24: Day Three, 10 to 11 a.m.
After the intensity of last week's episode, where it all came together, I guess part of me was just primed for a disappointment. And the good thing is--I wasn't really all that disappointed by this one. Yes, it lacked the overall, gut wrenching every second intensity that last week's did, but it was still gripping, taut and compelling at every turn. And the last few minutes with the exchange of Saunder's daughter for Michelle and how that went down--that is great TV. Also, the confrontation between Tony and Jack over what Jack considers acceptable losses in the game of cat and mouse with Saunders was great. That is the stuff Emmy's are made of--just becuase Keifer Sutherland said more with that one look than you can with ten pages of dialogue. Man, I love this show. I wonder some things though--will the Keller blackmailing Palmer storyline carry over to next year? And does this mean we've seen the last of Sherry if she does go to jail? And did I miss something or did she get Keeler to guarantee her a pardon if she helps him take down Palmer? You'd think she'd get that in the package and in writing.
Also, is it just me or does every episode now have the disclaimer for graphic violence before it? Is FOX just covering their collective rears or am I just becoming desensitized to it? Sure there was violence in this one, but not anything that I thought deserved the special warning. But I think FOX is running that before everything these days--even That 70s Show.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/12/2004 10:03:00 AM