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Tuesday, February 15, 2005
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24: Day Four, 3-4 p.m.
TV Guide On-Line's Watercooler declared the latest hour of 24 the "best of the season." I couldn't help but disagree. Don't get me wrong--there was some very good stuff that happened here, but overall we didn't really learn much of anything new. No twists, no turns, no major plot revelations. I'm not saying the latest hour didn't have a lot to it I liked, but there were some nitpicky things that really bothered me.

Trying to be positive, I'll address first what I liked. It was nice to see Dina fall into CTU's custody and to make it more than five minutes without getting killed. (It just doesn't pay to be taken into protective custody by CTU!) I really the way Jack tried to connect with her about Behrooz. Did anyone else want to hear him launch into--well, at least your son didn't fall into an animal trap and get threatened by a cougar. I think that would have been great. Also, Dina's upping the stakes at the end--save Behrooz or I won't help you as I really am committed to the cause.

On the less positive side, man, it sucks to be Edgar. You save the nation's collective bacon twice in the last six hours and they can't pick up the phone and save your mom?!? Come on! American owes the man a favor! Seriously. All Audrey had to do was call up the commander of the guard, say who she is and that the DoD would like it if they'd swing by and pick up Edgar's mom. And you can bet that unless that commander wants to be stripped down to buck private, he'll send some sargeant to do that. The chain of command would allow for a suggestion like that to be carried out and no one would blink twice. But instead, we have to milk it for the drama of seeing Edgar's mom die and it just felt wrong.

Also, I had to wonder at one point of Jack carries around Presidential pardons in his back pocket, on the off change he needs one. That seemed a bit much, though I loved the President's comment of "Make it non-binding." How much you wanna bet that one is gonna come back to bite Jack before this day is done?

posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/15/2005 09:09:00 AM | |
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I actually liked this episode, though I had it figured out the Mom would work with Jack a long time ago. I did not care for the Edgar/mother bit, any more so than Erin/daughter. I just don't give a shit about their personal lives. Oh, and where's Audrey's husband?

My two issues with this ep deal with the doctor. First of all, he's a doctor and he can't tell when a kid has turned into a junkie? Just a thought. And also, if the Mom needed the drugs, then why didn't he call her (since she is his sister) instead of the brother in law? I realize why the writers did it, but it just doesn't make "realistic" sense.

I still love the show, though!
 
I love this show for the mere fact that nothing is realistic. LOL Agents can teleport anywhere within minutes! Jack can get smacked by a car, get up and still shoot the car out! I love shit like that. LOL

My guess with the pardon is that it got downloaded to his PDA (doesn't everything?) and then he printed it out. That's my logic anyway.

I thought the ending was pretty good when Dina was doing her speil about "the cause".

Berooz's dad scares the bejeezus outta me. He's blind by his cause, whatever that may be. They still haven't made that clear.

Poor Edgar and he's totally right. If was rich or a politican they would find a way to help his mom.

Audrey's ex is walking a fine line of obsessive stalker mode.

I will be interested to find out if they start torturing Marianne. Or as my mister says, if they call in the "expert communications facilitator". LOL LOL

~Andie Pandie
 
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