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
Did You Know?
In addition to featuring Al Powell, other guest characters take their names from other movies. Ned Rhyerson (Jed Rees) is named after the Stephen Tobolowsky
character in Groundhog Day
(1993), and Lt. Mauser (Michael Rooker) is named after the Art Metrano
character from the 'Police Academy' sequels. See more
The arrangement order of the four pens in Chuck's shirt pocket changes back and forth several times during the episode. See more
You owe me a toe Bartowski!
You're going to be okay, John. A lot of people get by with nine toes.
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Written by Kim Gannon
, Walter Kent
, and Buck Ram
Performed by Bing Crosby See more