Chuck begins his meeting with Volkoff by telling him they don't trust him. Post-counseling Volkoff says he understands, and is ashamed of himself. Chuck's eyes get wide, but Sarah continues, telling him there's an assassination order out on Vivian that he can help remove. Volkoff says it's all his fault: "absentee parent." He tells them he's not interested in how the world can serve him anymore; he's interested in how he can help serve his fellow man. Chuck pulls out the weapon and asks what it is. Volkoff says it's the Norseman, a DNA tracker. With just a sample, he says, a target or family of targets (think Bartowski) could be picked out of a crowd and killed instantly. He says the weapon has two other components, which Sarah wants. Volkoff says they're worth a lot and he would like five minutes with Vivian to make amends in exchange for the components. Chuck thinks Volkoff just wants out of jail so he can escape, which isn't going to happen.
Buy More. Alex shows up to talk to Casey about graduation. She apologizes for not being able to invite him, and for Morgan's invitation showing up at their house instead of the Buy More, where Casey saw it. Casey swears it's not an issue, but Alex continues. Her plan is to meet her mom for dinner that night, but she's told her mom she's having drinks with friends between dinner and the party. That's when she'd like to meet her dad, and show him video of the ceremony. He thinks it's an intrusion, but she says she wants him to be part of this. So he agrees. She gives him a hug, which he's clearly awkward with.
Castle. General Redhead tells the gang that Langley would like the other weapon components. Chuck says he can't help because this weapon's not in the Intersect and the only guy who can find the components is... General Redhead cuts him off: "...coming in right about now." Volkoff, heavily chained and cuffed up, is brought in by a giant team of guards. They all (even Casey) question it, until General Redhead shuts that down. Volkoff tells them that well-known pirate Ellyas Abshir has the Norseman targeting component. Chuck flashes and says Ellyas was last seen in Mogadishu. Sarah wonders why Volkoff's agreed to do this, and he says the General's caved to his demands. Chuck wonders if anyone else's alarm bells are going off, telling them they're being played for suckers. General Redhead says that Washington wants the Norseman now; damn the risks. She tells them Volkoff's their responsibility for the next 48 hours. Volkoff wonders when they fly.