The last time we compared and contrast scenes, the four scenes we discussed were Mauser vs The Red Test and First Class vs Fear of Death. Now let’s take a look at how “My Guy” became “My Chuck.”
What this article will showcase is how different Sarah Walker was when she proclaimed Chuck as her guy and when she confessed that she had fallen for Chuck. The best news of her life was knowing that Chuck Bartowski was still her Chuck.
It is not so much the journey between the two scenes. The amount of information would make my fingers burn with exhaustion. So many characters and storylines in between that have also been documented in other articles, it would be redundant, but what I would like to talk about is the difference between Sarah Walker on the heliport and Sarah Walker ready to commit to a real relationship with Chuck.
My Guy Became My Chuck
At this point in the story, Sarah was beginning to transform from all agent to learning how to deal with being an agent and a girlfriend. Something she never had experience with. While she was with Bryce, it was clearly not the same emotions she was experiencing with Chuck.
Never before had Sarah visibly showed how much losing Chuck would effect her. Casey knew, but didn’t say anything. Ellie knew how much she was into Chuck, and Carina was the first to notice, When she met Chuck she was expecting someone she was use to. A serious threat to the safety of the country, she would fix it, and be far from Burbank by evening.
Carina: Sure you don’t want to come back to my hotel room.
Chuck Bartowski: As flattered and… intimidated I am by your proposition: why *me*?
Carina: I love taking what Sarah wants.
Chuck Bartowski: ME? No, Sarah doesn’t want me.
Carina: Yeah, she probably doesn’t know it yet herself. but *I* do!
However, what happened was a person learning that there was more to life than just missions, alias and coverups, she quietly was struggling with an inner battle. How does one cope with that new found awareness. She makes sure that the one that opened her to it doesn’t leave her life. She does whatever she can to protect that person. This includes other women and being bunker.
It means asking Casey if
Casey: Bang up job, Walker. Now I’m gonna give you one last chance to come clean. Did you or did you not compromise yourself and the Intersect?
Sarah: Do you ever just want to have a normal life? Have a family? Children?
Casey: The choice we made to protect something bigger than ourselves is the right choice. Hard as that is for you to remember sometimes.
Casey asking Sarah if she was compromised was to admit to him what he already knew. He wanted to see how bad Sarah had it for Chuck. He confronted her about it n Chuck vs the Hard Salami. In the truck, Casey can see Chuck on a date with another woman was bothering her. Her face said it all. Casey’s motivation was to get his partner back in the game, but to no avail. Sarah claimed her man in front of Lou. Its a move a lioness like Sarah would do. A woman not ready to give up on what was hers.
Its a mission, but seeing and hearing Chuck with another woman, and being called out on her feelings by Casey drove her to interfere in the date. There is no other motivation to act on it. The reason I bring up the date scene has something to do with her implosive way of doing things.Its finding out that Chuck was trying to become a spy. She elected to run with him. She was open to spending a night in the suburbs and cook him breakfast. So many direct results of awakening the inner Sarah Walker.
She would give hints to Chuck about wanting to be with him, and while sometimes Chuck would miss them. She showed support and dedication to him. Whether it was directly or indirectly, Sarah cared for Chuck, which is why it was easy for her to fall in love right away with Chuck. The hints were the best she can do. Chuck had the ability to talk about his feelings, but not Sarah. She was reduced to talking to her V-log in order to express her feelings. Sarah: Day one. My mission is simple. Find out what he knows, gain his trust, and monitor his actions until the agency can decide what to do with him……Day 21. Chuck came over to my hotel room today and brought me a pizza. Vegetarian, no olives. I think he’s making it his mission to get to know me. It’s sweet….Day 49. Chuck broke up with me today. Well fake. Fake broke up with me, technically….Day 56. Chuck and I were defusing a bomb today and there was a moment where we were sure we were going to die. He closed his eyes and I kissed him. I kissed him…Day 564. Things are calm for once. No missions, nothing. Nothing really to report… except I still find myself sitting here…talking to myself…because… because I love him… I love Chuck Bartowski, and I don’t know what to do about it.
The balancing act of having “My Guy” often can leave her open to disappointment.
Its not so much he turned her down. for the first time she saw it from his point of view. He had been courting her for two years. Chuck told her how he felt, but because of the risk Sarah reluctantly said She can’t, she could not imagine Chuck would turn the tables on her, which is why seeing him again was so hard. This wouldn’t be the last time her guy would turn the tables
After Chuck was given the prenup, he decided to play it cool. It caught Sarah off guard because we haven’t seen a face like the one in Chuck vs The Family of Volkoffs since Prague and when Chuck said Jill kissed him
No matter how huge the disappointment or Shock, Sarah still found it in her heart to forgive and loved him more for it.. She still found it to want to stay in Burbank and call him home.
Its the initial shock of this in this scene below, Chuck broke his connection to Sarah. Her face expression realized how far Chuck had gone, but true love always prevails. Once again My Guy became My Chuck.
Sarah Walker: Don’t get used to it. What makes you special is that you’re not like every other spy. You’re a good guy and you want to help people. Leave the deception to me.
Chuck Bartowski: I’m glad I have you.
Sarah Walker: Yeah, we’re better as a team.
Back to the helipad, As Chuck is in handcuffs, Sarah comes to the rescue. She is ready to pull her weapon on Long shore, but the question remains would she pull it? Judging from her actions in Chuck vs the Colonel she would of, She admitted to Chuck and the viewer that He was “my guy”
Several times in the top half of Season 2, She offered herself to him after the intersect was out or she no longer was his handler. She could be with him. No Covers, No Spies, No Missions just the two of them. She told him you can have anything you want or make a wish its yours. There are two deleted scenes they should of added to the episode that would help shape how much Chuck meant to her.
The first one was in Chuck vs The First Date, Casey took some frozen Yogurt for his cut on his face from Colt. She asked “Casey, I don’t have to worry about anything right? Is Chuck safe? Sarah is letting her feelings be exposed to Casey. There is nothing to worry about with him. He signed off on her feelings for Chuck, when he allowed her to stop the extraction.
The second one was from Chuck vs The Seduction. Bryce returned, but Sarah said to Chuck, while eating dinner together that what Bryce and her had was in the past. When Morgan arrived to spoil the dinner, Sarah was annoyed by this because she wanted to be alone with her boyfriend. It goes back to Sarah Walker vs Agent Walker’s final chapter, It was an intimate moment between the two, and they were enjoying it.
The two scenes above further the case that My Guy was really My Chuck. All of season two we see more signs of a girlfriend rather than the agent that showed up on the helipad and dominated her actions throughout Season One.
Lets take a look at some of them.
My Guy becomes more of factor in late season 2, Chuck not including Sarah in his search for Orion was post Day 564, which means Sarah has confessed to herself her love for Chuck. Thus, her actions are all of a girlfriend trying to help her boyfriend, but lack of experience with working with both being an agent and girlfriend made her vulnerable on missions and implosive.
There really is only one episode in Chuck that showed me how much Sarah was in love, and Chuck was indeed her Chuck.
Sarah did something in these set of scenes that told me, my guy became My Chuck. She broke the first and toughest hurdle, When she told Bryce she was not coming, I said, she is all yours Chuck, The significance of defying Bryce in The Break Up and turning him down in The Ring was the strongest amount of character development.
My Guy became my Chuck with lines like these.
Chuck: I Doubt Charles Bartowski will be seducing anyone tonight
Sarah: Why not? it worked on me.
Chuck: What do you mean?
Sarah: Look, I know that you wanna be the perfect spy and I know what it means to you and what you sacrificed to get there. But, please don’t lose that guy that I met three years ago. Don’t give up on the things that make you great.
Chuck: I’ll always be that guy.
Chuck: So uh, When you came in the Buymore, When we first met, What did they tell you about me? What do you think?
Casey: You haven’t had a date in over a year. they don’t waste the blondes on just anyone.
Chuck: Uh, It hadn’t been a year. Okay, Thanks
Sarah: They thought you and I could connect.
Chuck: I remember you left me your card so I could call you so we could go out. I felt like I was having the luckiest day of my life. God, I was pathetic.
Sarah: No, you were sweet and innocent. I liked you. It made it much harder.
All these scenes have something in common, Chuck doubting himself and Sarah telling him she liked him the way he was. Here are some more both post and pre My Chuck speech.
Chuck Bartowski: Sarah, when all this started, I didn’t think I had a chance of ever becoming a real spy. But if – if I can’t do this then – then -then what’ll be?
Sarah Walker: Then you’ll be Chuck, and there’s nothing wrong with that… That’s all I can say. I’m sorry. The rest is your decision.
When Sarah thought Chuck killed the mole, her heart broke because of all the things that could happen. The man she remembered from the first day would be gone. Her chance at a normal existence was wiped away from the both of them. She doesn’t need to say anything because we can see in her heart and the rest of her body the pain. The image of him for which she knew would only be found in her dreams.
However Casey would make thing s right and realizing that MY Guy was still in him, became My Chuck again.
Here are two more examples
Chuck Bartowski: Sarah, I told Ellie I’d quit after we stopped the Ring – and I meant it. I can’t lie to her. Think you can love a regular guy?
Sarah Walker: Well, I fell in love with a regular guy
Sarah again has to reassure Chuck that he didn’t need to be a spy. Chuck Bartowski on his own was great. She fell in love with a regular guy, and he still struggle with it. It didn’t seem to bother Sarah either that she had to keep reminding him either.
There are so many ways My Guy became MY Chuck, and If I took the time to write it all I wouldn’t be able to eat sleep or make a fresh pot of coffee. I hope some of this made sense. Chuck and Sarah have been together since the first day they met. The cover really was covering their love from the rest of the world, They did well until women and men got in the way. The job also put them in a bind but through it all. When there was doubt, They showed us just how much My Guy was really MY Chuck all along.
Instead of breaking down the scene and posting pictures of My Chuck, we should sit back as fans and enjoy the moment, it took four breaks ups, several potential love interests, miscommunications, lack of communication and most importantly not caring who know of their relationship.
I present to you