Chuck (2007–2012)
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Chuck Versus the American Hero 

When Chuck has to select a partner for an important undercover mission, Casey, Devon, and Morgan conspire to make sure he chooses Sarah.


Jeremiah S. Chechik (as Jeremiah Chechik)


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 (credit only)
Vik Sahay ... Lester Patel
Scott Krinsky ... Jeff Barnes
Sarah Lancaster ... Ellie Bartowski
Adam Baldwin ... John Casey
Brandon Routh ... Daniel Shaw
Bonita Friedericy ... General Diane Beckman
Mark Sheppard ... Ring Director (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Roger Cross ... Ring Agent
Mary Pat Gleason ... Morgue Clerk
Greg Collins ... General Bauer


Chuck is finally ready to be accredited as special agent. His hesitation to commit for life subsides when he's allowed to pick a team for his new posting, three years in Rome posing as a millionaire. To his horror, Sara prefers to go to DC with Shaw, believing his red test proves him a killer, no longer the man she fell for, and telling the truth would betray life-savior Casey. The Ring director set a trap for Shaw, who thinks he volunteers to sacrifice his life to wipe out the LA ring HQ, but is actually motivated to defect. Written by KGF Vissers

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The soda machine that Chuck uses to enter Ring HQ says "Dr. Jibb." This is a reference to Mr. Pibb soda. See more »


Brigadier General Beckman commits a number of uniform errors: 1) She wears her ribbons in the wrong order. She displays the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terror Sevice Medal at a lower order of precedence than the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait). United States Military Awards are always given higher precedence than foreign military awards on any US Military uniform. She also wears the Humanitarian Service Medal ahead of her Global War on Terror Medals. This medal is of lower precedence than any of her campaign medals. 2) She wears her service jacket with the tab of the left epaulet over her collar. The tab is always tucked under the collar. See more »


Chuck Bartowski: Look, I don't want to pester you Sarah. Or become some - some nuisance you can't avoid. I've seen Morgan go that route far too many times to count. And since I've already given the fancy eloquent version of this speech before, I'm going to be blunt and honest: I love you... One more time because it feels really nice to say, I love you. I feel like I've been bottling this up forever. I love you.
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The spies who love her
30 June 2020 | by neil-walker-safcSee all my reviews

As what would have been the penultimate episode of the entire programme, until it got extended by another 9 episodes, events lead up to what you might think of as having a happy ending.

But as usual there are twists and turns, and a slight overdose of the Sarah /Chuck technique of sentences or scenes being ended prematurity before the message was seen. One can only guess out of the hundreds they've had, whether out of camera range they've relayed it to the other in subsequent days 😉

However, we do finally get to have one moment to ourselves when we can say 'get in!'

You can see the Shaw storyline was rushed, but that does not detract from the quality of this episode. Another superb action episode.

And as usual buy more has some great scenes and the jeffster duo is just magnificent.

I still find it odd that Sarah manages to have loved every spy she's worked with (casey excepted!) and finds it in her to want to spend her days with Shaw despite all that chuck offers.

Guess we'll have to wait for next episode to find out.

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Release Date:

29 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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