Chuck Versus the Hack Off

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 12/9/11
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  • Episode Description
  • Chuck turns to Verbanski for help tracking a computer virus; while Lester and Jeff's relationship is complicated by a new Buy More employee.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Danny Pudi

  • Carrie-Anne Moss

    Gertrude Verbanski

  • Zachary Levi

    This is Zachary Levi's third episode that he is directing for Chuck.

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Bartowski

  • Adam Baldwin

    John Casey

  • Photos (4)
  • Fan Reviews (1)
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    By KamilBennis, Jan 03, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Lester: Look, I've seen Caged Heat. I know how to survive in prison. You gotta be the shot-caller, and I think I've figured out a way to do that.
      Casey: You know, Caged Heat was a women's prison movie.
      Lester: Well, the lessons remain the same, John.

    • Morgan: Hey. How you holding up, man? I didn't think it would be this hard without Lester around.
      Jeffrey: I'm starting to forget him. I can't even picture what Lester looks like anymore.
      Morgan: Close your eyes. Imagine David Beckham. Lester's a shorter, feminine version of his wife.
      Jeffrey: Right. I can see him now.

    • Sarah: Casey, there is a very strong case against you. Escape might be your only option to get your life back.
      Casey: If I break out of prison, I'm a fugitive. I don't run from the law. I am the law!

    Notes (2)

    • Although credited, Sarah Lancaster (Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski-Woodcomb), Ryan McPartlin (Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb) and Mark Christopher Lawrence (Big Mike) do not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 10, 2011 on SPACE
      Turkey: February 13, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Australia: April 18, 2012 on FOX8
      Finland: April 29, 2014 on Sub

    Trivia (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Get Fresh With You" by Teddybears feat. Laza Morgan
      "Love the Way You Walk Away" by Blitzen Trapper
      "O, Canada" by Danny Pudi
      "No Problem" by Chase & Status

    • Morgan reveals that they used to call Chuck, "The Piranha" in his days as a hacker.

    Allusions (3)

    • Verbanski: Right, I'm gonna take orders from Ward and June Cleaver.

      Ward and his wife, June are fictional characters in the American television sitcom Leave It to Beaver. The show ran from 1957 to 1963.

    • Morgan's line "Prisoner transfer from CB elevensection three eight" is a nod to Luke Skywalker's "Prisoner transfer from Block 1138" in Star Wars: A New Hope.

    • Casey's "I am the law" could be a hat tip to Judge Dredd's famous "I never broke the law, I AM THE LAW!" with the new "Dredd" movie due in 2012.

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