Chuck shows up at Sarah's, freaking out. He doesn't want to get her into more trouble at work, but he doesn't know who else to talk to. She says there's no surveillance at her private residence. Chuck says his whole world is about juggling lies, and his life's spinning out of control. He says everything is screwed up, and he wants to be able to tell Ellie the truth about who he is and what he does. He can't believe how much the U.S. government has hurt the people that he loves. Wow. There's a lot of truth in that, in this current time, for most Americans. Sarah tells him that maybe it's time the U.S. government helped him, and gives him the note she was going to leave on his pillow.
Back at the apartment, Awesome walks into Chuck's rooms and thanks him for saving his life by finding the key card. He says, "Dude." And then, with a sly smile, "Special Agent Carmichael." General Redhead pops up, but Awesome's already walking out. She quickly shuts off when she sees him, so only the "General Beckman conference" ending thing is there when he turns back around.
Sarah and Chuck drive up to a McDreamy-style silver trailer in the middle of nowhere, at least for L.A. Chuck isn't sure they should do this, since she had to access an illegal database to find him. He clearly didn't want to be found. Sarah says it will be good to see him. They knock, but no one answers. So Sarah touches the back of Chuck's neck reassuringly, and they lean closer like they might kiss. Then the trailer door opens. Chuck: "Dad." The end.
The previews give everything away, so I'm not even going to say anything about them. I am not-so-silently protesting that the showrunners set up the episode so the dad would be a surprise, but then whoever puts the promo together totally ruined it.
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