Back at the Nerd Herd, Chuck is lamenting his apparent newfound insanity when Sarah appears with a line about how she's not sure her phone is working, since she didn't get a call from him. Not the greatest line, but it's the blatant and loudly-expressed jubilation from Morgan in the background that puts it over. Sarah asks a stunned Chuck out, but Morgan snaps him back to this earth with some more chatter, and he accepts. However, when Sarah leaves, Casey watches her go.
Chuck gets home; if it wasn't totally clear before, he lives with Ellie and, it seems, her boyfriend, whom Chuck calls "Captain," so he's got to be the "Captain Awesome" to whom Phil Klemmer referred, especially since he deems the fact that Chuck's got a date "awesome." They both appear to be in the medical industry in some capacity, given the scrubs they're wearing. Ellie asks Chuck what he's going to wear, and we get a nice cut to Ellie in black bra and panties, wrapping a sheath of knives around her ankle. You can make your own "dressed to kill" joke -- I'm on deadline here. Shots of Chuck dorkily and happily getting ready (and even making out with the mirror, heh) are cut with shots of Sarah dressing deadlier and deadlier (right down to the body armor in her cocktail dress). But Chuck's secret weapon? He's wearing Cons. Check and mate.
Ellie proudly gives Chuck some flowers and says he's "aces," which Chuck recognizes as a "Dad quote," so there's a little taste of backstory for you. Sarah's on the phone again with Tony Todd; she cocks her gun as she heads for the door and asks what to do if Chuck runs. Just as she opens the door, Tony Todd blithely responds, "Kill him." From Chuck's goofy smile, it doesn't look like Sarah has the volume on the earpiece turned all the way up.
So Sarah and Chuck are at an old-school Mexican restaurant, and Chuck is telling Sarah how he does in fact call Ellie's boyfriend "Captain Awesome," and it's completely unironic, as everything he does is awesome -- "climbing mountains, jumping out of planes, flossing..." Sarah thinks that last is funny, although when she sees CA smile, she'll realize flossing is actually the awesomest of the awesome things he does. Chuck proceeds to dorkily charm the pants off Sarah, although he does trip a little when he hears that Sarah has baggage from a long relationship that just ended, and he offers to be her "baggage handler." Hee. Of course, the implication here, especially given Tony Todd's earlier assertion that what happened with Bryce wasn't Sarah's fault, is that Sarah and Bryce were involved. Also, the fact that she refers to her ex as "Bruce" is another possible clue. Jeez, Sarah, you're supposed to be a spy, and you were only half a step away from calling him "Ice-Bray." Chuck, for his part, starts to talk about his ex, but remembers his sister's advice and cutely reins it in, prompting Sarah to tell him she likes him. Aw! Just don't make any sudden grabs for her, Chuck -- you're likely to puncture an organ.