Back at the Buy More, Chuck is Googling "The Contessa," with what I'm guessing are less than satisfactory results, when Awesome comes in to pick up what Chuck calls "a push mix for Ellie," like, maybe I'm the problem but way to gross me out there, dude. Awesome doesn't share my feelings, although he does mention that Ellie hates his music. "But Rusted Root's rad, right?" Many extra points for alliteration, but... has Awesome been getting steadily dumber and I just haven't noticed? I still loveadore him, and nothing against Rusted Root per se, but for him to think most women would want to hear bluegrass fusion ever, much less when bringing forth a child, seems beyond even for him. Chuck's "Um...totally" reaction seems to agree with me, as do the eavesdropping Jeff and Lester's eyebrow-pops and side-eyes, and then Awesome almost has a panic attack right there about becoming a dad, like, dumb or not, I can't imagine any kid not feeling lucky to have him as a father, so chill out, bro. When Chuck calls him on his anxiety, though, he blows it off, and then says he's got to find someone to make Ellie's placenta into vitamin pills. Chuck's scarred for life by this statement, but he's the one that not only made a Push Mix but labeled it as such in all caps, so it's a little late to be crying "inappropriate" now.
Chuck then hands Awesome a card with a number on it and explains that since he's going to be gone for a bit, he set up some protection for him and Ellie if they need it, and all he has to do is call the number and an undercover team will appear. Awesome thanks Chuck, but on his way out, Jeff steps in front of him and wordlessly blocks his path, and it's hilarious that Jeff is generally so weird that Awesome doesn't think he could have any sort of hidden agenda here. However, while Awesome and Jeff are doing their "Shall we dance" thing, Lester surreptitiously nicks the Push Mix from Awesome's messenger bag, and then, after Jeff lets Awesome go, Lester seethes that Chuck "probably put a lot of indie crap" on the mix, which I have to agree might also not be Ellie's first choice. They go on, however, that the child shouldn't be hearing canned sounds to start his life, but a raw performance... from JEFFSTER! Oh, this is going to be a horror show. I can't wait.