24, Day 8 2:00:4:00pm 5/24/2010

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  1. That Don Guy

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    I have a feeling I shouldn't say this, out of fear that this is going to turn into a Chuck Norris thread...
    Chuck Norris doesn't need to be "stitched up"; his wounds mend themselves.

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  2. Bierboy

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    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (and outside the perimeter, dammit!!)" starring Jack Nicholson Bauer.
     
  3. Cainebj

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    I had the exact OPPOSITE reaction.

    I think LOST messed up and 24 and The Sopranos got it right. But, hey that might be another thread.
     
  4. gchance

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    I was thinking about this on the way to work, and as a whole, I didn't really mind the episode that much, it was 24. That's how 24 is. Twists, turns, yay team.

    I'll use Return of the Jedi as an example here, because that's what I was thinking about this morning. Jedi's the weakest of the three original Star Wars movies, but part of that has to do with the story just winding down. The whole thing comes to a conclusion, and what do we get? Ewoks singing. WOW, what a letdown!

    So then many years later, Lucas came back and made his changes. There was good, there was bad (Hayden Chrsistensen standing next to Yoda? Please). But the GOOD was that he changed the scope of the celebration scene. Yes, there were Ewoks, but we saw Coruscant. The Emperor's statue came down. People were cheering. They showed just about every location from the whole trilogy, and it showed that hey, this isn't just a bunch of cute little Lucas-looking hamsters jumping up & down, but the end to tyranny that's been affecting everyone in the GALAXY. This is a BIG DEAL.

    24's been on for 9 seasons. The end needed more. It could have ended exactly as it did, but 5 or 10 minutes earlier. Remind us of what came before! Give us a montage of Presidents. Of people loved & lost. A whole lot of freaking people died, characters we all loved, going way back to David Palmer, including Edgar Stiles, Bill Buchanan. Jack's emotions, Jack's good times!

    Originally I didn't think so, but the rampage Jack started to go on and the direction it was headed really did feel like they did. Even if they didn't, again, they could have wrapped it all up with 5 or 10 minutes to spare to give a satisfying SERIES end vs. season end.

    I totally agree here. In all of Chloe's antisocial tendencies, she really showed her emotion at the end. Great job Mary Lyn!

    It was extremely unsatisfying as a viewer as well.

    I'm sure he would have had the opportunity to contact her somehow.

    Another thing I would have liked to have seen would be the NEXT crisis in its infancy. This has always been a problem I've had with 24, there are always crises occurring, there would be multiple ones going on. As Chloe had them shut down the drone, someone in the background, "Ms. O'Brien, there's chatter coming in from Manhattan about..." as the sound dissolves out and the clock comes up.

    There just needed to be more.

    Greg
     
  5. zalusky

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    I think the ending was correct with or without the movie. It was basically a Dark Night ending. We as a society want to know there is a Jack Bauer out there fighting for us. Willing to sacrifice everything! Arguing that phony brokered deals whether be in Washington or internationally are not really deals!

    Had they killed Jack Bauer, it would be like saying that politics and terrorism wins.

    We end knowing that there are unknown heros out there.

    On another point I think Logan shot the assistant because ex-presidents are more concerned their legacy so he wanted to destroy anybody that could testify against it in a public trial including himself.

    Did anybody think for a moment that when the the masked guys grabbed Jack from the ambulance and they took him that it would be Tony coming to save him?
     
  6. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    That would totally break the "24" format, and yank the viewer out of the show.

    I find endings like that beyond cheesy, RTD did it with the last David Tennant episode of Doctor Who, ala a "cantina" scene, and him going to see everyone from his run as DW. It was silly, it was pretentious.
     
  7. zalusky

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    What they should have done was had a behind the scenes show or reflection show separate from the show itself.
     
  8. gchance

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    Oh don't get me wrong, I hated the Doctor Who sequence as well.

    Exactly, after the timer's run down, the day's complete, now let's review the legacy.

    Greg
     
  9. cheesesteak

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    I just had an idea for a 24 movie: A beautiful, intrepid reporter investigates a mythical figure named Jack Bauer who is rumored to have saved America from devastating attack eight times. As she gets closer to finding Jack, assassins from Russia, China, the Middle East, South America and rogue American espionage units go all out to stop the reporter by any means. Finally, Jack emerges, kills all the evildoers, blows stuff up, falls in love and finally deletes Renee Walker's number from his phone. The End.

    You read it here first.
     
  10. 702

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    They did, I saw pictures of the wrap party plus a quote from the actress that plays Cholee mentioning her last scene.

    This ending was a lot like ER's, life for CTU goes on.
     
  11. 702

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    Because with Fox shows (or movies) only Myspace exists.
     
  12. Steveknj

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    Speaking of MySpace...burn in H*ll Fox. Boy did they kill THAT social network!! That was way hotter than either Twitter OR Facebook 2 years ago!!
     
  13. Dubbadown

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  14. zalusky

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    Also it wasn't cancelled. The producers including Kiefer decided to pull the plug so they probably had a strong inclination in advance of their public announcement.
     
  15. gchance

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    Not at all! That's what I was suggesting when I mentioned the next crisis. It just ended similar to every other season. This could have been S3 with S4 coming up, nothing but the timer reaching zero indicated it was a series finale.

    Greg
     
  16. 702

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    There is a crisis though. I forget the story timeline from Day 1 to Day 8, but it is two presidents resigning in less than what 6 years of story arc?

    There is also a Russian and the American president involved in murder plots.

    Agents from the IRK (under direction from Russia) almost set off a dirty bomb in NYC.

    There is a brink of a world war there. There is your crisis.
     
  17. scheckeNYK

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    I am going to bring back my idea from a few years ago. Someone will come up with a new form of terrorism - Genetic engineering! All of Jack's arch rivals will come together to form one giant mega-villain zombie to kill him once and for all!

    Speaking of past villains - Does anyone else watch Parenthood and find it weird to see the actor who was Ramon Salazar playing a playboy art teacher?
     
  18. MusicMama

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    Bad channel changing meant I missed the thank you. :mad: What did he say?
     
  19. gchance

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    From IMDb:

    Greg
     
  20. allan

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    I dunno. Sounds like a slow day to me. :D
     

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