After she's gone, Bakula offers Awesome a drink. He's having none of that, since last time he drank it did not go well. He asks Bakula what he should do to make things right with Ellie, but Bakula says he's the wrong guy to ask. Awesome points out she's his daughter, but he says he can't take credit for her. The only thing Ellie owes him are some well-deserved trust issues. He tells Awesome his advice is to not walk out on your kids when you've promised them pancakes for dinner; they tend to take it badly. My addendum: Don't do it no matter what you've promised for dinner, or even if you haven't promised anything. Bakula tells Awesome he's a real straight arrow, and Awesome says he used to be before the bachelor party. He calls himself a jackass, but Bakula says that's not why Ellie's mad. She just doesn't want him to turn into her dad, which seems pretty unlikely. He pours Awesome a drink, and they toast to straight arrows.
Chuck walks into the Buy More, looks around at his miserable life, turns and leaves. He goes home and starts reading his Orion comic books. They do this stupid thing where Chuck's asking Orion questions in his head: Do you want me to build an Intersect? Or find one? How can I use these cards to find it? His dad knocks. Chuck tries to say he was busy, but Bakula asks for a minute. He says that Ellie thinks Chuck did what he did at Roark for him, and if it's true he'll never forgive himself. He says he ruined every good thing that ever happened to him: his job, his family, everything. He won't stand by and let the same thing happen to Chuck; that's a torch he'd rather not pass. He grabs the Roark Industries orientation folder and moves it closer to Chuck, saying that if working for Roark will make him happy, he should do it, and not let Bakula's past destroy Chuck's future. Chuck says he misses getting advice from him. Bakula says his minute's up, and lets Chuck get back to what he was doing. Chuck picks up the Roark folder, which has a map on it that matches the schematics of the Intersect! Total jackpot. You'd almost think Chuck's dad knew what he was doing when he set it there or something.
Chuck's telling Casey and Sarah Roark has an Intersect, but they're not buying it. Casey asks what Chuck flashed on, but Chuck won't say anything other than that he didn't technically flash on anything. He says it makes sense, though, because Fulcrum still needs a supercomputer, and only someone like Roark could do that. Chuck wonders what if RIOS is a Trojan horse, designed to steal stuff from anybody, everybody. Casey says if Chuck thought this up out of the blue, General Redhead will laugh in their faces. He says the apple doesn't fall too far from the crazy tree. Chuck appeals to Sarah, but she can't do anything, either, without proof. She tells him how clear General Redhead's orders are.