Chuck: Season 1, Episode 3

Chuck Versus the Tango (8 Oct. 2007)

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A stolen piece of art is the key for locating a weapon's dealer. Chuck's up for a promotion to assistant manager at work.

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Now deprogramming Chuck is off, he gets a first, apparently easy mission, locating stolen art. But it leads to redoubted, elusive arms dealer La Ciudad, who will be at a ball, so he takes tango lessons from Awesome. Meanwhile Casey and Sarah still deeply distrust each-other, each taking a cover job at Buy More and wriggling in at Bartowski home events. Written by KGF Vissers

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La Ciudad's identifying scar changes from a 1" trapezoidal burn in the tango scene to a 3" slash when she reappears in the Buy More plaza. See more »

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At the Madrid Barajas airport, the Range Rover being loaded with the painting has California license plates. See more »

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Chuck Bartowski: [regarding the pictures of dead people] Why are they sleeping?
John Casey: They're not sleeping. They're dead.
Sarah Walker: We need you to tell us who killed them, and why.
Chuck Bartowski: [putting the pictures down] How should I know?
John Casey: Look at them again.
Chuck Bartowski: I would really rather not. It's kind of creepy.
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References The Joy of Painting (1983) See more »

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Third episode of "Chuck" has the title character on his first assignment
9 October 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this, the third episode of "Chuck", the title character is sent on his first spy mission: go to a cocktail party with Sarah to find a killer of someone who deals in paintings. He's also up for a promotion for assistant manager at Buy More. Agent John Casey, who works with Chuck at Buy More, asks if he knows how to tango. Chuck takes lessons from his sister Ellie's boyfriend, "Captain Awesome". He later finds out he got taught the girl's side. Chuck's Buy More co-worker and friend Morgan offers to help with the Nerd Herd in working with some computers left over from Chuck's rival for promotion, Tang. Unfortunately, he gets locked from inside and is stuck since Chuck, who's at his assignment at this point, has the key. Chuck dances with a woman at the party who turns out to be an assassin. Things start to get hairy for Chuck but Sarah and John are on the way...I don't think I completely got the plot but I enjoyed many of the fight scenes that John and Sarah got into. And when those goons went in Buy More looking for Chuck, I loved the way John beat one of them with a microwave just as he was going to shoot Chuck and the way John beat the other one into refrigerators before putting him into a large ice box! Also loved the exchanges between Sarah and Chuck as to what he'd do if they were on an actual date. The actor playing Morgan may need to dial it down a bit but otherwise this was a good episode.


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