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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by busyba, Jun 16, 2014.
If they do, I doubt they advertise that fact.
Secret Service: "Dammit, now we have to kill Howard Gordon!"
Howard Gordon: "But we just made it uARGH!"
Which raises a whole OTHER question
Recap posted at my blog.
* Jack Bauer sure found his respect for the President quickly. Last time he was in the room with the President, he didn't even bother to stand. Now he's referring to him as "Mr. President" or "Sir" and says "I'll do whatever you ask of me."
* That was a funny line when Jack was cutting the transponder out of the President's arm(!), and the President commented that Jack had done enough damage as a federal agent; it was a good thing he hadn't become a surgeon. If "24" were more intentionally campy, this would've been a great opportunity for Jack to say, "Dammit, I'm an agent, not a doctor!"
* I would've expected the President to get some kind of suicide capsule, just in case al-Harazi had in mind to capture and torture him.
* I realize I'm not exactly courageous enough or sporting enough to be a CIA employees (even an analyst), but I was thinking that if I had been in Jordan Reed's shoes, having just whacked a bad guy with a pipe and taken his guns, especially a silenced one, I would've shot him in both knees before telling him to get up.
* More Jack brutality: when the Secret Service agent spotted the President, I was expecting Jack to do his neck chokehold (kind of like a harsher version of Mr. Spock's neck pinch), but instead Jack just clocked the guy in the face. Yikes!
* No silent clock at the end for President Heller? Does that mean he's still alive? Naw, "24" doesn't play the "ha ha, he/she isn't really dead" game. Well, except for Tony Almeida. I guess if you want to look for possibilities, the fact that Chloe was messing with the drone program offers a rationalization for either confusing the drone's video feed or altering the missile's flight path. I think he's dead, though. It's a pretty heroic sacrifice, and we've seen that before on "24" (George Mason, Ryan Chappelle, Bill Buchanan, among others).
* Lots of "24" tropes/scenarios replayed tonight. Pointing a gun at doctors to make them disregard the Hippocratic Oath showed up in season 4 when Jack made them stop working on Paul Raines in order to save the captured Chinese diplomat that he needed information from, even though doing so doomed Raines. Having guys hit on Chloe while she was trying to do her computer nerd magic in a public setting came from season 5, and was done better then because she pulled out a stun gun and zapped the persistent suitor before continuing with her work. We saw Jack walk out with a doomed man in season 3, when President Palmer offered up CTU head Ryan Chappelle to appease terrorist Steven Saunders.
* "24" isn't particularly known for acting, but I thought Tate Donovan and Kim Raver did great jobs in conveying what Boudreaux's having helped send the President to his doom was going to do to their marriage.
* Kate Morgan is becoming more and more like "Jacqueline Bauer," and even the producers are saying they'd consider future seasons with her as the lead: "The format itself is very sturdy and with the right story it can be compelling. So if a [Jack-free] story presented itself to us, we would be open to it."
* Unfortunately for those of us who love "24," the ratings last night were kind of bad. On the other hand, maybe a Kiefer-less season would be cheaper to produce and justifiable even with those ratings, which are still better than most shows that Fox has been airing all season....
No doubt they couldn't get permission to land the helicopter inside the stadium.
(The producers, of course, not Jack Bauer, for whom permission is irrelevant.)
I was thinking that when the assassin asked him if the safety was on, he should have shot him in the leg (knowing the safety was off, because an assassin wouldn't come after you with a gun that won't fire), then said "Apparently so. And now it's going to be harder to get up and put your hands on your head, but nonetheless."
There have been one punch knockouts on every tv show since the very first tv shows. Why is this one suddenly unbelievable?
In 28 weeks later they did land a helicopter inside what appears to be Wembly stadium at the end of the movie.
Because it's on 24.
The paragon of realism.
And they uploaded apparently the entire drive in a few seconds.
Spoilerizing just because
IMDB does not show any time jump in show titles. It appears to be real time for 12 continuous hours / episodes.
Well, the terrorists were very specific that Heller should come alone. Kind of hard to be alone when someone flies you onto the pitch and parks a helicopter there.
Besides, you're already down a President on this deal; why would you waste a perfectly good helicopter as well?
Why is everything, including Wembley stadium, completely deserted at 6:30 p.m.? And why isn't it colder if it's dark at 6:30.
Didn't Heller survive something he had no business surviving once before? A car he was in, submerged under water, or something like that? Anyway, this time I think he's dead.
"How will we know when it's done?" Um, dear, your father's the President if the United States. If he's dead, it'll be on the news.
Jack pardoned is a nice touch. Opens the door for happily ever after.
Wait until the Russians hear about that. Mark Boudreau is going to be in a world of hurt.
Thunder stolen ...
Good. He deserves to be in a world of hurt.
after the hospital was struck a curfew went into effect
they mentioned that when the russian met with the chief of staff
I really didn't expect this item to turn into a discussion, but okay. They certainly didn't expect the president to drive himself to the stadium. What difference would it make if the helicopter landed on the field and then took off, or dropped him in the parking lot? But look - this is 24 - if we're trying to apply logic it simply won't work
Heller probably had Boudreau draw up Jack's pardon or left it on Boudreau's desk which means it'll disappear or he'll scribble a big "^NOT!" before the word "pardoned". There's no way Jack will be pardoned in the free and clear until the last episode of the season, if at all.
There isn't any game going on that night?
Good point. But in that case why wasn't the RAF shooting at the helicopter?