Chuck: Season 2, Episode 1

Chuck Versus the First Date (29 Sep. 2008)

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Team Chuck recovers some equipment. They're told it's the last component for the new Intersect, which will be brought on line. Chuck is relieved at the prospect of returning to a normal life and asks Sarah out. Meanwhile Casey receives orders that cause some inner conflict. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Chuck's alarm wakes him up to a Huey Lewis song twice in the episode, similar to Marty McFly's alarm in Back to the Future (once the day he travels back to the past, and once when he comes back to the future). See more »


In the last episode of Season One, Big Mike's fish was put back together with duct tape and hung back up on the wall. In the first episode of Season Two, Big Mike's fish is hanging in his office undamaged and intact. See more »


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great start for a full and second season
24 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Nothing like the opening, "hanging" out the window (RIP MCD), and do love the bordering on sarcasm chuck "overview dialog", hmm thats part of why I and many of my friends like/loved the show. To having Sarah agree to go on a date, even though she may fight it (does) and doesn't even really know (well kinda does as later says something along those lines, becomes more self aware emotionally) herself why or how she is truly feeling (a friend of hers clues Chuck in). Hey, Casey rediscovering his human/heart, we kinda know it "grew" in 1st season regarding Chuck and even Sarah, (funny when discussing show and even on show Chuck, Sarah, Morgan, Devon, Ellie, even big Mike, etc but Casey is Casey rarely John).

Chuck not wanting the management job, lets Morgan get the resumes, then offers it to him (dont/doesn't want/get now but later with big Mikes help, does pretty good job and then later...) Their "game play", nice deceive of and use by Chuck, later in epi but also why he was "hanging" at beginning. "Creepy" uh interviews, an ya a bit funny...

Casey, the double cross at his apt and antidote, interesting shower, his saving the day with Chuck and Sarah's date (kinda late flashing, guess why his father, when he comes on then reveals, says he can control if wanted and why I think Chuck kinda already has a perm intersect in his head, later epi will show why I think that, and he has been well "uploaded", think 5 times before supposed "wipe" where he then didn't have "it" any more, uh though when Morgan did with "bad" one, was it to go to Chuck, how would have done in his head) with the 5 times, think, will post as they come on, repeat child, epi. 1, so far. (yup got off top with this run on para/sentence)

The "fight" for management done by Morgan (what, how huh...guess also why like/love show, wacky), "trick" phone call (poor big Mike LOL) trick, the save the day(s) by all incl the trick, Casey (he an his "baby trees" cute/funny) really doesn't like "kill order" this time (how can General Beckman order that ?) LOVE them well CIA dir Graham (didnt like him) go BOOM, hmmm would have Casey gone against orders ? as he over hears Sarah tell Chuck he still only and still under "protection".

Did love the "everyday normal life" stuff with Devon and sis Ellie, that too is what makes show to me...well done for now, thanks for reading, hope I made sense and if could fig how to "blackout" the spoilers for those who know want would and maybe will as hasn't seemed to work for me yet.

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