First, I wish to appologize for my awful english, I'm French.
One of my neighbour made me discover Chuck when season 3 was running. Then, I started to watch it in english with subtitles all long .... except season 5. When I saw the last sequence of the season final 4 (when Morgan receive the intersect), I guessed and feared that season 5 will be nonsence.
When I looked for the titles of the last season I guessed that the writers were "making shit" (as we could say in France). I succeeded to only see the last scene of the last episode (in english without subtitles) and I guessed that was probably right but I stayed with the idea that all will be ok for Chuck ans Sarah
I started watch back the serie several times without finish season 2 or 3 for different reasons. But I never finished the serie.
Then, three weeks ago, I decided to watch the serie again and to try to go till the end this time. I "binched-watch" (?) it in two weeks only (including my job, ride to it, family life etc ...). And I watched season 5 ... and it turned on my minds very badly (note : I watched season 4 and 5 without subtitles - wasn't working wirth my reader - I don't know why - so I maybe missed some little things). I feared season 5 - I was right. And once finisiehd, I stayed with too much questions in my minds.
The 2 main ones :
- Will Sarah recover her memory ?
- Will Sarah be in love with Chuck again ?
I know the second one can be strange but, in épisode 12 of season 5 she says to chuck "I don't feel anything". So even the memory can be recovered, it's not sure that the feelings will be the same anyway.
For the first question, we have several clues (the beach, the virus, etc). And we have the example of Morgan to think that it might be the same process (not Chuck in season 4 because it's technically different). Then, there's videos, Morgan, Alex, Ellie, Casey, Sarah's mom to help her to recover her memory.
In fact, I was more turned on the second question (I know, at my age it's completely stupid, especially for a fiction, but I imagined the character of Sarah : she wake up, five years are erased of her memory, she's not a CIA agent any more, she's married, her boyfriends (Bryce) is dead since ... 4 years, her "manager (?)" is dead ... a lot to clear up).
So I decided to make lists to project Chuck and Sarah's story :
- Reasons to be pessismist :
* How deep are the damages on her memory (anyway, stronger than for Morgan) ? Will she ever
* The magical kiss doesn't work and the story between Chuck and Sarah ends with the serie.
... mayber others I don't have in mind now
- Reasons to be optimist :
* Morgan recovered his memory and feelings for Alex, Why not the same for Sarah ? Even it can take more time
* She asks Chuck to kiss her in the final scene : her personnality hadn't change : she asks so she has feelings enough strong for that.
There is more clues "off" : in this interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyXCjCb8PP0)
Yvonne Strahovski says (or thinks) that Chuck and Sarah will have a normal couple life).
..... but there is 2 other strange things that make me think that way :
First : Casey's leaving : even he wnats to show himslef as a rude man, he showed several times he has affection for both Chuck and Sarah. Before leaving the castle, he hugs Chuck and "winks" (?) at Sarah as he guessed that her feeling for Chuck were back, or close to be.
Two : Chuck tell their story to Sarah : they laugh, cry and so on. Then Chuck speaks about Morgan's Theory. And Sarah has a mysterious smile as she says "a magical kiss".
And there is my point of view : As said Ellie, the memory is linked with emotions, that Sarah had a lot while Chuck narrate her their story. During Chuck speaks, Sarah recover her memory about these facts and maybe some more emotionally linked to them that revives her love for Chuck. When Chuck Speaks about Morgan's theory , he gives her a subtle way to say him she loves him back (?) again. The kiss is not magic for Sarah's love nor memory, if it's magic, it's for their story... going on
.... and now I fell absolutely stupid (like Chuck in Standford trying to speak with Jill after he had been fired - maybe more).
In my researchs, I found this on a french site : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAZfE6OHSb0
The site reports that following this reading, the two creators felt that the alchemy was still there and that they wished to go on for more if public (?) wants. It was almost 1 year ago, let's follow this ... maybe soon a movie or a reboot ?
Thanks all for your patience