Chuck Versus the Marlin

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 1/24/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Chuck finds a bug in the Buy More, which leads Casey and Sarah to take drastic measures to find out whether the truth about Chuck has been discovered. Whilst facing the possibility that he may have to leave his life forever, Chuck loses something very important- the engagement ring for Ellie entrusted to him by Captain Awesome.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zachary Levi

    Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Walker

  • Adam Baldwin

    Major John Casey

  • Sarah Lancaster

    Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 30, 2009

  • The series ends, with Big Mike's Marlin being stolen and spies out to find the intersect.

    By leesha_27, Aug 14, 2008

  • Big Mike's plastic Marlin is stolen and Awesome plans to propose to Ellie. What follows is the most farcical episode yet

    By AegisAtreyu, Jul 19, 2008

  • The Buy More gets repossessed

    By exterminator25, Jul 19, 2008

  • The best episode so far.

    By efc91, Jul 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Chuck: Look, what if I surrender and you run, I mean I'm going in a cell anyway what's the difference? Sarah: Torture. Chuck: Okay, no surrender.

    • Captain Awesome: Way to go, Chuck. I always knew you could handle my family jewels.

    • Casey: Where's the fish? Jeff: Fish? What fish? Casey: Okay we can do it the easy way or the hard way. The easy way is I shove his foot up your ass. Jeff: What's the hard way? Casey: I use my foot!

    • Lizzie: I don't think you're in the position to bargain, Chuck. I have two guns, what do you have? Sarah: Me.

    • Chuck: Um...Look Sarah. I never really fired a gun before, okay? I...I've actually done this on purpose to avoid any unpleasant side-effects, like shooting myself or others. Sarah: Just shoot the lock or I will shoot you when I get out of here.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Chuck a operace Mečoun (Chuck and the Operation Marlin)

    • For this entire season, Zachary Levi (Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski) was nominated for the 2008 Teen Choice Award for "Choice Breakout TV Star-Male". Also, Joshua Gomez (Morgan Grimes) was nominated for the 2008 ALMA Award for "Outstanding Male Performance in a Comedy Television Series".

    • Original International Air Dates: Canada: January 21, 2008 on Citytv Latin America: April 1, 2008 on Warner Channel Denmark: May 2, 2008 on TV3+ Turkey: May 20, 2008 on CNBC-e Sweden: June 22, 2008 on TV3 United Kingdom: June 30, 2008 on Virgin 1 Poland: July 1, 2008 on TVN7 New Zealand: September 10, 2008 on TV2 Greece: December 14, 2008 on Star Czech Republic: June 24, 2009 on Prima COOL Australia: June 24, 2009 on FOX8 Germany: November 21, 2009 on ProSieben Slovakia: April 25, 2010 on Markiza Finland: August 24, 2010 on Sub

    • This was the last completed episode before the WGA strike on November 5, 2007.

    Trivia (7)

    • Big Mike's surname is Tucker. Big Mike Tucker!

    • Featured Music: "Get Away" by Butcher The Bar "Style" by U R Penetrators

    • The rooftop/helipad where Sarah confronts agent "Longshore" when he attempts to extract Chuck, is the same location where she took Chuck after requesting extraction to protect him from Casey in "Pilot".

    • Chuck sends the photograph of the Shawarma Girl to Sarah's iPhone via an email to "".

    • Sarah: (To a customer) Danke, dass Sie uns im Wienerlicious besucht haben. The translation of this German phrase is: "Thank you for visiting us at Wienerlicious."

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    Allusions (2)

    • Sarah mentions that their "bugs" were "EM-50's". This is a reference to the Urban Assault Vehicle in the movie Stripes.

    • The chip name GLG 20 comes from the 1985 movie Spies Like Us with Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase. Aykroyd and Chase played two bumbling decoy spies with the call-sign GLG 20.

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