24 Day 5 (Season 5 - OAD 1/23/06) 11:00am - 12:00pm

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  1. Jan 23, 2006 #1 of 158
    terpfan1980

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    Ok, so we can at least talk about the previews that were shown last week now...

    It's hard to believe that those previews were all for tonites show, but if it was, then tonite is gonna be another big show.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2006 #2 of 158
    terpfan1980

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    Observation and/or curiousity question -- does anyone remember a prior season where the moles were as quickly identified within the show?

    It seems like in the past the possibility of a mole wasn't revealed until several hours into the season, while this season we've seen who the bad guy's "inside man" (or men in this seasons case) are known very early on.

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    Adding to these comments - it seems (so far at least) that the previews that have been shown are cuts from several future episodes. Interesting approach. Not a direct "next week on 24..." clip, just various hints as to what will be coming.

    Much of the past several seasons have included the "next week on 24" style, which I know frustrates many of the "no preview spoilers" crowd. With FOX having splash previews for 24 throughout much of the football game this past weekend, it might have been difficult to avoid, but hopefully everyone will be happy so far.

    Either way, given the current events on 24, it's not that hard to anticipate much of what goes on from week to week (as in coming events). For a lot of the show, it's fairly predictable, but still a darn fun ride to get there.

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    Darn, I will say that in talking about thsi week's show with co-workers I had anticipated an over/under of 3 on the body count, but it looks like the bet should have been "under"

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    On the plus side, it seems that Jack is a smart cookie and has defended himself nicely (ignoring the cracked rib) and helped sniff out who the moles are. Unfortunately who the moles are doesn't tell anyone (at least yet) what the plan is for the stolen nerve gas. I figure this part of the story arc will run several episodes before we get to see what that plan is.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2006 #3 of 158
    Bierboy

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    Boy has Edgar been hittin' the cheeseburgers or what?
     
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    cheerdude

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    But he's not fat - he's big boned!

    Back to the episode: Anyone else give an extra cheer when Jack popped the surgical scissors further into the assassins' neck? :D

    Also, I realize that we are coming up to Hour 6 ... but does it seem like we are learning alot of secrets rather quickly? Either that or this is going to be a very complex story.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2006 #5 of 158
    busyba

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    I'm still not through to the end yet, so this might be a smeek, but I just had to pop in and say that Edgar is such a girl! Pouting over Chloe's secrets... he must be PMSing or something....

    "...we'll get together and drink some chamomille tea..." :)

    Oh, and Chloe's slam-piece is a mole. Now there's a shock. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jan 23, 2006 #6 of 158
    MikeMar

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    Anyone think Spencer looks like Pauly Shore?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2006 #7 of 158
    IndyJones1023

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    The extra shove was total Jack. Loved it! Man, this show rocks. Sure, there are eye roll moments, but they're totally worth it.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2006 #8 of 158
    Droobiemus

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    CTU should have a sign that reads "Mole free for XXX days!"

    This is shaping up to be a great season. The Hobbit is the best. CTU. Director. Ever! I hope they keep Sean Astin around for a while.

    Seriously, with Chloe around, what's the point of Edgar? Do we really need two different extremes of CTU workers around? At least Chloe's funny when she's annoyed/being annoying/herself. Edgar just sucks.

    The Tony fake out was NOT cool! The writers better not tease us like that with his health for the rest of the season! :p
     
  9. Jan 23, 2006 #9 of 158
    Bierboy

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    Oh, that was just priceless! My wife, daughter and I all went "eeeewww!" at the same time. It was great.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2006 #10 of 158
    tivotvaddict

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    Gotta love the "unwitting" mole!! Does anyone else think the president is somehow "in" on everything? He's such a sleaze of a character - no redeeming qualities whatsoever. He's at least a lot more watchable compared to Pres. Palmer! :p
     
  11. Jan 23, 2006 #11 of 158
    busyba

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    I think that the first promo after the big 4-episode premiere was a compilation of clips from multiple future episodes, as a special "if you liked the first taste, you'll love the rest" kind of thing, but that subsequent promos will be of the typical "next week" variety.

    My first reaction was, "oh well... not gonna get much intel from him" :)


    I'm gonna say it here first: I bet Sean Astin turns out to be a mole too. :)
     
  12. Jan 23, 2006 #12 of 158
    Frank_M

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    I think the "unwitting mole" is a nod from the 24 folks who are saying 'ok, we get it... we've overdone the mole thing'. I swear to god, though, when anyone walks into that back room thing, the presumption of guilt sets in.

    And I do like how they're not letting things linger. Looks like old Walt won't make it to the end game... which is good. 24 words best when it is made up of layers. You know... like an onion. Or a parfait. I forget which. :)
     
  13. Jan 23, 2006 #13 of 158
    dswallow

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    I've never seen any television show consistently portray the president and his entire office as such a lame moronic individual totally out of touch with the real world.

    Just like Chloe pretty much "expected" a mole once a terrorist activity started going down, you'd think the Secret Service would lock down everybody around the president for 48 hours, too... including the president and his wife.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2006 #14 of 158
    xtopher_66

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    Actually, he reminds me of Mark Wahlberg.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2006 #15 of 158
    busyba

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    You must not watch the news then. [​IMG]




    IBTL. ;)
     
  16. Jan 23, 2006 #16 of 158
    dswallow

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    Yeah, I guess I can see that a little bit.

    It'd help if we saw lots of Spencer in just his underwear.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2006 #17 of 158
    ebonovic

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    So let me get this straight.... I know we are stetching the time line aspects....

    But the start of the episode we find the First Lady...

    She is brought back to conciousness (sp?)... Then given a sedative to knock her back out, and this is awake enough to sneak out the window of a secure facility....

    I love stretching the imagination but that one was a little too quick... maybe across two episodes, but....

    I think them showing us clips for the next few episodes is a great diversion, as you can really tell now they got a lot of feedback that the clips gave away too much.

    Between showing 3 or 4 episodes work, and shuffling up the order... You "know" what is eventually going to happen... just not what order it is going to be in.

    The scissors where great......
     
  18. Jan 23, 2006 #18 of 158
    spartanstew

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    I thought that was possible at first, but if he was in on it, why risk having the chief of staff steal the archived document from the first lady? He could have just gotten it from her, destroyed it and then sent her away.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2006 #19 of 158
    dswallow

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    Not that I think the President is in on it, but considering how this President is portrayed as an imbecile, he might just not have thought about that option.
     
  20. Jan 24, 2006 #20 of 158
    Kamakzie

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    Somehow I doubt the President is going to believe that his good buddy and Chief of Staff Cummings is in on this..
     

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