Chuck sits in the car during the stakeout of Mai Ling, playing with his fortune cookies and listening to music. “Stakeouts are kinda fun.” Simultaneously, Sarah and Casey are involved in a shootout inside.
Chuck “helps” the Chinese man in the wheelchair, only to see him put another Chinese man tied up into the trunk. Mai Ling comes out and says that the tied up man was her brother. His flash was all misinterpreted, and he screwed it all up. Sad face.
When Casey calls Chuck on his Mother’s Day dinner with Ellie, Chuck tells her that Casey can’t figure out which deer to mount.
Morgan is about to quit when Lester says a big spender is asking for him. He finds Ellie checking out, and she credits Morgan with the sale, solving his problem so he doesn’t lose the sales contest and get fired. <!–more–>
This episode features the first stakeout with the whole team – Chuck, Sarah and Casey.
A recurrence of Chuck being told to “stay in the car.”
Chuck and Ellie have a yearly tradition of having a Mother’s Day dinner of just the two of them.
Ellie starts to question Chuck’s behavior, and he can’t tell her he’s a spy, putting a strain on their relationship. It’s heartbreaking to listen to Ellie say positive things and be encouraging and understanding as Chuck feels terrible about missing their Mother’s Day, yet has to keep lying to her.
Chuck explains to Sarah that “Mother’s Day” is the anniversary of the day their mother left them, and it marks the day they learned how to take care of themselves and rely on each other.
Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:
The shootout intercut with Chuck “staying in the car.”
Casey, Mai Ling and Sarah take out the guards while trying to rescue Mai Ling’s brother, and Chuck makes accompanying karate chop type noises.
Chuck sets off fireworks as a distraction to get in and save the gang. There is a great fight scene in the kitchen, with Chuck and Mai Ling’s brother both hiding, making identical grimaces as people get hit.
“I have a lot more to offer this team other than the intersect, for instance, what are we doing for tunes tonight? I could make a stakeout mix.” – Chuck
“The idea behind a stakeout is to remain inconspicuous.” – Casey
“Uh, hello, that’s why I used an alias.” – Chuck
“Glocks and a crotch rocket, my kind of gal.” – Casey
“What are we, car pooling now?” – Chuck
“By the way, nice mustard stain.” – Mai Ling, during her call to threaten Chuck
“Oh God, please let me keep my fingers.” – Chuck, trying to light fireworks as a distraction
“Good. You’re my only Hispanic on the sales team. You quit, the affirmative action goons will be all over my ass.” – Big Mike
“Ok…” – Morgan, with a very confused look on his face due to not being Hispanic