Tuesday 24 Wrap Up – 12 PM – 1 PM

And now we should just rename the show, “The Bauers”.

Kinda like how “Prison Break” became “Run from the Cops”. Am I digging it? Absolutely. The creation of a super hero? Like Batman Begins – what makes Jack Bauer Jack Bauer?

And how about President Palmer (not the dead one) getting a set of ’em, huh?

More after the jump…

And now we should just rename the show, “The Bauers”.

Kinda like how “Prison Break” became “Run from the Cops”. Am I digging it? Absolutely. The creation of a super hero? Like Batman Begins – what makes Jack Bauer Jack Bauer?

And how about President Palmer (not the dead one) getting a set of ’em, huh?

More after the jump…


So. They listened to me, and stopped announcing in the “Previously on 24….” about the whole “nuclear bomb” thing.

I thank you for that. And as this show goes on, I keep on asking, “Who are the Bauers??” What is “the company”? Are Jack and Grahem real brothers, or adopted? (does it matter anymore?) Is Jack’s nephew Jack’s son? And I’m still noodling over the fact there’s a butler. A BUTLER?

When Dad and Jack got thrown into the van, all I could think of was, “Hey son. Remember that time we went fishing? Yeah. This is nothing like that.” Has there been as dysfunctional a family on TV since Dallas/Dynasty years? Don’t think so. Like the drama, because it’s relatable. You know – who in their family hasn’t wanted to kill the older sibling who gets all the glory?

But the writers are telegraphing too much. A show of hands – who was surprised Daddy was a bad guy? Anyone? After shooting the disarmed guy who was on the ground with Jack on top at the beginning to the “I need 5 minutes alone with my son…” Waaaayyyy too obvious. In fact, I’d like to administer

Rules of 24 #2267:
If you are an authority at the scene of a crime, and someone asks for 5 minutes alone with a suspect – DON’T let them have it. Your suspect will be dead in 3.

Can we all just assume that now? Cool.

Ok – this is the only time I have ever wished for the ability to LIVE BLOG – but when McCarthy said he found someone – he just needed to “persuade” him – please tell me I wasn’t alone and everyone else out there went right to Morris? They spend so much time telling us what a genius he is – and what is more ballsy, more 24 than stealing a CTU agent to blow up the US? Writers telegraphing – or am I just thinking like a terrorist? Damn. Wish I was watching it with someone so I could have made that call out loud – and not just “Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking”.

Oh – if ever you are caught trying to kill your brother – several times. And your father. And you are tied to a chair – the best excuse to use is “I paniced.”
“Oh? You paniced? That’s all?”
“Yup. Sorry. Forgive and forget? I just paniced.”
“Why didn’t you say so? Come here and give me a hug.”

Try it as your next excuse when things don’t go your way.

A couple other things – Like I said before – I’m glad the President got a set of balls, and did not decide to tear up the Constitution. Sorry Mr. VP (who I want to see more of) and Fish from Ally McBeal – you’re going to need to kill Prez Palmer before he does anything like that.

And Karen – I’ve gotten a lot of critique for not calling her out for rolling over as quickly as she did. Yes, she rolled over. Yes it happened quickly. And it happened for a reason. She may have said there was nothing wrong with what she did – but the reality is, if that were true, she would have fought. So there’s something else there…. And not answering a call from her husband??? I don’t know about you, but I’d be pissed if Sheila ignored one of my calls. Looks like Bill has to have a little talk with the Mrs…..

And next week is 2 hours!! Woo-Hoo! Be ready for a special Expanded Edition – 2 hours means one nuke, one death and one cliff-hanger.

Can’t wait.

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