The ick factor: 24's awkward romantic moments
*Warning, spoilers from this week's episode.*
This week's scene with 24's Acting President Noah Daniels pawing and kissing his aide Lisa Miller in the Oval Office, was, in a word, creepy. And when I thought about this season's multitude of, shall we say, unusual romantic/couple scenes -- of which there's been an abundance by 24 standards -- there was no question that the Daniels-Miller necking topped my list of the most uncomfortable amorous moments the season.
Other awkward contenders:
Jack and Marilyn: Marilyn Bauer kissed her brother-in-law Jack Bauer just hours after she became a widow (he didn't kiss her back), and mere moments before she told him that the love of his life was supposedly dead.
Jack and Marilyn II: They had a strange, flirty scene in hour 10 when it seemed as though Jack was either trying to avoid or deliberately trying to peek at Marilyn in her black camisole as she donned a bullet-proof vest . . . a vest, by the way, that was apparently confusing, so Jack had to help her fasten the Velcro belts over her silky undergarment.
Chloe and Morris: The relationship between these two divorced CTU staffers has been fraught with jealousy and weirdness all season. However their scene in hour 10 -- when Chloe gave Morris a deep kiss to "check" if he'd been drinking -- was a shudder-inducing one.
Nadia and Milo: In the 15th hour, these two CTU analysts passionately locked lips in a darkened CTU hallway while Chloe leered at them through a glass divider. Given that there had been romantic tension between Chloe, her ex-husband Morris and her ex-flame Milo, this development possessed its own brand of oddness.