Chuck (2007–2012)
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Chuck Versus the Alma Mater 

When Chuck's former Stanford teacher, who kicked him out of school, is kidnapped, Chuck must face his past by returning to Standford, and recover a disc with information about his past.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Professor Fleming
Stanford Librarian
Bryce Larkin (as Matthew Bomer)


A professor at Stanford calls the government when an assassin comes after him. They ask for Chuck's help, but he refuses because the professor was one of the people responsible for getting him expelled. But when Chuck gets a flash of himself, he searches for the professor hoping to find out why he's in the Intersect System. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Action | Comedy | Drama


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5 November 2007 (USA)  »

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The name "Sarah Yang" appears twice: once as a Buy More employee on the daily lunch schedule, and once on the list of Standford recruits to the CIA. See more »


For the employee daily lunch schedule, Anna has no lunch hour while Leticia Williams has two lunch hours, one as a Buy More team member and one as a Nerd Herder. Morgan Grimes is listed as a Nerd Herd member rather than as a Buy More team member. See more »


Morgan Grimes: Chuck, we have an emergence. We need to talk.
Chuck Bartowski: I'm on the phone.
Morgan Grimes: Shh, not here, not here, there are spies at the Buy More.
Chuck Bartowski: [hangs up the phone] Spies, really?
Morgan Grimes: Yeah, Tang's minions, they're everywhere! He's like the dark Lord Sauron from Lord of the Rings. Only instead of the ring of power he's taken over control the assistant manger ship.
Chuck Bartowski: Yeah, from me, thanks for the reminder.
Morgan Grimes: You got it man. Look we need your help, Chuck.
Chuck Bartowski: Me, what am I suppose to do? I'm just...
Morgan Grimes: One small hobbit? So thought ...
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References The Karate Kid Part II (1986) See more »


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Chuck Verses the Alma Mater is another very good episode of "Chuck"
13 November 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Ever since he got kicked out of Stanford, Chuck has been hesitant about going back there. So much so that he doesn't want to investigate his former professor who falsely accused him of cheating on his tests or see a football game with Awesome and his former frat buddies. But a library book-"The Fall of the Roman Empire"-from there that he has yet to return provides some numbers on the spine that Chuck figures plays into the case so he reluctantly goes. Meanwhile, at Buy More, Morgan plots to have new assistant manager Tang be less of a control freak...A very good episode of "Chuck" that explores, via flashbacks, his relationship with late roommate Brice and why he betrayed him in the end. Also loved the ways Chuck got to communicate with many so many college CIA recruits with a simple phrase on his cell as well as that Asian girl from Buy More brutally sexually teasing of Tang in order to get his keys. "Chuck" just keeps getting better with each episode! Note: this being the week that NBC promotes the environmental uses of green, there's some mention and scenes of it during the pep rally and from Tang and a PSA during the show with Morgan and Casey.

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