The Mission: A Swiss chalet, in Gstaad, where a 100-carat diamond called the Cane Volto is up for auction. The leaders of "numerous criminal and terrorist organizations" plan to attend, for some reason, suggesting that it's not just a big-ass diamond but also special in a spy way. "Method for money laundering, payment for illegal weapons, that sort of thing," Riggle offers, and both Walker and Casey shut him down with a "yeah, we got this" hiss of nastiness. Riggle, of course, giggles like a crazy person, but that might just be how he is. The degree to which Rob Riggle's crazy might be just actual crazy has always bewitched me. It is one of the top five things about him.
Chuck's spy job will be to win the auction and bring the diamond home. That sounds super-dangerous, General! Auctions are generally known to be fraught with danger, especially for the winners of the auctions. Why, I hear they use paddles! Sarah, of course, wants to go along, but since with them he'll never reach "maximum fear," both Walker and Casey are ordered to monitor this from Castle. Chuck reminds them that he needs to be operating without a safety net to get the flash, and Sarah awesomely goes, "Yes, Chuck, but then there's no safety net." Chuck takes off, and she admits defeat with a beautiful sigh and a "Don't be a hero, just come home safe to me."
The best girlfriends are the ones who never let it show how exhausting the care and feeding of the male ego actually gets. Headed up the mountain, in his second tweed/turtle from the last scene, pronouncing the word "gondola" all kinds of ways, Rob Riggle is a vision. "Quite a tableau. Sometimes... Scenery makes me cry. Isn't it amazing being a spy?" The last with such a gleaming crazy-eye that it sort of made me want to be a spy. Chuck's missing Sarah, but just as his girlfriend and not as the safety net that she always, always is, because Switzerland is so romantic and Riggle's over here crying and stuff. "The only way in or out of the chalet is the gondola. Things go south, we're trapped. You'll produce enough adrenalized fear to lift a car, let alone restart the Intersect!" Chuck immediately produces enough adrenalized pee to fill a Swiss gondola.