Roark heads to the helicopter. [I love that he calls "shotgun." - Z] Bakula comes over to say goodbye to Chuck. He tells him to take care of Ellie and himself, that he can do this without Bakula. Chuck doesn't want to lose his dad again so soon. And neither do I, now that I know how awesome Bakula is (I didn't watch much Quantum Leap; I know that is a serious hole in my TV knowledge.) Chuck says he's not going to leave Bakula, as Bakula opens the door to let him out. Bakula asks if Chuck remembers him telling him not to trust his handlers. Casey and Sarah run up then with guns pointed at the bad guys waiting to take Bakula away. Bakula says he may have been wrong about them. Of course he was. The Mummy, gun pointed back, along with the whole crew of bad guys, says that if Chuck's going to walk, he better do it now. Chuck lunges forward and screams, but Casey and Sarah hold him back, as The Mummy closes the door. I did not know this show could do the dramatic and sad this well, but I was totally teary.
At Castle, General Redhead TV explains to Casey, Sarah and Chuck that their raid of Roark Instruments didn't yield the Intersect or Stephen Bartowski. She says that Fulcrum's possession of Orion poses a huge security threat. Chuck asks if she means Fulcrum's possession of his father. She promises that no one at the CIA knew his father's secret identity, and that they will entrust finding him to their best team. Chuck yells that they are the best team. Casey can't believe he's saying this, but Chuck's right. Sarah disagrees, saying that they can't put Chuck back in the field now that Fulcrum knows he's Orion's son; it's too dangerous. Chuck says that as soon as his dad finishes Roark's Intersect, he's worthless, obsolete (how, exactly? Won't the government still need an Intersect?), and that Fulcrum wins. He says all that matters now is getting his father back, and General Redhead needs him to do that. She says the assignment is his, provided his personal entanglements don't interfere.