Twitter and the Single Nerd
I got into a marvellous twitter discussion (from the dictionary: Oxymoron noun \ˌäk-sē-ˈmȯr-ˌän\ – see “Twitter Discussion”) about how Chuck will propose to Sarah. We all know it’s a matter of time, after all.
Suggestions for Chuck’s proposal so far:
- The Fountain
- Prague or Paris
- In a Chinese restaurant over Sizzling Shrimp (with Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak at the next table, taking notes and maybe getting water spilled on their laps)
- While on a mission and under fire from bad-guys (the completely spontaneous option!)
- On the Buy More roof-top, (optionally while under surveillance from Casey)
- Our own Faith wants to see Chuck on one knee on a Paris train with flower petals everywhere!
We can all take our best guess at what might transpire, safe in the knowledge that whatever we come up with will be better than Morgan’s suggestion. I only wonder how long Chuck will second-guess himself about finding the right time and the right place.
Heh! The location is almost irrelevant, isn’t it? It’s more about Chuck and his frame of mind. For myself, I wouldn’t want to seem him flustered, in the middle of a gun-fight using Chuck-Fu skills and realizing that he may not survive (“So better ask NOW!”, he thinks, as bullets fly overhead). No, that’s a little too un-planned. I wouldn’t want him to wait for the next romantic spy-mission of a lifetime either, when absolutely everything is perfect and Sarah’s eyes are begging. Nope. That’ll take too long and demand too much perfection.
For all his reputation as a nerd, Chuck is seldom clumsy. Really. Remember when he asked Sarah out on a date? She demurred, but Chuck wasn’t at all afraid to make his case and make it well!
Sarah: Chuck…(ahem) I’m still a CIA agent, and there are a hundred reasons why I shouldn’t do this.
Chuck: What do you have to lose? In a week you’re going to be undercover in some place like Jakarta, in a knife fight with some evil doer. And in that exact moment, you’re gonna wish that you would have spent one last night of fun with me.
That’s pretty good, for someone who’s supposed to be clumsy and insecure.
Chuck has never been a fool, either. He’s never been afraid to face up to the reality of the situation, hard as that may be sometimes.
Sarah: Chuck –
Chuck: Please. Let me just finish. Sarah, I’m not gonna move in with you. Because, I can’t. And you know why I can’t. I’m crazy about you, and I’ve always been. But, having a fake relationship, that’s one thing. But living together is… I mean, every day, being around each other and – and that’s why I can’t do it. And I hope you understand.
Sarah: I do.
Chuck’s not done. He sounds so very resigned, but he’s far from defeated.
Chuck: Thank you. [Chuck gets up to limp away.] Oh, and, uh, just so you know… I am gonna get this thing out of my head one day. I will. And when I do, I’m gonna live the life that I want with the girl that I love. Because I’m not gonna let this thing rob me of that. I won’t.
After a moment of thought, Sarah smiled and we quietly cheered him on because we believed him. Chuck needs no battle-plan and he needs no tropical island or European Estate ambiance. He doesn’t need to make up for the mis-steps of the past; he just needs to be that forthright. Chuck doesn’t ever need to second guess himself.
The title of this post is not Chuck vs. The Proposal because there’s nothing verses about it. Everything and everyone is on his side.