Season 5 Episode 7

Chuck Versus the Santa Suit

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 23, 2011 on NBC
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Episode Summary

As the Bartowskis prepare to celebrate Christmas, an old foe resurfaces and takes over Castle. Meanwhile, the Oomen virus is wreaking havoc across the globe and the only people who can stop it are Jeff and Lester.

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  • Lame.

    So for some magical reason they didn't de-intersect or kill Shaw?

    So when Shaw was blackmailing Decker, Decker chose treason and murder of CIA agents over 'accidentally' killing one prisoner?

    All of this seems completely legit and totally not a super lame/dumbass way of creating an arc.
  • I always love their Christmas episodes!

    What more can I say? Their Christmas episodes are always jam-packed with goodness, and this one was no exception. While I may not measure up to the older ones, it was still grade A in my book.

    Since I loved pretty much everything about the episode, I will just name off a few things that I didn't care for much:

    -The CIA Christmas party seemed silly (but Chuck being santa was classic nonetheless)

    -Some like the type of symmetry they used with the Chuck vs. Shaw battle - that it was just like the last one - but I actually don't. Wish they would have made the battle better and in a different place. Still, it was a cool scene so I don't wanna dog it too much.

    -There was one other thing but it escapes me at the moment.

    Everything else was fan-freakin'-tastic!

    Wish the show wasn't ending!!moreless
  • deja vu ... kinda

    i love this show to pieces and all the characters . caseys the best for me . as for chuck beating the hell out of shaw i just cant see that . only part of the episode that was a little dumb. the rest is as always a hell of a lot of fun . gonna miss this show :(
  • Writers just dropped a HUGE bombshell twist !

    WOW, great episode all round,!

    shaw was clearly insane, as for chuck being able to beat him in a fight, shaw relied too much on the intersect and probably due to brain damage his co-ordination suffered from not having a 'gouvenor watch' chucks training will most likely of been with sarah and casey, as for the hacking past did you ever think about how he got the nerd herd job in the first place ? Why he stopped being a hacker well imo he was eventually going to get caught and arrested/jailed so once he got a 'job' and a real life it had the same thrills and spills and more when he got the email from bryce..

    formula ? chuck left the cia/sacked to start his own company shaw/drecker 'tried to ruin it' chuck has matured improved and out grown the intersect, which is a good thing !

    i think a better twist would of been for chucks dad to return/ be alive instead of the 'baby' now this is going to sour chuck and sarahs relationship assuming it's sarah's and shaw's or some other random spy dude, i feel like this is too late in the shows life cycle to throw in, writers clearly like to torture the viewer with a plot twist of this proportion ! yet this feels wrong and almost like the killing off of a main character plot from other shows is not what we the viewer wants to see... still can't be sure till the ep airs but it is possible sarah found an orphaned baby and asked her mother to raise it/her/him.

    morgan was good, and casey really opening up :)


    writers have always said they blow their collective loads on finalle's because they didn't know about the renewals and that shows in mid season/ extended seasons.moreless
  • Terrible episode!

    I love Chuck and have even re-watched all the seasons before season 5. However, this season just seems like a ton of filler with the eventual happy send-off. I really want a happy Chuck send-off but what happened to the nerdy sarcasm on this show? What happened to the suspense/awesome missions from episode to episode? They could have turned Carmichael Industries into something great with interesting missions where the whole season moves into a great finale. I really don't get it. Isn't that what the show used to be? I think as fans we would have been super happy to have had 13 episodes of awesome missions with the eventual happy send-off! Mission failed so far in my opinion. I hope I end up wrong and in the end they pull it together.

    I didn't laugh once this whole episode and was never worried at all about any of the characters. Just nothing.....also the emotional scenes seemed forced and the dialogue/acting just brutal to sit through. And this "baby" better not be an actual baby of Sarah's as that is just plain stupid.moreless
Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Ryan McPartlin

Ryan McPartlin

Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Mark Christopher Lawrence

Michael "Big Mike" Tucker

Vik Sahay

Vik Sahay

Lester Patel

Mo Collins

Mo Collins


Guest Star

Stan Lee

Stan Lee



Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

General Diane Beckman

Recurring Role

Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh

Daniel Shaw

Recurring Role

Mekenna Melvin

Mekenna Melvin

Alex McHugh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee
      "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" by The Platters
      "Silent Night" by the Washington National Cathedral Choir
      "White Nights" by The Golden Filter
      "Love Can Drive Your Mind Wild" by The Kickdrums

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Chuck: (after Ellie knock-out Shaw) Nice shot, sis. But I told you to stay at home.
      Ellie: I'm Eleanor Woodcomb. Since when do I do what I'm told? That man took our father away from us, Chuck. I wasn't going to let him take anybody else.

    • Chuck: Your Christmas party is not a bust, sis. Don't you know that when you roll with General Diane Beckman, you roll in style? General, don't you think the CIA could help us throw just a little eensy-weensy Bartowski family Christmas party?
      General Beckman: You're talking about American tax dollars at work. Oh, hell, let's do it.
      Chuck: That's the spirit.

    • Shaw: You know what the ultimate revenge is?
      Sarah: Spending Christmas Eve with you?

    • Chuck: What's the best way for me to get into the CIA?
      General Beckman: There's only one way in. With me.
      Chuck: General, I can't tell you how happy I am to hear you say that, but you realize you're putting yourself on the line here.
      General Beckman: This is my team. And nobody, especially Shaw, is going to take us down.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 2, 2012 on SPACE
      Turkey: February 27, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Australia: May 2, 2012 on FOX8
      Finland: May 13, 2014 on Sub