Sara Gilbert moves into this year's Lou Diamond Phillips role as the "Hey, I recognize that actor!" person that only sees a few episodes worth of life.
Kim is as stupid as ever.
This year, instead of looking for the mole at CTU, it's looking like the big villain is part of or close to (and not introduced) the President's team. Nobody that's part of the LA bombing would know about the Ambassador's helicopter. The guy that was fired last week (Reyburn?) is too obvious a choice here. We haven't seen Mrs. Palmer yet, but that again seems too obvious.
I liked the fact that the final scene didn't really have the cliffhanger aspect to it.
The wedding sister drama kinda dragged, but ol' Tony saved that from getting too boring. The Kim stuff is just annoying. However, the Jack/CTU stuff and the Palmer scenes are just kicking ass. And the scenes from next week = Hammertime! I just want to hear Jack scream, "GIMME BACK MY WIFE!", a la Mel Gibson in Ransom.
Okay, I have officially crossed over to the "dark side." I did not have any problems with the Kim/family storyline early on, and the performances were all great. This week put it over the top. Come on, Kim's dumb enough to tell her boyfriend about the nuke? Furthermore, he now has to help her get Megan somehow out of a LA hospital? This is all so unbelievable and idiotic and casts a huge stupid shadow over the rest of the great storylines on the show.
Oh well, at least Mason is dying.
"Oh, a handful of change. I guess I can use this to go...um...buy some candy. So thank you for adding a step to my Halloween process"- homestarrunner
Not only did Nina get to do The Look twice, she got to do it once through the TV monitor to 24, as if she could telepathically sense his presence in another part of the building. That's dedication to evil.
It was sad to see Darlene Conner die, but at least now we know that she's in heaven with Dan. What would have been cool is if Kim's goofy boyfriend, instead of being some wannabe rock star guy, was actually Mark, Becky's boyfriend. He totally carried the last few seasons of Rosanne. Also cool would have been if his band had been playing "Beth" when Kim called and she would have been forced to let him stay and play with the boys just a few more hours. "Hard Luck Woman" is the better Peter Criss song, though.
Clearly, we've reached the point where it has to be the case that the father of the bride and her idiot sister is the evil terrorist guy and not Reza. Reza is apparently just an asshole, which would fit him in fine with the family. His father-in-law-to-be is one of the secret evil Germans like Nina, no doubt.
I think the father's facial hair indicates his evilness, because he's got a van dyke that looks like the one Victor Draven has. We know that scruffy action beards are for the good guys (24 and George Mason), soul patches are for the good guys we think are supposed to be bad (Tony last year, Milo had suspicious, soul-based facial hair) and van dykes for the evil (Victor Drazen and I'm betting on the wedding dad). Then there are those people with the halfass beards like the abusive dad this season and Frank the drug dealer and Drazen's non-Ed Danvers, eurotrashy kid had last year, so that makes him a lesser villain working for the wedding dad.
Kate, the bride's sister, is actually less cunning than even Kim. That's kind of extraordinary. She has zero skulking abilities, she can't lie worth crap and it probably takes every ounce of her will to stop herself from yelling "terrorist!" and pointing at Reza everytime he walks into the room. She has to balance out for 24, George Mason, Palmer and the secret service guy, I guess.
As cool as Kiefer's snarling grimace was when Palmer was telling 24 about having to pardon Nina, this was George Mason's episode. He did all the little subtle George Mason stuff that has endeared him to me. I bet he gets to be the one who kills Nina, then gives 24 a thumbs up right before his thumb falls off because his blood is now radioactive poison. "Well, I should be dead by this time tomorrow." Damn, that tied "Get me a hacksaw!" and eclipsed "I killed them for resisting arrest and I'll kill you, too, Joe!" for best line of the day.
I kind of like the new guy who replaced Rayburn as Palmer's security advisor. Rayburn was obviously evil, whereas this guy has weird eyes so you can't tell if he's evil or not. He kinda has a Rip Torn thing going, and Rip Torn would make for a good security advisor. He would have known how to take care of Dennis Hopper, at least.
They danced around saying what country the ambassador and his guy were representing again, but I still think it's Afghanistan just because the guy in the first episode looked like Karzai. The ambassador's security guy should have been played by Alfred Molina, because he looked like him and he still needs to make up for that terrible "Ladies' Man" show. I bet the helicopter crash was faked and they just stole all the information. Jerks.
Next week, 24 gets to do his own "Three Men and Adena" episode, only if Pembleton and Bayliss were allowed to beat up Moses Gunn. How can that not be good?
And once again I must remind myself why I put up with Kim. Oh yeah, she's only 19. I remember now.
Maybe I've been watching TV for too long, but this marked two weeks in a row that the ending was telegraphed from a mile away (Nina in the photos, helicopter going down), for me anyway. Anyone having this problem, or am I just special?
I thought I saw in the previews for this week that the crazy dad showed up at the hospital. Now I missed the first ten minutes or so, but I assume he wasn't there because he was at home in the final minutes of the episode before.
So Idiot Kim goes and tells her "boyfriend" about the bomb. Great work, Bouncy. Of course, he works at a radio station, so it will be causing a mass panic very soon. Kim, just go to Aunt Carol's already, and get your storyline away from me.
If it's possible to be dumber than Kim, Kate certainly has done it. Dr Unlikely's description was right on the money. I can't believe how stupid she is, and after she got the call that Reza might be a terrorist, she has had the same horrified look on her face the entire time.
So if George dies or is deemed unsuitable to head up CTU, does that make Tony the head? That would be cool.
-The Big Kat When you're tired of wishing on a falling star, you gotta put your faith in a loud guitar. -KISS
In the scenes from next week when Jack put Nina in the Goozle, the whole room popped like crazy. Like she was really gonna get choke slammed through the table. I can dream can't I?
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I too am thinking that Reza's a red herring. Here's looking at you, pops.
And where the hell is Kim Bauer's storyline going? When she brought Meghan to CTU I figured, ok, fine, now it'll start connecting. Then the whole place blew up and Tony didn't even know she made it there? And wouldn't he follow up on that? He goes off after the Reza lead, but doesn't even remember that Kim was supposed to go to him. Wouldn't he take a moment to see if she shows up or something before he leaves? As it stands right now, she's so useless I hope she dies this season. Not because I wish any ill will on poor Jack, but because she's not doing anything.
Also, I think I missed something in the scene where the psycho dad confronts Kim in the hospital. He implied that something happened to Megan's mother when he starts pushing the cell phone in Kim's face. Did he kill her off or something. Last time we saw her, she seemed to finally come out of her cloud of denial, and left for the hospital to be with Meghan. So where'd she go?
Originally posted by Dagent913 Also, I think I missed something in the scene where the psycho dad confronts Kim in the hospital. He implied that something happened to Megan's mother when he starts pushing the cell phone in Kim's face. Did he kill her off or something. Last time we saw her, she seemed to finally come out of her cloud of denial, and left for the hospital to be with Meghan. So where'd she go?
I'm thinking that Psycho Dad told his wife that he'd kill her if he didn't go along with his story that Kim kidnapped Meghan. Remember a few episodes ago when Kim called BeatenWife only to be accused by HER that she stole Meghan?
Only got 90%, marked uphill like a doofus. Would liked to have seen a question on whether turn signals are optional or not. On a side note, our daughter turns 16 this summer and we are teaching her how to drive.