24-second 24 Season Wrap-Up

300sutherland24061708I’ll keep this relatively brief: Season 7 of 24 was a total disappointment. Having seen every season (including Day 4 twice — it’s one of the best seasons of television, ever) and being a huge fan of this show, I’m super bummed that Day 7 was so lame. There was no clear bad guy, the red herrings were useless and annoying, and the writers absolutely tanked a golden opportunity to let Jack Bauer and Tony Almeida run around the city together for an entire season. For two years, I’ve been saying that the way to solve this show is to bring Tony back and let him and Jack chase the bad guy. And what do they do? They turn Tony into the ultimate traitor, kill Bill Buchanan, and relegate Chloe to bickering with her Chloe-clone. The cliffhangers where Jack is “dying” are laughable — Fox releases news that Kiefer Sutherland signed-on for another year, and then “Jack might die”? Come on. Dammit Jack, as someone who’s too-often blindly loyal to huge Hollywood action fair, I have to say that I’ve had just about enough of 24. Jon Voight and Will Patton?  Totally underused.  The only bright spot was the warden from Shawshank.  I will give Day 8 the old college try, but with cautious optimism: they had BETTER bring Jack out of the coma and make Tony beg and plead for his forgiveness and add someone like Liam Neeson to run the new CTU.  Or do a prequel season between 4 and 5 with Jack, Tony, Bill Buchanan, Chloe and David Palmer.  If you’re a fan of the show and are wanting to catch-up on Day 7, take a pass.