Season 4 Episode 13

Chuck Versus the Push Mix

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 2011 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Ellie gives birth to her baby and they named her Clara.

    • Goof: After Morgan and Chuck apprehend the correct engineer, Roni Eimacher, the strap that they use to tie his hands together mysteriously moves from one side in the first shot to the other in the second shot and then back in the third shot within a couple of seconds.

    • Goof: When Morgan gets shut inside the room with the lasers the end of the gun he's holding gets cut off by one of them, yet when we see him again, a few seconds later, he throws on the floor a complete "un-cut" gun.

    • The engineer who designed Hydra is named Roni Eimacher. "Eimacher" means "egg-maker" in german, which refers to the fact that Hydra has the shape of an eyeball.

    • Featured Music:
      "Rad Anthem" by Rad Omen (Mary and Sarah break into Volkoff's office, again when Morgan uses his yoga prowess to get through the lasers)
      "Got a Nerve" by Grand Vanity (Ellie tells Devon that her water broke)
      Jeffster! covers "Push It" by Salt-n-Pepa (Baby Clara is born)
      "Young Blood" by The Naked and Famous (The final montage and proposal)

    • After Lester is denied entry into Ellie's maternity room, the nurse pages Doctor Adler over the intercom. This is a reference to Allison Adler, the former Chuck writer who is currently writing for ABC's No Ordinary Family.

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: (Sarah takes off her jacket) Uh...Morgan...Here. I'm glad you're okay. (Hands Morgan, who is standing in his underwear her jacket)
      Morgan: Thank you. Thanks. And thank you for this. Although I don't think it's going to... fit over these shoulders. My lats have been, uh...(while trying to be manly Morgan realizes the jacket is a perfect fit) It's, you know... It's just-just kind of, barely.

    • (Chuck and Morgan infiltrated onto Volkoff's ship.)
      Morgan: You never told me you were gonna be wearing something else underneath that wetsuit.
      Chuck: Morgan, are you telling me you're not wearing any clothes under there?
      Morgan: Underwear, Chuck. I'm wearing underwear. I mean...'cause how do you even fit anything else under there? Where does it all go? It doesn't matter, doesn't matter. You know what? I'm cool like this. I look like a seal...a seal that does yoga.
      Chuck: Yeah.
      Morgan: Yoga seal.
      Chuck: Yoga seal. All right, just...
      Morgan: Yeah.
      Chuck: Just don't squeak.
      Morgan: Copy.

    • (Chuck shoots the armed guards with tranq darts, then he turns to his mother.)
      Chuck: When we get back, we need to have a serious talk about the benefits of tranq guns.

    • (Devon is looking at newborn babies in hospital.)
      Casey: Hey, Awesome. Heard Ellie's in labor. Where is she?
      (Devon looks toward her hospital room.)
      Casey: Why aren't you in there?
      (Devon is trying to explain, but can't find words.)
      Casey: Oh, Listen, don't make the same mistake I did. I missed my daughter's birth, missed her whole damn childhood. Alex's mom had to raise her all on her own. There's not a day that goes by I don't regret that. Now you get in there. Move it!
      (Devon nods affirmatively.)

    • Lester: We did what we came here to do Jeffrey. Cover song by Cover song, we are shaping the youth of America!
      (The police forcibly escorted them out of the hospital)
      Jeffrey: I'm not allowed to do that anymore!

    • Lester: (disgusted) Eew, pregnant women.
      Jeffrey: (happily) Ooh, pregnant women.

    • Chuck: Uh, General, General, can we borrow a van?
      General Beckman: Agent Bartowski, you just arrested Alexei Volkoff and obtained the Hydra Network we have spent the last 20 years searching for. Lieutenant, get this man a chopper.

    • Chuck: Technically, I guess you could say that in the end, it was Stephen J. Bartowski who took you down. Fitting. Don't you think? You know, my father... he taught me a lot of things. Like, looks can be deceiving, fight for your family, and of course, never use a gun unless you absolutely have to. Yeah, I probably should have told you, I have this... thing about bullets. I was never going to kill you, Alexei. After all, I am my father's son, aren't I?

    • Volkoff: You've been talking to Orion every day for years. Night after night, behind my back! That's why you didn't want me near you.
      Mary: I have no idea what you are talking about.
      Volkoff: Stop lying to me! You knew your husband was alive. You knew the whole damn time. I believed in you.
      Mary: You want the truth, Alexei? The truth is, my husband, alive or dead, will always be ten times the man you are. And every moment that I was with you, I was thinking of him.

    • Mary: We're as close as we're ever going to get. Tonight, whether or not we find the Hydra, you're going home.
      Sarah: What do you mean? No, I can't. I promised Chuck that I wouldn't come home without you.
      Mary: Yes. I made a lot of promises, too. I don't want you to become me. And I will not allow my son to become his father. So, tonight, it ends.

    • Devon: Listen, I got to run. I still got to find someone to make Ellie's placenta into vitamin pills.
      Chuck: I... have to unhear that. How do I unhear that? I don't know how to unhear that.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a hudba k porodu (Chuck and the Music for Childbirth)

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 2, 2011 on SPACE
      Turkey: March 28, 2011 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom: April 14, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Sweden: May 23, 2011 on TV6
      Australia: June 3, 2011 on FOX8
      Czech Republic: October 9, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: October 10, 2013 on Sub

    • This was supposed to be the season finale before it was announced on October 19, 2010 that NBC had ordered an additional 11 episodes.

  • Allusions

    • The Cadillac Escalade's license plate that stops on the pier next to the Contessa is 1pt21gwp - "one point 21 giga-watts power", which is an homage to the trilogy Back to the Future.

    • Twin Pines Cabin, the name of Orion's cabin,is a reference to the mall in the film Back to the Future.