Spoiler alert: You know the drill. If you haven't seen this week's episode of "24," don't read any further!
24: Day 8 - 9 to 10 a.m.
With another episode of "24" in the books, we need to discuss my condition. Since last night's show, I've been experiencing edginess, impatience and angst. I'm pretty sure this can't be normal, and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the way things went down.
I believe I'm suffering from some sort of "acute Bauer-citis" where I constantly seek action-packed intensity from every passing moment of the show. As a result of the condition, if I don't receive the "rock em' sock em' thrill-ride-kind-of-fix" for sixty minutes each Monday night, I suffer from the symptoms, and I'll have a bad day at the office on Tuesday (co-workers, you have been warned).
By my count, every episode since early March has been pretty good to great, and the streak stood at about five shows. Subsequently, its become a habit to expect the "action rush" and I'm admitting that on this blog.
(By the way, I googled "acute Bauer-citis", but found nothing.)
Well, the streak is over. Last night's show was decent, but it certainly did NOT give me the action I was seeking. There were some interesting moments here and there, but I felt like the episode started slow, and ended just a bit faster than "kind of slow." As I watched, I did realize that we have reached another critical, story-building spot in the season's evolving layout. I need to remain respectful of that fact, and I'll do my best to do so. I can beat this.
As I saw it, one definite high point in the show was Sergei Bazhaev uttering the words "Dana Walsh" after Jack confronted him for information on Renee's murder. There were certainly fist pumps and high-fives all around on that one, and we know why. This was victory for those of us wanting to see Dana suffer, and since Jack is currently a big ball of rage, we knew some fun was in store.
Spoken aloud by me: "What's that, Chloe? Jack's on his way back to CTU to 'talk' to Dana Walsh? Awesome!"
Other keen moments in the show came via former President Logan. I thought his dialogue and delivery were attention-grabbing and intense. One "grabber" was the camera angle as he chided Novakovich to get in line with the peace accord (you talking to me?), and his "Caesar" quote to President Taylor was a memorable line.
As we have discussed before, I can tell Gregory Itzin (who plays Logan) is doing something right on the show because my serious disdain for this guy perks up, wags its tail and grabs the leash whenever he's on screen.
Nicely done, Mr. Itzin. It's no surprise he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on "24" in 2006. Coincidentally, today (April 20) is ACTUALLY Itzin's birthday, so feel free to impress your friends with that tidbit as you tell your "Ewww...I hate Logan" story at the water cooler.
Meanwhile, President Taylor provided some sparks with her questionable stance. I was cheering after she took the hard line with Weiss and General Brucker, only to find myself booing as she caved this week knowing the Russians had ZERO interest in peace. The inexplicable 180 reached its apex with her passionate plea to Jack to "stand down" and that scene was very compelling. He wants justice. She wants peace. I want an answer. President Taylor, what the heck?
By the end of the hour, I knew "something" would happen, but I did NOT think it would be Jack stealing the helicopter.
I thought the show was a good one, but I did NOT have that familiar, exhausted feeling. All I could think as the show ended was "hurry up next week." After all, the sooner next week gets here, the sooner I can keep it moving.
Looks like things will pick back up, and I can cure this ailment. Stay tuned.
Loved, kinda liked, or hated the show? Let us know!
Jeff in Parma no it's not just you she is really hot
I would bet Tony will be back and I don't think that Renee is really dead either...they whisked her out way too fast – it has to be a cover. And where is Audrey anyway???
What about Tony coming back to help Jack uncover the people behind Logan??
@gi gi....I do admit that Kim Bauer is hotter, although I did have a thing for Nina Myers!
@Lou...I agree that there is something fishy about Arlo. Another mole?
Perhaps a federal mole working for the Attorney General investigating CTU?
Love the show. I've watched seasons 1-5 at least 3 times each. In any case. I don't understand why everyone is so upset about Renee. I'm more upset about Jack not being with Audrey (who was better looking by the way). He knows he can't be with anyone in his position. He told Chase when he was with Kim. He knows it, and I know it. Jack is going to be a bachelor. I'm happy he got some. He didn't even kill anyone after that, yet.
DaveH, I loved the skit, lol.
Someone asked about another mole in CTU. I think it's Arlo. He is to inquisitive. Plus when Dana was about to strangle him in the room, what was he doing there anyway? I THINK he is the one that called Logan's sidekick.
I love Chloe and always have. Her sarcastic mannerisms are great. She and Jack wouldn't make a good couple. President O'Brien, nah. I like her as head of CTU. No nonsense type chick.
The writers are doing a wonderful job. It was about 2 weeks ago when most people were thinking Dana's role was insignificant. Now she's the second most hated person on the show (next to Logan). Ugh his freakin eyes!!!!
I had to repost this, I don't think many people caught this. TOO EFFIN FUNNY!!!!
Steven April 20th, 2010 12:40 pm ET
My favorite moment was when the President, on exiting her meeting with Chloe, said, "I'm glad to have finally met you." Chloe's response, "Thank you..." [wait for it] pause [wait for it]...NOTHING. No reciprocation!! I loved that!!!
Oh in the movie, can we please get back to Jack saying "DAMNIT CHLOE" and "Get back to me when you have something" is he not with Sprint anymore?
All you true 24 fans who turn off the phone and dare anyone to speak to you while the show is on thanks for all your post. Very entertaining. See you next week.
Hey Author. Great Post!
Loved last night's show. thinking it is really going to set up some big knockout punches by Jack.
to Jeff in Parma...........you really think Dana Walsh is HOT
can't wait for Monday. Hope Dana gets it again!
Waiting for some station to pick up this series "PLEASE"
It's just too darn good
You guys have it all wrong. The Russians are only pawns. If you re-watch the episodes carefully, you'll see the clues. The two people controlling the Russians are (spoiler alert!) David Palmer and Omar, who faked their own deaths brilliantly!!
I think Chloe helped Jack get away. Remember she handed Jack a "box of his stuff" and then he leaves wearing his man bag. Chloe probably had to make it look like she didn't know what he was going to do. Am sure Jack has all he will need to kick butt and am thinking he will hook up with B-movie bad guy Michael Madsen as his cohort to help him get justice.
1) If you want to know how everyone learns everything THIS IS A TELEVISIION SHOW. They overhear it from the next-door set.
2) Who killed Renee? JACK. She died from blood loss. He carried her to the hospital, leaking all the way, when he should have placed direct pressure on the wound and kept her still until the EMTs arrived.
3) Kevin & friend in the swamp? Cole told them about them when he was debriefed. Self defense, no crime.
4) How to sign the treaty without having to deal with the bad guys? President Taylor calls the president of Russia and learns that the bald guy at the UN is part of the Russian Mafia and he gets replaced.
Where is Jack going to in the helecopter? President Taylor made the right decision. They can reveal all after the treaty is signed. Expresident Logan is really a good guy and has saved the day once already. Chloe has had a crush on Jack for years so I hope he wakes up and realizes she's the one he's supposed to walk off into the sunset of California with.
Is Dana Walsh a deep cover double agent? And is she working alone in CTU? Just sayin...
Kara Thrace (Dana Walsh) was hotter on BSG. On 24, she's just irritating. Ask the guy in the ventilation shaft.
I doubt Jack will die since the movie's coming, but they killed him off before, and miraculously brought him back when the show was renewed. It's not too hard with a little imagination and huge leaps of reality.
Is it just me or does anyone else think Dana Walsh is HOT!
At season end Jack is going to wake up in bed next to Nina Meyers (ala Bobby Ewing of Dallas, to you younger folk) and all of this is just a bad dream! :)
Where is CARLOS BENARD??? How do you end 24 without an appearence from Tony Almeida!!!
I like the changes of pace. The action is great, but if it does not slow down from time to time, you stop believing it. When it slows down and then picks back up, it pulls you right in.
GREG ITZIN, What a great part he plays. Just love to HATE that guy.
I keep wondering if Jack is actually going to get killed off since this is the series Finale. His dying breath going to save the country he loves kind of thing...cant decide
I think the series will end with a big confrontation between President Logan and Jack Bauer, during which Logan will utter these soon-to-be famous words:
"No Jack. I am your Father. Join me and together we will rule the country as Father and Son."
Wow, Ethan was on the dead bed 3 episodes or so ago and Monday he was his energetic confident self. Left the Drs. in the hospital pretty quick. What did it take from heart attack to back at work? 5 hrs. tops? LOL.
I bet that Jack's granddaughter and daughter still have a part to play in this possibly kidnapped.
The Bad guys planted someone inside CTU...... YAWN!!!!!!!!!!! How Obvious. Terrible season.
Jack and Chloe will get married at the end and start a new world order......They will have many little jacks to save the world...
What about the two idiots floating in the bog..and who's responsible for that hmmmmm. The stupid part , Dana's working with the ruskies, they would have taken those guys out.....the early episodes were the worst...very bad acting and low level writing...this show needs to end now since they ran out of thinking writers.............
I finally agreed with a position that the President took. It only took 6 years? It finally felt more real when she told Jack that the big picture of peace was more important than him or Renee.
I am surprised Jack did not see this. Maybe a sign that he has lost his focus on right and wrong.
I smell something really bad in the CTU conference room, seems to be coming from the wall vent...any ideas what that can be!!!!
Have we forgot something writers???
I have a minor beef with the show lately, but it's a nagging one.
At one point we're shown/told the President has been moved to McGuire A.F.B. in Wrightstown, NJ. Anybody who lives in area can tell you that at a minimum it's about an hour and a half from NYC. How did the President get there in the same episode. Even if she's traveling by helicopter, she's not moving that fast.
First, anybody who gets exhausted from watching a TV show...
There are some elements of 24 that are ridiculous. Like when Jack wanted something this episode from Chloe, and she wasn't going to tell him (I forget exactly what right at the moment) to which his response was to yell something like "I'm not going to ask you again."
Okay, fine. Don't ask again.
Nope, instead the characters all then change their minds when he gets upset.
As for Chloe, can you imagine having to deal with a person like that? Maybe she's supposed to know what she's doing, but anyone with such a complete lack of social skills would not last more than the first day at most organizations, let alone be promoted to acting head.
Stephen Root's rotting corpse is starting to smell
I agree with the President. The greater good is served by proceeding with the peace agreement.
After the agreement is a done deal is the time to seek retribution. We have our own snipers and agents who can infiltrate the Kremlin and take out THEIR president. Can make it look like Russian rebels are responsible. This is the way things would go down in real life.
Im only on season 6 on netflix... chill out.
I was soooo disappointed in this episode. I can't believe the writers went down this slope again. Jack Bauer – wanted man. We've seen this in almost every season. What a terrible decision.
Oh well, at least we got to see Dana's head bounce of the table.
You know why Renee was killed? Rule #1: Jack isn't allowed to be happy.
It was great to see Jack giving Dana a good ol' fashioned "tune up", after all of the stupid crap she has been pulling !
This episode might have been slow, however, when Jack banged Dana's head to the table and smacked her, that made the show for me.
This was President Taylor's second mistake (first, she didn't give up president Hassan to save Manhathan and the second one was to listen to Logan and turning her back on Jack)
I guess it seemed that President Taylor was telling Jack to stand down and live with the lie; however, I believe it was more like giving him orders and having plausible deniability. Why else would she make the trip to CTU to give him orders when she typically gives him orders over the phone? She was giving him "covert" instructions eye to eye to go forth and find the truth...Bauer style!
I want to go on record as saying that in the end, Dalia Hassan will be found to be in cahoots with Logan without knowing that he used the Russians to effect the assassination of Omar. This allows Dalia revenge for Omar's cheating ways, gives her power and let's Logan take credit for the peace accord. The whole Dalia Hassan thing is too neat and tidy. In the end, she might be the one to kill off Logan, leaving Jack with no outlet for his rage.
The show was ok Monday.I was extremely irritated with president taylors stupidity. She's trying to build peace on a lie. I used to love her presidency(of course no one was as good as Palmer) but now I'm kind of hoping she gets an end similar to Logan(before he weasled his way back). The action definitely has to pick up though within the next 6 hrs to go out with a bang.
When is the body that Dana Walsh hid in the vents at CTU going to start smelling and then people will figure out that something is awry?
I want Mindy(the cover-girl assassin) and Sherry( the former president's ex-wife) to return.
If you look you will notice that Jack takes the gun from the holster of the agent escorting him to the helicopter.
Looks like the plot is being setup to leave us all waiting for the movie... I'll be extremely disappointed if the show ends on that note :(
the first episode we saw the helicopter scene. here we ended with it.
we had the army general and the WH staff disobeying the President to give over Hassan for the greater good and most of felt revolted by them yet the Right Bower -Jack Bauer- of Eucher who trumps everyone disobeys the President and we feel differenly.
President Logan was INTENSE and i loved his talk with the Russion guy. And Dana had her crazzed look in the video camera. where she looks like a sick seriel killer. She is a mistriss of evil. we love to hate her.
i thought this was a great episode for setting up for that next round of intense action next week! i will be in fornt of the TV set standing in front of it pacing. as usual. only show i watch on TV
Chloe in charge of CTU – come on!
Okay, I know all the die-hard action junkies will cringe at this but I have to ask: why kill Renee? Why can't there be a happy ending for Jack? Seriously, it's been chaos and angst in the romance arena for him–why not let him find love??? And kill all the bad guys, of course...
A GREAT episode, primarily thanks to the inimitable Itzin. But I think he was channeling Dick Nixon, not Mr. Monica.
Jack is our hero! With all the junk we see on t.v. it is so great to see the bad guys get what they deserve. I hope Jack really lets loose on Dana. Hope that lasts a while :)
I think the dead parole guy stuffed in the wall is Chloe's lover....
Will they ever address that?
In the last scene of the last episode of 24 I want Jack to turn to the camera and say "man I really need to go to the bathroom, which way to the johh?"
The author couldn't see it coming that Jack was going to steal the plane?
Come on~that was the most predictable scene! And every scene Jack was in he was just staring at someone–terrible, terrible. And the President siding w/ Logan and going against her morals was horrible, too–not in her character, but it will lead to more problems onward, of course.
Not a big fan of this episode, but Jack will be much more colorful next week, I am sure.
I love this whole season. This is in my opinion it is second only to the first season. President Taylor is an idiot. She is listening to a guy who was thrown out as President for too many things to list. He is a crook. I wonder if Jack will kill Dana and or Logan when all is said and done? Logan has been begging for it. Who didn't know Jack was not going to the air force base???? I knew he'd get out of it I just did not know how. Go Jack.
chloe is HOT
I have a feeling Jack is going to get himself killed in the last episode..the final silent clock...
If all of these comments are any indication of how 24 is received by the public it is extremely healthy. Logan is definitely looks like, talks like and has similar body actions to Nixon. I think he actually looks like Nixon from the nose down. I hope it never ends even though some episodes are less than others. You can't expect perfection 24/7!
I'm sorry but the episode was idiotic. Just let the Russian sign the treaty and then go after him.
What we need is Nina coming back to life, busting Dana out, in collaboration with Logan, and then we can watch Jack track them all down and put the beat down on them in a final blaze of glory.
I just loved it when Jack was slapping around Dana. He could have done it for five minutes straight and I still would have been whooping it up screaming, "Whack her again Jack!"
This is my guess how the season will end. The evil consortium from Season 7 is controlling Logan. Jack will need Tony's help to find the secret members of the group. Tony has contacts to the group that he developed in Season 7. Jack will learn that the leader of the group is his father who survived the oil platform bombing. What do you think?
I thought this was a very good season overall but last night's episode was a downer. President Taylor's position to go ahead with the peace treaty is very inconsistent with the character that has been developed. She has been a model of "doing the right thing". For goodness sake, she let her own daughter go to jail in the name of justice! Also, she was perfectly ready to let go of the peace process when Hasan was killed, and was 2 steps from making the announcement before the "Hasan's wife" option was introduced - and she needed a lot of convincing to go along with it. Suddenly, she is not only ready to do something questionable but with the help from slimy characters, etc. There was no need to make Pres. Taylor into a "bad guy"; weak writing IMO.
Speaking of another thing that makes no sense to me whatsoever... Given Dana's connections with both the Russian mob and IRK terrorists, the concept of her having to deal with a low-life like Kevin is ridiculous. Had she made one phone-call to either her Russian or Arab friends, telling them her cover is about to be blown, and Kevin and his friend would have wished they had never been born.
The plot thickens, as a fan of the show you got to know that Renee is not dead and will bail Jack out of a Jam. Dana too will escape and try to do the right thing but of course she will die ( 24 is predictable). I concur with those who see the tempo of action becoming less than building up the storyline. I just need those fans too know they still will keep you waiting for an ending because the final episode is to keep you wanting and guessing for more for the movie.... Enjoy the ride....
Plus they're tipping off how the movie will introduce Jack back into the action...Jack's going to jail after this...There is no doubt.
Jack Bauer vs. The U.S. Government as the final conflict of 24. I love it.
Like many of you, I have watched it since the very first episode and will miss it when it finally leaves but it was time. The show had started to fall off quality wise.
However I can understand President Taylor's line of reasoning for wanting Jack to stand down. You have an imminent treaty that her and her government had worked on for a long time. Right now she has tunnel vision and this is clouding her judgment. Jack's judgment is clouded as well because while he screams he wants justice, his actions are screaming Revenge, Payback, Get Back.
The developments of last night's episode reminds me of what happened last season and Jack's showdown with Tony.
Somewhere Tony Almeida is sitting in a cell telling Jack "I told you so"
'24' makes "jumping the shark" fun but last night may have been a jump too far. CTU is the LAST place a President would or should EVER visit in person! It's been compromised more than Paris Hilton...well, maybe not that many times but still, they have security issues for sure.
Actually, Jack's daughter is still waiting in the airport. And the parole officer is still waiting, crammed in the wall. Characters somehow have a way of being shoved off to the side. How is Tony doing, by the way?
Is Renee dead? I clearly saw a pulse on the right side of her neck as Jack was mourning her. The staff rushed her out of the room...hmmm
I love 24 and Jack, hate when this show goes off the air waves.
The President Taylor is making a big mistake. Chloe should have known Jack was not going to go in peace.
I am going to miss this show so much, just hate this..
Logan, i hope Jack gets to give him, what he has coming to him. a big beat down by Jack, that will make my day...
Love 24 and Jack Bauer for ever. go Jack go.. peace out.
Let me see if I'm following this..
President Taylor was willing to let the terrorist set off a dirty bomb in NYC rather than give up President Hassan and the peace accord. Like there would be peace if that bomb had gone off. Jack is cool with that.
The terrorists actually exchange the dirty bomb that they worked so hard to get for President Hassan. What an honorable bunch of terrorists.
Now President Taylor is willing to give up on getting to the bottom of who was behind all this (the Russians!) in order to get the peace accord signed. Jack is not ok with this. Jack accepted the possibility of the bomb going off but now rejects the possibility of getting a peace accord signed in exchange for some justice. Everyones priorities are askew. On the other hand, its been a long day for all of them. They must be tired.
Is this the first episode in a long time with a zero body count?
Dana's nose should have been broken when her face got smashed against the table. I think the final showdown will be b/t Logan & Jack B.
I still am whining over this being the last season. Wow, I'm really going to miss this show. To me, It's always been the best show on TV. Pres. Taylor folded. Logan scammed her, not sure what he is after. Yeah, Dana finally got hers. Chloe knew Jack was up to something (isn't he always), but I don't think she saw the stealing of the helicopter. Look out world, Jack is mad.
President Taylor was ridiculous last night.
Her decision not to question Dana Walsh was irresponsible. Even if they don't plan on formally launching allegations at the Russians, don't you think the President would want the evidence of the Russian's involement? YES! SHE WOULD!
Only Cole, Jack, and Chloe at CTU knew anything about Dana Walsh being a Russian mole and that the Russians were (possibly) behind Hassan's death. If the don't question Dana, they still know. If they question Dana, they could keep it between those 3, they'd have audio evidence of the Russian's involvement, and could still let the Russian's sign the peace treaty.
I really blame this flaw more on the writing (obviously) than anything, but it was a major flaw in what has turned out to be 24's last season. A MAJOR FLAW. I was quite disappointed with the lapse of judgment and logic displayed by the President last night.
For all of you wodering about the body in the wall...the show takes place in one day. Not much time for decomposing. It will turn out to mean something, I bet.
Another episode that leaves you wondering what the heck is going on. Can't wait to see how the next 6 shows unfold! I know that Renee is most likely dead, but I can't help but wonder why they made a point of showing the body being removed like it was. I mean we all thought that Tony had died along with his wife, too. Go Jack Go.
Jack has to pronounce it Nucular because he is obvious a republican. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
I just wish they could teach Kiefer Sutherland how to say the word "nuclear." His ramblings about "nucular" weapons destroys the believability of his character, just as it did for George Bush. Kiefer hasn't said the word correctly once this season. How is it possible that no one on the production team caught that?!
Or, is Jack Bauer supposed to be a little stupid about the threats he works with, in which case maybe Chloe O'Brian will correct him in the last episode of the season?
Jack: "Now that the nucular threat is over, I'm going home."
Chloe: "UGH. Look, Jack... the word you're looking for is "NUCLEAR." "NU-CLE-AR" not "NU-CU-LAR." Everyone else here is saying it right. What's your PROBLEM!?! You sound stupid saying it like that." "Oh, I'm sorry... I probably shouldn't have said that..."
Jack: "DAMN IT, CHLOE!!" "Maybe I should attach a tactical nucular weapon to your car and–"
I was extremely disappointed with Prez Taylor's decision to "lock down" Jack. Up to this point I've always thought her actions and decisions were consistent and well-meaning. Deciding to hold back the info about the Russian involvement in Hassan's murder just does not seem to coincide with her morals. With that said, the acting on this show is superb...the scenes with Logan and Prez Taylor, and Jack and Prez Taylor were riveting. Cherry Jones is a phenomenal actor, as is Gregory Itzin and Keifer Sutherland.
So just because Dana Walsh is a woman, we should disregard the fact that she is a traitor responsible for many deaths and almost partially responsible for a dirty bomb going off in the middle of Manhattan? If an enemy combatant is female will you not do what is necessary to get what you need out of desire for some misguided chivalrous courtesy???
All those people complaining about Jack smacking Dana around are fools comparing apples and oranges (as in Jack smacking the traitor to some abusive husband hitting his wife). ABSURD.
Love the show, Hate to see Jack Bauer go...cant wait to see what happens next week...This season has really turned out to be a good one!
Did anyone notice the tear in Clohe's eye as Jack flew away? Don't worry she has his back. Hold on to your seat as I believe it is finally time for Jack to open a can of extra strength "Kick @@@".
Last night's show didn't have as much action but I was almost glad because I can't believe they killed off Renee last week. What were they thinking? But when he was looking at her dead body last night Renee's face looked almost like she was smirking–was she hiding from the medical people all along or am I just hallucinating? For everyone who wants to see Jack's rage they'll get it because he'll have to avenge her death. And Chloe will save the day, making her the President for the big movie we're all expecting....ok just kidding about that last sentence!
The degree of suffering Jack has to endure has gotten to absolutely ridiculas proportions. He's been tortured beyond words, lost his wife and now in the final season his new love is shot and killed minutes after making love to her. It's gotten kind of stupid on that front. They should have gave Jack a happy ending with Renee to offset a little of the incomprehensible suffering he's been through. The writers are out of touch. I apologize if anyone is offended that I wanted a good ending in all this. Guess I've just built up some empathy for the man.
What is wrong with everyone, this show has always had slower story lines one week to build you up for the shocker yet to come. Sometimes it took two weeks you'd let your guard down and then a wife, daughter, friend was blasted into oblivion by some means, that's why you can hardly wait for the next episode. The best is yet to come and we can all look forward to Logan getting his in the end!
This is a great show. They should rethink this and not end it.
Great show as usual......wish they could run a 2 hour show every week with limited commercials. Way too many commercials this season which spoils it.
"To the reviewer: You are not as clever as you think, so just write about the damn episode and stop trying to be cute."
I DISAGREE. The guy is a brilliant writer. I wish I could produce riveting, comedic material like that on a constant basis!
Jack for President!
Didn't finish all the blogs, but I think the president, Chloe and Jack have a plan....I like the idea of all the 'stuff' that could be in his bag...also it might explain more clearly why the president wanted to go to CTU and speak to Jack (and Chloe) in person...that might be important if they have a plan to allow Jack to escape and into a new plan of action........I don't buy into her change of morality just to leave a presidential legacy of that scope.......watched every season and will not miss an episode...like to see it come back on a different network if possible.
It's been timely escapism for many all these years. RIP
The one thing I've noticed over the weeks, is that the autor of this seems dissappointed when the episodes aren't packed with action (at least he isn't completly turned off by it). In 24's defence, the show takes place in real time, so all 24 hours can't have action in them, it's pretty much physically impossible. I for one have been entertained by every minute of this season, OK, mabe not the scenes with Dana untill she was revealed to be a terrorist, but I've been very happy this season.
From the 1stl; if you have that episode when President David Palmer is shot, remember his hand was scared from the previous attempt on him, So when he gets shot and jack is making his way through the apt. the writers purposely slowed down the pace and made it a point that jack noticed his hand..... and there was no scaring. anyone want to jump on this bandwagon??
Great show last night. It was a rebuilding episode, you could tell because thoughts and problems were the focus, not the action. Which is ok, you have to build the suspense to reach max action. Logan is behind the whole thing, im telling you. That guy is pure evil... the way he tilts his head when he talks makes me want to smack him.....stand up straight boy........ I think we all knew that Jack wasn't leaving NY anytime soon. I thought he might get down the block a few, he didnt wait for that. President Taylor has her hand full now, should of listened to Jack .
I love it last night and can;t wait for more!
How did you NOT know that Jack would steal the helicopter? I knew instantly that he wasn't going to get to the airbase, and right away I was thinking he was going to escape. As soon as they mentioned helicopter, I knew he was going to commandeer it.
While the show is still entertaining, it definately HAS gotten predictable. The only loop it threw me this season was Dana being the mole. For whatever reason, I didn't expect that (revealing she had a checkered past satisfied the 'there's something more about this character then they are letting on' – and thus I moved on to other things in the show).
Although, they are setting this up for a great season and series finale with Jack being a abll of rage.
24. Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a humdinger. That first season just wrapped up on STARZ. Survivor: Heroes versus Villains. 60 Minutes. That's all the TV I can handle folks.
Chloe is loyal. She earns her respect. It's the actresses' mannerisms perhaps that annoy me and not how she looks which is refreshing. Cherry Jones is a Cherry Bomb! She's a thoroughbred, the real McCoy, love her!
Dereyck Moore: Does CNN pay you to blog? I read on twitter where writers use blogging as an avenue to a paid position. I'm decent at writing, at least I can spell and construct a proper English sentence. Otherwise, I work out of doors, I'm off today. Kudos on being at this level. Plus, it's Showbiz, baby!
Good day to ALL.
I don't see why President Taylor couldn't have continued the peace process and the investigation into the Russian involvement in President Hassan's assassination at the same time?
She could have brought evidence to the Russian PM or President and found out whether or not the Russian Diplomat was working outside the orders of Russian leadership.
She was handed a huge bargaining chip against the Russians and to use it simply to get them to sign the peace accord was too easy. She can't trust Logan and she can't trust the Russians, so why not allow CTU to set up security at the UN and keep Jack on the case?
Maybe with her promotion, Chloe and afford acting lessons now! I don't understand peoples' fascination with her card board character!?
I can't wait to see if President Taylor suffers the same fate as nearly every other character who has ever disregarded Jack's advice.
What show have you been watching for 8 days (seasons)? Jack beats the living daylights out of everyone. It's par for the course. This is not violence against women but against the enemy combatant. If you don't object when it's a guy, you can't object when it's a woman?
All worried about the dead parole officer, it's only been three or four hours. It takes days for the smell to be noticed. They won't find that until tomorrow or the day after, in other words some time not during the show and that's fine with me.
Great show last night,
President Taylor should know better that cross Jack,
Hope she will fall and Jack will come out as a great hero,
I am positive that is going to happen.
What are we going to do Mondays 9pm without Jack? 6 more hours.
I thought last night did lag a little in action. But it definetly stayed suspensful, and the hate for President Logan builds up every word he says. I wouldnt be surprised if he's fully involved and the next thing he does is order someone to hunt down and kill Jack. I hope the movie has something to do with Jack finally taking care of Logan!
I'm a huge fan of 24 but I'm starting to laugh at certain things...
Jack brings Renee, a gunshot victim who dies, into the hospital and not a single cop is around to question him.
Jack beats the crap outta Dana (which was AWESOME) and the next time we see her she looks perfectly fine?!
Someone like Dana is in with the Russian gov't but she hooked up with some hick, committed some crimes and passed a background check to get hired at CTU. Okey dokey.
Ethan suffers a fairly serious heart attack but within hours is back on the job in a very stressful situation.
The ridiculouslness of 24 keeps me coming back I guess! :)
Loved the episode. The show isn't just about the action but also a psychological thriller that is set to explain why things happen. Yesterday set up so much. yes, I was perplexed and dissappointed by President Taylor's gumption and moral high ground. It seemed incongruous with her character. I'll admit that manipulative Logan made a compelling argument that the higher good of peace must be served, but Taylor has proven herself intelligent enough to figure out that a peace built on a lie, especially when one of the signers is trying to destroy that peace, will never last. Dissappointed with her.
On the other hand, those two scenes with Ethan argueing with Logan about the repercussions of hiding this truth ending with the line from Caesar and the scene with Taylor and Jack were awesome. Powerful moments. There was definite inner, moral conflict for Taylor and Cherry Jones did a masterful job portraying it.
Now Jack can go rogue and kill all the bad guys. Death to Dana
where there is no justice, there can be no peace... go get 'em jack
Did anyone notice that former President Logan's right hand man got intel on Jack, Renee and Dana with that phone call he got in the limo?!?! Is there another rat in the mix?!?!?
I think that somehow President Taylor and Jack somehow communicated and that they put on a show for the benefit of everyone at CTU, the White House, etc. I think Jack will somehow work things out in a way that will leave the President looking fine, and the peace agreement will come to be a done deal. In a past episode, didn't the President call Jack (or vice versa) using his cell phone? Why did she have to call the CTU switchboard? I think it was just for show. Something's brewing. Also wish they'd bring back Tony Almeida and Aaron Pierce, and of course Chloe's husband Morris, for a last hurrah! Will sorely miss this heart-pumping, action-packed show!
True, I never thought I'd see Chloe in charge. I still think she's very loyal to Jack.
Why is everyone seemingly downing this season? I LOVE it! I still find myself on the edge of my seat, and being left with that same old question; what will Jack do now, after each episode. I am sad to see it leave. ..You guys, Chloe is in charge of CTU...OMG!!
Can't wait to see the next episode!
I thought it would have been cool if Jack opened the helicopter door, and Tony Almeda be behind the wheel. Hoping he's brought back in the final part of the season.
I will miss the show, my whole family watches it. maybe some other network will pick it up for next season.
President Taylor riding the Peace Train to the end seems goofy. And yes, Dana is a young, physically fit woman who would demand equal pay for equal work. Don't think women are weak, only men are strong. Stop that.
Guys, I think last night's show rocked, however, the look on Logan's face when told that Renee was killed gave me some wired feeling. When u think about it, Renee, Logan and yes Jack have all been at one point or the other betrayed by the US government. Maybe, just maybe, Renee and Logan are part of a grand plan to get back at the government. Something about Dana last night made me want her.
TOO MUCH BREAKS IN THE MOVIE
Wait a minute – anyone stop to think that Jack did EXACTLY what President Taylor was hoping? She had to have known he would do something and with him going after Logan and the Russians, she gets her work done on both fronts. I too think Logan is at the bottom of this and I think Taylor and Ethan are thinking the same thing but aren't sure how to get to it without it coming back on them. After all, if Logan ordered Hassan's murder as well as being at the root of the coup then it would really look bad for the American's. This way, Jack can take care of it all for her and still protect Taylor from the fallout. The Julius Caesar quote was interesting as it refers to a betrayal. Another clue IMHO.
All shows reach their tipping point, 24's is here.
Did anyone catch the scene when Prez Taylor told Chole that Tim Woods was adamant that she heads CTU, and Chole told her that she didn't know that he even knew her?; Prez Taylor had a slightly puzzled look; something's brewing on this; I don't trust Tim Woods! Dana is straight-up creepy!; how do you sit and smirk after getting a smack-down?! LOL Can't wait until next week . . . tick, tick, tick . . .!
By the way, a reversal of position on a subject is a "complete 180".
A "complete 360" takes you back to the same place you were at the start.
Vince, President Palmer is dead, shot by a sniper in a high rise, how exactly will he make a cameo?
ahhggg...from the previews it looks like they're almost trying to make us feel sorry for Dana Walsh.
But here's what gets me...President Taylor was "oh no we can't sacrifice Hussein for Manhattan"...just a couple hours ago, now she's like, "Whatever gets this peace treaty through"...Ethan almost died and now she's listening to Logan over him!!!
This episode was good to me, especially with Dana getting what she deserved from Jack. I don't like Logan, can't make myself since he was part of of David Palmer's murder. Don' t trust that slimeball. President Taylor is making a mistake and I bet she will have to be calling on the aid of Jack and asking for forgiveness. I want President Hassan's wife to find out that Pres Taylor is hiding the fact that the Russians are the reason for her husbands death and watch the tables turn on Pres Taylor that. And as soon as Jack finds out she listened to Logan's "ego summon" he is going to have to show her a side she really is not prepared for. Chloe has still got Jack's back despite she had to call the authorities on him for stealing the helicopter. Can't wait until next weeks episode.
to Jim – I find it kind of odd that you are so disturbed at the amount of people that are not upset about what happened with Dana. Do you watch this show regularly? or did you just so happen to stumble upon this blog?
UNWARRANTED, unprovoked violence against women is inexcusable.. and yes, she was in handcuffs, but did you miss the fact that she is a traitor? Her whole character was written as a mole, and she betrayed everyone around her.
But honestly, if that was a man sitting in that chair, would it have bothered you that he was beating up on him? And what else do you propose to get information out of her? Just because she's a woman, you have to ask nicely? and hope that she is upfront and honest? becuase if she's lied for however long she's been there, she DEFINITELY wont stop now.
I will agree conditionally. IF this was a woman who had done no wrong, was completely uninvolved and had no reason to be there, then YES it would be horrible for FOX to promote that kind of violence. BUT this woman was a traitor to her country and to the people she worked with daily. she decieved everyone, and continued to do so until she got caught. and if you remember, tho I suspect you never watched this, she only got caught after she KILLED about 5 CTU agents without even blinking.
The absurdity is that youre so upset..
AND as to everyone else who is up in arms about the timing, this is a fictional TV show. Just sit down and enjoy it. Sometimes you have to use a little imagination.. yes i too noticed that President Taylor somehow got from the UN to CTU in about 2 minutes, which would have been IMPOSSIBLE unless CTU was in the basement. So yes, you have to use a LITTLE bit of imagination here.. It's impossible to tie up every loose end and make it flow so that its going to be 100% error free. you just have to imagine a very small bit. Otherwise you will never enjoy the show, and shouldn't even waste your time watching..
Hey, did they ever find the body of the probation officer Dana killed and hid in the vents? If not, handcuff Dana to the chair in that room!
To the reviewer: You are not as clever as you think, so just write about the damn episode and stop trying to be cute.
Jack disobeyed a direct order from a good President he has shown nothing but admiration and loyalty towards, and in the process, put the lives of everyone who took him to the helicopter in danger. That went too far, even for him. If Jack's true motive is the bring justice to those responsible for Hassan and Renee's deaths, as he claimed, then there is no reason why he needed to escape at that moment. That was dangerously selfish, the opposite of heroic. This is where the 24-hour context of the show is problematic. It is apparent that whatever Jack does will effect the peace agreement even though his quest for revenge should have no temporal or relevant relationship to it. Also extremely problematic? That Taylor never bothered to ask Logan how he knew the Russians were involved or how he obtained his depth of knowledge. Taylor doesn't even know this is real - she quashed independent verification when she shut Walsh down. Problems like these distract from a good show
Curious. How did Logan's aide get the info about Jack going to talk to Dana?
i Love all the 24 fan base, you guys make me laugh with some of your comments, especially the ones i agree with, what will we all do on Monday nights after the show is over.
i think dana needs a little more head-wacking. she really plays a good villian. As for Logan, i really love to hate him, i do not trust him at all, he has another agenda in store for pres taylor. In the end jack will let everyone see his side of the story and they would owe their lives to him once again.
a 24 movie cannot have jack dying in the end. he has to walk off into the sunset, to finally get some sleep.
JACK AND CHLOE our my favorie! I can't get ENOUGH of "24".
I set aside time to watch and have not missed
one of the series! I will definitely miss "24".
WHY DO THEY ALWAYS TAKE OFF THE BEST????
I must agree. I had a somewhat unsettled feeling when last night's episode was over...almost unsatisfied...wanting more action!
I just hate how Jack says: "nuke-you-lar." I don't know about Kiefer, but I expect better from Jack.
I agree writer whiffed on this one. After everything Pres Taylor has stood for this seemed out of character. I know they needed to get anohter 5 hours out of the series, but I think the writers could have done a better job.
I totally agree on the comments about Logan in the article. One of my all time favorite villians!!
I am very disappointed in the turnaround by President Taylor. All this season and last she was a no bull by the book person which was very good for the show. No matter her agenda she did what was right (she even sent her daughter to jail). And now she flops on her morals. I don't buy it. Her character in my mind is completely fake and fabricated now and has effectively dismantled and joy I found in her character.
On to Renee, I called Renee's death as soon as her and Jack made their emotional statements to one another. This show is incapable of allowing Jack to be happen at the end of a season. She had to die. If Jack Bauer was real her would kick all of the writers a**es for putting him through this crap.
That being said... I love it when Jack has nothing to lose. He gets all tortury (and slaps the hell out of his victims... Dana... which was awesome) and then things really start going. I am very much looking forward to how Jack is gonna destroy the Russians in upcoming episodes...
Foresight... Jack will be the one to kill Logan this season.
Logan is pompous and paranoid with a Napolean complex. He's a lot like Richard Nixon, someone here already observed. That's why they worked the quote from Julius Caesar into the script. The writers were doing something they never did before (since it's the last season). We're going to get the kitchen sink. thrown at us. Enjoy the ride to the finish.
Does anyone else feel that the Dana Walsh character development seems off? If she is such a bad ass with Kremlin connections, why didnt' she have one of her Russkey associates take care of Kevin early on? All that breathless fear of Kevin and even involving Cole, who could have blown the whistle on her, seems far fetched.
I thought this was a really good show with the President doing a good job of convincing herself that making a deal with the devil was for the "greater good". We all know nothing good will come of this decision. Go Jack!
horseyak's comment on here was hilarious. "Buy yourself a Dana doll and smack it around." LOL
Loved last night's episode. Foreplay, yes indeed. Craziness will soon ensue in the land of Bauer.
All is well that ends well. Dana will get hers and lets hope it's very painful. If there is any real justice Cole will smoke her in self defense.
Jack is in new territory as he seems to be about to disobey a driect Presidetial order – I have faith in the writers that they will have President Taylor see that she needs Jack to do her wet work – my dream outcome would be:
1. President Logan is convicted as a co-conspirator responsible for the whole nuclear threat
2. Cole has the kill shot on Dana who has escaped from CTU, but chooses to send her to prison for life
3. Jack finds Renee's sniper and does what he needs to do
4. Ethan and Jack join forces on taking down a whole lot of Ruskies including saving President Logan from an assassination attempt
5. The show ends with Jack walking away alone and tortured – perfect setup for the upcoming movie
What was the deal about the Secret Service agent? Did anyone catch that? Logan and his aide had just arrived at the UN and Logan is getting out of the car. The camera does a slow pan to the SS agents and focuses on one. Then Logan ask who he is and says he wants him off the detail. What was that about?
Chloe O'Brien For President '12! Talk about a "No B.S." candidate!! :-)
I thought this was an incredible episode. You are correct, it didn't have the physical action of the previous four, but it was laced with excitement and intrigue. I found President Taylor's behavior so disturbing, I awoke this morning thinking about. I can't wait for next week. Hopefully former President Logan and Dana Walsh will get the beat down!!!!!
i wonder if RENEE is really dead! you saw the gerney rolled out of the room and The cover was over the body but JACK never lifted the cover one last time to make sure it was her . HAVE WE ALL BEEN DOOPED? WAS THIS THE WAY JACK AND THE PRESIDENT WERE TO FIND OUT THAT RUSSIA WAS BEHIND ALL THE TURMOIL BY STAGING HER DEATH? JUST WONDERED.
I still say President David Palmer will make an cameo before the end of S8
Not enough rear action for Jack to run CTU, oh em gee! j/k
I too am suffering from acute-Bauer-citis. I was left empty because there was not enough action. However, it was a good show considering. Well, Logan grew some balls since he left office. He always seemed too weak to run a country, but he should his toughness last night. I am not liking how he's playing President Taylor. We know it's gonna come out what he's doing.
Chloe looked like she wanted to slap the mess out of President Taylor. Chloe was not feeling what Taylor was saying, and it showed on her face.
Now I knew, as I'm sure others did too, Jack was not going quietly. Chloe saw things were not good when she watched them walk to the helicopter. I just wanna see how it plays next week with Jack being surrounded.
It's so funny to me how people preface a beat down with "I don't condone violence but...". Anyway, Jack beat the dog snot out of Dana, she's stronger looking than many men and President Taylor now has a bit of a stain on her. Ok, she's got the Lewinsky dress. Hey, there was a Shakespearean quote and yes, Chloe is annoying.
over the top. Jack – stealing a chopper and totally going rogue? Madam President – reversing her stance held for years to try and ensure some lasting legacy? The thing about "24" is that it USED to be at least plausible. Now it has turned into seeing if they can outdo Bruce Willis & Arnold Swartzenegger special effects all rolled into one.
I can't get enough 24 – I will definitely miss it when it's over. Jack is the MAN! I love Chloe too. I did not like Bubba Gump until just before he got fired. Glad to see him go tho and give Chloe an opportunity. Dana deserves to be slapped around. I didn't like her from the get-go. She looked dirty.I'm sure the parole officer was a Logan flunky too. Jack has disobeyed a direct order from the President before but he's always been right.... always. and they always expect him to save them, yet they question, detain, reprimand him at every turn. I can't wait for the movie – and btw, Jack running CTU is not in his character... no way. not near enough action for him, retired or not. :0)
Nobody else here seems to have caught it but the Russian representative at the UN said "I assure you Madam President that I am the representative of the COUNTER Russian government. ". If President Taylor calls the president of Russia she'll find out that they really want to sign the treaty and he'll be recalled, and they'll send a different representative. After the treaty is signed everybody will get justice and Jack will go off into the sunset in California. The writers did a great job with not having Jack torture anybody anymore but merely threatening to torture to get information.
wait...what? I thought I had the worst birthday in the world! I share this day with one of the most horrifying figures in modern history. He is know for brining misery and torture to millions...I almost can't speak his name...Joey Lawrence from TV's "Blossom"...bleh. But now i learn that President Logan was also born today???? Un-freaking-believable! DAMMIT CHLOE!!!
you all know that telling Jack to stand down regardless aint gona happen, Guess we will see how well he can fly that chopper next week.
haven't been interested in 24 until last night when I saw G. Itzin – (Logan) wow – what an actor – I can't wait till he's in a scene. – those movements he makes with his face are priceless and Emmy-worthy
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!!!!!!! Wasn't that the chat some decades ago.
That's the chat I said aloud at the end of this episode when President Taylor blinded by her own selfish politic gain failed to see the big picture.
Some might say she was deceived by the Snake Logan but she had no problem biting into that apple.
I just amazes me that somone who could lock up her own daughter would stoop so low. Doesn't she know that as long as man is ruling themselves there will NEVER be peace! We are imperfect and to have the ulimate peace there must exist perfection.
Okay I'm off my soap box now.
GO Jack GO!
The scene where Ethan and Logan literally fight for President Taylor's soul is drama at its best. Each character put it right out there. I am having a hard time believing President Taylor will stick with her support of Logan and the Russians - what makes me wonder is why did she actually go to CTU to talk to Jack? She's the President for God's sake, SHE doesn't have to go to anyone. There is a reason for that one on one with Jack outside the President's NYC office. I think she has something up her sleeve to secure the peace, expose the Russians, and pin this on Logan. At least I hope so or the writers have really dropped the ball. With the helicopter hijack, its the first time all season that Jack has gotten to go rogue. So far he's had either CTU's or the President's support. This is good ole Jack against the world 24! What a way to end the series!
Is there any true, long-time 24 fan that didn't know Jack was going to hijack that helicopter at the end 1 minute before it happened? And when are they going to find the body of the parole officer buried in the wall? They sure aren't very with it at CTU for being a top notch anti-terrorist group.
This episode proved that you dont need shooting/killing to make the show interesting and exciting. The beatdown on Dana, the feeling you get when Pres Logan is on, and the introduction of the Russian Govt has made me really jonesing for the next episodes.
LOVE this season...can't get enough. Great storyline. I agree with the person who referenced the effect Jack's taking of the copter would have on Chloe. Re the pace of action – I think there needs to be an ebb and flow of action, for excitement to build, for the story to progress, etc. I want 24, 24/7!
If this is the last season, and we are bringing back people like Logan, then I demand the return of one of the best supporting characters of the show: AGENT PIERCE! (Maybe he will be the one to replace the agent Logan didn't like.)
I really did enjoy this week. I normally do like more action pack scenes but it helps to have a good story line and this week is just setting us up for alot more action. The actor playing Logan was exceptional. I believe you are going to see that there is another mole in CTS. Someone notified Logan's assistant by phone that Jack was enroute to question Dana. I thought that only Jack, Chloe and Cole (maybe the analyst guy working the front desk overheard) knew aboutt Jack going to CTU to question Dana. But my guess is that Cole has a bigger part in this. Is it possible that Cole is also a plant in CTU and that Dana and Cole didn't know about each other. Anyway, the only part I didn't like last night was Jack highjacking a helicopter and you knew he was going to do it before it happened. Jack's gone rogue before but I don't i think he has ever disregarded a presidential order before. CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT WEEK!
Last night's episode was a bit off, but still pretty good. My rosacea usually flares (I get a warm red face) by the end of the show but last night there was no sign of warm or redness. On the other hand, maybe my medication is starting to work.
Chloe knows jack and Jack knows chloe so with that said I believe that he knew she would make the call to have him "intercepted" just like she knows he's going to get away. If she didn't make the call she would be taken out and another director would be put in place. Ultimately, her being in charge of CTU will end in CTU coming to the rescue of Jack Bauer. As far as Jack going back to CTU? Come-on- Never. He hates that place I'm sure. I heard a rumor that the movies will be more of a prequal to the show. I don't want to believe anything b/c you know they will always keep us guessing.
I tried to convince myself that Renee was pulling a Tony AlMaeda (still alive) but jack was with her after the doctors called it- she's dead and I'm sad about that. But when Jack was crying for that moment in the hospital and then got "the look" on his face aka "it's time to hurt people" look... You just had to forget for a moment his pain and get really excited for what's to come.
this is BY FAR the worst 24 I have ever seen! Thank goodness they have decided it's the last one. The stories are contrived, the twists completely absurd. Does anyone honestly think a US President would work with a completely disgraced former president without knowing what he was doing, then in 10 minutes let him talk her into something? Oh, and it's amazing how Jack continues to show absolutely no effects of being stabbed, blown up and jumping out windows. And I'm amazed that in just two hours they have time to completely clean up CTU after a BOMB EXPLODED! ugggh.....I quit.....someone else can tell me how it ends up because I can't watch anymore!
Everybody was ready to see Jack go off but last night's episode was a good one.
Logan is a dangerous man and should never be trusted. It was sad to see Taylor do that. Hopefully Ethan will work with Jack behind the scenes and bring it all out in the open.
Tony needs to come back for the movie(s) for sure.
I thought that President Palmer's wife was the biggest slimeball but ex-prez Logan is the biggest and the best!
My only cry is this-guys am missing out on the last season of 24 here in the heart of africa!can somebody sell me the dvd??!
What problem? the president has gone bad and Jack has gone rogue. All is right with the world.
Thought last night was good. But still waiting for Jack to shoot someone in the knee, darnit. I think Jack is going to Prison after this. I don't think he has a way out. Which sets up a movie great. Jack we need to let you out to save America yet once again. Yeah Yeah
All you worrying about the dead parole guy in the wall...he's only been dead for a few hours, not weeks. LOL
Remember that this is all going down in 24 hours???
I would venture to speculate that in hour 24 Jack will save the day, expose everyone, wipe out the bad guys, and get the peace accord done . . . but go out in a blaze of glory. Remember, in the movies you have to die 3 times to be really dead. Mr. Bauer will not go away for long.
Wow, there's a lot of latent hostility going on here. Jack beating a woman that was handcuffed to a desk is not only okay... but enjoyable to watch? And some are complaining he didn't beat her more. Maybe it is a good thing the show is going off the air. I for one was disturbed that FOX was okay with that scene airing when there was any number of ways Jack could have dealt with Dana short of beating the hell out of her. Fictional show or not, comments here are really disturbing regarding that scene.
I miss President Palmer....
Yes, the action was subdued, but we had subtlety. Logan's working of both the Russians and Taylor. Chloe's trying to balance loyalty to Jack and her new responsibilities. Think about how most of the time, it's clear who the bad guys and good guys are (even when you know one of the good guys is actually a bad guy). Last night, the show ended with the tension moving from bad guy/gal//good guy/gal, to an interesting 3-way between our up to now good guys/gals, i.e. Prez Taylor, Jack, and Chloe. How will it all balance out? Is Jack the only morally pure one left? Will Chloe come down on Prez Taylor's or Jack's side? Will she be able to balance the two (I'm guessing not). Verrrrrry interesting and great writing.
I didn't mind the slower pace of last night's show either - it was great dialogue. And as Scottie stated, the way Itzin gives that "look" is priceless. I can't believe Pres. Taylor - how can she look Hasan's wife in the face after letting her husband's murderers get a free pass??? Also loved the smack-down Jack gave Walsh at CTU. I'll say this much for Walsh...she can take a beat down well. If someone had smashed my head on the table like that, I'd still be crying today...WAH!! Great show!!
cheekbrown, hate to burst your bubble but almost none of this season was actually filmed in NYC. Just some stock scenery shots that have been digitally inserted into the backgrounds. And for everyone who's wishing for Jack to be the head of CTU... he already was the head of CTU in Season 3.
Go Chloe! She rocks.
Great epiosode. I think that this latest ethical dilemma is one of the sharpest they've ever written.
Oh, and Gregory Itzin plays the BEST silver tongued slimeball-with-a-hidden-agenda that I've ever seen. He makes Logan creepy to the point that it's almost hard to watch, yet it's so subtle and hard to put a finger on. And yet I've seen him in other roles where there's no hint of it. Give this guy an Emmy.
Sorry to disagree but this season has not been what it should have been in my opinion. It has not stood up to past seasons.
Scenes have not been as exciting and plot lines have been dull.
I want to remember the seasons past and move on.
I have been very disappointed this year and will remember great seasons past.
Oh some other things to consider in the coming 6 hours. Aaron Pierce, he has been in every season and we haven't seen him yet, will he somehow help Jack out?
Morris, Chloe's husband speaks some russian, will he be called in to help?
And some other thoughts, the president turned her own daughter in, how long before she comes to her senses on this "peace" deal? I think Ethan will make her see the light about Logan.
And will the president's daughter be in the movie as a bad guy? I'm so curious how they will do this movie!
Great episode. Zero body count, but still very intense and great acting. Highlight for me was Jack's smackdown with Dana. And his clear desire to pop the secret service guys and go completely ape on the Prez. Taylor trusting Logan was, for me, the most serious breach of believability so far, though.
"The inexplicable 360"
Don't you mean 180? A 360 means nothing changed.
BTW, I think you meant "inexplicable 180," which would indicate President Taylor was going in the exact opposite direction with her morals.
"Inexplicable 360" would mean she was staying with her original demeanor, since to turn a complete circle (360 degrees) would point you right back in the direction your were heading.
Hey guys, I don't think bodies start to decompose in just 6-7 hours. Remember this 24, the show that covers 1 hour each week.
I've been following "24" since the very first episode of the first season and I have to say that I would really like to see Jack, the ultimate patriot, have some peace in his life. I was very depressed about Renee's death, and I am waiting to see how this ultimately plays out. I hate to think that "good guys" never win.
Is this the only episode in the whole series in which nobody was killed?
Taylor knows three things:
1) Jack won't stop, ever. Not when he has a mission, sanctioned or non.
2) All she has to do is get the treaty signed. Once it's done, the Russians are locked into it. How irked the Republic is towards them after the fact... well. I'm sure that the entire thing will bring a whole lot of global pressure down on our former(?) foes and oh boy will there be payback.
3) If Jack goes nuts – and she *knows* he will – then she can 'plausibly deny that she knew about his motives' while 'acting surprised at anything he finds' and eventually pardon him for any Russian he nails to the wall along the way.
The woman has her cards stacked right. She gave Jack a full pass and all she had to do was say "no" and make it look good. Game, set, done.
Hey horseyak-very funny. I couldn't stop laughing for at least 2 minutes. Agree about the dana evil scowl. But it's done so well.
Sc Belle, if you were on last week, I was wondering the same, will Jack be head of CTU, after all Chloe was a temp. apt.
it's cool to see all the views on here and how some people see something others missed.
Jim, Eric, yeah, will they ever find the dead parole officer, he has to be stinking up the joint.
Cfh, yeah Chloe's bothering me now as well.
This was a good episode. Very subtle though. President Taylor has been lured to the dark side by Logan which has been his plan all along. Heck, she should just make the Russians give up the shooter and let Jack keep him as a pet for a while. I loved the scene with Jack and Dana. You coudl see it coming. Him losing his compsure and taking it out on her. And Cole's reaction, "Nah, let's see where he's going with this." I think he wanted a turn.
This one time I can really understand President Taylor's position. Other "compromises" made by other Presidents in the series sometimes seemed a bit too much but this one really has her over a barrel. Jack taking the chopper and just flying off to find a fight is tough. Knowing Jack I'd think he'd let the peace accord happen and then spend some time taking out the people responsible for killing his girl. He'll need a hobby in his retirement anyway.
Okay, I like Chloe, but not happy with them turning the character. Every season she's going behind the CTU's head's back or in their face in defense of Jack, and now she's the one calling in the Air Force? Come on Chloe, pick a side. But I guess it does reflect real life, once you get promoted you forget your friends.
Loved the scene where he head slams Dana. That was way cool. and for those that don't think the violence is cool, just one question, why are you watching 24.
Love the guy who plays Logan, we all love to hate him.
And agree, the guy who is running the drone planes, Arlo? he could be another plant like Dana.
Kudos to the CNN Reporter who posted the article. You must've read my mind. I was on snooze control the entire episode. With the countdown until the finale, I was looking for some action packed excitement and all I got was a one hour nap before bed.
I wonder if they've found Steven Root's decomposing body in the wall
panel at CTU yet? It's got to be smelling pretty bad now. :-)
I, for one, will be glad to have the time slot available for "Skating with the Stars" and be rid of such a pox on humanity and free TV.
I think 24 is great. I wait every year for the new season to start and I am never disappointed. I wish this was not the last year for it. I am not sure how I will make it without seeing Jack Bauer.
I hated to see Renee get murdered because I would of liked to see Jack with someone. Can't we get them to keep 24 for a few more seasons.
This season needed someone to hate and Logan fits the bill. Mr. Itzin certainly deserves and Emmy for his character, with just one glance you really dispise the guy, excellent acting. I also enjoyed the Dana smackdown, just too short this time, but I'm sure more is to come. I'm ok with Chloe running CTU for now, at least she has a bigger character which she deserves. Can't wait until next week to see what Jack does next.
Very good episode!!! I knew that Logan would tarnish Pres. Taylor but I really didn't expect that she would be a willing participant. I was very shocked that she didn't want Jack to follow up on the Russian lead. Jack want's justice and justice he WILL have. I knew eventually Jack would go rouge in this season. I mean that is in his nature so no surprise there. Hassans wife will have no peace treaty when she finds out who was behind all of this.
and for my girl Chloe...I knew she could handle her own.
Wouldn't it be ironic if the other Russian plant in CTU was Renee, and Jack spent all that time avenging her death, racking up the body count, only to find she wasn't the person he thought she was in the end? That could account for Logan's knowledge that Dana was being held at CTU for questioning.
Also found it interesting that Jack was able to lay his hands on a gun on the way to the helicopter...it must've been in the box of personal items that Chloe handed him as he was being escorted out. Don't you think if he were being sent to a military base for "debriefing" they would know to ensure he was completely unarmed? I mean come on...this is Jack Bauer, after all.
There are so many plot possibilities, my head is swimming! What a great season, and a great end to my favorite show.
Last night's episode bothered me a bit because I cannot recall Jack ever disobeying a direct order from any president. And while, President Taylor is wrong about this approach and we can see that this is going to blow up in her face.....it's not Jack's decision to make. I know it will probably wrap up very nicely in the next five hours, but still
The author of this article is a meathead. The fact that he can even call "most" of this seasons episodes anything other than utterly boring and lacking of any creativity whatsoever shows your worth.
Meanwhile, last night was great. Advanced the plot for the movie, got Logan down into the dirty dirty and FINALLY, President Taylor rocks the boat a little.
It was great.
I did not like the fact that Renee had been killed. She was as close a partner to Jack as Tony or Chase was. I think it the show lost its luster when Renee was killed.
Gregory Itzin has the same birthday as Hitler? hmmmm....
Loved, Loved, Loved the show.....can't wait till next Monday. I'm on pins and needles and I can't believe the cliff hanger is this close!!!
You did not know Jack would go rogue and steal the helicopter? Really? I called it immediately. President-Smeasident, Jack Bauer is going to do what he has to do!!!
I've just been through a "24" marathon all seven seasons, in a couple of weeks ( i do have to find time for work. hehe). The series has always been great, but its been on a downward slide ever since season 6. The stories just werent as emotionally gripping, or even believable anymore (infilrating the White House in season 7 was tooooo much). Or maybe its just that with the 24hr format, they ran out of interesting terror threats. One of the biggest problems for me though?..is that even though Jack is the main character...they set the bar tooo high with David Palmer. No actor has been able to play the President with the gravitas that Dennis Haysbert did. He was a likeable and morally right character, and in the beginning the heart of the show(s) was the relationship between Jack and Palmer.
Great episode with superb writing. Not ever week is 'pure action", plot development is a crucial part of the series. Logan rocked, you just love to hate him and you could feel the conflict of President Taylor with her choice of action.
24 is a great show and Mondays will not be the same again in the Winter months. Even with some flaws and predicatability the show is still interesting. The cast and crew works hard everytime to make sure even the small details are not left out. Hopefully the ending is something that will be unforgettable and unpredictable. Like to see Chase Edmunds, Aaron Pierce and Tony again.
This was probably a lame week. Nothing really happened. Charles Logan is creepier than ever. I would love to see Jack take him down and kill Dana Walsh all in one episode . President Taylor needs to get a life. Can she not see through Logan and what he is up to? She needs to concentrate on the Russians more and let these peace talks start up again. President Hassan's wife is gonna explode when she finds out that the Russians were behind the killings and President Taylor did nothing about it..Goodbye peace talks. I kinda like seeing Chloe in charge. She's not great, but she is the only one who can deal with "rogue Jack" now. I am wondering about this guy that constantly sits at his computer and constantly says nothing. Can;t figure him out yet? Come on folks!!!!! You knew Jack was going to steal that helicoptor!!! That was forseen!!! The show needs to start picking up next week. Only 6 weeks left..REALLY GONNA MISS THIS SHOW!!!
I knew Jack was going to get screwed when I saw Greg Itzin and his insidious character paired with Reed Diamond, who played his assistant. Reed can come across as a smarmy little suck-up, which will play nicely with a character like Logan. I think the true Russian position will eventually come out, the peace plan will falter but eventually succeed, and Jack will be reunited with the daughter in LA on the beach somewhere. Maybe.
Back to that Razzie-worthy acting by 'Dana". Who the heck sits in an empty room scowling at a video camera? Either crappy acting or directing – very annoying!!
Did anyone else catch the smirk Dana made after Jack whooped her as he was walking out of the room? What;s up with that? Made me think she gave him false info.
I knew Jack would hijack the chopper! Betcha Chloe put a gun in that box of "his stuff" she gave him.
Wouldn't we be surprised if it turned out that Madame President was NOT one of the good guys? (Things that make you go hmmm...)
I absolutely love 24, but I hated last night's episode. President Taylor was way out of character. The writers really slipped up on this one. There is no way a woman who had her own daughter arrested, who had such a close relationship with Hassan, and who is so high on doing the moral good would turn around and sit at the same table with Hassan's murderers in order to do "the greater good". Give me a break! We all know how peace talks go: there are agreements, followed by violations, followed by war, followed by more peace talks. He HAD to know this! President Taylor is no dummy. Well, that is until last night when the writers made her look like a moron. Weak, weak episode in my book.
My favorite moment was when the President, on exiting her meeting with Chloe, said, "I'm glad to have finally met you." Chloe's response, "Thank you..." [wait for it] pause [wait for it]...NOTHING. No reciprocation!! I loved that!!!
I loved when Cole was watching Jack manhandle Dana and as Chloe was going to stop the interrogation Cole says, "No let him play"! Priceless!
Dana Walsh did not get enough if you ask me. That was a bit wimpy of a smackdown by Jack. Otherwise not too bad, but really I did not think the moral President would screw Jack this way.
Ever heard of foreplay? It's that nice, slow thing that goes on before the big event. In the world of writing it's called the set up. Pour yourself a glass of wine and buy a plastic doll that looks like Dana Walsh and slap it around if you need something to tide yourself over. I'm sure by the end of the season you will have a big, satisfied smile on your face.
I love the fact that 24 is ACTUALLY being shot in New York City. No phony Hollywood or Toronto set. I know these last episodes have to be very expensive to produce, so I thank FOX and 24's producers.
My wife and I are now in the habit of watching the episodes twice. I need to watch last night's episode again for sure, because I dozed off a few times. It was definitely slower paced. Again, I hate Renee being killed off. I think FOX killed a franchise. Somebody's gotta give her her own show.
So, President Taylor is schizophrenic. She sends her own daughter to prison, prosecutes her own Chief of Staff and general, all while waiving the flag and spewing wonderful patriotic rhetoric. Last night she did a complete 180 and climbed into bed with the devil (a.k.a. 'Logan and the Russians'). No way. Totally out of character. The writers missed it big time.
Is the sad news true. 24 is being cancelled. Say it isn't true. We need this wonderful action show. Is there a way to stop the cancellation?
Shame on the network for not listening to the viewers!
As Jack was flying off in that helicopter, all I could think was: "How could he do that to Chloe?"
Never cared much for this show. Guess I never really cared much for Jack or any of his problems. However, denying him justice at the end of the series? That's a whiole new low for the President and she will regret that decision for the rest of her tenure at the White House.
Maybe I'll like these characters better in the movies, somehow I just never saw it as a TV series anyways.
Loved the Dana beat down, although Jack should have made her suffer a bit more.
Very good episode. Jack is awesome... I wonder if there are actual men like him who work in the government ? mmmmm...
Anyway it was a good show setting up what will be happening in the next 6 hours... I love President Taylor, and was disappointed that she has listened to Logan, but in the end I'm thinking all will be right with it, because of Jack, of course..
Love the show I hope Jack kicks some butt next show. I hope this show goes to movies next I will miss it dearly.
I agree with I h8te lost...I think Logan is up to his turkey neck in this. He knows Dana is going to rat him out and let everyone in on how deep he is in with the Russians. Can Martha (the always fabulous Jean Smart!!!) come back and kick his tail one last time???
The whole season has been disappointing and last night was no exception. You did not anticipate Jack stealing the helicopter? Duh, everyone else did. The physical violence toward Dana by Jack was unnecessary and gratuitous and condoned by Chloe.
acute Bauer-citis: is defined as a sharp case of lacking a non-stop Jack Bauer action due to a highly level of anger and intensity that begins to simmer in order to reach a point boiling.
Meanwhile last night episode was somewhat fast since I merely looked at the o'clock at 9:27 to realize that half of the episode is actually over. Jack's steely-eyed told the whole story in last night's episode. His edification of Dana Walsh was for the enjoyment of the viewers since all have been aching for her eventual demise that I don't hesitate to guess that it is coming!
As far as going solo last night, it is only befitting for what He has gone through THUS FAR this season!
How could President Taylor send her daughter to jail last season then turn around this season and do the unthinkable knowing what the Russians have done. Not to mention that she now gives Logan leverage because he can hold her decision over her. I hate to say it but the show has definitely run it's course.
I thought it was a very solid episode, setting up future conflict and action. Hey, we all need a short breather as the show ramps up for its concluding episodes. But Jack stealing the helicopter was way too predictable and left a mealy taste in my mouth at the end of this episode.
I loved this episode. As much as I love action, it's nice to have an episode that has a great storyline to match which this season of 24 has. I've watched this show from the very beginning and am sad to see it go and look forward to the next 6 hours.
I'm elated that Jack is finally doing something for himself by disobeying the president. He is the epitome of a true hero.
Its not just that Jack is out for revenge~he knows if that guy who shot Renee is still out there somewhere, there will be no "peace". Hasnt the President learned by now~without Jack, there WILL be trouble.
Also, I am with scbelle~~ I have been wondering if the movie will have Jack as the head of CTU.. He has earned it...
Every Pres. on the show has had to make a difficult choice eventually between the lesser of two evils. Unfortunately, I don't see President Taylor's choice as the lesser of two evils. You can bring the Russian government to justice, and embarrass them back to the table or hide the truth and build a "peace" off of lies and deceit and politics.
Jack is doing the right thing. This is the first time Pres. Taylor has disappointed me. Him stealing the helicopter, kinda saw it coming. Him "questioning" Dana, awesome-although I don't advocate hitting women.
Chloe, still rockin' the reines as CTU director. She knows what shes doing. Although she should have seen what Jack was going to do. Every time they try to arrest him, detain him, make him stand down-he goes rogue. Can't wait til next week, lets see how much Jack kicks A** and messes everything up.
Did anyone else find it funny that the dead parole guy is still stuffed in the wall? I doubt they will address it again...but it's funny to think that they are all running around and working so hard with a body just sitting there.
I....I think I've been drugged! I can't stop yawning.
Somebody stick a fork in this dry, gristly thing and call it done!
The episode what not on my list of best but I did thoroughly enjoyed it. Jack is back and I can't wait for next week. I believe the President is making such a huge mistake by asking him to "stand down". She knows just like everyone else that he is capable of getting all the necessary info to fry Dana's a**!!!! I so loved her getting the smack down. I so hate her. The President is so worried about peace that will never happen. She needs to get over it and find out who is behind all of this nonsense. I really believe she will not be in the movie...at least not as President. I'm w/Jack if Hassan's wife finds out she is more concerned about this Peace thing than finding out who was involved her husband's killing then I think those talks will be off. Anywway, I am looking forward to see Jack do his thing in the coming hours b/c he in on a war path for justice. Until next week.......
Yeah, I'm SICK of Jack getting shafted on this show. He puts his neck out for his country time and time again and seems to always get the shaft! Please, please, please, someone give him the credit he so deserves and make him the hero that he is!
Sure was not the best episode of the season but it was good....I notice that 24 has kind of stayed away from the action scenes an have focus more on dramatical or emotional scenes this season....Next week looks like it will be a little more action packed but you got to admit Jack is the only one thinking straight an trying to uncover the Russians since President Taylor wants to look the other way...maybe Ethan Kanin will help out Jack since he also disagree with President Taylors decision. An did you see Logans face wen he was inform of Jack going to interrogate Dana? I wonder what jack would do wen he finds out President Taylor brought in Logan for assistance...oh an one other thing is Logan paranoid did you see the way he reacted wen he got out of the car an saw that guy from the secret service an started complaining to get him out since he did not know him.. If Hassan wife finds out that the president knew about the involvement of the Russians you know its going to get messy
The Dana Walsh head slam on the table was cool. But it was no surprise when Jack got the drop Cub Scouts escorting him to the chopper, I saw that coming as soon they showed up outside the office after his talk wiht the Prez. Don't trust Logan!!!
You left out the other good part where Jack slapped Dana around; that was too short also. All in all there was probably 12 minutes of adrenalin rush in the show. Looking forward to next week also.
Great show, we needed to have some plot develop for the rest of the way and the writers delivered. Logan is such a slime(so good at it!).
I think President Taylor doesn't realize what she's done by denying Jack justice. She just got on the wrong side of the wrong man.
SO if the russians planted Dana at CTU does that mean that they have our entire network infiltrated? It would almost have to, I mean if Haastings hand picked her then the russians would have had to know that he was going to head up the new CTU. So how whould they know that Hastings was taking over without other insiders?
Great job for Chloe balancing her friendship with Jack while making sure she does the job of running CTU. Jack will understand completely after the JUSTICE, Chloe did what Jack would have done in the same place... follow orders and keep CTU running.
SO sad to know that only a few hours left.
Every single week isn't going to have explosions and gun fights, there has to be some story telling or else whats the point? The writing and acting were superb as always, this was a great episode that set everything up for the end of the season, and that was the point, now its jack vs the government that he spent all these years giving his life for and and now it has basically stabbed him in the back in a sense. This was another great episode.
I loved this episode. I'm about to watch it again. Jack smacked Dana up decent(Bang, Smack, Smack, Smack). That made the show for me. President Taylor is making a huge mistake listening to Logan and turning her back on Jack. Jack is about to go to war.
I am going to miss "24" when the series finally comes to an end.
If you ask me, Logan is more reminiscent of Nixon than Clinton. He is such a great character – love to hate him. I thought it was interesting how he demanded that one secret service agent be replaced...the camera kept panning to that guy just before Logan said that. Hmmm.
Wonder if Jack will end up as head of CTU when this ends? There has to be SOMETHING for the movie and Jack has been pulled out of retirement enough times, thank you very much, to save their bacon.
Is it just me or is Chloe 's character starting to bother anyone else? Probably the worst choice possible for heading CTU, interim or otherwise.
I just started watching this season, and it's interesting to hear how many people dislike this season. If you go back to season one, there are times when the episodes have to slow down to rebuild the story. In last night's case, the story was as entertaining as any action sequence could have been. Mr. Itzin was amazing as the former president who you just loved to not trust. His skill at just "a look" and his ability to inflect his voice just enough to draw you into a false sense of security put me on the edge of my seat and kept my eyebrows raised.
I do have to say that while I certainly don't condone violence, seeing Dana get hers at Jack's hands was a scene worth replaying over and over! Traitorous, malicious, money-grubbing . . . well, you get the idea!
It'll be interesting to see how the stolen helicopter works out – I thought that was a bit over the top, but then again, you just never know what's going to happen!
I didn't like last night's episode compared to previous ones. (Although the prior week with Renee Walker being killed was the low point.) Jack has gone rogue again – how much plot recycling will they do? And this time he's disobeying a direct order from the president, which I don't think he's ever done before. And all of a sudden Pres. Taylor cares more about her legacy than doing what's right? Imagine if Hassan's wife found out that Taylor knew that the Russians killer her husband! I hope Jack is somehow able to relay that message.
P.S. I would pay $20 to see a movie with Jack hunting down Dana Walsh. I h8ted her character at the beginning of the season but she sure as he!! makes a great villain. And I think Logan cleared Dana's background check so she could work at CTU.... AND I think the CTU guy who was always hounding Dana when she disappeared is another plant by Logan. How else would Logan know that Dana was about to get a deal for squealing out the Russians?
I completely disagree. I thought this episode was the best of the past 5 weeks. There was a lack of action but it made up for it with a complex double jeopardy script and intense dialogue. I hope this episode wins an Emmy because of two scenes.... The first between President Taylor, Logan and Ethan in which they battled over whether or not to depose Dana. The second between President Taylor and Jack at CTU.
Another reason why I found this episode the best in a while... because I had bitten all my fingernails down to the hub while watching. I'd never done that before. Now I can't pick up a penny.
(If the guy who plays Logan doesn't win an award it will be a shame because I swear he was channeling Bill Clinton).
I don't know about you guys but last night rocked for me. It's setting up for the ultimate confrontation with Jack and President Logan. I believe as sinister as Logan is, he orchestrated this whole thing. It's great to have Greg Itzin back. He just makes that role. Also a very super nice guy with a wonderful wife in real life too.
FOR ALL YOU HATERS OUT THERE..... MOVE ON THEN... WE DON'T NEED THE HATE HERE!!!
Lot's of action coming in the final 6 hours. I can't believe it's almost over.
In January it was Republic of Kamastan, yesterday the name suddenly changed to Kamistan, we hit a new low on this great series, what a shame of last season...
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