

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.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Chuck vs The Push Mix (4.13).

SEASON 4.5

4.14 – Chuck vs. the Seduction Impossible

Writer(s): Chris Fedak and Kristen Newman

Director: Patrick R. Norris

Guest Star(s): John Larroquette as Roan Montgomery, Lesley-Ann Brandt

Synopsis:

02/07/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : THE TEAM JETS TO MOROCCO TO SAVE ONE OF THEIR OWN — JOHN LARROQUETTE RETURNS AS ‘ROAN MONTGOMERY’ — LINDA HAMILTON AND MEKENNA MELVIN ALSO GUEST STAR — In need of an exciting new mission, Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) are sent to Morocco to rescue Roan Montgomery (guest star John Larroquette). Meanwhile, Chuck and Sarah are at odds over their future plans. Back at home, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) prepares to meet Alex’s (guest star Mekenna Melvin) mom, as Mary (guest star Linda Hamilton) bonds with her family. Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Seduction Impossible (4.14).

4.15 – Chuck vs. the CAT Squad

Writer(s): Nicholas Wootton

Director: Paul Marks

Guest Star(s): Lou Diamond Phillips, Mini Anden

Synopsis:

02/14/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK INVITES TROUBLE WHEN HE REUNITES SARAH WITH HER OLD SPY TEAM – LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, MINI ANDEN AND MEKENNA MELVIN GUEST STAR – Chuck (Zachary Levi) surprises Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) with her old spy team, The C.A.T. Squad, leading to a mission in Rio. As The C.A.T. Squad works to settle a score with Augusto Gaez (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), old secrets and grudges come to light. Back at the Buy More, Morgan fends off the advances of Carina, a former flame and frisky member of The C.A.T Squad. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The CAT Squad (4.15).

4.16 – Chuck vs. the Masquerade (formerly vs. First Mate)

Writer(s): Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc

Director: Patrick Norris

Guest Star(s): Lauren Cohan as Vivian Volkoff, Robin Givens, Sonya Macari as Antonia, Ray Wise as Volkoff’s devilish lawyer

Synopsis:

A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY IS INTERRUPTED WHEN THE TEAM IS SENT ON A MISSION TO A MASQUERADE BALL IN ENGLAND – MEKENNA MELVIN, ROBIN GIVENS AND LAUREN COHAN GUEST STAR – Valentine’s Day is interrupted when Chuck (Zachary Levi) and the team are sent on a mission to England to protect a reclusive young heiress, Vivian McArthur (guest star Lauren Cohan). Meanwhile, Casey (Adam Baldwin) gets an offer from the mysterious Jane Bentley (guest star Robin Givens). Back at home, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) find an unlikely solution to a parenting problem, as Morgan (Joshua Gomez) ponders a big move. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Masquerade (4.16).

4.17 – Chuck vs. the First Bank of Evil

Writer(s): Henry Alonso Myers & Craig DiGregario

Director: Frederick E. O. Toye

Guest Star(s): Lauren Cohan, Ray Wise

Synopsis:

CHUCK AND SARAH PLAN THE ULTIMATE HEIST AT A HIGH-SECURITY BANK—LAUREN COHAN AND RAY WISE GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) pushes Vivian McArthur (guest star Lauren Cohan) to get in touch with her inner villain for a mission. Elsewhere, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) tries to get in touch with her inner bride as wedding plans ramp up. Meanwhile, Morgan’s (Joshua Gomez) search for a new roommate takes an unexpected turn. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The First Bank of Evil (4.17).

4.18 – Chuck vs. the A Team

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Kevin Mock

Guest Star(s): Robin Givens, Stacy Keibler, Isaiah Mustafa, Timur Kocak, Jon Sklaroff

Synopsis:

CHUCK FEARS THAT CASEY HAS A SECRET THAT MAY SPLIT UP THE TEAM — ROBIN GIVENS, STACY KEIBLER AND ISAIAH MUSTAFA GUEST STAR –Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) investigate when they suspect that Casey (Adam Baldwin) is carrying out private missions. Meanwhile, Chuck fears that the CIA’s seemingly-perfect new operatives (guest stars Isaiah Mustafa and Stacy Keibler) will render him obsolete. Elsewhere, Morgan settles in with a new roommate, and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) panics when Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) embarks on a potentially dangerous line of research. Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Bonita Friedericy.

Promo:

Promo #1
Mustafah & Gomez

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Reviews/Recaps Summer Rewatch: A-Team.  Chuck vs The A-Team (4.18).

4.19 – Chuck vs. the Muuurder

Writer(s): Kristin Newman and Alex Katsnelson

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s): Robin Givens

Synopsis:

03/21/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : WHEN A SPY IS MURDERED IN CASTLE, IT’S UP TO Chuck TO FIGURE OUT “WHO DONE IT” – ROBIN GIVENS GUEST STARS – Chuck (Zachary Levi) is put in charge of a top-priority mission, but his leadership skills are pushed to the limit when there is a murder in Castle. Meanwhile, Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) takes on a mission of his own when Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) finds an alarming new hobby. Elsewhere, Morgan’s (Joshua Gomez) leadership is also tested when his Buy More troops wage war against Large Mart. Yvonne Strahovski, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Summer Rewatch: Muuurder.  Chuck vs The Muuurder (4.19).

4.20 – Chuck vs. the Family Volkoff

Writer(s): Amanda Kate Shuman & Nicholas Wootton

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s): Linda Hamilton, Lauren Cohen, Timothy Dalton, Mekenna Melvin and Kevin Daniels as Ellyas Abshire

Synopsis:

04/11/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : IN ORDER TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A FORMER ALLY, CHUCK MUST JOIN FORCES WITH HIS GREATEST FOE—LINDA HAMILTON, LAUREN COHAN, MEKENNA MELVIN, AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR—A bad day gets worse when Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) throws Chuck (Zachary Levi) a surprising relationship curveball as the CIA orders Vivian Volkoff (guest star Lauren Cohan) assassinated. In order to prove Vivian’s innocence, Chuck must put his trust in a dangerous ally her father Alexei Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton). Meanwhile, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) suspects that her mother (guest star Linda Hamilton) is interfering with the search into her father’s past. Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Adam Baldwin and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps Summer Rewatch: Family Volkoff.  Chuck vs The Family Volkoff (4.20).

4.21 – Chuck vs. the Wedding Planner

Writer(s): Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc

Director: Anton Cropper

Guest Star(s): Gary Cole, Mekenna Melvin, Clare Carey, Lisa LoCicero as Daphne Peralta and Timothy V. Murphy as Mr. Klug

Synopsis:

04/18/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : IN ORDER TO CATCH A THIEF, CHUCK AND SARAH MUST ENLIST SARAH’S FATHER AND CON THE CIA — GARY COLE AND MEKENNA MELVIN GUEST STAR — When Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) get conned out of their wedding money, there is only one man they can turn to for help — Sarah’s conman father, Jack Burton (guest star Gary Cole). Meanwhile, Morgan pressures Casey (Adam Baldwin) to face Alex’s (guest star Mekenna Melvin) mother. Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

Promo #1 fill in

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Wedding Planner (4.21).

4.22 – Chuck vs. the Agent X

Writer(s):Phil Klemmer & Craig DeGregorio

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

05/02/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK’S BACHELOR PARTY GETS OUT OF HAND WHEN SOME UNINVITED GUESTS ARRIVE – RAY WISE GUEST STARS – Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) put aside spy work to have a weekend of debauchery, but Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) plans for Chuck’s big night don’t go quite as expected. Meanwhile, Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) investigation into her father’s computer leads to a life-changing discovery. Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin, Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs Agent X (4.22).

4.23 – Chuck vs. the Last Details

Writer(s): Henry Alonso Myers & Kristin Newman

Director: Peter Lauer

Guest Star(s): Lauren Cohan, Mekenna Melvin, Ray Wise & Linda Hamilton

Synopsis:

05/09/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : CHUCK AND SARAH RACE TO SAVE CHUCK’S MOM IN TIME FOR THEIR WEDDING DAY – LAUREN COHAN, MEKENNA MELVIN, RAY WISE AND LINDA HAMILTON GUEST STAR — Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) wedding prep includes one final detail: ensuring that the mother-of-the-groom (guest star Linda Hamilton) makes it to the ceremony alive. Meanwhile, Morgan’s (Joshua Gomez) responsibilities as Best Man include his most dangerous mission yet, as he faces Vivian Volkoff (guest star Lauren Cohan). Elsewhere, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) tends to the last details of the rehearsal dinner and seeks help from an unlikely source. Adam Baldwin, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star

Promo:

Promo #1
Chuck & Sarah Montage

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Last Details (4.23).

4.24 – Chuck vs. the Cliffhanger

Writer(s): Chris Fedak & Nicholas Wooten

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

Guest Star(s):

Synopsis:

05/16/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : OPERATION BARTOWSKI RACES TO TAKE DOWN VIVIAN VOLKOFF AS SHE THREATENS CHUCK AND SARAH’S WEDDING – LINDA HAMILTON, LAUREN COHAN, MEKENNA MELVIN, RICHARD BURGI AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR – Before he can kiss the bride, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must enlist his wedding party to take down Vivian Volkoff (guest star Lauren Cohan) and stop her from destroying the big day. When he turns to Alexei Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton) for help, the CIA sends its toughest agent, Clyde Decker (guest star Richard Burgi), to stop them. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star.

Promo:

EPKS one, two, three, four, five, six
Promo #1

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Reviews/Recaps  Chuck vs The Cliffhanger (4.24).

SEASON 5

5.1 – Chuck vs. the Zoom

Writer(s): Chris Fedak & Nicholas Wootton

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s): Mark Hamill, Craig Kilborn

Synopsis:

10/21/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : AS CHUCK BEGINS LIFE AS A SPY-FOR-HIRE, HE MUST ADJUST TO HIS NEW BUSINESS, NEW THREATS, AND A NEW INTERSECT — HIS BEST FRIEND MORGAN GRIMES – MARK HAMILL AND CRAIG KILBORN GUEST STAR—Without the Intersect in his head or the support of the CIA, the world of espionage is a much more dangerous place for Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) and his team of freelance spies. To start, Carmichael Industries takes on a slick, rich thief named Jean Claude (guest star Mark Hamill), and a conniving investor, Roger Bale (guest star Craig Kilborn), who has stolen money from some of the world’s most dangerous people. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) helps Chuck with a special surprise for Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). Back in the Buy More, Jeff (Scot Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) have taken things to another level with their latest scheme. Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin also star.

Promo:

Promo #1Promo #2
EPKs one, two, three, four, five
Sneak Peek one, two, three, four

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps by Thinkling.  Chuck vs The Zoom (5.01).

5.2 – Chuck vs. the Bearded Bandit

Writer(s): Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins

Director: Patrick Norris

Guest Star(s): Jeff Fahey as Karl Sneijder, Justin Hartley as Wesley Sneijder

Synopsis:

11/04/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : CHUCK ASSUMES THE ROLE OF MORGAN’S HANDLER, AS CARMICHAEL INDUSTRIES FACES NEW BUSINESS COMPETITION—CARRIE-ANNE MOSS (“THE MATRIX”) GUEST STARS AS ‘GERTRUDE VERBANSKI’—JEFF FAHEY AND JUSTIN HARTLEY ALSO GUEST STAR—As the team takes on a missing persons case, Chuck (Zachary Levi) and company struggle to establish themselves as Carmichael Industries in the face of a rival security firm led by the tough and efficient Gertrude Verbanski (guest star Carrie-Anne Moss). Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) continues to adjust to the Intersect while Chuck adjusts to being his handler. Also, the Buy More finds an unlikely spokesperson to help drum up business. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Ryan McPartlin, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps by Thinkling.  Chuck vs The Bearded Bandit (5.02).

5.3 – Chuck vs. the Frosted Tips

Writer(s): Phil Klemmer

Director: Paul Marks

Guest Star(s): Carrie Anne Moss as Gertrude Verbanski.

Synopsis:

11/11/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : WHEN LIFE AS THE INTERSECT INFLATES MORGAN’S EGO, CHUCK IS TESTED AS BOTH HIS HANDLER AND HIS FRIEND—CARRIE-ANNE MOSS GUEST STARS—As the team is tasked with finding one of the CIAs most wanted, Chuck (Zachary Levi) fears that the Intersect may be going to Morgan’s (Joshua Gomez) head. Meanwhile Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) helps Casey (Adam Baldwin) navigate his relationship with Gertrude (guest star Carrie-Anne Moss). Elsewhere, Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) makes a startling revelation about Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay). Sarah Lancaster also stars.

Promo:

Promo #1

Spoilers can be found here.

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Reviews/Recaps by Thinkling.  Chuck vs The Frosted Tips (5.03).

5.4 – Chuck vs. the Business Trip

Writer(s): Kristin Newman

Director: Allan Kroeker

Guest Star(s): David Koechner, Catherine Dent

Synopsis:

11/18/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : CHUCK AND SARAH MUST UNCOVER AN ASSASSIN AMONG THE EMPLOYEES OF A BUY MORE SALES CONVENTION—DAVID KOECHNER AND CATHERINE DENT GUEST STAR—Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) go undercover at a Buy More convention to hunt down an assassin whose mission is to take down the new Intersect. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) must deal with the consequences of having the Intersect. At the Buy More, Jeff (Scott Krinsky) begins to show a very different side of himself. Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

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Reviews/Recaps by Thinkling.  Chuck vs The Business Trip (5.04).

5.5 – Chuck vs. the Hack Off

Writer(s): Craig DiGregorio

Director: Zachary Levi

Guest Star(s): Danny Pudi, Beau Garrett

Synopsis:

12/09/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : AN UNDERCOVER MISSION AT A BIZARRE CULT RECONNECTS CHUCK WITH HIS HACKER PAST — CARRIE-ANNE MOSS, BEAU GARRETT AND DANNY PUDI GUEST STAR — DIRECTED BY ZACHARY LEVI — A mission to track down a computer super virus leads Chuck (Zachary Levi) to return to his roots as a hacker — and to call on his biggest competition, Gertrude Verbanksi (guest star Carrie-Anne Moss), for help. Elsewhere, a new Buy More employee (guest star Danny Pudi) complicates Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester’s (Vik Sahay) friendship. Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, and Joshua Gomez also star.

Promo:

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Reviews/Recaps by Thinkling.  Chuck vs The Hack Off (5.05).

5.6 – Chuck vs. the Curse

Writer(s): Alex Katsnelson

Director: Michael Shultz

Guest Star(s): Rebecca Romijn

Synopsis:

12/16/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY GIVES ELLIE AND AWESOME A DATE NIGHT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET — REBECCA ROMIJN GUEST STARS –Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) race against time to take down a dangerous computer virus, pitting them against Robyn Cunnings (guest star Rebecca Romijn), a ruthless spy who will stop at nothing to get what she needs. Meanwhile, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome’s (Ryan McPartlin) date night takes a dangerous turn and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) is sent on a special mission to recover Chuck’s P.A.N.T.S. Adam Baldwin also stars.

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Reviews/Recaps by Thinkling.  Chuck vs The Curse (5.06).

5.7 – Chuck vs. The Santa Suit

Writer(s): Amanda Kate Shuman

Director: Peter Lauer

Guest Star(s): Brandon Routh, Stan Lee

Synopsis:

Chuck and Sarah learn who is trying to destroy Carmichael Industries; Ellie’s Christmas plans come undone; a computer virus threatens to ruin Christmas at Buy More.

Promo:

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Reviews/Recaps by Faith and Thinkling.  Chuck vs The Santa Suit (5.07)

5.8 – Chuck vs. The Baby

Writer(s): Rafe Judkins & Lauren LeFranc

Director: Matt Barber

Guest Star(s): Cheryl Ladd, Tim Dekay

Synopsis:

12/30/2011 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : SARAH’S PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT HER AND THREATENS THOSE CLOSEST TO HER — CHERYL LADD AND TIM DEKAY GUEST STAR — Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) is forced to confront a secret from her past and feels she must do so alone, while Chuck (Zachary Levi) urges her to let him help. When Sarah encounters her original handler, Kieran Ryker (guest star Tim Dekay, “White Collar”), she fears that he will harm those closest to her, including her mom (guest star Cheryl Ladd, “Las Vegas”). Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin also star.

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Reviews/Recaps by Faith, Joe and Thinkling. Chuck vs The Baby (5.08)

5.9 – Chuck vs. the Kept Man

Writer(s): Craig Digregorio, Phil Klemmer

Director: Fred Toye

Guest Star(s): Carrie-Anne Moss, Omar Dorsey, Marco Rodreguiz, Jim Tavare

Synopsis:

(08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : GERTRUDE VERBANSKI RETURNS WITH A MISSION FOR CHUCK AND A PROPOSITION FOR CASEY — CARRIE-ANNE MOSS GUEST STARS — While Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) contemplate the next step for Carmichael Industries, Casey’s (Adam Baldwin) forbidden love, Gertrude Verbanski (guest star Carrie-Anne Moss, “The Matrix”), walks back into his life with a questionable mission in South Beach. Meanwhile, Jeff’s (Scott Krinsky) enhanced intelligence leads he and Lester (Vik Sahay) to suspect that something unusual may be happening at the Buy More. Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Promo:

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Reviews/Recaps by Faith. Chuck vs The Kept Man (5.09).

5.10 – Chuck vs. Bo

Writer(s): Kristin Newman

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Guest Star(s): Angus Macfadyen, Bo Derek

Synopsis:

Chuck and Sarah must go to Vail on one last mission, where they get some help from Bo Derek; Jeff and Lester continue their mission.

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Reviews/Recaps by Faith and Thinkling. Chuck vs Bo (5.10).

5.11 – Chuck vs. The Bullet Train

Writer(s): Nicholas Wootton

Director: Buzz Feitshans IV

Guest Star(s): Angus Macfadyen

Synopsis:

A MISSION ABOARD A JAPANESE BULLET TRAIN SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL, PUTTING THOSE CLOSEST TO CARMICHAEL INDUSTRIES IN DANGER – ANGUS MACFADYEN GUEST STARS — When a mission in Japan becomes a hostage situation, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) must face the merciless Nicholas Quinn (guest star Angus Macfadyen, “Braveheart”) aboard a speeding Japanese bullet train. Meanwhile, the mission leaves Casey with an impossible decision. Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence.

Promo:

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Reviews/Recaps by Faith.  Chuck vs The Bullet Train (5.11).

5.12 – Chuck vs. Sarah

Writer(s): Rafe Judkins & Lauren LeFranc

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar

Guest Star(s): Angus Macfadyen

Synopsis:

01/27/2012 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : SARAH MUST KEEP A SECRET FROM CHUCK IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH A MISSION — ANGUS MACFADYEN GUEST STARS AS ‘NICHOLAS QUINN’ — After a harrowing mission, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) returns to Chuck (Zachary Levi) with a huge secret. Meanwhile, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) are presented with a new opportunity that could change their lives. Adam Baldwin and Joshua Gomez also star.

Promo:

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Reviews/Recaps: Episode 5.12.

5.13 – Chuck vs. The Goodbye

Writer(s): Chris Fedak

Director: Robert Duncan McNeil

Guest Star(s): Linda Hamilton, Mekenna Melvin, Angus Macfadyen

Synopsis:

01/27/2012 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Friday) : CHUCK’S FINAL MISSION BRINGS HIM BACK TO HIS ROOTS AS HE FIGHTS TO SAVE HIS FUTURE – ANGUS MACFADYEN AND LINDA HAMILTON GUEST STAR — Chuck (Zachary Levi) enlists his family, friend and some unexpected allies as he races to stop Nicholas Quinn (guest star Angus Macfadyen, “Braveheart”) from destroying everything Chuck has built over the past five years. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

Promo:

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Reviews/Recaps by Faith, ATCDave, Thinkling, and Joe.  Chuck vs Goodbye (5.13). Finale Alternatives and Epilogues.

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