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Craig and his friends stumble upon a mysterious bunker made of cardboard beneath the Creek.
Craig, Kelsey, and JP are carrying a pipe when JP falls into a hole, which Craig then finds is actually made of cardboard. The group falls inside, and then they find that a cardboard door to somewhere underground has been locked with a note by Carter Brown, saying that what he did in there must be contained. The kids reminisce about the last time they saw Carter, and the destruction he caused..
Later, the kids enter the cardboard room again, this time Craig cuts the door open with scissors and they bring Zoe with them. They walk into a large cardboard area, with halls connecting to many different rooms. They find a cardboard computer, where they view a "recording" (Just Carter standing behind the "screen" and talking) of Carter documenting an experiment he's working on to stop hurting people. Craig decides to go to the room marked "Lab". The kids find many different objects relating to the brain, and find another cardboard computer with a recording.
Carter's "recording" says he's been trying to replace his brain with one of cardboard, to regulate his emotions and become helpful again, and calls Zoe by the nickname "Zozo". The group opens a heavily locked door and enters another room. They view a recording of Carter with his face no longer visible. He says how "cardboard has a mind of its own", and that it's controlling him. He says, "I am no longer Carter Brown. I am... CardBorg!" He then jumps out of the computer and tries to fight the rest of the kids with his cardboard weapons and armor. Zoe tries to help Carter by saying "It's me, Zozo!" Carter's "consciousness" begins resurfacing and he makes up his mind.
He tells the kids to reset him, saying there's a slight chance he'll be reverted to the innocent child he was trying to become. Afterward, all of the kids including Carter Brown exit the bunker, when Zoe asks Carter if he remembers her. Carter responds, robotically, "Who. Is. Carter. Initiating escape protocol 01: Running!" and runs away.
- The episode title is a reference to the 1980 spy fiction thriller novel and its 2002 film adaptation The Bourne Identity.
- The Cardboard alias of Carter Brown may be a reference to Weapon X Wolverine from X-Men.
- One of the arcade machine Carter Brown mentions to Craig and his friends is a reference to PAC-MAN.
- The other arcade machines are parodies of other Namco games.