Monday, May 21, 2007

Hours 4 am to 6am: The rise of dark side Jack

This season is finally over.

Like in the previous season a new character was introduced, Milo's brother, he went to CTU to pict his brother's body but he looks like he wants to start a vendetta. When Nadia told him Milo died to save her life he didn't even blink, was he containing something, or this was a case of regular acting.

The other new character will be Chloe's baby (possibly). Is going to be interesting seeing Morris and Chloe rising a baby together. Chloe sure knows how to hack into the NSA server but those diapers sure will be a challenge for her.

Jack wasn't on his best shape this episode, he neutralized Chang with a grenade, not with his bare hands, left his dad thinking he is dead and didn't bring him to justice or check for his body. This was definetly not Jack Bauer. At least he said it at the beginning of this season, he is not cut for CTU's job anymore.

Agent Doyle got the short end of the stick when he fell for the booby trap. He seems to have a very bad injure in his eyes, will he come back to 24?, only the ratings and how the people liked him will tell.

President Plamer still remains absent of the scene and maybe out of the series. Following 24 philosophy to "let the time go" between seasons, possible we will see a new president, and have president Dwayne Palmer as an afterthought.

On the vice president I have to say that if Dwayne Plamer was lost, he can't find his own belly button. This guy has a security adviser, she told him not to trust sociopaths (fool me once...), and even though he threats to put her in jail when all reason was taking a walk in the park in front of the white house. I know politics have no cell brains (for what is worth), but 2 playing the president side by side had to be joke, doesn't it?

Buchanan and his wife got absolved so they can retire in peace in their country home in Vermont (those government positions sure pay well :)). This is also good bye for them.

Chang told Buchanan their people won't abandon him as the US government abandoned Jack, this could be a potential story line but I don't see how the audience will care a bit about it.

I can foresee Jack's father coming back from the "grave", remember there was still a boat with a beacon the Chinese submarine could pinpoint. Jack's father has more life on 24, is not a Nina but if we are not going to get Mandy back, he will be welcomed.

The ending with Jack going back to the shadows was kind of so-so finale. Ok, the guy is in love with Audrey, he promised to take care of her but he is still unsure after what Audrey's father told him. The secretary of defense surely had a good point about Jack "letting" his wife die when he let her to get involved with Jack's works, all of that is questionable but somehow valid, father's concerns I guess.

To conclude, I have to say I still stick with seasons 1 and 4 as the best ones. 24 still has to see another bad ass guy as Marwan and a plot like in the first season. Maybe the writers got way to cocky or they ran out of budget in the first 4 episodes of this season. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad season at all, it is just that it lacked of something.

Friday, May 18, 2007

What Was Jack Bauer's College Major?

If you're a 24 fan, then you probably know where Jack Bauer studied and trained for his ultimate career as a member of the U.S. government in the field for the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). But, if you haven't followed the 24 series, not to worry - I won't spoil anything by telling you where and what he studied and how he acquired his skills. His background is available on his official character page. But, I may spoil it for all of you when I illuminate the facts, as some portions of Bauer's history were virtually impossible to achieve.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Hour 2 to 3 am: CTU has to be powered by Microsoft Windows

ATTENTION: Some spoilers ahead, if you live in a place where season 6 of 24 is not broadcasted this is the wrong post to read.

On this episode the bad guys penetrated CTU, one more time. I'll never get tired to denounce how permeable CTU's building is. Seriously, since the first season they should have closed the whole thing for good. Anyways, the shocking part was learning the Chinese were after Jack's nephew and nobody else. The Chinese weren't smart enough to repair the micro controller, and hired Jack's father to repair it in exchange of his grandson, as weird as it sounds, that's what we have came to with 24, everybody deals with everybody.

Now what I cannot understand is, why they killed Milo?, it was like putting to much effort for a quite simple and easy task. Geez, they were kidnapings a kid, they were not taking down the US government. Farewell Milo, we never got to know you but you were kinda of a cool dude everybody at CTU could count on.

In Split-ville, population Chloe and Morris, everything is on track for a relationship wreckage, with both parts sticking the finger in the "you armed a nuclear device for the terrorists" wound, I foresee no possible reconciliation between these two.

The vice president 's mistress had a HARD time dealing with her lover for her to skip death row due treason. It was kinda funny knowing she was with him in bed for almost half an hour ( talking about mixing business with pleasure). Oh well, the whole set up is to get to know who is the Russian agent passing updates to Moscow. After such a good relation between the US and Russia (at least on 24), everything is falling into pieces for a computer board, and a mistress cheating the US vice-president with a traitor, who knew the "end of the world" would start in such a way?.

OK people, is 2 hours for 24 season 6 to go, the Chinese have the kid, the nuclear chip board and the secret recipe for a sweet and sour duck you would kill for. Is there any hope left?. Will 24 season 7 be about Jack combating terrorist with a stick in a post apocalyptic new stone age?. Will everybody learn president Palmer is not in a coma? (he is just faking it to avoid dealing with his disastrous government). Will Chloe turn into a hillbilly for her to forget her troublesome past?. This and more questions will be answered on 24 soon... stay tuned.

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