Even though the supervisors promised 48 hours, they tell Sarah they've decided to extract Chuck immediately. Meanwhile, Chuck and Casey tear his place apart looking for the marlin. Ellie arrives home and pesters them with questions. For once, telling the truth isn't so bad, so they do: they're looking for a really big fish. Ellie rolls her eyes and points out, "Besides, if something really important were going on, you have plenty of people in your life that you can talk to." Chuck grabs Ellie in a tight hug and tells her how much he loves her, "Just in case." "Just in case of what?" Ellie wonders. Yeah, get out of that one, smart guy. "Uh, just in case I can't find the fish," Chuck babbles. Confusing, but true. Ellie now decides to tell them that Morgan came over last night and left with the marlin. Oy!
Buy More. Big Mike and Det. Conway grill Morgan. Turns out, Big Mike doesn't care about the insured merchandise, but the fish cost him $200 on eBay. Really? $200? Morgan snickers that Big Mike bought the fish, "What did you use for bait? PayPal?" Chuck's next to be interrogated and he immediately swears that he stole nothing. Big Mike loses it and shines the desk lamp in Chuck's face, screaming, "WHERE'S MY FISH, BARTOWSKI?!"
Meanwhile, Casey is putting the thumbscrews to Morgan and threatening to pluck out every single facial hair until Morgan coughs up the marlin.
Back in the interrogation room, Det. Conway excuses himself to take a call, leaving Chuck to Big Mike's tender mercies. Chuckling nefariously (according to the closed-captioning), Big Mike literally turns up the heat. He cranks the thermostat to 80 degrees and leaves.
After tricking thick-skulled Casey into getting him grape soda -- his "own personal kryptonite" -- Morgan spills the beans. He wanted Chuck's pre-release copy of the video game they were geeking out over earlier, so he stole Chuck's bag from his locker. Mind you, Morgan considers he the two of them to be "life partners," so it's really community property. In the flashback, Morgan arrives at Chuck's to play the video game and finds a "horrible" object in Chuck's bag (Awesome's ring, which Morgan thinks is Chuck's for Sarah) and stops. He can't go on, it's too awful. Casey suggests, "New tactic: you finish the story or I put your head through the wall." "Okay, someone wasn't hugged enough as a child," Morgan decides but does go on. Flashback, again. There he was, staring at "the most horrific object the world has ever seen." He screams the eternal, "NOOOOOO!" bringing Ellie in, so he despondently shows Ellie the ring. In the present, Morgan moroses that he and Ellie bonded over the fact that Chuck didn't include them in "this life decision." Close to exploding with a rainbow of violent growls and teeth, Casey demands to know what this has to do with the fish. Morgan doesn't care about the fish! Not when Chuck's getting married! Casey hisses.