What's up with Chloe?
Normally, Chloe O'Brian is Jack Bauer's go-to gal on 24.
Jack needs to be patched through to someone? No problem. She'll take care of it in a jiffy.
Need the schematics of a nuclear weapon. Right away.
Need her to lie to her superiors so you can conduct a rogue operation to save the world? She's got your back . . . usually.
So what was up with Chloe this past week? After not much pressure from her ex-husband, a frowning Chloe ratted out Jack's clandestine plan -- to give the Chinese a component from one of the Russian suitcase nukes in exchange for Audrey Raines' release -- to CTU boss Bill Buchanan.
This seemed out of character. This didn't seem like the same woman who, at the beginning of season five, had kept secret the knowledge that Jack was alive. This didn't seem like the same woman who Tasered a guy -- TWICE! -- in a bar last year.
In previous seasons, Chloe had been Jack's reliable soldier, which is why it struck me as surprising that Chloe would inform Buchanan of Jack's plans to save Audrey, someone with whom Chloe had worked. And just a little harassment from Morris "Drill-Bit" O'Brian caused her to cave? Couldn't she have threatened to expose his drinking if he informed Buchanan about Jack's scheme? That's what the season five Chloe would have done.
I didn't buy it. What do you think?