Season 5 Episode 12

Chuck Versus Sarah

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2012 on NBC
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Episode Summary


After a harrowing mission, Sarah returns to Chuck with a huge secret. Meanwhile, Ellie and Awesome are presented with a new opportunity that could change their lives.

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  • Say it aint so

    I can't believe I'm writing my last review for Chuck and I've written many. Well, there are a few episodes throughout the older seasons that I have yet to review and I may later on but this is the last new one.

    What an emotional ending; this first part was like just like old school Chuck with a bit of a twist. I'm really coming up short on words at the moment so I will make this brief. A fantastic first part of the ending indeed.moreless
  • Hard to Watch... but not because it's bad

    Great episode: up and down ride with some touching moments and a lot of tension that leads into the "true" finale. I have to say that it was a great episode, but then no Chuck episode has been terrible or even mediocre. But, there is that sense when you're watching it that an era is about to come to an end... a great TV show that deserves 5 more years is ending and TV just gets that much worse after it is all said and done.

    The only real downside outside of the emotional issues regarding it ending is that it is mostly a lead up to the next episode and thus most it is all tension with little resolution, so as a stand alone episode it isn't the greatest. Taken as a whole instead of just a part of a 2 episode finale, it works. Just by itself, clearly it won't. No surprise there though.moreless
Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

John Casey

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb

Angus MacFadyen

Angus MacFadyen

Nicholas Quinn

Special Guest Star

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

General Diane Beckman

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Your Hands" by Ghost Society

    • When breaking into DARPA, Sarah is seen wearing (ridiculously) high heels. However, moments later, as she is running through the halls, she's wearing (much more sensible) flat heels.

    • A lot of the moves that Sarah uses when breaking into the DARPA facility are the same moves Bryce Larkin when he was stealing/destroying the first Intersect in the pilot episode. This includes kicking through the window above a door frame, grabbing a pipe and twisting to attack, and sliding under a table and using the chair as a projectile.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Sarah: (on video) Day 1. My mission is simple, find out what he knows, gain his trust, and monitor his actions until the agency can decide what to do with him. Day 21. Chuck came over to my hotel room today and brought me a pizza. Vegetarian, no olives. I think he's making it his mission to get to know me. It's sweet. Day 49. Chuck broke up with me today. Well, uh, fake... fake broke up with me, technically. Day 56. Chuck and I were defusing a bomb today, and there was a moment where we were sure we were going to die. He closed his eyes, and I kissed him. I... kissed... him. Day 564. Things are calm for once. No missions, nothing-nothing really to report, except I still find myself sitting here, talking to myself, because-because I love him. I love Chuck Bartowski, and I don't know what to do about it.

    • Casey: What do you remember about me?
      Sarah: Your reputation, mostly. Unfriendly, unforgiving and unquestioning about your orders.
      Casey: That's funny. When we met, people said the same thing about you. Probably why we never got along, huh?

    • Sarah: This is real. You really love me?
      Chuck: With all of my heart.
      Sarah: I'm sorry, I did my job too well.

    • Devon: Babe...
      Ellie: Babe, I just got a letter from...
      Devon: Carlos Shuman Medical Center?
      Ellie: In Chicago offering me a research position.
      Devon: They want me to head up the cardiac division. They must know we're a couple. Babe, I think we're being wooed by Midwesterners.

  • NOTES (2)