Chuck: Season 3, Episode 1

Chuck Versus the Pink Slip (10 Jan. 2010)

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Chuck's new abilities with the upgraded Intersect prove to be problematic in spy training and creates conflict with Sarah.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Big Mike (credit only)
Javier Cruz
Yuri / Frank
Mario Di Donato ...
Stage Manager


After his Internet upgrade, Chuck agreed to start full CIA spy training int Prague, but first reneges on a secret agreement with Sara to run away from it to start a 'real life' with her, then fails the graduate after six months. Totally disheartened, he becomes a couch potato at Ellie's, barely interested when Morgan returns from his Hawaiian sushi chef training. Chuck is humiliated when found out as shabby Buy More client by Emmet, but discovers Sara is back in the bunker there. Even Casey can't watch how cold-heartedly the scorned vamp ignores her lover, yet loses that sympathy when Chuck flashes at a hit-man but fails to show he's actually there, so it seems he messed up six months of preparation. Yet Chuck's luck turns. Written by KGF Vissers

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Tony Hale's last episode. See more »


When Chuck and Sarah are in the train station in Prague,a sign says "letenky" but in Czech, "letenky" means plane tickets. See more »


John Casey: Poor bastard.
Sarah Walker: Who?
John Casey: Moron that's still in love with you.
Sarah Walker: I promise you, Casey. He is *not* in love with me.
John Casey: Oh come on. I don't know what happened between you two. Don't want to. Just saying I've seen men have their fingernails pulled off treated more humanely that you did that kid.
Sarah Walker: I was just doing my job!
John Casey: Job's over. Put him out of his misery.
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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.67 (2010) See more »


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yup a bit "jumbled", not bad though
2 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a season opener, OK, did have you wondering what was, where was, how was and why. If you watched you did get all questions more or less answered, by going backward and forward to the "present" and Chuck really feeling completely lost, hmmm that too is why the epi was like this, to have us feel a bit like him, lost.

He did not "pass" the test to be a "proper" spy, he did not "run away" with Sarah, as he really did think that he could be better for her by becoming "real spy", hmmm in a way think he is/was right but that is another story. So home, couch "potato", cheese balls (yuck),hmm what did he drink, and the general "bum" look.

Buy more, had to go, out of cheese balls, almost beats up Emmett (dont like this character), and finds out Sarah did not leave town.

Casey too, still there, "left" something excuse to get in, over hears conversation regarding a mission, begs to go, told no go, but thinks diff, by going home and getting showered and shaved, wow clean. Gets there, Sarah not happy but uses him as part of mission, then both Casey an her "kick him out" and he "flashes on" something Casey says. Knocks out the real bad guy unknowingly, as he is to be the entertainment, ends up on stage, again Sarah not happy, or Casey, but can he "pull it off", yup flashes an then plays like a pro while mouthing assassin, and several months of prep work down the drain thanks to Chuck.

Good riddance Emmett, hmmm ya kinda glad he got it right in the head, OK OK should not be so cavalier, but did like the way they killed off his character. Chuck and Morgan, who was living in the buy more, are leaving it as Sarah comes in, Morgan goes ahead and he ends up knocked out by the one he knocked out in the middle of "serious" talk with Sarah, course she does try and warn him.

Comes around in a cell somewhere, Sarah in another one, as he is threatened by Cruz, guy knock out before, and beaten up a bit, as he isn't able to flash, Cruz leaves for a few and Chuck well, he tries but cant till he hear Sarah telling him she isn't able to pick the locks and its upto him and he can do it, more detailed in show, but its KEY (this is what/who Chuck needs, is also what keeps him well Chuck, special, among other things sorta explained by other epi reviews I have done and will continue in later epis) to what makes him flash, does. Again knocked Cruz out, gets Sarah out roof, gun runs dry of bullets, does what couldn't to pass, zip line off roof, though takes Casey helicoptering in to get them out of Mexico.

Team Bartowski is back, and do we really believe Casey not happy bout that, lol. Yet now Chuck needs the "eye watch" or does he, Beckman seems to think so but I wonder...and well it now Chuck an Morgan apt, as the one across open for Devon and Ellie, though Ellie thinks another friend should move in, not Morgan.

Sarah and Chucks last "talk" on this epi, did not like, well at least it will get better, eventually, and do love the Casey training Chuck, something that he keeps up, which is good.

Still missing Chuck...

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