BARTOWSKI - Monday morning. 11:00
CUE SARAH is inside the living room, sitting on the couch,
relaxed and admiring her diamond engagement ring. She is lost in thought
when CHUCK enters. He notices this and smiles, then comes closer to
and kisses her on her cheek.
I love you.
I love you more.
I love you more and more.
They smile at each other and lean in to kiss on the lips, but
are suddenly interrupted when Chuckâ€™s TV suddenly switches on. First the
seal of the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) is displayed, which after
3 seconds, is replaced by CUE General Beckman, who is seated behind her desk
staring straight at them.
Good morning, Agent Bartowski, Agent Walker. I hope I
am not disturbing you.
Wellâ€¦we were about toâ€¦isnâ€™t this our day off?
I know you took this week of, but this mission is
urgent. Did you see the news this morning?
Beckman presses a button on her desk and her image on Chuck
and Sarah's flat screen changes to a news report on a recent
assassination attempt on the Pope
Isn't the Pope hosting some multinational conference on
poverty in Rome next week?
Correct Bartowski. The conference will be attended by
many world leaders, including our President.
But even if another assassination is attempted there's not
much we can do to help. The Secret Service will be there and Vatican City
has the Swiss Guard.
Actually that's where you come in, Agent Walker. Your
spectacular reputation for protecting this nation's most valuable intelligence
asset has caught the President's attention.
Actually I'm not an asset anymore, remember?
The point being...the President has decided to appoint Agent
Walker as head of security for this conference.
Sarah lights up. She is pleasantly surprised.
The President wants me for this assignment?
That's correct Agent Walker. This assignment would be a
huge boost for your career.
What about our wedding planning this week? We were
supposed to check out the Getty Villa to try to set a date.
You can take your vacation once the conference is over.
It's your operation now Agent Walker.
The screen flashes the NSA logo, then goes blank.
bartowski - monday morning 11:30 am
Chuck and Sarah have just stepped
out when they bump into ELLIE and AWESOME. CUE Awesome.
Hey bro! You and Sarah ready to check out the Getty
We have to pick a venue for your wedding reception otherwise
we'll never be able to set a date.
Sorry but I just got assigned to a new operation.
Sarah's been sent to Rome by the President.
Chuck you have to pick the venue then.
Sorry Ellie but I'm taking Chuck with me.
Chuck breaks into a big grin.
I was afraid you'd leave me behind.
Sarah beams back at Chuck a radiant smile.
I'll never leave you Chuck.
Look guys. If you want this wedding to happen we got to
get moving on picking a venue otherwise you'll never get the date you want.
Ellie frowns at Awesome then turns to Sarah.
I understand this new assignment must mean a lot to you
Sarah. Why don't Devon and I scout some places out for you?
Sarah just smiles with delight.
- monday 11:45 am
It's now mid morning and Sarah and Chuck are buried in
paperwork preparing for the Rome assignment when CUE CASEY walks in. Over
this, CAPTION: CASTLE, MONDAY 11:45 AM.
What are you two doing here?
Going over everything we have on the recent assassination
attempt against the Pope. The President's put Sarah in charge of
security. And Sarah's invited me to be part of her team. It's a
highly visible assignment and we think Al Qaeda may be involved.
Don't you think you need someone with extensive special ops
and anti-terrorist ops experience for this assignment?
Sarah looks up at Casey and smiles.
Of course you're part of my team Casey.
MORE - monday 12:00 pm
CUE MORGAN is
patrolling the store when Casey walks by.
Casey, you mind helping me move these XBOX Kinects?
Yes I do mind. Chuck, Sarah and I got an assignment in
Rome. I gotta go home and pack.
Wait! A mission? Why didn't you guys tell me
about the briefing?
It's invitation only. Ask Supervising Special Agent
Walker if you're invited.
Casey grunts scarcastically.
- monday 12:30 pm
Morgan is running down the stairs excitedly towards a table
where Chuck and Sarah are seated.
So what's this new assignment about?
Sarah's going to be in charge of security at an international
conference in Rome next week...
Sarah looks at Chuck disapprovingly.
By herself? Or is there a team involved?
Chuck looks at Sarah curiously...
After all I am a part of this team...
Chuck's team. But this assignment's different. I
need people with special skill sets.
- Monday 1:00 pm
Chuck and Morgan are walking to the exit.
I can't believe it. She won't take me for this
Sorry buddy but it's Sarah's assignment. Besides, you
still haven't been on that many missions.
You're on her side? Great. Even my best friend's
Buddy, when we get to Rome I promise to talk to Sarah to make
you part of her team. Right now I got to grab lunch for Sarah and I.
INT. Private Jet in flight - Tuesday 8:00 am
Chuck, Sarah and Casey are reviewing files on the
assassination attempt against the Pope. Sarah puts down her paperwork to
make a call on the airphone. Over this, CAPTION: PRIVATE JET, TUESDAY
Hey it's Sarah. Did you get Carina reassigned to Rome
Casey grunts uncomfortably.
What about Mei Ling? Good. What? Have them
report to Vatican City Wednesday at 1100 hours. My orders are to set up
Her file says she once caught an Al Qaeda operative
purchasing weapons from a North Korean criminal. Her knowledge of
terrorist m.o. Should come in handy.
Chuck is reading a file on the recent assassination attempt on the Pope.
Hmm...traces of ammonia...magnesium...
Chuck flashes on cyclosarin.
They used cyclosarin in the assassination attempt on the
Pope. The same stuff Sarah and...
And Sarah's ex Shaw were poisoned with. So there's a
Ring connection here.
Thanks for reminding me about the guy who tried to kill me
and killed Chuck's dad. After all that, as far as I'm concerned, he's
his ex status.
How can someone lose his ex status? I mean...were you
Chuck...I love you. I'm marrying you. Please...we
don't have time for this.
int. limo -
tuesday 1:00 pm
CUT to Chuck, Sarah, and Casey riding in a limo on their way
to Vatican City. Over this CAPTION: ROME - TUESDAY 1:00 PM.
Wow...Rome is such a cool place to be. Trevi
fountain...the Colloseum...after Beckman made me a full agent I was supposed to
come here. I remember trying to convince you to join me...
I remember. I never told you how romantic your speech
was in the restaurant. And thanks John for helping Chuck then.
And here we are. See...you should have come with me in
the first place.
If I did then we would be away from Ellie and Devon.
Away from our family.
south entrance - tuesday 2 pm
CUT to the back entrance of Vatican City. A Swiss Guard member helps them
out of the limo. Over this CAPTION: VATICAN CITY, TUESDAY 2:00 PM.
These guys are the Swiss Guard. They're Swiss soldiers
who volunteered to protect the Vatican.
vatican offices - tuesday 2:15 pm
They are taken to a meeting room and introduced to the CARMELINGO and CUE POPE.
Welcome to the Vatican, Supervising Special Agent Walker...we
feel very secure with your presence here.
Thank you sir. My core team...Colonel John Casey and
Agent Chuck Bartowski.
I see you're engaged.
To Chuck actually.
Chuck smiles proudly.
This room will serve as security command and control.
I've asked the Swiss Guard to setup your requested equipment for you. We've
arranged for that office over there to be Agent Walker's. We've also
arranged for rooms for each of you in our North wing.
Ahh...what do you mean by rooms for each of us?
Each of you will have your own separate room in Vatican City.
Ahh...well...Sarah and I prefer our own room.
As in you two wish to share one room?
It's not normal procedure for unmarried couples to share a
room within Vatican City...
Thank you for your hospitality but Chuck and I will be making
our own living arrangements.
Where exactly will you be staying?
Good question. Where are we staying?
I recommend the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi Hotel. It's very
close to St. Peter's Square. I hope you will stay with us Colonel Casey.
I intend to enjoy your hospitality.
Excellent. We would be honoured if you all would join
us for dinner tonight at 6.
We'll see you at 6.
This is gonna be great!
cesi front lobby - tuesday 3:00 pm
CUT to Hotel Cesi. Chuck and Sarah enter the main lobby holding
hands. Over this, CAPTION: HOTEL CESI, TUESDAY 3:00 PM. They are
greeted by the CUE CONCIERGE.
Good afternoon. How may I help you?
We need a room for 2 for 8 nights.
We have the Presidential suite available. And it has a
great view of St. Peter's Basilica too.
Great! We'll take it.
Umm...how expensive is that room?
Chuck, don't worry. We can expense it.
Then it's great!
cesi, chuck and sarah's room - tuesday 3:20 pm
Chuck and Sarah are examining the room for bugs while
admiring the luxury and the view.
I can't believe this! Jacuzzi, separate master bedroom,
balcony with a view of St. Peter's Basilica...this is the best assignment I've
ever had! I mean...check out this living space...the couches are so
comfortable...and there's an office for us to do some work at night too.
It's our best
Sarah picks up a phone and dials the Vatican:
Hi, this is Supervising Special Agent Walker. Can you
have the Swiss Guard
bring our luggage to Hotel Cesi?
Sarah hangs up the phone and smiles at Chuck.
We still have 3 hours before dinner...so...let's try out the
jacuzzi while we wait.
Sarah leads Chuck by the hand to the master ensuite while
Chuck grins cheerfully and silly.
vatican city, formal banquet hall - tuesday 6:15 pm
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, the Carmelingo, and the Pope are having
dinner in an elegant dining room.
I hope you are enjoying our hospitality.
We certainly are.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome. If you don't
mind, I would like to ask you some questions in preparation for tomorrow.
Anything we can do to assist.
We believe the weapon used in the assassination attempt
against the Pope was cyclosarin, and that the assassins may have access to more
neurotoxins which we believe to be their weapons of choice.
Why would they want to use poisonous gas?
We think they don't want to use weapons that may cause
We would like to search the site of the first assassination attempt tomorrow.
The Pantheon? This is getting better every
minute! The Pantheon was built in 126AD, originally as a temple to Roman
gods, but was converted to a Catholic Church.
It's also circular and enclosed, perfect for releasing gas
vatican city, sarah's office - wednesday 11:00 am
CUE CARINA, MEI-LING, OLIVIA MUNN, OLD SPICE GUY, STACEY
KIEBLER, and SUMMER GLAU are all
standing and facing Sarah. Sarah is giving them a mission briefing, with
Chuck and Casey to the side. Over this, CAPTION: VATICAN CITY, WEDNESDAY
11:00 AM. CUE Sarah.
Our first priority is to revisit the assassination attempt
scene and see if we can find anything the local authorities miss. The
police have done their search and have the whole Pantheon sealed off, but I
want all of you to revisit given your experience in terrorist mo's. I'm
you may find something overlooked.
The team heads out the door with Casey following. Sarah
holds Chuck back by the arm and whispers into his ear.
Chuck, I want you to walk around and see if you can flash on
wednesday 11:45 am
Several cars leave the Vatican and head down towards the
pantheon, wednesday 12:30 pm
CUT to the Pantheon. Over this, CAPTION: PANTHEON,
WEDNESDAY 12:30 PM. The cars all stop outside and the
team gets out, along with
some Swiss Guard troops dressed in matching black suits, sunglasses and ear
pieces. They walk towards the Pantheon while some pass the yellow tape to
enter while others walk around. Chuck enters the Pantheon and heads to
the spot where the cyclosarin device was, and begins examining it.
Chuck flashes on the device and the bomb makers who are
capable of building such a weapon.
Chuck then speaks into his watch radio:
Sarah...this device was made using an extremely complicated
release mechanism. There are only 6 known terrorist bomb makers in the
world that can do this.
Chuck then walks outside around the Pantheon and accidentally
bumps into a familiar woman he does not immediately recognize.
Chuck flashes on Italian language skills:
Lou? What are you doing here?
Hey! Wow! This is like the best surprise!
What are you doing in Rome?
Chuck suddenly flashes on a person walking behing Lou.
He is NIKOLAJ LIE KAAS, one of the assassins capable of constructing such a
complex gas bomb.
Lou, I'm really sorry but I really have to run now.
Chuck, where are you going? Chuck! Come back!
Chuck starts walking quickly through the crowds, leaving Lou
behind. He quickly speaks into his watch-radio:
Sarah. This is Chuck. I spotted a possible
suspect in the assassination attempt. He's Nikolaj Lie Kaas and he made
the exact same gas bomb for a terrorist attack in Thailand some 10 odd years
ago. I'm following him on foot. Send some backup.
Chuck...please be careful. I love you.
Love you too.
CUT back to Sarah, who is quickly jogging through the crowds
when she runs smack into Lou.
Are you here with Chuck?
Where did he go?
Lou points in Chuck's direction. Sarah starts running
after Chuck and talks into her bluetooth headset:
Team. We are in pursuit of a possible suspect on
foot. Trace Chuck's signal. Chuck's headed west on Via delia
Palombella towards Piazza Navona.
piazza navona, wednesday 12:50 pm
Chuck continues following Nikolaj into the Piazza
Navona. Over this CAPTION: PIAZZA NAVONA, WEDNESDAY 12:50. Nikolaj
walks into a group of tourists around the Fountain of the
four Rivers and Chuck attempts to get closer, but loses Nikolaj in the crowd as
the crowd starts boarding the bus. Chuck sees Nikolaj board the bus and
Chuck follows him. Chuck gets on board the bus and sits behind Nikolaj
and the bus begins to move. Chuck watches Nikolaj carefully; Nikolaj
appears very nervous.
tourbus, wednesday 1:00 pm
The bus begins moving and the spedometer increases slowly
from 10 mph to 20 mph.
CUT to a bomb wired underneath the bus that has a LED display
that reflects the bus' speed.
The bus spedometer increases to 30 mph.
CUT to the bomb whose display starts flashing between 30 mph
A pager that Nikolaj is wearing starts beeping.
Nikolaj watches the bus driver carefully and notices the bus
driver about to press the break and clutch pedals.
Suddenly Nikolaj gets up, walks behind the bus driver and
pulls out a pistol and shoots the driver. Nikolaj throws the driver onto
the floor and continues speeding up the bus. The other bus passengers,
all horrified, begin to scream and panic. Chuck is too stunned to stop
anything. Instead, Chuck starts speaking into his watch-radio:
Nikolaj uses one arm to wave his pistol threateningly behind
him. The bus passengers and Chuck instantly shut up.
All of a sudden, Chuck's iPhone starts buzzing. Chuck
carefully hides himself and answers the phone.
Sarah we got a real problem here.
Chuck, don't hang up if you want everyone on that bus,
including yourself, to live.
Shaw? How the hell did you get out of prison?
That's not important Chuck. What's important is that
the bus you are riding on cannot travel less than 30 miles per hour otherwise
it will explode. Nikolaj driving up front wired an explosive to the
bottom of the bus. You will cooperate by keeping quiet.
Shaw hangs up.
Chuck begins to cautiously approach the bus driver's seat
while Nikolaj is driving.
Nikolaj, I don't know what Shaw has told you, but he's a very
bad person and I only want to help you.
Nikolaj points his pistol at Chuck's stomach, causing Chuck
to flash on Kung Fu.
Chuck quickly kicks the gun out of Nikolaj's hand and it
falls to the floor.
Suddenly gas starts to be released from the bus air vents
causing people to cough. Nikolaj however coughs violently, convulses and
falls off the driver's seat, dying on the floor. The bus begins to swerve
uncontrolled forcing Chuck to jump into the driver's seat and continue driving
at 30 mph.
Chuck's phone starts to ring again. Chuck answers it.
Who is this?
Who do you want it to be? The CIA slut that murdered my
Shaw, stop this sick game right now.
No way Chuck. I want to have some fun. Don't
worry about the gas. The gas was only half of a toxin. The other
half was in Nikolaj so when he breathed it, he started dying. Too bad,
because he's the only person that can diffuse the bomb and allow you to stop
Why did you kill Nikolaj then? Wouldn't it be easier to
let him take the bus to where you want it to go?
I never wanted him to take the bus anywhere. I just
told him that so I could get him onto the bus to dispose of him. I just
wanted to have some fun with you.
Shaw hangs up, and Chuck starts yelling into his wrist-radio:
Sarah! I need help!
CUE HANNAH, who was a passenger and has now got up and walked
Hannah, what are you doing here?
I got an IT security gig in Rome and was on vacation
today. I wanted to join this bus tour to see Rome. What are you
Hannah I don't have time to explain. Just take the
wheel and keep your foot on the gas pedal so the bus doesn't drive below 30
miles per hour. You got that? It's important. We cannot be
driving slower than 30 miles per hour.
Carefully, with Chuck's foot still on the gas, Hannah and
Chuck switch spots, allowing Chuck to talk into his wrist radio.
Sarah where are you?
Chuck, Carina was supposed to meet up with you. Is she
No. Where are you?
I'm on my way back to the Vatican the coordinate your tailing
of Nikolaj. Why?
Sarah, I'm stuck on a bus speeding through Rome and cannot
stop the bus. I can't slow down below 30 miles per hour either.
What are you talking about?
It's Shaw! He got someone to wire this bus with some
type of bomb that will go off if the bus slows below 30 miles per hour.
Sarah I don't know how, but Shaw can see everyone on the
bus. We have to do what he says until I can figure out how to disarm that
Chuck don't be stupid! Who's going to drive the bus?
What? What's Hannah doing there?
No idea. I swear. She just appeared out of
Chuck starts searching the floor of the bus...
Chuck notices a carefully hidden wire protruding from under
the rubber mat and begins to pull away the rubber to reveal metal. He
to the passengers...
I need some help here. Does anybody have a screwdriver
CUE SARAH'S DAD, cleverly disguised as a tourist, gives Chuck
Can I help, Charlie?
What? Mr. Burton? What are you doing here?
Long story Charlie. Let's just say I'm in the timeshare
Chuck's phone starts to ring. Chuck stands up to answer
Oh hey Sarah. Yeah...I think we found the bomb.
By the way...your dad's on the bus too. What?
CUT to Sarah in her Vatican Office on her iPhone:
What the hell is he doing there? Chuck, is he up to
another con? Forget it...just give him the phone.
CUT to Chuck and Sarah's Dad, back on the bus:
She wants to speak to you.
Oh no. This can't be good.
Chuck passes his iPhone to Sarah's Dad. He begins
chatting on the phone. Hannah then turns to quickly face Chuck.
Chuck, we're running out of gas. We need to stop.
Hannah, whatever you do, don't stop! Just keep driving
at 30 miles per hour...no slower.
Chuck, the police are chasing us!
local road, wednesday 1:15 pm
CUT to outside the bus, where 4 police cars, with sirens
flashing, surround the bus but keep moving.
tourbus, wednesday 1:20 pm
Chuck, we better stop.
It's ok. It's Sarah. She sent those cop cars to
escort us so we can keep moving.
Hannah don't worry. Just keep driving.
Suddenly a passenger, looking very unsettled by all the
action, stands up and draws a revolver and points it at Hannah. He is
MARIO, and he is scared.
Stop the bus!
No! Hannah keep driving.
Stop it or I'll shoot!
Sir...I know you must be very sorry for whatever it is you
did, but I assure you, the police are not here for that. Nobody knows
anything about you and if you just give me the gun, I'm sure we will all just
forget this ever happened.
No! Stop the bus!
Mario points the revolver at Sarah's Dad's left leg, causing
Chuck to flash on Kung Fu and close quarters combat skills, but it's too
late. Mario pulls the trigger and wounds Sarah's Dad...The passengers
begin screaming as Chuck kicks the revolver out of Mario's hands and easily
overpowers Mario. Chuck then pulls out some handcuffs from his pants and
cuffs Mario to a seat, then Chuck shows his CIA badge to the passengers.
Everyone relax. I'm a federal agent.
Chuck bends down to help Sarah's Dad.
Mr. Burton, are you alright?
I've been better, Charlie!
Chuck flashes on some medic skills and begins to bandage
Sarah's Dad's gunshot wound using his clothing, but looks very nervous and
Chuck picks up his dropped iPhone.
Sarah...you're dad's been shot.
Yeah...and this is the second time I've been shot related to
Sarah I flashed when I saw your dad's wound. It looks
pretty bad and the Intersect calculates we got to get him to a hospital pretty
Chuck...I'll think of something.
Sarah, we got to get your dad to a hospital soon. He
might lose his leg!
Chuck thinks for a moment. He then starts dialing
awesome, wednesday 1:25 pm
CUE ELLIE and Awesome are playing with
their newborn Clara. The phone begins ringing and is answered by CUE MARY
BARTOWSKI. Over this, CAPTION: BURBANK, WEDNESDAY 1:25 PM.
Hello? Yes. OK...I'll get Eleanor...
Mary motions to Ellie frantically.
Ellie...it's Chuck. You better hurry...it sounds urgent.
Ellie rushes over and grabs the phone from Mary.
Hello? What? Oh my God! OK...Chuck...stay
calm. Have Sarah's dad apply pressure above the wound. See if
anyone on the bus has any alcohol to apply to the wound.
What's going on?
Chuck is trapped on a bus with Sarah's Dad...who's been shot.
Can we help?
He's in Rome!
Then we have to go to Rome.
Devon...I thought you wanted to stay away from the spy world?
Babe...it's Chuck, your little brother, my brother-in-law
we're talking about. If we didn't try to help...that would be...not
Mary takes the phone from Ellie.
Get me General Beckman. This is Mary Bartowski.
Hi. How are you? We need to be on the next flight to Rome.
Ellie, Devon, pack your things and Clara's too. We're leaving in 15
bartowski, courtyard - wednesday 3:00 pm
CUT to the courtyard, where Mary, Ellie, and Awesome (holding
Clara) are leaving their flat with their luggage when they bump into Morgan and
Alex, also carrying luggage for a trip.
Morgan, where are you off to?
Hi Mrs. Bartowski. Alex and I are taking a vacation to
Really? We're going there too.
Morgan, is this about Chuck and Sarah's assignment?
OK...yeah...Sarah wouldn't put me on her team but I figured
hey...Chuck's my best friend, so...
Fine. Come with us. There should be enough space
in the limo for all of us to get to LAX. From there we can board the
private jet and be in Rome in about 10 hours.
Really? Oh gee...thanks Mrs. Bartowski.
And you can help us take care of Clara too while you're
there. This is going to be awesome.
Morgan pulls out his cell phone:
Big Mike? Sorry...I meant Dad. It's Morgan...I
need you to cover for me at the Buy More for maybe a week? Well...
more - wednesday 3:00 pm
CUE Big Mike who is on the phone with Morgan, with Jeff and
Lester listening in.
Son...I want you to not worry about a thing. Go to Rome
and have some fun. Make Casey's daughter happy.
Big Mike hangs up the phone.
So what's this I hear about your future son-in-law going to
He's there to enjoy the city and help Chuck with some stuff.
What if Morgan needs your help?
What do you mean?
What he means is that you shouldn't let Morgan take big risks
like that all on his own. After all, soon you will be the man of his
What are you two suggesting?
tourbus, wednesday 3:00 pm
CUT back to the bus in Rome. Chuck is standing over
Sarah's Dad. Over this, CAPTION: ROME, WEDNESDAY 3:00 PM.
OK. The bleeding's stopped and the alcohol should have
stopped any infection in there.
Charlie you should have told me it would hurt!
Hang on Mr. Burton. Let me make a call.
Chuck checks his iPhone for the list of last known
calls. He sees a few from Unknown when the iPhone starts ringing...caller
ID unknown. Chuck answers the phone.
Very good Chuck. I see you're paying attention.
Shaw, we have a wounded passenger on board. He's
bleeding. We need to get him to a hospital.
Why should I care?
He's not part of the game Shaw. His wound was purely an
Yes...I can see that...
Come on Shaw. You don't want to kill him, do you?
You want to kill me, right?
Yes...that's right, Chuck. Actually, I want to kill you
while Sarah watches...then when I know Sarah has suffered the way I have when I
lost Eve, then I want to kill Sarah.
OK...that's really twisted by the way, but the point is, let
me at least get this man off the
bus. Let us stop the bus to let him off.
Sorry Chuck...can't do that. No stopping the bus...I
can't control that. But I can let the man off the bus.
Chuck hangs up the phone. He then proceeds to call
Sarah. I talked to Shaw. He'll let us offload
your dad. He doesn't know it's your dad. But we'll need a way to
get your dad off the bus without
slowing the bus down.
It's OK. Casey thought of something. He and
Carina should be there shortly.
Right. Please hurry. And we need gas too.
Fine. I'll have Carina and Casey fix something up.
highway, aerial view - wednesday 3:20 pm
CUT to the highway: the bus is now driving along a major
highway surrounded by 4 police cars. Overhead a police helicopter follows
the bus, along with a Sky Italia news helicopter.
Breaking news from Rome. We just received word of
several shootings aboard a tour bus which is now driving through Rome on the
Via Cristoforo Colombo with police escort. We have no word on what is
going on in the bus. All this is happening just after the recent
assassination attempt against the Pope, and on the day the President of the
United States is scheduled to arrive for a Vaticon sponsored summit on
shaw's secret base - wednesday 3:20 pm
CUT to a dark basement, where Daniel Shaw is watching the
news on TV. He smiles. He notices on the TV a large flatbed truck
coming into view with several people standing on it wearing body armour.
One of the police cars on the side speeds up as the truck begins to pull
alongside the bus.
tourbus, wednesday 3:30 pm
CUT to the bus...Hannah is watching the flat bed truck while
driving. Over this CAPTION: VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO, ROME, WEDNESDAY 3:30
PM. Chuck looks at the truck and recognizes Casey and Carina
standing on it. In addition, there is a large gas tank and hose on the
truck. Chuck quickly picks up his iPhone and calls Casey, who can be seen
pulling his iPhone out.
Casey, do you have gas?
OK. Fill us up first. Then you have to get to the
other side so we can pass Sarah's dad over to you.
Hannah...keep driving straight and steady. Try not to
speed up or slow down.
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO, wednesday 3:45 pm
CUT to the road again. The flat bed truck pulls closer.
Carina...get ready with the gas!
Relax John...I know what you're thinking.
The flat bed truck pulls very close to the bus...almost
colliding with it. With about only 6 inches apart, Carina steps to the
edge, opens the fuel flap and opens the gas cap. She then puts a hose and
nozzle into the bus' refueling area and starts pumping gas in.
Hannah...they're refueling us now. Keep driving
steady. Is it working?
Yeah...I'm seeing the needle go up. We're almost half
Chuck does a thumbs up to Casey. Chuck then calls Sarah:
Sarah this is working. We're half full now. A few
minutes more and we got to get your dad across.
OK...get ready. Casey will pass you a stretcher.
OK Chuck. We're full now.
Chuck does a thumbs up with geeky smile to Carina, who looks
him. Chuck nods at her and Carina understands immediately. She
stops refueling the bus and puts the gas cap back in. The truck slowly
pulls away from the bus, falls behind the bus, and then pulls up alongside the
bus on the other side, and the other police car quickly speeds ahead.
Chuck goes to the front of the bus and opens the bus
door. The flat bed truck gets closer to the bus. Casey pushes a
stretcher which Chuck grabs and starts to pull onto the bus. Another
passenger, MATT, runs forward and helps drag the stretcher onto the bus.
Chuck. Can you help me get this wounded man onto the
No prob Chuck.
Chuck and Matt load the stretcher with Sarah's dad, who
twists with pain.
They then move the stretcher closer to the bus door. Casey, standing on
the flatbed truck, motions Chuck to start moving the stretcher across, but the
flat bed truck is considerably higher than the bus door.
Matt! I'm going to have to stand on the platform and
help push the stretcher up so the cops can grab it. You push from where
you are standing.
tourbus and flatbed truck on VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO, wednesday 4:00 pm
Chuck steps down onto the platform. Matt pushes the
stretcher forward, while Chuck crouches and pushes the stretcher up over his
head. Casey grabs the other end of the stretcher and the 3 carefully
transfer Sarah's dad onto the flatbed truck. Chuck is holding onto the
end of the stretcher and is leaning over the road towards the truck when he
lets go of the stretcher, allowing Carina to grab his hands.
Carina! Let go!
No way Chuck! Walker's orders: I'm to extract you as
Carina you can't! Shaw is watching all this! If
you pull me off he may detonate the bomb remotely now and kill everyone on
Carina hesitates, then pushes Chuck back onto the bus.
vatican, sarah's office - wednesday 4:00 pm
CUT to Sarah who is monitoring the situation from her Vatican
office. She is on her iPhone now:
Carina what the hell were you thinking? My orders were
to get as many people off that bus as well.
Watch your potty mouth Walker. We think Shaw is
watching. We only took your dad off
because Shaw agreed to that only.
tourbus, wednesday 4:15 pm
CUT back to the bus, where the door is closed and Chuck is
celebrating with Hannah on the successful transfer of Sarah's dad. Chuck
looks ahead and notices a sign for the highway Grande Accordo Annulare.
Chuck notices that the sign indicates which exit onto the highway to take in
order to reach Ciampino Airport.
Hannah, take the exit to Ciampino airport. We have to
Chuck then returns to the floor and opens a panel. He
looks down and sees the explosive wired to the bottom of the bus. Chuck
flashes on the explosive. Chuck then stands up and calls Sarah on his
Sarah, the bomb is wired to the bus accelerator system, and
has a GPS and computer attached. That's how Shaw knows where we
are. The USB port for the bomb is underneath and if I can reach it on the
bottom of the bus, I think I can disarm it.
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - WEDNESDAY 4:15 pm
CUT to Sarah on her iPhone, looking very nervous and concerned.
Chuck that's crazy! You could get killed!
What? You need a tow truck and a mechanic's bed?
tourbus, wednesday 4:20 pm
Chuck's iPhone begins ringing. Chuck looks at the
Caller Display and it's Casey.
Chuck, we have a real problem here. See that overpass
up ahead? It was shut down for repairs because a part of it fell
off. We have to turn back.
Chuck looks around outside and notices there is not enough
highway for the tourbus to make a turn.
Casey there's no way we can turn around. At 30 miles
per hour, we need a much wider highway than this ring highway allows.
Chuck, we have a real problem here.
The flatbed truck carrying Casey and Carina stops behind the
tourbus. The bus passengers look ahead to see that part of the overpass
is missing. The passengers start to panic. Chuck also, but Chuck
manages to compose himself for a bit and while looking at the damaged overpass,
flashes on physics calculations.
Hannah, speed up!
What? Are you insane?
It's roughly a 35 degree incline upwards just before the
overpass breaks off. The distance of the gap is roughly 7 meters.
We can jump it.
We have to stop the bus!
We can't stop the bus. The bomb is wired into the
spedometer and engine...plus it has GPS. The minute this bus drops below
30 miles per hour it'll go off.
OK Chuck. I trust you. Even though the last time
I trusted you enough to sleep with you, you dumped me right after.
Hannah, that's not fair!
Chuck picks up his iPhone and calls Sarah.
Sarah...we're going to jump the overpass gap. I'll call
you when it's over.
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - WEDNESDAY 4:30 PM
CUE Sarah, who is frantic and holding back tears.
Chuck I love you. If we can, let's not hold off our
wedding any longer.
tourbus - wednesday 4:35 pm
CUE Chuck and Hannah, who start screaming nervously with eyes
wide open, and the rest of the passengers join in. We see the
which shows the bus speed at 70 mph.
overpass, Grande Accordo Annulare - wednesday 4:37 pm
CUE tourbus, which hits the overpass like a ramp, and clears
the gap and lands on the other side. The bus goes down a bit more and
Chuck sees another sign indicating the exit for Ciampino Airport.
tourbus - wednesday 4:38 pm
CUE Chuck, who is calling Sarah on his iPhone.
Sarah! We made it! Get that tow truck at Ciampino
Airport ready. Hannah, get off here.
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - WEDNESDAY 4:40 pm
CUE Sarah, visibly relieved that her fiance is still alive.
That's right Casey. I want that tow truck ready at
Ciampino Airport ASAP. I'll fly there by chopper. Why is Chuck
taking the hostages to the airport?
flatbed truck - wednesday 4:41 pm
CUE Casey, who is all smiles, and grunts happily.
Relax. You picked a good one, Walker. Chuck took
them to the airport on purpose. He's going to drive circles around the
Ciampino airport, runway - wednesday 4:45 pm
The tourbus crashes through the fence gate and onto the
runway at Ciampino Airport. Police sirens are heard in the distance, and
soon police cars are driving across the runways securing a large runway ring
for the tourbus to make circles in. Over this, CAPTION: CIAMPINO AIRPORT,
WEDNESDAY 4:45 PM.
tourbus - wednesday 4:50 pm
CUE Chuck and Hannah, who are looking around the ring portion
of the runway. Up ahead, they see a tow truck with a mechanic's flatbed
attached to the towing mechanism. The truck starts driving onto the
runway and gets alongside the bus near the door. Chuck gets out his
iPhone and starts waving it in front of him while turning around in circles, to
the confusion of the passengers and Hannah. The iPhone begins to ring,
caller identity unknown. Chuck answers the phone.
You wanted to speak to me?
Shaw, if you wanted me dead, you could have detonated the
bomb back at the Piazza Navona.
Smart Chuck. Right now I need you alive a little
longer...I got to catch Sarah first and make her watch you die painfully,
Don't you want to see if I can disarm your bomb or not?
SHAW'S SECRET BASE - WEDNESDAY 4:50 pm
CUE Shaw, who is grinning evily while on the phone. A
voice from someone hidden in the shadows whispers something.
Don't let him do that. Just blow up the damn bus!
What are you waiting for?
Shaw motions for Manoosh to shut up. We still cannot
see Manoosh's face as of yet.
TOURBUS - WEDNESDAY 4:51 pm
CUE Chuck, on the iPhone with Shaw.
OK Chuck. Let's see how smart you are.
CIAMPINO AIRPORT, RUNWAY - WEDNESDAY 5:00 PM
We see the tourbus loop around a bend on the runway and then
drive straight. A tow truck then drives onto the runway in front of the
tourbus, carrying a mechanic's flat bed. Standing by the tow rope is CIA
agent Stacey Kiebler, dressed in full body armour. The tow truck pulls
alongside the tourbus, and we see the tourbus door open with Chuck standing on
tourbus - wednesday 5:02 pm
CUE Hannah, still driving the bus and holding it steady and
in-line with the tow truck. CUE Chuck, whose head is turned to face
Good Hannah. Just keep driving at 30. Keep the
bus straight until I'm on the tow truck.
Chuck...be careful. And thanks for being here with us.
Hannah, I'm sorry for what I did to you.
With that we see from Hannah's viewpoint:
Chuck jumps from the tourbus onto the tow truck and the truck
pulls off the runway.
What's he doing?
I don't know...
Hannah turns the bus around another loop in the runway, where
we see the tow truck drive back onto the runway with Chuck and Stacey.
Stacey is holding the tow rope and Chuck is now wearing a full explosive
disposal armoured suit. The tow truck pulls right in front of the
Chuck gives Stacey the thumbs up and from Hannah's viewpoint, we see the
mechanic's bed get slowly lowered onto the runway behind the tow truck and in
front of the tourbus.
At this point Hannah realizes what Chuck is about to do.
Oh my God. He is insane.
CIAMPINO AIRPORT, RUNWAY - WEDNESDAY 5:10 pm
The tow rope starts to extend and the mechanic's bed slowly
rolls underneath the bus. CUE Chuck, who is making nervous sounds as the
bed slides underneath. Once underneath the moving bus he begins clamping
supports to connect the mechanic's bed to the bottom of the
bus, directly below the bomb. At this point the bomb's LED display is
clearly visible, tracking the tourbus' speed.
OK Sarah, I'm underneath the bus now.
Chuck focuses on the bomb and flashes.
Sarah...I'm going to try to override the bomb's software now.
Chuck attaches his iPhone via USB cable to the bomb's USB
port, and begins attempting to hack it...
TOURBUS - WEDNESDAY 5:20 PM
Hannah is focusing on her driving when she notices a speed
tourbus, bottom - wednesday 5:25 pm
The tourbus goes over the speed bump roughly, as does Chuck
and the mechanic's bed. Chuck drops his iPhone in the process, and some
of the supports Chuck attached to the bottom of the bus break off.
Suddenly the mechanic's bed slides to the rear of the bus,
prompting Chuck to grab onto something, screaming throughout the ordeal.
TOURBUS - WEDNESDAY 5:30 pm
The passengers hear Chuck banging on the floor, pull off the
matt and pull open the floor panel. They grab Chuck and pull him back
onto the bus, much to the cheers and applause of everyone. Chuck waves to
Stacey to indicate he is safe and the tow truck pulls off the runway.
Chuck then rushes to the front of the bus to talk to Hannah, but notices
something that appears to be a webcam on top of the rear view mirror.
I'm glad you're alright Chuck. You're crazy, you know
Chuck picks up his iPhone and calls Casey.
Casey, can you check all wifi signals around the airport?
van - wednesday 5:35 pm
Casey is busy scanning all the wifi signals around Ciampino
airport, when he stumbles across the signal Shaw is using to broadcast video
from the bus.
Chuck, tell everyone on the bus to just look straight ahead
and not move a muscle.
TOURBUS - WEDNESDAY 5:40 pm
Chuck turns to the tourbus passengers.
OK...I need everyone to just look ahead and not move for a
Everyone does as Chuck says.
VAN - WEDNESDAY 5:45 pm
Casey records the signal from the tourbus. He then
replays the video on the same signal and loops it.
Chuck...I'm replaying the last 5 minutes of bus footage on
TOURBUS - WEDNESDAY 5:50 pm
Chuck is on his iPhone.
Thanks Casey. Send over the airport terminal bus.
Let's get these tourists home.
Chuck hangs up his iPhone.
It's almost over! We've found a safe way to get you all
An airport bus used to taxi passengers to the runways drives
up and pulls alongside the tourbus. The passenger doors open and Old
Spice Guy and Olivia Munn stand ready to pull the hostages over.
I need everyone to line up single file now. The agents
on the other bus will help pull you over.
One by one, the passengers are safely pulled from one moving
bus to another, until only Chuck and Hannah remain.
Chuck, how do we get off?
Chuck attaches an apparatus with a cable to the steering
wheel and turns the bus towards a ditch.
Why are you changing directions?
I got to make sure when the bus blows up, nothing gets
damaged. An explosion could cost millions of dollars! Hannah, hit
the gas and go as fast as you can.
Chuck takes Hannah's hands off the wheel as he secures
it. Chuck then drags the cable to the center of the bus. Chuck
notices it is an emergency floor panel. He releases one latch so part of
the panel falls to the road, dragging along and generating sparks from the
friction. Chuck motions to Hannah.
Hang on to me.
Chuck lies on the panel first and Hannah lies on top of him,
arms wrapped tightly around this chest. Chuck releases the final latch of
CIAMPINO AIRPORT, RUNWAY - WEDNESDAY 6:00 pm
Chuck and Hannah hit the runway and begin sliding under and
behind the bus on the panel. Chuck carefully guides their direction using
the cable attached to the steering wheel of the tourbus so they don't run
underneath any of the tourbus' wheels. After Chuck and Hannah are behind
the bus, Chuck releases the cable and they slide into a ditch.
The tourbus then crashes into a ditch on the opposite side of
the runway, far away from Chuck and Hannah.
HARD CUT to LED display of the explosive, which shows the
speed below 30 mph.
The tourbus explodes.
CUE Chuck who is still lying on the panel with Hannah on top.
Yes! I saved the City of Rome millions of dollars in
You also saved my life too.
I mean I saved the City of Rome millions of Euros in property
damages. And an euro is worth more than the US dollar.
Chuck and Hannah stand up. Hannah extends her hand.
Chuck, I forgive you for sleeping with me and breaking up
with me. Can we be friends?
Chuck shakes her hand and grins widely.
Friends. Which means I have to introduce you to Sarah,
Hannah looks behind Chuck and smiles.
I think we won't have to wait long for that.
CUE Sarah, who is running towards Chuck from the distance.
CUE Chuck, who, upon seeing Sarah, starts running towards her.
Chuck and Sarah meet and kiss. Hannah walks towards them.
Thank God you're all right.
We better be careful with that word. We are working at
the Vatican now.
Sarah just smiles. Chuck turns around to introduce
Hannah to Sarah.
Sarah, this is Hannah, who used to work at the Buy More last
year. Hannah, this is Sarah, my fiance.
Sarah...when did you meet Chuck? I never saw you when I
worked at the Buy More.
Ohh...I met Chuck a few years before that. Chuck and I
well...we were kind of in a break that time...
Well...you're very lucky to be with a hero.
Chuck was so brave. He let me lie on top of him the
whole time we were escaping the bus.
Sarah takes Chuck by the arm and drags him away.
She was on top the whole time???
Sarah! I was trying to rescue a hostage! Nothing
happened! We have no time for drama!
Fine. You're right. No time for drama. At
least not now.
Chuck's face turns pale with fear.
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - WEDNESDAY 7:30 pm
Sarah, Chuck and Casey have regrouped in Sarah's office and
are recounting the day's events. Over this, CAPTION VATICAN CITY,
WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM.
I think there's a connection we're missing. Why would
Nikolaj go twice to the Pantheon, especially when he planted the first gas
I don't know. He was taking an awfully big risk for a
Who knows? Maybe Shaw has a secret base nearby.
There must be a reason that Nikolaj went from the Pantheon to the Piazza Navona.
The Piazza Navona tourbus thing sounds like one of Shaw's
sick games to me. Shaw did something like this to me in Paris...he took
me to see my red test spot again before trying to kill me.
Having me on the bus makes sense. But the location
Chuck receives a call on his iPhone.
courtyard rome central park - wednesday 7:35 pm
Ellie, Awesome, Clara, Morgan, Alex and Mary are checking in
at the front lobby. Ellie is on her iPhone.
Chuck, we're all here. Can you come over so we can have
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - WEDNESDAY 7:40 pM
Chuck is on his iPhone while Sarah and Casey watch.
Ellie, Awesome, Clara, Morgan, Alex and Mary are here and
want us to meet them for dinner at the Courtyard Rome Central Park?
What the hell is Morgan doing here??
Sarah...please...this is the Vatican!
What's my daughter doing here? Is she with Morgan?
COURTYARD ROME CENTRAL PARK, moscati restaurant - WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Ellie, Awesome, Clara, Morgan, Alex and
Mary are eating dinner together. Clara is smiling happily in her high
chair chewing on baby food. Over this, CAPTION: COURTYARD ROME CENTRAL
PARK, WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM.
So Morgan, what brings you and Alex here?
Morgan came up with this idea of taking a vacation here...and
we bumped into Ellie on the way who was also coming here, so Mrs. Bartowski
invited us on to her plane.
How did you come up with this idea Morgan?
Morgan looks very uncomfortable. He decides to change
the subject of the conversation.
So Chuck, I heard there was a big hostage taking drama on a
Yeah buddy. I was on it.
I saw it on the news this afternoon.
Yeah...Morgan and I were watching it in our room together.
You and Morgan are sharing a room??
Morgan looking very nervous now.
Yeah...and we saw Hannah on TV too.
Morgan then face-palms himself.
Hannah was here? Chuck, you kept in touch with Hannah?
You kept in touch with Hannah???
I swear it was a complete fluke! I stepped on the bus,
and Hannah was there too.
Yeah...besides which, we don't have time for drama now.
We have to help Sarah with her assignment.
Sarah just looks surprised at Morgan's statement.
Morgan thinks he can just join Sarah's team without her permission?
courtyard rome central park - wednesday 9:00 pm
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Alex, Morgan, Mary, Ellie (holding
Clara) and Awesome are walking along the steps outside the hotel
together. Casey grabs Alex and hails a cab.
Would you like to stay at the Vatican with me? I have
guest quarters at the Papal Apartments.
Are you sure you wouldn't rather stay with Morgan?
Devon...can you run back in and grab a blanket for
Clara? It's starting to get cold for her.
That's going to take some time. Besides which, I've got
a better idea babe.
Awesome takes his shirt off and wraps it around Ellie and
Clara, revealing his awesome upper body.
You're so sweet.
Meanwhile, passerbys are stopping to snap up photos of the
shirtless Awesome. Camera flashes can be seen in the background.
Excited squeals of young women can be heard in the distance.
CESI FRONT LOBBY - wednesday 9:30 pm
Chuck and Sarah are in their hotel room living area bickering.
Sarah...I had no idea Morgan...or anyone...was coming!
Can we just get some rest now?
Sure we can. You can rest on the sofa tonight!
With that, Sarah enters the bedroom and slams the door on
vatican city, vatican archives - wednesday 10:00 pm
Chuck and Morgan are going through a stack of books on a
table. Over this, CAPTION: VATICAN ARCHIVES, WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM.
Sorry buddy. I guess this is really all my fault.
I shouldn't have come here...I just really wanted to be on this assignment.
It's ok buddy. Sarah isn't only upset that you're here,
she's upset about everyone being here.
I get it. She wants to prove she can handle this
assignment on her own...without help.
Why are we in here searching for clues about the
Pantheon? You didn't flash on anything while you were there.
We're here because I'm not sure what we are looking for is in
the Intersect. There had to be a way for that assassin to sneak into the
Pantheon to plant the first bomb. A secret passage of sorts...
You mean like hidden corridors...networks of underground
secret catacombs...or maybe just a secret path marked by ancient symbols, like
in that Tom Hanks movie Angels and Demons.
Let's not get carried away here, buddy. This is not a
But it could be a TV show, right?
Chuck just looks exasperated at Morgan. He then focuses
on a page in an ancient text he was reading.
Buddy, I think you're on to something here. According
to this book, apparently the Illuminati marked certain historic sites with
special symbols...they created a path for new recruits to follow.
Hmm...you think the Illuminati recruited Shaw to sabotage the
international poverty conference? I saw on Alias once the Illuminati had
a plan for world domination...
Buddy...what did I say about TV shows?
Chuck takes his iPhone out of his pocket and makes a call.
This is Chuck Bartowski. Can you have someone contact
Agent Cole Barker and Agent Roan Montgomery? Have them meet me in
Buddy, I thought we have Sarah's team to help us?
Umm...actually...we don't...we kind of had a fight...
Sorry I had to mention Hannah...
It's ok buddy. I thought she would understand it was
all an accident...but I kind of lost my cool and...
Chuck looks sheepishly down on the floor.
And you defended yourself by mentioning she was with Shaw at
the time right? Big mistake!
I was tired. I lost it.
Dude...you know how much Sarah hates being reminded of
Shaw. I mean...she really considered him for a long term
relationship...she even told him her real first name...and what does he
do? He tries to kill her...three times already.
Thanks for making me feel better, buddy.
Chuck...hey...I understand you're the jealous type...but you
got to understand Sarah too. She doesn't trust easily...and during your
break with Hannah, she tried to trust another guy, and look what
happened? Sarah hates the guy. Think about it. Shaw first
tried to drown her in Paris, then he tried to kill you in front of her at the
Buy More, just so she would know how he felt when she shot Eve, and then kill
Yeah...I get it.
No Chuck, you don't. You see...Shaw is Sarah's
arch-nemesis. You've got to stop reminding her of him. Plus, if I
remember last year correctly, you literally forced her to turn to Shaw when you
hooked up with Hannah.
That's not fair! She was seeing Shaw about the same
About? Buddy...you don't understand Sarah at all.
She may have not been officially with you, but like she said, when you tied me
up for no reason...Sarah's always loved you since around the time you first
met. So anything you say or do really affects her emotionally.
Chuck...pull yourself together and apologize to her.
Besides which, Cole and Roan probably won't be here until tomorrow.
CESI, CHUCK AND SARAH'S ROOM - wednesday 11:00 pm
Chuck is standing outside their bedroom door. Knocking
Sarah...I'm sorry I ruined your day. I swear I never
knew Hannah was already on the bus. And I'm sorry about what I said these
past few days about your...our past. I promise I'll just focus on our
future. Will you please talk to me? I can't sleep knowing your mad
The door opens slowly and Sarah is standing there facing
Chuck, her face looking very tired.
I can't sleep without you either.
I got something to tell you.
Can it wait till tomorrow? We both really need to sleep.
vatican city, meeting room - thursday 11:30 am
Carina and Casey are sitting at a center table impatiently
waiting when Chuck and Sarah suddenly rush into the room. Over this,
CAPTION: VATICAN CITY, THURSDAY 11:30 AM.
Sorry...we woke up really late.
It's ok. I already handled the 8 AM security briefing
with the Swiss Guard and local authorities.
Chuck's iPhone starts ringing so he answers it.
You're here already? OK...umm...Sarah...before we
talked last night, I thought of getting some help, so I called Cole and Roan
because I thought you may be mad at me for a while.
OK. But remember. It's my assignment. I'm
leonardo da vinci airport - thursday 1:15 pm
Chuck is walking around the terminal when all of a sudden
COLE and ROAN appear. Cole gives Chuck a big bear hug that lifts Chuck
off his feet. Over this, CAPTION: LEONARDO DA VINCI AIRPORT, THURDAY 1:15
How are you my friend? I missed you, Sarah and Casey!
We meet again. Now it's my turn to return the favour
you did me in Morocco.
Cole releases Chuck and the 3 walk together to a waiting limo.
So...congratulations on your engagement to Sarah. Glad
things worked out for you two.
So why did you call us?
airline limo - thursday 1:30 pm
Chuck, Cole and Roan are sitting in the back discussing the
So we think Shaw is somehow involved with a secret
Ohh...the Illuminati...I ran into them before.
No! Of course not. The Illuminati only exist in
movies and books.
We're not going to help Chuck by being
scarcastic. Tell us what you know Chuck.
piazza del popolo - thursday 2:45 pm
Chuck, Roan and Cole get out of a car at the edge of the
square and survey the area while continuing a conversation started in the
Over this, CAPTION: PIAZZA DEL POPOLO, THURSDAY 2:45 PM.
OK...we know Shaw is involved. But what makes you think
this Illuminati even exists.
I don't. But that's the only common thing linking the
Pantheon and the Piazza Navona. The books I read in the Vatican archives
pointed out that the Illuminati attempted to establish a series of secret
passages and tunnels throughout Rome linking certain places.
So other than the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, this is the
next potential spot on the list.
Right. We'll keep searching until we find a secret
This is a big square Chuck. We got a lot of ground to
cover. Anything to help narrow the possibilities down a bit?
The Illuminati had infiltrated the Catholic church...at least
according to the archives. Maybe we should start with churches?
Chuck pulls out his iPhone.
Sarah, we're checking out a possible location that Shaw could
be using as a hideout.
vatican gardens - thursday 2:50 pm
Sarah is taking a leisurely stroll while pushing her father,
who is still wounded and in a wheelchair. She hears her iPhone ring, so
she stops momentarily to answer the call. Over this, CAPTION: VATICAN
CITY, THURSDAY 2:50 PM.
Hi Chuck. OK...I'll send Morgan and Casey as
backup. Be careful. Love you too.
Sarah disconnects her iPhone and smiles at her dad.
Didn't I tell you that boy loves you? And now your
engaged! You made the right choice.
Sarah then calls Casey on her iPhone:
Casey...I need you and Morgan to check out the Piazza del
Popolo....that's right...Morgan's a part of this team.
And you're still hanging with cop face, huh?
Sarah just smiles down at her father.
You never told me what you do now. I figured from
Charlie that you're some kind of cop, right?
Dad...All you need to know is that I'm in charge of security
for the conference next week.
church santa maria di montesano, in piazza del popolo - thursday 3:40 pm
Cole, Chuck and Roan are scouring the church but not finding
anything when Morgan and Casey enter. Over this, CAPTION: SANTA MARIA DI
MONTESANO, THURSDAY 3:40 PM.
We already searched the whole place. Nothing here.
Casey, good to see you again.
Good to see you both, Roan, Cole.
May I suggest something? Since the conference starts
Saturday, we are short on time, so why don't we find out how many more places
we have to search, and split up?
Great idea! Umm...ok...we've got the Castel Sant
d'Angelo and the Church of Jesus here...
OK...Chuck, Morgan and I will go to the Castel
Sant'Angelo...Casey, you and Roan check out the Basilica di San Clemente.
OK. We'll be in touch.
hospital lab, rome - thursday 4:15 pm
Awesome and Ellie are examining some blood samples taken from
the tourbus passengers.
If these people inhaled the same poison gas as the assassin
that was killed on the bus, shouldn't we give them the antidote just in case
they inhale the other half?
This half gas is comprised of unstable trio of benzene rings
that fall apart after being in the bloodstream for a while. So the
passengers are safe. But it also means the assassin was injected with the
poison about an hour before he died.
Ellie picks up an office phone to call Chuck.
Chuck...it's your sister. Devon and I examined the gas
and have identified it...don't worry...you're safe. The two halves of the
gas have to be applied within one hour of each other to be effective...so we're
pretty sure that Shaw is hiding within an hour's distance from the Pantheon and
castel sant'angelo - thursday 4:15 pm
Chuck, Cole and Morgan get out of their car and look at the
Castel Sant'Angelo, while Chuck is still talking on his iPhone. Over
this, CAPTION: CASTEL SANT'ANGELO, THURSDAY 4:15 PM.
Thanks sis. We're at the Castel Sant'Angelo now,
which is roughly an hour's driving distance from the Pantheon, so I think we
might be on to something.
Chuck calls Sarah.
Sarah...my sister's identified the poison gas. The two
parts have to be applied within an hour of each other. So we think Shaw
is hiding nearby the Castel Sant'Angelo, because it's within an hour of the
Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - thursday 4:16 pm
Sarah is chatting on her iPhone with her dad nearby.
OK...check out the Castel Sant'Angelo but no engaging
Shaw. If you find him...call for backup.
Sarah's dad looks up at Sarah.
Angel hair...I'm gonna go for a spin in the gardens...I'm
going to enjoy being around all this money.
CASTEL SANT'ANGELO - THURSDAY 4:20 pm
Chuck, Morgan and Cole get ready to enter the building when
Chuck bumps into CUE TYLER MARTIN, disguised as a tourist.
Chuck...is that you?
What? Who is this?
Tyler takes his sunglasses off.
Chuck, it's me...Tyler Martin.
Wow! Tyler, I didn't even recognize you. Good
disguise. Bet it fools all your fans.
CUT TO a nearby concession stand, where JEFF, LESTER, and BIG
MIKE are discreetly observing Tyler, Chuck, Cole and Morgan through binoculars.
Michael...many thanks for letting us in on your son-in-law's
Like they actually thought they could evade a pair of
professional stalkers like us.
You two clowns knock it off. I only invited you along
to Rome because I needed your help in finding Grimes. Now that we found
him, I don't want you stalking him.
But isn't that what we were just doing?
Hey...who'd think by stalking Grimes we'd get Chuck...and
Jeffrey...please...we are professionals...we don't stalk
Speak for yourself.
Stop it. Both of you. You're starting to scare
me. OK...let me go talk to my boy Grimes now.
Uhh...do you really think we should just show up?
Jefferey has a point Michael. After all, Morgan doesn't
really know, nor want, you here as of yet. We need a more subtle
What are you suggesting?
castel sant'angelo - thursday 5:00 pm
Chuck, Morgan and Cole are now inside and searching for any
So...you know Tyler Martin?
I saved his life on a mission before.
Chuck...I never knew you were so famous.
Why didn't we ask him to help?
Buddy...we know Sarah already doesn't want people joining
this mission without her prior authorization.
No hard feelings. But there will be if I don't get an
invitation to your wedding.
I won't forget, I promise.
What are we looking for?
Chuck looks at the wall and notices a strange symbol on one
of the bricks and points it out to Cole and Morgan.
That symbol. I saw it in one of the books in the
That confirms it. Shaw's hideout has got to be around
Chuck, Cole and Morgan follow the wall and are led to a gap
between a statue and the wall. Squeezing through the gap, they discover a
dark, hidden passageway with steps leading downwards.
CASTEL SANT'ANGELO - THURSDAY 5:15 PM
Chuck, Cole and Morgan are at the bottom of the stairs when
they hit a snag: the stairs end in an old sewage system that is flooded with
We're going to have to come back with some scuba gear to
check this out.
Good because man, it really reeks in here.
CASTEl sant'angelo - thursday 5:30 pm
Cole, Chuck and Morgan are returning to their car. From
a distance, they are being observed covertly by Big Mike, Lester, Jeff and
Man...I've had to fend off some serious stalkers in the past,
but you guys are the best I've ever met.
Not me. I'm only here to help my boy out.
Michael...be calm. See...I told you...if we invited
Tyler in on this he would help.
This has got to be the most fun I've had in a while.
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - THURSDAY 6:30 pm
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Cole, Morgan, Roan, Olivia Munn, Stacey
Kiebler, and Carina are discussing their findings. Over this, CAPTION:
VATICAN CITY, THURSDAY 6:30 PM.
Good job Chuck. I'll get the scuba gear
ready...probably won't be here till tomorrow. In the meantime, we have to
also start making preparations for the arrivals of the head of states tomorrow.
I'm on it. I'll have Leonardo Da Vinci airport locked
down tight, and map out the transport routes.
An excellent plan if I do say so myself.
Carina eyes Cole flirtatiously.
Thank you. We can discuss it in further details at my
hotel room afterwards if you like?
I would love too.
The others just look in pure shock. What? Cole
has scored already?
I searched the sewage maps from the city archives and that
sewer you found today isn't on any map.
But based on the direction of the current, we think it leads
into the Tiber River.
So we're going to form a few search teams and search along
the shores of the Tiber River around the Castel Sant'Angelo.
Well...we'll have to meet later to discuss the details.
I'd love too. How about my room when you and Carina are
cesi, outside carina's hotel room - thursday 10:00 pm
The door is open and Cole is leaving. Carina pulls him
in for one final passionate kiss. Meanwhile, Sarah is walking by and
interrupts them. Sarah looks to Carina. Over this, CAPTION: HOTEL
CESI, THURSDAY 10:00 PM.
May we talk? Besides which, I think Cole has an
appointment with Olivia soon.
Suddenly a hotel room door opens and Stacey Kiebler pokes her
Don't forget about me, Cole!
Sarah just stares in disbelief, then enters Carina's room.
int. carina's room - Thursday 10:15 pm
Carina and Sarah are chatting about what just happened...
Can't you control yourself? I mean...we're here on a
security assignment...we're not really undercover even!
Relax Sarah. I'm a big girl that still knows how to
What's that supposed to mean?
Cole will have been with every woman on this
assignment...except for one. Maybe you're jealous?
I'm engaged! Whatever...I just want you to reconsider
your life...random encounters are not the same like a long term relationship
with someone you love.
Speak for yourself.
CESI, CHUCK AND SARAH'S ROOM - thursday 11:30 pm
Sarah is doing some paperwork at the office area of their
hotel room. She stops for a moment to look at her favourite picture of
herself and Chuck (taken from the outing at the beginning of vs the Seduction
and mentioned in vs the Suitcase), which has been carefully placed on the
desk. She is very tired and stressed. Chuck notices, walks
over and starts to massage her shoulders...he then gives her a little peck on
Look...let's go to bed. You look really tired and it
would look bad if we showed up late again tomorrow morning.
Yeah...I'm just going over some of these security
details...to prepare for tomorrow.
I know this assignment is very important to you. I want
it to be a big success.
Thanks...it's just that I've started thinking long
term...like where I want us to be a few years from now. I'm not sure I
want to do field work forever.
What do you mean?
I mean that I'm getting tired of the field work now.
I'm thinking of a different type of challenge. I always thought the big
shots back at Langley just didn't know how to run things in the field...maybe
with my diverse field experience, I can go back and make some changes.
Who knows, maybe I want to spend a few years as a DO.
Wow...Director Walker...I'm sure your father would be proud.
Sarah just smiles at Chuck.
I don't want to be assigned to another undercover long term
assignment and be separated from you like with Volkoff, like your mom
was. Come on...let's
go to bed.
CASTEL SANT'ANGELO - Friday 9:30 AM
Chuck, Cole, Morgan, Sarah and Sarah's dad get out of a
minivan. Sarah helps her father out of the minivan and sets up his
wheelchair for him. Chuck, Cole and Morgan pull out there scuba gear and
start to head inside. Meanwhile, the Rome police have cordoned off the
area. Over this, CAPTION: CASTEL SANT'ANGELO, FRIDAY 9:30 AM.
OK...go search the sewer and see if it leads you
anywhere. Keep your GPS locators on so we can track you from the
Vatican. Be careful Chuck.
Don't worry Sarah. Your fiance is safe with me.
With that, Chuck, Cole and Morgan enter the Castel
Meanwhile...Jeff, Lester, Big Mike and Tyler Martin observe
from a distance in a minivan. CUE Lester.
Ready Michael. You only have a few minutes before we
Thanks guys. I really appreciate it.
Jeff, Lester and Tyler Martin step out of the van wearing
matching black leather jackets. Jeff and Lester are carrying electric
guitars. Tyler Martin steps forward and yells out to the crowd.
Hi! I'm Tyler Martin and I used to be a big rock star,
but lately have fallen on some hard times. I'm here with my new band,
Jeffster, and we need your help!
With that they begin performing the most awful version of
Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody...
Meanwhile, Sarah and her father, whom Sarah has rolled onto
the Ponte Sant'Angelo, looks with utter shock that Jeffster and Tyler Martin
here. Sarah then picks up her iPhone.
Chuck...you won't believe this but...
CASTEL SANT'ANGELO - friday 9:40 am
Chuck and Cole have their wetsuits on and are attaching their
scuba gear. Chuck is talking on the iPhone with Sarah.
You're kidding? OK...I'll send Morgan out to get them
out of here.
Because you haven't even put on your wetsuit. Just go.
sant'angelo - friday 9:45 am
Sarah is standing on one side of the lane and walking towards
Tyler Martin and Jeffster, whom have now been surrounded by a crowd of locals
and tourists, some of whom are snapping pictures.
Meanwhile, a dark van drives past them and slows down on the
bridge, blocking the view of Sarah's dad. When the van speeds up again,
we see that Sarah's dad is gone and only his wheelchair is left behind.
CASTEL SANT'ANGELO - FRIDAY 9:50 am
Morgan is running out of the Castel Sant'Angelo to run into
Big Mike, who has jumped out of his minivan to greet him. Big Mike hugs
Morgan before Morgan can say anything.
Son...I couldn't leave you here to your own devices. I
had to come and help.
Big Mike! You were supposed to help me by managing the
But this assignment in Rome is more important to you, that's
why I'm here.
You've got to get them to stop! They're drawing too
much attention up here!
Fine. OK...guys...that's enough. Jeff...knock it
With that Jeffster and Tyler Martin end their impromptu
concert. With the disturbance over, Sarah turns to face her dad, and
shock fills her face when she realizes her father has been kidnapped. She
immediately picks up her iPhone and calls Chuck.
Chuck! I think Shaw's got my dad!
underground lake, tiber island - FRIday, 9:52 am
Chuck and Cole are removing their wetsuits and getting ready
for some recon work. Cole draws his sidearm while Chuck is talking on the
iPhone with Sarah. Over this, CAPTION: TIBER ISLAND, FRIDAY 9:52 AM.
Don't worry Sarah. We won't let the same thing that
happend to my dad to yours. Call Casey and get reinforcements. This
means we're really close to finding Shaw.
Cole cocks his pistol and releases the safety. Chuck
pulls out 2 tranq pistols.
It's not a recon mission anymore. It's a rescue
We think they just kidnapped my future father-in-law.
Let's bust him out then.
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE -friDAY 10:00 am
Casey, Old Spice Guy and Mei Ling are marking locations on a
large tactical map of Rome. CUE Casey who is talking on his iPhone now.
Sarah...don't worry. We'll assume it's Shaw who has
your dad. We lost Chuck's position a while back, but based on his last
known position, we think he's on Tiber Island. I'll get a rescue team
assembled. Sure could use an amphibious landing vehicle now. Of
course Congress had to cancel the Marines' EFV program...wait a minute...Mei
China's Naval Infantry participating in combined exercises with Italy's navy
I still have some friends in China. I'll make some
HOSPITAL LAB, ROME - friDAY 10:00 am
Ellie and Awesome are filling some syringes with a poison gas
antidote while they chat on speaker phone with Sarah.
OK... thanks for letting us know Sarah. Tiber
Island? OK...now...it's possible they have more poison gas there...so
Devon and I are going to put together an antidote and bring it to you.
We'll meet you at Tiber Island.
Ellie closes the call and calls her mother, Mary.
Mom...we think Shaw has taken Sarah's dad to Tiber
Island. What? Yes...Shaw murdered dad. Mom...please be
calm. Take care of Clara. Bye.
UNDERGROUND LAKE, TIBER ISLAND - FRIDAY, 10:10 am
Cole and Chuck are quietly searching some nearby caves.
Chuck puts a hand on a rock, allowing a nearby rat to climb onto his arm.
Chuck starts getting nervous and fidgity, but manages to brush the rat
off. Unfortunately, Chuck has made too much noise as he doesn't hear the
footsteps of the ILLUMINATI GUARD behind him. However, Chuck does hear
the guard cock his pistol as the pistol is pushed against Chuck's head.
Drop it or you die.
Chuck and Cole drop their weapons and raise their hands in
What's that? A toy water pistol?
CASTEL SANT'ANGELO - FRIDAY 10:20 AM
Morgan, Jeff, Lester, Tyler Martin and Big Mike are
discussing the situation.
Guys...Sarah's leaving and I have to go help her. I got
to get to Tiber Island.
Come on. I'm driving.
Morgan, Jeff, Lester, Tyler and Big Mike climb into their
rented minivan and drive off.
illuminati lair - friday 11:00 am
We see the center of a room where Chuck, Cole and Sarah's Dad
are bound together. Standing around them are several Illuminati
guards. CUE Shaw who walks in and smiles and waves at Chuck.
What the hell are you trying to do Shaw? Why are you
with the Illuminati?
Very perceptive Chuck. Well...you did destroy the Ring,
so I needed a new nebulous and mysterious organization to lead.
Chuck looks confused.
How did you get out of prison? How can you still stand
with the Intersect in your head?
Good questions. As you can see, I got a new governor.
Shaw holds up his wrist showing a makeshift governor.
How did you make that? Only my dad can make those!
I think I'll let my friend...err...business...err...partner
Stepping out of the shadows quietly, is CUE Manoosh.
Hey Chuck. It's been a long time hasn't it?
Manoosh...why are you helping him?
Shaw puts his arm around Manoosh's shoulders.
We met in prison.
Manoosh looks ashamed at the floor.
After you so cruely burned me...I decided to look at ways to
get back at you. So I bumped into Shaw in the showers...
Chuck looks a little disgusted...
And we found out we had something in common...we hate both
you and Sarah. Though Shaw hates Sarah more and I hate you more.
Chuck begins to glare at Manoosh.
So Shaw told me about the Intersect in his head...and how it
was hurting him. I then used my knowledge of the Intersect specs the Ring
gave me to design a governor for Shaw.
Once I was able to govern my flashes again I was able to
flash on the prison layout. From there we escaped.
We escaped to Bangalore where we made contact with some
Illuminati members who were also connected to the Ring. They recognized
us and decided to give us a chance to join.
So...we destroy this anti-poverty conference...we become
members of the Illuminati.
What do you gain from destroying this conference?
With several world leaders in one spot, it will give the
Illuminati the opportunity to assassinate all of them in a single attack.
The Illuminati can than put their own people into those governments.
How are you going to con millions of people into electing
We won't. We're going to only replace their aides with
Illuminati. You're a pretty bad con artist you know? No wonder your
daughter shows such awful judgement at times. By the way, very clever of
you Chuck to hide his identity while on the tourbus.
Yeah...going out with you was a great example of that.
Cole starts to laugh.
Actually, dating that cold blooded murdering daughter of
yours was probably the biggest mistake of my life. Lousiest experience
She told me you never did get to experience that much.
Alright...Shaw...we're wasting time with all this small
Time to take your revenge and move on.
island, underground - friday 11:15 am
Sarah is searching through some underground caves, marking
her way with tiny CIA homing beacons.
island, above ground - friday 11:15 am
Big Mike is driving Morgan, Jeff, Lester and Tyler south on
Lungofavare dei Tebaidi towards Tiber Island. Meanwhile Casey, the rest
of Sarah's team, and some Swiss Guard are travelling parallel to them along the
Tiber River in 3 Chinese ZTS04's all flying Italian flags, yet still carrying
The camera looks further down, south of Tiber Island, and we
see Ellie and Awesome speeding along the Tiber River in a speedboat.
ISLAND, UNDERGROUND - FRIDAY 11:20 am
There is a camera now facing Chuck, Sarah's Dad and
Cole. The Illuminati guards and Manoosh are stepping back while Shaw
pulls out a pistol with silencer.
I really want Sarah to share my pain. The pain that
tortured me all these years since losing Eve. So I'm going to videotape
this for Sarah to watch over and over again. I want her to know it was
Daniel Shaw who took you from her.
With that Shaw aims his pistol at Chuck's forehead, causing
Cole to struggle and speak angrily.
Shaw...if you're going to kill Chuck, I recommend you kill me
first. Cause if you kill Chuck, nothing's going to stop me from hunting
you down and killing you.
Thanks for the advice.
Shaw turns his pistol on Cole and shoots him in the chest.
Chuck and Sarah's dad gasp in horror as Cole begins coughing
Hiding in the shadows, Sarah takes a silent breath to remain
calm and draws a machine gun. In doing so, Sarah leans on the cavern
wall, causing a few pebbles to drop.
Shaw looks around and motions to his guard.
Search the area.
Shaw turns back to Chuck and Sarah's dad.
We're running out of time. Normally I'd kill you first
Chuck, but I want to make this climatic by killing the people Sam loves in
order of whom she loves least to most, so...
Shaw shoots Sarah's dad in the chest.
Chuck starts freaking out.
Enraged, Sarah starts shooting at Shaw, and narrowly misses
him. Before she can follow through, the Illuminati shoot back and pin
Sarah down in her hiding spot, allowing Shaw and Manoosh to flee via another
cavern. Meanwhile Chuck has managed to free his ropes and is trying to
stop Cole and Sarah's dad from bleeding, but his efforts are proving futile.
Suddenly more machine gun fire is heard and some guards are
shot while others flee. An amphibious assault vehicle comes into
view. It's doors open and Casey, Carina and Mei Ling step out, armed with
automatic assault rifles.
With the Illuminati gone, Sarah is able to run over to her
dying father. Sarah's dad manages to reach out and stroke Sarah's hair
one last time...
I'm so happy for you, Sam. Charlie's a good man.
Take good care of him.
I love you dad.
Sarah's dad fades away. Meanwhile Cole manages to cough
out some blood and with his dying breath...
Take care of Chuck for me Sarah.
With that Cole passes away.
Sarah and Chuck take a beat to mourn for Cole and Sarah's
dad. Sarah then picks up her machine gun while Chuck gets his tranq
pistols. Meanwhile Old Spice Guy and some Swiss Guard troops start
scouring the area for Shaw.
Sarah motions to a particular tunnel.
Shaw and Manoosh went that way.
Let's go make them pay for this.
Casey motions to Sarah's dad and Cole laying dead on the
cavern floor. Some soldiers begin to collect the bodies. Chuck,
Casey and Sarah run off together.
di trastevere, bridge overlooking tiber island - friday 11:40 am
Big Mike has parked his minivan to the side and Jeff, Lester,
Morgan, Big Mike and Tyler Martin are looking at Tiber Island from the
Over this, CAPTION: VIALE DI TRASTEVERE, FRIDAY 11:40 AM.
I told you guys to just let me drive and you wouldn't listen
to me. I told you it was the next bridge!
Hey! We're sorry! Wait a minute...look down there!
Below the bridge, there is a subway line. And we can
see Shaw climbing out from one of the service crawlways onto the subway track.
That's Shaw. That's the evil spy that killed Chuck's
He's hurt one of us? Then he's hurt all of us.
Tyler Martin, Lester and Jeff nod in agreement.
di trastevere, subway pass - friday 11:42 am
Shaw is walking along the tracks when suddenly Morgan drops
on top of him, wrapping his legs around Shaw's neck in a choke hold while
covering his eyes with his hands. Big Mike, Jeff, Lester and Tyler Martin
Tyler and Lester each grab one of Shaw's arms. Jeff
grabs Shaw's legs allowing Big Mike to rush in and begin sucker punching Shaw
in the abdomen.
He's got abs of steel!
Shaw calms himself and flashes on kung fu escape
techniques. He then throws Lester and Tyler Martin off the bridge and
into the water. He then frees on leg from Jeff's grip and stomps on
Jeff's head, then kicks him into the river. Big Mike attempts to tackle
Shaw but Shaw is able to knock Big Mike off balance and throws Big Mike into
the Tiber River. Lastly, Shaw grabs Morgan, pulls him off and throws him
into the river with the other Buy Morons and Tyler, and looks down at them in
I'm impressed. You're not as pathetic as I thought.
Shaw doesn't hear the 3 people climbing out of the service
tunnel behind him.
Freeze Daniel. You're under arrest.
Shaw cannot mask the hatred in his voice.
Sam. And I see you brought Chuck and Casey. Smart.
Shaw suddenly throws a bottle at them that breaks on the
rails. Green fumes start filling the air, and Sarah, Chuck and Casey
begin coughing and choking. They drop their weapons and fall to their
knees. Shaw ruthlessly kicks Chuck and Casey aside, who manage to stay on
the bridge. Shaw hears a subway train approaching, grabs Sarah in a
headlock and jumps onto the tracks.
Hear that Sam? That is the sound of
inevitability. Your impending doom. I'll just leave you hear for
the train to run you over. Good bye, Sam.
Sarah manages to loosen Shaw's headlock a little and turns
her chin into the joint between Shaw's forearm and tricep.
Sarah suddenly stomps on Shaw's foot, then back hooking kicks
into Shaw's groin. As Shaw starts to fall on top of her she elbows Shaw
in the throat. Sarah then performs a headlock escape by kicking out
Shaw's leg so he falls
onto the subway tracks, and then rolls on top of the ledge to escape the
The train speeds by as Sarah, still choking from the gas,
crawls slowly towards Chuck.
The train has completely passed and we see Shaw on the other
side of the tracks, pistol in hand. He aims it carefully at Chuck, but
then we hear the sound of a pistol being cocked. Shaw turns around and
CUE Mary Bartowski.
Hasta la vista, baby.
Mary pulls the trigger and Shaw falls into the river
lifeless. She then picks up her cell phone and calls Ellie.
Eleanor, hurry up. Chuck, Sarah and Casey inhaled some
poison gas and are going to die soon! I need an antidote!
river - friday 11:45 am
Ellie is driving the speed boat at full speed towards the
bridge. Awesome is behind and apparently water skiing, when he pulls a
cord on his vest, and a parasail pops open behind him. Awesome then
parasails above the water, and releasing the rope that connected him to the
boat, glides perfectly onto the top of the bridge.
DI TRASTEVERE, BRIDGE OVERLOOKING TIBER ISLAND - FRIDAY 11:46 am.
Awesome! Hey mom!
Awesome takes a box marked with a red cross and tosses it
down to his mother-in-law, who catches it, opens the lid, grabs a needle and
runs across the tracks to Chuck, Sarah, and Casey. She quickly injects
all 3 in the arm with the needle and their choking quickly subsides.
Mary smiles widely and looks at Casey, who just grunts.
We still have to find Manoosh.
It's going to be like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Look...Shaw and Manoosh told me they were looking to join the
Illuminati...and they were using old Illuminati bases of operations...
So we go back to the Vatican Archives and start searching the
books for more clues.
vatican archives - friday 2:00 pm
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Morgan, Ellie, Awesome, Big Mike, Jeff,
Lester, Tyler Martin, Mary and Carina are pouring over all the books
desperately looking for clues. Over this, CAPTION: VATICAN ARCHIVES,
FRIDAY 2:00 PM.
Manoosh could be anywhere. Even if we find another
Illuminati stronghold there's no guarantee he will be there.
He wants in. He's looking for a way in to that
Wait a minute. Shaw said the Illuminati wanted them to
assassinate the world leaders attending the Vatican's anti-poverty conference.
They're coming here!
Sarah picks up her iPhone.
This is Sarah. I want you to arrange for a small delay
in the start of the welcoming ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica.
Wait! If Manoosh wanted to release poison gas into St.
Peter's Basilica unnoticed, his best chance would be to get underground and let
the fumes come up. Which means he would probably be in the Vatican
necropolis. It's the perfect hiding spot. You have to apply really
early on at the Ufficio Scavi with a date in mind before they decide when you
can take a look. So likely nobody's there to identify him!
peter's basilica - friday 5:00 pm
Swiss guard soldiers rush into the Basilica from every
entrance, led by Chuck, Sarah and Casey. They begin to rush towards the
arch and then down the stairs into the tombs of the necropolis.
vatican necropolis - friday 5:15 pm
The team is searching the crypt for any signs of a
disturbance or gas weapon. Chuck is scrambling through the crypts,
creeping out at the sight of all the gothic statues and rats. Despite his
obvious uncomfortableness with the surroundings, Chuck hears a slight beeping
sound. Over this, CAPTION: VATICAN NECROPOLIS, FRIDAY 5:15 PM.
Hey! Look! Over here!
Casey, Sarah and a few Swiss Guard members arrive.
Chuck reaches behind some spider webs very uncomfortably and pulls out the gas
It's set to detonate within 15 minutes. Roughly in the
middle of the welcoming ceremonies. Hang on...
Chuck takes out his iPhone and attaches an USB cable between
his bomb and his phone.
It's a similar design to what Manoosh used for the
tourbus. He used iPhone OS 5 on that bomb so I upgraded my iPhone and
updated my virus to be compatible.
Chuck presses some buttons on his iPhone. The screen
starts flashing with the word Downloading...
5 seconds later, the iPhone screen reads: Disarmed.
But still no Manoosh.
papal apartments, dining area - friday 7:00 pm
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Mary, Ellie, Awesome, Clara, Morgan, Big
Mike, Jeff, Lester, Tyler Martin and Carina are having dinner with the Pope,
Carmelingo and other Vatican staffers. CUE PREMIER ALEJANDRO GOYA, who
steps in and joins them for dinner. Over this, CAPTION: PAPAL APARTMENTS,
VATICAN CITY, FRIDAY 7:00 PM.
Ahh...Casey, the Angel of Life. Once again I am
indebted to you.
Agent Walker, you have done such an excellent job. Why
don't you take some time off tomorrow? The government officials will be
staying at their hotels and their own security staff should be sufficient.
Thank you, your holiness. That is most considerate of
you, but I still have to break up this Illuminati ring and catch Manoosh to
consider this assignment a complete success.
When and where is the next scheduled conference meeting?
Chuck, if you read those files like I asked you too, you
would know the conference starts on Saturday. Here. In the
Vatican. In the Palace of the Governate to be exact.
Sorry...I've been really busy.
HOTEL CESI, CHUCK AND SARAH'S ROOM - friday 11:30 pm
Chuck and Sarah are lying in bed together, trying to
sleep. Sarah seems very stressed and unable to sleep. Chuck rolls
over and tries to comfort her. Over this, CAPTION: HOTEL CESI, FRIDAY
I'm sorry I snapped at you at dinner. I'm just really
concerned. I'm not sure what Manoosh's next move will be.
Hey...don't worry about it. Everyone can see your
stressed. You need to relax.
I'll call in and let them know we're going to be taking a
couple hours off in the afternoon.
I already took the liberty of doing so. Casey will
cover for you. I've got a
surprise for you.
Sarah smiles and closes her eyes.
In a few moments, we see that both Chuck and Sarah are fast
ext. trevi fountain - Saturday 9:30 am
We see the Trevi Fountain in the background. Over this,
CAPTION: TREVI FOUNTAIN, SATURDAY 9:30 AM. It is
clear of people except for Chuck, Sarah and a photographer. Around the
fountain are Italian police, who are keeping the area free of tourists so that
Chuck and Sarah may enjoy this special moment by themselves. Chuck is
dressed in a black tuxedo with white shirt while Sarah looks stunning in a
long, flowing white bridal gown. They are walking and talking, sometimes
stopping to pose, kiss or toss pennies into the fountain. The
photographer keeps quiet, runs around them, taking photos at different angles,
capturing the moment without interrupting Chuck and Sarah's romantic bubble.
Sarah turns to Chuck and after exchanging a few whispers, he
nods. Sarah raises her hand
and signals the police to start allowing the tourists back in.
gelato shop, TREVI FOUNTAIN - saturday 10:15 am
Chuck and Sarah are seated at the counter, sharing a double
scoop Gelato on an ice cream cone, enjoying each lick and at times stopping to
kiss inbetween. In the background, we see it is Lou who is serving them
and presumably running the shop.
This is the best surprise I've ever had.
Chuck can only smile.
VATICAN GARDENS - saturday 2:00 pm
Chuck is holding and supporting Sarah. Both are dressed
in black, and Sarah looks very sad. In the background we see Ellie,
Awesome, Clara in a stroller, Casey, Alex and Morgan, all dressed in
black. In front of Chuck and Sarah is an open coffin; inside we see the
deceased and exhumed form of Sarah's dad. Sarah starts to cry softly, but
manages to slow the flow of tears. Over this, CAPTION: VATICAN GARDENS,
SATURDAY 2:00 PM.
It's so sad. My dad was really looking forward to our
wedding. He really liked you.
I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Sarah walks towards the coffin and puts her hand on her
Dad...Chuck and I took our engagement photos today by the
Trevi Fountain. They're so lovely. I wish you could have seen
them...I'll miss you dad. I know how much you loved this place, so I
talked to the Carmelingo and he has made room for you in the Vatican Necropolis
below St. Peter's Basilica. That way you can spend your time strolling
the gardens you love so much. See ya dad.
With that, Chuck helps Sarah walk away...
babington's tea house, spanish steps - saturday 3:30 pm
Sarah, Ellie, Mary, Alex and Carina are having tea together
in the famous tea house. Ellie, Mary, Alex and Carina are focused on
Sarah and helping her recover from the ordeals of the past few days. Over
this, CAPTION: BABINGTON'S TEA HOUSE, SATURDAY 3:30 PM.
Thanks. I really appreciate this.
It's the least we could do. Besides which...we don't
spend enough time together.
This is just the start. We got a fun afternoon planned
What could be better than this?
vatican city, sarah's office - saturday 6:00 pm
Casey, Awesome (holding Clara), Roan, Old Spice Guy, Olivia Munn, Stacey
Kiebler, and Mei Ling are going over photos of the raided Illuminati
lair and reviewing a map of Rome with tacks in the areas they have visited.
We've been at
this for a while. I need a break. Let's regroup tomorrow morning.
hotel cesi, chuck and sarah's room - saturday 9:00 pm
Chuck and Sarah enter their
hotel room and turn on the lights. In the center we see several shopping
bags from Sarah's excursion with the others.
Can we afford all that?
Chuck. We can.
gives Chuck a kiss.
something for us.
pulls out a jewellery box from one of the shopping bags. Within are 2
wedding bands made of white gold.
sure we can afford this?
going to be our wedding bands.
walks over to a large dress bag and reveals a beautiful white wedding gown.
Oh my God
your mom bought this for us.
wipes some sweat from his brow.
walks over to Chuck and kisses him again.
today was more stressful for you than me. Let's go to the bedroom.
I got some stuff from Brighenti I want to try out.
famous luxury lingerie store in Rome.
hotel cesi, chuck and Sarah's room - sunday 8:30 am
Chuck are sleeping soundly and spooning. Their faces are visible to the
camera. Suddenly Chuck's eyes open wide and he shakes Sarah awake, his
voice filled with excitement.
Sarah...I figured it out! I know where Manoosh and the
VATICAN CITY, SARAH'S OFFICE - Sunday 9:30 am
Sarah, Casey, Morgan, Roan, Carina, Old Spice Guy, Olivia
Munn, Stacey Kiebler, Summer Glau and Mei Ling crowd around Chuck, who is
pointing out places on a map of Rome on a stand and explaining his epiphany to
the others. Over this, CAPTION: VATICAN CITY, SUNDAY 9:30 AM.
I looked at all the locations where we encountered Manoosh
and the Illuminati...the Vatican, Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, the
Pantheon and Tiber Island. I didn't realize it till I stood back and
looked at them together...but if you imagine these places as points on a half
ring, then it all makes sense.
A circular radius around Tiber Island...of course...explains
why Manoosh was only able to deliver attacks to those specific points.
Good one Bartowski. And you didn't even need to flash for that one.
I see Sarah's making sure your engine's well oiled.
So I completed the ring...and based on the Illuminati's
history of infiltrating churches, found only 1 remaining church on this
ring. Santa Maria de Trastevere. The church of miracles.
vatican city - sunday 10:15 am
Sirens are heard as police cars followed by black limousines
leave the Vatican's back entrance and speed along the streets of Rome towards
Santa Maria de Trastevere.
santa maria de trastevere - sunday 10:53 am
The flotilla of cars encircle the church. Over this,
CAPTION: SANTA MARIA DE TRASTEVERE, SUNDAY 10:53 AM. Swiss guard
and police officers dressed in body armour and armed with automatic assault
rifles take up positions and surround the building. Casey and Morgan take
a team of Swiss Guard troops and move in a snake like formation to secure the
front doors. The troops close in on the Church as Casey's team enters and
starts securing the church.
Chuck and Sarah enter with the rest of the troops.
Chuck takes a beat to admire the mosaics on the wall...
Wow. Sarah...that one over there dates back to 1 AD.
Chuck points to the mosaic with the birds and fishes.
Then I guess it's too old to contain an Illuminati secret
Casey motions to Chuck and Sarah.
You better come take a look at this.
Casey directs 2 Swiss Guard soldiers in moving an altar from
its original position, revealing a trap door. While 2 troops stand above
the door with weapons ready, another 2 carefully open the trap doors.
Slowly everyone begins to climb down.
underground cave - sunday 11:00 am
The troops slowly make their way into a cave with several
tunnels. Sarah splits the group up into several squads, each charged with
exploring and securing a tunnel. Sarah, Chuck, Casey and Morgan take a
single tunnel which leads them to a large cavern containing a chemical weapons
lab. In the center is Manoosh with 2 Illuminati guards.
Sarah, Casey, Morgan and Chuck walk in confidently.
Sarah and Casey point their weapons at Manoosh and the 2 guards.
It's over Manoosh. We're arresting you and turning you
over to the Rome Police.
Did you sweep the whole area first to make sure you weren't
Suddenly 10 guards appear out of the shadows and surround
Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Morgan. However, they do not have any guns.
Sarah and Casey refuse to drop theirs.
Actually, guys, I don't think we can use guns in here.
A stray bullet could hit one of those chemical vats and we could all die.
Sarah and Casey lower their weapons.
Surrendur now and you won't get hurt.
Sarah and Casey holster their weapons and start cracking
their knuckles, eager to take on 12 Illuminati guards.
Uhh...honey...that won't be necessary. Ready Morgan?
Chuck and Morgan each draw 2 tranq guns and in a comical
display of double-fisted tranq gun play, (a nerdy version of the gunkata as
shown in the film Equilibrium) tranq all the Illuminati guards in the
chemical lab! Casey and Sarah stare like deers on headlights at the utter
silliness of Chuck and Morgan's tranq gun technique.
Morgan blows out the smoke seeping from the barrel of one of
his tranq pistols.
Sarah and Casey look at each other in utter shock and delight.
Manoosh, you're under arrest.
I'm not giving up that easily Chuck. It's time to see
who has the better Intersect.
Manoosh puts on his Intersect glasses and flashes. He
then assumes a standard set up position but seems to squint a bit. Is his
Sarah casually walks over and quickly side kicks Manoosh in
the face, knocking him unconscious.
Honey! I was ready to take him!
Sarah just smiles at Chuck.
Shut up and kiss me.
vatican city, st. peter's basilica - sunday 2:15 pm
The Pope is preparing to give Sunday mass. Over this,
CAPTION: ST. PETER'S BASILICA, SUNDAY 2:15 PM. Chuck,
Sarah, Casey, Morgan, Ellie, Awesome (holding Clara) and Mary are standing in
the preparation area with him. The Pope turns to Sarah.
Thank you for saving this conference, Agent Walker.
Your professionalism and ability to handle all the security arrangements plus
catch the terrorists is astounding.
Thank you, your holiness.
We are all greatly indebted to you. Would you please
stay in the Papal Apartments for the rest of the conference? We really
wish to provide you with first class treatment.
Thank you...I really want to take advantage of it, but I'm
not Catholic and I want to stay with my fiance.
I know. I have made arrangements for that. Please
go to the office down the steps...the staff will brief you on the
details. I will meet you after mass. Don't worry...it'll be short.
peter's square, vatican city - sunday 4:15 pm
We see several rows of chairs facing the Pope, who is
standing center and in front of an aisle. Over this, CAPTION: ST. PETER'S
SQUARE, SUNDAY 4:15 PM. The area is decorated for a
wedding, and we can see Big Mike, Roan, Tyler Martin, Jeff, Lester, Morgan,
Casey, Alex, Ellie, Awesome (holding Clara), Mary, Carina, and others all
seated. In front of the Pope, holding hands and facing one another, are
Chuck and Sarah.
Chuck is dressed in a black tuxedo and Sarah in the bridal gown given to her by
Mary, with a white veil. Carina is visibly crying.
Chuck, please repeat after me, and then place Sarah's ring on
her finger. With this Ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and
with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
With this Ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and
with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
With that Chuck slips the ring that Sarah purchased onto her
finger, and whispers to the Pope.
Is this appropriate, since I'm not Catholic.
The Pope just gives Chuck a look and Chuck clams up
Sarah, please repeat after me, and then...
The Pope just smiles and nods.
With this Ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and
with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Sarah puts the ring on Chuck's finger and smiles.
Carina, Alex and Mary start to cry.
The Pope takes Chuck and Sarah to a nearby table set up with
documents and a feathered pen, and Sarah sits down to sign her marriage license
and another legal document beneath. Chuck leans over and notices that the
document Sarah is signing is a name change form. Sarah has legally
changed her name from Sam to Sarah Bartowski.
Excited, Chuck whispers into Sarah's ear:
You changed your name, Sam?
I wanted to. My real name..the real me...isn't
Sam. My real name is Bartowski. Sarah...Bartowski.
Chuck cannot help but smile.
Sarah gets up and the Pope sits down to sign the witness
areas. Next is Chuck's turn, who sits down and signs the marriage
license. He smiles proudly as he reads his name as married to Sarah
Bartowski. He jumps up and almost knocks the chair over. The Pope
smiles calmly, sits down and signs the documents, then leads Chuck and Sarah to
the front of the audience.
I now pronounce you man and wife. You may now kiss the
Chuck lifts the veil covering Sarah's face.
You've never looked so beautiful.
Just shut up and kiss me already!
Chuck leans in and Sarah and Chuck kiss passionately to the
applause of the audience.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Morgan starts to cry.
peter's basilica, michelangelo's pieta - sunday 4:45 pm
Chuck and Sarah are posing for wedding photos inside St.
Peter's Basilica. Over this, CAPTION: ST. PETER'S BASILICA, SUNDAY 4:45
PM. Currently they are having posed and natural journalistic shots taken
of them in front of the Pieta statue when Casey walks over.
A great spot for photos.
Yeah...the Pieta is one of Michelangelo's
masterpieces...built in 1498 I think. Probably 513 years old...
Did you just flash?
No! I can do math in my head.
Keep in touch, you two.
Just because we're married doesn't mean you won't be a part
of our team anymore John!
VATICAN GARDENS - Sunday 5:30 pm
Sarah, Mary and Ellie are posing for photos together in the
Vatican Gardens, in front of the Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City
You're so lucky! So many beautiful spots here for
I'm so glad you decided to officially become a Bartowski!
Thanks. Being with Chuck has been the happiest time of
vatican city, sistine chapel - sunday 6:15 pm
Chuck and Sarah are posing and taking wedding photos with a
photographer inside the beautiful Sistine Chapel. Over this, CAPTION:
SISTINE CHAPEL, SUNDAY 6:15 PM. At times they pose,
other times the photographer just catches them naturally. They are being
watched by the wedding audience. Now it is Ellie's turn to hold Clara.
See Clara...there's Uncle Chuck and Auntie Sarah.
This is like...totally awesome.
Plus the Pope wrote a glowing recommendation for Sarah to the
President. She's on her way up in the CIA.
Looks like everyone is moving onwards and forwards.
Relax. We still got the banquet. They spend up
till Wednesday here in the Vatican. And they still got their honeymoon.
papal apartments, chuck and sarah's bridal suite - sunday 11:30 pm
opens and Sarah's arm reaches in to turn on the lights. We can then see
clearly that Chuck is carrying Sarah into their bridal suite, a large room in
the Papal Apartments most likely reserved for state officials and visiting
gonna be great!
be greater if we were naked already!
Chuck smiles at Sarah.
Sarah looks to the bed, and sees that her request to have her
favourite picture of herself and Chuck beside the bed was properly fulfilled by
the Vatican's housekeeping staff. She smiles quietly to herself as Chuck
lays her down on the bed and they begin to kiss passionately.
vatican city, sarah's office - wednesday 10:00 am
thanking her team and they are saying their goodbyes. Everyone is all
smiles and Morgan is taking pictures.
Carina walks over and gives Sarah a hug.
You did a fantastic job. I hear you're the talk of the
Thanks. I couldn't have done it without you.
Carina turns to Chuck.
I can't believe a nerd like you stole Sarah away from me.
Coming from you I'll take that as a compliment?
No. It's not.
Carina walks away. Sarah and Chuck face each other and
international terminal, leonardo da vinci airport - wednesday 2:00 pm
We see Ellie, Awesome, Clara (in a stroller), Morgan, Casey,
Alex and Mary waving bye to Chuck and Sarah, who are waving bye back and about
to pass through airport security to enter the gate area.
venice - wednesday 5:00 pm
We see Chuck and Sarah (kissing) riding in a gondola with a
single oarsmen taking them through the tiny rivers of Venice. Ahead
of them we see the famous Piazza San Marco.
FADE TO BLACK.
Hope you enjoyed the story!