Monday, May 22, 2006

24 Season 5: Episodes 21 and 22 Recaps
(Hours 3:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.)

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

It’s the night of the two-hour season finale. We’re almost done, people, almost done. I’ve finally figured out a good comparison for 24. 24 is to TV, what the Batman franchise was to movies – it was awesome at first (Burton, Keaton and Nicholson), but then became a pile of crap and very laughable. You really have to check your brain at the door and just ignore many stupid things. I didn’t take too detailed of notes this week, I’m just saving it up for the finale. Here are the most absurd notes from the last two episodes:

  • The President doesn’t want to kill innocent people on a plane, but is fine with gasing people to death in a mall and hospital.
  • VCI Distress signal... this is completely made up.
  • They only send one plane to shoot down the passenger plane? I doubt that.
  • The plane needs 5000 feet to land, needs to slow down, the dissent was too steep... but they made it... good thing there was NO ONE driving on the highway at that time (maybe the curfew was finally working)?
  • Let’s see, I don’t think Federal Agents outweigh Military in a time of martial law, especially when you have orders from the President.
  • Right, yet another bad guy that has infiltrated CTU. Why do they need to transfer Bierko at 3:30am? That’s right, for plot reasons.
  • Audrey has the immune system of a god. That’s twice today that she’s bounced back from near death situations. Impressive. If she and Jack mate, their babies would be superhumans.
  • Miles has one of those erase digital data gadgets, cool. But I didn’t know that magnets lit up like that.
  • The transport was taken out by an IED. Oh, makes sense. What’s that? And where was the military during that?
  • One canister was held back, possible. The guy just grabs it in his arms with no protective suit or gloves, that goes against how they’ve handled the canitsters all day long.
  • It’s a shame that CTU constantly finds themselves in situations where they have to give deals to criminals.
  • A Phoenix Shield!?! This guy has a crazy firewall and tons of super scanning software. But doesn’t have any type of dectection stuff on his roof-top?
  • Jack can jimmy open any lock with his skeleton key knife.
  • There’s a Russian Nuculer sub at a non-military port in LA, during a martial law situation, and there’s about 7 guys protecting the ship?

Get ready, the finale should be a barn-burner.


Anonymous said...

You apparently don't know the difference between reality and fiction. Its a good yarn, be satified with that and enjoyed it.

maximo said...

Let me tell you that you just wasted 5 minutes of my life by making me read the most (very most) unprofessional and stupid critic I have ever come across .

Anonymous said...

find a lyf and enjoy! U ar a person who kinda enjoy Chuck Noris and get bored by steven Segal same time!

Anonymous said...

If you look back,jack mentioned memory card not cassette, cassettes can only be erase by magnets.that recorder was memory card operated,look back.

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Anonymous said...

The room that Lynn McGill and the guard were stationed in (the safe room) during the gas attack was not fortified with any type of protective seals. In fact, it was a regular wooden door with a one inch gap underneath that you would find on a bedroom door in a house. There is only 3 or 4 seconds where the bottom of the door is visible, but you can even see light under the door.