Season 1 Episode 10

Chuck Versus the Nemesis

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 26, 2007 on NBC
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Chuck discovers that his former roommate and old nemesis, Bryce Larkin, is still alive, and that a renegade group within the CIA is after the Intersect. Chuck then has to balance helping Bryce return to the legitimate CIA, with the year's busiest shopping day at the Buy More.moreless

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  • "No one's gonna love you more than I do"

    Probably my favorite or at least second favorite of the season! This was when we truly started to feel the emotions between Chuck and Sarah. I love the end where Chuck visits Casey and realizes what Omaha meant.. Meanwhile both of Sarah's phones are ringing.

    But that's not all, the entire episode was great. The thanksgiving moments were classic. The part where Morgan is eating sidedish #2 is hilarious! PINEAPPLE! hahaha

    Bryce is really annoying in this's hard to know whether to love or hate him.. On the one hand his intentions were pure in getting Chuck expelled but on the other hand we all know Sarah has developed serious feelings for Chuck. SOLID episode! =)moreless
  • Man, can these episodes get any better?

    After watching the last scene of the previous episode I thought man this epsode is by far the best[in my opinion]. Then I watched this and I completely was wrong this episode was Thanksgiving, Bryce, Casey, Chuck, Sarah, Morgan, Ellie, Captain Awesome, everyone was great. After watching the episode where we see Bryce gets Chuck kicked out of Stanford I thought Bryce was nice and normal. This episode changed my view, yet again! He looks incredibly creepy when Chuck goes to talk to him at the beginning. Then he acts like he is going to murder everybody every scene. I was just waiting for the big 'BOOM' to come. Sarah fell for Bryce again. Chuck and Sarah make a great couple and to break them up would not be what I want to see. Casey tried to tip us off to the futuree by saying if she wants to leave, now is the time. Hopefully he is just messing with us. This episode deserves all of the 9.7 I gave it[in my opinion- ;)moreless
  • Awesome.

    It's Thanksgiving and Chuck's nemesis, Bryce Larkin, returns after being thought dead earlier. Bryce needs Chuck to help prove to Sarah, Casey and the rest of the CIA that he is not a rogue agent. Upon seeing Bryce and Sarah back together, former partners and lovers, Chuck becomes jealous and doubts any future with Sarah. Meanwhile, Buy More is prepping for the biggest shopping day of the year and Morgan is left in charge. Morgan has a problem: He's in charge of prepping the Buy More for Black Friday. Chuck has a problem: Bryce is back. I love Chuck and Morgan, great best friends. Anna is jealous ove Ellie because Morgan loves both of them. I love the scene with Chuck and Bryce. I also love the "Pineapple" scene - awesome! And I also love the scene with the Thanksgiving dinner.moreless
  • Bryce is alive...

    Yes People Bryce is alive somehow as you all at the end of the last episode he was kept alive by an oxygen container. The episode starts of with Bryce asking for Chuck, so Sarah goes to fetch him and is surprised to hear what comes out of her mouth.

    Chuck meets Bryce in the secured chamber and uses him to escape. It's Thanksgiving at the Bartowski's and Ellie has invited everyone including Casey, Morgan and his girlfriend. Bryce shows up and tells Chuck he needs to Sarah, they meet in Chuck's Bedroom he claims that Tommy is after the Intersect and they Kiss. Chuck sees this and gives a code to Casey to check it out but Bryce gets away again.

    They evantually catch Bryce and Chuck finds out that hes a good guy. Bryce tells his story that Tommy must of kept him alive just to get the Intersect, Bryce now wants to turn himself into the CIA and Chuck agrees to help. They make the Transfer at the Buy More and it goes according to plan with Sarah alongside Bryce.

    Chuck is now in trouble as Tommy captures him at the Store, Morgan soon makes the call 'Pineapple' and the whole store evacuate; leaving Casey to fight the goons along with Bryce and Sarah. Tommy is soon taken down.

    Bryce is going back undercover and gives Sarah a code meaning if she will join up with him or not.moreless
  • One of the best episodes this season!

    I know I have made that claim earlier, but I really think this episode was fantastic!! Bryce returns, and Chuck finally get to ask him all the questions he has. So Chuck has finally come to the conclusion that he wants Sarah to be his real girlfriend, so he chases her, while she is battling with Bryce still being alive! And Bryce ends up turning himself in at the Buy More, on the busiest day of the year! The pinapple-scene was amazing, Morgan is so funny, and he was really heroic saving Anna like that... ;)

    Off course it had to end up with Bryce leaving, but I'm sure that's not the last we have seen of him... :)moreless
Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Major John Casey

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Gary Weeks

Gary Weeks


Guest Star

Anthony Ruivivar

Anthony Ruivivar


Guest Star

Carolyn Power

Carolyn Power


Guest Star

Matthew Bomer

Matthew Bomer

Bryce Larkin

Recurring Role

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb

Recurring Role

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Michael "Big Mike" Tucker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Bryce: Sarah told me about your team, what you've done together.
      Chuck: And you're still the super spy, right?
      Bryce: That's nothing. I got one friend in this world. You got a home and a store full of them.

    • Morgan: You look just like this guy my best friend used to go to Stanford with.
      Bryce: Oh. Sorry, I, I went to Penn. Uh, I'll take it as a compliment.
      Morgan: Well, you shouldn't, actually. 'Cause this guy Bryce was a real douche. You know, he got my buddy Chuck kicked out of Stanford, he ruined his life. I don't know why he'd do that to the nicest guy in the world, you know?

    • Bryce: Need to ask you something.
      Chuck: Shoot. (Looks at Tommy) Not you please.
      Bryce: Ghaj yoD wep? (The shield's jacket has?)
      (Chuck looks at him confused)
      Bryce: HIja', ghobe'? (Yes, no?)
      Chuck: HIja' (Yes)
      Bryce: Sorry Chuck.
      (Shoots Chuck)

    • (Interrogation scene)
      Bryce: Prove it. TlhIngan hol Dajatlh'a'? (Do you speak Klingon?)
      Chuck: Dude, come on they're watching us right now.
      Bryce: Do it.
      Chuck: HIja'. BIpIvHa'law'. (Yes. You look terrible.)

    • Morgan: Any one of you could initiate a full Buy More evacuation by uttering one word.
      Chuck: Pineapple.
      Lester: Hmm.
      Morgan: The word that cannot be spoken.
      Lester: I really just wanna say "pineapple" a few times. Pineapple. Pineapple.
      Jeff: (over Lester) Pineapples are fun. My dad used to throw them at me.

    • Ellie: I am thankful for my family and my friends.
      Casey: Eh...I pass.
      Devon: Chuck?
      Chuck: (soberly) I'm thankful that Bryce Larkin is dead and is not currently in my bedroom making out with my new girlfriend. (He glares at Casey)
      Casey: Ahem. Excuse me.
      Morgan: Wow, buddy, that was, um, really...dark.
      Devon: And specific.

    • (Casey reveals a tray of guns in a table)
      Chuck: Are you kidding me? Some kid could find this!

    • (Bryce is using Chuck as a human shield and is moving toward the elevator with Sarah and Casey following)
      Casey: I've got a shot.
      Chuck: (panicked) No you don't.
      Casey: You'll be fine.
      Chuck: No shooting, no shooting. I'm susceptible to bullets.
      Bryce: The access code. I'll kill him, Sarah.
      Chuck: Between you and me, I think he means it.

    • (Casey is at Chuck's Thanksgiving dinner)
      Chuck: What are you doing here?
      Casey: Well, your sister invited me to dinner.
      Chuck: (Surprised) Really?
      Casey: Thanks.

    • Chuck: Why would you do that? Why did you kill Bryce?
      Casey: Orders. Your old nemesis is a very dangerous human being Chuck. You get a chance to shoot Bryce Larkin, you shoot to kill.
      Captain Awesome: Guys, no shop talk tonight. We've got a bird to eat. Hey John, can you help me stuff this monster?
      (Casey hands Chuck his drink)
      Casey: Cosmo.
      Ellie: Thank you, John. (To Chuck) He's so sweet.
      Chuck: Like honey.

    • (Bryce comes out of the shadows)
      Bryce: Hello, Chuck.
      Chuck: Sarah and Casey are right inside. One girlish scream from me and they go into combat mode.

    • (Chuck is held hostage by the man from Fulcrum)
      Bryce: You all right, Chuck?
      Chuck: Does it look like I'm all right?
      Bryce: I need to ask you something.
      Chuck: Shoot. (To the guy holding him hostage) Not you please.

    • Bryce: They want me to go after Fulcrum, on my own, off the radar.
      Casey: Sounds like Heaven.

    • Chuck: Seriously, that is not fair to not tell someone how much a bullet proof vest still hurts!

    • Chuck: Isn't it someone else's turn to be the human shield?

    • Casey: Stay down, Chuck. This is when the shooting starts.
      Chuck: Right, right now?

    • Casey: Well, should I pop some popcorn or beat the answer out of you?
      Bryce: No thanks, I'll talk.
      Casey: Darn.

    • Chuck: Hey! No guns at Thanksgiving!

    • Sarah: Bryce, I have a gun. Do I need to use it?
      Bryce: I'm unarmed and I'm sorry.

    • Chuck: Uh, Sis, Morgan is bringing someone tonight.
      Ellie: Like a real someone or an imaginary someone?

    • (Chuck is loopy from tranquilizer drug)
      Sarah: Chuck?
      Chuck: Hey? Hey? Hey!
      (Sarah moves away and is replaced in Chuck's view by Casey)
      Chuck: Ahh! Not pretty! Ugly!

    • Chuck: (interrogating) H-hey, Bryce, buddy. It's me, Chuck.
      Bryce: You're not... what have you done with the real Chuck? (Chuck walks over to the window)
      Chuck: I'd like to come out now, please!
      Casey: Natural born interrogator.

    • Chuck: I don't get it, Bryce, why'd you do it? Why'd you send me the intersect? Then why did you destroy it? And last step how the hell are you still alive?
      Bryce: It's complicated
      Chuck: Who saved you?
      Bryce: They did.
      Chuck: They saved you? Did they? Could you be any more cryptic?

    • Morgan: Sweetheart is that, um, tartar sauce?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a nedostižný protivník (Chuck and the Superlative Rival)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: March 11, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Denmark: April 11, 2008 on TV3+
      Turkey: April 29, 2008 on CNBC-e
      Sweden: May 25, 2008 on TV3
      United Kingdom: June 9, 2008 on Virgin 1
      Poland: June 10, 2008 on TVN7
      New Zealand: August 20, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: November 23, 2008 on Star
      Czech Republic: June 3, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Australia: June 3, 2009 on FOX8
      Germany: October 31, 2009 on ProSieben
      Slovakia: April 11, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: August 10, 2010 on Sub


    • Morgan: Turn on your heartlight, buddy. Let it glow.
      Morgan paraphrases the Neil Diamond song Turn on your Heartlight, which he wrote to commemorate the movie E.T.

    • Chuck himself realizes that Bryce's farewell line to Sarah "We'll always have Omaha" is a nod to Casablanca. The final shot of this episode in which Sarah is deciding between phone calls from both Chuck and Bryce also evokes Ingrid Bergman's romantic dilemma in the airport climax of that movie.

    • The language spoken by Chuck and Bryce is Klingon, an alien language created for the Star Trek film and series franchise. The Klingon dialogue between Chuck and Bryce appears to be generally correct, however the pronunciation by both actors is poor (additionally, in the various incarnations of Star Trek Klingon is a harsh, barked language even when spoken by human characters).

    • The drug Bryce injects Chuck with is dehalcynate, the fictional drug from the movie The Island (2005).