“It’s not like I want the wife and kids and the little league practice and the minivan and the Costco run, heh heh heh.”
– Casey

In the previous episode, Sarah asked Casey if he ever wanted a normal life, if he wanted to have a family and kids. In this episode, we get an answer…sort of. More after the jump.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read the disclaimer.

Casey is a patriot. (Duh.) For him, there is no greater love than the love of his country. But that means putting the interests of the American people ahead of his own. In reply to Casey’s comment about a wife and kids, Chuck has this to say:

“Really, you don’t? ‘Cause it seems to me like you’d kind of be into the whole American dream.”
– Chuck

To which Casey replies:

“I do what I do so all those other slobs out there can have it.”
– Casey

And that’s Casey in a nutshell. He’s a man who selflessly put the good of nation above his own. If that means that he can’t be with Ilsa, then so be it. But now we know that to a certain degree, he can sympathize with Sarah’s conflict regarding professionalism versus personal feelings.

There’s probably a lot more to say about this episode, but we have a lot more to learn about Casey. We don’t yet know how or why he became a covert operative, for instance. But for now, it’s enough to know that Casey isn’t, as Chuck would put it, “built like a Ken doll downstairs.”