Originally posted by Ana NgI am a complete mark for this show. Does anyone else talk to the tv while it's on?
Guilty. Unfurtunately, last night's consisted of watching the final scene and saying "The guy's going to hand over pictures of Nina then commit suicide".
I'm thinking Reza is actually a face. Anyone else?
I'm thinking he's a heel, but no higher on the heel scene of 24 than a Velocity regular. I don't think any of the Drazens (Zeljko Ivanek's character, I forget which on ehe was) even showed up until hour 7 or 8. If it's anybody we've met so far, I think it's Kate's father.
I like the fact that Jack is just blowing guys away everywhere he goes. No arrests, hardly any questioning, just "bang bang". I don't think I've been talking to the screen with anything more than a "holy s***" or something similar, but I have been on the edge my seat watching the show. Is it just me or is the show more intense than last season was this early in?
"Was the actor who played Wald in that show "The Pretender"?"
Yeh, he was the computer expert on the pretender, but I forget his name.
I couldn't comment on last week's episode because I was too broken up by the fate of my main man George Mason. It's OK now, though, because I'm in denial and choose to believe that, if the show continues, the following seasons will take place in the same week as this season and George Mason will still be alive. Or he'll have his brain transferred into a cool robot body with guns on the arms and he'll shoot at more people and be able tell Tony to go to hell for all of eternity.
For those who weren't around last year, I find the show - which I already consider the most entertaining show on TV - to be that much more entertaining if you refer to Keifer's character as 24, as if that was his name. By the same token, I consistently amuse myself like an idiot by always referring to George Mason as George Mason, or perhaps George "George Mason" Mason.
Good episode yet again this week, with 24 continuing to get the majority of the plot time instead of Kim and the abusive family stuff. Most importantly, he's managed to get his kill rate back up to a healthy one kill/per hour after killing three people in this one. That puts today's total at the four hour point for him at: four people killed, one talked-into-suicide, one head hacked off, one dog killed (in self defense!) and one leg shattered. I'd have to go back and watch the beginning of last season, but he's got to be ahead of that pace by now, I think he only managed two death and a cut-off thumb by the fourth hour last year. Of course, the 24th hour Drazen killing spree finished him off strong, so he's got some work to do yet.
As for the show totals, in addition to his four kills, talked-into-suicide, canicide, head-loppin' and shattered leg, we have two or three more deaths in George Mason's evil green gas factory showdown, the poor phone guy from last week, a crazy-ass torture, almost 30 deaths or critical injuries in the CTU explosion, two people taken away by the sinister secret service blue guy, a missing soul-patch, an ass-kicking beard brutally shaven and George Mason is the walking dead. Beat that, According to Jim!
We're also up to now having the top FOUR most awesome characters on TV all on the same show. 24, Palmer, George Mason and the sinister secret service blue guy with whom Palmer has his direct "kill this guy for me, 'kay?" line. I haven't been able to pick up this guy's name yet, though. Is it Artis, Arbus, Argus or am I not even close? He really doesn't need to have a name, I guess. Palmer can just menacingly glance at his phone and people will have to do what he says or they'll be taken away to that room.
I've decided that the big twist this year should be that Megan, the Lifetime daughter, should be part of the terrorist conspiracy. Maybe she can be an evil genius kid, or perhaps an adult who only grew to child size. That would be awesome. Also, I've come around and decided that Reza is a more likeable character than Kate the fiancee's sister,especially if he's evil. These segments went from being the "when are they going to get to fireworks factory?!" parts to great TV fun as Reza keeps doing things that crazy Kate thinks are evil, but he's just messing with her.
"Hey, Kate, you have no choice but to go with me!" "Oh no!" "To the great new house I bought your sister! Yoink!"
"Hey, Kate, I'm totally going to kill you!" "You're a terrori-" "With kindness, after I marry your sister! Ha ha!"
"Hey, Kate, I just acquired A Nuclear Device!" "I knew it!" "That's the name of the horse I just bought for your sister! Gotcha!"
"Hey, Kate, I'm going to murder everyone in Los Angeles as part of a terror campaign!" "Holy crap!" "I mean marry your sister. Sorry."
Next week, the return of the evil secret German subplot and George Mason makes Tony get off his ass and do something. How can it possibly be bad?
I'm thinking the Eric is actually the face and Lynne is the heel.
Remember, Lynne wanted to tell Pres. Pedro Cerrano that about CTU which would have, in fact, BLOWN JACK'S COVER. Jack would have been killed by Eddie if people would have started evacuating CTU. LA would have been blown up by the nuke.
Sure, some people died at CTU, but it was an acceptable loss as long as Jack was able to get to Wald, and he did.
People in the go'ment have to make these choices all the time.
Count me in as a Tru fan. While I'm doubtful of the show's future (though things are looking good from what I'm reading here), I feel quite fulfilled with this season's content and would be satisfied on the basis of this one season only.