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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by RegBarc, Jan 15, 2006.
Did anyone get killed besides the baggage supervisor? I glanced away a moment.
I must have missed last season after Air Force One was shot down. I thought the President was in critical condition, and just his son was killed. I don't recall the President dying, but I guess were stuck with this crack-a$$ prez.
Gee, thanks, FOX. All that publicity about a two-hour premiere -- and you let the frackin' NFL run over 15 minutes. And soft padding doesn't go further than 5 minutes.
BURN IN HELL, FOX!!!!!
So, tell me what happened in the last 10 minutes. Judging from what I've read here, there was a firefight at the Ontario airport. Is that where the Russian president landed? Who's dead? Is Jack still on the loose? Is Derek?
In the first hour, didn't the President ask for his chair to be adjusted so the Russian President wouldn't look taller than him during their meeting?
They looked like they were the same height when they shook hands.
That's what happened. The producers originally wanted to have the prez die in the plane crash, but the network suits balked at that, so they comprimised and made him incapacitated instead.
There's been no exposition as of yet as to why a year or so later he has not returned to office. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't even address it.
Is "Walt" the VP... or just a close aide to the Prez?
Needless to say - I definitely like this season so far...
Loadstar - The guard at the front desk was shot by one of the terrorists
Maybe they have significantly differing torso lengths.
These airports terrorists must not get cable in Crazystan or wherever they're from. Jack's going to wax half those guys by the first commercial break.
I know we're supposed to have sympathy for this First Lady but I can't help thinking that Sherry Palmer would steal her lunch money.
Last season's president was alive after the crash, but in critical condition. Because the president was incapacitated to the point that he could no longer perform the duties of office, this dork was sworn into office.
Aargh, missed the last 15 minutes. Can someone recap, please?!?
Would he return to office? I figure that once a new president is sworn into office, the term of the old president ends - even if he recovers.
Not reading yet...
Wowzer!! I love this show!!! I'm only 30 minutes in and they've already done so much to remind me why this is my absolute favorite show.
Can't wait to come back and read the umpteen pages... hope everyone enjoyed it!
Welcome back, Jack! We missed ya!
"Mr. President, our intel tells us that even though you and the Russian President are the same height, he has a 32 inch inseam, while you have a 36 inch inseam. When you sit down together, he'll appear to be 4 inches taller than you."
The russian pres lands at the summit camp where the US pres is (like a camp david kinda place). He lands safely and without incident.
Jack goes to the airport and hands the kid off to Connie Britton. Tells her his real name and that she needs to go to CTU with the kid and ask for Buchanan. "What do I tell him?" "The truth". Jack goes into the airport to find the Chervansky guy.
After Jack enters the terminal, a big black van (like a SWAT van) pulls up and a bunch of guys get out and enter the terminal. The kid sees this and says, "those guys... that's where Jack went, I have to warn him" and jumps out of the car and runs into the terminal, much to mommy's chagrin.
Jack finds Chervansky and starts to interrogate him; he plays dumb.
The bad guys form a permiiter in the terminal and one guy hits a remote, blowing up their van outside the terminal. After getting everyones attention that way, they pull out their assult rifles and take out security guards and secures the terminal with a few dozen hostages, including Connie Britton's kid. Connie is outside going hysterical.
The explosion gets Jack's attention and while he turns away, Chervansky takes a cyanide tablet and dies before Jack can get any info from him.
The terrorist tells the hostages to shut up and that they will not be harmed as long as "your president does as we ask".
And we have had our first Burn In Hell comment
Last 10 minutes (roughly)
* Derek reunited with Mom
* Russian Prez & wife arrive at the Presidental retreat... safely
* Jack shows up at Baggage and looks for the guy listed, briefly, in Palmer's book
* Derek and Mom drive by the Baggage area and Derek sees the back of the Terrorists van open and several men get out.
* Derek gets out of the car and runs in to warn Jack. Mom couldn't stop him in time.
* Jack finds the baggage guy and tries to get him to talk. When Jack turned away, baggage guy takes a cynaide capsule and kills himself.
* Derek runs into the baggage area looking for Jack.
* Terrorists blow up their van and start shooting their guns in the air.
* After getting everyone on the floor, head terrorist dude says that everyone will be ok if Prez will meet their demands.
* Head Bad Guy (the one with the TV monitors) talks to someone on phone... makes sure that Palmer's phone call to First Lady was changed (it was) and that the other person knows that if the Prezs don't publicaly denounce their treaty, that the hostages will die.
* We see that the person on the other end is Walt.
--- And Gray, couldn't you have changed the end time for the recording once you knew that it started late? Once I saw that it was about 15 mins late, I changed my recording to alter the end time. Or, am I missing what "soft padding" is?
Oh... I forgot the big reveal... the big bad guy is on the phone with someone who says "everything's cool, I managed to alter the recording of the Palmer phone call before the president heard it... no one knows Palmer was trying to warn the first lady about the airport attack"
we then see the person on the other end of the phone... it's the aide to the president who has been interacting with the first lady.
Excellent recap. Thanks, guys!
And, Mr. Satan, sir, please keep FOX burning in Hell until tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The first two hours of 24 I've ever watched. Probably wont become a 'viewer' but I liked it alot.
I can't believe so many people failed to account for the football overrun. When I set the show up on the HD DVR, I padded at least 30 because football preceded 24 and took note of how close the game was to being over 15 minutes before 8 p.m.
Not a bad opening. I don't know that my life was changed by the first 10 minutes (like the promos promised). After watching the previews for tomorrow, I don't know that I even need to watch it - they showed an awful lot of the ep already.
I don't know for sure in real life, but in The West Wing, when Bartlet stepped down temporarily under the terms of the 25th amendment, the Speaker was sworn in, complete with a federal judge and a bible and witnesses and everything.
I was under the impression that the VP assumed office under the 25th and that the Pres could come back if and when he was able.