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Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner
Season 04, Episode 21
Air Date April 18, 2011
Writer Rafe Judkins & Lauren LeFranc
Director Anton Cropper
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"I question your dad's influence on you because that is just crazy."
― Chuck

Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner is the twenty-first episode in the fourth season of Chuck, which aired on the 18th of April 2011.


When Chuck and Sarah get conned out of their wedding money, there is only one man they can turn to for help: Sarah's father, Jack Burton.

Meanwhile, Morgan and Alex ask Casey to face her mother, his ex, Kathleen.

Full Story[]

In 1988 McCall, Idaho, the young Sarah Walker (Alexa Blair), assists her father Jack Burton with a number of confidence scams. Sarah begins saving her earnings in a piggy bank to go on an adventure with her father.


In present day Burbank, Sarah and Chuck pay their wedding planner, Daphne Peralta, $26,000, for their big day, only to later learn that Daphne has conned them. Sarah goes to her father to see if he knows Daphne or her con, he does not but advises her to use her government resources to find the woman. Jack reminds her of the summer they lived in the governor's mansion. He says that if she doesn't have the authority, then pretend she does. She remembers a saying he said when she was younger, "That's right. Fake it till you make it." Sarah thanks him for the advice and gets up suddenly. Jack still wants to know how in two years she went from Con to Mark, but she kisses him and takes off without saying anything more.

Chuck pretends to flash on Daphne, linking her to a known terrorist and causing General Beckman to redirect all government resources to finding Daphne. Chuck and Sarah are suddenly nervous, Chuck not realizing until too late that the terrorist's name he told Beckman was connected to Daphne, was actually such a high value target.

After Daphne is captured, Sarah and Chuck reveal the truth and are suspended. Chuck, however, is appalled that Daphne might get away with her con. When pointing out plans for the Gerlich wedding, Chuck flashes on the names of Franz, Bruno, and Paulie Klüg, Hungarians in possession of Iranian nuclear research on a portable device called the "Zephyr", which one of the brothers reportedly is always carrying. All three brothers will be at their sister's wedding reception in Los Angeles. Beckman, however, refuses to grant them government resources.

In another flashback, Jack came asking Sarah's grandmother for money. Sarah looks at the piggy bank that she's been putting all her money in to go on an adventure with him. Sarah sneaks out of the house and into his car, with her suitcase and the piggy bank. Jack tells her he can't take the bank because it's her money. She tells him she knows he's good for it.

Jack is sitting with Sarah talking over the situation. He offers to help them play out Daphne's con, put on a reception and capture the Zephyr. They manage to lead the Klügs away from the reception and incapacitate them, only to find that none of them has the Zephyr. Jack realizes that the Klügs have been performing a shell game: the government has been pursuing them for the Zephyr when none of them ever had it; their father had it all along. Meanwhile, the bride's father realizes he is being conned when the wedding cake turns out to be styrofoam and leads Morgan away at gunpoint. When Chuck and Sarah confront him, Klüg uses Morgan as a human shield, while Casey takes aim at his head. Jack then manages to talk Klüg down for the sake of the bride's happiness.


Planning the con

Back in the past again, Jack returns Sarah to her bed after she has fallen asleep, taking the piggy bank with him.

Despite Sarah's efforts to hide the fact, Jack discovers that she and Chuck are getting married. Chuck invites Jack to attend, but Jack refuses to make promises he cannot keep. Instead, Jack leaves Sarah her old piggy bank, to which he has only ever added cash, never taken any, more than covering the cost of the wedding.

Meanwhile, Morgan and Alex lead Alex's mother Kathleen to the Buy More so that Casey can reveal he is alive, but Casey asserts that Kathleen deserves better than to think he left her for a crummy job. Kathleen sees Casey and has an off-screen conversation with Alex about him, then follows him to the wedding reception where she confronts him. Kathleen says their daughter thinks Casey is a hero and demands he tell her the 'truth,' and she leaves. Later, however, Kathleen witnesses Casey arrest Klüg, identifying himself as a colonel and an NSA agent.


  • Daphne's surname, Peralta, is a Brazilian slang used to denote a person with a cunning and unpredictable personality.
  • Chuck makes his 'Chicken Pepperoni' a reference to Chuck Versus the Fake Name.
  • Jack refers to Chuck and Casey as Schnook and Copface, respectively.
  • Clyde Decker is seen when Beckman alerts the department heads about the search for the wedding planner.
  • Sarah's drive never to be 'a sucker' is illuminated.

Deleted scenes[]

The Season 4 DVD contains the following deleted scenes from this episode:

  • At the Buy More, Casey overhears Jeff and Lester talking about Chuck and Sarah needing styrofoam and frosting and figures out they're up to something. After he leaves, Kathleen is shown to be following him.


Chuck: Hey, silly, quick little question. Do our wedding colors remind you of socialism?
Sarah: In a good way?
Chuck: Is there a good way?


Sarah: You know one thing I am not, Chuck, is a sucker.
Chuck: Yeah, well, me neither! We're not a couple of sappy, helpless lovebirds!
Sarah: That's right! We're CIA agents! Daphne Peralta, she chose the wrong couple to con!
Chuck: That's us, right, honey?
Sarah: Of course I mean us!
Chuck: Just checking. I thought maybe there was another couple that you... [Chuck stops his question] Getting in the car.


Chuck: But she came so highly recommended... [under his breath] on the internet.


Guest Stars[]


  • "Goody Two Shoes" by Adam Ant
  • "Tierra Lejana" by Orquesta Mazacote
  • "The Bomb" by Pigeon John
  • "What I Like About You" by The Romantics
  • "At Last" by Etta James
  • "A Million Years" by Alexander

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