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Contents
Articles
Rebecca Romijn
1
Alexis Meade
6
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
9
Chuck (season 5)
18
Eastwick (TV series)
24
Femme Fatale (film)
30
Friends (season 4)
33
Godsend (film)
39
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
42
Good Deeds
48
House of Style
52
Jaime King
54
Jennifer Lawrence
62
Jerry O'Connell
71
Joanne Gair
77
John Stamos
84
Just Shoot Me!
90
Lindsay Price
99
Maxim (magazine)
103
Molly Sims
108
Mystique (comics)
111
NTSF:SD:SUV::
125
Pepper Dennis
128
Rollerball (2002 film)
132
S1m0ne
135
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
137
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
139
The Alibi
146
The Punisher (2004 film)
147
Ugly Betty
156
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
173
X-Men: First Class
187
X-Men: The Last Stand
206
X-Men (film)
219
X2 (film)
228
References
Article Sources and Contributors
239
Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors
246
Article Licenses
License
247
Rebecca Romijn
1
Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn
Romijn at the The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, February 8, 2012
Born
[1]
Rebecca Alie Romijn
[1]
November 6, 1972
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Occupation
Actress
Model (former)
Years active
1991–2001, 2012 (model)
1997–present (actress)
Spouse(s)
John Stamos (1998–2005)
Jerry O'Connell (2007–present)
Children
Dolly & Charlie O'Connell
Rebecca Alie Romijn (pron.: /roʊˈmeɪn/ roh-MAYN; Dutch: [roːˈmɛin]; born November 6, 1972) is an American
actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films, and for her
recurring role as Alexis Meade on the television series Ugly Betty. During her marriage to actor John Stamos, she
was often credited as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
Early life
Romijn was born in Berkeley, California, United States. Her mother, Elizabeth (née Kuizenga), is a Community
College teacher of English as a Second Language and textbook author. Her father, Jaap Romijn, is a custom furniture
maker.[2][3] Her father is a native of Barneveld, the Netherlands, while her mother is an American of Dutch and
English descent; she met Romijn's father while staying in the Netherlands on a teenage exchange program.[4][5][6]
Romijn's maternal grandfather, Dr. Henry Bernard Kuizenga, was a Presbyterian minister and seminary
professor.[7][8] When questioned about always being glamourous and beautiful on The Ellen DeGeneres Show,
Romijn revealed that as a child in her early teens she was in fact an insecure 'drama geek', and as a result of her
growth spurt she suffered from scoliosis and was constantly in pain. Many sources say that she was once nicknamed
the "Jolly Blonde Giant" because of her 5 feet 11 inches ( m) height, but she has admitted to making that up "for a
laugh".[9] While studying music (voice) at the University of California, Santa Cruz,[10] she became involved with
Rebecca Romijn
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fashion modeling and eventually moved to Paris for more than two years.
Career
External images
Romijn's Sports Illustrated
Romijn's Sports Illustrated
Romijn's Sports Illustrated
[11]
[12]
[13]
Swimsuit Issue cover from February 12, 1999
Swimsuit Issue cover from November 05, 2002
Swimsuit Issue cover from February 17, 2006
Among other jobs, Romijn started her modeling career in 1991. She modeled for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Issue, Victoria's Secret, bebe, Miller Lite beer, and for Anna Molinari, Victoria's Secret and Giorgio Armani on the
runway, along with the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford,
and Christy Turlington. She also was the host of MTV's House of Style from 1998 to 2000. Romijn has been featured
numerous times in annual lists of the world's most beautiful women by publications such as Maxim (2003–2007),
AskMen.com (2001–2003, 2005–2006) and FHM (2000–2005).[14] She also appeared as a guest in the animated talk
show Space Ghost Coast to Coast in an episode titled "Chinatown."
In 2000's X-Men Romijn had her first major movie role as Mystique; she returned to the role in 2003's sequel X2:
X-Men United, and again for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In these movies her costume consisted of blue makeup
and some strategically placed prosthetics on her otherwise nude body. In X2: X-Men United she shows up in a bar in
one scene in her "normal" look, and also in X-Men: The Last Stand, she appears as a dark-haired "de-powered"
Mystique. She had her first leading role in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale (2002). She also has starred in movies
such as Rollerball, The Punisher and Godsend. She played the leading role in Pepper Dennis, a short-lived TV series
on The WB.
[15]
She plays
In January 2007 Romijn made her first appearance on the ABC series Ugly Betty as a full-time regular.
Alexis Meade, a male-to-female transsexual and the sibling of lead character Daniel Meade. In April 2008, however,
it was reported that Romijn would only be appearing as a recurring character in season 3 due to a change in direction
by the writing staff (aligning, fortuitously enough, with Romijn's pregnancy, which would have been inconsistent
with her character's storyline).[16] In November 2007 Romijn made a guest appearance on the ABC series
Carpoolers, where she played the ex-wife of the character Laird, played by her real-life husband Jerry O'Connell.[17]
Romijn starred in the 2009 ABC series Eastwick,[18] reuniting her with her former Pepper Dennis co-star, Lindsay
Price, before ABC canceled the show on November 9, 2009.[19]
She appears in an uncredited cameo in the 2011 film, X-Men: First Class,[20] and currently appears as Jessie, a lab
worker on the Adult Swim live-action show NTSF:SD:SUV::.
Personal life
Romijn attended the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990–91, where she lived in dorm 1 at Stevenson
College. She studied music and participated in the dorm talent show, singing a musical comedy routine with a high
school friend who joined her at UCSC. During the summer following her freshman year, Rebecca began her career
modeling and did not return for her sophomore year.
She married actor John Stamos on September 19, 1998. During her marriage, she used the name Rebecca
Romijn-Stamos in both her personal and professional life. The couple announced their separation on April 12, 2004,
and divorced on March 1, 2005. She has since returned to using her maiden name.
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Romijn was asked by Elle magazine in April 2002 whether making Femme Fatale had given her any new ideas
about her sexuality. She said, "You know, in my early twenties I wondered if I was interested in women and so I
kind of, well ... did my homework. And it turns out I'm pretty straight."[21]
On September 19, 2005, Romijn announced her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell. They were married on their
ranch in Southern California on July 14, 2007. On July 28, 2008, it was announced that Romijn was pregnant[22]
Romijn and O'Connell welcomed twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip on December 28,
2008.[23] Dolly is for singer Dolly Parton's first name and Charlie is for O'Connell's brother.[24]
Filmography
Film
Year
Title
Role
Other notes
1998 Dirty Work
Bearded Lady
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who
Herself
uncredited
2000 X-Men
Raven
Darkholme/Mystique
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress –
Science Fiction
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2002 Femme Fatale
Laure Ash / Lily
Shagged Me
S1m0ne
Faith
uncredited
Rollerball
Aurora
Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
Raven
Darkholme/Mystique
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress –
Drama/Action Adventure
2003 X2
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Sexiest She-Villain
2004 The Punisher
Godsend
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
Joan
Jessie Duncan
Raven
Darkholme/Mystique
Man About Town
Nina Giamoro
The Alibi
Lola Davis
2008 Lake City
Jennifer
2010 The Con Artist
Belinda
2011 Possessing Piper Rose
Joanna
2011 X-Men: First Class
Raven
Cameo appearance
Darkholme/Mystique
Uncredited
2012 Good Deeds
Heidi
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Television
Year
Title
Role
Other notes
1997
Friends (episode: "The One
with the Dirty Girl")
Cheryl
1 Episode: Friends (season 4) Episode 6 "The One with the dirty girl"
1998–2000
House of Style
Herself/Host
(Series)
1999
Hefner: Unauthorized
Kimberly Hefner
(Movie)
1999–2000
Just Shoot Me!
Adrienne Barker
(Series)
2000
Jack & Jill
Paris Everett
(Series)
2002
MADtv
Herself/Host
(Series)
2006
Pepper Dennis
Pepper Dennis
(Series)
2006–2008
Ugly Betty
Alexis Meade
The first episodes starring her were filmed in autumn 2006. Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Screen Actors
Guild Award
2007
Drawn Together (episode:
"Charlotte's Web of Lies")
Charlotte
(Series)
2007
Carpoolers
Joannifer
(Series)
2009–2010
Eastwick
Roxanne
(Series)
Torcoletti
2011–Present NTSF:SD:SUV::
Jessie Nichols
(Series)
2011
Special Agent Oso
Miss Garcia
1 Episode: "Lost and Get Found"
2011
Chuck
CIA Agent Robin
Cunnings
1 Episode: Season 5 Episode 6 "Chuck Versus the Curse"
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fashionmodeldirectory. com)-database. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
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Filmreference.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-14.
[3] "Rebecca rules. | Cosmopolitan (, 2000)" (http:/ / www. accessmylibrary. com/ coms2/ summary_0286-28017959_ITM).
Accessmylibrary.com. 2000-07-01. . Retrieved 2010-03-14.
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2010-03-14.
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[9] "Rebecca Romijn biography" (http:/ / www. whoabc. com/ women/ r/ rebecca-romijn/ ). Whoabc.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-14.
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"FreeJose.com" (http:/ / www. freejose. com/ lists/ fhm-magazine-100-sexiest-women-2005. asp). FHM Magazine 100 Sexiest Women 2005.
. Retrieved October 11, 2006.
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gossip/ kristin/ detail/ index. jsp?uuid=d7a3f4d9-8143-4b40-9b1c-22dcc0ac603f& utm_campaign=xxltfp& utm_source=xjljqfejb&
utm_medium=link). E! Online – Watch with Kristin. . Retrieved 2008-04-30.
Rebecca Romijn
[17] "Watch with Kristin – Chatting with ''Carpoolers''' Designated Driver" (http:/ / www. eonline. com/ gossip/ kristin/ detail/ index.
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September-2009/ Witchy-Woman/ ). Diablomag.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-14.
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la-et-quick10-2009nov10,0,3152781. story). Latimes.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-14.
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www. filmjournal. com/ filmjournal/ content_display/ reviews/ major-releases/ e3ie161d52b7c6dfd0feaabf7fdce60fc03), Film Journal
International, 2011-06-02
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article/ 0,,20245814,00. html). People.com. . Retrieved 2010-03-14.
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b77400_rebecca_romijn_jerry_oconnell_welcome. html). ca.eonline.com. . Retrieved 2010-10-20.
External links
• Rebecca Romijn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5381/) at the Internet Movie Database
• Rebecca Romijn (http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/models/Rebecca_Romijn) at the Fashion Model
Directory
• Romijn-Online.Net – Rebecca Romijn Fansite (http://www.romijn-online.net)
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Alexis Meade
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Alexis Meade
Alexis Meade
Ugly Betty character
Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade
First appearance "Pilot"
(episode 1.01)
Last appearance "Betty Suarez Land"
(episode 3.04)
Created by
Silvio Horta
Marco Penette
Myra Jo Martino
Portrayed by
Rebecca Romijn
(episode 1.13–season three)
Elizabeth Penn Payne
(season one; as "Mystery Woman")
Information
Full name
Alexander Spencer Meade
(birth name)
Alexis Meade
(full name; post-transition)
Gender
Female
Occupation
Former
Editor-in-chief of Hudson
Co-editor-in-chief of Mode
(with Daniel Meade)
Title
Former
CEO and chairman of the board
(at Meade Publications)
Family
Bradford Meade (father; deceased)
Claire Meade (mother)
Daniel Meade (younger brother)
Tyler Meade-Hartley (maternal half-brother)
Children
Daniel "D.J." Meade, Jr. (son)
Relatives
Molly Meade (sister-in-law; deceased)
Alexis Meade (born Alexander Spencer Meade) is a fictional character from the ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty,
initially portrayed by Elizabeth Penn Payne (when she was listed in the credits as "Masked Lady") for the first
twelve episodes of her appearance. Alexis was portrayed by Rebecca Romijn for the remainder of the series.
Biography
Alex Meade was a background presence in the series since its debut. The former editor-in-chief of Hudson magazine,
he was believed dead by the world at large. His example as an editor was held over Daniel Meade's head by his
father Bradford and his "death" cast a pall over the entire Meade family, contributing to his mother Claire's
alcoholism. Alexis Meade appeared repeatedly since the first episode, swaddled in bandages. She had been
conspiring with Wilhelmina Slater to take over MODE magazine from Daniel. She had also been actively trying to
Alexis Meade
implicate Bradford in the death of former MODE editor-in-chief Fey Sommers. Dialogue between Alexis and
Wilhelmina fueled speculation the mysterious bandaged woman was actually Sommers.
In the January 18, 2007 episode In or Out Daniel told Betty that Alex had been killed in a skiing accident. In the
final moments of the episode, Wilhelmina told the mysterious bandaged woman, now out of her bandages, her
"skiing accident" had done her a world of good, and called her "Alex Meade." The woman corrected Wilhelmina,
advising her she was "Alexis" now.
Alexis attended Fashion Week in the episode I'm Coming Out. After initially flirting with Daniel, she told him her
true identity, explaining she had felt from a very young age that she was "in the wrong skin." This revelation put
Daniel into a state of shock. Wilhelmina insinuated Alexis into the MODE "up and coming designers" fashion show.
Following the show, Bradford began a speech but Alexis interrupted him, announcing her former identity as Alex
moments before police arrested Bradford for the murder of Fey Sommers.
Following Bradford's arrest, Alexis moved to consolidate her control of Meade Publications and tried to install
Wilhelmina as editor-in-chief of MODE, but Daniel obtained an injunction to block her actions. At the instigation of
Betty and their mother, Alexis and Daniel set aside their differences and formed a fragile détente.
While Daniel always thought their father treated Alex like the golden child, Alexis informed him the real reason
Bradford spent so much time taking part in characteristically masculine activities (the Boy Scouts and football games
are mentioned) was to try to "cure" Alex's desire to be a woman. When Alex told his father he was going to undergo
the sex change, his father said if he did, Alex would be cut off from the family forever and Bradford would rather
have Alex dead. She also said the reason she didn't want to tell Daniel the truth was because she feared her brother
"was just like Dad."
Alexis later had a change of heart about Daniel; when Wilhelmina reminded her he is the enemy and should be fired
in favor of Wilhelmina as Editor-in-Chief, Alexis told her she wouldn't fire him because he was her brother. That
statement resulted in Wilhelmina ending their partnership and endeavoring to drive a wedge into their sibling
relationship.
Alexis was furious when she found out Daniel was having an affair with Grace Chin.
After Bradford was released from jail and had Alexis fired, Claire Meade, the actual legal owner of MODE, appoints
Daniel and Alexis as co-editors-in-chief in an effort to keep the Meade family from falling apart. But although
Daniel makes some effort to share, it appears Alexis might still be trying to outdo Daniel even as they try to work
together for the sake of the family. In the meantime, Wilhelmina bides her time and tries to sow chaos through
fueling the siblings' enmity.
Alexis was also hampered by Bradford's scheme to get rid of her, who plotted with Wilhelmina to pay off Rodrigo
Veloso, a creative director at sister publication "MODE Brasil", to get her out of the United States by having him
romance Alexis after she falls for him. Alexis later found out about Rodrigo's deal after she picked up his phone and
overheard the conversation, prompting Alexis to dump him. After this Alexis' hatred of her father grew, leading her
to call a hired hitman to see about getting rid of someone "...in her life."
In the season one finale, an intoxicated Daniel stumbled into her office, his drug use out of control. As she was
driving him to the hospital in their father's car, she realized the brakes had been cut and the car crashed. The season
finale ended with them lying unconscious beside each other.
At the beginning of season two Alexis was in a coma, waking at the end of the season premiere with partial
retrograde amnesia, not remembering the past two years or becoming a woman. A few episodes later, while
attending a dinner hosted by Bradford and Wilhelmina, she started to remember after witnessing an angry exchange
between Bradford and Daniel, mirroring Bradford's own treatment of Alexis prior to her transition.
In the weeks that followed, Bradford decided to bond with Alexis, which didn't sit well with Daniel, who he supected
of taking advantage of her amnesia as a way to reestablish the father-son bond they had. This ended tragically with
Bradford's fatal heart attack during his wedding to Wilhelmina. Before his death he asked the two to be civil and
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Alexis Meade
forgave them. But that union did not last long: after learning Bradford (in an unfinished taped will) left no clear
successor for the CEO spot at Meade Publications, Alexis and Daniel resumed their competitive rivalry with a
paintball contest. Unfortunately after Daniel tried to help a seemingly injured Alexis, she took his paintgun and shot
him with it, making her the President/CEO of Meade Publications.
Alexis, Daniel and Claire were also responsible for terminating Wilhelmina's job at MODE after learning of her
attempt to manipulate the Meade family, especially her attempt to marry Bradford. However in the season two finale,
after Wilhelmina returned to Mode through her plan involving Bradford's baby, Alexis made her Editor-in-Chief
after Wilhelmina pointed out to her how easy running the magazine was, and how much easier it would be if Daniel
left.
But it turned out Wilhelmina may have used Alexis' friendship as a front in her quest to make MODE a priority over
the other Meade publications. When Alexis announced she was going to help get Claire's Hot Flash off the ground,
Wilhelmina tricked her into appearing on Alexis' favorite TV show "Live with Regis and Kelly", where she was
sabotaged by the two hosts. After Claire scorned her for giving in to Wilhelmina by telling her that she was a puppet,
Alexis finally came to her senses when Betty showed her a mock-up of MODE Daniel got by mistake. Alexis, more
impressed with her brother's ideas than with Wilhelmina's (especially after seeing her version plummet in sales,
along with fan letters from readers sent to Daniel) gave Daniel his former EiC job back, demoting Wilhelmina back
to Creative Director.
In the episode "Crime of Fashion" it was revealed Alexis pushed Christina, pregnant with Wilhelmina's child, down
a flight of stairs. She told Betty she didn't mean to and she was so upset at Wilhelmina that she kept seeing her when
she looked at Christina. At the end of the episode, Alexis turned herself into the police, but not before revealing to
her mother that she, not Daniel, was the biological father of Daniel Jr.
Following her arrest, in exchange for Wilhelmina's help in escaping prosecution for attempted murder, Alexis agreed
to give 50% of her Meade Publications stock to Wilhelmina's unborn child and 50% to Daniel, causing ownership of
the company to now be divided equally between the two. She then left New York City for an extended trip to France.
Before departing, she promised Daniel she would try to connect with DJ and assured her mother she would always
be in her life.
It is also known that her mother Claire Meade and her maternal half-brother Tyler Meade-Hartley visited her in Paris
in Season 4.
Critical response
Slate named the character as one of the reasons they were looking forward to the return of the show in fall 2007.[1]
Departure
It was announced that in Season 3, the role of Alexis will be demoted from a regular character to a recurring
character. Romijn stated she is unhappy with the direction the writers have given her character. Her exact words to
the New York Post's Popwrap [2] were:
"They made a tremendous amount of changes, especially with the writing staff [during the writers'
strike]. And while I know I'll be coming back next season, with all the changes, I'm not sure they can
take care of my character the way they have been. So I'll be leaving, back in a recurring capacity, but
time for me to leave and find something else."
E! Online's Kristin Dos Santos reported Alexis exited the show in Season 3 due to Romijn's pregnancy.
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References
[1] Patterson, Troy (September 21, 2007). "Oh, How We've Missed You!" (http:/ / www. slate. com/ id/ 2174389/ nav/ navoa/ #TheWireHBO).
Slate magazine. Archived (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20071012174423/ http:/ / slate. com/ id/ 2174389/ nav/ navoa/ ) from the original
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers:
The Spy Who Shagged Me
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Jay Roach
Produced by
John S. Lyons
Eric McLeod
Demi Moore
Mike Myers
Jennifer Todd
Suzanne Todd
Written by
Mike Myers
Michael McCullers
Based on
Characters by
Mike Myers
Narrated by
Tony Jay
Starring
Mike Myers
Heather Graham
Seth Green
Robert Wagner
Rob Lowe
Will Ferrell
Music by
George S. Clinton
Cinematography Ueli Steiger
Editing by
Debra Neil-Fisher
Jon Poll
Studio
Eric's Boy
Moving Pictures
Team Todd
Distributed by
New Line Cinema (USA)
Alliance Atlantis (Canada)
Release date(s)
11 June 1999
Running time
95 minutes
Country
United States
Language
English
German
Budget
$33 million
Box office
$312,016,858
[1]
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series.
It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and followed by Austin
Powers in Goldmember (2002). The film was directed by Jay Roach, co-written by Mike Myers and screenwriter
Michael McCullers, and once again stars Myers as the title character. Myers also plays Dr. Evil and Fat Bastard.
The film's title is a play on the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me and contains plot elements from James Bond
films, Diamonds Are Forever (Laser Gun Plot and Cloning), You Only Live Twice (Secret Volcano Base),
Moonraker (Outer Space Ventures), The Man with the Golden Gun (Mini Me based on character Nick Nack) and On
Her Majesty's Secret Service (opening sequence in which Vanessa Kensington dies).
The film grossed around US$310 million in worldwide ticket sales, taking more money during its opening weekend
than the entire box office proceeds of its predecessor. It was nominated at the 72nd Academy Awards for the
Academy Award for Best Makeup.
Plot
Austin Powers (Mike Myers) is still enjoying his honeymoon with his wife—the former Vanessa Kensington
(Elizabeth Hurley). Unfortunately, something goes amiss, and it turns out that she is actually one of Dr. Evil’s
kamikaze fembots who attempts to kill Austin after being malfunctioned by Austin's T.V. remote, but eventually
self-destructs. He grieves briefly, but then proceeds to the lobby naked and celebrates being single again. (The
celebration makes up the titles sequence.)
Meanwhile NATO’s monitoring facility in Guam observes the return of Dr. Evil (also played by Mike Myers) and
informs British intelligence. At Dr. Evil’s Seattle headquarters, Dr. Evil is presented with a one-eighth-size clone of
himself (Verne Troyer) whom he calls Mini-Me. Dr. Evil unveils his latest evil plan—he has developed a "time
machine" to go back to the sixties and steal Austin’s mojo, a fluid inside his testicles which is the source of Austin's
incredible sexual prowess and appeal.
Dr. Evil and Mini-Me go back to 1969 and meet up with a younger Number Two (Rob Lowe) and (a not-so-young)
Frau Farbissina (Mindy Sterling). A disgruntled “Scottish Guard” with unusual eating habits called Fat Bastard
(again, Mike Myers) has been hired to extract Austin’s mojo from his frozen body at the Ministry of Defence Cryo
Chamber.
British intelligence warns Austin that one of Dr Evil’s agents is after him, and during a photo shoot the wanton Ivana
Humpalot (Kristen Johnston) seduces him, but at the last moment she admits to her orders and claims he is too sexy
for her to go through with killing him. They then proceed to have sex in his bed. Unfortunately they do not get far
before he discovers that he has lost his mojo, and is therefore impotent.
The MOD learns that Dr. Evil has developed a time machine and sends Austin back to 1969 with its own time travel
device, in a convertible Volkswagen New Beetle painted with 1960s LSD-themed colours. Austin arrives back at a
party in his London pad and with the assistance of a CIA agent, Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham), escapes
another assassination attempt by two of Dr. Evil’s operatives. However, the two of them are chased by Mustafa (Will
Ferrell), yet another of Dr. Evil's henchmen, and when caught he reveals the existence of a secret volcano lair (due to
an inability to withhold the answer when asked the same question three times), but is prevented from divulging its
location because of Mini-Me shooting him in the neck with a dart. After examining photographs from the crime
scene at MOD headquarters, Austin identifies Fat Bastard as the perpetrator of the theft of his mojo.
At Dr. Evil’s secret volcano lair, Fat Bastard arrives with Austin’s mojo. Dr. Evil drinks some of it and engages in
some “private time” with Frau Farbissina. This results in an awkward “sometime after” situation when Frau reveals
that she is “late.” However, at the same moment Scott (Seth Green), Dr. Evil's son, arrives through the time portal.
Dr. Evil announces his latest plan: to hold the United States — and the whole world — ransom by threatening to
destroy Washington D.C., and then additional major cities each hour, using a giant "laser" on the moon.
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In London, Austin and Felicity get to know each other, and when Felicity tries to have sex with Austin, he regretfully
turns her down because of his lost mojo. Under MOD instructions to implant a homing device into Fat Bastard,
Felicity seduces him, allowing her to plant it in his buttocks. Unfortunately, Fat Bastard forces it out of his bowels
into a Paddington Station toilet, but a stool sample (which Austin accidentally drinks, mistaking it for coffee) from
the scene is analyzed to reveal traces of a rare vegetable that only grows on one Caribbean island.
Austin and Felicity arrive on the island, but are immediately apprehended. They are put in a cell with a single guard
who is overcome when Felicity shows off her breasts. Dr. Evil and Mini-Me leave for the moon to install the giant
laser and are followed by Austin and Felicity, who hitch a ride on Apollo 11. In Dr. Evil’s moon base, Austin battles
with Mini-Me, eventually flushing him into space.
As Austin confronts Dr. Evil, Dr. Evil gives him a choice: save Felicity or the world. Felicity is locked in a chamber
with poison gas. She tells him to save the world and he succeeds in doing so by kicking Frau, diverting it and saving
Washington D.C. Unfortunately, Felicity is killed by the poison gas. He chases Dr. Evil and shoots him in the leg.
Before Austin kills him however, Dr. Evil tells him he could use the "time machine" to go back in time to save
Felicity and the world. Austin does and travels backwards ten minutes and meets up with himself to save both the
world and Felicity.
Foiled again, Dr. Evil initiates the self-destruction mechanism of the moon base and escapes in his rocket after
throwing the bottle of Austin's mojo in the air. Both Austins try to catch it but bump into each other and it crashes on
the floor, destroying his mojo. However, Felicity points out that all the things he has done show that he never really
lost his mojo in the first place. With seconds to spare they escape through the time portal back to 1999.
Back at Austin's Pad, Fat Bastard makes another attempt to assassinate Austin, but Felicity distracts him by asking
him is he happy. After an emotional moment, he is snapped back into reality and Felicity disarms him and kicks him
in the "Mommy and Daddy Button". Afterwards, they (along with many other people) have a party. Meanwhile, Dr.
Evil recovers Mini-Me from space and once again vows to "get" Austin Powers.
Later, on Jerry Springer, Scott learns he was not created in a test tube but is actually the love child of Dr. Evil and
Frau Farbissina.
During the credits, Austin is seen returning to his pad, only to hear Felicity having sex with another man. When he
enters the room, he discovers that it is in fact the past Austin, who makes the claim that since he and Austin are the
same person, it's not cheating. Austin, of course, forgives Felicity ("I can't blame you, Felicity, I mean... the man is
handsome, baby!") As he discovers he's got his mojo back, both Austins then make their move on Felicity as the clip
fades to the credits.
Cast
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Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard
Heather Graham as Felicity Shagwell[2]
Michael York as Basil Exposition
Robert Wagner as Number 2
Rob Lowe as Young Number 2
Mindy Sterling as Frau Farbissina
Seth Green as Scott Evil
Verne Troyer as Mini-Me
Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa Kensington
Gia Carides as Robin Spitz Swallows
Will Ferrell as Mustafa
Oliver Muirhead as British Colonel
Clint Howard as Johnson Ritter
Kristen Johnston as Ivana Humpalot
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Kevin Durand as Bazooka Marksman Joe
Jeff Garlin as Cyclops
Jennifer Coolidge as Woman at Football Game
John Mahon as NATO Colonel
Michael McDonald as NATO Soldier
Burt Bacharach as Himself
Elvis Costello as Himself
Jerry Springer (cameo appearance) as Himself
Steve Wilkos (cameo appearance) as Himself
Rebecca Romijn as Herself
Woody Harrelson as Himself
Fred Willard as Mission Commander
Tim Robbins as The President, would be Richard Nixon in 1969
J.P. Manoux (deleted scenes) as French Bellhop
Mitch Rouse (uncredited) as Himself
Tony Jay (uncredited) as Voice of Narrator
Willie Nelson as Himself
Production
Title censorship
When the film was released, the title proved controversial in the United Kingdom, where the word shag is used to
refer to sexual intercourse.
In the UK, two sets of TV adverts for the film existed, for showing before and after the watershed. The former was
designed to air during daytime hours and only gave part of the title, (Austin Powers: The Spy Who—), before cutting
off with one of a range of slightly suggestive scenes from the film, such as Austin squeezing out the contents of a
massage oil bottle. The post watershed adverts, aired later in the evening, gave the full title. There were also two
variations of the posters; one of them asterisked out the middle of the offending word or had named the film as
Austin Powers 2.[3]
Singapore briefly forced a title change to The Spy Who Shioked Me (shioked means “treated nicely”).[3] In Finland the
film was called Agentti joka tuuppasi minua (The spy who bumped me), in China The Spy Who Liked Me a Lot. The
Italian version was titled La spia che ci provava, which can be roughly translated as The spy who tried to seduce, but
in a slightly more provocative way. In Brazil, it was named as Austin Powers - O Agente Bond Cama, roughly
translated as The Spy Good in Bed (a gag with the pronunciation of James Bond's last name, which can be interpreted
as "bom de", meaning "good at something").
Not all countries translated the title into something less raunchy. The Norwegian title of the movie is Spionen som
spermet meg, which is a slightly dirtier way of saying “The Spy Who Ejaculated on Me”. In Quebec, the title is
"Austin Powers: Agent 00sexe" (Austin Powers: Agent 00sex). The German title is "Spion in geheimer
Missionarsstellung", roughly translatable to "Spy on a secret missionary position" - "In geheimer Mission" ("On a
secret Mission") was the German title of the TV-series original of Mission: Impossible.
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Deleted scenes
As with the first film, the international release of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me differs from its North
American releases, as it includes scenes omitted in the North American version. Many of these scenes are accessible
on the Region 1 DVD.
Cultural references
• A picture of a shark with a laser beam on its head is found by the condiments table. This is a reference to Dr.
Evil's demand for "sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads" in the first film.
• When Dr. Evil tells his son Scott to "Zip it", he says, "Look, I'm Zippi Longstockings!!" He also sings "Zip It" to
the tune of Devo's "Whip It".
• Dr. Evil calls the laser on the moon a "Death Star" a reference from Star Wars. Scott laughs at this and replies to
Dr. Evil's questioning with "Nothing, Darth", a reference to Darth Vader.
• When Fat Bastard first makes threats to eat Mini Me, he sings the "Chili's (Welcome to Chili's!)" advertising
jingle.
• In the scene when Mustafa attacks Austin and Felicity, he brandishes a large knife and cries "Daktari!" "Daktari"
is the Swahili word for doctor and is either a reference to the 1960s children's TV series, Daktari, or a battle cry
adopted by Mustafa for his employer, Dr. Evil, or both. Because the fez-wearing Mustafa is presumably of North
African origin, it is odd that he would use the Swahili word for doctor instead of the Arabic word, ‫ ﻃﺒﻴﺐ‬tabiyb.
• Dr. Evil's Base in the moon is divided in two units: Moon Unit Alpha and Moon Unit Zappa - the latter being the
name of Frank Zappa's daughter, Moon Unit Zappa.
• Dr. Evil names his moon-based laser after the Progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project. Correspondingly,
in 1999, Alan Parsons released an album entitled The Time Machine, which featured a bonus track titled "Dr. Evil
Edit" featuring Mike Myers.
• When Dr. Evil threatens the 1969 U.S. government with his laser, he uses the White House explosion scene from
the Independence Day film trailer to demonstrate its destructive capabilities.
• When the president and his cabinet laugh at Dr. Evil's demands of $100 billion, Dr. Evil responds with the line,
"Show me the money!", which is from the 1996 film Jerry Maguire.
• The scene of Austin and Felicity leaving for the moon uses rocket launch scenes from Apollo 13.
• Before Austin and Felicity make their escape back to 1999, Felicity tells Austin she wants to experience the 1970s
and 1980s. Austin tells her there is nothing to see in those eras except "a gas shortage and A Flock of Seagulls"
(the former being the 1973 oil crisis and the latter being either the 1980s New Wave band or Richard Bach's
Jonathan Livingston Seagull book and film, a strong cultural meme in the mid-1970s).
• When Dr. Evil's chair on the moon experiences a malfunction giving it an apparent mind of its own, he quotes
from the 1973 film The Exorcist, with "I need an old Priest and a young Priest" followed by "The power of Christ
compels you!" and much violence to the chair.
• The film has many references to the James Bond franchise, for example the hotel in which Powers is staying in
during the opening credits has a sign for Casino Royale. But especially the James Bond films You Only Live
Twice and Moonraker. As well as the title being a parody of The Spy Who Loved Me.
• When Dr. Evil's assassin tries to kill Austin Powers in a 1969 club he sees her accomplice's reflection by looking
into her eyes. This is a reference to the James Bond film Goldfinger, and Thunderball, in which Bond does the
same thing.
• When Austin travels back in time he uses a Volkswagen New Beetle to travel back in time just like Marty McFly
did with a Delorean DMC-12 in the "Back to the Future Trilogy"
• In the scene where Felicity and Austin defeat Mustafa, Austin questions him about who sent him, and he tells him
to "kiss his ass" twice, but immediately answers the next time. This is a comment on how in many spy films
villains who insist that they will never reveal who sent them end up opening up quite easily.
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• Austin & Felicity approach Dr Evil's hollowed out volcano hideout in a yellow submarine, a reference to the
Beatles 1966 song "Yellow Submarine" and/or the 1968 Yellow Submarine animation movie based on the song.
• The scene in which Dr. Evil and Mini Me are playing the piano singing "Just the two of us" is similar to the scene
from "The Island of Doctor Moreau", where Moreau and Majai play a piano .
Soundtrack
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released
1 June 1999
Recorded
August 1998 - May 1999
Genre
Rock, pop
Length
40:41
Label
Maverick
Austin Powers series chronology
Austin Powers: International Man Of
Mystery
(1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged
Me
(1999)
Austin Powers In
Goldmember
(2002)
Professional
ratings
Review scores
Source
Rating
[4]
Allmusic
More Music From the Motion Picture Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged
Me
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released
26 October 1999
Genre
Rock, pop
Length
45:20
Label
Maverick
Austin Powers series chronology
Austin Powers: International Man Of
Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged
Me
Austin Powers In
Goldmember
(1997)
(1999)
(2002)
The movie's soundtrack contains the 1999 smash hit "Beautiful Stranger" by Madonna. The song won a Grammy in
2000. Mike Myers appears as Austin Powers in the video, directed by Brett Ratner.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Dr. Evil also sings a parody of Will Smith's popular 1997 cover of the Grover Washington, Jr. classic "Just the Two
of Us", referring in this case to his clone Mini-Me.
Track listing
1. "Beautiful Stranger" - Madonna
2. "My Generation" - The Who (live at BBC)
3. "Draggin' the Line" - R.E.M.
4. "American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz
5. "Word Up!" - Melanie B (credited as Melanie G)
6. "Just The Two Of Us (Dr. Evil Mix)" - Dr. Evil (Mike Myers)
7. "Espionage" - Green Day
8. "Time of the Season" - Big Blue Missile/Scott Weiland
9. "Buggin'" - The Flaming Lips
10. "Alright" - The Lucy Nation
11. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" - Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello
12. "Soul Bossa Nova (Dim's Space-A-Nova)" - Quincy Jones & His Orchestra
The soundtrack sold over 1 million copies in the USA and was certified Platinum. A second soundtrack was also
released, entitled More Music From the Motion Picture.
More Music track listing
1. "Austin Meets Felicity" - Film Dialogue
2. "Am I Sexy?" - Lords of Acid
3. "I'm a Believer" - The Monkees
4. "Magic Carpet Ride" - Steppenwolf
5. "American Woman" - The Guess Who
6. "Get The Girl" - The Bangles
7. "Bachelord Pad" (FPM Edit) - Fantastic Plastic Machine
8. "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
9. "Crash!" - Propellerheads
10. "Time of the Season" - The Zombies
11. "Dr. Evil" - They Might Be Giants
12. "The Austin Powers Shagaphonic Medley" - George S. Clinton
13. "Beautiful Stranger" (Calderone Radio Mix) - Madonna
In addition, a score album featuring cues from both George S. Clinton scores (tracks 1-7 from the first film, track 8
an arrangement of Quincy Jones's "Soul Bossa Nova," and tracks 9-16 from the second) was released.
1. Cartage/Following/Virtucon
2. Opening/Norad/Evacuation
3. Vanessa's Theme
4. Evil Plot/Steamroller/Mutant Sea Bass
5. Danger March
6. Hit & Run/Heroic Austin
7. Probe/Fembots/Evil Orbit
8. Soul Bossa Nova
9. I'm Back/Mini-Me/Time Portal
10. Monkey Man
11. The Shagga-Nova
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13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
16
Evil Island/Inside Out
Felicity's Theme
Laser Model
Chess
Blast Off/Fat Bastard/Prisoners
Swinger Landing/10 Minutes Ago/Gonna Blow/Time Portal Reprise
Reception
Professional
ratings
Review scores
Source
Rating
Allmusic
[5]
The film received mixed reviews from critics, earning a score of 51% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 59 out of
100 on Metacritic.[6][7]
American Film Institute recognition:
• AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains:
• Dr. Evil - Nominated Villain[8]
Box office
The Spy who Shagged Me had a strong box opening at No.1[1][9]
References
[1] Natale, Richard (14 June 1999). "Feelin' Pretty Groovy: 'Austin Powers,' the Spy Who's No. 1" (http:/ / articles. latimes. com/ 1999/ jun/ 14/
entertainment/ ca-46313). The Los Angeles Times. . Retrieved 2010-11-05.
[2] "NO JOKE ALMOST BY HERSELF, HEATHER GRAHAM TAKES AUSTIN POWERS SERIOUSLY" (http:/ / articles. chicagotribune.
com/ 1999-06-17/ features/ 9906170384_1_felicity-shagwell-dr-evil-austin-powers). Chicago Tribune. 17 June 1999. . Retrieved 2010-11-05.
[3] Lundington Daily News - Jun 21, 1999 (http:/ / news. google. com/ newspapers?nid=110& dat=19990621& id=B9ILAAAAIBAJ&
sjid=0FUDAAAAIBAJ& pg=4610,8768698)
[4] Boldman, Gina. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r420880) at Allmusic
[5] Boldman, Gina. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r432939) at Allmusic
[6] "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)" (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes. com/ m/ austin_powers_the_spy_who_shagged_me/ ).
Rotten Tomatoes. . Retrieved 20 December 2009.
[7] "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (http:/ / www. metacritic. com/ video/ titles/ austinpowers2?q=Austin Powers). Metacritic. .
Retrieved 9 January 2010.
[8] AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains Nominees (http:/ / connect. afi. com/ site/ DocServer/ handv400. pdf?docID=245)
[9] Weinraub, Bernard (14 June 1999). "'Austin' Sequel Is Behaving Very Well At Box Office" (http:/ / select. nytimes. com/ gst/ abstract.
html?res=F60C1EFE385C0C778DDDAF0894D1494D81). The New York Times. . Retrieved 2010-11-05.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
External links
• Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145660/) at the Internet Movie
Database
• Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v180002) at AllRovi
• Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=austinpowers2.htm)
at Box Office Mojo
• Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/
austin_powers_the_spy_who_shagged_me/) at Rotten Tomatoes
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Chuck (season 5)
18
Chuck (season 5)
DVD box cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes
13
Broadcast
Original channel
NBC
Original run
October 28, 2011 – January 27, 2012
The fifth and final season of the American action-comedy television series Chuck was announced on May 13, 2011.
It included 13 episodes. The season premiered on October 28, 2011 and concluded January 27, 2012 with a two-hour
finale.
Continuing from the eponymous cliffhanger ending of the fourth season finale, "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger", the
fifth season featured the series returning to its roots. With their new-found wealth, Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah
Bartowski (Yvonne Strahovski) own the fictional big-box store Buy More, as well as their new freelance spy
organization, Carmichael Industries, which includes John Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Morgan Grimes (Joshua
Gomez). Meanwhile, Morgan acts as the human possessor of the government database known as the Intersect, and
Chuck is forced to act as Morgan's protector in the same way that Sarah and Casey were to Chuck in past seasons.
Production
Series co-creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak expressed a desire to produce a fifth season of Chuck as early as
March 2011, when it was revealed that the fourth season finale would be titled "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger".[1]
Fedak later confirmed that the episode, as the title suggests, would have a cliffhanger ending leading into the fifth
season.[2] Despite a drastic decline in viewership, the series was renewed for a fifth and final season of 13 episodes
on May 13, 2011.[3] The season was scheduled to premiere October 21, 2011[4] and mark the transition of the series'
timeslot from Monday nights to Friday nights at 8/7c,[5] before being rescheduled to one week later, October 28.[6] It
was announced on September 8, 2011, that series star Zachary Levi would direct the fifth episode of the season. Levi
had previously directed an episode each in the third and fourth seasons.[7]
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Cast
Series stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, and Adam Baldwin all expressed
an interest to reprise their roles of former Special Agents Charles "Chuck" and
Sarah Bartowski, and Colonel John Casey,[9] and an interview with Ryan
McPartlin about the future of the series suggested he would also return as Dr.
Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb.[10] Chris Fedak later confirmed that
Joshua Gomez would reprise his role of Morgan Grimes. The big-box store Buy
More, which Chuck purchased in the fourth season finale, is also featured in the
fifth season, with Mark Christopher Lawrence, Scott Krinsky, and Vik Sahay
reprising their roles as Michael "Big Mike" Tucker, Jeffrey "Jeff" Barnes, and
Lester Patel, respectively.[8][11] It was confirmed at the 2011 San Diego
Comic-Con International that Sarah Lancaster would also reprise her role as Dr.
Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski Woodcomb.[11]
Morgan Grimes, who is portrayed by
Joshua Gomez (pictured), had new
John Casey was given a romantic interest in Gertrude Verbanski, the head of
importance as the human Intersect in
[8]
Carmichael Industries' biggest spy competition, Verbanski Corp., said by Fedak
this season.
to be "the best spy company in the world".[11] It was later announced that The
Matrix actress Carrie-Anne Moss would play Verbanski.[12] At Comic-Con, Fedak revealed his desire for Linda
Hamilton to return as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski.[11] It was later confirmed that she would appear in the final
episode.[13] Brandon Routh returned to the series as Daniel Shaw, a villain that the team had previously defeated.[14]
Angus Macfadyen appeared in the final four episodes as the series' final recurring villain, Nicholas Quinn.[15] Other
recurring cast members include Bonita Friedericy as Brigadier General Diane Beckman, the head of the NSA and an
ally to Carmichael Industries,[8] Mekenna Melvin as Alex McHugh, Casey's daughter and Morgan's girlfriend, and
Richard Burgi as Clyde Decker, a CIA agent involved in a rogue operation to take down Chuck.
It was confirmed at the Comic-Con panel that Star Wars actor Mark Hamill would play a villain in the fifth season
premiere.[11] Comedian Craig Kilborn also appeared in the season premiere as Roger Bale, a dangerous man who
steals money from other dangerous villains.[16] Lost's Jeff Fahey and Smallville's Justin Hartley guest starred in the
season's second episode, as Karl Sneijder, "the president and CEO of diamond giant Natal Jewelers," and his
kidnapped brother Wesley, respectively.[17] The fourth episode featured The Office's David Koechner and The
Shield's Catherine Dent as Crazy Bob, "a jolly Buy More manager," and Jane Robertson, another Buy More manager
and "a close friend of Bob's," respectively. The two cross paths with Chuck and Sarah at the company’s Employee of
the Year Convention.[18] The fifth episode featured a cameo appearance by Community's Danny Pudi.[19] The sixth
episode featured Rebecca Romijn as Robin Cunnings, a cold, cunning CIA agent known for her abrasive
interrogation technique who is a member of a rogue group which tries to frame Chuck.[20] Stan Lee portrayed
himself in the seventh episode, encountering Chuck "in the most unexpected of places."[21] The eighth episode
featured Cheryl Ladd as Emma, Sarah's mother,[22] and Tim DeKay as Kieran Ryker, Sarah's former handler.[23] The
tenth episode featured Bo Derek as herself.[24] Mark Pellegrino returned in the final episode as a FULCRUM
agent.[25] Fedak has stated that the writers intended to include various guest stars from past episodes in cameo
appearances in the finale, but that it was not possible to include them all.[25]
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Episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title
Directed by
Written by
Original air date
Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
79
1
"Chuck Versus
the Zoom"
Robert Duncan
McNeill
Chris Fedak &
Nicholas
October 28, 2011
3X6751
[26]
3.42
Wootton
After Carmichael Industries' first mission–to recover a stolen vase from a vicious thief (Mark Hamill)–goes slightly awry, Chuck and the team go
up against Roger Bale (Craig Kilborn), a man who steals secrets from other villains. Meanwhile, Chuck attempts to buy a new house for Sarah, and
Decker (Richard Burgi) continues to hunt the team.
80
2
"Chuck Versus
the Bearded
Patrick Norris
Lauren LeFranc
& Rafe Judkins
November 4, 2011
3X6752
[27]
3.08
Bandit"
Chuck and the team take the case of a man (Jeff Fahey) whose brother (Justin Hartley) has been kidnapped, but soon realize that things may not
exactly be as they seem. Meanwhile, Gertrude Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss), a rival spy, attempts to woo Sarah away from Carmichael Industries.
81
3
"Chuck Versus
the Frosted
Paul Marks
Phil Klemmer
November 11, 2011
3X6753
[28]
3.13
Tips"
Carmichael Industries attempts to track down a wanted fugitive while Casey reunites once again with Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss). Captain
Awesome begins paternity leave with Baby Clara and, when it’s not quite as exciting as he expected, he is led to the Buy More.
82
4
"Chuck Versus
the Business
Trip"
Allan Kroeker
Kristin Newman
November 18, 2011
3X6754
[29]
3.11
At the Buy More Employee of the Year Convention, Chuck and Sarah cross paths with two Buy More managers (David Koechner and Catherine
Dent). Meanwhile, Chuck pretends to be Morgan in order to catch an assassin code-named Viper tasked with destroying the new Intersect.
83
5
"Chuck Versus
the Hack Off"
Zachary Levi
Craig
DiGregorio
December 9, 2011
3X6755
[30]
3.66
The team must turn to Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss) when they need help tracking a virus, forcing Casey to confront her once again. Meanwhile,
Lester and Jeff's relationship is threatened by the arrival of a new employee (Danny Pudi) at the Buy More. Chuck revisits his past as a computer
hacker.
84
6
"Chuck Versus
the Curse"
Michael Schultz
Alex Katsnelson
December 16, 2011
3X6756
[31]
3.22
Chuck is framed for the crime of the century by a group of rogue CIA agents. One such agent is the cold and calculating Robin Cunnings (Rebecca
Romijn), who is widely known for her torture techniques. Ellie and Awesome go on a date that quickly turns into a night full of action after a case
of mistaken-identity.
85
7
"Chuck Versus
the Santa Suit"
Peter Lauer
Amanda Kate
Shuman
December 23, 2011
3X6757
[32]
3.42
Chuck and Sarah discover that the identity of the person trying to take down Carmichael Industries is Daniel Shaw (Brandon Routh). He escapes
from prison, kidnaps Sarah, and holds her hostage in Castle in order to force Chuck to steal the Intersect 3.0 from the CIA. Chuck must face Shaw
alone without the aid of the intersect.
86
8
"Chuck Versus
Matt Barber
the Baby"
Rafe Judkins &
December 30, 2011
3X6758
Lauren LeFranc
[33]
3.18
A chilling message from Shaw forces Sarah must revisit her past in Budapest when she fears her original handler (Tim DeKay) will try to harm her
mother (Cheryl Ladd).
87
9
"Chuck Versus
the Kept Man"
Fred Toye
Craig
DiGregorio &
Phil Klemmer
January 6, 2012
3X6759
[34]
3.26
Chuck and Sarah try to determine the future of Carmichael Industries. Verbanski hires Casey and the team to go on a mission in South Beach. After
an armament deal goes astray, can Carmichael Industries save their client? Jeff and Lester investigate an irregularity at the Buy More.
Chuck (season 5)
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21
10
"Chuck Versus
Bo"
Jeremiah Chechik
Kristin Newman
January 13, 2012
3X6760
[35]
3.17
Morgan's intersect past causes Chuck and team run into Bo Derek on their final mission in Vail before leaving the spy business. However, former
CIA agent Nicholas Quinn (Angus Macfadyen) has other plans. Jeff and Lester continue their investigation at the Buy More. Quinn captures Chuck
and set a trap for Sarah and Casey.
89
11
"Chuck Versus
the Bullet
Buzz Feitshans IV
Nicholas
Wootton
January 20, 2012
3X6761
[36]
3.84
Train"
Quinn smuggles the captured Chuck to Japan. Casey must make a difficult decision while Chuck and Sarah encounter Quinn on a Japanese bullet
train. Sarah tell Chuck she is the intersect, Chuck realizes Sarah's version is a defective as Morgans was. Quinn's agents take Alex hostage but can
Jeff and Lester save the day?
90
12
"Chuck Versus
Sarah"
Jay Chandrasekhar
Rafe Judkins &
Lauren LeFranc
January 27, 2012
3X6762
[37]
4.10
Sarah who's under the control of Quinn is allowed to return, but with a secret. Ellie and Awesome get the opportunity of a lifetime by being offered
jobs in Chicago. Chuck decides the Intersect must be destroyed and leads his team to the Government building. Sarah goes rogue and strands the
team inside before blowing the building. Realizing Chuck switched glasses, Sarah threatens Ellie's life,
91
13
"Chuck Versus
the Goodbye"
Robert Duncan
McNeill
Chris Fedak
January 27, 2012
3X6763
[37]
4.31
Chuck's friends and family band together to take down Quinn. Sarah realizes that Chuck was telling the truth about their relationship, but believes
she has to move on, as she can't remember any of her feelings for Chuck. Chuck offers his services for a final mission to take down Quinn and
recover the final pieces of the remaining Intersect. Ellie informs Chuck that the Intersect can be used to reprogram Sarah's memories. Sarah and
Chuck soon discover that General Beckman has the final key for the Intersect, but Quinn beats them there and plants a bomb under General
Beckman's chair that will detonate if Beckman leaves her chair or the music ends. Morgan, Jeff, and Lester save the day, as Jeffster! plays A-ha's
"Take On Me". Sarah apprehends Quinn and kills him, recovering the Intersect. However, Chuck has no choice but to upload the Intersect to defuse
the bomb. In the process, Sarah remembers that a pornographic computer virus can be used to destroy the computer and stop the bomb, as it did in
the pilot episode.
After the final mission, the gang says its goodbyes. Beckman offers Chuck, Sarah, and Casey a job at the CIA, which they turn down. Casey hugs
Chuck goodbye and leaves. Sarah also tells Chuck that she will leave to find herself. Casey tells Alex and Morgan that he is leaving to be with
Verbanski. Alex and Morgan tell Casey that they are moving in together, which he approves of. Ellie and Awesome pack up their belongings for
their move to Chicago, as Chuck reassures them. He leaves dejectedly, before Morgan gives him a pep talk to pursue the girl of his dreams and
follow his heart. His instincts take him to the beach where he met Sarah at the end of his first mission. Sarah asks him to tell him their story, and he
does in flashbacks. Finally, Chuck mentions Morgan's theory that a kiss will bring back Sarah's memories. Sarah looks back at him, and asks Chuck
to kiss her. As they kiss, the scene fades back into black, which marks the end of the series.
Home media release
Chuck: The Complete Fifth Season
Set details
Special features
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13 Episodes
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3-Disc Set
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•
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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•
Sandwiches and Superfans: The Saving of a Show: A tribute to the
World's Greatest Fans
Chuck Versus the Final Episode: An Emotional Visit Behind the
Scenes
Scoring the World of Chuck: The Mind Behind the Music
Chuck: The Beginnings: The Flash That Launched a Hit Show
Chuck: Through the Years: The Journey from Nerd to Spy
Goodbye, Buy More: Time-Lapse Teardown of the Set
Exclusive Buy More Commercials
Extended Version of Series Finale
Chuck: The Future: Cast and Producers' Predictions
Chuck (season 5)
22
Audio commentaries on "Chuck Versus Sarah" and "Chuck Versus the
Goodbye" by Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, Josh Schwartz and Chris
Fedak
• Declassified Scenes
• Gag Reel
•
Release dates
United
States
Canada
May 8,
[38]
2012
United
Kingdom
October 15,
2012
Australia
New
Japan
Zealand
August 8,
[39]
2012
TBA
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