Chuck (2007–2012)
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Chuck Versus the Truth 

Chuck meets a pretty girl with an unusual name, which causes an internal conflict. At the same time, his sister falls prey to someone the government seeks to apprehend.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reardon Paine
Poppy Tang
Mason Whitney (as Sanjaya Chandani)


A spy after nuclear secrets poisons a scientist to obtain the information. But when scientist collapses on the street, he discreetly passes the chip on to Ellie. Then the spy goes after Ellie poisoning her. As team Chuck sets a trap for him, they all get exposed to the poison. Now they all need the cure. The poison compels them to tell the truth, which creates a dangerous situation for Chuck and Sarah. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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kiss | truth serum | sweaty face | See All (3) »


Action | Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

12 November 2007 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ellie went to the hospital in the ambulance wearing her civilian clothes, but returned home wearing scrubs. See more »


At the end of the episode, when Morgan and Big Mike are in the break room, the banana that Big Mike is eating changes sizes between shots. In one, it's eaten almost down to the peel. In the next, it only has one bite taken out of it. See more »


Sarah Walker: [about the antidote] Here, Chuck, take it.
Chuck Bartowski: What? No way, I'm not gonna take it knowing Ellie's been poisoned, and you guys!
Sarah Walker: I'm sorry, Chuck, there's no debating this. It has to be you.
John Casey: Right, now take it, or I'll force it down your throat!
Chuck Bartowski: Alright. I'll pretend to take it, then run like hell to my sister, and make her take it. Why did I just say that out loud?
Sarah Walker: It's the poison. It makes you tell the truth!
John Casey: If you do that, I'll give chase, put a gun to your head and threaten to pull the trigger!
Chuck Bartowski: ...
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References Dennis the Menace (1959) See more »


Ain't I Been Good to You
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Written by O'Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Ronald Isley,
and Chris Jasper
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Chuck Versus the Truth is the first real excellent episode of "Chuck"
5 December 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

What an excellent episode Chuck Versus the Truth is! Lots of hilarious stuff involving Chuck and Sarah's cover of being a "couple", of Morgan buying a present for assistant manager Harry and his wife (whose hugging of Morgan so close to her is filmed by his cohorts and brings out jealousy in Harry), of Devon's ("Captain Awesome") talking of "riding the bike" with Sarah, and of everyone talking frankly while inhaling a poisonous truth serum. That last part is courtesy of a former gymnast villain Reardon Paine played by Kevin Weisman (you know, comic relief good guy inventor Marshall Flinkman from "Alias"). While very convincing in his different role, I kept thinking of his character from the former Jenifer Garner-ABC series and the contrasts in between. Also guest starring is Rachel Bilson, formerly of The O.C., playing Lou, a girl from a sandwich shop who Chuck obliges in fixing her cell phone. Both see a spark in each other, so much so that Chuck "breaks" up with Sarah so he can pursue her. So besides great laughs and action, there's also some nice drama not just concerning the triangle of Chuck, Sarah, and Lou but also of Ellie and Chuck's concern for her health after Weisman put the poisonous serum in her ear. This show just keeps getting better! Can't wait for the next one!

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