Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit

Season 5, Ep 2, Aired 11/4/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The team takes on a missing persons case and have to establish themselves as Carmichael Industries in the face of a rival security firm led by GertrudeVerbanski.Meanwhile Morgan adjusts to being the intersect and Chuck being his handler.Also the Buy More finds a new and unlikely spokesperson who helps to drum up business.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Justin Hartley


  • Jeff Fahey

    Karl Sneijder

  • Zachary Levi

    Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Bartowski

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Jumped the shark in its last season.

    By Trident, Dec 30, 2011

  • morgan is so irritating ...this season is difficult to watch due to him

    By RatnakarSriva, Nov 06, 2011

  • a lot of people apparently unhappy about Morgan being the intersect, for me its a fresh idea and changes the dynamic completely.

    By MartinJDanie, Nov 06, 2011

  • I still Love Chuck!

    By fastfox, Nov 07, 2011

  • Writers should be fired

    By PeterWilliams3, Nov 08, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Chuck: Quick question, since you're here. Did you ask me to be Morgan's handler because... you were trying to handle me? Because if you don't think I-I should be in the field, I just need to know that, you know?
      Sarah: No, no, I asked you to be Morgan's handler because the job entails bringing out the best in somebody, and what better example for Morgan than you? So, no, I'm not handling you. A) Because you don't need a handler anymore; and B) because handlers can't do this. (kisses him)

    • Chuck: My name is Charles Carmichael, and I have one final question for you. Have you ever needed to subdue a Basque terrorist on a Swiss train?
      Sarah: Or fight your way through the jungles of Southeast Asia?
      Casey: Or take out an arms dealer with a penchant for murder and ice cream?
      Chuck: Well, we have. So, while considering your security needs, when lives are on the line, I implore you to consider us...

    Notes (2)

    • Although credited, Sarah Lancaster (Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski-Woodcomb) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 12, 2011 on SPACE
      Turkey: January 23, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Australia: March 28, 2012 on FOX8
      Finland: April 8, 2014 on Sub

    Trivia (5)

    • Nitpick: Although John Casey is no longer employed by any government organization he is still addressed as Colonel.

    • This is the first time that we see side-effects of Morgan's Intersect, like losing memory and changing personality. In this episode Morgan doesn't remember some of the popular culture references: Indiana Jones, movie trialogies, Luke Skywalker.

    • Big Mike is now married to Morgan's mother, Bolognia.

    • In the episode, Devon (Ryan McPartlin) mentions he was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch. In real life he actually did model for them as well.

    • Featured Music:
      "Half Moon" by Blind Pilot
      "Boogie Fever" by The Sylvers
      "Complexity" by Boots Electric

    Allusions (2)

    • Wesley Sneijder is also the name of a Dutch soccer star. He plays for Internationale Milano in the Italian Seria A.

    • The scene in which they are tranquillizing the swordsman mirrors a scene in Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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