Chuck (2007–2012)
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Chuck Versus the Dream Job 

Chuck tracks down his long-lost father and gets a job working for one of his idols, not knowing what the job has in store for him.


Josh Schwartz (created by), Chris Fedak (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Levi ... Chuck Bartowski
Yvonne Strahovski ... Sarah Walker
Joshua Gomez ... Morgan Grimes
Ryan McPartlin ... Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Big Mike
Vik Sahay ... Lester Patel
Julia Ling ... Anna Wu (credit only)
Scott Krinsky ... Jeff Barnes
Sarah Lancaster ... Ellie Bartowski
Adam Baldwin ... John Casey
Scott Bakula ... Steve Bartowski
Arnold Vosloo ... Vincent
Bonita Friedericy ... General Diane Beckman
Tony Hale ... Emmett Milbarge
Brian Kubach ... Drew


Chuck is reunited with his long absent father Steve Bartowski, who is none other then Orion, and accepts reluctantly to return for Ellie's wedding but gets a cold welcome from her, unlike gentleman Devon. It turns out software tycoon Ted Roark, who got rich by stealing Steve's brilliant inventions and is about to launch a free operating system, suspect to spread a Fulcrum virus worldwide. Both Bartowskis are to infiltrate Roark Instruents HQ, Chuck as new employee, to prevent the launch for the government and, as their private project, try to remove the Intersect from Chuck's brain. Only Casey ans Sara's protection saves them from worse then double failure. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


Right before the beginning of the "NextExpo09", when Ted Roark (Chevy Chase) is greeting the Japanese collaborators, he greets the first in Japanese by saying "Arigato". He then greets the second Japanese collaborator in mock-Japanese, by saying "In-a-gadda-da-vida", the title of an Iron Butterfly's song. See more »


When Stephen slides the Roark notebook to Chuck, the label on the book's spine is upside down. When Chuck picks the book up, the spine's the right way up. See more »


General Diane Beckman: I also promise to entrust his recovery to our best team.
Chuck Bartowski: General, *we* are your best team!
John Casey: [Quietly to himself] I can't believe I'm going to say this.
[to everyone]
John Casey: Chuck's right!
Sarah Walker: No! You - you can't put Chuck back in the field. It's too dangerous! FULCRUM knows that he is Orion's son!
Chuck Bartowski: Look, as soon as my dad finishes the Intersect for Roark, I'm worthless to you, obsolete. And Fulcrum wins. The only thing that matters now is getting my father back. And you need me to do that.
General Diane Beckman: Very well, Mr. Bartowski....
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References Quantum Leap (1989) See more »


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27 June 2020 | by neil-walker-safcSee all my reviews

Scott Bakula and Chevy Chase added to a great story. Nothing more needs to be said. Quite a touching end to the episode too.

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6 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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