24: Day 7: OAD 3/30/2009 11PM - midnight *spoilers*

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  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Smeek.

     
  2. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    You would think that the immunity would have been contingent upon the intel being valid, but when I freeze-framed the letter, there was no such qualifier in the letter. So either he's free and clear, or the props master or whoever simply didn't think to include it in the screen shot.
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I figured one of them would ask if it was "Take Your Daughter to Work Day".
     
  4. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    So does anybody know where we are relative to the shut down to rework the story line.
    They filmed like 8-10 episodes before the writers strike but I think they did a shutdown to rework the script somewhere around now.

    Maybe it's for the obvious reason that this is all looking a little ridiculous. I am at a loss to see what Starkwood wants to accomplish now that everybody knows whats going on. IE wouldn't all their contracts be essentially nullified and wouldn't it be obvious that it was not terrorism.
     
  5. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    Something tells me that you're mixing up season 7 and season 6.

    The current season wasn't shutdown. It was simply delayed.

    Season 6 (or Day 6 if you prefer) was shutdown by the strike (if memory serves) and was a pretty poor season all things considered.
     
  6. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    Just checked on this to confirm my first answer and clear things up.

    The writers strike occured before season 7 was supposed to start, essentially sending the writers and the show back to the drawing board. The story that had been started was basically shelved and the writers went back to the drawing board to clear the slate for season 7.

    Season 6 was a bit of a train wreck that was disorganized and poorly planned out. Until late in the season it seemed pretty obvious that the writers were just winging it and making things up as they went along.

    Season 7 has been much better and shows more planning and organization. It seems pretty obvious that the writers had an outline this season and at least a decent framework for how the story should progress.

    There's no telling how things would have gone if the original scripts and story were used, but that's all history now.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I too thought the warehouse would blow up or there would be some other deadly trap. As soon as Moss denied Jack from being able to go, I thought for sure the rest of the strike team would get taken out.
    Well, it's precisely because CTU didn't act like wussies that they were disbanded and why Jack was being questioned by a congressional committee. Warrants were never an issue for CTU, but they've always been a problem for the rest of the "real" agencies portrayed on the show.
     
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yeah. It certainly seemed like Starkwood's goal was to create a major event on US soil that people would think was the work of foreign terrorists, thus incentivising the Government to give them even more money and power, but their cover is blown, so that obviously can't work.

    But on the other hand, that was never explicitly stated as a goal, now was it? So, I'm of the feeling that Starkwood has some other endgame in mind, one that does not necessarily rely on secrecy, and we the viewers just aren't privy to it yet.

    I mean, the writers have had more than enough time to think this through, so I still have a little faith that it will eventually make sense (even for 24 :)).
     
  9. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I think it's all a ploy for Starkwood to get some bailout money.
     
  10. IJustLikeTivo

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    Agreed. Just too ridiculous to be possible. Even in 24 land, no one with that little experience could get the job let alone DO the job. Most CoS have years of executive or senior government service before the get the job and the President would know that. I threw up in my mouth when she said that, just beyond belief and in 24, that says something. They need her to die and quickly.
     
  11. IJustLikeTivo

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    I was so completely waiting for that to happen. The girl has no clearance and suddenly, she is in the sit room and no one says anything? Beyond stupid.
     
  12. IJustLikeTivo

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    There is the first mistake of the day, no one in congress holds hearings before 10AM. Not enough time for the press to get setup and for everyone to stop at Starbucks for a venti latte.
     
  13. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    I also meant to say, would the Whitehouse actually use a public video conferencing system like WebEx? No, probably not, but the advertising dollars from Cisco must have been pretty good.
     
  14. Johnny Dancing

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    Not only does 24 use the redshirt, they jump the shark nearly every episode. I can picture Jack in a redshirt actually jumping a shark at somepoint.
     
  15. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    so calling the joint chiefs together takes 10 minutes at midnight? complete with debrief packets? lol, this show is so full of holes and ridiculous story lines, but i love it so :)
     
  16. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Agree...but they all looked like they had messed their pants....:eek:...and were afraid to say anything. However, remember that she is temporary COS.
     
  17. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    I thought that they'd release the bio-weapon. Which actually brings me to a "WTF are they thinking" moment on the show. You have a platoon of FBI agents and Navy Seals infiltrating a military compound to try and recover a bio-weapon. There's a potential that the enemy will use said bio-weapon, yet no one is wearing protective gear? :rolleyes:
     
  18. newsposter

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    i never knew such a thing existed and thought it was made up...therefore their dollars were well spent and now i want to go sign all my christmas cards over the secure socket
     
  19. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Sorry, wrong thread.
     
  20. Brutelee

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    As I recall the order of events, Season 7 actually had to be restarted twice. The first time was before filming had started when the network nixed the original story arc as too expensive. The original outline called for some expensive location shooting in Africa.

    After the new season outline was approved with no location shoots and production had started, along came the Writers' strike that shut down production after some (6 or 8) episodes had already been shot. Once the strike was settled, it was obvious that there was not enough time left to finish out the season, so the network and/or studio decided to postpone showing it for a year. At some point it was decided to make a tv movie to sort of bridge the gap and some of the original ideas for the Africa shoots made it into that.

    At least that's how I recall it.
     

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