Awesome is freaking out over becoming a dad, and his anxiety only gets worse when Ellie's water breaks early and they rush to the hospital. Speaking of which, Casey regains enough consciousness to point Chuck at the Hydra fragment and tell him Sarah didn't betray him, while Sarah and Mary break into Volkoff's office and discover that Volkoff is planning to transfer the Hydra to "The Contessa," which Chuck and Morgan reasonably assume is a woman but, through their own efforts, determine is in fact Volkoff's ship. Also, via Hydra, Volkoff gets a private message from, seemingly, Orion, telling him he wants his wife back.
Unnerved, Volkoff brings Mary and Sarah to the Contessa, who prepare to make their move by attempting to send Hydra to the CIA, unaware that Chuck and Morgan have also boarded. The four of them join forces, but Volkoff captures them all; however, Mary nicks his gun and holds it on him while the other three escape. Even though Volkoff recaptures Mary, he doesn't kill her, instead confronting her about her longtime and apparently ongoing communications with Orion. She tells Volkoff she never loved stopped loving her husband, prompting Volkoff to set out to kill Orion once and for all. However, when Volkoff confronts "Orion" in Orion's isolated cabin, he reveals himself to be Chuck, who captures him, but Volkoff once again turns the tables and, as he holds Chuck's gun on him, reveals that he can say goodbye to his loved ones – he has a man on his way to kill Casey and then Ellie, and if his men don't hear from him, which they won't, they have orders to kill his mother as well.
All seems lost, especially after the one guy smothers Casey with a pillow, but when Chuck gloats in Volkoff's face, we know things aren't as they seem, and Casey comes back to life and subdues the guy, hilariously revealing that he sabotaged his heart monitor in the process. Sarah saves Mary, Chuck reveals to Volkoff that the gun he's brandishing has no bullets in it, and – this is the best part – the communications Volkoff got from "Orion" weren't only designed to stoke his jealousies – they contained a virus his father invented that allowed him to transfer Hydra to the computer in the very cabin they're in. Apparently, all these things were part of Chuck and Morgan's plan, as Beckman and a whole bunch of CIA show up to the cabin and take Volkoff and his men into custody before getting Chuck, Morgan, Sarah, and Mary to the hospital to see Ellie, Awesome, and Baby Clara. Oh, and also? Chuck finally proposes, and Sarah says yes. Sigh, you guys.
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We open essentially where we left off last time, as Chuck, Morgan and Alex are crowded around Casey's hospital bed when Ellie comes in with good news -- his doctor thinks he'll regain consciousness in a day or two. Alex whispers a thank you, and Ellie tells her Casey's family, and she and Chuck do anything for family. Aside from me not remembering Ellie having such warm feelings for Casey, she... didn't really do anything, other than find a way to shoehorn this week's theme into the cold open. I mean, that's something, I guess, but I don't know that it merits doctor money. Morgan then assures Alex that Casey will pull through, which I'm pretty sure Ellie just covered, but then he turns his attention to Casey -- he just tried to say something. They listen close as Casey, oxygen mask still on, whispers, "Pants," and while Chuck and Morgan are at a complete loss as to why he'd say that, Alex, whom I might point out is the only person in the room not currently working for the CIA, suggests that Casey might be telling them to look in the pair of pants he was wearing when he plummeted to the ground. Morgan finds the piece of the fake eyeball, which I'm very glad was undamaged by a multi-story fall, and wonders what it's for, but Chuck flashes, and in addition to seeing Volkoff and Hydra's names, comes up with a "Ron Eimacher." Urgently, Chuck asks Casey where he got the eye, and when Casey breathes "Sarah," Chuck looks like he's putting it all together...
...while the woman in question appears from an elevator and tosses a small metallic device into the hallway ahead of her, which then sprouts appendages that make it look a Daddy Longlegs before it climbs up onto the security pad on the wall, and seriously, if the CIA has that sophisticated a device in its arsenal I'm not sure why it's taken them twenty years to bring Volkoff down. The gizmo disables the security system, but for only two minutes, as Mary, who appears beside Sarah, is kind enough to tell us. They access the station in Volkoff's desk in the hopes that it will tell them to what location he downloaded the Hydra data, but the man himself happens to call on Mary's phone, and I must tell you she has the most hilariously dorky picture of him linked to his number. Sarah opines that she should take it, and keeps working as Mary heaves a put-upon sigh and then heads to a darkened corner so Volkoff won't identify her location before answering the video call. Volkoff whines at her about his day as their time window steadily ticks down, but Mary manages to get rid of him as Sarah's wrapping up, and they vacate the premises with no time to spare. Mary asks Sarah if she found the location, and Sarah says it looks like Volkoff has entrusted Hydra to another person after all -- "The Contessa." I hope she still has both her eyes.