Season 4 Episode 7

Chuck Versus the First Fight

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

In order to avoid Sarah after their first real fight Chuck heads out on a rogue mission. Meanwhile Ellie digs into the Bartowski family history.

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  • License to Kill the Living Daylights outta me! More in this episode than I expected.

    Hello all, biased reviewer back and ready to love another episode of Chuck. SPOILER ALERT follows

    Last week when they said Timothy Dalton's episode was finally gonna be on, I made a call, he wasn't going to be good. I based this off of how awesome he was in Hot Fuzz. I was pretty sure he was going to be our Volkoff because our villain needed a face sooner rather than later. And viola, Volkoff he is, but it's all the fun he had with playing the handler that made his twist all that much more fun.

    As Mary is in custody and Chuck is mad at Sarah for going behind his back, Morgan starts as the first person, in a long line of people, whom Chuck tells about the fight. This was a return to what had been a reoccurring theme(see:headache somewhat) with fights between Sarah and Chuck. Thankfully this issue was a little deeper, less silly, and resolved wonderfully during a fist fight. Resolving two fights for the price of one!

    Mary is visited by Chuck, who stills trusts his mother, and she sends him on a chase after her MI6 handler to prover her innocence. Morgan goes to help Chuck, but with his normal ability for disaster messes things up. I like the scene between him and Mrs. B, as he was his joking self but once again showed his very serious side about his bromance with Chuck.

    On the flip side, the entire scene with Tuttle(Volkoff) and Chuck captured on the plane was hilarious. "Really Charles, who ever heard of a plane packing only one shoot?" And waking up in the sheep truck...priceless.

    There was a rather touching scene between Mary and Ellie that touched on the subplot involving Ellie's search for a final message from her father.

    The bank scene was fun, and it was nice to see Casey continue with his trust of Morgan by having him come along on their gambit to rescue their friends. Something about Tuttle in the bank felt wrong with me(plus the guess from last week in my head still) and the reveal thanks to bumbling security guard set up a great final scene.

    The disc is blank, don't keep trying!!! As Sarah trusts Chuck's opinion, despite her doubts, Mary walks free in Orion's Lair and de-intersects Chuck in hugely surprising move (So that's what happened to all the PSPs!!) And when Volkoff shows up and plans to blow them all to hell, I seriously had no idea how they were going to get out. I mean, Mary has to be bad right?

    One little box cutter later and I trust Chuck too. With the Intersect out of his head, one blown up, and one under a car seat, what will happen next. Enjoy two weeks of wonder fellow Nerd Herders!moreless
  • 3 words! Mind blowing awesomeness. This episode was amazing. Who would have thought chuck was going to lose the intersect. This is going to be awesome when he has to get it back.moreless

    This show was amazing. I like the plot twists at the end. The revelation of who volkoff really is was amazing as well. This episode was amazing after so many episodes that just built up to this moment. The great thing was that it moved pretty fast and had shockers no one would ever think about. One that volkoff had pretended to be Mary's handler. Another was the destruction of his base. The best was chuck losing the intersect through his mom's betrayal. No one would ever thought that Orion hid a device to remove the 2nd intersect. Overall A+.moreless
  • Okay, now I'm excited!

    This was a super cool episode! Guest starring Timothy Dalton a.k.a Gregory Tuttle a.k.a Alexei Volkoff. I was so surprised when he revealed that he is in fact the one and only Alexei Volkoff. I didn't expect that at all. He acted so brilliantly as Mr.Tuttle that I was just left with my jaw dropping to the ground, when he revealed his true identity.

    Also in this episode Ellie finally gets to meet her mom, Mary Bartowski. That scene was so good. Touching even.

    And Chuck and Sarah had their first fight, which luckily didn't last all that long. I loved the scene where they fighted Volkoff's men together(which reminded me of season 3 episode 14, where they were fighting together also) and I thought it was funny when Chuck was trying to be all macho, when he said to Sarah that he can take the big guy and Sarah should take down the smaller one. That was cute. I also love, that Morgan is trying to act like "real" spy, he's so funny. I laughed when Chuck and Morgan were about to meet Gregory Tuttle in some bar, and Morgan dropped his earpeace in to the water glass when sitting at the bar. Then he went to the bathroom, and he couldn't hear Chuck because some old grandpa was drying his hands.

    Just so many funny scenes in this episode that I can't even remember all of them, but those were just a couple to be mentioned. Also Chuck lost his intersect and I'm dying to know what the next episode will bring us. But all in all this episode was the best of this season so far in my opinion.moreless
Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

General Diane Beckman

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Colonel John Casey

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

Ana Gasteyer

Ana Gasteyer


Guest Star

Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton

Gregory Tuttle/Alexei Volkoff

Special Guest Star

Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton

Mary Bartowski

Special Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The device Frost uses to remove the intersect from Chuck's mind is a modified Sony PSP.

    • Featured Music:
      "Snake" by Frightened Rabbit (Chuck and Morgan talk about first fights and Mary in Orion's lair)
      "Ghosts n Stuff" by Deadmau5 (Chuck fights the Russians on the plane)
      "We Don't Eat" by James Vincent McMorrow (Mary and Ellie talk while Sarah looks on)
      "Kiss With a Fist" by Florence + The Machine (Chuck and Sarah argue while fighting Russians at the bank)
      "One October Song" by Nico Stai (Chuck and Sarah escape from Orion's lair)

    • The words Frost speaks in a foreign language is "Per fas et nefas" which is Latin for "Through right and wrong".

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Stephen: (on his letter) Eleanor, if you're reading this, then it means I'm not with you anymore. And I know you'll be okay. I only wish I could have been the father you deserved, but our family had a lot of secrets, secrets I kept from you because you were so young, because I didn't want to hurt you. I know you're a grown woman now, but no matter what, you'll always be my little girl curled up on the middle seat of this car. This is my final gift to you, Eleanor, and I'm giving it to you now for a reason. I trust that you'll know what to do. I love you, always... Dad.

    • Sarah: You know, you only just met him and he knows everything about us! How do you know you can trust him?
      Chuck: Oh, oh! That's right! I totally forgot! You can't believe in anyone unless Beckman tells you too!
      Sarah: Oh! That is not fair!

    • Tuttle: I hate to make a scene. But I'll rip your throat out with this plastic fork if you don't tell me who you are and why you're wearing an ear piece?
      Chuck: Well that certainly would be a scene, wouldn't it?
      (Tuttle puts pressure on the fork)
      Chuck: Okay, okay. Wait. Wait! You are Tuttle, you are Tuttle, right? You are Tuttle and I have a code word for you. It's Latin and it's...what is it?

    • Morgan: You know, a couple's first fight actually sets the tone for all future arguments. Trust me, I'm going through it right now myself.
      Chuck: You and Alex?
      Morgan: No, me and Casey, actually.

    • Sarah: Well, you might as well just have posted about our fight on Friendster!
      Chuck: Friendster? Honey, people stopped using Friendster 5 years ago.

    • (While fighting of a bunch of guys together)
      Sarah: This is exhausting.
      Chuck: Yeah, tell me about it. How do you always fight these big guys all the time?
      Sarah: No, I mean fighting with you is exhausting. I hate it.
      Chuck: Me too. I've been thinking about you all day.
      Sarah: I'm just trying to protect you from getting hurt. Behind you!
      Chuck: I don't need you to protect me, I need you to believe in me!
      Sarah: I do believe in you.
      Chuck: I mean really believe in me. Even when you think I'm wrong.

    • Chuck: Listen, I was just waiting until I calmed down a little bit. Okay? It's our first real fight as a couple, and everyone knows that sets the tone for all future fights.
      Sarah: Oh, you're going to set the precedent by telling everybody what you're thinking and feeling before me?
      Chuck: See, that just makes it sound bad.

    • Sarah: Is there anyone you haven't told about our fight?
      Chuck: Well...

    • Chuck: Buddy, I need your help on a super top secret mission.
      Morgan: Do I get to parachute out of a plane on a wild horse?
      Chuck: No, you do not. Because nobody... ever does. But you do get to wear an earpiece.
      Morgan: Sold!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Tuttle: There is no Tuttle.

      Volkoff's alias Tuttle and the quote are an allusion to the imaginary character in the episode of M*A*S*H called Tuttle.

      Hawkeye and Trapper invent a "Captain Tuttle" in order to get money to some nearby orphans. The myth of Tuttle grew until Hawkeye and Trapper were forced to "kill him off" in a helicopter accident.

    • Tuttle: And I had my first sexual experience watching Lawrence of Arabia.

      Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence that tells his emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war, his personal identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army and his newfound comrades within the Arabian desert tribes.