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Full Name: Chuck Bartowski
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: Joshua Ian Schwartz, Chris Fedak
Time Span: 2007 - 2012


Chuck Bartowski is an agent with the CIA.

Or is it the NSA?

Actually, both and neither.

He is an employee of Buy More, a consumer-electronics chain store selling a wide assortment of electrical gadgets and appliances. He has been a worker there for some time since he was expelled from Stanford University because of a false accusation that he had cheated in one of his classes. Because of the stigma of the eviction, the unfairness of the action, and the destruction of his planned career trajectory, Bartowski's morale and his confidence are both extremely low. It does not help that in his job he is part of the experts referred to as the "Nerd Herd"; indeed, at the facility where he works in the Echo Park secion of Los Angeles, he is the supervisor, the head Nerd.

Add in the fact that he is forced for financial reasons to live with his sister and her husband (whom he calls 'Captain Awesome'), both of whom are doctors, he is quite near the bottom of the enthusiasm scale.

Then he receives an email from his former roommate in collage, Bryce Larkin, and like most of us, he opened it. And his life changed forever. I am not sure how technically it happened but when he pressed the button to look at it, he was fit with a spectacular transfer of information. Somehow his brain was hit with a download of the full contents of the 'Intersect', the supercomputer that was a joint creation of the CIA and NSA and held all the information and intelligence the two agencies had amassed.

Since the process also apparently destroyed the computer, Chuck's brain had now the only 'copy' of the data so until it could be reconstructed, Bartowski needed to be protected. Eventually the CIA chose highly qualified and experienced agent, Sarah Walker, while the NSA picked Major John Casey. Jurisdiction was an issue so the two were forced to work together.

To say that Bartowski was not happy with the situation would be an understatement. Chuck is not a big fan of danger. He has no love of heights, or guns, or fighting, or, well, a whole list of things that a field agent has to deal with. Add to that the fact that while Sarah Walker is very easy to like (or love, in the case of Chuck), John Casey is one very spooky fellow.


Number of Episodes:91
First Appearance:2007
Last Appearance:2012

Zachary LeviChuck Bartowski [ ]
Yvonne StrahovskiSarah Walker [ ]
Adam BaldwinJohn Casey [ ]
Joshua GomezMorgan Grimes [ ]

1 Chuck Versus the Intersect
Episode 1-1, first aired 09/24/2007
Director: McG
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak

"Chuck receives an email from Bryce - his old college roommate - who is now, unbeknownst to him, a government agent. The email contains government secrets which are subconsciously transmitted into his brain. The CIA and the NSA both want to get this data back, and send their top agents Sarah Walker and John Casey to retrieve it."

2 Chuck Versus the Helicopter
Episode 1-2, first aired 10/01/2007
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak

"Dr. Jonah Zarnow is assigned to extract the secrets from Chuck's brain, but complications arise when the man is apparently assinated. Casey tells Chuck not to trust Sarah, and Sarah says Casey cannot be trusted. Chuck stands alone in the center of the paranoia."

3 Chuck Versus the Tango
Episode 1-3, first aired 10/08/2007
Director: Jason Ensler
Writer: Matthew Miller

"Chuck goes undercover for the first time, helping Sarah and Casey infiltrate a party and identify the mysterious arms dealer La Ciudad.
Meanwhile, things are even more stressful at the Buy More, as Big Mike has ordered the Nerd Herd to fix every broken computer in two days."

4 Chuck Versus the Wookiee
Episode 1-4, first aired 10/15/2007
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Allison Adler

"Chuck is getting used to Sarah being in his life when another beautiful woman, Carina Miller, shows up and asks for Team Bartowski's assistance to retrieve a diamond. Chuck must also deal with Morgan's obsession with the new arrival, as well as her habit of "improvising" on missions."

5 Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp
Episode 1-5, first aired 10/22/2007
Director: David Solomon
Writer: Scott Rosenbaum

"While at a Chinese restaurant, Chuck flashes on a waitress who is actually a Chinese spy who, it is later revealed, in the US to save her diplomat brother from local Triads. Chuck then feels he must repay the spy when he messes up her rescue attempt, and still find time to spend with Ellie and Morgan."

6 Chuck Versus the Sandworm
Episode 1-6, first aired 10/29/2007
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Chuck encounters CIA runaway asset Laszlo Mahnovski, who tells him not to trust his government handlers; Sarah and Casey. Meanwhile, Morgan tries on maturity when a frustrated Chuck loses his temper with him."

7 Chuck Versus the Alma Mater
Episode 1-7, first aired 11/05/2007
Director: Patrick Norris
Writer: Anne Cofell Saunders

"Chuck flashes on a Stanford University ID of himself, leading to him to returning to the university that wrongfully expelled him, and finally finds out the truth about his expulsion. Meanwhile at the Buy More, the staff are being oppressed by the new assistant manager."

8 Chuck Versus the Truth
Episode 1-8, first aired 11/12/2007
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Allison Adler

"Ellie treats a man who was poisoned and brings him to Westside Medical. Team Bartowski finds out that the man was a U.S. nuclear scientist who was subjected to a deadly truth serum. Ellie eventually becomes the next target for the poisoner when his search for nuclear codes continues. Meanwhile, Morgan finds out that Harry Tang was given assistant manager for a shocking reason."

9 Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami
Episode 1-9, first aired 11/19/2007
Director: Jason Ensler
Writers: Scott Rosenbaum, Matthew Miller

"Sarah is quietly jealous when Chuck begins dating Lou Palone, owner of Lou's Gourmet Italian Deli, one of the stores in the same plaza as the Buy More. When Chuck flashes on a poster in her shop, it leads to a group of smugglers' equipment. Meanwhile, Morgan develops a relationship with a girl."

10 Chuck Versus the Nemesis
Episode 1-10, first aired 11/26/2007
Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
Writer: Chris Fedak

"Just as Chuck begins to think there might be something between him and Sarah, her supposedly deceased ex-partner, and Chuck's nemesis, Bryce Larkin is discovered alive. Bryce seeks Chuck's help to prove that he is not rogue, as he was forced to comply to a mysterious organization that were looking for the Intersect. Meanwhile, Morgan leads the charge to help the Buy More prep for the busiest shopping day of the year."

11 Chuck Versus the Crown Vic
Episode 1-11, first aired 12/03/2007
Director: Chris Fisher
Writer: Zev Borow

"Opening with the fact that Sarah kissed him in a moment that he cannot forget, Chuck must go undercover on a mission with her as a couple to investigate Lon Kirk, after Chuck flashed on counterfeit currency on Kirk's boat while there on Buy More business. Meanwhile, Morgan meets with Anna's strict and snobbish parents."

12 Chuck Versus the Undercover Lover
Episode 1-12, first aired 01/24/2008
Director: Fred Toye
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Because the Nerd Herd is repairing a hotel's computer, Chuck discovers that many Russian arms dealers and mobsters are secretly meeting in Los Angeles. One particular Russian woman, Ilsa Trinchina, catches his attention, and he flashes on her as being Casey's former girlfriend. Chuck is intrigued and tries to get Casey to talk about their history. After learning this woman is set to marry one of the Russian arms dealers, Chuck insists that Casey fight for his woman. Meanwhile, Devon and Ellie reach a tough point in their relationship."

13 Chuck Versus the Marlin
Episode 1-13, first aired 01/24/2008
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Matthew Lau

"Captain Awesome is about to propose to Ellie, and has Chuck hold onto the engagement ring until he is ready for it, storing it in his locker at the Buy More. The next day, everything is gone at the store, including the ring. Meanwhile, Casey and Sarah discover that someone is spying on the Buy More. With Chuck's identity and life on the line, NSA says it has no other option than to relocate Chuck into a permanent holding cell. The team has 48 hours to prove their cover is intact, and produce the enemy agent."

14 Chuck Versus the First Date
Episode 2-1, first aired 09/29/2008
Director: Jason Ensler
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak

"The new Intersect is almost ready, and the government won't allow a human Intersect to co-exist with it, ordering Casey to eliminate Chuck once the new Intersect is up. Hostile organization Fulcrum, however, currently has the brain of the Intersect in their hands; the Cipher. Meanwhile, Morgan and the rest of the Buy More staff are looking for a new assistant manager Thunderdome style."

15 Chuck Versus the Seduction
Episode 2-2, first aired 10/06/2008
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Matthew Miller

"A legendary seduction instructor teaches Chuck how to spring a trap for a sexy spy."

16 Chuck Versus the Break-Up
Episode 2-3, first aired 10/13/2008
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Scott Rosenbaum

"Bryce Larkin returns to town with news. Fulcrum has hired a wealthy software magnate, Von Hayes, to decrypt information on a stolen data drive containing highly classified information. Bryce and Sarah have to pose as a married couple at Von Hayes' dining party to steal back the chip, while Chuck has to pose as a waiter in hopes of flashing on intel. Meanwhile, Morgan has an encounter with the Mighty Jocks at the Buy More."

17 Chuck Versus the Cougars
Episode 2-4, first aired 10/20/2008
Director: Patrick Norris
Writer: Allison Adler

"The team gets a mission to Sarah's high school reunion when the husband of cheerleader and high school nemesis, Heather Chandler, is involved with the Russian mob. Sarah does her best to avoid her past life, whereas Chuck does his best to get to know some of her past. Meanwhile, Big Mike leaves town for a day as new Assistant Manager Lester Patel implements a new sales policy."

18 Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer
Episode 2-5, first aired 10/27/2008
Director: Norman Buckley
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Jeff Barnes is the center of attention when he is sought use his video game skills to save the world by beating Missile Command, as terrorists try to find a hidden missile code through the game using Jeff. Chuck must get Jeff back on his feet as Jeff is no longer Missile Command World Champion. Meanwhile, Big Mike introduces a corporate efficiency expert to the Buy More."

19 Chuck Versus the Ex
Episode 2-6, first aired 11/10/2008
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writer: Zev Borow

"Chuck runs into ex-girlfriend Jill Roberts while on a Nerd Herd call. In an attempt to save face, he lies to the girl who broke his heart and tells her that he is more successful than he really is. When Chuck flashes on Jill’s boss - a research scientist who developed a deadly bio-weapon, Chuck, Sarah, and Casey must find out if Jill is involved. Meanwhile at the Buy More, Big Mike chokes on a doughnut, which leads company efficiency expert, Emmett, to implement a mandatory CPR course, and Chuck arranges for Devon to teach it."

20 Chuck Versus the Fat Lady
Episode 2-7, first aired 11/17/2008
Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writer: Matthew Lau

"Chuck and Jill enjoy the honeymoon phase of their rekindled relationship and plan a weekend getaway, but it is canceled when Casey and Sarah have Chuck on a mission to find corrupt agents in the CIA. Jealousy erupts when Jill meets Sarah and learns that Chuck and his handler regularly pose as a couple. Chuck tries his best to prove to Jill that he and Sarah are just professional, but his relationship with Jill is jeopardized when the mission goes unexpected. Meanwhile, Buy More efficiency expert Emmett is out to find what Chuck is up to during his long absences, and interrogates Morgan to get some dirt."

21 Chuck Versus the Gravitron
Episode 2-8, first aired 11/24/2008
Director: Allison Liddi-Brown
Writer: Chris Fedak

"Chuck, Sarah and Casey are shocked to discover Chuck’s girlfriend Jill, is a Fulcrum agent. Chuck is asked to use his relationship with Jill to get to her handler, code named Leader. He agrees to bring down the woman who betrayed him twice.
Meanwhile, Devon's parents, Woody and Honey Woodcomb, the Extremely Awesomes, are coming for Thanksgiving, and Ellie is determined to have the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. To make sure everything goes smoothly, she tells Morgan that he cannot come to dinner this year. Without any holiday plans to fall back on, Morgan is recruited by Big Mike to stand guard at the Buy More with Lester and Jeff."

22 Chuck Versus the Sensei
Episode 2-9, first aired 12/01/2008
Director: Jonas Pate
Writer: Anne Cofell Saunders

"Casey becomes emotionally involved with a mission, when he finds out that his respected sensei Ty Bennett has gone rogue.
Meanwhile, Awesome's parents Honey and Woody visit to plan Ellie and Devon's the wedding. Emmett holds an employee of the month contest, but the staff have other plans."

23 Chuck Versus the Delorean
Episode 2-10, first aired 12/08/2008
Director: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Matthew Miller

"Sarah's father, a con artist, comes to town, revealing that he conned a Saudi Arabian, Sheikh Rajiv Ahmad, out of nearly a million dollars. The Sheikh turns out to be connected to terrorist funding, so Beckman wants Sarah and Chuck to obtain intel from Sarah's father, but things get complicated when Ahmad shows up and wants his building. Meanwhile, Anna wants to take her relationship with Morgan a step further and asks him to move in with her. Captain Awesome lends him some money for one, but instead, Morgan buys a terminal DeLorean."

24 Chuck Versus Santa Claus
Episode 2-11, first aired 12/15/2008
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Scott Rosenbaum

"The Buy More staff work on the decorating for the annual sale while watching a live car chase on TV wall. Devon and Ellie come to the store to do their early shopping, and the car chase ends at the store with the perpetrator taking everyone at the store hostage."

25 Chuck Versus the Third Dimension
Episode 2-12, first aired 02/02/2009
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Chris Fedak

"Chuck foils a plan to kill international rock star, Tyler Martin, leading Sarah and Casey to acquire the musician to find out who wants him dead. When Chuck is left with Tyler, the party animal rocker convinces Chuck to go out on the town, which only ends in trouble. Meanwhile, Big Mike enlists Morgan to look out for his old football buddy Jimmy who was just released from jail and hired at the Buy More. In the midst of Morgan’s newly assigned duties, he wins a pair of backstage passes to Tyler’s show and holds a contest to be his plus one in true Super Bowl fashion that pits Jeff against the formidable ex-con Jimmy."

26 Chuck Versus the Suburbs
Episode 2-13, first aired 02/16/2009
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Beckman sends Chuck, Sarah and Casey to an L.A. suburb, with Chuck and Sarah posing as a married couple. Meanwhile, Big Mike is introduced to internet dating after his divorce drove him to became more angry than usual and forced them to actually work."

27 Chuck Versus the Best Friend
Episode 2-14, first aired 02/23/2009
Director: Peter Lauer
Writer: Allison Adler

"When Anna's new boyfriend turns out to be connected to the Triads, Chuck is ordered to spy on him by using his social connections with Anna, thereby endangering his friendship with Morgan. Meanwhile Jeff and Lester want to audition for Ellie and Devon's wedding with their band Jeffster!"

28 Chuck Versus the Beefcake
Episode 2-15, first aired 03/02/2009
Director: Patrick Norris
Writers: Matthew Miller, Scott Rosenbaum

"Chuck gets jealous when Sarah role is to seduce Fulcrum agent, Cole Barker, code name "Beefcake". In the meantime, while Big Mike continues dating Morgan's mother, and Morgan takes refuge at Chuck's place, Jeff and Lester start looking for the "Buy More Babe" as a way of finding a new employee."

29 Chuck Versus the Lethal Weapon
Episode 2-16, first aired 03/09/2009
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Zev Borow, Matthew Lau

"Sarah and Casey lock Chuck up with MI6 agent Cole Barker in Castle and go hunting for the Fulcrum scientist behind the plan to recreate the Intersect. Meanwhile, Morgan tries to get out of moving in with Anna so he can move in with Chuck, unaware that Chuck is supposed to be moving in with Sarah."

30 Chuck Versus the Predator
Episode 2-17, first aired 03/23/2009
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Writer: Chris Fedak

"Chuck is contacted by Orion, the genius behind the Intersect, who may be able to remove the Intersect from Chuck's brain. The Buy More crew take on their snobbish Beverly Hills counterparts."

31 Chuck Versus the Broken Heart
Episode 2-18, first aired 03/30/2009
Director: Kevin Bray
Writer: Allison Adler

"Concerned that Sarah has developed an emotional attachment to Chuck, General Beckman sends Agent Alex Forrest to assess Sarah's job performance, and to act as Chuck's temporary handler. During a mission, the team steals Devon's hospital key card, despite Chuck's objections, in order to plant a bug in the pacemaker of an Afghan terrorist."

32 Chuck Versus the Dream Job
Episode 2-19, first aired 04/06/2009
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Phil Klemmer, Corey Nickerson

"Chuck, with Sarah's help, locates his father, Stephen Bartowski, and brings him home. Chuck then has an interview at Roark Instruments arranged by the CIA, to investigate a possible new devastating virus."

33 Chuck Versus the First Kill
Episode 2-20, first aired 04/13/2009
Director: Norman Buckley
Writer: Scott Rosenbaum

"Chuck strikes a deal with his ex-girlfriend, Jill, to have her released from prison if she cooperates with his search for his father. Meanwhile, Morgan attempts to sabotage Emmett's efficiency review."

34 Chuck Versus the Colonel
Episode 2-21, first aired 04/20/2009
Director: Peter Lauer
Writer: Matthew Miller

"Chuck and Sarah go on the run in an effort to rescue his father, Stephen Bartowski, and to keep Chuck out of lockdown. Casey has just been promoted to Colonel, and begins hunting the two down, as per his orders. Meanwhile at the Buy More, Morgan becomes a pariah among his coworkers after Big Mike's demotion."

35 Chuck Versus the Ring (1)
Episode 2-22, first aired 04/27/2009
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Chris Fedak, Allison Adler

"Finally free of the Intersect, Chuck expects his life to return to normal. The day of Ellie and Devon's wedding arrives, however, and Chuck finds himself forced to protect both his sister and the event from a vengeful Ted Roark."

36 Chuck Versus the Pink Slip
Episode 3-1, first aired 01/10/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Chris Fedak, Matt Miller

"With his new Intersect 2.0 abilities, Chuck is given the opportunity to become a real spy, but nobody said it would be easy. As the upgraded Intersect, Chuck trains to become a full-fledged spy but hits rock bottom when he flunks out of spy school and loses Sarah in the process. Meanwhile, Morgan comes home from Benihana School and joins the effort to help Chuck get over Sarah."

37 Chuck Versus the Three Words
Episode 3-2, first aired 01/10/2010
Director: Peter Lauer
Writers: Allison Adler, Scott Rosenbaum

"With Carina back in town, Chuck flashes on her fiancé, Karl Stromberg, identifying him as an arms dealer. Chuck is assigned to a new mission with Sarah, Carina, and Casey, but Chuck is still working on clearing the air with Sarah. Meanwhile, Big Mike is back to manage the store, and Morgan tries hard to reacquire Carina - then turns her down."

38 Chuck Versus the Angel de la Muerte
Episode 3-3, first aired 01/11/2010
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Premier Allejandro Goya, the dictator of Costa Gravas, whom Casey attempted to assassinate in the past, has come to the United States to announce that his country will be holding open, democratic elections, for the first time."

39 Chuck Versus Operation Awesome
Episode 3-4, first aired 01/18/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Zev Borow

"Captain Awesome is kidnapped and interrogated by Ring operative, Sydney Prince, who has been keeping tabs on him, recently, she understandably mistakes him for the spy in the family. Devon is then used by Team Bartowski to get to the Ring. Chuck coaches Devon in this situation, becoming Captain Awesome's handler in order to save him from the Ring. Meanwhile, Big Mike promotes Morgan to Assistant Manager."

40 Chuck Versus First Class
Episode 3-5, first aired 01/25/2010
Director: Fred Toye
Writer: Chris Fedak

"Daniel Shaw sends Chuck on his first solo mission, undercover to Paris, but complications arise when he runs into a Ring operative on the plane. Meanwhile, at the Buy More, Morgan has problems with the staff."

41 Chuck Versus the Nacho Sampler
Episode 3-6, first aired 02/01/2010
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Matt Miller, Scott Rosenbaum

"Chuck trains a new Nerd Herd employee named Hannah, and on his spy assignment, he needs to handle an asset who works for the Ring, without arousing suspicion."

42 Chuck Versus the Mask
Episode 3-7, first aired 02/08/2010
Director: Michael Schultz
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Sarah is paired with Daniel Shaw on their latest assignment, and much to her annoyance, he attempts to get closer to her. The situation only gets worse when Chuck and Hannah are caught up in the mission. Meanwhile, Morgan and Ellie team up to get to the truth behind Chuck's increasingly secretive behavior."

43 Chuck Versus the Fake Name
Episode 3-8, first aired 03/01/2010
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Writer: Allison Adler

"Chuck promises to cook dinner for Hannah, Ellie and Captain Awesome, but must first assume the identity of the world's most dangerous assassin for his latest mission. Meanwhile, Sarah strives to maintain a strictly professional relationship with Shaw."

44 Chuck Versus the Beard
Episode 3-9, first aired 03/08/2010
Director: Zachary Levi
Writer: Scott Rosenbaum

"Chuck feels his life is falling apart when he can't flash and gets left behind for a mission. While Shaw, Sarah and Casey go on without him, Chuck finds himself in a sticky situation back at Castle.
Meanwhile, Morgan investigates the suspicious buyers of the Burbank Buy More store."

45 Chuck Versus the Tic Tac
Episode 3-10, first aired 03/15/2010
Director: Patrick Norris
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"Casey commits treason when his mentor James Keller, forces his hand. Chuck and Sarah must break him out of jail and find a way to clear his name. Meanwhile, a dream fellowship awaits Ellie as Devon is interested in moving to Africa with her instead."

46 Chuck Versus the Final Exam
Episode 3-11, first aired 03/22/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Zev Borow

"Chuck's fate as a spy rests on a single mission. He learns that his next solo mission will be a final test as to his ability to kill under orders, while Sarah and Shaw observe his every move."

47 Chuck Versus the American Hero
Episode 3-12, first aired 03/29/2010
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Writers: Max Denby, Matt Miller, Phil Klemmer

"When Chuck is able to choose any CIA agents for his assignment, he chooses Sarah, who is now no longer interested in Chuck. Casey, Morgan and Captain Awesome help Chuck win her love back in order to get what they want. Meanwhile, Jeff and Lester are stalking Shaw who is contacted by the Ring Director."

48 Chuck Versus the Other Guy
Episode 3-13, first aired 04/05/2010
Director: Peter Lauer
Writer: Chris Fedak

"Chuck, Sarah, and Shaw agree that their main goal is to bring down the Ring and Shaw insists that his discovery that Sarah was the instrument used for the death of Shaw's wife is immaterial, that the Ring is still to blame. Sarah has faith that Shaw is ready for the mission, but Chuck is worried about his emotional stability. Sarah declares her love for Chuck, before heading to Paris on a mission with Shaw that turns out to be a setup with her as the target. When Chuck and Morgan realize Shaw has been turned, they recruit Casey and go to the rescue"

49 Chuck Versus the Honeymooners
Episode 3-14, first aired 04/26/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Allison Adler, Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"Chuck and Sarah decide to quit the spy life and go AWOL. This decisions is tested when they find a former Basque terrorist aboard their train. Meanwhile, General Beckman assigns Casey and Morgan to track them down."

50 Chuck Versus the Role Models
Episode 3-15, first aired 05/03/2010
Director: Fred Toye
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Chuck and Sarah are assigned to train under legendary CIA agents and married couple, Craig and Laura Turner. Meanwhile, Casey must train Morgan, who is now a member of Team Bartowski."

51 Chuck Versus the Tooth
Episode 3-16, first aired 05/10/2010
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Writers: Zev Borow, Max Denby

"Chuck struggles with disturbing dreams and believes his most recent one predicts danger for a visiting head of state. Chuck is sent to meet with psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Dreyfus. Meanwhile, Ellie gets surprising news and Anna Wu returns to the Buy More to talk to Morgan."

52 Chuck Versus the Living Dead
Episode 3-17, first aired 05/17/2010
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writers: Lauren LeFranc, Rafe Judkins

"After his last dream, Chuck has Morgan help him on a side mission to find out if Daniel Shaw is still alive. Meanwhile, his dad returns and is suspicious that Chuck is still involved with the CIA."

53 Chuck Versus the Subway
Episode 3-18, first aired 05/24/2010
Director: Matt Shakman
Writers: Matt Miller, Allison Adler, Phil Klemmer

"Chuck sees Shaw in a Los Angeles subway train, and the team works to find out where he was going and what he was doing."

54 Chuck Versus the Ring (2)
Episode 3-19, first aired 05/24/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak

"The Ring has Chuck and the rest of Team Bartowski. Shaw has promised to kill them, as he did Stephen, but family Bartowski in the form of Ellie, Devon and Morgan are in pursuit intent on rescue. Meanwhile, Big Mike gets some serious news about the fate of the Buy More."

55 Chuck Versus the Anniversary
Episode 4-1, first aired 09/20/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Chris Fedak

"When the CIA gains control over the Buy More, Chuck begins searching for his mother. Meanwhile, Sarah and Casey follow a trail to Russia as they investigate the mysterious Volkoff Industries and its operative, Marco. Back at home, Ellie delivers big news to her family."

56 Chuck Versus the Suitcase
Episode 4-2, first aired 09/27/2010
Director: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"There are crimes of fashion when Chuck and Sarah go undercover in Milan for Fashion Week to seize a high-tech weapon, yet Chuck soon recognizes a flaw in his relationship with Sarah. Meanwhile, Morgan discovers a vulnerability about the new Buy More cover."

57 Chuck Versus the Cubic Z
Episode 4-3, first aired 10/04/2010
Director: Norman Buckley
Writer: Nicholas Wootton

"A prison transfer delivers old foes, Heather Chandler and Hugo Panzer, to Castle, canceling Chuck and Sarah’s romantic mission. Chuck is interested when the manipulative Heather claims to know a secret about his mom. Meanwhile, as Morgan prepares the Buy More for a huge video game release, he gets a surprise from Big Mike."

58 Chuck Versus the Coup D'Etat
Episode 4-4, first aired 10/11/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Kristin Newman

"Chuck and Sarah have a communication breakdown, and work on becoming better communicators as they join Awesome and Ellie for a getaway to Costa Gravas when Devon is reunited with someone from his brief foray into the spy world. There they are reunited with Premier Allejandro Goya who finds himself in a dangerous situation once again. Back at home, Morgan embarks on a dangerous romance with Casey's daughter that may put him at odds with Casey.

59 Chuck Versus the Couch Lock
Episode 4-5, first aired 10/18/2010
Director: Michael Schultz
Writer: Henry Alonso Myers

"Chuck's latest mission provides a link to Casey's past and possibly to Chuck's mom. When Colonel Casey's former team during the Clinton era returns looking for him, Chuck must decide what he's willing to sacrifice in order to find his mom. Elsewhere, Morgan works up the courage to tell Casey he is dating his daughter, Alex."

60 Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror
Episode 4-6, first aired 10/25/2010
Director: John Scott
Writer: Craig DiGregorio

"When Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Morgan are tasked to stop Dr. Stanley Wheelwright from selling his nightmare-inducing toxin, the team questions on the allegiance of their source, Mary Bartowski.
Meanwhile, Jeff and Lester have their own way of contributing to the Buy More's Halloween theme, while Ellie and Captain Awesome are visited by Devon's mother."

61 Chuck Versus the First Fight
Episode 4-7, first aired 11/01/2010
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"After their first real fight, Chuck avoids confronting Sarah by going on a rogue mission that leads him to his mom’s apparent MI-6 handler and Dasha, one of Volkoff's operatives sent to find Chuck's mom, code named Frost. Meanwhile, Ellie is off on her own mission to unearth the Bartowski family’s long-buried past."

62 Chuck Versus the Fear of Death
Episode 4-8, first aired 11/15/2010
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Nicholas Wootton

"Afraid that his latest setback, after his mom used the Portable device on him, is driving a wedge between him and Sarah, Chuck resolves to prove himself by going on a dangerous mission with the overeager Agent Jim Rye. Meanwhile, Morgan and Casey scramble as the “Buy Morons” attempt to uncover the true identity of Greta."

63 Chuck Versus Phase Three
Episode 4-9, first aired 11/22/2010
Director: Anton Cropper
Writer: Kristin Newman

"In order to escape The Belgian, who's trying to uncover secrets of the Intersect, Sarah, Chuck, Morgan and Casey immerse themselves in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, Ellie and Awesome dive into the secret her father left behind."

64 Chuck Versus the Leftovers
Episode 4-10, first aired 11/29/2010
Director: Zachary Levi
Writer: Henry Alonso Myers

"Chuck's mom Mary and international arms dealer Alexei Volkoff come over to the Bartowski household for a Thanksgiving leftovers dinner, which is the day after the holiday. Meanwhile, Morgan and the rest of the Buy More crew deal with the busiest shopping day of the year."

65 Chuck Versus the Balcony
Episode 4-11, first aired 01/17/2011
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writer: Max Denby

"When an assignment brings Chuck to a French vineyard, he juggles tracking down a nano-chip while trying to create the perfect romantic getaway for Sarah, with help from Morgan. Back at the Buy More, Lester comes to Big Mike for his own romantic problems."

66 Chuck Versus the Gobbler
Episode 4-12, first aired 01/24/2011
Director: Milan Cheylov
Writer: Craig DiGregorio

"Sarah takes dangerous measures to help Mary Bartowski bring down Alexei Volkoff, as Chuck worries that Sarah may be getting in too deep. Sarah must enlist the help of Chuck, Morgan and Casey to complete her undercover mission. Meanwhile, Ellie and Devon are at odds over what to name the baby."

67 Chuck Versus the Push Mix
Episode 4-13, first aired 01/31/2011
Director: Peter Lauer
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"As Sarah works to bring down Volkoff and free Mary Bartowski. Chuck and Morgan embark on their own mission to take down Alexei Volkoff. Meanwhile, Casey recovers and bonds with his daughter Alex McHugh, while Ellie tries to ease Devon's anxieties over fatherhood before going into labor."

68 Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible
Episode 4-14, first aired 02/07/2011
Director: Patrick Norris
Writers: Chris Fedak, Kristin Newman

"In need of an exciting new mission, Chuck, Sarah, and Casey are sent to Morocco to rescue Roan Montgomery by a somewhat oddly acting General Beckman. Meanwhile, Chuck and Sarah are at odds over their future plans. Back at home, Morgan prepares to meet Alex's mom, Kathleen McHugh, as Mary bonds with her family."

69 Chuck Versus the CAT Squad
Episode 4-15, first aired 02/14/2011
Director: Paul Marks
Writer: Nicholas Wootton

"Chuck surprises Sarah with her old team the CAT Squad, and they are led to Rio to settle a score with Augusto Gaez. Back at Castle, Morgan fends off the advances of Carina, a former flame and frisky member of the CAT Squad."

70 Chuck Versus the Masquerade
Episode 4-16, first aired 02/21/2011
Director: Patrick Norris
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"A much anticipated Valentine's Day is interrupted when Chuck and the team are sent to England to protect a reclusive young heiress, Vivian McArthur. Meanwhile, Casey is tempted by NCS Director Jane Bentley."

71 Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil
Episode 4-17, first aired 02/28/2011
Director: Frederick E.O. Toye
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Craig DiGregorio

"Chuck pushes Vivian to get in touch with her inner villain for a mission, as Ellie helps Sarah to get in touch with her inner bride. Meanwhile, Morgan's search for a new roommate takes an unexpected turn."

72 Chuck Versus the A-Team
Episode 4-18, first aired 03/14/2011
Director: Kevin Mock
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Chuck discovers Casey is with the NCS and fears his team of human Intersects will render him obsolete. Meanwhile, Morgan begins settling in at Casey's apartment, as Devon becomes uncomfortable with Ellie's research."

73 Chuck Versus the Muuurder
Episode 4-19, first aired 03/21/2011
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Alex Katsnelson, Kristin Newman

"When Chuck's new human Intersect candidate is murdered in Castle, the other candidates are suspected for the murder, while Bentley still has her grudges with Chuck. Elsewhere, Morgan's leadership is tested when his Buy More troops wage war against the Large Mart. Meanwhile, Awesome tries to handle Ellie's alarming new hobby."

74 Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff
Episode 4-20, first aired 04/11/2011
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Amanda Kate Shuman, Nicholas Wootton

"Chuck is thrown a curve ball when Sarah asks him to sign a prenup. Meanwhile, the CIA orders Vivian Volkoff assassinated. To save her, Chuck has to trust her father, the infamous Alexei Volkoff.
Elsewhere, Ellie wonders why Mary is interfering with her search on the Intersect and Agent X."

75 Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner
Episode 4-21, first aired 04/18/2011
Director: Anton Cropper
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"When Chuck and Sarah get conned out of their wedding money, there is only one man they can turn to for help: Sarah's conman father, Jack Burton. Meanwhile, Morgan and Alex pressure Casey into facing her mother, Kathleen."

76 Chuck Versus Agent X
Episode 4-22, first aired 05/02/2011
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Phil Klemmer, Craig DiGregorio

"Chuck and Sarah put aside spy work to have a weekend of fun, but Captain Awesome's plans for Chuck's bachelor weekend don’t go quite as expected. Meanwhile, Ellie's investigation into her father's computer leads to a life-changing discovery."

77 Chuck Versus the Last Details
Episode 4-23, first aired 05/09/2011
Director: Peter Lauer
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Kristin Newman

"Chuck and Sarah overlooked one final detail for the wedding; ensuring that the mother of the groom makes it there. Meanwhile, Morgan as the wedding's best man has a face off with Vivian Volkoff. Elsewhere, Ellie tends to the last details of the rehearsal dinner from an unlikely source."

78 Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger
Episode 4-24, first aired 05/16/2011
Director: Robert Duncan McNeil
Writers: Chris Fedak, Nicholas Wootton

"Before he can make it to his own wedding, Chuck must enlist help to take down Vivian Volkoff and stop her from destroying everything he holds dear. Chuck turns to Alexei Volkoff for help, the CIA fires him, Sarah, Morgan, and Casey, and a new nemesis, Clyde Decker, tries to stop them."

79 Chuck Versus the Zoom
Episode 5-1, first aired 10/28/2011
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writers: Chris Fedak, Nicholas Wootton

"Now the head of his own spy agency, Chuck takes on a slick thief and an investor who has stolen money from dangerous criminals. Morgan aids Chuck in planning a surprise for Sarah. Jeff and Lester launch their latest scheme at the Buy More."

80 Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit
Episode 5-2, first aired 11/04/2011
Director: Patrick Norris
Writers: Lauren LeFranc, Rafe Judkins

"As Carmichael Industries takes on a missing persons case, Chuck must acclimatize himself to being Morgan's handler and deal with a rival agency. The Buy More gets a new spokesperson."

81 Chuck Versus the Frosted Tips
Episode 5-3, first aired 11/11/2011
Director: Paul Marks
Writer: Phil Klemmer

"Chuck worries Morgan is letting the Intersect change his attitude for the worse. Sarah gives Casey relationship advice on Gertrude Verbanski. Captain Awesome discovers shocking news about Jeff and Lester."

82 Chuck Versus the Business Trip
Episode 5-4, first aired 11/18/2011
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Kristin Newman

"Chuck and Sarah must stop an assassin after the Intersect at a Buy More convention. Jeff shows a new side to himself."

83 Chuck Versus the Hack Off
Episode 5-5, first aired 12/09/2011
Director: Zachary Levi
Writer: Craig DiGregorio

"Chuck and Sarah infiltrate an unusual cult to find the designer of a computer virus. The Buy More gets a new employee."

84 Chuck Versus the Curse
Episode 5-6, first aired 12/16/2011
Director: Michael Schultz
Writer: Alex Katsnelson

"A ruthless agent leads a team of rogue CIA spies intent on framing Chuck for a crime he didn't commit."

85 Chuck Versus the Santa Suit
Episode 5-7, first aired 12/23/2011
Director: Peter Lauer
Writer: Amanda Kate Shuman

"Chuck and Sarah discover who is behind a plot to take down their company. A computer virus creates havoc as the Buy More prepares for Christmas. Ellie tries to make Christmas plans for everybody."

86 Chuck Versus the Baby
Episode 5-8, first aired 12/30/2011
Director: Matt Barber
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"When Sarah's old spy handler reappears, she goes off on her own to prevent a secret from her past from destroying her family."

87 Chuck Versus the Kept Man
Episode 5-9, first aired 01/06/2012
Director: Fred Toye
Writers: Craig DiGregorio, Phil Klemmer

"Gertrude Verbanski returns and asks Casey to join her on a mission in South Beach. Jeff and Lester suspect there's more to the Buy More than meets the Eye"

88 Chuck Versus Bo
Episode 5-10, first aired 01/13/2012
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Writer: Kristin Newman

"Morgan's time with the Intersect compels Chuck and Sarah to take on a mission in Vail and enlist the help of a famous actress. Jeff and Lester continue their own spy mission."

89 Chuck Versus the Bullet Train
Episode 5-11, first aired 01/20/2012
Director: Buzz Feitshans IV
Writer: Nicholas Wootton

"A confrontation with a ruthless agent aboard a Japanese bullet train becomes a hostage situation for Chuck and Sarah and puts Casey in a dire predicament."

90 Chuck Versus Sarah
Episode 5-12, first aired 01/27/2012
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc

"Sarah keeps an important secret from Chuck in order to ensure the success of a mission. Ellie and Awesome receive some life-changing news."

91 Chuck Versus the Goodbye
Episode 5-13, first aired 01/27/2012
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Writer: Chris Fedak

"Chuck enlists the help of his family, friends, and even the employees of the Buy More to stop Nicholas Quinn from destroying everything they have."


Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:2008
Last Appearance:2009

In 2008, Wildstorm, an imprint of DC Comics, got the rights to do a miniseries based on Chuck.

Note: I read, but cannot confirm, that these stories here are not considered canon.

Note: the synopses are taken from the promos on Comixology.

1 Chuck #1 Chuck #1
Published by Wildstorm
Contributors: Peter Johnson (writer), Zev Borow (writer), Jeremy Haun (artist), Travis Hanham (letterer), Kristian Donaldson (cover), Phil Noto (backup story art)
Copyright: 2008

"The hit NBC television series comes to comics as Chuck Bartowski and his friends take the world by storm--literally, in an adventure too big for television! In this globe-trotting, action-packed episode, Chuck will visit exotic locales, dodge numerous bullets, and be tortured by the world's greatest...tickler?
Plus a 1 page back-up story by Phil Noto, Captain Awesome's Tips For Being Awesome!"

2 Chuck #2 Chuck #2
Published by Wildstorm
Contributors: Peter Johnson (writer), Zev Borow (writer), Jeremy Haun (pencils), Travis Hanham (letterer), Kristian Donaldson (cover), Wes Hartman (colors)
Copyright: 2008

"Chuck Bartowski and his friends continue their globe-trotting, action-packed adventure as things spiral further out of control. Will Chuck survive his first trip to Japan or will the sexy, sword-wielding assassins on his trail be the end of him?"

3 Chuck #3 Chuck #3
Published by Wildstorm
Contributors: Peter Johnson (writer), Zev Borow (writer), Jeremy Haun (pencils), Travis Hanham (letterer), Kristian Donaldson (cover), Wes Hartman (colors)
Copyright: 2008

"The miniseries based on the hit NBC television series continues! Chuck Bartowski and his friends continue their globe-trotting, action-packed adventure as they head into the sultry jungles of South America. Does the beautiful rogue agent who suddenly takes an interest in Chuck have his best interests at heart? Who cares? She's hot!"

4 Chuck #4 Chuck #4
Published by Wildstorm
Contributors: Peter Johnson (writer), Zev Borow (writer), Jeremy Haun (pencils), Travis Hanham (letterer), Kristian Donaldson (cover), Wes Hartman (colors)
Copyright: 2008

"The comic based on the hit TV series continues! Chuck Bartowski and his friends head into the black markets of Eastern Europe and Singapore on a recon mission, only to learn that it's a rescue mission--and failure is not an option"

5 Chuck #5 Chuck #5
Published by Wildstorm
Contributors: Peter Johnson (writer), Zev Borow (writer), Jeremy Haun (pencils), Travis Hanham (letterer), Kristian Donaldson (cover), Wes Hartman (colors)
Copyright: 2008

"Chuck Bartowski and his friends still can't believe the importance of the man they rescued, but Chuck soon wonders if things may be too good to be true. Chuck's curiosity may be the end of him!"

6 Chuck #6 Chuck #6
Published by Wildstorm
Contributors: Peter Johnson (writer), Zev Borow (writer), Jeremy Haun (pencils), Travis Hanham (letterer), Kristian Donaldson (cover), Wes Hartman (colors)
Copyright: 2009

"Biological weapons, sexy spies and exotic locales abound in this comic based on the hit NBC television series! Chuck Bartowski and his friends round up their globetrotting, action-packed escapades as they head back to the good ol' U.S. of A. in this exciting series conclusion!"


I had a hoot of a time with Chuck. It was inevitable. Any reasonable heterosexual male of any age over puberty would be attracted to the lovely and sexy Sarah Walker; that's a given. But for me the 'fantasy' of a geek suddenly having the wherewithall to become a Bond-like agent, even a little bit, well, what's not to like for a computer nerd like I have been for decades.

The actors in this show were superb. Zachary Levi as Chuck was terrific. Yvonne Strahovski is not only lovely, she is a darned fine actor. I even like (well, sort of) Adam Baldwin as the big meany, Major Casey. The plots were innovative at times and familiar at times and usually a lot of fun. Best, for me, was the way that the characters advance over time was very important.

Well done to the team. I am sure too many years have passed but I, like a couple of million other fans, long for a movie.


My Grade: A-

Your Average Grade:   A-


GoldenI A- 2020-12-01

Bond meets Psych...Chuck is Shawn, Morgan is Gus, Sarah is Jewls, Casey is Lassiter (there''s a little bit of Lassiter in Tang, too). I think they even drive the same vehicle. The Nerd Herd wagon is Psych''s Blueberry.

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