In addition, A&E will begin airing repeats of the older seasons on Mondays, beginning Sept 12. Every Monday will see *eight* hours of 24, with four hours airing from 8am to noon, and then the same four hours repeated from 2pm - 6pm.
In addition to *that*, repeats will begin airing in local syndication beginning in October (presumably one at a time).
I realize when you make a show like Smallville, you sometimes have to skip over the source material to make it appeal to the masses. This episode went beyond that, they basically took a dump on the source material and lit it on fire.