While Casey's busy working on this secret mission inside a big, gaping "secret" hallway in Castle and torturing Morgan into being able to withstand torture, Chuck and Sarah are bored out of their minds, playing Operation in Castle because of the lack of missions. They realize that Casey hasn't been around and work on figuring it out. They find his hallway, but can't get into the big metal door. So they turn to Morgan, who avoids Chuck and plays dumb until Sarah sneaks in and tranqs him. They then scour the apartment for a handprint -- which is on Casey's portrait of Reagan, obviously. They use that to break into his new secret room, where they figure out what's been going on: He's working with a couple of the Gretas -- Isaiah Mustafa and Stacy Keibler, to be precise. Chuck still thinks he has one up on them, because of his Intersect. Then Sarah finds Chuck's dad's laptop in the secret room and they realize they're running a new Intersect project. And now the Gretas are Intersects. Robin Givens says they don't have the flaws of the Chuck model, though, because they don't have any problem shooting people, and they don't bother with those pesky emotions. Chuck and Sarah are relegated to being the B Team. Until Casey's conscience gets the better of him, and he invites Chuck and Sarah on a mission, where their hesitation to shoot and emotion ends up looking like the best thing in the world. Stacy Greta shoots a guy who's heart is what's keeping a bomb from going off, and Chuck uses more than his Intersect brain to defuse a bomb. In the end, the Gretas are un-Intersected, and thankful.
In the meantime, Ellie's going stir crazy stuck at home with baby Clara, so she'd like her dad's laptop back, please. Awesome pretends he took it to the Buy More, so she spends the episode getting Jeffster! to track it down for her (because she makes them think there are racy videos of her and Awesome on it). They don't, but after the Intersect project is declared a failure, Robin Givens tells Casey she needs someone who thinks like a Bartowski to continue this project. Casey returns home and tells Morgan there are no more secrets from Chuck; they're all on the same team now. And then Robin Givens shows up at Ellie's and gives her the laptop, pretending Jeffster! gave it to her by mistake. Ellie loses the whole day on it, and Awesome's not even a little bit pleased to see that when he gets home. Which is the cliffhanger we're left on. Will Ellie be the new Intersect? Also, where's Linda Hamilton?
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Here's a few things Chuck wants us to know: Greta! Bakula left Ellie a laptop that she figured out, so Awesome gave it to Chuck. Morgan and Casey became roomies as long as Morgan wouldn't tell Chuck about Casey's out-in-the-open secret project.
We open on Morgan being tortured by someone with a disguised voice. The disembodied voice tries to get him to give up John Casey, and when they worked together. Morgan eventually admits they worked at the Buy More, but won't say anything else, despite the threat of imminent torture. Then the lights go on, and Casey tells him he did a better job this time, since he didn't even pee his pants. Then Casey takes a giant gun, touches his portrait of Reagan, and gives Morgan a parting message that if he really cares about his best friend he'll keep Casey's secret. He leaves Morgan alone, where Morgan realizes he did actually pee a little bit. Ew. Close-up of Chuck's face as Sarah counts down. He tells her to shush; she knows how nervous he gets! If you think they are on a mission, working on defusing a bomb or something, you are totally wrong. They're playing Operation. Because they are bored and missionless. Casey shows up at Castle, and they grill him on whether there's a new mission. He grunts, lies that he's returning something (the giant gun), and says maybe there are no missions because the Intersect's made the world a more peaceful place. Sarah tells Chuck Casey's up to something and follows him into the giant, obvious, secret hall about a foot away from where they always work in Castle. He uses his handprint to enter the big, steel door, and then Sarah tries. She can't get in, so Chuck says he'll try. "It's not like they're going to deny the one and only Intersect." That right there, my friends, is some very un-subtle foreshadowing. You'll see. Anyway, his hand doesn't work either. They think Casey's turned into a vigilante, and want to get to the bottom of this. Chuck has an idea...
He knocks on Morgan and Casey's door, and grills Morgan on Casey. Morgan tries to get Chuck to leave by lying that he just waxed his floors, then he denies everything, says he knows nothing, and is just Casey's "domestic partner," not his spy partner. Chuck wonders where all his missions have gone, and Morgan says that maybe the Intersect has made the world a more peaceful place. Sarah and Chuck are back home, annoyed that their BFF and partner would both lie to them. They see Casey leaving the courtyard in what looks like mission-y clothes, so they decide to follow. They justify it by saying he might be in danger if he goes out without the Intersect. So, really, they're just watching his back.