Season 3 – Episode 14 – Chuck Versus the Honeymooners
This episode is just a fun one to follow up the intensity of the previous episode and it also gives a great pay-off for all the fans that had been waiting for Chuck and Sarah to finally get together. Another favorite.
Important Moments/Plot Summary:
Chuck and Sarah have been spending their time in a train compartment traveling around Europe. It’s quite cozy in there, apparently, as they don’t seem to leave for days. They only seem to ride around France, so it might just be they’re really hungry. This is never made clear…
Chuck and Sarah make a pact to leave the spy life together, something that goes against both of their natures and will cause them both internal conflict throughout the episode.
General Beckman wants Casey and Morgan to find Chuck and Sarah after they go AWOL.
Ellie and Awesome are preparing for their trip to Africa and Ellie is concerned because she hasn’t heard from Chuck and she doesn’t want him to miss their going away party.
Sarah notices a man on the train with a gun and gets a knife ready. Chuck flashes on the same man. Both ignore it and toast to not being spies, but it’s clear they both have some doubts about it.
Sarah comes clean to Chuck and they realize they were hiding from each other and decide to take on one last mission. During the mission, Casey shows up and handcuffs Chuck and Sarah together because he doesn’t believe their story that a terrorist is on the train. Casey tranquilizes the bad guy, but something in his shirt stops the darts and he runs out, literally running into Morgan, who accidentally knocks him off the train. The man is then confused when Morgan says they’re C.I.A. because they took out the Interpol agents that were escorting him to a witness protection program in exchange for his testimony. Oops! It turns out he’s been on the run for two years and can’t take it anymore (theme here anyone?). Casey asks Chuck and Sarah if they ran the mission through Beckman. Sarah tells him they were doing it under the radar and Casey realizes they’re quitting.
Then it turns out that a woman on the train with a Canadian patch on her backpack turns out to be a bad guy and she calls someone to tell them the Interpol agents are neutralized. Now they’re going after Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Morgan.
After Casey and Morgan have been held up at gunpoint by the fake Interpol agents, Chuck and Sarah are talking about whether it has to be one way or the other, and the real Interpol agents come up behind them and hold them at gunpoint. Everybody has a lot of guns pointed at them this episode!
After saving Casey and Morgan, coming clean to General Beckman and making things right with Ellie, Chuck and Sarah finally go back to Chuck’s apartment and get to relax.
Coolest Action Sequences/Chuck Accidentally Saves the Day:
Chuck and Sarah both make excuses for what amounts to slapstick spy work as they investigate the men from the dining car.
After being handcuffed together by Casey, Sarah and Chuck have to fight the bad guys as a team. Sometimes this works better than others. Most times it’s funny and entertaining.
Chuck and Sarah find out that Casey and Morgan are in trouble, but as they are handcuffed together again, they have to work within those parameters. They punch out the Interpol agents and ride a Vespa back to the cafe, where they see Casey and Morgan are tied up. They send the Vespa flying through the window and then go inside and have a somewhat slapstick, dance-like fight with the bad guys. Casey and Morgan even get in on it, as they are tied to chairs together and Casey uses Morgan to knock into Ms. Canada.
This episode is kind of a one giant best moment, but…
The opening montage, as Chuck and Sarah stay in their train compartment as Vampire Weekend plays.
Chuck’s moment of insecurity after he tells the waiter that he and Sarah are on their honeymoon, then says he should have said they’re dating exclusively and asks Sarah if that’s a fair assumption.
Another great moment is when Chuck and Morgan are sitting at the table with the bad guy between them, just watching and listening to their conversation as Chuck explains to Morgan why he’s quitting. Then, Sarah and Casey take Chuck and Morgan’s places, and have the same conversation, with the bad guy still just sitting and watching.
Casey tells Sarah that he knows what it means to make a choice like the one she’s making and that he won’t stop her.
Casey and Morgan meet the new Interpol agents, who say they are stationed in Lake Como, which Morgan goes on and on about because he read about it on the plane. In the conversation, he realizes they are lying, and he and Casey end up at gunpoint.
The bad guy tells Chuck and Sarah that quitting isn’t what either of them really wants, and that being on the run is hard. They have an aside, where they admit they would like to be spies and be together so they decide to tell General Beckman the truth about their relationship and see what happens.
Casey gives Morgan credit for his help.
Chuck tries to catch Ellie before she leaves for Africa and sees the recording of the party where Ellie was really upset Chuck wasn’t there. She comes in behind him because she forgot her phone and says she’s really just worried about leaving him alone. He tells her that he isn’t alone and that he and Sarah are together.
Sarah’s southern act when she’s stuck in the bathroom.
Casey’s groan of disgust when he sits down at the Charles’ (how do you pluralize that?) table and they’re kissing.
Chuck’s entire conversation with General Beckman, where he tries to explain the situation, then gets cut off by the pay phone when they run out of time. Chuck starts wildly gesticulating to the others that he needs change and no one has any, so the phone cuts off his conversation with General Beckman, who is already angry.
The facial expressions on the bad guy as he listens to their conversations in the cafe. “May I interject?”
The Interpol agents handcuff Chuck and Sarah to each other again. They then have to ride a Vespa and fight, all while still handcuffed together.
“Holiday” by Vampire Weekend plays as Chuck and Sarah spend days in their train compartment.
Jeffster plays “Leaving on a Jet Plane” intercut with Chuck and Sarah leaving and Ellie and Awesome’s going away party.
“Feeling Good” by Nina Simone, which Chuck plays when he predicts it will be Sarah’s favorite song.
“Why?” – Chuck
“The Intersect and Mr. Grimes have an oddly codependent relationship.” – General Beckman
“Man, pastries for breakfast every morning. Europe is genius!” – Chuck
“They’re having intercourse, idiot!” – Casey
“What? You’ve been faking it the whole time?” – Chuck
“Whatever nut job. When you wake me, you’ll be the only one that dies.” – Casey
“Stay away from me or I’ll cut you.” – ‘Canadian’ woman
“I’ll arrange for Reynaldo to be picked up by a different Interpol team. Try not to physically assault them.” – General Beckman
“General, just so you know, we didn’t hit them, or assault them in any way. There was no physical contact. We just dosed them with pharmaceutical grade narcotics.” – Chuck
“Agent Bartowski.” – General Beckman
“You’re right, that’s not making it better.” – Chuck
“How’s she taking it?” – Sarah
“Really good, I think.” – Chuck
“Well, we get hang around here for a little bit longer, so, vacay!” – Chuck
“Open communication is very important.” – bad guy
“An unlikely pair often produces successful results.” – General Beckman
“But off the record, it’s about damn time.” – General Beckman
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