The next chapter in our Jill Roberts’s history lesson comes in the shape of working together. Chuck, Jill and Sarah must work together in order to secure top secret information. Chuck and Jill were eager and able to put their past behind them. Sarah not so much.
Sarah likes her surroundings to be set. Her ideal situation would be working with Chuck professionally ,and learn how to become the normal woman she dreamed. Furthermore, Sarah’s experience with Lou taught her she didn’t want to share Chuck with anyone. Jill in town changes all that.
While Sarah’s dismay in working with a civilian was tough to handle. Chuck went through it already with Bryce, and here is where we will begin this latest study into Jill Roberts.
Chuck and Sarah Working with Bryce
From the start, Bryce would always be a hot topic for Chuck. He blamed Bryce for his dismissal from college while stealing his girlfriend as well. Chuck will learn the truth about Bryce’s intentions about getting him kicked out, but when the time came to questioning the man of the hour. Bryce didn’t say much. However, as wronged as Chuck felt about his days in Stanford.
When it came to Sarah, it was an all new ballgame. Whatever feelings Chuck had for Jill, it didn’t affect him like learning his handler had a previous relationship with the same man, who screwed him in Stanford, and turned his life upside down. Anger and jealousy would soon consume Chuck when Bryce returned from the dead.
It’s difficult to imagine how hard it was for Bartowski who didn’t ask for any of this. His life has been the product of doing for others, but Sarah taught him to fight for what he wants, but when it came to Bryce even his handler succumb to Larkin’s trance.
Chuck didn’t get the chance to discuss his first intimate moment with Sarah because of Larkin’s return, which carried over for some time. It created tension for Sarah as well. As she was staring at the two phones making decision on who to choose, she chose Burbank.
However, the two times Chuck worked with Bryce showed Chuck who Larkin really was. The man who stood in front of him back in Stanford wasn’t the same guy who played a game of darts in the school’s library. He was a cool and smooth agent, who was as Casey said “When you have a chance to kill Bryce Larkin, you shoot to kill.”
The words that would come out of Chuck’s mouth when he watched Sarah and Larkin take out Tommy and his men confirmed Casey’s point of view. The Andersons were a formidable unit. The very fashion as the two knocked out baddie after baddie all with Chuck watching. How could Chuck compete with that.
The how is easy, when it came to Chuck’s safety both Larkin and Walker have concerns for Chuck’s safety, but go about it differently . As Tommy used Chuck as a shield, Larkin spoke klingon to not give way his intentions. Larkin shot Chuck in the chest knowing he was wearing a vest.
Sarah didn’t understand and her expression showed it. The interesting point to make in this scene was Larkin. Right before Bryce fired his weapon, he showed remorse before doing it. A clear indication Larkin cares about Bartowski.
Meanwhile Sarah witnessed what Bryce would be willing to do for a mission. Bryce was willing to shoot Chuck despite being a friend. When Sarah was faced with a similar situation, She couldn’t let Chuck die for the sake of a mission. Sarah wouldn’t been able to live with herself if she lost Chuck.
By the time Break up rolls around, Sarah doesn’t have the same feelings for Bryce anymore. She risked treason in Marlin for Chuck, and when she thought she lost him after Colt dropped him. Sarah was growing comfortable with her feelings for Chuck.
It’s significant when she told Bryce their cover should be strictly a cover. It was her way of letting Larkin know she had moved on. She didn’t want to give too much away by using the same agent lingo to camelflage her personal relationship for Chuck was starting to become more than a cover.
It would escalate when Chuck arrived for pre mission particulars . The inadequate feeling Chuck has when he was with Bryce showed up.
Sarah’s visible feelings were out and about. Like Chuck forgets Sarah was in the van with him in the EX scene. Bryce can see Sarah’s feelings was not simply asset/handler.
Meanwhile Chuck’s jealousy was heightened as well. when watching Sarah dance and the make out session on the floor.
The end result when working with an ex, its nearly impossible for it not to end well for anyone. Especially when working with that very ex who was willing to shoot Chuck in the chest. Especially when Sarah couldn’t pull the trigger in the train station. In the end, Bryce was able to get into Chuck’s head for the infamous “Fake” break up scene.
Both Chuck and Sarah felt the effects of Bryce’s warning. How does this tie Jill in well simple. Sarah had assumed the role as Chuck when Bryce was around. Chuck and Jill working as an unit made not only Sarah feel jealous, but just as inadequate because she wasn’t use to being on the sidelines.
Jill and Sarah Fight for Chuck’s Affections
As Chuck was informing Jill about their cover relationship, Sarah began to lose her control over Chuck again. This time it comes from someone who has history with Chuck. His old life if you will. Jill and Chuck are back together. While the handler role can’t do anything about it. The girlfriend inside has to take a back seat once again.
Sarah was not a stranger to having to take a step back. However, Chuck’s happiness did matter to Sarah, and since she was able to get through it the last time, she handled it better in the beginning. It showed great character growth.
Sarah didn’t take long in confronting Lou, Walker was fighting for what she wanted in the scope she could.
Sarah:You know,he’s a great guy.
Lou: Yeah,um,i’ve had the same opinion so far,too.
Sarah: It’s not an opinion,it’s a fact. Don’t hurt him.
Lou: Okay. Wasn’t planning on it. Thanks for the heads up,though.
If Beckman and Casey found out what Sarah did, she would of been sent back to Washington. Sarah breached protocol by bringing real feelings into the mix. Do you think Carina would of done that. Bryce’s track record of not allowing the lines to get blurry wouldn’t, but Sarah’s investment went beyond just a mission.
Sarah did what she knew how to do under these circumstances minus sticking a knife in her. Walker threatened her nicely. The second time around Sarah was a lot more mature about how to handle it. Even though She wanted him more at this point than she did when the sandwich queen was around, it affects her just the same.
Think about this Chuckaholics, While Sarah’s experience with Lou was a educational tool for her. Sarah still has a heart. She may be a stone cold killer at times and lie to Chuck at times., but she isn’t like the other spies in the story. What Sarah wanted was what she had going on with Chuck.
While playing agent, she had to standby and watch another woman be with the man that was teaching her how to live for the first time in her life. Something she could of had with her mother, but elected the life of adventure.
Since Tango, Sarah has been seeking opportunities to become intimate with Chuck, and it isn’t only about sex either. Sarah looked for subtle chances to touch him without giving away much.
Fixing ties, and putting her hand in his when given the chance was an agent falling for her asset. It’s all signs she was letting him in, but when Sarah became angry or felt like “Fish out of Water.” she acted like a teenager by using words like cover or mission as a way to cope with her feelings.
Kissing Chuck became apart of that process. When Chuck said, “This would be the part, where I am supposed to kiss you.” Sarah wanted to kiss him then. Opportunity after opportunity all thwarted by some mission or baddies closing in on them.
A year of frustration and angst being his handler and with Bryce in town a couple of times it was quite an emotional rollercoaster ride for both Walker and Bartowski. However, all the hard work Sarah was building towards despite all the obstacles like Chuck did in season one, Jill’s arrival was untimely as was Bryce for Chuck.
Sarah took the opportunity to talk with Chuck and gauge how the relationship was progressing between the two. Especially with Sarah knowing the dangerous slope Chuck was going down with her. Sarah knew what happened, and being spy, Sarah was using her talents in a personal capacity by phishing.
Sarah taking the high road was a big step, and something she learned from him, and when Chuck was ripping the cover apart all Sarah could muster was a “fake smile.” After Chuck leaves, we get the real feelings on Chuck and Jill being back together.
she tried to tell him about their new mission, but Chuck was more interested in being with Jill. Something Sarah was having trouble with. The reason it’s a concern for Sarah comes with Jill knowing Chuck’s secret.
The last time Sarah used sexy lingerie as a ploy to grab Chuck’s attention. It failed miserably. Jill being in the next apartment having her arms draped all over Chuck, one could believe Sarah saw every minute of this. Sarah had to step up again. Let’s be real Chuckaholics, Jordana isn’t a pimple on Yvonne’s butt when it comes to exterior features. Not to many guest stars could.
Sarah was ready to get Chuck’s attention again. This time she used a red dress. Something that did get Chuck’s attention, and drew concerns from Jill even more so.
Jill would ask Chuck about Sarah including her looks. Chuck tried to dodge the question, but as soon as Casey’s door opened the cat was out of the bag. Jill knew she had competition as well.
it’s only going to get worse from here between the three. As Chuck and Sarah work their way into Guy’s room. Chuck inadvertently dialed Jill’s number and she heard what Charah were saying “How long will having sex last.” Jill upset with what she heard, and seeing Chuck and Sarah’s Florida picture on a table made Jill head to the hotel.
After Team Bartowski found Guy’s music box, substance sprayed on Chuck and Sarah. She was really impressed with how Chuck solved the fibonacci sequence.
The problem was Jill came to the door and assumed the worse.
A total misunderstanding, but how could you not fault Jill for thinking otherwise. A very awkward situation indeed. It is heightened as Chuck spiraled. By Sarah tightening her robe, she clearly was feeling embarrassed, and Chuck’s tantrum was not helping matters.
It didn’t help with the word choice by Chuck either.
Chuck: Wait So not only did we not get the FULCRUM list, but Jill’s never gonna speak to me again because she caught me naked, rinsing off fruit punch with another woman?
Chuck uses the words “Another Woman,” not the ideal words to use especially when the woman was standing next to him, who has real feelings for Chuck masked by a cover.
It will only get worse for Sarah from here. As Chuck explained to Jill what really happened. Chuck brought Jill over to Castle after Roberts believed Chuck’s hotel story.
If Jill invading Sarah’s personal life was enough. The very woman in Castle was now working with them. Lou doesn’t even touch the surface compared to Jill standing in Castle having not only Chuck”s attention, but as she zips through finding out what the substance was, Casey used a line “We can see what the boy sees in her.” It got under Sarah’s skin.
The chemistry Chuck and Jill demonstrated was similar to Bryce and Sarah because of the unison feel they showed. The difference of course is brawn vs brains. Chuck and Jill showed intelligence of a different kind.
As Chuck referenced earlier in Fat Lady, The running, shooting and jumping was for Casey, Bryce and Sarah’s bag, but the puzzles and the intellectual stuff was Jill and Chuck’s skill level, Sarah was impressed earlier in the episode by Chuck prowess in this mission, but she didn’t get the same reaction from Chuck as the huge smile he gave Jill’s affection.
Sarah expressed her dismay of Jill working with them by asking Casey if he was concern with allowing a civilian on the case? The question showed where Sarah was at now., but Casey was fine with it because of Jill’s ties with Guy.
Furthermore, Casey has experience dealing with Walker’s jealousy over her asset finding well “A new piece of Asset.”
After Casey points out Sarah’s jealousy, Sarah reacted to the comment by giving Casey an interesting look.
What makes the expression so good, it would also be the kind of expression Chuck makes when asking Casey the same kind of question about Bryce and Sarah working together.
When Chuck and Jill find the next puzzle, Sarah didn’t understand Guy’s puzzles. She assumed the puzzle was a bomb, which shows where her head was since she wasn’t registering the patter Guy had left. It was because the device had a timer and was counting down, but Jill assured Sarah it wasn’t a bomb and further she was never wrong.
The problem also was Chuck siding with Jill. He stated Jill wasn’t wrong thus far. He vouched for her, and it shocked Sarah. Its the very reason Jill was more of an impact for Sarah to deal with.
It’s a bit of a role reversal as Sarah often made Chuck feel like the third wheel when it came to missions with Bryce. Sarah was getting a dose of her own medicine, and Sarah didn’t appreciate one minute of it.
Once the deviced opened revealing a flash drive, Sarah was happy with the result until the embrace and make out session on the stage between Jill and Chuck.
Working with Jill left Sarah on the outside looking in, It wasn’t just personal anymore. Jill worked effortlessly through the mission and was able to get the job done. They secured the flash drive holding Fulcrum agents in the agency.
Jill has affected Sarah’s world on both levels, but for Sarah it will only get harder as Jill’s secret will be discussed in the next chapter of this four part series in The Jill factor.
Chapter Three will be the back end of this episode and Gravitron. Stay tuned….