Notable Guest star:
Rachel Bilson plays Lou in this episode and in the following one. She’s a deli owner that fantasizes about sandwiches and has a crush on Chuck.
Chuck and Sarah are on a double date with Ellie and Awesome, when Awesome tells Chuck he didn’t realize how old-fashioned Chuck was. Chuck thinks Awesome is talking about the fact that he just ordered Sarah’s sushi for her, but no, he means sex. And Ellie is sitting right next to him. Awkward. Yet hilarious.
Awesome thinks Sarah is staying the night and gives Chuck the most hilarious pep talk about “riding a bicycle.”
Chuck and Sarah have a super awkward moment outside the Weinerlicious, talking about having pretend sex to maintain their cover. The entire conversation consists of accidental double entendres.
Chuck’s dance moves. That is all.
When they realize that Ellie was poisoned and Casey and Sarah are trying to convince Chuck there’s good news, he gets so angry that it becomes a great scene that shows how close they are as siblings and how much they are each other’s family, and how much their family, small though it may be, means to them both.
When the bad guy is trying to get away after Chuck calls him out about the fake anecdote, he does some crazy gymnastic moves, and then Sarah just looks at him and shoots him in the leg.
I don’t know if this constitutes an important moment as far as the entire series, but it’s worth noting that Chuck asks Sarah if they can fake break up in this episode. And Sarah does look really sad about it.
When Sarah sees Chuck helping Lou into her car, it’s a sad moment outside of any relationship desires from fans of the show, but just shows Sarah’s compassion for Chuck because she realizes how much their fake relationship and the intersect are keeping Chuck from his life.
When the three of them break into the bad guy’s apartment, Sarah tells him that her partner would rather shoot him in the face. Casey is surprised she called him her partner. She just nods to affirm. A very simple moment, but demonstrative of the partnership Sarah and Casey have come to develop and will continue to develop throughout the show.
Chuck asks Sarah if their relationship will ever be real and she says no. We later find out she was lying and has training for how to deal with Pentothal.
Coolest Action Sequence/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:
Chuck bursts into the hospital to tell Casey and Sarah that he has the codes, inadvertently poisoning everyone when the poison vial is knocked onto the floor. The bad guy grabs the codes from Chuck’s hand and starts running. Casey grabs a crutch from a man with a broken leg and uses it as a spear to knock the bad guy down.
Hilarious Musical Sequence:
After Chuck finds the electronic gizmo (do I have to be 60 to use that word?), “Toxic” by Britney Spears is playing as the scene fades from Chuck with Sarah and Casey to the bad guy in his lab.
“I own a deli in the mall and I often think about meats and cheeses.” – Lou
“You never forget how to ride, okay?” – Awesome, talking about sex
“Tiniest cop I’ve ever seen.” – Awesome
“Those pajamas make you look like Dennis the Menace’s father.” – Ellie
“I’ll pretend to agree to take it and then I’ll run like hell to my sister’s room and make her take it – why did I just say that out loud?” – Chuck
“It’s the poison. It makes you tell the truth.” – Sarah
“You do that, I’ll give chase, put a gun to your head, threaten to pull the trigger if you don’t take it.” – Casey
“Would you really shoot me?” – Chuck
“No.” – Casey
“If I had a blog, this would be a really big day for me. Do my laundry. Check. Save my sisters life. Check. Save my own life. Final entry.” – Chuck
“And the silver lining is that now I don’t have to work out my five year plan.” – Chuck
“Casey, your jaw was chiseled by Michelangelo himself.” – Chuck
“Thank you.” – Casey
“Very unsportsman-like. I like it.” – Casey, after Sarah shoots the bad guy in the leg
“The longer we go, the longer we keep trying to fool people into believing that we’re a real couple, the person I keep fooling the most, is me.” – Chuck
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