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...
1.08 Sarah vs the Truth Serum

1.08 Sarah vs the Truth Serum

Did Sarah lie to Chuck in 1.08 Truth, when he asked her if their thing under the undercover thing was going anywhere, and she said, “Sorry, no.” We are supposed to think Sarah’s answer wasn’t the truth because of all the effort she put in resisting the...
1.08 All You Need Is Truth

1.08 All You Need Is Truth

The scene in 1.08 Truth, the one in which Chuck and Sarah have a mission to make Devon and Ellie think they are intimate, is genius. With all its layers of meaning, the double entendre, and the visual symbolism, it’s the scene that made me realize I was watching...
Do You Believe in Fate?

1.10 Sarah Is Leaving

The visual symbolism that speaks for Sarah’s feelings in the wordless scene at the end of 1.10 Chuck Versus the Nemesis is just masterful1It reminds me of the visual symbolism in the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice, where it was also used masterfully throughout...

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