Morgan continues to be a complete asshat, working for Verbanski, getting frosted tips, and telling Chuck he's not his friend. If that's not bad enough, he tells everyone constantly how great he is at being a supercomputer robot Intersect. It's quite annoying, and had me wondering if the entire purpose of this season is to get viewers of the show to hate a) Morgan and b) the show. But a twist in the middle, where we find out General Redhead isn't the one who sent the Intersect glasses Morgan put on last season -- so they probably put something bad in his brain -- makes everyone feel a little sympathetic. Okay, not quite everyone. Casey's not quite over what a jerk Morgan's been to Alex, after all. But he still helps Sarah and Chuck try to save Morgan from himself.
They head to a rooftop where Morgan's headed, too (since Morgan stole the team's mission when he left them for Verbanski Corp.). They find Morgan there, and he's not himself. Luckily, though, Sarah talked to Ellie and knows that someone just needs to use Morgan's memories to bring him back to us. So Chuck does, and it pretty much miraculously makes him Morgan again, and he goes back to the team and everything. Which is pretty unbelievable and silly. But I'll take it over The Morgan Show! Unfortunately, at the end of the episode, General Redhead has more news for Chuck, but this time it's that Decker's put out a kill order on Morgan, since he's blabbing all over about being the Intersect. Chuck tries to call and alert Morgan to hide, but doesn't reach him. Someone plants a bomb on Morgan's new Verbanski-funded bike, which he's heading toward as the episode ends. But if you think he's going to get killed, I have some property to sell you.
Meanwhile, Awesome's starting his shift as stay-at-home dad with Clara, and he's pretty super at it. So super that he accomplishes a day's worth of stuff in forty-five minutes, and has nothing to do. So he and Clara go to the Buy More. He finds Jeff lying in a room full of auto fumes, and saves him. Then he checks him out fully and gives him a prescription to stop sleeping in his van. Jeff actually listens, and ends the episode a reasonable, intelligible, buttoned-down Buy More employee without frizzy hair! I don't know if he'll be as funny, but a shake-up was needed in the Buy More dynamic, so this'll do for now.
Chuck doesn't offer us a few things we might need to know this week. Instead, he says, "Hi, I'm Chuck, and here's what's been going on in my life lately." Verbanski is the competition. Morgan is the (annoying as hell) Intersect. Chuck is his handler. And it's not going well. In fact, Morgan offered himself and the Intersect up to Verbanski. Now: Casey and Sarah are on a mission. She's in the van, leading him on his way. It seems very serious and important, but it's ultimately just a way for him to meet Gertrude Verbanski. It's adorable, though, because Sarah keeps calling it "Intercept." And once he "accidentally bumps into" her, Sarah gives him information on Gertrude's favorite restaurant around the corner, and coaches him to ask her out. But he doesn't. Instead, he makes awkward small-talk, and then pats her even more awkwardly on the shoulder, and leaves. When Sarah wonders why he froze up, he informs her he planted a bug on her that piggy-backs off her cell phones Wi-Fi. Sarah thinks this is a weird move, but he asks her to just do him a favor and not tell Chuck or Morgan. Her lips are sealed.
Chuck and Morgan are in the Nerd Herd car in a parking garage. Morgan's playing Words With Friends, and apparently using the Intersect to do so. He starts pouting about how Chuck's using the world's greatest supercomputer to sit in a parking garage and wait. Chuck tells him he's starting to act like seventh-grade Morgan. Then someone pulls up, and Chuck gets out. It's General Redhead, who wants nothing to do with catch-up time. Instead, she wants him and his team to track down a guy named Mats Zorn, who runs a site that makes Wikileaks look like child's play. There's a reward for getting him and the documents he has, but she asks that no one breathe her name in association with it. Morgan peeks out of the Nerd Herd car and starts honking at her and commenting on how she's obviously been working out. She asks Chuck what's wrong with him, and Chuck says, "So many things." I feel that the point of this season so far has been to make us hate Morgan. (And sort of the show, too.) And it's working.
When Chuck arrives back at the apartment, Alex is waiting for Morgan in the courtyard. Chuck says he just dropped him off at Buy More, and he said he had a hot date. Alex gets teary-eyed, and asks Chuck if he'd tell him if Morgan were seeing someone else. He says he would, but doesn't think that's what's going on; Morgan's just going through a lot right now. He heads into Casey's apartment, and tells Sarah he locked up the driver General Redhead gave him with all the information about Zorn in Castle (you know, the place that everyone knows is there because they are terrible spies). He tells Sarah that Morgan went AWOL after her tried to have a heart to heart with him about being a total jackasshole. Then Chuck notices that Casey's surveilling someone, and when he realizes it's Verbanski, Casey tries to explain it away as business, but Chuck's all, "Perving out on Gertrude?" And Sarah's like, "Told you." Hee. Anyway, good thing Casey's a creeper because they see Morgan meet up with Gertrude and accept a job working for her. Casey seethes about the little traitor. And I just wonder what happened to the show I used to love. At least we still have Cake.