“24” Open Thread

“Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.”
Yes, and sometimes losers are just assholes.

In this week’s episode…

McGill gets his comeuppance when Curtis pulls rank and sends him to the loony bin, escorted by the merlot-shirted internal security dudes of CTU.

President Logan allows his wife to waltz right into an ambush that he helped plan. Of course, the ambush was foiled, because this is “24.” The 24 website helpfully explains “Since the vehicle is armored at the highest level, Martha and the Suvarovs are alive but trapped inside… The armed terrorists surround the limo but they cannot open it. They spray it with bullets to no avail. A flamethrower has no success penetrating it either.” Yes, it never occurred to terrorists- terrorists capable of getting their hands on 20 canisters of toxic nerve gas and implementing a global plot- that the Presidential motorcade might be heavily armored.

Henderson is introduced as an old friend and mentor of Jack from his early CTU days. This is an interesting plot development as most of the people that might qualify as “old friends” of Jack are dead. (By the way, it was obvious to anyone watching the Henderson was gonna double-cross Jack, and Jack walked right into it.) It will be cool to watch the inevitable showdown between Jack and Henderson- it will be like Iron Chef for torturers.

Poor editing decisions pretty much sucked the drama out of this week’s episode. Jack-in-the-bunker-with-a-bomb should have been a cliffhanger. But then again, the weak-ass explosion would have been a poor payoff. Doesn’t anyone know how to make a bomb anymore?

2 Comments so far

  1. Jason (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

    I actually liked this episode and have a flicker of hope for the rest of the season.

    But did I see Tony coming up in next week’s episode? He’s recovered from a bomb blast that killed his wife… a few hours later?

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 8:48 am

    That’s why I never watch the “next week on 24” promos- they give too much away.

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