Chuck

Season 1 Episode 11

Chuck Versus the Crown Vic

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2007 on NBC
8.6
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While coping with the realization that Sarah still has feelings for Bryce, Chuck must assume his toughest cover yet by going on a mission as Sarah's husband. The team must foil the plot of a politically connected counterfeiter, who may be endangering the lives of Anna, Morgan and Anna's parents. Both Morgan and Anna also find themselves in the cross hairs.moreless

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  • Counter fitting, yachts, "Holiday" parties, and relationship woes abound in another amazing outing of Chuck.

    10
    Still emotionally degraded from last weeks choice of Chuck over Bryce, Sarah acts stony, like all she is doing is just a job. On the other hand, Casey has by far one of his most stand-out episodes to date. The beginning was one of the best so far, with Casey's grunts filling in for words and the fact that Chuck actually understood. Lester and Harry also have some stand out performances, "Don't spike the eggnog." This week intersect problem is a counter fitting scam hiding behind a charity for Taiwanese refugees. Sarah's involvement is to get as close as possible to the man running the charity/ counter fitting by any means possible. This makes Chuck go understandable crazy with jealousy, and provides some funny awkward moments between the two. Casey's Crown Vic is the same from the title of this episode and him washing it was the most laugh out loud funny parts. It's his baby. It's nice to see Casey have feelings for more than killing and Sarah asking about if he ever thought about having a normal life was revealing of why she likes Chuck. The Morgan plot wasn't as funny as it could have been, but it was still good enough. Anna's parents just so happened to be Taiwanese and knew the Taiwanese man helping to run the counter fitting. Obviously this leads to Morgan and Anna's near involvement and almost possible death. Only by adverting the rocket to Casey's car does Chuck save the day. The Chris...Holiday...party at the end was funny and a nice wrap up to Sarah and Chuck, Anna and Morgan. But it was Casey's call from that NSA lady about the new intersect on it's way and Casey only hesitating a little about knowing Chuck has to die..that makes this wait until Chuck comes back from a winter/writers strike induced break difficult.moreless
  • Awesome.

    9.5
    Chuck assumes the cover of Sarah's boyfriend on a mission to foil Lon Kirk (Michael Wiseman), a politically connected counterfeiter and yachtsman. When Sarah's mission on Kirk's yacht goes awry due to Chuck's insistence that Kirk is hiding money-counterfeiting printing-plates on his yacht, both Casey and Sarah suspects that Chuck is acting out of jealousy, which Chuck denies. Chuck later realizes that Kirk had hid the the plates on the Taiwanese attache's boat and that he plans to blow up the boat to destroy the evidence and everyone on it, including Morgan and Anna. With Sarah and Casey's help, Chuck stops the boat from being blown up by redirecting the missile to target Casey's prized Crown Victoria instead. Chuck and Sarah reconcile at the annual Buy More holiday party. Despite his sprained but not broken heart, Chuck must pose as Sarah's boyfrien to catch a counterfeiter. Got to love Buy More character and also the agents of course! It's Christmas time in the Buy More. Morgan meets Anna's parents. I love the scene at the Casino party/thing.moreless
  • An episode that goes from alright to great, mainly because of Adam Baldwin.

    8.9
    This was a decent episode, until about 30 minutes in. After that, it becomes way more awesome. Morgan meeting Anna's parents was just very awkward, and almost painful to watch for me. The best part of that scene was Morgan discovering Sarah. That and the uniform and boat jokes it lead to. I'm thinking mr. Casey has some skeletons hidden in his closet. He was so adamant about making the choice to protect things bigger than themselves. Something had to have happened there, and I want to know about it. And Casey really is too focussed on following orders. There has to be a story somewhere. I like that Chuck's opinion is more important for them than the agency. And that leads to awesomeness. The scene where Carmichael confronts Sarah about her cheating makes me laugh. Chuck is such a bad actor. And poor Casey, his car! He really has been suffering over the course of this episode. I'm wondering what Chuck will do to make him feel better. And whoah, he's going to have to take out Chuck? That kind of scares me but interests me at the same time. We'll see what happens, even though I think I know the answer already.moreless
  • Really great episode

    9.4
    this episode was really funny one of the best so far. haha when i saw casey washing his car i thought it was hilarous lol nd then it blew up. great episode what happened to Anna after this episode she just dissapeared. Morgan was great here i love his storylines becuase there separate from chuck's most of the time he brings a break from the spy stuff. but i do like the spy stuff. i hope the show is like this next season i dont want it to change. i have never laughed so hard at a show in my life.moreless
  • Chuck has to deal with Sarah's undercover assignment

    9.3
    In this episode, Sarah goes undercover by posing as a girlfriend of a mob boss who is printing off fake money. This episode also has Morgan deal with his belief that Anna is cheating on him, when it turns out she was just meeting her parents. Morgan tries to act more sophisticated for Anna's parents, but it fails. Chuck and Casey go to the boat where Sarah is undercover and beat up the villian to take the missle, which has been sent off. Chuck resets it, sending the missile back at them and Chuck then sets the co-ordinates to Casey's beloved vintage car, saving them. The final is so cool, the Intersect 2.0 will be up and runnign soon, and Caseyu will have to kill Chuckmoreless
Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Major John Casey

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

Yuriana Kim

Yuriana Kim

Mrs. Wu

Guest Star

Kelvin Han Yee

Kelvin Han Yee

Rashan Chen

Guest Star

Michael Wiseman

Michael Wiseman

Agent #1

Guest Star

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Michael "Big Mike" Tucker

Recurring Role

Scott Krinsky

Scott Krinsky

Jefferson Barnes

Recurring Role

Vik Sahay

Vik Sahay

Lester Patel

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • When Chuck picks up the hundred dollar bill on the floor just before he flashes, it is bent and slightly crumpled. After the ladies pass by and the flash sequence happens, the bill is completely clean as if just pressed.

    • Featured Music:
      "Christmas in Hollis" by Run DMC
      "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives
      "Pimp Juice" by Nelly
      "I Melt with You" by Modern English
      "Deck the Halls" by [Unknown]
      "Giving My Love Up To You" by Henry Turner's Crystal Band
      "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" by [Unknown]
      "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, I Allegro" by Johann Sebastian Bach

    • Just as the missile is about to hit the Crown Vic, you can clearly see the windshield and other windows have been removed to avoid injury in the upcoming explosion.

    • Jeff: I thought Shin beats Nun.
      Jeff's thinking is logical since Shin is the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet and Nun is only the 14th.

    • Agent Casey's 1985 Crown Victoria has a 4.6L V8, however the Crown Victoria wasn't equipped with the 4.6L V8 until 1992. The 1985 Crown Victoria was originally equipped with a 5.0L V8. The actual vehicle shown is a 1991 5.0L model.

    • Chuck mistakes the contents of a crate to contain counterfeit plates. As it turns out, it only contains medical supplies.
      This blunder also occurred in "Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami", where Chuck mistakes Lou's crate to contain smuggled weapons when in fact, it had imported meat in them.

    • Whilst General Beckman is speaking on the phone with John Casey about the new Intersect, various images flash on the video walls - these include Morgan, Lester, Jeff, a picture of a crossbow (reference to the episode "Chuck Versus the Alma Mater"), Lazlo (the Agent from the episode "Chuck Versus the Sandworm"), CIA Director Graham, Tommy (the Fulcrum Agent), Carina (DEA Agent from the episode "Chuck Versus the Wookie"), Bryce, Ellie, Awesome, Sarah, Casey and Chuck.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Casey: Bang up job, Walker. Now I'm gonna give you one last chance to come clean. Did you or did you not compromise yourself and the Intersect?
      Sarah: Do you ever just want a normal life? Have a family? Children?
      Casey: The choice we made to protect something bigger than ourselves is the right choice. Hard as that is for you to remember sometimes.

    • Morgan: Dude, I think I need your help here. I think I made a horrible mistake.
      Chuck: What did you swallow this time?

    • Big Mike: So there's no confusion, I'll go over the rules. Rule #1: JEFF, no spiking the egg nog!
      Jeff: Can I bring my own?
      Big Mike: No! Rule #2: JEFF, no holding the mistletoe over the women and copping a feel.
      Chuck: Sir, hopefully, if Jeff follows rule #1, which I'm sure...he might do, uh, then rule #2 won't...won't apply.
      Big Mike: Good point.

    • Sarah: Casey, what are you doing here?
      Casey: Someone needs to protect the Intersect, huh?
      Chuck: Well, that's very thoughful. Thank you very much, I guess.
      Casey: Plus, I didn't want to miss any gunplay. Come on.

    • Casey: Hey!
      Chuck: Would you stop sneaking up on me like that? This is a retail store, okay, buddy, not Tora Bora.
      Casey: Oh, Sarah's got you all up in a tizzy. Flush out your headgear, new guy. We both know the Intersect needs as much room up there as we can get.
      Chuck: Okay, look, nothing is going on, okay?
      Casey: Better not be. I need your "A" game tonight. Stay sharp.

    • (The rocket is heading towards Chuck, Sarah, and Casey)
      Chuck: Oh man.
      Casey: Enter another target.
      Sarah: Away from us.
      Chuck: I need another target first, with GPS coordinates. I don't know...
      (Looks at Casey)
      Chuck: Casey, what about your car?
      Casey: No!
      Chuck: Come on, we're running out of time here. Just tell me what the GPS coordinates are for the Crown Vic.
      Sarah: Tell him, Casey.
      Chuck: Tell me, Casey.
      Casey: 71477. Aw.
      Chuck: I'm really sorry, buddy.
      Casey: I hate this assignment.
      (the rocket destroys the Crown Vic)
      Chuck: I said I was sorry, right?

    • Morgan: A relationship is built on trust, Chuck. Sex and trust. Am I right?
      Chuck: Yeah, yeah, two big prerequisites I guess.

    • Morgan: By the way, never trust a woman whose name is a palindrome.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a kočár (Chuck and the Carriage)

    • For the first 11 episodes of this season, the show was nominated for the 2008 People's Choice Award for "Favorite New TV Comedy" and for the 2007 Satellite Award for "Best Television Series-Comedy or Musical". Also, Zachary Levi (Charles "Chuck" Bartowski) was nominated for "Best Actor in a Series-Comedy or Musical".

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: March 18, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Denmark: April 18, 2008 on TV3+
      Turkey: May 6, 2008 on CNBC-e
      Sweden: June 8, 2008 on TV3
      United Kingdom: June 16, 2008 on Virgin 1
      Poland: June 17, 2008 on TVN7
      New Zealand: August 27, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: November 30, 2008 on Star
      Czech Republic: June 10, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Australia: June 10, 2009 on Fox8
      Germany: November 7, 2009 on ProSieben
      Slovakia: April 18, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: August 17, 2010 on Sub

    • Although credited, Sarah Lancaster (Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski) does not appear in this episode.

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