Monday, February 13, 2006

24 Season 5: Episode 8 Recap
(Hour 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

WARNING: The following post may, and probably will, contain spoilers.

We’re now eight episodes into the season and nothing has really happened. Here are my thoughts for this week.

Fox Hopes...

  • ... that no one remembers last week’s episode when the terrorists wanted Rossler to set the place for the meeting, not the other way around.
  • ... that no one questions why this country is being ran by the President, his wife and the chief of staff... and no one else.
  • ... no one, even the people in the show, notice Jack’s ear piece – which is amazingly gone in all shots until they “remind” us that it’s there.
  • ... that it’s really THAT simple of a task for Chloe to type on her keyboard for a few seconds and then exclaim, “I just got into the mall’s video survelence server.”
  • ... someone can actually fit a nerve gas canister into a toolbox.
  • ... that no one notices that all it took to stop the nerve gas was to rip some wires.
  • ... that no one questions why the wires were already ripped when the terrorist broke into that car.
  • ... I’ll stop writing this blog.


  • ... is Jack always right? Don’t you tire of his way being the only way?
  • ... doesn’t CTU grab whatever satellite images they need to trace where the blue van came from? In the past, CTU tracks vehicles extensively, how is this any different?
  • ... must Fox reuse the President Puppet storyline every week? WE GET IT ALREADY!
  • ... can’t CTU finally get rid of their cliche black SUVs?
  • ... can’t I get good cell phone reception like the guys on 24? I go to the back of target and I can barely talk to anyone.
  • ... do terrorists insist on being next to people when shooting them? A shot from several feet away is just as effective as one a foot away.
  • ... did Fox have to insinuate that only women go to the mall?
  • ... do I watch this show?

How Can...

  • ... Lynn just walk into CTU without anyone noticing his busted ass lip (in what is this year’s worst side storyline – are these limited to directors of CTU?)
  • ... the timing on this show get any worse? It takes the First Lady over a half hour to write a press release, and only five minutes for Mike.
  • ... the President NOT be reached on the phone for something as important as nerve gas being released in a public place?
  • ... the one security guy watching surveillance NOT know that someone just walked in behind him?
  • ... you not laugh when the terrorist said, “I’m going to put you on speakerphone?”
  • ... I make it through another 16 episodes?


ngc peeper said...

bullet proof jacket.

What blows me away is how Jack never gets shot! I mean last year he was hiding behind a chain link fence when (what ever his name was) had stolen the "package" from Air force One. Bullet everywhere bouncing all around Jack and no hits!

THEN last night, the one "patriot" is shot ALL up, Jack dives behind an AC roof compressor made of sheet metal and has bullets bouncing all around him, AND DOESN'T GET A SCRATCH!

THEN he takes down a Helicopter with a wimpy 9mm pistol????


Anonymous said...

If you don't like it don't watch. I can't stand idiots like you who sit and complain about a television show, and that is what it is a television show. Who cares if its totally beleviable. No matter how much any of you complain about you could not come up with a better more original idea than what 24's creators have come up with. Jealous much.