As they're dragging tranquilized Charlie back into Casey's apartment, Sarah and Casey are lecturing Chuck on his decision to go out with Charlie instead of following their instructions. Technically, he did follow the instructions: He stayed with Charlie and kept him from swallowing his own tongue. That's what they asked, so they should be grateful he did such a good job staying with Charlie, shouldn't they? Right then, Charlie wakes up again asking where he was and how he was. Casey tells him they're with the government, to protect him. Charlie remembers the brunettes and the guns, and says he needs to call his manager. Sarah thinks that's a bad idea, but Charlie starts to insist. Until, that is, Casey shoots him with another tranq. Chuck tells him to stop that or he'll give Charlie brain damage or liver problems. Casey: "Too late on both counts." As Charlie falls forward and his shirt falls down, Chuck sees a giant tattoo on his back and flashes on it. It's not Arabic philosophy, but a clear message about a nuclear reactor. They quickly realize the manager is having the tattoo artists put secret messages on Charlie for transport. Not that this makes sense, but then, neither does Chuck being the Intersect, so let's just go with it. Casey calls Charlie an idiot, and Chuck sticks up for him. Sarah takes Casey's side and Charlie starts going on about how he was trying not to be a spy, and to have a little bit of fun with Charlie. He wants a night off, and goes on and on about it, until Casey shoots him with a tranq, explaining to Sarah that his ears couldn't take it.
Jeff's super excited about the backstage passes, but Morgan's watching the Bus buy a bottle of juice from a soda machine. He savors it and drinks it like it's the best thing ever. Morgan's sympathy for the Bus gets the best of him: He and Jeff are giving the Bus the backstage pass, his ticket to freedom, apparently. Morgan will make it up to Jeff with a keg of anything he wants. Jeff: "It's called beer. Beer brand."
Back in the Secret Spy Lair, Agent Redhead is telling them who the bad guy is: Achmed Gambir, a top foot soldier in a North African private army. He's the key to bringing down this army, so they'd like Charlie on stage tonight as bait. They tell Agent Redhead Charlie won't go on, but she wants them to convince him. Chuck is against it, but Casey and Sarah tell him he has to do it. Sarah asks Chuck what's the matter with him, because she can tell that this is about more than wanting a night off. They pep talk Chuck with talk of protecting people and making the world a better place, and he says he'll do it.