Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 11/19/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Not all of Sarah's feelings for Chuck may have been a cover, as she finds out, when Chuck begins to date Lou, a sandwich maker. When things couldn't get even more complicated, Lou turns out to be part of a smuggling ring.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zachary Levi

    Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Walker

  • Adam Baldwin

    Major John Casey

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Rachel Bilson

    Lou Palone

  • Fan Reviews (26)
  • Very good episode.

    By vishus1990, Jun 21, 2008

  • Chuck dates Lou, Sarah looks jealous...

    By leesha_27, Aug 14, 2008

  • Lou is doing illegal things. Only not the kind of things Chuck thought she did. And holy moley, someone is back!

    By allaboutmoxie, Sep 10, 2008

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 30, 2009

  • I loved this epi!!

    By nofeartina, Aug 17, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Sarah: I wanted to apologize for last night. I suppose I jumped the gun a little and I didn't mean to interfere with your date. Chuck: Yeah, not sure if it qualifies as a date when you're bugged with CIA microphones and infiltrated an arms importer but hey, I'm new at this. Sarah: Well it's hard to have a real relationship in this line of work. Chuck: Apparently it's hard to have a fake one as well. Sarah: Well, if it's any consolation, I never felt like our time together was work.

    • Chuck: I'm in the bathroom! Is nothing sacred to you people? Casey: Just the right to bear arms.

    • (Chuck and Sarah try to defuse the bomb) Chuck: Ok. Ok, Intersect: flash! Show me how to do this. Sarah: Did you flash? Chuck: No, nothing. Chuck: C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon baby, don't fail me now, c'mon. Sarahh: Ok Chuck, that's enough. Run; I'm gonna try and stay and defuse it. Chuck: No, I'm not leaving you here. Sarah: Go, that is an order. Chuck: (Indignant) No. (Sarah draws her pistol and aims it at Chuck) Sarah: I said go! Chuck: Oh, I see, so you're gonna shoot me to prevent me from being blown up; that's a great plan. Sarah: Why are you so stubborn? Chuck: Actually, I can consider this a rare moment of courage. I don't know where it's coming from; I guess you just bring out the worst in me. Sarah: And you in me. (The bomb spools up as the timer ticks below five seconds) Chuck: It was nice knowing ya. (Chuck winces in fear of the impending explosion. Sarah looks up at him desperately and impulsively grabs his head, pulling her lips to his. The yank jolts Chuck's eyes open, and once he realizes what is happening, he pulls Sarah close as they share a passionate and aggressive kiss. They both stop as they realize that the bomb had failed to detonate. They share an awkward stare, then slowly draw apart from one another. Each glances over at the bomb: the timer is frozen at zero.) Sarah: (out of breath) Well, the good news is we're alive and the bad news is this is kind of an uncomfortable moment right now. Chuck: This is completely comfortable on my end...just saying.

    • (Chuck and Sarah are put into the boot of the car by one of Stavros' men) Chuck: Why did you come in, I had the situation entirely under control. Sarah: Yeah, I can see that. Chuck: So, I assume you have a plan to get us out of this mess. Sarah: Right now Casey's tracking your GPS device in your watch, a SWAT team will be here any minute. Chuck: Yeah, about the watch... (Casey finds the watch in a cup of coffee.) Chuck: Lou was incriminating herself and I didn't want her getting into trouble. Sarah: Always the romantic, hunh Chuck?!? Chuck: Jealous? Sarah: It was foolish; do you really think that the CIA is interested in a deli meat smuggler? Chuck: Well excuse me, if I'm not Mr. Perfect Spy, we can't be all Bryce Larkin now can we? Sarah: Who's jealous now? Chuck: Me jealous of you and Bryce? Never. Sarah: Said everything that you wanna say? Chuck: More or less. Sarah: Good, now SHUT UP; you're sucking up all the air.

    • Sarah: You're asking me out a day after I broke up with your friend?
      Lester: All's fair in love and war, Sarah.
      Sarah: You know what you seem like to me?
      Lester: Hmm?
      Sarah: A man who... (she jumps on the counter) knows what he wants. Sure, you know, we could go through all the motions - coffee, movie, dinner - or we could just skip all of that nonsense and I could just devour you right here. (pause) This should hold us...
      Lester: It's, it's an interesting, uh, thought. Let me think about that proposition.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Chuck a sal├ím z dovozu (Chuck and the Salami from Import)

    • Original International Air Dates: Latin America: February 27, 2008 on Warner Channel Denmark: April 4, 2008 on TV3+ Turkey: April 15, 2008 on CNBC-e Sweden: May 18, 2008 on TV3 United Kingdom: June 2, 2008 on Virgin 1 Poland: June 3, 2008 on TVN7 New Zealand: August 13, 2008 on TV2 Greece: November 16, 2008 on Star Czech Republic: May 27, 2009 on Prima COOL Australia: May 27, 2009 on Fox8 Germany: October 24, 2009 on ProSieben Slovakia: April 11, 2010 on Markiza Finland: August 3, 2010 on Sub

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

    Trivia (5)

    • In this episode Chuck and Sarah shared their first on-screen kiss.

    • When Chuck throws his guitar pin tracking device toward the tray of drinks, it lands in a shot glass full of red liquid. When the tray is placed on the table, the pin is now sitting on the tray beside the glass.

    • Featured Music: "My Absent Will" by Meredith Bragg & The Terminals "Let's Get Crackin'" by DeeTown All-Stars

    • Morgan was playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which is a single-player and multi player first person shooter for many video game systems. There is a Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare poster in the background shortly after we see Morgan playing the game in the beginning of the episode.

    • While Sarah is trying to stop the timer, she takes the keypad off. She then goes to kiss Chuck. In the close ups of the timer the keypad is back on. In the long shots the keypad is off.

    Allusions (2)

    • The scene of Sarah and Chuck locked in a trunk arguing is very similar to a scene in the film Out of Sight (1998) between George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.

    • Lou's Manager: He had me at pastrami.
      This quote is an allusion to the famous line said by Renee Zellweger, "You had me at hello," in the 1996 hit movie also starring Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire.

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