Princess being in another castle, the conversation turns back to Chuck's castration anxiety; specifically the way he has substituted his perfect girlfriend and external computer-brain for the concept of his own masculinity and thus accidentally put himself into a double-bind situation where his relationship and the Intersect overlap and x each other out: He can't be her equal without the Intersect, but he can't have the Intersect until he is her equal.
Which is every boy you've ever met, because that's how boys work, and also why Sarah Walker has to talk out of both sides of her mouth all the time: Because she's always separately talking to Spy Chuck and to Boy Chuck, because they still haven't been able to combine themselves into Man Chuck -- turn that XOR into AND -- for the very good reason that that's when the show ends. Just ask Lois Lane.
Alex waits until the end of lunch with her dad to bring up John's crazy and how Morgan's about to stage an edginess intervention on him, and how we didn't really see any of this because it was subway'd between layers of Buy More BS and we're just now being told that it's a storyline that is actually happening in this episode. Alex is willing to stipulate that part of this is itchy trigger finger from getting benched over the lacuna, but pushes him to explain the other part, about getting called back up.
"I got soft," he admits. "I made friends here." Instead of saying, "Yes, you have" and moving on to dessert, Alex reframes it in the pussycattiest way possible: "Well, you know Morgan's scared of the team being broken up, too. And if you are transferred, which might not even happen, don't you think it'd be better to be nice to your friends than drive them away?" And that's how Colonel John Casey learned that manners are for everyday.
They put Alex back on the plot device shelf for next time she's needed, and more of this Greta shit happens and Grimes tries to stop them but they won't be stopped because they are playing pretend-spies and don't understand that she will chop them into little pieces that will never be found because she is real spies. And Morgan tries to warn them off from her threat, which just sounds like he's threatening them, and it's actually pretty funny: "They put a webcam in my locker, they bugged my price gun, the psychotic one follows me with a video camera narrating The Tracking And Hunt Of The Greta Marmot." She asks what they even mean, and better, Morgan's hilarious: "Which one do you think is the psychotic one?"