Saving the World ... At 11 Dollars an Hour

Meet Chuck Bartowski. He's your run of the mill computer whiz working for Buy-More with his equally nerdy friends all while longing for the woman of his dreams. But Chuck's average life is suddenly turned upside down when an old friend, who happens to work for the CIA, sends Chuck a mysterious e-mail and the world's closely-kept spy secrets are embedded in Chuck's brain. Now Chuck has unwittingly become the government's most powerful weapon and the fate of both the country and the world now lie in his hands. A Buy More day job and saving the world are all in a day's work for Chuck.

Chuck is put under the protection of two rival intelligence operatives, Sarah Walker and Colonel John Casey. They're forced to work together and keep Chuck alive while taking him on assignments where his unique knowledge can prove useful on missions. Sarah has to stay close to Chuck by pretending to be his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Chuck has to keep his secrets from best friend and co-worker Morgan Grimes, and his concerned sister Ellie Bartowski. (Source: NBC)

Episode Info

Prev: 5x13 -- Chuck Versus the Goodbye (Jan/27/2012)

Chuck enlists his family, friends and some unexpected allies as he races to stop Nicholas Quinn (guest star Angus Macfadyen) from destroying everything Chuck has built over the past five years.

Zachary LeviZachary Levi
As Chuck Bartowski (S01-S05)
Yvonne StrahovskiYvonne Strahovski
As Sarah Walker (S01-S05)
Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
As Colonel John Casey (S01-S05)
Joshua GomezJoshua Gomez
As Morgan Grimes (S01-S05)
Sarah LancasterSarah Lancaster
As Ellie Bartowski (S01-S05)
Ryan McPartlinRyan McPartlin
As Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb (S02–S05; recurring previously)
Mark Christopher LawrenceMark Christopher Lawrence
As Michael 'Big Mike' Tucker (S02–S05; recurring previously)
Vik SahayVik Sahay
As Lester Patel (S02–S05; recurring previously)
Scott KrinskyScott Krinsky
As Jeff Barnes (S02–S05; recurring previously)
Bonita FriedericyBonita Friedericy
As General Diane Beckman (S04; recurring previously)

view full cast list, character guides


Reviews: 2
Chuck Is Doomed (Though He Shouldn't Be)Rating: 5 likes, 6 dislikes

I watched my first episode of "Chuck" tonight (Monday Oct. 8, 2007) and found it mildly amusing. I was glad to see Adam Baldwin, whose 'Jayne' was my favorite character in the film "Serenity" (except for the brilliant portrayal by Chiwetel Ejiofor as 'The Operative') and "Chuck" has a fun-loving approach to its action scenes and formulaic plots that makes it easy viewing while I'm waiting for Monday Night Football. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, October 9th 2007 at 1:33 am


Reviews: 3
The best tv-show right now!Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

I watch a lot of series but this one is the only one right now that I can´t get enough of. From the first episode to what now seems to be the last episode ever I have never been disappointed by a single show. Read more

Review posted on Friday, April 24th 2009 at 12:14 pm


Reviews: 15
Brilliant!Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

This is maybe not the most original show out there today, but it's certainly one of the best comedy/action shows. the cowardly nerdy Chuck aka "the intersect" works, as said before, at the Buy More, as a part of the "nerd herd", where he either is in the store selling electronics, or is out fixing computers for people. he's a regular nerd living an average nerdy life, when his life suddenly gets turned upside down. his average life suddenly becomes his 'cover' when he's turned into a secret agent, and this is where the fun begins. action, drama, humour, this show has it all. despite some filler episodes here and there, it's a fun show to watch with a lot of excitement and laughs. Adam Balwin, perhaps better known as 'Jayne' from Joss Whedon's "Firefly" and "Serenity" portraits a stone cold weapon maniac NSA agent John Casey, much like in Firefly(except the agent part). Now maybe this is just the Firefly fan in me talking, but Adam Baldwin is an amazing actor, and I love his parts in the show. emotionless and serious all the time, all though some times he shows a trace of joy or compassion. The CIA agent Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) is the more passionate and pretty version of John Casey, and she adds the sexy -factor to the show. she's intelligent, mysterious and beautiful. Now back to Chuck. he's a typical nerd (or at least the creators tries to make him look like a nerd), and he's funny. He's scared of doing anything dangerous, but he does it anyway if it's for those he love. He's in an undercover relationship with the beautiful Sarah Walker, and fools all of his nerdy friends and family. now there's a lot of elements in this show. there's a little bit of everything, and they put it together surprisingly well. it would seem a bit complicated, but it actually isn't, and maybe that's because the 'normal' characters in the show is someone you can relate to. funny, nerdy, action-filled and not too serious. if it was anything I would want more of in this show, was a bit more serious dialogues from time to time, as they try and make everything really really funny all the time. Read more

Review posted on Monday, March 2nd 2009 at 11:32 pm

5 reviews available
5x13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye recap: The scene opens two weeks later. Quinn is on a plane with Edgar. He says that he needs to fix the Intercept because it is unstable. At the same moment, Sarah climbs out of a bag and goes up to them. Quinn senses the intrusion and grabs Edgar’s gun and aims it on Sarah. Edgar forces the plane to turn right and this forces Sarah to fall over, missing the shot she had for Quinn. He tells her to reach for her gun and instead, she blows open the plane door. She falls out of the plane unconscious. Chuck wakes up and Morgan, Ellie and Devon are there. They tell Chuck to get Sarah back. He says that it didn’t work, but Ellie says that emotions and feelings are powerful things. Ellie tells him that she fell in love with him once. She could do it again. Sarah wakes up and pulls her parachute. Chuck says that Sarah isn’t out of his league and says that he can get her back. Meanwhile, Beckman meets with Casey and tells him that his new target is Quinn. Casey says that he is ready to go. She tells him that she wants the old Casey back. Alex calls Beckman and she ignores it. He says that he can do it... read more.

5x12: Chuck Versus Sarah recap: The scene opens with Chuck worried about Sarah. Morgan and Casey tell him that hacking in the CIA wasn’t good, but are with him 100%. However, when they open the door, Sarah is there. The scene flashbacks with Sarah’s handler, Quinn, telling her about her mission. He says that it is to kill Chuck. He asks her if she has any questions and she asks him why she should believe him and they begin to fight. The man says that he is on her side, but she manages to toss him through the window. Back at Chuck’s, Sarah tells Chuck, Morgan, Casey, Devon and Ellie that the chip is out of her head and that it is all over now. Ellie suggests that she rest now. However, she is listening to Quinn on the other end. The scene flashbacks with Sarah throwing Quinn through the window and hangs him out the window. He says that he has something to show her. He shows her a video recording of herself talking about the mission that she is to do. Quinn tells her that Chuck is responsible for the deaths of two people and that she needs to get the special glasses that Chuck is using to repair Intercept. She has her mission details. She has to kill Chuck... read more.

5x11: Chuck Versus The Bullet Train recap: The scene opens with Chuck being held captive under Quinn at a railway bogie in Tokyo. However, Chuck doesn’t know what he expects. Quinn announces Chuck’s friends are dead. Sarah and John are inside wooden caskets. However, they are actually alive, and hiding inside wooden coffins pretending to be dead. While Quinn thinks he has them dead in the train, they are getting ready to save Chuck. Before long, they get out into the open, and get ready to strike. The train is about to leave in a few seconds. Meanwhile, Morgan complains about being stuck at the lab like a study rat. He is supposed to be with Chuck and Sarah – not sitting somewhere else for Ellie’s experiments. However, Dr. Ellie needs to do her bit, and her spirit is up for calling him her hero. Meanwhile, as Chuck is able to free himself from the chains using his special ring, the guards are quick to hold him out. And before long, Sarah arrives in the bogie and manages to save Chuck. She takes Chuck with her... read more.

5x10: Chuck Versus Bo recap: The scene opens with Casey and Morgan planting fake memories into the minds of Lester and Jeff who are passed out in a car. Meanwhile at home, Chuck and Sarah are soundly sleeping, when Sarah suddenly hears a sounds wakes up; armed, she quietly tiptoes towards the source of the sound; she slowly opens the front door, and finds the morning newspaper, the source of the sound, lying on the porch. Chuck walks into the room; Sarah greets him by telling him that she wants to quit spying. Taken aback, Chuck tells her that they could sit down calmly and discuss it. Sarah tells Chuck, that with her wanting a future with him, and babies and everything, the kind of lifestyle they lead presently doesn’t go hand in hand with that vision. Sarah tells Chuck that they should change their company business profile, and concentrate on cyber terrorism, which would be both safe, and would be right up her and Chuck’s alley. Chuck agrees with Sarah and is elated at the idea. Chuck and Sarah break the news to Casey and Morgan; with Morgan loving the idea and Casey finding it outrageous... read more.

4x21: Chuck Versus The Wedding Planner recap: Flashback - Sarah as a child is selling "girl scout"-type cookies door to door as a scam for her dad, Jack. Sarah hops into Jack's car with her take of $84.00. Jack reminds her that once she knows all the cons, she'll never be the sucker. Sarah gets her cut and Jack asks her what she wants to do with it, Sarah replies that she wants to take an adventure with him: Just the two of them... read more.
Recurring Guests

Bonita Friedericy as General Diane Beckman (53 eps)
Mekenna Melvin as Alex McHugh (24 eps)
Tony Hale as Emmett Milbarge (14 eps)
Brandon Routh as Daniel Shaw (12 eps)
Linda Hamilton as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski (11 eps)
Vik Sahay as Lester Patel (11 eps)
Tony Todd as CIA Director Graham (10 eps)
Ryan McPartlin as Captain Awesome (10 eps)
Scott Krinsky as Jeffrey "Jeff" Barnes (10 eps)
Mark Christopher Lawrence as Big Mike (9 eps)

View All Recurring Guests
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama
Status: Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 24, 2007
Ended: January 27, 2012
Short Skirt/Long Jacket by Cake  
• Čakas (Used In Lithuania)
There currently is no editor for this guide..
Click here to apply if you want to be the editor