April 6th, 2010
09:30 AM ET

TV Recap: The one Jack didn't save on '24'

"24": Day 8 - 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Welcome back Bauerites. I must confess, the limits of my "24" fandom were pushed to the brink last night. I was faced with the daunting choice between watching Jack Bauer's heart-stopping race against time to thwart a terrorist plot, or tune in to a classic "David versus Goliath" battle for the NCAA basketball championship.

Needless to say, the repercussions of making the wrong choice would be huge. After all, if I miss an episode of "24," I'm just not a fun guy to be around. On the other hand, I like college basketball and this match-up just can't be missed.

Well, you know exactly where my loyalties lie. I dutifully watched the two hours of Bauer power and then made the switch to see exactly how things played out with Duke versus Butler. As a result, I hit the jackpot TWICE! A fantastic, super-sized episode and an unforgettable NCAA men's basketball final all in the same night.

But without further ado, let's talk "24."

First of all, the show got moving quickly, and it was an amazing two-hour ride. There were many moments worth mentioning, such as Jack's call to President Taylor to warn her of the betrayal in her midst. I had a good feeling about the discovery delivering some fun for me as a viewer, and it certainly did.

The president was passing out smackdowns, and Rob Weiss was at the front of the line. Since this guy has been on my list, it was delightful to see him get what he deserved. A small part of me agreed with Weiss and Brucker, and we could argue that they (kind of) saved the city, but their underhanded plot wasn't the way to go.

Now, let's talk about Dana Walsh. Bauerites the world over have serious issues with this character for all she's put us through. Katee Sackhoff (who plays Walsh) would have a hard time getting a warm coat in a snow storm, or a spot under an umbrella in a torrential downpour if we had anything to do with it. This actually means she has done something right on the show. Last night, my hatred swelled to unprecedented levels as she tried to escape CTU and its inept security force (seriously?), and that means she's doing a fine job in the role. That "fine job" line was hard to type just now. Nice work Ms. Sackhoff. I'll just stop there.

Meanwhile, for all the readers who were asking for more "blog-love" for President Hassan (played by Anil Kapoor) - it starts here. But as you know, it also ends here. From his impassioned pleas to Mrs. Hassan as he prepared to give himself up, to the moments that led to his demise, these were just more examples of the terrific efforts Kapoor has turned in all season. Whether he's on camera for four minutes or forty seconds, his scenes have been compelling performances time after time.

Now, raise your hand if you actually believed Jack would save him, because I did too. As Jack and Renee made their way into the apartment building, you could feel the tension building to unprecedented levels. I thought the entire situation played out as one of the season's finest, and the writers gave us more than we could absorb. Renee noticing the blonde wig on the floor and being first to pull the trigger as her life depended on it was riveting and well done.

The show was chock full of jolting moments like this one, but to see President Hassan sitting there with his throat cut as the pre-recorded video played on the monitor was shocking, to say the least. More than that, it was clever and really got to me.

Speaking of clever, I wouldn't feel right about this blog not mentioning Chloe's work running the operation. Her quick analysis of the small details along the way were great to watch, and I believe Chloe could figure out exactly how Stonehenge was built if we gave her some computers and about 45 minutes to work out the math.

"24" was dead on last night. These two hours were arguably the finest of the season, and that momentum has been building for more than a month with great show after great show. For all the grumbling along the way, "24" has delivered repeatedly in recent weeks, and as I changed the channel to see the ending of "David versus Goliath", I was satisfied and spent.

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

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  1. Jay NYC

    @ Dereyck Moore

    You choose now to praise Anil Kapoor's performance? He was magnificent from the start of this season. For whatever bulls**t reason you chose not to acknowledge him earlier. Maybe because he's an international actor, I'm not sure. But what I am sure of is that, he was brilliant, and the “24” nation will miss him abundantly. Thank you Anil!

    He should be in line for an Emmy consideration for outstanding supporting actor in a drama or miniseries.

    April 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jay NYC

    Anil Kapoor deserves a consideration for best supporting actor in a drama or mini-series

    April 8, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mr. Pleasant

    Dang, this episode got me remembering Edgar's death. Im a grown man and still tearing up over that, lol. Great episode!!!

    April 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Adam

    I have to agree that the two hour episode of 24 was the climax to the entire season. I think the final ten minutes of the show gave me the same feelings I felt when Ryan Chapelle had to be killed by Jack (That entire episode was arguably the greatest piece of cinematography in T.V. History). Of course the part that is brilliant on both the death of President Hassan and Ryan Chapelle is the silent ticker that closes out the episode. I have always loved the fact that it leaves you hanging and gives endings you don’t expect.

    Now for the controversy. I believe it was irresponsible of the writers to use a “previous recording” in a show that’s foundation is “real-time”. If you time the event from when Hassan’s captor says “I will take care of this now” to when the feed starts it is merely 30 seconds. I think they should have claimed it was a tape delay or something of the sort, or even added more suspense by them stopping the terrorists and getting to Hassan in his final seconds (not sure the network would air such a thing).

    Still love the show, still think it was great drama and suspense, but think that is controversial to use a time shift.
    Lastly, How easy is it to infiltrate CTU? Really?

    April 7, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CopyThat

    I have hated Dana's character all along, but she revived – she has the BEST evil looks ever!! I wish I could give go-to-he$$ looks like that! 🙂 Also – remember immunity was only agreed upon if Hassan was found alive.

    April 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kimberly

    In honor of Jack Bauer and the 24 series, my husband and I are going to purchase a black Chevy Suburban and get a vanity plate that states, "COPY THAT". We arecompletely serious!

    It's been a fantastic ride these years watching 24. It's the only big thing to look forward to in January up here in Michigan! Silly but true, we anticipate Monday nights and occasionally throw a '24' party for like minded friends and watch the show together. Monday was fantastic!

    April 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jay

    COME ON! I love this show...BUT....not this season. If Dana Walsh suddenly directed the car into the parking structure JUST AFTER learning an ambush was waiting...HOW COULD THE BLUE CAR BE WAITING THERE!? AND there was only two exits? How could the blue car leave....and even if it did....why couldn't they track it just like they were tracking the SUV the WHOLE TIME. Uch, horrible.

    April 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steve

    Makes you wish the name of the show was "48" instead of "24".
    Alot of people are really gonna miss Jack and company. Thanks for the Days of excitement................

    April 7, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. kba

    Absolutely loved the show! I was getting a little bored with the earlier episodes and wondered if the writers weren't slowing down in their efforts to keep us on the edge of our seats but not with this last show. And I was totally shocked that President Hassan did not survive. In fact, I saw an interview with Anil Kapoor on the Today Show and when he was asked if he would be reprising his role of Pres. Hassan next season he very coyly said something like, "You never know. That's a possibility." I was miffed! I was sure this should have been a spoiler alert and I went into viewing "24" thinking that Hassan was going to survive because of the way Mr. Kapoor answered the question. What a shock to me when he actually died. Well done Mr. Kapoor! You totally get "24". I agree his performances were riveting and I'm just thrilled that he played along so as not to give away what was a brilliant end of that episode. Loved it!

    April 7, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. theboxman

    Another mole. Really? It bored me.

    Dana's back coming back to haunt her was good. A reason for someone to be manipulated without being a mole, and then damn she is a mole also.

    Why are there cellphones in CTU? Everyone that has one is a mole. It made me glad that the show is ending.

    President Hassan – the reason for all the chases has been great. Plenty of reasons for twists and turns without a mole. You never knew if he was over the line or his own people where against him. I was glad when he did not live it showed that the writers where willing to kill off someone we liked and made us feel sad. Jack Bauer does not always win is exciting.

    April 7, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. CJM

    The show was absolutely fantastic. It was troubling see President Hasan in death as he has been a charm and presidential throughout the "day." Dana Walsh has also been great to watch. The actress has done a great job in her role and has kept me on the edge of my seat once her turncoat acting was revealed. And Jack: Don't go. Come back for a few more "days." Life won't be the same without you.

    April 7, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |

    I can't wait for this show to be over!
    Year after year the same plot "Traitors" at the highest levels of goverment and the "CTU" . I guess their background and secruity levels were never checked, remember "NINA" season one!!

    April 7, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Lori

    I want to know when CTU is going to find the rotting corpse of the parole officer in the "filing cabinet". It's amazing how they turned this season around from being a stupid Renee driven vechicle to being an absolutely riveting back-on-track series. Howard Gordon is to be commended for doing a great job of EPing. And the directtor is equally phenomenal.

    April 7, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. JS

    RE:daryl cox April 6th, 2010 10:03 am ET

    Hate that the series is ending, but look forward to a possible movie. I do, however, believe the movie should be 24 hours in length! With a couple of sequels!
    Despite the false rumors, the show wasn't canceled. The producers elected to end the run – much like Seinfeld, Friends, any successful series. Except- there will DEFINITELY be movies. That's why they're ending the tv show. And the idea that Daryl Cox had above is the best I heard. There should be 10 movies– 8 150 minute movies and 2 120 minute movies produced... all to make up a FULL DAY- to stay true to the series!!! GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey: Harry Potter had 8 and they were all great!! Why not 10- 24 movies???

    April 7, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. 24 fan

    24 show cannot end..

    If I have to spend 100m dollars to bribe fox to keep it..

    or give fox all the moeny they could ever make on adverts i will..

    but this just cannot stop...

    I think 24 fans should set up a fund to keep this show running....

    as the show gives 24 fans an experience that money cannot and will not stop

    Who is with me on this one..


    can someone set that up?

    April 7, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
    • sroy812

      Yep, the show must be kept alive. Let's start an online campaign or something to make it a reality.

      September 30, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  16. notmoving

    The only pertinent questions in each season of 24 are: who's the traitor in CTU and how will CTU be this time? And why is it the terrorists always seem to follow Jack around? He's in LA for 6 years, the terrorists attack LA for 6 years. Jack's in Washington, the terrorists oblige him by setting up shop there, too. Now the whole party is in NYC – how very convenient for them all. Hey, if I were an international terrorist this season I'd be euphoric with this news: "Bauer is in NYC, my brothers! Great! Los Angeles is OURS!!!"

    April 7, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. Ejaazi

    Last night was great. But it seemed like it could have been the end of the season. Where are they going now? Why is Logan coming back? As for Dana, she played a great part, but getting off like that stinks. Maybe Chloe will take care of her! All in all, great show, decent season and I can't wait for the movie. Hasan getting killed was a little different for once. And what will the POTUS do about the traitors? Stay tuned!

    April 7, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. Dana "I'll choke your a$$" Walsh

    Possibly the most intense 2 hrs in some time. The Hassan execution was both shocking and surprising. Dude did a good job. Dana talking in that crazy voice was very disturbing. That chick loooooks crazy as heck. I hate to see it end only to cram the show into a movie will really suck. I agree to let Cole be the new lead if Jack and Renee wanna settle down , or bring back his old partner Chase that was dating his daughter. Then we can get a cameo of Jack may be.

    April 7, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  19. JR

    I don't understand how it could be a pre-recorded video in a real-time themed show, when we saw him alive MINUTES before the transmission began – a transmission that lasted like half the episode. It would only work if it was live as said, but delayed by a few minutes. The killer did not seem to be one of the people killed by Jack when he entered the room – so how did they miss anyone leaving the building, if he only could have left while the building was being monitored by people on the ground AND the drones?

    24 is an entertaining show, but you really have to put your brain on the back burner for it.

    April 7, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
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  21. Donna

    Awesome episode! One of the best this season... I was shocked that President Hassan got killed, really did not see that coming.. Which is why the show is so great. I have been a fan since the very beginning and will truly miss the show and KF. Now what to do on Monday nights? No more Jack Bauer (heavy sobs)....

    April 7, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  22. xyzwanda

    The show was on FIRE! I

    April 7, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  23. Ed

    Last night's show was absolutely brilliant. I was blown away by the plot twists and suspense created by the writers. Although it was to be expected, It was disheartening to see the end of Hassan. Kapoor did a terrific job every time he was on screen. Kapoor's last speech was so convincing, I thought for a second even Samir would start to believe in the peace agreement. Too many good moments last night to mention.

    I've enjoyed this entire season, but last night was by far the best episode of season 8. It's very unfortunate that they've decided to cancel the show. I'll look forward to the movie, but Mondays will never be the same without 24.

    I just hope they do the show justice by giving all the characters a fitting end.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Tina

    Last night's show was not just a great "24". It was great television, period. For all aspiring t.v./movie writers, last night's episode should be required viewing. Terrific structure, timing, plot manipulation...it never let the audience go. Great writing; great shots too...kudos to the writers and the director.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  25. danicat2000

    I've never seen 24 until this season and the only reason I watched it this season is because I saw that Anil Kapoor was going to be on the show. I was so excited to see a famous Bollywood actor on American tv. So no one is more upset then me that he didn't make it out of last night's episode. I had quite the moment of shock and my heart sank to my toes when they busted in to see only a recording. I will continue to watch the show to see how it all plays out but it won't be the same without the very charming Anil Kapoor. I hope to see him and maybe other Bollywood actors on American tv again soon.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Rich in NJ

    Of course I thought Jack would save him. But it's also good to have a heroic Middle Eastern character in a show like 24, where many of the plots have lacked any good Arabs.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lee

    My husband and I always look forward to Monday night with Jack. Even our 3 children, who go upstairs to read when "24" comes on, are upset that the show has been cancelled. The acting is terrific and even if the plot is often predictable, it's the best show on TV.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. rip clark

    greatest 2 hours ever....
    super 24.....
    just want it to keep going...not end...

    April 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  29. BlackWodin

    Wow, wasn't expecting the Watchmen twist at the end there!

    Well done episode, sad to see Emil Kapoor go – he was a great actor on the show.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. terminator

    He is not dead, he is faking it.
    That was a body double (like Saddam purportedly had).

    April 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. ksoze

    Fantastic episode! This show will be SO missed.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  32. superk734

    I don't watch hardly any show on TV except 24, can't imagine it's going off. First of all, I have enjoyed reading all the comments except for about 5-6. Most of the times, peoples comments are unbelievable, but it was great sitting here for the last hour or so reading what others thought. What I love about this season is that in all the past shows, it was Renee who stood by and watch Jack do so many unquestionable things to other people, In the last season, when she assured that mother about her Kid (I think) and something happened where Jack ended up killing the kid or mother, (can't remember-don't watch the reruns), but I love how they started the show with Jack deciding to go with his daughter and just be a grandparent. What was great even thou I didn't like the Renee character, was when she turned into the "old" Jack where she cut the man's hands off. She has acted her butt off, as far as going crazy and turning into someone heartless. I do want to see Jack happy, he deserves it. I can't express all the things I love about the show. Jack and Chloe are the best and they deserve awards. I am sorry to see the show end, but as KS stated that he didn't get along with the "new owners of NBC" and for that, I can understand him wanting to leave. I would watch anything with Jack in it, Jack Baur, can never die. Great writers, good actors, and thank you for the last 8 years, Incredible!

    April 6, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Watson

    Worst season ever! Last night was the first decent episode. Problem with the whole stupid concept is that Hasan could have been KILLED anytime his head of security wanted to do him in!! No need for this stupid story line.... Actress that plays Dana Walsh is the worst actor I have seen on T.V.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  34. lkj;

    One of the best episodes in 24 history! My 16 and 12 year old watch it every monday with me and look foward to it every week. They both agree that Dana Walsh- or is it Jenny Scott is a snake and "knew something was up with her from the beginning". Cloe (excuse my spelling) always amuses us with her facial expressions- we say she looks like an 5 year old who got in trouble for stealing from the cookie jar. We will dearly miss 24!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  35. O C

    This season was kind of a downer, but last night made it all worth it. Thank goodness for DVRs–I rewound and watched Dana's escape attempt a couple times. Great action!

    April 6, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  36. English

    I'm a die hard fan of 24. I have been since the VERY beginning. I was getting bored with this season but the last 4 episodes...WOW!! and then then last night! I was so happy with the episode but the silent clock at the end...those get me every time!!!! I'm gonna miss my hero Jack!

    April 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sue

    Definitely last night's show ROCK!!! I cant believe we are gonna lose yet another great show, what happen? Doesnt faithful fans deserve to save this show from cancellation!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  38. D8taman

    Toward the end I was thinking, "Here we go, the good guys always save the day at the last second. I wonder what would happen if they actually didn't get there in time." Well, I guess we are going to find out. Thanks, 24.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Pete

    Don't know what was worst last night, sitting on the edge of my seat to see what happens next or to watch my wife going through the whole show on her roller coaster ride as the show went through it's paces. It makes the whole experience that much better. Thanks 24!

    April 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. VnVet

    Please don't cancel 24

    April 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  41. randy

    Great show last night!
    I was hoping that Dana would catch one between the eyes but maybe next week.

    .I hope NBC or someone else pickes the show up.They would have a bunch of loyal 24 fans right behind it.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Joe Rioux

    Dereyck Moore:

    I can't believe you spent so much time and energy gushing about a T.V. show. How old are you, anyway?

    To paraphrase Shatner: "It's just... a T.V. show!"

    Hope they pay you well.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Been there

    The Russians have to be important.

    Russians provided the nuclear material and the diplomatic appearance suggests that they've been behind the whole thing from the beginning.

    That's where this is going.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Hoesteffa

    Was hoping Hastings would let Ortiz put a bullet in Dana's head when he found out she played him and was involved with the terrorist plot.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. CosmosHuman

    Keith...Palmer is dead.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  46. CosmosHuman

    The show "Southland" went to TNT; maybe "24" will follow.

    24 is a show my 74 y/o mother lives for.

    I have been watching 24 ever since season one, and am hooked big time.

    This season is very exciting, bringing Logan back to deal with the Russians.

    There were so many time I wanted to be a character on the show, maybe in another life.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Eric

    I really hope Jack slow tortures and kills Dana. It would be the perfect reward for having us suffer for so long with this awful side story her completely illogical terrorist character that they've made her into.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Marie

    It's unreal that a great show like 24 is going off while all these so-called reality shows with "actors/actresses" showing off their 'daily" routines and kids is all they have to offer (Good Wife, Damages, Nurse Jackie exempted, of course).

    I guess I'll go back to listening to the radio on Mondays.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  49. S Adkins

    The writers of 24 have kept my husband and I glued to our seats throughout the show's run. Of course, we are sad our favorite drama has to end, but we can't wait for the movie version! Mr. Sutherland and "Chloe" - you have touched our hearts with your portrayals of real CTU hereos who work behind the scenes to keep our country safe! You should be very proud of what the writers, producers, actors, crew, and directors of 24 have accomplished! There is nothing on TV that comes anywhere near 24 in terms of excellence. God bless you, and the rest of the 24 cast!

    April 6, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Deb

    I watched this on my DVR around midnight. So glad I didn't read this first! What a show! It's about time Dana got her due. I hope they really stick it to her, and her smelly red-neck probation stalker too. Bringing back Logan is just gross. I'd rather see David Palmer come back from the dead.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Dave

    Great blog, awesome show, just one thing. Try not to spoil it for those who read CNN, but have to watch 24 on DVR! I knew by the tagline before I read the article (Because I hadn't seen the show yet) that Jack wouldn't save Hassan! NO SPOILERS next time please!

    April 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Keith

    Much better episode than what we've seen so far. The sad part is that our "high" will soon be a very low "low" with the return of everyone's worst character yet (the former President with no backbone). How could the writers have done such a great job with this latest episode only to return to the same one dimensional characters of year's past? If they had to bring back someone why not bring back President Palmer...after all, The Unit was recently cancelled! And don't tell me because he's dead.... Tony survived being killed off and he wasn't 1/2 as good as the nation's first black president!! So, I'll enjoy this feeling until next Monday.... knowing I'll be so disappointed in the new storyline.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Laurie

    very good show but i am now convinced that the actor who plays President Logan must be the producer's brother in law. he was one of the least likable actors ever on the show and makes me sick to have to watch him again. Terrible actor. Come on bring back the insurance dude it you must

    April 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Lloyd Lampton

    I Love this show . It"s like the real deal, please don't cancel this show.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  55. MikeMaz

    Freaking great episode and one of the best episode endings ever....

    April 6, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Trekkerchick15

    Great 24 last night! My boyfriend and I watched beathless as Jack and Renee entered that building, certain they were going to be (barely) on time to save President Hassan. Of course I knew they would make it in time because, well, it's Jack and he always wins in the end. Needless to say my jaw dropped when they entered the room and the tape kept rolling. I was completely devestated. All I wanted to do today was talk to people about what happened to Hassan, almost as if he was a real leader! I can't wait to find out what the final hours of 24 will be and hope, hope, hope they make a movie where Alison Taylor gets to slap some more people around 🙂

    April 6, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Bum

    I love this show. The only problem (besides CTU is totally inept) I have is when they switched the president from one car to another one in the parking lot. As soon as the Tahoe went into the building any police force or security force worth anything would cover both of the exits. No one gets in or out. But they were able to drive out without any problems after they discovered he wasn't in the car that crashed.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Mia

    Thanks to "Mimi" and "Mystery". I was soooooo mad at myself that I missed the first hour of the show last night.

    Really hate to see 24 goes away. Don't know what I am going to do on Monday nights after May 24. Monday night will never be the same...

    April 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sourabh

    It was very, very awesome.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Charles

    Loved it, but had this been 4 or 5 seasons ago Jack would have not given in and let Dana make demands. He would have MADE her talk.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  61. christian

    was that asif mandvi as one of the terrorists?

    April 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  62. andre

    The right wing nuts from FOX are making a terrible mistake by pulling the plug on this show. Horrible decision.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |

    THAT'S WHY YOU SHOULD GET A DVR!!!! I watched the whole basketball game then I watch the GREATEST ACTION SHOW EVER!!!!! Besides "Alias"....remember that show? So after I watched one of the greatest NCAA Championships ever & watched 2 great episodes of "24" and YES I thought he had saved President Hassan!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Pablo

    Guess I'm on the OUTSIDE.
    Everytime I watch this show it's always the same and I think I've seen it before.
    Won't miss it, tried to like it, formula is beaten to death.
    And then there's going to be a MOVIE?
    Think it will have yelling, whispering, explosions, sweating, running and wierd lighting?
    Mission Impossible with a clock.............

    April 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kokoal6

    This episode has inspired me to write a comment to the Blog...to put it simply it was AWESOME!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Warren

    OK, OK, I love the show, but some of the story lines were a bit thin...
    Dana wasn't vetted properly if she had another name, had been in prison and was able to get a secret/T.S. clearance. And the parole officer looking for her ex-boyfriend wandering around a facility where you needed a security clearance? Child – please!

    Try this on... Hassan's wife will secure the treaty with the U.S. and in so doing will become the next leader of her country. Jack is finally able to settle down – and with Rene.

    I wish Butler had been able to pull out the game, but "24" did Rock!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Erin

    fantastic episode!

    I would have watched it for hours!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  68. david valderama

    Ladies and gentlemen.......................... "Copy that"

    April 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. david valderama

    Don't be surprised if at the end, Jack and Chloe will live happily ever after.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  70. david valderama

    For those who doesn't know, Pres. Hassan is the Brad Pitt of India.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  71. kaye

    People need to quit saying that Renee is dirty! 🙂 I don't think so, partly because I love her and Jack together, and I don't want him to get hurt – physically or emotionally – if she were dirty. But also because I don't think that TPTB would go that route again. There's already one story where someone who is working for CTU, and is involved with someone, is a mole. And they did it with Nina. So I don't think they'd do it again. They could, obviously. But I don't think so.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Dawn38

    Another week of sitting at the end of my chair. Too bad about Pres. Hassan. What a wonderful actor he is. I so glad to see Rob & the general get their due. What's up with Pres. Logan being back?? It will truly be a sad day for me when this show ends. I've watched from the beginning-the best show on TV ever!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Adam

    That was possibly the best 2 hours of 24 period. Incredibly intense and always fast paced. It just didn't let up once.

    When Jack found the cell in the wrecked car I actually yelled and pointed at the TV because I knew Dana was going down. At that point it was a sure thing. And why is it that when someone gets caught and demands to only talk to Jack that they think they can make him dance? Jack runs the show. Look what happened to Nina when she thought she could pull the strings. I was hoping he'd just march in and pop off a shot in her kneecap or something.

    Having President Hassan die like that was definitely a shock. That was so not expected. They played that off so very well. Streaming it from a pre-recorded file was brilliant. I wonder by just how much they missed saving him.

    I liked the moment when President Taylor thanked Renee... it finally seemed to hit her that she might just be capable of doing something right. Kinda snapped her out of her self-pity party.

    I can't wait to see where this goes now... they're going to have to ratchet it up a notch or two more and last night set that bar pretty high.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Mimi

    Thanks 'Mystery' for providing me with that info (I was hoping someone would). It bothered me the whole day that I had missed the first hour of the episode. Yes – now I can't wait to see it, LOL mimi

    April 6, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Jerry

    How do the Russians fit? Good question. Remember that Dana said that she lost a lot of money when things went awry, but Jack could not get her to name the name. This means that there is a big time sinister operator that will surface who was manipulating the whole shebang. Stand by for action!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Pam Morgan

    Absolutely the greatest show of the season!!!! I certainly was shocked when Jack and Renee were not able to save President Hassan. It did give it the human element – to see that they cannot always save someone.

    I have been told that this will be the last season of 24. Say it isn't so!!! What are we Bauerites to do?

    April 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Andre

    I agree with the rest of the comments. Great show, but how does President Logan and the Russians fit into all of this?

    April 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  78. mike

    24 has been getting more ridiculous every season and this season is the worst. Better it die than continue with this inane drivel. The only reason I still watch it is so I know what Dave Barry is talking about in his 24 blog which is the only thing about 24 that I look forward to.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Cindy

    Last night was a great show. The 2 hours went by so quickly. I have a couple concerns. #1 – LOGAN #2 Now that Pres. Hassan was murdered, does that mean that Dana will be charged with treason?
    #3 – Is it just me, I have a feeling about Rene', anyone remember Nina???

    April 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Sad

    My thoughts and wishes are with all the actors past and present "who" has made this show a big serious success!!! I am really gonna miss "24" and Jack Baurer, saving the day. Last night was awesome folks, the NCAA B-b game was too.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  81. g-ross

    did anyone else see the name of the robot used to safe the bomb? iROBOT. Nice name plug Fox Entertainment. Great Great Great episode. I was just as sad with Prez Hassan's death as I was with Prez Palmer. Not as much but pretty freakin close. Anil Kapoor did a great job to make beleivers out of us. With both Lost and 24 ending... whats left?! :0(

    April 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Dizzy D

    No one seems to remember one thing about LAST season: Tony is still out there! I think HE is Dana's contact and has some moves left to use to get revenge on Jack and CTU. Maybe he's working with Renee . . .?

    April 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  83. steve io

    what a season, maybe one of the best. gotta admit, hated dana walsh but she turned out to be a great character. i really thought jack was gonna save hassan. sorta had a feeling that he would be killed though. too many episodes left...

    April 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Barbie from Hollywood, CA

    Not all episodes of "24" are equal – never have been; never can be. But I wouldn't miss one of them if I were on my death bed! And yes! We LOVED the one last night.

    I am sorry the show wasn't picked up for another season.

    While Sutherland may have been right when he said a big screen movie can allow the script and the characters greater flexibility, no matter how great the movie turns out to be, it won't be a different one every week... and having Jack Bauer to look forward to, will be a definite missing link in television's line-up.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  85. S.E. O'Neill

    I, too, will miss "24" if it goes away. Last night was sooo entertaining...we couldn't leave the episode. How can you cancel a series that has such a multi-age, huge fan base? Hope to see it next fall!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Becky

    Talk about an edge of your seat-heart pounding show!!! This show never lets me down. I will watch till the end!!!! And then some............

    April 6, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Janice T

    great show last night- and surprised that Jack didnt save the day – gave a bit of a wake up to a show that may be getting a little tired?

    April 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Johnnieg

    Why this program is not picked up by another network is a mystery .
    Someone one is pulling someones chain .
    It is a top 25 show, a money maker .
    Maybe it is Keifers personal life that did the show in .

    April 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Sandra

    AWESOME SHOW... last night was amazing. Can't believe this is the last season... We'll miss you Jack!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Mentos

    most shocking death to me is when Jack had to kill Curtis....that came out of nowhere.

    Unless your name is Jack Baurer, no on is safe on this show...including presidents as we have seen and are about to see.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  91. RALPH

    Hey People! It wil be in syndication (Ithink all ready is) and you'll be able to watch it all over again!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  92. OM

    This is the best show I have ever watched in my life! I am always looking forward to Monday nights. I have watched every episode from the beginning and each new season brings great expectations, which are usually fulfilled. I was sorry to see Hassan murdered last night. That was a shocker! But, I am just wondering if everyone remembers the relationship Jack had with Audrey. I wonder if she won't come back to spoil the relationship that Jack is forming w/ Renee, even though Audrey was supposedly in a catatonic state after being tortured looking for Jack. Maybe that will be in the movie. Can't wait for next week, but at the same time, I realize we are one week closer to the show ending. I wish FOX wouldn't pull the plug on this one!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Paul in AK

    I cant believe they killed Pres. Hassan. Great storyline, never expected to see Hassan dead, but a GREAT plot twist! As to his wife replacing him, maybe in the show but not the real world. it's a muslim country, another commenter said something about Pak., India, and Israel having a women leader but those are either(moslty) hindu or jewish states. Great acting by the cast but especially Anil Kapoor, the guy should get an emmy nod at least. A toast to the happy couple Renee and Jack! FINALLY. I think the little pep talk the pres gave Renee brought her back and instilled some confidence back in her. Great scene. I love the show, sorry to see it end, but I do think it's time to end it before it goes much further off the believablity. Love the blog and a chance on Tuesday to rehash all things Jack.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  94. phil

    Great show!!! It will be missed!!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  95. JG

    Loved it! Classic 24 had me on the edge of my seat and everyone Rocked. Loved the scene where Jack hemmed Renee up and Hastings calmly said very quietly "no Jack". Loving the reversal view on interrigations.... I will so miss 24 and Jack Bauer.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  96. jobaum

    Loved it! I am hooked and saddened to see it end!

    I was abit surprized at the death at the end but it was definately something they built up.....

    April 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Ms. Freida

    All I can say is wow! The end was unbelievable. Great recap Dereyck.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  98. John

    Fox you have cartoons Sunday night and take 24 off the air?
    Boy are you dumb.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  99. 24FAN

    24 is one of my favorite shows. Can't believe this is the last season.
    Last nights show was thrilling as ever. Gonna miss it...

    April 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Mary

    I couldn't believe that Hassan wasn't saved. But, I think a lot of commenters are forgetting that Dana's immunity was conditional based on the SAFE return of Pres. Hassan. I'm fairly certain this won't count as safe. The whole deal goes out the window. I saw Jack goes first, then Cole, then Renee, then whoever wants what's left.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Linda

    Love, love, loved the show. Two hours felt like 24 seconds. It was so compelling. I will miss this show when it's not here, but I will cherish every second until it's off. I hope, really hope that they make a movie out of 24 and that they don't forget to put Chloe in it.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Uncle Joe

    I am so sorry that 24 will not be returning next season. With most of the networks featuring reality shows and other "junk" 24 will be missed by viewers who still enjoy quality entertainment.

    By the way, I DVR the show and haven't seen it yet....so I didn't read all of the story or comments. I want to be surprised.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  103. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    Last night episodes deserves to win a few Emmy's. Writing, directing, acting, it was all on point. Can't wait to get home and watch it again.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Queen

    Hey I agree with Jeff in Parma, bring back all the great evil characters . . .like Sherry!! Remember her, she was one of my favs!
    Last night was great, but, I hate to admit that I actually feel asleep, thank god, I recorded it. I wasn't bored. I hate that 24 is going to end, this is my absolute favorite show. I love Jack, enough said!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Linda

    I am really going to miss the show. I love how it turned out last night. If it was real life, then I would have wanted him to Save Pres Hassan but since it's TV, anything goes. That's what made the show great. It's more true to life in that respect. Not sure how the deadman in the wall didn't conjur up an odor. That should have been part of the storyline, someone smelling his decay. But, looking forward to the remaining shows and the (hopefully) movie.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  106. razor ramon

    Last night's show was by far the best of the season; I was at the edge of my seat the whole 2 hrs.

    I guess the we'll confront a different enemy....BIG BEAR....!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Loren

    Why idn't Jack turn off the computer and stop the internet feed? I understand that he was upset he was too late, but his training should have kicked and he shoud have checked the room out to make sure they were still safe, and he could have turned off the feed. Oh, well, small glitch in an otherwise gripping show.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Shari Anne

    Fabulous episode, but as many holes as a slice of Swiss cheese. How did Dana ever get the job in the first place? How did she keep leaving without Hastings catching her? How did she keep disappearing to make phone calls? Has no one smelled the corpse in the wall?
    Didn't Kapoor have a gun?-or did I miss him turning it in to Bishop? If he still had it he could've shot Tarin (sp.?) and saved himself. How in hell did the blue car people know where to rendezvous if the route was changed? And how could Jack have not sealed ALL the garage exits? I could see Tarin quickly throwing Kapoor from the car, but not when he was handcuffed. Who hides a gun in the cushions esp. with a child in the house?
    Ethan would not have recovered quite so quickly–hospitalization is crucial in the first few minutes; if anything he'd be a brain damaged vegetable. It would be great if Mrs. Kapoor could step in and take over–time will tell. It's obvious the Russians are behind this: power and money. That's all it's EVER about. However!!! This was the season's best episode and proof that 24 can still exite us.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  109. meg

    get rid of renee and bring audrey back in the movie and somehow get tony almedia out of jail i love arlo he should be in the movie, and if they do have a movie make it 24 hours or else it just would not be the same

    April 6, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  110. maria

    Wow, I absolutely love this show! Every week I'm on edge wondering what's going to happen next. Last night was the first time the show ended and I had tears in my eyes. I'm so glad Dana was finally caught although she should not get immunity. I, like everyone else, could not believe Jack could not save Pres. Hassan. I really like his character. I vote the show goes on and let Chloe take over!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Chris

    Loved the show! Could not leave it! Totally surprised by the ending. It was truly sad. Thanks for keeping me on the edge of my seat.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  112. RJ

    I raced home in time so I wouldn't miss a beat. Absolutely amazing episode! I am so looking forward to the final hours leading up to the finale. I hate to see the show end.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  113. jean

    i almost had a heart attack last night 9:51 pm my power went out .
    came back on in 3 minutes but of course direct tv had to reboot . came on long enough to see the clips for next week. i am still devasted. cant belive i missed them entering the room.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Longlive24

    Long Live 24

    April 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  115. sterling

    great show...i missed the NCAA final as well. but it was so worth it...go Jack B.....

    April 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Sam

    Loved everybit of it last night.!! Couldn't beleive Anil is dead. It was shocking to see him dead before Jack could reach there. The best moment in last night's episode was were Jack holds Dana by her throat and warns her. Can't wait to see Jack or her boyfriend gets their hands on her again to take revenge coz Hassan is no longer alive ...which was one of the pre-condition for granting her immunity.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Clownbaby

    The King got the "Silent Clock'. That brought back memories.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  118. John

    What is the Russian connection with this whole thing? Anything shady that happens, you can count on the Russians being a part of it. I wish they paired Jack up with a hotter chick instead of Rene. Shes a good actor but... whatever. I think now that all (assuming) the IRK agents are dead, the Russian agents will be in the spotlight.

    Anil Kapoor, played damn well good last night. Jack is a true soldier. Follows through with his mission till the end even tho he was too late. Kayla is too cute.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Brent

    Great show last night! I was not looking forward to a mole at CTU considering it was done before but this had a good twist. I only wish that Jack could have done more on Dana to show his real colors since she did not know him from before. Would love to see him come back and smack her around one more time since he did not get there in time and have her go off to jail. Can anyone see Tony coming back into the picture??

    April 6, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Ron D

    Great write up. I was with you all the way in regards to "24" and the Championship game. The "24" ending took me by surprise. Very well scripted. On another note: Will we ever see Jack eat or drink something?

    April 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Clownbaby

    The King got the "Silent Clock'. That brought back memeories.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Mystery

    Recent episodes of 24 are available at http://www.hulu.com.
    If you miss something you can watch again.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Ben


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  124. nam

    Love the show so much, hate to see it end

    April 6, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Percussion 4 Discussion

    I disagree with Joe’s comments (See below), it’s completely plausible that the driver could have driven out undetected….Remember Osama Bin Laden went undetected in his Tora Bora Escape (and that was real fife)!!!

    "Joe M. April 6th, 2010 2:24 pm ET

    There was one MAJOR problem with this episode that pretty much tainted the entire season in my opinion,

    CTU had all exits from the garage covered. They knew Hassan had to be in the garage, yet, the woman in the blue car simply drives out of the exit without an officer in sight? It was just too incredible for me that nobody even thought to stop all traffic out of the garage and do a floor by floor search.

    Like I said, that is a plot oversight that taints the whole season because it was so unbelievable. I would've preferred it if they somehow did ANOTHER tunnel escape"

    April 6, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Charlie

    Those lookouts weren't very good. Hard to miss a black SUV motorcade.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Colin

    Last nights episode was certainly one for the ages. Between the underhanded sneakiness within President Taylor's Administration to the failed rescue attempt on President Hassan. The one thing I am looking forward to as part of next week's episode and the remaining episodes of the season is how former President Logan fits into the equation now (Obviously he was not killed off in Season 6). Also, I still do not believe that Jack's father is really dead because as in past season's of 24, never count out the unexpected. Finally, does anyone have an idea of what Wayne Palmer gave up at the beginning of Season 6 to get Jack back from the Chinese, cause if this season is really the last one then you would figure that some light might be shed on what happened.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Nancy


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  129. Russ

    Great show last night. I will definitely miss 24 when it goes off the air. It's too bad Hassan is out of the picture now, he had the best hair in television.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  130. giantfan

    great show. have been a fan since season 1. like others never saw the ending coming and also thought hassan would be saved. surely hope some network will pick up this great series while fox continues with its boring and same old thing every week reality show idol and continues its downward trend in viewership. maybe the writers could let jack loose and do a 24 hrs job on and shake and wake up the fox network executives. now that would be entertaining and sweet revenge for us loyal and faithful viewers. bring on the movie!!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Percussion 4 Discusson

    Amazing, simply amazing!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  132. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    Only critique I have for this show is that FoxNews Chicago interrupted it to announce a storm warning. W T F!!! Right in the middle of President Hassan meeting his maker a weather reporter is on the screen. I was furious with Fox32!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Anita

    Absolutely loved it. I already miss President Hassan; thanks for the props for Anil Kapoor. I'm glad this season is turning out so well, since it is sadly the last...

    April 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Natasha

    Great Show! What will we watch after its over, TV will not be the same for me!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Joe

    Awesome show, but Jack hasn't been able to rescue or apprehend anyone this season. Everyone gets shot, blows up, crashes their car, or gets beheaded before Bauer can do his thing.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Joe M.

    There was one MAJOR problem with this episode that pretty much tainted the entire season in my opinion,

    CTU had all exits from the garage covered. They knew Hassan had to be in the garage, yet, the woman in the blue car simply drives out of the exit without an officer in sight? It was just too incredible for me that nobody even thought to stop all traffic out of the garage and do a floor by floor search.

    Like I said, that is a plot oversight that taints the whole season because it was so unbelievable. I would've preferred it if they somehow did ANOTHER tunnel escape.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Sam

    Awesome. Hated to see Hassan die, but made the show that much better. AWESOME.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Joe

    Absolutely love the show!!! Last night double episode was GREAT!! My predictions: Mrs. Hassan will take over peace process, Russians hired Rene through Tony Almeda, Jack will kill Tony.

    You heard it here folks!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Jenny

    Some observations/questions:
    So, did they actually diffuse the bomb? I bet there's another bomb somewhere else.
    And what happened to the main terrorist? Was he shot also?
    Looks like the president has a thing for her Chief of Staff.
    How come Hassan hit Jack in the back of the head, knocked him out, and Jack never nursed his head wound?
    Why does CTU protect the United States but has inept security to protect themselves? (from an EMP and Dana/Jenny)

    April 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  140. TRav

    LOVED IT! This show is incredible! You made the right choice to watch 24 and then the championship game. I glad they never put 24 on across from the superbowl because the superbowl is horrible when it's recorded! I feel so sorry for Jack having to stay up a complete day with no rest, no food – getting shot, knocked out, beat up – and he's still on point! I cannot believe they are canceling this show! I think it's a conspiracy by the terrorists!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Adrian

    Is it just me or did Renee look a bit turned on when she watched Jack grab Dana and start choking her?

    April 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Jeremy

    TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE!! I'm pretty sure I've seen Henry Winkler on water skis in the background of every episode this season. This season is easily as bad as season 2, if not worse. At least in season 2 all you had to worry about was the b.s. elisha cuthbert story line, here, everyone is ridiculous! The only reason I'm still watching is because it's the last season! Give me Marwan or Nina any day, not some shiftless group of nobodies who appear for 4 episodes only to be killed incredibly easily!
    PS...So all the bad guys are caught/dead...there's no more bomb in the city...anyone needing rescue has either been rescued or died...and all conspirators have been arrested...so what the eff is the rest of the season going to be about? The peace treaty? Is that how 24 will end...Jack Bauer brings peace to the middle east??? ridiculous!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Jim, San Antonio

    Am I the only one who has noticed how incredibly hot Nazneen Contractor (Kayla) is? Future star here!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Caro

    Last night was the fastest 2 hours I have ever experienced, gripping, thrilling and leaving you gasping for more

    April 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Matt

    What a great 2 hours! Sorry to see Hassan (Anil Kapoor) go, but I am sure we will see him again in American Television. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anil_Kapoor

    April 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Debi

    OMG, Why is this wonderful showing going off the air? I've been a watcher and fan since day ONE! The show last night was great, and I know the next episodes will have us all on the edge of our seats! Someone please SAVE "24"!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  147. vygr

    Awesome show! I'm not sure which country's leader the president confronted in the show last night, but my guess is he's behind the financing of the terrorists that killed Presiden Hasaan. More to come for sure!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Tioby

    I can't put into words how much I'm going to miss this show when it goes off the air. I loved every epidsode from the start to now.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Mimi

    I am all bumbed out about last night's '24' – I got home at 7:40pm and made a quick dinner. Then switched on the TV and decided to watch DWTS until 9pm and then watch my '24.' As I was watching, I noticed a few things that didn't make sense – President Taylor asking Ethan how he is doing. I was a little annoyed that they cut out all the scene how Weiss was caught and Ethan rescued. I still didn't get it that I had missed a whole hour. Only this morning as I'm reading the blog, I find it was a two hour special. I had no idea. I am so mad at myself.

    Someone please tell me if there will a repeat shown at another time. I must see the first hour.

    Anyway, I loved the second half of the hour. I bit into my nails and chewed up my cuticles. So it is just as well I missed the first hour because I may not have had any fingers left to chew!

    Please let me know how I can catch the first hour of the episode.


    April 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  150. pete ruggieri

    The show really lost me this season. I'll keep watching it because I have so many years invested, but the writing and character development are at an all time low.

    I worked as a dispatcher for a suburban county 911 center and I passed a more stringent background check than CTU employees have to. I wasn't able to sneak away from my post for a cigarette, let alone for a few hours during a National nuclear threat to murder someone.

    Jack and Chloe's characters are great and I hope that if and when they make it to the big screen they have better caliber writers come up with more real-world background characters.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Sha

    Renee does not have a deal, it was contingent on the safe rescue of President Hasaan.

    All in all a great episode, however it took a little faith to go along with the fact that the lady in the blue car with the blond wig was able to be in the garage, when Tarim was just told about the intercept seconds before. he did not have time to arrange that transfer. Hmmmmm.

    Otherwise it was great.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Leo_nine

    Great show. Except for when Jack found the cell phone in the crashed SUV. When you find someone's cell phone, do you really need to set up an uplink to tell who's been using it? Why not just push the green button and look...?

    April 6, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  153. SeenThisB4

    Bauer was a day late and a dollar short. CTU should re-hire him immediately and then immediately, fire him for incompetance!

    Which for this show, makes perfect sense, regardless of what you all think.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Wai

    I also have to praise the work of Freddie Prinze Jr. (Cole Ortiz), for his work. He is smart, knows what to do, he looks like he has used a weapon all his life, handles himself pretty good in tense or hysterical situations.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |

    Last night was one of 24's finest 2hr. events!!! The fact that people are even considering cancel this show is unblievable. Just the fact that each episode is still as spell bounding as they are should tell someone that this is not the time to cancel. Please someone step up and save this show. No TV series has the following or the loyality that this show has, a matter of fact I do not think any show has existed in the last decade that could say they had a more loyal or a bigger following than 24 has amassed over its realatively short live. So, great show last night and I expect nothing less exciting and suspensful in the last remaining shows. You gotta love 24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Steve Schumacher

    Oh crap! I didn't know it was a 2 hour show last night. Got home just in time to see the 2nd hour. I thought something was "off". And now I know, it was me:-(

    April 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Roe

    Unbelievable!!!!!...hate that it will end ..best 2 hours of TV ever!!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Janice

    Hi, I have to agree with most of your comments. Even though I don't think Kapoor is a very good actor and the story line with Dana is far fetched(come on, how did she get past the security screenings) the show will be severely missed in my house. We also think that Renee may be a traitor!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  159. John_H

    Great episode! I agree, Jack not saving Hassan was totally not predictable and just made it great and much more realistic. My question: If the IRK terrorists just wanted Hassan to begin with, surely Terrin, the HEAD OF HASSAN'S SECURITY, for crying out loud could have arranged a kidnapping. As opposed to all this trouble of buying nuclear rods, smuggling them, creating a dirty bomb, and then trying to blackmail the president of the united states, on the off chance she might turn him over.

    What I would love to see: Dana was hired as a mole by...Tony Almeida!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Steve

    If Rob Weiss and the General figure out a way to publicize what they did, like with a press-leak or something, they could make the rest of the President's term pretty nightmarish. They can easily hold that over her head to get their own immunity....

    April 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Jeri

    Where's the VP during this crisis?

    April 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Nan

    As sad as it was that President Hassan died I was thinking if Jack rescues him where would the show go from there.The show may as well have ended last night. They got the rods and killed the bad guys. Then What?
    I know we all think Jack is a super hero. But he is human can"t save everyone. But he does have super human strength and high pain tolerance. Didn't he get knifed by Renee. As of friend said he must have use duck tape in the bathroom to close the wound. A little Mcgiver in Jack

    Logan is like a bad penny can't get rid of him.

    Dana's behavior about helping Keith with the robbery makes more sence now. She must have thought she would get away before they saw the tapes. As for the body smelling. lets keep in mind in the show he is only been dead a few hours.

    The line from the show that will live on forever is " if you want the answers get Jack" It will be like "who are you going to call... Ghost Busters"

    April 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  163. tom potvin

    How did the bad guys get the other car into the parking garage to sw Hassan from the suv to the 2nd vehicle. That part was a little hard to take....

    April 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Loralei

    I really wanted Dana to get what was coming to her. We still have some episodes left, so there's that little bit of hope. I just hope Cole doesn't get dragged down with her just because he wanted to protect her. Seeing Jack realize that he failed was tough to watch, and very believeable. My only issue with that episode was the fact that they didn't check all the cars leaving the parking garage, while they looked for Hassan.

    24 is the best... it's the only show I watch on a regular basis!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  165. I love Sandra

    Tremendous show, as usual, but it was pretty lame how the terrorists happened to have a getaway car at some random garage so that they could transfer Hassan. Renee looked hot as always.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  166. prochut

    So, does this mean that Jack could officially "end" Dana Walsh? Because that would be the highlight of the season.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Jacki Jinks

    this was the best in television I have ever seen, I was glued to the tube, I could not move afraid I would miss something, this was worth paying for, it was like I was at the movie theater.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  168. I'll make ya famous

    So sad to see Hassan leave, that was truly a 2 hour gripping ride! I can't believe it's over after this season, I also read that the finale of the show will provide a story-line for the movies they plan to make. After next month, get ready for boring Mondays! NOOOOOOOOO!!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  169. carolyn

    Best show on TV! I've watched from day one, but last night was crazy great. I loved every minute of it. It's such a tremendous mistake to cancel one of the BEST series. What foolish thoughts are they thinking!?! Please say it ain't so.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  170. debbie

    I cannot stand the thought of not having my Monday night 24 fix.

    last night twas fabulous and i too was torn between the game and 24, but 24 always wins and i saw the last of the game. Great night for TV.

    Can't wait until next week.....please keep 24 alive!

    remember, if you are alive today, it's because Jack Bauer spared your life!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Pat

    From Day One of 24, my son and his friends would gather every week to watch 24. The interpretive conversations that followed would always intrigue me, but I never watched the show. After he died in 2006, I had to see what the show was really about. I've been "hooked" ever since. Sorry to see it go!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Bill

    Last night was a really great episode, and this season is easily their best in at least the last three or four. However, I have a feeling the rest of the season is when they sort of jump the shark, like they always do. You get about 3/4 of the way through a season of 24, with a compelling plot, and then there seems to be a strong resolution to the crisis that has dominated the story line. But the problem is they still have 1/4 of the episodes left, so they drag the story out, bring in some character from the past (in this season, the completely irrelevant Charles Logan, who I thought died a season or two ago), and then the plot stretches to the point where it kind of kills what was previously a really good season.

    If last night's episode was the second last of the season (with one additional to wrap everything up), it would have ended a very good season (and series) on a very good note. However, judging by the previews, I have a feeling the storylines will be stretched the rest of the season, and the last few episodes will make us more glad to see 24 go than sad.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  173. badmoves

    Jack, Don't leave us – ever!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Kirit

    Loved the show and this season. Anil Kapoor is great. Hopefully other channel will pick up this show. THanks.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Diana Barnum

    I agree. It was the best show ever.
    If this the way the rest of show is going it is going to be awsome ending.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  176. alisabashaw

    Didn't watch 24 because I came into the series too late and am currently watching every episode in order. And I just started this season. So that means if you do the math it is alot of time behind the TV. But I do sneak peeks at the recaps. It's like Christmas for me I just can't stand to NOT know.

    However, I would like to point out an interview that I read from KS. He stated that the TV filming schedule is rough and also (quoted here) "Sutherland said in a statement that the show's cast and crew "always wanted '24' to finish on a high note, so the decision to make the eighth season our last was one we all agreed upon." He also said he was looking forward to creating a film version of "24.""

    So I really don't think it was Fox's decision as much as everyone's. Just my opinion. I mean first and foremost he is a film star. I also read that he said writing and acting in this type of TV show is like doing a full length movie every single week. And by writing he was talking about the writers not him.

    But I think it that he'll do the movie and then in a few years maybe do another one and so on and so on.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Adam

    All basketball games should start with the score 80-80 and 2:00 on the clock. Everything else is pointless.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  178. brian reid

    But iI have to say..what was up with President hassans Hair??...;)!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  179. brian reid

    Vallary said it best..."Old School 24"...I do hope after this season it jumps to the big screen quickly and somehow ala Patrick Duffy in dallas...bring back President Palmer!...;)!!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Joshua Weikel

    I was erked by the web dealy. I think 24 tried to pull one over on us, in the scene right after the terroist decided to read the sins himself, President Taylor gets alerted about the web feed. There definetly wasn't enough time to record the whole thing before broadcasting it, they were watching it the whole time. And I don't think I buy that there was enough time for there be as long of a delay as the portrayed. Plus, Hasaan looked like he'd been dead for quite a while.

    This is first time I have ever felt that 24 has pulled a fast one like this, they've always been true to their real time format.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Joe Schmo from Kokomo

    I don't think we've seen "Mr. Big" yet. The king of the bad guys is usually a star of some recognition.

    I started on season 4 and rented seasons 1 thru 3. Love the series but saving the world can only be done so many times.

    Re: Abdul Latif: "Three cheers for colonialism and glorified state terrorism! Hooray!"

    I didn't think that you were allowed to watch the infidels in action?

    April 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  182. wm scot

    I am very bummed out that this might be the last season for 24. Please say it is not so !

    April 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Lazzi

    Wow! What about those final moments? I haven't been as shocked and speechless since Season 1 when Jack turned the chair around and found Terry dead. 24 can still deliver on such a higher plane of suspense and craftmanship than any other show. I am so sad about Hassan, and although pleased that Dana/Jenny was exposed, I have to believe that Renee is dirty and behind everything. Jack so should have moved to the West Coast in the first hour! He'll never find happily ever after.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  184. WooohoooX2

    Hassan is not dead, the tape delay was for them to put in a body double and pull off a Scooby Doo / Farmer Jones mask trick. And they would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for your meddling CTU agents and your FBI Agent too! GREAT 2 hours, seemed like 6 minutes.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  185. txcpa2000

    Did anyone else cheer/clap when Cole ripped Dana out of the car by her hair? I really wanted him to get at least one good shot in on her before turning her in. Now that President Hassan is dead, that should make her immunity agreement void, right? Maybe Jack can have another turn at interrogating her without the kid gloves on!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Mitchell

    although Hassans death was horrible, i don't think any of us will miss that hair style he's been wearing all day long.

    For some reason i was waiting for Dana Walsh, to somehow be a long lost sister of the Walsh's from season 2, maybe just a coincidence.

    And thank God they are bringing back President Logan, by far one of my favorite evil characters, I can't wait to see what position he is gonna put Taylor in.......by the way, where in the world is President Taylor's husband?

    I hope we get to see Jack torture Dana, I miss his little scare tactics

    Go Bauer!!! One of the best seasons I think of the series so far, hopefully they will get that motion picture the execs seem to be whispering about so much.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Jeff in Parma

    Hey 24addict – you know how 24 is! Jacks Dad jumped in the ocean just before the missle strike. Tony Almeida returned from the dead!

    So let it be written – So let it be done!

    Long live 24!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Gilles

    Haven't read all the posts, so I don't know if someone else noted the little salute to James Bond, the timer stopping at 007 seconds...

    April 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Dave Hunt

    Great episode with twists and turns and lots of action. I still think my beautiful Manhattan is in for a hit but how are they gonna do it?????

    April 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  190. 24addict

    Also, in regards to Dana, I am getting the impression that she is being funded by the same organization that funded Nina Myers. Nina's employer was never addressed, so I feel that by providing an answer to that, while also wrapping the Dana thing up would be a huge treat. Especially for those of us who have been around since the beginning.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Nick, MN

    I think you could argue last night's episode of 24 was the finest of the SERIES, yes I know "how can I say that?" ok so maybe Jack saving Palmer's life early in Season 1 was better but... this was pretty close. I hate to see my favorite show end, I think it could go for a strong season 9.

    Alas it must end and we are faced with the question "when will we see agent aaron pierce?" After all he is the only character besides jack to appear in all 7 seasons he has to make an appearance in the 8th, doesn't he?


    April 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  192. hiawa23

    The show, both hours were amazing. I am going to miss this show. Well, atleast I got the other 7 seasons on DVD.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  193. 24addict

    Absolutely amazing episiode last night! As heartbreaking as it is to have to say goodbye to my beloved 24, I have to say, at least they are going out with a bang!

    I have seen a few posts on here speculating about whether Jack's father would return this season, and just to put that to rest, I don't see how they could bring him back.....at least not without a lot of super glue. If you recall, last we saw Papa Bauer, he was on the oil rig that was destroyed by an air strike at the end of Season 6.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  194. steve

    Great Great show last night...can't wait until Monday again. If '24' gets cancelled, they need to rerun the entire series starting from Episode One Season One. EVERY Monday night from June 2010 to about February 2014....sounds good to me!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  195. ME623

    I really enjoyed last nights episodes. That episode was 24 of old. 🙂 I was glad Dana/Jenny got fingered, but I did know that she was not going to be killed, because I remember from the previews she said to Jack "Tick Tock Mr Bauer". Rob Weiss got the taste slapped out of him. You Go President Taylor! How dare he betray her, and then allow Ethan to be at death's door? No way Jose', you're gonna betray me and leave my right hand man to die. Not gonna happen! The President was not having that. Ethan is her main man.

    Now, why are they gonna bring back "no backbone Logan"? Are they gonna let the world know how his wife stabbed him at her house she shared with "The best Secret Service Agent Aaron"? I miss Aaron, he was so cool, he never cracked a smile, he didn't take any mess, he was loyal to whomever he was protecting, whether they were right or wrong.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Paul

    I agree it was a fantastic two hours with the end a huge surprise but... just when did the terrorist have a chance to make such a lengthy video? Seems Jack and his team were at their doorstep shortly after the video feed went 'live'. I know, nit picking. Can't wait for the movie when they won't be so constricted by the clicking clock.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  197. sharon

    LOVED the show! LOVE JACK!!!! Always have and always will. This just CANNOT be the final season. Please writers, use your imagination as "24" is one of my JOYS in life.
    My 8yr old is a die hard Bauer/24 fan- stays up to watch it every week. He loves that sounmd ..dudum dudum

    April 6, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  198. SK

    One of the finest part of this season. I stick to my chair. Dana Walsh's excellent performance....Anil Kapoor, one of the best Indian actors proved his talent...Hate to miss "24" from next month

    April 6, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  199. L.A. from SWATs

    I was speechless....without words last night!

    As they say in certain parts of the south..."the show was fie!" (translation..."fire")

    Although I thought it was a bit strange that Jack and Renee were able to get into the apartment without any exchange of gunfire. I actually thought the terrorists were in another apt and had the video feed in the one that Jack & company infiltrated. Sadly it was the right one but too late.

    One of the previous bloggers mentioned Renee possibly being Jenny/Dana's (I just got sick typing her name) accomplice. Those were my exact words as me and my "worse half" watched last the show last night. We'll see!

    Dereyck...excellent recap! (Oh yeah.. that Duke/Butler game was great!)

    April 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Nadine

    24 was very entertaining when Keifer Sutherland was the main character on the show. That Dana character with the big ole duck lips, gets away with things in CTU that really insults the intelligence of any viewer.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Jeff in Parma

    Cancel IDOL, Dancing with the Stars, all those rediculous reality shows on TLC (I think the L stands for Ludicrous), Everything on MTV, and keep Jack and CTU in business!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  202. km

    Really gutsy decision letting Hassan die, but I think the previews of next week provide some answers. Remember, Jack was only going to be there until the bomb was recovered. Now that he let President Taylor down she can appeal to him to help out and he'll feel obliged.

    What I want to know is what's going to happen to Dana Walsh? Now that Hassan's dead, where will that story go? She could use a ploy of saying she had help to get in CTU as far as she did and that she'll reveal her accomplices. Or they could play it like they did last year and Cole kills her during her transport to prison.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  203. TheCHANK

    Now THAT is funny – – – "Is that your final answer?" lol

    April 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Tim

    I thought there was a little too much shenanigans though.

    For example, the ability for dana to take on half the security of CTU with ease...cmon now.

    Or the fact they let the video keep playing after they broke into the room, if anything they would have stopped the video internet broadcast to prevent the message from getting out that he was killed.

    The other thing, is whats this russian crap, is the rest of this final season going to be a US vs Russia attempt to grab control of the irk?

    I was sort of disappointed and was expecting another twist to unfold. The next episode will just have to be the base of the remainder of the season and it felt as the season just ended last night.

    We will see what happens next I suppose....

    April 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  205. brokenboba

    I was hoping for some old school Bauer and some interrogation with fear/pain inducing needles to get some info out of Dana Walsh. As hated as she has been, I hope that there is some kind of retribution for all the pain that she has caused the viewers. Rotting in prison and/or death penalty really isn't enough imho.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  206. snugglebunnie

    Dereyck – as I read your post I relieved the two hour show with my heart pounding and visual rememberance. Absolutely fantastic season!!! I was shocked that Hassan was killed as I had just seen him in an interview on Access Hollywood where he said he would like to be in the movie "24". Doesn't look like he'll be in that movie. I am very saddened that this is the last season for "24". However, I am glad that they are going out while they are on top. I don't think another season could outdo this season. I have been with "24" from the beginning and everytime I see an Allstate commercial I remember when Dennis Hasbert was the president on "24". Jack and Renee both have emotional issues and I'm hoping that they don't give in to suicide. I think Jack wants to be with his daughter but I don't have a clue what Renee wants. I don't think Renee does either. Holy moly – what a show !!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  207. J

    Last night? That was the best for this season. My husband and I both said at the same time, "what the hell", ehen they really showed Hassan was dead. And I'm so glad they caught Dana/Jenny and I was really hoping Chloe would have been the one to give her a "beat down". I also hoped that Cole would have got a crack at her as well

    Can't wait until next week when that sneaky Ex-President Logan re-appears and Jack will have to put him down...again. And it looks like Jack and Renee are going to get it on! PLEASE DON'T TAKE THE SHOW OFF THE AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Johnnythunders

    I was waiting for Jack to use the Bic pen on Dana, no such luck. Great show, excellent writing and unique plot turns as always. Not over yet.

    And Chloe was killer as always, she deservers her own show when this is over. And that jerk Cole is going to get his but until he does how about locking him up with a sunlamp, guy looks like a ghost.

    Jack and Renne? I don't see it, she is going to turn out to be a bad guy, tied into the russians.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  209. casey

    Keep 24! Cancel IDOL!

    24 is the best TV show and has kept me coming back year after year!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Rocco

    What a great show!!! I was extremely sad to see Hassan die in the end. I really didn't see that coming. I agree with the others who posted, I believe his wife will take over the peace treaty. In the previews I noticed that Jack and Renee are kissing in what looks to be at his apartment. I can't believe that Jack with end being happy in love, so I'm thinking the Russian connection will have something to do with her, or not!!! It would be nice to see Jack go out being in love and happy. He deserves it big time!!!!! The only good thing of Hassan being killed is that Dana will end up getting it in the end... 🙂 Hopefully by her jilted lover..

    April 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Joey L

    This would've made this episode "off the chain!". When Jack realized that Hassan was dead, he graciusly and respectfully placed his head forward. At that moment just imagine (keeping with a muslum custom) his head rolling off his neck to Jacks' horrified amazement...WOW

    April 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Jeff in Parma

    Awesome shows last night!

    I just wish an executive from FOX reads this blog and realizes how many devout followers of 24 there are. Cancelling 24 will be the WORST DECISION

    April 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Mary

    Last night show was awesome! I totally agree with "Jean". I have always been a huge fan of the show from the very beginning. I hope there is some way the show can return. Jack is the MAN and I really need my Monday night fix of "24".

    April 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Burned1

    Love it but just one question....why weren't all the exits to the garage blocked? Seem like the bad guys have better planning than we do.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  215. SouthernHospitality

    Sad that I'm finally getting around to reading one of these blogs. Seems many of us were faced with the same FOX/CBS dilemma last night (add USA for me...HAD to sneak a peek of Cena, Batista, Sheamus and 'nem on WWE). Anywho, I share most of the sentiments. Top scenes for me:

    3) President Taylor's "Charlie Murphy & Rick James Monster-Slap on Weiss
    2) Dana's ambush on CTU "security" (Umm, ma'am you can't leave...POW! POW! POW!!)
    1) Discovery of Hassan (had to rewind a cpl of times...POWERFUL TV there!)

    Keep it up, DMoe!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  216. guest

    anil kapoor was amazing! great actor – so believable. such an awesome episode! sooo sad it's ending =(

    April 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Jake

    The show was really good. Of course once again, the bad guys slipped out of the parking deck without Jack or anyone at CTU thinking to just cover all the exits and stop all the cars leaving..but that would have messed up the plot...

    Secondly, when Jack found Hassan dead, why didnt he just shut off the computer video feed behind him so that the terrorists would have not gotten that one part of their goal?

    I hate the Dana character, but now she has become almost as evil as Neena. the fact that she is so utterly annoying is a big compliment to the acting skills of Katee Sackhoff. she has done as good a job as anyone in the years of 24 in making her character a bit likeable to utterly hated.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  218. George Bengtson

    Generally agree that it was a good two hours, but there was a plot twist that was complete implausible. How on EARTH could the "terrorists" have foreseen that their escape with Hassan would be detected and have a car ready to switch into at EXACTLY the right place and moment. C'mon, do they have accomplices on every block of the city waiting to bail them out?

    April 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  219. g-ross

    I litterally stood up with my hands on my head in the closing minutes when President Hassan was sitting there. I didn't see it coming (just like with David Palmer) and the old '24' rule of everyone being expendable never hits you until it hits you. What a real gut-check that was. What a great two hours of 24. Great performances all around. Walsh reminded me very much of Nina Meyers. A cold and calculating sociopath. I can't wait to see how she gets dealt with. This season is going to end with a mind-blowing finale. Everything is up in the air as of now.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Chuck B

    I hate Fox for canceling it. 24 is the greatest TV show I have ever seen.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  221. txkaratedude

    Dude, 3 letters. DVR. never watch commercials again.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  222. PAT


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  223. Ellie

    I have to say that I wished I had been part of this blog earlier but last night's episode was mind boggling! I loved every minute of it. I even recorded it. Dana Walsh was one sneaky chick! When thinking that she was being set up by an exboyfriend and feeling bad about it to find out that she was an inside accomplice for the terrorist. WOW!! yes i was in deep shock that President Hassan was dead and so was Bauer. I'm so upset that this will be the last season......... I believe the writers have much more to share, especially now!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Nancy Rodriguez - Florida

    It was awesome! I was on the edge the whole time. That B***H Dana, and that's B***H in captial letters, she had me cursing at the screen the whole time. I wanted to kick the screen. I wished that Cole or Jack would have had the chance to kick her a**. I hope that someone does before the series ends. Then, after they have beat the s**t out of her, that they then slash her throat, so she can have a slow death as the blood oozes out of her, like it did to Hassan.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Al Meyer

    Great show! I kept thinking of the season one plot with Jack Bauer and Nina Myers when I saw Cole rip Dana Walsh out of the car in the CTU garage. I think Katee Sackoff missed a great line in the interrogation room with Jack Bauer though, I could almost see her saying "It has happened before and it will happen again" (Oops, wrong TV series!). At some point I wonder if Jack is going to sit Cole down and explain to him "Look, so your lover turned out to be a CTU mole? It has happened to me too, get over it" Something tells me Dana Walsh is not long for this world.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Taga Union City

    When 24 is gone, what will we do on Monday evenings? It is the only show worth watching. Why don't they get rid of reality shows instead?

    April 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  227. CAD

    This is by far the best show on TV i looked forward to every january for the new season to start and I encourage everyone of you to write email and call Fox and beg them to reconsider taken this show off. If we flood them with enough emails that they will have to hire 50 people just to open all the emails and cause there servers to freeze up maybe then they will realize how popular this show is. So please start emailing now!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Rex

    Anil Kapoor is simply the best! He has been in Bollywood for over 20 yrs now and is a proven and respected actor in India. Some of his best movies are Ram Lakhan, Taal, Virasat, Beta, Parinda, Eeshwar, Mr. India, Tezaab, Slumdog Millionaire, Tashan, Yuvvraaj etc. We'll miss Anil as his character passed on. I loved his scenes with Jack Bauer.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Gloria

    Please!!! Don't take Bauer Power Hour from me I agree last night show was awesome.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Tony Almeida

    I'll be back.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Wowed

    Wow, what an episode. I wish all the episodes had been of this caliber all season.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Mary

    JACK can't leave!!! LOVE the show!! Please Fox renew it!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Ryan

    Did anyone else see the similarity between the last sequence of scenes and the Jamie Fox ending from "the Kingdom"?

    This was another fantastic episode and I was also shock with Jack not being able to make the save. As always, can't wait till next week!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  234. CM Boileve

    I agree with all. Last nights 2 hours was the best that I have seen. Reminds me of the episode where President Palmer was assassinated. Kept me at the edge of my seat. It also showed that Jack Bauer was real and could not save all.

    Good going "24."

    April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Chris

    When Hassan was trying to convince the terrorist to spare him, he should have asked, "Is that your final answer?" 🙂

    April 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Manuel Castro

    I have an idea, why dont we have a 24-spinoff and have Renee Walker as the new lead CTU agent. She really has picked up on Jack's tactics. I would really commit myself to watch that show.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Jabo

    You know something....I've been a die hard 24 follower since day 1. But this I'm picking the show apart episode by epsiode. Don't they every do backgroud checks on anyone anymore...come on people. From CTU to the office of the president-total incompetence. And you know if you're the bad guy you wont talk because immunity is right around the corner. That being said....last nights show had some sparks.....felt bummed out when they were to late to save President Hassan.....made me change my mind a little....kudo's to Jack and Chloe......I'll keep watching....Maybe they should change the name of the show to 36.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  238. ed

    The show was great, but I wonder why they didnt think to lock down the parking garage. It seems as though the writers just needed a way to get Hassan out of the building and they in my opinon made Law Enforcement look inept. Other than that it was a GREAT episode.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Cynthia

    I was on the edge of my seat all night. I have to DVR the first 30 minutes so I can fast forward through the commercials because I can't stand to go through the commercials anticipating what's going to happen next. It's the only way I can watch 24.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  240. paul

    wow!!! I'm still "Jacked" it"ll be tough to look forward to Mondays after this year...guess i'll have to break out season 1 and start over! i'm a little confused tho...24's website says the last 11 hrs would be aired uninterrupted???

    April 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  241. dan

    great show last night. i really thought he would have saved him. oh well, you can't win them all Jack but i give you an"A" for the effort.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  242. WhatWash

    Love the show ...
    Sucks that Jack couldn't save him ....
    Can't wait to see who Jacks gonna take this out on ...
    Oh and that Dani chick and that General and that boy wiess ... should be exiled

    April 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Lourdes

    I ALWAYS enjoy watching 24. Every episode is like a roller coaster ride. Just right after I told my sister that when Jack is on a particular mission, nothing seems to be impossible...he found President Hassan dead. I was so heartbroken. I'm wondering if President Hassan's wife had anything to do with this – considering the surprising twists in the past. I hate Dana Walsh/Jennie Scott. I hope they kill her character. I'm thinking Cole will want to shoot her because she can implicate him on the double-murder of Dana's ex and his friend. I can't believe 24 is almost over. I will miss Jack, so much!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Rupert Renway

    I would love to see Jack Bauer on the case of the series "Dollhouse" as it seems the new world order and fighting its spread has commanded a few television series in the past few years. The "Dolls" are secret agents for a multinational corporation that requires a "Jack Bauer" to shut it down......go jack
    As for the 24 series....and all those years of viewing, last night was sincerely a rush and for all of those comments on giving Dana Walsh a little "wup-ass"....nugh said!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  245. les

    I left work early so i could see the 2 parter. I was on the edge of my seat for the full 2 hours. My prediction is that the Russians put Dana up to it because they don't want a peace treaty. I new she was bad from the first eposode. I hate that this is the last season of 24. Finally we've had somthing to look forward to watching and there taking it off the air. O maybe if we're lucky they'll replace it with another stupid 'reality' show eh. Love you Jack!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Ms. Kaila

    Last night was SO EXCITING another great episode!!!!! I just love "24"!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  247. AMan

    Here's my problem. Terrorists with free and clear possession of a dirty bomb in NY would not trade the bomb for Hassan if they didn't have to, particularly when it was made perfectly clear that they were willing to and about to use it. There is no reason why the terrorists would not have offed the merc the mintue he passed to the other side of the intersection and, with no one else around to stop them, either detonated the bomb anyway or driven off with Hassan AND the bomb.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Yvonne

    A perfect ten.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Dana

    I LOVED IT!!! 24 is back to it's old self again!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  250. joshua

    Kudos to the show for putting up with our whiny complaints about the Dana Walsh subplot throughout the season. They knew what they were doing all along. Let her loose at the just right moment. Bam! Jack and Renee are a match made in heaven.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Caralene

    Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Pat

    How did the terrorists have time to get Hassan out of the vehicle and into the trunk with Jack hotly pursuing them in the garage? Going to the garage was a spur-of-the-moment decision so how did they get someone in place so fast? I know-creative license, but that seemed way off base, unless I'm missing something. Anyway, ll just LOVED the show. I found myself holding my breath from the suspense!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Joe Munz

    This is Best 2 hours this season. I watched all 8 seasons.
    I lovely watch since the begining. Why don't you make another season for difference location in state.
    Nothing else is great as 24. I will miss it.
    I hope that will not end.who will take over FOX come one CBS or NBC or ABc take it ????????

    April 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Joe

    I have only watched a sum total of 20 minutes of 24 EVER....worst 20 minutes of TV dribble I ever watched. The ads don't intrigue me, and Jack's constantly yelling voice tone is annoying and overacting to its limit. Does he ever carry on a normal conversation where he isn't shouting? The idea I have to watch for years to get in a single day isn't fun either.

    Can't wait until this show is finally put out of its misery.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  255. paul

    I didn't read all the comments, so I don't know if someone mentioned this already. Sorry if they did. But, the executioner had on the mask and Jack killed a guy in a mask. Is it possible that someone else had on the mask and the killer got free? It would definitely move the plot. I'll miss Hassan. And I'm upset at the president. She should have given him the opportunity to sacrifice himself up front. That would have really helped the peace process. Bring on the movie!!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  256. cooper

    I have watched every episode and for the most part love the series. Kiefer Sutherland makes the show work because of his none bending, little compromising personality. The show has run it's course on TV. It is past time for it to go the way of the original Star Trek and let a 3 hour full link movie with all the CG, uncensored dialog and special affects take over.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Mystery

    Amazing show!!!
    Didn't even miss the ad breaks.
    But as all said, I had great hopes to see Hassan (Anil Kapoor) alive when Jack and his team got there but all hopes turned into sadness.
    That was a great twist of playing recorded video to fool CTU.
    One of the most important persons in the show and for peace deal just died so suddenly.
    Lets see if future episodes have the same level of excitement and action.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Ramesh

    I didn't like the way the assan story ends? I was hoping baur will be on time there but he misses? then what happens next?

    April 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Cathy

    I agree that last night's 24 two hour episode was one of the best ones I've seen. I can't wait to see what happens next!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Cayman 1

    Great Show – I did the same.. watched the show, then finished the NCAA game.

    Did anyone notice that the bomb timer stopped at 7 seconds.. same as the bomb in Goldfinger stopped at 007 seconds!

    hate to see this show go. any fan base move to keep it on??


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  261. cheekbrown

    24 was excellent last night. The 2 hours ticked away in no time because the show is so well paced. I was surprised to see that they were actually shooting in New York City, and not some set in Toronto or someplace. That had to be expensive. Way to go, 24!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  262. From the 1st

    I just want to say, best line of ANY 24 season was Dana's
    "Tick Tock Jack" I would buy it on a T-shirt if they had it.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Stephen in L.A.

    Last night's show was frickin' intense. Loved every minute of it... But Jack and Renee smooching in the previews for next week was perfect!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  264. DJ

    First Prison break ended, now 24 this season. House is good, but I'm gonna miss the Monday evening action scenes these two shows put together.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Cameron Hairston

    That was one the best eposides of the season last night. I think it would not have been as good if Jack had gotten their in time. Can't wait for next weeks show.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Bob

    Dana needed to get smacked in the mouth at least once by someone. Wish Jack had pulled the video lead before the killing so it would not have been televised. Great show ... back to the high standard.

    April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Janet S

    My only complaint was the the guards at the front gate of CTU were unbelievably inept. The I decided (in my own kooky brain) that the first string guards were killed with the EMP and therefore we were dealing with second string gaurds who usually just walk people from room to room. LOL (OK – again -maybe only funny in my kooky brain).

    April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Lisa

    I agree with all, last night's episode was great. I only wish they had signed the agreement with Dana and saved President Hassan found the agreement was void because her name was not Dana but Jenny.

    What am I going to do on Monday nights now without...JACK BAUER BABY!

    April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  269. J. Lockridge

    If television lets 24 leave the air, then television deserves what it is now getting.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  270. ScottTee

    Last night was great, but now with Dana exposed and caught and the bomb retrieved, I think we have a final betrayal coming up and I hope I'm wrong about who.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  271. Tony

    Ok, great show – again! How will this all play out now that we have some 8 hours left. Dana makes the pay-off comment. Jack states that there is more to this than the obvious. The president has a sit-down with the Russian and comments are made to believe that they have some other agenda.

    All this equals - the Russians were the ones that made the pay-off to Dana to aid in destroying any peace plan and now there is a new threat.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  272. Christine

    I was sooo impressed with the show. I actually cried when Pres. Hassan was killed. I belived that Jack as usua would save him.

    Please dont take 24 away. I am a die hard follower of 24. I have all the series.

    Yu go Jack and Cloe!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  273. Jaycee

    I have just loved your blog this "24" season. And last night's episode was incredible. I was on the edge of my seat for 2 hours. So now that Dana is NOT going to get immunity AND money, I am happy about that. Crushed about President Hassan's execution. Loved Renee killing the "not really blond" terrorist. WOW! I'd heard rumors that CBS was interested in picking up "24". I wonder if our "Jack" will still be alive if this really is the end of one of the best shows ever.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  274. John Hennessy Black

    Kudos to all the wonderfully creative writers on this show that truly make this such a suspenseful and interesting show... I've never been enamored by Bauer, but I do think that Chloe's work is really the soul of 24; her role is simply fantastic and makes everything else work to perfection!

    Whether this show ceases and becomes a Rocky 293 movie sequel is of much less interest to me than the fact that it keeps most Americans in fear, fans that fear and simply increases that anxiety, all across the nation... just what we need in America where most people can’t distinguish reality from TV! [Frightened people are, of course, so much more easy to manipulate...]

    Then too, whether it is CTU, FBI, CIA, SS, NSA or whatever other arm of our fantastically inept, corrupt and deceptive government – with all these colossal egos – it does make reasonable people wonder why planet earth has not been destroyed long before now.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  275. WWJBD

    Great show! Writers came through like the old 24. Can't wait to see who was paying for this to happen.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  276. Veteran

    Great show as usual. "24" is/was our weekly reminder of what we should be paying attention to. Sadly it is a too real reflection of our current state of affairs: corrupt insiders and inept bozzos in the government and enemies that will stop at nothing to kill us. It clearly demonstrated the diffenence between a leader who was willing to do what it takes to protect our country and a leader who has no character, courage, or a clue as to the real world we live in. The show will be missed when it goes away. Our eminies aren't going away.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  277. Tom

    Great season thus far, but the whole Dana situation was jumping the shark. It is just too much that her ex shows up the exact same day, then the probation guy giving her a hard time during a national security emergency... he wouldn't have gotten in the door at any time, let alone 3AM, so she kills him and then it turns out she's the mole? I mean come on. I guess they think if we can swallow the resurrection of Tony, we'll buy anything. I can't believe only 8 episodes are left!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  278. Kathy

    Possibly one of the best "24" nights E.V.E.R. Like many others who have posted here, I will really miss my Monday night appointments with Jack Bauer.

    I have one prediction: Renee is secretly working with the Russians to derail the peace process. Anyone agree with me?

    April 6, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  279. Pamela Hutchings

    It was good. Is this their last season?

    April 6, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  280. Whythedrama

    "24" was HOT, HOT, HOT!! Best one to date! It will be a very sad day when it is gone but I am hoping that someone will pick it up for reruns later down the road.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  281. Pat

    The best 24 yet!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  282. Peter

    I love the ending last night.

    But I think the writer could've done a better job about where jack gave his team the briefing before they went into the building.

    It should happen when they are in transit. He could've talk to them when they are in the cars. Apparently they got no time. Why wasting time talking to your team right outside the building risking getting spot by these two terrorists on the roof ?

    April 6, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
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  284. rob

    It was an awesome show! I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end holding an empty dinner plate. The best way to watch it is to DVR and start watching around 8:30. This way you can skip through all the commercials and catch up in real time with everyone at the end. I had a feeling after last week that Dana Walsh was gonna give us something good. We deserved it after the torturous side story line we endured. Katee Sackhoff (the actress) was a rock star on SyFy's Battlestar Galactica series, so I knew she had to eventually turn it out. What a surprise that Jack couldn't saved Hassan! I love surprises!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  285. Runt

    Fabulous show. Hate that they show it so late on the East Coast cuz then I have to try to settle down and go to SLEEP and this show makes me so damn TENSE!

    Question though... Did Jack shoot all the bad guys last night? Did he get the Big Bad? We saw him shoot a guy in a mask, but I'm not so sure that was the Big Bad. What's his name... Asim?

    April 6, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  286. Cynthia

    What a thriller ride? I'm going to hate it when the show reaches the final 24th hour. What are we going to do? Jack Bauer way to go!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  287. Jason

    I admit I am an ADDICT! ADDICTED to 24! FOX I HATE YOU that you are canceling the show!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  288. dancinmanson

    What a great show. Shame on fox. Hope another network picks it up!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  289. amyinoaktown

    Yea! Finally....this season's 24 lives up to it's reputation! Great episode all around. Too bad President Hassan was knocked off....would to have loved to see him continue, but that's the life, and alas the death of many a character on this show. Can't wait until next week when the smarmy (is that a word?) President Logan shows up...love to hate him. Whee...let the games begin!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  290. dave

    When you quit this job someday, please tell your boss to hire me as your replacement. I think I could carry your torch forth on other shows when you're ready to pass it.

    How about how they kept calling the parking lot a "structure"? Can't wait to see Logan again, and I sincerely hope his crazy yet morally-driven wife from"designing women" makes an appearance.

    Great episodes last night.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  291. James

    OMG! Fantastic night of 24. Never expected the last episode to end the way it did. I will admit, after the last episode I was a bit depressed, I didn't think they'd kill Hasan, not like that. Episode kinda ended on a real downer.

    If only Jack would have had time to go back to CTU and waterboard Dana for information, that would have been the perfect way to end the episode.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  292. KAT

    I loved last nights episodes. A fantastic two hour thrill ride. This show just never stops keeping you guessing. I got my first taste of 24 when we decided to try the series on DVD during the 3rd season. If we liked the series we would add it to the TiVo Season Pass list. The only describe it is Crack for your DVD player. We went through a season in one weekend. We couldn't put the DVDs in fast enough. We were instantly addicted. It will be sad to see the show end, but I'm sure Keifer would like to get some new roles. Here's a thought, 24 a la Chloe. Can we say "Spinoff?"

    April 6, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  293. Lindey

    Best show on tv..sad to see it end.It is an hour show that flies by leaving you wanting more.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  294. Pilot

    FANTASTIC show last night !!!

    Loved every minute of it. I hate to see it ends.

    I was on the edge of my seat almost grasping onto the remote as Jack stormed the apartment building

    April 6, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  295. ASP

    Kapoor will be missed...He was beyond awesome on this show..

    April 6, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  296. Jeff

    Mrs. Hassan will take her husband's position as head of the country and complete the peace process. The Russians are at the bottom of this whole deal. Dana Walsh will get hers in the end. Jack will live out his life as a doting grandfather.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  297. Mike

    Best most shocking, adrenaline pumping episode since Chase got his arm chopped off in the season 3 finale. My jaw dropped and I couldn't raise it for 10 minutes. I couldn't believe they actually let Jack fail. Awesome episode. How can they cancel a show this good? Its almost criminal.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  298. ASP

    Kapoor will be missed..He was just beyond awesome..

    April 6, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  299. Orson Jordan

    Yes, I did enjoy the 2-hr episode of 24 last night; there were several exciting and riveting scenes. I've been a die-hard fan of 24 since season 1, but just once now I would like to see a season where there isn't a traitor or sell-out at CTU or the White House. Can't the writers come up with a new villain that is not a CTU operative, an aide at the White House, or a member of Jack's family? C'mon!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  300. Renee taking the reins?

    It seems more and more evident to me that the producers/writers are leaving an opening for Jack to step down and Renee to take over the franchise if they can convince the network to keep it going. I was hesitant until last nights episode, when she gained the trust of President Taylor. But I guess for that to happen Renee needs to survive this season. It won't be the same w/out Jack but a Renee 24 is better than no 24.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  301. fayhenri

    24 was the only reason I ever tuned into Fox. Can't believe pulling this show could possibly be a good business decision. Let's hope another network or cable channel picks it up.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  302. Sue Ann

    Jack Bauer can be on my team anytime!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  303. mike daily

    great show last night can't wait ti see Dana get hers. and Jack and Co. find the nuke and keep it away from the Russins

    April 6, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  304. Terri

    Loved it, loved it, loved it!!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  305. Wendos

    Last night's episode rocked from begining to end! I can't wait to see what happens next. Personally, I think Jack should be allowed to torture Dana in true Jack fashion – She knows a lot more than she is letting on.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  306. cidigi

    Love it! Love it! Love it!! What are we going to do without such a great show??????

    April 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  307. Jim

    "A woman cannot lead the nation...typical of a Middle East country."

    You're forgetting that in the past 40 years Israel, Pakistan and India have all had democratically elected governments that have been led by women.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  308. rick stewart

    Have watched every minute since day one and will need some sort of rehab clinic next yest when there is no Jack.....
    Lst night was wonderful....

    April 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  309. Paul

    Superman wears Jack Bauer underpants! Enough said.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  310. RG

    The ACTING and plot from the beginning left me wanting a rewrite. Enough holes to the story that plainly made me laugh, but I hung in there for the final stretch. I enjoyed last night and was impressed that Jack could not save someone finally which made the show for me. It was starting to be a Superman series where he saves everyone!
    I can't wait for the heating system to turn on and the parole officer starts to get ripe........Great part played by him!!!!!!
    CTU is in need of better security as they mimic our national security to a tee..ouch!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  311. skz

    Best 2 hours this season. I watched all 8 seasons.
    Just like old times. sorry to see this is the last season.
    Nothing else is great as 24. I will miss it.
    I started to watch MI5- also a good program. Hope that will not end.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  312. Eric

    Awesome show. Totally threw me off.

    But the previews for next week was disappointing. Logan's coming back...again? Seriously?

    April 6, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  313. chris

    One of the best shows yet.. going to miss 24 🙁

    April 6, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  314. Jordan

    GREAT 2 hours last night. I thought last week's episode was great and this week was even better.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  315. feasors

    More unexpected than the death of Hassan was this quote from a poster: "Bea Arthur shattered the hearts of her viewers when she ended the 7 year run of The Golden Girls."


    April 6, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  316. gi gi

    We loved the show last night.
    It's the BEST show on TV. Fox must be crazy to let it go.
    Is there no website to help keep this fabulous show on the tube??

    April 6, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  317. PP & JP

    Loved every minute of it. Don't want the series to end!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  318. Chyrelr

    What a fabulous 2 hours! I had tears in my eyes at the end! I can hardly wait to see where next week's episode takes us (though from the preview Logan's back). They need to make some movies out of this series: Jason Bourne anyone! Though I've seen every episode since the beginning season I definitely will buy all of the 24 collection and have it in my library!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  319. Danielle

    Last night show was great. I was at the edge of my seat almost all the way thru. I can not believe they are taking it off. I have enjoyed it every season.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  320. Ayo

    Spent one of my best 2 hours in life last night. My breath was taken away for two hours and I am still alive and well. Only 24 can do such wonders.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  321. PP Diva

    Last night's show was fantastic! One of the best ever. I can't believe this is the last season. Bea Arthur shattered the hearts of her viewers when she ended the 7 year run of The Golden Girls. History proved she was brilliant for knowing when to call it quits and go out on top. I know Kiefer Sutherland is doing the right thing. However, I AM GOING TO MISS THIS SERIES!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  322. Dr. M.

    GREAT SHOW last night! But this is "24"–I am still waiting on the Supervillain-We have NOT seen "Him" yet. The BRAIN behind all this has yet to be revealed and now –everyone we know so far is dead or in jail. TIME for the HEAD BAD GUY (or GUYS)to emerge. Showing us LOGAN again was a really good start on this. Next we wil see the Russians involved. Then–and this is just a guess of course -Jack's father may show up. This is a loose end that should be dealt with. And THANK GOD JACK FINALLY KISSES THE GIRL.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  323. ivonne

    Last night's episode was AWESOME!!! Just like all the previous ones!!! We love this show, we never miss it and we set our schedules around it every Monday night! There is no other show with this intensity and drama on TV!! Love you Jack!! Love 24!! 🙂

    April 6, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  324. markie51

    I agree with a previous poster. The show was an on-the-edge of your seat for the entire two hours with plenty of tensions. The only complaints I have: with Jack Baurer just minutes behind the black SUV, when did they have time to change President Hassan into the blue car and if Dana just gave the driver an escape route through a garage, how did the blue car know when and where to meet the SUV. Looking forward to seeing ex-President Logan next week. Maybe we will finally find out what happen to Martha and Aaron.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  325. PW

    I am a 60 year young female and I have never missed a show. I am very sad at losing Jack Bauer at the end of the season. I have looked forward to each new year. I have also never changed my opinion of the show. To me each year has been great. I do miss Tony and I am sad he is not coming back this year. He is still alive right? I hope that there will be movies in the future because I am sure they will be great like Matt Damon's movies.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  326. Steve

    As much as I've hated everything up until last night, and felt the series deserved cancellation and the vilification of the writing staff, I thought last night's two hours more than made up for it. Great two hours of television! If the show had been like that earlier on, we'd be talking about Day 9. Everything was superlative-from the writing to the direction to the acting to the editing.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  327. walkjock

    Anil Kapoor is a great actor – thank you for your incredible talent. I am hoping Cole blows Dana away himself. I love love Cole.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  328. Randy

    I'm still tired today after last night's show. I so wanted to see Dana get blown away. I'm hoping it comes back around to her and we get to see her get it. I have so many ideas about where I would like to see the show go but I know that the writers are going to give me so much more. I loved it when Jack told President Taylor about the traitors in her administration. My brother called it, as Jack entered the interrogation room with Dana he said, "She is going to be up against that wall." Go Jack.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  329. Richard D. Woods

    I love the show, have been a fan since the first season. What in the samhill am I going to do with my Monday nights!!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  330. Spencer

    So Hassan was hand-cuffed in the SUV with Tarin, but he could have kicked at the steering wheel enough to cause Tarin to crash, or caused enough trouble to cause Tarin to kill him there which would have removed the possibility of a televised murder for propaganda.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  331. Patrick

    Great show, season and last night. Dana Walsh's shoot out during her escape was the only time I ever really said "o come on", the rest of the time i was hooked right in. Couldnt believe what happened to Hassan, def a shame he wont be in the rest of the season.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  332. Paula

    Love the show last night; one of the best 2 episodes ever! Couldn't look away for a minute

    April 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  333. Tina

    Last night's episode is the kind of drama that drew me to "24" eight years ago. I am going to miss it big time. IMO, there is nothing on television that comes close, including those times when "24" has been uneven (certainly not this season.)
    You go, Jack Bauer!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  334. Carmen Oruna

    Loved it! President Hassan's death was a shocker. I find myself taking deep breaths when the episodes are over.. What am I going to do without 24?

    April 6, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  335. Sue Jones

    I absolutely love this show! I am going to miss watching Jack, Clohe, and the entire team.. I have watched this show since it first aired. It is incredible, spine tingling and absolutely the best!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  336. Spencer

    I hope we learn that Dana is the daughter of a villain from a previous season. Jack said it was about more than money for her and she was hiding something.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  337. Desiguy

    @Jim4 – Awesome comment!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  338. kathy

    I ran through every emotion last night! On the edge of my seat ready to explode to sitting quietly after Pres Hussan was found dead.

    This show needs to return! I don't think they could ever run out of story lines.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  339. john from Orange County Ca

    Didn't want Hassan to die, he was one of the best on the show....I looked forward to seeing what he would do each week.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  340. Spencer

    I've been watching Season 1 again, and Jack tried a very similar "I just have to get something from my car" ploy to get out of a locked-down CTU. I'm not sure if Dana's migraine was an homage, or just a re-tread of the plot device, but I liked seeing the parallel either way.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  341. Gen

    Obviously the Russian Foreign Minister is up to no good at all. Whatchyall think about that maybe the Russians funded the IRK in the first place?

    @daryl cox: Yours is the best comment on the "24" movie, and I totally agree: "The movie should be 24 hours in length! With a couple of sequels!"

    @longtime fan: that's a great idea to have Dalia Hassan stepping up to see Pres. Hasan's peace plan to its fruition.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  342. Sidewinder

    Note to FOX: Load up a big truck full of money for Keifer and the writers – you can't let the best show you've ever had, much less the best show on TV right now, expire! Can I get an amen?

    April 6, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  343. Abdal-Latif

    Three cheers for colonialism and glorified state terrorism! Hooray!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  344. kathy

    Loved it, it's the best season since the first season.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  345. Bren

    Best 2 hours of 24 EVER. Sad to see Kapoor's character gone, but he played a damn good President. Class all the way til the end.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  346. Ed Brock

    Loved the episode, and I was totally surprised and saddened by Pres. Hassan's death. I certainly hope to see more from Mr. Kapoor in the American market.

    Now, I hate Dana as much as anybody, but I love Katee Sackoff and I'm glad they're giving her more to do here. She plays the Crazy B better than anybody.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  347. Steve

    Remember when President Taylor questioned the fact that the immunity agreement had the name "Dana Walsh" on it, when that is not her real name? I think that will come back to haunt them.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  348. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    Fantastic show. The ending threw me for a loop. Still sweating. Dana is finally playing the part she was made for.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  349. mj

    heart pounding, fast paced, dog eat dog, laugh in the face of death action – with just a minimum of script faux pas; this show managed to keep me up to 2 AM on a work night (DVR)... only to see Hassan get shipped.

    Hey Doc – Jack & Renee retired everyone in the apartment except the child.

    This is the show that gets cancelled???

    April 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  350. M

    Awesome show–Definitely the best of the season. I assumed Jack would save Hassan when he found the secret room but for him just to find Hassan dead with the video playing... WOW. What a twist. Great writing and suspense. It reminded me of old school 24 which ALWAYS kept you on your toes. As for the Dana plot, I am glad she was caught and Cole wised up to her antics. However, I have a feeling we haven't heard the last of her. She's got something up her sleeve...

    April 6, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  351. feasors

    Freddie Prinze, Jr. is the poor man's TV version of Keanu Reeves. What a horrible actor. The British actor on Law and Order puts on a better NY accent than Jr. Absolutely horrible. Someone please off this character. Jack Bauer could torture people by making them watch this guy act for an hour.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  352. X-Factor

    Wow! I have been a fan for about 6 years now and last night (Day 8 from 6 am to 8 am) was the best show I have ever seen. Hope this is not the end of 24.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  353. Laurie C

    I love this show and last night two episodes were WOW! I hope it comes back. I do not like all these reality shows and consequently do not watch them. I love the Jack Bauer's character and have watch and love the actor Keifer Sutherland. Dana was right when you want something done get Jack Bauer. His character very complex, but has principles and is devoted to his country and the people he loves. Please bring this show back because there is not a whole lot on television anymore.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  354. Late Nighter

    Loved most of it, but I couldn't figure out why Hassan didn't just grab the wheel and wreck the car with Tarin driving it. He knew CTU was on them, so I think he would've been smart enough to take his chances with the seat belt and air bags vs. crazy terrorists set on chopping off his head! That made him a little too dumb in my book. Same comment on the blue car leaving the parking structure. At least they could've made it seem like it left before the elite force arrived. That was a bit lame. All else was awesome!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  355. Eddie Velez

    I'm glad that they are pulling the plug to this show!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  356. Christine

    Great show. My son and myself enjoyed every moment of 24 last night and we were mad when the commercials came on. Anil Kapoor did a great job in 24. Felt very sad when his life ended. Jack, of course is always great. I hope the show will continue.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  357. Starlett

    OMG, i couldn't move, i loved it, i almost cried when i realized the president was murdered. This is the 24 we've all been waiting on. Can't believe its going to end.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  358. mcgoldri

    RE: Dana–Remember that the "pardon" is being given to "Dana Walsh," who doesn't exist. A few years ago on "Law & Order: SVU" a bad guy wanted to be transferred to a federal prison; he got his wish ... right to a "super-max."

    April 6, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  359. Doc Martin

    Great episodes last night! The promos have said we don't know Jack but every season we know more about our hero... CTU is the most bureaucratic, inept, easily-infiltrated government agency on the planet. (Except for our girl "McChloever") Best line – Dana Walsh said, Jack is the only one walking around CTU without their heads up their asses! (Funny!) Jack's look when he discovered Pres. Hassan's body read volumes... he can't save everybody. (Loved when he closed Hasssan's eyes out of respect.) The only question I have (because I prematurely erased my TiVo file) is did Jack and Renee take out the terrorist leader along with his henchmen or did he escape?

    April 6, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  360. honeybunch

    i loved every second of 24 last night! glad that Dana the certified snitch was busted! wish the president could slap her twice as hard as she slapped Weiss. and what is it with everyone and immunity? well sorry Dana. no immunity for you now that President Hassan did not make it alive. RIP President Hassan. My heart breaks for your wife and daughter.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  361. Daisy

    I have never taken to a television series like I have with 24. WOW! What a blast! Life without 24...I just can't imagine it.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  362. TheCHANK

    Serioiusly...if you are a hater, go post somewhere else. This is for "FANS" and if you were not a fan, you wouldn't be here posting, so head over to the Hater forums and Nerd Rage over there.....

    24 – Did a wonderful job, they have to leave angles open to make it a viable story line.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  363. pmg

    Where have I been? I watched the show for the 1st time last evening & was on the edge of the couch the entire time. Guess, I'll have to get the DVD's !!!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  364. N

    24 has been like a bad joke for the last several years. This year was shaping up to be the same. Another mole in CTU - really? Another betrayal of the President - Yawn! Computer systems that are more open then at my work and inept security - laughable. It definitely was time to cancel the show.

    But last night at least gives me hope they can end it well. Failing to save Hassan finally breaks the formula - thank goodness!.

    Hope the show ends well and they never do movie.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  365. bob

    Will that horse faced evil doer Dana Walsh PLEASE DIE......I really wish Prinze nailed her between the eyes instead of the tires.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  366. LALA


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  367. TheCHANK

    Jack's legacy is starting to equal that of Chuck Norris – two legends were born and the parallels will be made! 🙂


    April 6, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  368. Linda

    I am an absolute fan of 24, loved last night's 2 hour thriller.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  369. Cecil

    I love every minute of it. Last week before the show started I was asking for more minutes, and I got what I wanted. I do nothing for that hour until this show is over. No phone calls, no turning of the channels, Nothing. LOVE 24!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  370. mycognitivejourney

    Yes! What a great show!!
    I hate how President Hassan had to die, but I think that just made the show great! Except I did cry. I feel like Jack Bauer was taking took too long to plan out the game plan. Why didn't they just take more men and attack altogether!! Why didn't they get there earlier! Why didn't they save him!!!
    I would love to see Longtime fan's prediction come true. His wife going through with the peace treaty. That would be cool! I am interested to see next week's episode, as all the terrorists seem to be dead and so is Hassan, not sure what is left.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  371. TheCHANK

    A woman cannot lead the nation...typical of a Middle East country.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  372. Ricki

    Really great show. Love to hate Dana Walsh.
    .Is it just me, or is it obvious that Mrs. Hassan is to lead her nation after her husband's assassination?

    April 6, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  373. Valerie

    Rock on, 24 and all the fab cast!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  374. saint

    Hassan's slashed throat was an eye opener!Great episode.NCAA was one of best games ever.Great night for TV.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  375. bet

    My boredom with this blog has hit "unprecedented levels".

    April 6, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  376. Jeff

    Looks like Jenny/Dana's immunity agreement is up in smoke! Cole will probably find a way to kill her himself and clear his name. I wonder when they are going to find Milton's body at CTU? With Logan coming back, I wonder if we will see Aaron this season as well, since he hasn't made his usual cameo appearance just yet. Logan and Renee's connections with the Russians will make for an interesting next few hours. Hassan's wife and daughter will see the peace agreement through as well I'm sure. I'm really going to miss this show. I've been a fan since the beginning. I really hope the movie gives the show a spectacular ending it truly deserves.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  377. TheCHANK

    Ok, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the show, however one point from the show turned out to be what it all hinged on...let's flashback to the parking garage scene.

    CTU security forces were on scene and blocking the 1st entrance, Jack was in the Parking structure and pursuing Tehran through the structure. Immediately after the SUV crashed over the edge and Jack reached the SUV and realized Hassan had been passed to another vehicle, they should have and would have blocked the other exit that Jack had entered into. They would have searched every vehicle that left (which turns out there was only one) and President Hasaan would have been alive.

    I realize this doesn't play into the storyline, but with all the bright minds, I am not sure how this obvious hole was not filled...other than that, it was one of my favorite seasons and episodes yet...and left me filled with confused emotions knowing that this was one time Jack couldn't save the mark.

    Kudos to a great season and a fun blog!


    April 6, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  378. Joe

    Last night's episode gripped me in a weird way. I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the 'longest minute in 24 history' when the bomb was set to go off and then with 7 seconds left it was called off. I did feel that the entire plot with 'Bishop' taking Hassan and doing as Tehran demanded was a little hokey. Any smart person would have figured out who was giving the directions.

    Definitely did not see Hassan's death coming though. I was trying to figure out which death was the most shocking of the series; honestly I can't figure out which one tops the list.

    What I can't figure out is what will happen next. We really don't know if Samir is dead, and we don't know what will happen, just that the Russian prime minister hinted that there would be trouble with the peace agreement should Hassan die. I'm worried the next few episodes will be slow...but that's how 24 always works. Last night's show was excellent though!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  379. Chris

    The Hassan part of the story was great (though I'm not sure how the terrorists managed to tape that long sequence to play online so quickly–it seems like they would have needed about another half hour for the time frame to be realistic).

    However, the Dana Walsh storyline was just tedious. It seems like there's a double-agent inside CIU just about every other season. How is it Dana is smart enough to hide her background when getting hired by CIU, is a computer and security expert, but calls the terrorist on the cellphone assigned to her by CIU (incredible!)? And why was she terrified of her lame ex-boyfriend but has no problem offing her federal agent co-workers? And why was Jack the only one who could figure out that the terrorists had an inside source at CIU? I like Katee Sackhoff but this character and plotline were really poorly written.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  380. Lisa

    Loved last night's episode, the best of the season so far. And of course, one cannot help to get a bit teary-eyed as the first silent clock of the last season ticked away to give closure to a great roller-coaster ride. Well done!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  381. Jim4

    How do you kill off the guy with the best hair in the history of the series?

    April 6, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  382. Adam C

    I loved last night's episode- it pretty much covered all of the things that make 24 a great show- the action, the double & triple-crosses, the suspense, the moral quandaries, the conflict and finally the big gut-punch ending. It was brilliantly acted, written & directed. If they make a 2 hr motion picture that has this kind of impact, they'll be making tons of money. The rest of my thoughts are here: http://tinyurl.com/yett6eq

    April 6, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  383. ken

    I would've preferred to see Dana sitting in that chair with her throat slit, but things don't always work out the way you like. It is sad to see a great character end like that.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  384. BM

    Anyone think that Jacks father is coming back at the end for the Russian connection? They kinda left a bigger conspiracy hanging couple years ago?

    April 6, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  385. EG

    I cannot believe this show is ending. I have never seen a show so riveting and so filled with twists and turns. When weekends end, I look forward to Monday nights. So sad to see it end.:(

    April 6, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  386. vmx1200

    How did they just drive out of a secured parking garage? I call BS on that one.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  387. Desiguy

    I too believed he will save our beloved Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor) but it was sad that he was killed. Thank you for your kind words on Kapoor's performance. He was marvelled in high drama and it was amazing to see him on "24". Thank you Jack. At least you tried.

    P.S. I wish Jack had given some more thrashing to Dana. 🙂

    April 6, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  388. Flyin11

    Simply put....Another awesome show! When I saw Hassan's body, I thought for sure at first that it was a double that they had made to look like him and were still going to continue on killing him up on another floor. Was shocked and sad to see that it was really him. He saved a lot of people though. What cleverness of the terrorists though.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Time Flaw

      They're so clever that they can create a time machine to pre-record videos.

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  389. sairsy

    Too bad the blond wig was dumped in the staircase while being on the run and then showed up in the apartment later, Other than that, great episode.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Time Flaw

      Too bad the writers had the 15min pre-recording of Hassan created in 1min and 15secs.

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  390. WOW

    Didn't see the Hassan death coming. What I want to know is how does Logan fit into all of this. Last night was awesome.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Time Flaw

      You didn't see it coming because the pre-recording ran for 1min and 15secs after they found the body. 1min and 15secs before the broadcast started, Hassan was still being tortured. The episode was impossible in regards to time and therefore ruined.

      September 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  391. John

    I agree with meh09. I thought for sure that Jack would stop the recording from airing over internet after he called everyone. Then nobody would know if he was dead or not. All in all, a great episode. I think this whole season has been fantastic. I don't like Dana as much as the next person, but that just means she is doing her job on the show. I probably miss Curtis the most from years past, but cast has done a fantastic job as the season has gone on. I can't believe it will actually be coming to an end. I will for sure be going to the movie!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  392. longtime fan

    Prediction: Hassan's wife will step into the leadership role and save the peace agreement.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  393. JackBauerRocks

    OMG Great show & agree with all comments above, no need to repeat...On the one hand I like the Rene character–but I keep wondering if she will turn out to be a deeply buried mole too [remember Jack's wife?] Really really thought he would save Hassan...so sad...hate that the show is ending....

    April 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  394. Bev

    Loved it, loved it, loved it. I taped it and watched it again this morning. I'll watch it again this evening. What a rush!!!!! I'll have serious withdrawal symptoms when it ends next month. What to do......what to do??

    April 6, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  395. tobiwan

    The Russian connection through Rene should make for some interesting twists as the season gets better and better, then finishes with a bang. We also have not seen the last of Dana and Cole. Cole would do well to remember the last line of the instructions of what to do in an Atomic Bomb attack.

    Kiss your A$$ goodbye

    April 6, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  396. einsp922

    With the fan base actually coming back i think FOX is going to regret they made the decision to pull the plug so soon, i mean to decide before the season even ends? What the hell is that, this show deserved the respect for FOX to atleast wait until the end of the season. One of the greatest shows ever to grace TV is ending and meanwhile these reality shows go on and on, theres something wrong here.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  397. Sir Lord

    Simply put, give 24 everyday of the week and three times on Sunday-that's only on the assumption that the viewer-like me- can handle it!

    Last night's episode has proven once and for all that this television series is truly too good for the small screen. Lo and behold what they will be able to accomplish on the big screen with no holds bar if you will!
    I commend all the cast and crew for continuously bringing us one episode after the next with such an intensity that you actually can expend and harvest energy simply by watching this powerhouse show!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  398. Woodmont

    Emmys for President Hassan and President Taylor!!!

    This was 24 at its best and after a slowish start the crescendo builds to a "final" TV episode–or does it?

    April 6, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  399. derson

    Great episode – I was so full of emotion re: Dana Walsh (great actress)
    among the best TV i have seen in a long time!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  400. Ephemera

    Fantastic show! Dereyck, you put into words exactly what I was feeling watching the show. Great recap.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  401. Wynstone

    When are they going to find the dead probation officer? He should be smelling up the place. Dana shouldn't have immunity for that murder.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  402. dwarfer

    Like everyone else, I thought Jack would save Hassan. Since he's dead that should trash Dana's immunity agreement. Could be fun there. Great show last night...it's the only good thing about Mondays while it lasts.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  403. daryl cox

    Hate that the series is ending, but look forward to a possible movie. I do, however, believe the movie should be 24 hours in length! With a couple of sequels!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  404. David

    These two hours were over so quickly, I actually had to look at my clock twice to make sure it had been two hours. I was so upset that President Hassan was killed. And KS is such a skilled actor, I was totally believing that he was Jack Bauer and felt the sense of failure you could see on his face. Really incredible. What I am concerned about from the preview, is why that Richard Nixon wannabe smarmy former president is doing back on the scene? And what part do/did the Russians have in all of this? I just can't stand the fact 24 will be ending this season. It is so unfair.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  405. Linda

    So sad to see President Hassan dead....the look on Jack's face said it all..he will take the blame, and I think little by little we see Jack crack with slight emotion...well done Keifer! Dana....I LIVE for the moment she is blown away....but I can't help but wonder how her blinded by love boyfriend will explain the death and dumping of the old flame and his crazy eyed sidekick? One more thing..I hate that Jack will probably wind up with Rene–my secret hope is that SHE is Dana's connection...can't see them together....she is very annoying.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  406. sence

    loved Anil Kappor- will miss him- :(((((

    April 6, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
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  408. Jack's Girl

    I would have loved to see Dana get a beat down (well more that Jack roughing her up) and I'm sad to see Hassan go, but it was all good stuff.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  409. ADeP86

    Wow.. Let me start off by simply saying that.

    This episode was crazy good. Like I was on the edge of my seat almost grasping onto the remote as Jack stormed the apartment building. It was intense, it was clever and of course I thought Jack would save the day.

    And then the end came and my heart sunk into my chest. It had been pounding so hard that it almost lept from my body, but to see the fallen body of president Hassin, well I just felt sick.

    Maybe I get to into the show, maybe not, but a great character died here and I didn't see it coming at all.

    Other then that I think the line of the night was when Dana said "I want to speak to Baur." Now okay if she was around or knew any thing about Jack, he would be the last one I would want to see when being interogated.

    Any way great show and its sad to see the final hours counting down.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  410. Jean Henderson

    I loved every second of the show. I thought sure jack was going to save president Hassan. Tears start coming in my eyes when they found his body. That show was wonderful. I have watched it from the beginning it aired. Please don't take it off.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  411. BauerRuz

    One of the most shoking deaths of the entire 24 series. Right up there with Edgar Stiles. You know its significant when you have the silent countdown at the end of the show.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  412. meh09

    i was SO upset at President Hasaan's death, I really thought Jack was going to save him, which would set up Cole going after the (as a result) immuned Dana/Jenny. I would have loved seeing him get revenge...

    I guess this will set up a whole political slew of episodes as Pres. Taylor tries to get her peace agreement... I was also hoping Jack would have pulled the plug on the feed before if finished to leave everyone in doubts as to whether Hasaan was dead or not... so sad!

    April 6, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  413. Beth

    I agree with all of Moore's comments. I have been a faithful fan for years. Last night's 2 hour special was amazing. I was so surprised that Jack wasn't in time to save President Haasan. The writing was spectacular last night and the plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat.

    Is this the last season of 24? I hope not.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  414. Jam Man

    Last night's show was great, and probably the best of the season. I'm back on the bandwagon!

    I'll take a repeat x 4 plot of a Mole in CTU over anymore of the redneck plot!

    April 6, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  415. wes

    Loved the show last night, what an amazing two hours! I'm going to miss 24 when it leaves us.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  416. Vallary

    It was old school 24 with all kinds of things popping up. It was great. I hate to see it end

    April 6, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  417. Wizechap

    Awesome show last night.. Loved every minute of it.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |

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