Tuesday 24 Wrap Up – 4 AM – 6 AM

You know, as soon as it ended, I immediately became impatient for January of 2008. Here’s the deal, never count Jack out, it is possible to sideline Chloe for the final 30 minutes of the season, the Bauer line can continue, and if we’re lucky, the lack of an eye will make Ricky Schroeder come back with a vengeance next season.

Hopefully a term or two will pass by the time next January rolls around, because it’s time to clean house. Milo’s already dead, Karen and Bill are retiring, Chloe and the alcoholic are having a baby – let’s start anew.

Final thoughts on 24 after the jump…

You know, as soon as it ended, I immediately became impatient for January of 2008. Here’s the deal, never count Jack out, it is possible to sideline Chloe for the final 30 minutes of the season, the Bauer line can continue, and if we’re lucky, the lack of an eye will make Ricky Schroeder come back with a vengeance next season.

Hopefully a term or two will pass by the time next January rolls around, because it’s time to clean house. Milo’s already dead, Karen and Bill are retiring, Chloe and the alcoholic are having a baby – let’s start anew.

Final thoughts on 24 after the jump…

You know, as soon as it ended, I immediately became impatient for January of 2008. Here’s the deal, never count Jack out, it is possible to sideline Chloe for the final 30 minutes of the season, the Bauer line can continue, and if we’re lucky, the lack of an eye will make Ricky Schroeder come back with a vengeance next season (and an eye patch!).

Hopefully a term or two will pass by the time next January rolls around, because it’s time to clean house. Milo’s already dead, Karen and Bill are retiring, Chloe and the alcoholic are having a baby – let’s start anew.

If I were a professor, and for a final thesis someone had turned in this season of 24 to me, I would have thoroughly enjoyed the ride, circled a few misspellings, added a few exclamation points – and written a B in the upper right with a “See Me” in red.

First off, if you do a “Previously on 24“, and it’s the season finale, you have the right to bring everyone up to date from 22 hours ago. It’s your right. And besides, I wanted to see the nuclear explosion one more time. Secondly – did anyone else think the VO of Jack saying, “The following takes place between 4 AM ……………. ……………………………… …….. ………………………………….. and 5 AM” to be just a little bit too long? Maybe I’m just on high alert because it’s the season finale.

Also – your conversation is as private as you want it to be, no matter if the window is rolled down. And did Cisco run out of money? Or do those “TelePresence” video-thingies cost too much? My suggestion? Get everyone an iMac – those things have cameras built-in. AND they can do video conferencing for free.

The final two hours brought a waterhsed moment – Karen telling Lennox that if Jack says it’s true, it’s true. Finally – someone believes him. And then she retires. Oh well.

On top of that – did we REALLY need to see Milo’s brother, Stewart, to confirm that Milo loved Nadia? Yes, loved. When he showed up, and Chloe ran to give him a hug – I was scanning the databanks trying to figure out if I saw him before. And when it was just the brother who so stealthily cleaned out the locker, and escaped before Nadia could continue a conversation, AND THEN Chloe started fainting and getting “the vapors” – I was SURE he was a meanie for the last blow to CTU.

Ok, I wasn’t sure. That’s what Sheila was telling me, but she’s only seen Season 1 all the way through. She doesn’t get that it was important for Nadia to realize that she let “love” slip through her fingers, and that she should wake up, and next time she sees The Rikker, she should say something about that, and together, they will become the new Michelle Dressler and Tony Almeida for Day 7. Everyone was down on Ricky for taking Baby Bauer from Jack like that – but he’s acting just like Tony did in Seasons 1-4. It wasn’t until 5, after he was outcast from CTU that he became totally cool, and did things the Bauer way. Next season, when CTU has dumped Ricky for only having one eye – Jack will call on him, and he’ll become kick ass. Mark my words.

And Nadia’s not the only one who learned about love. Love will get you a Presidential Pardon. I think the Supremes sang that one first. But when Karen called, hubby Bill – pissed at the FBI for going through his shit at 4.30 in the morning finally answers. And in the end, they get to retire to their country home in Wilmington, Delaware.

And then Morris realizes that he can’t live without Chloe. Did you see that passionate scream, “Will someone HELP ME?” Right before commercial. Wow. That was some Meisner if ever I saw it. And if any of them saw the previews for this week, they would have known it was going to take place on an oil platform – they have 19 TVs in CTU – turn one of them on FOX – they would learn a whole lot more.

Jack loves Audrey. No one questioned it, and of course he was going to leave her. It’s KINDA hard to run and hide when that person you are trying to protect is not only hooked up to thousands of dollars worth of medical equipment, but is doing her best impression of a tomato. Yeah, Jack had to let go – because he disappears and kills better than anyone he knows – and Audrey does her best work with a salad currently.

Speaking of calling on someone – what was it with the Old Yeller metaphor for Jack? I’m telling you, the last scenes of Season 6 were right out of Harry and the Hendersons – “Kids, you gotta let Harry go. He doesn’t belong with us. He’ll be back. When he’s ready. When he’s found a Mrs. Harry to live with. This isn’t the last we’ve seen of him.” *SIGH* We know he’ll be back, but there’s no cliffhanger to wait for…

And I end my Day 6 24 Wraps with a quick little list of things we’ve learned (feel free to add in the comments):

  • Don’t trust Grandpa
  • CTU has the right to do anything they want, the just can’t be good at it
  • It’s hard, really, really, really, REALLY hard to be President
  • It’s better to be VP than President – your term will probably be longer
  • If you think you’re safe, you’re not. And conversely – if you are in mortal danger, you’re probably the safest you’ve ever been – but the next person you call will die
  • No one’s dead until you’ve seen their charred remains – in person – and watched them burn down to the charred remains
  • It takes about an hour to get anywhere from anywhere by jet
  • It takes about 45 minutes to get anywhere from anywhere by car
  • Nadia will roll over for anyone
  • Cisco and Sprint have a lot of money
  • If you send him in with a wire, you’re bound to not get what you want
  • You can disable any sort of tracking – by either with a laser, or cutting your arm off
  • The Russians aren’t baddies
  • The unnamed country in the Middle East where the terrorists came from aren’t baddies
  • The Chinese are baddies. The baddest of the baddies.
  • If your brother marries your ex-girlfriend, don’t be shocked if your nephew looks a lot like what your son would look like
  • Family reunions are a bitch
  • If it tastes like chicken, looks like chicken, and feels like chicken, but Jack Bauer says its beef. Then it’s fucking beef. Thanks Rnadom Jack Bauer Fact!

Well all… it’s been a great ride. See you periodically on Tuesdays, I got tons of 24 shit to go through – can anyone say, Day Zero???? And who in their right mind wouldn’t want to have their cell phone ring like a CTU phone? That’s what I thought.

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