To One and All
This is supposed to be a special day for lovers. Or, at least, it’s supposed to be special for those who want to be in love. If Chuck is not a Valentine to all those people, then I don’t know what it is.
I’d like to return the favor.
To Julia Ling, Happy Valentine’s Day! We really did love Anna Wu, and like Sarah, we thought that she and Morgan really did make one of the cutest couples ever. There was real potential there. We wish Anna Wu, and you, all the best, and we hope to see you and your kata again.
To Jordana Brewster, our first loves are the ones we never forget, and Jill Roberts (like Winnie Cooper) is the long-haired brunette that we loved from the beginning. It never seems to work out – there’s too much growing up that has to be done – but the memories will never leave us. Happy Valentine’s Day.
To Sarah Lancaster, Ellie is indeed the big sister I never had. Being the oldest means feeling like *you* are the protector, the one who has to be dependable. That love that is above and beyond, and one that is appreciated beyond measure. For showing us that, Happy Valentine’s Day.
I don’t want to forget Mekenna Melvin! You’ve captured the fan’s hearts faster than anyone in recorded history! Alex is precisely the girl that Morgan needed, not because she’s strong (she is) and cute (she is) and intelligent (she is), but because she is never, ever false. Thank you for showing us how important that is. Happy Valentine’s Day.
To Bonita Friedericy, General Diane Beckman is the schoolmarm we grew up with and now we are happy to have met the young woman behind the bureaucrat. For passing you up in 1989, Roan will forever be known as a fool. Happy Valentine’s Day.
To Linda Hamilton, since I identify so strongly with Stephen J. (Scott Bakula is my age, after all), you just know that there’s a special place in my heart for Mary Elizabeth. She is the strong, true, loving and above all, loyal character that Sarah wants to grow up to be. We will never see enough of her. Happy Valentine’s Day.
To Yvonne Strahovski, this is just one day out of 365 every year that we wish you all the best and give you our love. Sarah has become a million fantasies and deserves a million Valentines. Here’s one more – Happy Valentine’s Day.
Then there are the real women in my virtual life. To Thinkling, Faith and especially Amy who’s so far away from home, you recognized from the first that there’s nothing fictional or fantastical about the story that we’ve been enjoying so much. When all is said and done, Chuck is about us and it’ll always have that truth within it. This may be Singles Appreciation Day but it’s also a day to know that love is real, just like Sarah said. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you, and my thanks for the love you’ve shown me.
Gushy enough? My own blond Sara and I will be celebrating Valentine’s Day all day long in our own inimitable fashion and we’ll probably finish it off sometime after tonight’s episode, well after we finish our traditional banana splits. How can you beat that?