Castle. Chuck asks where Agent Superman is, and Sarah exposits that he's on a covert mission. [One for which he will not be receiving any royalties. - Zach] General Redhead pops up on her screen to tell Chuck it's not his concern where Agent Superman is anyway. She calls him "Mr. Bartowski," and he tells her she might not have heard but he completed his first solo "mish" last night, so now it's "Agent Bartowski." She's not amused. Because she's, you know, General Redhead. Instead, she tells them about a large sum of money that came from an offshore Ring account into a civilian account. They want to know why. The civilian is Manoosh Depak (played by little-known comedian Fahim Anwar, who blogged about his experience on the episode, since it's practically as big a deal to him as it would be to any of us; I love that), who trained as a computer engineer, but dropped out of MIT after his freshman year. Casey: "Classic geek tragedy." Then, to Chuck, "Sound familiar?" General Redhead says they sent a virus to destroy his CPU and then bought every one within miles, so he'll come to the Buy More to have it fixed. She asks "Agent Bartowski" to develop Manoosh as an asset and find out what he's doing for the Ring. She turns herself off, and Chuck says it's a piece of cake.
Casey tells him not to get so cocky, since one "mish" does not an agent make. Sarah says it's difficult to earn an asset's trust while knowing you might one day have to burn them. Casey says the trick is to find out the asset's hole in his life and fill it. He says Manoosh is friendless. They watch him enter the store (without a CPU, I might add) on their surveillance camera, and Casey tells Chuck it's showtime. Chuck tells them not to worry: "Piece of cake." When he leaves, Casey looks at Sarah and says, disgusted, "Mish?" Chuck's at the Buy More, with Casey and Sarah back at Castle. Sarah tells Casey Chuck's not ready for an asset, and she's worried. He says her job's to train him, not to worry. Then he tells Chuck where to find Manoosh: with the newest Buy Moron (I'm liking this new nickname). Chuck interrupts Manoosh and Hannah, and sends her away despite both Hannah's and Manoosh's protests. He gets all condescending with Hannah, telling her she'll get her chance to shine as soon as she's ready with a poke on the nose. Then he asks Manoosh what he can do, but Manoosh doesn't want his help since he ruined his chance with the hottie. So Chuck says he detects a Burbankian accent on Manoosh. Sarah and Casey look at each other, all "WTF?" Chuck tells Manoosh his eyes are hypnotic, and Casey tells him to get a room. Manoosh decides he'll get the CPU repair piece he's buying somewhere else, so Chuck tells him just to take it for free; it's on him. He's puzzled, but takes it. Sarah tells Chuck to ease up; he's coming on a little strong. Chuck gives Manoosh his card, and says to call if he needs anything else, or just to talk. Manoosh leaves with no intention of ever using that card. Casey stands corrected: Chuck's not ready. Sarah sing-songs, "Thank you." Opening credits. Does NBC actually think people will watch The Marriage Ref?