Season 3 Episode 2

Chuck Versus the Three Words

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 10, 2010 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • "Lapland" is a province in the northern part of Sweden.

    • We learn that Morgan's full name is Morgan Guillermo Grimes.

    • Featured Music:
      "Sexy B*tch by David Guetta ft Akon (Opening scenes)
      "Oh My!" by The Gray Kid (Chuck and Morgan at the club)
      "Just Like Paradise" by David Lee Roth (Carina shows up at the Buy More)
      "Sexy B*tch by David Guetta ft Akon (Sarah and Carina get ready)
      "Model Homes" by In-Flight Safety (Sarah talks to Beckman about Chuck)
      "That Kinda Booty" by Dem Naughty Boys (Housewarming party)
      "Here Comes Trouble" by Maino (Drinking contest)
      "Just Like Paradise" by David Lee Roth (Morgan scores)

    • What Carina says in Swedish is "jag kommer att sakna dig, kompis", which means "I'm going to miss you, pal".

      Then Sarah says in Polish "stęsknię się za tobą też", which means "I'll miss you too".

  • Quotes

    • Morgan: We are two very, very sexy bachelors with the world at our fingertips. Our lives are incredible.
      Chuck: Yup, incredibly average to subpar.
      Morgan: All I'm saying is there's gotta be what, two million ladies in the City of Angels? They can't all say no to us.

    • Chuck: Buddy, I don't-- I don't really know if I'm ready for this.
      Morgan: Look, dude, no one's asking you to fall in love, okay? We're just here to have you, you know, forget about Sarah for a little while, that's all, and OH MY GOD it's Sarah!
      Chuck: What? What-- what do you mean Sarah, my Sarah?!?
      Morgan: Technically, she's single, if you think about it, you know, so... (Chuck glares) Yes, your Sarah.

    • Beckman: This whole mission rides on you, Chuck.
      Chuck: What a surprise.

    • Morgan: Carina is almost six feet of pure Swede. That's just over 182cm of lap land, know what I mean?
      Lester: Stop it, Grimes, you're being pathetic. As if a hot piece of tuchas like that would get anywhere near dirty trafe like you.

    • Chuck: Sarah-- Sarah, I don't want to regret not telling you everything I need to tell you. I'm not a normal spy - you know that, I know that. I'm a regular guy who works at a Buy More. I'm not like Carina, some cold-hearted spy who throws around words like love, and the decision that I made in Prague ... I know what it looks like; I know that it looks like I chose being a spy over-- over being with you, but that's not what happened. How I felt about you was real; it was very, very real ... and I know that you know how-- how I felt about you for a long time, you know, and when Carina told me what you said ... those three words that I've waited to hear for so long... Look, Sarah, I know-- I know that you're probably very hurt; you're probably hurt that I didn't run away with you in Prague. I get that, and I'm-- I'm-- I'm sorry. You have to know that you were everything that I ever wanted. But how could I do that? How could I run away with you; how could I be with you knowing what I'd turned my back on, you know, knowing that what I had in my head could help a lot of people? And you're the one that taught me that-- that being a spy is about choosing something bigger; it's-- it's about putting aside your own personal feelings for the greater good, and that's what I chose. I chose to be a spy for my friends and my family and you. And I chose to be a spy because, Sarah, I love you.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Chuck a tři slova (Chuck and the Three Words)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 10, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: June 7, 2010 on Virgin 1
      Australia: August 5, 2010 on FOX8
      Sweden: October 25, 2010 on TV6
      Czech Republic: November 7, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: May 14, 2012 on Sub

    • Although credited, Ryan McPartlin (Devon "Captain Awesome" Christian Woodcomb) and Sarah Lancaster (Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski-Woodcomb) do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Vinnie Jones' character Karl Stromberg shares his name with the James Bond villain in the film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) played by Curd Jürgens.

    • Stromberg: (toasts) May our first child be a masculine child!

      This line is similar to a line from the movie The Godfather, spoken by Luca Brazzi to Don Corleone on the occasion of his daughter's wedding.