In front of the opera house, Sarah and Jill are walking out together; Jill asks if it's a normal day of work for Sarah, who says it pretty much is other than the highlight of Casey singing. Then we pan over to Casey telling Chuck he's going to have him arrested for crimes against his country, and then he'll take him down to Guantanamo. I think he had more to say, but Chuck interrupts him to explain that he made a copy of the list. He credits Morgan, even calling the copier Canada's greatest gift since Shania Twain. Back over with Sarah and Jill, Jill thanks Sarah for saving her and apologizes for not trusting Sarah with Chuck. Sarah gives an awesome speech about how if she wants to repay her she won't hurt Chuck again. Jill says she won't because she cares about Chuck, but shut up, Jill; Sarah's not done yet. Sarah looks at her piercingly, and says she's cares about him too. She adds, "It's my job to protect him. From anything." More piercing looks. And is that worry on Jill's face? Could it be?
Buy More the next day, from Buster's perspective. It's foggy and hazy. Morgan walks up and says hi in a totally normal voice, and Buster asks him to stop screaming. Morgan thinks Buster had a little too much fun last night, and Buster agrees he should never have gone for the second Fuzzy Navel. They're four percent alcohol, after all. Morgan and I both think about how stupid and annoying Buster is. But Morgan takes Buster to the screening room to show him a video he made last night of Buster, wasted on his two Fuzzy Navels, in Big Mike's office impersonating Big Mike and then flailing around and throwing up. Morgan points out that Big Mike's office is off-limits after hours. Morgan tells him he'll run this up the flagpole if Buster doesn't call off the witch hunt for Chuck Bartowski. Awww, Morgan is so the best friend ever. I want one. Morgan leaves Buster, but not before saying, "Viva BuyMoria!"
Casey and Sarah are in the OOSSL putting the list back on the computer to decode the list. Jill and Chuck are making out in his room. Music starts playing and Jill coves up the camera. Casey wants to do something about it, but Sarah asks for him to give Chuck a little break after his big day today. The decryption key is found and Sarah and Casey start watching as Fulcrum agents start popping on the screen. Chuck and Jill keep on making out. And we all know what's coming at this point. It's impossible not to. But they do take awhile getting there, so long that the tension builds to a point that it makes you crazy. And when it finally does happen, we get a long shot on a shocked Sarah and a long shot on a shocked Casey before they start running out of the OOSSL with guns in hands. Then we see what they just saw on the screen: Jill's photo. It says "Jill Roberts" and "FULCRUM: Classified - 7RCCK." Casey and Sarah head into Chuck's and it's still intercut with Chuck and Jill's sex scene. But when they show up in his room with guns, there's no one there. Just a messy bed and his GPS watch. Then we see a gleefully, heartbreakingly happy Chuck in a convertible with a suddenly suspicious-looking Jill. He tells her they're "safe at last." Yeah, except for the part where you're not safe at all, Chuck. And they drive off into the ironic sunset. So, yeah, it took only one week for them to do exactly what I said would make the show dead to me. And, to be honest, it's not dead to me. It does piss me off, but the rest of the episode was so good. I hope they can continue at this level, and I still think there's a possibility it's not what it seems. For example, couldn't Jill be undercover inside Fulcrum, like Bryce? That said, I'm still knocking this episode down a full grade from what I would have given it if that hadn't happened at the end. Because ... cop-outs hurt your grades.