Casey and Sarah are en route. They must have pieced together the trap. How they got the address out of Big Mike without blowing their covers is not to be discussed. Chuck runs through the abandoned building and smack dab into Michael Clarke Duncan. Michael Clarke Duncan shoves him out a window, picks him up and dangles him over the side of the building trying to get him to give up the Cipher. Which is exactly where we started this crazy romp. Right? Oh wait, wrong. See how they did that? That is down right clever. So once again Chuck is trying to barter with Michael Clarke Duncan, and once again Sarah shows up and points her gun at him. Michael Clarke Duncan has had enough of all this nonsense. He drops Chuck. Sarah's scream alerts Casey to the problem. He grabs Chuck's arm as he goes sailing by and swings him onto the fire escape. You would think at the least that would dislocate his arm, but I will suspend my disbelief. It's the first episode of the new season, after all. Sarah is so upset over Chuck's apparent death that she takes on Michael Clarke Duncan. He knocks the gun out her hand and they wrastle on the roof. Casey tells Chuck to scamper, but Chuck has to tell him he loves him! For saving him! Again! Casey ignores him and rushes off. Michael Clarke Duncan is so much bigger than Sarah that all the wrestling and fighting looks like a trip to her chiropractor. It almost looks like it feels good. Sarah finally gets dropped, but Casey is there as back up. Unfortunately, all forty-two of Michael Clarke Duncan' black-clad band of desperados are there too. Casey and Sarah are quickly surrounded. When all looks lost, Chuck breaks down the roof door with an entire swat team. They outnumber and out gun Michael Clarke Duncan and his team. Chuck even has the cipher! Chuck saves the day!
Casey is carefully pruning his beloved bonsai when General Redhead interrupts, causing him to mis-cut. No, not the bonsai! Anything but the bonsai! General Redhead reminds Casey that his mission remains the same: Terminate Chuck. Casey grumbles and Colonel Redhead calls him out on it. He explains that Chuck served his country with honor and could even have a future as an analyst with the CIA. General Candyman interrupts to say that unless Casey can guarantee that Chuck will never be kidnapped, tortured, maimed, etc. and the secrets in his head spilled, then Chuck must be terminated. He will die with honor. Casey does not look happy.
Ellie and Chuck are in the kitchen of their apartment. Chuck is planning on cooking Sarah dinner, Ellie is unsure about his cooking skills. Awesome and Ellie head out and I can't figure out the point of that scene except to give Ellie and Awesome some contractually obligated screen time. Chuck gets ready for dinner. Elsewhere, some anonymous Intelligence agents prepare the Cipher to be loaded into the Intersect. Meanwhile, Casey breaks into Chuck's apartment with a handgun fitted with a silencer. Chuck pours wine into the glasses because he likes dusty wine for his dates. The cipher is put into the Intersect. Ten men in black suits and sunglasses file into the room with the Intersect. They are joined by General Candyman. Casey creeps through Chuck's apartment. Chuck practices the speech he plans to make to Sarah. The men in sunglasses take off their sunglasses preparing to be loaded with Intersect data. General Candyman dons sunglasses to shield himself from the knowledge. The Intersect appears to be a Mac Classic with about 512k of memory. The Intersect is turned on. The lights and coded images fill the room. A message flashes on the screen: Fulcrum thanks you. The room explodes. No more General Candyman? Wait! Casey! Don't kill Chuck! He's the only Intersect left! Casey waits for his shot. Sarah rings the doorbell. When Chuck answers he knows something is wrong. Sarah explains that they have to call off the date because the Intersect was destroyed. The Cipher was merely a Trojan horse that destroyed everything the second it was engaged. Once again Chuck is the only Intersect. In the wings, Casey hears the news. He slinks away. Chuck is depressed.