Season 2 Episode 18

Chuck Versus the Broken Heart

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 30, 2009 on NBC
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A female agent is sent to evaluate Sarah's performance as Chuck's handler, when Chuck's feelings for her become an issue to General Beckman. However, the presence of a new agent causes complications. Meanwhile, Morgan, Jeff and Lester are trying to get invited to Captain Awesome's bachelor party.moreless

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  • General Beckman decides to send Alex Forrest to evaluate Chuck's performance and to take the job as Chuck's new handler. Her involvement is to evaluate and report back to general Beckman if there aren't any feelings that might jeopardize missions.moreless

    Leaving from the end of the last episode Chuck versus the Predator, General Beckman is concerned about the relationship status between Chuck and Sarah. The general contacts Chuck alone in his room for the first time stating that she is assertive that Chuck's feelings for Sarah and vice versa are compromising Chuck's performance regarding missions and alertness. As a result general Beckman decides to send Alexandra Forrest to evaluate Chuck's performance and to take the job as Chuck's new handler. Her involvement is to report back general Beckman after the mission and state if there aren't any feelings that might jeopardize the missions at hand.moreless
  • What a crack-up!

    "Hey Jeff, is that your sister?" One of the funniest scenes ever when the stippers come into the Buy More for Awesomes bachelor party! The look on the guys faces is absolutly priceless! Classic Chuck material.

    Intersting to see the General talking directly to Chuck, but it seemed a bit out of place.

    Loved the female Casey, turning heads and showing a new side of Casey himself. His dream girl had to be the female version of himself naturally. One laugh after another till the ending keeps you hanging for more with the serious background story.

    Very well done and a hats off to the writers!moreless
  • One of the funniest episodes yet.

    This was one of the best episodes of Chuck for a while it was very, very good and funny episode. It's the scene in the bank vault that was so speacil seeing Chuck high was the funniest thing I have ever seen in the whole show well it was between this and when they where on the Truth drug in season 1. Captian Awesome's Bachelor party was really entertaining, I feel sorry for Awesome wonder what will happen with him and Elle after the misunderstanding. The ending to the episode was great as well. It was really funny seeing Casey checking out Alex Forrest and who wouldn't she was HOT. 10 out of 10 this episode got funnier and funnier.moreless
  • Hilarious!

    I have the last few episodes of Chuck still to watch, this being the first of them and it did not disappoint me. Chuck was brilliantly funny once again. I loved the bank vault scene especially where Zamir's questioning him as to who is Chuck, and he says he's never heard of him and then Zamir tears Chuck's coat away to reveal his Nerd Herd ID with his name on and Chuck says 'Oh that Chuck!'. Just made me crease up. That and the following scenes with the laughing gas. I hated Alex, hope she's not coming back, though I suspect Casey might quite like to see her again. All in all, a funny episode, great for getting back into Chuck again.moreless
  • Brilliant.

    Chuck is under the spotlight yet again when general Beckman sends Alex Forrest a female agent to evaluate Chuck and more important Sarah's performance when she learns of Chucks feelings for her, naturally Agent Forrest is making things hard taking over the newsiest mission and making Sarah a passenger. When Casey, Chuck and Alex go undercover to plant an electronic tracking device in a known terrorist at Ellie and Devon's hospital things start to go wrong when the room they need to get to has a secured key card and have to steal Awesome's key card. This leads on nicely to Devon's bachelor party that Morgan, Jeff and Lester manage to get an invite to.

    Sarah is taken off Chucks assignment after failing the evaluation and Forrest becomes Chucks new handler, but as with all Chuck episode's he saves the day and Sarah get's reinstated, however whilst away from the mission and Chuck she does a search for Chucks estranged father who they track down…. Thus ending the episode.

    Another great episode, loved Devon's bachelor party with Lester, Jeff and Morgan acting up and Jeff's sister being one of the 'strippers'.. so funny, glad Sarah and Chuck are back together but we all knew she wouldn't be gone for long, and who is Chucks father??? Watch this space.moreless
Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Michael "Big Mike" Tucker

Scott Krinsky

Scott Krinsky

Jefferson Barnes

Vik Sahay

Vik Sahay

Lester Patel

Shaun Taub

Shaun Taub

Mohammed Zamir

Guest Star

Pam Trotter

Pam Trotter

Rachel the Nurse

Guest Star

Mitzi McCall

Mitzi McCall


Guest Star

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

General Diane Beckman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Jeff has at least one sister who is an exotic dancer.

    • Though it says Devon performs the surgery this isn't possible as he is ko'ed in the Buy More after Chucks 49B tranqs him, that or he performs the surgery prior to the pacemaker being fitted with the GLG4000 either way a small continuity error.

    • In the vault, Casey turns the valve of the nitrous oxide tank anti-clockwise, which opens the valve, instead of clockwise to close the valve.

    • Featured Music:
      "Hearts and Minds" by Matt Pond Pa (Chuck wakes up)
      "Jump Around" by House of Pain (Devon's bachelor party)
      "2 Legit 2 Quit" by MC Hammer (Devon's bachelor party)
      "LoveGame" by Lady GaGa (Devon's bachelor party, the girls enter)
      "Bottle Pop" by The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg (Devon's bachelor party, Alex enters)
      "Turnin' Me On" by Keri Hilson (Devon's bachelor party, Alex dances)
      "Bite Hard" by Franz Ferdinand (Sarah drives away)
      "Blood Bank" by Bon Iver (Closing scenes)

    • One of the names that scrolls by as Sarah begins her search for Chuck's father is Robert Duncan McNeill, the show's supervising producer and sometimes director.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Chuck: Is it really you or am I super stoned?
      Sarah: Uh, both. Heh.

    • Zamir: Who the hell is Chuck?
      Chuck: Huh? Chuck? Chuck? No clue. I have no clue. I am Doctor...I am Doctor Woodcomb, okay, or Devon, or Doc or sometimes people call me Captain Awesome but I have no idea who this...who this Chuck is.
      (Zamir tears the white coat away revealing Chuck's Nerd Herd identity card)
      Chuck: Oh, you mean that Chuck.

    • (Alex has just tranquillized Awesome)
      Chuck: Have I no rights? You can't just go around willy nilly knocking out my family members.
      Alex: Looks like we can.

    • (Casey is disguised as a hospital cleaner)
      Casey: Yeah.
      Nurse: Hysterectomy in 806 didn't make it to the toilet. Do you mind?
      Casey: You got it.

    • (Agent Forrest enters the bachelor party as a stripper)
      Alex: I understand one of you has been a naughty, naughty boy.
      Lester: Me, oh my God, pick me, I'm so bad, I've been bad, I've been bad, I'm a bad person, I'm a terrible person. (Alex throws her hat at him) Ouch.
      Jeff: I broke eight and a half commandments on the way to work this morning.

    • Casey: Hey, the security system's has been updated. I'll either need 40 minutes to decrypt the code or four ounces of C4.
      Alex: No, we should just take out some doctor and steal his card key.
      Casey: I like the cut of your jib.
      Chuck: Wow! You two are a match made in a very frightening part of heaven.

    • Mohammed Zamir: Are you his doctor?
      Chuck: Of course! Am I not wearing a doctor's coat? Who else would I be if not for one of this man's doctors?
      Mohammed Zamir: Doctor, I am Harry Lime's private physician, Dr. Mohammed Zamir.
      Chuck: Ah, Doctor!
      Mohammed Zamir: Doctor!
      Chuck: Doctor!
      Mohammed Zamir: Doctor!
      Chuck: And Doctor!
      Mohammed Zamir: Nurse, would you excuse us for a moment please? I'd like to consult the doctor privately please.
      Chuck: Yes, yes, we will be discussing doctor things that only doctors understand, please go. (Alex walks towards the door) Please don't go.
      Alex: Be right outside, Doctor.

    • Morgan: Chuck, sorry buddy. We are here to plead our case about Awesome's bachelor party.
      Chuck: You know what, not now, guys. I'm in the middle of something.
      Lester: The world revolves around the sun, Charles, not you.
      Jeff: Boom, astronomy snap.
      Morgan: Okay, it's just that...we'd like you to reconsider.
      Chuck: Reconsider what, you guys aren't even invited.
      Morgan: (Looks at Lester) You tell him or I will.
      Lester: Jeff and I...we've never been to a bachelor party.
      Jeff: Never known anyone qualified enough to land a woman for life.

    • (The Buy more gang tries to kidnap Chuck in ninja suits, when Casey stops it and orders them to take the masks off and un-tie Chuck)
      Lester: Man up, Charles.
      Chuck: Why would you do this to me?
      Morgan: I'm sorry man, it was a practice run for when we kidnap Awesome for his bachelor party.
      Chuck: You guys aren't even invited.
      Lester: What finer way to be invited than to kidnap the guest of honor?
      Jeff: A bachelor party is a mythical place where booze and women are's Xanadu.

  • NOTES (3)


    • The female agent sent to evaluate Sarah is named Alex Forrest. Alex Forrest was the name of Glenn Close's character in the 1987 motion picture Fatal Attraction. This is appropriate in that the episode's Forrest wants to disrupt Chuck's relationship with Sarah in much the same way that the movie version tried to disrupt Michael Douglas' relationship with his wife.

    • Ahmad uses the alias "Harry Lime" for checking into the hospital. Harry Lime was the character played by Orson Welles in the 1943 classic film The Third Man.