Sweet Mother of Pearl. This show just keeps getting more and more f'n intense with every passing week. I think the season finale next week is going to end up being two straight hours of cock punches.
Introduced this week was the dick-tastic Speaker of the House, who's trying to throw a monkeywrench into the plans. And the Richard Heller bombshell . . . wow. The eerie thing there was Jack never interrogating him once -- it was all Daddy Heller. Of course Marwan got away: Isn't it expected at this point? And Tony and Michelle swap bodily fluids just in time for Tony to get kidnapped by Mandy.
So where does that leave us?
--Marwan's still on the loose --Tony is now kidnapped --Michelle looks like she's about to lose it --Jack's just made the call to put his best (and only) friend out in the field who just got kidnapped --Palmer's made some not-so-good decisions so far --Logan's not sure of himself -- tho he is getting better --Oh yeah, we've got a nuclear missle due to explode any minute.
Did you forget anything?! MIA KIRSHNER! She finally gets involved with the main characters!
So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweets shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me, and Keith Moon, and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweets shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shopkeeper and his son... that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business, really, but sure enough I got the M&Ms, and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.--- Del Preston
Bullet. In. The. Head. That is how Marwan must go down next week. That is the only satisfactory ending. Shot by Chloe. Or Edgar. Or both.
I'm so happy that the Heller kidnapping was finally resolved. Billy Devane is back and kicking ass.
Tony is royally screwed. That's all I have to say about that. You can't beat Mandy. Oh Mandy....
Palmer's doing just fine so far and Logan is redeeming himself before our very eyes. I'm liking it. Oh my God. Did the Speaker of the House just use the "he's in good hands" line when talking about Palmer? Please, people.
I don't know how to approach next week's finale. We had a less-than-thrilling ending last year that needs to made up for. And on top of that, we have *two* hours of stress and tension to deal with.
I'm already crying over Tony's death. Unless, of course, it's a SHOCKING TWIST and Michelle goes instead (somehow...I don't know) in which case I will pout for a second at the loss of REIKO to look at, and then revel in more Tony for next year.
That makes me sound way more gay than I want to. Which is any at all.
Slightly off-topic: I was watching The West Wing in syndie last night, and when Bartlett emerged from the shower after only a couple minutes I remarked, "wow, that's not even close to possible." Then I remembered that West Wing is not shot in real time. 24 is warping my fragile little mind.
Originally posted by Mr Shh Did the Speaker of the House just use the "he's in good hands" line when talking about Palmer? Please, people.
Good catch. Inside jokes rule. I'm just waiting for Marwan's master plan to be revealed as a "swoop and squat."
At this point, it looks as if the Behrooz storyline is going to remain flapping in the wind. Ah, well, that's okay. At least they wrapped up Richard Heller's dirty little secret in a big way...with a William Devane return and all. For Marwan, I guess it helps having bisexual terrorists on your payroll.
I marked out when Tony and Michelle kissed, although I, much like others, fear that this means certain death for one of them. I am already a little bummed out that cool guy Castle died, but I'll be crushed if Tony or Michelle go. Man, now I sound like the weenie.
My only gripe about this episode was the brief scene showing Mike and Palmer after Logan dismissed him. I mean, it was fairly obvious that they were putting on a show for the Speaker...they even alluded to it a few scenes beforehand...did they need to hit us over the head with it? Ahh, minor gripe.
Is the whole China storyline over and done with? It can't be. I've actually enjoyed the last two weeks with the Chinese Consulate in the picture. Subtitles rock. I was hoping Marwan would start speaking Swahili to Jack this week just so I could get my fix.
Something clever that I noticed....in last week's preview for this week, they showed Mandy's boyfriend getting shot. The way they showed it on the preview made it look a HELL of a lot like Richard Heller. It couldn't have been accidental. Nice twist.
Anyway, the season finale next week is going to be absolutely off the hook. Remember, guys and gals, double check this but I believe it starts AN HOUR EARLY NEXT WEEK!
Edited because I am a total gear box who thinks of new shit as soon as I hit "Edit post."
Here's my only complaint/question: what the hell do they plan on doing if they locate where the missile is going? Shoot it down?
I don't think they're at all done with the China storyline because they had Edgar make that slip-up on the way out last week.
"When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I'm not comfortable with this. I don't want glove residue all over my food; it's not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been?" - George Carlin
This was a really solid episode, but not a blow away one, which is good because you can tell that it's setting up for next week's KING SIZED episode to blow us all away. Can you tell that I'm a little excited?
My gut instinct is that things aren't good for Tony. I have no spoiler knowledge so that's just a hunch, but needless to say I'm very uneasy.
I really enjoyed the way Palmer and Logan ran that performance for the Secretary of State. What a dickhead that Secretary of State is.
Marwan escapes, but of course, I reckon he'll be dead soon enough. At least I hope.
I didn't really need to have them waste time with the Tony-Michelle stuff or the Jack-Audrey stuff. I guess Tony-Michelle probably comes into play next week, and they need to wrap up Jack-Audrey, but I'd have rather seen the Chinese try to make their case against Jack Bauer.
Anyway, next week should kick all kinds of sweet, sweet ass.
Well, if you're the type who prefers to open his presents Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Morning . . .
Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
You can go to "www DOT 24spoilers DOT tvheaven DOT com" (written that way to not direct link it) -- I've been checking the site for the last 3 weeks for information, because quite frankly I can't wait to find out how this ends, and so I can prepare myself for the week's episode. For the last 3 weeks they have been 100% dead on in their predictions. This week the maintainer of that site is metering out the spoilers for the 2 hour finale: The 3 parts of the 1st hour will be revealed on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, and the 5 parts of the 2nd hour will be revealed on Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday -- with the last 2 both being released on Sunday.
So if you can't wait, you can read along on that site.
EDITed twice by me: Once to take the link out so it won't show through the spoiler, once because I cain't spelt gud. (edited by DrHogie on 17.5.05 1124)
Am I the only one a little sick of the Ambushes? Isnt like the 9th time this season that CTU has been ambushed at someone's house/office/ bar? Are the writers THAT lazy?
Heres an idea Jack, next time you go pick somebody up TAKE A TANK DIVISION! Where are those Marines they used in the third week?
And considering the fact that a nuclear weapon is flying over the US toward a major city, no one seems the least bit concerned. The only one that seems to have a grasp on whats about to happen is the the in over his head acting President.
Im glad Tony as his wife want to run away together, because if i had any say everyone at CTU would be fired for incompetence.
"I could be wrong, but I doubt it"---Charles Barkley
rockdotcom: "Am I the only one a little sick of the Ambushes? Isnt like the 9th time this season that CTU has been ambushed at someone's house/office/ bar? Are the writers THAT lazy? "
You'd think with all the technology that CTU has at their disposal that they'd be able to do things like find terrorists hiding on a rooftop with automatic weapons and the like. Of course, it is a change from the usual sniper which is always waiting to take out the villain just as Jack gets to them. Maybe the writers are saving that for the one time where Marwan's escape is impossible...
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