Season 3 Episode 3

Chuck Versus the Angel de la Muerte

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Premier Alejandro Goya, a dictator who wants to open his country for democratic elections, is treated at Westside Medical Hospital, where Captain Awesome and Ellie work. The team is assigned to protect Goya during his stay, while Chuck has to gain some inside medical information about Goya by using Devon.moreless

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  • muy awesome HAHAHAHA that was classic

    Captain awesome is so classic in this episode. I'm glad they give him some star action in this one! That guy cracks me up every time i swear!

    SUPER intense ending! :O I was a little worried seriously after seeing Sarah stop by chuck's place and then whispering whatever it is that she said and hugging him.. seriously thought that awesome was dead :O! They can't just kill of Awesome! If chuck's the backbone of the show then this guy's like the shoulder blade haha..or whatever else is connected and/or close by the spine. :D

    Bravo! Se pasaron de lancha otra vez =) bien hecho carnales!moreless
  • EXACTLY why I watch Chuck.

    The first two episodes Sunday were ok, though not spectacular, but Angel de la Muerte finally brought back the Chuck we remember. This is the series at its best: Funny, dramatic, and action-packed, with a great guest performance by Armand Assante.

    At this point in the series I actually prefer the more confident and professional Chuck. I don't mind a little bit of the goofy awkwardness, but he's been at this game for two years now, so it's about time the comedy starts shifting away from Chuck stumbling over himself. Casey was his usual brilliant comedic self (yet another hilarious disguise and 'stache) and the Captain? Awesome, bro!moreless
  • Chuck versus The Angel De La Muerte! Phenomenal!

    I must say I am loving where this season is headed just after these first 3 episodes. I always thought they should find a way to get Captain Awesome more involved in the show and boy did they do it with some serious style points. This episode proves tonite that this show is bound to be on for some time to come yet!

    Watching the character developments and then adding to that some more detailed missions and more dark secrets in the CIA closet than we once thought. I can not wait to see the delicious Angie Harmon next week and it looks as though the special guest pool is just going to overflow this season...just bring back Mr. Bakula and I've golden!

    Welcome back Chuck and the Chuck Nation!!!!moreless
  • Totally awesome, and a welcome return of the fun, drama and action of the previous seasons!

    After a so-so season opening, I am very relieved to see the team back on track with a truly awesome episode. To me, at least, it was also a bit of a relief to be spared more Buy More-time - I didn't miss it at all. This episode had it all - Awesome and Ellie being cute and wonderful, Chuck and Sarah growing closer again (I loved those agonizing gazes across the dancefloor) and Casey being badass as usual. :D

    It was refreshing to see Chuck being quietly competent rather than a walking disaster area, and I really liked the conversations he had with his brother-in-law - allowing him to sound professional and competent, as well as bringing out the contrast between his in essence unsatisfying life and the down-to-earth happiness of Awesome and Ellie.

    While Chuck should never lose his charming goofball personality, he has been putting his life on the line for three years (and has finally had six months of training) and I'm happy that it's allowed to show. A goal-oriented Chuck who - while still getting nervous - doesn't squeak or flap his hands is a much more attractive and believable character to me at this point in the series. His relaxed and utter trust in Sarah is also a point in his favour - here is a man who is not threatened by a strong woman, but is secure enough to lean back and enjoy the show, with an almost Modesty Blaise/Willie Garvin-ish feel to it. The whole episode was chock full of goodness, allowing all the characters to shine in their own special way, and the ending blindsided me completely. I can't wait for the next episode, and I sincerely hope they manage to keep up this level of excellence!moreless
  • AWESOME episode..."Angela de la Muerte" Capitalist blood in my comunist veins :) bu THOUGHT HE'S DEAD :(

    well i still cant understand why producers think about ending chuck even its so great.It has comedy, drama and action all together... Not even talking about romance! u can laugh,get excited and feel the romance scene buy scene and that was what happened at the final scene i thought awesome was dead just be4 thinking about sarah and chuck are so lovely! After Emmets dead (first in the series that non-spy character dies) in season premiere it kinda shocked me that Devon can be dead but after seeing 4th episodes name "Chuck vs the op. awesome" now i see he's not.Cuz Chuck going to save him in the next episode (I wish)

    We've waited so long for Chuck's 3rd season but it totally worth it... And i hope it lasts at least 5 seasonsmoreless
Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Colonel John Casey

Andrew Connolly

Andrew Connolly

Jack Artman

Guest Star

Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia

Head of Security

Guest Star

Herbert Siguenza

Herbert Siguenza

Scarred Revolutionary

Guest Star

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

General Diane Beckman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • It seems that Devon can speak Spanish fluently.

    • This episode confirmed that Casey served in the United States Marine Corps.

    • It is revealed that Sarah spend a year with the Secret Service.

    • Ellie asks Chuck and Sarah if they had seen Devon, even though he had already told her that he was going to be with a patient.

    • Goya's blood is stated to be AB-; since AB blood type lack anti-A and anti-B antigens, Goya would have been able to accept any donor with a Rh- type, i.e. any 0-, A- or B- blood type donor.

    • Premier Goya is the military dictator of a fictional South American country called "Costa Gravas". Costa-Gavras is the name of a Greek film director best known for the movie Missing (1982), which takes place in 1972 Chile - A South American country under a military dictator.

    • When Devon first enters the dictator's hospital room, the nurse is taking off his belt. Scene flashes to Devon, and then flashes back to the bed where the nurse is taking the same belt off again.

    • Featured Music:
      "Bohemian Like You" by The Dandy Warhols (Devon and Ellie make out)
      "El Yerbero (Instrumental)" by Jesus Alejandro El Nino (The team shows up at the gala)
      "Cafecito (Instrumental)" by Jesus Alejandro El Nino (Ellie and Sarah talk at the gala)
      "Songozon (Instrumental)" by The Latin Mambo Orchestra feat. Gabriel Gonzalez (Ellie dances with Goya)
      "Living A Lie!" by Daniel Zott (Chuck and Sarah debrief)

    • When Ellie and Devon return from the gala, Devon's cellphone shows a time of 10:50am, although it is still dark outside.

    • When Chuck is operating on Casey, he asks for "tweezers." The surgical instrument is correctly called "forceps."

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Chuck: Listen, I've been meaning to ask, what do you think our cover should be, you know, moving forward...?
      Sarah: Well, I think we should keep it simple. So... How about friends?
      Chuck: Friends, huh? Yeah, that could work. I suppose I could fake being friends with someone like you.
      Sarah: And I don't find you completely repulsive, so...
      Chuck: Thanks!
      Sarah: So, yeah. Friends?
      Chuck: Yeah, yeah. Friends. (They shake hands awkwardly)

    • Sarah: Is there anything your brother-in-law can't do?
      Chuck: Well, thus the nickname.

    • General Beckman: I want you to go to the hospital and guard against further threats to his life, natural or otherwise.
      Casey: But haven't you personally given me the order to kill that commie crackpot on three occasions?
      General Beckman: And three times, you have failed to complete your orders.
      Sarah: (teasing) I thought you said you had a perfect record.
      Chuck: Wow, this is getting entertainingly uncomfortable.

  • NOTES (4)


    • When Chuck flashes on the Ring's poisoner, the flash indicates that he was involved in the 2006 poisoning of former KGB and FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko.