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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.10
The last 20 minutes, as translated by the producers: "We don't know what we're doing to do next season either. Give us some time!"

The weakest season of 24 comes to the weakest end. Ching didn't even die? Jack's dad probably died, but he could still conceivably be alive? The VP is suddenly a good guy? Chloe's pregnant with anyone's baby besides Jack's? Meh. This show needs a big-time freshening next season. On the bright side, at least Ricky Schroeder got blinded. That guy is an outright brutal actor.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28

I'm right there with you dude. Very lackluster finale ... I thought for sure that Buchanan was going to eat it.

They really need to take the show to another location next season.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.95
This was definitely the worst season of 24, but I thought the finale wrapped things up nicely. The last thing this season needed was some twist at the end, because that would have reeked of desperation. It was best to own up to the season they had written and close the doors on it.

Also, 24 really has never thrived when they've done a cliffhanger ending.

Case in point:
Season 2's ending, when they just threw Mandy in there and implied that there was an alternate terror threat, and then never followed up on it at the beginning of season 3.

Also, Season 5's ending, when they carted Jack off to China. There was no way they could begin the season with Jack in China because then you'd be spending 8 hours with him on a plane trying to get back.

I'd rather they end things than tell us what the next season is going to be about, because either they change their minds during the off-season or just never end with a good starting point.

The 6 seasons of 24 can be seen as two trilogies. The first one (1-3) dealing with Jack trying to commit to both his family and the greater good, trying to have it both ways.

At the end of Season 3, after losing his wife and trying to merge the two lives by having Kim work at CTU, and watching Kim's boyfriend choose the other path, he finally decides to let go of Kim and, post-season, ets fired from CTU.

The second (4-6) deals with Jack, post-CTU trying to find happiness with Audrey and have the freedom to live, and his involvement with CTU and his general attitude about getting things done, strips all of that away from him.

At the end of Season 6, after spending 2 years in a Chinese prison, faking his death, and losing all of his friends in the process, and letting go of Audrey, Jack is finally free.

Hopefully, the producers of this show use that freedom to give us another great season.

After Season 4, I was unsure about this show (although Season 4 had quite a few good things going on, and it was never THIS bad), and they came back with Season 5 which was one of the best in the show's history.

They have the creative people who can pull it off, but we'll wait and see. The next 1 or 2 seasons should really build to a conclusion to the show.

(edited by SKLOKAZOID on 22.5.07 1120)
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.51
Even though they rehashed many ideas, I was enjoying the season for the most part, but after Fayed was captured, the show really seemed to lose steam. The rest of the season with Chang and Grandpa just seemed tacked on.

I really hope they shake things up next year, because the 24 hour gimmick is beyond stale. It was cool in the beginning, I tolerated for the last few seasons, but it is done now. Make it 24 days, I don't care, just do something. And make sure Nadia is back.

The finale was a microcosm of the entire season to me. It was going along fine, and then limped to the finish.

The burning question is: How did Jack's dad grow that old man mullet in 6 hours???




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28

And what the hell happened with the whole Charles Logan deal?
wmatistic
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
Not to mention they forgot to tell us who was behind the assasination attempt on the President.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
The problem is that the writers no longer know how to take a few things and make them interesting for 24 episodes, so they put a whole bunch of stuff in to fill time. With all that stuff going on, plot threads get lost, and some stuff never gets resolved, and it makes the whole thing seem ridiculously complex and stupid.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    The last 20 minutes, as translated by the producers: "We don't know what we're doing to do next season either. Give us some time!"

    The weakest season of 24 comes to the weakest end. Ching didn't even die? Jack's dad probably died, but he could still conceivably be alive? The VP is suddenly a good guy? Chloe's pregnant with anyone's baby besides Jack's? Meh. This show needs a big-time freshening next season. On the bright side, at least Ricky Schroeder got blinded. That guy is an outright brutal actor.


I thought the end with Audrey was a good way of not having her back next season and also reaffirming the message that no matter what happens to Jack, he'll always put his job of being the 'Baddest-ass mothafuckin CTU agent ever!!!' before anyone or anything.

I'd kill for a pregnant Chloe shooting a machine gun on my TV screen! Too bad the kid can't be Jacks... that'd rule!

Early word on next season is that it won't take place in LA, so there's that to look forward to.

Ricky Schroeder was pretty good on NYPD BLUE.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Mayhem

    And what the hell happened with the whole Charles Logan deal?


Logan's dead. They said in one of the episodes that he died in the ambulance.
whatever
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.07
    Originally posted by wmatistic
    Not to mention they forgot to tell us who was behind the assasination attempt on the President.

Lennox's aide, who was taking orders from Daddy Bauer. At least that's what I thought.




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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by whatever
      Originally posted by wmatistic
      Not to mention they forgot to tell us who was behind the assasination attempt on the President.

    Lennox's aide, who was taking orders from Daddy Bauer. At least that's what I thought.


They never said who he was taking orders from. I thought they were hinting it might have been the VP, but they just kinda forgot it happened.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.02
    Originally posted by wmatistic
      Originally posted by whatever
        Originally posted by wmatistic
        Not to mention they forgot to tell us who was behind the assasination attempt on the President.

      Lennox's aide, who was taking orders from Daddy Bauer. At least that's what I thought.


    They never said who he was taking orders from. I thought they were hinting it might have been the VP, but they just kinda forgot it happened.


I swear that at one point, Carson (the guy who built the bomb) phoned Phillip to tell him the "plan" was going according to schedule. I have to check my recordings to make sure I'm not going crazy.
ges7184
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
Hmm, I always had assumed the assassination attempt was the VP's idea, as the whole reasoning given by those carrying out the plot was to push through the VP's agenda. But they certainly just dropped that whole issue. (There doesn't seem to be much relationship between daddy Bauer's agenda and the VP's agenda, so daddy Bauer being behind the plot doesn't make much sense to me.)

(edited by ges7184 on 23.5.07 1714)


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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.95
I can't remember where they explained this, but I'm pretty sure that it was a congressman that Rob Lowe was talking to that set it up so that they could push Daniels' agenda. Daniels was never involved in it, but he took full advantage of it.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by SKLOKAZOID
    I can't remember where they explained this, but I'm pretty sure that it was a congressman that Rob Lowe was talking to that set it up so that they could push Daniels' agenda. Daniels was never involved in it, but he took full advantage of it.


I don't recall that coming out on the show, and even if it did that doesn't make any sense. Why have a mastermind behind a plot be someone they never name or make an on air character, and why did no one try to find him?

More importantly, why am I bothering to try and analyze such a shitty season?

(edited by wmatistic on 23.5.07 1302)
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.42
I agree that this was by far the weakest season yet. I actually was hoping this would be the final season and was a little bummed to see it has been renewed.

They need to scrap everyone but Jack and come up with a crisis that has nothing to do with family or any other plot point from the past. Just Jack trying to save the world.
Simple, direct and maybe fun again.




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