Before we get into Chuck vs Santa Claus, I wanted to write about my feelings on Sarah’s decision to kill Mauser, and the impact it would have on them not only this season, but it will place a strain on Chuck and Sarah’s relationship in future situations.
The word lying comes to mind initially, We know Chuck saw Sarah kill Mauser, who was unarmed. The problem is Chuck didn’t hear what Mauser was saying.
Mauser: You may have beaten me, Agent Walker. But FULCRUM’s won. I know that Chuck Bartowski’s the Intersect.
Sarah: Chuck’s secret is safe! And you’re going straight to a CIA detention facility never to be seen or heard from again.
Mauser: You go right ahead, Agent Walker. Arrest me. But say “Good-bye” to Chuck. You see I’m not like those other FULCRUM agents. They’ll do whatever it takes to find me. And when they do, every FULCRUM agent we have is gonna know Chuck’s the Intersect. It’s going to be the end of his pathetic existence. So take me in, Agent Walker, I’m ready to go.[Pause. Sarah lowers her weapon. Long pause. Sarah shoots Mauser]
The situation Sarah found herself in was one no one likes to make. A decision that she would have to live with the rest of her life. Does she arrest Mauser and risk Fulcrum finding out about Chuck’s secret? Does she allow Beckman to find out Mauser knows Chuck’s the Intersect?
So many questions running through her head, and the decision has to come at that instant. There is no time for second guessing because a lot is at stake. She has a personal interest in this as well.
Sarah just found out Chuck consider her his real girlfriend, and gave her a love token, but while that is her own personal issue, she also is also required to protect him. What would you do if you were Sarah?
Some may say she should of arrested him because he was unarmed, but do you think Mauser would of had the same feelings on the subject. I feel he would of killed her if he had the chance.
Some say she did the right thing in protecting Chuck, I for one feel its a slippery slope either way Sarah was at risk of losing Chuck. If she arrested him Chuck had a good shot at being bunkered. If she killed him, knowing Chuck’s issues on killing people may hurt their evolving relationship.
If she arrested him maybe Mauser was telling the truth and it would be open season on Bartowski.
I would like to know your take on this issue because I am intrigued in knowing your opinions on this.
When it comes to morality, Chuck never waivers on the issue. He has no problem questioning orders when it came to issues like acceptable casualties or collateral damage. He even is willing to go against orders in protecting innocent lives.
In this case, Chuck was not close enough to hear Mauser’s threat. He assumed from where he stood, Sarah killed an unarmed me in cold blood. Here is where I question Chuck.
In the heat of the moment, I understand his constant nature of second guessing, and one could see his point, but if he truly understood Sarah, and we like to believe he did. He would know that Sarah only killed people out of necessity. during our journey through the first two seasons have we seen any evidence that Sarah was a killer like a John Casey or Carina for that matter. We have seen her reluctantly pull the trigger.
Grant it, Sarah shot the man that held Bryce in the Break up, but that was after a long pause. She also did it to protect Bryce. We saw her cap the gymnast in the truth, but she didn’t use a kill shot. when did Chuck actually see Sarah kill someone in cold blood?
In Sizzling Shrimp, she told Casey no kill shots to prevent the chinese in thinking they were a threat.
If you know of a time, please feel free to leave the scene in the comment section. I am only asking about the first two seasons.
Here is where Sarah was wrong,- Yes, Gary, I am taking my rosy colored glasses on this one.
We know Chuck would of understood the situation if she came clean. It wouldn’t of caused a rift between the two, and even if it did at least Sarah was truthful, but she chose to do what spies are trained to do, and lie.
It;s the ultimate problem with their relationship up to this point. The constant lying from Sarah and Chuck not able to understand the decisions spies have to make even if they are morally wrong.
Chuck will eventually learn, but not for a while. Sarah will still have a tendency to continue to lie. It’s something the two will need to work on.
Since the relationship was built on lies, the chance at a real relationship would be highly compromised at this point. It will be several episodes before the two would even rekindle their friendship. Chuck will become very distant when it comes to Sarah.
I would love to open up a discussion with everyone on this matter. Tell me your feelings on the issue. I am curious to read people’s opinion on the Mauser Incident. Please leave a comment and I will make sure I answer all your comments.