Armand Assante guests in this episode as a crazy former Communist dictator who's about to announce his fictional country (Costa Gravas) will have its first democratic election. Unfortunately, he ends up poisoned and Team Bartowski has to take the lead on trying to make sure he isn't killed. Fortunately, for them his doctor is Awesome. As in, the Captain. He saves the premier's life and ends up invited to his gala (along with his wife, brother-in-law and his brother-in-law's date). So Sarah, Chuck and Awesome all head to the gala, everyone clear on the mission except Ellie, who just thinks this is an exciting, romantic, sexy reminder of the passion she and her husband have lost lately. Casey can't be inside during the mission at the Embassy, because he can't be on Costa Gravas soil, since they consider him the Angel of Death for the many times he tried and failed to assassinate the premier back when he was evil.
An assassin makes it into the gala, though, and Chuck and Sarah have already been kicked out for seeming drunk (they knocked out a protester whom they thought might be an assassin), so Casey gets in disguise and heads in to take out the assassin. Awesome mistakes Casey for an assassin, though, and knocks him out, saving the premier again. Casey ends up held as a Costa Gravan prisoner, although the real assassin is among the premier's guards. He poisons his cigar, and the premiere only wants Awesome as his doctor. Awesome, who really, really wants to be a spy, invites Chuck and Sarah along to try to get Casey back. They go in undercover as a doctor and a nurse, and when Casey's shot, Chuck has to prove to the premier's men that he's a doctor by removing the bullet from Casey's leg. He flashes and removes it, then gasses Casey when the premier needs a blood transfusion and Casey's type matches. Casey gets a box of cigars from the premiere and a new nickname: Angel of Life.
Awesome realizes this is all the excitement he can handle, and tells Chuck he can't imagine having to hide part of your life, and giving up part of your real life in the process. He tells Ellie he has one more patient, then will be home, and they're both cute and sweet and in love. But Awesome's last patient is the guy who tried to poison the premier, and he's not happy the assassination attempts didn't take because of pesky Dr. Awesome. The episode ends with Sarah coming up and whispering something to Chuck. They hug and look sad, then Ellie comes out and asks where her husband is. If they kill off Awesome, that will be decidedly not awesome.
No previouslies. We open instead on a cadaver foot and are told we're at UCLA Medical Center in 2000. A professor's asking for volunteers to help with his dissection, and when he gets none, he calls on Devon Woodcomb. When he doesn't respond, the professor says Devon must have more pressing issues on his first day of medical school (right; like you dissect a cadaver on your first day). So he calls on Eleanor Bartowski, who's not there either. That's because they're making out in a broom closet somewhere. They make small talk, and learn each other's names. But at least they're gaining the appreciation of the human body that the professor wanted to teach them. They undress, and Awesome says he loves med school.
In the present, Ellie's asking for a broom to sweep up a wedding plate she broke. She's cranky Chuck's not there to help them move, but Awesome sticks up for him (as he also tries to channel him while setting up the flat-screen TV). Ellie comes upon their wedding album, and gets nostalgic for several months ago. She wonders when they get another break from real life, and get to be those people again. Awesome says he's going to take a break, get some food, and they'll watch their wedding video on the couch and maybe afterward re-create their wedding night. She wonders about the TV, and he says it's a job for a professional. Just then a helicopter loudly flies over, and Ellie asks if it's just her or there have been a lot of those lately. Awesome pretends he hasn't noticed.
Chuck's arriving home after his helicopter drop-off. When he turns on his bedroom light, Awesome's sitting there, and Chuck screams. Awesome apologizes for scaring him, but Chuck suggests not sneaking into someone's room at night then. Awesome suggests Chuck's pilot land farther from the apartment, and Chuck says he'll work on it. Chuck's opening his spy kit (which has a Buy More badge in it), and Awesome helps him take off some sort of spy gear as Awesome asks where he was, and tells him Ellie's mad that he didn't come over to set up the TV. Chuck says he was on a CIA mission, which was the basic: cocktail party, bad guys, weapons. Awesome thinks it sounds kick-ass, and then tells Chuck he might want to keep his body armor on when he finally sees Ellie.
Awesome and Ellie's. Chuck easily sets up the TV, and Awesome says he could have been a surgeon with those hands. Ellie snidely replies he could have been a lot of things, but she would have settled for on time. Then he turns the TV on, and she takes it back. The news that's on the TV, though, is about the premier of the fictional Communist country of Costa Gravas, who's visiting the U.S. for the first time since 1974. Chuck flashes on the leader, who's a killer. Awesome notices the flash and asks if Chuck's okay. Chuck gets a page, and tells Awesome he has to run. Awesome asks if it's something with the premier, and Chuck says it's confidential spy stuff. Awesome's page beeps, too, and he answers Chuck the same way. Ellie comes out, and Awesome tells her that duty calls, but he'll make it up to her.