Opening Sequence: Dana’s clearance has been denied – A.
Dana flirts with the guard – F.
Dana can’t get out – A.
Chloe finds the car that left the garage – A.
Hastings tells President Taylor that Hassan was switched to another car – A.
The Russian Foreign Minister wants to speak with President Taylor – A.
President Taylor speaks with Minister Novokovich – B.
The Russian tells her that if Hassan is not found, the peace agreement is dead – C.
President Taylor snaps at Novokovich – A.
President Taylor says she needs the Russian support and he gives it – A.
Renee speaks with Chloe about the situation – A.
Renee tells Chloe that Jack wants to know who called Tarin’s phone – A.
Chloe calls Jack and he uplinks Tarin’s phone to her – A.
Dana tells she needs to go on Hastings’ computer – A.
Chloe calls Hastings down to her computer and Renee informs him of the mole – A.
They find Tarin was called by Dana – A.
Dana changes her security status – A.
Dana shoots several guards dead – A.
She tries to escape – A.
Dana shoots a guard dead – A.
Cole goes after her – A.
FIREFIGHT – A+++++
Dana tries to run away – A.
She gets into a car and drives off – A.
Cole shoots the tire out and Dana crashes – A.
Cole takes her out of the car – A.
Hastings tells Cole to let her go – A.
Hastings asks Dana where Hassan is – A.
She insists on talking to Jack – A.
Cole tries to explain what he knows about Dana – A.
Hastings wants him to debrief what he knows – A.
Jack wants to know why Dana wants to talk to him – A.
Jack goes interrogates Dana – A.
She tells him she was involved as a deal went bad and wants money – A.
Jack chokes her – A.
She says Hassan will read a statement over the internet and be killed – B.
Dana says, “Tick tock, Mr. Bauer. You’re running out of time.” – A
Jack leaves – A.
Jack tells Hastings they have to call President Taylor – A.
Hassan arrives at Samir’s hideout – A.
Samir’s scientist tells CTU is looking for Hassan – A.
Samir says Hassan will die – A.
Samir asks Hassan if he recognizes him – A.
Hassan does – A.
Hassan says Samir betrayed the country – A.
Samir continues to look like Jim Rome – A.
Hassan says he still believes in the peace agreement – A.
Hassan asks Samir to stop the madness – A.
Samir slaps him – A.
Samir says Hassan will read a statement, apologize and renounce the peace agreement – A.
Samir says Hassan will be tortured – A.
Samir gives him a shot. – A.
President Taylor visits Ethan Kanin in the hospital and signs the immunity agreement for Dana Walsh – F.
Ethan is alive – A.
President Taylor briefs him on what’s going on and he tells her without Hassan, the peace process is dead – A.
Arlo is confused about Dana – B.
Cole is angry about Dana – A.
Hastings reinstates Cole and tells him Dana is briefing the operation to rescue Hassan – A.
Dana tells Jack what’s going with Hassan – A.
Cole and Dana lock eyes – F.
Hassan sits and gets tasered – A.
Samir wants Hassan to read a statement – A.
Samir wants Hassan to atone for his sins – A.
Hassan refuses – A.
Hassan is tasered again – A.
Jim Rome looks pissed – A.
Samir says read the statement or he’ll cut pieces off his body – A.
Hassan says the peace will stick – A.
Samir says no – A.
Samir wants to give another shot – A.
Samir’s men tells him not to go on with the torture – A.
Samir stops it and has them prepare the internet feed and carry out his sentence – A.
President Taylor is briefed on CTU’s rescue mission – A.
President Taylor tells Kayla and Dalia the US is doing all it can to save Hassan – A.
President Taylor sees the internet feed – C.
Chloe is seeing the feed and looking at where it’s coming from – A.
Jack is told where the men are – A.
Hastings tells Jack to hurry to save Hassan – A.
Jack puts the operation into motion – A.
Jack talks to Renee and has her promise that she’ll be behind her and do everything he says – A.
Jack’s men are ready and so are the snipers – A.
Two men are shot by the snipers – A.
Jack and his team get ready to invade – A.
Renee goes in first – A.
Jack goes in and and kills a guard – A.
Jack, Renee and the team continue to go in as the internet feed continues – A.
An audio technician finds the apartment – A.
Jack picks the lock – A.
Jack goes in and a child is there and her mother – A.
Renee kills the driver of the car that took Hassan to the location – A.
Jack kills two men – A.
They find Hassan with his throat slashed while the internet feed continues to run – A.
Jack says the statement was prerecorded and Hassan was dead before they got there – A.
President Taylor is stunned – A.
Taylor has to tell Dalia and Kayla that Hassan is dead – A.
Silent clock – A.
Overall grade – A, 93. One of 24′s best.
Opening Sequence: Sunrise in Manhattan – A.
Kanin is barely hanging on – F.
Rob Weiss locks him Ethan in his office – F.
General Brucker refuses to get Ethan Kanin help despite Weiss’ pleas – F.
President Taylor wants Weiss and Ethan to read a draft of a speech – A.
General Brucker gives the President some casualty figures – B.
President Hassan is feeling guilty about the exchange – A.
Jack puts the Elite Team member into an elevator shaft – A.
While Renee has distracted Jack, President Hassan knocks him out and pulls a gun on Renee – A.
President Hassan decides to give himself to the IRK to prevent the bomb from going off – A.
Dalia and Kayla are put in the shaft – A.
Jack tries to warn President Hassan and leaves with the Elite team agent – A.
President Hassan and the Elite team member go into an SUV – A.
The member calls General Brucker and tells him that Hassan came with him voluntarily – A.
General Brucker is distresssed – A.
Brucker doesn’t care about Kanin – F.
Weiss calls Samir and Hassan is patched through to him – A.
Weiss and Brucker realize they may have been had – F.
Tarin is with the bomb ready to go off – A.
The time ticks down to 0:00 – A.
Silent sequences and Tarin is called by Samir to stop the bomb at 0:07 – A.
Jack tries to break out of the shaft – A.
Chloe tells Hastings that the bomb has not gone off – A.
Jack calls Chloe – A.
Jack tells Chloe about President Hassan giving him up and wants to call President Taylor – A.
Dana looks at Chloe to see what’s going on, but Chloe tells her nothing – A.
Jack has Renee take Dalia and Kayla to the Air Force Base – A.
President Taylor wants to know why the bomb went off – A.
Jack tells President Taylor what happened – A.
Jack tells President Taylor to contact CTU if she finds out what happened with Brucker – A.
Chloe tells Jack where Hassan was headed – A.
Jack steals a car – A.
Hassan is transported to the exchange point – A.
Tarin is nervous – A.
Tarin calls President Hassan – A.
President Hassan recognizes him – A.
Tarin wants to talk to the Elite Team member Bishop and gives him instructions – A.
Bishop leaves the car and the keys in the ignition – A.
Tarin tells Bishop to walk across the street – A.
Tarin tells Bishop to stop and pick up some keys while Tarin gets into the SUV with Hassan and drives off – A.
President Taylor finds out General Brucker and Weiss betrayed her – A.
Bishop finds a parked van in an alley and discovers the bomb – A.
Weiss and Brucker are arrested – A.
President Taylor slaps Weiss – A.
Taylor demands to know where Hassan is – A.
Weiss is being told he’ll be charged with treason and she’ll throw the switch himself – A.
Weiss is texted that the bomb is on 93rd & Amsterdam.
Hastings tells CTU that the bomb was discovered and the plot on Hassan – A.
Dana tries to leave to call Samir, but Chloe stops her – A.
A robot goes to disarm the bomb – A.
Bishop tells Jack they saved Manhattan – F.
Jack says Bishop betrayed the country – A.
Hastings tells Jack that President Taylor wants him to recover Hassan – A.
Dana sees Cole and uses it as an excuse to call Tarin – F.
But Cole is too close and she hangs up – F.
She tells Cole that the probation officer left – F.
Cole still likes Dana – F
Hassan tries to talk Tarin out of taking him to Samir – A.
Tarin is committed to the cause – B.
Tarin says Hassan will be executed – A.
Hassan cries – A.
President Taylor waits while Ethan is taken out on a gurney – A.
President is informed that Mrs. Hassan and Kayla have arrived – A.
She invites them to monitor the rescue effort – A.
President Taylor tells Renee that she’s glad she’s back – A.
Renee tells President Taylor she’d rather be back at CTU – A.
President Taylor shakes Renee’s hand – A.
Renee heads back to CTU – A.
Cole tells Jack an ambush point has been set up – A.
Cole says all points have been covered – A.
Dana creates a diversion and goes into the server to take the satellites down – F.
Arlo finds her – A.
Arlo asks her why things keep going down – A.
Arlo asks Dana why she’s looking a map of Manhattan – A.
Arlo checks up on her – A.
Dana gets a chord and right as Dana is about to choke him, Chloe calls and ask him back to the floor – A.
Dana calls Tarin – F.
Dana gives him an exit – F.
Cole asks where Dana was – F.
Shooters are ready to take out Tarin – A.
Jack is approaching fast – A.
Hassan knows CTU is following them – A.
Tarin keeps looking over his shoulder – A.
Hassan tells him to give up – A.
Tarin makes a turn and goes into a parking garage – A.
Jack blocks the exit – A.
Tarin tries to doubleback – A.
Jack chases Tarin – A.
Tarin goes to the roof – A.
Jack continues to chase but is blocked by a random car – A.
Tarin drives off the roof – A.
Tarin is dead but Hassan is gone – A.
Hassan was given to another car and was drugged and put in the trunk – A.
Jack calls Renee and tells her that there was someone in CTU who gave Tarin the info – A.
Jack tells her to talk to Chloe and no one else – A.
The car carrying Hassan leaves the garage – A.
Overall grade: B+, 89.
We’re getting better.
Now that we have the Dana mess taken care of and we know she’s the mole, the show has ramped up, although I want someone to kick the living tar out of Rob Weiss for killing Ethan Kanin. Well, he’s not dead, but the man is suffering a heart attack and General Brucker (the great Michael Gaston who also played Gray Anderson in Jericho) tried to thwart President Taylor who refused to hand over President Hassan to the IRK. Very good episode. Here’s the promo for next week. Looks damn good too. “Tick tock, Mr. Bauer.”
I think that “Tick tock, Mr. Bauer. You’re running out of time,” was a joke put in by the writers. Had to have been. And President Logan is back? Hmmm. Is Martha far behind? Looking forward to it.
Sequence: Helicopters comb the river and Jack and Renee get ready to go into Manhattan – A.
Ortiz tells Hastings that a cab with Samir’s men left a location heading into Manhattan – B.
Chloe finds the cab – A.
Cole hears Arlo tell of the location – A.
Dana tells Samir what’s going on and instructs him where to go – F.
Dana disables the satellite tracking Samir – A.
Samir is able to get away and Dana tells her to blend in with cab traffic on 9th Avenue – A.
CTU has lost Samir’s taxi – C.
Hastings tells President Taylor the nuclear rods are in Manhattan – A.
Ethan Kanin (where has he been?) can’t believe it – C.
Hastings says he can’t guarantee the safety of New York – C.
Rob Weiss yells (I don’t trust him) – D.
President Taylor wants to talk to Jack – A.
Jack talks with Cole and they discuss Chloe – B.
President Taylor wants Jack to help evacuate President Hassan and his family – A.
Jack tries to refuse but President Taylor insists – A.
Jack wants Renee to stay put at the pier, but she insists on coming along. I love Renee. I want to marry Renee Walker – A. Just kidding about the marrying part, but her character is tremendous.
Samir gets out of the cab and finds out the rods have to be installed into the device and the bomb will be set to go- A.
Tarin will drive the weapon into Manhattan – A.
Jack and Renee arrive at the UN to evacuate President Hassan and his family – A.
Jack goes to see President Hassan – A.
President Hassan meets Jack – A.
President Hassan hoped to march down 5th Avenue for a parade – A.
Jack says President Taylor hopes so – A.
At a briefing, General Brucker tells President Taylor he’s ready for a response – B.
Kanin says no – A.
Samir calls into President Taylor – C.
Samir says he’s ready to launch a dirty bomb over Manhattan – B.
Samir says he wants President Taylor to turn over Hassan to him to prevent a dirty bomb – A. Ho! That’s an interesting demand.
President Taylor refuses – A.
Weiss says President Taylor should consider to turn over Hassan. What? – C.
Kanin says no – A.
Weiss says it should be considered – C.
General Brucker says the President has a viable option in the room – C.
President Taylor scolds everyone for even considering to cave into the terrorists’ demand – A.
President Taylor yells at the room telling them if the bomb goes off, America will rise and pick itself up because that’s what Americans do – A.
Dana approaches Chloe to have her forward some of the police road block information – F.
Samir talks to Dana and says he’s certain President Taylor will give up Hassan – F.
General Brucker tells Weiss he wants to “accidentally” give up Hassan covertly – F.
Brucker tells Weiss he wants his cooperation for the good of the country – D.
Brucker wants to use the 4th Nuremburg Principle, it’s the moral obligation to disobey a Presidential order in case of certain situations – D.
Weiss says it’s Sedition, but he considers it – C.
At CTU, Chloe sends the NYPD road block info to Dana – F.
Hastings informs CTU about the dirty bomb – B.
Hastings says CTU is the last line of defense for their loved ones and wants the staff to find the bomb – A.
Dana sends the road block info to Samir and he relays it to Tarin – A.
Tarin is driving the dirty bomb to the middle of a neighborhood – B.
Weiss and General Brucker head into Kanin’s office to look up the evacuation route info and finds that Jack Bauer is involved in the evacuation – C.
Brucker will call an elite team and says Jack Bauer won’t stand a chance – B.
Kanin walks in to find Weiss and Brucker checking the computer – B.
Brucker sets up a lie, but Kanin does not believe it – A.
Kanin wants to leave, but Brucker won’t let it happen – A.
Kanin realizes what’s going on and tries to call Jack, but Brucker intercepts and takes the phone – B.
Kanin gets a heart attack – B.
Brucker won’t let Weiss call for an ambulance – C.
Jack and Renee start to escort President Hassan and his family out of the UN – A.
Jack tries to call back Kanin, but can’t reach him – A.
General Brucker calls the elite team to ambush Hassan – B.
Jack knows something’s up and tells Renee – A.
Jack sees the vehicle ahead, but the elite team is ready to ambush them – B.
Kanin is dying, but a secretary knocks at his door. Weiss answers and the secretary tells him that Jack is waiting for him – A.
Weiss answers the phone and tries to delay then hangs up – D.
Jack sensing something’s up turns around – A.
The elite team starts shooting – A.
Jack shoots back – A.
FIREFIGHT – A+++++++
Jack has Renee take them back to the UN – A.
Secret Service Agents are being taken out by the elite team – B.
Secret Service Agent tells Jack to go back with President Hassan – A.
Jack catches up with Hassan who wants to help the agents, but Jack tells him they’re buying time for him – A.
Weiss sees Kanin dying on the couch and does nothing to help him – F.
Hassan wants a gun, but Jack says no – B.
Kayla falls down, slowing everyone down – A.
Jack gives President Hassan a gun – A.
Jack and Renee head back and sets off tear gas – A.
The team walks into the cloud and Jack picks two off – A.
Renee Picks off one – A.
Jack picks off another – A.
Jack throws more tear gas – A.
Jack has Renee cover him as he goes to higher ground to pick them off from behind – A.
Jack gets hit from behind, but Hassan shoots a guy dead. Cool!!! – A.
Jack finds out the team is American and finds that General Brucker sent them – A.
Kanin is dying – F.
Tarin is waiting for instructions – C.
A phone call comes into Dana – F.
It’s Samir and finds that Hassan has not been given over – B.
Samir calls Tarin and tells him to start the countdown and stay with the bomb – A.
Tarin is not happy – B.
Samir really looks like Jim Rome – C.
Tarin starts the clock starting at 15 minutes – A.
Overall grade – B, 85. Good episode, but Rob Weiss is the new Dana.
As one of my all-time favorite shows comes to end this season, I give you some links reacting to the announcement that came today from multiple sources via Twitter, including former Director Jon Cassar, who broke the news first. Then Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe) came out with her own Tweet to announce the end of the show which has lasted eight wonderful seasons. Only one season of the eight was under the high quality that the series had set for so long.
Let’s now bring some reaction to end of the show which premiered right after 9/11 occurred in 2001.
James Hibberd of the Hollywood Reporter says the series finale airs in May.
James also talks with Executive Producer and showrunner Howard Gordon about what’s in store for the franchise.
Lynette Rice of Entertainment Weekly talks with star Kiefer Sutherland who states that a 9th season on NBC was not an option for the show.
Brian Stelter of the New York Times says 24 represented the times we lived in.
Mike Hale of the Times writes the time has come for the show to end.
Denise Martin and Maria Elena Fernandez of the Los Angeles Times says while the cast knew the end was near, many of the crew reacted emotionally.
Michael Schneider at Variety says not only is a movie in the works, but perhaps a series spinoff.
And here is the last live blog my Twitter trophy wife Amanda Rykoff wrote for Hour 13 of this season.
That will do it for this post. Sorry to see the series end, but it had to come and better to go while the series is still doing decently.
The series finale is scheduled for May 24 (quite appropriately).
This just in from former 24 Director Jon Cassar who is still connected to the show.
“News from the 24 set,the crew has been told that 24 has come to an end. There will b no season 9. Its been a great run, thanx all 4 watching”
So the season finale in May will also be the series finale. After 8 seasons, the crew can now concentrate on a movie franchise.
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This looks quite awesome. The episodes are ramping up. Now we know Dana’s a baddie and is a turncoat, it’s time for Jack Bauer to shoot her dead.
Don’t forget, 24 airs Monday night at 9 East/West, 8 Central and Mountain on Fox.
Opening Sequence: CTU is damaged by the EMP driven in by Kayla – A.
Arlo tells Hastings that the drones flying over New York will eventually crash – A.
Hastings tells Dana Walsh he will drive Kayla to the United Nations so she can reunited with the Hassans – B.
He also tells Dingbat Dana that she’ll assemble the division heads and get assessment reports – A.
Jack calls Bill Holden at NSA about the IRK Splinter Cell and wants to get surveillance on the van – A.
Bill tells all satellites have been diverted to CTU, but CTU is down – B.
Bill is instructed to look for them through traffic cams – A.
Cole realizes that with NSA shutting down the bridge and tunnel traffic, the only way to get in is through the Cross East River – A.
Samir meets with his men and find CTU is down – A.
Samir explains to Tarin that using Kayla was the only way to get the nuclear rods into the city – A.
Hastings tells Kayla to ID the terrorists working with Tarin – A.
She refuses – F.
Hastings tells Kayla that Tarin is alive and staged her escape – A.
Kayla is confused – C.
Samir is getting ready to bring the rods into the city – A.
Jack’s SUV is spotted by Samir’s men – A.
Cole finds Samir’s men through infrared – A.
Jack realizes they’re about to be attacked – A.
The car is shot at – A.
FIREFIGHT!!!!!!!!! – A+++++++++
Samir’s men recognizes on CTU agent and Jack – A.
They’ll engage Jack in a firefight while Samir leaves – A.
Cole sees them leave through infrared – A.
They can’t warn NSA – C.
Jack finds a hardwired emergency phone and tells Agent Owen to go to the phone – A.
Arlo tells Hastings of the casualties at CTU – A.
Hastings discovers NSA has arrived. That was quick – A.
Frank Haynham of NSA is introduced to Hastings – A
Haynham is a jerk – F.
Dana finds that Chloe is trying to get the CTU servers up and Chloe’s snark is back – A.
Chloe is told Haynham needs help – A.
Chloe tells Hastings to look for Jack, but he refuses. Jerk – C.
Chloe tells Haynham how to get CTU’s servers up and running faster – A.
Haynham tells Chloe to get out – F.
Haynham is a jerk – F.
Chloe then calls Renee and tells her about Jack – A.
Renee tells Chloe she has to do what she has to do – A.
Renee to the rescue – A.
Renee is fucking awesome!! – A++++
Dana goes to speak with Bill Prady. He’s still there? – A.
Dana tells Prady that everything has been erased – F.
Prady leaves – F.
Chloe goes to Haynham and tells him she needs to get the servers done her way – A.
Haynham says no – F.
Chloe pulls a gun and kicks him out – A+++++
The firefight continues – A.
Samir’s men are about to surround Jack and Agent Owen – A.
Jack has them go out to the phone behind the armor – A.
One CTU agent tries to run and is hit. Idiot. He didn’t listen to Jack – F.
Owens runs out to get him – F.
Jack and Cole have to cover him – A.
Owen is hit – F.
The other agent dies – C.
Owen is about to too – C.
Kayla is brought to the Hassans – A.
Dalia is happy to see her – A.
Kayla hugs Omar – A.
She apologizes for not believing him about Tarin – A.
Dalia tells Omar to be strong – A.
Haynham brings Hastings down to get to get into the server room – A.
Choe is hotwiring the system when she hears the drilling – C.
They get in – F.
Hastings decides to listen to Chloe – A.
Dana disagrees – A.
Chloe tells Hastings she needs 10 minutes – A.
Hastings gives her ten minutes. Way to go Hastings – A++++++
Haynham is a jerk – F.
Bill Prady is back and wants to speak with Hastings stunning Dana. What? – F.
Chloe works to get CTU’s servers back up – A.
Chloe turns the servers on and they start booting up, but one circuit fries, but the computers and satellite uplink is up – A.
Hastings puts Haynham in his place. Hastings is growing a backbone – A.
Owen is dead – D.
Jack tells Cole that he’ll draw fire for Cole to make the phone call – A.
Jack tells Hastings to ensure that Renee won’t be brought back in. Too late – B.
Jack takes out two men – A.
Jack is hit – B.
RENEE SHOOTS ONE MAN DEAD!!!! – A++++
Cole makes the call to CTU – A.
Renee runs to Jack and helps him out – A.
Chloe’s computer is back up and Arlo sends a NYPD helicopter to look along the NY shoreline for the rods – A.
Hastings tells Chloe good work – A.
Chloe cuts him off saying she’s not good with praise. HA! – A.
NYPD helicopter leaves with Cole – A.
Dana looks for holding and Bill Prady – F.
She finds him – F.
Prady is on to Dana – F.
Prady pressures Dana to come clean – F.
Dana kicks and then strangles Prady?????????????? In CTU???? WTF???? Holy frijoles!!! – B?
Dana hides Prady’s body? – A.
Dana then calls Samir. She’s the mole? – A.
She goes back out into CTU. Wow. Nina redeux. – A
Samir, Tarin and the men drive off from a storage area where the rods are – A.
Overall grade – B, 86. Good episode. Now with the Dana Walsh storyline taking a turn, let’s hope the episodes reach A grades.
Opening Sequence: Hastings informs CTU that Tarin Faroush is the threat – A.
Hastings wants protocols set up and Chloe tells him that Dana is the best at setting them up. Chloe? – C.
Kayla tries to find a window to get out and starts opening it – B.
Tarin suspects something is up – B.
Tarin gets a phone call from Samir telling him that Marcos may have gave him up and to get going … and bring Kayla with him – B.
Jack is on his way to the hotel – A.
Dana sends him the hotel schematics – B.
Jack coordinates the hotel perimeter with a Sgt. Amos of the NYPD – A.
Tarin tells Kayla to hurry, but she stalls him. Kayla is hot. – A.
Tarin looks outside and sees police coming towards the hotel – A.
He breaks the door of the bathroom and takes Kayla out – A.
Chloe sees the movement and tells Jack – A.
Sgt. Amos goes into the hotel against Jack’s orders – B.
Sgt. Amos and his men get shot – B.
Tarin takes a downed officer’s walkie-talkie and temporarily fools Jack – B.
But Jack figures it out and informs the police outside, but Tarin hears it – C.
Tarin gets out of the hotel, but Samir’s men shoot the police – B.
Tarin, Kayla and Samir’s man head into a tunnel with a stolen cab – A.
Jack and Cole are on pursuit – A.
Jack and Cole find the cab and order the driver to get out – A.
But the cab is empty – A.
Jack and Cole head to the United Nations to meet with Hassan – B.
Samir is informed that Tarin has Kayla – A.
Samir calls his scientist to inform that he’ll get the nuclear rods – A.
Chloe tells Hastings what’s up – B.
Dana sees Kevin’s parole officer, Bill Prady – F.
Prady tells Dana that he’s looking for Kevin and shows her him picture – F.
Dana tells Prady he met Kevin at a bar – F.
Prady then shows her a picture of the late Nick Coughlin and Dana says she never saw him – F.
Prady what asks happened – F.
But Dana tells Prady she had sex with Kevin and says she’s embarrassed over the escapade as she’s getting married – F. This storyline is dragging down what had been a great episode. End this MF’ing storyline!
Dana tries to put him off, but he insists on staying at CTU – F.
Jack and Cole tell President Hassan that Kayla is gone – A.
Dalia blames CTU for their missing daughter – D.
Jack and Cole tell them they’ll do everything to get her back – C.
Kayla is taken to a hideout where Samir tells her that her father is a traitor and is gagged – B.
Dalia gets a call on her cell phone and Jack tells her to keep the man on the other end on as long as possible – B.
Samir is on the other end and talks to President Hassan – B.
Samir tells Hassan that he wants “File 33″ – B.
Hassan says he doesn’t know what that is – B.
Samir transmit an IP address and they see Kayla on a website – A.
Samir makes his request again and then puts a plastic bag over Kayla’s head – A.
Hassan then says he’ll get it – A.
Hastings asks Hassan what “File 33″ is – B.
Hassan has his head of security show them what “File 33″ is – B.
Hassan looks at a laptop and shows them that is a confidential intelligence file on all US anti-nuclear defenses – A.
Hastings wants to know where Hassan got it – A.
Jack tells Hassan that he can’t give out that file – A.
Dalia yells at Jack – F.
Chloe tells Jack that Arlo may have located the signal from the “F” subway train stop near the Williamsburg Bridge – B (I need my NYC readers to let me know the authenticity of this stop)
Cole and Jack head to the location – A.
Jack tells Hassan to stall the terrorists and CTU will give Samir a fake file – B.
Tarin takes Kayla to another room and looks into her eyes – B.
She asks him why he betrayed her – A.
Tarin leaves her tied to a chair – A.
Tarin pleads with Samir not to kill Kayla – C.
Samir tells Tarin to stay strong – A.
Kayla looks angrily at Tarin – A.
Chloe wants to know what’s up with the search – B.
Arlo sees that Bill Prady is walking around CTU – F.
Prady suspects that something is up with the robbery that Kevin conducted – F.
Prady continues to pump Dana for information – F.
Prady wants Dana to give him the surveillance on the robbery – F.
Cole gets a call from Dana – F.
She says Prady is on to her – F.
Dana says goodbye to Cole – F.
Jack tells Cole to get his head in the game – A.
Hassan says he has to do something to save Kayla, but can’t stall Samir – C.
Dalia says he can and will – B.
Tarin cuts the restraints off Kayla – A.
Kayla pleads with Tarin – A.
Kayla says she knows Tarin loves her – A.
Samir is ready as the deadline approaches – A.
Tarin escapes with Kayla – A.
Tarin takes out one of his men – A.
Tarin runs with Kayla to a car – A.
Tarin is almost ambushed, but takes out one man – A.
But Samir shoots Tarin dead – A.
Kayla drives the car away from a shooting Samir – A.
President and Dalia Hassan see the website and don’t see Kayla – B.
Hastings wonders what’s up – B.
Dana gets call from Kayla – A.
Kayla is patched through to Jack – A.
She describes where she was held – A.
Chloe tells Jack the hideout was at an abandoned bank – B.
Chloe instructs Kayla where to drive – A.
Jack and Cole reach the hideout – B.
Jack gets to the safe where Kayla was held and find it abandoned – B.
Cole and Jack continue to survey the area – A.
Jack finds a tunnel system in the bank – A.
Chloe tells Jack there are three exits – B.
Samir is seen escaping through a manhole – B.
Arlo spots them and says there are four hostiles – A.
Samir looks a lot like Jim Rome – A.
Hastings tells Dana good work, but Prady is still hovering around – F.
Jack and Cole follow Samir – A.
Chloe finds that Tarin is still alive – A.
Samir tells Tarin that Kayla will die for a good cause – A.
Chloe tells Jack that Tarin is alive – A.
Jack figures out that Kayla is driving car bomb towards CTU – A.
Kayla gets out of the car – A.
The bomb is in the back seat – A.
The bomb goes off shutting down CTU’s computers – A.
Jack says CTU is now shut down and they’ll have to go after the terrorists blindly – A
Overall grade – B, 85. Without this stupid Dana storyline, the grade could have been a solid A.
This breaking now, it appears that Fox and the producers of 24 have agreed that this will be the last season for one of the best shows of the last decade. Premiering after 9/11, the show mirrored the times we lived in, under terrorist threat and an entirely new world.
USA Today says the show will end in May.
Michael Schneider of Variety says escalating costs and declining ratings this season brought the show to an end. The Variety story says it appears that 24 may continue as a movie franchise which would be absolutely fine with me.
There will be more stories coming out tomorrow morning. So with Lost coming to an end and 24 closing up shop this season, two of my favorite shows are leaving the airwaves. This leaves me with The Amazing Race and Damages.
This is the first time I’ve seen Fox actually break down a promo at certain times of an episode. If you look closely, there is a major spoiler at the :25 second mark. I’ve known about this spoiler for a few weeks thanks to a random tweet and it was confirmed by the promo below. If you want to avoid spoilers, don’t click play. This is interesting.
This looks good.
Opening sequence: Marcos is inside the hyperbaric chamber trying to set off the bomb manually – A.
Marcos sets off the activation sequence – B.
Owen tells Jack is about to set off the bomb manually – A.
Jack orders the intercom to the chamber back on line – B.
Jack wants stuff from Chloe on Marcos – A.
Chloe finds that Marcos’ father is from the IRK and a professor radicalized him – A.
Jack finds that the mother is American and living in East Harlem???? – C.
Hastings wants all radiation censors up and running to find the nuclear rods – B.
Cole and Dana return to CTU – F.
Dana wants Cole to be pissed at her – F. I’ll be pissed at her, ok?
Hastings is pissed at Dana and Cole – A.
Hastings assigns Dana and Cole back to the situation – F. He should have fired their asses.
Dana had time to change her clothes – F.
Samir calls his men to find out Marcos’ progress – A.
Samir grabs the nuclear rods – A.
Chloe is frustrated at Dana and actually gives words of support. CHLOE?? – A.
Chloe talks to Arlo and says he’s sorry that he had to reveal the situation to Cole – B.
Arlo sexually harasses Dana – F.
Marcos continues to work on the bomb – A.
Owen tells Jack the intercom in the chamber is working – A.
Jack goes in to talk to Marcos – A.
Jack tells Marcos that President Taylor will have to retaliate for the dirty bomb – A.
Marcos spouts IRK rhetoric – A.
Marcos says he’s ready to die – A.
Marcos stops talking to Jack and works on setting the bomb off – A.
Tarin and Kayla bask in the the afterglow – C.
Kayla is glistening – B.
Tarin talks about defecting and not being able to provide Kayla with the good life – D.
Kayla ignores his mother’s call – D.
Her mother leaves a message and returns to the UN to be with Omar Hassan – B.
Dalia yells at Hassan – C.
Hassan apologizes to her – B.
They embrace – B.
Cole arrives at Marcos’ mother’s apartment – B.
Cole finds out that she’s heading out so he convinces her to go to the hospital to stop Marcos – A.
Not included in the grade, Victoria’s Secret “I Love My Body” Ad – A++++++
Dana goes to see Hastings and tells her that Cole has nabbed Marcos’ mother – D.
She apologizes to Hastings – D.
Hastings scolds her and says he doesn’t want to lose Cole and Dana – D.
Dana leaves – D.
Dana is called by Kevin’s probation officer and wants to meet with her – C.
Dana now talks with him and gives him her address – D. Why is this storyline still going?
Marcos continues to work on the bomb – A.
Cole brings Marcos’ mother to the hospital – A.
Jack explains to her the situation – B.
Cole is now called by Dana – F.
Dana panics and Cole tells her to perpetuate the lie – F.
Jack tells Marcos’ mom that her son is working to the IRK – A.
Jack appeals to her to get Marcos to open the door to the hyperbaric chamber – A.
She speaks to Marcos through the intercom – B.
Samir is told Marcos’ mother has arrived – A.
Marcos is surprised to see her – A.
Marcos’ mom asks Marcos why he’s doing this – B.
Marcos’ mom continues to appeal to him to stop – B.
Chloe sees that someone has tapped into the hospital security feed – A.
Chloe tells Jack that the surveillance feed has been compromised – B.
Marcos’ mom tells him that she’ll do everything to fight the charges – A.
Marcos says no, but he’s going to set off the bomb – A.
The feed is cut off to the IRK – A.
Jack tells Marcos that he’s going to take his mother to the blast site to expose her to the radiation – A.
Jack tells Marcos that his mother will die a hard death – A.
Jack plays guilt card – A.
Jack makes Marcos look at him – A.
Jack tells Marcos what happens to his mother will be because of him – A. Wow. Intense.
Marcos puts the detonator down – A.
Marcos opens the door – A.
Jack tries to disarm the bomb – A.
Samir is wants the failsafe armed – A.
The failsafe is set off – A.
Marcos tells Jack that Tarin is the mole in Hassan’s government – A.
Jack can’t disarm the bomb and throws Marcos into the chamber and shuts the door – A.
The bomb goes off – A.
Jack tells Hastings that he needs to talk to Hassan – A.
Hassan calls NYPD to tell them about Kayla – B.
Hassan gets a call from Jack Bauer – A.
Jack tells Hassan that Tarin was a co-conspirator – A.
Hassan says Jack that Tarin is with his daughter – A.
Jack says Tarin is the only lead – A.
Dalia calls Kayla and this time she picks up – A.
Kayla refuses to believe that Tarin is bad – B.
She tells Dalia where they are – A.
Kayla hangs up the phone – A.
Tarin says they have to get going – A.
Kayla stalls – A.
Tarin is suspicious – B.
Jack and Cole are getting ready to go the hotel where Tarin and Kayla are – A.
Overall grade, a very strong B+, 88.
Opening sequence: Kayla goes to see Taryn – C.
Kayla says she told President Hassan about them – D.
Taryn tells Bashir will help him escape and get him to get political asylum – C.
Taryn wants Kayla to go with him – C.
Dana tells Cole to leave the scene – F.
Cole tells Dana that they’re going to clean the scene and get out of this – F.
Hastings tells President Taylor that they’re going to get Farhad – B.
Hastings informs the President and Chief of Staff Rob Weiss that Farhad’s men turned against him and are going to use the rods to construct a dirty bomb – B.
Hastings says he needs access to President Hassan’s intelligence files and President Taylor decides to go meet with him – A.
After she leaves, Hastings gets a backbone and tells Rob Weiss he’s dropping criminal charges against Renee and for him to get out of his way. FINALLY, HASTINGS!!! – A.
Weiss gets pissed – A.
Jack tells Owen and the team about what they’re going to do to get Farhad out – A.
An injured Farhad calls and tells Jack that he’s being pursued and to hurry – A.
President Taylor meets with President Hassan – A.
She informs him about Farhad and asks him for his intelligence files – A.
President Hassan says it’s a breach of his security – A.
President Taylor says if he doesn’t turn the files over, she will attack his country – A.
Hassan tells her that she’ll get the files – A.
Taryn is using a key given him to get loose – A.
Taryn points a gun at Nabil and gets out in NYC to escape – A
President Hassan calls one of the agents and Taryn instructs them to handcuff themselves – A.
Hassan tells one of his men to give CTU the intelligence files – A.
Kayla is leaving and Taryn calls – B.
He tells her to meet him at a hotel – C.
Hastings calls Farhad and tells him to stay put – A.
But Farhad is stupid, runs and is shot – F.
Jack arrives at the warehouse – A.
Jack gets the intelligence files downloaded to a computer – A.
The guy who shot Farhad tries to get out of the area – A.
Jack orders Farhad stabilized – A.
Jack asks a dying Farhad to identify pictures – A.
Farhad is dying – C.
President Taylor meets with her security team and finds out what the dirty bomb would do to NYC – C.
President Taylor is informed that the UN may be a target the building should be evacuated – A.
One of agents has found Nabil who informs President Hassan that Taryn escaped and called Kayla – B.
President Hassan calls Kayla who ignores his call – B.
Kayla finds Taryn – C.
Taryn tells Kayla that he’s gotten a lawyer who will help them defect – B.
Jack is told Farhad is dead – B.
Jack tells Hastings and Hastings says, “DAMMIT” – A.
Jack then tells Hastings to use Farhad as dead bait to lure the terrorists to a hospital so CTU can nab them – A.
Chloe says they can use the intelligence files to help them identify the men in case they come – A.
Cole and Dana clean up the crime scene – F.
They dump Kevin into a nearby swamp – F.
Dana looks at him lovingly – F.
Dana asks Cole about them – F.
They dump Nick into the swamp – F.
Samir sees that Farhad is alive – A.
Ali the shooter comes in and doesn’t understand – B.
Ali says he’ll go back and get the job done – A.
Samir says to send one of their American accomplices, Marcus – A.
In the back of a truck at a hideout, Marcus then calls his mom (Mare Winningham!) and tells her to leave New York and go to Aunt Shelly’s – C.
Samir tells Marcus it’s time – B.
Jack says they need to keep the ruse up for Farhad and make him look alive – A.
Hastings says the report has been released – A.
Jack assures young Agent Owen that he’ll be ok. That means Owen will die – A. 56 4720 84
President Taylor is informed that the delegates will be evacuated – A.
President Hassan enters the room and requests that Farhan’s remains be sent back home for proper burial – A.
He tells President Taylor that he’ll remain at the UN as Kayla is missing and ran off with Taryn – B.
She understands – B.
The ambulance carrying the dead Farhad turns into the hospital – A.
Facial recognition is being used to scan the hospital – B.
Marcus arrives in the parking lot – B.
He’s ready to detonate a suicide bomb – C.
Renee calls Jack and says she’s been released – A.
Jack tells her that he did what he had to do because Renee did nothing wrong – A.
Jack tells Renee that he wants to be with her – A.
Jack is told that facial recognition picked up Marcos – A.
Jack asks Chloe to scramble a detonator – A.
Jack contacts Owen and tells him to stall Marcos, but he’s nervous – A.
Owen confronts Marcos and gives up his weapon and brings him inside the hospital – C.
President Hassan calls Dalia and tells her about Kayla – B.
He asks Dalia to call Kayla – B.
Owen takes Marcos inside and they walk through the halls of the hospital – B.
Chloe tells Jack she cannot disarm the detonator unless she sees it – A.
Jack instructs Owen to get Marcos to show the weapon through the surveillance – B.
Owen gets Marcos to show it – A.
Chloe is scanning to get the frequency and gets it – A.
They enter the room and Marcos tries to detonate the bomb, but it won’t go off – A.
Marcos shoots a dead Farhad – A.
As Jack enters the room, Marcos jumps out a window – A.
Marcos then escapes and locks himself into a pressure chamber – B.
Marcos calls Samir and tells him it was a trap – A.
Samir calls and tells him to set off the bomb manually – A.
Jack tries to talk to Marcos, but he knocks out the communication in the chamber – A.
Much better. This gets an 86, solid B.
Because I attended an HBO screening last Monday, I did not see last week’s 24 episode so tonight, we’re doubling up on episodes. I have not seen this episode so I’m going to grade in real time.
Opening sequence: Josef arrives at Farhad’s hideout with the rods - B.
Jack calls Chloe to trace Bazhaev’s call to his son – B.
Jack tries to convince Josef to turn himself in – A.
Josef refuses and tells Jack about Oleg – A.
Bazhaev pleads with Josef to turn over the rods – B.
Josef considers the offer – B.
Josef gets shot by Farhad’s men – A.
Chloe can’t lock in, but gets a general idea of where Josef is – C.
Farhad’s men talk about where they’re bringing the rods, but Josef’s phone picks everything up – A.
Jack brings Bazhaev back to CTU – A.
Chloe is able to identify Farhad’s voice – A.
Chloe tells Jack that Renee is at CTU Medical where people go to die – B.
Chloe patches Jack through to Renee and he informs her that he lost the rods – A.
Jack assures Renee she acted in self defense by killing Vladi and did the right thing – A.
Renee asks Jack about what he meant that she had him – A.
Jack says it’s meant like it sounds – A.
Hastings takes a call from Rob Weiss and tells Hastings to find a scapegoat – C.
Weiss tells Hastings to blame it all on Renee Walker – F.
Ortiz gets a call from Arlo and he finds Dana – F.
Ortiz wants to find Dana. C’mon, man! She’s bad news! – F.
Dana follows Kevin to a park where the idiot is with some woman – F.
Hastings wans to know where Dana is – F.
Kristin Smith from the Justice Department arrives at CTU to interview Renee – F.
Hastings is not happy that Renee is being hung out to dry – A.
Kristin wants no surveillance – F.
Chloe is about to have Renee sign her statement – A.
Kristin walks in and Hastings has Chloe leave – F.
Farhad tries to get the rods out of the country – A.
Farhad’s van arrives at a warehouse where one of his men says they can’t get the rods out of the country and wants to use the rods as a weapon – A.
Farhad’s man tells him America will always be their enemy and they need to make them fear their country – A.
Farhad agrees – A.
A forklift unloads the rods – A.
Kristin continues to interrogate Renee – C.
Kristin then turns around and wants to know why Renee stabbed Vladi 15 times – F.
Kristin wants Renee to tell her that she killed Vladi in cold blood – F.
Hastings is sitting there and doing nothing – F.
Kristin goes through Renee’s history and tries to get her to confess Vladi’s murder – F.
Kristin tries to get her to confess – F.
Jack arrives at CTU with Bazhaev – A.
Chloe tells Jack about Renee – A.
Jack knows that Renee is about to take the fall – A.
Jack takes out a guard – A.
Jack stops Kristin’s interrogation – A.
He takes Renee from CTU Medical – A.
Jack gets tasered – C.
Farhad sees the rods being taken out and knows a scientist who will make them into a bomb – A.
Farhad will be taken to him – A.
Farhad wants to know what the target is – A.
Farhad takes out his escort – A.
He escapes – A.
Jack is taken to see Hastings – C.
Jack is pissed that Hastings is covering his ass – A.
Hastings tells Jack to sit down – F.
Chloe tells Hastings Farhad is on the line – A.
Farhad tells Hastings there’s an attack pending on New York – A.
Hastings tells Farhad he’ll pick him up – A.
Hastings instructs Chloe to get Owen to pick up Farhad as Ortiz is missing – F.
Hastings wants Jack processed and out of CTU – F.
Dana is watching Kevin – F.
Dana goes over to Kevin’s accomplice, but before she does Ortiz arrives – F.
She tells Ortiz that her name is Jenny Scott – F.
Farhad is hiding out while on the line with CTU and being searched – A.
The rods are being sent to another location – A.
Arlo tells Hastings where the location is – B.
Owen, an extremely young agent is going in – F.
Jack tells Hastings he’ll bring in Farhad if he drops the charges against Renee – A.
Jack tells Hastings he knows what it’s like to be head of CTU – A.
Hastings says if Jack helps him, he wants him in all the way and help him with Renee – A.
Dana is explaining to Ortiz about her past – F.
We don’t care about what else is going on in this storyline – F.
Horrible storyline – F.
Bad storyline – F.
Nick wants more and kills Kevin. Now this is getting good – A.
Nick now shoots at Dana, but Cole shoots him dead – A.
Dana runs to Kevin – F.
That was a mess.
Overall grade, 80. B minus.
Opening sequence: Dana Walsh…. oh do we care??? – F.
Kevin’s in a strip club – F.
Dana ….. oh do we care??? – F.
Oh this storyline is continuing???? Noooooo….. – F.
This is ridiculous – F.
Arlo sexually harasses Dana – F.
Arlo suspects something’s up with Kevin – B.
Cole wants to know what’s up with Jack – C.
Hastings blames Renee for the whole thing – D.
Hastings is about to demand what’s up with Dana, but Chloe covers for her – C.
Jack is brought to Bazhaev – C.
Bazhaev asks Jack who he works for – A.
Bazhaev has a man slap Jack – B.
Jack tries to get Bazhaev to go long with the sale – B.
Bazhaev thinks Jack is a cop – C.
Jack is going to be tortured – A.
Bazhaev talks to Josef about burying Oleg – C.
Bazhaev consults with Josef about Jack – B.
Bazhaev decides to talk with Farhad about Jack – B.
Bazhaev’s man tortures Jack WITH BATTERY CABLES!!!!! – A
Hastings talks with President Taylor and acts incompetently – C.
Farhad talks with one of General’s men – B.
Farhad says the nuclear rods should arrive soon – B.
Bazhaev tells Farhad he’s stopped the delivery of the nuclear rods – A.
Farhad barks at Bazhaev, but Josef points a gun at Farhad’s head – A.
Bazhaev throws Farhad out of his restaurant – A.
Josef is instructed to tail Farhad – A.
Cole brings a distraught Renee to CTU – A.
Hastings blames Renee for Vladi’s death – A.
Chloe isn’t happy with Hastings – A.
Chloe debriefs Renee – A.
Renee now blames herself for everything – A.
Chloe tries to calm Renee down – A.
Dana wants to talk to Cole – F.
Arlo allows her – D.
Dana tells Cole about her past … do we care??? – F.
Cole assures her and gets interrupted – D.
Dana says she knows what she has to do – F.
Dana .. do we care??? – F
Jack is tortured – A.
Bazhaev continues to hit Jack with the battery cables – A.
More torture – A.
Jack is slapped – A.
Jack uses his feet and knocks out Bazhaev’s guy WITH THE BATTERY CABLE – A+++++
Jack then moves down the pipe to extracate himself – A.
Jack rocks – A+++
Kayla talks to her father, President Hassan about Tarin – C.
President Hassan gets informed that Kayla that she is in love with Tarin – C.
President bans Kayla from seeing Tarin – D.
Kayla is disappointed in her father – D. Get back to Jack, please
Thank you. Jack gets off the pipe – A.
Bazhaev’s man wakes up just in time for Jack to strangle him with his feet! – A+++
Jack gets loose and takes his gun – A.
Jack gets out in his barefeet and overhears Bazhaev – A.
Bazhaev is about to leave when Jack cuts the power – A.
Bazhaev knows it’s Jack – B.
One man goes to a room that has light – A.
Bazhaev’s man is about to turn on the fusebox when JACK COMES OUT AND KILLS HIM!!!!!! – A.
Jack calls Chloe to have her trace the call from CTU – A.
Jack goes up a stairway to try to get out – A.
Jack kills two men – A.
Bazhaev has a huge rifle and hits Jack – A.
Bazhaev is knocked out by Jack – A.
Jack is a one man wrecking machine – A++++
Cole tells Hastings he’ll be ready to go to the restaurant – A.
Dana has left – F.
Chloe is hot – A.
Renee is happy about Jack – A.
Renee is taken to CTU Medical where people go to die – A.
Jack is treated and is ok – A.
Jack looks at Bazhaev’s file on his cell phone – A.
Jack goes to speak to Bazhaev – B.
Jack tells Bazhaev he’s finished – A.
Jack asks Bazhaev to cooperate – B.
Jack tells Bazhaev he will get his sons off – B.
Bazhaev tells Oleg is dead because of him – B.
Bazhaev cries? – B.
Bazhaev wants full immunity – C.
Jack says no, but then reconsiders – B.
Jack calls CTU and Chloe cuts in the briefing between Hastings and President Taylor – A.
Chief of Staff Hastings is a jerk – D.
Hastings feels Jack is correct – A.
President Taylor is willing to give Bazhaev full immunity – C.
Arlo shows Cole the picture of Dana with Kevin outside CTU – F.
Cole is pissed – F.
Cole is ordered to go to Bazhaev – A.
Dana ignores Cole’s phone call as she’s in New Jersey from Manhattan in ten minutes??? – F.
Cole adjusts something on an agent’s shoulder strap? – D.
Kayla runs to see Tarin but his blocked by Nabeel – C.
Nabeel says no, but will allow her to see him later – D.
Hastings is running point for Cole to get the nuclear rods – D.
Cole approaches the truck containing the nuclear rods – B.
Cole says the truck appears to be abandoned – C.
Bazhaev’s men have been killed and the rods taken – B.
Oleg’s pendant has been left behind at the truck – B.
Jack gets a call from Hastings and says the rods are gone – A.
Bazhaev knows Josef has gone rogue – A.
Josef is bringing the rods to Farhad – A.
Overall grade – 83, B. It would be higher without this stupid Dana/Kevin/Cole storyline.
Now that we know Jack is heading to see Bazhaev to negotiate the sale of the nuclear rods, the Russian goes to see President Omar Hassan’s brother, Farhad to inform him that the delivery has been stopped so Bazhaev can check out Jack’s story. Here’s a sneak peek at next week’s episode.
24 airs on Fox, Monday nights at 9 East and West.
Opening Sequence: President Taylor gets support for the treaty – B.
President Taylor tells British Ambassador Dalton about the nuclear material on American soil – D. Don’t do that, Madame President
Jack is taken to Vladimir by Lugo – A.
Arlo is an idiot – F.
Dana is called by Kevin – F.
Chloe scolds Arlo – A.
Jack arrives at Vladi’s place with Lugo in tow – B.
Jack brings Lugo in at gunpoint – A.
Jack scolds Vladi – A.
Vladi tells Jack it’s a misunderstanding – A.
Jack tells Renee he’s pulling her out – C.
Renee refuses – A.
Vladi plays grabass with Renee – D.
Dana calls Kevin – F.
Dana calls up a bunch of security pictures and gives Kevin a security code to break into an evidence locker – F.
Kevin and his man are in. Can’t anyone at CTU see what Dana’s doing? – F. F. F. F.
Kevin and his man are stupid – F.
Why is this storyline continuing? – F.
Kevin and his accomplice are leaving, but accomplice gets greedy – F.
Dana heads back to her station – F.
Brad Garrett 7Up ad – F (not included in the grade)
Vladimir calls a contact to find weapons grade uranium – B.
Vladi wants Jack to drink vodka which he does – C.
Vladi continues to feel up Renee – D.
Vladi is getting drunk – C.
Jack tells Vladi to call his contacts – A.
Vladi wants more vodka – C.
Jack waits with Lugo and Vladi’s other men – B.
Bazhaev tells one of his men to bury Oleg with full military honors - B.
Bazhaev sees a catatonic Josef and tells him to get up – C.
Bazhaev says he had to kill Oleg – B.
Bazhaev says he wants to leave Josef a big inheritance – B.
Bazhaev finds Vladi on the phone - B.
Vladi wants weapons grade uranium – A.
Bazhaev calls Vladi stupid and not to call again – B.
Renee tells Vladi to call someone else – B.
Vladi wants to kiss Renee – D.
Renee stops him and has him calls others – B.
Bazhaev is worried about Vladi knowing about uranium – B.
Bazhaev calls one of his men in a tractor trailer and instructs him to pull off the road with the uranium – C.
President Hassan gets a phone call from President Taylor and she wants him to continue to work on the treaty – B.
President Taylor says she knows about the arrest of Jamot – B.
Hassan says he’ll release Jamot – C.
Taylor doesn’t believe him – B.
Hassan finds that the interrogation of Jamot was very hard, but yielded nothing – B.
President Hassan wants Jamot’s children and wife arrested – A.
Tarin tells Hassan that he will not do what is asked – B.
Hassan then gets a reality check – A.
Tarin leaves and then Hassan tells another one of his men to arrest Jamot’s family – B.
Now Hassan wants to find stuff on Tarin – B.
Nick is getting greedy – F.
Chloe talks with Dana and Dana leaves Chloe to try to fix a bad situation. This is a horrible storyline – F.
A cop now enters where Kevin and Nick were ransacking and they try to slip past him. – F.
The cop tries to call in the complaint, but Nick beats the cop – F.
Tarin goes to see Kayla – A.
She lets Tarin into her room – A.
He hugs her and cops a feel – A.
Tarin now tells Kayla about what her father is doing – C.
Tarin says he knows Hassan went behind his back – B.
Hassan’s man, Tabil knocks on the door and wants Tarin – B.
Tarin goes with him after Kayla lies to Tabil – C.
Kayla is told not to bother Hassan – D.
Jack is worried about the situation – A.
Vladi has reached the end of his rope – A.
Renee tries to convince Vladi to keep calling – B.
Vladi cops a feel – F.
Vladi punches Renee – B.
Renee stabs Vladi dead – A.
Jack runs in to save Renee and she stabs him by accident – A.
Lugo tries to run in and Jack throws the knife and HITS HIM IN THE NECK – A+
Jack kills two more men – A.
Jack hugs Renee – A.
Jack patches himself up – A.
Jack says noo-cu-lar – A.
Hastings is an idiot – F.
Hastings is really an idiot – F.
Cole is instructed to go to Jack – B.
Dana is distracted – F.
Hastings yells at Dana – A. That’s the best thing he’s done all season.
Renee is catatonic – A.
Renee says she couldn’t handle it – A
Renee falls apart – A.
Jack says Renee has him – A.
He gets her back – A.
Jack says they have more info than they had three hours ago – A.
Jack says he’ll back up Renee on Vladi’s attack – A.
Now Bazhaev’s men come into Vladi’s compound – A.
Jack goes back to Renee and they decide to get Bazhaev – A.
Jack convinces Bazhaev’s men to do the deal over the uranium – A.
One of Bazhaev’s men sees a door and almost encounters Renee, but he’s called away – A
Jack leaves with them – A.
Cole shows Hastings the scene at Vladi’s hideout – A.
Renee tells Cole that Jack left with Bazhaev’s men – A.
CTU hasn’t seen anything – D.
But Jack and the men have left via underground tunnel to a car waiting nearby and they leave – A. Holy frijoles!!!!!
Final grade – 80, B minus. After a weak start, a very strong finish.
In this preview, Jack Bauer has made it to Vladimir’s headquarters and he demands to speak to Renee.
24 returns Monday night at 9 on Fox.
Opening Sequence: Jack is driving to find Renee – A.
Renee is untied by Vladimir – B.
Jack wants Hastings to pull Renee out of the operation – B.
Hastings does not want torture and won’t pull Renee out. – C.
Jack says he’ll pull Renee out by being a buyer to the Russians for the uranium – B.
Renee is still alive – A.
Dana is back at work – F.
Dana is now trying to work a cover for ol’ boyfriend Jason – F.
Dana tells Jason to get some drug money at a warehouse – F. This is just awful.
Arlo sexually harasses Dana – F.
Renee is taken back to the Russians’ hideout without the murdered Ziya – A.
Vladi and Renee go talk – A.
Renee tells Vladi an Ernst Mir (Jack) wants to buy weapons grade uranium – A.
Vladi says he can’t get it – B.
Renee says she wants to get the money so she won’t have to work for anyone – A.
Renee asks Vladi to help with the uranium – A.
Vladimir says he’ll make some calls and want to meet with Ernst – A.
Vladi misses Renee – B.
Renee is repulsed – A.
Renee looks for a place she can talk to Jack – A.
She and Jack talk and he says he’ll be ready – A.
Dr. Levine is treating Oleg and wants to know how he got radiation poisoning – B.
Josef refuses to tell him – B.
Josef gets a call from Bazhaev – A.
Josef lies to his dad – C.
The nurse gives Dr. Levine Oleg’s information – A.
Dr. Levine needs a bone marrow transplant and a six man operation team – B.
Levine says there a way to flush the radiation out, but it’s risky – A.
Cole Ortiz tells Jack what’s going on and says he’ll be ready to pull Walker out when ready – B.
Ortiz says he’s run a similar operation in Fallugia – A.
Vladi wants to give Renee a drink – A.
Vladi wants to know what’s eating Renee – B.
Vladi says he never forgave himself for sexually assaulting Renee – A.
Renee is surprised he’s apologizing – B.
Vladi likes Renee’s spunk – A.
Vladi touches Renee and she’s repulsed – A.
Vladi continues to touch Renee and she continues to be repulsed – A.
Renee goes away so she can shower – A.
Jack is ready to move in – B.
Vladi goes to Hugo and tells him to meet Ernst – A.
Vladimir tells Hugo to kill the buyer/Jack – A.
Vladi thinks Renee will fall in love with him – A.
Hugo is ready to kill the buyer – A. I like this storyline. Keep this going and keep the Dana Walsh storyline off my TV.
Rob Weiss tells President Taylor that Kamistan is still going crazy – B.
Ethan Kanin is not happy and President Taylor wants to appeal to the other countries in the peace process to keep going – A.
President Hassan gets some information about the sweep in Kamistan to find the traitor – A.
President Hassan finds out Jamod could be connected to the assassination attempt – B.
President Hassan wants Jamod to be arrested and interrogated – B.
President Hassan wants it done no matter the cost – A.
Dana Walsh .. oh forget it. Let’s give her an F every time she on.
Arlo sexually harasses Dana – F.
Arlo wants to know what’s going on – F.
Chloe sarcastically tells Arlo to stare at her ass as she walks away – A.
The rest of this stupid Jason/Dana storyline is getting an F.
No security sees what happens in the parking lot? – F
Ok, Arlo saw it – F.
Renee showers – A.
Vladi sees her – F.
Vladi wants to have sex with her – D.
Vladi is drinking – C.
Vladi wants Renee to approach him, but she refuses at first – B.
He throws a glass and threatens her to call off the deal – B.
Vladi kisses her and then she’s repulsed – B.
Jack tells Renee that he can get her out – A.
Renee says there’s no other way – B.
Renee says she’s going dark and washes her com down the sink. Whoa. Damn! – A.
Jamod is being escorted to the Embassy – C.
Jamod is being embarrassed in front of the other delegates – B.
Kayla is being called by President Hassan’s security officer – B.
Dr. Levine tells Josef how to flush the radiation from Oleg’s system – C.
Dr. Levine is shot dead by Bazhaev’s man – A.
Oleg and Josef are being taken away from the clinic – A.
They’re being taken back to Bazhaev – B.
Jack is dressed as the German buyer – A.
He arrives to meet Hugo – A.
Hugo speaks German to Jack – A.
Jack speaks German back – A.
Hugo says Jack has an American accent – A.
Jack wants to speak with Vladimir – A.
They speak – A.
Jack wants to speak with Renee – A.
Vladi refuses – A.
Renee is on the bed apparently having had sex with Vladi – A.
Jack transfer the money to Vladi – A.
Renee puts her clothes back on – A.
Vladi says he’s going to kill Jack – A.
Renee tells Vladi they’ll be together, but see the deal through – A.
Vladi says no – C.
Renee tries to call Jack – A.
Vladi stops her – C.
Renee is repulsed – A.
Jack is almost done with the transfer – A.
Before Hugo can kill Jack, Ortiz kills a bunch of his men – A++++++
Hugo calls Vladi – B.
Jack tells Vladi he will be dead – A.
Vladi tells Hugo to bring Jack to headquarters – A.
Josef apologizes to Oleg – A.
Bazhaev is pissed Josef that he doesn’t respect him – A.
Josef is slapped and kicked around – A.
Bazhaev kills Oleg. Man – A.
Josef is told never to disobey Bazhaev again. Wow – A.
Final Grade – 87
If you saw Monday’s 24 episode, you’ll know about Renee being in an extremely dark place, not caring about her life.
In this sneak peek for next week’s episode, Jack is concerned and wants Hastings to pull Renee from the mission. However, Hastings is having none of it.
We’ll be ready with another grade next week.
Opening sequence: Farhad calls a General loyal to him in Kamistan – B.
Sergei Bazhaev cares for his younger son, while his other son Josef wants to take him to a doctor – B.
Sergei allows Josef to take him to a country house while they think about their next move – B.
Farhad tells Sergei that he’ll get the money for the nuclear rods in five hours – B.
Sergei gives Farhad two Russian women to play with – A. That’s definitely an A!
Renee is bandaging Ziya’s hand – A.
Jack wants to call off the operation – D.
Jack calls Renee unstable – C.
Renee glares at him – A.
Jack thinks Renee is still in a dark place but Renee disagrees – A.
Jack decides not to call off the mission – A.
Jack agrees to continue – A.
Renee pouts – A. (she’s got a sexy pout).
Ziya screams in pain – C. He’s such a woman.
Renee tells him he’ll get $3 million and he stops whining for a second – B.
Loving this really, really dark Renee – A.
Chloe calls Jack and asks what happens, Jack tells her – B.
Chloe doesn’t understand how Ziya’s tracking braclet was taken off – B.
Ziya rides with Renee to go to Vladimir – A.
Dana Walsh is working on Jack’s timeline and gets a phone call from Kevin – F.
Kevin blackmails Dana and she leaves her post while getting Arlo to cover for her – F.
Not included in the grade: Michael Phlelps piss poor Subway ad – F all the way
Rob Weiss tells President Taylor that Farhad is trying to buy weapons-grade uranium from the Russians – B.
President Taylor is surprised that the uranium is in the US – D.
Ethan Kanin tells President Taylor that President Hassan is cracking down in Kamistan – C.
Renee gives Ziya some vodka for the pain – A.
Ziya tries to get into Renee’s head about Vladimir – B.
Ziya saying “Touchy, touchy” – A.
Jack wants to know what happened between Vladimir and Renee – A.
President Hassan comes in to speak to President Taylor (Weiss said it would take 10 minutes for him to reach the UN, so much for the real time aspect) – C.
President Taylor scolds President Hassan about his crackdown and human rights violations – D.
President Hassan says he has to do what he has to do – A.
President Taylor asks him to find some middle ground for peace sake – C.
President Hassan leaves – D minus
Josef is taking his brother to the country house, but then decides to take him to a medical clinic – B.
Josef losing his Russian accent – D.
Dalia and Kayla talk about President Hassan and Kayla whines – D.
Dalia wants to know if President Hassan loved Meredith Reed and he says he felt something for her – C.
President Hassan asks Dalia for help – D. (Thanks for the correction, Jinny!)
She refuses and leaves – F.
Renee and Ziya arrive at Vladimir’s place – B.
Ziya goes inside to talk to Vladimir and he gets beat up – A.
Ziya tells Vladi that Renee is with her – C.
Hugo doesn’t believe Renee – A.
Cole asks Arlo where’s Dana and he finds out she went home – F.
Kevin invites one of his friends to stay at Dana’s apartment – F.
Kevin hits Dana – F.
Kevin wants Dana to get money for him through CTU – F. This storyline has got to go. Please end it.
Ziya summons Renee to Vladi’s place – B
Chloe tells Jack that Vladimir beat her up in her previous mission and tried to rape her – C.
Renee gets patted down by Hugo – A.
Vladimir and Renee play chicken with each other – A.
Vladi ties up Renee and Ziya and puts them in a trunk and drives off. – A.
Jack tails them – A.
Jack says “DAMMIT!” – A.
Josef brings his brother to the clinic and points a gun at the doctor – B.
Jack continues to tail the Russians – A.
Hastings authorizes his CTU agents to engage the Russians when necessary – A.
Jack finds out he was following a decoy – A.
Vladi has his men take Ziya and Renee to the water – A.
Ziya is shot dead – A.
Renee tells Vladi to pull the trigger – A.
Renee sheds a tear and tells Vladi to do the deal or pull the trigger – A.
Vladi wants to make about Renee – A.
Ziya is dumped in the river – A.
Jack tells CTU Vlaid bought Renee’s cover – A. Damn, that was intense.
Overall grade – 84, Solid B.
I’m getting pumped for the double two hour premiere coming up a week from this coming Sunday. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the first four hours of the season. And yes, the real-time grades will be back this season. Here’s the promo.
If that doesn’t get you pumped, then nothing will. 24 premieres on Fox, Sunday, January 17 at 8 p.m.
I don’t need to say anything else. Thanks to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal for sending this to me.
Kim is back? Rut ro.
Opening Sequence: Chloe is having trouble finding out the transmission – A.
Kim tells Renee they don’t have much time – A.
Jack squeezes through an opening into a garage and tries to break out by using a taxi – A.
Tony finds him and starts shooting – A.
Tony uses a forklift to open the door – A.
Jack then tries to use a flare to set off a gasoline fire – A.
But Tony kicks it away – A.
Ethan walks into Olivia’s office – A.
Aaron follows him – A.
They confront Olivia with the digital recording – A.
Aaron tells Olivia he suspected her for a while, but hoped he was wrong – A.
Ethan says Olivia can’t talk her way out of this situation – A.
Ethan wants President Taylor to take the next step – A.
Ethan wants the President to know the truth and wants Olivia to tell her – A>
Jack is chained to a fence – A.
He tries to tell Tony what he’s doing is wrong – A.
Jack asks Tony to let him die in peace – A.
Tony says he’s not intending to use Jack – A.
Tony tells Jack he’s been wanting to confront Alan Wilson for three years – A.
He says Wilson was the man behind Charles Logan, the hit on President Palmer and the death of Michelle (sob!) – A.
Tony says this is about justice – A.
Tony says he saved lives, not Jack – A.
Tony says he stopped Jonas Hodges – A.
Jack says he had to stop the attack – A.
Tony says Wilson is going to die – A.
Tony says he’s not going to kill Wilson, Jack is – A.
Tony straps an explosive to Jack – A.
Tony slaps duct tape over Jack’s mouth – A.
Cara tells Tony Wilson is on his way – A.
Cara wants Tony to keep quiet about them – A.
Tony agrees and Wilson arrives – C.
Wilson’s men get out at the hideaway where Cara and Tony area – A.
They search Tony and Cara and Wilson gets out of his limo – A.
Wilson sees Tony and Cara kisses Wilson – A.
Tony and Cara tell Wilson that Jack is inside – A.
Tony says there’s a lot more he can bring to the table – A.
Jack is brought to Wilson – A.
Just before Tony is about blow Jack and Wilson up, the FBI arrive in a helicopter – A.
FIREFIGHT!!!!!!!! – A+++++++++++++++++
Cara & Wilson escape – A.
Jack runs away and hides – A.
More explosions as gas canisters explode – A.
Walker shoots a bunch of people by riding on the the side of an SUV – A.
Walker disables the explosive device – A. Damn, she’s good!!!
Renee sets Jack loose – A.
Walker wants to know why or how they were tracked – A.
Tony shoots Cara!!!! – A+++++
Now Tony wants Wilson – A.
Tony puts a gun to Wilson’s head – A.
Wilson denies having a role in Michelle’s death – A.
Tony pistolwhips him – A.
Tony says Wilson took his life with Michelle away – A.
Tony starts to beat him up – A.
Tony tells him that Michelle was pregnant with his son – A.
Tony is ready to kill him, but is shot – A.
Tony is shot again, but not killed – A.
Wilson is taken into custody – A.
Tony yells at Jack – A.
Tony is taken into custody – A.
Jack collapses – B.
Wilson is patched up by FBI and Walker tells him that a lot of people died today and he will be charged with treason – A.
Walker wants him to cooperate – A.
Wilson denies any conspiracy – A.
Walker wants to beat him up, but doesn’t – A.
Jack refuses any drugs – A.
Renee sees Jack before he’s taken to the hospital – A.
She tells him Wilson won’t talk – A.
Renee wants to make him talk – A.
She asks Jack what to do – A.
Jack says he can’t tell her what to do – A.
Renee asks Jack if he regretted anything he did today – A.
Jack says no, but he doesn’t work for the FBI – A.
Jack tells Renee she can’t cross the line – A.
Jack tells her to make choices she can live with – A.
Jack touches Renee’s face and tells he not to say anything at all – A.
Jack is taken to the hospital – A.
Renee is left alone – A.
President Taylor sees Olivia and Henry in her office – A.
Olivia admits to President Taylor that Hodges died because of her – A.
She admits that she ordered the hit on Hodges – A.
Olivia says tried to call it off – A.
Olivia says Ethan knows about the whole thing – A.
Henry wants President Taylor to protect Olivia – F.
He wants President Taylor to destroy the recording – F.
Henry guilts President Taylor by saying her job cost Roger his life – F.
Henry wants President Taylor to destroy the recording – F.
Tim wants to tell President Taylor some good news – A.
Henry urges President Taylor to destroy the recording … Jerk – F.
Aaron waits outside – A.
Henry tells Olivia they’ll figure out what happens – F.
Tim talks to Janis about Wilson – A.
Janis awkwardly gives Chloe a compliment – A.
Chloe awkwardly gives one back – A.
President Taylor thinks about the future – A.
Dr. Sunny Macer tells Jack the disease is in an advanced stage – A.
She tells him she can give him morphine to induce a coma – A.
The Imam who Jack harassed two hours ago comes to visit him – A.
Jack asks forgiveness for his actions – A.
The Imam forgives Jack – C.
Dr. Macer gives Jack a shot of morphine – C.
Henry is with Olivia – F.
President Taylor hugs Olivia – A.
President Taylor tells Olivia she has to uphold the Constitution – A.
But she has Olivia arrested – A.
Henry is pissed. Good Get him off my TV now – A.
Pierce tells Olivia she’ll be held at Justice – A.
Henry can’t look at President Taylor – F.
President Taylor walks out alone – F.
President Taylor tells Ethan Kanin she’s lost her family – A.
Ethan Kanin is there to tell her that he’ll return as Chief of Staff – A.
Alan Wilson is brought to the FBI – C.
Renee looks at him with disdain – A.
Janis walks in and asks Renee to sign his transfer papers – A.
Renee wants to torture him … DO IT! – A.
Renee orders Janis to get out – A.
Janis refuses – F.
Renee has Janis handcuff her – A.
TORTURE WILSON, RENEE!!!!
Renee is ready to take the law into her own hands – A.
Janis uses the Larry Moss card – F.
Renee places her FBI shield on the table – A.
She goes in to see Wilson who smirks at her – F.
She closes the door – F.
Kim sees Jack in a coma – A.
Kim talks to the Imam – A.
Kim wants to do the stem cell operation to save Jack – A.
Dr. Macer prepares Jack for surgery – A.
Kim tells Jack she won’t lose him again – A.
That last scene was powerful.
Ok, I give this episode a B+.
Overall season grade – B.
We get ready for 24 again next year. Join us on January 17, 2010 for the last season of 24.
Opening Sequence: Olivia meets with the Deputy Attorney General investigating Jonas Hodges’ death – B.
President Taylor meets with the Cabinet – B.
President Taylor tells the Cabinet that “The Group” is ready for another attack – A.
Jack is with Tony as he’s being transported and Cara instructs him to get ready to break Tony out – B.
Cara tells Jack she’s looking at Kim at the airport – F.
Kim continues to hang with the couple that is looking to kidnap her – F.
Kim notices the guy, Bob, has a scratch on his neck – C.
Bob leaves and calls Cara – B.
Cara tells Bob he knows what he has to do – C.
Jack now points his weapon at a bewildered Agent Walker then shoots an FBI agent – B.
Jack then instructs the driver to break away from the FBI escort – B.
Janis tries to hail Walker – A.
Jack then admits to Renee that Cara has his daughter in sight – B.
Chloe and Janis track the van – B.
Cara instructs Jack where to have the driver park the van inside a tunnel – A.
Jack tells Renee to do whatever it takes to save Kim – A.
Renee is pissed. Jack is brought by Tony to Cara – B.
Tony tells Cara they’re going to take the bioweapon out of Jack’s blood and the Group will do the attack as planned. Whoa! – A.
Cara smiles – A.
Ethan Kanin comes to the White House, escorted by Aaron Pierce – A.
Pierce tells Ethan that Olivia may be involved in Hodges’ death – A.
Pierce asks Ethan to access the secret recording device in his old office, now Olivia’s office – A.
Pierce asks Ethan to help – A.
Ethan agrees – A.
He goes into the office and gets the recording – A.
The Deputy Attorney General’s office continues to question Olivia and she’s cleared to go – B.
Olivia is on her way and Pierce tells Ethan – A.
Olivia finds Ethan and he tells her that he was just clearing something out of his office – A.
Olivia is suspicious – A.
Olivia then discovers the recording device – A.
She realizes something is wrong and wants Ethan detained – A.
Ethan is then detained by Secret Service agents – A.
Walker tells Janis and Chloe that Kim is being watched by Cara’s people – B.
Chloe then patches Walker to Kim at the airport – A.
Walker tells Kim what’s going on – A.
Kim describes the suspicious couple to Walker – A.
She has to cut the phone call short when Bob approaches – A.
Kim is a little nervous and the couple notices – A.
Kim shows the woman her daughter – A.
Bob then starts shooting and Sarah the woman takes Kim hostage with a sharp object – A.
Bob shoots and airport security shoots back – A.
Bob shoots an innocent civilian – A.
Kim takes out a pen and stabs Sarah then airport security shoots Sarah dead – A.
Bob is shot in the leg – A.
Bob runs away – F.
Kim calls Walker and asks where airport police is – A.
Kim’s cell phone battery goes out and she yells “DAMMIT!!!” Like father, like daughter – A.
Kim follows Bob – A.
Olivia sees Ethan in holding – A.
Olivia wants the digital recording – A.
Ethan says it’s a personal recording – A.
Olivia wants it – A.
Ethan tries to stall, but Olivia wants the recording – A.
A Secret Service agent finds a disk and gives it to Olivia – A.
She tells him to release Ethan – A.
He leaves unhappily – A.
They exchange glares – A.
Ethan is escorted out of the White House while Olivia destroys a disk – A.
Pierce takes Ethan to his car and Ethan tells him he has the real recording – A.
Ethan says the other recording was blank – A.
Ethan says he can listen to the disk in his car – A.
Ethan tells Pierce he’ll let him know what he finds out – A.
Jack, Cara and Tony arrive at their destination – B.
Jack is taken to an area by two people with masks – C.
Jack is put on a table face down and a doctor is ready to do a spinal tap – A.
A doctor injects him with a sedative – A.
Tony tells Cara he wants a larger role in The Group – A.
Cara disagrees – A.
Tony wants in – A.
Cara says no – A.
Tony convinces her to talk to The Man – A.
Jack is immobilized and he undergoes a spinal tap. EWWWWWWWW! – A.
Olivia calls Martin and he tells her to relax – A.
Olivia is summoned to the Oval Office – A.
The FBI is now in the airport looking for Kim – A.
Walker talks to Janis and has the FBI issue an alert for her – A.
Kim follows a hobbling Bob into the airport garage – A.
Bob hides among cargo containers with Kim… Kim???!!! in pursuit – B.
Kim runs after him – A.
She hides as he goes up the stairs – A.
Kim finds a security guard and has him contact Renee – B.
Bob finds his car and barrelasses down a ramp and starts shooting to try to get out – A.
Bob shoots the two guards, but one of the guards shoots Bob – A.
Bob crashes – A.
The car is on fire – A.
Kim goes to the car to get Bob’s laptop out of the car – A.
She knows its a link to where Jack is located – A.
Bob grabs her – A.
Kim gets the laptop out while her arm is on fire – A.
She takes her jacket off – A.
Kim tells Renee that the laptop can be traced to where her father is – A.
Walker looks at Kim in bewilderment – A.
Kim tells Renee she used to work at CTU – A.
Kim finds out Chloe is back at the FBI – A.
Kim wants to talk to Chloe – A.
Ethan is at his car and takes the digital recording out – A.
He listens to the contents and finds Olivia’s conversation with Martin – A.
Tony goes to the Doctor and tells Tony that Jack’s organs have to be lifted for the pathogen to work – A.
Tony wants Jack moved – A.
Cara talks to The Man, Alan Wilson – A.
Cara says Tony wants a larger role – A.
Alan is worried – A.
Cara suggests a meeting between Tony and Alan – A.
Alan is convinced – A.
Alan says he’s going to go to her location to meet Tony – A.
Cara tells Tony that Alan will meet him – A.
The doctors prepare Jack for transport and he gets up and attacks – A.
Jack kills everyone with a scalpel and breaks the doctor’s neck – A++++++++.
Jack gets up and is ready to go after Tony – A.
Jack is shaking – A.
Jack gets out and sets off an alarm – A.
Tony and Cara discover Jack is gone – A.
End of episode – A.
Let’s get ready for the finale!!!
Someone has compiled the video of every single Jack Bauer kill on 24 through hour 15 of this season. Anyone using Rammstein is a good person in my book. Some memorable kills as well. Ted Cofell and the Drazens in S1, Nina Myers and Ryan Chapelle in S3, Curtis Manning in S6 (sob!) and so many more. Take a look.
This is the breakdown from YouTube member pyram1dhead.
Season 1 : 10 kills
Season 2 : 30 kills
Season 3 : 14 kills
Season 4 : 43 kills
Season 5 : 39 kills
Season 6 : 50 kills
Redemption: 13 kills
Season 7 : 25 kills
-Total: 224 souls
-Broken necks: 7 (4 with legs)
-Vampire bites: 1
-Wall hacks used: 2
Great stuff. And you have the 2 hour season finale next week.
Opening Sequence: Confrontation between Moss, Tony, FBI and Starkwood at the Starkwood compound – A.
Hodges comes out to yell at Moss – A.
Hodges tells Moss he has five minutes to get off his property – A.
Jack finds that Douglas Knowles wants to help take down Starkwood – A.
Jack calls Knowles – A.
Knowles says he was hoping someone would call him – A.
Knowles says he can’t believe that the weapons are on the Starkwood compound – A.
Hodges puts his men into position – A.
Jack tells Moss to create a diversion to keep Tony on the compound – A.
Moss being a wimp – F.
Moss creates the diversion by hitting Greg – A.
Moss leaves while Tony finds a way to stay inside – A.
Moss’ men leave while Tony stays on the ground and he finds Knowles – A.
Jack is losing feeling – A.
Knowles leads Tony to where the weapons are stored – A.
Jack staggers to remain on his feet – A.
Jack calls President Taylor to tell her that Starkwood was ready to shoot at the FBI – A.
President Taylor tells him that they need him to verify the canisters – A.
President Taylor says she will not give up on him, but Jack is twitching – A.
Olivia gets a call from sleazy reporter – A.
Reporter tells Olivia not to hang up on him – A.
Reporter forces Olivia to come to him in a time of national crisis – A.
And she calls Aaron Pierce??????? – FFFFF
Tony and Knowles go to search a building and can’t get in – C.
Tony has to hide from a patrol, but Knowles runs away – B.
Knowles distracts guards while Tony gets into the building – A.
Jack collapses as the biological weapon takes hold of his system – B.
Hodges is informed that Knowles was caught – A.
Hodges instructs to put Knowles in his office and keep him there until he arrives – A.
Hodges looks to see if the weapons are ready – A.
Pierce takes Olivia to the reporter’s hotel, but she keeps Aaron out – F.
Olivia enters sleazy reporter’s room – F.
Olivia confirms that WMD was taken from the Arlington Port Authority – F.
Reporter wants to make the story public – A.
Olivia tells the reporter everything about Starkwood – A.
She tells him that an airstrike was ordered and she pleads with him to keep it under wraps – C.
Sleazy reporter wants sex from Olivia – B.
They kiss and I lose the picture from Fox – F.
Jack is injected with a drug to keep him from shaking and is told to inject himself every two hours – A.
Dr. Macer says stem cells are needed to help him and his daughter (KIM!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!) can help him – A.
Jack says he doesn’t want Kim involved – B.
Renee wants Kim to help – B.
Jack says no – A.
Janis says Jack looks better – B.
Tony goes into a room – A.
Jack helps him – A.
Tony uses his Krav Maga skills to knock out two guys and get their weapons – A.
Tony now has his weapons and goes to an elevator, but a resarcher gets in – A.
Tony is four floors down – A.
Tony walks into place and gets a visual on the canisters – A.
Janis and Walker get the coordinates and Jack tells Tony to get out of there – A.
Knowles yells at Hodges – A.
Knowles wants to know if bioweapons are on the compound – A.
Hodges says he kept the country strong and he won’t be persecuted – A.
Hodges tells Knowles that he has to defend the country – A.
Hodges throws Knowles over the railing and kills him – A.
Hodges cleans himself up – A.
Hodges is informed by Greg that F-18′s are on their way for an airstrike – A.
Hodges says he’s going to call President Taylor – A.
Olivia gets up from sleeping with sleazy reporter – F.
Reporter says he has to run it – F.
Olivia shows reporter their sex tape – A.
President Taylor calls Olivia and orders her back to the White House – A.
Joint Chiefs tells President that the bombs will not spread pathogens – A.
Hodges shows researcher and Greg his bloody shirt and informs everyone that Knowles won’t be joining them – A.
Hodges calls President Taylor and gets a private line into one of the offices – A.
Hodges tells the President to turn the planes around – A.
Hodges tells the Preisdent that missiles with pathogens are aimed at three US East Coast cities – A.
Hodges shows the President the canisters – A.
Hodges tells the President if she doesn’t turn the planes around, he’ll attack – A.
Hodges tells her she has 30 seconds to act – A.
Jack gives himself another injection – A.
President Taylor orders to abort the bombing raid – A.
President Taylor is embarrassed and leaves – A.
Good episode even though there was no action. Overall grade – Solid A.
Opening sequence, Hillinger at the FBI monitors what’s going on for Dubaku and Erika confronts him – D.
Agent Walker angry over being arrested and losing Marika – B.
Dubaku now has Marika – A.
Marika believes Dubaku???? What is that???? – FFFFFFFFFFF
Walker and Jack are freed – A.
Jack and Walker take off to find Dubaku – A.
Dubaku uses Ryan Burnett to get out. – A.
Chloe finds Dubaku’s car – A.
Jack turns into a park to get to Dubaku – A.
Dubaku gets away – C.
But Marika forces the SUV to crash – A.
Jack kills the driver – A++++
Jack gets Dubaku out of the car – A.
Walker and Jack save Marika before the car blows, but she dies – A (I told you last week she wasn’t long for the show).
President Taylor is distant not listening to Ethan Kanin while her husband is in the hospital – C.
Bill tells President Taylor to return to the White House – A.
Jack orders the medics to awaken Dubaku – B.
Dubaku says he has a list of names, but he goes into cardiac arrest – A.
Jack then opens up Dubaku in the street and finds the list in his chest (Jack is so cool) – A.
Jack gives the list of names to a DC police officer riding in a helcopter – A.
Sean tells Erika Jack has the names – A.
Sean says he’s going to crash the computers once Chloe tries to access the names – B.
Erika stupidly agrees – F.
Sean and Erika kiss – F.
Dubaku is in the hospital while Jack and Walker are in the hospital – B.
Walker is shaken up by Marika’s death – C.
Chloe gets Dubaku’s file – A.
Erika and Sean try to cause a crash – B.
Erika can’t format the servers – C.
Erika erases the files – B.
Sean kisses and then kills Erika – F.
Sean then shoots himself??? – F.
Chloe tries to find out what’s going on – B.
Sean lies about what happened – F.
Chloe says all the files are wiped clean – B.
Sean lies to Moss about Erika – A.
Moss now tells Hillinger about the whole situation – B.
Chloe recovers the database – A+++++.
Now Hillinger looks to get out of town – F.
Hillinger is now found out and arrested – A.
Walker is catatonic at the hospital – B.
Walker tells Rosa that Marika didn’t make it – C.
Rosa yells at Walker – F.
Rosa tells Walker she killed Marika – F.
Jack tells Walker they had a job to do – A.
Walker slaps Jack (not very convincing) – F.
Jack tells Walker she had better use her weapon the next time she pulls it on him – A.
Walker says she did – A++.
Olivia Taylor and President Taylor not getting along at the White House – F.
Bill tells President Taylor that the list is legit – A.
Bill tells President Taylor to get the Senate off his back – A.
President Taylor says she’ll have to think about it (Um… Jack saved the country!) – F.
Jack sees Tony and is informed this isn’t over yet – A.
Tony says another attack is coming and Burnett is involved from the beginning – A.
Jack tells Tony he better not be lying, and Tony is real – A++
Tony tells Jack to meet him later on – A+++++
Burnett is called by his boss, the Senator and is going to the White House – A.
Burnett is informed the attack is on schedule – A.
Final grade – B.
Next week, it’s a double episode. Get ready for the real conspiracy. Very cool.
Chloe taking over all computer systems – A.
The White House and FBI confused over the situation – D.
Jack and Chloe seeing each other again – B.
Tony’s explanation returning from the dead – C.
Tony explaining he was working with the terrorists – B.
Jack agreeing to work with the underground CTU – B minus.
Tony getting Jack in with the terrorists – C.
Henry Taylor meeting with his late son’s girlfriend – F.
Sean Hillinger’s wife on the plane storyline – F.
Janis going out in the field with Agent Walker – D.
Jack & Tony meeting with the terrorist – C.
Jack getting the trust of the terrorist and killing a red shirt – A.
Sean Hillinger moving his wife’s plane up so it can land – F.
President Taylor telling former Prime Minister Motobo that his country may be abandoned – F.
Ethan Kanin acting like a jerk – F.
Jack earning the trust of the terrorist – C.
Bill eager to sacrifice Motobo for the greater good – B minus.
Henry Taylor meeting his late son’s girlfriend – F (despite this being Carly Pope).
(One aside, I greatly miss Nina Myers. Having her back would rock)
Henry Taylor finding out someone in his wife’s administration is dirty – F minus.
Agent Walker and Janis interrogating Tanner in his hospital bed (actually it was unintentionally funny) – D.
Agent Walker imposing Janis to help her like Chloe – B.
Agent Walker torturing Tanner – A.
Walker knowing she turned to the dark side – A.
Walker killing Tanner – A+++
Jack and Tony going in to get Motobo – A.
Overall grade – C
Opening sequence at the White House – B (President Taylor finally shows some backbone).
Agent Moss skeptical of Jack’s actions – F.
Janis lifting up Tony’s shirt – D (I’m sure it’s higher for the women).
Agent Moss not trusting Jack despite knowing it’s best – D.
Tony in interrogation all cleaned up after being bloodied – F.
Tony and Jack referencing Michelle – A.
Jack choking Tony – A.
The reappearance of Bill Buchanan!!! – A+++
The reappearance of Chloe!!!!!! – A++++
Bill and Chloe working rogue with Tony undercover in an underground CTU organization!!!! – A++++++
Henry Taylor storyline again bogging down the action – F.
Storyline of corrupt government – A.
Chloe being awkward saying she was sad at how Jack was treated at the Senate, but he looked good – A.
Jack back with Bill and Chloe – A++++
Seeing Rhys Coiro from Entourage – B.
Moss being ineffective with Tony in interrogation – C.
Moss being stubborn with Agent Walker – D.
Sean Callery’s music when Janis Gold walks into the mainframe room – A.
Jack knocking out Agent Walker – A.
Bill and Chloe working to get Jack and Tony out- A.
Tony smirking knowing Jack is on his side – A.
Jack and Tony working together again – A+++.
Janis and Chloe’s computer war – A.
Bill driving off with Jack & Tony – A.
Overall grade – B