Season 2 Episode 6

Chuck Versus the Ex

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • After hearing that Chuck kissed Casey thinking erroneously that the antidote would be transfer via his saliva, Jill said: "No wonder you failed bio-chemistry." Bio-chem is not a required core course for a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree at Stanford, which was Chuck's major before he was kicked out.

    • When Chuck is performing the computer support at the BioScience conference, he announces that he is using 10BaseT to connect the servers. 10BaseT only runs at 10 megabits per second, and is far too slow to connect modern servers.

    • Featured Music:
      "Pumpin' For Jill" by Iggy Pop (Part of Chuck's "Jill '03 Mix")
      "On Sale Now" by Daniel May
      "Papa Loves Mambo" by Perry Como (Chuck and Jill arrive at the restaurant)
      "It Makes My Heart Break" by Your Vegas (Chuck and Jill talk about the past)
      "Pumpin' For Jill" by Iggy Pop (Chuck and Jill kiss)
      "Time And Space" by The Accidental (Jill calls Chuck)

    • When Chuck comes out of the sealed room after saving the day and is applauded by everybody, one of the guys isn't actually clapping his hands, but just moving them back and forth.

    • Although Ellie's full first name has previously been revealed to be Eleanor, Lester refers to her as Elizabeth. This may not be an error by the writers, but instead in keeping with Lester's character.

    • This is the first episode in which Chuck is shown to carry a badge. Additionally, while Chuck has also been seen working directly with law enforcement officers and tactical teams before, such as leading a team onto the roof to apprehend Colt in "Chuck Versus the First Date", this episode is the first explicit indication that he has some level of authority over local and federal law enforcement agencies.

  • Quotes

    • (As Chuck prepares to kiss Casey)
      Casey: I've served my country with honor! Let me die with dignity!

    • Chuck: It's too dangerous for her, all right. I am putting my foot down! (Casey glares) Gingerly.

    • Sarah: Are you done feeling sorry for yourself?
      Chuck: Personally, I'd like another ten to fifteen minutes of really pathetic self-indulgence.

    • Morgan: Are you guys ready?
      Lester: I was born ready.
      Jeff: I was born premature.

    • Casey: Look, Bartowski, my job is to look after all the citizens of this nation, not just the girl who raises your flag.

    • (After Jill injected the serum into Chuck)
      Jill: Okay, that has a modified version of the viral strain. Now your body metabolizes the poison and the antiviral serum is going to be created from your blood.
      Chuck: Poison? Poison?! I thought I was getting the antidote? You just gave me poison?!
      Jill: Yeah.

    • Ellie: Morgan, are you holding my underwear?
      Morgan: Wait a second, wait a second. Wait, I-I need to be very clear about this. Okay, the only thing I came in here to steal was a CPR test. So any suggestions to any pervy related to your panties--underpants is, frankly, outrageous.
      Ellie: So you deny being a perv, but you admit to being a thief?
      Morgan: Do I at least get points for honesty?

    • Jeff: Man, if I wanted to take tests, I would've been a boat captain.

    • Sarah: I know it's hard, but tonight you have to be a spy first.
      Chuck: Yeah, it is hard. I'm not like you, Sarah. I can't turn my emotions on and off like some robot.

    • Chuck: She owes me an explanation.
      Casey: No, she doesn't. She exercised her First Amendment right to dump you.

    • Chuck: Oh and by the way, she slept with Bryce Larkin.
      Casey: Hmm. Who hasn't?
      (Sarah shots Casey a look)

    • Chuck: You see, she broke my heart. She destroyed me. She took all of my confidence, my mojo.
      Casey: You had mojo?
      Chuck: I was on my way.

    • (Chuck sees Jill and ducks under the table)
      Associate: Is there a problem?
      Chuck: Can you tell me if the attractive brown-eyed, slightly egg-headed brunette with an extremely cold heart is still there?
      Associate: She's here. Why? Who is she?
      Chuck: Jill Roberts, my ex-girlfriend. She broke my heart. I need, I need a diversion. Would it be a terrible imposition for you to pull the fire alarm?

    • Captain Awesome: Okay, so how did everyone come with their chest compression?
      (Captain Awesome walks into the room and sees Buy More employees beating up their aquatic dolls.)
      Captain Awesome: Come on guys, what's wrong with you?
      Jeff: I drink too much.
      Lester: My parents had impossible standards.

  • Notes

    • Sarah Walker pretends to put on an Australian accent while giving her speech. However, Yvonne Strahovski is actually from Australia and really puts on an American accent for the show.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a bývalka (Chuck and the Ex)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: March 2, 2009 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom: July 14, 2009 on Virgin 1
      Latin America: July 19, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: August 6, 2009 on FOX8
      Czech Republic: February 4, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 23, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: June 24, 2011 on Sub

    • Although credited, Julia Ling (Anna Melinda Wu) does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Jill's boss is named Guy Lafleur.

      Guy Lafleur is a Canadian professional hockey player whose position was right wing and who was active from 1971-1984 and 1988-1991.