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24 Day 5 (Season 5 - OAD 1/30/06) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by terpfan1980, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Jan 30, 2006 #1 of 201
    terpfan1980

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    Another great hour (at least so far).

    Walt is a tricky s.o.b. for sure...

    Updating as I watch a bit...
    So, let me get this straight... Cummings tells the Prez that keeping Bauer and Novick apart will keep the trail cold, blah blah blah. And yet people back at CTU know that Bauer went to catch Cummings, and they know why. So how is it that Cummings is gonna keep that info so secret?

    Meanwhile the First Lady has more knowledge of things then the President wanted to admit.

    Lynn McGill (the Hobbit) makes the right decision after Buchanan calls him on the bad decision...

    Walt Cummings has no stones, and our old friend in the Secret Service (Pierce) does have them. Locking out the distress code from the wimpy President is a solid example of same. The old Jack Bauer was definitely back to deal with Cummings... he should have carved him up pretty good. Funny to watch the President stand back ready to let him.

    The President of course still has issues because Bauer is alive, but he can't be bothered to to make things right. Idiot.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2006 #2 of 201
    dswallow

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    What a piece of crap.

    I spit on these writers. They're pitiful. They're bottom feeding scum.

    This show has become a sickening joke.

    I'm actually stopping 33 minutes into it and going to watch 7th Heaven.

    7th Heaven is better than 24.

    And THAT is an amazing development.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2006 #3 of 201
    terpfan1980

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    Cummings screwed up pretty royally, and yet... he still hasn't admitted who he has been talking to all along, and that individual has been following Jack's scrambled/secure communications... uh, yeah, that oughta take another few hours to figure out.

    Disbelief. Must suspend all Disbelief. Argh.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2006 #4 of 201
    IndyJones1023

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    Yeah, gotta suspend disbelief more than usual for this show, but it still kicks ass.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2006 #5 of 201
    scheckeNYK

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    I'm calling that the person behind the couch is Behrooz
     
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    Frank_M

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    Oh come on... the scene with Jack, Aaron, President "Nixon" and Walt Cummings was the best 24 scene... ever! Or at the very least the most satisfying!
     
  7. Jan 30, 2006 #7 of 201
    terpfan1980

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    Satisfying would have been the mountain lion licking up after finishing off Kim Bauer.

    Though the scene with Jack, Aaron, the Prez and Cummings wasn't bad. Jack is pretty good at getting the information he wants, assuming it's there to get.

    I still think Cummings needs to be shot full of 'truth serum' until he blabs all he knows and then shot full of crack cocaine or whatever highly addictive stuff they can string him out on, but that's pretty much the way I feel about the idiot terrorists hiding over in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and a few other places. :eek:
     
  8. Jan 30, 2006 #8 of 201
    LoadStar

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    And besides for that, how was the show?

    Rather than blathering on like that, you could at least say specifically what all bugged you.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2006 #9 of 201
    IndyJones1023

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    LOL. Unfortunately, it was...

    ...a black woman. I hope it's not Sherri!

    I've noticed Manny Coto is an exec producer. Which explains how the SWAT team was able to use transporters to show up on site so fast.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2006 #10 of 201
    SoBelle0

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    Not reading... not reading yet! Just had to say WOW! They are so good.

    The fine folks at 24 are doing a bang-up job. Giving us a bit more info early on, sharing (what we think is) a touch more of the real backstory, and speeding it up some - making this season's flow 'just that much' different* from previous ones to keep us on our toes. :D Excellent!

    Do you agree?

    *Based on my best recollections of season's past.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2006 #11 of 201
    dswallow

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    Oh, I will. After I recover from it. Gotta have at least a few hours to recover from the sheer stupidity portrayed by the presidential entourage.

    But I think Brenda Hampton could write more believable interaction between the characters around the President. Heck, if the guy turned to the camera and plugged collecting Campbells Soup labels to benefit schools it'd make more sense than the stuff that transpired this week.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2006 #12 of 201
    SoBelle0

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    You guys!! This was a great episode. We've known all along you have to completely suspend disbelief and timelines and relationships - whatever.

    Loved the scene with Jack, Pierce, Walt, and the Pres. Go Pierce!!

    Walt's face when noting that the dead guy was their inside guy... not sure I buy it. After Spenser being possibly duped, I can't buy that Walt was as well. He's bad thru and thru.

    And, I can't wait to see what's next for Mrs. President. :) She's not done yet...


    My first thought was Sherri.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2006 #13 of 201
    busyba

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    "It's Jack Bauer... call me on a secure line"

    [pause...pause....pause]

    "Tell no one."

    You know, "tell no one" is the sort of thing I would have included in the original message. What if Mike gets the first message and says, "Hey, Jack Bauer just texted me!" before he gets the second message? :)

    If the producers continue this portrayal of the president as a spineless simpleton easily manipulated by others, the moderators will have no choice but to lock the series. :D

    My prediction about the thing at the end of next week's preview:
    It's Mandy behind the bed.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2006 #14 of 201
    busyba

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    Oh... and Jack is about to have a secret meeting with a top level advisor to the president concerning the possibly treasonus activities of another top level advisor. It's the kind of situation where he really needs to have his head in the game. So, of course Audrey thinks it's a good time to call Jack up and discuss their relationship. :rolleyes: The next time they need a video demo of the effects of nerve gas, can they use Audrey? :up:

    Is there a reason Walt hasn't given up Nick Knight yet?

    "Jack Bauer was supposed to have been killed hours ago". Refresh my memory... was there anything to indicate that they were trying to kill Jack before Lt. Keffer attacked him in the clinic? It seemed like the only plan we saw executed was to frame him for Palmer's murder.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2006 #15 of 201
    Chapper1

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    That was my first thought too. How awesome would that be?
     
  16. Jan 31, 2006 #16 of 201
    jradford

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    Best. episode. ever.

    Maybe an exagerration, but this was an AWESOME hour of 24. The scene with Walt, prez, and Aaron the secret service hero was top notch.

    I finally figured out that our new top terrorist reminds me of Jude Law. I have no idea why it took me so long.

    I want to see more of Evelyn, the 1st Lady's assistant. She is easy on the eyes.

    As for previews:
    I thought Sheri was dead. Did I wishfully imagine that from Season 3, I think? I'm crossing my fingers and agreeing with a previous poster: MANDY!!!
     
  17. Jan 31, 2006 #17 of 201
    busyba

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    Especially if it turns out that he's the leader of the German Group(tm). :D
     
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    Kamakzie

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    Maybe I am reading to much into it but that smirk on the first Lady's face was kind of sinister looking. Could she be involved in something devious? :)
     
  19. Jan 31, 2006 #19 of 201
    atrac

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    I really enjoyed this episode a lot. I was surprised to see Walt confess the whole plot to the president. I thought he was going to make up some kind of lie. I didn't see that coming at all.

    I'm also surprised to see that a few people deplored this episode. For me, the President was established as a boob last season and I'm not surprised to see him continuosly act like an idiot as this season moves on.

    And, indeed,

    It does appear to be an African-American woman rising with her hands up behind the bed. I've stared at the paused image and if it's not a woman, it's a boy. BEHROOOOOZZZ! Seriously though, if they bring back Sherry Palmer, the writers better have a DANG good explanation of how she is still alive!!! Personally I'd like to see Nina back, but of course that would be just as difficult to explain.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2006 #20 of 201
    Langree

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    I hope so, I have always like Jean Smart and would like to see her be more then a simpering broken down shell of a person

    ...maybe kick her husband in the nuts durring a news conference.
     

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