Once again, we have a terrific episode of Chuck thanks to the merging of the Buy More and spy plotlines. This time, they go all out, in that they turn Morgan into a spy. Actually a stalker, but it's a fine line. He recruits Jeff (who it turns out is already a very good stalker in his own right), Lester, and Chuck to spy on Anna with him. She's his ex now, apparently, and she's already moved on. The bad news is that Chuck flashes on the license plate of her new beau. He sells super fancy cars and is part of a terrorist organization known as Triad.
Chuck thinks Sarah, Agent Redhead, and Casey can't understand what it means to have a best friend like Morgan -- because they can't. So they make Chuck befriend his best friend's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. Morgan's spying on the car auction at which Chuck is befriending said ex, when Triad catches Morgan. They think he's a spy rather than a run-of-the-mill stalker, and he becomes their target. Chuck saves his life, but takes his dignity by telling everyone he's just a stalker, but they think he's a spy anyway. They come after him at the Buy More, but Chuck knocks him out and saves his life in a big way. It involves car chases, explosions, a bad-ass girlfight between Sarah and the Triad leader, Smooth Lau (who is either a lesbian or at least bisexual judging by how hot she is for Sarah).
The best part of the episode, though, has to be Jeffster. That's right: Jeffster. It's Jeff and Lester's band (who knew?). They really want to perform at Ellie and Awesome's wedding. And because Awesome is ... well, awesome, he lets them audition. They go all out at the Buy More, with Lester doing his very best Toto. Ellie thinks Awesome's crazy if he wants this lame band, but Awesome's just trying to let a guy lives his dream for five minutes. This show uses music more perfectly than any other show in the history of television, I think.
In the end, Sarah apologizes to Chuck for not understanding his friendship with Morgan. It's just that no one cares about her like that. Chuck tells her someone does, though. Awwww. And then Morgan steps up and wins Anna back by saying, "I lo... like you very very much." Morgan tells Chuck how great life is now that they are both with their ladies. Chuck looks a little sad, knowing his relationship is fake and all. But at least he'll always have Morgan, right? That's the real lasting love story here anyway. (Though it might have to compete with Jeff and Lester's at this point, after Jeff got all heroic to get that second audition for his BFF.)
No previouslies. Probably because, according to the forum posters, these episodes are being aired out of order, anyway. Instead we open in Tarzana, California, in 1992, in front of a middle school. A little boy with an Alf T-shirt is running from someone. It's a little girl, who calls him "Morgan Grimes," and then tries to beat him up for spying on her in the locker room. Then a shadow with curly hair walks up to save Morgan. In a younger version of Chuck's voice, he tells the girl he'll handle it from here, then he tells Morgan to stay away from girls for probably 15 years.
Flash-forward 15 years (give or take a few), and Morgan's in the viewing room showing Jeff, Lester and Chuck a picture of Anna on the big screen. Chuck says, "Your ex-girlfriend," so that we viewers know a) who she is since she hasn't been on in months and b) that they broke up at some point off-screen. Morgan says, "Anna Melinda Wu. Five feet two inches. Ninety-six pounds. Chinese descent." Chuck wonders why we're in here talking about her. Morgan needs their help on a spy mission. Everyone teases Chuck about how he can't handle the spy stuff, and will just be there for moral support. Jeff and Lester are there to do the spying. Jeff asks Chuck if it surprises him that 80 percent of his encounters with women have been completely without their knowledge. Chuck is actually more surprised about the other 20 percent. As am I. Chuck tells Morgan he's not comfortable stalking another human being, but Morgan says it's not stalking, just "caring enough about someone to learn things about them they won't tell you themselves." In other words: stalking. Morgan tells Chuck he really needs him.
Back at Ellie and Awesome's, she hollers to Devin that she really needs him. He comes into the bedroom wrapped in a towel, which he opens for her. But that's not what she needs. She needs his help with the wedding, because with work and being a sister and a girlfriend (er ... fiancé) and everything else, she doesn't have time. So, she literally tears her to-do list and gives him part of it, which she tells him is cake, flowers and the band. She'll take care of everything else. I find it a bit surprising that she would put him in charge of flowers. Plus, aren't those the three biggest to-do things at a wedding anyway? What's she going to do? Get a pedicure? Anyway, he says that this is a partnership, and she likes that answer enough to start making out with him. He shuts the door in our faces as Chromeo starts singing "Momma's Boy."