Chuck

Season 2 Episode 22

Chuck Versus the Ring

6
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Ellie's big day finally arrives, and Chuck must save her life and her wedding from being ruined by Ted Roark and FULCRUM.

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  • As the captain of captains would say...AWESOME!

    10
    Wow, if this isn't one of the best episodes of all time for all shows then I don't know what is!! I just saw the season finale of vampire diaries (yes..it's true haha) and didn't think anything would top that until maybe Lost comes out (which remains to be seen)..but this definitely just topped Vampire Diaries!! Although, truth be told it's a bit difficult to compare the two series as they are two distinct world.



    Either way! :O



    You know what...at first I wasn't a big fan of Bryce but that guy really came through.. Sad to see him go now =(..never thought I would taste THOSE words. It's bittersweet haha.



    And then the miraculous happened. "I know kung fu." HAHAHAHA that was SO awesome! I have to watch that scene again. That is all.moreless
  • Chuck vs. the season finale (hopefully not the series finale!)

    7.5
    Most certainly a very solid B+, I don't give it an A only because I'm not totally pleased with the Chuck Sarah resolution...or lack their of that we got season finale or not.



    Chuck was finally free to live a normal life, he had his father back and safe, no more intersect and it even looked like he would get the girl of his dreams to boot...I didn't actually suspect he would be rid of the intersect for long I mean that was a little obvious but not so obvious that it wrecked the entire episode.



    I was a little displeased with what they did with Chuck/Sarah aka the same thing they've been doing with them since the show began. They take two steps forward and twenty steps back. I realize that it's a part of the show at this point and it by no means should be easy to get them together, I like a challenge but come on already! He wants her, she wants him, they're making out, the intersect is gone and Sarah wants to stay with him and then that's it? I mean if this is the season finale they obviously have a chance to expand on that and maybe finally give them so real momentum, if they have the stones that is, but if it is the series finale ouch! What a way to leave it. Assuming it's not they can't just keep going back and forth with Chuck and Sarah till the day the show ends it already feels way to drawn out and like they're just intentionally finding ways to keep them apart without really putting the effort in the actual reasons (angst for the sake of angst). Enjoyed so much that they brought Bryce back although I must admit I had a feeling they might be doing it just to kill him off, once again though knowing that didn't ruin it in any way. Very great to see him again and they used his small cameo well and gave him a very character appropriate ending.



    Good surprise ending! After a slew of semi-predictable moments, again it didn't bother me that they were predictable but it was nice to just get a cold hold slap in the face surprise. I mean Chuck me! Bartowski kicked some serious butt, about time man! All these months and it never occurred to anyone that he maybe could use a spot of combat training? CIA and the NSA aren't very bright are they? But hey he's got some skill now let's just hope they don't cop out on it in some way. Actually if we're hopeful for anything let it be that the show gets renewed already!!!moreless
  • Best episode ever!!!

    10
    This episode of Chuck is the best one ever. It is the finale of season 2 and it couldn't have ended better. When Chuck said "Guys, I know Kung-Fu" I was so excited and I was really looking for some more of that Kung-Fu in season 3. However I must say that the actor could learn some better Kung-Fu because his moves were not as awesome as I could imagine. However it was a great idea to "install" a new intersect into his brain with these new features that affect his behaviour and abilities. It is just the best episode ever.moreless
  • One of the greatest episodes of any show on television ever

    10
    Now THATS how you do a finale. From Jeffster performing at the wedding whilst intercutting to a huge fight, you know this episode's pulling out all the stops. Chuck and Casey both quit the buy more, with Chuck determined on a bright intersectless future. But with the return of Ted Roark, that won't happen. Gotta love Scott Bakula "I've waited 20 years to do that" One review mentioned that this episode has so much concentrated awesome that it may be illegal in some states. He wasn't wrong. And thats all before the final scene. The Ring have killed Bryce, got Casey, Chuck and Sarah at gunpoint. Chucks accepted is destiny and has downloaded the new intersect. He flashes, and takes out the army with kung fu! Nuff saidmoreless
  • Just Awesome !!

    10
    what an epoide it' camt be any more awesome than this it's was brillernt and very heartbreaking epoide ( chuck & sarah ) , and Morgan was great , and the two carzy dudes were aweome with the singing . and will now with this date i am happy that htere is a third season and really hopping for a forth before even seein it , beacuse this is so dman good , it never disponet me in any of there epoide . Chcuk awesome , Sarah Hot , Casey Crazy . I LOVE chuck , hope will never end .moreless
Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Colonel John Casey

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Ted Roark

Guest Star

Bruce Boxleitner

Bruce Boxleitner

Dr. Woody Woodcomb

Guest Star

Tug Coker

Tug Coker

Miles

Guest Star

Tony Hale (I)

Tony Hale (I)

Emmett Milbarge

Recurring Role

Matthew Bomer

Matthew Bomer

Bryce Larkin

Recurring Role

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

General Diane Beckman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • The film Tron (1982) is referenced throughout the series (Chuck's poster in his room etc.) As a nod to the film, the actor who actually played Tron in the movie, Bruce Boxleitner, makes a guest appearance in this episode as Devon's father, Woody.

    • In the beginning of this episode, General Beckman tells Sarah and Bryce that they are supposed to leave for Zurich (Switzerland) the next morning.
      She ends her speech by saying "Auf Wiedersehen" which is "goodbye" in German, one of the four national languages of Switzerland.

    • Towards the end of the episode, Chuck drops into an all white room which contains the Intersect computer and re-downloads an updated version of the Intersect back into his head then destroys it. This scene mirrors the scene in the pilot episode that introduces Bryce Larkin.

    • Bryce lies bleeding in the all white room; but when he is moved, there is no blood seen anywhere in this room.

    • Casey's personal number is 323-555-0173.

    • Chuck's address is listed as:
      1838 Franklin St.
      Los Angeles, CA 90026

    • Featured Music:
      "Now We Can See" by The Thermals (Opening scenes)
      "Looking At The Sun" by Gramercy Arms (Chuck makes rounds at the chapel)
      "Mr. Roboto" by Styx (Jeffster! plays)
      "Christmas TV" by Slow Club (At the beach wedding)
      "Friday I'm In Love" by The Cure (At the reception)
      "3 Rounds And A Sound" by Blind Pilot (Chuck and Sarah's slow dance)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Ted Roark: I believe we've met before.
      Chuck: Ted Roark.
      Ted Roark: No, I'm Ted Roark. You're the CIA agent who's in deep trouble.

    • Ted Roark: (aiming a shotgun at Chuck during Ellie's wedding) Hmm, a real shotgun wedding. Just think: that terrible pun is the last thing you'll ever hear.

    • (Sarah fixes Chuck's bowtie, her hands lingering on his chest)
      Sarah: You look like a real spy.
      Chuck: You look like a real bridesmaid. (They pause) Sarah, I--
      Sarah: Wait, uh, there is something that I have to tell you.
      Chuck: I can't wait. I can't wait, I can't wait any longer, okay? Everyone keeps asking me what I'm gonna do with my future, and the truth is I don't have a clue. All I do know is I want you to be in it.
      Sarah: Please, I really have to tell you--
      Chuck: No. No guns, no lies. Just us. Just like I've always wanted. I've recently come into a little bit of money, so any place you want to go, any place at all, as long as it's sunny with little umbrella drinks...what I'm getting at here is: Sarah Walker, will you do me the honor...of taking a vacation with me?
      Sarah: Chuck, I'm leaving in the morning. The details are classified, but I'm working on the new Intersect project. With Bryce.
      Chuck: Bryce?
      Sarah: I'm-- I'm so sorry; I wanted to wait until after the ceremony to tell you.
      (Chuck pauses, stunned, devastated, and fighting to control his growing anger)
      Chuck: Thank you for coming to the wedding. Good for the cover. (He storms away)

    • (Devon grabs Morgan by the collar)
      Devon: Morgan, you are ruining my wedding!
      Morgan: Listen to me: if you hit me, know that it only teaches me to hit!

    • (Chuck pulls Casey into a hug)
      Chuck: See? Guys can hug.
      Casey: Not if they don't have their man-parts.
      Chuck: It's a good point. (He withdraws)

    • Chuck: What exactly is this?
      Casey: It's your pay packet, numb-nuts.
      (Chuck opens the envelope)
      Chuck: Hiyo! Whoa!
      Casey: Yeah, you know, if you were a true patriot, you wouldn't even cash it.

    • Sarah: Chuck, did you just flash?
      (Rogue agent Miles looks over Chuck)
      Miles: He uploaded it.
      Casey: Oh...Chuck me.

    • Beckman: We'd like you to be an analyst. Your country is calling you, Mr. Bartowski.
      Chuck: Well, then I think my country might have the wrong number, 'cuz I'm just Chuck Bartowski, not a hero.

    • Woody: (to Devon, about Jeffster!) Why are you letting Sam Kinison and an Indian lesbian wreck your wedding?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a kruh (Chuck and the Ring)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: June 22, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Latin America: October 25, 2009 on Warner Channel
      United Kingdom: November 3, 2009 on Virgin 1
      Sweden: November 30, 2009 on TV6
      Czech Republic: March 8, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: October 14, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: August 23, 2012 on Markiza

    • Although Julia Ling (Anna Melinda Wu) appears in the episode, she has no spoken lines.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • When Chuck's Intersect 2.0 goes online. There are a few words in the mix of pictures. Some of them are actually Japanese words in Chinese characters, which is also know as Kanji:
      1. Karate (a Japanese martial art)
      2. Kyūdō (Japanese art of archery, "Way of Archery")
      3. Gong Fu (which is a popular name for Chinese martial arts)

    • While Jeffster is playing, Jeff says to the cellist: "...Watch me for the changes." This is a reference to Back to the Future when Marty McFly tells the band to "watch me for the changes" as he plays at the enchantment under the sea dance.

    • After being updated with the new Intersect and beating the "spies" with martial arts moves, Chuck says, "guys, I know Kung Fu." This is likely a reference to the first movie in the sci-fi trilogy The Matrix directed by the Wachowski brothers. In this movie, Neo (Keanu Reeves) is plugged into a machine that can "download" skills into someone's brain. After a time of "downloading", Neo says to Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), "I know Kung Fu."

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