24: Day 4, 5-6 p.m.
So, we're almost halfway through day four and the biggest question on my mind is--where do we go from here? CTU has stopped the reactors' meltdown and recaptured the override, so that threat is now gone. (Or is it? This is 24
, after all). And yes, I realize that Marwan is still on the loose and he probably still has a few things up his sleeve. I have faith in 24
that the story will continue to spin-off in new and interesting directions from here, though I have to admit I find myself scratching my head wondering what will happen next. (And since I avoid the previews, I have no idea what will happen next week..makes it more fun that way.)
It was also interesting that the final segment of suspense in this episode was little more than people typing on computers. But yet, it was edge of your seat intense and exciting. For a few minutes I expected 24
was going to make us wait until next week to see if Edgar succeeded in shutting down the reactors. Of course, for the sake of believability, I guess there is a point of no return in shutting down a nuclear reactor.
Meanwhile, Jack gets to torture Paul to get information out of him. You know, I can't say that is going to win him many points with Audrey. I have a feeling that Jack's actions throughout the day are going to aliennate Audrey to the point that she will go back with Paul by the end of this 24 hour period. We've seen it before--Jack just can't quite balance his professional life with his private life. Of course, Paul's storyline is a bit of a warning to all of us out there--make sure you know who you're doing business with. You never know what they could be up to....I'm sure that not everyone is a terrorist, but you never know when Jack will kick in your hotel room door, tie you to a chair and torture you for information. I have to wonder why Paul didn't just give up the information to Jack before the torture with the electrical cord, but then again that wouldn't make for any excitment or suspense.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/01/2005 08:12:00 AM