Season 2 Episode 16

Chuck Versus the Lethal Weapon

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 09, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Cole Barker is shot for the first time in the party, Sarah says "oh my god, you're shot." She pronounces the word shot in an Australian accent. This is Yvonne Strahovski's real Australian accent.

    • When Chuck tells his sister he's not moving in with Sarah, you can for a few seconds see that the room doesn't have a roof.

    • The t-shirt Sarah is wearing as a pajama top is the same shirt Chuck wore under his white dinner jacket at the end of "Chuck Versus the Seduction".

    • Noteworthy information from Chuck's Diagram:
      1. General Beckman is officially identified as an Air Force officer for the first time, thought this has always been implied by her rank and blue uniform.
      2. Chuck labels Langston Graham as "CIA liaison to Gen. Beckman and the DoD," though, unbeknownst to Chuck, he was CIA Director prior to his death.
      3. Chuck identifies Sarah's real middle name as Lisa, though when she had first mentioned it in "Chuck Versus the Wookie", she spoke under her breath as Chuck was walking away, seemingly out of earshot.
      4. Jill's Fulcrum codename, "Sandstorm," is appended to her photo next to Bryce on the Stanford section of the diagram rather than the one next to Leader/Uncle Tobias on the Fulcrum section.

    • Featured Music:
      "God & Suicide" by Blitzen Trapper (Chuck and Sarah wake up)
      "Walks Like An Egyptian" by The Puppini Sisters (The mission starts)
      "Signs" by Bloc Party (Closing scenes)

  • Quotes

    • Chuck: So we're gonna need a cover. Normally we stay in the service arena. Waiter, busboy, maybe valet. How about we mix it up this time? What do you think about dentists?
      Cole: Dentists at a consulate party?
      (Chuck and Cole approach a security guard)
      Chuck: What, you got a better idea?
      Cole: I say we go as spies.
      (Cole punches out the guard)
      Chuck: A little obvious, but I guess we can do it your way.

    • Anna: (to Morgan) A life together is the best present ever. And when we move in, I'm gonna show you your mother isn't the only one who can be noisy in the bedroom.

    • Cole: Well, who'd have thought it. Cole Barker loses the girl to Chuck Bartowski.
      Sarah: When you meet somebody you care about, it's just hard to walk away.
      Cole: I couldn't have said it better myself.

    • Chuck: Just so you know, I am going to get this thing out of my head one day. I will. And when I do, I'm going to live the life that I want with the girl that I love. Because I'm not going to let this thing rob me of that. I won't.

    • Devon: (To Chuck and Sarah) You two lovebirds need to find a nest where you can let the worm wiggle free!
      Chuck: Thank you, Devon.

    • Casey: We're dead, Bartowski's got a gun.

    • (Morgan discussing the misunderstanding with Anna)
      Lester: Oh buddy, you are screwed.
      Morgan: No, actually I think if I tell her the truth at this point that'll end the sexual component of our relationship.
      Jeff: And I'll be there to pick up the pieces.

    • Morgan: I can't move in with you, Chuck. Because I'm moving in with Anna. She loves me and she wants to move in with me and I want to make her happy. But I want you to understand.
      Chuck: I do. Buddy, seriously, I totally understand and furthermore, I think that you are absolutely making the right decision.
      Morgan: That's awesome. Thank you.
      Chuck: Is she gonna be okay with your string cheese habit?

    • Casey: Let me ask you something. When you escaped from Fulcrum, did you really take out nine guys?
      Cole: The truth?
      Casey: Professional courtesy.
      Cole: It was more like 12. I just don't like to boast.

    • Busgang: You're the guy who shot me!
      Chuck: It was an accident, I swear. It was the first time I had ever handled a gun and the first time that I'd shot someone. Clearly, those two things must be connected in some way.

    • Chuck: (To Morgan about Anna) If you don't stop testing her, she's gonna choose to be with someone else. And then you will have realized, and unfortunately too late, that you lost the catch of a lifetime.
      Lester: Counter point. She's not the catch of a lifetime. She's a scheming tart who will harvest your organs and sell them to the highest bidder.

    • Chuck: Why are you trying to repulse Anna?
      Morgan: No, no, no, no, no. Lester, it's ridiculous. What I was trying to do was simply test her, that's all.
      Chuck: Testing her why?
      Morgan: Because, Chuck, because she's trying to get all serious with me and--and I wanna make sure that she loves me for me and not...other things.
      Chuck: (To Jeff and Lester) Excuse us. (To Morgan) Are you crazy? What other things could she possibly be loving you for? I mean, honestly, buddy, you know that I love you, but you're lucky to have a girl in your life who loves you for you, even though you are, in fact, you.

    • Lester: (About Anna) My God, could she really be...unrepulsable?
      Morgan: I'm beginning to think so.
      Jeff: No, sir. Not on my watch.
      Morgan: What are you suggesting?
      Jeff: You're going to need a quart of peanut oil, some bubble wrap and as much yarn as you can find.

    • General Beckman: Mr. Barker, I understand you were hurt protecting Agent Walker. I'm told you showed great courage.
      Cole: Just doing my job, General. Actually, it was Chuck who showed great courage on this mission. He was also injured in the line of duty.
      Casey: He got clipped by a window sill. It's as pathetic as it sounds.

    • Morgan: What are you reading there, sweetie?
      Anna: Did you know IKEA sell 17 kinds of home shelving? I can only pronounce two of them, though.

    • Lester: Phase one of "Operation Repulsion". The obscure and disturbing hobby.

    • Lester: Morgan. All you have to do is convince Anna that moving in with you is a bad idea.
      Morgan: Okay, but how am I gonna...
      Lester: Shhh, bubeleh, you've come to the right place. Repulsion is our business.
      Jeff: And business is good.

    • Cole: (to Sarah) After that it was eight, maybe nine guys until the door.
      Chuck: (to Casey) Oh, come on! We're supposed to believe that he took out nine guys and escaped a Fulcrum holding facility all by himself? Please, I don't think we can trust this guy.
      Casey: I've done nine before.
      Chuck: You've taken out nine guys?
      Casey: Just saying it's doable.

    • Jeff: Morgan Grimes is so tired of listening to Big Mike punch his momma's time clock, that he actually showed up for work on time today.
      Lester: Okay, okay, well Morgan Grimes is so disturbed by what Big Mike is doing to his momma, that the thought of Jeff doing the same thing to Anna is actually sweet, sweet relief.
      Jeff: Oh snap.
      Morgan: That's good. Laugh it up, fuzzballs.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a smrtonosná zbraň (Chuck and the Lethal Weapon)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: May 11, 2009 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom: September 22, 2009 on Virgin 1
      Latin America: September 27, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: October 15, 2009 on Fox8
      Sweden: October 19, 2009 on TV6
      Czech Republic: February 23, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: September 2, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: August 14, 2012 on Markiza

    • Although credited, Mark Christopher Lawrence (Michael "Big Mike" Tucker) does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • The title of the episode is a reference to the classic buddy-cop action/comedy Lethal Weapon.

    • Morgan: (While being mocked about Big Mike sleeping with his mom) That's good. Laugh it up, fuzzballs.

      The line "laugh it up, fuzzball" is from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, when Chewbacca finds Leia's mocking of Han Solo similarly amusing.

    • Barker: Always go for the knee.
      Chuck: You mean, like, sweep the leg?

      Chuck's line "sweep the leg" is a reference to The Karate Kid, when Daniel's rival is ordered to do so in the final match.

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