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Chuck Versus Santa Claus 

A car crashes into the Buy More, everyone inside, including Ellie and Devon are taken hostage. Chuck does his best to protect everyone. The real goals are not evident, and it will lead to some very hard choices.

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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 KGF Vissers

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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15 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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When Sarah shoots the Fulcrum agent, it's clearly shown that she has a busted lip and bruises around her left eye. When she goes back into the Buy More to tell Chuck he's safe, which is not long after, she has not one scratch on her face. See more »

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Chuck Bartowski: Actually um... I have something for you. I was gonna give it to you tomorrow, but considering the circumstances I kind of want to give it to you today.
Sarah Walker: Chuck were gonna get out of here. We'll be fine, I...
[Chuck pulls out a bracelet]
Sarah Walker: promise. Wow. It's beautiful.
Chuck Bartowski: It's good luck. It was my mom's Charm Bracelet. My dad gave it to her when Ellie was born.
[Chuck puts it on Sarah's wrist]
Sarah Walker: Oh Chuck, I can't take this. This something *real*. Something you should give to a real girlfriend.
Chuck Bartowski: ...I know.
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Spoofs Predator (1987) See more »

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Ode to Joy
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Lyrics by Friedrich Schiller
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Some nice easter eggs here to freshen up the usual holiday fare
27 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Strictly as an episode, "Chuck vs. Santa Claus" is a pretty great one. It's got twists, turns, Fulcrum agents, and a heady does of sappy TV holiday spirit. Everyone in Chuck's life is rounded up in one place in a hostage situation, bringing the peril ever closer (and personal) to the guy. And characteristic of the rest of the show, it's got geeky shoutouts, too; I love that the hostage-taker is named Ned Ryerson.

Which brings us to the gem in this crown: it's the "Die Hard" episode. And it doesn't take that lightly, either. It weaves the hostage scenario into the overall serialized plot, the humor therein is great, and they actually brought in Reginald VelJohnson to reprise his "Die Hard" role. That's right, he's actually Officer Al Powell! And they made him Big Mike's cousin! Great stuff 8/10


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