Powered by i.TV
October 8, 2015

24: 11:00pm - 12:00am

by Tom Biro, posted Apr 11th 2006 9:50AM
Jack Bauer(S05E17) Typically when an episode of 24 starts to look like a scene in the Grand Theft Auto video game series, that means the bad guys are just about to be nabbed - or at least shot to death - but that wasn't how this week's episode was meant to be. With Evelyn attempting to recover from her gunshot from the Henderson snafu, it's pretty clear that Jack and Wayne are going to have to act fast now that they're being slowed down by her injuries and the need to hide her somewhere, if they want to find the evidence as to who killed President Palmer. When 911 is called from the hotel room that Evelyn is in, you know that's not going to work out so well, and sure enough, Henderson is informed only minutes later of this happening, and shows up just in time to waste the paramedics on the scene.

Our seemingly solitary ally left over inside the President's ranch, Aaron Pierce, has now become suspicious of what is going on after hearing about the arrest warrant put up for Jack Bauer, as has the Vice President. With Mrs. Logan suddenly re-enamored with her husband, one would have to say that Aaron will probably be acting on his own unless he can come up with something really slick to get her involved in whatever it is going to take to get Logan out of office. With a ton of military plus whatever other police the government has after Jack and Wayne right now, someone's going to have to get mobilized in order to help from within, because shooting their way out is probably unlikely.
Chloe is always an asset to have on the ground inside CTU, or Homeland, or whatever we're calling it these days, but with Miles on her tail inside the building as she messes with satellites and helps Audrey escape the tracking of some agents, I'm not sure we can bank on her being the solution to all of Jack's problems. Wondering where Curtis is at this point, as his presence hasn't really been felt since the gas explosion, so I'm looking for him to hook up with Aaron and see what they can do.

I don't know why, but I have a feeling that Audrey's father might be in on the plan. He was very aware of Jack's arrest warrant, and didn't seem to raise any questions about it, something that even Hal Gardner did with Logan. Of course, he probably has access to whatever information he needs, but that doesn't mean it's not curious that he wasn't being proactive against it, given his previous relationships with CTU. With about seven hours left in this season, it isn't out of the realm of possibilities that there could be another double (or triple) cross going on on this show that we haven't seen coming at all.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum


Filter by:

What is Chloe's real name?? Like we know Jack is Keefer Sutherland?? Thanks

April 30 2007 at 9:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The turn of events with the president over the last episode clearly was hatched recently by the writers and was not the story line as the season began. I dont belive for a second that when Logan confronted cummings about being a trader in the first few episodes, the prez was in on it as well. This is just like "Lost" - writers making it up 4-6 weeks in advance as they go along.

April 17 2006 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This was truly an exceptional show, I completely bit my nails off! Excellent observation by Brian at 7:42. I'm looking forward to Logan's wife realizing what it is her husband has really done, then perhaps SHE will be in the position of having to make a climatic decision between killing or have arrested the President vs. Jack, although Aaron or Mike being in that position would be great as well. William Devane as secretary of defense is excellent; I hope he plays a much larger role in the future. Wayne's increased presence has been a nice addition. I'm thinking the show next year needs to happen somewhere other than LA. Does anyone else think that Chloe is not such a great actress?

April 14 2006 at 9:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You never can tell...In Day 1, the writers initially did not write Nina as a mole...

April 13 2006 at 10:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I for one would be disappointed if Mike Novick is revealed to be a conspirator. First of all, it's been done. Second, he was one of the people most saddened by Palmer's death.
Judging from his reaction to the tape, I wouldnt be surprised if Wayne does something drastic *like killing Logan* by the end of this day.

April 12 2006 at 1:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm afraid that in the closing moments of the season, we'll see Aaron sacrifice his life choosing to save Jack over Logan in the midst of some excitement.

And what is up with the thread on last year's incident at the Chinese embassy? When Jack was the initial suspect in Palmer's death, wouldn't the Chinese see that Jack was still alive? Why haven't they made a fuss about it? Maybe thats why Jack is rumored to be in London next season.

April 12 2006 at 12:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Logan needs a dirt nap.

April 11 2006 at 8:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great episode. One of the best of this season.

I think they're keeping Mike Novak out of the plot at this time, only to out him over the next few shows as one of the key conspirators with Logan. He's been known to get his hands dirty in White House double-crosses and he pushed Lynn down the stairs on Day 2. Also, Mike may the one who knew Jack was alive, since it is unlikely that Palmer, Michelle, Tony (now all dead) or Chloe would have outed Jack. Remember, Mike's the one that tipped Palmer to Logan's compliance to have Jack offed at the end of Day 4.

At this time, I see the plot going down like this. Walt Cummings thought the nerve gas was going to be released on a terrorist camp to facilitate military action to preserve oil assets in the Middle East and bolster the new anti-terrorism treaty between Russia and the US. At this time, I'm into thinking that this was Logan's goal as well, and that he never intended its release on US soil. This is where I think Mike is going to come out as the real brains here. I think Mike is in cahoots with Henderson and Bierko to orchestrate the events of the day in a fashion to boost Logan's credibility for thwarting terrorism and to push the fear of further domestic terror and need to expand a military attack on terrorists abroad as a platform for Logan's pending reelection campaign (sound familiar).

Let me know what you guys think.

April 11 2006 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


I think that Henderson knew Jack was alive. Since we now know that he has been working for the prez, he probably sent his men to confirm that Jack was dead and could not find a body at any morgue. This is only a guess IMO.

As for killing off those who knew, he probably figured that Chloie was the only one smart enough and close enough to cover this up and Tony and Michelle were the only ones around the body at the time of his "death". He may have assumed that they knew where he was and would be able to prove he wasn't even in the city at the time of the assassination.

April 11 2006 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't think that Walt knew that Logan was in on it. I think he was such a small cog in the big machine and he truly thought that they were going to have the nerve gas go off on it's way to Russia. While Logan knew that there was a bigger plan, what that plan is, who knows.

Yes, I'd still watch 24 with someone other than Jack as the star but not with the people you mentioned. Tony could have done it but not Curtis or one armed Chase.

April 11 2006 at 4:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Follow Us

From Our Partners