Chuck: Season 5 (2011 - 2012)


Season 5

Critics Consensus

Chuck closes its case file with an amiable panache, reaching its conclusion before the hijinks get stale.



Critic Ratings: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 250
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Air date: Oct 28, 2011
Air date: Nov 4, 2011
Air date: Nov 11, 2011
Air date: Nov 18, 2011
Air date: Dec 9, 2011
Air date: Dec 16, 2011
Air date: Dec 23, 2011
Air date: Dec 30, 2011
Air date: Jan 6, 2012
Air date: Jan 13, 2012
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Chuck is back with new missions, a new business -- and no Intersect. The stakes are high as Chuck sets out to become a full-fledged spy. But without the CIA as backup, Chuck will have to rely now more than ever on John Casey, Sarah Walker, and a new Intersect -- Morgan Guillermo Grimes. Across this thrilling final season, Chuck will find that his wits, his friends, and his family are the only backup he needs.

Critic Reviews for Chuck Season 5

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

Chuck's life and death speaks in surprisingly potent ways to how television is changing.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A big fat wink to fans. The fifth season looks like a winner.

Oct 28, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a program with some clever writing and a strong ensemble that has still never quite figured out its identity.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

With a strong start to the final season of Chuck, "Chuck vs. the Zoom" is full of all the things that have made this show great.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

While [the finale's] sad, it is a bit hopeful.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

There were enough solid episodes (and Yvonne Strahovski wardrobe highlights) along the way to keep it just interesting enough to reward the investment.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

But while the show undeniably got darker towards the end, he was still the same Chuck Bartowski at heart.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, despite its flaws, it's nice to have a farewell romp with Chuck, Sarah, Casey and Morgan before they leave us behind for good.

Apr 2, 2018 | Full Review…

In retrospect, Chuck went on a little too long with a premise that was probably worth two good seasons, but it still made me smile enough that I was never annoyed to see it return.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

I enjoyed the hell out of that.

Jun 26, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's been a long time since I saw a show go out so perfectly on its own terms. In the end, all I could do was sit there with tears in my eyes and sigh with content.

Apr 3, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm glad that Chuck is back

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chuck: Season 5

  • Apr 01, 2019
    This series will be greatly missed!
  • Jan 14, 2016
    While this show has had it's ups and downs with story and a significant plot, I always loved returning to Burbank to see the Nerd-Herd employee take a day off work to stop a Russian Mob boss or deactivate a bomb. While Chuck's performance get's riddled more and more with emotional drama, the randomness of Lester and Jeff, Morgan's clumsy ineptitude, Casey's stone-faced awesomeness, Sarah's determination and the giddy joy felt before every fight scene make this final season enjoyable, and give Chuck an arguably fair send-off.
  • Jul 11, 2015
    Chuck will forever hold a special place in my heart. It pains me to accept the bitter sweet ending but I knew it had to be done. A show such as this always have to end beautifully/tragically. It is how this is remembered. After watching the ending, one will surely find the urge to begin watching Chuck Season 1 all over again!
  • Jun 20, 2015
    this is just the best show ever 'nuff said
  • Jan 04, 2015
    This is without a doubt my favorite show of all time. I only watched it recently on Netflix but it was amazing. once i finished the 5th season I instantly started again from the beginning. I'm just hoping that a movie will eventually happen, or even if Netflix picked it up for a new season
  • Dec 03, 2014
    No other show has captivated my interest to such lengths... even years after its departure.
  • Aug 04, 2014
    While it aims to please the fans, Chuck season five had the potential to be so much more, but fell flat. Would've been nice to see the show shake off it's tired, campy tone for a while.
  • May 13, 2014
    I though the show was great my only problem was the last season it wasn't great but was fine enough.
  • May 12, 2014
    the final season of Chuck features it's most extreme changes to the character structure. For the first time, Chuck is no longer the intersect, and in an interesting twist, Morgan downloads it himself. Eventually, Morgan is freed from the intersect and the gang spends most of the time preventing other groups from getting there hands on different copies of it. The final episode, Chuck Versus The Goodbye, is absolutely fantastic... I was going to give this season 3.5 stars, but then I remembered this episode and was forced to bump it to four... Bottom line, this is a decent season and ends the series fantastically. I'd recommend this series.
  • Apr 21, 2014
    I'm still crying. This final season is amazing but it left me devastated. With the twist and turns, action and adventures it is everything expected and more. Watchers will be holding their chairs until the very end.

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