Friday, March 12, 2010

24: Day 8: Hour 9

Go go go!

• Chloe finally gets to do something. Alpha Russian calls Josef and she's going to try to triangulate the signal.

• No subterfuge here as Jack jumps in on the call and offers immunity to Josef. Josef is not so keen on that idea, what with his dead brother and all.


• Before Josef can decide, he's clipped by Longhair's crew. Of course it wasn't enough time to narrow down his location, all we know is he's somewhere in Queens.

• Josef's phone is still connected! Longhair spilled some beans about a port.

• Want to identify a person based on their voice on an overheard cell phone signal? There's an app for that!



• Chloe is distressed. Calls Jack and asks if he's okay. Jack, looking like he's fresh out of the tub, nonchalantly says he's okay. I think to Jack this is still one of the more boring days of his life.


• Talks to Renee, who at least has the decency to have a slight bruise on her face. Jack says that as soon as he brings in Sergei, he's out. Also I think he's in love with Renee.

JACK BAUER "AS SOON AS ______ , I'M OUT" COUNT: 47

• Suit Guy gets all snippy with Hastings. He's starting to remind me of Neil Patrick Harris.


• "If you fail, I fail, and I can't let that happen, Brian!" I'm thinking Suit Guy is going to stick his nose where it doesn't belong and screw everything up even worse.

• Suit Guy is sending over someone from the Justice Dept. to supervise CTU. Doesn't he watch The Office? Having co-managers doesn't work!

• Along those same lines, hasn't he watched any previous season of 24?

• On the other hand, I'm none too impressed with the job Hasting's has been doing here.

• Cole is letting his personal problems get in the way. He's running off to investigate what Dana is up to. Says to tell Hastings that he's "following up on a lead." Wouldn't Hastings want to know what that lead is? I guess not. I can just see Hastings berating another CTU employee. "Why can't you be more like Cole? He's out there following leads while all you're doing is analyzing legitimate data."

• Dana's got a gun with a silencer! Fake Leo and Weird Friend are partying with strippers, in the back of a van. These dudes rule.


• Kristin from the Justice Dept. shows up. Surprisingly, her and Hastings immediately butt heads. I'm hoping this plot line will end being romantic-comedic. They don't get along at first, but eventually they'll realize they're perfect for each other.



• I have finally learned Longhair Todd's name. It's Farhad. Please update your records.


• Farhad meets some unwanted cohorts. He learns that these goons plan to use the rods for terrorism purposes. He's shocked and surprised. What the huh? What was he planning on doing with them? He's going to cry, he's so disturbed.



• Kristin is really giving Renee the business in this debriefing. Pointing out that Renee likes to kill and maim people.

• Jack is freaking out because they're setting Renee up to take the fall, but I dunno, she kind of deserves to take the fall right? Maybe Hastings does.


• Jack slaps a security guard in the throat. He's a great agent and all, but how can you get away with beating up the hourlies as many times as he has? He busts into the interrogation room.



• Jack, while choking a defenseless woman: "Have you no decency?"


• Jack: "Better put that down son, or someone is going to get hurt."

• Turns out that someone is Jack, who get's tazed, bro.

• Meanwhile...

• Farhad beats up a guy and scampers away.

• Jack is browbeating Hastings. He makes a good point, it was Hastings who insisted that Renee join the mission.

• Chloe busts in, she's got ... Farhad Hassan on the line?

• Farhad has turned, he wants help and he'll give CTU whatever they did. Hastings, of course, makes a mess of the conversation.

• Hastings: "Get Cole out there." Chloe: "We can't, no one knows where he is." Hastings: "Then get me Owen!" Doesn't he even care that Cole has gone missing? And what about Dana? HASTINGS YOU SUCK!!! Worst CTU boss ever.

• Dana, still in her car. So she's been sitting there for half an hour, an eternity in 24 time.

• How did Cole find Dana so easily? CTU's People Finding Technology is so inconsistent.


• Cole demands answers. Dana: "My name is not Dana Walsh. It's Tony Almeida." Shocking!

• I don't have a good feeling about Farhad's survival.

• Oh great here's Owen.

• I believe his full name is Owen G. Rookie. (the G stands for Greenhorn)

• Jack gets all smartassy with Hastings. Also I guess Jack is free to go. No consequences for assaulting the security guards or the government official.

• Jack wants to run the operation. Hastings is through with all this "I'm done" baloney. "I'm sick of all this 'in' and 'out.' If you're going to be hanging around CTU giving me shit all the time, I want you in with both feet."

• A nice sequence as the 24 theme plays and Jack adjusts his Jack Bag to the other shoulder. "Deal." By making his Jack Bag less convenient to take off, he's clearly in.




• Cole decides to go ahead and kill Fake Leo and Weird Friend based on a three minute explanation from Dana.


• Okay, he cuts them a deal. I trust Fake Leo to honor the deal but I got a bad feeling about Weird Friend.


• "Knock Knock"

• "Who's there?"


"Stab!"

• Cole and Dana are dead... wait no Fake Leo shouts out a warning! Weird Friend gets shotgunned!



• This scene is a moving tribute to the end of Return of the Jedi. And with that another hour of 24 is in the books. Share/Bookmark

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