Chuck's nerd herd was prepared for the Christmas shopping rush, not apparently mentally instable Nathan Edward 'Ned' Rhyerson crashing in his car trough the front glass and taking everyone hostage without clear demands. Awesome is among the hostages with Ellie, but refrains his natural heroism long enough at Chuck's urging. Casey and Sarah fail to extract unwilling Chuck separately and end up hostages, Casey even loses a toe. Police detective Mauser, the negotiator in charge, alas also makes Chuck flash. Written by
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Another reference to Die Hard
(1988): when Chuck closes down Buy More, Beethoven's Ode to Joy can be heard, similarly to the scene in _Die Hard (1988)_ in which the terrorists seal off Nakatomi tower. See more
When Sarah Walker shoots the Fulcrum agent, she raises the gun in only her right hand and shoots him. In the next shot, she is seen holding the gun with both hands and the shot is mirrored. When the camera changes, it is no longer mirrored and she is once again seen holding the gun in only her right hand. See more
You owe me a toe Bartowski!
You're going to be okay, John. A lot of people get by with nine toes.
References Die Hard
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Written by Kim Gannon
, Walter Kent
, and Buck Ram
Performed by Bing Crosby See more