Did Chuck Really Accept Sarah into his World Part III
Chapter two will dig deep into Chuck vs The Hard Salami. A episode filled with emotion and revelation. Chuck and Sarah learn what true feelings are. Sarah needed to balance her personal life and professional life and passion will exploded onto the screen
The Imported Hard Nemesis
After a painful experience for Sarah, and new found freedom for Chuck. We reach a pivotal point in charah’s development. Imported Hard Salami created not only tension between Sarah and Chuck, but great character development as well.
When Chuck vs the Truth ended, we saw Sarah realize her feelings were deeper then even she anticipated. The test of maintaining composure when your feelings have become compromised has become a daunting task.
Chuck’s decision to break off the cover was the correct one. We all can agree with that. Chuck put on his big boy pants as Casey would say and told Sarah adios with the cover. Its bold but it had to be done.
Does this mean Sarah takes it laying down. She walked into the Buymore on a mission to convince Chuck and to herself that the break up was not a good idea, but instead of telling him how she truly felt. The agent inside of her prevented her from expressing her true feelings.
Another note about how she walked into the Buymore, this clearly is a different Sarah from even from the start of Chuck vs the Truth. She came into the Buymore as woman, who was unceremoniously dumped.
I often have said this was more about her inexperience then anything else. She never was dumped as Casey would soon say, but while the agony was killing her, she was in front of Beckman and had to maintain professionalism. It is an amazing job by Yvonne to let her character take over. Its flawless in her delivery of how her character needed to response and when to let her true emotions be shown.
After Sarah indicated she wanted to talk to Chuck alone, Sarah is already breaking down. Her eyes look wet with tears as if she has been crying. She doesn’t have a smile like she usually has when seeing Chuck. Its because the effect of being broken up was too much even her agent persona can hide.
The next few scenes are Yvonne’s best of the series. The only scene that rival come from Chuck vs Phase Three. Raw emotion that not many can deliver like she did. Let’s take a look.
Sarah: Look Chuck, I been thinking about our breakup and I’m not sure it’s the best idea.
Chuck: Miss me already, huh?
Sarah: Well, you know, for the [cover]. It makes things easier.
Chuck: Well I guess your job just got a little bit harder.
Sarah: Look, I’m sorry you thought there was something between us. It’s very common in these situations to perceive a connection that isn’t there.
Chuck: Of course I get it. It’s the old story, you know, guy gets supercomputer in his brain, beautiful CIA agent is sent to protect him and then she tells him while under the spell of a truth serum she’s not interested. I get it. But for me the emotional roller coaster is a little much so I think I would rather find something a little less common, like say I don’t know, a real relationship.
Sarah: Okay, Chuck if that’s what you want then I’m going to [have to sell it.][Sarah starts crying]
All the inner thoughts of the nerd can be confirmed when his “cover” girlfriend kept reminding him it was. It makes him not interested in calling her, The very notion that she is with him only for a cover and to protect the intersect made him move on. However, Sarah was not ready to because in her mind, the relationship was was real.
A agent who is suppose to fake emotions to get the best out of the asset can’t fake emotions like these.
When Chuck said he was looking for something real. Sarah instantly turned herself into a normal woman. It would be hard to fathom it would take a break up for Sarah the Girlfriend to show, but from watching Chuck run for Lou in the parking lot
Sarah began showing real feelings. However, Chuck never saw these feelings. She kept them bottled up like she was trained. She only showed them to herself or when no one was looking. However, when the feelings begin to surface. The truth becomes harder to hide.
Sarah’ s effect does nothing for Chuck. After all she used the words cover and sell in her plea. The very words that made Chuck do what he did. However, we seem to ignore the tears were coming already. She did this on purpose to showcase her feelings on the issue. A big step for her.
The next set of scenes to look at would be the briefing about Stavros, Chuck’s ability to do the right thing and charms are his best qualities, but sometimes he can be completely oblivious of his actions and words.
Grant it, he knows what Sarah and him had was a cover, but he still missed the tears as being real because of her choice of words. However, he didn’t find it difficult to ignore Sarah, who was in the room We also see a brilliant Yvonne shifting from girlfriend seeking attention from her ex cover boyfriend.
The briefing scene is another example of how Yvonne was letting Sarah do all the work. In other words, Yvonne is not stiff in her performance. It seemed so natural at times.
The next scene to take a look at was Sarah’s decision to confront Lou. Another example of Sarah the girlfriend taking over for the time being. Normally a agent wouldn’t mind her asset was seeking a real relationship. Do you think Carina would care if Chuck wanted to date someone real. There are other covers they could come up with to sell the break up, but when real feelings are the center of decisions. The agent inside her becomes the cover of her true intentions in the confrontation.
Lou: Yeah, I have had the same opinion so far too.
Sarah: Its not an opinion, It’s a fact. Don’t hurt him.
Lou: Ok, I wasn’t planning on it. Thanks for the heads up though.
What came out of this scene would be Sarah being her protective self but with personal reasons. Chuck’s life was not in danger being with Lou. Sarah took it upon herself to threaten Lou. There is no masking her intentions in confronting Lou.
During the mission preparation, Sarah was giving him his spy gear, but if we didn’t notice her emotions before, we will from this point on. Sarah is preparing Chuck for his mission. The issue would not be the mission. She is professional, but personally its a different situation all together.
Chuck was still not giving her a time or day. He is completely ignoring her again, and its getting to Sarah. Its why this whole episode thus far marks Yvonne’s best work of the season. The next episode will only heighten the life she gave her character.
Things really have fallen apart since Sarah saying things would never go beyond the cover. Chuck moved on, but Sarah doesn’t like the change. its like she has been replaced in all phases. It why I love the different stages of building a real relationship. They haven’t even formed a friendship. Everything was built on lies.
Its like the first few months never happened. Chuck basically shut her out. Something the one who did the breaking up normally does. It hurts, but why should it if the relationship was not real.
Not only does Sarah have Lou breaking up with her on her mind. The thought of Chuck sleeping with Lou seemed to bother her just as much. Remember Sarah has been trying to kiss Chuck three times during the first part of season one.
On the Date, Sarah is Irate with having to sit in on this date. It is in the van, but she was listening in and what makes it more interesting. Its displayed in front of Casey. The first time Sarah let her personal feelings come to the forefront.
Chuck took Sarah to a club on their first date. Lou giving Chuck a gift that didn’t have a bug in it. all the moves Lou made were real, and it was all adding up. Sarah listening in on this was suffering inside. She wanted to be at Chuck’s side. Sarah was starting to feel the passion build to making her do something impulsive.
Its her first impulsive move of the series. Her ability to act on passion showed she had a pulse. It showed she was not happy with her personal life. The normalcy she was seeking and found through Chuck was being taken from her.
Meanwhile for Chuck, we have a man just seeking to return to the life he had. The life of no lies, no spies and most importantly no covers. Everytime he sees Sarah he sees lies. He sees danger essentially everything was fake or designed to manipulate the truth.
What Casey would say to Sarah was a very key scene, and sometimes overlooked. I too haven’t picked up on it until watching this episode last night. Casey actually doesn’t mind the two of them carrying on with their feelings. He has a good team, albeit unorthodox, but they get the job done.
Take a look at Casey’s remarks to Sarah.
Casey: Same bit with you, huh?
Sarah: What’s that suppose to mean?
Casey: You need me to spell it out, fine. you fall for the guys you work with. First Bryce, and now our boy Chuck.
Sarah: Bryce was a mistake, and I haven’t fallen for Chuck.
Casey didn’t seem like he mind, which was shocking because Casey was all about orders at this time. In not saying anything until now, Casey showed that it was a none issue for him.
The First Impulsive Sarah Move
It seemed as we watch Sarah falling apart in the van. It felt only a matter of time before Sarah takes matters into her own hands. She interjected herself into Chuck’s date. Something that should tell you her feelings for Chuck have overtaken her.
The ability to maintain professionalism while battling real emotions that also can be considered compromising your assassigment by showing up at the Buymore practically in tears and later threaten your ex cover boyfriend’s new girlfriend is a whirlwind effect that most people crack. A super agent was no different.
He ignored her throughout the episode, which is usually the case for the one who did the dumping, but Sarah was really bothered by that. Now Casey, noticed Sarah’s’ feeling were more then a cover, and pointed it out to her. Sarah was ready to act and she does.
What is amazing about this sequence was Sarah. She was looking at Lou while in Chuck arms. She is touching him and makes her intentions known. She made it seem like it was work related, but we can tell Sarah did it on purpose.
Chuck: What are you doing here… I am on a date…you are ruining it right now.
Meanwhile, Sarah knowing Chuck won’t see makes her presence felt.
This is a big scene for me. We have mentioned how Sarah never talked about her feelings, but in essence she has. She is making a statement.
So, Sarah leaves and now Lou split because of Chuck spending time with her ex and his. It is a decision Chuck never made or wanted, but as Sarah would later say “It’s hard to have a real relationship in this kind of work.”
I won’t spend much time on Charah’s interaction after the date because it really was continuing the battle between the two. Sarah gave another signal about not liking how things are. “I never felt like our time together was work.”
The key thing for those that say Sarah doesn’t express herself didn’t pay attention to this episode. She had express herself all episode. She used real tears, interfered with his date, and now admitted that their time together didn’t feel like work.
The problem is simple really. The words cover and selling were still in Chuck’s mind, and the fact that under truth serum she said “No.” It is not hard to figure out why Chuck gave her a cold shoulder. Something that was well received by Sarah because it shaken her enough to even get the attention of Casey.
We will fast forward to the kiss. Now I truly believe the kiss was more of built up over the course of the last few months. Duty, another woman and death all were staring Sarah in the face and basically tormenting her for doing what we all know what she wanted to do. Let’s back track a minute and see scenes from earlier that contribute to the kiss.
Chuck said he couldn’t kiss her because he didn’t do well with PDA. The second attempt was at the end of Chuck vs The Tango.
The urge to kiss and the need for that intimacy has been building and each opportunity she gave him. He never picked up on the signals. The reason is because of the cover. It was all fake from Chuck’s shoes.
They are still at odds when they get to the bomb. Sarah was exasperated with emotions. She had enough of the rollercoaster and it showed in her actions in the trunk. When Sarah realized they were about to die. The second impulsive act transpired.
When two people are on the verge of death, all the things that you wish would of had done come into the mind. Chuck’s decision was to stay by Sarah’s side. For Sarah, it was this.
As I mentioned in previous articles. Chuck’s never chose Sarah because he had no choice. She was his handler, and the fact that this beautiful woman was only with him because of the Intersect and for cover made him walk on egg shells.
Sarah did get the chance to choose Chuck. She was recalled and yet after watching him with the ballerina became interested. As they spent more time together. Sarah grew from infatuated to falling for him. She spoke through emotions and we often seem to forget body language is a very powerful tool to deliver a message.
However, Sarah never needed to act on those feelings. She didn’t know how to. Devon and Ellie taught her what love looks like. She can keep giving Chuck signals on those feelings, but it came time for her to show it once Chuck was seeking a real relationship.
Death also contributed to the kiss, but its not the sole factor, but the length and intensity behind the kiss tells you another thing.
The problem for Charah, a passionate moment like the one above won’t last long because inside the bomb was BRYCE LARKIN
We will continue on our journey with Sarah’s expressions. Stay tuned.