Chuck vs. the Way the Show Should Have Ended
A/N - I know I am not alone in saying how disappointed I was in how the show ended. There have been plenty of ff stories that have the author's version of what happened after the kiss on the beach and I have enjoyed reading many of them. I always thought that the show was set up for a fabulous finish starting with the opening of Chuck v. Bo when the four members of Carmichael Industries were drinking coffee in unison after Sarah told Chuck she didn't want to spy anymore and were going to take the company above ground to battle cyber terrorism. So, that is what I'm going to do, give my version of how the show should have ended with that happening. I also think Chuck v. The Kept Man should have been rearranged so that Sarah was pregnant at the end of the episode. This will be divided into five chapters, one for each of the final five episodes, plus maybe an epilogue. This first chapter will concentrate on where my version differs from what happened on the show. Assume everything else was the same as the show.
Standard disclaimers, I don't own Chuck, etc.
So, without further ado:
Chuck v. the Kept Man (my version of the ending)
Verbansky, Casey, Chuck and Sarah had returned safely to Burbank and were putting everything away in Castle after taking down Pedro St. Germain. Sarah wasn't feeling very well and had been acting rather strangely during the trip. No alcohol, no Jacuzzi, and was very emotional. She had just made a trip to the bathroom where she lost her lunch.
"Walker, are you feeling OK?" asked Casey.
"I'm fine Casey. Must have been something I ate."
"I think you better watch over your wife here, Bartowski."
"Are you getting in touch with your lady feelings Casey? I guess my talk at the bar must have helped."
Casey grunted. "You think I need to get in touch with my ladies feelings?" You're one to talk."
"Whaddya mean Casey?"
"I mean you're telling me how to express my feelings with Verbansky and you're missing something very important with your very own wife. You've got your head so far up your CARE manifesto that you haven't figured out that your own wife thinks she's pregnant and has been hiding it from you."
Chuck looked shocked. "What, are you crazy? There's no way Sarah could be pregnant. I'd have to be the most clueless, insensitive and uncaring …. "
Chuck and Sarah headed home after stopping at the drug store to pick up a pregnancy test. Sarah went into the bathroom and took the test. She called Chuck into the bathroom and he sat on the edge of the bathtub and Sarah sat on the closed lid of the toilet. They waited for the results.
"Sarah, I'm sorry, I didn't exactly pick up on your signals."
"No, I'm sorry, I should have just told you. I figured if I didn't say it out loud it wouldn't have become real."
"It's changing, it's changing. It's changing," said Chuck as he held the tester. "What is that an equal sign, an arrow?"
"A peace sign? Is that an option?" Sarah grabbed the instructions and opened them.
"Uh, OK. That means…. Yes. I'm pregnant. Oh my god Chuck, I'm pregnant!"
Chuck smiled brightly and hugged his wife and said "Oh honey, that's great news!"
He paused and looked at Sarah, who was a little subdued for a moment. "And you feel…?"
"Strange, but excited. I'm going to be a mom? I don't know how to be a mom."
"I don't know how to be a dad, either. But I know you'll make a great mom."
"And you'll be a great dad."
They hugged tightly and kissed while contemplating the news.
Sarah tried but couldn't sleep. She got up and turned on the computer.
After a while, Chuck woke up and walked over to his wife.
Sarah turned in her chair and looked at Chuck. "Hey."
He put his hands on her shoulders and said "Whatcha doing hon?"
"I've been doing some thinking" Sarah clicked the screen and showed Chuck the boy baby names she was looking at.
"What about girl names?"
"I haven't gotten to them yet. I have to admit that part of me was scared to death of being pregnant. Before I just thought having kids wasn't the worst idea in the world. Now I'm really excited."
Chuck shook his head. "Listen to us talking about kids, a house, and a real family. Did you ever think we'd talk about stuff like this?"
Sarah smiled and shook her head "Nope, especially not with such a huge nerd."
Chuck responded "Ahhhhhhhhh….. Ahhhhhh."