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S09.E02: Day 9: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Another eventful day in the life of Jack Bauer begins with the heroic agent-turned-fugitive in a race against the clock to save the world while simultaneously staying on the run from the CIA. Set four years after the "24" finale, the series opener finds Jack putting his freedom on the line by coming out of hiding in London to try and prevent a major terrorist attack.

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Loved loved LOVED seeing 24 back on TV. The escape when Jack freed Chloe was fantastic. I figured the Russian hooker was going to kill Derek Ledbyhisprick. Heard 'perimeter' used only once, & no Damnit Chloe; guess they're saving that for a future ep. From the previews it looks like Jack & Audrey have  a moment- I have money that Tate Donovan is a bad guy. Also that the black CTU-type agent that hates agent Kate is dead in the next 2 episodes. Wondering if we will be spared Kim & hoping if she materializes a good ole hungry panther is around.

 

Great premiere & I am sooooo happy my favorite show is back. I will always, always miss Tony though.

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I could never get into 24, but I watched this out of curiosity. I am calling it now. Tate Donovan's character is drugging the President to cause his memory loss.

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Ooh, @SimoneS, interesting theory. Does Tate Donovan ever play a good guy? I'd be okay with him being a baddie, there's just something about his face I hate.

Definitely going to be some Audrey and Jack snuggling, if the preview is anything to go by. I'm okay with it though...it's been so long, I don't mind a bit of romance injected into it. They never really got a good wrap up relationship conversation anyway.

Overall, I loved it! Parts were so classically over the top, others were just go-go-go, and it was great to see Jack Bauer's stoic face again (though yeah, geez, he looks so old for this).

I just feel bad for the drone operator Patsy. Sucks to be you, dude.

Until I saw the credits and noticed Benjamin Bratt's name, in my head that was totally just Tony Almeida issuing orders. Forgot he was arrested and all that. Oops. I have a soft spot for the actress that plays Kate as she was Sarah in Chuck, so I don't mind her character.

Just so happy to see the show again! Takes me back.

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Like 5 years just melted away- so happy to see this show back. There hasn't been anything else to compare; I thought for a while that Homeland would be it, but nope.

I always thought Jack looked too old for this job, so he looks the same to me. Now Audrey looks surprisingly rough, IMO.

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I figured the Russian hooker was going to kill Derek Ledbyhisprick

 

    I actually had her in the death pool for a quick demise, but I didn't figure him in there quite yet. 

 

Oh Chloe, you still haven't lost your side-eyed, glare-y,snarky look.  Only this time it's with added black eyeliner.

Did you notice when she went with Jack to the projects to find the baddies,she had on more swooping eyeliner in her eye corners? Wasn't loving that style.

 

it was great to see Jack Bauer's stoic face again (though yeah, geez, he looks so old for this).

 

  And also HD is nobody's friend.

Someone please remind me what happened to Audrey,because I don't recall the things Tate Donovan said he brought her back from.

 

That evil(or is she?) British lady seems interesting.

So far, I've liked what I've seen and the two hours went relatively fast. It wasn't draggy in many spots.

 

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So far the big bad is... Catelyn Stark! Great casting there (and she even refers to herself as "Mummy"). But if the new 24 is like the old 24, she'll be the first of a series of ever-bigger-and-badder Russian Dolls, working up to the big, ultimate "boss" on the toughest level for Jack to beat.

 

Yes, they've totally remade Chloe as Lisbeth Salander. Now she just needs a motorbike.

 

Heard 'perimeter' used only once, & no Damnit Chloe; guess they're saving that for a future ep.

Nor have we heard "We're out of time!" yet. But there's still plenty of, well, time.

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Someone please remind me what happened to Audrey,because I don't recall the things Tate Donovan said he brought her back from.

I had to look it up myself while watching. Audrey knew the Chinese took Jack, she investigated and they kidnapped and psychologically tortured her. Jack rescued her but she was so messed up she was catatonic. He was going to whisk her away but her dad begged him to leave her alone so she could recover. So I remember she was separated when she and Jack were together...it's Tate supposed to be the old husband? I guess that would make sense why he came back to fix her for three years, since what new relationship would've survived that? Plus he looks power hungry so this was a great re-entry into the family for him. Probably got him chief of staff.

Audrey did look a bit off sometimes too, but she looked so pretty with her hair down.

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Thanks for that Audrey recap Steph01924.  I only half recall some of that. It's been way too long for me too remember all the stuff that's happened on this show.

The only thing I kind of remember about her, and I don't even know if this is correct, is that there was an ep where she was wearing a white coat...aaand she got shot in the arm/shoulder?  Am I even in the ballpark with that one?

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Oh man that was like having an old friend over for dinner, wrapping myself in my favorite blanket and hearing "Dammit, Chloe! I need the schematics NOW....SON OF A BITCH!" was music to my ears.

 

Valny, yes you are correct because all I remember was how much I wanted that beautiful coat.

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Actually, Jack did say "Damn it!"  He was in the car with Chloe, bemoaning the fact that Derek (?) had escaped.

 

Anyway, I thought it was great, really enjoyed seeing Jack and Chloe again.  Great to see old friends again. Really like the set up to the (half-a) day.

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Chloe could have done a WAY better job arguing the merits of her freedom of information philosophy instead of looking all "I got nothing" when Jack shouted at her the dangers of those abusing such information. Eh, but it's 24 so the prop machine is running strong.

 

I hope she gets rid of the Rob Smith look fast and I look forward to the awkward scene of junior hacker CTU somehow being recruited to fill the seats of CIA London.

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Damnit 24 is back! I laughed when Kate was being escorted out of the building, she assaulted her guard and refused to go because she was right. Only on 24 do you have people behaving like this. And since the ends justify the means, she gets the reward of being handed her job back. She's seems smart, determined and has already been betrayed, so as Jack's potential protege, she already has all the right ingredients.

 

I was just thinking about Jack's romances over the years, it looks like besides his wife (whom he cheated on), Audrey is the other great love of his. So it's nice that after all this time Jack might have happiness for himself, not vicariously through his daughter. But it's also obvious Jack can't give Audrey a stable relationship or that his place as a grandpa is not guaranteed. Which is rather sad.

 

Great additions to the cast, Catelyn Stark and Sarah from Chuck, I'm looking forward to it. 

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Tate is the new husband.  The old husband, Paul Raines, was working with Jack and was shot by mercenaries.  He died at CTU. 

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Yeah, no question Derek was going to be killed by the "Russian" girl.  I had to laugh at Catelyn Stark messing with people and trying to start another war.  Maybe Jack should invite her to a wedding.

 

Oh yeah, Paul Raines.  Jack interrogated him by shocking him with a lamp cord.  Ah, good times!

 

We had one "dammit!" at the end of hour 2.

 

I think Keifer/Jack looks pretty good for his age.  Chloe is too old to be channeling Lisbeth Salander though.  

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I was just thinking about Jack's romances over the years, it looks like besides his wife (whom he cheated on), Audrey is the other great love of his. So it's nice that after all this time Jack might have happiness for himself, not vicariously through his daughter. But it's also obvious Jack can't give Audrey a stable relationship or that his place as a grandpa is not guaranteed. Which is rather sad.

Wasn't there one other chick who died? I have this vague memory of some other blonde woman (not the Sarah Winter or Laura Harris characters) getting killed near the beginning of a season... In an hotel room or something. It was one of those yay we get to be happy now oh dammit type of things. Maybe the same season we first list soul patch? Edited by millahnna

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In Season 5, Connie Britton played Diane, who Jack was staying with on the sly as "Frank".  Her kid Derek got caught in the airport explosion, but neither of them died. I can't think of any other blonde woman he was involved with, but maye it rings a bell with somebody else.   

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I assume Jack is supposed to look rough due to job stress and everything he's been through. Jack Bauer isn't supposed to be fancy. 

Agent Hot Black Guy, is kinda bitchy, but so far he has me interested in where his story goes. 

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Found it. I was thinking of Renee Walker. Not sure why I thought she was blonde though. In any case I'd say that was a fairly serious relationship that had contributed to the distance he's keeping now (from the original point that he can't give Audrey what she needs).

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In Season 5, Connie Britton played Diane, who Jack was staying with on the sly as "Frank".  Her kid Derek got caught in the airport explosion, but neither of them died. I can't think of any other blonde woman he was involved with, but maye it rings a bell with somebody else.   

 

I do not remember Connie Britton being in 24 at all! But I probably didn't know her that well then (this was pre-FNL for me). Usually when an actor looks familiar and I look them up, it's because they were in a few episodes of 24 I barely remember. That's what I get for binge-watching. 

 

Tate is the new husband.  The old husband, Paul Raines, was working with Jack and was shot by mercenaries.  He died at CTU. 

 

Wow, yeah, did not remember Paul Raines at all until you said this, and now I'm briefly recalling Audrey crying over a guy in the med room. So, judging off the timelines in Wikipedia, it looks like it's been roughly 9 years since Jack left Audrey comatose. I guess that gives the new husband some time in there (I was thinking it's only been like 5-6 years). So he must've met her not long after she was in her post-torture breakdown if it took 3 1/2 years for her to feel completely better, which I still find odd a random stranger would put up with for so long (unless he's a saint, which he doesn't seem to be). I'm probably over-thinking this. 

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Steph, 

I mainlined all 8 seasons in about the last 2 months, so a lot of it is still very fresh in my mind.....*LOL*     And I dont think you're over-thinking anything.  We know WAY too much about the kind of people on this show.  Mark probably targeted & romanced/cultivated Audrey specifically to get into the White House.  He may not be THE big bad, but I'll bet he's bad enough!  

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Man, Jack didn't even get the first, "damnit!"

 

When Jack forced the guy to open the door where Chloe was and yelled, "what did you do to her?" I wanted him to reply, "she did the eyeliner herself. It wasn't me, promise!"

 

Can someone find a way to get Aaron to London? Please.

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Oh jeez, the ONE person I would love to see above anybody else is Aaron Pierce.  He was such an awesome character.  I really missed him in Season 8, but I think his retirement was set in stone.  Maybe he could be visiting his son, who's in the Military in London?  That would be a wild coincidence that I would absolutely buy.  Even better if he was there with Martha Logan!  *LOL*

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I know they broke up late day 6 and Aaron refused to talk about it on day 7, but I actually loved them together.  I though Jean Smart was so perfect in that role. 

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So happy this show is back. My bestie and I always joked that we should toughen up, get shot in the neck, and get back out in the field by lunch time. Good old Tony!

 

One thing that was distracting me last night, at some point in an earlier season, Chloe had or was taking care of a little baby. Can someone remind me what happened there? Because I definitely do not want to see any Chloe-spawn getting kidnapped, or even interrupting the action, on a future episode. 

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Chloe finds out she's pregnant at the end of hour 6.  As hour 7 begins, we see that she & Morris had a little boy, Prescott.

 

Way back during hour 3, Chloe was taking care of a baby girl, Angela, at the CTU LA offices.  The baby's father was Chase, Jack's partner. No clue who the mother was, irrelevant I think.   Chase was also dating Jack's daughter Kim at the time. 

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I was thinking today that Chloe had a baby too. Also, that Jack's DAMNIT! conveys as much emotion/anger as if he yelled 'Fuck!' instead.

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So, those fake American accents weren't so bad. I was expecting John Boyega to play a Brit, but he was not so bad as the drone pilot, minus a few missteps with the Rs and Ts.

 

I am a bit confused about how things went down prior to the beginning of the show. These things might get clarified later on, but there is just as much of a chance that they will not.

 

A) When and how did Jack find out about the threat to President Heller?

B) How did Jack know that the threat was connected to someone who had worked with Chloe?

C) How did Jack know what Chloe did?

D) What, exactly, does Chloe's group do?

E) What, exactly, does Chloe's group do that they (seemingly) did not find out about the threat to President Heller?

F) A threat by a former member, by the way.

G) When and how did Jack know that Chloe was in custody?

H) How long had Chloe been in custody?

I) Could Jack have used this trick to get her out at ANY TIME before this?

J) If so, why choose now to do so? If not, why not?

K) Does his associate have any connection to the Drazens?

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Ahh, all this reminiscing. I might have to start a 24 binge soon. 

 

It seems like Jack found out about the threat fairly recently I'd guess, because he doesn't seem to know much. As you know, Jack can uncover the whole thing in 24 hours. But I'd also like to think he's always known about Chloe and what she was up to. He knew she was locked up and where, when her hacker friends had no idea.

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G) When and how did Jack know that Chloe was in custody?

H) How long had Chloe been in custody?

I) Could Jack have used this trick to get her out at ANY TIME before this?

J) If so, why choose now to do so? If not, why not?

K) Does his associate have any connection to the Drazens?

 

Chloe had only been in custody for 3 days before Jack got her out, so he couldn't have known for long. I know this show can force suspension of disbelief, but to me, it seems a little implausible that Jack was able to pull this off with so little prep time.

 

For dramatic purposes, I think I'd have preferred for Chloe to have been held captive longer than 3 days. Maybe stretch it to a month or two.

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I guess I'm in no mood to try to remember all the history in this show. Guess I just wanted this a new clean plot. I was wondering if this was just a too easy program to promote and get sponsorships. Geez... hope they don't do the spy in the command center again.

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Geez... hope they don't do the spy in the command center again.

 

 

I'm hoping they turn that little chestnut on its head and have a CIA mole embedded in the big bads'.

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Did you notice when she went with Jack to the projects to find the baddies,she had on more swooping eyeliner in her eye corners? Wasn't loving that style.

I SO noticed that she had time to redo her makeup before heading out to kick some ass. HA!

I'm so happy to have the velvet back. I'd love DAMMIT to be my ring tone. Jack still has a heart, even if it's broken. My kingdom for an Aaron Pierce cameo, as stated above. My fave part was when he told the drug dealer that he had one chance to walk away, but otherwise he was going to get his ass kicked. Oh, poor drug dealer - don't underestimate the Keifer.

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I guess I'm in no mood to try to remember all the history in this show. Guess I just wanted this a new clean plot.

 

I worried about this too.  I recognized some people but couldn't remember anything about them.  It's been 5 years so a little more exposition there would have been nice.

 

Re: Chloe and makeup.  I'm sure I was the only one, but I couldn't help but think that she must have smelled something horrendous.  Given the method of torture and being strapped down like that I envisioned someone who moved their bowels.  And I felt people should be backing away from her and insisting on a shower.  Which is weird that I can suspend disbelief just about everywhere (including torture methods that we know don't work working) but I just can't look past the expected odor issue.

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 And I felt people should be backing away from her and insisting on a shower.  Which is weird that I can suspend disbelief just about everywhere (including torture methods that we know don't work working) but I just can't look past the expected odor issue.

Ha! I always feel that way when couples wake up in bed and get their kissing on immediately. All I can think is, "Ewwwwwww."

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With everyone going through the 24 reunion phase, I was thinking I should check my tapes. Recorded every episode of every year.... SHOOT!!!!! They were on video and now we only have a DVD. How much time did I waste! This is painful!

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Chloe had only been in custody for 3 days before Jack got her out, so he couldn't have known for long. I know this show can force suspension of disbelief, but to me, it seems a little implausible that Jack was able to pull this off with so little prep time.

 

For dramatic purposes, I think I'd have preferred for Chloe to have been held captive longer than 3 days. Maybe stretch it to a month or two.

Okay, so I did miss something. Thanks. Maybe it would have been more dramatic for her to be held captive for longer, but then it might have been too much of a coincidence for Jack to get her out just when everything is going down. Maybe she was captured because of Heller's visit; not necessarily directly, but something that she did involving the upcoming visit got someone's attention and they managed to track her down. Now, how Jack managed to hatch that really elaborate plan is anyone's guess. I wonder how he would have gotten in contact with her otherwise. He didn't know where the hacker headquarters was until Chloe went there, did he?

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It always starts out fast moving but then the implausibilities pile up one after another, you have to suppress the desire to roll your eyes.

 

Funny that it starts out with Chloe being tortured and Jack about to be tortured.

 

How long before Jack tortures someone?

 

How long before AEI holds a conference extolling the demonstration of enhanced interrogation on the new 24?

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I laughed when Benjamin Bratt said that Jack was a grandfather. I had just been thinking that he looked a little long in the tooth to be doing all this and then thank you show, they confirmed it. As long as he still brings the action like he did in these two eps, I don't care though. As stupid as I thought the Chloe rescue was, it was definitely entertaining.

 

I liked Kate Morgan a lot, certainly a lot more than I expected to. I couldn't care less about her hubby but I really liked the way everyone knew what happened wasn't her fault yet no one trusted her and she wasn't even sure she should be indulging her theories considering what she missed. That miss trumped anything right she ever did. It was an interesting dynamic that I thought the actress did great work with. Her replacement can go jump though. Fuck off dude.

 

I laughed at Chloe the first time I saw her. Bitch please. I don't care what her trauma is. She is too old for that shit. Plus she's a whistle blower now? Yay for a hypocritical badass goth wannabe. Just stick to reading Jack like a book Chlo. The only thing that I rolled my eyes at harder than her crazy ass was the idea that the US would have to negotiate to keep any kind of military alliance with the British. Come on show. Why couldn't they have been in London to help negotiate peace for another nation?

 

I don't really know what to make of Tate Donovan. I'm hoping the idea that he is drugging President Heller comes true because all that was just sad. I have a soft spot for Audrey though. She has seemed to get the really traumatic short end of the stick over and over. Here, she had a bit of a worn, lost look to her under the polished beauty that made her seem believably fragile. It's not just that she looked older; there was no spark there. The only time I saw even a flicker of what she used to have was when she was helping prepare her dad with Mark. Since I have always completely bought that Audrey is Jack's great love, the husband can be evil and a schemer who married her to get in the White House. I don't want her lose her dad who I've liked since about S5. Of course she and Jack also can't be together because he's Jack and she is as in need of a gilded tower as any fragile princess has ever been but don't take President Heller show!

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The only thing that I rolled my eyes at harder than her crazy ass was the idea that the US would have to negotiate to keep any kind of military alliance with the British. Come on show.

 

That's certainly unrealistic in our world, but my impression was that we are meant to believe the world in this year's 24 is the world of a few years in the future. A world in which China has expanded its global influence (and intimidation) so vastly that even Europe is in its sphere of influence. A world in which even Britain feels safer throwing in its lot with the Chinese than with the Americans. (Or at least must weigh seriously which superpower to ally itself with.) None of that is recognizable from our world, but if we take this year's 24 as a fantasy of what might happen in a few years if things go wrong, it's at least buyable for the sake of being able to enjoy the show.

 

Now I admit it doesn't make sense that this year's 24 takes place in a near future instead of the present, given that the characters are only supposed to have aged in real time since last we saw them. But placing it in the near future is the only way I can make sense of it at all, so for me, doing so is a necessary precondition for watching (and enjoying) it. All that talk about China sending "friendly" battleships into the Mediterranean was supposed to mean something.

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No 24 always made you buy some ridiculous premises.

 

All the terrorist attacks with American accomplices over the years.

 

Even in these first two episodes, Morgan shocking the guard to check on Jack would not be forgotten, even if she was right.

 

And a hacker controlling drones and on top of that a group of hackers being able to track CIA operations to warn Chloe and Jack?

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So, those fake American accents weren't so bad. I was expecting John Boyega to play a Brit, but he was not so bad as the drone pilot, minus a few missteps with the Rs and Ts.

The only Brit-as-Yank slip-up I noticed was Colin Salmon (General Coburn)'s pronunciation of the word "officer." He pronounced it "ah-ficer." That vowel sound always trips Brits up. I hope he has to say "I'm in awe at how coffee affects how I walk my dogs " at some point.

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Chloe could have done a WAY better job arguing the merits of her freedom of information philosophy instead of looking all "I got nothing" when Jack shouted at her the dangers of those abusing such information. Eh, but it's 24 so the prop machine is running strong.

 

Yeah, she should remember that Jack is the only one who's allowed to decide what parts of the government to support and what parts to defy. Or shoot.

 

You know, since Chloe isn't going to get to be head of CTU, how about a spinoff in which she and her merry band of Anonymousketeers expose high level conspiracies in betwen Big Bang Theory marathons, and epic Minecraft sessions.

I mainlined all 8 seasons in about the last 2 months

 

That probably puts you on a watch list.

No 24 always made you buy some ridiculous premises.

 

All the terrorist attacks with American accomplices over the years.

 

How about none of the scenes in southern California mention the consequences of nuking the Mojave and Lancaster?

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That's what has driven me nuts over the years with 24. With all the attacks and even nuclear blasts occurring you never get much of a sense of a changed world. I thought that demonstration outside President Heller's residence looked pretty feeble, for instance.

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That's what has driven me nuts over the years with 24. With all the attacks and even nuclear blasts occurring you never get much of a sense of a changed world. I thought that demonstration outside President Heller's residence looked pretty feeble, for instance.

It may be that the population in the 24-verse has grown somewhat accustomed to high levels of chaos breaking out every so often. I was going to suggest that perhaps some of the smaller incidents might not even be known about, which is possible—then I started thinking about just how obvious the large, obvious incidents were (mostly involving Presidents, the White House, airplanes, and artificial sunrises), and it seemed that there was plenty enough to worry about without knowing about the little things like viruses wiping out everyone.

 

The demonstration: To me, it seemed silly, in the atmosphere of craziness that should exist in the 24-verse, that they'd allow even a small crowd that close to where the President was, unless the British were sending a message to President Heller in the "we cannot guarantee your safety if you visit" kind of way.

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It's been a while since I've seen 24 (it wasn't on any channel I could view for a while), but it definitely felt like how I remembered (well, except Jack hasn't tortured anyone yet and you know that's harder to quit than the heroin he was addicted to!). Liked the breakout, which reminded me of The Winter Soldier when Fury was running from Hydra (and about as plausible!) and how Chloe complained that he could have just asked for her help (particularly when he'd just sprung her from a CIA "oubliette").

 

Even if the drone operator's computer had been hacked, couldn't they tell he'd called the Captain during the attack? Even if they couldn't tell what he'd said (either because the military doesn't routinely record its calls or because it had been hacked) surely they could tell a call had been placed. I doubt many terrorists place a call just to go "Neener, neener - see that drone attacking? That's me!"

 

Love the fact that it's in London and that my home town of Ealing was where the drug dealer was - in fact it should have been the Green Man Estate which is about a five minute walk from where I'm sitting (it wasn't, as it doesn't have the external stairways that the hacker fled down). It's actually scheduled for demolition, so I'm slightly surprised they didn't shoot there - the map looked about right from the brief flashes we got (as far as I know, it doesn't contain any heavily armed drug dealers, though).

 

Tandemonium Chloe could have done a WAY better job arguing the merits of her freedom of information philosophy instead of looking all "I got nothing" when Jack shouted at her the dangers of those abusing such information.

 

Particularly given that (IRL) most of what Wikileaks revealed was more like parents reading their teenage daughter's diary than the Earth-shattering secrets the US government acted like they were. In 24 world, where CTU operatives have been subjected to torture and expected to go back to work afterwards, the President has proven to be evil and Jack has been sold to the Russians (I think) for political advantage - you'd think she could come up with a few good zingers. Granted, we know that Jack is always going to be right and that TPTB are a pair of hawkish Neo-cons, but they could at least try to make her such a sock puppet.

 

Haleth Tate Donovan is the bad guy

I’m pretty sure he’s the red herring, though who is going to turn out to be a traitor (coz there's got to be one!) is hard to see given the (implausibly small) size of the President's delegation.

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