Jealousy of the Intersect 2.0: Chapter One
When it comes to Sarah Walker we have studied the enigma she can be. Her ability to flip from Agent Walker to Sarah the girlfriend was fun to watch for me.
We have dived into her jealousy of other women in Chuck’s life other than herself. It didn’t matter who the woman was. Sarah had a hard time dealing with other women touching and kissing her boyfriend.
We have seen her struggling with being loyal to Chuck while maintaining true with the agency, but for the purpose of this article, we will explore her jealousy of the Intersect 2.0. Let’s get started.
When Chuck had the original Intersect in his head, Sarah was ordered to protect him, and during the course of time she learned to love him, and most specifically be with him on a professional and personal. Through the protection, came the love for doing it. She took it from not just a work relationship either. She confronted Lou and Jill as a result of it, and went on the lam with him.
She also would take it as a personal gripe when Chuck didn’t include her in his adventures. As Gary, stated before she was a woman who loved adventure. Her father took her on con jobs and the CIA offered her an adventure every day, but when Chuck decided to not include her in his personal matters. She made it known it bothered her.
It is a response both egos would give. Sarah the girlfriend doesn’t want to be in the background, she wants to beside Chuck fighting with him. Agent Walker also has the same sentiments.
In Chuck vs the 3D, When Chuck went off with Tyler by himself, Sarah’s response was very matter of fact . While Agent Walker spoke her piece, but as girlfriend as well.
Chuck makes a point in this scene as well, he doesn’t get a day off like Casey and Sarah because the Intersect doesn’t give him that luxury. As soon as there is a mission, Chuck is dragged into it without say or question.
However, Sarah’s response is deeper than that just an agent speaking to her asset. It’s deeper than fake relationships and all. It’s a normal woman response to a normal male problem. Let me explain.
Chuck and Sarah have been dating for a year and half at this time, and the fact that they spend a lot of time together constitutes the familiarity of always been around each other. Especially when the two work together. Picture a wife telling her husband, why didn’t you call if you were out all night kind of thing.
Sarah is speaking like a girlfriend, who felt her boyfriend put her in tough position not only as an agent, but made her worry as girlfriend. Look at the expression again,
What makes it a good scene was how they were communicating, but because Chuck kept something from her. It made her push more. A real girlfriend would push her boyfriend to give up a secret.
Just look at the methods Sarah went to get her way in Seduction Impossible or Zoom. Sarah wanted to know everything and be there with him.
What does this have to do with the 2.0? Well, its simple really. Jealousy has many forms, and while she did show jealousy towards other women we talked about. Sarah developed a jealousy for something all together.
Sarah became jealous and fearful of the Intersect 2.0, and why because of what I talked about. The program was designed in letting a spy work by themselves, and as I mentioned above. This didn’t sit well for Sarah. Her expression the night Chuck downloaded the 2.0 was evident of that.
Chuck never went to train for Kung Fu before. Suddenly, when he downloads the Intersect, he was able to perform Kung Fu flawlessly, and it stunned Sarah. It’s hard to fathom for someone who doesn’t understand it.
If watching Chuck become a machine was frightening for her, the news about Chuck was going to be sent to Prague to train was too much of a burden to deal with. If Chuck became a spy there wouldn’t be a need for her in his life, and the rest is history as they say.
When Chuck and Sarah reunite after being away from each other for 6 months. The initial feelings were tested because of Prague still fresh on the mind, but it was just one of the issues. When he is up on the stage, Sarah kept teasing him with her dancing, but it had nothing to do with impressing the mark. It was more at sticking it to Chuck. It’s why when they are dancing. she kept glancing up at the stage.
It’s letting Chuck know what could of been. Remember Sarah doesn’t’ use words. It’s not her character’s make up/ She was trying to make Chuck jealous, but the problem was Chuck was working the floor looking for Javier. He was trying to prove he still can be a functioning spy.
Sarah the girlfriend would appear again later, as she was watching Chuck from the monitor. She missed him, but the anger still was strong. Six months isn’t that long of a time gap to smooth things over. It certainty wouldn’t be the case for someone who never put their heart out.
When captured Sarah was trying to get Chuck to focus on getting them out. Something Sarah wasn’t use to. It had been the other way around. She lied to keep him calm and as soon as she did. Chuck was able to flash.
The two find themselves caught in the tower, and Chuck would flash on zip lining, However, Sarah was hesitant at first because Chuck never did it before. It’s another remind on how Chuck may not need her anymore, but with her life on the line she had no other choice.
The skills Chuck were performing are very new to her and will take time for her to adjust too. The jealousy doesn’t start to kick in until Angel De Le Muerte, when Chuck performs surgery. She gives a very dirty look at watching this.
The fear in her eyes returned once Chuck began performing surgery. The fear of losing Chuck has begun to sink in. Something she doesn’t want. However, the man performing surgery definitely was not the same man she was use to. In other words, she didn’t fall for the post 2.0 Chuck.
Sarah fell in love with the guy below, The lovable nerd, who needed her protection. Her guidance. She loved the feeling of being needed.
She didn’t fall for this guy, She shows fear at times around this version of Chuck. He may be still Chuck on the inside, but his performance was scaring Sarah.
We shall continue on this journey, as we look into Sarah’s struggles with the Intersect 2.0
Chapter two will discuss Sarah’s fear of losing her grip on Chuck was harder for Sarah then she thought.