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Ana Ng
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#1 Posted on 8.1.03 0044.30
Reposted on: 8.1.10 0049.26
Well, first off, YAY! I was going into some serious 24 withdrawal.

Another awesome episode, I think. President Pedro Cerrano had me choked up, there. What great acting. He was tearing us all to emotional shreds with his facial expressions. And it's so nice that after all this time, Sherry is still ON. She and Ensign Ro have a great dynamic going. It's like you know they want to claw each other's eyes out.

And again, ALL HAIL GEORGE MASON! Didn't you love how he managed to look slightly smugly satisfied when Tony felt bad that he was gonna die?

And the ending.. I think it shows how cool they've built up 24 as a badass when a few simple words from him to end the show elicit an "Oh HELL yeah!" from me.

Good to see Kim becoming more and more of a midcarder. Hell, the last couple of weeks, she's been jobbing to the Kate Warner storyline.
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#2 Posted on 8.1.03 0616.41
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I agree that this week's 24 was awesome.

Mason does rule.

I did like Reza's acting this week.

The only bad part about 24 this week was of course, Kim.

The cliffhanger was very good.

Next week, I won't be able to watch 24 due to the Raw 10th Anniversary. I guess I have to wait till it gets rerun on FX.
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#3 Posted on 8.1.03 0630.42
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Here's the body count update. It was at 50 heading into this episode.

Since the pilot and the unnamed agent weren't seen post-crash, I assume they're dead.
And if they weren't the guys who shot Agent Phillips would have taken care of them
Camouflage guy #1
Camouflage guy #2
Camouflage guy #3
Camouflage guy #4
Camouflage guy #5
Camouflage guy #6
Camouflage guy #7
Kate's investigator, Paul

61 and growing.

My only complaint from this episode is, that for the second straight year it looks like the lead heel has to have a goatee. I still flash back to the fact the bomb is scheduled to detonate within this 8-hour block, thus leaving the final 8 hours for those people behind this to go to plan-B, ala post Ira Gaines, and go after Palmer.

If the RAW writers were booking the next show, there would be some sort of B&P match between Sherry & Lynn.

Bauer's end promo was classic stuff, and I like the fact that despite the fact there was a mega-cliffhanger ending, it was built to without doing the last second shock-booking thing.
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#4 Posted on 8.1.03 0817.18
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I must agree with pretty much Ana said. The acting by the prez was really outstanding, and I too am glad to see Kim's storyline finally starting to do something worthwhile. Sherry is SO good - you just love to hate her, but Xander Berkeley is mega-awesome; it really sucks that his character is gonna die, but I guess that's also one of the things that makes the story so good. And "Ensign Ro" is doing a great job as well. Keifer continues to rule the world.

A cool little bit o' trivia for ya - Sherry (real name Penny Johnson), while also known for her role on Deep Space 9 as Sisko's love interest, also did a Star Trek: TNG episode, where she appeared as the wife of Worf's foster brother (played by Paul Sorvino, who is probably best known as Pauly from "Goodfellas"). I THINK the episode was called "Homeward", but I'm not sure - it was in Season 7 though.

WHO says buying all 7 seasons of TNG was a waste of money? Not *I*, says I! :)
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#5 Posted on 8.1.03 0833.26
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    Originally posted by BrewGuy
    (played by Paul Sorvino, who is probably best known as Pauly from "Goodfellas")
...except for "Law & Order" fans, but there aren't too many of those. ;-)

I'm hoping to God that Psycho Dad doesn't make his dramatic reappearance after he kills Psycho-Status-Unknown Aunt, thereby ensuring we never see Megan again, but I'm not counting on things to work that way.

Will it still come into play that the main PI just happened to not be around when Kate called for help, and subsequently manages to be still alive as a result? I only ask because at this point, I don't even think I'm supposed to be able to remember that.
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#6 Posted on 8.1.03 0843.30
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I actually broke out the road atlas to see how far Santa Barbara was from LA. DON'T DIE, MEGAN!
I was also pissed to see Tony Miller (for you 90210 fans) finally meet his end. Alas, he never got to tag Brenda.
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#7 Posted on 8.1.03 1132.07
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One of the great things about this show is they really have created a feeling of "anything can happen"

So when they tease us that Nina might kill Jack, rather than just assume "they ain't killing the star of the show" I actually have to ponder for a moment "wow, they might just actually do that..."

I know they wouldn't...but you can't take anything for granted.

Psycho Dad will be back and the other PI will be back, the show has proven in the past that they don't leave any loose threads hanging.

And Dennis Haysbert can do no wrong in my book, anyone see "Far From Heaven"?

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#8 Posted on 8.1.03 1455.17
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    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by BrewGuy
      (played by Paul Sorvino, who is probably best known as Pauly from "Goodfellas")
    ...except for "Law & Order" fans, but there aren't too many of those. ;-)

    I'm hoping to God that Psycho Dad doesn't make his dramatic reappearance after he kills Psycho-Status-Unknown Aunt, thereby ensuring we never see Megan again, but I'm not counting on things to work that way.

    Will it still come into play that the main PI just happened to not be around when Kate called for help, and subsequently manages to be still alive as a result? I only ask because at this point, I don't even think I'm supposed to be able to remember that.



Well, to me he's best known as Phil Cerretta from Law & Order, so there! After all, there are more episodes of that show with him in it that there are number of times I've seen Goodfellas.

Anyway, I hope this was the departure of little Megan, and thus of that storyline, forever. It had nothing to do with anything. It almost did, when they went to CTU, but that didn't go quite as planned, so we had to deal with the boyfriend too. Ugh!

As for that "anything can happen" vibe krakken was talking about, I love the Sherry vs. Dr. Julianna Cox (if we're going to start using character names from previous shows) feud. One of them's gotta be evil! But who?

And, it looks like Jack's in quite a pinch, but remember, those CTU agents still have their guns on Nina!
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#9 Posted on 8.1.03 2144.54
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I'll always think of her in "Homicide" context, too. Even if Cox wasn't half as cool as Scheiner before her or Griscom after her.

The most important thing about this week's episode was the FLARE GUN! He killed a guy with a FLARE GUN! Oh man. And then took out at least half of a highly trained assault team. And he was all "Outta bullets? OK, handgun time." Just like Counterstrike again.

And then there was the Hanson Brother terrorist using a SANDER for TORTURE. And Sayid just blew the guy away. Holy crap. Sayid gets instant credibility by doing what we've wanted to see someone do since the first hour of this day - torturing someone from the Warner family. And my facial hair theory continues to hold true: Van Dyke = part of the evil plot (Drazen, Bob Warner, Sayid Ali); gruff cool guy facial hair = hero (24, George Mason and now Tony's desperately trying to get it going).

I have to admit that I'd forgotten that the detective with Kate, the one who got killed this week, isn't the same guy she was talking to earlier in the day. Good call. I don't know how they'd bring that guy back in, though. There's still the matter of the suspicious lawyer that Bob Warner had Kate call two episodes ago as he was being taken down to CTU. That guy is totally in on Sayid Ali's All-Star Team of International Terrorists. And he's on his way to CTU to kill Reza. Or Bob Warner. Or Reza and Bob Warner. And Tony's partner, he's still marked to die.

The cop taking Kim and Jake Gyllenhall back to LA is so going to die, too. Any good guy with a gun has a huge target on them. And anyone who knows or sees Kim should probably count on being killed because of it, too.

I do think Megan is out of the plot, now. That slow-motion shot of her waving goodbye seemed like their funny signal to us that the character is gone. It doesn't necessarily mean that Psycho-Dad is out, though. He's got to recover from the ninja kick eventually.

Not much George Mason in this one, but he used his time efficiently in the way that only he (and 24) can. You could feel the pain in his soul when the plane went down, caused by his Brotherhood in Death with 24. And he managed to beat Reza up again and got results with that interrogation. He even finally let Tony into the Brotherhood of Death, but then Tony proved that he didn't deserve it by spilling his guts to Michelle. And now she's trying to undermine George Mason, so she's dead to me. Dead to me, I say.

Nice to see Palmer get a good scene. He's got his own cool person bond with 24 and that was a really terrific scene, with Nina dropping the "for a crime I haven't committed yet...the MURDER OF JACK BAUER!" (you need the full name treatment there) line and then 24 being willing to die to save everyone, just like that guy in that book. But I'm pretty sure 24 never took off the bullet-proof vest after they left the raid in Visalia (maybe he did...anyone have that taped? When he came out, he threw Nina in the truck to go kill her and then the agents stopped him). And he had his own gun on the plane, then picked up a second gun when he was salvaging the wreckage, so he may even still be armed. "This isn't over" was almost as good as the Bret Hart Smirk when he knocked out Ed Mills a few hours back.

So what an episode. The plane crash, George Mason giving the look, the insane torture room scene, establishing a pretty kickass bad guy (who, by the way, doesn't have the bomb like Nina thinks he does - what ever happened to the guy in the truck?), 24 yanking shrapnel out of his leg, killing a guy with a FLARE GUN, taking out half of a special ops team on his own, George Mason beating up Reza again, Nina getting to show that she's still a highly trained force to be reckoned with, Palmer getting dust in his eyes and the killer ending with Nina and 24 trying to one-up each other in awesomeness. If I gave out star ratings to TV episodes, I'd give this one a billion stars.
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#10 Posted on 9.1.03 1017.14
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I could have sworn the guy with Ali was Megan's dad. I didn't see it until he took off his plastic dress and safety goggles, but that sure looked an awful lot like him to me.

How many times have any of you see one of those "Cops" type shows where the psycho has a gun ready to kill himself but the cops shoot it out of his hand? The CTU troops are bad asses so I am sure at least one of them has to have an angle where they have a clear shot of Nina. Don't shoot her, just shoot the gun out of her hands and let Jack turn around and blow her away. But DAMN!, she is one sinister character. That's just pure evil to ask for a pardon for killing the guy right in front of you, before you even kill him, and letting him know what's going to happen by asking for the pardon. She is one crafty foe.
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#11 Posted on 9.1.03 1726.07
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First off, yes Brew you are correcy. AND she was on the Larry Sanders Show as Sanders' assistant. Woman knows how to pick the good shows.

As for Ensign Ro, MAN I knew I recognized her, but I just couldn't place the face without black hair to back it up.
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