After seven long weeks without, we finally have a new episode.
Is Chuck about to pop the question? We’ll see. It’s been a long time coming.
You remember how it was at first, don’t you? Chuck was a “nice guy”, but didn’t trust that this amazing woman who sashayed into the Buy More with a broken phone was for real. Good thing, because she wasn’t. Agent Walker, for her part, was an accomplished assassin, and as Carina pointed out, lied for a living and knew he was an easy mark. Chuck might have been infatuated, but he was taken aback when he realized what she was capable of.
I guess in today’s parlance, Chuck was a “beta” and Sarah was a “hottie”. They were terribly mismatched and both knew it. It’s not right to say that they’ve changed in all this time. Even now, Chuck is no “Alpha male” – that would be Bryce and Cole and especially Shaw. Sarah is still capable of laying waste to half a small country, if necessary, to fulfill her mission.
But something’s changed. Chuck’s loyalty to friends and family, his almost naive trust in people and his determination to always do the right thing count for more in Sarah’s eyes now than heroic deeds done merely in service of a mission. She asks more of herself because of him, and will no longer do anything without asking how it affects people. For his part, Chuck now understands that the deceptions and lies came a great cost to Sarah. They were meant to help and protect him and his family, not to hurt him. He’s lost the childish naiveté without losing the kindness.
It took a lot of growth on both their parts to get past the idea that they are extremely mismatched as a couple, and to discover that they are not, in fact, mismatched at all. I may be jumping the gun here, but I think we’ve seen the end of their transition.
The episode is about to air, and I hope you’ll all tell us what you thought of it.