To me this episode brought together the elements that made the show a hit in the first place. It was lighthearted and genuinely funny, letting the natural chemistry between Chuck and Sarah take over instead of relying on big story movement to keep their interactions interesting. There was also great tension throughout the episode that kept me questioning whether they would be going on the run or going back to castle. Honestly I think it was nice to be away from the RING for a week. They also managed to include enough meaningful moments to keep the episode memorable. I especially liked the scene with Chuck replaying Ellie's goodbye – great acting and emotion.
As much as I enjoyed the Shaw story arc and was very impressed by the way they drew Chuck and Sarah back together, I hope this return to basics is a sign of things to come. Either way, I can't wait for next week.