What season are we on now? 7? 8?
Whatever. Hour 5 airs tonight, and I must say that I'm much more impressed with this season than last. I have issues with Katee being such a whiny little girl to that douche. Another identity? You can't get that shit past the kind of background investigation that she'd need to work at CTU.
Anyway, Rack Bauer is back, and damn, is she cold! Frankly, jiggly boobs notwithstanding, Annie's fantastic. She looked so damn empty and hollow in all of her scenes until she went undercover and then she just turned on the charm and was like a completely different person. THEN SHE CUT OFF THE DUDE'S FUCKING HAND! AWESOME!
The one sub-plot that's annoying the hell out of me so far is the Dana Walsh-Evil Ex garbage. I'm not sure why "24" writers thought this was a credible spending of 10 minutes per episode but it's certainly not working for me. A CTU agent, one as supposedly intelligent as Sackhoff's Walsh, should be able to take care of this loser with both hands tied behind her back.
And that screentime, miserable excuse for a sub-plot and all, is taking away from Jack, Chloe, the superb president played by Anil, etc.
I'm almost wishing for Walsh to be killed off right now, just so I won't have to deal with that 10 minutes wasted every week.
What a way to introduce a new character, 24 writers. Have Sackhoff's character look like a total weakling that can't handle someone as dullishly predictable as the loser ex boyfriend.
I found myself nearly laughing Monday night when she gives him the puppy eyes saying "Pleaaaase leave me alone."
Really? You're a head analyst for CTU New York and *that's* your strategy?
They kill off a great character like Doug Hutchinson's Davros to focus on a weak new character like Dana Walsh? Great...
Everything else with Day 8, I'm on board with. Having more fun with it then last year and I like Freddie's character or his respect shown to Jack Bauer so far.
Too bad the Dana Walsh storyline is taking away from time we could be learning more about Fred's new character.
Hell, that's a way to resolve the conflict and show off his new character.
Have him come in there and Bauer-bash the ex boyfriend. There. Problem solved.
Yeah, Sackhoff's awesome, and she's being wasted on that pathetic sub-plot. I almost can't believe she took the job. Almost because 24 is still a high profile show, and probably has a good paycheck attached to it.
Seriously, the only thing I haven't liked this year is the Dana Walsh/Jenny storyline. So some dude gets out of prison and starts harassing you and that is supposed to suddenly turn you into a completely different person? Stop being so whiny and weak. Just kick his ass already!
The best part so far has been Renee. At this point, I think she might escape the "every main character will eventually die" axe just because she actually wants to die.
Annie W. has been fantastic this season. I think this season will be about her redemption. Maybe at the expense of Bauer.
I think its been fun to see a character more unhinged than Jack.
Wow. Last night's 24 sucked. Too much lame Dana subplot, and that guy sticking around?! Way too stupid. Even more unbelievable is the King's sudden descent into extreme paranoia. Sure, no ruler has ever had a family member try to steal power. The President's stupid decisions earlier in the "day" were also a bit lame, but I overlooked them.
Man, I think I'm completely backwards from everybody else this year. I haven't been digging this season at all, up until last night's episode. Renee coming unhinged, and stabbing Bauer (!) was great, and the stuff with the foreign president is definitely intriguing.
Though admittedly, my eyes glossed over whenever Sackhoff and the hillbilly were on.
Never thought I'd say that about Katee. *sigh* I hope they finish that storyline ASAP.
Last night, I was ready to bang my head into a wall upon watching it.
I would really like to know what the hell the producers, writers and showrunners are thinking by dedicating such a large chunk of story telling to Sackhoff's Dana Walsh character.
Seriously, out of the first ten minutes last night, at least seven of them centered on Dana and her redneck boyfriend.
More than half of the episode went towards that silly sub-plot as well.
It was the point where they showed Jack Bauer at 10:44 p.m,, I said aloud "Oh, there's Jack Bauer. I thought I was watching a Lifetime movie."
What the hell are they thinking over there?
If you're going to spend so much time per hour on a new character, use it on Freddy's character. At least, he's somewhat interesting and has not turned into a total joke. Much like the Dana Walsh character has.
Nearly laughed my way to tears when they showed the preview at the end. Dana is now going to reveal her issues to Freddy's character? Now? That's four episodes too late, 24 writers. It should have been done when the idiot ex-boyfriend showed up in the first place.
Both Jack Bauer and the president have been getting no screen time in favor of a moronic Lifetime sub-plot.
Absolutely love watching 24 but the last few episodes have turned into a joke. Cougar Cuthbert and Insomnia Terry eat your heart out.
You're right though, Adam. The battle at the end was great and Jack thrusting the knife out of his stomach and into that dude's throat was great.
The only issue is the other 50 minutes of the episode were dedicated to the Lifetime plot. Die Dana Walsh Die.
So another issue that I hadn't even thought of was brought up in Matt Roush's column today...
How in the world do people not recognize Bauer yet? Especially in the criminal underworld? ESPECIALLY after he was on TV last season?! He should by no means ever be able to go undercover.
Part of me hopes this is the last year because it's really taking shots to it's credibility, but another part of me hopes they get one more year to right the ship.
Last night's just kept getting worse and worse. Show me a job - ANY JOB - where you walk out for a couple of hours in the midst of a crisis, walk back in all sheep-faced to your boss and get a finger-wagging as you are told to get back to work.
CTU - what a clown show Don't they friggin' screen these hires??!!
It's against CTU company rules to screen anyone that they hire.
Despite the stupidity at CTU, I've really been enjoying this season. That said, I'm not really upset about the rumor that this may be the last year. In fact, I think it would probably be good to finally end it. They have long since run out of original ideas, and there hasn't been an actual surprising plot twist in years. It's finally time to put Jack Bauer to bed.
I'm three weeks behind now and not even that bothered with that fact.
How long is the flight from New York to LA? Six hours? They could've just been doing Jack On A Plane to this point and it would've been better.
24 is still 24 and I love it, but the unfortunate Sackhoff nonsense has been dragging them through the mud this year.
So I'm glad this will be the last year. Last year should've probably been the last year. If they wanted to go out on top, Season 5 should have been the last year. I still don't think I've seen a more consistantly good year of television than that.
BUT, I do love that a movie franchise is going to spring up out of this show. That could work very very well, IMO.
CTU is lame-o. "Who's dat?" jeez!
Dumb hick cop ain't so dumb, okay, I get that. But how the hell did he put the pieces together so damned quickly about Starbuck? Seriously.
There's nothing good about her storyline. Nothing. It's such a shame because I dig Sackhoff, and not just because she's got an awesome blowjob technique, either.
Hick cop dumb or not - that's not the point. WTF IS HE DOING IN CTU WHEN A FRIGGIN NUCLEAR BOMB MAY GO OFF IN NYC???!!!! And some Einstein asks "Who's dat?" He's just hanging out - - dum dee dum dee dum.
I've been acousted by tighter security at my Kroger just going thru the double swing doors to the back EMPLOYEES ONLY area to pick-up empty produce boxes! WTF!!!!
By the time everybody was high-fivin' each other with their endless "Great job Chloe!" "Great job everybody!" I was rolling on the floor.
At least one thing positive - it looks like Clown Terrorism Unit may be out of the picture next hour and maybe longer. The way they were written this year is beyond embarrassing.
Yeah, but the really bad writing's been a trend that in general has gotten progressively worse over the past few seasons. Granted, I think this season is better than last, but that's still not saying much.
Chloe is freaking hilarious. After that whole showdown with the NSA guys, she manages to save the day and her response when her boss tries to thank her was priceless. "I don't do well with praise.". Brilliant!
But why oh why did they have to screw things up right at the end?! It appears that we are in for more of a "greatest hits" season than I thought. How could I possibly think that we'd go a whole season without a mole in CTU? It's like they are required to have at least one mole on staff at all times. Just when I thought the Dana Walsh storyline couldn't get any dumber, they prove me wrong. Now I wouldn't be surprised if she turns out to be an alien or an ex postal worker.
Agreed. I have no doubt it will be revealed that Dana is actually dead and that her angel will be guiding Jack to the plutonium rods.
Without Dana's HORRIBLY written character and most insane storyline, this could have been a damn good season.
Still, what's with these IDIOTIC MORONIC CTU agents who keep fucking up in the field left and right. Is there anty tr
Again, Chloe continues to be the highlight of the series, not so much for her lines, but how it seems only she can deliver this material and make it shine.
Agreed. I have no doubt it will be revealed that Dana is actually dead and that her angel will be guiding Jack to the plutonium rods. Without Dana's HORRIBLY written character and most insane storyline, this could have been a damn good season.
Still, what's with these IDIOTIC MORONIC CTU agents who keep fucking up in the field left and right. Is there any training or screening to get into this unit???? They make the TSA screeners look like Navy SEALS, by comparison.
Screw things up at the end?! Were you and I watching the same show? An EMP fucks up circuit boards and shit. Re-routing phone and/or power (trunk) lines will do fuck all for those systems. i also have no idea what shit that NSA dude was babbling on about having to replace. It was mindless technospeak. He might as well have said that they needed to realign the deflector dish to redistribute the tachyon particles.
Everything except Rack Bauer was stupid in this episode. Even her shit wasn't great. How the hell did she take out all of those snipers with a pistol when Jack couldn't do it with tons of ammo and an automatic weapon? How did the lighting get so much better, too?
Dana's big reveal was really fucking stupid.
I guess that everything else seemed a little less stupid after the big reveal with Dana at the end. It kind of wiped my memory of the stupid CTU agents not listening to Jack and getting themselves killed, completely inaccurate gunfire, stupid NSA assholes being assholes just for the sake of being assholes, etc. The Dana thing was just completely retarded and it was the last thing in the episode, so it stuck in my memory.
It was so stupid that I tend to believe that it never happened and the fact that so many think it did is simply a mass hallucination.
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