24 Points About 24: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1. I have many goals in life but one of them is to one day kick down doors like Jack Bauer.
2. Leaving the wig in the dumpster is a real rookie move, then again 24 is always packed with amateur level terrorists.
3. It's convenient that CCTV is everywhere and easily hackable because if Chloe has lost her touch, you would never know with this setup.
4. "Everyone has a weak spot, we'll find his" says Cate Morgan. I know they're trying to set this character up to be just like Jack but they are being a little too direct here.
5. When Jack Bauer goes into a subway, does he think about all the terrorists he has killed/apprehended there?
6. Damn, even though Morris O'Brian helped terrorists set off a nuke in LA because he couldn't handle a power drill in his back, I feel bad for Chloe. Nice move by the writers to have them hunting Chloe because of her connection to Jack. Now....their blood is on Jack's hands. That only means vengeance.
7. Tate Tots is not just trying to handle over Jack to the Russians (The Russians!) but he's lying to his wife and forging the President's signature. In the words of my fiance "that's more than a Federal offense, that's like treason!"
8. The Al-Harazis remind me of the Araz clan from way back in Season 4, except this time instead of Arab Americans, they're white British gardeners! Way to keep things fresh!
9. Adrian Cross (the hacker boss guy) is played by Michael Wincott who really burned it up in action movies in the 90's. My personal fave - his role in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. Kevin Coster FTW.
10. Cate Morgan's "torture" technique of driving under a bridge where a bunch of hipsters hang out was both pretty badass and a little ridiculous. If this was 24 season 4, she would have just started snapping his fingers like chicken bones, but hey, can't dwell on the past.
11. Calling it now - UNDER-ARMOUR is a mole.
12. Margot al Harazi is shaping up to be an excellent villain and Michelle Fairley is doing a great job playing her, can't wait to see how she bites it at the end of this season. Maybe Jack will get his first kill by crumpets this season!
13. In a long history of C.I.A. / CTUS bosses Navarro aka Benjamin Bratt is the biggest pushover I've ever seen. He needs to take a stand before he can be knocked over by the insubordinate agents, right now he's just on the ground getting walked on.
14. I really admire President's Heller dedication to what he believes is right. It's great to have a President on the show who takes a firm stand. Of course he could end up being evil, but I don't think so.
15. If Tate Tots is tied up with the bad guys, that would mean that Audrey is in danger, and Jack would have to save her. Don't wanna get too deep into Fan-Fic territory here but would be nice if Jack ended up with her at the end.
16. Simone Al-Harazi is an interesting character. Rarely do we see so much of the bad guys personal lives, not just their mission plotting. Spending time with the villains when they're chilling at their estate makes them more menacing.
17. Really noticing a lot of motorcycles this season, hopefully we'll finally get to Jack's skills on the bike.
18. Stephen Fry is a pretty goofy Prime Minister.
19. Audrey talks down to Tate Tots and you can see a little bit of that Bauer fire in her. Maybe this season we get to see her kick some ass in the field - old school Chloe O'Brien style?
20. Tossing the jacket onto the guards head was a new move for Jack, but I prefer the more lethal variety.
21. Love the way that the riot at the embassy was shot. Awesome kinetic energy in that crowd. Pretty violent shooting as well!
22. Cate Morgan needs to work on her "Bauer" yell, that was barely a murmur, especially if she's in a crowd.
23. Simone's husband Naveed made it out of the episode alive which was shocking, I wonder if he actually will have a much bigger part to play. Perhaps his moral murkiness will prove for rich dramatic moments in the future, maybe Jack will have to talk him out of going through with the attack. He also could just end up getting stabbed in the ear.
24. Bummed we didn't get to see Heller's big speech to Parliament, but I'm sure well get something stirring next week. All in all, a really strong episode. So glad this show is back!