Tuesday 24 Wrap Up – 7 PM – 8 PM

Why bring up Audrey? Seriously? At this point in the season, does anyone miss her? Don’t go pulling heartstrings – we dropped that pretense ages ago when we saw Jack had a son from another woman… who happened to marry his brother.

And seriously. Does anyone believe Nadia is a traitor? It just seems a little too pat. Not only is she a woman (all traitors on 24 are women), but she is also Muslim. And hot. A little too simple… I would hope the writers would have wizened up by now.

And how convenient that they added “Mike Doyle” just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. Do you think the Irish-American Equal Rights Association got mad there were no “Irish” on the show? That’s the only explanation…

More on that and how broken ribs and internal bleeding can’t stop Jack Bauer after the jump…

Why bring up Audrey? Seriously? At this point in the season, does anyone miss her? Don’t go pulling heartstrings – we dropped that pretense ages ago when we saw Jack had a son from another woman… who happened to marry his brother.

And seriously. Does anyone believe Nadia is a traitor? It just seems a little too pat. Not only is she a woman (all traitors on 24 are women), but she is also Muslim. And hot. A little too simple… I would hope the writers would have wizened up by now.

And how convenient that they added “Mike Doyle” just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. Do you think the Irish-American Equal Rights Association got mad there were no “Irish” on the show? That’s the only explanation…

More on that and how broken ribs and internal bleeding can’t stop Jack Bauer after the jump…


There’s a lot to be said about our military. It is, without question, THE most advanced fighting forces in the world. Advanced firepower. Advanced intelligence. Advanced monitoring. Advanced tracking. Apparently, we have the ability to know when a man talks on a cell phone halfway around the world, but when an un-manned drone takes off in the middle of the desert – and we know what direction it was headed, and we know a list of intended targets, and we know the speed it travels at – they are completely useless to find it. You mean to tell me the US Air Force gets it’s info from CTU – and CTU is so easily hakced – again? For God’s sake. Someone move CTU from L.A. – we’ve got too many out of work actors working security.

In the entire cabinet – there’s only 2 people who disagree with the President? He says, “I wanna nuke a country.” And no one – NO ONE – says boo? Don’t you think there’d be at least someone in the room who’d say, “Ummm. Mr. Vice President…”? Seriously – no one? Can’t believe that. Apparently – the only people who can disagree with the President are A-List actors who’s names show up on the opening crawl with cut-scenes. If you are no-one – then you get nothing, except “yes-man” lines. And what’s with his yes-bitch? I got nothing to add, other than she’s going to play the President on 24 in 6 years – when Ricky Mickey Mike Schroeder Doyle is running point at CTU.

Quick Question: How the HELL does Marilyn know about Audrey – and that Jack was dating her – and essentially EVERYTHING about the death? “She was killed in a car accident while in China.” That pretty much sums everything about it up. Unbelievable. It brings up Rule #553290 of 24:

If you are looking for information. Or need some random bit of knowledge – don’t go to the top. Instead, ask a family member. Or someone not “in the loop” – they always know waaaay more than anyone else.

I’d feel like a god-damned Dutch kid plugging my fingers in the holes in the dyke over at CTU the way news is spread. (and yes, take that however you like)

Favorite exchange of the evening:

Karen: Well, hello Tom. Nice bruise on your forehead, did someone push you down a flight of stairs?
Tom: No, I got it trippping over your ineptitude. Speaking of which, welcome back.

ZING! I didn’t know Shecky Green was back writing for TV. Any other witty retorts, and these two should go on the road as the new Abbott and Costello. Two people who had never been witty before, all of a sudden get a funny bone? It would be like my boss coming in to work saying, “Stephen – nice of you to show up today, gonna work for me, or Schadenfreude?” Yeah, maybe that line wasn’t that witty – but it is waaaaay more witty than anything he says now. You get the picture.

And… a return of the side-long glances that could melt ice and shoot knives! For awhile, we’d been spending too much time in the field, apparenlty, too much time with guns going off, too much time people running for cover. Not enough time for the inter-CTU romantics, for people to look at each other through glass walls. But they’re baaaackkk…. Yippeee.

And from now on 24 – when you “announce” that there’s a leak, please please please do not do the huge “du-duhhhhhh” sound on the soundtrack. Completely unnecessary – not only because you told us last week in the preview that this was going to happen, but because there is ALWAYS a leak (see the dykes above).

Oh – and I saw the rig they are using to fly the drone at Best Buy over the weekend. It’s a couple of joysticks, and I test-flew a Boeing 747. And I didn’t stall the engine, and had a clean landing – so Fuck You Jack.

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