Mogadishu. Chuck's going to go in as a Volkoff agent, but Volkoff says it should be him going in. He tells Chuck to tell them he sent him, which will scare the hell out of them. Then he gets philosophical, wondering why he always chooses fear over love. Casey's had enough: "Okay, Oprah." He drags him out of the room, giving Sarah a chance to bring the prenup up with Chuck again. She asks if he wonders why she asked him to sign it, and he says he figured she'd tell him when she's ready; is that cool? Sarah, disappointed, says it is.
Ellie and Awesome's apartment. Awesome's teaching Clara about the missing link when Ellie pipes up from the kitchen that the Agent X file she showed her mom is missing. She wonders why her mom would delete a file from her dad's computer. Awesome thinks she's jumping to conclusions. Ellie leaves a message for her mom, then tells Awesome she's going to get to the bottom of this mystery. Poor Awesome keeps getting sucked into other people's drama and secrecy.
Casey's got Volkoff set up with guards in a tiny room in Mogadishu. He tells Chuck to watch him and leaves them. Volkoff asks Chuck about the prenup, and tells him he thinks he's handling it very well. Dr. Nelson, his prison shrink, taught him that a major part of recovery is seeing the opposing point of view. Volkoff says he's been thinking a lot about Chuck's mother, and he owes her an amends. He wonders if Chuck could talk to her. Chuck says Volkoff's kind of a sore subject with her. So Volkoff reminds Chuck, who's finished prepping for the mission, to say that he works for Volkoff. Chuck struts out in what looks more like safari garb (tan vest over a long-sleeved brown T-shirt) than a spy or Volkoff agent wardrobe. Chuck asks for Ellyas Abshir, then smugly says, "I work for Alexei Volkoff." Everyone turns and points their guns at him. Chuck, being typically clueless, thinks they must not have heard him correctly, so he repeats the name: "Alexei Volkoff." Uh, no, Chuck. This is what we call a setup. Ellyas walks up and tells Chuck that Alexei's a "powerless worm in a U.S. penitentiary." Chuck says he still has a little power, since he sent Chuck here to broker a deal for the Norseman tracking device. Ellyas says it's not for sale. Back in the room, Sarah asks why Volkoff didn't tell them Ellyas hates him. Volkoff, sincerely: "Everyone hates me. I accept that." Chuck tells Ellyas his terms are reasonable; he's prepared to pay... Ellyas cuts him off: "With your life. Good." Chuck says Ellyas may have put words in his mouth, "specifically the word 'life.'" Back in the room, Alexei convinces Sarah and Casey he needs to go out there, but that he can't do it in his prison clothes. Ellyas tells Chuck to pick a game -- dice, roulette, cards -- and if Chuck wins he can have the tracker; if he loses, he dies. Chuck: "Do you have UNO?" Come now, Chuck. If you're going to pick a game, pick one that's strategy-based that you know you can win.