2x02 Chuck Versus the Seduction
First Aired: Oct. 06, 2008 on NBC
Summary: The "Cipher" is stolen by Sasha Banacek and the team calls in legendary spy Roan Montgomery to give Chuck lessons in seduction. Chuck gets close enough to Sasha to steal back the Cipher, but Sasha kidnaps Casey and Sarah and uses them as hostages. Now only Roan can help Chuck save the…
Main Characters in this Episode
General Diane Beckman: Is there something wrong with the Intersect?
Chuck Bartowski: I'm not... I care about them. I care about *both* of them. Besides we both heard what she said, okay? To her, I'm just an asset.
Roan Montgomery: No. You're not... Trust me. The lady doth protest too much.
Chuck Bartowski: What are you saying?
Sarah Walker: I'm saying you can have everything that you've always wanted.
Chuck Bartowski: Let me see the file.
- Goof (errors in geography): The 1200 block of South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California is actually a commercial district.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Roan teaches Chuck that the proper way to drink a martini is to hold the glass only by the stem. However, both Chuck and Roan drink all remaining martinis in the episode without holding the glass by the stem.
- Goof (continuity error): In the scene where Roan Montgomery is telling Chuck Bartowski that he must let his protector agents die, the length of his cigarette changes with almost every cut.
- Goof (crew or equipment visible): A T-shaped position mark is briefly visible on the floor when Sasha reaches down to pick up her gun.
- Goof (continuity error): In the previous episode, Casey received an injury to his left cheek, bad enough to require a bandage. This episode takes place the next day or two, yet Casey's cheek is completely undamaged.
- When the underground location "The Castle" is first introduced, Chuck quips, "This looks expensive, I guess we'll be staying a while." This was an inside joke on behalf of the producers, who had just found out that the series had been picked up. Although this episode aired in Season 2, because of the writers' strike, it was actually part of the "back end", or last nine episodes, of Season 1.