Season 4 has brought an unprecedented expansion of female character growth and interaction … something many of us (Amy, Faith, me, to name at least 3) have wanted to see for a long time … something I could go on about at length, but won’t. I’ll be uncharacteristically brief. …
Ellie has always liked Sarah. It’s obvious from their first meeting in Helicopter through Anniversary and into Season 4:
Helicopter: “Wow, Chuck, wow. I mean I knew that you had it in you, but she is, oh, wow, she is really great”
Tango: “Trust me. I have seen the way that that girl looks at you, and she is into you.”
Sizzling Shrimp: Inviting her to Bartowski Mother’s Day.
The Breakup: Ellie inviting her to be a bridesmaid, and her excitement at sharing wedding stuff with Sarah.
Lethal Weapon: The morning squeee hug and total excitement that Chuck and Sarah were moving in together.
The Ring(i): “I made my dreams come true, Chuck. What are you going to do about yours?”
American Hero: “Sarah is special. You know it. I know it. If you love her, if she’s the one, you don’t stop, you don’t quit, you never go too far.”
Anniversary: “I’m really happy right now, Chuck. I’m starting a new family, and you have Sarah …”
For her part, Sarah liked, admired, and envied Ellie; and as much as she could, given her CIA circumscribed boundaries, related to her as a real friend. After all, “When you’re under cover, you’re still you, but the details are different.”
For all their simpatico vibe, we got precious little interaction between them. In those rare conversations (both of them), I loved Ellie’s open way of reaching out to Sarah and Sarah’s endearing, I’m-out-of-my-depth responses. Who can forget the hilarious Chuck is like a duck evening from Tom Sawyer and the poignant Angel of Death conversation about Sarah’s feelings for Chuck.
What little we got of Ellie and Sarah left me wanting much more.
Cue the trumpets.
Season 4 brought me that more that I wanted. It also introduced a third Bartowski woman … the enigmatic, long-absent Mary Bartowski. I have loved every minute that any two or all three of these women shared the screen. Their progressing relationships have greatly enriched my enjoyment of Season 4.
My applause and hearty thanks to YS, SL, and LH.
See, that was brief. … Now, what about you? What are your favorite Bartowski Women Moments? Pick 5.
Thanks for playing,