Reviews for Chuck vs the Exit Strategy
Charless11 chapter 6 . 9/24/2021
Amazing. You have done a terrific job in writing this story. This felt so real and in tune with all the characters in season 1 of Chuck. The realization in Casey and with Chuck and Sarah was nothing short of marvelous. Fantastic piece and I really hope you can bring similar stories in future.

Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.
AfricanChieftess chapter 6 . 8/30/2021
What a great piece! I thought it'd leave me hanging when I saw the six chapters but it didn't; you did justice to all the characters as we saw them on the show.
I am definitely going to read everything else with your name on it. :D
Captainrick944 chapter 6 . 8/10/2021
Really liked this story and the changes you made from canon...well played!
AwesomeCasey chapter 6 . 4/18/2021
Well, the evil ones got their come uppance in this story. Nice of you to throw Beckman into the Intersect room...I always have a hard time reconciling the “kill order Beckman” with the one who claims to be so fond of Chuck in later episodes. This story managed to capture a wide range of action and emotions in just six chapters. It was a fun mash up of so many great moments from the series brought into one story. Well done!
AwesomeCasey chapter 5 . 4/18/2021
More blending of canon scenes which are brought here to enrich the confrontation between Casey and Sarah. I like that Casey was reminded of his humanity and touched by Sarah’s declaration of Chuck’s love. And he was not going to shoot but then Ryker just had to show up, didn’t he. And he has Sarah’s gun which may be a problem for Casey since we know Ryker will want to kill Chuck and Casey before torturing Sarah for the location of the baby. Lots going on here and none of it good!
AwesomeCasey chapter 4 . 4/18/2021
Love the way you tie in various episodes with situations and dialog. And bring Ryker in...literally overkill for the situation and of course he’ll be gunning for Sarah. I liked your “Barstow moment”...I think it was better than canon with Chuck declaring what we all knew and Sarah removing her barriers. It was a gentle rendering of that moment compared to the frenzy of canon. But it looks like that hidden phone will cut their time together short.
AwesomeCasey chapter 3 . 4/18/2021
Ah, the Buy Morons are on the loose. Nice that Jeff bought Chuck and Sarah a little time by taking the watch. But Morgan has messed up royally by being a good friend and putting Chuck’s phone in his bag. That’s not good. So Chuck and Sarah are on the run from Casey...hopefully they will do a little better than their upcoming trip to Barstow. If they can just stay on the run long enough for the new Intersect to blow up! Fingers crossed that Chuck and Sarah can squeeze in a Barstow moment in this story.
AwesomeCasey chapter 2 . 4/18/2021
First off, I have to say that I had no problem imagining the words and actions of Jeff and Lester as these were right in line with their characters in canon. This chapter was a good dig into what had to be going on with Casey, and Sarah’s explanation to Chuck of why he would go through with the termination was excellent. Canon shows Casey being torn but suggested he would carry out his orders. In canon, Chuck was saved by an exploding Intersect. It will be interesting to see if he is saved by Sarah instead in this story.
AwesomeCasey chapter 1 . 4/18/2021
This first chapter is a great start for this story. I agree that as protective as Sarah was about Chuck, it seemed odd that she wouldn’t have been suspicious that he was going to be sent back to his life with no protection. Keep in mind that the episode before this had Beckman sending him to a bunker so that he couldn’t be captured. So this story will be rectifying that particular plot hole. Not to mention that it gives us a reason to explore Sarah’s feelings for Chuck in a new way.
CharmingCharles2896 chapter 6 . 3/1/2021
Saw your post on the FB group and I just had to check this one out and can I just say, I was pleasantly surprised. This was a fabulous read that just flew by in no time at all. The sixth chapter was nerve-racking to say the least and can I just say, it's a testament to your skill as a writer that I didn't know for certain if our heroes were going to make it out of this one alive. It had that feeling of a story that was being subversive and making the risky choice of killing everyone. I'm glad that everyone made it out okay and that our heroes were left in a place where healing will have to take place and trust will have to be regained, but they'll be fine in the end. Thanks for sharing this one, sad I missed it the first time, but happy I found it nonetheless.

- Charming
Soccerfan37 chapter 2 . 2/20/2021
I have always hated the Buy Morons, I mean I understand they are the clowns that demonstrate how meaningless and empty Chuck's life Pre-Intersect was but they always drive me nuts when they are interacting with our heroes, Chuck, Sarah and Casey. The only time I have enjoyed their antics was the Thunderdome set piece, which was just to set up the joke for Morgan to deliver as Jeff and Lester faced each other in the cage, "One of them will be the new Assistant Manager and one of them will be Jeff. Let the fates decide!". Other than that I really had no use for them, so I loved Sarah intimidating Lester the coward.
I also appreciate your having Sarah walk Chuck through her thought process and his slow realization that Casey has been ordered to terminate him. I really only have one critique and it isn't about this story as it is hamstrung with the show's originally writing team. If Graham and Beckman already distrusted Walker enough to exclude her from the termination order then that would point to the fact that they already viewed her as compromised, so why hadn't she already been reassigned via the clumsy and hokey 49B debacle? Makes one wonder as Sarah is always portrayed as the best CIA agent around. In fact, I remember the creators Schwarz and Fedak doing the pitch that Casey and Sarah being sent to protect Chuck was like having Jack Bauer and Sidney Bristow assigned to protect him.
But maybe that's just me...

Looking forward to the next chapter and maybe the possibility of either a romantic encounter in a cede Barstow Motel room or a cozy little two bed, two bath cell for Charah.
Soccerfan37 chapter 1 . 2/20/2021
I immediately understood your starting point as it was my favorite deleted scene (other than the Montgomery ending with Chuck and Sarah sharing a pizza date) from season 2.
Honestly, it should have been included in the show as its exclusion really damages Sarah's credibility as an Intelligence Officer. I do, however have a criticism of the plan that Beckman and Graham put into motion, terminating Chuck before they have the new Intersect computer up and running for awhile and have it tested and operational is not only short sighted but pretty incompetent as well. He should have been put into the bunker and kept safe as a back up plan to hedge their bets. Also, putting the intersect into the heads of that many agents is an even worse idea because you've just multiplied the problem that they used as justification for terminating Chuck. Well, I look forward to reading more of this story. I found this after finding WillieGarvin's delightful Chuck Vs The New Day!
Thank you for this new story and for sharing with the Chuck community.
1529 chapter 4 . 2/17/2021
An interesting story so far, but the weakness in nearly all stories like this is present here as well... why do the characters never go public? Even limited public, the FBI, a member of Congress... running is never a solution, it is, at best, a stopgap that can buy some time.

Good writing so far, but it’s a pretty short sighted plan by Sarah that cannot work long term.
MM2020 chapter 6 . 9/10/2020
Great job. Your story was much better than the actual episode of Chuck. Very well written. You progressed to A.
MM2020 chapter 1 . 9/10/2020
A-. You have room to improve. Great job, keep it up. As a CHUCK fan need to satisfy my addiction for everything Chuck and Sarah.
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