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...
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...
Does S3 Sarah Distrust Chuck?

Does S3 Sarah Distrust Chuck?

In the post about the three views of season 3, the first view sees Sarah withdrawing from Chuck because he’s becoming a spy, and her feelings for him would be a liability for her—she can’t compartmentalize around him, and this would put her life in danger....
Of Prophets and Train Tracks

Of Prophets and Train Tracks

When a prophet by the train tracks does not believe her own prophecy about the train tracks. Chuck’s reply about what Sarah saw by the train tracks refers both to what she saw by the train tracks at the end of 3.11 Final Exam and (indirectly) to the future she...

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