During a duel between Garmadon and Clouse at the Monastery, Chen mentions whoever wins this fight shall become his right hand and be granted lordship. This caused the two to become determined to win, with Garmadon cheating. However, Chen stated he did what he had to do to succeed.
Later, in the building, Chen shows Garmadon a love letter Wu wrote to Misako. At first, he was hesitant to write his name on it but Chen encouraged him to, both unaware about Clouse spying on them.