They tranq Manoosh once more and then Chuck opens Manoosh's briefcase, despite Case's protests. They dig past clothes and sunglasses to find a weird geometric red thing, but Chuck doesn't flash so they don't know what it is. Chuck almost drops it, but since they think it's a weapon, Casey freaks and takes it away. Sarah tells Chuck to give Manoosh his briefcase, but Chuck's worried what the Ring will do to Manoosh if he doesn't have the weapon. She tells him to try not to think about it, which makes being a spy much easier. He looks sadly at Manoosh, still passed out in the observation bedroom.
Buy More. When Chuck shows up, Awesome's waiting for him. He says he's freaking out, since Ellie found the ticket to Paris, and he's sick of lying to her. He can't do it anymore. Chuck tells him to calm down, that he knows the secret, and there are strings attached to that. He says if Ellie finds out, they'll both be stuck in witness protection and Awesome doesn't want that. Chuck says the lying is difficult now, but it does get easier. Ellie enters the Buy More just then, so Chuck hides Awesome. Ellie finds Chuck and they have a conversation about Paris. She wonders why they keep secrets now, and he says they don't. He tells her about the install, and how he didn't tell her because he did such a good job that they're letting him use the flat for another week, so she and Devon can have a proper honeymoon. She hugs him, and back at Castle, Casey tells Sarah that he told her Chuck's ready. "He's a good liar. You taught him well, Walker." On the camera, we hear Chuck tell Ellie there are no secrets between them. Like that's going to go over well when she inevitably finds out. When she leaves, Awesome tells Chuck how cold-blooded it was for him to lie to her like that. Chuck says there are some things she's better off not knowing.