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Jack Bauer needs a change of scenery, so where should he go?

by Meredith O'Brien, posted Apr 25th 2007 6:43PM

Jack Bauer on 24TV Guide's report that 24 writers are "seriously considering" moving Jack Bauer to a new city for his next very bad day -- otherwise known as season 7 -- got me to thinking.

If I were to pick a city in which to unleash America's intrepid terrorist fighter, which one would it be?

My first thought was Boston. During the great siege of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Lite-Bright boards that prompted a shut-down of large parts of the city earlier this year, Boston certainly could've used Jack Bauer to beat back those nefarious cartoon characters. Plus, I could definitely see a scene with Jack using Fenway Park as a place to rendezvous with a terrorist, who would, of course, be wearing a Yankees cap.

Or it might be fun to send Jack to New York City where he could meet up with the folks from Heroes and tell them he's takin' back Monday nights. Dammit! Plus, the dude who absorbs everyone's superpowers and is shown blowing up like a nuclear bomb in some Heroes scenes is a threat to national security.

There's always Washington, D.C., where Jack could go all political and beat the stuffing out of anyone who wants to reduce the black ops budget or cut back on CTU funding.

What do you think? Where should they set season 7?

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Lucky Charm

Chicago would be the best location! Nuclear plants, Chicago River, Sears Tower, etc. But Washington DC is the hands down winner.

My suggestion is to bring back David Palmer - saying that they had him in seclusion to heal the neck wound and to protect his life. Some terrorist bombs the President's State of the Union address and kills the pres and vp and speaker. The american people vote in David Palmer as president and off we go......

May 02 2007 at 7:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
25th Hour

Ricky Schroeder is death to every series he ever works. Contributed to downward spiral of NYPD, etc. Is he trying to be a 21st Century Bill Bixby by popping up on a million shows? 24 has gone a long way downhill from Dennis Hopper in its surprise guest appearances

May 01 2007 at 12:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Double D

I was incredibly excited when last season ended with Jack being taken to China. I thought that writers were setting us up for this season, with Jack escaping from China and CTU helping him from afar. I think they really missed the boat by having another nuclear threat in LA. They did they same thing a couple of years ago, when the season ended with President Palmer getting a biological attack, but in the new season he only has scars, raher than picking things up right from that moment.

The writers have toyed with the China connection, now they should use it

May 01 2007 at 9:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Flagler Beach Florida- have Jack and Audrey open a small seafood resturant in this sleepy little town-i'm sure the muslims and russians would not be far behind- on second thought, how about him and Audrey retiring to Utah-and taking courses at BYU>

April 30 2007 at 7:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We're all not thinking "network" here - - with all the success of the spinoffs of Law and Order, CSI, etc., is there any doubt that the writers and producers are setting up a spinoff?! These guys wrote Miami Vice back in the day, and there were two attempts at introducing new characters to try to make spinoffs possible. There was actually one pilot shot, though, that NBC didn't pick up, with a "young" set of characters. I'm thinking they introduced Doyle, Natalie, and brought back Milo, and they are going to keep them on for next season, then move Doyle back to Denver or somewhere for a 24 spinoff in 2008 (season 8). Then, in Season 8, KS's last contracted season, its bye-bye Jack, and KS will executive produce the new series, if it has been successful for that first year and been picked up. Seems very logical, and ensures the span of 24 beyond Jack. Although - Doyle is gonna have to work hard to inspire some loyalty at CTU if he's gonna be the Jack equivalent! Jack Bauer is THE most persuasive human being TV character ever!!!

April 30 2007 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think it should get set in New Orleans. We could use the publicity and money like nobody's business.

April 30 2007 at 12:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
24 luvr

I've always loved 24, but agree w/ RedStarRevolution, 24 def needs a change of scenery. let's off the VP, hav wayne palmer b deemed unable 2 carry out his duties as prez, get sum new dude as prez and let CTU get bombed (after all, the guys @ 24 LOVE explosives), killing most of Jack's BFFs. As Jack's in severe emotional pain, he seeks revenge on the SUPER EVIL bad dudes that blew up his buddies.

April 29 2007 at 10:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i think it would work in america outside of ctu OR europe... I dont honestly care, as long as they change the storyline and the settings because they are basically the same every single season... my personal pet peeve is "moles" along with "presidential conspiracy"... honestly, 24's producers REALLY hate the presidency, lol, b/c just about every year there is a revolt against the president or a plan by the president that is treason or something (ex. President Logan), and every year there is some sort of mole or suspected mole in CTU... honestly, CTU really needs to update their security b/c just about everyone seems to find a way to sneak in... and how does EVERYONE know how to hack into computers??? honestly....

yep, there's my rant on 24... regardless, 24 has a lot of work to do or they will start losing viewers... for locations tho, i suggest these few out of the past suggestions: philadelphia, chicago, miami, boston for "in the US", and london, prague, or berline for "out of US"

couple suggestions out of my own tho... how about Naples, Venice, and Rome in Italy.... after all, everyone knows the current mafia lives in Naples.... lol, but it would be cool to have jack in a boat chase in Venice, like in the Italian Job or 007: Casino Royale....

or maybe..... From Russia with Love.... Jack Bauer style...

April 29 2007 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think season 7 should take place in both L.A AND New York City.

In fact, I am currently working on a SEASON 7 fanfiction that takes place in both these places...

if anyone wants to chat 24 or learn about my fanfiction than just IM me at SHLUFFY04
(I watch a lot of other shows too (including heroes))

April 29 2007 at 8:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i think seattle would be tight! it was were the whole fayed problem happened with bill. plus its the greatest city ever!

April 29 2007 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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