24, with spoilers, preview of 4:00-5:00 pm
Monday, February 26, 20070 Comments
“And thanks for rubbing salt in that wound.”
“Nothing justifies the killing of a president.”
“It’s Charles Logan, Jack… Come and see me as soon as possible. Alone. I’m looking forward to it.”
Right on cue at the end of episode ten, the return of disgraced President Charles Logan, the man that made Nixon-style evil sexy again. Now the man that nearly sold out the US to Russian extremists in season 5 is going to help Jack track down Russian baddie Gredenko. And now that Charles is back the question becomes, when we can expect the return of his estranged wife Martha who’s apparently since hooked up with Aaron Pierce, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
So in the space of an hour Jack learns that his father played him, is responsible for all the bad boogle of the past couple of years, killed his brother and was holding his nephew hostage and threatening to kill him, should Marilyn Bauer not cough up Gredenko’s supposed location. You’ve got to figure that there’s a Bauer breakdown coming, especially now that Jack has to deal with a man he nearly killed only 20 months earlier. Remember, when Jack tried to kill him, Logan was the sitting President of the United States.
Speaking of sitting Presidents, things are really cooking at the under the White House bunker where Reed Pollack proves he’s not above using assassination in order to achieve his security objectives for America. And what a surprising and welcoming turn it was to see Tom Lennox not sell out to the wackos and stand up for his president, even if it did get him beaten, cuffed and left in the bunker’s pipe room. It is a tad troubling I should say and I’m a little bothered that we are again looking into the mouth of another potential Presidential assassination; it’s pretty much been part of the show since, literally, day one.
Coming up this week, Bauer and Logan meet up and come face-to-face for the first time since Jack told him he’d face justice for what he did. Together they go on a buddy action movie expedition to the Russian embassy. Meanwhile, Palmer and Assad make ready to give their joint speech calling for peace and the assistance of Muslims in helping to stop the terrorist attacks. Ironically, this may in fact end in a terrorist attack as the guy Pollack so desperately wants let into the bunker is a bomb expert. I will let you marinade on where this goes from there.
In the meantime, I invite you to enjoy the following, a You Tube spoof of 24, made by Texas filmmakers postulating on what life would be like for Jack Bauer if he were in the pizza delivery business.