Worried that Sarah has become too close to Chuck, General Beckman sends Agent Alex Forrest (Tricia Helfer) to assess Sarah's performance and to act as Chuck's temporary handler. The team steals Devon's hospital key card in order to plant a bug in the pacemaker of an Afghan terrorist. However, their plan backfires when the terrorist's personal physician discovers the bug and kidnaps Chuck, thinking he is the surgeon responsible. Sarah, after being dismissed by Beckman, finds Chuck and helps Casey and Forrest to rescue Chuck. Noting that their close relationship may be an asset, Beckman reinstates Sarah as Chuck's handler. Having located Chuck's long-absent father, Sarah takes Chuck to meet him.