Season 2 Episode 2

Chuck Versus the Seduction

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 06, 2008 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:
      "Desert Eagle" by Ratatat (Chuck and Casey discuss the bombing of the new Intersect)
      "At The Checkout Counter" by Billy Martin
      "Do You Believe In Love" by Huey Lewis And The News (Sarah arrives at the Buy More)
      "Just Browsing" by Billy Martin
      "65 Bars and A Taste Of Soul" by Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
      "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx (Devon seduces Ellie)
      Unknown opera song (Chuck scores with Sasha)
      "Do You Believe In Love" by Huey Lewis And The News (Ellie and Devon arrive at home)
      "Love It All" by The Kooks (Closing scene)

    • The full names of several characters are revealed: General Diane Beckman, Lester Patel and Jefferson Barnes.

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: Okay, look. The sooner we get the cipher back, the sooner you can have the Intersect removed and the sooner you can be free to live whatever life you choose with whomever you choose.
      Chuck: What are you saying?
      Sarah: I'm saying that you can have everything that you've always wanted.

    • Chuck: Well, it may not be the steamiest, but we probably have the strangest relationship in Los Angeles.
      Sarah: I doubt that. Morgan is still dating, right?
      Chuck: Good point.

    • Roan: Be yourself? (referring to Sarah) You think a woman like this could ever fall for a guy like you?
      Chuck: I don't know. Barring any national security emergency, I think I might have a shot.
      Roan: Be reasonable. This is a gorgeous, sophisticated woman, and you're...
      Sarah: ... Passionate and-and sweet and caring.
      Roan: Really. Tall, dark and caring. What a combo!

    • (Roan downs a martini in one gulp)
      Chuck: His liver must look like camouflage!

    • Chuck: (being asked to be on a new mission) Uh, you can count me out on this one. No more dangling me off of buildings. No more guns being pointed at my head. No more putting my life in danger. I'm going back to my peaceful, quiet, albeit degrading existence at the Buy More. So, have fun on the mission, and... really love what you've done with the place.

    • (Roan tells Chuck to kiss Sarah)
      Chuck: Of course I find her attractive! It's just that I had a burrito earlier and I'm trying to be respectful.

    • Devon: I guess I have been remiss in the romance department.
      Ellie: What we need to be is more like Chuck and Sarah.
      Chuck: Excuse me?
      Ellie: Every time you see her, your eyes light up. I mean, how do you keep that spark alive?
      Chuck: (stammers) You know, I don't think I should be getting involved in this.
      Devon: Come on. What's the secret, bro?
      Chuck: You know what? We, we kind of just, you know, we pretend like we're not really dating. Which is weird, I know, but it forces me to have to win her over again and again.
      Ellie: Aww.
      Chuck: And again.

    • (as Chuck is preparing to go undercover)
      Roan: We need to talk about protection.
      Chuck: I don't think it's gonna get that far, Roan.
      Roan: I mean a gun. Why do you think she's known as the Black Widow?
      Chuck: She's African-American and her husband died...?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a kurz svádění (Chuck and the Course of Seduction)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Turkey: February 2, 2009 on CNBC-e
      United Kingdom: June 16, 2009 on Virgin 1
      Latin America: June 21, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: July 8, 2009 on FOX8
      Germany: December 5, 2009 on ProSieben
      Czech Republic: January 27, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: May 2, 2010 on Markiza
      Finland: May 27, 2011 on Sub

  • Allusions

    • The character name Sasha Banacheck is a nod to Linda Fiorentino's character of the same name in Gotcha!. She portrayed a CIA agent that seduced a college student (played by Anthony Edwards) in order to have him unknowingly smuggle a film canister out of East Germany. This allusion may also be self-referential, as it is revealed in "Chuck Versus the Alma Mater" that Chuck and Bryce played a version of Gotcha! (known as "Assassin") in Stanford's library.

    • Chuck: Remember, we'll always have Paris.
      This is in reference to the famous phrase from the 1942 classic movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.