At the Buy More, Chuck tells Morgan that Operation V.F.T.B. is dead. V.F.T.B. is apparently View From the Bluff, which is what they were calling Chuck's mission to find Sarah a perfect house on a bluff. Chuck says he was wrong about Sarah: She wants her toes in the sand, not a house on the bluff. Morgan says Operation Toes in the Sand makes a better acronym anyway. Chuck and we in the audience all put it together: T.I.T.S. Chuck suggests just calling it Operation Toes. Morgan says he'll look for some houses. Then they notice that things seem weird at the Buy More, in that they seem totally normal. They assume something shady is lurking -- in the form of Jeffster!, we can only presume. But they get paged to return to Castle before they can figure out what's weird/normal. After they leave, Lester hangs up a giant "Save Jeff Barnes" banner.
Casey tells Chuck their potential client is here, and Casey doesn't like him. Chuck reminds him they were supposed to wine and dine him, not bring him here, to what's supposed to be a secret base (except for the fact that, you know, the government -- including their enemy, Decker -- knows exactly where it is; there's no way that will ever be a problem.) Anyway, Casey says he took precautions, and Chuck finds the guy duct-taped and tied up in a cell. When Chuck removes the tape from his mouth, the guy wonders what the hell kind of operation this is. Chuck: "We're still working out the kinks."
Despite the complete opposite of wining and dining, though, the guy sticks around and fills the gang in on his situation. Some guy named Bale (a very sleazy Craig Kilborn) pretended to invest his money, but just made off with $20 million. He can't go to the cops because Bale falsified his trading records, making it appear that he's broke. In reality, the money's hidden in property and accounts that can be accessed by a computer vault in Bale's house. Where he has deadly security. They can have twenty percent of what they recover, but Casey wants fifty. He tells their client he's done some digging, and knows he's "scum of the Earth." Chuck speaks up loudly that Casey's obviously kidding. (He isn't.) But Sarah tells Casey Bale's worth infiltrating anyway. She's looking him up, and it looks like he's stolen money from teachers unions, and families. Casey's still not listening. The client says Bale stole $2 million from Rush Limbaugh. Casey: "Tell me everything you know about this animal."