Chuck Versus the Intersect
Episode 1 of 13 within Season One. Item 1 of 107 overall.
Production number 276025.
Chris Fedak - Writer
Josh Schwartz - Writer
McG -- - Director
8.39
64 votes

Chuck Bartowski is a computer geek that gets catapulted into a new career as the government's most vital secret agent. When Chuck opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain.

Meanwhile; With the government's most precious secrets in Chuck's head, Major John Casey of the National Security Agency assumes the responsibility of protecting him. His partner is the CIA's top agent (and Chuck's first date in years), Sarah Walker.

original airdate--September 24,2007    rating-- 9.28 Million

songs;Theme Song: "Short Skirt / Long Jacket" by Cake

  1. "Cobrastyle" by Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra
  2. "Cellphone's Dead" by Beck
  3. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" by Jet
  4. "Into Your Dream" by Foreign Born
  5. "Any Way You Want It" by Journey
  6. "A Comet Appears" by The Shins
  7. "For A Fistful Of Dollars - Cavalcata" by Ennio Morricone
  8. "The Missionary" by Brothers Martin
  9. "See the World" by Gomez
  10. "Get Down" by Cham Pain
  11. "Commercial Breakdown" by The Sunshine Underground
  12. "Coppelia: II. Festival Of The Clocks And Dance Of The Hours" by Leo Delibes
  13. "On Sale Now (as Heard On Chuck)" by Daniel May
  14. "Full Chemical Gear" by Thomas Newman

Goof--During the car chase, the NSA's black SUV rams into Chuck's little car. The front license plate breaks off and is hanging on by one corner. When it's backing down the stairs, the plate has somehow reattached itself perfectly to the bumper.

  • The size of the laser aimed at Chuck during the rooftop standoff changes in every shot.
  • Although it is later revealed that Sarah is the intruder, the person fighting is male.
  • When Chuck and the female CIA agent are running through a pool of water - she has been wearing stiletto heels all night but while running out of the pool she is wearing flats.
  • When Casey(NSA car) chases Chuck with Sarah(Nerd Herd car), and they drive down on stairs, Nerd Herd cars wheel trims goes on and off.
  • On the way to disarm the bomb Chuck, Sarah and Casey go through the pool, since it's the fastest way. In the next scene there is no sign of water on their clothes.

Trivia--The scene at the hotel which shows Chuck, Sarah and Casey running through the fountain is taken from TV series "The O.C.", which is also produced by Josh Schwartz.

  • The character Kayla Hart appeared in early draft of the pilot as a love interest for Chuck but was removed. Morgan's surname was later changed from Morgan Pace to "Grimes" and Sarah's surname was changed to "Walker" as it was previously "Kent".
  • In Chuck's room there is a poster for Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. In that film, the lead character finds himself inadvertently working for the government as an amateur spy, chased by a criminal organization and protected by a blond female spy.
  • When originally cast, Devon was only planned to have appeared in a handful of episodes before being revealed as an enemy spy by the end of Season 1. However, because of the popularity of the character, this plan was dropped and Ryan McPartlin was added to the credits as a regular member of the cast for Season 2.
  • Dropping a computer wouldn't severely damage a computer hard drive. At worst, it would damage the mechanical linkages inside the drive, but the physical damage wouldn't affect the data stored on the platters. The CIA/NSA would easily be able to recover data from the damaged drive.

Allusions: In the scene where agent Bryce is trying to evade capture before his death, he uses free running or "parkour" to escape. This is new trend of extreme sports started in France and is seen most notably in the film, District B13.  copied district 13 sequence completely.

  • As Chuck is walking in the Costco like store when he turns the corner you can see a pallet of astro diapers. Most likely an allusion to the astronaut who drove a long time to go to a romantic rivals house in astronaut diapers.
  • The Nerd Herd at the Buy More (the store at which Chuck is employed), is an obvious allusion to the real life Geek Squad at Best Buy.
  • The console interface for the Intersect is a 1985-era Apple Macintosh computer. Apple products are a fairly blatant product placement throughout the series.
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regional titles

Dutch
Chuck Versus de Intersect
English
Chuck Versus the Intersect
French
Chuck Versus the Intersection
German
Chuck Versus the Intersect
Irish
Chuck versus an Trasnaigh
Italian
Chuck Versus the Intersect
Spanish
Chuck contra la Intersección