Episode 5.01

Title: “Chuck vs. the Zoom”
Airdate: October 21, 2011
Gallery: Promotional Photos | Screencaps

Official Synopsis – added 09.30.11

AS CHUCK BEGINS LIFE AS A SPY-FOR-HIRE, HE MUST ADJUST TO HIS NEW BUSINESS, NEW THREATS, AND A NEW INTERSECT — HIS BEST FRIEND MORGAN GRIMES – MARK HAMILL AND CRAIG KILBORN GUEST STAR—Without the Intersect in his head or the support of the CIA, the world of espionage is a much more dangerous place for Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) and his team of freelance spies. To start, Carmichael Industries takes on a slick, rich thief named Jean Claude (guest star Mark Hamill), and a conniving investor, Roger Bale (guest star Craig Kilborn), who has stolen money from some of the world’s most dangerous people. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) helps Chuck with a special surprise for Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). Back in the Buy More, Jeff (Scot Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) have taken things to another level with their latest scheme. Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin also star.

Casting News – added 07.28.11

TVLine has the scoop on yet another Chuck season 5 guest star, this time former late night host Craig Kilborn. Ausiello reports that Kilborn will appear in the Chuck season premiere as another villain, joining Mark Hamill in what sounds like a bad guy free-for-all. While details about Hamill’s character are scarce, we’re told that Kilborn will play Roger Bale, “a charming yet conniving investor who’s stolen money from some of the world’s most dangerous people.”

Casting News – added 07.24.11

Chris Fedak announced at Comic Con that Mark Hamill will guest star in the Chuck season 5 premiere.

Title – added 06.23.11

TVLine has our first confirmed nugget of intel about Chuck season 5. Per Chris Fedak, the title of the episode kicking off Chuck‘s final season is “Chuck vs. the Zoom.” What does that mean? All series co-creator Chris Fedak will say for now is, “The zoom is a very dangerous secret.”


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