March 23rd, 2010
07:44 AM ET

'24' Recap: Hell yeah, Chloe!

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24: Day 8, 4am – 5am

Welcome back, Bauerites. I won't waste any time with pre-blog pleasantries. Let's jump right in.

As great as I believed last week was, this week's show delivered yet another adrenaline-soaked, action-packed sixty minutes. Just when I thought I had things figured out, the plot twisted, turned, and finally spun around completely.

I'm glad I had my head on a swivel for the entire hour, because by the time I realized Chloe was "packing heat," I could have sworn I sprained something. Normally, my "hell yeahs!" are reserved for guys named "Jack" on the show, but by my count, Chloe tallied three of those. (She actually got two when the CTU computers came back to life.) Now, by a show of hands, who among you actually believed she would be sarcastic with the NSA guy? It's unanimous right? We know she's a master, but who among us thought she would pull a pistol on the guy? It was both well-played and completely appropriate.

(Insert "Hell Yeah, Chloe!" here)

By the way, a tell-tale sign you are watching a fantastic episode is when unnamed Bauerites post the patented "I did NOT see THAT coming!" line on your Facebook wall. I agree. I think things have ramped up consistently in the last few episodes, and for all my impatience, we now know and love (or hate) these characters well.

Last week, many of you pointed out actor Stephen Root as the pesky probation officer. Some also noted Root as the guy who played "Milton Waddams" in one of my favorite movies, "Office Space." However, this probation officer has been downright irritating and pushed me to the limit snooping at CTU. Right when I reached that limit, leave it to good ol' Dana Walsh to clean up the mess with another murder. Thanks Dana, not only did you "off" this annoying character, but you're working for the terrorists? Cool! That was a fantastic moment in the show because now we can truly hate Dana properly. It's official: she's a bad girl and she's perched atop the "hate-ables" list.

There were other memorable moments along the way including Renee's heroics as she saved Jack from the fatal head-shot, but I was saddened by Agent Owen not making it as he tried to save his fallen comrade. R.I.P to the "Jonas brother in the kevlar vest."

Summing it up, this was a really good show. I enjoyed it immensely, and I've got that familiar itch again watching the previews.

Also, as a fitting tribute to Milton Waddams, I have a red Swingline stapler on my desk, and I'm more than willing to take action if it ever turns up missing. So, if anyone gets any ideas about taking it, in the words of Jack Bauer, "watch your 6."

Loved, kinda liked, or hated the show? Let us know!

Filed under: 24 • television

soundoff (328 Responses)
  1. Juana Rotton

    It's hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic however you sound like you know what you're talking about! Thanks

    December 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kev

    The reason s7 was so successful imo was because they brought Jack face to face, with the writers wanted us to believe 'unavoidable death' which gripped everyone and made for one of 24's best seasons ever!
    s8 however makes me feel they trying to ride success on Jack's cumulative experience gained in his career as a glorified CTU agent in the past. Jack even described himself in episode 11 as a specialist/consultant brought in for the day.
    He has been able to put things together things much quicker in this season than ever before.. like when Tarin was impersonating a cop, the EMP plan etc. which is great to watch and great for his character development,
    however i feel now that we are past the halfway point this season the writers need to bring Jack or someone very close to him back to that dying place Jack was in s7 Then watch how the ratings will SOAR and how all talk of cancelling the show fade away – Whatever they end up doing though will make me happy as long as they don't bring back President Logan!!Why?! hate that slimey bastard, will much rather see Allan Wilson again

    March 26, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ms. Freida

    Loved the show this week! I have not liked Dana from day 1 so I'm not surprised she's working with the terrorists. I bet Chloe figures it out! We'll see! Also loved Chloe pulling a gun on the NSA dude. He was treating her like something he scrapped off his shoe! And it was nice to see Hastings have a backbone and stand up for her! Can't wait til next week!!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Wifey

    Hell yeah Chloe!!! Fabulous show! I love going into the world of Bauer after a hard day at work. Who cares how "believable" it all is...the entertainment is well worth watching.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chloe

    What a great episode! Had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!
    Please join this facebook group to help get 24 a 9th season!!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. david valderama

    I've been watching "24" since season one. What I can't understand
    is "why C.T.U. keep hiring terrorist"?

    March 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mightybk1

    This season improves episode by episode. I really am enjoying this one, and Monday night had the first thing that really shocked me in a while. Those twists and turns are what hooked me way back in season one.

    Steven Root is a good actor - not only was he Milton in Office Space, but he was on News Radio as station owner Jimmy James and the voice of Bill Dautrive (and others) on King of the Hill. Sorry to see him go so quickly from 24, but great twist!

    March 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. John_H

    Good episode but the plot defects were so glaring and egragrious that not only could I not suspend my disbelief (normally a natural and easy thing to do, that you don't even think about it) but it felt like the writers were trying to make me laugh at the absurdity. Perhaps they're trying to desensitize us to gaping plot holes so we won't notice them in the future.

    Everying Jack_B noted above is right on target. Plus: The jamming of Jack and companies cell phones as they approached the dock (not to mention how did they find this particular dock). Really? The terrorists decide to jam all cell phone signals, in a foolproof manner, on the off chance that CTU agents will show up and need to call it in? I understand that as a plot device it was necessary to have a good, Jack is out-numbered and out-gunned battle, but it was little ridiculous. And yes, I know things happen quicker than in reality, but there were choppers and reinforcements there WAY too quick after Ortiz made the call from the landline.

    But still, the show's enjoyable. There's no way though the writer's had Dana as a terrorist helper in mind all along. No way. Unless she is a double agent from another govt organization.

    I'll keep watching for sure. It's still intriguing.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fred

    This season sucks!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jack_B

    Typo in one sentence from my recent comment:

    "But then again, it may have made for a more complex script so in the end, there has to be a trade-off I suppose."

    My apologies.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jack_B

    As others mentioned, Renee showing up so quickly to find Jack in an area that was previously characterized by Hastings as being 4 square miles, too wide for CTU to be able to locate Jack.

    Equally puzzling:

    – Dana strangles the probation officer to death and of course, how amusing, she is able to open a vent the size of a small truck back door at CTU, in order to hide the body. The vent is conveniently located low to the ground and its cover is not held up by anything. That this type of open space is easily accessible in a supposedly high security environment like CTU boggles the mind.

    – Season after season, CTU operatives are allowed to take personal unmonitored calls on their cellphones, despite the presence of moles within CTU during most years. One would think that security protocols would have finally caught up with this by now.

    – What is it about those hidden earpieces that terrotists still haven't picked up on? CTU operatives leaving them on without ever being detected is amazing, considering the level of sophisticated equipment used by terrorists.

    – The nuclear rods - when did they become so light weight? How did they get them out of the truck so easily? They looked rather heavy and massive and yet ... they ended up on a small boat with very little manpower as most of the terrorist contingent was too busy assailing Jack and his men with automatic weapons.

    – Jack and his men (apparently all trained sharpshooters) spent quite a while trying to take down the terrorist snipers. The last ones were hard to target but not for Renee, who wielding but a handgun, took the remaining terrorists down with very little firepower.

    – Two of Jack's men were easily shot and killed by terrorist fire and yet when Jack was open to gunfire, they could only hit him on his bullet proof vest ...

    That said ...

    Overall, however, I still enjoyed the last 2 episodes.

    For those of us who have watched all of the episodes to date, there are recurring storylines that were amazing the first time out, but which now are a tad annoying given that any organization who gets caught once on account of a built-in systemic flaw tends in the least, to set up procedures to avert it. Would have been more credible to see tighter security protocols in place to avert the kind of leaks that continue to plague CTU. But then again, it may not have made for a more complex script so in the end, there has to be a trade-off I suppose.

    Shows that deliver riveting action consistently are difficult to find and certainly don't last as many seasons as 24 has. So from that standpoint, this season is definitely delivering.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. L.A. from SWATs

    Isn't it possible that Renee was able to accurately take out the remaining enemies because they weren't expecting anyone else to come up? The bad guys knew they were only trading fire with 4 people who hadn't been able to call out for help and 2 1/2 of them were "taken out."

    I don't think that was unbelieveable but the fact that Renee was able to find Jack and team in a 4 sq. mile radius in a densely populated city is laughable.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sandi Bowers

    Great Show.

    Chloe is the best. You Go Girl!!!

    Just when I thought I had things figured out about Dana, BOOM!
    Another twist. I like it. I sure did not see it coming.

    Thanks "24" for making Monday night t.v. special for me. I would not miss it.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    Loved the episode. It's so exciting when they sneak in a female villain. It'll be interesting to see what happens. We needed another good, bad girl, and Dana is perfect.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. DLF

    All together one more time...

    HELL YEAH Chloe!! Put her in the field next to Jack!

    She is the BADDEST B&@#!H on TV! I just love her!

    I just wish she would shoot Dana in the head next week! I can't stand her or the storyine. It's unbelieveable that she is working for terrorists after being manhandled by her wimpy ex-boyfriend. Kill her Chloe!!!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  16. Tina

    This show reminded me of why I got hooked on "24" in the first place; it was very much in the mode of the first couple of years before the show started worrying about policitcal correctness. Last night's show was very satisfying: Jack and Cole's great shootout with the baddies; the rise (again) of Chloe; and a great twist with Dana (not altogether plausible, given some of the earlier turns, but still fun.) I think Season 9 will go down as one of the great ones.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  17. Adrianne

    Last night's episode redeemed itself in my eyes. I've been feeling like this season is somewhat predictable and that maybe they're gearing down to ending the show, but I totally enjoyed all the twists and turns. That sheriff was truly creepy and I'm glad they're showing Ms. Walsh for the villain she truly is.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  18. RMelton

    I hope toword the end of the year Chloe get to take out the irritating Dana.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  19. tremendous bill

    the only regular program i watch every week-I record it just in case. this is a movie put on TV EVERY week. and i agree-way to go Chloe, it was like the movie Express with a woman hero.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  20. edward

    Slickrick u r so right puhlease but excellent show none the less. Dana oy my goooodddd

    March 24, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  21. kb

    I bet Dana, the lady that Mr. President was having an affair with, are in cahoots. Can't understand why the Tarik would try to blow up CTU if Dana is involved unless they felt she was unstable and trying to kill her too...LOVE ME SOME 24!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  22. elmizmo

    Having watched 24 from it's inception i was waiting to see who the mole was at CTU since there usually is one or two, but i thought it might be the drone guy. Now it makes sense that it is Dana. And as far a Renne finding Jack (makes chuck norris quiver) all she had to do was follow the gunfire. But, as we all know, Jack will prevail partly because Dana is so stupid and Jack will figure her out. Great show!

    March 24, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  23. RHBD Productions

    SB wrote: "We used to be devout Baurites...but they killed it for us by putting a woman President and homosexuals on the show. They had to be politically correct and cover all the bases...what a shame."

    Um, you know they had a black president back in 2001, right? Yet that was okay with you? And, um, I'm pretty sure gay people exist in the real world, so it is really a leap to expect to see them in tv? Seriously?

    March 24, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jae

    I can think of a lot of things that are garbage; 24 is definitely not in that realm. Anyway, this season is turning out to be awesome. I am so sad that it won't be back for another season. I love, love this show. A wonderful cast and the action is spot on. Way to go Chloe!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. Gabby

    I wished Stephen Root kept his role a la Office Space for Milton Waddams. It would've been easier for Dana to finish him off and didn't have to go through all the trouble of pretending that all that mattered to her is her fiance. I agree, the twist of her cooperating with the terrorist didn't make sense at all. It was like a crude twist of the plot.

    It would actually have made sense if they made Arlo Glass the mole in CTU.

    Chloe indeed was the queen of this episode!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  26. SB

    We used to be devout Baurites...but they killed it for us by putting a woman President and homosexuals on the show. They had to be politically correct and cover all the bases...what a shame.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  27. bankheadguinn

    I love 24. It is my all time favorite show. Yes, keeeps you on the edge of your seat. This week was yet an unforgettable show, from Chloe to Dana Walsh surprise helping the terroists. To the writers of "24" please keep them coming.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  28. Donna S

    Loved it!! The women of the show Rocked!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  29. Daniel

    Do they still make it a point to torture someone in every episode?

    March 24, 2010 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  30. john

    24 always excites my imagination.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  31. dan

    Man, am I glad that Chloe didn't get electrocuted by the internet.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  32. Bill

    Monday's episode was pretty good, and 24 is still a pretty viable show on network TV, especially if you haven't watched much of the earlier episodes. My only complaint as a long-timer watcher is that a lot of the plot lines become repetitive over time. For example, doesn't Dana's 'turn' last night remind you of Nina's at the end of season one?

    March 24, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  33. greg

    Favorite line–

    Chloe (urgently): "But Jack might be in some kind of trouble!"

    March 24, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  34. Kbmaestro

    OK, guys, this is my 1st season watching "24". (I have been on another planet for the past 8 years) So this is all new to me, (and my wife), but we are hooked! And we understand that this is entertainment which is written, produced, and directed by imperfect individuals. And just like we enjoy some movies at the theater that are very entertaining but never get close to being nominated for anything, so do we enjoy "24".I can't wait for Dana to get hers and I'm glad to see that Harris, (or whatever the CTU Director's name is), has finally grown a pair.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  35. tom

    to ABSOLUTE GARBAGE and all you other whiners about the show and anything else you bitch about...take a chill pill its a freakin show relax smoke some dope or something... why not concentrate on something that needs micro managing assholes like you guys...I bet your all under 30 and still wet behind the ears ...wana be yuppie motherf–ers...people like you make people like me wana smack the crap out you ...
    Gee I thinks thats about go ahead and try to be the smart asses you are and insult me and whatever..cause you dont freakin matter your a small insignifigant piece of crap LMFAO

    March 24, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jennifer Erin

    To KRIS say people are bad at punctuation an stuff , but within two words of your comment you spelt your words wrong .. not to mention your grammer and punctuation is way off too ..just saying

    Now onto the real subject...

    Out of the many years of 24 being on T.V. I have to say , this season is amazing and not like any other 24 season made. It has always been the best show ever! but there is more thrill in this season , I do have to admit at first I was bored of 24 this season , but now it has gotten so awesome! ..I can't wait for next week ..Anxious really! This show shows how us american's shoul face the actual terrorists in real life and what could happen in reality ..this world needs a jack bauer to save us all ๐Ÿ™‚ make him handsome like keifer too! ha

    March 24, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  37. Steve

    Chloe had a good moment, but the reveal with Dana at the end was so eye-rollingly contrived that it completely over-shadowed Chloe's moment in the sun.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  38. Josh

    I liked the episode and to be quite honest I had a gut feeling that Dana was bad since her introduction. I wonder how CTU can pull up facial recognition of a teenager and then have their entire background in a few minutes but when they hire their employees they always seem to find the ones that are corrupt and don't realize it until its too late...i.e. anyone that has worked for CTU that causes problems for Jack.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  39. Deborah

    I love you 24!!!! And even though I know that there is always a traitor around I honestly did not see Dana being the traitor. Crazy! love it!

    March 24, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  40. Chris20908

    Guessing the sound of small arms fire is normal in N.Y.? Hmm the last time I saw a giant, red callbox was....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. rj

    what.... another season with a mole in CTU. The Dana story line just got worse. Too much is starting to feel rehashed.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  42. TAS

    Just watched the recorded version and just have to say "Welcome back Chloe". A season worth of smirks, scowls and sneers in one show. She has been too bland up until this point.
    Typical annual invasion, or explosion of CTU. gotta be the most unsecure agency in the Govt. Who does Dana's background check? Wal-Mart??

    No matter what, Jack is Jack. although he gets shot (and in some seasons, he gets killed) he can't die.

    Great twist at the end.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. CJ

    I've been a huge fan of the show since day 1 but honestly how many times can we see Jack get captured, Jack get free, CTU has a conspirator on the inside, it's getting old, I'm really disappointed

    March 23, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Harvey

    Just watched last night's show and was so annoyed by the Dana "twist" that I was compelled to find a blog so I could vent. Look, watching "24" - which I've done religiously since Season 2 - requires a VERY healthy suspension of disbelief. I long ago decided to put up with all the silliness and absurdity of the "24" plot lines in exchange for the adrenaline rush the show provides. I'm okay with Renee saving Jack. Ridiculous, yes ... but it works in context. However, suspension of disbelief only works to a point. Dana-as-terrorist is completely out of character. Too many of her previous actions and reactions make absolutely no sense in retrospect.

    Okay, now that I've vented, count me among those who are glad she offed that creepy parole officer. He certainly had it coming. We can only hope someone returns the favor and deletes Dana in a particularly gruesome way.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Aries

    I love 24. Hope it never goes away. This is the only regular show on TV I watch. I have been hooked for probably 5 years. I tape it so I don't miss anything!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  46. show dog mom

    Chloe ROCKS!!!! She's been a favorite of ours from Season 1, Day one! You go, girl! ("I don't do wekk with praise" LOL)

    March 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  47. fan24

    The actress that plays Dana should be on a daytime soap, not primetime. She SUCKS. Her whole story line is crap. I can't wait for her to get killed off.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Alan

    I was a fan of 24 for the first few seasons. Then lost interest around season 4. I just happen to give 24 another chance, and was blown away! This season rocks! The action is great, and the story line is very well written. I was totally taken by surprise when I found out Dana was working for the terrorists. I read somewhere that this is going to be the last season. I hope there is a season 9!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Chris

    Anybody think that Mr.Parole officer may been FBI or CIA and was tracking Dana from the start??

    March 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. rebecca

    I CANT FIGURE OUT WHY DANA IS WORKING FOR TERRORISTS! WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE MOTIVES? also what was the point of the whole "kevin" plot ? seems kinda pointless now.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Catherine

    CTU really has to do better background checks. Nina, Dana...

    March 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Gene

    Of course Milton Waddams gets the last laugh in "Office Space". The writers were great at making Stephen Roots character so irritating and he played it so well that it was great when Dana offed him. It was even more cathartic the blood thirsty way she garroted him. Quite well done. As to Chloe, doesn't everyone just love her by now! They have to bring Conan back on Fox just so Mary Lynn can go one on one with him – she's great!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  53. willie mays

    Great show. Still believe that, if the show continues, it's with Jack as the new head of CTU and Chloe as #2 and, at some point, Jack HAS to return to the field. ("Chloe, I have to go to the surface; you have the com!" or, some other version).

    My wife and I love the show; we're not haters. But we've started to play a new game called "Seriously?" It's where we pick apart the flaws that require willing suspension of disbelief. We'll disbelieve for you, but there's a price and it's called credibility.

    I'm one who has said all along that there had to be more to the Dana plot. To be honest, being part of the enemy makes the other part more plausible. A solid terrorist unit, among other things, is usually pretty good at creating new identities and fake background information. It would help explain how CTU was conned; "help," not "explain."

    Director Hastings, the whole of NYC is about to go thermal, but some backwater probation officer from Arkansas needs to talk to you about two guys that - to the best of anybody's knowledge - have absolutely no connection with ANYTHING that has to do with your job description. Your reaction: Oh, sure, I'll see him in 15 minutes. Seriously?

    And I love Chloe, but think this through: Chloe, you've ignored direct orders from an NSA high mucky-muck (jerk, to be sure, but still. . .), pulled a gun on said jerk, commandeered the server room, gone rogue on the system and, when you're caught, ask for "just 10 more minutes . . . " and GET IT! Seriously? Okay, it worked; but, seriously?

    I'm still not convinced the PO was a PO (still don't remember seeing any ID) and I'm not convinced he's dead. There's going to be a great moment when he rolls out of the the vents, pulls off one of those Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible masks and it's: Tony!


    March 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  54. VOR57

    I'm so glad to hear that it wasn't just me who found the whole Dana Walsh subplot extremely irritating – almost to the point where I wanted to stop watching this season. Whoever came up with that one needs to chock it up to a looser idea. Perhaps this latest Dana Twist was thrown in after the writers/producers realized that this theme was aweful.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Bauerite

    what kind of armored vehicle does Jack drive that is so poorly made the he could just slip the door off and use it for a shield???? GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!! They should have just taken the truck out of gear, stood on the far side and pushed it while they walked next to it.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Clownbaby

    Maybe Jack will find out Dana Walsh is working for the badguys
    and tourture her.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Deb

    Chloe – DAMN, girl!
    Dana – You've earned your Be-yotch stripes tonight!
    Renee – You've got to be psychic to have found Jack that fast! Nurse him to health with a good frencher!
    Kayla – Yes, all men will use you. Get used to it.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  58. RT

    I didn't really buy Dana being in with the terrorists. She had plenty of time to kill the two losers or set them up to be killed and she didn't. Why was she acting all scared when she was walking up to the van with the gun. It doesn't add up.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Half Breed

    Chloe! Chloe! Chloe! You are the Queen Bee – always have been and always will be. The only thing better that could happen this season would be for you to smoke that traitor witch Dana right in the middle of CTU.

    After Chloe takes care of Dana all that would be left is for Jack , Renee, and Cole to execute the terrorist crew and hopefully in public on Broadway !!

    Wow ! What a way to end the best TV series ever.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Evan

    For those of you that thought Renee found Jack and friends too quickly... Come On! They had a 12 minute running automatic weapon battle raging. I'm more surprised NYPD, the FBI, and the Port Authority weren't already there in riot gear! All she had to do was be in the neighborhood and follow the noise. Dana working for the terrorists was also believable, to me anyway. She was a small time crook from a small hick town that conned her way into that post. That had already been established, (and frankly, that's the hard part to believe). It wouldn't take much for her to pimp herself out to the highest bidder. Really good writing this year.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  61. I heart Jack & 24

    These last two weeks have been some of the best shows ever in the history of the show. I don't think anyone cares for Dana Walsh – she's just annoying and she has way too many personal issues. Now she's a traitor to boot, oh well, makes sense now why we all despised her. Chloe just rocks. I loved her grabbing the gun and doing whatever needed to be done to protect Jack. I can't wait to see what happens next week.

    I really hope this show isn't being canceled. I've been a dedicated fan since episode one/season one. I'm so sick of reality TV and it would be great to continue with the action-packed suspense of 24.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  62. PaulS

    I think 24 has finally "jumped the shark"...

    March 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  63. James

    I liked it, but that twist at the end with Walsh was just completely insane to me. Like really? We waste half the season with those two hillbilly goons and now she's working with the terrorists? And this makes sense? Wow, lol

    March 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  64. 24Fan4Life

    wow....last night's episode totally rocked!! Hell yeah Chloe is the woman! Can't wait 2 c what happens on next week's episode!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  65. 24FAN4Life

    Chloe is the woman!! 24 is the best show on tv! I can't wait 2 c what happens next week !!

    March 23, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  66. scott Danheiser

    They must be running out of things to write. At the end I thought we were watching Nina from season 1. How could this happen twice to CTU. The end is near.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Euphy

    I'm addicted to 24 but the scripts ARE getting stale and the way Jack recovers from being beaten, stabbed and shot in just a matter of minutes is astounding. Yes, it's nice that Jack has one true friend, but Chloe is a whiny bitch – even when she's right. The suggestion that she could restore this awesome CTU computer system with a handful of bobby pins and alligator clip leads is a little insulting. I guess if Jack can assault the President's Chief Of Staff and get a walk, then Chloe can certainly pull a gun on a NSA big wig and not even get a time out. I would enjoy 24 just as much if for just ONE season CTU was taking it to the terrorists and not always arriving just 30 seconds too late.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  68. JS

    BTW: Just glanced at the post above from mine. I heard Logan was coming back this year and we haven't seen him yet. He was the BEST President (well, the best 'acted' President) in the history of the I'm looking forward to seeing him. I also can't wait to see Kim again- hopefully having an affair with somebody (I love Elisha Cuthbert). - even though she's on 2 other shows ๐Ÿ™

    March 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  69. JS

    I LOVED THE SHOW! i always do! It's, by far, the best written/ most well-produced show on television. Fox is NOT NBC. They are the number 1 network and they will NOT cancel this masterpiece. BTW: I 'still' love Dana– I think she's hot!!!!!!!!!!!! I just hope there was a connection with the earlier guys that her boyfriend killed to the terrorist plot other than to show she really isn't Dana Walsh... The best part of a role like that is to watch it back on DVD knowing how she turns out to make sure her character is consistent to what it turns out to be. Watch Sixth Sense / even Harry Potter for excellent uses of that characteristic. I just wonder about 24 because the writers tend to switch midstream and the actors don't know what's coming- so it's hard for the earlier hours to maintain consistency. We'll see.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  70. kapechi

    My daughter gave me a dvd of the entire season 6. I watched the entire dvd over two days. THAT is how to seriously get a 24 fix taken care of.

    This show is one of the best in TV history from its writing to its acting to its overall continuity. There are no flat spots.

    It's a shame it only comes on once a week. When this thing goes into reruns, if NBC picked it up and just ran it every night, they would own the night. That would solve all their problems. Believe it.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  71. JD

    The show would make more sense if they didn't try to have season-to-season continuity. If each season was completely independent, we wouldn't complain so much about the regular moles and familiar plot arcs. But then again, many intel ops do include double agents. Maybe its our expectations that are bad. After all, there are a bazillion good guys that aren't moles in each season.

    But speaking of plot holes, how old is Jack? Think about the presidents. Palmer, Logan, W Palmer, Daniels, and now Taylor (aka Clinton). Season 1 was before Palmer's election by many months. Palmer was popular enough that you'd think he would have had two terms. Logan and W Palmer may have shared one term, but even if that's true you still have like 18 years from season 1 till now.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  72. bowen

    Chole ROCKS!!!!! 24 ROCKS!!!!! Dana stinks and will get her day..Please be a season 9

    March 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  73. JD

    Renee's accuracy after all the machine gun failure was ridiculous, but her finding Jack was not. They were shooting big loud guns. Anyone could hear that from a distance. She got in the area and she heard them. Why did CTU not do that? Because they didn't know there was a firefight to listen to. That part makes sense. Now, given that the firefight lasted half an hour and nobody ran out of ammo and no police showed up due to the noise... well...

    Dana's phone use doesn't bust her at all. She called a number on the NSA phone. Whoopee. It's not a flagged number. Killing the probation officer proves she plans to get out soon anyway. She hid the body in a vent. It'd smell within a day. Clearly thinking short term.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  74. David from CA

    To D-

    Thanks for your comment. Actually, I think you have inadvertently provided an explanation for something. I had wondered from the beginning how Dana could have survived the vetting process (how would some hick girl from Arkansas pull that off?). Now we know that she had some professional help getting into CTU

    March 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Fen.

    Balls to this they've proper picked a hard nosed cow(dana) like Nina only Nina could pull her portrayal off she was badass. proper copout this season looks like we'll need Aaron to come and save the day best character in that let's hope they dont spoil it and kill him off. the writers are out of ideas so they've thought lets aim this at the people who watch fake idol and all that reality rubbish and we'll aim it at the sheep audience.CTU has been taken out b4, time and time again moles in CTU time and time again the head of command is a jerk. I reckon they'll top it off for us and bring the bent president back so's to add another awful story for taylor to have to air time to deal with.HORRIFIC.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Tom

    WOW WOW WOW.... is all I could say last night after Dana calls the IRK. Now you know that we all hated this chick for a reason. What it also does is create a hardening story for Ortiz to deal with. Further pushing him into the "Jack" zone. Im glad Roots got a great send off, loved him as an actor from Office space to Dodgeball..... classy guy. I never waver from my support for 24. But i love the twists and turns..... Not since Nina has there been a women to stir things up the way Dana can. Hope she can produce..... Bauer Out

    March 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  77. emma

    TWO MOLES!!! Does no one see that Cole is also a mole?!?! Remember in last week's episode when he told Dana to "wait a bit" before confessing – he knew of the impending attack! And isn't it strange that he was easily blowing away Russians but has not killed even one IRK terrorist? Question is if he and Dana actually even know about each other's involvement!

    March 23, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  78. D

    Really glad to see there are more and more people calling this weak a$$ "mole in CTU" garbage for what it is.. a total cop-out.

    Shame on you 24.

    This just in...I bet in the end, President Hassan is ACTUALLY in on it the whole time. GURANTEED!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Fen.

    This Season of 24 is awful, horrific even with people turning up just in the nick of time and only Jack's bullet proof vest working but the bad guys get direct hits on everyone else. Dana's story is awful, so what she's the new Nina the phrase play it again sam comes to mind. They've thought we cant think of anything new and original so we'll take twists and revealing moments from season's gone and put them all together and do them again its awful. They should just do one more season based on Jack been on the terrorist's most wanted list with the subplot of a bomb and anthrax released in L.A or something. Just so happeneed Rene put her mind-detector on and got there in the nick off time terrible season, get original again loved most season's previously.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  80. amyinoaktown

    Dana, Dana, Dana...early in the season, I thought to myself there is only one reason why she is involved in this lame story line...she is either part of the conspiracy or will end up being a hero...didn't expect the twist so early, but glad to know her character is not totally useless- though she is still is annoying. Yea Chloe-way to kick some a**....she and Jack will basically save the world together!

    March 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  81. L.A.from SWATs

    All I could say was "Wow" at the plot twist. I hated Dana/Jenny before but now my disdain for her has reached an all new level!

    As always...loved "my girl" Chloe! I was screaming at my TV..."she pulled a Jack move!"

    Very enjoyable show last night.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Ann

    Love the show but it is interesting how there is always a mole at CTU...they need to investigate their employees a little better. And Hastings, he was so nasty at the first and now he can't do enough for Chloe, what a dummy they picked to lead CTU

    March 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  83. SOCAL-Man

    Yawn. So the BIG plot twist is that CTU has a mole?? Wow, what a shocker. I swear, the guys who drive ice cream trucks around the neighborhoods are screened more thoroughly than CTU screens their people. And they have clearly not gotten any better. Remember Nina??

    Last night's episode pretty much ended 24 for me. They are clearly out of ideas and have cranked up the retread mill. Too bad, it was a decent show until the writers got lazy.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  84. diane

    well Chris if that ws the case wouldnt others have heard the gunfire way before Renee showed up. and i dunno but if she was 2 or 3 miles away would she have heard gunfire? doubt it.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  85. MYK

    Eh... no. Inexcusable. The Dana Walsh in cahoots with the bad guys is just the writers flipping a character that was ill-conceived and poorly received by everyone who's seen even a second of this year's 'day'. It doesn't jive with anything that was set up in previous (painful) episodes. Bravo to the writers for at least trying to salvage something from a sunken plot-line. But really? Too much screen time for Sackhoff's abhorrent Walsh just to end up here (again). All together now, "Deus ex machina!". [And kudos to everyone before who said essentially the same thing.]

    To everyone who didn't see it coming: You're not alone, neither did the writers until a few weeks ago. I know it and so do you. And to the writers: Thanks for the 'Day 1' callback, but Sackhoff is no Sarah Clarke. Let's hope that, at the end of the day, when Ortiz chases Walsh, corners her alone and his comm is down, he just pulls the trigger and walks away.

    Let's assume that the (oft posted in here) theory that Walsh is a triple-agent actually working for the good guys. Okay, what branch is it that allows for the murder of a LEO when he gets too close to blowing your cover?

    And for my final burn, if I see one more "official" who isn't asked for a badge, I'm gonna kick in my TV! Does anyone at CTU ever take ANY precautions? A bunch of guys show up saying they're NSA and NO ONE asks for credentials? It's bad enough that a PO shows up and everyone just takes his word for it. But now you're letting a bunch of unverified people into the heart of your operations?! No wonder NYC is going to blow up! If it happens, they're getting what they deserve for being stupid.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Ken

    Bsoph1177, why do you still watch 24 if you no longer like the show??

    March 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  87. catamount

    This show has jumped the shark and didn't make it. I am starting to switch channels while watching this. Do they make the script up from week to week. Cloe with a gun, really. CTU getting blown up again, really. Jack getting shot again (for the 20th time) really. I am losing interest fast.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  88. John Clevenger

    This was a tremendous show with Cloe shining. Personally, that fellah playing the head of CTU is one of the worst actor I"ve seen i.e. his stooping gestures, inappropriate use of voice and poor eye contact.

    Please get another head of CTU for next season. Sincerely, John

    March 23, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Ken

    How quickly you all forget! Renee is a former highly trained and capable FBI agent. That would explain her killing two terrorists with two shots each. I think the second shot is part of the protocol on how to kill a bad guy the first time.

    Renee found Jack and Cole in the 4 sq mile waterfront location, cause every highly trained FBI agent knows that if your at the "waterfront" with your nucelar materials, your probably going there because of the water or some warehouse at the docks.

    One more thing, Renee must have heard the loud noise all those guns were making. Maybe that helped her narrow down her search.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Mike

    I did not like the plot twist with Dana. If she so easily killed the probation officer why didn't she just kill Kevin and his friend before they became a problem? Unless there was something in the evidence locker she had to get I don't really see a point of her stringing them along and putting her cover in jeopardy.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Rivcrg

    Jack, Cole, Renee and Chloe...AWESOME! Great episode, looking forward to next weeks ep!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Adelay Mostus

    Hastings is officially on my good side now.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  93. random 24 viewer

    You know I didn't need the "plot twist" to despise Dana. Her storyline tends to deaden any action that might have been going on previously to her stepping on screen.

    Chloe has always had brass balls, so it wasn't overly surprising when she kicked the NSA out of the server room, but it was entertaining nonetheless. ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Bsoph1177

    24 has now sunk to new lows. I cannot believe all of the people who are raving about this season. I've been watching since season 1 and the show continues to get worse with each year. I really hope this is the last year. For any of you – who are salivating over this cr@p, go watch the wire and I promise that you will see 24 for what it really is...

    March 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Beer Drinker

    Great show the last 2 weeks! Things are finally starting to pick up.

    Two things need mentioning however:

    1. What the hell happened to Jack's shooting skills? He must have fired off 3-4 clips of ammo and didn't hit anything. He needs to hit the firing range.

    2. CTU needs to seriously re-evaluate it's background checking procedures. It seems they constantly have a terrorist mole working for them.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Terry

    Love the show... It was dry for a few weeks, but came roaring back last night... Dana's character deserves to get what's coming now.. Wondering how Cole will deal with this when it gets out.. I liked the parole officer.. He was kinda insande, but now that's taken care of..

    March 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Sharon

    What Jp said ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Chris Synfield

    How did Renee manage to find Jack? Couldn't be because there was a full on fire fight in progress, could it? Naw.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Jeff

    Dana as a lady working with a well connected terrorist organization that infiltrated CTU is much more believable than Dana as trailer park girl who did some wrong in the past with her boyfriend and managed to turn her life around and hide that past.

    Also, as someone who has actually shot a handgun on a regular basis, the Renee scene was over the top. Kill the guy she was behind, then cause a distraction and have Jack and Cole take advantage and finish the others off would have been more believable.

    Someone needs to come up with new shockers for the series too. The mole and double agent are becoming something everyone is watching for.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  100. A

    Has anyone caught Stephen Root as Eddy the Vampire on TrueBlood last season? I almost cried when they staked him.

    I think they wanted him to be annoying on 24 so you were glad when Dana did him in.

    Great character actor!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. JA

    OK, so the show is a bit over the top, but c'mon, it's 24. I would like to know how Renee managed to find Jack "in the 4 square mile area" so quickly. Oh well, what really matters is that she did find him, and was able to save true 24 tradition! I absolutely adore Chloe and the constant pouty face that she makes, even when she is being the Badass, like she was last night. You go Chloe!! Even though I think Dana is annoying as hell, she did a nice job of taking out "Stapler Man". Love this show!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Bev

    24 ROCKS!! I love that show. go Jack

    March 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  103. diane

    these past 3 weeks have been unbelievable. Chloe was totally off the hook last night. i thought she might scamper out of there with a laptop to help jack but never thought she would pull a gun. the guy totally deserved it though. the gunfight was totally rockin. only weak part was Chloe calling nutty Renee and her pinpointing them in a 4 mile radius in minutes to save Jack. other than that totally awesome.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  104. rmansperger

    Have to say, loved the episode until the reveal that Dana is working with the terrorists. Just seems like EVERY season we've had to endure the "traitor at CTU" storyline and it has run its course. CTU has got to be the worst government agency when it comes to screening applicants...

    March 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  105. lee s

    every year there is a mole inside CTU. no surprise here.
    5 million bullets flying around nyc and no one shows up?? not even a traffic cop or dog walker?? i have watched from season one and my 17 year old daughter stopped this year because the story lines have become the same year in and year out. how did jack know where to go to find the terrorists? the east river is pretty long.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Tim

    What now, a bunch or rather a grammer critic. The show was very good. Dana blindsided me 100%, I knew she was a mess but terrorist. Makes sense if you think of the work necessary to build a solid cover for a convict.
    Good writting guys. See you next week

    March 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  107. JC

    Jack is freakin' SUPERMAN! He gets shot and should be dead, then BAM! he's still alive and not even really hurt. LOVE IT! Crazy about Chloe (saw her on "The Soup" last week – sooo funny!) and I love Renee – I so hope she & Jack will get together before the end of the season. We only have 3 hours left, right? 8AM is the end of 24 hours?
    I still HATE Dana – her character is still useless. Her murder of the officer reminded me of Javier Vardim in "No Country for Old Men" – what a hoot that scene was. Then she just drug him over and stuffed him behind the vent. Impressive strength! I thought this story was idiotic. Would a parole officer really be that obsessed with a criminal's well being? I'm glad he's dead. What a show!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Jimmy Joe

    Loved it.

    Ok, so the writers had a little fun with us with the Dana Walsh character. Right when we got to the point that we could not hate this character anymore they throw us a curve ball and redeem themselves from this horrible side plot. Now it makes sense, I guess I just need to keep the faith and trust the writers that they wont ruin this show with a pointless side story.

    I have had a love for this show from Season 1 Episode 1 (which is my favorite season by the way). I have a renewed excitement for the show now and can't wait to see what is in store for us in the coming weeks. Count on another plot twist and some more characters dying off. Who's next? My money's on Freddie Prinze Jr. Let's wait and see.

    Oh yeah, whenver Jack exacts (fatal) justice take a shot. Good times!


    March 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Swilltater

    Good season?...yes. Tired of "moles" in CTU?...YES!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
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  111. Paul

    I guess I'm the only one who was rooting for the probation officer. He was our best shot at getting Dana out of the show early.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  112. KMike

    I did not see Dana working with the terrorists coming.

    I hate Chloe and her attitude ever since she first joined the cast.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Chris

    AWESOME! It was the best of the year. I am so glad that Chloe grew a pair and took on the NSA. I am also seriously happy that Dana is evil because I really did not like her character. Just happy she offed the parole officer so that I did not want to change the channel any longer.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Sean

    I'm a '24' convert just this season. I have been very entertained by all the plots, sub-plots, sub-sub-plots, characters, etc. But what is up with Chloe's CONSTANT GRIMACE?! Is there a story here, or is she just a poster child candidate for Prozac?

    March 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Jeremy

    Maybe I've been watching a bit too much Lost lately (with its tremendously deep, rich story telling & characters)- but does anyone else notice that Jack never has anything even remotely interesting to say? "Do it Now!" "Dammit" and "Thousands of people are going to die" seems to be the extent of his poorly written dialogue. What a waste of Katee Sackhoff too. Her story arc has been so terrible this year. I was hoping her addition to the cast this year would rekindle the warm feelings I used to have for 24 – I LOVED BATTLESTAR GALACTICA! – BUT 24 doesn't have the writing, characters or actors that BSG had (Not even close really) and I noticed that fact even more this year than in years past. At least we can find out about Richard Alpert tonight on Lost – I am done with 24.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  116. From the 1st

    wait I forgot something. Okay, so Dana is a terriost.. but is she? I mean we RHBD makes a strong point with her being in the car alone and hesitant about killing, and she shouldn't have left CTU if she needs to be monitoring what is going on. Plus we all know there are more twists to come.
    So, Dana is a good guy, posing as a terriost, that was planted by the FBI years ago, that's why her background check worked out, and she hid the cell phone in a special container not affected by EMP's.
    Okay, a reach, but so 24 like twists and turns
    And if Dana IS a terriost, then I say cat fight in the end with Chloe and Dana fist to cuffs!
    Hell Ya to Chloe, she's always been a favorite, and her husband Edgar, I hope we see him, he cracks me up! Either way, I'll be watching

    March 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Wink

    Yeah, I agree with all of the Dana reviews. If she was with the terrorists all along, why didn't she just OFF Kevin herself @ her apartment? Especially with him being such a risk to her OTHER cover & her being capable of it?

    And hats off to Jack's remarkable healing powers. This is still the same 24 hour period where he was stabbed by Renee. Got over that pretty quickly, I guess. Doesn't even grimace or rub it or nothing, anymore. LOL! But with all of those flaws aside, I'm still enjoying the intensity of this season. Just gotta let all of the continuity issues blow past ya.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Erica

    Did we watch the same episode?

    Could anyone honestly say they DIDN'T see Chloe pulling a gun on the guy? Predictable. But I was all for it.

    Dana being a mole? What, is this season one all over again? Somehow, Nina was so much better at being mean.

    And please, must we have CTU bombed every season? I am tired of this.

    I was holding out hope for Milton to be a total badass and be creepy and fantastic. But no, thanks to lame Dana that won't happen.

    I am done after this season. 24 – your lack of creativity has lost you another fan.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  119. From the 1st

    okay RHBD Productions makes a good point that the story line has gaps in Dana's story. I remember in the first season when they would interview the actors, they said that they shoot more than one scenary, so that's why even the actors don't know who the bad guy is and what's going to happen. that may be what happened here with Dana, maybe they were going to go another way, and then saw people didn't like her so bring on the bad Dana. I actually thought we were going to find out Cole was the bad link because he was so cold in killing Kevin. And maybe Dana had feelings for Kevin at one time and that's why she chose to try and get him to leave instead of killing him from the start. Everything can be explained, even if the explaination is weak. after the first year, I stopped trying to figure out who was good or bad, stopped watching the previews for the next week and started to just enjoy the show. That's why it's called entertainment.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Carol Alta

    Luv, Luv, Luv this show! Have it set as constant on my TV reminder to make sure, I couldn't believe the hour had gone by so fast last nite, what a show. Hang tough Kiefer, hurray for the women now. "Chloe" showed her true capability as a great American civil service servant last nite. Thx goodness Renee is coming back into more good situations, she's great as a partner to "Jack". Great "tricky" writing that uncovered Dana's true character and now wondering how she'll be caught. Impressed with the current head of CTU and how he's become more secure with his position and now recognizes the abilities of his "staff". Hope he'll soon catch onto "dirty-Dana". There's so many various sits going on, it sure keeps all of us fans speculating on them and biting our nails waiting for the next episode. Thx & bouquets to all the writers, actors, producers. (-: 3/23/2010.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  121. MORRIS

    How can people complain about moles, attacks on CTU! THAT IS WHAT THE SHOW IS!

    JACK KICK ASS ACTION. If the show didn't have that I'd be disappointed. Plus the way they revealed it was so good! You thought she was saving her marriage with Cole, yet she is trying to keep her cover and NO ONE thought she was a mole. CLASSIC 24 twist. I AM LOVING THIS SEASON!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Steve

    How did Renee find Jack. Maybe the 25 minutes of automatic gunfire gave it away. Just a thought. Surprisingly (or not) the NYPD apparently missed it.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Wendy

    I am one of the "I did NOT see THAT coming" crowd. I was never a Dana Walsh fan, but I actually started to feel sorry for her...and then WHAM! She is oh so bad! As for Rene finding Jack so doesnt take much to drive down there and listen for gun fire and know where you are supposed to go, so that is entirely believeable. While I love Chloe, I really wish the pouty facial expressions would is getting kind of annoying, not to mention, she has been whinning a lot more lately. I have actually started to like Hastings a bit more as well...I just still am in shock that Dana is working for the terrorists, any of you that saw that coming...well either you are lying through your teeth or you know the writers.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Sarah

    WTG Chloe.. I kind of thought that something was wrong with Dana when she went against Chloe but was shocked when she called the leader the terrorists. Jack will blow her away. I think the boyfriend of Pres. Hussan's daughter will somehow do a good deed.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Edie Harris

    When Chloe is on the scene, it's never dull. When she ever said "I don't handle praise well" , I almost choked up my soda.
    No wonder she's been around since the beginning, she's the best!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  126. John

    Good show but they leave huge holes in the story.
    1) Several minutes of automatic gunifre at a public port, in the middle of the crisis, and the FBI chick is the only law enforcement to respond. PLEASE!
    2) They know the car with EMP is an issue when she is still a block away but, they still allow it into the basement of CTU. PLEASE!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Tony Justin

    The season started out weak, but has gradually building into a great season. Dana is one of the best characters in years, you both love her and hate her, often at the same time. I also like the new head of CTU, who seems like a real guy. Of course, the IRK splinter group won't be the real enemy, it will be somebody else (probably someone in the US government), because there are too many hours left in the show for us to know the true opponent.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Paul in AK

    Hell yeah, hell yeah, HELL YEAH!!!! Great episode, the guns, Rene rescueing Jack, and CHLOE going Jack Bauer on the nsa guys!!!! Good for her! I to, hope she's the one to find out about Dana and wipe her out! One bad part, I have to mention, all those rounds and Jack and Cole hit... NOTHING! Come on now, we all know Jack dosen't miss! Did anybody else see Cole's expression when the Jonas brother got hit, guess he knows to listen to what Jack says now huh? Pay close attn Cole, your working with THE MAN.
    Hastings... about damn time you stepped up for your people, quit taking crap from the politicos as Jack said "you dont realize how much pull you have" Once again, learn from THE MAN, take notes if nessesary. Go Jack Go, and one last time all together now...
    HELL YEAH!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Chris

    The show is fine. It is your egregiously bad writing that upsets me. How anyone could pay for this dribble is beyond me – truly. You are a moron who's comments should be caverned to only to your unfortunate sucker of a spouse. Get off the Web, get off the news, and just disappear where you belong.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  130. David

    To D:
    "ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!! . . .And relax people, no need to have a meltdown, I am entitled to my opinion. Although I am shocked anyone could think that Dana thing was anything more than a cop-out."

    Well, yes you are entitled to your opinion. Good thing it's so wrong. Watch something else and let people who enjoy it, enjoy it without your opinion.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  131. RossC

    That episode was 24 back to its best. It was a hell yeah moment to see Chloe doing a Jack Bauer in the server room. 24 works best when Jack's got an ally that will go almost as far as him to cut through bureaucracy.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  132. LMM

    Last night was the best one of the season thus far. I didn't see it coming, including when Dana doubted Chloe's solution. Like dan, I looooved Chloe's line, "I don't handle praise well." Priceless!!!
    The final season? Say it isn't so!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  133. joann

    Favorite Chloe line from last night: "I'm not good with praise," when the boss was trying to thank her. Last night was the Girl Power episode!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Theresa

    I totally don't understand all the Chloe love. I despise her character and every season, I pray she will be killed off. Why do I dislike her so much? The constant scowling and pouting is TOO MUCH! She actually sticks her lip out and pouts with an audible exhale. She acts like a 2 year old who doesn't get their way. It seemed kind of silly in the first season but now it is almost constant and beyond ridiculous. I am actually embarrassed for Mary Lynn Rajskub for playing the part. I want Chloe killed off in a hail of gunfire!!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Edgar

    This episode was terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, what there's a mole in CTU........very original. Because that plot line hasn't been used before. 24 is simply repeating the same plots over and over again. There's a mole in CTU, oh wait there's a mole in the white house...etc.

    The writers of 24 missed the perfect opportunity to move the show in a new direction in Season 6......remember when we saw Jack on the slow boat back to China (end of Season 5). Season 6 should have been about Jack breaking out of his China prison and escaping to freedom (hours 1-12). Then at the end of hour 12 as he is about to escape, he should have seen his girlfriend Audrey Raines being captured and thrown into the Chinese prison. Hours 13-24 would then be spent getting back into the prison, rescueing Audrey and making their escape out of the country. Instead we got Jack is instantly returned from China, terrorists are attacking something in LA and there is a mole in an organization.

    The best mole 24 ever had was Nina Myers. No matter how hard they try they'll never be able to recreate the suprise.

    I won't get started on how the writers have created no new characters that the audience loves. Come on where are the people like Edgar????

    March 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  136. jacksback7

    Great episode! To all the haters, how could you not get excited when you find out Dana is working with the terrorists? I know they have done it before but am I the only one curious as to why or how she ended up with these IRK guys? I definitely agree on those "Oh Yeah!" moments for Chloe, when she was getting ready to confront the NSA jerks again I never saw her pulling a gun out! Unbelievable work from one of my favorite 24 characters. Also, another great scene there as Hastings continuing to emerge as a strong, lovable character this season. Who couldn't get excited when he gave Chloe the chance and then effectively tell that NSA guy to take a backseat to Chloe! Simply awesome!

    I also loved Renees return at the end of the episode. Of course in great 24 fashion she shows up right when they have Jack in the cross hairs. Plus Cole, came through in the tight spot and underfire just as we would expect from a partner of Jacks. And how come everyone doesn't just listen to Jack? That dumbass CTU field agent really almost jeopardized the whole mission by not sticking to the plan. Definitely sad about Owen biting the dust but they always seem to knock off people you like. On that note, I'm worried about who will be next to go. I can imagine losing anyone from Cole, Renee or even Hastings (they always kill the one I like the most so I have to keep the option open in my mind).

    All in all, great episode! Can't wait till they bring back President Taylor and she gives Jack control of the show! Still loving the blog. See ya next week.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  137. stj

    Yeah. I am going to have to rank Dana the Mole as a close second to Kim being chased by a cougar for stupidity.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Logan

    Why is everybody in CTU a terrorist?

    March 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  139. dan

    What about Hastings commending Chloe on her initiative and getting the system back up and Chloe cutting him off, "I don't handle praise well."
    The look on Hastings face was priceless. But seriously, who didn't see Dana turning out to be a bad guy? I was doubting myself for a bit, but once she voted against chole's idea, you knew she was on the wrong side.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  140. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    Loved Chloe doing a Sarah Palin and going rogue. Loved Chloe stating that she "don't take compliments well"....Hi-Larry-Us. Loved that Rene pulled a Batgirl and helped Batman...oops I mean Jack out of a jam. H8ted (and still do) the Dana storyline... absolutely no way on Gods green earth that that woman would have been able to pass a background check. H8ted the return of Hastings slumping walk. He looks like Big Foot slumbering around CTU. This was one of the rare times that I wish Jack bit the dust because that whole standoff thing with the CTU officers loosing composure was ridiculous.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Flyin11

    For people yelling about how Renee knew Jack's location in such short of time...Chloe told Hastings after she brought CTU back up to check in on Renee because she had already been out there this whole time searching for Jack. Hastings was shocked because he knew nothing about that. No one did. She didn't just get there within a minute after a phone call from them...She ended up tracking Jack and them down because she's good at it. She's also a great shot with a I wasn't surpised she was able to get those guys. She got around on them and had the advantage that Jack didn't.

    Excellent show last night! I have really loved this season!!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Sean

    "It never fails to amaze me how a talented cast and producers bring about a show that is well-put together with subplots and innovative twists and turns! Kudos to all involved with this GREAT show!"

    Innovative? They use the same plot twist season after season. Someone in/involved with CTU is actually a mole/terrorist/double agent.

    How is this innovative? If you "didn't see it coming" you obviously haven't watched 24 in the past.

    On a related note, how the hell do all these people get hired by CTU? Their HR department needs to be fired. For an agency designed around counter-terrorism, their background check system is seriously flawed.

    I enjoy the show, but I'm just tired of a serious lack of creativity on the writers. I will predict this now: In the next two weeks, we will finally meet the person really pulling the strings on this terrorist plot. I predict it will be someone within the US government, someone close to President Taylor, and someone we may have seen in a previous season (maybe the president's daughter...). And if you think I'm pulling this out of thin air, look at the show's track record...

    March 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  143. mds

    Saw the Dana switch 2 weeks ago. Seeing the way she strangled the PO you could tell she had been trained by pros. For those who thought Renee got there too fast, the past 7 seasons it has always been unbelieveable how quickly Jack and back up teams get to next locations especially in L.A and NYC. Just helps the plot moving along.
    If all "24 " was done in "real time" it would have to be named "36". No one ever eats, goes to the bathroom, or sleeps. None of the charactors even look tired. Did Renee get some sort of concentrated therapy? What difference since earlier episodes this season-depression looks totally gone and energy is back up. Another great classic line from Chloe "Don't do praise well"

    March 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  144. SDJack

    I broke my own 24 rule last week and now I'm toast. I generally wait until the beginning a season, buy the previous one on DVD and watch them all in a few days as I can. I caved and watched last week's episode so I HAD to watch this week as well! Oh well, long live agent Chloe!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Ruth Ann

    GO CHLOE! I thought that was a fantastic bit of writing until I got to the reveal that insipid Dana was working for the terrorists! Did not see that one coming for sure! Renee saving Jack was not so resourceful but I guess she has to stay active in the plot. Can't wait until next week's episode!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  146. beautykim

    It was very good episode.. I could'nt stand Dona, uncovered she works for Terorrist . Wow !!.. that I didn't see I be very happy she will be gone for good. ..our country security is better than having non working ,,drama ..terririst is employeed.. what about Renee, Hope we see her more.. she is a good agent.
    One burning question to Fox: Why Jack , he suppose save our world by himself always work along, trying to save our country ? everybody against him , any loyal team member other than Chole ? finally maybe he will have Renee..
    The Agent

    March 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Dawn38

    I've watched this show from the beginning. I'm always on the end of chair. But, this season a few things have irritated me besides Dana. Why in the world would they allow a probation officer to roam around CTU?? Renee found Jack uber fast & granted she is known as a crack shot, but she took out those guys in a second, while Jack & the others couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. Still, I love this show & hope this is not the last season.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  148. T

    I agree that this show really just throws techno babble all in one shot to make it seem technically complicated. Somebody should let them know the EMC Symmetrix won't work after it sparks on fire like that. Yeah and don't even get me started with the lone, in house datacenter. Why would an agency as important as CTU have a single point of failure? Maybe they didn't want to overload the "trunk line" lol

    As far as the show goes it does seem a little like been there done that. But yeah what was up with that parole officer so obsessed with capturing his man? I was actually glad to see him get killed haha =X. Dana is really annoying but she's hot so I'm glad she's on the show.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Richard

    Best show on TV. Was in Europe for three years an a friend provided me with all the episode's.
    By coincident, I stumbled into the show and soo happy to have my beloved 24 back.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  150. D

    Kevin – thanks for not being one of the sheep that actually thought that garbage was good.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Pam

    Okay as far as how they didn't find out Dana had a checkered background look at how quickly they came up with a believeable cover for Jack and Renee!

    Just go with the flow people. Not many great shows out there anymore. I know this will end soon but praying for a run like MASH had!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  152. dgr4

    Chloe is a great character. IMHO, this year's season is not the best season of 24, but I loved Chloe's bit last night. Does anyone believe Dana is really a terrorist mole? I asked my husband if he thought they wrote the show ahead of time or just made it up as they went along. Dana's character has not been very well liked, and it seems like a transparent effort to make her more interesting.

    And for those who don't like 24 at all, here's an idea: save your comments for something you actually care about. There's a simple, old-fashioned idea I learned early on in life. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything. Folks who feel like they have to have an opinion on everything, whether they understand it or not, tend to go through life wondering why people run in the opposite direction when they see them coming.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
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  154. Brenda

    Did not see the Dana twist coming, although I knew Renee would save Jack's *ss. And in clicky high heels! You would think she might have donned some adidas runners...

    March 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  155. DK

    Also, to everyone saying that if Dana was really in with the terrorists from the beginning she wouldn't have dealt with her ex in such a way–i'm not so sure about the whole 'letting the run around in that govt building to take money' but Dana was about to kill them at that pond before her fiancee showed up. Dana had to act as natural as possible throughout the day and with her ex showing up it completely threw her off. I think she acted as anyone else would to try and keep their cover.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  156. A

    I have been watching 24 since inception. Granted there are numerous things going on in different places. We have to understand that first and foremost is it fiction. It takes us away from reality> good fighting evil>
    You gotta love the edge of the sofa suspense each minute that goes by.
    Let's just be more entertained and less analytical.
    Again, it is TV and not REALITY!
    24 ROCKS! YaY

    March 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  157. happy bunny

    yah truly some classic lines last night – and not from the "jack bauer" dictionary me ..If you try to shoot me, I will have to shoot you back, and I promise I won't miss...You are going to tell me everything I want to know or I swear to God I will hurt you before I kill you, and no one will be able to stop me. INSTEAD we got – Chloe saying – you look like a good man when you aren't at work-all i'm asking for is ten minutes and if it doesn't work FIRE ME, I don't take praise well. BRAVO chloe for coming from behind the computer and stepping up to Jack level!!! Great show!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  158. DK

    The only way to make the Dana plot swerve make sense is to NOT THINK about the Dana plot swerve making sense. Just go with the flow man, just go with the flow.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  159. SK007

    Show was Good! Next episode looks really exciting also with Anil Kapoor(Slumdog Millionaire actor). Jack and Anil vs the Terrorist sounds like an Action driven episode. You knew from last episode that no way Jack can go down he is Jack Bower you know.

    The twist was interesting that Dana working with the terrorist, I hope they keep the rating up to keep this show going for a while

    Anil Kapoor representing Indias everywhere.
    Jack Bower awesome! LOVE THE SHOW


    March 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  160. D-Dub

    Great friggin Ep! Bravo

    When Dana was revealed as a spy, I felt almost exactly the same as I did when nina was revealed back on Day 1 and MORE surprised that when Logan was revealed in day 5. And I didn't think that was possible having already experienced it. They basically showed us Dana was dirty all day and STILL were able to fool us as if we'd never watched this show before. BRILLIANT.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Jenn

    Loved the last 2 episodes. Loved the plot twist with the EMT bomb and Dana being evil. I did not like her character and was glad she was the bad guy.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Joe Canadian

    Another great hour – Renee showing up out of no where was a little fishy....but consider this – all that automatic weapons fire was not exactly subtle.....she might have heard where they were!

    As for the CTU guys that get to go on Ops with Jack and Cole....they really should start dressing them in red ensign shirts......since that is abouot how long thye last!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Mad Max

    Jack is my hero!!! Jack is Sparta!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Defcon

    OFF OF THE CHAIN!!!!!!
    The body count is up! Only Jack Bauer can find a gun slinging girlfriend!

    Chloe and guns = Great Show! Remember the 4th Season!!!

    Kayla has got to get some revenge!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Dwarfer

    I really enjoyed last night's episode. Not as great as the week before, but it was fun. Wasn't surprised by the Dana twist and have always thought Chloe was great along with Jack and Renee. Looking forward to next week!

    I only watch 3 TV shows since I can't stand so called reality shows – 24, The Mentalist and The Good Wife. Fox would be stupid not to renew 24. It's the best one they've got.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Lori F

    Loved your write-up here and of course LOVED the show. Chloe and Renee are rockin' this season. Jack, of course, is always rockin'.

    This year feels like the first couple of seasons: full of action, twists, bad guys (and gals).

    March 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Miss V

    24 was very entertaining last week and this week, the writers did a great job, adding a twist to the story line...Chloe was awesome...I love this show....It's time for Dana to go...good now maybe COle won't be in so much trouble.......finally Chief Hastings did something right!!

    Great episode!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  168. RHBD Productions

    einsp922 wrote: "RHBD Productions, its not supposed to fit in with the way shes been acting thats the point, the point was to completely throw us all off and thats what it did, everyone thought the Kevin story line was gonna be it for and that was gonna be that, well not the case anymore."

    I think you're misunderstanding. I realize that she has been keeping her true intentions a secret – of course she's going to act in a way that would throw us off. What I mean is, the way her character has acted all season doesn't match the twist. For example, when she was alone in the car, she appeared very hesitent to kill those two bozos. It's not like she was putting on a show for anyone, she was by herself. She had no one to fool. But now, suddenly, she's a cold-hearted and brazen killer? Huh?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Kathy

    I KNEW there was a reason I hated Dana....last night's episode finally revealed why. Just hoping she gets her just desserts in the end...Bauer-style!

    Wondering now when the body of that pesky probation officer will be found...or not.

    Hastings is starting to actually be likeable. Chloe friggin ROCKS! Glad Renee saved Jack at the last moment. Kinda was laughable during that whole shooting match that everyone's aim was not better (especially considering they had automatic weapons)...but Renee and her revolver took out a few terrorists with ease.

    Can hardly wait to see how next week shakes out!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  170. twenty five

    Last week – how did they time the bomb to go off just as the car entered the garage – the daughter was driving and they did not know how fast she would drive, bet lost, hit NYC traffic etc?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Joel

    All I can say is that God help us if in real life our govt has an inept force like CTU. Besides Dana taking bathroom breaks every 10 minutes, am I to believe that all the background checks could not have found what a two bit parole officer did? And again, what kind of place allows this guy to roam freely after he said he was going to leave? And where did Chloe come up with a gun? Do they have them just laying around the unit?
    My gosh, my local office building has better security.
    And I'm not going to even start with Jack now getting shot twice (convenient that it was in his body armour), and it didn't even hurt his STAB WOUND!. And 10 minutes earlier CTU was telling Chloe that Jack is somewhere in a four block radius, but Renee finds him in two minutes. Oy!.....

    March 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Tracie

    Oh yeah...When are they going to make Chloe the director of CTU? It only make sense!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Mac

    Kris, you started your sentence with "Or", a conjunction. Did you proofread that?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Dave

    I cannot live without my "24" fix on Monday nights. I have watched it from the beginning and I love it.
    Chloe was fantastic last night. The best ever. She must have so much fun doing this show.
    I'm so happy I can hate Dana now. But how about that strangling? Was that cool or what? And then stuffing him behind the wall...I'm loving it.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Jo

    This show is one of the most brilliant, thrilling action packed shows, I've ever watched. My dad and I love this show! Just when we thought we knew what was about to happen, the rug is pulled from under us with a different story line. The characters and story lines get better each week. We can't get enough of "24."

    March 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Tracie

    I didnโ€™t get to watch the entire episode last night but when they broke in on Chloe I was like what the freak is going on! Once I was caught up then all I could say was โ€œHell Yeah Chloe!โ€ โ€œThatโ€™s my girl!โ€

    I couldnโ€™t figure out how Dana was going to pull off killing the PO, then the call to the terrorist, I so didnโ€™t see that coming and my husband and I were completely caught off guard. We just looked at each other with the deer in the headlight look on our faces. Can't wait till next week!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  177. KHS

    Loved the episode last night but while talking about it at work today, I have to say some of it was too much. For instance, Jack and Freddy Prinze Jr character couldn't take out four terrorists in ten minutes but Renee comes storming in and takes everyone out one, two, three. While at the moment it was exciting, in hindsight a little too much to swallow. And Dana, strangles a man at least twice her size (with no problem) and stores him away in the 'wall'. This guy has to be at least three times her body weight (dead) and she just gets up, two second fuss with the hair and out she goes! As for the turncoat, isn't that a repeat from a few seasons ago? Someone on the inside really being a terrorist? Back to Dana's boyfriend (fiance), why would he have covered up the killing of Dana's old boyfriend? Self defense .... except for Dana's former involvement with him but it was still self defense. It was exciting for the moment but after 'analyzing' this, it was a little to ridiculous. This season has been bugging me for some time and it is obvious because I can't even get each of the character's names out. I love the show but have this strange feeling that in a couple years, we will all look back and say how stupid this show was.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  178. kev

    Loved the episode, Chloe rocked, but how many times is CTU going to get infiltrated by the bad guys...background check anybody?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
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  180. Isaiah

    Just once...I would like to see a season of 24 where there isn't some sort of double-agent or mole within CTU.

    This swerve seems completely out of left field. They've got some explaining to do about this. I would suppose it's better than the whole Kevin/Parole officer plot. Which just got more and more annoying and stupid every week.

    Overall, good episode. And those two redshirts with Jack and Cole should have saved everyone the time and effort and just shot themselves in the head.

    Nice to see Renee come in and save the day!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Chad

    I love 24 but come one. How could you not see the Dana twist coming in. There is always an "insider" of CTU. Every season has seemed to have someone on the inside and they are always revealed around the 12 or 13th hour. Glad it was Dana though, was afraid it would be the guy that does the drones and I kinda like his character. Looking forward to next week.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  182. DropYerWeapon

    The problem with 24 is that there is no where to go, and there hasn't been for multiple seasons. Once you set off a nuclear bomb and let lose the killer virus, there's very little else on which you can hang the tension. Unless, of course, you want to introduce Post-Apocalyptic Jack. Now THAT would be cool.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  183. MC

    The last 2 weeks have delivered the goods. The whole Chloe pulling the gun was ridiculous (even by 24 standards) and she is becoming more annoying as the season goes on. Her whiny attitude is funny sometimes but last night was totaly out of character and she got very annoying. I was hoping she'd get electrocuted when she tried to reboot the servers. I hope she catches a bullet before the season is over.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Greg

    Battlestar Galactica killed NewsRadio. Who veted her? Every year there's a mole at CTU. It's lazy and predictable and offensive that they keep using this plot twist.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  185. mark

    On the Renee thing, she had a 4-block area of waterfront and there was automatic gunfire for a good 30 minutes – I think Helen Keller or Marlee Matlin could have found Jack with all that going on. True, it's NY but I think even that amount of gunplay would have drawn attention.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  186. KEVIN

    I was getting tired of Dana, the switch was a surprise but that is a big but
    there are too many questions associated with her being a undercover terrorist. The first or second episode had her calling her sister in Arkansas or wherever down south. She also was in jail and committed a crime met her ex before that either in school or community, the big question she had to be undercover since she was a teenager how is that possible? Figure she is around her mid to late 20's wow that country starts them out young and how did she have a sister in the south. Did this middle eastern country have a connection with her family doubtful they are all blondes and they live in the south. A difficult area for any person to get ingrained to and accepted.
    Overall she should be whacked and off the show add more to others. One side note the other male tech is also very annoying .Bring back Chloe's husband as a NSA tech or something.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  187. db

    24 ROCKS!!!!!

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  188. notdeadyet

    Love the show but have always hated the Dana story line. I know it's only a show but some things should remain somewhat realistic. Even before she came out as a terrorist I thought the concept of her somehow changing her identity with a criminal past to working on the front line of CTU was ridiculous. What happened to background checks? Then the constant interruptions during a crisis were beyond irritable. A clerk leaving the office as much as she did wouldn't be tolerated let alone a CTU employee. I was hoping she was going to jump in the car with the bomb. Oh well I guess I will just have to put up with this subplot now that she's a terrorist as well. I hope Chloe gets to take her out in a future episode.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Ed

    Dana works for the 'Shadow Council' from last year. That's how she got the CTU job, they put her there.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Debra

    This year has been fantastic, from moment go. Last week's episode was one of the best of the several years the show has been on TV. And, they do it to me all the time. You think poor Dana, somehow got hooked with the bad boyfriend and thieves, and then you realize, she's scum. Duh...but I was duped until last night. WOW!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Bwulf

    Chloe kicked much sass last nite! C'mon now, Agent Owen had "redshirt" written all over him. I've got to give credit to the writers this season, I was actually suprised by the CTU traitor this season. Chloe's got to be on her target list now. Freddy kill your girlfriend man. She's eeevil!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Thanh

    Man, the kid! They put him through some really hairy situations, and he gets iced.

    Chloe needs to be the official head of tactical and if there's any season that she can do it, it's this one.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  193. ainthadenoughfun

    YEH !!! Chloe kicked some A$$ !!! – great to see a gun in her hands again – I will never forget when she machine gunned the terrorist attempting to run her and another woman down in his car a few seasons ago – Renee Walker – you gotta love those BOMBS !!! Love 24 !!! – but... what is Jack's daughter doing with the vampire ???

    March 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Nancy

    Dana working for the terrorists? Can you say N-I-N-A? Boring. Been there. Done that. And Nina played it soooo much better than milquetoast Dana with her permanent pout. Someone get that girl some plastic surgery. Overall 50/50 episode. For the first time ever, I'm beginning to get bored with the show. But yes, yeah Chloe! The gun was a fun twist.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Patty

    Loved last night's episode! And I KNEW Chloe was going to pull a gun on that guy, knew it! Yes, now we can properly hate Dana.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  196. sturgis1996

    Love the show – been a big fan since the Day 1, but come on now....again, CTU gets infiltrated???? Do they have the worst background checking system EVER......I was starting to really get into the season after last week....but when Dana called the terrorist..I almost threw my beer at the tv......apparently the agency that is tasked with protecting our country, has the most inept HR department on earth.....Jack and Chloe RULE!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Ryan Suvien

    This show has blown me away yet again. Im go glad chloe has finally kicked butt and let everyone know that she means business. The Dana character just needs to go away. Its really exciteing that she is involved in the twist but I feel bad for her future husband. I LOVED chole last night and when she said "i dont even like guns" or when she said "I dont do well with praise" that CRACKED me up so much i just couldnt stop. I LOVE 24!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Jeff in Parma

    Last eposide rocked!
    From a long time 24 fan, here's some insight:

    How does a criminal come to work at CTU? Dana has connections from years back that previously set up her I.D., namely President Logan for example. (probably a sexual liason between the two when she interned at his Govenors mansion?)

    Prediction: Dana is either going to kill Hastings, Cole, or Renee when her identity is revealed in the 23rd hour.

    Good call "Lady In Red" about Renee finding Jack by following the gunfire. I can't understand why so many bloggers were questioning how she found Jack so easily.

    Is it my imagination, or is Chloe looking hotter?

    FOX please keep 24 on the air! Best show on the tube!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Agus

    The plot this season is weak. Jack is back to the same old tricks, side-kicked by faithful Chloe again. Renee is a shallow character who has not been properly developed and is completely unbelievable. Even more so, enter Dana Walsh, a character which has absolutely no credibility. A convicted felon who changed her identity to work at the most secure knowledge based facility in the government? Oh, and she's also a secret terrorist and cold blooded killer who was getting manipulated by a strung out gold-digging boyfriend... whatever.

    You should be thankful that Lost is on tonight to wash down that garbage.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Tracey

    2 HELL YEAHS for Chole ~ and her sarcasim is the best!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  201. jaxbak

    agree with the overwhelming majority – loved the last 2 weeks! I actually felt sorry for Dana – she seemed caught between such a rock and a hard place – and then she takes out a parole officer in the middle of CTU! didn't see that coming and now she's firmly on the other side – will be an interesting plot line. Chloe absolutely gets a couple of 'heck yeahs!' for her pistol packin' ways last night. I think poster Maggie may be on to something regarding the Tarryn character's future but he sure is cold blooded if he can put his girlfriend in a car with a bomb in it . . .

    March 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  202. steve

    I got hooked on '24' in the middle of Sseason 2 and haven't missed one since. Own all seven on DVD. What a ride, the past two weeks have made up for the slow start this year. It's about time Chloe showed her tough side, not just her scowl and we all like her too much for here not to have a bigger role in all of this. Never saw the Dana-terrorist connection, but now we all have good reason to loathe her, we just need sombody in the President's inner circle to loathe as well to make things complete.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  203. estesma

    Great show. Hell yeah to Chloe. She was fantastic!!

    I never expected Dana to be working with the terrorist. Great twist to the show.

    I hope they reconsider and not take this show off. I will be sick without my weekly fix of 24. It is bad enough to having to wait until January each season

    March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Mark C. Potts

    It was awesome to see Chloe and Rene kick butt. These are the type of characters that make TV worth watching. They have history and a back story, but they can still surprise. I was sorry to see the "mole" deal pop up, but not surprised. If I was her Boss, she would have been out the door immediately for dereliction of duty. So Jack, hang onto Chloe and Rene, they've got your back!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  205. I luv Jack

    I loved this episode & last weeks too. It's the best show on tv for me. And anyone here who is a hater please stop watching the show you don't deserve JACLK!!!:)

    March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Bill

    GOOOOOOOOOO CHLOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now all we need for her to do is kill Dana or let Dana be killed by Jack...I always had it in the back of my mind that she was involved with the terrorists. Kinda surprised that Chloe didn't pick up on this sooner, with all the breaks that she takes and all the phone calls she makes. Just waiting for the smell of the probation officer to take place. Hopefully there was a camera in that room. Now let's get Renee back on track and we can wrap this show up with a bang. This is really getting good now!!! Can't wait to find out how this all ends...

    March 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  207. rgr375

    This was a good episode but man – there was some blatantly poor shooting by Jack, his team, and the enemy. Full auto is a bit much when trying to take accurate aim. I am all for not leaving a man behind but what happened to gaining fire superiority first. The show becomes a little unbelievable when the director makes mistakes like this.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  208. J

    I know the writers have used the CTU mole storyline in EVERY SEASON, but it's still exciting to watch. Go Jack!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Janet S

    I have watched every episode since the show started. I never miss it and I LOVED this episode! I also have been very disappointed with the Dana story not only because it was dragging the show down but because I am a big Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) fan and I thought her skills were being wasted as a wimpy, whiny computer chick. Seeing her take out the annoying probation officer by strangulation, I was shouting to myself "Finally!"- Yes, I talk to the t.v. myself when 24 is on.

    ..and Chloe of course kicked ass this show... I think if they were to ever kill her off, I would stop watching. She is a staple. Renee- yeah she got there uber fast but it was still cool. I like the character a lot.

    And last, you blog is great.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Dana

    To JackW:

    I didn't know that television shows were all supposed to be based on real life. Maybe you should try watching Dancing with the Stars or Desperate Housewives...those are reality shows that seem to fit your personality.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  211. I love "24"

    I was sleepy when I got home from work. So I took a nap, but promptly at 9pm. I was awaken by "Previously on 24". I woke up immediately to find out the blond Dana is a damn spy. Chloe is going to find out about her A*&. Chloe cracked me up when she said, "Stop it!! I don't do praise well". I don't know what my life would be like without my "24".

    March 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  212. CopyThat

    It's TV people don't over-analyze – just be entertained. Like others when Dana was strangling the guy I was thinking "oh jeez" but then when she called whats-his-name I actually shouted OMG so loud that the dog jumped.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Lamont Cranston

    Just let them all die in the dirty bomb attack and put this season out of its misery. This season is a complete wast of time. Nothing suprising and an astounding level of absurdity (even for 24 standards).

    March 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  214. McKulit

    Last night's episode was great but as I watch this year's season I keep seeing holes where it's not technically accurate. (1) How can someone like Dana Walsh be an employee of CTU if she has a past? Don't they do background checks or get security clearances? (2) What the heck is that troubleshooting of the datacenter? That is stupid. Every gov't installation have a complete offsite datacenter backup on standby for events just like this. They should have been up and running in 15 minutes without fumbling. (3) If it's true that an EMP hit that installation non of the computers or any electronic device in that facility will be functional but yet they were able to reboot after some maneuvering ... sheez .. get a better consultant ... the previous season were much tighter technically ....

    March 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  215. ednan171

    Great show, as usual. As an IT person, I have a couple of minor problems with it. After the EMP bomb, Dana told the parole officer that there were no backups because they were kept onsite. The whole idea of having backups is to have them available in case of disaster, so they must be OFFSITE! Not very smart, CTU!
    Also, the idea of Chloe bringing the system back up in 10 minutes by "hooking up to the trunk line" is a bit ludicrous, but its only a drama. It was worth it to see Chloe go postal on that NSA guy!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  216. DeeBauer615

    FIrst let me start by saying, Chole is my girl!!!! I just love her character... rude and just as blunt as can be! Chole is not to be messed with; especially when it comes to her job! After last's night incident, I bet they will never second guess Ms. O'Brien ever again! After years of working along side Jack, the rougeness was bound to rub off!

    Ok, the 'Dana Walsh' thing...I'm sick of this 'trailer park girl'. It's going to be interesting to see how long it takes for her cover to be blown. I hope Chloe is the one to deal with her!!! ha! Can't wait for next week's episode!

    '24' is the BEST SHOW ON TV!!!! Hands down!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Kim

    GREAT SHOW last night !!! And now that we all hate Dana, send her out on assignment with Jack – she'll die !!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  218. gethozo

    The 24 hour premise is great.
    The ticking clock is great.
    Jack is good.
    The clock is good.
    Chloe is marginal.
    The writing is extremely poor.
    The plots are re-hashed.
    Directing is non-existant.
    The timeline is inconsistant.
    The show, although I watch, it really just not very good.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  219. MM

    What a surprise. Yet ANOTHER mole in CTU. Havn't this been used enough?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Sue

    HELL YEAH CHLOE! Hope you're the one who discovers Dana's secret.. I know you can kick her A$$ You got girlfriend! Hopefully this one single episode with have the networks rethinking cancelling the show... what would I do without Jack Bauer!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  221. km

    It was great, but the Dana switch almost seemed like a desperation move. It's as if they heard we hated the storyline as it was and they said, "Okay, it's time for a badguy switch, Dana's it."

    My guess is, at the end or maybe before, Cole will have to kill her.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Woody

    Let's give a high five to Hastings at least he is turning into someone who can run CTU and put his intelligence into trusting his employees. You can see from week to week lately that he has gained a huge confidence factor to give orders and stick with them. As for Chloe you go girl friend.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  223. JackW

    I used to like this show (still do), however, it is the most intellect-insulting show I have seen in a long time. Everytime I watch it, I want to change the channel (I don't because the only other thing on is "Dancing with the stars") because it really insults your intellegence. Here's what I mean: CTU is supposed to be a highly secure, secretive intellegence operation, yet anyone can just walk into the building; There are nuclear rods riding around the city and about to be detonated and people are worried about personalities; Your whole operation has just been disabled by individuals who are trying to set off a nuclear device and your director has time to meet with an individual who should have been removed from the building even before this crisis hit; one of your employees is revealing sensitive details to an unauthorized individual about what has just expired, you certainly would not want a civilian to know that such a device may be unleased on your city; you have a nuclear threat in the same city where the US President is and you have one team trying to eradicate it? I could go on, but that's just one night's episode. While I enjoy the action and the suspense, but the writers of this show must be nerds who are out of touch with reality. Please think before you write.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  224. John B

    The show was tight! I enjoy the twist each time. Dana, gots to go..I do wonder why is there always a mole camping out in CTU. In Dana's case, her background should not have allowed her in the parking lot. Overall, excellent show. Chloe, is the real deal.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Monica

    I thought last week's show was not so hot. This week should have been the episode "you cannot miss." LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  226. cincymack

    this is and has been the most consistent show on tv since its kicked butt and just like the reviewer,i was jumping up and down shouting hell yeah chloe.couldn't bilieveit,it was for the naysayers-they still watch the show,and i got news for ya-i don't watch shows i don't like.people watch what they want and to criticize a show -especially one as well written as 24-is just silly with all the GARBAGE on tv now.99 percent of all series are liberal promoted shows ,and anyone with values or morals is hard pressed to find a good program.i'm not preacing just stating an opinion.i'll miss 24 after this seoson,cause i know its gone.but it has been awesome.thanks kiefer and all the characters over the years.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  227. KKKKKatie

    So glad that Dana managed to off the probation officer. He was creepy!! I'm not sure what it says about me that I was hoping she'd kill him even before I knew she was a bad guy. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  228. cc

    I sit glued to the tv when 24 is on. There is no talking allowed until the commericial comes on. If Fox drops this show NBC will be a winner to pick it up. Love it

    March 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  229. P. Acres

    Loved the show!!!!!!!! I just turned my co-worker on to the show and she is loving it. I was a little disappointed in the beginning but it seems like the show has turned the corner. Buckle up everyone on and get on the Jack Bauer ride!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Monique

    OH HELL YEAH Chloe!!!! I LOVE 24! Who do we have to talk to keep 24 on our tubes?? Die Dana Walsh, die! Jack's gonna get you B@#$!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  231. SlickRick

    Love reading the comments, just curious about one thing...

    You guys know that this is a TV Show, right? Jack isn't real, right? Just checkin' ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rock on Jack!!!

    BTW – I'm a huge fan of Anil Kapoor, his role as Pres. Hussan and his acting ability. Nice to see Indians getting some mainstream, quality roles.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  232. Chris

    Starting to love it again...(I was always going to watch but this season did start a little slowly!) That said, and Kris I apologize for any grammatical/spelling errors that may occur (seriously, you read this stuff and criticize grammar and spelling?!?):

    Dana twist is bizarre. She's been annoying all season long but at least there was some believability to her having a past that she was hiding from and that she was afraid of her former abusive boyfriend. Like I said, annoying but potentially believable. Come to find out that she is a bad a$$ working for the terrorists? Over-the-top twist even for 24!

    Jack is the greatest agent in the world but has he ever fired more bullets than in last night's episode without hitting anyone? Seriously, my international spy skills are limited but just based on the volume of bullets leaving my gun; even I would have hit someone!

    I'm liking President Hassan of the fictional Iranian/Iraqi State of IRK, he's been solid throughout.

    Chief Hastings gets better every week.

    Renee Walker has been a solid cast member for 2 seasons now, glad she is back in the mix (though she did get to the scene just a little too quickly last night!).

    Looking forward to next week's episode!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  233. Dana Smells

    Since when do parole officers work THAT HARD? Excuse me, but they usually have case files up the wazoo and could care less about ANOTHER ex-con. That would never happen, especially in a high security situation. And Renee found Jack quickly because she heard all the gun shots...duh...c'mon people. I guess we have to quit analizing things like Renee being able to kill the terrorists with a 9mm in 4 shots when Jack and the other CTU agents couldn't do it with an episode's worth of fireplay and automatic weapons. What we have to do is be glad there is awesome tv like 24 left to watch...not many episodes left...hopefully more seasons like this, this is definetly one of my favorite seasons to date!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  234. Loretta Dread

    The show was fantastic!!- My husband and I were blown away the Writer allowed Dana to be the inside Villian...She was acting quite suspicious. Anyway how long will the dead body stay in the walls before "he smells". Just wondering!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  235. The Chilean Jack Bauer

    I have written in previous postings that Chloe is my favorite character,
    last night she proved me right once again. My kids had to tell me to keep it down as the "Hell yeahs" and "You go Chloe" flew around my family room louder than a Metallica concert.
    It was probably the best episode yet!!
    While Jack was being shot a,t it reminded me of a great line from Blazing saddles, ok so i'm showing my age here, while they're trying to subdue Mongo and the sherrif suggests they shoot him then the Waco Kid (Gene Wilder) said,"don't shoot him, you'll only make him mad." That's Jack for you, he can't be killed, he refuses to be killed.
    God I love this show!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  236. 2Four7

    Great show! I'm still trying to figure out how Dana is involved with he terrorists. I hope we get a suitable explanation next episode. She took that parole officer out in a cold, professional manner, but she acted scared to death when she was planning to take out Kevin and his psycho partner...

    March 23, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  237. Matt

    Kris: "Does anyone acutally proofread any of these articles anymore? Are proper punctuation and spelling no longer desirable attributes of journalism? Or, rather, is it assumed that those of us who care to read the Entertainment section from time to time are simply not cerebral enough to know the difference?"

    Ah, I'm Kris, I take my periods very seriously... Seriously dude, calm down. Anyway, that was a very good episode especially since I was tiring of wanting to really get into this season. It made the rest all worth it.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  238. Jhon Sellek

    Last night show was really great! Cloe was finally showing who she really is. Finally we show some women with nuts in the show.It will be nice also to see some Love beetween Renee and Jack Bauer.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  239. Snads

    This Season started of ver subdued, but IT HAS TURNED INTO ONE OF THE BEST!!!! Loved it, last night's episode was Great....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  240. Frank

    This show rocks! You should've been more patient in the beginning, rather than throwing it under the bus early on. You've lost all your credibility, as far as I'm concerned.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  241. A Nom

    I too have a red stapler on my desk

    March 23, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  242. James

    Awesome 24 last night. Chloe segment was so great – interesting having NSA specialists show up. Great gunfights/action. Some lessons for the security troops on following orders lol Renee segment was a little over the top – but cool none the less – she just drove down the waterfront listening for gunshots and found Jack just in time I guess lol Tired of the visiting president – get to to the action!! One of the best 24 episodes to me – loved it!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  243. Joanne

    I absolutely love 24. Last few weeks were really great! That whole Dana character is a bit too much for me. First she acts like a whimp with her ex-boyfriend, talked about turning herself in, and then suddenly is strong enough in character to kill the parole officer. Then to turn out to be working with the terrorists. Oh please, her whole character in the show is a weak plot. Yeah, I feel like most of you with regard to Renee coming at the last minute to save Jack with a hand gun, but we knew he had to be saved some kind of way and time was running out. Chloe truly rocked last night. She is the WOMAN. Waiting anxiously for next week's episode.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  244. megan


    and i won't lie – when jack uses his 'sexy renee' voice, i get a little funny in the head.

    a fine episode.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  245. Maria

    If the 24 writers are going to continually make me feel like am going to have a stroke watching, high five! It was excellent and so worth my heart pounding for an hour. I always knew Dana/Jenny was bad news and now I hope it is Cole that catches her. Kind of like Nina back in the day!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  246. funnygirl

    Loved the show. Hastings finally showed some*** last nite when he let Chole take over. I think i can handle him now bent over and all.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  247. Peach

    I have to say I did not see that coming. Now I can see the reason for keeping her charater alive. Loved the episode, keep it up 24 you are great.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  248. Paul Eccles

    The Dana character is poorly written. It makes no sense she was with the terrorists from the beginning. It like the writers decided on this turn too long after the first 10 or so episodes were written. Very sloppy.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  249. Val

    Tell me something, it was clear that Jack apartment was in manhattan at the beginning (Chelsea Hotel) etc, so how in the world with all tunnel sand bridges shut down Ms Renee Walker, adter a rape a murder and some smash in the face here and there in her past few hours, show up fresh, smart and warmed up at the right spot at the right time just 5 min after Cloe called her, on the other side of the river, olympian swimmer? superwoman? this is totally stupid. Second, I really hoped that after Nina Meyers CTU security background check would have been improved.....guess I was worng.....totally annoying and insulting as a plot of yet again a new mole/active killer/multitaasking evil bull shit (Dana).
    This show should ens this season, its a total repetition of old plot just re-mixed over and over again......

    March 23, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  250. JE

    24 is the best show EVER! I gotta say I'm proud of Chloe for stepping up to the NSA folks. Yah for her! As for Dana, I knew she was up to no good. I hate her obvious demeanor and sly looks-so annoying! LOL!
    Renee is bad a** for sure by saving Jack in the end. By the way, J.B. is my man-he is awesome! Looking forward to next week's episode.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  251. einsp922

    RHBD Productions, its not supposed to fit in with the way shes been acting thats the point, the point was to completely throw us all off and thats what it did, everyone thought the Kevin story line was gonna be it for and that was gonna be that, well not the case anymore

    March 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  252. stoccata

    I gotta hand to them for bring the goods last night. It was a bit long in the set up but I enjoyed the payoff. Yes, they've gone the "mole inside CTU" route before but, hey, it's okay when it still surprises me to see who it is this time. You never know, Dana could turn out to be a double mole, who will turn on the terrorists eventually. I actually like the parole officer although it was appropriate to get rid of him at this point. Unless he's still alive inside the wall panel.

    I've learned a few things about the 24 world: 1) a spray of bullets from an automatic weapon in the hands of trained operatives does not necessarily mean anyone will be hit. 2) A 9mm semi-auto is always accurate. (Remember the airport shootout last season when Kim was heading home to LA? The bad guy scored with every shot he took, including while driving and holding the weapon outside the window).

    Chloe definitely rocks! What a great role. I also enjoyed seeing Hastings exercise his spine with the NSA jerk.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  253. Becky

    I knew this show would come back with more exciting episodes-told everyone to keep watching. Talk about an adrenaline rush-great show!!!!! Keep them coming-can't wait till next week!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  254. Lisa D

    Awesome show as usual. I love the action the the twist to the plot. Never liked Dana...never will. Chloe...WOW I knew she had it in her but not like that! I knew she would finally step up and take action. LOVED IT!! As for the sad part....I have heard rumor that they are going to cancel 24 because it costs to much to make. Also that people are offended by the whole shows plot and who they are after and so on. Real sad. Love the show from the beginnning!!! Die Hard FAN!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  255. Kevin

    This "Dana plotline" is totally ridiculous....

    In her younger years...she hooks up with Kevin and company...gets into some trouble..but manages to not only break clear of that...she lands a job at CTU where extensive background checks would be a part of the job. I have a hard time believing that a "trailer park girl" would have the ability or the connections to create a new cover to get past that.

    Then..she's all upset over what Kevin and company are doing...yet does not kill them herself...but she has the stones to strangle the probation officer to death in her own workplace. Sure, I know that Cole interupter her with a gun near Kevin...but the look on her face was not convincing that she was going thru with it.

    And now...we're supposed to believe that she has been working with the terrorists all this time. Talk about a "jump the shark" moment. It is a totally unbelievable plotline. The rest of the episode wasn't all that bad, but this Dana plotline totally takes away from it.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  256. SeeTU

    This was an awesome episode, no doubt. . . . and obviously. . . good ol' Chloe . . . she said she is so not good with praises . . BUT oh good god in heavens she deserves it !!!!! (now joining the Hell yeah! Chloe fan club). Although there is one thing about this episode that I think is a disconnect from everything. It's none other than Dana Walsh. . .for some reason, though we can hate her officially, her being a bad girl did not have the same effect to me as Nina Mayers (she to me is the ultimate bad-ass traitor- I gasped and I think I skipped multiple heart beats when I learned she was the mole. . .oh Nina, Nina, Nina). It looks as though the producers of the show just could not figure out what to do with her and at the last moment decided to add her as part of our hate-list. My question is, her dilemma from the beginning is just down right dumb and annoying, if she was really connected to the terrorist who can miraculously move with little or without detection, how come Dana did not ask one of those terrorist terrors to take care this miniscule dead-beat Kevin of a problem? And if the terrorist needed somebody in the inside to fill them up with tactics to get ahead of the game why did they ever let Dana to leave CTU? . . .to me it just does not make sense. . . just saying. . . However I can now rest on the fact that Dana is officially in the bad books. Any hoo's fist pump to all 24 fans for JB and the crew!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  257. Pam W.


    Why don't you do some creative writing for the show? At least they have great ratings and a big following. Quit hating!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  258. Nelson Rivera

    I trully didnt expect for Dana to knock of the P.O at that moment i thought she was screwing up and taking advantage of her position, and on the other hand i thought she would after Chloe for bringing up the system which would also have the copy of the video that the PO was looking for. It was sure a surprise to see who answered the phone what a BIATCH.

    She got her BF to do the dirty work and now shes a Traitor some body blow her up.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  259. Mikkie

    Always loved Chloe! I was a bit nervous that she would save the day but get electrocuted in the process. you never know who's gonna die on 24.
    Renee found Jack because she could hear the gun fire. The police weren't even going to try to look so no one else was around to hear this gun battle. Also the terrorist were so focused on getting Jack and Cole that they didn't think that anyone else would be coming.

    Glad they finally did something with Dana's character, he storyline has been the most annoying of the entire series. switching her to a terrorist was great. now i can really start to get into the story behind her character. Fiance to top agent (Cole), top agent become close friend and protege to Jack, Jack having access to leaders of both countries. Wonderful!!
    Overall the show was AWESOME.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  260. Dana

    TO RHBD Productions:

    EXACTLY!!! The Dana Walsh terrorist thing doesn't make any sense! She was about to turn herself in and she cried to Cole over the phone about it! Or, maybe she was holding out and trying to make it look like she was giving herself in because she knew the bomb for CTU was coming so there wouldn't be any evidence. But then again, why didn't she just have the terrorists kill Kevin?? I just hate her character!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  261. ladyinred

    Thoroughly enjoyed last night's show, but didn't see Dana as working with the terrorists. Everyone want to know how Renee found Jack so quickly. Remember Chloe told her Jack was last contacted within a four block radius of the waterfront, everyone knows sound travels more clearly at night so all she had to do was follow the sounds of gunfire and she being an element of surprise is why she was able to kill the terrorists, as they had Jack and Cole pinned down. Glad probation officer is dead now if someone will just off Dana.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  262. Felecia

    Chloe is the man! Sort of. I love this show! last night 's show was awesome. The Dana plot twist was exciting. She looked so creepy walking around with that flashlight. Someone please explain why this is the last season. I hope Jack lives forever (with his sexy voice).

    March 23, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  263. Integrity101

    Best show on TV! Can't believe Fox is considering letting it go!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  264. Chyron

    Hell Yeah!!!! This show, the writers, the actors are all great!!!! I don't care if it's the same mole in CTU routine all the time.....the writers are talented enough to twist it up every time! I love it.

    Say it ain't so....this is the last season?????

    March 23, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  265. Robert Leal

    This is one of those TV shows that would be great on the big screen.

    I started watching 24 a few seasons ago and got hooked.

    The writing and the acting is brilliant.

    Keep up the great work.

    This last episode with Chloe was a perfect story line.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  266. Maggie

    Amazing Chloe, love for the probation officer, annoying yes, but smart in his work, he knew Dana was the one he needed to nail, as for Dana, her storyline is twisted at best....had forgotten about Rene and what an aim.......have to say, Hastings started out as a jerk, but he has come around to the point where, okay, a standup guy...can't wait to find out the how of the Dana and terrorist connection and maybe, just maybe Taryn will not be the *** we see him as now.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  267. suzan

    great show,
    finally something is happening.You still have to get rid of Dana.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  268. Tom from Arizona

    RHBD productions is exactly right. It does not add up. There are real gaps in the story line. But hell if I'm going to miss it next week! Whatever 24's flaws are, I'm hooked!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  269. eric bellamy

    I think the show is great , I love it.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  270. sam

    Just wondering if Tony Almedia is coming up this season

    March 23, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  271. Vallary

    It was dragging for a while then the last 5 mins it got good. I thought the shoot out wouldn't never it. I want the old 24 back where you didn't know what was going to happen and it held you the show. I hope Jack will come back and head up CTU.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  272. Jimmy

    I thought last night's episode was kinda slow until the last 10 minutes or so. "HELL YEAH CHLOE" was exactly my reaction when she pulled that gun. I never saw the Dana thing coming and am waiting to see what Jack does to her to find out what she knows about the terrorists (most likely in the next 3-4 episodes!). Let's hope next week provides some more twists to this really good season so far!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  273. John T

    This is a great series and should be continued.
    I love the suspense.
    Dana, I should have suspected.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  274. Pam W.

    Wow! i didn't see that coming. Dana is a homegrown terriorist and traitor, LOL! Poor Cole, he doesn't deserve this...

    March 23, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  275. Tony Z

    Got hooked to the show last season...I am definetly entertained

    March 23, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  276. Joe

    Dana's character makes no sense. If she was this badass, cold blooded killer who would kill a COP in the middle of CTU, what was with the hesitation in killing kevin and the other guy in the middle of no where with little chance of getting caught?
    It seems as if the writers got to this point and realized a sub-optimal story line and tried to make a quick fix.

    I do enjoy the show, but this whole sub-plot is really dragging down an otherwise enjoyable season

    March 23, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  277. ivonne

    I LOVED this episode and I just Love the show... This episode was truely awesome!! Chloe has always been my favorite next to Jack, and she totally ruled this episode. But seriously, the twist with Dana? True, I didn't see that one coming, but it almost feels like they inserted that twist due to lack of "twists". Because if she was truely working with the terroist from the beginning, she would't have dealt with the stupid nonsense her ex-boyfriend brought?? She would have called one of those terrorist and had them done in right there and then!!! I mean really, they go and kill others very easily how easy would it have been to get rid of those two bimbos!! That's why I find it hard to believe that was there all along!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  278. Lisa

    Hell yea Chloe! Last night's episode rocked. I have been watching "24" since it first started and have loved Chloe's character and last night was the best. I Love watching "24" and I have a hard time sleeping afterwards because you never know what is going to happen. Keep up the good work.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  279. Jack Rules

    Good episode! Yeah, the plot has holes in it big enough to walk through, but come on's TV! Instead of picking the plot to pieces, I just go with the flow and I was pretty entertained by last night's episode. Chloe rocks! Glad to see Renee back and that annoying paroll officer wasted. Dana the mole? It will be interesting to see how the writers put this one together. 24 RULES!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |

    love "24". My brother turned me on to it second season. Sadly, he passed away last January. He always said "If they only listened to Jack, the show would only be on one night!" Fortunately, they don't and we get a whole season.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  281. Wayne in the Soo

    How could I tell the show was awesome? My wife, who enjoys the show but not the gore, was going OMG for about a full 5 minutes after it ended. First time she has ever done this to 24. Brilliant epi.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  282. 24 Finatic

    24 is awsome!!!!!!!! For everyone just jumping into the show, you wont appretiate it as much. You must start with Episode 1 of the season. You wont be dissapointed. Love You Jack!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  283. trina

    Loved it!!!!! Love me some Cloe! Loved the "not good with praise".
    But how could Dana, go work for CTU with such a shady past and false identity!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  284. Jeff

    Fantastic! Now they can kill off Dana at some point. I bet her boyfriend Ortega ends up doing it.
    I do agree that the writers must have just changed horses midstream. The character that they were portraying isn't the same one that they showed last night.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  285. tim

    The whole probation officer thing really bugged the hell out of me. How many probation officers are going to practically force their way into CTU in the middle of the night, and stick around once they know there's a national security crisis going on? Especially since he was just trying to find some probation scum. Isn't that something that would normally wait for business hours?

    March 23, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  286. R

    24 was great the last 2 weeks.. but still there are a few unanswered questions... How can a person like Dana get employed in the CTU after a dark background.. Do CTU not believe in background checks when every small organization here does a background check/fingerptinting check?
    And Renne reaching the spot on time to save Jack.. CTU cannot get to them nor can the NYPD but Renne got there in minutes.. that was a little hard to digest. It was good to see Chloe finally getting acknowledged for her efforts...

    March 23, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  287. BR

    shocking CTU "taken out" Again – who would ever work there? BTW – what government office has anyone ever seen that looks like CTU? and is staffed by models? If you find it my SF171 is ready

    March 23, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  288. dopple

    Think about the Renee situation people. If you were even in the area you would have heard the gun shots. Chloe gave her a general location. With that much shooting going on, it wouldn't be hard to pinpoint a location. Dana will get what she deserves!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  289. andy

    I'd like to respond to the guy saying Renee showing up out of nowhere was weak. Generally assault rifle fire is pretty loud, and seeing as the fire fight lasted about 30+ minutes I think she had enough to go on to find them

    March 23, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  290. guest

    Love 24, but since the show has run so long twists like the "dana is working for the terrorists" fail to surprise. I was not in the least bit shocked. There is always someone on the inside working for these terrorists. It annoyed me how long it took to come to light and really ruined many episodes since we had to deal with that stupid dana subplot. I truly hope this will be the final television season and a movie will follow. I think the movie would Jack Bauer justice and would serve as a fitting end to a wonderful show and amazing characters. It's time to let 24 go. I mean how many more times can Jack dodge death or can there be a "double agent" no one knows about? It's losing steam fast!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  291. Aimable

    Great episode last night! At least i can start looking forward to the next episode now....

    March 23, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  292. JS

    Awesome, awesome... Watching since season 1 and never saw that coming! Dana a terrorist??? Can't wait until next weeks episode!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  293. JackBauerRocks

    Definitely didn't see the "Dana Switch" coming–and yes–I have wanted to strangle her since day one–soooo annoying–but maybe she's a double agent? who knows....sure we haven't had the last plot twist this season...

    March 23, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  294. Chrissy

    I just figured that the terrorists knew where Jack and Cole were but, they didn't know Renee was there and she had the advantage to just picke them off one by one. They never saw her coming. It was kind of corny that Renee was able to find them so easily but, whatever moves the story along. Didn't see Dana working with the terrorists coming. My husband and I were like WTF!!!!! She hasn't acted like she was involved with such a sophisticated operation this whole time. She was such a ditz, always with her head up her a$$, making stupid decisions. Now I'm supposed to believe she's a te3rrorist. Great cover if that was the idea.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  295. wonderland

    The "24" line of the year – from Chloe of course – "Don't do praise well".
    Love it!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  296. leahann22

    Great show, the hour goes too fast. As for D, don't watch it if you don't like it chill dude, it's TV FGS.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  297. lynda garcia

    I really enjoyed the show last night except for the dana sub plot twist.
    As for the blogger Kris, this is not journalism 101. This is for loyal fans and not so loyal ones who happens to enjoy good television instead of the mindless reality shows on the boob tube. Lighten up!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  298. Lanie

    Great great show! Chloe rocks! It's about time she got some air time on this show. Now we know about Dana but another writer made sense. Why didn't she get her terrorist cohorts to eliminate Kevin and his lackey? And Renee took out the snipers with a hand gun while Jack and Cole spent an hour with machine guns shooting and getting
    nowhere. And how the heck did she find them??? Ah, such is 24 and why you have to suspend belief from time to time. Great episode.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  299. LeppFan83

    Oh yeah, and also....I have to give myself a pat on the back and an 'I Told You So' on the Dana subplot. Either this is the way the writers have had it going all along or they saw the fans moaning about the horrible character development and switched it up for us. But either way I definitely called it last week! Death to Starbuck!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  300. D

    Seriously, can't these writers think of anything more original than "The Mole Inside CTU" routine?
    I was so excited by last weeks episode and thought they were going to really turn the corner after a lackluster season, but they completely fell apart with that weak "mole" garbage again. It is clear this show is beyond struggling.
    It was like they threw a dart and it landed on "CTU Mole." C'mon, first CTU lets her in with her checkered past and FALSE IDENTITY, then she turns out to be a cold blooded killer despite letting her boyfriend and his buddy smack her around. I mean really? I am all for suspending my belief for the enjoyment of the show, but that was beyond ridiculous...and yes, I realize I am using ridiculous when talking about 24.
    And relax people, no need to have a meltdown, I am entitled to my opinion. Although I am shocked anyone could think that Dana thing was anything more than a cop-out.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  301. LeppFan83

    AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!! My DVR was (unknowingly) full and NOT recording and I didn't realize it until 30 minutes into the show!!! I came in when Chloe was locked in the server room. I just KNOW I missed SO much! But the last 30 minutes were fantastic! Does anyone know – is theis 100% – absolutely – completely – no turning back – the last season of 24 or is there a chance for another?
    oh – and btw – I also have a red swingline stapler on my desk! Long Live Milton (cause his new character is dead – lol)

    March 23, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  302. Richard Eliazlde

    It was a great show, loved how Chole stood up to all that were against her trying to get everything back on line. Only part that was sad was the shooting and missing each time the FBI and Jack shooting at the bad guys. And yes I agree with everybody we now have a good reason to hate Dana.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  303. Dave Yaeck

    And to all of you 24 haters you all can now kiss Jack's BUTT. I knew that Dana was in on this. But I don't think it's just her. Look for Rob Weiss to also be a part of it. AND ALL POINTS lead back to ...... President Charles Logan.... This is HIS revenge!!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  304. 24 Forever!

    HELL YEAH CHLOE !!! My girl! OMGoodness! Dana is with the Terrorist! Who would have thought? But knew something wasn't right with her when she "claimed" she was going to turn herself in but Cole miraculously talked her out of it ๐Ÿ™‚ But there's always been someone in CTU that is with the other side – just didn't figure it to be her annoying a$$. Now I know why I've been watching since season 1! Way to go 24!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  305. sence

    loved it- again – toooooo good to miss- like presidents wife- a lot- very strong – & jack is great

    March 23, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  306. LALA

    I came back from work around 2AM. My husband and I stayed up to washed this episode. the last 2 min were so shocking, I had to replay them again. I always love the show. Dana totally deceived me, I can not wait for the next show.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  307. artrain

    The show was spot on! Jack is in command, when he says, "move slow", you move slow. The first guy shot took it upon himself to give the order "MOVE". Bad idea. Then the other guy, "I'm going to go and save him". Jack gave him a direct order not to go and explained that if he went out there, he would be shot. Chloe pulling that gun on the NSA guy was SWEET!
    I feel bad for Cole because not only has he sacrificed his career to help Dana with the Kevin cover up, now we know she is working with the terrorist!
    By the way, who is in charge of the vetting process to get hired at CTU?

    March 23, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  308. Arlene Hoffman

    LOVED IT! The BEST eposide so far. I was getting sick of Chloe and her scowling, but she has redeemed herself. Could not stand Dana before but now I loathe her with reason! Want to see Renae and Jack live happily ever after ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 23, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  309. Matt

    This season should silence any and all critics that are saying that 24 has run its course and needs to go away. This is one of the best seasons that I have watched and it only gets better each and every week! Keep kicking tail Jack!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  310. taxlady

    Fantastic! I was BLOWN away! Finally that Dana turned out to be worthless after all but kudos for offing the parole guy which couldn't have come at a better time. Chloe can be very 'OUT OF THE BOX' but she was OVER THE TOP and it was great! She's not Jack #1 fan for nothing. Hopefully things are on track and we can continue to move forward at this rate of speed

    March 23, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  311. 24 Fan

    Great Show Last Night! How did Dana's Phone work to call the terrorist if all the com devices were taken out including cell phones...Did she call them on the backup cell phones the NSA delivered? If so, she is so caught. If not this is a writing blunder just like Renee's rescue of Jack. Liked it but come on....I too thought these trained snipers can't shoot. The a 9 mm took out everyone in 4 shots.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  312. AJ

    Last night's show was awesome. I have been watching 24 since the beginning and it never fails to disappoint me. Chole was a bad B@#@h last night. Loved her. I should have known that Dana was on the terrorist side when she would not agree with Chloe. I mean why would she want them to be able to surveil the river. It was a trip, I can't wait until next week.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  313. Jack (my real name, no joke)

    I recently got my wife hooked on the show "24" when she bought me seasons 1 and 2 on DVD (I already had seen them as well as the others) but couldn't find season 3. Bummer.

    Anyway, I got her hooked after one or two episodes and now she's BEGGING me to watch it when it comes on (thank goodness for DVR for the times we cannot be there!). She TRULY hates Dana now. She kept saying, over and over again, how STUPID she was in the first place, but last night's episode sealed the deal (I agreed with her, just dont' tell her I did... I'll NEVER hear the end of it). ๐Ÿ™‚

    It's too bad that this is the last season. I hope they do go ahead with the movie that's been rumored. That would be the coupe de grace for the show (sequals that don't suck would also be good).

    March 23, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  314. crissie pie

    this show is awesome!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  315. Steve

    Hell yeah this show rocked! I'm so glad the Dana subplot finally became interesting!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  316. Sir Lord

    It never fails to amaze me how a talented cast and producers bring about a show that is well-put together with subplots and innovative twists and turns! Kudos to all involved with this GREAT show!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  317. Bauer Hour Fanatic

    Loved the show!!! Chloe took me back to season three when she had the M4 and opened fire on the terrorist. Obviously all the time around Jack is rubbing off on her. Jack got himself into a real pickle this week. He's extremely lucky those rounds hit his vest. And I did not see the Renee to the rescue plot coming. How was she able to locate them that fast? Finally, the Dana plot is unfolding. I kind of seen this coming. What is she doing with a pistol w/ a silencer? On top of that, the terrorists have got the rods one block away from the U.N.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
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  319. kaye

    Loved it! I was hoping that there was more to Dana than just her annoyance, and now there is. But you forgot to mention the return of Renee!!! I'm so happy Chloe called her, and that Renee escaped Jack's apartment and shot the guy before he could shoot Jack! Things are moving along on "24"!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  320. Kris

    Does anyone acutally proofread any of these articles anymore? Are proper punctuation and spelling no longer desirable attributes of journalism? Or, rather, is it assumed that those of us who care to read the Entertainment section from time to time are simply not cerebral enough to know the difference?

    March 23, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  321. Paul

    Great episode! I knew the one officer with Jack was toast ....kinda like being a Security Guard on the original Star Trek.
    I'm sorry about the other guy dying trying to save him. Just goes to show you that you should ALWAYS listen to Jack,lol.
    Can't wait till next week!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  322. Tab

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't wait to get on here today and make my comments. This episode had me on my toes all night. I couldn't wait to see it and it delivered last night at 110%. I had a migraine watching it but forgot all about it b/c the show was just that great. I am so glad the idiot probation officer is gone. He irritated the crap out of me. Chole is one bad *****!! She is the #1 Bauerite. She definitely deserves a "Hell Yeah!" As for Dana I still hate her but I'm glad she axed the probation officer. But to see her actually working for the terrorists was beyond shocking. I knew something had to come out of her stupid character but I didn't think it would be this. As for Renee' maybe since she and Jack are supposed to be an item she will finally act like the Renee we like and not the depressed woman she has become. She really showed up and did what needed to be done. Good job Renee!! I can't wait for next week. This show is finally doing what it needs to do to keep my attention. Until next week...

    March 23, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  323. Dan

    Finally Dana makes sense! Been watching since Season 1 and I should have seen a twist like that coming, but I think the writers did such a good job making her annoying that I never expected her to be working with the terrorist!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  324. RHBD Productions

    I'm still trying to figure out the "Dana helping the terrorists" plot swerve. It just doesn't make sense to me. It doesn't fit with the way her character has acted at all this season. If she was working with the terrorists, why not have them take out Kevin when he was hounding her? Couldn't she have said to them "Hey, this guy's about to blow my cover, you gotta do something"? And if she was working with the bad guys, why would she be on the verge of basically turning herself in (right before the EMP)? It's not adding up to me...

    March 23, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  325. Dana

    Last weekโ€™s episode was awesome, this week was awesome up until the end. I hate Dana Walsh. Her sideline story was irritating and annoying and now she is involved with the terrorists?! I wasn't surprised or shocked because her character is just a waste of time. I liked how Renee saved Jack at the end but they just found out Jack's location and within a minute Renee was there. Jack's apartment would have had to be across the street for her to get there in time! I think my problem is that last weekโ€™s episode was amazing I had my hopes up that it was going to be just as good or better. If they would just get rid of Dana Walsh this season would be so much better!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  326. SlickRick

    Great show. Only weak part was Renee showing up out of nowhere to "save the day". No one knew where Jack/Cole were in the 4 sq mile waterfront area, but she found him in like 2 minutes? And... Jack and crew (as well as the baddies) couldn't hit the broadside of a barn with their machine guns and sniper rifles, but she killed all of 'em with like 4 shots? Puh-lease, that was a bit much. But, all in all, a quality show!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  327. JP

    Great, great show last night! The last two weeks have delievered, and I cannot wait for next Monday. We finally have a great reason to "hate" the Dana character. "Holy Crap" was my response when I found out she was working for the terroists. Keep up the great work, 24!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |

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