This starts out much like any other episode, before everything changes forever. (Remember the first time Alias did the whole game-changing reset? This episode is almost like that one, except without the kissing... for now.)
Chuck wants to find his father so badly, he's willing to free Jill. He even makes a deal for her -- a deal he's totally not allowed to make, which is therefore void. Jill takes him to a family function to talk to someone named "Uncle Bernie" (Borat's sidekick), who is Fulcrum and will know where Chuck's dad is. Unfortunately, Bernie wants to kill Chuck, but he ends up dying of a heart attack instead. When Our Gang realizes Chuck's dad is in this Fulcrum high rise (where they recruit people with Army-style videos and testing), they all head there. Jill asks to go along, because she knows the place and can be of help. She and Sarah wait in the van, but when Chuck and Casey are found out, Sarah has to go in, and takes Jill with her as backup. Jill tries to make a break for it, but hears Chuck calling for help, and goes to save him. He cuts her ankle bracelet and frees her, giving her a fake engagement ring from the government to support herself. She asks him to be sure he can trust Sarah and Casey. I'm glad Jill wasn't all bad and was really just in the wrong organization at the wrong time. Or, I guess, anytime.
Anyway, General Redhead is not happy that they not only didn't find Bakula, but they also lost Jill, who knows secrets. Casey jokingly asks permission to drop Chuck into a hole, and General Redhead grants it. She's not joking. She wants this operation shut down, and she wants Chuck to be held underground for his own safety. Sarah protests that he won't go down without a fight, which is why General Redhead sends Sarah to tell him that they intercepted his father in transport, and he's waiting at Castle. When he arrives, Casey will tranq him and the extraction team will take him away. Sarah arrives at the Buy More and tells Chuck what she's supposed to. She smiles, but it's awfully stiff looking. It's great acting, but Chuck doesn't realize she's faking it. Instead, he tells her how he was starting to think he couldn't trust her, but he's so glad he can. She leans in to hug him, and tells him to remove his watch, because it's all a lie, and they have to run. So they do. Chuck tells her she just committed treason and could go to jail. The end.
In totally irrelevant (other than a song it shares with the good stuff) Buy More plot land, Morgan inadvertently helps Buster get promoted to store manager, demoting Big Mike back to "gen pop," as Buster puts it. Someone's been watching too much Oz.
Previously, Jill tried to kill Sarah, so Chuck arrested her. Chuck's dad came back, but then he left again -- because he's Orion and Fulcrum kidnapped him. He's building a new intersect for them. So Chuck wants to get him back.
Sarah brings Chuck some "fro-yo" called Obama Guava. She says she didn't make up the name, yet she did just call it "fro-yo." He would rather not have frozen yogurt until the government finds his dad. Sarah promises they're going to find his father, and he says he trusts her. Though he does hesitate after she asks, so maybe he doesn't totally trust her. Cut to Morgan asking Chuck what's so bad about his life, anyway: His dad's back, he's dating Sarah, and he's best friends with Morgan. He tells Chuck he's "king of the world." Big Mike lines them all up so Buster can make an announcement. Buster tells them a Buy More corporate evaluator will be there to evaluate him. He normally would expect the gang to blow this for him, but he threatens that tech jobs are being shipped to India, so they should get ready to work fast food. Lester says he can't work fast food, because he keeps kosher. Jeff says he's in for the trip to India, because he's always wanted to see Lester in his native environment. Buster asks them to show corporate this is a great Buy More, then he insults Lester, Anna, and Jeff.
Casey grabs Chuck to let him know there's an update from General Redhead, and they leave. The rest of the gang huddles in the screening room. Lester tells Morgan that the two of them are the brains of the operation, so they should come up with something. Morgan says Buster's threat was a ruse to get them to work hard. He asked them to behave because he knew they'd misbehave. So Buster would know that they would know that he would do this, so they need to behave. Jeff's all, "Okay. So we need to behave." Morgan says to pay attention: It's the exact opposite. He goes into a long spiel about how he knows they know he knows they know. It makes no sense, but Lester's all, "Yes! We are geniuses." Someone asks what they're doing again, then, and Morgan says, "Let Rome burn." Unfortunately, Buster caught the whole thing on video. He slurps a faux Jamba and sings the wonders of technology.
At Castle, General Redhead says they still haven't found Chuck's dad. Chuck says that's not an update, and is not good enough. Casey warns Chuck to watch how he's talking to a U.S. general. Chuck says he's spent a year being tortured, dangled off skyscrapers, and everything they've asked him to do and now that his dad's kidnapped all they can say is "Sorry." General Redhead says she can understand Chuck's disappointment, but he thinks she doesn't or they would have found his dad by now. He says they could talk to captured Fulcrum agents, but Casey says Fulcrum agents don't talk ever since the new administration discontinued waterboarding. Sarah says they wouldn't be able to trust the agents anyway. Chuck says he's willing to do anything, by any means necessary, and asks what if he could get a Fulcrum agent to talk. Chuck enters a prison as we hear a voiceover of Sarah asking if he's 100 percent sure he wants to go through with this. He says more like 35 or 40 percent, actually, but there's no other choice. He's led to a cell, and it's opened to reveal Jill. They say "hello," but it's not exactly warm.