Impulsive Behavior Not Uncommon for Sarah
There was one scene I forgot to go over during the closing moments of Pink Slip. The ending is a bit harsh, but on point with what I talked about Sarah was fighting her hurt while managing to work with the man she loves. This all coincides with the struggles from the events of PRague and the night of the upload.
Sarah returns to her handler position she knew so very well, but how could she when Sarah disapproves of Chuck’s desire to become a field operative. From this moment on I am going to reference spying as field operative because essentially that was what Chuck was becoming. Sarah tries to curb the feelings talk by stating what Bryce said in S2. “You’re a spy now Chuck.” You need to bottle your feelings” It’s another lie because Sarah can’t bottle hers when it comes to Chuck. We also know Sarah doesn’t like the idea of Chuck becoming a field operative, but we won’t see that for quite some time. Sarah has no interest in listening about Chuck and his training. You can tell because Sarah has a blank stare when listening to Chuck talk about his feelings. It’s almost like Chuck chose being a spy over being with her, but hasn’t it been the case for Sarah, but the fact the tables have turned on her. Sarah must endure a learning curve on what it feels like to have feelings and a broken heart at the same time. Sarah must truly understand love is stronger than pride, and that is the truth of the matter. How does one get past one’s own pride in order to understand the shoe is on the other foot. Sarah has begun to realize what Chuck went through during the first two years of their “cover” relationship.
One of the first things we can notice is Sarah’s tendency in searching for lies as she was thinking of the answer she wanted to provide. She follows with “it was a mistake” and it won’t happen again. Wrong Sarah. It has happened not again, but before.
Sarah’s ability to act impulsively stems from this event. A moment that was both initiated by Sarah and brought confusion to the surface. Sarah not known for acting on her feelings began her quest in accepting her feelings with the first kiss. Chuck didn’t act on his passion for her, but Sarah leaps for Chuck when the thought of them dying was about to happen. We also throw in the fact Sarah had these feelings bottle in came with further evident of what she said in Pink Slip. An agent must bottle those feelings in order to survive.
Survive what though? It’s not like Chuck was a danger to anyone, but if we notice anything about Imported Hard Salami. We saw other impulsive behavior that would be apart of Sarah’s make up.
When on a mission, Sarah jumped the gun to interfere with Chuck’s date with Lou. Casey pointing out Sarah’s feelings for Chuck and with Chuck and Lou’s first date in a club (same for Chuck and Sarah) tension was rising. All Sarah needed was a trigger to act. Stavros’s chicken neck comment lead Sarah to strike, but not because Chuck was in danger, but because Sarah couldn’t take Chuck working a mission on his own. She couldn’t take Chuck with another woman, but most of all the feelings she bottled up proves love is stronger than pride. Chuck furthers his case in turning the tables by stating it was never about her. Well, the season premiere a chuck full of lies will continue with Chuck lying about becoming a field operative because important people told him he could do very important things. He finished by saying it was never about her, but in a very unlike move from Sarah. She cuts him off before he could finish. My have the tables turn between the two. Please note this Season Three rewatch is not a ploy to change people’s minds, but to explore the change the characters were going through. Some will always hate this season. I am not trying to convince anyone the fruits of Season Three, but remember this everyone the season I hate the most is Season 5, but to be fair to everyone I will try to write objective pieces. The roles have been reversed in just one episode. While most hate the idea of change, it needed to be done.
Most people don’t like change. They like things to stay the same even though one final test was the exact thing Chuck and Sarah needed to get pass the ultimate problem keeping themselves from being together. The problem has always been them. The waiting out process was easy to endure during S1 and S2 what is a little while longer.
We shall continue this discussion with Three Words.