There’s a moment in the midst of this final episode that leaves us on as much of a knife edge as the leading character, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). In an episode full of heart wrenching pain and suspense, <continue reading>
Just when it looks bad, it gets much, much worse. This is always the way with 24, which has specialized in nightmare scenarios and worst case storylines that can’t possibly end well. <continue reading>
The clock ticks on, and a monkey gets thrown into the wrench for Jack Bauer and associates. Just when it all seemed that the worst had passed on this bloody day in the United Kingdom, things get considerably worse in this episode. <continue reading>
Let it not be said that this series doesn’t throw you for a loop.
There’s long been a tradition in 24 that when a major character dies, the countdown clock that immediately follows the fade to black is silent. We should have known better last time out when the episode ended with the President at mid-field at Wembley – just as a missile struck the field. <continue reading>
The last episode ended with James Heller (William Devane) offering to surrender to the Big Bad of the season, Margot (Michelle Fairley) if she agrees to end her attacks on London with the hijacked drones under her control. And he meant it. This episode carries that out. Heller enlists Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and his chief of staff son-in-law (Tate Donovan) to help him slip out unseen by his staff. <continue reading>
Well, here we are over halfway into the summer series, and things are just getting that much more intense. At some point soon we’ll see the jump ahead a few hours that must happen- while the series is twelve episodes long, the series will play out over a twenty four hour time span. After things going somewhat for the better last time out for Jack Bauer, things get worse this time out. <continue reading>
Things always get worse before they get better. So it seems in the world of Jack Bauer, where getting better might only happen in the last ten minutes of a very long day. And even then there are usually consequences and fallout.
By the time we’re done here, we’re now halfway through the events of 24: Live Another Day. <continue reading>
Episode 5 of the summer limited series carries on as Jack Bauer finds himself in custody for much of the time, having tête-a-têtes with people he’s known before, while the building threat continues to loom over the whole proceedings. Tension builds as the episode goes on, even with moments that are just right for characterization, leading all the way to a climax cliffhanger <continue reading>
Our hero keeps going down the proverbial rabbit hole in this episode. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) breaks into the American embassy by inciting a panic among protestors. And why? To confirm evidence that a tragedy that has unfolded early on in this very bad day was a deliberate, manipulated act. <continue reading>
After starting off with a bang in the first two episodes, the limited summer series starring Kiefer Sutherland takes us in new directions in this episode, and one moment in particular is heartbreaking. The President (William Devane) finds himself facing the wrath of British Parliamentarians over the drone friendly fire incident, an incident that has been manipulated by someone behind the scenes. <continue reading>