Chuck

Season 4 Episode 2

Chuck Versus the Suitcase

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Chuck and Sarah go undercover in Milan in order to find a secret weapon.

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  • the spiderman moment executed beautifully

    10
    so many naysayers out there these days... I wish they would keep their grimy counter-productive reviews to themselves.. anyways with that out of the way I can get to the good stuff.



    the episode was great! who could possibly not love the imminent return of jeffster. one of the pinnacle highlights of this series is buymoria drama. haha like i said in my comment to this recent episode review by tv.com staff, the chuck and sarah romance is awesome..a little forced with the suitcase mumbo jumbo but still, good stuff. keep it up guys. i can't wait for what's in store!moreless
  • My oh my...

    5.0
    I Knew, since the beginning of this season that we would have the jeffster back... Unfortunately for me, this "duo" is the worst one we had on TV!

    In every show, we have our "dumb guy" acting and beeing funny as he is. But we don't have, like 10 guys like that.

    Having Morgan beeing quite outside, and a spy is fun! But Having those 2 guys, which would NEVER had a job, acting as they are, in a place like this? No no no. Enough is enough!



    In Friends, we had Joey. One guy beeing crazy, and we laughed about everything he does.

    But in Chuck, we cannot have 10-15 guys, beeing Joyes, and still have everything going fine!



    I LOVE chuck, but I cannot stand those old guys beeing back...



    Oh wait! Big Mike is still in the credits! Si let's wait ofr him! (I like him, by the way :p )moreless
  • Funny and very cute!

    9.5
    I thought that the first episode of season 4 was lacking something. I didn't quite figure it out until I watched this episode. This was freakin' awesome. I thought it was very funny and Chuck and Sarah had more chemistry than the first episode of the season. The ending of this episode was my one of my favorite scenes of this show. I laughed so hard when Chuck and Sarah were lying on their bed and Chuck started to talk about marriage and having babies, and the expression on Sarah's face was priceless. Not that I don't want them to get married have kids(because I do) but the acting was just so good and funny cause' I kind of expected Sarah to open her eyes in the look of fear. But it was a funny scene. I also liked that Devon and Ellie had some screen time too. And Devon was just so cute when he fussed over about the baby. And the mission which Chuck and Sarah were on, was good too. It had a good storyline and Karolina Kurkova and Lou Ferrigno, especially Ferrigno was hilarious when he confessed his true feelings about miss Sofia(Kurkova) to Sarah and got punched in the face. All in all a good episode, definitely better than the first one of this season!

    I'm looking forward to the future episodes of Chuck and hoping that Chuck and Sarah might eventually get married and start a family together.moreless
  • 402

    8.5
    In the season premiere of Chuck, it felt like something was missing, and I finally know what it was: the supporting characters and I realized this episode focused more on the mission if anything else, which I think is the thing this show should stick with it.



    A clever surprise with the bullets being in the sequin dress and a nice tie in to Chuck and Sarah's plot, the Achilles heel, in which Chuck starts worrying that him & Sarah are going to breakup when Sarah wont unpack her suitcase. The relationship plots never impress me much, but in this case it did, with it's rather surprising ending.



    Who knows, maybe Chuck & Sarah might break up, and the writers will keep them apart until the show ends, which is what a lot of shows do, but for right now, all Sarah has is doubt.



    A great mission, and an enjoyable which had a great balance of all the characters, nice to see things back to the norm.moreless
  • Finally the emotions are back ...

    9.0
    Don't get me wrong, I liked season 3, I just never got the fuzzy, warm feeling in my stomach I had during seasons 1 and 2. Season 3 -- coming with Chuck's new abilities, which I still don't like that much -- was much more action driven and much less about the wonderful, often emotional interaction between the characters. I was missing the calmer moments, like the beautiful scenes at the fountain in the yard at Chuck's appartment and -- as strange as it might sound -- even though according to the story, Chuck and Sarah were supposed to be even closer than they had been before becoming a couple, it actually felt as if the emotions between them had become less. The warm and fuzzy feeling I was talking about before, hasn't come back fully yet, but it's slowly building up again. There were some wonderful scenes between Chuck and Sarah in this episode and what I liked most about it is, that the whole mission part was over quite a bit before it ended, leaving space for some slower, more emotional moments. Maybe I'm wrong, but for me during the first two season, "Chuck" never really was a spy show first of all. I rather thought, that the whole spy stuff was mainly a vehicle for what else was going on between the characters (I hardly remember any mission related details, but I remember a lot of the more romantic, emotional or sometimes even sad scenes between Chuck and Sarah or the beautiful moments between Chuck and Ellie or Chuck and Morgan for instance). So in that sense, I really hope that the writers are going to remember, what originally made the show great and give us more moments like the ones we finally got again in "Chuck versus the suitcase".moreless
Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Sarah Walker

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Morgan Grimes

Scott Krinsky

Scott Krinsky

Jefferson Barnes

Vik Sahay

Vik Sahay

Lester Patel

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Colonel John Casey

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Although credited as a guest, Bronson Pinchot has no spoken lines in this episode.

    • As Morgan and Casey are watching Jeff and Lester, Morgan says that the Buy More has been his home for 8 years. When Beckman gives him his manager's badge, it says "Team Member Since 2003". Year 1 - 2003, Year 2 - 2004, Year 3 - 2005, Year 4 - 2006, Year 5 - 2007, Year 6 - 2008, Year 7 - 2009, Year 8 - 2010.

    • Chuck: Are you saying then that Sarah not unpacking is our Achilles' heel?

      An Achilles' heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, that can actually or potentially lead to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, metaphorical references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common.

    • Featured Music:
      "Flaunt It" by TV Rock (Chuck and Sarah at the fashion show party)
      "I Like That" by Richard Vission & Static Revenger Starring Luciana (Chuck and Sarah break into the backstage area and fight with Sofia and Gerard)
      "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper (Jeffster and the other dorks return to the Buy More)
      "A Girl, A Boy, and A Graveyard" by Jeremy Messersmith (The final montage)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Chuck: (As Sarah is defusing a bomb) Sarah, listen, I cannot die without you knowing that I accept you for who you are. Your weird unpacking habits, it doesn't matter to me. Nothing matters. I still love you.
      Sarah: You still love me?
      Chuck: Sorry, what? What? Did I? Those weren't the best last words, were they?

    • General Beckman: One of our agents was killed in Milan last night while he was tracking this woman: Sofia Stepanova. (Beckman flashes photos of a scantilly clad Stepanova)
      Chuck: Heyo. Who do we have taking our surveillance pics? Because those are tremendous! Can you see the way...
      (Sarah gives him a look)
      Chuck: What? No, no, no, no, I'm just saying, clearly...is she in a bathing suit? I didn't even notice that the first time.
      General Beckman: We can all acknowledge that Ms. Stepanova is quite...fetching.

    • Devon: Are you alright babe? I know you haven't been sleeping well. Is the baby resting on your spleen?
      Ellie: Okay, Devon, seriously you have to relax. The baby is like the size of a walnut.
      Devon: Hey, hey, watch your tone. Eardrums develop in week 12. Our little walnut can hear everything you say.

    • Sarah: Look, I know that it's probably taken me longer than a normal girl, but you should know that you're my home, Chuck. You always have been.

    • (Naked Sofia stands behind Chuck with a gun to his head and Sarah points her gun at them)
      Sarah: Is she naked?
      Chuck: Who?
      (Sarah looks at Chuck and Sofia)
      Chuck: (Chuck nods) Yes, yes, she is.

    • General Beckman: Casey, you will be unable to go on this mission because of the Yves St. Laurent incident.
      Casey: You stab one person with a stiletto...

    • (Casey hits Jeff with a tranquilizer)
      Jeff: I think my water just broke.

    • Lester: Jeffrey got himself a new pet rock. He named it Bruce. I asked him "why Bruce?" and he said "because when I drop it, it doesn't bruise."

    • Lester: Do you ever miss Ace of Base?
      Jeff: Always.

    • Chuck: Don't listen to Morgan. The guy eats cereal with a fork.

    • Chuck: Strapless Versace, Agent Walker? Very daring.
      Sarah: How much "Project Runway" have you been watching?

    • Lester: What are you talking about? Cars have been following us for months.
      Casey: How do you know you weren't just driving behind you?

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a kufřík (Chuck and the Briefcase)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: October 21, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
      Turkey: October 25, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Sweden: March 7, 2011 on TV6
      Czech Republic: September 3, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: July 25, 2013 on Sub

    • This idea for this episode came from Yvonne Strahovski. In an interview on April 8, 2010 with the Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan, Yvonne Strahovski was asked if she had an idea for an episode. She replied that she pitched an idea for an episode where they go to Fashion Week in Milan mix with the catwalk, wigs, and models.

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

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Sarah is standing on a balcony while Chuck is still hanging upside down on the rope and Chuck asks: "Hey, Spider-Man kiss?", which is an allusion to the kiss scene from the 2002 movie Spider-Man.

    • When Lester and Jeff are found by Casey and Morgan, Lester says: "Jeffrey, we have been made. Get the suicide pills. We are going down like Thelma and Louise." This is a reference to the 1991 movie Thelma & Louise. Later, Lester tries to pull a Jedi mind trick on Morgan by saying: "We are not the boys you're looking for.", which is a reference to the 1977 movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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