I think if you think of Sarah from the pilot, or even from the end of season 2 when they were on another beach, that that Sarah, if Chuck said "I love you and I'll be here for you," she would have run. And this Sarah didn't, and that seemed to me like a really critical point, as far as those people that were saying this is, you know, pre-season 1 Sarah. I don't think so.
Exactly, exactly! It's an inversion of the pilot scene, but do you think Sarah Walker would have even asked Chuck for the story? Because we knew that that tension was something that going to be at the heart of the final episode, that Sarah would in some ways be resisting the idea that Chuck has all the emotional answers. But the moment she asks, "Tell me the story," she's saying that emotionally she's beginning to feel this connection, and I think that moment and that final kiss, the more important part of it is not the fact that she remembers everything, it's the fact that she feels it. For us, that emotional memory was the 'a-ha' moment.