I really thought that when Lennox made that call to the Secret Service, we were going to get an Aaron Pierce appearance. That's who he should have called! And is anyone else noticing that Josh definitely has the same genes as Kim? Also, Jack's dad telling him how disappointed he was that Jack became a "civil servant" was pretty crazy. Jack's saved the world about 10 times, and that's only on the days we've seen. He didn't run off to become a mailman or work at the DMV.
-The Big Kat When you're tired of wishing on a falling star, you gotta put your faith in a loud guitar. -KISS
One of the better episodes this year I think. I like the tie-in with last years plot and the return of Logan. Tom doing the right thing was nice (I too expected the return of Aaron Pierce). To be honest I wouldn't mind seeing Palmer blown up and a hardcore combative President take office. It might make for an interesting development.
Maybe I am naive, but I am still expecting an Aaron Pierce appearance somewhere in this assassination plot. That would mean that characters that I actually like would pretty much outnumber those I don't (now that Logan is back, and both Palmer's sister and Karen Hayes have disappeared).
The Bored are already here. Idle hands are the devil's workshop. And no... we won't kill dolphins. But koalas are fair game.
Is Regina King even on the show anymore? Her storyline seems to have completed, and she isn't in the credits.
It just struck me when I saw bearded Logan that he played Paul Rudd's dad on Friends. I'm not sure why that role sticks in my mind, but Greg Itzin seems to have a totally different look with facial hair.
This storyline with Jack's dad is interesting, but it still carries a few too many parallels to last year's Jack/Christopher Henderson storyline.
My guess on the Palmer assassin: Mandy.
I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes.
The bad news is that they've taken every plot device from the past seasons and rolled them into this one. It is like a random movie plot generator where you can just combine any 3 of 10 elements to get the summary.
The good news is that it moves fast enough so the plots I don't like disappear quickly. I'm hoping Regina King is off and she takes her big pussy boyfriend off with her.
They've got to keep the father far away too. It makes no sense why he'd want to kill off his family. Why would he do everything to protect his company, to give his company to his grandson, to kill his grandson? Now after trying to kill Jack and killing the son he likes, he doesn't really want to kill Jack.
Maybe Jack is just a civil servant, but he didn't end up like Graham. They need to get rid of Josh too. How about returning with the gun to help your uncle who just saved your life, little momma's boy.
And the whole Morris thing is a poor excuse to give Chloe more of a storyline.
At least they get more action and some better characters in.
I really enjoyed this. They managed to truncate the extraneous elements from the graphic novel into a nice tight little package, and the resulting economy of characters really helped things speed along nicely.