Chuck is wearing a suit to his hotel stakeout, and when Sarah comes to monitor his progress, he surprises her with a glass of champagne, some sizzling shrimp and Hall and Oates. "Private Eyes," naturally. It's a trip down memory lane for the both of them, because it's what Chuck played on their first stakeout. Chuck starts to wear her wall of professionalism down, and she almost gets sentimental. Luckily, Shaw calls to remind her to stay true to her school. He reminds Chuck to stay focused, but Chuck wants to talk to Sarah about their future. A call from her current boyfriend does not dampen Chuck's desire to reconnect with Sarah. Besides, if he's a spy, and she's a spy, there is no reason they can't make sweet spy love together. He lays out his case and then leans in for a kiss, and -- holy hockey! -- Sarah is responding. Of course, Shaw ruins the mood again. Anatole has checked into the hotel, and Chuck has to move. Sarah heads back to HQ and leaves Chuck to his mission.
Chuck enters the hotel spa and discovers that Anatole is in the steam room. So Chuck strips down into a towel and joins the boys for an invigorating steam. Once he's nearly nude, Anatole and his muscle get called to a meeting. Actually, Ivan Drago gets called to a meeting, but much to my 12-year-old self's disappointment, Dolph Lundgren was not actually semi-nude in the steam room. Chuck tackles the muscle while neatly clinging to his towel and, I suppose, dignity, and, I suppose, 8 pm time slot. No offense to Chuck, but I don't think he would have gotten past Dolph Lungren with that towel so firmly in place. Unfortunately there is no time to both put on pants and make the meeting between Anatole and the mole, so Chuck rushes upstairs clad only in the towel. Chuck cleverly convinces the maid cleaning the room next to the meeting room that he was in the shower and scares her off. He then hops out the window, seven floors up, shimmies out the window and watches the meeting taking place between Anatole and the mole. Instead of an exchange of money, Chuck sees the mole kill Anatole. Chuck still hasn't gotten a clear view of the mole's face and can't identify him, so he makes a dying bird sound and the mole comes back to peer quickly out the window. The glance is just enough for Sarah and Shaw to ID the mole. Chuck's mission is complete. He is a spy. The towel that had so diligently done its duty flutters to the ground. It was a brave little towel. It served its country (and the FCC) well. Let's take a moment of silence.