I often like to share my thoughts on two scenes by comparing and contrasting the two scenes, sometimes the two scenes will show tremendous character growth, which would be the case for Sarah Walker in these two scenes.
Sarah is not the same woman once Dream Job came around. In fact, it would be a significant change from her feelings for Chuck would be in Chuck vs The Marlin. We shall take a look at these two scenes and see how different Agent Walker was.
Here are the other scenes I compared. Please take a look on how i try to compare these scenes.
The scenes discussed in the articles above are examples of how Sarah can be in agent mode and other times in girlfriend mode. The fact is when it came to Chuck, Sarah had a hard time being just an agent. Her real feelings would play a role in her decision making on missions, orders, and the idea to run.
It was the personal feelings that would eventually cause friction between Sarah and Chuck. While, her ultimate goal was to protect the Intersect. It made the job easier for her when she added her personal feelings professionally. and put a strain on herself personally. The CIA, Mauser, Shaw, Bryce and even Chuck himself would test the amount of patiences Sarah would have.
The next two episode I am going to compare are two scenes that show the difference between Agent Walker and Sarah the Girlfriend. The two scenes are the final scene in Chuck vs The Marlin, and being next to Chuck in The Dream Job.
Here are the two scenes,
Chuck Vs The Marlin
Chuck Vs The Dream Job/Broken Heart
These two scenes Cultivate my opinion on the difference between Sarah in both episodes In Dream Job, They haven’t called their relationship real, but the way they were interacting the cover was in the rearview mirror.
In Chuck vs The Marlin, She broke her duty in order to keep Chuck in her life. She had help from Casey, but he also told her the reality of the job at hand, it would be hard to keep him in Burbank. So, let’s take a look at The Marlin vs The Dream Job.
I won’t break down the episode because its not what this article is about, but I will backtrack to the helipad. Sarah intervened the orders of Beckman and Graham. Sarah Walker was committing treason., but when one loves someone, all bets are off, and she fought for that love she had.
Sarah admitted to Longshore Chuck was more than just an asset. She used the words “My Guy.” She really was going to say my boyfriend, but with the pressure of being professional and battling her personal issues with the extraction.
Sarah had to tightrope this. If Longshore heard the words my boyfriend, he would of reported it to Beckman. Something Sarah was trying to avoid. She knew the consequences of a handler compromised.
Chuck can see Sarah was struggling with it as well,
When watching this scene, you can’t help but feel for them. Sarah was showing real emotion, and Chuck can see it, and despite losing his freedom. He makes her smile. ” Of course you can your Sarah, you can do anything.”
What Sarah realized in this scene was how deep her feelings have become. She wants him, and the agent inside of her needs to do something. Lucky for her, Lizzie joined the party.
Back at the apartment,
Chuck and Sarah are staring into the house, and Chuck asked Sarah if she wanted to come inside, and she said no, it’s family time. The agent inside of her prevented her from doing something normal Sarah wanted. The struggle showed in her expression.
People claim this scene as a hero stances, while I understand the notion, but look at it from Sarah’s position. She never experience a real family, and what she did on the helipad showed where she is now, but that doesn’t mean the agent inside of her is gone.
Even though Chuck invited her in, she still doesn’t feel apart of the family like she will in Season 2. This is still Agent Walker. We are no way near day 564.
Now we Fast forward to Dream Job,
I am sorry, but Dream Job doesn’t have its own episode article yet,
Chuck Vs The Dream Job
When the Dream Job aired, it would mark over a year since Sarah has been in Chuck’s life. Sarah has acknowledged several times she had feelings, She has been through an ex and three breaks ups. Despite all of this,
She told Cole where her heart is, “I am not the kind of girl who cheats on her cover boyfriend,” She also stated that it isn’t far to walk away from someone you love
Sarah Walker: I guess I’m not the kind of girl who cheats on her cover boyfriend.
Cole Barker: Is that all he is “cover boyfriend?”
Sarah Walker: What do you mean?
Cole Barker: I saw the way you looked at him when his life was in danger, been doing this a long time, Agent Walker.
Cole Barker: Who’d have thought it? Cole Barker loses the girl to Chuck Bartowski.
Sarah Walker: When you meet someone you care about. It’s just hard to walk away.
Cole Barker: I couldn’t have said it better myself.
while what Sarah said was encourage for those that wanted to see Sarah pursue her feelings for Chuck, it was what Cole said to Chuck that hit home for Sarah as well.
In the episode Chuck vs The Lethal Weapon, Sarah not only learned she doesn’t cheat on her cover boyfriend, but she also learns something else.
Something Chuck never mentioned to her.
Chuck told Ellie he would be looking for their father, and i mentioned in other articles, one of Sarah’s personal grip with Chuck would be his tendency to not include her in his thoughts and seek help from her.
I understand searching for his father was personal,, and he didn’t want to include government resources to do such a search, but wouldn’t be smart to ask his cover girlfriend for some help.
So when she found out about it, she would be the one that found him. She did it for Chuck, and would be her final gift to him before she departed for Washington. In reality, it was her way of staying connected with him.
Sarah would give the information to Chuck.
She knew she breach protocol, but she didn’t care. What she did for Chuck was something she wanted to do. It is a far cry from what she was like in Marlin.
We are also post Day 564, which we know what she said in her V-Log.
Sarah: .Day 564. Things are calm for once. No missions, nothing. Nothing really to report… except I still find myself sitting here…talking to myself…because… because I love him… I love Chuck Bartowski, and I don’t know what to do about it.
She did do something about it, she found Chuck’s father. it means a lot more then getting him his degree. She understood the significance of it because of what she went through with her father, and Chuck being right by her side the whole way. It was like what a real boyfriend would do.
It was Sarah’s turn, and what would happen was true feelings between the two that make the scene so beautiful, She is rubbing his neck and if Stephen didn’t open the door. They would of kissed.
Now while in Marlin, she chose to stay outside because of the agent in her. Sarah the girlfriend will be inside right beside her boyfriend.
It is a very big difference then this,
It is the difference between being stuck in Agent Mode and actually following through on her feelings.
The situation gets heated between Chuck and his father, but she didn’t go outside because of it. She sat their and comforted Chuck afterwards. Its what a real couple would do.
Sarah Walker showed great character growth by being in the trailer. She showed the viewer this was the time to be a girlfriend, and unlike in Marlin when she had the weight of the world on her shoulders. She is relaxed and embracing the experience. It was well done in my view.
I always will preach actions speak louder then words, and Sarah’s actions in both scenes show where her heart was. It was for Chuck and his family.
I hoped you enjoyed this latest scene comparison. I enjoy comparing and contrasting scenes because Chuck often redid storylines, and whether the stories worked or not. It is still fun for me to write.