It's a good thing they aired two episodes in one night, because that first one was all set up/explanation for new viewers, but this one gave fans of the show some explanations and development. When we pick up this week, Sarah and Chuck are both mourning the end of the possibility of their relationship in their own way: Sarah's out on the town with Carina, and Chuck's moping at home with Morgan. Eventually, though, Morgan talks Chuck into heading out himself, and they run into Carina and Sarah. Morgan still has a crush on Carina because, well, she's hot. But she's engaged to arms dealer Vinnie Jones. His feelings for her are real, but she's just after his big weapon.
Chuck and Sarah pose as a couple (again) and attend Carina and Vinnie's engagement party. Casey plays the role of her (youthful) uncle. The weapon is conveniently located at the same mansion as the engagement party, so Chuck and Sarah slip away during Vinnie's toast to retrieve it. Chuck wants to talk, slowing the mission down considerably. Sarah promises they'll talk after, so he flashes and then uses his super spy moves to get through a room filled with laser-beam security. He sets of the alarm at the end, though, and Vinnie's goons come. They listen to Chuck spill his love for Sarah, which gives her time (as does Casey's long-winded toast to the happy couple) to knock them out and rescue him. Vinnie and his gang realize Carina's not who she says she is and they crash the housewarming party Morgan's throwing to impress her.
Eventually, of course, the good guys win out. And Morgan and Carina have sex (because he grew a pair and told her "no," which she found incredibly sexy). Sarah and Chuck talk a little, but don't say anything new. In the end, Sarah decides not to leave with Carina, and then she watches the video footage of Chuck spilling his heart to her in the locked weapon room. It's sweet, and hopefully makes her less angry that he chose to be a spy to save the world (and her), like she taught him, instead of running away with her. Oh, and General Redhead has a dangerous secret that she wants to tell Casey, Chuck, and Sarah, but a faceless guy named "Shaw" won't let her. Now we only have to wait a day to get more, and hopefully that answer will be part of it.
Even though this episode starts right where the last one ended, we get some previouslies in case you're just tuning in: Carina came for a visit. Chuck gave Sarah a charm bracelet. She tried to get him to run away together, but he chose to be a spy. Repetitive Sarah-Chuck angst.
A guy's running through the woods with a case, but a badly scarred Vinnie Jones has him in his sights (his gun sights, that is). He's with a couple of other bad guys. He shoots the guy a couple times, but gets a phone call. He tells whoever's on the end he'll call them back, but he's in the middle of something for work. Then, "I love you too, Smooshy." He hangs up, glares at his snickering cohorts, and shoots the guy again.
At a club, Sarah's out for drinks with Carina. Sarah's enjoying just having time off, and wonders how long Carina's here. She hopes not long, since L.A. has "all of the cultural panache of a porta-potty." Carina wonders why Sarah's still here, protecting a doof at a video store. Sarah says she doesn't want to talk about work, and Carina assumes they're sleeping together. Sarah says their relationship is totally professional, which leads Carina to say "Oh my god, Walker. You're breaking the cardinal rule of spying, aren't you?" They drink fancy drinks, and we cut to Morgan and Chuck drinking canned soda, as Morgan says that Chuck's breaking the cardinal rule of getting dumped by moping around, playing video games. Morgan takes his game controller, and Chuck's like, "Can you please at least pause the game?" Morgan talks about how incredible their bachelor lives are and the camera pans out to the empty apartment they're sitting in. Morgan talks Chuck into going out to find some eligible ladies, since "they can't all say no to us."
They enter a club, where Morgan quickly tries to hit on girls (failing colossally, as usual). Chuck's not sure he's ready for this, but Morgan says he's just here to forget about Sarah ... then he spots Sarah, who's with Carina. Morgan wonders if Carina would remember him, since they went on that one date. Chuck says he's going to "do a little spy work" and suss out the situation with Carina, while Morgan gets drinks. Chuck greets Carina and Sarah, who asks if he's spying on her. He says he's just out for an innocent evening with an old friend (cut to Morgan not having luck making it to the bar to get drinks). Vinnie Jones comes up and grabs Carina. They hug and kiss, and Carina introduces him as her fiancĂŠe Karl to her best friend, Sarah, and Chuck, her boyfriend. Chuck and Sarah play along. There's a lot of making out and "I love you Smooshy." "I love you Smoosh." from Carina and Karl. He leaves, and Chuck tells Carina how in love they seem. Then he notices Vinnie's scar and flashes on him being an arms dealer. He tries to tell Carina, and she says she knows. "You think I'm an idiot? It's the cardinal rule: Spies don't fall in love." Sarah glares. She welcomes them to their new mission. Opening credits. Again.