Tuesday 24 Wrap Up – 8 PM – 9 PM

Last night is typically my favorite episode of the season, only because I love watching to see how the time on the episode matches up with my Comcast DVR time… It’s a fun little game I play 2/3 of the way through the season because there’s two more episodes of “pieceing together the clues” before the big ramp up to the season finale.

But ohhhh the hidden goodies. Who knew so much could not happen in an hour? After the jump, what the Special Olympics and 24 have in common…

Last night is typically my favorite episode of the season, only because I love watching to see how the time on the episode matches up with my Comcast DVR time… It’s a fun little game I play 2/3 of the way through the season because there’s two more episodes of “pieceing together the clues” before the big ramp up to the season finale.

But ohhhh the hidden goodies. Who knew so much could not happen in an hour? After the jump, what the Special Olympics and 24 have in common…

Hmmmm…. I have the unlimited resources of the United States government at my fingertips, and the only way to capture a sneak Russian General is to use a mentally challenged character? Right. For about 20 minutes last night, I really felt like I was watching a Looney Tunes cartoon – Jack playing the part of Wile E. Coyote, General playing the part of the Road Runner – and introducing Mentally Challenged Kid as “Bait”.

I don’t know about any of you, but the strongest relationships in my life have been built off of mistrust, being accused of leaking national secrets, and being held in a “questioning room” for an hour while being handcuffed, questioned and damn-near tortured. So, come on Nadia, when Milo tells you he likes you a lot – he MEANS it – look at what he went through for you… And all it took was a little anger for him to heal his broken/sprained arm? He quickly ripped that sling off, and was ready to throw down with Ricky….

And what the hell happened in Denver? I feel like this is the storyline that’s going to jumpstart the new series, once Jack dies by the end of the season. CTU:Denver – it’ll start with a song from Led Zeppelin… And star Ricky Schroeder, and how he has to get away from his past, and lead the fight against terrorism in the Pacific Northwest…

There are times I wish I could be a writer on 24 – why? Because if you ever get yourself into a corner – a sticky plot twist, something that really doesn’t make any sense, and you need a way out – introduce a thingy-majingy of technology that does the impossible. It’s quite simple, really. Jack, you thought you caught the Russian dissident General? Nope. It was a holomorgoraphic transducer bi-carrier morph. Then you get someone you’ve never seen before – and he explains what it does – because it doesn’t exist. Are you kidding me? The number of gadgets that I could pull from other movies (I’d find a freakin’ way to get a lightsaber in the show, trust me) would be amazing. Everything from “Escape from New York” to “12 Monkeys” – I’d get it in there… And America would buy it! Why? Because 24 said so. What other reason do you need?

Where’s Jack’s Dad? Where’s Jack’s “son”? Where’s Jack’s hussy (the brunette – we all know Audrey’s dead…. or IS SHE???? [dum-dum-dummmmm])

And isn’t it awesome that the President woke up from his medically induced coma JUST IN TIME to stop Powers Boothe from nuking the Middle East (country still not mentioned yet…) I mean, how awesome! Seriously…. and does anyone not have a “source” – I wish I had a “source” somewhere – or maybe I could be a source for someone. And for someone who had been in a coma for a few hours – he looks good. And he’s strong – and his voice is so powerful – I think I felt the collective swoon of a million African-American housewives when he told Powers what’s what.

Next week – not so much CTU action as AG action – and I’m not talking insurance companies here people – I’m talking HOT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW…. Whew. 24 needs to calm down, or they are going to start giving lawyers a bad name….

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