Season 5 Episode 2

Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 2011 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: Although John Casey is no longer employed by any government organization he is still addressed as Colonel.

    • This is the first time that we see side-effects of Morgan's Intersect, like losing memory and changing personality. In this episode Morgan doesn't remember some of the popular culture references: Indiana Jones, movie trialogies, Luke Skywalker.

    • Big Mike is now married to Morgan's mother, Bolognia.

    • In the episode, Devon (Ryan McPartlin) mentions he was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch. In real life he actually did model for them as well.

    • Featured Music:
      "Half Moon" by Blind Pilot
      "Boogie Fever" by The Sylvers
      "Complexity" by Boots Electric

  • Quotes

    • Chuck: Quick question, since you're here. Did you ask me to be Morgan's handler because... you were trying to handle me? Because if you don't think I-I should be in the field, I just need to know that, you know?
      Sarah: No, no, I asked you to be Morgan's handler because the job entails bringing out the best in somebody, and what better example for Morgan than you? So, no, I'm not handling you. A) Because you don't need a handler anymore; and B) because handlers can't do this. (kisses him)

    • Chuck: My name is Charles Carmichael, and I have one final question for you. Have you ever needed to subdue a Basque terrorist on a Swiss train?
      Sarah: Or fight your way through the jungles of Southeast Asia?
      Casey: Or take out an arms dealer with a penchant for murder and ice cream?
      Chuck: Well, we have. So, while considering your security needs, when lives are on the line, I implore you to consider us...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Wesley Sneijder is also the name of a Dutch soccer star. He plays for Internationale Milano in the Italian Seria A.

    • The scene in which they are tranquillizing the swordsman mirrors a scene in Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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