Chuck (season 4)

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Chuck Season 4
Chuck season four DVD.jpg
DVD box set
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runSeptember 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) – May 16, 2011 (2011-05-16)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)[1]
Region 2October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)[2]
Region 4February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
Season chronology
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Season 5
List of Chuck episodes
 
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Chuck Season 4
Chuck season four DVD.jpg
DVD box set
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runSeptember 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) – May 16, 2011 (2011-05-16)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)[1]
Region 2October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)[2]
Region 4February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 3
Next →
Season 5
List of Chuck episodes

The fourth season of Chuck was announced on May 13, 2010.[3] Having initially ordered 13 episodes,[4] NBC ordered an additional 11 on October 19, 2010 for a total of 24 episodes.[5] Throughout the season, Chuck faced individual villains: Alexei Volkoff, head of Volkoff Industries, and Volkoff's daughter, Vivian McArthur.

Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak expressed a desire to continue the series past the fourth season as early as March 2011, when it was announced that the season finale would be titled "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger". The episode, as the title suggests,[6] had a cliffhanger ending leading into the fifth[7] and final season, which was ordered on May 13, 2011.[8]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
551"Chuck Versus the Anniversary"Robert Duncan McNeillChris FedakSeptember 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)3X63015.79[9]
When the CIA gains control over the Buy More, Chuck begins searching for his mother (Linda Hamilton). Sarah and Casey follow a trail to Russia as they investigate the mysterious Volkoff Industries and its operative, Marco (Dolph Lundgren). Back at home, Ellie delivers big news to her family. Olivia Munn appears as the inaugural Greta, a rotating character. 
562"Chuck Versus the Suitcase"Gail MancusoRafe Judkins & Lauren LeFrancSeptember 27, 2010 (2010-09-27)3X63025.37[10]
There are crimes of fashion when Chuck and Sarah go undercover in Milan for Fashion Week to seize a high-tech weapon, yet Chuck soon recognizes a flaw in his relationship with Sarah. Meanwhile, Morgan discovers a vulnerability about the new Buy More. Also guest starring Lou Ferrigno, Karolina Kurkova as Sofia Stepanova, Isaiah Mustafa as Greta, and Bronson Pinchot
573"Chuck Versus the Cubic Z"Norman BuckleyNicholas WoottonOctober 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)3X63035.38[11]
A prison transfer delivers old foes, Heather Chandler and Hugo Panzer (Nicole Richie and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin), to Castle, canceling Chuck and Sarah’s romantic mission. But Chuck grows more interested when the manipulative Heather claims to know a secret about Frost. Meanwhile, as Morgan prepares the Buy More for a huge video game release, he gets a surprise from Big Mike. Guest star Stacy Keibler as Greta. 
584"Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat"Robert Duncan McNeillKristin NewmanOctober 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)3X63045.33[12]
Indebted to Captain Awesome for saving his life in "Chuck Versus the Angel de la Muerte", Premier Alejandro Goya (Armand Assante) shows his gratitude by inviting the gang to his beautiful island. Chuck and Sarah work on becoming better communicators as they join Captain Awesome and Ellie for a getaway to Costa Gravas. However, Goya's wife (Tia Texada) has other plans. Back at home, Morgan embarks on a forbidden romance that may put him at odds with Colonel John Casey. 
595"Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"Michael SchultzHenry Alonso MyersOctober 18, 2010 (2010-10-18)3X63055.23[13]
When Casey's Clinton-era team (Dave Batista, Eric Roberts and Joel Moore) returns looking for him, Chuck must decide what he's willing to sacrifice in order to find his mother. Elsewhere, Morgan works up the nerve to reveal a potentially dangerous secret to Casey. 
606"Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror"John ScottCraig DiGregorioOctober 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)3X63065.45[14]
Team Bartowski battles sinister scientist Dr. Stanley Wheelwright (Robert Englund) who is plotting to sell a toxin that induces nightmares. Meanwhile, the true allegiances of Mary Bartowski come under scrutiny, and the Buy More gang celebrates Halloween. 
617"Chuck Versus the First Fight"Allan KroekerRafe Judkins & Lauren LeFrancNovember 1, 2010 (2010-11-01)3X63075.47[15]
Chuck embarks on a rogue mission with Gregory Tuttle (Timothy Dalton), his mother's handler at MI-6. In their attempt to prove Mary Bartowski's innocence, they are attacked by Dasha (Ana Gasteyer), a nefarious Volkoff operative. Meanwhile, Ellie digs into her family's secretive past. 
628"Chuck Versus the Fear of Death"Robert Duncan McNeillNicholas WoottonNovember 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)3X63085.43[16]
Worried his relationship with Sarah is souring, Chuck aims to impress by attempting a dangerous mission with the help of Agent Jim Rye (Rob Riggle) to retrieve a diamond being sold by Adelbert de Smet a.k.a. "The Belgian" (Richard Chamberlain). Meanwhile, Casey and Morgan try to protect Jeff and Lester from the truth when they snoop around to find out the true identity of Greta (Summer Glau). 
639"Chuck Versus Phase Three"Anton CropperKristin NewmanNovember 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)3X63094.80[17]
In order to hunt down the Belgian (Richard Chamberlain), who has kidnapped Chuck to get him to flash so he can take the Intersect, Sarah, Morgan and Casey immerse themselves in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, Ellie and Awesome dive into the secret Stephen Bartowski left behind. 
6410"Chuck Versus the Leftovers"Zachary LeviHenry Alonso MyersNovember 29, 2010 (2010-11-29)3X63106.17[18]
Chuck's mom comes over with Alexei Volkoff for "Thanksgiving leftovers" dinner the day after the holiday bringing complications along with her. Morgan and the rest of the Buy More crew deal with the busiest shopping day of the year. Ellie discovers more family clues in the meantime. 
6511"Chuck Versus the Balcony"Jay ChandrasekharMax DenbyJanuary 17, 2011 (2011-01-17)3X63115.97[19]
Chuck struggles with the escalation of his relationship with Sarah. Meanwhile, they are sent on an impromptu spy mission to France to recover a lost nano-chip. Lester asks Big Mike for relationship advice, and Morgan attempts to help Chuck propose to Sarah, who has a secret of her own. 
6612"Chuck Versus the Gobbler"Milan CheylovCraig DiGregorioJanuary 24, 2011 (2011-01-24)3X63126.06[20]
Sarah goes undercover with Volkoff Industries hoping to free Chuck's mother. To do so, Sarah is helped by Team Bartowski to break Yuri the Gobbler (Matthew Willig) out of prison. Sarah is told she must prove her loyalty by killing Casey. Awesome and Ellie discuss names for their baby. 
6713"Chuck Versus the Push Mix"Peter LauerRafe Judkins & Lauren LeFrancJanuary 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)3X63135.57[21]
While Sarah is away trying to save Chuck's mother, Chuck and Morgan plot to take down Volkoff while Casey starts to bond with Alex. Ellie is rushed to hospital for the birth of her baby. 
6814"Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible"Patrick NorrisChris Fedak & Kristin NewmanFebruary 7, 2011 (2011-02-07)3X63145.41[22]
Chuck, Sarah and Casey are sent to Morocco to rescue old friend Roan Montgomery (John Larroquette), while Morgan meets Alex's mother (Clare Carey) and Mary tries to reconnect with her family. 
6915"Chuck Versus the Cat Squad"Paul MarksNicholas WoottonFebruary 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)3X63155.47[23]
As a surprise, Chuck reunites Sarah with her old spy team The C.A.T. Squad including Carina Miller (Mini Anden). The squad flies to Rio De Janeiro to face off against their nemesis Augusto Gaez (Lou Diamond Phillips), however old grudges start to get in the way of the mission. Elsewhere, Morgan and Alex's relationship is threatened by Carina's return. 
7016"Chuck Versus the Masquerade"Patrick NorrisRafe Judkins & Lauren LeFrancFebruary 21, 2011 (2011-02-21)3X63165.48[24]
Valentine's day is ruined when the team is dispatched to protect heiress Vivian McArthur (Lauren Cohan). Casey is tempted by an offer from Jane Bentley (Robin Givens) and Morgan makes a big decision. 
7117"Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil"Frederick E.O. ToyeHenry Alonso Myers & Craig DiGregorioFebruary 28, 2011 (2011-02-28)3X63175.35[25]
Chuck encourages Vivian McArthur (Lauren Cohan) to get in touch with her inner villain for a mission; Morgan Grimes' search for a new roommate has unexpected results. 
7218"Chuck Versus the A-Team"Kevin MockPhil KlemmerMarch 14, 2011 (2011-03-14)3X63184.92[26]
When a new team starts operating from Castle, Chuck and Sarah wonder if they're being phased out. 
7319"Chuck Versus the Muuurder"Allan KroekerAlex Katsnelson & Kristin NewmanMarch 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)3X63194.23[27]
Four potential CIA agents are brought to Castle to determine who's going to be the new Intersect. Chuck must solve the mystery when the potential canditates start turning up dead. Meanwhile, the Buy More crew try saving Big Mike from Large Mart. 
7420"Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff"Robert Duncan McNeillAmanda Kate Shuman & Nicholas WoottonApril 11, 2011 (2011-04-11)3X63204.03[28]
When the CIA orders Vivian assassinated, Chuck must put his trust in a dangerous ally – Vivian's father Alexei. Meanwhile, Ellie suspects that her mother is interfering with the search into her father's past. 
7521"Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner"Anton CropperRafe Judkins & Lauren LeFrancApril 18, 2011 (2011-04-18)3X63214.22[29]
When Chuck and Sarah get conned out of their wedding money, they turn to Sarah's conman father, Jack Burton (Gary Cole), for help. Meanwhile, Morgan pressures Casey to face Alex's mother. 
7622"Chuck Versus Agent X"Robert Duncan McNeillPhil Klemmer & Craig DiGregorioMay 2, 2011 (2011-05-02)3X63224.10[30]
Chuck's bachelor party turns up some uninvited guests; Ellie makes a life-changing discovery while investigating her father's computer. 
7723"Chuck Versus the Last Details"Peter LauerHenry Alonso Myers & Kristin NewmanMay 9, 2011 (2011-05-09)3X63234.10[31]
Chuck and Sarah's wedding prep includes one final detail: ensuring that the mother-of-the-groom makes it to the ceremony alive. Meanwhile, Morgan's responsibilities as Best Man include his most dangerous mission yet, as he faces Vivian Volkoff. Elsewhere, Ellie tends to the last details of the rehearsal dinner and seeks help from an unlikely source. 
7824"Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger"Robert Duncan McNeilChris Fedak & Nicholas WoottonMay 16, 2011 (2011-05-16)3X63244.53[32]
Before he can kiss the bride, Chuck puts everything on the line in order to save Sarah, including his own life. 

Reception[edit]

US Nielsen ratings[edit]

#EpisodeUS air dateViewers
(millions)
18–49
Rating
18–49
Share
Note
1"Chuck Versus the Anniversary"September 20, 20105.72.06[9]
2"Chuck Versus the Suitcase"September 27, 20105.32.05[10]
3"Chuck Versus the Cubic Z"October 5, 20105.31.95[11]
4"Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat"October 11, 20105.31.95[12]
5"Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"October 18, 20105.21.95[13]
6"Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror"October 25, 20105.41.95[14]
7"Chuck Versus the First Fight"November 1, 20105.42.05[15]
8"Chuck Versus the Fear of Death"November 15, 20105.41.85[16]
9"Chuck Versus Phase Three"November 22, 20104.81.75[17]
10"Chuck Versus the Leftovers"November 29, 20106.12.06[18]
11"Chuck Versus the Balcony"January 17, 20115.92.15[19]
12"Chuck Versus the Gobbler"January 24, 20116.01.95[20]
13"Chuck Versus the Push Mix"January 31, 20115.51.75[21]
14"Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible"February 7, 20115.41.75[22]
15"Chuck Versus the Cat Squad"February 14, 20115.51.75[23]
16"Chuck Versus the Masquerade"February 21, 20115.51.74[24]
17"Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil"February 28, 20115.31.75[25]
18"Chuck Versus the A-Team"March 14, 20114.91.65[26]
19"Chuck Versus the Muuurder"March 21, 20114.21.54[27]
20"Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff"April 11, 20114.01.34[28]
21"Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner"April 18, 20114.21.34[29]
22"Chuck Versus Agent X"May 2, 20114.11.44[30]
23"Chuck Versus the Last Details"May 9, 20114.11.44[31]
24"Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger"May 16, 20114.51.54[32]

UK BARB ratings[edit]

#EpisodeUK air dateLiving TV viewers[33]
(thousand)
Living TV rank[33]
(weekly)
Living TV +1 viewers[33]
(thousand)
Living TV +1 rank[33]
(weekly)
1"Chuck Versus the Anniversary"October 14, 20102595N/AN/A
2"Chuck Versus the Suitcase"October 21, 20102226N/AN/A
3"Chuck Versus the Cubic Z"October 28, 20101996N/AN/A
4"Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat"November 4, 20101528N/AN/A
5"Chuck Versus the Couch Lock"November 11, 201016910N/AN/A
6"Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror"November 18, 2010N/AN/AN/AN/A
7"Chuck Versus the First Fight"November 25, 20101339799
8"Chuck Versus the Fear of Death"December 2, 20101605N/AN/A
9"Chuck Versus Phase Three"December 9, 20101974N/AN/A
10"Chuck Versus the Leftovers"December 16, 20101787958
11"Chuck Versus the Balcony"March 31, 20111929N/AN/A
12"Chuck Versus the Gobbler"April 7, 201118010N/AN/A
13"Chuck Versus the Push Mix"April 14, 2011N/AN/AN/AN/A
14"Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible"April 21, 20112389N/AN/A
15"Chuck Versus the Cat Squad"April 28, 20111838N/AN/A
16"Chuck Versus the Masquerade"May 5, 2011N/AN/AN/AN/A
17"Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil"May 12, 2011N/AN/AN/AN/A
18"Chuck Versus the A-Team"May 19, 2011N/AN/AN/AN/A
19"Chuck Versus the Muuurder"May 26, 201117310N/AN/A
20"Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff"June 2, 20111927N/AN/A
21"Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner"June 9, 201118110834
22"Chuck Versus Agent X"June 16, 20112445N/AN/A
23"Chuck Versus the Last Details"June 23, 20111955N/AN/A
24"Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger"June 30, 20112127N/AN/A

Home media release[edit]

Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season
Set DetailsSpecial Features
  • 24 Episodes
  • 5-Disc Set
  • English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Declassified Scenes
  • Chuck Versus Directing: Zachary Levi Takes Charge
  • Gag Reel
  • Spying on the Cast - Operation Gomez: Joshua Gomez Shows Off His Newfound Spy Skills
  • Buy Hard: The Jeff and Lester Story: The Chronicle of Their Quest for an Elusive Video Game
Release Dates
 United States
 Canada
 United Kingdom Australia
 New Zealand
 Japan
October 11, 2011October 3, 2011February 1, 2012February 1, 2012

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