Reviews for Sarah vs The Truth
michaelfmx chapter 1 . 2/21
Wow, this is a good little one shot. Exploring a moment in the show that I don't think I've ever seen explored before. I mean, anybody who watched the show could see how crushed he was when he broke up with her, and you can easily even imagine that she was waiting for him to kiss her. This one shot just gives us her feelings as that moment happens. No way I won't be able to think about this next time I watch that scene. Well done.
Deathzbreath chapter 1 . 2/15
I had to get on my computer to leave a review for this one :) Very well wrote and spot on to where I think Sarah was at this point. Clearly she had developed...something...for Chuck, but it confused her and threw her off to the point where she kept giving Chuck mixed signals.

Think back to the pilot on their first date, she comes out and says "I like you Chuck". There is no question in my mind that just popped out, that she hadn't met a guy like Chuck before being used to arrogant fellow spies and the scum bad guys she dealt with. Fast forward to the scene by the fountain where she asks Chuck if it would be so bad if he had to kiss her, he says he could suffer through it, and she says so could I then promptly takes off realizing she had let her guard down a bit.

At the point of this story I believe she wanted something with Chuck but didn't believe it could ever be possible for a multitude of reasons, one being that he was too good of a guy for a woman like her, as she seen herself as just a spy that had done so many things for the greater good that she believed he would never accept her. That doesn't mean that she still didn't want something.

It was evident on her face and I think Yvonne did an outstanding job in this scene...she expected Chuck to push the issue and try to pursue her and I think if he had, she just may have folded. Instead, he breaks up with her and her face falls and quickly becomes guarded but you can see the pain and hurt in it, and as she watches Chuck across the way with the sandwich girl Lou, the longing is evident to me.

Your line "Cover broke up. Broke up. Something broke." is spot on. What was supposed to be a cover was clearly more to her, at least her heart even though her mind refused to admit it. Well wrote, would love to see it expanded into more if you choose to do so. Thank you for your wonderful contributions to the Chuck fandom!
WvonB chapter 1 . 2/15
A well done, very insightful look into Sarah’s the type of struggles she had to deal with as her attraction to Chuck grew.
I always enjoy stories that help us to understand the complexity of her situation and the battle she had between her duty and her inclinations.
xxx Rob M xxx chapter 1 . 2/14
Technically Sarah didn't resist the truth serum, which was how she got around it in the first place. Chuck asked her if she saw their thing going anywhere, which at the time she honestly didn't, so she actually answered him truthfully, just very selectively.

I feel like, at this point (being season one), it wasn't so much that Sarah wouldn't allow herself to really confront how she felt, and give name to it. I feel like it was more that she was still trying to actually reconcile herself with the fact that she actually HAD feelings for Chuck at all. Season one was about coming to terms with the idea that she was still capable of really caring for someone else. My thoughts were always, even being vaguely aware of how deep those feelings ran didn't happen until he was almost taken from her in the season finale.

Absolutely loved the ending..."Behind her back, she heard sobs". What an absolutely fantastic turn of phrase to play on the idea of Sarah always turning her back on her feelings!
Rachel Smith Cobleigh chapter 1 . 2/14
This is a brilliantly insightful picture of Sarah’s paradoxical inner life in that scene!

I really loved this passage: “Cover broke up. Broke up. Breaking. Something broke.”

The disjointedness is itself a form of brokenness. Sarah’s confusion, the jumble of emotions, her summarizing distance from her feelings—so well done! And Yvonne’s performance is incredible, because you can see all of this conflict playing out even though she doesn’t say a word of it.
phnxgrl chapter 1 . 2/14
Interesting inner dialogue Sarah has. Kudos.
uplink2 chapter 1 . 2/14
Great one shot but I'd challenge, at least slightly, that Sarah didn't lie because Chuck didn't ask if there was anything under the undercover thing, he asked if it was going anywhere. And from what she knew to be her reality as his handler and a CIA agent, it wasn't because it couldn't. By answering that question she in a way acknowledged that there was something there.

I think her reaction when Chuck confronts her in the Weinerlicious was accurate, she was expecting/hoping that he did kiss her and was stunned when he broke up with her instead. He wanted something with a future and in her season 1 world that simply was never going to happen so he chose a different course based on what she had told him. But she never really did lie and say there was nothing there, just that there was no future for it.
Newfanfikker chapter 1 . 2/14
Z. If that was from an old file then you should have been posting an old time ago. :)
baldcoder chapter 1 . 2/14
Yeah, she was a goner from that first day in the Buymore. She was right in this story, the person she lied to the most was herself. Nice little story. Thanks for sharing.
True Love Lives Forever chapter 1 . 2/14
Poor Sarah...
sudhanva08 chapter 1 . 2/14
Great story as always, nice insight into Sarah's mind but all I could think of as I read the last bit was
Damn.. Chuck is a moron.
wilf21 chapter 1 . 2/14
Such a good description of what Sarah must have been struggling with at that time. And to crown it all, it did at first look as if Chuck was going to kiss her, before he (fake) broke up with her.
fezzywhigg chapter 1 . 2/14
A great little angsty story. As I read it, if you changed very few things, I think you described "Chuck versus the Goodbye" Sarah. I particularly liked "Behind her back,she heard sobs...". Thanks.
bahall1964 chapter 1 . 2/14
I really enjoyed the way you told how much those feelings for Chuck was recognized by Sarah finally. I always wanted the show to explore that a little bit but never did. Thanks for the wonderful insight into Sarah's feelings.
bahall1964 chapter 1 . 2/14
I really enjoyed the way you told how much those feelings for Chuck was recognized by Sarah finally. I always wanted the show to explore that a little bit but never did. Thanks for the wonderful insight into Sarah's feelings.
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