Chuck: Season 2, Episode 5

Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (27 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Comedy | Drama
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 642 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Chuck flashes on a person at the Buy More, he's a nuclear terrorist looking for Jeff. Chuck hangs out with Jeff to discover why he's being targeted. The team will need Jeff's help prevent a nuclear attack.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (creator), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6824 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1218 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 1196 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (27 Oct 2008)

Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (27 Oct 2008) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chuck.
« Previous Episode | 18 of 91 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Morimoto
...
...
Stu Brewster
Edit

Storyline

Awesome and Ellie worry that Chuck is slipping away from a career again and urge him to complete his Priceton exams. Chuck is as startled as by his flash concerning nuclear terrorist Farrokh Bulsara when he asks for a gaming champion looking exactly like deadbeat Jeff. The team works out Jeff actually holds the world record for a game devised by Morimoto, who hid in it the secret to control a satellite capable of starting World war III. The only way to stop that is reaching the end screen. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

We learn Chuck's full name which is Charles Irving Bartowski. See more »

Goofs

The Strategic Air Command ceased to exist in 1992 when it was merged into the Air Combat Command. ICBMs, which did fall under its jurisdiction, are now controlled by Air Force Space Command. See more »

Quotes

John Casey: Agent Walker.
Sarah Walker: Yes?
John Casey: Who do you trust to bring down a rogue satellite more: some burned out loser playing a video game, or an Air Force ICBM?
Sarah Walker: I trust Chuck!
See more »

Connections

References Futurama (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleepdriving
(uncredited)
Performed by Grand Archives
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tradecraft 101: Keep your false passports in a Converse shoe box
28 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode started off a bit slow, taking a bit of time get all the pieces in place for some great moves later on.

We open with our favorite Buy More drunkard Jeff being interviewed for winning a Missile Command contest. We don't know if this is just a dream or really happening, as Jeff (sporting a rockin' mullet) is flanked by two bikini clad babes; it seems to be an homage to the Spicoli surf contest dream sequence from Fast Times.

We flash back to present day Jeff trying to choose from many options in a vending machine. Morgan helps him with his choice, and Big Mike exhorts them to track down Chuck, who is late.

Cut to Chuck waking up late, still dressed as some Frenchman named "Francois" from his mission the previous night. He stuffs his false passport in a Converse shoe box. Is that in a CIA manual? Ultimately this all sets up an episode whose A plot deals with a satellite armed with nuclear missiles that some terrorists are trying to control and launch, thus starting WWIII. The B plot deals with an efficiency expert who has been brought in to the Buy More.

In addition, Ellie and Awesome continue to get more impatient about Chuck's reversion to pre-intersect behavior.

Mix all those ingredients together, and you get an episode that starts slow but builds to be truly enjoyable. Rush fans will love how it features the song in the episode's title, "Tom Sawyer." I snorted a soft drink when they began playing a song near and dear to my heart, "The Touch" by Stan Bush, one of a number of songs featured in the animated "Transformers the Movie."

After an episode with very little Sarah, we get treated to a very understated scene at the end between her and Chuck. A quiet moment to cap off a wild ride.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
To See or not to Season 5? martraynor
Miss this show so much djgunner
hate Bartowski savaveo
Love the show but repelled by Morgan eb999
Plot holes mijobazuka
Isn't it funny how Sarah beats up guys like it's nothing... Loiskatnissskywalker
Discuss Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?