Now to the subplot du jour: Since Harry Tang has been disappeared, Big Mike has no choice but to put Morgan in charge of the store's preparations for Black Friday. Obviously, this involves a dry run of catastrophic retail experiences, a pantomime of Who Moved My Cheese: The Clerk's Edition, and some strained managerial oversight by Morgan. It also appears to be Thanksgiving, yet everyone is at the store. They sure are dedicated employees, despite the fact that they never work. The unresponsiveness of the employees to Morgan's flailing attempt at emulating Jack Welch brings about discussions of the word "pineapple." A word that will apparently be used later in this episode as some undoubtedly slightly asinine plot device. The magically fruity word will magically empty the store. Keep that in mind, will ya?
It's Thanksgiving, and everyone is there! Even Casey! Why the heck not? Ellie is serving up a big turkey and all the fixings. This would all look great and warm and semi-appealing if Thanksgiving hadn't been five days ago and oh my god if I look at another green bean casserole, I am going to hurl. And don't even get me started on the turkey. Before Casey goes to help stuff the turkey (after it's been cooked, mind you), Casey informs Chuck that he killed Bryce. And he would do it again! Chuck tells Ellie that Morgan is bringing a girl, and Ellie is revolted and intrigued all at the same time. The doorbell rings, so Chuck doesn't have time to warn Ellie that Anna knows Morgan is in love with her and will be acting like a jealous twelve-year-old all night...sigh. I had high hopes for Anna. In order to prove her love for Morgan, Anna sends Chuck out for marshmallows to top Ellie's sweet potatoes.
On his marshmallow run, Chuck spots Bryce lurking in the shadows outside his apartment. (Do you think spy school offers majors in lurking? Or is it just an elective?) Bryce can't figure out why Chuck is living there. With his sister. He doesn't understand what happened to Chuck. Chuck reminds Bryce that Bryce framed him and got him kicked out of Stanford. Bryce ignores that and asks Chuck to bring Sarah out. Chuck won't help him without a good reason. Bryce says that Chuck should help him because Scarface works for Fulcrum, and Fulcrum wants the Intersect. And, Chuck? That's you. The bad guys are called Fulcrum? It sounds like some middling metal-ish rock band started by pimply high-schoolers in the drummer's garage. Can't you just imagine the awesome patch the guitar players kid sister would design? Fulcrum! Chuck returns to the table, and while Casey is distracted by Captain Awesome groping his muscles (HoYay!), Chuck sends Sarah an encoded message that Bryce is waiting in his bedroom for her. If by "encoded," you mean "said out loud and really enunciated." Chuck so obviously did not study codes in spy school. Sarah (always the professional) gets the message and goes to meet Bryce. Bryce informs her that he is not armed, he is not a rogue spy, and she is in love with him. They make out a bit. I avert my eyes a bit.