Two new interviews popped up as we wait for tonight’s episode of Chuck, “Chuck vs. the Masquerade”, and the beginning of the back 9 arc. First is Yvonne Strahovski talking to the LA TV Insider Examiner about Sarah Walker, family, and weddings:
â€œI think sheâ€™s come a long way from the first season until now, but she still has a bit of a journey. I think she still has some work to do to become as comfortable as possible with the life with Chuck and living with him,â€ Strahovski agreed when LA TV Insider Examiner visited the Burbank set of Chuck earlier this month.
In â€œChuck vs the C.A.T. Squadâ€, Sarah confronted a part of her past she thought she had frozen out of her life when her fiancÃ© surprised her and brought back her old team, a group of Charlieâ€™s Angel’s-esque girls. It wasnâ€™t just learning to put past grudges aside that showed Sarahâ€™s newfound maturity, though; she also had to confront her true feelings about her family situation when she attended her own engagement party– one that potentially could have been devoid of anyone from â€œher side.â€
â€œI would like to see some family stuff [be explored],â€ Strahovski shared. â€œWe donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going to happen with the wedding or whoâ€™s going to come backâ€¦[and we did] meet some girls from Sarahâ€™s past, which is fun, but I would love to look into the whole dad thing again and see what happened with the mom.â€
After all, as far as Sarah has come with Chuck, she may not quite be whole without putting the pieces of her own family together. Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and perhaps even Mary (Linda Hamilton) can help fill a physical void, but as time goes on and Sarah sees their own mother-daughter bond deepen, it is sure to scratch at an already fresh wound.
â€œI think a part of her has been wanting [a family] for a long time, and even though she doesnâ€™t know what it feels like, it seems that she does want a sense of security, and sheâ€™s found that in Chuck. She treasures it, even though there are still things surrounding that relationship that can still make her uncomfortable,â€ Strahovski admitted.
What could possibly make a kick-ass woman like Sarah uncomfortable? Well, how about a big, fancy wedding! Sarah isn’t exactly your typical girly-girl who might have tied a towel on her head playing bride as a kid!
Strahovski laughed and confirmed that she was sure thereâ€™d be some of the Bartowski women meddling, or perhaps more appropriately, helping Sarah in the areas where she lacks proficiency.
â€œI donâ€™t think she understands how to plan a wedding or where to begin. I donâ€™t think she knows why she is supposed to be excited about it at this point in time,â€ Strahovski pontificated.
â€œI think sheâ€™s excited about being with Chuck and loving Chuck, and that will never change. But being a girly-girl is something that she struggles with. I mean, she can fake it for a mission, but when it comes to actually being that person in real life, I think sheâ€™s still learning.”
Meanwhile Zachary Levi tells TVLine that tonight’s masquerade episode gave him a chance to channel Tom Cruise…sort of:
â€œWeâ€™re on a mission to seek out someone of importance that we are clued onto by Volkoffâ€™s vast network ofâ€¦ well, things that are networked,â€ series star Zachary Levi told TVLine during our visit to the location shoot. â€œThis is a very high-priority person we need to find, and in order to do that we go to this incredible manor where a masquerade ball is being thrown.â€
Populated by pretty people milling around behind ornate masks, and some of them safeguarding secrets, â€œItâ€™s very Eyes Wide Shut â€” but not the orgy part,â€ Levi stresses. He adds with a wink, â€œThatâ€™s in the next episode.â€
Again evoking Eyes Wide Shut, Levi says of the episode, â€œItâ€™s nice to get all dressed up, wear a mask and feel like Tom Cruiseâ€¦ but five feet taller.â€