1 ext. los
angeles, griffith OBSERVATORY - 3 days before christmas eve 11:00
Over this, Sleigh Ride, Instrumental version, is playing.
Griffith Observatory and its landscape have been properly
decorated for Christmas.
CUE MAUREEN Cowan, a young, nerdy UCLA student with thick
glasses, long blonde hair and baggy sweatshirt, sweat pants and running
shoes. She is strolling in the park outside the observatory, casually
walking by herself when she notices a handsome young man, LOGAN, (whom Maureen
has a crush on) walking with
his girlfriend, who looks like a model. Maureen becomes sad and looks
down at the ground, and wanders off.
Maureen looks over her shoulder and sees a scary looking man
CUE RAY, a large, ugly looking thug stalking her from the
Frightened, Maureen hurries off.
In the background, we can see the spy van with Casey and
2 int. los
angeles, griffith observatory - 2 days before christmas eve 20:00
We see Maureen again, looking in the Zeiss telescope at the
CUT TO Ray, who is hiding in a dark hallway observing Maureen.
Maureen is too busy looking at the stars and sky to
notice. While doing so, she is jotting down notes in her notebook.
In the corner of her eye she sees Ray's shadow. She looks across the room
to check it out but Ray has already disappeared.
3 EXT. LOS
ANGELES, GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY - 2 days before christmas eve 20:01
The spy van is inconspicuously parked outside.
4 int. spy
van - 2 days before christmas eve 20:01
CHUCK and CASEY are watching the monitors inside the spy
van. From the screens, we can see they are spying on Ray.
5 inT. LOS
ANGELES, beverly center - 1 day before christmas 13:35
Of course the Beverly Center is all decked out for
In the background the crowds can hear "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms from
the shopping center speakers.
Maureen is riding an escalator up when she looks across the
mall and sees Logan holding hands with the supermodel girlfriend. Maureen
hangs her head quietly and lonely.
A little behind Logan we see Chuck and SARAH riding the same
escalator, holding hands, smiling and chatting. They have plenty of
shopping bags in their hands.
6 ext. los
angeles, griffith observatory - christmas eve 11:10
Maureen is walking along a quiet path behind the
observatory. She is staring at the ground in her lonely state, so she
doesn't even notice the man running across the path. Over this, Caption:
Christmas Eve, LA.
Maureen and the man collide and both fall to the ground.
Maureen feels around the ground for her glasses. When
she puts them on, she looks up to see CUE Chuck getting up beside her.
Sorry! I'm in a bit of a hurry!
Chuck looks behind him and we see Ray, armed with a
pistol. Ray begins aiming his pistol at Chuck.
Chuck grabs Maureen and they start running as they hear
gunshots behind them.
Who are you?
Hi. I'm Chuck.
Chuck leads Maureen around another corner. He then
pushes Maureen around a corner and jumps right after her.
CUE Sarah and Casey, armed with pistols.
Chuck and Maureen don't see Sarah and Casey and the 4 bump
into each other.
Ray runs around and sees the 4 of them.
Sarah starts to raise her gun, but Ray has enough time to
dart behind another wall and disappear.
7 ext. los
angeles, griffith observatory - christmas eve 11:15.
Casey runs around the corner, pistol raised. Ray is
nowhere in sight. Casey stops, frustrated, and turns back.
8 ext. los
angeles, griffith observatory - christmas eve 11:16.
Sarah puts her pistol away and rushes to Chuck.
Way to go moron. By arranging that collision you helped
him get away.
Chuck, are you all right?
Yeah...thanks for saving me yet again.
Is that why you married me? To make sure I keep saving
No. I married you because I love you.
Chuck and Sarah kiss.
Good answer. You've earned yourself an extra special
Christmas present for that.
Oohh...this is Maureen.
We just met. Bumped into her on the way here.
Hi. Thanks for saving my life!
Sarah shakes hands with Maureen.
The name's Bartowski. Sarah Bartowski.
OK...we need her to answer a few questions and then she can
So Chuck...you're a Fed?
Umm...well...let's just say I'm a retired agent.
Then why are you dressed in the Buy More Nerd Herd uniform?
What questions do you have for me?
That guy that almost killed you...have you seen him before?
I think I've seen him a few times here since last
week...don't really remember.
Casey...she looks tired.
What's your name again?
Maureen...why don't you come with us?
9 int. buy
more - christmas eve 12:30
The Buy More, decorated for the holidays, is packed with last
minute Christmas shoppers,
including CUE ELLIE, AWESOME and MARY Bartowski, who are doing some last minute
Devon...we still have to pick up something for Chuck and
Don't worry Babe...I got an idea.
It's OK. I already got them something...you can sign
your names to my gift.
Mom...I want to buy my little brother my own present!
You are both very busy. Just let your mom help you out
this one time.
Sorry Mrs Bartowski, but I agree with my wife. If Ellie
and I were just to pretend that we helped you buy your gift, it would be...not
We see Chuck, Sarah, Morgan, Maureen and Casey enter the Buy
More. They see Ellie, Awesome and Mary, and walk towards them.
What's up, everyone?
Last minute Christmas shopping.
Who's your guest?
Ooh...sis...this is Maureen. We just met.
Where did you meet?
On a mission.
A mission? You were on a mission?
Mom...we didn't have time to tell you.
How typical. Now that you're married...you have your
wife...so why bother telling your mother anything?
Sarah and Maureen look at each other.
That's my mother-in-law.
What's this mission about?
Can we talk somewhere a little more private?
The group heads over to the Buy More store manager's
office. Morgan opens the door and they enter the room.
more - christmas eve, 12:45
They are all in the manager's office now. Morgan closes
the door behind everyone.
What's all this about, Chuck?
The CIA hired us to look into a potential terrorist who snuck
into LA recently.
I never heard this.
Technically this is the FBI's jurisdiction so Beckman wanted
someone to investigate that didn't report in to the government.
So she hired your agency?
We're a small enough operation that she can expense our
mission on her petty cash budget.
Chuck, Sarah, are you making enough money to cover your
Sarah is getting annoyed at how her mother-in-law continually
tries to mess in her and Chuck's affairs.
Yes...we are. We take a small margin on the missions,
and the Buy More makes enough profit to scrape by. We know how to handle
our financial affairs...mom.
How's Maureen a part of this?
We've been staking out that potential terrorist...Ray...and
noticed that he's been following her.
So he's a pervert?
We don't know yet. We're hoping Maureen can help us
figure that out.
Yeah...that guy is creepy...but I only see him at the
So he isn't stalking you...but he sure is keeping an eye on
you at that location.
I wonder why.
Morgan takes a peek through his vertical blinds and sees Jeff
and Lester goofing off at the Nerd Herd desk. Frustrated and shaking his
head in anger, Morgan starts for the door.
Buddy...you want me to handle this?
No Chuck...I think you're too nice for this. You put up
with way too much crap from those goofs.
Morgan buddy...please remember...it's Christmas. Let's
not ruin the Christmas cheer in the store. Plus remember the amount of
shoppers out there now. I don't want to demoralize them.
Chuck...please...just let me handle this, OK?
more- christmas eve, 12:55
Morgan walks over to Jeff and Lester, who are still fooling
What's the problem here?
Oh come on...Grimes...we're just having a little fun here.
When did you get so serious?
When I noticed you two spending time fooling around instead
of pushing merchandise.
We were just taking a short break.
Your shift allows two fifteen minute breaks. That's
it. If you're not working Nerd Herd cases...I want you pushing
Sad...Jeff and Lester walk off.
more- christmas eve, 13:00
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Mary, Awesome, Ellie and Maureen are
wrapping up their conversation while leaving the manager's office.
OK...Chuck and I are going to head back to the Planetarium
and scope it out.
I'll take Maureen back to her place.
Morgan walks over to the group.
What did I miss?
Nothing much buddy. We're on top of things in the
field...we need you to stay on top of things here. Speaking of
which...weren't you a little harsh on Jeff and Lester? It's
Christmas..after all...have some Christmas spirit.
Bah humbug! Those two take way too many breaks.
We got to keep the Buy More operation going so that we don't have to use
mission revenue to cover our cover operation costs. This cover should pay
its own way.
Thank you Morgan...for the very sound and astute financial
advice. And Sarah...let's make sure we get our books balanced right,
because you just told me that the Buy More paid for itself.
Sarah looks frustratedly at Mary.
Thank you, Mrs. Bartowski.
They all start to head their separate ways.
Ellie, can we chat for a bit?
more, parking lot - christmas eve, 13:10
Sarah and Ellie step to the side outside the store, while
Maureen waits patiently.
What is it Sarah?
Well...one day Chuck and I would like to start a family...
Ellie looks excited.
And I talked to some of my former CIA colleagues who started
recommend seeing a doctor first...
I see...you want me to refer you to a fertility specialist?
Umm...no...I was hoping for something a bit more
affordable...and confidential...since I don't want to discuss any medical
condition related to my past job with the agency.
I see...OK...well...although it's not my specialty, I've done
this sort of thing in the past. Drop by the hospital this afternoon if
you can and we can get started.
highway 101, burbank - christmas eve, 13:25
We see a black Lotus Evora speeding down the 101 headed east
(away from LA).
sarah's car - christmas eve, 13:26
We see Sarah behind the wheel, smiling and talking with
Maureen, who is equally at ease. It is clear these two women like each
other, and have a good rapport.
Thanks Sarah...this is the best ride I've ever had!
All you need is a hot guy...that always makes the ride so
much more fun!
No...well...I think you have an advantage in that department.
Chuck is handsome...but we earned our money together.
That's really great! Chuck is very cute. Good
catch! How long you two've been married?
Not long. But we've been together long enough to
respect each others' abilities. I actually earned a lot of the money on
my own at first. Chuck's catching up now...
Wow...you must work really hard.
I think it's important for women nowadays to have their own
career. Why depend on the man for everything?
Yeah...but it would be nice to depend on a man for a few
I think companionship is nice...but dependency is not.
It's the twenty first century. Women are liberated, independent and can
do without men.
You sound so lonely...but you're not.
Far from it...well...I used to be lonely, but ever since
Chuck...I just feel...complete. I guess that's why I married him.
That's sweet. I always wanted my own career...to afford
my own things...
That's good. I think the world needs more women like us.
But what I want most is to spend a Christmas with someone
other than just friends and family. Someone...special...But it seems men
don't appreciate women like me..that want their own career...their financial
Nonsense. Chuck appreciated that I bought this car on
my own without drawing from our shared savings.
Maureen and Sarah laugh together.
Your lucky...even though you're focused on your career...men
notice you. I mean...when we walked into the Buy More...there wasn't a
single guy in there that didn't notice you.
Hey! Don't say that! I want my marriage with
Chuck to work!
la, griffith observatory - christmas eve, 13:30
We see Chuck and Casey searching the perimeter of the grounds
outside the observatory.
We don't even know what we're looking for.
Chuck picks up his phone and makes a call.
Morgan buddy, would you mind coming over to Griffith
Observatory to see if you can flash on anything?
buy more - christmas eve, 13:31
Buddy...I've got merchandise to push. I can't just get
up and go...you don't get it...I have to keep an eye on Jeff and
Lester...Fine! Alright...just fifteen minutes...but after that...I'm
house - christmas eve, 13:35
Sarah and Maureen are resting in Maureen's bedroom, sitting
on her bed and talking.
So you used to be a spy?
Yeah...used to...but now my husband and I run our own
independent contracting company...
That's so cool!
Sarah looks around Maureen's room and sees an UCLA school
calendar on the wall.
I take it your an UCLA student?
Yeah...computer science major...President of the school
club...What about you? Did you go to college? Were you a
cheerleader in college?
Attended Harvard before joining the CIA. I was never a
cheerleader. I was treasurer of the Harvard electronics club
though...when I went to high school I was a member of the AV club.
You're kidding! I've never seen someone like you in an
electronics or AV club before.
Someone like me?
The type of women that men cannot help but look at.
It's funny you mention that...you know...I didn't look all
that different from you through high school and university...the CIA Academy
trains its agents on how to appear for different missions.
Yeah...I'll show you...
griffith observatory, la - christmas eve 13:45
Chuck, Casey and Morgan walk inside the Griffith Observatory,
with Morgan glancing all around them.
Flash on anything yet, buddy?
No...nothing...I cannot see anything...
I'll try...but where should I look?
I think I know who might...
house - christmas eve 13:50
Sarah picks up her iPhone.
Yeah? OK...we're coming over.
griffith observatory - christmas eve 14:35
Chuck, Casey and Morgan are chatting in the observatory when
griffith observatory - christmas eve 14:36
SLOW MOTION: Sarah strolls in smiling, followed by Maureen,
who has been made over to look more glamourous.
Casey grunts in approval.
Maureen, why don't you go over your routine whenever you're
Maureen starts to walk over to the Zeiss Telescope.
Usually I just spend some time looking at the stars through
the Zeiss telescope.
Of course! Why didn't I think of that before?
Think of what?
The telescope! Ray was guarding the telescope!
There's something on that telescope!
Casey sneers at Chuck.
Why didn't you think of that, moron?
Why would I think of that?
Morgan looks around.
Guys...nobody seems to be around now, so if we are going to
make our move...let's do it now.
Why the telescope?
Ray must have been looking for a place where he could hide a
transmitter that could broadcast throughout the city. The telescope is
high enough so that he could reach most parts of LA.
Casey takes out a small device and presses a button.
I'll jam all signals now so in case that thing is supposed to
set off a bomb, it won't.
I'll go look for a ladder.
Morgan starts to walk to a maintenance closet when we hear
CUE Ray, who enters the empty room armed with a pistol and
Bravo! Well done! You almost figured it all out.
Buddy...I think that ladder can wait.
You won't be needing anything in a few minutes.
You can't really kill us here.
Oh really, why is that?
Care to explain yourself Bartowski?
Chuck turns to Casey:
I'm trying to give him reasons not to shoot us so quickly!
Chuck rolls his eyes and turns back to Ray.
You see...even if you shoot us here you can't leave us
here...this is a public place...you have to dispose of our bodies...
And the cleanup too...you'd have to mop all the floors...and
you probably will only be able to move one body at a time...
Ray is distracted by Chuck and Morgan's blabbering...enough
so that Sarah has time to discreetly draw a hidden knife from her jeans and
The knife strikes Ray's arm and he drops his weapon in pain.
Chuck runs forward and punches Ray in the nose, dropping him,
but injuring Chuck's fist in the process.
Chuck shakes his hand in pain.
I don't believe this!
What? That I can take out a goon without the
Intersect? I can't believe my own wife has so little faith in me!
No...I can't believe you hurt your hand in the process.
What's that supposed to mean?
Look...I hate to end the marriage therapy session but we have
to find out what's in that telescope.
griffith observatory - christmas eve, 14:45
Morgan climbs up to the top of the telescope using a ladder
while Chuck, Casey, Sarah and Maureen watch from down below.
Oh my gosh...I'm so afraid of heights!
Relax buddy...it's not that high up!
Easy for you...you're tall. Everything is 2 feet higher
Morgan starts sliding over near the top of the telescope,
searching and feeling for anything attached. He climbs on top of the
telescope and sees something: a tiny device attached.
Morgan flashes on the device. It's a microwave signal
Morgan grabs the device and waves it.
Guys! Found something! An early Christmas present!
griffith observatory - christmas eve, 15:00
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Morgan and Maureen examine the microwave
signal booster, while Ray sits frustrated and bound in the room.
That's stolen CIA issue.
Can't you CIA types keep anything locked up properly?
Sorry...forgot...we're freelancers now.
Casey turns to Ray.
Looks like you were planning on transmitting a signal across
LA...sort of like a signal for a coordinated strike...
Like a signal to detonate multiple explosives.
Ray just sits silently.
So if he was here all the time, he was just guarding the
transmitter to the last minute.
Maureen and Sarah smile at each other.
Sarah's iPhone starts to ring and she takes it out. The
Caller ID display shows Ellie holding Clara.
Sorry...got to take this.
Sarah answers the call while walking away from Ray.
Looks like Ray over there was not acting alone.
Now we got to drive out the others helping him.
How do we do that?
Sarah comes back.
Sorry...but I have to leave now. Can you handle
this? I'll be back within an hour...got an appointment with my
Of course I can handle it, honey.
griffith observatory - christmas eve, 15:20
Chuck, Casey, Morgan and Maureen take Ray out to their spy
van and drive off.
griffith observatory - christmas eve, 15:21
Meanwhile, they are being observed by a CUE GOON 1 with a
pair of binoculars. Goon 1 takes out his cell phone and starts to make a
hospital - christmas eve, 15:45
Sarah sits in Ellie's office, with Ellie behind a desk.
Have you and Chuck been actively trying to conceive?
No...I wanted to see a doctor first. You see...being a
spy...it's very hazardous and I've gotten injured a bit...
Well...you did the right thing. I can certainly get you
Great! What do I do?
Let's just start with the usual stuff. I'll prescribe
you some pre-natal vitamins as well as some medication to take during ovulation.
Well...it'll prepare your body for pregnancy and make it
easier for you to get pregnant. But I also want to get some stats on you
What do you mean by stats?
I got a chart for you to fill out...it's to track your basal
body temperature over the period of two to three months...
You'll need to get a digital thermometer to check your
basal temperature...this will help me understand your ovulation cycle more.
No...I also want you to schedule an ultrasound at the
hospital...I want to take a look at your uterus.
OK...but why can't we do that now?
Take this chart. It'll explain when in your cycle to do
the ultrasound. It's important because I need an accurate picture to
understand your situation. Especially considering what you said about
you are in the high risk category for workplace injuries that may impact your
chances of conceiving.
You mean I may not be able to get pregnant?
Sarah...if starting your own family is what you want, I can
virtually guarantee it happening. It may take time, it may take more than
just natural means...but reproductive technologies are so advanced now that
practically anything is possible.
Sarah just smiles.
So don't worry. Just relax. You did the right
thing by coming to me. I'm here to help. And I'll wait for you to
tell Chuck before I mention anything to him.
Of course. We're family now. Ohh...and one other
Ellie reaches into her desk and pulls out a folder filled
with papers and passes them to Sarah, who opens the folder and looks embarassed.
Relax. Devon and I did some research too before we
decided to try and have Clara. Those pictures indicate the best positions
Sarah looks at Ellie wide eyed.
Don't worry. You and Chuck will enjoy it. We sure
Ellie takes out a box of ovulation tests.
Just start using these test sticks twelve days after your
cycle starts. When you see two stripes on the end is when it's the best
time for you and Chuck to...you know.
spy van - christmas eve, 16:10
Casey and Morgan are up front, with Casey driving.
Chuck sits at the back watching Ray while monitoring the spy equipment.
Maureen sits nervously by Chuck.
Casey...according to our radar, we got two cars tailing us.
Looks like your plan worked like a charm, Bartowski.
So Ray's backup phoned in that he was caught and now they're
tailing us? That's good??
We needed a way to smoke out his accomplices...bring them out
into the open.
buy more - christmas eve, 16:15
The spy van pulls over into the Buy More parking lot and the
2 cars move in around it. Several goons get out of the cars and surround
the spy van, weapons concealed in their coats.
Chuck, Casey, Morgan and Ray step carefully out of the
van...Ray still handcuffed. Maureen hides inside.
I'd be careful if I were you. We got a hostage.
CUE Goon 1, who steps forward.
We want our guy back. Let him go, and everybody gets to
You got to be kidding!
Look around you...
The goons just stare at Chuck.
I'm serious...look around you. Don't you see?
It's Christmas! Look at this place! There's people everywhere doing
last minute shopping!
The goons pause for a beat. Chuck's got a good point.
Meanwhile a goon takes out a cell phone, makes a call and
presses some buttons.
You're not going anywhere. We called the cops already
and they are on their way here. You try and take Ray, we make a lot of
noise. You shoot us, you have several hundred witnesses out here to
implicate you in court. So throw down your guns and give up.
Several unmarked police cars show and several cops get out.
Looks like we're holding all the cards. So don't worry
about trying to get this back.
Chuck holds up the microwave signal booster.
You talk too much.
Since I am definitely have the advantage here, I think I can
go on for a little bit.
Ray starts to smile.
My associate just armed two nuclear explosives hidden across
different areas of LA.
Nice try! We disabled your microwave booster.
Ray rolls his eyes.
We had a backup system...we hooked the nuclear explosives to
cell phones and dialed the activation code in.
So you're gonna die with us.
Ray rolls his eyes again.
No. The bombs will detonate within twenty minutes
unless you let us fly out by Burbank airport.
No deals! If you're giving yourself time to escape you
won't blow yourself up.
Are you willing to risk it?
Chuck, Casey and Morgan look at each other. Ray's got a
Chuck turns to the cops present and shrugs his shoulders.
Let them walk. Clear their flight out of Burbank
Chuck then turns to Ray.
Now give us the phone number so we can deactivate those bombs.
Does this look like my first time? We give you the
number once our plane takes off.
Ray and goons get in their cars and drive off unopposed.
Oh no...I'm no longer the Intersect...the last time I
diffused a Chinese submarine nuke I had the Intersect...no CIA resources
less than twenty minutes. How do I do this?
secure area - christmas eve, 16:18
We see a nuclear warhead attached to a cell phone, with a LED
display on front reading 18:32 and counting down one second at a time.
spy van - christmas eve, 16:19
Casey, Chuck and Morgan lean against the spy van, extremely
worried. The police officers have begun making phone calls.
32 tv -
christmas eve, 16:20
CUE TV REPORTER gives a breaking news report on NBC LA:
This just in! Apparently LA has been targeted by
terrorists who have planted two nuclear explosives hidden in the city!
buy more - christmas eve, 16:20
Crowds rush out of the stores and flood the parking lots,
trapping all the cars inside. Outside the parking lot is a Santa Claus
sleigh and reindeer display on a motorized
parade float. The sleigh has no Santa sitting in it as that is the
driver's position and contains controls to drive the float. In front of
the sleigh are 8 harnassed animatronic reindeers, being led by Rudolph the Red
We see a driver dressed as Santa abandoning the float.
sarah's car - christmas eve, 16:20
Sarah is driving along the 101 attempting to get back to
Chuck while listening to the radio.
...targeted by terrorists who have...
hospital - christmas eve, 16:20
Awesome and Ellie stare at a TV in horror.
...two nuclear explosives...
buy more - christmas eve, 16:20
Big Mike, Lester, Jeff and other store patrons stare at the
wide screen TVs, all playing the same news report.
...two nuclear explosives hidden across the city!
spy van - christmas eve, 16:21
The police are driving off, with Chuck, Casey and Morgan
leaning on the spy van, when Maureen steps out.
Oh my God! We're doomed!
I've got to call Alex.
While Morgan and Casey fight for the phone...
We can do this.
Save LA in less than twenty minutes. We can do this.
Forget it. We only got sixteen minutes or so. I'm
going to call my mom...would like to call Logan too.
Is he your boyfriend?
Some guy you have a crush on? Someone out of your
league? Does this sound like a familiar feeling Bartowski?
Yes and no. We're married now!
We can do this. We can stop those bombs. And I'll
get that guy to notice Maureen.
How? We have no way of knowing where they are...it
would take hours to search the city.
Casey, get the home address of Maureen's crush. Have
the police pick him up and bring him to Burbank Airport. Morgan, go with
Casey, get Sarah and meet me at Burbank Airport. Don't let Ray and his
goons take off.
Where are you headed?
To the Buy More!
Casey, Morgan and Maureen start running out of the parking
lot to get out of the traffic mess. Chuck runs over to the Buy More.
secure area - christmas eve, 16:21
The LED display on the bomb reads 15:23.
buy more - christmas eve, 16:22
Chuck dashes into the store and runs through the crowds to
the Nerd Herd desk and sees Jeff sitting behind a PC. Chuck commandeers
that workstation, and his eyes open wide with shock and disgust when he sees
what Jeff was doing on the PC.
Jeff...What were you thinking? A customer could see
Jeff just looks blankly at Chuck, a little ashamed.
Morgan was right. I should have kept a closer eye on
you. No more browsing of these kind of websites!
Big Mike, Lester and
Jeff rush over to see what Chuck is doing.
Charles...you hear the news? We're all going to die!
I just need a few minutes of this store's internet access to
hack the PBX switch.
Chuck begins frantically typing on the keyboard.
Chuck, what are you doing?
I'm making a computer virus...very short, very simple...it'll
stop every cell phone clock that it can connect to...Google Android, Symbian,
Blackberry, iPhone and of course Windows Mobile...and it will destroy itself
What are you going to do with that?
I need your help. I need you to upload this virus to
every website, BBS board, PBX box, smart phone out there...
You want us to do all that?
Guys...this is your big chance. After this...you guys
will be famous. Employers will be knocking on your door. But first
you have to do this. First you have to help me save LA. You have to
help me save Christmas. Can you do
Why should we help them?
Lester points to the customers who are now panicking and
rushing out of the store.
Charles...in case you haven't noticed, those people treat us
with no respect! They don't deserve our help!
Guys...it's Christmas! Look...I know how you
feel...we're treated like we're dirt...they show us know respect...yet when the
technology their daily lives depends on so much has issues, they expect us to
fix it immediately.
Big Mike, Lester and Jeff nod in agreement.
But this is Christmas. This is when everyone does a
good deed for someone else. Do we really want to be remembered as the
four nerds who ruined Christmas for millions of LA residents?
Big Mike, Lester and Jeff look at each other. Big Mike
and Jeff begin to turn their heads in a "no", but Lester crosses his arms and
remains adamant, until Big Mike gives him a soft elbow to the arm.
OK fine Charles. You win. I'm in. We're all
Great. Each take a workstation and start FTP'ing.
And Jeff...delete your internet history...I don't want you browsing those sites
in the store anymore.
Jeff looks embarassed while Chuck runs out the door.
secure area - christmas eve, 16:24
The LED display now reads 13:45.
buy more - christmas eve, 16:24
Chuck runs outside the store and looks around. He sees
nothing but congestion in the parking lot as last minute Christmas shoppers
flee in panic. At the edge of Chuck's view, we notice the Santa Sleigh
parade float sitting relatively unobstructed at the end of the parking lot.
Chuck runs in that direction.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:29
We see the spy van arrive at a runway, followed by several
police cars. Casey, Morgan and Maureen get out of the van while Sarah's
Lotus pulls up. Sarah gets out of the car and runs over to join Casey,
Morgan and Maureen.
We left him at the Buy More.
Sarah takes her iPhone out and makes a call.
santa's sleigh - christmas eve, 16:30
Chuck is talking on his iPhone while driving. The
driver's position is seated at the sleigh, so it appears Chuck is driving the
reindeer pulled sleigh as Santa would. The animatronic reindeers appear
to be pulling the sleigh and moving their heads, and Rudolph's nose flashes a
Playing in the background, from the Sleigh's speakers:
"Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC.
Sarah honey. Don't worry. I've commandeered a
north hollywood way, passing by Fry's - christmas eve, 16:31
We see the motorized Santa's sleigh parade float careening
through the traffic on North Hollywood Way, with Chuck sitting in the sleigh on
top, driving the vehicle as best he can. In the process, Chuck knocks
over a sign reading
"Christmas Eve Blowout - Fry's Electronics" on the way north up North Hollywood
Way to Burbank's Bob Hope Airport.
Chuck yells from the sleigh:
Sorry! And Merry Christmas!
Still playing in the background, from the Sleigh's speakers:
"Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC.
secure area - christmas eve, 16:31
The LED display now reads 06:51.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:32
Sarah, Casey, Morgan and some police officers run across the
runway to intercept Ray and gang as they attempt to board their private jet.
You really don't get it, do you? Fine...the whole city
is gonna burn for this.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:34
CUE Logan, who gets out of a police car and looks stunned at
Maureen, who also returns the stunned look.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:35
The large Santa Sleigh parade float crashes through the fence
and stops in front of the private jet where Sarah, Casey, Morgan and police are
in a standoff with Ray and his gang. Rudolph's antlers damage one of the
Chuck jumps out of the parade float sleigh and onto the
Do I have time?
Chuck checks his iPhone clock.
secure area - christmas eve, 16:35
The LED display now reads 01:32.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:36
Chuck is done glancing at his iPhone.
Alright...a minute and a bit left.
Ray just smiles cruelly.
Time for what? The city's going to blow up!
You may want to check your cell phone for the time.
Ray takes out his cell phone and glances at the time.
The display reads 4:36 PM. Ray just shrugs his
Remember when you set the nukes to go off?
Ray scratches his head...
Don't you notice anything odd?
You're wasting precious time!
I think I have enough time. Check your cell phone clock
Ray looks at his cell phone.
still reads 4:36 PM. The time hasn't changed. Ray brings his wrist
watch into view, where the time reads 4:38 PM.
Ray scratches his head. Something doesn't make sense.
secure area - christmas eve, 16:39
The LED display still reads 01:32.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:40
You should check all your cell phone clocks now.
Ray's goons refuse to budge.
The goons look at their cell phone displays. As do
Casey, Sarah, Morgan, the police, Maureen and Logan.
All our cell phones have had their clocks frozen.
That's right. You see...back while you were on your way
here, my team has been working hard...
buy more - christmas eve, 16:40
We see Big Mike, Lester and Jeff typing furiously at their
...transmitting a clever little computer virus I wrote in
machine language that infects mobile operating systems. It freezes the
clocks of all cell phones and devices attached.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:41
So all over LA, we are freezing time without impacting
Ray and the goons look concerned.
OK...so you stopped my bombs. You still don't know
where they are and exactly how many I really hid.
Now this is the best part. This is the coolest
part. Do you know what's in every cell phone?
Hurry up, moron!
Chuck looks annoyed at Casey.
Give me a chance to enjoy my moment, Casey!
Chuck turns back to face Ray and the goons.
A transmitter. A radio transmitter. So I
programmed my virus to send a continuous signal from any phone connected to a
device with a clock. And I don't think that many cell phones would be
connected to computers or clocks right now, with all the last minute shopping
Chuck pauses for a beat.
Right now the US military and FBI are on high alert, combing
the city for your hidden explosives. And given the nature of this
emergency, they probably are monitoring all the different radio
frequencies. So I think they will zero in on your bombs within,
secure area - christmas eve, 16:46
We see a SWAT team rush in and secure the terrorist nuclear
explosive. The LED Display is still frozen at 01:32.
burbank airport - christmas eve, 16:48
So I think your bombs are being collected right now as we
Chuck grins proudly.
And the final score is...no Intersect...
I meant I'm no longer the Intersect, alright?!
Chuck continues proudly.
No CIA...only twenty minutes...diffused two nuclear
explosives, trapped an infamous terrorist for hire, hooked Maureen up with her
Chuck motions to Maureen and Logan, who are really into each
And best of all...I saved Christmas! With a minute and
a half to spare!
Chuck throws his arms up in the V sign for victory.
Who da man?!?!
Everyone just stares at Chuck expressionless. It's just
too much for everyone to absorb.
Chuck turns to Sarah:
Honey...remind me to never do that again!
The police move in and apprehend Ray and his goons.
Sarah steps forward and holds Chuck's hand.
Chuck...you saved Christmas!
Merry Christmas everyone!
The police applaud Chuck while Chuck and Sarah kiss.
casa woodcomb - christmas eve, 19:00
Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Ellie, Awesome, Mary, Alex, Morgan and
Clara are enjoying a Christmas Eve dinner together, laughing and having a good
time. Playing in the background is "Rockin around the Christmas Tree" by
Morgan...I owe you an apology. When I went back to the
Buy More, I saw Jeff goofing off at work and I told him to stop. I should
have listened to you.
It's ok. Jeff and Lester have been our friends for a
while. We sometimes cut them too much slack, that's all. But you're
right...it's Christmas...I should have been a little softer on them...and fixed
the web browsing filter.
I told them to order Christmas Eve dinner on me
tonight...didn't want them to be too alone.
buy more - christmas eve, 19:15
Big Mike, Lester and Jeff sit at the Nerd Herd desk having a
Christmas Eve dinner together, exhausted from the rush of last minute shoppers.
casa woodcomb - christmas eve, 19:20
Chuck and Sarah get up from the table to bring their dishes
to the sink.
Just leave your dishes on the counter. I want to do
Chuck and Sarah drop their dishes off at the countertop and
walk back when they suddenly realize everyone is staring at them and
smiling. They look up and notice they are underneath a mistletoe.
They smile and kiss.
Sarah wraps her arm around Chuck's and brings him outside.
courtyard - christmas eve, 19:22
Chuck and Sarah walk over to the fountain and sit down.
They kiss a bit more and stop to breathe for a bit.
casa woodcomb - christmas eve, 19:23
What did you two get Chuck and Sarah for Christmas?
It was hard for us to pick something out since they can
afford anything now.
Plus we didn't have enough time to pick something out.
So we gave them something they couldn't buy.
An hour of our time. To do with as they please.
courtyard - christmas eve - 19:23
Why did you make over Maureen?
I like her. She reminds me of myself when I was younger.
You mean like when you were at James Buchanan High in San
I was like that through Harvard too.
You were so beautiful then.
No I wasn't.
Yes you were.
You're the only guy that says that.
I'm the only guy who notices how amazing you are.
Sarah smiles. They kiss again.
Who you are inside is more important to me.
Sarah smiles at Chuck.
Chuck...I was thinking...
You know...I want to have your children someday.
And I want you to be the mother of my family.
I talked to Ellie today.
She's not sure...she wants me to do some tests...but she said
that statistically, women in high-risk professions like me often sustain
injuries that affect fertility.
Don't worry. We'll just have to figure something out.
Chuck kisses Sarah.
I got something for you. Was going to wait till
tomorrow but I think tonight will be fine.
I got you something too. It's very nice...cost a bit
but we can afford it now...
Sarah pulls out her childhood piggy bank from her handbag and
hands it to Chuck.
Your piggy bank!
I want you to have it. It's the only childhood
possession I still have...and I wanted to give you something to match this.
Sarah holds up her wrist showing the charm bracelet Chuck
gave her in vs the Santa Claus.
Thank you. I love you.
Chuck and Sarah kiss.
Merry Christmas Chuck.
Merry Christmas Sarah.
Chuck thinks for a beat.
We could use your piggy bank to save up for a downpayment to
Sarah just smiles.
Chuck and Sarah kiss.
griffith observatory - christmas eve, 19:30
Logan and Maureen are sitting beside each other with their
backs turned to the camera, on the lawn in front of the observatory, looking up
at the sky. They turn to face each other and kiss.