4 from 24: More on hour 19
*Warning, spoilers from this week's episode.*
Will the acting president actually get to rendezvous with his aide or will their booty call be sidetracked by, I don't know, national security issues? Will Audrey Raines snap out of her shell-shocked, confused state? Will our boy Jack Bauer retrieve that Russian circuit board?
Maybe we'll find out in the 20th hour. Maybe we won't. But first we need to give one more shout-out to four interesting moments from hour 19:
Quote of note: "I have the fate of the western world and the lives of millions of Americans hanging in the balance, and I just can't stop thinking about you," Acting President Noah Daniels said lustfully to his aide Lisa Miller. This was easily one of the cheesiest and creepiest lines ever uttered on 24.
Moment of tension between White House staffers: National Security Advisor Karen Hayes debated Tom Lennox about whether she should fire her husband, CTU Chief Bill Buchanan in order to secure a scapegoat for the whole terrorist mess. "That's Bill's signature on Fayed's release document," said Lennox, the chief of staff Lennox, noting that Buchanan released terrorist Abu Fayed two years ago after determining that there was insufficient evidence to detain him. "It's over for Bill. It's not for you." And Karen, who gave this some "serious" thought for less than an hour, decided to sacrifice her husband's career.
Moment of tension between CTU staffers: The O'Brians. The bickering. The invocation of the middle school directive to "shove it."
ACLU nightmare moment of the week: I have to go with the chaos that ensued near the end of the hour when Mike "The Brawler" Doyle shot the Chinese sniper who had his weapon aimed at Audrey as she fled,while Jack was handing the Russian circuit board to Cheng. After Doyle shot the sniper, it was bedlam. Jack was shot. Some of Cheng's people were wounded. A CTU chopper was shot down. And the bad guys got away. Certainly something in that scene had to outrage our ACLU friends.