And The Real Thing
We were hit this morning with a couple of interesting tidbits; one is a juicy tease from Kristin at E! that one of TV’s best loved couples will be getting married this season (and fans won’t see it coming). Chuck and Sarah are in her list of possibilities.
Oh, I do love it when pulse rates go soaring!
The other is the title of episode 4.03; Chuck vs. the Cubic Z. Most of you know that cubic zirconia are fake diamonds. Put the two together and it should give you pause.
Well, I must say that my first reaction to both items was akin to excitement mixed with trepidation. “CZ? Does that mean a ring???” and “Oh, wow! C&S could be looking at a wedding this season! Be still my romantic, beating heart! But a fake diamond? Are we going to see another rift between Chuck and Sarah??? Oh Noossss!”
But that’s only my first reaction. It didn’t take long to realize that I don’t want to see Kristin reveal later today that Chuck and Sarah are headed down the aisle, or heading into trouble.
Nope. Let me tell you in the strongest possible terms. I love spoilers, but this is one I don’t want to know in advance! The reactions displayed in the comments show that it’s a common thought. Oh, most every comment is from a fan lobbying for their favorite couple, and certainly Chuck fans are well represented. A surprising number of House fans (I assume they’re fans…) write things like this (comment #130):
Any Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 2:11 PM
if it’s house and cuddy, the show is dead *
Most everyone commenting wants to see their favorite couple get together, but the second largest group (significant in any self-selected sample) thinks their show is over if that happens (especially House fans). It’s a palpable fear. I don’t buy it for any of the shows in question, but it’s out there.
What fascinates me, though, is how much the idea of a fake diamond fits into the themes we’ve seen in Chuck. Think about the number of times that both C&S have asked about, worried over and assured each other that “It’s real.” Think about Truth for a moment…
[It’s time for The Relationship ™ to move to the next level, and both Chuck and Sarah know it. The world has been compartmentalized into Chuck’s life and the spy world and up to now, they’ve been separate. The existential crises for him is that, with Ellie very much in danger, his two worlds are colliding. Worse, just as Chuck sees a good reason to stay in the “real world” (that would be Lou), Sarah starts to know that their fake relationship isn’t exactly fake.]
CZs are fake diamonds, but they are very hard to distinguish from the real thing. Could one or both of the characters be confused about what it is they hold in their hands? Of course it’s possible! This is Chuck, after all.
Ah! You can see how my mind is working. No, I don’t want to be spoiled so soon. And no, I’m not discouraged at all either about a ring or a fake diamond. The way I’m feeling this morning, this news piques my interest in just the right way. I’m no script writer, but if I could write the story myself at the pace of my own choosing, this is precisely the way I would have it, right now.
Life, as they say, is good.
Update: Kristin Dos Santos has eliminated the last of the 9 original couple in her little twitter contest. She’s refused to say that Chuck & Sarah (and Holly and Michael from The Office and Cristina and Owen from Grey’s Anatomy) are NOT going to be married this season, meaning that they might be. Well, I still don’t think they will, but I’m just sayin’ – ya know?