Thank God Curtis is back! And I can't help but think that Martha will eventually kill her husband to stop him, and then get hauled off to the nervous hospital. I laughed at Heller's delivery of "Please forgive me" to Jack. Devane is such a one tone actor. Very good show, are there 4 or 5 left now?
The only reason you're not unconscious, is because I don't want to carry you.
If you want to talk about things that are convenient, then you must include the fact that there is, in the first place, any evidence at all implicating Logan. It's very convenient that Robocop has an insurance policy that forced Logan to "cancel the action" against him. So, Evelyn *needed* to make that recording. Maybe Henderson found out that Evelyn was Palmer's source, kidnapped the daughter yesterday and demanded that Evelyn make the recording. It could explain how Evelyn was able to make a recording off of (presumably) Logan's "secret" phone - Henderson gave her some special recording equipment, I dunno.
Evelyn is working *with* Henderson...Evelyn is Henderson's mistress.
Henderson had Palmer killed without Logan's authorization. Why? Because Evelyn fed Palmer too much information. There is a *need* to eliminate Palmer. Evelyn records the phone conversation, and Henderson is insured. Henderson created the insurance policy against Logan, with Evelyn's help.
Henderson knew Jack was alive and he wanted Jack dead (for revenge). Palmer's assassination brought Jack out of hiding. Jack *should* have been killed by 8AM. But he's Jack. The hostage exchange was staged to get Jack in the open and kill him there. When Henderson says to Logan that he didn't expect Jack Bauer to be there, do you really believe that?
And how about Evelyn's daughter? That's Henderson and Evelyn's love child, of course. Evelyn and daughter live in or around DC, right? Let's assume that there's a relative or somebody else back in DC that could watch the daughter. Then why would Evelyn bring her to Cali? To see daddy. We never did see what happened at the motel room.
And who exactly was the woman Henderson was talking to when he left Omicron?
Where's the love for the episode? It isn't there because the episode was kind of silly. Jack must have stolen the elven hoodie from the hobbit, because that's the only way to explain nobody seeing him get on the plane. Sure it was cool when Curtis showed up, and Heller taking himself out was alright. Other than that, there wasn't a lot of greatness. Really, what did we get, the Bluetooth Mafia plotting to go Columbine on the US? Please. Give me a reason to care...
Come on! This was a great episode. Heller probably survived. If not, is the death count in triple figures yet?
And how about the former Rocket Romano as a bad guy. Gotta love it!
www.oklafan.com Big Show: Why is he getting the Intercontinental Title shot and not me? RVD: Ahhh...maybe 'cause you're a tool. Big Show: Look. I am 7'2". I am 500 pounds. I'm a giant. RVD: Oh ok. You're a giant tool.
If only Slash had been named Secretary of Defense, we know he could have survived.
We're up to at least three Robocop alumni now, right? I'm sure countless ED-209s and I'll buy that for a dollars have been dropped already, but it would have been nice if Henderson was driving around in an SUX 6000. Henderson continues to kick ass as Evil 24. His little ploy to Audrey to save her old man is exactly the kind of thing Jack has done over the years, often successfully (but more often with the person being talked into doing something being shot and killed at the last second). Like Jack, he's also got the advantage of being able to play the "go ahead and kill me" card and cadre of mildly incompetent cannon fodder. I'm still hoping for the two of them to namedrop Richard Walsh, though.
So glad they brought back Curtis, and that he yet again escaped a situation that would have almost certainly ended with any other non-Jack cast member dead. Hell, Jack has died (twice) more than Curtis (zero) so far. By now he should start upping the stakes and defying fate by displaying some hubris. Maybe he could have said something like "I don't know how it was under you, but these days, CTU likes display some professional Curtis-y!" when he caught Henderson. And then Henderson could have said "I don't get it." And Curtis could have said "Oh, well, my name's Curtis. So I was-" "Right, courtesy, Curtis, I get it now. Didn't know your name, was the thing." "Yeah...that worked a lot better when I was IMing it to Bill Buchanan last week. So, uh, you used to be head of CTU?" "Yep, that I was." "Pretty rough job. We got another one killed today, right after I had him removed from his post. You ever see Rudy?" "Sure, I'm a huge Ned Beatty fan." "Well, our guy who died today? Rudy." "The actual guy?" "No, no, the actor, you know, Mikey. From Goonies." "Get out! Patty Duke's kid?" "Yeah, for real." "Did you know he was Gomez Addams' kid, too?" "What, the Riddler?" "Huh? No, Frank Gorshin was the Riddler." "There were two Riddlers, man. And three Mister Freezes." "No shit? They need to put that show on DVD already."
I'm also totally down with the Chloe and Bill Buchanan spin-off action. I don't know where Wayne Palmer is, though. He's either taking a nap or out playing with his band, Reigndance or something. I'll go with napping, like Mike Novick was probably doing prior to showing up this week again.
It's interesting to see Hayes and likely Gardner coming in with Mike Novick (and hopefully the non-corpse of Aaron Pierce) to the coalition to stop Logan. I hope the evil guys he's on the phone with are aliens. That would be sweet.
I'm actually shocked that they went and hired Paul McCane for the show. This season is turning into a big ROBOCOP reunion. Fucking AWESOME! "I'd buy THAT for a dollar!"
R.I.P. Heller, we hardly knew you.
Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) really needs to get out of Bill's house because she just signed on for next season and Bill (James Morrison) hasn't been given that option as of yet. It is nice to know that the beautiful Chloe will live to fight the good fight, albeit behind a desk, another day.
As we found out last week, Kiefer Sutherland signed on for three more seasons. It seems that these three seasons WILL indeed have our belover Jack Bauer infront of the camera for all three seasons after all. OUCH! The guy needs a rest.
First things first, I LOVE the "previously" bits. It is a great way of showing who the upcoming episode will be focusing on. I had to mention that because the previously regarding Jack Bauer was absolutely AWESOME. It froze on him running under the plane after blowing up that gas truck. I don't know if anyone else caught that, but it was sweet.
I will be highly upset if Aaron is dead. I know the Dina Araz Theory states that a significant character can die offscreen, but I'm still hoping that our favorite Secret Service Agent was just dispatched to the tanning salon or something. Aaron is only current link to Season 1, sans Jack, and should make it to the end of the series, IMO. Speaking of Aaron, that scene between Martha and the Prez was freakin' incredible. I'll be disappointed if Jean Smart and Gregory Itzin aren't given Emmy consideration. Hell, throw Kim Raver and Mary Lynn Rajskub in there, too. The whole cast pretty much rocks, actually.
I enjoyed the Bill/Chloe dynamic. I like Bill, but let's face it, his greatest asset as CTU leader is his ability to go along with what's right, and you just don't argue with Chloe when it comes to computers. Besides, as she said, he's not in charge anymore. Maybe if Karen is sincere in her changes, he'll be given a second chance, though. Anyway, the only thing that would've made the "Bill's Pad" scenes better would have been a "Dogs Playing Poker" portrait over the fireplace. Thank you very much.
God bless Karen Hayes. I loved her line to Shari..."SHE intimidated you? Sit down!" Her balls are just growing and growing, and sickeningly enough, it's turning me on to no end. I also thought it was hilarious that both she and Mike expressed shock at the ever-indecisive Logan "keeping his own counsel." Great acknowledgment of a character's main traits.
I'm also not totally convinced of Heller's demise. He was pretty bad-assed in Season 4, and he's got a ton of military training. I can see him surviving this. Time will tell.
Originally posted by The YakFirst things first, I LOVE the "previously" bits. It is a great way of showing who the upcoming episode will be focusing on. I had to mention that because the previously regarding Jack Bauer was absolutely AWESOME. It froze on him running under the plane after blowing up that gas truck. I don't know if anyone else caught that, but it was sweet.
I agree 100%. Jack's freeze was VERY cool this week. I always try and guess when they're gonna freeze-frame, and that one caught me off guard. Am I the only one who gets excited when someone new gets their very own personalized freeze frame? I'm still waiting for the debut of the Bill Buchanan freeze.(The generic "Counter Terrorism Unit" freeze frame saddens me)
For the Season 1 episodes on A&E they've gone back and retroactively added them, which is cool.
I didn't really care much for Audrey last season, but I think Kim Raver has really done a great job with her this year, especially these last few episodes. So many good individual performances this season.
Originally posted by BizMoney Am I the only one who gets excited when someone new gets their very own personalized freeze frame? I'm still waiting for the debut of the Bill Buchanan freeze.(The generic "Counter Terrorism Unit" freeze frame saddens me)
For the Season 1 episodes on A&E they've gone back and retroactively added them, which is cool.
Oh, man, I thought I was the only one! I love the freezes...actually, I think that this episode was the first one in a few years that didn't have the Counter Terrorism Unit freeze simply because most of the real work was getting done at Bill's house. When everything with Wayne and Aaron happened a few weeks ago, I was hoping that AARON PIERCE would finally get his own, but alas, it belonged to Wayne instead (which was still pretty cool). But yeah, it's definitely a little thing that adds to the show. I would actually pay an extra ten bucks or so to get a season 1 DVD with them in there.
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