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Chuck Versus the Last Details
Season 04, Episode 23
Air Date May 9, 2011
Writer Henry Alonso Myers & Kristin Newman
Director Peter Lauer
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"I'm sorry my bridesmaids couldn't help out more. Staging that coup is taking longer than expected."
― Sarah

Chuck Versus the Last Details is the twenty-third episode in the fourth season of Chuck, which aired on May 9, 2011.


Chuck and Sarah overlooked one final detail for the wedding; ensuring that the mother of the groom makes it there. Meanwhile, Morgan as the best man has a face off with Vivian Volkoff.

Elsewhere, Ellie tends to the last details of the rehearsal dinner from an unlikely source.

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Mary Elizabeth Bartowski (Linda Hamilton) sneaks into a mine in Amacayacu, Colombia to retrieve the fully assembled "Norseman" weapon, only to be captured by Vivian Volkoff (Lauren Cohan) and Riley (Ray Wise).

Chuck Versus the Last Details

To ensure that Mary is at his wedding, Team Bartowski travels to the mine and rescues Mary, leaving best man Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez) in charge of creating a video montage as his wedding present to Sarah Walker. Morgan allows Jeff Barnes, Lester Patel, and Big Mike to create the first cut so that he can take part in the mission, but John Casey forces Morgan to stay in Burbank due to Alex McHugh's (Mekenna Melvin) worry for his safety.

Later, Morgan is assigned to infiltrate the meeting where Vivian intends to sell the Norseman, posing as a recently captured criminal he resembles. At the meeting, Riley uses the Norseman to kill all the buyers, eliminating all "competition" to Volkoff Industries. Morgan fakes being dead, and escapes, but the team is forced to confront Riley and Vivian, who believes Chuck to be "Agent X". Chuck then reveals the truth that Vivian's father Alexei Volkoff was Agent X. Riley twists the information to further manipulate Vivian, only to be shot and killed by Sarah. Vivian, however, manages to escape.

At Chuck and Sarah's rehearsal dinner, Morgan tells Alex that he will stop going on missions. Ellie was unable to make her own video montage, having previewed and rejected Lester's deeply disturbing first cut. However, Jeff offers his own flawless cut of the montage, being rewarded with a kiss from Ellie, to Chuck's shock. During the video, Chuck gets a phone call from Vivian, who intends to make him suffer because she blames Chuck and his mother for taking away everyone that mattered to her. Vivian activates the Norseman device on a target at the dinner, who Chuck initially fears is his mother. Suddenly, Sarah's nose starts to bleed and she collapses in Chuck's arms.




  • When Chuck calls Casey "Chewie", it is a reference to Star Wars Episode IV, in which Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are disguised as Stormtroopers to escort their 'prisoner' Chewie. In this scene, Chuck and Sarah disguised as Volkoff's security guards escort Casey into the base as their prisoner. Another Star Wars reference is when Casey says, "I have a bad feeling about this," which is a line used in every Star Wars movie.
  • A reference to Terminator 2: Judgement Day is made when Mary does her pull-ups on the bed frame in her cell, similar as to what Linda Hamilton's character does in Terminator 2.
  • Ray Wise portrays Riley, and a scene in the episode is a reference to Reaper, where Riley tries to lighten up Vivian after killing a group of potential Norseman buyers. In Reaper, Ray Wise portrays the Devil, and he tries to lighten up the mood by convincing the protagonist that he is doing the right thing by capturing the souls of terrible people.
  • When Chuck and Sarah crash their van into Vivian and Riley's car, the Russian license plate format is proper, but the letters aren't Cyrillic. There are no letter "S" or "L", but the Cyrillic equivalent would be "С" and "Л," making the license plate "н852сл 99". The regional code "99" is correct and stands for Moscow.
  • Morgan assumes the alias of Antonio La Barba, which translated to Anthony the Beard.
  • Jeff and Lester volunteered 1250 hours of 'candid' tape from their hidden cameras on Sarah and Chuck for Morgan's video montage assignment.
  • Both Antonio La Barba and the criminal that the MI6 agent were impersonating died anyway, despite the fact that they were not at the meeting. That is if the MI6 agent's identity was real, or he hadn't already killed him.


Mary: It's hard to have kids, can't always protect them.
Casey: Yeah, or their idiot boyfriends.


Chuck: Move it along, Chewie.
Sarah: Chewie? Why are you calling him Chewie? He didn't even eat anything off that disgusting platter.
Chuck: Honey, it's a reference to Star...Oh, I love you.
Casey: I got a bad feeling about this.


Sarah: Everything is perfect! Nothing can go wrong.
Chuck: Oh, Sarah, you didn't!
Morgan: [yelling from outside] Chuck!
Chuck: Why would you say that?! Do you not watch movies?
Sarah: I finally watched The Mannequin.


  • "Everything Falls Apart" by The One AM Radio
  • "The Imperial March" by John Williams
  • "You Are a Tourist" by Death Cab For Cutie
  • "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes

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