When Kim told Chloe that it wasn't the right time to talk to Michelle about work, she should've congratulated her on taking away the title of "most annoying character on the show."
And doesn't Chloe seem like the type of person to run right to Michelle and tell her that Gael has a personal cell phone?
Nobody is going to take the title of "coolest mofo walking the earth" away from Jack. Absolutely priceless when he *almost* cracked a smile telling Chase that things were cool, then here comes the sleeperhold.
What did Kyle Singer do to deserve this? He's a good kid. Oh, and congrats on getting out of the heavily guarded mall without a problem.
Some of the good ol' 24-style tension is back: Jack waiting to check out his gun and badge was definitely a heart-racer.
Chilling moment of the hour: "Good luck, Mr. President."
I'd like to vehemently complain about Global, the Cdn channel that has started broadcasting 24 this season. But before I do I want to make sure what I'm complaining about is there fault or not; so for the people watching on Fox, does this happen to you too?:
It seems over the last two episodes (and possibly before although i didn't catch it) that there seems to be an extra, non-planned commercial being snuck into the show within the final segment. Last week it was just after Tony got shot, this week it was just as Jack and Salazar (or to steal from TWoP Felipe Hartmano) were breaking out after checking out Jack's gun. Both times there was no clock, no beeping and no slipt screening. This really pisses me off as it completely messes with the Realtime format and general commercial break style of the show. And for the last two years 24 has been on Global's sister station and this has never happened. I HATE Global!!
What bothered me last night was when Palmer told 24 that he couldn't do anything about his legal status if he went forward with the breakout attempt. Um, hello? President of the United States? That job carries some signifigant power with it.
Not to mention that he was going to pardon Nina in advance of her shooting Jack last season.
Agreed on the suspenseful gun check-out scene. Some good stuff again this week. HOWEVER, I'd really like it if Fox decided to not give away the episode's major plot points in their commercials. I would have been totally blown away about the new Rogue Jack twist, if I hadn't seen it 47 times during Fox's NFL coverage.
Kim and Chase reprising Tony & Michelle's roles from Day 2 doesn't give me a good feeling. Ditto on the Palmer stuff, but we'll see where that leads. They're sure mentioning Sherry quite a bit in these first few episodes.
I didn't get that bit about Jack's legal status either. Maybe it has to do with season one, where by all rights he should have been drummed out of CTU? On the other hand, it's good to find out that Chase isn't completely useless, although he's certainly no 24.
I think what they're saying is that Palmer can't help Jack because it would give away what Jack is doing. If everyone thinks that Jack double-crossed CTU by freeing Bucho, then he can stop the terrorist attack all while preserving the country's policy of not negotiating with terrorists. With Jack going undercover and getting hooked on drugs and all of that, they could just paint him as a dirty agent who sold out and changed sides to help these drug dealers.
But if Palmer turns around and helps Jack after he breaks this criminal out of jail, people would figure that Jack was acting on behalf of the government when he did it. And that would be taken as the country having given in to the demands of the terrorists by releasing the prisoner.
So to make it work, Jack's gotta be on his own. Although from the previews it didn't look like he got that far.
EDIT: somewhere down the line I think they could explain a pardon for Jack, or give him one in secret, or something like that. But I think the issue at hand was the immediate time frame of him busting this guy out of jail, and that he'd be a fugitive like Palmer said.
I'm still waiting for someone to sarcastically ask Jack if he's on drugs. Like when he was talking to the president and Jack presented that whole fugitive/Salazar scenario, if Palmer would've thought it was crazy and said, "Jack are you on drugs?" "...Uhm...err...No, Mr. President." It would've been perfect. Oh well maybe next week.
"Just a humble bounty hunter, ma'am." -Spike Spiegel
It seems like they are revealing way to much on the "on next week's episode" teasers, than ever before. I'm usually not bothered by these, because you get inundated with the ads during the NFC games on FOX Sundays (thank god for Direct TV) and I don't mind a little preview. But, it seemed like the teaser this week gave a huge look into what's going to happen more than ever. They did a better job the last 2 seasons (in the promos) building your anticipation without essentialy handing you the storyline.
"Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from "The Tao of Bobby the Brain Heenan" Uncensored 2000 preview
"As long as the check don't bounce, I guess he's okay with it!" --Former All Pro Giants LB Harry Carson on Bill Parcells joining the hated rival Dallas Cowboys
I'm still annoyed about comparatively minor plot changes in the TV-movie version of "It". You can imagine the red this script has me seeing. This makes "The Running Man" look accurate to the source material.