The stabbing of Samantha came out of nowhere and was pretty brutal.
Tony's going back to the dark side. That's cool.
I might be missing something here. What is Renee's value to the mission? I understand why Jack did what he did last week, but I don't buy Bill racing against the clock to save her life, after he all but admitted that Jack was expendable in the grand scheme of getting Dubaku. If nothing else, Renee is a liability to Bill and the Mission.
I think the logic is that NotCTU are trying to get through the mission with as few casualties as possible. Bill did say Jack was expendable, but he also said that Jack 'understood' this. It's bad enough that Tony and Jack are aiding and abetting the terrorists with the kidnapping, but it's understood that they're just doing it to get to Dubaku. Once this is all said and done, a dead FBI agent would've been impossible to justify to anyone.
Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend.
Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by lizards?
Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards.
Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse?
Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.
Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas!
Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death!
Also remember that Jack originally wanted to pull Walker into the mission because he thought she would be an asset and only changed his mind when Bill made him realize that she would become a target. She managed to become a target anyway, so the reasoning to keep her out went out the window.
The Bored are already here. Idle hands are the devil's workshop. And no... we won't kill dolphins. But koalas are fair game.
Does someone want to tell me when exactly Jack called NotHeadquarters to put out the details on where Walker was? When he was in the van with the bad guys? Via tooth transmitter? Text message while in the loo?
The scene where Samantha got stabbed was surprisingly brutal. Probably because the Secret Service guy wasn't regretful, or even matter of fact about it. He kinda seemed businesslike about it, but the kind of businesslike where you can tell someone takes pleasure in their work.
I kinda like one of the themes they seem to be exploring this year, because it's a tough one. Where does the principled stand end? When do results become more important than the method by which they were achieved?
Originally posted by PeteDoes someone want to tell me when exactly Jack called NotHeadquarters to put out the details on where Walker was? When he was in the van with the bad guys? Via tooth transmitter? Text message while in the loo?
That was one of their bigger plot holes in a long time, and on this show, that's saying something.
I can't tell if this season is bad or I'm just burnt out on the 24 concept. They're not really breaking any new ground here. Also, as someone mentioned in another thread, this season has a pretty bad casting problem. Almost all the new characters are bland as can be, delivering lines of typical 24 dialogue with no conviction. The only new character that's even remotely compelling is Walker, but the writers are spending far too much time on the dreadfully dull White House.
I'm not out yet, though. It looks from the previews that we're getting to the end of the stuff that was shot before the writers' strike, meaning we could be in for a drastic shift in the story. Hopefully, it's a shift in a more positive direction.
I love the little nods they do to the British version - Andy dancing was especially great. I'm a little disappointed they had a different actress for Pam's mom - but I guess expecting the same actress from five seasons ago is a little much.