Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ten Observations: 24 Deluxe Edition

This is a Deluxe edition because I'm going to cover the last 2 episodes. You can always catch up with episodes on the 24 website.

1. 12:00-1:00 PM: The Justice Department wants to investigate Renee because she squeezed a tube too tight? That would never happen to Jack Bauer in the past. Is it because the country's feelings on torture have gone south?

2. 12:00-1:00 PM: I loved the way Renee gets introduced to Jack's undercover life. Trust and I will only graze your neck and bury you alive. What a pal.

3. 12:00-1:00 PM: Jack can cook, too. Some deadly gas to smoke a brotha and sista out of their hole. Who knew?

4. 12:00-1:00 PM: Who is the source of the leak in the FBI? Is it the mousy dark haired dude who can save his while on a plane in a national crisis while he still macks the blonde chick in the office? Should he be directing Vince Chase in Medellin?

5: 12:00-1:00 PM: Agent Gedge, no.....Man I was hoping he would become another Aaron Pierce. What a sick bastard. He immobilizes the first husband and toys with him. What is it about Presidential spouse in this show? If they aren't killing people by denying heart medication or getting shot or being crazy or stabbing their spouse with scissors, the spouse is getting set up for a murder. Makes you think what would have happened if Hillary Clinton was elected. I think Bill would be good for a few of those things.

6: 1:00-2:00 PM: Ahhh the good ol' adrenaline shot. Credit Quentin Tarantino to making this a staple in action/drama lore. Somebody Oding? "Get the shot!" Buried alive with a nice flesh wound on the neck "Get the shot!", I hear John Travolta screaming that all the time now.

7: The Emerson double cross and Tony's reaction to having to kill the man that save his life. Kinda like when Jack killed Curtis. How Henderson missed Tony's artery is a wonder. He must have had the hands of a surgeon.

8: Dubaku
and Matobo are cool names. The president in exile was name after the African country in The Interpreter.

9: The looks on President Taylor's face after the plans collide and after her speech of defiance to Dubaku's demands are great. Cherry Jones should be up for an Emmy if this great acting continues. I like the fact the 24 has always placed the POTUS in difficult positions. The casting directors are great on this show.

10: Regarding Henry. Gedge stabs the woman that is the key to the conspiracy while Henry can only watch. What the hell kind of paralytic did Gedge give Henry, a Quaalude? Action Henry has a mess on his hands and I wonder if he can recover. What about the dude outside, the federal car service? Does he come in and act like he doesn't know about the conspiracy? Will Henry have the strength to fight after the fall?

I will be back on track next week.