When Chuck emerges from his place in the morning, Casey is waiting for him, and he tells him that Washington confirmed Mei-Ling's story -- her brother is a low-level Beijing bureaucrat who was on a business trip to L.A., and the Triad is now demanding the release of one of their captains from imprisonment in China. The government refused, and Mei-Ling went rogue in an attempt to retrieve her brother. Chuck asks what they do now, but Casey informs him that it's not their problem -- if the "Chi-Coms" don't even care about Lee, why should they? Chuck turns to Sarah, but she's of like mind -- she knows how Chuck feels, and she felt the same way when she started, "but the truth is we can't save everyone, Chuck." Chuck's got a look on his face like, "I'm having a bad enough day without you making me think of my springer spaniel again, okay?"
Morgan is looking at a whiteboard that's showing the current sales standings; there are six competitors, and Harry Tang is way, way ahead, but "John" (I can't get used to that) is tied for second, with Morgan bringing up the rear with a big fat zero. Lester gives him shit ("The idea here, Morgan, is to sell...things"), and Morgan babbles about not being able to eat, and see above re: not giving restaurant keys to Morgan. Morgan tells the guys that they need him, because if he gets fired, someone else will have to be the butt of jokes. "Let me tell you something, Jeff. You don't want to carry that mantle!" Jeff's eyes hilariously bug out in an "Oh, shit, he's right" expression, and this may not be the last time I say this but it's certainly the first: Well played, Morgan. Except for the part where they totally ditch him anyway.