S3 Relationships. Why?

S3 Relationships. Why?

As much as I hate the S3 relationships, I do see a purpose for them within the internal logic and structure of the show. This is a show built on counterpoint and patterns. Both Chuck and Sarah face the ghost from their past (Bryce, Jill). Both face the temptation from...
If they just talked…

If they just talked…

It’s common to think that most, if not all the season-3 problems between Chuck and Sarah could have been prevented if the two of them had just talked. But the fact is that it’s only in the first two episodes that Chuck and Sarah need to clarify the reason...
5.13 Chuck Versus the Goodbye

5.13 Chuck Versus the Goodbye

I wrote a post on what I think is the point of the final arc. In a show that explores obstacle after obstacle to Chuck and Sarah’s relationship, given their oh-so-different past and nature, the final arc explores the greatest obstacle of all, put in Quinn’s mouth at...
Is Sarah’s Name Reveal a Big Deal?

Is Sarah’s Name Reveal a Big Deal?

Sarah’s name reveal is a big deal. It’s what saves Chuck. Lots of viewers don’t understand why Sarah would reveal her real name to Shaw. But from what we know of Sarah’s character, it makes perfect sense. And it is a big deal not because she...
Hard Salami Bombs

Hard Salami Bombs

Both hard salami-shaped. Both smuggled from Europe. Both with an expiration date to preserve content. Both are not what they appear to be. Both are metaphorical bombs that set off real consequences. One sets off a real break-up. The other sets off a real relationship....
Do You Believe in Fate?

Do You Believe in Fate?

Without Bryce’s intervention, Sarah might have met Chuck during the Omaha operation. She meets Bryce instead, and they have their romance. But Bryce then sends the Intersect to Chuck in a chain of events that ends up putting Chuck and Sarah together anyway. In...

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