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Monday, January 16, 2006

24 is Back

Well, well, friends, and adversaries. 24 is back.

Last night 24 hit hard.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD, DON'T READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS OR CHECKED YOUR DVR/TIVO YET!

First, 24 starts and we see Jack Bauer, aka Frank, now an oil worker. This is 18 months after the Marwan attacks and the Chinese attempt to extradite Bauer to their country and President Logan botching Bauer's murder. Bauer escaped, thanks to President Palmer, Tony, Michelle, and Chloe. He's part-time, not rich, but now dating a nice lady (Connie Britton from SPIN CITY), who has a rebellious teenager son. Life seems fine, right?

Wrong.

In LA, former President David Palmer is writing his memoirs at brother Wayne's penthouse apartment, and when peering near a balcony, Palmer shot in a manner reminiscent of Dr. Martin Luther King. Palmer is dead, and he's not coming back. Surely this will get Jack Bauer's blood pressure up, tears out, and just plain old pissed off.

There's more.

Tony Almieda and Michelle Dessler left CTU, and are now starting a small business. They being good Americans and friends of their colleagues are about to go to CTU, when Michelle starts her car and it blows up. Tony sees Michelle burned, thrown from the car, when the bomb goes off a second time, burning Tony and incapacitating him. When Jack hears this, he will go through the roof.

And now, Chloe is being hunted by terrorists.

Jack's back and he's pissed.

However, there is a wrinkle. President Logan is holding a groundbreaking Arms Summit with the Russians, which is a threatened target. Nil happens, just to keep you in suspense. However, Logan's wife, Martha (Jean Smart from Designing Women) is on her meds, paranoid, and sputters nonsensical material. However, oddly enough Martha spoke with Palmer before his assassination. Logan hears a telephone conversation, which results in nothing. However, the current National Security Advisor, slimeball from Season 4 who put the hit on Jack at CTU, doctored the original and is working for some unknown shady interests. Thank God Mike Novick is around and hopefully Mike will put an end to some of the nonsense. Is Martha Logan just an unhappy doped up wife of a weasel President, or does she know something and is being sidelined? Watch and see.....

Jack manages to get to LA, but also has his girlfriend's son tag along, like Penny and Brain or even Kim Bauer used to. So Jack and the son save Chloe from some assassins. Bauer finds out from the dying head assassin that he is being set up to take the fall (disgruntled CTU agent goes buck). Bauer also finds out this guy shot Palmer, and promptly ends that assassin's breathing.

Back at CTU, Jim Buchanan, the acting director, buys into the Bauer gunman theory and orders him arrested. Chloe is apprehended when her and Jack go to Wayne Palmer's residence to find evidence. Jack and Palmer talk, and Wayne wants to help Jack, after some preliminary doubts. Jack is then hunted by the FBI, LAPD, Secret Service, and CTU. Wayne is not the only one who backs Bauer, Edgar the fat guy is doubtful of the theories, as is Audrey Raines, Jack's ex from last season and daughter of Secretary Heller.

The hunt is on, and so is Season 5 of 24.

Enjoy!

4 Comments:

  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger Les said…

    It was a shame to see Palmer get wacked. Next to Jack, he was probably the most interesting character on the show. I didn't quite buy CTU being duped into believing Jack was the assassin so easily. Seems they didn't really think it through. I mean, those guys work around technology all the time. Even though the video footage of Jack apparently came back as "unaltered", did CTU really think it was outside the realm of possiblities that it could, in some way, be less-than-accurate footage? Think about it - Jack's a brilliant undercover agent. Why the hell would CTU think he'd be careless enough to show his face to a security camera?!? Puh-leeez! This is Jack frickin' Bauer we're talkin' about here, people! Follow the logic - so he was thorough enough to keep his face covered at the Chinese embassy, but not at his supposed assassination site? Ridiculous.

    Last year, 24 jumped the shark a little bit. Too much silly stuff. For example, that scene with the Secretary of Defense mowing down his captors with the machine gun was, in my opinion, one of the all-time cheesiest moments in action drama history. Same with Chloe taking out the dude in the vehicle with HER machine gun. This season's premiere, however, seems to have righted the ship a bit. Let's hope this new rebellious kid isn't too Kim-esque. It almost seems like they've gone back to what worked for them in season one. Namely, Jack as a guy on the run, mistaken for a bad guy.

     
  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Les, my man! Another 24 fan! Very nice. I'm working on converting others to the show.

    Tonight, I listened to Michael Savage, and for once I disagreed with him. 24 does not suck, Savage!

     
  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Schmaltless,

    What's happened to the board? I haven't seen any new posts in almost 2 weeks! =[

     
  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    KEv, check the newest rant. It's long and it's here!

    How was London?

     

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