Pre-date, Chuck is looking in the mirror and lamenting the fact that it's only their second date and he's already lying to Lou. Casey: "Relax. It's dating in L.A. Everyone lies." I wonder if that means he's telling chicks he's the assistant manager at Buy More. Sarah hands Chuck a microphone in the shape of an electric guitar that she says has a range of twenty feet, and she instructs him to keep it as close to Stavros as possible. You just had to make my mind go to the Pulp Fiction and old watches place, didn't you, Sarah? Chuck protests that he can't wear the thing, as it looks ridiculous. Casey: "The alternative is that we join you on your date." Microphone it is, then! Chuck gets ready to go, but Casey hands him a rose, which Chuck thinks is another piece of spyware. Casey: "No, idiot. It's so you can get laid." Chuck looks like the Intersect suddenly needs rebooting.
At Club Ares, Lou kisses the bouncer en route to bypassing the huge line; inside, Chuck babbles about how he's totally into the club scene and comes here all the time, only to learn that Lou didn't hear a word because of the loud music. Your eardrums may suffer tomorrow, Chuck, but I think that was worth the price. Lou then starts to drag Chuck to the dance floor, but they run into Stavros; he casts an appraising eye over Chuck before complimenting his pin. "I'd have worn mine, but I lost it in the 80s!" Chuck: "Yeah, I...kept mine." Hee. Stavros is friendly enough, but Lou still tries to ditch him; when he offers to buy them a drink, though, Chuck, remembering the mission, agrees, to Lou's bemusement. They head to the VIP area, and I love Chuck so much, but I'm still sure all the scenesters are like, "That guy?"