I understand why Dennis Haysbert wasn't brought back this season, but I found myself thinking how much more effective and emotional it would have been had David Palmer been forced to make the decision to strike the compound.
What would have a truly awesome confrontation between Chloe and Maya eludes us, for now. In only 5 eps, Chloe has managed to rack up more great lines than in the entire last season.
We've seen run-ins with the local cops before, so they don't even bother showing us Jack telling them to call CTU. I like, though, how everything flowed together the last three hours to bring the cops into the equation, then introduce a crucial situation that gets f-ed up because of them.
Looks like lots of action next week. I guess it's time to catch the death toll up. Seemed to me that things seem to be moving really quickly. Then I realized that we'll already be six hours in, and it was around that time last year that the action moved to Mexico.
Looks like Jack might not be able to save Audrey next week?
The American guy hired by the terrorists, I wonder what kind of job he was supposed to do. And what's the significance of the briefcase taken from the guy in the first episode? So its pretty clear that something much bigger is going on this season than Heller's execution. Though in the last 2 seasons we knew what the threat was. Season 2, the nuke and season 3, the deadly virus. Though I guess the nuke thing kind of got brushed aside and turned into a preventing a war type conflict.
Aisha Tyler is really slimy...but hot . I love her.
"Don't compare my arm...to your cheap arm!" -Edward Elric
Originally posted by The Vile1So its pretty clear that something much bigger is going on this season than Heller's execution.
When Behrooz balked at killing Debbie a couple of hours ago, Dina said something to the effect of, "When this day is over, the cops will be worried about much more than a teenage runaway." I think that you are definitely right about Heller's trial being the first step in a vicious plan.
I for one am sad to see Chloe go. Even though she is insufferable, she is hysterically funny in that she says things that you would love to say to people. She's just so nasty and inappropriate. I will really, really miss her.
I get the impression that the whole focus on Audrey and SOD this episode has been pretty much filler. SOD's willingness to commit suicide to prevent such a disaster is commendable, but watching them lean against each other in the split screen is kind of anticlimactic after watching him waste terrorists last week with an AK.
A very powerful scene unraveled with the final conversation between Omar and Kalil. Kalil has correctly guessed that he is being tailed, and hints to Omar that he cannot lead anyone to the compound. Omar turns solemn, and tells Kalil not to overreact. At first, this just seems like Omar is anxious to get Kalil to the warehouse and working on the servers. In hindsight; however, it becomes clear that this was Kalil's suggestion to Omar about what he must do, and Omar is not immediately receptive to the idea of his friend's future martyrdom. As the scene progresses, it becomes clear that Kalil is not going to engage in losing a tail, and one car crash later - boom - a very good first-few-episodes-villain is gone.
This was a very minor detail, but I thought that the very brief scene involving Navi getting yapped at by one of those pesky suburban rat-dogs, and his subsequent playing to the furry pain-in-the-ass was absolutely hilarious.
When Audrey and Heller were tied up in those chairs, I kept waiting for them to go, "Dad!" "What?" "DAD!!!" "WHAT!?!?!"
I don't think this will be the last of Chloe.
"Now that you've built up the courage to get into the gym, let me give you five reasons why you should put in the time to train with consistency: 1. Increased strength 2. Improved self-confidence 3. Injury prevention 4. Self-discipline 5. Sex (Trust me, you'll have a better shot with the ladies if you're in shape.)" -- Making the Game, pp. 14 - 15
A really good bizarro moment occurred during this episode. The accosting of Kalil by those racist thugs caused me to flashback to the beatdown of Yusef Auda in Season 2. There were obviously a world of differences, of course: Yusef was a good guy, Kalil was not. Of course, it made little difference to the racists assholes coming after them. Yusef's beating took place after a nuclear attack on the U.S., which probably induced more panic than is present among the general populace in this season. Also, because it was during the day, the police were close by and were able to stop the incident before it really started. Kalil came off as gentlemanly to the police officer in his understanding of the punks' motivation. "They're just upset about what happened this morning." Of course, there is one striking similarity: If the racist thugs in either situation would have known who they were messing with, they would have shit their pants.
I know that WWE fans post here - I wouldn't be surprised to see Mohammed Hassan using the Araz family as another example of Americans stereotyping Muslims...especially now that 24 is their competition.
Originally posted by Peter The HegemonIf it IS the last of Chloe, it's very weird to note that the longest running character--other than 24 himself, of course--will be President Keeler, who has a rather minor role last season.
I've been wondering if the terms of Chloe's "resignation" prevent her from being employed by any other government agency...like say Jack were to hire her at the DoD perhaps?
Originally posted by TheVile1 Looks like Jack might not be able to save Audrey next week
Just a guess, but since this is Jack Bauer, I'm pretty sure that he will.
Originally posted by Mr Shh I understand why Dennis Haysbert wasn't brought back this season
I don't. I really wish that he was. Or that anyone from last year was, actually. . .
Originally posted by EddieBurkett I don't think this will be the last of Chloe
I don't either. Since she's the only one "on Jack's side" she's been an integral part of the season. And I still don't really care for any of these new CTU people, especially Driscoll. Which isn't to say that they're not any good because I don't think that they're supposed to be likeable, especially Driscoll.
I think Driscoll's been making a face turn ever since we learned about her daughter. The first few hours, yeah, she was the new boss who fired Jack, and now she was in Jack's way, etc. But now she's gone back on her promise to bring Jack in, and more or less given up in the face of the awesomeness that is Jack Bauer, giving him all manner of authority. I think she's starting to crave his manhood, frankly.
I'm out. It wasn't bad, by any stretch, but the show is just flat. There hasn't been an episode yet that made say, "YES! This show is awesome!" I'm watching only out of devotion to the Marvel name and the Whedon pedigree.