May 22, 2006

24 Blogging


I'm still digesting everything, so this will be very stream of consciousness. Anyway...

Well, my prediction about Jack killing Henderson was right, although I'm disappointed that he didn't use the "I said I'd help you disappear" line. It was just:

"That's the way it works HOLY CRAP YOU'RE SHOOTING ME!!!"

Still a pretty cool death, although you'd think someone as cunning as Henderson would use his alone time to maybe make sure the gun was loaded. You know.

On a related note, Petty Officer Whatshisface is a badass. Bring that dude to CTU along with Wayne Palmer, and you've got a new season. Especially since they seem to be the only people in the CTUniverse who can help Jack Bauer and live.

Speaking of which...

SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew they would bring the Chinese back, but I thought it would be, you know, THIS SEASON. I'm going to have to buy a couple of the DVD sets to get my fix until next year.

By the way, did anyone not know that Jack was going to be ambushed when he went to answer the phone?

"Hey, Jack, your daughter who hates you called. Just walk unarmed into that empty building and pick up the phone. I'll stay out here and hope nobody notices that they've never seen me before."

You know what would've made the closing scene perfect? Chong Li from Bloodsport:


...Okay, maybe not. Just a random thought.

That last episode was one of the best of the season, if not the best. Great acting, great plot twist with the listening device, and I have to admit that I teared up a little when they brought out Palmer's casket. Also, as a film student well educated in the visual language, I got a chuckle out of the editing while Logan was being escorted out.

You know, because they kept cutting back to him every time the salute was fired. Political assassination, bitch.

Speaking of Logan, I feel like I need a shower after watching the scene of Martha seducing him. There also seemed to be a subtle jab at his, um, "abilities," since the entire encounter apparently took place in the space between the ending credits of the first episode and the previews of the second. Real-time is fun.

Was there any reason to bring in Chloe's ex-husband other than fulfilling the smarmy British dude quota?

I actually laughed out loud when Jack said "WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME" in the first episode. These gotta love 'em.

Is it January 2007 yet?

Posted by CD on May 22, 2006 10:30 PM | TrackBack
Category: 24
Semi-Intelligent Comments

One of the funniest things about 24 is that Jack always feels like he's running out of time.

Posted by: Matthew Milam at May 24, 2006 07:51 AM

well i'm just excited about next season. i hope they do something outside of la, that poor town's been through so much already. Logan's replacement better not go there ever, its bad luck for presidents.

btw, none of my predictions came true.

Posted by: annika at May 26, 2006 10:28 AM
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