May 4th, 2010
08:25 AM ET

'24' recap: Ding dong, the witch is dead!

"24": Day 8 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Today is a wonderfully beautiful, fantastically awesome day. Why you ask? Well, let me be the first to tell you. Today is wonderfully beautiful and fantastically awesome because after last night's episode of "24," Dana Walsh officially sleeps with the fishes.

If you saw the episode, you already know Dana didn't die a death exactly similar to Luca Brasi from "The Godfather," but as far as I'm concerned, that doesn't matter one bit. Whether you put it in haiku, spoken word or interpretive dance... ding dong, the witch is dead!

Right about the time she asked Jack her last question ("Jack, tell me what I can do?"), Bauerites far and near were gearing up for what we've been waiting for - the end of Dana Walsh.

Many readers have been dutifully planning for this big moment, and it finally arrived.

A few blogs back, I even recall one faithful Bauerite's promise to "dance a jig" and hold a "Dana is dead" party the day after she was offed. Well, the writers delivered, so by all means send me an e-vite. I'm so in!

In retrospect, I should have seen it coming. The hour got going fairly quickly with Dana being tortured while the opening credits were still rolling. That was a sign, but I had no idea exactly how things would play out.

As things moved along, the show went about its business. I thought the writers did a fine job giving us some compelling scenes to chew on while the action was fast and furious. Jack and Cole's infiltration of the bad guy's hideout was clever and well-played, up to (and including) the part where Jack impersonated the guy on the radio sending the troops in another direction.

The quick standoff between Jack and Bledsoe was also a sharp moment. Nothing says "Jack means business" better than a bullet to the temple as Bledsoe tells him he "won't take the --." Now that's how its done.

Of course, Dana eventually slips away with a few savvy moves at the bank, but she can't/won't get rid of Cole. I thought that little moment of endearment for him was a bit corny, but it couldn't kill a good scene overall.

Elsewhere, former President Logan's underhandedness has reached new heights and he's really good at being really bad. Sending his personal aide (read: henchman) to personally attend to the demise of Jack Bauer was an interesting stroke, but it just may buy him a box to be buried in by the show's end. If we know Jack, we know he'll connect the dots, and the way things are going, that will equate to a red dot on Logan's forehead. As stated previous, "Jack means business."

Aside from that, can we talk about Logan's inexplicable hold on President Taylor? I watched him guide her in that conversation and wondered aloud "Madame President, what is your deal?" For the record, I've been known to wax poetic on President Taylor's grace and business-like demeanor in the face of a crisis, but this is ridiculous. I take it all back since she's fallen prey to that "Ol' Logan charm". Get a grip lady.

Logan's henchman/aide assuming point at CTU (effectively stripping Chloe of her authority) was pretty much par for the course. I figured Chloe's reign would be short-lived (somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 hours), but she may just end up back on top when the dust settles. After all, her management style - full of "Because I said so, idiot" retorts to Arlo's questions - is refreshing and worthy of the crown. She shall return.

Overall, this was a very good episode. There was a nice amount of fast-paced action that brings us closer to the end with only 4 hours remaining. As we talked about a few blogs ago, I'm still contemplating my TV life after "24" and actively seeking a suitable replacement. I'm dating a few other shows off and on, but not going steady with any just yet, so be sure to suggest your favorites. The end is drawing near.

Oh, by the way... What's that? Say again? Dana's dead? Copy THAT!

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

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  1. Kirov

    Странно, искал совсем не это, но именно эта информация показалась мне наиболее актуальной.
    Давно Ваш сайт ведёте?

    June 30, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. pie thrower

    Thanks for spoiling it Deryck. You moron!!!!! It isn't hard to figure out what happened from your headline. I didn't read the article until now, but it's kind of hard to avoid your headline on the Tuesday morning following the airing of your show.

    You are no longer worthy of recaps. Just like A-Rod violating baseball's "unspoken rule," your heinous violation of 24 recap decorum has been diminished.

    What a low, ignorant thing to do.

    May 7, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff in Parma

    Sorry to all because of my comments. I didn't realize CNN put the spoiler on the home page. Please forgive me, fellow Bauerites.

    I'm just bummed that my favorite and only show is leaving the airwaves. What will I do with my Monday evenings?

    May 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JLH

    Jack has broken out of custody and stolen a helicopter, assaulted 3 or 4 police officers at the warehouse, taken one hostage, shot (and presumably killed) 3-4 private citizens who were merely conducting their own official business as sanctioned by the President of the United States, shot another police officer at a bank, and then executed Dana in cold blood.
    I miss the Jack that would not have done this. He's gone off the deep end and deserves to be jailed for life (probably a few consecutive life sentences with the murders he's committed). Instead, we'll at best get him jailed and then broken out for the eventful feature film (out of necessity to help in some situation). Most likely, he'll still be considered a hero, even after going against the orders of the President and committing the amount of felonies he has in just the past 2-3 hours.
    I am no fan of this Jack Bauer any longer.

    May 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. elmizmo

    I agree with Cass, I think Mrs. Hassan is involved with Logan and had her husband killed to take power and for his infidelity. Hell she may even be in cahoots with the russians too.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. J.L.

    Chloe: Jack, Dana Walsh's memory card has nothing on it. Just Michael Buble chirpin' out some Sinatra songs! She hid the REAL card!

    Jack: DAMMIT! I knew I shouldna killed that bee*otch!!!

    May 6, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pandora

    That's on Smallville

    May 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marco

    Chloe dies next week.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    You guys have a knack for putting spoilers in headlines don't ya

    May 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ChrisW

    Spoilers in the article, fine. I expect that and know to stay away if I haven't watched the episode yet. But in the headline on the Hompage of CNN, that's not cool.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Frantz

    Dana is dead, Long live Dana.....
    President Logan: Love his slimy little face..Gregory Itzin is a great actor
    President Taylor: was a good President but now, it seems she doesn't have the balls anymore.....
    Bauer: Way to go Jack.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DUH

    Hey Jeff,
    We're complaining because the headline contained a spoiler, and the headline was on the main page of, clearly visible. If CNN really wants people to avoid their homepage (so as to avoid spoiler headlines), and therefore avoid getting our "real" news from them, maybe that's what we'll do.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff in Parma

    Dana is NOT dead.

    First shot upper left shoulder. Non lethal.

    Second shot? Don't know. Camera was on Jack's face. Maybe shot her in the knee so she couldn't run. Call CTU for a pickup.


    May 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    "Do you know who I am??!!??"

    May 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hecklers

    I knew he was going to shoot her. For those old enough to remember, the scene where Jack shot Dana was reminiscent of the great scene from Magnum PI where Magnum shoots Ivan.


    May 5, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  16. dana

    would have been a much more exciting episode if you didn't ruin it by having a headline yesterday of "ding dong the witch is dead" and a picture of dana. you ruined one of the best surprises of the season. Have you heard of the invention of tivo? DVRs? Thanks.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  17. DUH

    So I had 24 on DVR, and come to the CNN homepage yesterday (not the Marquee Blog, but the CNN homepage) and there in bold letters is the headline "24 recap: Ding, dong, the witch is dead!" Awesome. Thanks for completely ruining the episode for me. Why spoil the show in the headline? Low blow, man, low blow.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  18. artie

    Spoiler in the headline.... whether she's really dead or not, thanks for ruining my viewing. D*uche

    May 5, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. L.A. from SWATS

    Good riddance Dana/Jenny!!! I suffered a few heart palpitations watching this episode.

    Thank you! A kindred spirirt who is annoyed by President Taylor. How in the h*ll is she allowing this slime ball to "run" her like this. She is so playing into the stereotype of the "weak woman!" Is this the same woman who turned her daughter in for prosecution for her crimes? I'm confused and really starting to get to the end of my rope with her.

    On another note...Gregory Itzin's acting is fantastic! I so loathe the Logan character.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  20. Marco

    I hope shes dead. I want Logan dead next.
    I would also love the doctors who worked on Ethan Kanins heart attack. He had a heart attack and 2 hours later went back to working as Chief of Staff. Best heart surgeon in the world I guess.

    Reminds me of when Jack took Heroin to gain respect of that Mexican cartel that he infiltrated. He was going thru withdrawals for like 1 and a half episodes(1.5 hrs). Thats it. The shakes were gone. Whew. Thats will power or(bauer).
    I love the show. going to love the movie even more.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  21. Baldev Gill

    Weston, dont spoil the fun, we already have deadbeats show spoilers abundance, dont need another, as if we did not know. 🙂

    May 5, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. Baldev Gill

    Oh no someone suggested she may still be alive, shot on shoulder.....pleaze kill me, oh my head.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  23. Baldev Gill

    I had migraines just thinking of how this witchy witch got away for so long. Now I can rest in peace. :0

    May 5, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  24. Lutzguy

    I too think that Dana is not dead. First, Jack always keeps his word (to let her go). Second – it looked like he shot her in the shoulder, and they nevered showed the second shot, only the sound of the gun and Dana flinching.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  25. Mr. Weston

    1bryd, Its just a tv show. Relax.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sirlord1262000



    May 5, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  27. Jae

    I loved this episode of 24. Dana deserved what she got and more. She had no mercy on anyone who got in her way whether they were innocent or not and to top it off, she sold out her country. If Jack had given her the chance, she would have put a bullet in him. I don't think that he lied about letting her go once he had the evidence. She clearly voided everything that he told her by shooting innocent people while trying to escape and then trying to kill him. I really hope that she is dead but who knows, he may not have killed her.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  28. Mattski

    I watched just enough of one episode to see Dana whip out a gun, grab a male hostage with one hand, and shoot down two other armed men, one shot each, all while holding the hostage in one hand and her gun in the other, all in about three seconds. Puh lease. It's like a kids' movie.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  29. KatieA1

    My respect-o-meter for President Taylor has plunged to zero. Jack, on the other hand... well, I would drink his Cool-Aid for sure. Adios, Dana!

    May 5, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  30. Dave

    What are you gonna do next, spoil new episodes of Lost? Completely unprofessional!

    May 5, 2010 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
  31. Bob Loblaw

    Dear Dereyck Moore,

    Thanks again for putting spoilers on the homepage. It's really great for us who TIVO 24 and haven't watch it yet. Good job buddy

    May 5, 2010 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  32. horseyak

    yes, thank you , I was one of the three who hasn't forgotten about the dead probation officer rotting in the office cabinet at CTU. I hope they have a state of the art ventillation system there because I would not want to take my lunch break anywhere near the vicinity.

    I would personally like to see the Asian guy, David Rosental, find the body. But I am aware that there are more important plot points to cover before this series ends.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  33. murli

    It is Un-American to end this show!

    May 5, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  34. LeAnne

    Somebody please, please tell Cole he needs to get his ring back.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  35. Mike

    So glad I Tivo'd it and avoided all spoilers. Oh wait...

    May 5, 2010 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  36. horseyak

    I'm still laughing about the David Rosenthal/Asian guy comment. Hilarious.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  37. SFolegs

    thanks for the spoilers in the headline.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  38. Lou

    Thanks for the link Jack. I now understand that there are more people who share your sentiments.

    Maybe I shouldn't have used the word stupid. I also didn't call you stupid. I look at the show as entertaining and thrilling. I highly doubt that the people who were rejoicing, when the witch was killed, would react in the same manner in 'real life'.

    Freddy Kruegger has been killing people for years....

    May 5, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  39. Tra

    Jack is the best BAD ASS EVER!!! I am sooo gonna miss this show! Hooked from Day One! WUHYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!

    May 5, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  40. upset

    Come On CNN – please don't post headlines with spoilers in them. If I've taped the game I know to stay away from the media until after I've watched it, but I should be safe with a TV show...

    May 5, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  41. lynnej from NC

    This episode was good. But next week...Jack has a freaking blow torch. A blow torch people!

    If this guy will go after family, just about anything is on the table when he is mad. And get this, Jack is mad.

    Madame President needs to just fess up and resign because Jack is coming. And former President Charles Logan.....that check you've wrote is about to be cashed because again...Jack is not only mad, he's insane.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  42. Jack


    I apologize if that statement gave you the impression that this one is stupid. And I do realize that a statement such as the one I gave would perhaps offend people who are pleased at violence, and enjoy it and crave it.

    It really is stupidity though to relish watching someones murder. No one should ever rejoice over the death of someone, not even a wicked person, that is just common sense. The death of wicked people will come one day, all of them at once, but no one should rejoice over the death of that one.

    For information on how you are all really being programmed by the mass media see this article, it will really open your eyes as to who really is stupid:

    Oh, and I came to this blog because a link was posted on the front page to the CNN International website. It is not like I was trolling, just flabbergasted at what I stumbled into as I wondered what "witch' was on the series 24, because I didn't remember it being a supernatural show, it was only until I read the article that I understood that the author of it was using the term witch as an insult, not as the profession of a practicing witch. Again not because I'm stupid, just because it didn't occur to me that the word witch was being used as an adjective, not a noun.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  43. MK

    Name another show that moves as fast in an hour! This is the only show I watch each week. PLEASE tell me what to do after the next 4 hours!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Lou

    Fellow 24/Bauer Fanatics. Can we please start flagging idiotic statements? Specifically the one posted by Jack at 11:04pm. You have to be kidding me! I am all for freedom of expression or whatever...however stupidity has no place on this blog! Please go elsewhere.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Steve-O

    24? That show is still on?

    May 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jack

    I read through about 50 comments and my jaw just kept dropping further and further. People are jumping up and down in hysterical joy because someone was tortured and then shot to death?

    This is some of the most vile and sick stuff I've read in a long time. And it is just astonishingly disgusting how many people are getting joy and a high out of the depraved violence and desire to watch people die.

    Twenty years ago, even fifteen, talk such as this would horrify people. But society has been so desynstized by the gross amount of horrific violence in the mass media over the years (and it is getting much more intense as of late) that only the most extreme amounts of grotesque horror and torture and maiming and murder satisfies them.

    When that day finally comes, which it is coming, and for the same reason it came last time, because of the violence that fills the earth, perhaps even now people are being programmed for the carnage that they will then unleash upon each other.

    Sick. This article was sick, and every comment I read was disgusting, except for one, I didn't read them all though.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  47. cheekbrown

    Magnificent episode. A thrill-ride from the first-to-the-last clock tick. I think there were a few Emmy moments. One was Dana's last moment of intimacy with Cole. She didn't kill him. This really humanized Dana to me. However, her humanity was short-lived, as she went on a killing spree.

    Katee is fantastic. She's the most beautiful corpse I've ever seen. May she have a long prosperous career.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  48. EMN

    I think Renee is still alive.

    And Mike, yeah, good point - is Dana really dead? How can you kill a zombie 'cause that one's the walking dead.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Rodu

    I'm still dancing.......
    ...but really we shouldn't be so overjoyed at Dana's death....
    ....NNAAAAAAAAA....just kidding......
    .....still dancing!!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Ralph

    Please people, get a life.
    Jack is a bullet short and minute late season after season.
    Open the front door and walk outside into the real world.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Tim

    I thought he shot her in the shoulder and then put one to the left of here. I don't think she is dead.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jack Bauer

    If we're all going to cheer a death, then let's drink to the death of "24."

    About time they took this sadistic little show off the air!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  53. leandra

    I am not a violent person by any means but I sure was glad when Jack offed Dana! Sure going to miss Jack.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Debi

    OMGosh what a great show, I don't know how I will survive with no "24" on Monday nights. Dana is NOT DEAD in the previews it shows her with Jack or am I seeing things. I can't wait until next Monday to see our guy Jack get down and dirty again! Love ya Jack and "24" since day one!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  55. miguelfronteras

    Brillant!!! I literally jumped out of my seat when he shot dana!!! I have been yelling at the TV for weeks for someone to shoot that B with and itch! I loved that he took the double tap, just to make sure she was not coming back!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Wifey

    I loved this show! I am so glad Dana is gone, though I was shocked when it happened. Monday nights just won't be the same.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  57. 24freak

    and yes, the headline should read "24...spoiler!". you sure know how to ruin the show for some fans here.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  58. 24freak

    I think the show will end with President Logan and President Taylor in jail (aka country club) making sweet love to each other!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Jim

    Seriously, get a hold of yourself and STOP RUINING episodes by putting SPOILERS IN THE HEADLINES!! Not the first time you did it. Learn some class and stop being an idiot.


    May 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Spencer

    Dana: "What can I do Jack?"
    Jack: "Nothing"
    Without a blink Jack pulls the trigger and Dana hits the ground
    But wait! She isn't quite gone so what does he do?
    Shoots her again.
    Best TV Show ever made..

    May 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  61. krebbage

    After reading this, I feel so much better about standing in my livingroom chanting "KILL HER! KILL HER!" When will they learn? Don't MESS with Jack!

    May 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  62. yepbuddy

    It is my opinion that Nina Meyers was the best badguy of all seasons combined. Oh yeah, Chloe is the hot one.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  63. james

    its a shame that its gottta end,there is nothing else on worth watching.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Wendy Sue

    My first post too - since I found your blog, Dereyck Moore, I look for it every Tuesday in great anticipation. You really encapsulate the episodes, and I truly enjoy your commentary and humor.

    As for Dana - I couldn't believe how relieved I was that the world was relieved from such evil. She had the eyes and look of a walking devil, so now we can move forward here!

    I'm so impressed with Jack, how he keeps his cool even AFTER losing Renee and the President's backing. Love you Jack!

    No show compares, I'm not even dating or shopping for another. Will watch re-runs!

    May 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Katsimms

    Dana most definitely is not dead...Jack is back, however, he has a kinder gentler side because he is a granddaddy. President Taylor has had a major oops with Logan, but, in the end, I believe she will be with Jack when everything comes out. Do you really think she didn't realize Jack would go rogue when she told him the peace agreement came first over justice??? COME ONNNNN! Logan will finally meet his maker. Ethan will be back to help the Pres. Chloe and the nerdy guy who stared at Dana's chest will save CTUs reputation and help Jack.. getting rid of the henchman Logan sent to effectively try to kill Jack. Logan hates our hero...and all the Russians will be dispatched. That's why we love this show...twists-turns-curves-uturns...

    I'm looking forward to the movie. And, by the way Justified is awesome as is Damages...nothing could replace the last 8 seasons though.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  66. RT

    for those who watched all of Battlestar Galactica, it was hard to see her go like that. i was saying, "shoot her in the leg!"

    also he didn't search her, what if she had given him a dummy copy and the real copy was in another pocket?

    I think the unseen calculation in his mind was, "She's responsible for all this cuz she was the CTU mole, a traitor to her country as well..." and if he let her be arrested, she would probably be spirited away by the russians anyway, and tell em valuable intel about Jack before being killed anyway

    May 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Kbmaestro

    NO! Say it ain't so! Everybody rejoice! Cause the sun is shining just for us! La la la la la, etc. Loved it, loved it, loved it! We're really going to miss this series. This is our first year watching and we're hooked. Somewhere, somehow we'll find the other seasons and start watching from the beginning. So I guess we have 7 or 8 more years of "24". This is nice to blog about it, too. Good job, D-Moe. K-Moe, OUT!

    May 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Karen

    YES...finally we are "Done with Dana"!!! thanks Jack!
    Loved the did Jack and Cole know where to find Dana??? Did I miss something?

    Anyway....I, too, have been wondering WHAT will I do without "24" to watch each week. I do LOVE Flash Forward. If you haven't yet, check it out.....action packed and somewhat "24" like.

    Hate to think of only 4 hours left........ 😦

    May 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  69. dave shevok

    Don't look now but Renee is recovering. Jack wants more of that!!

    May 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Tina

    Looooove this season, but President Taylor's going over to the dark side feels a little forced. After all, this is the woman who last season displayed such integrity that she intstructed the justice dept. to arrest her daughter for murder after having lost her only other child (her son) to murder by her (the President) enemies.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Lou

    Author: This is my third week reading your Recap and it is wonderful.

    Claude: Your statements are well put.

    I'm not sure if she's dead either. I don't care either way. The people upset about the cold murder, what about when Jack shot the cop in season three or four when he was with the Salazar's? That was too funny too me. Talk about unexpected. But anyway, maybe I'm off but did I see Mrs. Hassan running with a gun in the previews??? Chloe definitely is going to be helping Jack out again. She realizes that he is not crazy.

    Someone was going crazy because Jack shot the officer in the foot...Are you serious? It was a freaking toe. He couldn't leave him in a state where he was able to prevent Jack from catching Jenny :-).

    I'm so pleased with the comments this week. Only about 3 people asked about the stupid probation officer. Good job Bauer Addicts.

    My tv is only on for 24 and Flash Forward ,and basketball. Flash Forward is no way comparable to 24. Claude since you make a lot of sense, I will give NCIS a shot. Thanks man.

    Until next week.....

    May 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  72. richard

    Too bad '24' will not end on the 24th (May) would be cool to have it end Monday the 24th!!!!

    Oh well, Monday MEMORIAL DAY is just as cool....America will recognize all of our Military folk, past & present and JACK as well.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  73. don

    I wonder of Logan is going to go out and buy the farm along with Dana.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Pandora

    I hated to see Dana go, she was just getting interesting! But there was no way that he could allow her to live, she could never be trusted and for all practical purposes, he is at war. But I do hope that she survives. I could not stand her character in the beginning, but after she got a personality transplant, she became more interesting!

    May 4, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Chris from Columbus

    I dont know what I will do without 24 either. Every week I am reminded how truly great the show is.

    I would suggest Spartacus as a replacement. By far the only other show that I have watched religiously week in and week out and looked forward too almost as much as 24. The final episode "Kill Them All" was fantastic.

    May 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Ben

    I predict she is alive – ala Tony Almeda and Renee. Neck shot like Renee last year. Hmmm. How come Jack's second shot was not between the eyes? Like Ahnold, she'll be BACK.

    May 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Fireworks

    Who is the vice president to the president? By now, you would think a vice president would be around to question some of the president's decisions or helping out

    May 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Greggq

    I also wonder if Dana is actually dead. Remember, the first shot splattered blood on her face but we saw no bullet hole. Then we did not get to see where the second shot hit because the camera showed only Jack's face. Remember last season when he strategically shot Rene in the head?

    May 4, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Janet

    We can't imagine Monday nights without Jack -- 24 makes Monday's tolerable knowing you have Jack to look forward to that evening.
    My suggestion for another exciting show to watch is Flash Forward. It has you on the edge of your seat with anticipation like 24.

    May 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Wendy

    All I can say is....HOORAY the Jack Bauer I know is back! Loved every minute of it!

    May 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  81. from the first

    oh and JoeNY, seriously, have you ever watched 24?
    Jack doesn't play nice, and Jack NEVER is in on the Cover up. That would be the twist of the century if the writers did that, and I don't think they will because it would alliant the fans

    May 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  82. from the first

    David, you're right we will find out. I hadn't had time to research so, it's very possible.
    It's also possible like Jimbob said, she might be in a video, or a corpse or something. Either way, the next 4 hours I'm convinced won't disappoint us true die hard fans.
    I've gone back to watch other seasons, of course it's different when you know what the outcome will be.

    I hope the movie is a prequel, bringing back David Palmer.

    May 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  83. mcfitz

    Try watching Dark Blue when it comes back...
    also, why did Dana's blouse stay perfectly buttoned and look pretty decent considering she had just been waterboarded????
    kudo's to wardrobe!!

    May 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  84. arch

    Expect to see Jack back, but not on the tube. He will be coming back on the big screen. It will most likely take off from where it stops when this 24 is over. There is more money in the movies and the hours are better. Logan is going to get one between the eyes for Renee. Dana was no good and got what she deserved. Cole was weak and couldn't have wiped her out. Jack is going to have to take care of the president. Somehow he is going to clean her up or she is going to go out in a hail of bullets! The best way to watch this show is from season 1 thru 7 on Netflix. You can do it in about 3 days. That is the cool way because you don't have to wait a week! I always hated that when watching weekly tv shows that continue week to week. I heard the movie version will do the 24 sections, but more detail per hour. Dana took two to the chest center mass point blank. If she is still alive, then I believe the writers went too far. There have been a couple episodes in the past where I think writers obviously were on an acid trip! Reality is important in this show.

    May 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  85. QAGuy

    Logan messed up sending his man to CTU. Now Jack will piece together that Logan is behind things and take care of him as well!

    May 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Just joe

    Human Target on Fox on Wednesday night – my favorite new show.

    May 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  87. JJ

    I love 24, but my other shows I am getting into are as follows:

    1) Flash Forward – Thursdays on ABC, great action and an apocalyptic mystery.

    2) Happy Town – Wednesdays on ABC, Watched the series premiere last week and it was dark, eerie, and looks to be a great mystery.

    3) Chuck – Mondays on NBC – This is my other show on Monday night. I love the characters, tons of laughs, and plenty of action.

    May 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  88. 24hoe

    I don't know what her real name is,but she's a darn good actress. If I ran into her on the street, I would knock the crap out of her myself!!

    May 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  89. j

    Last nights episode was AWESOME!! However, I'm kind of thinking that Dana is not really dead. For some reason I think Jack shot her just enough to so she can be found and she is going to get withe the Russians and that is when I think he is going to take out everyone. The Russians, Logan, Dana the sidekicks of all plotting to get rid of Jack.I also think that if Dana really is dead, he and Cole are going to get into a tich and Jack is going to have to Wax that A–!
    When Jack finds out that Logan is been giving advice to the Pres, he is going to expose the Pres and she then is going to be brought up on Impeachment and Mrs. Hassan will find out that she knew all along the Russians were in on her husbands killing.



    May 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Tomas

    Is there any chance '24' can get picked up by HBO? Can you imagine how much better it would be without the network chains?

    May 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jimbob

    Although the actress' name appears on IMDB, it doesn't mean the character is alive.

    Keep in mind she can still show up as a corpse (as pointed out above) – or on video – which Jack may have in hand!

    Remember Season 1 "suicide" CTU agent Jamey, who showed up later on a tape in which Nina killed her.

    May 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  92. leslie

    omg i said the same thing when jack shot her...ding dong the witch is dead! I newww from the start of 24 that she was bad, i could just tell, and couldn't wait till Jack found out. I think that chloe will come to Jacks aid as she always has now that she no's they want to kill him. I'm so upset that there won't be another "day".

    May 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Allen

    Shame on you for putting a spoiler on the front page of I was only here to read the daily news but when I saw that headline, I knew right away what it meant. Not everyone gets the chance to watch an episode the day it comes out. If I wanted to read a spoiler, I wouldn't have gone looking for it on

    May 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  94. JA

    I didn't read all of the previous posts, so forgive me if I repeat something that was already said, but I don't think that Dana is dead. The camera shot of her laying there was inconclusive. If Jack wanted to be sure, he should have shot her right between the eyes. Sidenote: Katee Sackhoff did a remarkable job portraying Dana. She obviously generated the most buzz of all the characters this season. One question: Why is President Taylor all of a sudden acting like a giant wimp and listening to President Logan? I really hope the writers have something heroic planned for her in the next four hours. Otherwise, if this is what it's going to be like, I'll never vote for a woman for President!!

    May 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  95. watson

    PRETTY SURE she isn't dead. Replay that PVR.

    May 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Gary S

    I can only hope there is a real Jack out there (because there certainly is a real Dana).

    May 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jonathan Sanchez

    One of the best 24 seasons........n thats saying alot.

    May 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  98. JC

    It was awesome.... Dana Walsh is great.. I hope see her soon in another show.... great job Dana............ really I don't think that 24 goes to a movie.. is better to keep 24 as it is....

    May 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Belinda

    O.k I am a die hard 24 fan and I could not be more happy with the episode. Jack has towed the line before but this is truly Bauer getting revenge for his love. I don't know what I am going to do on Monday nights without 24 but I am going to savor the rest of the 4 episodes.

    May 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Bejean

    Um Amy, Every week he posts a recap of 24. You should of known better than to even come near it, and if you were a true 24 fan you would of watched it last night!

    May 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Queen

    All I can say is . . ."Dana's dead, that's what I said."

    May 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  102. kadcar

    LOVED IT but will miss it when its gone. I don't like the "reality" shows. GREAT line "the witch is dead"!!! Yes, yes, yes.

    May 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Mike

    My wife and I have been watch 24 since it started way back when. This season is by far one of the best, most overall exciting 24's ever. Dana Walsh...Dead! Ex-President The Russians...definately next. Jack is on a roll and won't stop until he gets them ALL. Love it! It is a shame this will be the last one...

    May 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  104. David

    @from the first....I thought the same thing until I searched Annie Wersching and D.B. Sweeny. Those two also have profiles on imdb and they are not listed in the final four episodes. But I could be completely off track on this and just seeing someone else's type-o's. We will find out next week, I can't wait!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Steve

    I have a feeling Dana isn't dead. They didn't show where the second bullet hit her. I think she passed out from the shock of getting hit at close range. We'll see!

    May 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  106. from the first

    Well David, Dana may or may not be dead, we'll all find out soon enough.
    Personally I think IMBd listing the whole season under her name does not mean she's in every episode. I'm sure if someone put some time into it and looked up last season, does it show Tony Almeada or chloe in all episodes? because they weren't. But they were main characters for the show.

    As for those folks who are upset about this blog spoiling the show for you, well you must be new to this blog, because it usually starts with a spoiler alert, so next week, don't look until you watch or be spoiled.

    May 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |

    CNN : don't spoil the episode in the article header!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  108. James

    Dana was only wounded! she will be back!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  109. DUTCH

    Russian Sniper: "Go to hell."

    Jack Bauer: "You first."

    I can't wait until next Monday.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Tommie

    Adios, Mo-Fo. Killed her faster then a KFC Double Down.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Claude

    One more thing cold blooded murder was when Jack killed Ryan Chappelle, a good guy, an american citizen to satisfy terrorist and to buy President David Palmer and him to come up with a plan near the end or middle of season 3. The killing or Ryan Chappelle now that was murder lets not forget that. Dana on the otha hand she got what she deserved.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Bankerdude

    Point of order: That's not the way you get in to your Safe Deposit Box. You go in to the vault with your key, the bank employee puts the bank key in and your key in while you're there and then the bank employee escorts you and the box to the room for privacy. You'd think a show like 24 would have gotten that right! I know it's splitting hairs but.....

    May 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  113. joeNY

    jack killed her , not for revenge, just to be the only kid on the block to have the info with him, that way-i purely speculate- he can come back and phone President taylor, hey, im alive, and i mean no harm to you, since no one else (except the russians) knows about it, lets fix this.
    the reason i think so is because, talor, fearing of exposure of this cover up, will relent after hearing jack begging to come and present the evidence. remember, right now, Taylor as well as the Russians seek his death. but if he killed Dana, so the story is contained, bauer can really come out heroic, if he wants to play nice to Taylor.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  114. MAC

    I'm going to miss this series!!! The actress who played Dana Walsh deserves an EMMY nom for playing the most hated character!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Clyde

    If next week's preview is any indication, I'd say Jack's inner Vengeance Demon has been unleashed. But are the writer's setting up Jack Bauer's death?

    May 4, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Third_Island

    Watch V or Fringe. Those are the two worth watching (if V gets picked up next year).

    May 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  117. homer

    The best so far this season..Cole should of offed her after hitting it...

    May 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Jim

    I didn't see her die....................

    May 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  119. JL

    Very happy to see Dana take the bullet. She drove me nuts just watching her. Very good acting on her part to make us all wanna beat her down. This show always makes my heart pound while watching it! Chloe deserves to be on top of CTU – we shall see. Stay tuned.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  120. tonya britton

    super article, super show! dana, really, did you think you were going to get away? fox is sooooooo wrong in thinking there's no more to be had from jack, for shame, for shame, for shame!

    May 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  121. ken

    Jack taking care of Dana.....that's nothing. Wait 'till he gets his hands on the Russian sniper that killed Renee!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Greg

    You know, it was a bit implausible for the Russians to decide to wait for Jack Bauer to be taken into custody by the NYPD?? How stupid could they have been, knowing anything about Jack! It seemed to me, they would have been chomping at the bit to get Jack either before the cops, or to try to take him out in true 24 style with a disguised assassin while in custody. The writers forgot their usual M.O. on that one. Too easy for Jack... "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM??"

    May 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  123. rc

    I think President Taylor and Jack have something cooking. She is too smart to be led by the likes of Logan. And I think Dana is still alive. If they were really killing her off, Jack would have shot her in the head (like he does everyone else)

    May 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Deb A.

    I never did like the "character" Dana. Bye, bye baby. What an awesome actress though! I am REALLY going to miss "24". Jack Bauer is so cool.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  125. gio

    Poor Dana Walsh, R.I.P. (w/ halo)

    May 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Rex

    Sweet justice!
    Jack Bauer for President!! Get Taylor out!

    May 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  127. JayC

    I'll give it a 50/50 that she is really dead. 1) no blood 2) they emphasized her putting the gun down and actually added a sound effect of her placing the gun down before she went face to face with Jack 3) Jack needs a new psycho girlfriend. I can't figure out why her eyes are open though. If he really killed her, they would have panned out more and showed both of them in the picture and would have put blood on her shirt or on the plastic tarp.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Dan

    I'm sorry I can't comment i'm still in mourning about the end of '24'

    May 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Claude

    @ 24 haters and naysayers lets just calm ourselves down here. Can we just take this for what is it. It's a tv show, its scripted, its not real and its for entertainment purposes. I have been watching 24 since i was a freshman in high school, and I am now a junior in college. I dont know about you guys but after a hard day at work and school, i need something to entertainment me and take my mind off my daily life for an hour, and thats what 24 has been doing for the past 8-9 yrs. Yes we all know its a crime to shoot at cops no matter what the reason is, we all know its murder to kill someone who unarmed, yes 24 haters we know. Yes we also know that 24 has not been the same and that it can get quite repetive and predictable (especially when the bad guys want immunity gotta be my fav) but at the end of the night it does what its suppose to do entertain and excite.

    Now that we got this out of the way wether you call it murder, a quest for revenge or Jack finally losing it, it comes down to a few important points Dana Walsh was a murderer, a spy, a mole, she had a hand in the events of the last 20 hrs for she aided terrorists in their goal. For a federal agent isnt that treason???? which i believe is an offense punishable by death. Dana dying was inevitable, if Jack didnt kill her she would met her end at the hands of those mercenaries that Logan hired, or the Russians or life in prison or death penalty. So it was just inevitable.

    Now some people talk about the peace treaty. The whole peace treaty is based on a lie, a cover up that Allison Taylor doesnt want to acknowledge. The Russians didnt want no peace, they were bribed by Logan that's the only reason they're supporting it. They're just trying to protect themselves, their interests, cover their a**, and they dont it want it to be public knowledge that they were major players if not the masterminds behind the events of the last 20 hrs. Anyone that come in here and want to throw in this whole peace treaty bull and how Jack is only thinkin about himself and revenge, and he's not thinking bout the peace treaty needs to remember this its based on a lie. If Jack only thinking bout revenge President Taylor is only thinking about her legacy

    @ Aaron excellent point about Sherry Palmer. Sherry was just a b***h that was just mad for not getting her way. Everything she did was to spite David. She had some good in her though but she still got what she deserved when that Milliken girl shot her. Excellent point though dude.

    @ Jeff thnx for the tip about Max. Good question about Logan. You're right, I was under the impression this man died in this way to the hospital right after Martha stabbed him in the neck. Guess someone found a way to revive him too just like they did Tony.

    @ Dutch " she took Jack as a joke but Jack didn't find her funny" LOOOOL nice one

    @Bill Am i the only one that thinks that Audrey loved Jack and vice versa, and that we felt a connection to her especially when Jack lost her or am i the only one that feels that way?

    @Bill in Dallas- that would be great in Audrey came out of her coma. While we at it Wayne Palmer should come out of his coma too

    @ JuanBojas- Correction Juan my friend NCIS is the second best show on tv after 24. NCIS will be the best show on TV when 24 is gone for good. Trust i love NCIS as much as i love 24, and NCIS doesnt even come close still second best though

    So in conclusion what did we learn 24 is entertaining, it will be missed, and Dana had it coming. I just wonder what is Jack gonna do when 24 is gone for good, after the movie.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Michelle

    I think viewers are glad to see her gone, but it will lead to problems. Since Jack acted in revenge/cold blood, it will mean he loses somehow- probably the video is destroyed and only Dana could have testified.

    May 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Carrie

    Have you ever watched Damages on FX? Jack was our #1 but now it's
    all about Damages!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Mukasa-Bakibinga

    Pity you did not announce that your blog was a spoiler. What of the millions of viewers who are outside the USA and are watching the series but not the same episodes?

    May 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Aaron

    Someone commented on how they could kill Jack at the end of the season if they were coming out with a movie. The planned movie could be a prequel, or it could take place during those long stretches between seasons (often times a year or more went by between season). The movie does not have to pick up after the end of this season. Just a thought.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Randalpf

    I was extremely disappointed in this episode. I hated Dana Walsh just as much as anyone else but I feel like the writers really sold out Jack's character. There has always been a common theme in every season of 24 and that is "do what is right no matter what the cost." I feel like Jack betrayed himself by turning to cold-blooded murder. It just isn't his character and I am glad the show has finally run its course...I just hate that is has cost us a hero that over the years we have all come to love and respect, but after last night, that respect is gone.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  135. joeNY

    after the Times Square fiasco, thank god there wasnt a more mature terrorist parking his SUV over there, and i am sure you wished there was a Jack Bauer to run after him, and be the Judge, Jury AND executioner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    unless, you really wish that he succeeded with his plans. which im kidding, of course.
    to those who are so obsessed with civil rights for these people, i have one word. "hey, you may not outlive them to see justice served for them. and if they really succeed in doing things (REMEMBER HE ALMOST SUCCEEDED.) the way they want, with the help of Miranda crap. im afraid there wouldn't be left a 'system' or officials to even bring them to justice

    May 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Superdave

    I still don't think there's going to be a movie. I think that's just what they're telling us so we think Jack will live this season. My prediciton is that Jack will die at the end of this season.

    Great season. Katee Sackoff did great. And I think Freddy Prinze, Jr. is doing awesome as well. Great show. I hate to see it end.

    By the way, for those of you wanting your 24 fix, read the series "24: the Declassified Files". A series of 10 novels that ALL pre-date Season some of your favorites like Nina, Tony, etc....are all a part of the stories. Great reading.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  137. cindy

    Great show!!! Have a question? Why are the writers making the president a weak character now? I for one have a problem with this. All this time I have admired the character, and now she is turning corrupt and allowing a *male* influence her. Heres my beef, having a woman as president as strong as her character was good, now when the pressure is on she becomes weak. is there a message here???

    May 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Ms. Kaila

    Last night was soo GOOD! Jack and Cole should have known Dana was going to try and pull one over on them, but she is history now. I sit on edge wondering if she was going to get away and Jack delivered as he always does.....

    May 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Russell

    Thank you for spoiling this episode for anyone who has not yet seen it, whether they are in the US or abroad following this season. Shame on you! You should have put up a Spoiler Alert

    May 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  140. HH

    I can't believe that the headline to this article contained such a HUGE spoiler. Thanks for ruining the episode for me CNN.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Joshua Weikel

    I loved the episode...until Jack killed Dana. Sooooo non Jack Bauer like. I say this for 3 reasons: 1. He promised that if she gave him the evidence, he would let her go 2. Jack dos NOT kill in cold blood 3. You verify the evidence is real first, and not a decoy. I have never seen Jack lie like that, unless it's a previously revailed set up. Not only that, but he sucked Cole in to it on false pretenses. I really did believe that he wanted to do what was right, and wasn't just out for revenge. His sort of revenge has always been bringing the bad guys down the right way. And to kill in cold blood like that, sure we've seem him kill unarmed, unsuspecting victims before...but not for the simple end to see them dead (season 2, killing the federal witness to re-establish cover), but never point blank, I just want you dead type of kill. Sooooo disappointing.

    And on top of that, I was actually starting to like the character that Dana has evolved into, and I didn't think she deserved to meet her end like that.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Steve

    I didn't like Dana any better than anyone else. She wasted people right & left but...... Did Jack not shoot an unarmed woman at point blank range and then put another bullet in her for good measure? What'a guy. He went down many notches for that. Gave me bad dreams:-(
    I'm wondering if a bullet with Jack's name on it is waiting for him?

    May 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Bauer77

    Now that Chloe isnt holding the reigns at CTU – she is now free to assist Jack in his greatness... works out well for all.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  144. BigBC

    The entire show I was saying "kill that bi@$%" but then when it came down to it and I saw Jake quivering I was like "he's not going to kill her". "Jake, tell me what I can do." "Nothing" The first BANG didn't surprise me. It was the second one that really got me out of my seat screaming YES! I think I have some issues for feeling good about her dying in such a definite way...

    May 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  145. michael zaruba

    Justified on FX

    May 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Ken in Pisgah Forest

    The actress who played Dana was fantastic. You can tell how well she acted by how many people looked forward to Jack shooting her. She could change her facial expressions to what was necessary in a heartbeat. She could really turn on the pathos and the evil. I hope she gets an emmy!

    May 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Rick

    Great Episode, Dana finally got what she deserved, but I have to admit the cold blooded way she died left me speechless. definately a Jack trait to follow thru with what he says. Only 4 hours left, what a pity, I can't think of another show to take its place –because there isn't one–I guess its back to news and sports.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  148. bdog

    1byrd: your an idiot, why would someone spend all the time watching the show saying how lame the season is then make his way to the computer to make comments? you apparently have a very boring life with nothing else to do but criticize? Sounds like a miserable existence. What're you gonna do when the season's over, curl up in a corner?

    May 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Mia

    Last night while my mom and I watched Dana run out of the bank. I kept yelling "Get her Jack! Run!!" We loved it when Dana finally got what was coming to her!

    May 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Carolyn

    It was WONDERFUL!

    May 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Valerie

    Loved the show last night. Jack killing Dana reminded me of the scene when he killed Nina. He so enjoyed killing her as much as I did!!

    Great Season 8. I feel the writers out do themselves every year.
    Fantastic show.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Steve

    Will miss Dana; I like bad girls.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  153. SF218

    When Jack shot Dana I just could not stop clapping and yelling. From the look on his face before he pulled the trigger I thought he must have been thinking about all the people she had killed (or was responsible for having them killed) and felt justified in shooting her. I must confess though that I’m not entirely sure she is dead.

    Although Jack did shoot a NY policeman at the bank, he said, “I’m sorry.” before shooting him in the foot – he didn’t kill him. Jack doesn’t kill good cops – but only knocks them out or wounds them.

    The writers cannot kill Jack during this season if they want anyone to see a "24" movie after the series ends. What would be the point? However, I read an interview with Kiefer a while back where he said that he (and the writers) agreed that Jack had to die in the end but hadn’t figured that out yet. I believe they’ll hold that off for the movie(s).

    May 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Amy

    Yeah....Dana's dead!! I'm sorry, did I say that outloud? I was hoping during the torture scene they would move from waterboarding to using pliers on her finger nails, but that would have been just too good to be true. Anywho, she's finally gone to a better place. Show is really ramping up for a great finale...can't wait to see how it plays out! President Taylor is now deeply caught in Logan's web, and doesn't appear that there is any way out. He's so bad, he's good. Keep it going...only 4 more hours....sigh.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  155. kimberly

    While I love the dickens out of '24', I too had an issue with the shooting of Dana. I've been eager to see Dana get hers in the worst way but I thought Jack stepped over the line. But then again, that's what this show is all about: twists and surprises with each episode. Never saw it coming like that. The day after I cannot get the episode out of my mind. No TV show has ever done that to me.

    Loved the rooftop scenes and the music of the episode. Very artistic!

    Man oh man, will I miss this show!

    May 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  156. jlo

    I have been a fan of 24 since season 1, great show last night and thank god Dana is dead. I even bought the game 24 for the PS and I hope they come out with another game. Next week will be exciting cant wait.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Chyrel

    Didn't like the way Dana died even though she was a villain to end! In cold blood people! Was beginning to feel sorry for her in the Bank waiting for the safe deposit box then began to loathe her again after the explosive knocked Cole out and she shot the bank officer in cold blood! Really beginning to be irritated by President Taylor and she she definitely squirmed (as she should have) when Mrs Hassan praised her integrity at the press conference. President Logan is the consumate villain! Man, can he play that role well! Chloe is going to 'blow' pretty soon and will end up helping Jack now that Logan's henchfolk are technically in charge of CTU! Yes, there were a few moments that strained credulity but that is what '24' is all about and think about it...we don't know what really goes on behind the scenes in terroist investigations (see the recent Times Square investigation).

    May 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  158. doreen sulger

    Just commenting on what a terrific actor plays Logan. Or is he acting??? Taylor is losing it. How sad. Is there anyway she can recover from this fiasco? I don't know about you guys, but I'm already going through withdrawal. It really hurts to know this is the last season.

    May 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Milo

    "Criminal Minds" is still going strong. If you're not watching that, start. Does anyone else think that the guy who plays Sayid on "Lost" would have made a great villian on 24?

    May 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  160. DJ

    Start watching Breaking Bad on AMC, I recommend buying the first couple seasons, next best thing to 24 if not equal.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  161. phyllis sells

    Jack was smoking hotttttt, he was slamming last night, as only Jack can do........... long live Jack!!!!!!!! peace out.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  162. RichP, easton, pa

    Every part that I have ever seen katee sackhoff she has played it too theee hilt. She was even a great viper pilot.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Annie

    I don't think Dana is dead – I think Jack meant to NOT kill her – If he wanted to KILL her he would have put a bullet in her HEAD not shoulder- maybe more to come?

    May 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Dan P.

    Yea! Dana is finally dead. They sure stretched Dana’s character as long as they could. Now, it is time to deal with President Logan. This time a long over due prison term would satisfy my appreciate.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  165. art

    Are we all 100% sure that Dana's dead? After all, I don't know where she got shot the 1st time. And while we hear a 2nd shot, and she looks like she's gone, but I'm not sure. We didn't see where that 2nd shot hit her, or if it hit her at all. All I'm saying is I don't know for sure that she's done. Would anyone be surprised if she surfaced at some point next week? Not me.....I've been watching since day 1 and one thing you learn.....Always expect the unexpected.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  166. ceecee

    So, now that Jack has the much sought-after evidence from the strong box, I wonder what information it really holds that will finally expose and bring down the good, bad and ugly!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Wendell from Austin

    I did a frame by frame of next week's preview. You get a pretty good view of Dana's body. There's no bullet wounds on any vital parts of the body and she didn't get a head shot. So even though I thought she was dead, I'm not so sure now. The plot thickens.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Visitor

    Come on guys are you serious its just a tv show!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Dutch -aka- Bauer Addict

    I see alot of you commenting on whose been the worst villain in all the seasons. So far I've seen Sherry Palmer and Nina Myers. Have you all forgotten about Marwan? That was by far my favorite season. I'm going to me therapy to get weened off of 24. (in my Pookie voice from New Jack City) "It keep calling me."

    May 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  170. I love Sandra

    It was a very good episode, maybe even great. But is Dana really dead? Jack shot her, but maybe in a similar way he shot Renee Walker last season to make it look like she's dead.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Kevin

    Next time, can we hire someone who actually GETS the show, and can compose a well-written review?

    May 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  172. vg

    I'm a late bloomer when it comes to what is known as the 24 phenomenon, but I can say that I’m HOOKED!!! I’m sad that it took me till this season to catch on and now it’s ending. I can say that I’ve been catching up on the past seasons thanks to the box sets and T. Miles for allowing me to borrow them (he’s stricter than a librarian…one box set out the other must be returned. NO EXCEPTIONS! lol). I’m looking forward to see how Jack handles all those he feels responsible for Renee’s demise! The countdown for next week has already begun!!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Jason Smooth

    Let me just say that was a great read. On point, funny, and so true. I may have to follow you for more in the future. I also can't seem to find a suitable mate after 24 ends.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Susan Stanfield

    Not that there will ever be a replacement for this show, but do check out "MI-5" which runs on PBS. It's pretty much a British version of 24 but, believe it or not, a bit more action. But there will never be another Jack Bauer!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  175. alisa

    Love your commentaries...I read them weekly! They just have to take Bauer to the big just can't end like this. "Ding Dong"

    May 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Mean Gene

    Justified...Talking about that Gabriel from the last Die Hard movie?
    Yea...that show is ok.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Valerie

    Since everyone hated her so much, means emmy time for Katee Sackoff! Her evil face is nasty-and I was so glad to see her go-I am going to miss 24 so much.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Tab

    I am beyond HAPPY that Dana is finally dead!!!!! The show was GREAT!!!! I can't wait for the next few hours. I hate it's ending but we have the movie to look forward to.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Bernard

    I loved the way Jack left no doubt as to whether Dana was dead. He shot her again! Way to go!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  180. jonc

    If you haven't seen "Justified" yet, check it out. The lead character is very Jack-like with a southern wit.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Raquel


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  182. Tonya

    I thought it was another great episode. I am really going to miss '24'. I have been a loyal watcher since the beginning. If you are looking for another great show to watch, try 'Breaking Bad' on AMC. It would be best to watch Season 1 and 2 first. It's one of the best shows I have ever seen.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  183. ednan171

    On last night's show.....the President of an Islamic country(and a woman no less), goes on national TV and praises the American President for her integrity and dedication to peace. RIGHT! Like that's going to happen. That scene was the ultimate in science fiction.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  184. ME623

    Last nights episode was good, however, you know in "24" form, never say someone is dead, because somehow, they always get reincarnated. When Jack shot Dana, it looked as though it was in the shoulder moreso than the heart. The 2nd shot did not look like he aimed at her head, and there wasn't a hole. I have a feeling Dana will be alive in one of the next 4 episodes. We know not everybody stays dead on 24. I knew Dana couldn't kill Cole, because she really loved him.

    I have had my fill of Logan's hold on President Taylor. This is getting on my nerves. It amazes me how much backbone he has now. He was a jellyfish when he was president. I missed Ethan last night, somehow I think he'll be showing up in the next few weeks.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Mean person

    It's not a spoiler if it already aired on both coasts.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Cass

    I'm very curious to see what's on the video Dana had. I'm wondering if the scorned Mrs. Hassan had any involvement in the planning of this.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  187. JJL

    For all those who think Dana is not dead: Jack put one in her chest and did a coup de grace while on the floor. I would be a sad and contradictory commentary on his shooting skills if she survives that. Don't believe? Aske the guy Jack popped while holding Dana as a shield 20 minutes before she got hers.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Townshend

    To 1bird... OMG... Pleeeeeezzzzz... it's a tv show for God's sake...

    May 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Neale Sorrie

    She must be alive. The clock beeped. If she was dead there would be no noise!?

    May 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  190. tata

    my prediction is that – JACK WILL BE KILLED, president Taylor will be impeached and a few more ppl are going to die, but as in real life, justice is never really done, so Logan might get away... I hope i am wrong – I HATE LOGAN...

    May 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Ralph

    I liked the episode, but still think the president is out of character. And as much as I hoped she would meet her demise, I thought Jack's killing of Dana was akin to murder. They could have played that better (have her pull out a hidden weapon or something). I can't wait to see Logan bite the dust...again!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Dawn

    Is Dana really dead? I was sitting on my couch yelling "shoot her" when Jack shot her. I wonder if Cole will find her & be a sucker again. Great acting on Dana's part.
    My Monday nights will never be the same. I looked forward to 24 all week. Now what? Do they have rehab for the people who love this show? Anyway, it"s revenge time. Can't wait. btw-It's probably too late to bring Tony in now. I was wrong; I thought he would show up for the end.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Wendell from Austin

    Jeff, I believe Logan is gonna get what's coming to him and we might like it more than Dana getting shot.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Mean Gene

    Ainta Bill

    May 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Jeff in Parma

    Awesome episode! I can't believe that Jack capped Dana to her face! Next week it looks like he's going to torture that Russian bad guy that shot Renee.

    Now if someone could only shoot Charles Logan!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Alis

    I was just saying, "Would someone put her out of her memory." I didn't see that coming at all. Way to go Jack. This season is soooo good. I hate to see it end.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Amy

    This season is coming back to what 24 was famous for. I know a lot of people fell off when the White House got infiltrated. They are missing a darn good season though. Ok. on to last night. I can't believe how happy I was to see Dana killed off. I jumped up and down like the Jets won the Superbowl. President Taylor...she has to know Logan is up to no good. How could she not? I mean, anything the man says or does is for his own benefit. She made a deal with the devil. But last night...Jack was definitely back!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  198. John

    Awesome episode in an awesome season.

    One thing about the parole guy, I don't think the smell would be that bad yet, he's only been dead for like 10 hours. Unless his bowels relaxed.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  199. wm scot

    Outstanding episode ! Great ending to Dana Walsh " What can I do ? " "Nothing " Bammm !!! I have to admit I am an addict. Other that Fringe what else is there going to be on Fox. The lame show they are showing to replace it are not worth watching. Looks like netflix until FOX gets its head on straight and keeps this epic on !
    Next week Logan gets his bullet ! I hope !

    May 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  200. cjs

    Unfortunately you can see the end of this coming. Jack will turn himself in as a killer at the end. The ex – prez will get his ... but survive for the movie, and the current prez will have to resign ! Too bad ... great show has to end ..

    May 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  201. DDB

    I'm still not convinced that Dana is really dead. After the first bullet, the camera was on her face and I saw some blood on her neck but she still looked like she was alive. The next camera shot was on Jack when he took the fired off the second bullet, but they didn't show if Dana was dead. Could it be that she might be "coming back" in the last few hours???

    Oh, how I'm going to miss this show!!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Jeff

    Jack has really gone over the edge. The teaser for next week looks to be equally as intense. my wife and I can hardly breathe when we watch 24...I know people that watch the box sets and I can't imagine how they can handle it in rapid succession without going into cardiac arrest

    May 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Elizabeth

    Dana Walsh killed the probation officer and hid his body at CTU
    Dana Walsh is alive.
    Will miss "24" – thanks for the memories

    May 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  204. rachy

    I was bummed Jack didn't shoot her in the head too. But...she kinda looked dead I guess. I was audibly telling Jack to shoot her. I wonder why she didn't shoot her boyfriend....or Ex-boyfriend I should say...weirdo...

    May 4, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  205. T. Miles

    I've said it before and I'll say it again 24 is the best TV show on Period!! I love how the writers take a storyline and can twist it to somewhere you didn't think you were going.

    I know that mostly everybody love Dana getting knocked off last nite but my moment was when Jack was in a stand off with D.B Sweeney. He was telling Jack "you won't take the".........he didn't even get a chance to finish his sentence cause he was laid the F*c* out!!!! I was going crazy over that!! Damn I'm going to miss this show.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  206. Patricia

    Watch is wonderful !!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  207. phyllis sells

    if this show gets any better, i will dance a jig... It was just great, as only 24 can be. I just hate this wonderful drama action show is almost over, Logan needs to get just what Dana got. I can't wait for Jack to take him down. I have lost all hope for President Taylor, she has lost her mind over a peace agreement!!!!!!

    All is can say is go Jack go. love me some Jack.......... peace out. until next Monday..........

    May 4, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  208. b


    Pretty sure Renee (Annie W) name was on the next show's credits after she died because her dead body was in the first few minutes. Remember she is still acting. And Dana's body will be shown next week when they find it, so her name should be in the credits.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  209. Jennifer726

    Leverage is another GREAT should check it out...go back to season 1...we bought the DVD set for under 20 wicked good show and then last season ended with a great cliff can catch up fast

    May 4, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  210. RG

    ever notice the camera is fixed on Danas xtra tight blouse...I know I have been.....

    May 4, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  211. RG

    Oh no......Dana comes back as the ghost of CTU and takes over the world......

    May 4, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  212. RG

    Copy this Dana......

    May 4, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  213. cidigi

    What a great show!! Sheeeeeeee'sssssssssss gone!!
    Wow! What a nail-biting episode. Wonderful! How am
    I going to live thru Jack Bauer withdrawl??????

    May 4, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  214. b


    What about Tony and Aaron? Would like to see them again.

    I still think the evil cabal from Day 7 is behind Logan, but we are running out of time for the writers to introduce that plot line. Love it if Jack gets Tony to help him find the evil cabal and put an end to Logan. But if they leave that story line hanging, they have bad guys all lined up for the movie.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  215. Wendell from Austin

    Although I was pretty sure Dana was dead. That may not be the case. In looking on IMDB for the next 4 episodes Dana is still shown as a character. When Renee got killed she was not shown again. Hmmmm?
    Was that Mandy in the previews for next week?

    May 4, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  216. Valerie

    This is my First Post but I read your column every Tuesday after 24! I have been hooked on this show since the Very First Season and have never missed one!

    This is an awesome Season and I don't want it to end. I don't know what I will do on my Monday Nites now!

    As for last's night's episode.. Dana's death was so refreshing LOL!!
    although she was a heck of a villian.. I hope President Logan gets his although he is sooo Good at being Bad!

    Jack is On Point!!! I just wish I could have been an extra on the show!

    I loved when he asked the policeman outside of the bank " Do you know Who I am?" and then said sorry as he shot him in the foot.. That's what I am talking about!

    As far as new shows to watch.. My vote is for Leverage!! I am lovin that show!!!

    Thanks for all of your musings about 24 I thoroughly enjoy them and we always have the same thoughts!!! Copy That!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  217. dlf

    I was on my feet applauding last night when Jack took out Dana. It's not murder, it's REVENGE!!! So be it.

    If you hate 24, then don't watch it! All of us Bauerites will be fine without you!

    I have been a fan from the very first episode. I am going to seek inpatient withdrawal when this is over. Maybe Dr. Drew has a place in his sober house!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  218. nevindoss

    Couple episodes ago, Jack told Prez Taylor that he wanted justice. With the number of people Dana killed at CTU, in the bank and on the street, how can anyone fault a "pushed-to-the-edge" Jack for putting a stake through her heart. Definitely a turning point for Jack's character arc.
    Good eye, "Wendell from Austin". I also thought I saw Mia Kirshner in the preview. She was in day 2 (poising President Palmer) and Day 4 (taking Tony hostage). So she is still out there and may play into the movie. I heard that the season / series finale would lead into the feature film. She would be a formidable foe to use in the movie. Only thing is that up to now I don't think Jack has actually seen her face. Maybe in the next couple of episodes Jack will lay eyes on her and add her to his hit list.
    Sorry to see the show end, but as others have said, glad to see it go out on top. Fringe is good. Don't think "V" will last long. "Justified" is one to watch.
    Have to disagree with the DIS on Smallville. Still a huge fan, even though I HATE how the writers have Kal-El make incredibly stupid decisions, especially this season. A show doesn't last 10 seasons if they aren't doing something right. If you don't like, don't watch.
    Jack Bauer ROCKS!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  219. Spoiled Watcher

    Putting something like that in a headline where it can easily be seen is not cool. I am planning to watch this season when it comes out on Blu-Ray.

    I expect to get some flack for this, but I think it's ridiculous that you would put a SPOILER in a HEADLINE. That makes no sense. Better headlines: "Guess who bites the dust finally this week" or "Dead at last" would have worked.

    That is all.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  220. JoePa

    So are we supposed to hate Jack Bauer at this point? Let's sum up.

    He is continuously ignoring a directive from the President.

    He is going to sacrifice a peace agreement that will save thousands of lives to avenge his girlfriend, whom he was dating for... what... 45 minutes? The exposure of the evidence implicating the Russians will no doubt lead to the impeachment of our President, and all out war between Russia and the IRK, costing thousands upon thousands of lives, if not millions, as both are seemingly nuclear powers.

    He shot an NYPD cop, who along with the FDNY were the face of the heores after 9/11.

    And although Dana was a baddie, he murdered an unarmed woman, who had surrendered to him, in cold blood.

    Jack is the bad guy now. I kind of hope they kill him, although they won't because they have to make the movie.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  221. Bill in Dallas

    ("Jack, tell me what I can do?")...NOTHING!!!! Didn't you love the look on Jack's face as he stared her in the eye! Then he had the nerve to
    shoot her twice just to make sure she is dead. Let's just hope he has the right disc and that it wasn't fake. That would be so Dana of her to do something like that just to throw h im off of the track. I can't wait until Jack finds out that President Logan was behind all of this. Can't wait until that episode takes place. As for President Taylor, she only has three hours to be President because you know she will be impeached, if Hassan's wife doesn't beat the hell out of her first. That smug look on President Taylor's face when Mrs. Hassan praised almost made me lose my lunch. I really am gonna miss the show and the conversations I have had with co-workers each Tuesday morning rehashing the night's episode before. HMMMM what is that I hear...OMG, Audrey is starting to come out of her coma!!!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  222. Mean Gene

    A lot can happen in the next 3 hours...

    May 4, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  223. Jennifer726

    Human Target is a pretty good show. They renewed for next season, if you haven't watched the season check it out...its starts out and your like yeah i will watch this as filler TV but as time goes by and the season gets going you turn into hell yeah Christopher Chance is the to of course Jack as the number one man!

    I was quite pleased with Dana being killed and when jack said nothing you knew it was over. I find myself very neverous this season and I feel a empty void knowing that there will be no 24 next season...someone wrote that this was all there was to make a monday worth while....well lets think about it...this is what gest us through winter...after the holidays and its cold outside we all had Jack to look forward too and get our blood flowing week to week....i know i will miss 24 a lot.

    I am looking forward to the next 4 hours...but it is still an end to the jack era of weekly goodness

    May 4, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  224. Blacknumber3

    What I wanna know now is, how is anyone gonna find out about that dead probation ofiicer (Stephen Root) that Dana stuffed into the wall in the interrogation room? Obviously, the corpse will start to smell soon, but will it be revealed in the next 3 hours?

    May 4, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  225. mjd

    Funny. Just before Dana "got it" I was muttering to the TV "Just shoot her already, Jack". I turned away for a second and BAM! No more Dana! Wishes do come true!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  226. Libby

    Just knew Dana's evil last minutes alive would come to an end, glad
    Jack didnt bluff that one.

    Great show, will miss 24 tremendoulsy, have never been so
    hooked on a TV show in my entire life. Great job writers, producers,
    directors and Jack!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  227. Boothology

    All I could say after Dana got smoked was, "About f**king time."

    I'm also glad the show got back to focusing on some Jack Bauer action. I was getting turned off by how much time was devoted to the conflicted president storyline over the past few weeks.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  228. Kathy

    I literally cheered when Dana got her just desserts...WOO HOO!!! Won't be long now before Jack connects all the dots and a few other loathsome characters will receive the same fate.

    What a great program, and looks like the show will end on a great note! Thanks, Jack Bauer, for all you do!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  229. juanbojab

    A good show is a good show and 24 is always keeping you excited. if Dana had not been killed, all she did, the guy in the bank's life would have not meat anything. Jack is a good character, that's the way we should deal with criminals. I hope our government see this and look at Iran the same way.
    On the other hand, Fringe is good, NCIS is best show in TV, I am hooked with Smallville and Super Natural. when 24 leaves, though will be missed, will have our backs with those shows I mentioned. and FOX will get another good show in, they do from time to time.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  230. Marilyn

    Dana/Schmana ... nobody does bad like Nina Myers or Sherry Palmer. She wasn't nuthin'!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  231. Cupcake

    Another heart-pounding episode. I loved the realism of the rooftop scene at the beginning.

    I also like the way this day is unfolding. The main threat was thwarted a few hours ago (instead of in the final hour) and the remaining hours are spent peeling back the conspiracy onion. And Jack has turned from cat to mouse near the end of the day instead of near the beginning.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  232. BLAKE


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  233. Don't Kill 24!!!


    "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" is right on...

    Dana is definitely toast with Jack putting the second one in for good measure. We now have a couple of other characters we need taken out. The Russian looks like he gets a Bauer interogation next week. Logan and his henchman Larry need to be taken care of before they end the season with a Christ-like sacrifice by Jack....

    May 4, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  234. vakuntryboi

    Wow is all i can say right now!! Welcome back Jack Bauer! I loved every bit of last nights episode. I thought Jack had gone a little soft from the end of last season to this one, but he's back! I am also in mourning and will probably be there for at least the next yr or so.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  235. Marius

    @Squid34... Revenge certainly can qualify as Justice!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  236. RG

    I am pretty sue Dana is toast as her eyes were fixed and dialated....but she is a good actor so who knows!!!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  237. Bill

    I thought the whole mole plot was better in season one with Nina Meyers. Or season two. Or season three, and so on. The problem with 24 the last few seasons was character development. It's not as dramatic when Jack kills someone like Dana, who the audience doesn't really know or care about. Ditto for when Jack lost Audrey. You didn't feel the sense of connection to her like you did for, say, Tony and Michelle. I felt this year was a little better in the character development, but ultimately you can't really have a show survive the long haul when the audience only cares about one character.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  238. RG

    Nice work Obama nailing the idiot Time square bomber......Of course, the lunitic fringe right will say yea, but he almost got away!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  239. Sandra

    I was glad that Jack eliminated Dana. Way to go!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  240. Nitehwk

    Chloe will catch the henchman talking to the Russians, have him locked down. She will then contact Jack and inform him, who in turn will connect the dots to Logan.

    I don't think Jack would kill Dana in cold blood, but he did shot her, maybe a well placed shot to keep her out until she can be arrested and a 2nd shot to make sure she doesn't run off.

    Chloe will end up running CTU and Taylor will give Jack a full pardon for everything he has done to save his country and the peace agreement will signed thanks to Jack.

    Only the next 4 hours will keep us guessing, it will be the best 4 hours yet......

    May 4, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  241. mhc31905

    "Do you know who I am? DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?"

    Welcome back, Jack.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  242. maleka

    it's almost over. my adrenaline levels will need to find some other way to skyrocket. maybe i'll start skydiving. jack has a way of making your heart race and there has never been another show that delivers the blood pumping excitement consistently like 24.
    i couldn't believe dana never dropped the "what about the two people we killed and submerged" bomb on freddie prinze.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  243. RG

    I hear the movie will be about terrorist blowing up oil platforms off the coast.......naw, that could never's to safe for that!
    Can't wait for Palin the Alaska traitor defend the drill baby drill psyco babble...........

    May 4, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  244. Fred the Barbarian

    Predictions: Dana is not dead. Chloe and Jack will have to face off against each other, one will have to shoot the other. I think Chloe will shoot Jack to end the series.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  245. Mean Gene

    Dana Walsh aka Starbuck is a darn good actor. I loved the 911 call she made in the bank, acting like she was scared and freaking out....just classic acting. I look forward to seeing her next roles in other shows.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  246. BCat

    Dana was toast as soon as she took her shoes off trying to evade Jack. Nice touch...thanks for the stroll down Abbey Road.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  247. Timmy

    Nothing says "Jack has finally said. 'f*** it' " than cold blooded killing. Jack has finally given up on the world supporting him being right but is going to be right anyway and has pretty much given up on any future plans for redemption. But then again, if they did it Jack's way, the show would be called "12". But... as much as we love the anti-hero, society and the guild of writers cannot let murder go unpunished. After all, he not only shot her but shot her again. Not exactaly an "oops" moment. In the end we either have to have a cold dead Jack or a "Richard Kimbell" level fugitive. RIP Dana, it couldn't have happened to a better villian.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  248. Harvey

    Just remember, Tony came back from the dead!!!!! Dana better not.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  249. RG

    I hear Jack was an undercover tee shirt vendor that spoiled the car bomb in he is good!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  250. Trapalon

    Great episode! Not just for the end of Dana but for how it all played out so consitently. Bledsoe's confidense about Jack not taking the risk, Jack's shot being the only way Jack woudl respond to that challenge and teh chase. We knew Dana was only a clever amature and that chase really played out. She never stood a chance. The fact that he gave her a last word was generous. And hats off to Katee! She really showed some great acting chops in her character. Really good play between her and Jack. Good note to leave on.
    Jack's, "Do you know who I am?" to the police was classic. "Armed and dangerous" just isn't strong enough. "If you confront him, plan to die" is better.
    I'm hoping Pres Taylor stops chasing her white whale soon and gets back on track. I'm looking for a final scene with her, Logan and Jack where Jack takes out Logan and Taylor goes, "Looks like death by natural casues to me" Then all will be right with the world. On to the silver screen!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  251. FMG

    What happened to the probation officer

    May 4, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  252. RG

    safe deposit box with all the latest booby traps......please!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  253. Fan of two fours in general

    BIG ole duck lips (Dana) is FINALLY off this show!!!

    I really think the writers ad-hoc'd this character from the beginning. The show runs so much better when Jack is getting a ton of face time, he literally carries the show. The other actors just do not do him, or the show justice. (Chloe is just plain cute – can't fault her).

    A dream episode would be Charlie Sheen showing up as a Navy Seal to give Jack an assist in cleaning up more bad guys.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  254. Jeff

    Claude, here is more info on the Max guy from the end of Season 2 and from 24 the game. It's a spoiler though, so you may not want to read it though. Here it is anyways:

    May 4, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  255. pgmontgo

    Maybe she will finally have a chance to wash her hair!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  256. brent damon

    I hate that 24 is ending. I t's been my fav. show since it began. As far as people trashing Smallville, if you are a Superman fan, it is always a good show. I admit some eps. are out there, but at least we have a superhero show on tv now. They need another Batman or Spiderman TV show to replace 24.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  257. Mister D

    Just re-watched the ending. The first shot was two Dana's shoulder? The second? Who knows. If she's not dead its because he wanted her to be found alive.

    I'm surprised at the people who don't like this season. It is way better than last season and – I hope – that Logan and the still unidentified mastermind get theirs. Logan's too dumb to have a plan for all this and remember from season 2-3? Someone poisoned David Palmer and someone was directing Logan to have Palmer killed. They must have a plan to wrap this up!

    i CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE! Can't they just take over the whole week with 24 so I can watch a new one tonight? Who needs American Idol anyway!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  258. the chilean Jack Bauer

    I can't remember the last time I screamed so loud at my t.v. as when Jack put a cap,two actually, into that witch we love to hate, Dana Walsh. My kids actually had to calm me down and tell me to chill, even my dog was looking at me with that "what the heck is wrong with you" look.
    I think former president Logan will go to jail, for a long time hopefully, and president Taylor will be impeached for hiding the the truth about the Russians,and for becoming such a wimp. David Palmer anyone??

    May 4, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  259. Clint

    Try Human Target. It's got good action and pace. More upbeat than Jack and gang but still with a dark side and a terrific emsemble of actors. Now if only Fox gives the renewal so the scripters can craft some nice arcs for season 2!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  260. RG

    Watched final episode of Cold was great and the Rolling Stones sound track was awesome......

    May 4, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  261. Dutch

    I loved this episode. Dana had it coming to her. She took Jack for a joke, but Jack didn't find her funny. Last night was adrenaline rush of epic proportions. I got a good chuckle watching Jack shoot the cop in the foot. Anyway, Dana's dead and didn't it look like Cole was in handcuffs in next week's preview? I think the notorious parole officer is going to pop up/smell up. Poor Charles Logan. He just signed his death wish. Let's go back a few season's when Christopher Henderson got executed on top of the sub.

    Jack: " You are responsible for the deaths of David Palmer, Michelle Dessler & Tony Almeida. All of who were friends of mine"

    Henderson: "That's how it works Jack."

    Jack: "Bang Bang"

    Logan will face the same fate!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  262. lalala

    They better not kill Jack's character at the end. It looks like it is going that way 'cause on the preview of the next episode gives a clue. There was a line Jack mentioned...
    Russian said: "Go to Hell"
    Jack: "Not before you"
    I look forward to see a different ending as it is usual to kill the main character in most action .

    May 4, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  263. Jeff

    Claude, you make some great points that I had been wondering myself. The guy on the boat at the end of Season 2 was a guy simply known as "Max." He was a German arms dealer trying to start a war between the United States and several Middle Eastern countries to drive up the price of oil as explained in the 24 game back in 2006. It's been 4 years since I played it, so I don't remember all of the details. He was the one though that hired Mandy to try to take out President Palmer with that chemical agent on her glove when she shook his hand, that much I remember. As far as everything else you mention, I don't know if any of it will be explained again. How is Logan alive anyways? I thought Martha killed him? Anyways, good points and it was a great show last night! I don't think Dana is dead however.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  264. Kevin

    I too am glad that evil Dana is dead. However, it would have been
    better if she had jumped off a building or something. No matter how you look at it, Jack shooting her while she was unarmed, is murder.
    My prediction is that now Jack will pay for his sin before the end
    of the show. We have always wondered if they will kill him off in the
    end. I say that this is more of a possibility now. Hopefully he
    takes along a couple idiotic current and past presidents with him first.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  265. Brian

    Jack killed her in cold blood because I believe he has finally cracked. I think that the President hiding thing and getting him locked down has him thinking the world is against him and it was the final straw.

    He cracked because he has nobody to back him. The only one may be Cole at this point to get him cleared and his head back "online".

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    May 4, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  267. Dave

    Did Dana later kill Cole?
    Jack killed Dana in cold blood.
    Jack killed multiple private agents.
    Jack has either got to die in the end or be sent away for a very long time.
    Are they setting up Jack for a grand finally?
    Will President Taylor turn around? Can she be saved?

    Loved it all and I can't wait until the next episode.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  268. RG

    Personally, I'm going to miss her xtra small blouse.....

    May 4, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  269. Mean Gene

    or...was it three times?

    May 4, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  270. Mean Gene

    Dana Walsh is dead...Jack shot her twice...
    Not to mention the next preview showed her as being dead.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  271. Tracey

    Loved loved loved last nights episode.... I love the way Jack just has no problems when it comes to pulling the trigger! Looked her right in her eyes!!! I'm gonna miss this show!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  272. Mean Gene

    I'm having a flashback of the broadway musical, Good News...No One Mourns The Wicked.

    Ok...this episode was slightly intense. I knew Dana was gonna die, just didn't know how. Jack has crossed the line of no return and he knew he's serving his own justice. Doing what Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) did in the movie, Shooter.

    One more thing...uh...remember how clean and spiffy CTU looks inside because it's about to get stinky and rotten in there. Remember Dana hid that dead body in the waiting room floor vent? No one recovered it just yet. I suspect a foul dead smell and curious maggets and flies making its way thru the tunnel of vents all over CTU. I kinda like to see the outcome of that.

    What do you think?

    May 4, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  273. mjt

    Loved it! You could tell by Jack's face that this wasn't revenge–he's saving that for Renee's actual shooter (the poor man!) This was a calculated, judge, jury, and executioner moment. Baurites KNOW Jack would have let her go if she had complied with their agreement–because he keeps his word. As soon as she reneged–all was lost for Dana. As we knew it would be and who wasn't urging her to run last night? And what could be more terrifying than having Jack Bauer running after you with a gun!!!!

    Dereyck–try BURN NOTICE! It's fantastic! A bit more cerebral (which I love!) because Michael sets up someone else to off the bad guy, but that's just as satisfying for me.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  274. Hall

    Glad to see the character Dana get her just deserts and I'm glad it was Jack to take care of her! As far her death being cold blooded murder come's a TV show peeps. The fictional character "Dana" was murdered, not the actor.
    I've been a 24 fan since the first episode and I'll miss it when it's gone, but I believe it has run its course.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  275. mickster

    I would like to see Chuck Norris come onboard as the nemisis of Jack in a series 9. Can you imagine the action!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  276. Robert

    Very well put, sir. I have not had a more satisfying kill scene since Day 3. Let's face it, Dana stirred some really deep rooted animosity within a lot of fans not seen since... wait for it... NINA MEYERS!

    And I can only sit in anticipation as he exquisitely and messily goes down the ladder: sniper, henchman, and the sleazy Charles Logan.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  277. Chris

    Could 24 end like the Sopranos?? and we have to wait for the movie to truly find out what happens to Jack??

    May 4, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  278. Aaron


    Charles Logan has been a great villain for 24, but I don't know if he was the best. Maybe I am off for considering her a villain, but Sherry Palmer takes the cake as far as I am concerned. Penny Johnson played that character perfectly, and I LOVED to HATE her throughout the first few seasons of the show.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  279. squid34

    I've been watching 24 since season 1, episode 1. I hate they had Jack kill someone in cold blood. Couldn't the bad guys have used a sniper to get her at the last second, or something? I just don't want Jack to be that guy. He's all about justice! Not revenge and murder. I'm sure this is a bad turn in his character we will all regret later.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  280. gloria smith

    this is my all time favorite show ever!!!!!!!!! i will be so lost on monday nights without being able to watch jack bauer i do have dvd's though which will help
    i was so glad to see dana walsh go dead!!!!!!!! awesome moment wasn't it
    i'm looking forward to the conclusion, but then i'm not because it will be all over
    i will be going into 24 withdrawal
    there won't be another show like 24

    May 4, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  281. Matt

    Sons of Anarchy on FX is a great replacement if you have never seen it. I already watch it so its not really a replacement for me.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  282. Wendell from Austin

    One of the best episodes this season. Earlier in the series I thought that Cole would probably have to cap Dana but Jack doing it was awesome, so was his taking out of D.B. Sweeney. By the way in the preview there was a brief shot of a woman that looked like the woman that poisoned President Palmer with the handshake. The chick on the motorcycle. What do you think.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  283. Sandi

    White Collar is shaping up to be a very fun version of 24...definitely worth looking at!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  284. KleenexCMW

    Thanks for the spoiler in the headline, since my wife works Monday nights I record the show so we can watch it together later in the week, but now you've saved us an hour!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  285. Jack, Dont Leave Us

    This is the best season since Day 4. Love the fact that Dana got her's.

    The one problem I have with this current story arc is that Logan's guy tells Cloe that they are now looking for Jack and that deadly force has been OK'd (even if not officially) by Prez Taylor. You mean the same Taylor who is against torture to make someone talk is now OK with killing the one guy who had done so much for his country just to keep him from ruining the peace agreement? Come on Ms. O'Brien see through this charade and take this guy out soon please.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  286. CopyThat

    We stood up and clapped when Jack offed the evil queen. I still think Tony will return....we shall see.....also this is the perfect blog to announce that at least in Texas I will be the only one w/"copy that" personalized license plates! They were ordered last week. Now all I need is the black SUV, guess a black Beemer will have to do.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  287. 24 4ever

    This cannot be the end of "24". I dont know what else can thrill me on a Monday night. I have not found a show that can really capture my mind the way "24" does.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  288. Charles Logan

    Looks like a sh_t storm is headed my way.

    I was doing Dana on the side, but she was also doing Tiger, I am so over her and so glad that Jack did my dirty work.

    Now if I could only get Madame Taylor planted then it would complete my evil plan.

    I think I will have to call on mini me to save me.....

    all aside, I think this was one of the better episodes of late. Hell I'll even miss a Tee for the next month to reach the conclusion.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  289. Laura

    Wow! Thought Dana was to mean to die. I was so glad to see her bite the dust! The actress playing Dana did a great job.
    Now for Jack to get everything else straightened out. What a guy!
    I have watched almost all seasons of "24" and have enjoyed them. There was one season I found too hard to follow so I skipped it after awhile. Mostly "24" has been verrrrrry enjoyable. Thanks Jack!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  290. Wheezer

    1byrd May 4th, 2010 9:12 am ET

    Continues to be poorest quality 24 season yet. Same hack, different setting. Get Jack his walker and retire him. And for those who praise his killing of Dana: do you recognize it as cold blooded murder? When the cops are criminals, who's safe? I guess Jack's judgment is good enough to serve as judge, jury, and executioner. Neanderthals......

    What? You can't be's a frigging TV show. Cops are criminals? You are criminally stupid if you take it that seriously and attempt to thrust your obvious liberal agenda down our throats on a fan blog. Welcome to the real world friend. Try living in it

    May 4, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  291. AniruddhA

    How do we even know that Dana is dead for sure. For all we know, Jack may regain his conscience and revive her from the grave.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  292. Nar

    It is always a pleasure seeing Jack in good form. Itll be a sad day to lose a show ive dutifully watched for the last decade, but i too am shopping for replacements to ease the pain.

    May I suggest Spartacus: Blood and Sand. I dont think any network TV show will ever be as ruthless as 24 has been, but Spartacus is the closest thing to Jack Bauer Power Hour out there.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  293. Steven

    Good Episode i Cheered and drank a couple cause she died criminal minds is a good show

    May 4, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  294. we

    I suspected her demise was at the hands of Jack, but the setup of a 24 spinoff would have been if Dana had the upper hand and Cole shot her to save Jack. Then, the writers would be doing "The Next 24" with Cole as the ace CTU operative.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  295. Ron

    Thank goodness, I was ready to kill her myself! That came not a minute too soon. Way to go Jack !

    May 4, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  296. Tim

    I'm glad to see Dana gone, but I wish she hadn't been shot by Jack in cold blood. I think that Jack is letting his anger get the best of him. Think about how long Nina Meyers lasted!

    It would have been better if Cole had offed her.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  297. eugene

    24 is terriffic show, but in your quest for a replacement, I can think of none better than "Rescue Me" with Dennis Leary. If you've never seen it, rent the previous seasons and enjoy!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  298. Anita

    Yeah! Fantastic episode! So glad that witch is finally gone! "Jack means business..." I will miss him terribly when he's gone. (There is no other worthy comparison, although I'm enjoying "Justified" on FX; good for laughs and Timothy Olyphant is hot.)

    May 4, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  299. Judi

    Excellent episode. Could hardly stand the drama. I was so glad Jack was the one who shot her. The show got off to a slow start this year but it has lived up to expectations.

    I was stunned when the safety deposit box was opened an explosive went off...didn't see that coming.

    The torture of Dana was a little tough to watch. Hope the Federal Government was watching. Maybe they'll learn something.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  300. Ricky

    Dana is dead! ... or is she.

    Closing clock was "ticking" not silent...
    Jack promised to let her go...
    And what ever happened to that clip of blanks Jack originally gave to Cole??

    Stay tuned...

    May 4, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  301. tblodge

    Okay, while I loved watching Dana get hers I thought for sure she would jump out the window or fall out fighting with Jack. (She also should have shot Fred, I mean Cole, and put us out of our misery for his bad acting). Jack just killed her in cold blood. Not Jack's usual MO. Also, he shot a cop. Not an undercover agent, not a rogue agent, a uniformed patrolman. How is he getting out of that in NY. I think the final battle will be Logan getting his either by Jack, the Russians or even the President.

    Great episode however.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  302. MCR

    I was very uncomfortable when Jack shot Dana, especially the second time. It was NOT satisfying, it was unnerving and deeply disturbing.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  303. Marco De Leon

    Hey, Dereyk . . . a suggestion.

    Start watching Fringe. I absolutely love that show. It's barely on its second season. You can catch up quick.

    I love 24 and I have been a fan since the beginning. But, Fringe has really got a hold on me like no other show has.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  304. Claude

    there still are some loose ends to be tied up. What ever happened to that guy at the end of season 2 in a yatch, right after David Palmer got poisoned that said its only the beginning. Behrooz Araz??? what happened to him. Whatever happened to Karen Hayes??? Bill Buchanan's widow. Is Wayne Palmer ever gonna wake up from his coma??? Last but not least Audrey Raines???? I never liked they way they ended her storyline

    May 4, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  305. dwarfer

    I love it when Jack goes on a rampage. I have no problem with 5 dead bad guys before the first commercial break and no problem with him killing Dana. Completely justifiable...she just shot innocent civilians so she could get away and was a traitor to her country.

    Shredder could be on to something...Jack giving the evidence to Mrs. Hassan. I thought that myself last night. I don't think Taylor is acting out of character. She's obsessed with getting what she wants and will do whatever it takes to see it through. This is typical of most powerful people. Gregory Itzin does an excellent job as Logan. He was also great on The Mentalist, but I think the Logan character gives him a lot more to play with. Ms. Sackhoff did an excellent job with making us lust for Dana's death.

    Another great episode with so few left to go.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  306. Baur Fanatic

    I'm all Jacked up!!! She must've thought it was a game. She must've thought Jack doesn't keep his word. She must've known Jack wasn't going to let her get away. Well, she thought wrong. Two to the chest. "What can I do Jack?" "Nothing."

    Next week looks like the episode we've all been waiting for. The preview showed us a glimpse of old school, torturous Jack.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  307. MikeMaz

    24 is going out on a freaking high note. Its funny how after all this time im still suprised when someone i didnt expect to take a bullet takes one....
    My only beef if there is one is that Jack has always listened to the orders of the President..and he even made a point this year of saying that he only answers to the POTUS..but here he is doing everything against her orders. But i guess he has seen so many of his loved ones die, that he is on a mission. So be it!

    Im trying hard to figure out what im going to do for the finale because ill be traveling for biz in China ( of all places) Hopefuly will have it and i can access it there otherwise ill have to DVR it and not read this column, or speak to my sons, etc etc.... UGHHHH

    May 4, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  308. J

    Yeah......thanks for the spoiler. At least move Dana's pic down on the page. I haven't watched last night's episode yet, but I gues I don't have to now...

    May 4, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  309. lynda

    My prediction...she lives to expose Logan, the Russians and quite possible the president. She may even revive her role in the talked about movie.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  310. AKA

    I absolutely LOVED this episode!!! This is a great season. I hope the movie comes out soon.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  311. Wendos

    Jack was in true Jack form last night. Killing Dana was just the begining. President Taylor has no idea what she did when she turned against Jack. It will be interesting to see how Cole reacts when he wakes up to realize that Jack has killed Dana.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  312. roger

    This episode was awesome! When Jack killed the security guy before he even finished his sentence with a shot to the head my wife and I were yelling on our couch. When Jack shot Dana I was so happy but my wife said it was murder. I told her it was justified and she had it coming. My wife still thinks Jack went off the deep end and murdered her but I am still very happy about it. I don't know why my wife was saying Jack murdered Dana because she hated Dana more than I did? lol,

    May 4, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  313. Lane

    Great episode. You really should change your headline, though. Spoiler headlines are NOT COOL. I'm just glad I watched it on my DVR around 2am and didn't wait until tonight. You would have ruined the ending with that mess.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  314. Claude

    Jack is still, was, and will always be boss!!!! Need I say more!!! Last night episode was satisfying in so many level. I’m glad they finally killed off Dana’s character. I was overcome with joy. It was as if my favorite team just won the championship game, it was that damn satisfying. She deserved what she got just like Henderson in season 5, and Nina Meyers in season 3. Charles Logan one of the best vilain in 24′s history and one that you would love to hate, can’t wait till he gets what he deserves its been long overdue. As far as president Taylor she’s digging herself into a major hole. As far as the Russians are concerned they will get theirs in due time. Cant wait to see what the last 4 hours has in store for us. There will be hell to pay. Just like in next week’s preview buddy tells Jack to go to hell and Jack Replies you first. Cant wait!!!! 24 will definitely be missed.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  315. David

    Go to and search Katee Sackhoff, her character 'Dana' is listed in the final four episodes. DANA IS NOT DEAD.

    Search any other character that has been killed and you will see they are not listed in the final episodes.

    Sorry folks.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  316. lynda

    Hey folks, according to next week's preview.....the witch lives/////////////////////////!! The 1st shot went to her shoulder and from what I viewed....the second shot seemed to go past her.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  317. desiguy

    @Jenn.. Yeah right. Never gonna happen!

    Jack's Jack!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  318. Donna F

    Wow, Jack was ON last night! Have to say Katee did a great job with the Dana character, I was celebrating her demise! Can't wait for Logan to get his! Don't know what I will do without my Jack, but have to agree with Buck, Raylan Givens (Justified) is stealing my heart!

    May 4, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  319. from the first

    I am not going to presume the cast members read this. But for lack of any other forum to say this.

    Thank You ! All of you. You make your characters believable and whether we love you or hate you, your hard work is appreciated.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  320. desiguy

    Thank Jack for Killing Dana. She was an incorrigible creep. She got what she deserved.

    Very exciting episode. Much fast paced than the last two. I m not complaining though..

    May 4, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  321. Andrew

    I thought the way that Jack killed her kind of said it all. I figured she was going to die but it was still a bit of a shock to see him go through with it. And not just one bullet, but two! This pretty much tells me that at this point, Jack could care less about justice. This (and previews from next week where he is torturing the Russian assassin) pretty much tells me this is all about revenge.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  322. Jenn

    Prediction: Cole kills Jack for killing Dana.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  323. from the first

    Jack is kicking butt and taking names... AGAIN!
    Love it!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  324. David

    Sorry folks, but I do not think Dana is dead.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  325. Mike

    BTW, I vote for "V" as my next fav after "24".

    May 4, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  326. jake

    watch.. the only way there guna stop the show is if jack dies.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  327. shredder

    Bye Danda, Awsome to see her gone by the hand of Jack. I think Jack will hand over the evidence to Mrs Hassan. President will resign and Bubba gump will be back to help Jack

    May 4, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  328. Sherri

    Great episode and I enjoyed it, as always. However, I have the same question as on another post "Are we sure Dana is dead?" Don't forget, Nina Myers was trying to get a weapon when Jack killed her. I don't think that Dana had another weapon. I don't think she was sincere in her offer to "help" Jack, but then she didn't kill Cole.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  329. Anna

    Ya gotta admit, the chick that played Dana was great! VERY convincing, even to the 'end'. My husband is in mourning over the end of 24. Please pray for him cuz 'There's not enough time!'

    May 4, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  330. RJ

    I loved it when Jack shot Dana. I didnt like her from day one. Good riddens. President Taylor will be forced to resign during the finale. Charles Logan is setting her up big time and she is so naive its insane. I still think there is another mole at CTU and its not the guy President Taylor sent in. (my bet is Harlow)

    May 4, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  331. REBEL

    WOW-what a ride last night!!!! I won't miss Dana that's for sure!!! I sure hope they don't kill Jack off at the end of the show. Logan is such a snake-hope he gets his!!!! And why does the President keep listening to him?-thought she was smarter than that!!!!! Looking forward to next week!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  332. JAYMAN023


    May 4, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  333. anonymouse

    I just have to comment on this post:


    JBfan May 4th, 2010 9:17 am ET

    nice episode, but looks like writers are plotting end of Jack with the end of season!!!!


    I can only surmize that you are new to watching 24, because that's the premise of every season. I don't think Jack will be offed this season either. Particularly because there is a 24 movie(s) in the works.

    Keep watching though, the 24 writers like nothing more than to make their watchers comfortable expecting one outcome, then BAM! total surprise.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  334. Sirlord1262000

    To Mike:

    The silent clock is reserved for the most influential individuals who have had an impact throughout the season only!

    To JBFan: Nice episode-ALWAYS! Plotting Jack's end; God I hope not, but definitely He'll figure into it: Always remember the freaking Chinese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  335. Mike

    I don't think she's really dead. JB would have shot her between the eyes. Looked to me like he shot her in the shoulder. This leaves her alive for the Russians to take care of.....slowly.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |

    The show got off rolling and was paced very well last night. Even the music used during the infiltration of the “Blackwater” warehouse was good with an industrial vibe. Plus you gotta love Jack for not falling for the hole monologue thing with DB Sweeney’s “Xe” guy, no time to talk take the shot and get going. Tonight was not the night to mess with Jack from open to close if you were on the other end of his pistol (unless your name was Cole) you were going down, even the poor cop at the bank took one to the foot! I was surprised that Dana did not plant the gun on Cole in the bank to make it appear that he had shot poor Brian., though Dana did let him live, the safety deposit box trap was clever. She just did not want to go down and it was fitting to see her out of options and the close of the episode most likely looking for that last “deal” only to taste the wrath of Jack, and a double tap at that! Surprised she never brought up the Cole helped me off the two red necks in the woods thing but I guess no one cared about those guys anyway!
    Four more hours and a lot to cover, can’t wait to see Jack take out that Russian assassin (or is it attaché’)? Plus it is time for Taylor to go down and the way last nights episode went it will be fun watching Logan and his goon feel Jacks wrath!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  337. Ab

    Yes, Dana is dead. To those comparing it to Nina's death, it makes sense since both were extremely personal. Nina killed the other love of his life, his wife. @Mike, the silent ticking is for those deaths we care about and love. We hated Dana, though I did like her transformation to evil plant. They even explained somewhat her coverup to get into CTU finally.

    @Chris, 1byrd and all you haters: stop watching and stop reading the blog if you hate it so much. Really why bother if you're going to make comments like that. We love the show and will miss it.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  338. JJ

    Dana rocks! Very sorry to see her go. She would have been awesome in the upcoming movie as the villain that makes his life miserable.
    On a side note : Can Kiefer get any shorter than he is? I swear the guy is shrinking before my eyes. Hell Dana was towering over him. The dude is like 5 feet tall and couldn't kick anyone's ass ! Another 24 hrs he is going to be apart of the lolly pop kids CTU!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  339. Buck

    Jack was dropping them like flys last night. Great action.

    Try "Justified" on FX for "24" withdrawal pains.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  340. Dirty Joe

    Uncle Joe, hey we must be cousins!

    I totally agree. As much as I'm going to miss 24, as a loyal fan from Day 1, I am excited to see it going out on top.

    Good point about Smallville. I actually watched (and loved) the first 2 seasons. Now, I flip past the CW and think to myself, "This show is still on? And why is Superman fighting vampires?"

    May 4, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  341. emmab

    uh....did anyone catch the aisan looking tech guy at the end who responded with the name "Dovid Rosenthal?"
    and i still think that cole is bad news...

    May 4, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  342. Uncle Joe

    I too am going to miss "24" but the decision to end the show is the right one. After 8 seasons, it's time to say goodbye.

    I'd rather see "24" go out on top, rather than have it linger on, like Smallville, where that show's scripts have become mediocre and the actors are "calling it in."

    May 4, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  343. funnygirl

    I love when Jack is Jack. Shooting the guy in the head and I was yelling at the TV saying Dana your outa here before he shot her, you knew this was it for old Dana. Great scene. I love when Jack is Jack. Oh how I will miss you.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  344. Chris

    24 is the worst piece of crap in tv history.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  345. Scottie

    While certainly no fan of Dana Walsh, I didn't expect her to take a bullet in cold blood like that. I figured she'd do something smarmy, then Jack would have to off her . . .but the decision to kill her in cold blood . . . .are we trying to prove that Jack's gone off the deep end? I sat there unable to figure out if I should give it an old fashioned "Hell yeah!" or sit there stunned as in "Whoa. Didn't see that coming." I chose the latter! I couldn't figure out how I felt about that!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  346. Aaron

    @ 1byrd: What he did to Dana was no different than the way he dispatched Nina in Season 3, or Henderson in season 5 (or was it season 6, not sure). Jack occasionally has to take out the trash.

    And before people get upset about Jack going back on his word to let her go...he promised to let her go BEFORE they went into the bank. The second she doublecrossed them, and tried to kill Jack while shooting civilians in the street, she lost that deal.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  347. Nicole

    I was unbelievably happy that Dana was offed last night! I was literally bouncing on the couch I was so happy. As far as it being "cold blooded murder" as 1byrd calls it...maybe it was, but I'm pretty sure she was considered a terrorist; thus, I had no problem Jack pulling the trigger. If she was willing to help the Russians aid in the killing of innocent Americans...I'm all for Jack doing his thing!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  348. JBfan

    nice episode, but looks like writers are plotting end of Jack with the end of season!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  349. Sirlord1262000

    Always remember: Hell has no fury like that of Jack Bauer!

    As revenge is in sight, brace yourself for another three weeks of roller coastal rides. Nothing says entertainment in prime time like One Kiefer Sutherland and the cast of 24!

    Sure business first, revenge is sure to follow. Brace yourselves!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  350. GHammer29

    Excellent episode !!! Not to diminish Dana's end, but anybody remembers when Jack ended Nina Myers on Season 3 ?? Kind of similar don't you think ??

    May 4, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  351. Aaron

    I must say...I don't know why Taylor continues to listen to Logan. He is evil and slimy, and she is only digging herself a deeper hole to crawl out of.

    I hope to see, in the upcoming episode, Chloe do something behind the back of Logan's aide, in order to assist Jack. This guy is dirty, and if I can only hope that Taylor finds out, and give Logan the "boot". Hopefully, this will put Logan out in the open for Jack to find, and finally put a bullet in him too.

    In three weeks, when the season/series finale airs, Monday will go back to the worst day of the week. 24 was the only good thing about Mondays, and I really anticipated Monday as I did my normal weekend routine. I hope that Fox will see the errors in their logic, and bring the show back next season. However, I will not hold my breath on this. I guess I will have to start watching the pervious season DVDs on Monday nights, just to have some sanity after the series ends.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  352. Mike

    Are we sure Dana is dead? There was a ticking clock at the end of the episode? Is the silent clock only reserved for people we like?

    May 4, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  353. mike

    My wife and I are relatively new to "24" as we've only watched the last couple seasons. like most watchers, my wife and hated dana walsh soooo much; the storyline with kevin and him blackmailing her was such a drag. however, the last few episodes made me really appreciate how great of a job katee sackhoff did with the character. to make millions of people absolutely loath dana walsh, she must be doing something right. she did a great job using "annoying" facial expressions (that seldom seemed cheesy) to just make viewers want to punch her character. while I, like many, and happy to see dana go, I am going to miss sackhoff's acting. bravo on making me hate dana 🙂

    May 4, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  354. 1byrd

    Continues to be poorest quality 24 season yet. Same hack, different setting. Get Jack his walker and retire him. And for those who praise his killing of Dana: do you recognize it as cold blooded murder? When the cops are criminals, who's safe? I guess Jack's judgment is good enough to serve as judge, jury, and executioner. Neanderthals......

    May 4, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  355. GiGi

    Loved it! Nice article D-Mo!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  356. Diane

    I was SO HAPPY to see dana get it last nite. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for it. And you just felt it was coming – I couldn't take any more of her sad pathetic little face, and how she just shoots innocent people who get in her way.

    Bua bye Dana RIP!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  357. amy

    Seriously.. a spoiler in the headline? Thanks for ruining the ep for me. I was just looking at your site not looking for 24 info.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  358. Todd

    I was more excited to see Jack shoot her last night than if my team had won the world series or super bowl!! Jumping up and down and arms in the air like a little kid. FINALLY, Dana is dead, although I wanted Jack to put one between her eyes just to be sure, but I'll take it

    May 4, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  359. blegs38552

    Will miss it, but it has run it's course. there's still The Fringe – let's see if that can play out past this season.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  360. Aaron

    First post!!

    Excellent episode. I was on the edge of my seat, heart racing, as Jack ran after Dana. I was so glad to see her end. Next week looks interesting.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |

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