Reviews for Sarah vs Finding Herself
Guest chapter 12 . 2/11
THANK YOU for this extraordinary gift! I just discovered this delightful show and wasn’t ready to say goodbye. This was beautifully written and perfectly imagined. It was exactly what I was looking for! I hope you have written more stories! You have an incredible talent!
Geochili chapter 11 . 12/3/2023
I'm sorry. But its not possible to rebuild the depth of the Charah relationship each of them fought for years to obtain through personal growth. Either Sarah gets her memories back of her trials by fire with Chuck to be soulmates...or whatever love this new Charah builds will be superficial compared to what it could have been.
Geochili chapter 10 . 12/3/2023
The story Emma heard didn't mention Bryce's critical but shitastic role in Charah. In person or spirit, Bryce was there until nearly the bitter end...thanks to Quinn. What about Sarah's 'hypocritical/nonsensical' period with Daniel? We already met Chuck's brunette trifecta. Everything was grand with them.

Surely Bryce and Daniel were/are just as happy? Cole, too. Daniel should have been proud. He was the only man to tap Sarah after she fell in love with Chuck. Boy, did Shaw turn out to be a creep, or what. Poor Bryce, he tried and tried right up until he died. I'm not sorry I made that rhyme...
Geochili chapter 10 . 12/3/2023
This is a highly satisfying and entertaining AU of how the series should have ended...with new action to boot! A few thoughts below:

(Part of an explanation to Emma in this chapterChuck and I fell in love, but government constraints on handler/asset relationships made things very .. complicated. After Chuck became an agent, we dated..."

That narrative skips over where Chuck was crushed by his own hubris in Prague. How because of Prague, Sarah couldn't accept and love a Spy Chuck...even though Chuck had already accepted and loved assassin, spy, conwoman Sarah. These two couldn't talk their way out of a 'Wet Paper Bag'. And that led to unnecessary fuck buddies on both sides. Live and learn...but that might be a bit meaty for a story blurb to Mom anyway. lol
Geochili chapter 9 . 12/3/2023
Thank god at least Bryce is dead, right?...Right?
Geochili chapter 9 . 12/3/2023
I guess if we're going to rehab Jill's legacy...Shaw is next?
Geochili chapter 7 . 12/2/2023
Why wouldn't the corrupt DEA agents put a bullet in Chuck and Sarah's head before leaving. Then blow up the boat to get rid of the fingerprints. Leave a couple of kilos behind to confirm the couple just got caught up in cartel violence? Beckman's "hold cover" BS should have gotten Charah dead...of course, we all know Stormtroopers can't shoot worth shit, right.
Geochili chapter 7 . 12/2/2023
I love the unexpected plot in this story of Sarah rediscovering her love for Chuck after her memory wipe. But, I don't believe that Bryce and Sarah had the same undying relationship as Roan and Diane. And it was portrayed as such in the series. Roan and Diane may have been mostly apart, but were always each other's 'person' underneath.. regardless of Roan's...roaming...or Diane's cold, detached, calculations. What they had was odd, but deeply rooted.

Bryce and Sarah's relationship was primarily a matter of convenience and Sarah's wishful thinking. Bryce cared about nothing but himself and his "James Bond" persona. Sarah was more, 'This is safe. More fucky...less talky'. There was zero emotional connection between the two. Yes, Sarah did plan to leave with Bryce, and into his bed after the douchecanoe was found alive and things were "complicated" with Chuck. But, she held out...for Shaw. Lol.
Geochili chapter 5 . 12/2/2023
This is a wonderful, touching story...so, so much better than how the series ended. Fuck those guys for how they treated the loyal fans that kept the show going. I only watched S5 once. After the way the show creators ended the series...I don't recognize the existence of that season. The last episode of S4 is what fans deserved as a series finale.

I say all the above because I'm confident you correctedly quoted Sarah from the show in this chapter about 'her giving up family and friends to be in the CIA, and was the right thing to do at the time' I don't remember that dialogue the one time I probably watched that episode. But, that is totally retcon BS by the show creators...just like Chuck's alter ego, Piranha. Sarah had no friends and only her father as family at the time. She was blackmailed into the CIA as a teenager. She didn't choose to join...she chose to agree to becoming Graham's personal assassin to help protect her scumbag father and stay out of prison herself. Sarah loathed how being in the CIA changed her. When Chuck embraced being a spy, she hated herself even more for being a part of his decision to be a spy and continued rejecting Chuck long after his 'Waterloo' in Prague.
Pam chapter 12 . 8/21/2023
One of the best Chuck stories especially post S5 finale. This is exactly how I felt things would go for Chuck and Sarah. It's always emotions and feelings that were key to their relationship and getting her memories back. The writers posed a question if Chuck would be able to get Sarah back without the Intersect and when put under most difficult circumstances. Yes, they would like it happened in the finale. And you've done a terrific jib in showing that. Fantastic story. Thanks for writing this and sharing it here.
Guest chapter 12 . 8/5/2023
That was a fun read. A happy read. It’s midnight because the story was too pleasant to put down. You wrote this what? A decade ago.. I should have taken notice when I started reading. I hope you still get the reviews. Thanks for writing it. Thanks for posting it. I actually have a book hangover from it. That’s rare in fanfiction. Great stuff.
Guest chapter 12 . 4/25/2023
Thank you!

With the series ended the way it did I wonderd how life would be for these two after a couple of years.

I have read diffrent variations of the aftermath of the finale eposode, but this version that you have made is by far the best one.

As I read through all chapters I could picture alle the stories and the character as if I was watching a bonus finale season of Chuck.

You stayed true to the characters, the style of the show and the "chuck" way of telling a story with the quirks and mannerisms of all the characters from the show.

Good job! You should feel pride over the story you told, it gave me the ending I wanted for this brilliant show.
Alcov chapter 12 . 1/3/2023
Beautiful fix of a distressing ending.
maisma51 chapter 12 . 8/31/2022
I absolutely love this story. So much. In my mind, this is now the official continuation of the series. Thank you for writing and sharing your words.
Supradica chapter 12 . 7/14/2022
I just came across this story and as I read through it, I couldn't get over how much it echoes the essence of who Chuck and Sarah are. Your seamless additions and extensions are exactly (and more!) what I would have liked to imagine happened after season 5. Your characterization and sequencing were excellent, and everything really just felt like them (for reference, I also just finished rewatching the show again). The way you handled Sarah's memories was just... perfect, and with the themes of heart, family, home, and growth that you had, it was awesome! Thanks for writing this piece that feels completely canon.
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