Chuck

Season 2 Episode 1

Chuck Versus the First Date

7
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2008 on NBC
9.1
out of 10
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633 votes
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Chuck, Sarah and Casey try to retrieve a vital component for the new Intersect: The Cipher. At the Buy More, the search for the store's Assistant Manager begins. Chuck and Sarah go on their first date. Casey is again instructed to eliminate Chuck as soon as the new Intersect comes online.moreless

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  • So... chuck is about to not become the intersect and he imagines life wothout the DRAMA we all love!! Another intersect is being made but chuck and the tea have to recover the missing piece.moreless

    8.5
    This episodeis why i watch Chuck!! Full of humour, great acting and perfect amount of action and drama. The removal of the Wienerlicous was a change but he episode still ontained theodd behaviour i have cometo enjoy. The case as usual is always intriguing and the supporting cast as usual brings in even more comedy. forexample Moragn was hilarious staging the Thunderdome scenario, CLASSIC!! I'm glad they have moved away from the Bryce storyline as it was getting old and the rest of the episoe involved great guest stars that add an extra dimension to the story every week. A must warch for anybody because it recaps last season as well as new things in one episode.moreless
  • A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

    10
    Chuck prevents Colt from obtaining the Cipher - a device that would ultimately lead to a new Intersect. Chuck is told that this successful mission marks the end of his espionage career and the beginning of a normal life. Free from bullets and bombs, Chuck finally asks Sarah out on a real first date. But Chuck's role as the old Intersect is not good news for everyone as Casey deals with a difficult order assigned to him - that Chuck must be terminated when the new intersect is activated. Meanwhile, at Buy More, Morgan develops an eccentric way to hire a new assistant manager. In the end of the episode, we find out that the Cipher was somehow implanted with a virus by Fulcrum, and explodes when activated. Wow I love chuck, it is awesome and one of my favourite shows. I love the first scene, awesome. I love hte hiden CIS place scenes they are always interesting to watch. I always love the chuck and Sarah scenes, but I guess every girl does, if they dno't they have no heart! I love the Casey storyline him 'killing' Chuck mission. I love the scene with Chuck dancing and then he walks in on Awesome and Ellie in the shower. Buy More is the best place ever - also has awesome scenes ever episode. CoD plan was awesome and I love the Chuck and Casey scene, amazing, I love them both. I love when Chuck asks Sarah for a date. I love the scene when they are all getting dressed up, I found when Casey shooting pictures was hilarious. I love the date scene. Awesome episode, I also love the interview scenes - hilarious.moreless
  • The team is attempting to retrieve the Cipher which is the only missing piece for the new Intercept. Once they receive it, Chuck will be able to live a normal life... until Casey kills him that is.moreless

    7.5
    This episode was definitely one of the classics. I'm glad they started the new season so well. Though the Jerry Bruckheimer beginning was not necessary. I mean how did they even get the Cipher in the first place? Curious minds, or at least minds with nothing better to do, want to know.



    However, I am very VERY glad to see that Casey felt a degree of uncomfortability in having to kill Chuck. Even if it did not prevent him from actually about to go through with the assassination.



    Oh! And Fulcrom does have a long reach don't they? Actually having the guts to come out and say "Thank you." So does this mean the CIA head is now dead? That's too bad.



    And to the credits...moreless
  • Review.

    10
    Chuck, Sarah and Casey try to retrieve a vital component for the new Intersect: The Cipher. At the Buy More, the search for the store's Assistant Manager begins. Chuck and Sarah go on their first date. Casey is again instructed to eliminate Chuck as soon as the new Intersect comes online.

    Everyones favorite secret agent CHUCK is back and he is just how we left him funny as hell. MCD was a great guest star and he had some great scenes in this episode like for example when he faught Sarah that was super cool. Chuck is back and I missed him 10 out of 10.moreless
  • Everybody is after the cipher. The cipher is needed for the new intersect computer to be operational.

    8.5
    oh yeah, yogurt and fun!!! Sarah has a new job and I simply love her in her new uniform. It's way better than the wiener girl costume. She looks Cuter and sexier. Another thing that's new in this series is the buy more assistant manager. I love the part where chuck has to do the interview. It was hilarious… Anna, Jeff, and Lester were awesome. You have to watch this episode to see what happened. Also, with the national security issue, chuck was unable to complete the assistant manager screening. So he ask Morgan to do it for him, using his(morgan's) own method… you have to see this episode!!!

    The bad guys were not as intelligent as I expect.. I mean, they are supposed to be some big bad crime organization but it seems that they easily let their guard down… too easy… could have been better on this area, but I love this series… it still gets two thumbs up from me… =)moreless
Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Major John Casey

Julia Ling

Julia Ling

Anna Melinda Wu

Mark Brandon

Mark Brandon

World Send Driver

Guest Star

Matt Sigloch

Matt Sigloch

Tactical Trooper

Guest Star

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

Mr. Colt

Special Guest Star

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

General Diane Beckman

Recurring Role

Tony Todd

Tony Todd

CIA Director Langston Graham

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Jeff's Resume: (Written on a napkin) I've worked here forever...18 years and know where all the bodies are buried. Ha Ha Ha My coworkers have nice feet. I like to take pictures of them and then (Finger covers 1 word) them.

    • Featured Music:
      "Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis And The News (Chuck's alarm clock)
      "Returning To The Fold" by The Thermals (Chuck enters Buy More, and Morgan shows him their game plan for "Call of Duty")
      "Foux Du Fafa" by Flight Of The Conchords (Sarah makes ice cream in the Orange Orange yogurt shop)
      "Dropped" by Phantom Planet (Everyone gets ready for the night)
      "Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis And The News (Chuck wakes up after date night)
      "The Twist" by Frightened Rabbit (Casey sneaks into Chuck's house, as the new intersect comes online)

    • On the roof top fight between Sarah and Colt, when Sarah is in a choke hold, the move she uses to get out of the choke hold is identical to that used by Jet Li in the fight against "Hercules O'Brien".

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Casey: Future's a dangerous thing. Doesn't always work out as you want it to.

    • Sarah: How did you find this place?
      Chuck: Morgan.
      Sarah: You took me on our first real date to a place Morgan recommended?
      Chuck: The man has a black belt in dumplings. I trust him with any food item that is less than ten dollars.

    • Chuck: I also had an idea for what I'm going to do. I was thinking maybe Eurorail through Europe, y'know, backpacking, that kind of thing.
      Ellie: That sounds--
      Devon: Awesome. Remind me to tell you about Amsterdam, my man...he he he (Ellie glares at him) Lovely city, lot of canals.

    • Colt: Hello again, Chuck.
      Sarah: And you are?
      Colt: My name is Mr. Colt. And I need you to come with me.
      Sarah: Now, why would we do that, Mr. Colt?
      Colt: 'Cause I assume you find me imposing. Don't worry, you can be honest. I'm going for imposing.

    • (After catching Ellie and Awesome in the shower)
      Chuck: First of all, congratulations, Devon on the, on, what, on whatever God gave you there...

    • (Chuck and Ellie contemplate new jobs)
      Ellie: If you say pilot of the Millennium Falcon, I will hit you.
      Chuck: Why would I say that, that's absurd! I'm going to be a ninja assassin.
      Ellie: No. Try again.
      Chuck: Um, Olympic...
      Ellie: Uh uh.
      Chuck: Secret agent.
      Ellie: This is what happens whey you sit in front of the television too long.

    • (Chuck rounds on Casey after they escape the restaurant)
      Chuck: "Somebody order drive through"? Huh? Did you think that up as you were racing over here to save us? Hey, maybe I'll say this after I crash into the restaurant!

    • (Chuck's fabulous bluff)
      Chuck: My name is Charles Carmichael. I'm a CIA agent, and this is my trap. I don't think you gentlemen recognize the gravity of the predicament you're in. Your call to the Buy More? Yeah, we traced that. Your compound is currently surrounded by 23 infantry troopers, 16 snipers, seven heavy gunners, four demolitions experts and enough ammunition to orbit Arnold Schwarzenegger. You're outmatched and you're outgunned. Those pea-shooters you're holding might as well be sharp sticks and strong language....Of course you don't see anyone. What do you think we are, the FBI? The only thing you're going to see is a muzzle flash and an e-ticket straight to hell.

    • Chuck: So, can I be completely honest?
      Sarah: Yeah?
      Chuck: I miss the Wienerlicious. I mean, the Bavarian charm and the toxic nacho cheese that you guys had.
      Sarah: My clothes smelled like sausage.
      Chuck: Nostalgia completely gone.

    • Ellie: You have many skills, Chuck, but the kitchen is not one of them.
      Chuck: Oh, but that's why they call it Hamburger Helper.

    • (Casey saves Chuck mid-fall off a building)
      Chuck: You... You...
      Casey: Yeah, I catch you when you fall. It's touching. Really.
      Chuck: No, no, I love you!
      Casey: Keep it in your pants, Bartowski.

    • Chuck: What exactly are you doing?
      Colt: I'm stretching. Getting limber.
      Chuck: Why are you doing that?
      Colt: So I won't pull a muscle when I break your neck. Maybe you should get limber, too.

    • Morgan: See, I have this perfect system for doing as little work as possible. It's a science, really doing nothing. A promotion at this point would destroy all my hard work.

    • Chuck: I don't think I'm really cut out for a job where you disarm a bomb, steal a diamond and then jump off a building.
      Sarah: Well, you could have fooled me.
      Chuck: That's very kind of you to say, but I'm pretty sure my girlish screams in the face of danger give me away.

    • Sarah: Why didn't you stay in the car?
      Chuck: You know what? It's never safe in the car!

    • Casey: (To Colt) Let the geek go!
      Sarah: Wait! Not out the window!
      Casey: Aren't we picky?

    • Chuck: And though I don't look it, being lanky of build, you should know that I am probably the most important intelligence asset in the world.
      Colt: That is the single dumbest story I have ever heard.
      Chuck: That very well may be...

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

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