I didn't realise how much I had missed this show until I watched this episode. A great way to start off the series.
At the beginning we learn the new intersect is about to go live which in the minds of the CIA and NSA means Chuck must die. However, Chuck believes his life is just starting over. He has plans for his future which include a date with Sarah. Sarah agrees and their date is going really well until they are ambushed by the bad guys who are after an important part for the new intersect.
This episode is full of ups and downs (literally) for Chuck. He shows he can be a great agent when the stakes are high and it means getting what he wants - Sarah. Unfortunately for Chuck things don't turn out the way he hopes but it's a great set up for the rest of the series. I gave this episode a 9.5 because it was nearly perfect, a kiss between Chuck and Sarah would have made it a 10!