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SWEEPS: DAY FIVE!! The Monday 24 Post!! Palmer

I am – Hercules!!

"It's nothing I believe. It's a fact. Get to your point."

President David Palmer tonight makes his triumphant return to the White House to act as “shadow president.” Tony’s bitch bartender girlfriend makes Michelle testy. And … Invisotext On!!!

MAJOR SPOILER!! At episode’s end, Audrey’s husband and a villain with vital information are both about to die. Jack pulls his gun and decides who the CTU doctor will save.

9 p.m. Monday. Fox.

Material the “24” creators have created in the past:
24 1/2/3.x
La Femme Nikita 1.x
La Femme Nikita 2.x
La Femme Nikita 3.x

Something else “24” fans (or anyone, really) are likely to enjoy:
Murder One 1.x

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Battlestar Galactica
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Kung Fu
Northern Exposure
The Sopranos
Twin Peaks
The West Wing
The Wire

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  • May 2, 2005, 2:01 a.m. CST


    by Sorkin

  • May 2, 2005, 2:02 a.m. CST

    And Second

    by Sorkin

    No, 24 rules, I just hope they wrap this season up nicely, and keep keifer around for next season, which should be the last one.

  • May 2, 2005, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Third too

    by Sorkin

    This episodes promo was much better then past weeks, it didn't feel to me like it showed you the whole show, which is nice.

  • May 2, 2005, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Of course, if I was Jack I would let the ex-husband die

    by HarrisonsDad

    Face it, stop a nuke or keep your girlfriend's ex-husband alive? It's a no-brainer. And who gives a rats ass what the girlfriend will think? As far as I'm concerned, the way she's been acting over the past few hours are reason enough to dump her anyway. On a different TV note, on April 28, CNN mentioned my blog on their Inside The Blogs segment. However, they didn't let me know in advance, so I didn't get to DVR the show.

  • May 2, 2005, 2:23 a.m. CST

    In the words of the Great Bernard Pivot, "Kiss my GravitASS"

    by Monkeybrains

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Jack Bauer is too mean! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA He's breaking those poor terror...err Arabs constitutional rights! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Fox is like the Taliban WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. The air speed velocity of a stealth fighter would not allow it to shoot missles WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA . Dose everybody live 5 minutes away from CTU? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! Even though Cloe is a federal agent, she would never be able to handle the kick back from a sun machine gun. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! 24 is so unrealistic WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Red State bad, Blue state good. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Lets all hold hands and sing Kumbaya, and if we sing it really loud, the world will be a better place. WAAAAAAAAAAA. Now that that's settled, lets watch Jack kick some ass. Best show on TV. Best season so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 2, 2005, 2:29 a.m. CST



    Well, amusing news at least... ;-)

  • May 2, 2005, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Thanks robogeek!

    by Ktak

    That commercial was awesome. I live in Japan, but I've never seen it before because the FOX channel is only on the second season of 24 here and I already have the DVDs up to the 3rd season. It definitely would have been a "What the f..k!" situation if I tuned in just when the helicopter was landing.

  • May 2, 2005, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Anyone who reads TV Guide knows this "spoiler" already!

    by UncleSam

  • I was a longtime talkback reader and aicn commoner for years, and I used to love reading Harry's weird ass reviews and then have more fun reading the talkbacks for them. But Harry doesn't review movies anymore. Right? Where is Hitchhiker's review? Shouldn't Kingdom of Heaven be screening somewhere by now? Or maybe any other mediocre movie that is fairly new like The Interpreter or the new XXX. His last review was for Sahara. Dude.. I know you got a busted leg and you're working with that and all.. but you can't manage to get to your local movie theater or an advanced screening and see some new movies? I'm one of the suburban kids who doesn't have nearby places that show cool movies? I only get shoddy nationwide releases. I only see independent movies and foreign movies when they come out on dvd or see old ones on tv. But I still love the world of film and that's why I come back here everyday to see how the bossman H likes the new movies. I guess I'm just rambling.

  • May 2, 2005, 6:53 a.m. CST

    talkbacks used to be good

    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    Until I found out that Rush Limbaugh liked this show. I can't watch it anymore. He also plays golf, so that is out too. So is doing drugs. Yeah, you guessed it, my life basically sucks now because I can only do the opposite of what Rush Limbaugh does.

  • May 2, 2005, 7:16 a.m. CST

    I'm not Rush Limbaugh (But I play one in the trailer court)

    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    BAH!!! Screw what people think if you have the same idiosyncricies as a right wing windbag....god knows I don't give half a shit when it comes to scoring my share of percoset....And thus, washes down well with brandy! - - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!

  • May 2, 2005, 8:24 a.m. CST

    If this was all happening in real life..................

    by BoyNamedSue

    Saturday Night Live would have a field day making fun of President Logan.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Disappointment Abounds

    by ShaggyRogers

    I have been disappointed with this season for weeks. The fact that Marwan keeps getting away just pisses me off. But if Jack starts kicking some ass this week to get it done all will be forgiven. Machine Gun Chloe was pretty cool. The only shows that have consistently kicked ass this season are House and Veronica Mars. Everything else I have only continued to watch out of habit.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I don't know about any of you, but I'd prefer not a single spoil

    by scrumdiddly

    So Palmer's still alive near the end of season 4, for those of us who are waiting for the dvds.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by coldspot922

    I like Marwan! Previous villians had a habit of dying once Jack caught up with them. The english guy escaped with SoulPatch's help but really, was he that much of a bad ass? Marwan is at least as clever as Jack, especially with his cool getaway staircase. And there wasn't any 13 shows, villian's dead, now what do we do lag like the previous years. On a related topic, whatever happened to Behroooooooooooz. Dead? Captive? Disappeared?

  • May 2, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by ShaggyRogers

    It's not that Marwan is a poor villain. It's juust that his escapes are a bit contrived. It's almost like the writers are scared of letting him get captured or killed because they are gun shy from previous seasons as to what they would do next. But the coolest thing to do would be to have CTU catch the guy and realize that he is not the be all end all in terms of thwarting the plans (they are so focused on catching him it's almost sad, and then they can't even sadder). He is a badass so they can't torture any details out of him and thus are no closer to stopping the impending smite-age. His minions will carry on without him.

  • You're waiting for the DVDs & expect/DEMAND to avoid fundemental plot points AFTER eps air? Not spoilers, but shit like "there's a nuclear warhead"..."they kidnapped the sec. of State" "Palmer & Tony return" Fuck you, you annoying whiner. Why don't you ask Fox not to air promos during other shows. Did you TIVO the Superbowl...lemme know, I don't want to ruin it for you. CRAWL BACK IN YOUR HOLE, TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER, CANCEL CABLE & STOP YOUR MAIL YOU SELFISH IDIOT!!

  • May 2, 2005, 1:28 p.m. CST

    There's not only you Yanks that watch this show you know.

    by English Mike

    You unresponsible, stupid American fool. How can you name a headline Like that. Us Brits don't know that Palmer is back in it yet nor do we wnat to know and your post has spoiled it big time. Are you really that miffed that we got "Battlestar Galactica" before you did? You should be fired you idiot.

  • May 2, 2005, 1:29 p.m. CST

    "I hate you Jack!"

    by ShaggyRogers

    Could the promo for tonight's ep make what's her fuck sound like more of a whiney beeeeatch? I think not. If they are going to insist on some female counterpart for Jack, then next season they should bring in some hot, badass field agent who would just as soon shoot Jack as bang him if it meant the difference in saving the country. No more whiney ass, "I know a madman is just about to set off a nuclear can of wup ass on us, but please set aside the country's needs and save my husband." "No?" "I HATE YOU, JACK!"

  • May 2, 2005, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by BitterMan23

    How am i to know what else Dennis Haysbert has appeared in, or if Arnold Voosloos films are on sale???

  • May 2, 2005, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Tony's barmaid g/f shows up???

    by -guyinthebackrow

    Excellent. That chick just oozes slut! No, not the actress. She's playing a role, people! Gosh...

  • May 2, 2005, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Just Love This Show

    by TGirl Jerri

    That's all I wanted to say, actualli I needed to store my new password in RoboForm

  • May 2, 2005, 2:36 p.m. CST

    vic mackey would already have the job done.

    by dr.bulber

    and some asses kicked for good measure. and you know it.

  • May 2, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by Sorkin

    Buer would kick his ass any day of the week.

  • May 2, 2005, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I'm waiting for the Chloe & Edgar Comedy Hour

    by MrBoinfoint

    "I really don't appreciate the way you undermind my authority, Edgar." "Shuthup, Chloe, owa bang-thoom, to duh moon!" -- Insert laugh track --

  • May 2, 2005, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by coldspot922

    Actually, I'd be up for an all computer geek superhero team made up of Milo, Chloe, Lispy Edgar and Sara Gilbert's character. Each week, Sara would get killed Kenny Style by a beam or something. "Oh no, you killed Sara Gilbert's career! You bastard!"

  • May 2, 2005, 4:35 p.m. CST

    jack v. marwan

    by Guy Gaduois

    is becoming a Tom and Jerry cartoon. I hate that freaking mouse; always have, always will. Marwan's got so many contingencies, he probably installed a colostomy bag so he wouldn't have to take a sh*t. He'll sneak up on Bauer, who's poppin a squat and kill him. Season ends, roll credits, let the bitterness tsunami begin. (Quick, edit out tsunami - it's offensive)

  • May 2, 2005, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Characters are not spoilers

    by VibroCount

    Mentioning a character's name is not a spoiler. We are watching the fourth season here where the series is made. I'm sorry you're getting episodes from a year or two ago, but we want to discuss THIS week's episode, from THIS season. Perhaps leaving characters' names out of the front page links would make sense, but you're already here in order for you to post. How many years & episodes must we limit our discussion to in order to not spoil your plot points?

  • May 2, 2005, 5:43 p.m. CST

    and anyway...

    by VibroCount

    Who's to say it's not Mrs. Palmer or a kid or another character named Palmer?

  • May 2, 2005, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Totally off topic, but...

    by santos kauffman

    I would really appreciate it if any fan of The Shield could tell me when I might expect FX to air an encore or marathon of the fourth season.

  • May 2, 2005, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by skimn crack me up!

  • May 2, 2005, 6:42 p.m. CST

    _NerdSquad_ spinoff followed by _Zombie CTU Directors_

    by PlantBoy!

    Yep, that's right. Nuclear-powered Mason teams up with Missing Face Chapelle to fight terrorists. Chapelle is a master of disguise (since he's missing a face, he can look like anyone!) and Mason uses his toxic breath to melt evildoers.

  • May 2, 2005, 6:53 p.m. CST

    There's only one "Palmer" you fool

    by English Mike

    I had to enter the link to protest the title and we are only 4 episodes behind you guys. The return of Tony was a suprise. The return Of Michelle was a suprise and the return of Palmer would have been a suprise if it wasn't for Hercules's idiotic title. I don't enter links on anything that I don't want to know about but when the link' title is a spoiler it is just plane spiteful.

  • May 2, 2005, 7:04 p.m. CST

    attention Palmer morons!!!

    by Xandr37

    if you watch the freakin show you know Palmer is coming back this week, you don't need a spoiler, now do society a favor, place the barrel in your mouth and pull the trigger.

  • May 2, 2005, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by English Mike

    Keep up please. I was wondering how long it would take before someone mentioned guns. We are 4 (FOUR) episode BEHIND you and Palmer is nowhere to be seen from our end yet! The post title was irrisponsible. End of story

  • May 2, 2005, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Paul dies because of Jack and Mandy shows up in the finale

    by Xandr37

    keep yelling and I'll spoil the whole freakin thing for you.

  • May 2, 2005, 7:24 p.m. CST

    You sadness guided pathetic creature

    by English Mike

    Goodbye you stupid American

  • May 2, 2005, 7:53 p.m. CST

    English Mike

    by dartkick

    If you do not know that Palmer comes back (even if you are 4 ep's behind) then no one can help you. You really do need remedial training in connecting the dots. We stupid Americans I guess will have to keep plotting along doing our best not to trip all over ourselves

  • May 2, 2005, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Limey Mike

    by Cartagia

    Palmer's return was headline fuckin news on all the major entertainment sites like three damn months ago. Get the fuck over it. Sweet, my first talkback and I get to bitch someone out.

  • May 2, 2005, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Holy Fuck.

    by El Fuego

    That was one of the best episodes of ANY show I've seen in a very long time.

  • May 2, 2005, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Much better than last week

    by d8cam

    I read the spoilers and still enjoyed this episode a lot.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by AeroB

    That was good stuff. Quite possibly the best episode this season. That look on Jack's face after Paul dies... Damn I love this show

  • May 2, 2005, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by LUZER

    that episodes left until we have to wait for months for quality tv again...flippin sucks.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by HavokJD

    that was simply astonishing.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:10 p.m. CST

    That was...

    by Aragorn II


  • May 2, 2005, 10:12 p.m. CST

    That was some cold hearted shit..

    by Boris the Blade

    As in "fuck your best friend's girlfriend after he dies in a car wreck" cold shit.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:12 p.m. CST


    by isildur29

    tonight is what makes 24 incredible. it had a rough couple of episodes but tonight was simply amazing across the board. I really beleive its Palmer being back and alot less chloe and edgar. Thank you 24 writers and now this season has 15 great episodes...3 so so...2 ehhhhh....1 simply astonishing. (Even the bad episodes I loved) Can't WAIT TIL NEXT WEEK

  • May 2, 2005, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I love Jack Bauer

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    The guy does whatever it takes for the greater good. I hope at season's end the writer's can contrive a way for Audrey to be killed either directly or inadvertantly because of Jack. Dumb fucking twit. Good to know she's reponsible for the DOD.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:17 p.m. CST

    English Mike

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    Stay the fuck away if you don't want the show ruined. This is a spoiler site, run by Americans, talking about an American show with new episodes premiering every Monday night. If I was use, I'd avoid Coaxial News from Monday to Wednesday and let the 24 story fade from the headlines. But I'm not you. It'd be tough to maintain your level of retardation on a day-to-day basis.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Goddamn typos!

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    writer's = writers, use = you

  • May 2, 2005, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Cold hearted...

    by AeroB

    ...maybe so but I find myself feeling sympathy for Jack not hatred. He does whatever it takes... he might hate himself for it but he does it, and he accepts whatever consequences and suffering that falls on him without complaint. That's what makes him damned heroic. More so than a bunch of superheroes I can name.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:20 p.m. CST

    *ding* *ding*

    by Osmosis Jones

    "Dammit!" count is now at 15. Oh, and the final moments of tonight's ep were the roughest since Jack had to ice Chappelle last year, even though I find it tough to imagine that CTU wouldn't have told the medical staff that they had an incredibly important lead attached to their incoming patient, and should have planned accordingly. Yeah, we all knew that Jack and Audrey were going to be quits (the man just can't seem to keep a wife/girlfriend for very long), but this has got to affect Jack in the long term. And it'd be nice if we learned what happened to Heller and Behroooooz at some point. Unnngh-PLOP, "I HATE YOU!" Unnngh-PLOP, "I HATE YOU...!"

  • May 2, 2005, 10:28 p.m. CST

    when is that __KNEEL__ retard going to show up

    by d8cam

    and that stupid guy that says Unnngh-PLOP, "I HATE YOU!" Unnngh-PLOP, "I HATE YOU!" is back too....i swear its like its all they have in come here and say that...and yes if you were wondering, coming here and making fun of them is all i have

  • May 2, 2005, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Bye Bye Broad #4.

    by CatVutt

    Well she lasted longer than Claudia, and hey...she ain't dead, which pushes the Banging Bauer Mortality down to 60%.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Or Broad #5...

    by CatVutt

    Whatever. I was thinking of Nina when I did the 60% thing but not when I typed the subject line.

  • May 2, 2005, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Rush Limbo gives better spoilage than Herc!

    by Silver Shamrock

    more Chloe next season!

  • May 2, 2005, 10:49 p.m. CST


    by Dannychico


  • May 2, 2005, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Mandy will kill Jack

    by tiredpm

    Okay, to start, 24 is the flat-out, hands down, ballsiest show on television. To have the protagonist make the decision that Jack made at the end of this episode proves, beyond any doubt, that there is nowhere the producers are not willing to go. Ignore the light-speed travel to CTU and 'The Amazing Marwan', this series (not season) is the best entertainment currently in production. I can only see two endings to this season: Jack eats a gun (which I don't believe will happen) or Mandy, who is rumored to be returning, "kills" Jack on American soil, allowing the government to take him back while saving face with the Chinese. They won't DNA type the blood the CTU agent left, as that would make things way too awkward, but Jack will be hung out to dry, "killed" and allowed to operate as the ultimate covert operative. Yeah, this is going out on a limb, but can anyone else see a more legitimate wrap of this season? They are not going to have the US at war with the Chinese, so they need to wrap that out. This allows them to do that. And next season...who knows?

  • May 2, 2005, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Quick add

    by tiredpm

    I'm English, but live in the US and enjoy the Fox promos, the AintItCool headlines, talkback and the advance news -- I'd like to think I can avoid the "limey' comments, cheers. To prove the point: English Mike is a complete spacker and I really hope he's just posting here to BE a complete spacker. Nobody could be such a complete spacker as to post on a web-site run out of Austin, Texas, that deals with American TV shows and whine about the content. Mate, unplug your computer from your Tesco internet connection and head off down the pub instead. Leave the talkback for people that, oh, I don't know, enjoy it? Spacker...

  • May 3, 2005, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Maybe the bomb ain't for the US?

    by TheSplinter

    Why else would the Chinese pay Marwan to steal a warhead with those capabilities? Maybe to send it to North Korea and start a war between the US and Korea. China would wind up with more power in the long run. Unless the nuke is not a long range device- then Chicago may not be around much longer. Or New York. Or Atlanta.

  • May 3, 2005, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Very nice episode with the right elements

    by Z0D

    I expected to see much worse, like what we've seen in the past 2-3 weeks. Everything was spaced out perfectly...well everything except Paul's wife in the first half hour. When Paul died, that's when the shit hit the fan and she went beszerk. Very dramatic. I also liked Jack's black ops training coming in useful: infiltrating another country's territory on our own soil just to kidnap a nuke scientist. Nice. ___KNEEL___

  • May 3, 2005, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Chloe Line Of The Week

    by MrStinger

    "I hope I'm not some kind of a psychopath."

  • May 3, 2005, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Chloe and Edgar

    by tiredpm

    I love that the writers and producers are tipping their hat to the fans with the entire Chloe and Edgar storylines -- their exchange tonight was classic, and obviously a nod to the people that have been screaming about Chloe for months. Personally, I love the gal and hope they keep her around.

  • May 3, 2005, 1:07 a.m. CST

    24 is pretty cheesy now

    by Screwdriver

    It was innovative and exciting when it came out and now it is just repetetive.......(ie I want a pardon from the president). Watching shows like Lost and Battlestar Galactica make 24 look like poop.

  • May 3, 2005, 1:17 a.m. CST

    I agree Lost is better than 24...

    by AeroB

    ...and it does suffer sometimes from repitition/unbelievability problems... but for pure sustained suspense like it's being injected straight into your bloodstream no show comes close. 24 is all about riding the edge of your seat. And for me it does it.

  • May 3, 2005, 1:23 a.m. CST

    How come paul aint get no silent clock tick?

    by GTfilmgeek

    All the other dudes who have taken a bullet for Jack have gotten one. Chappelle, the bearded boss, can't remeber any others. I think we all know how the series ends, Jack gets taken out by cougars.

  • May 3, 2005, 1:32 a.m. CST

    3 episodes left?

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    The teaser shown on the left coast said 3 episodes left. I count 5 till 8am and Fox's website show's 5 remaining. That seems like a BIG mistake to let through. Final 2 hours on Pay-Per-View? What's up?!?

  • May 3, 2005, 1:37 a.m. CST

    My weekly 24 post---

    by Sithlord_999

    Great episode, great season- Poor Jack Bauer- broken-hearted. The guy has terrible luck with women: They die on him, betray him and try to kill him, or gets dumped as the girlfriend's husband dies and she blames Jack for it- oh, and Chloe and Edgar- those two are funny-

  • May 3, 2005, 1:41 a.m. CST

    tiredpm...good stuff

    by podunk411

    making Jack "dead" would be pretty fantastic. complete black ops...the writers could do a ton with that. and this episode was excellent. audrey is a twit, but you have to admit, she's a million times better than kim bauer as shitty female characters on the show go. honestly, Ms Reiko (rawr) and Chloe are pretty much the only female leads they've had that were intelligent and not a.)evil b.)blubbering idiots c.) killed like kenny. and soulpatch is so gonna do dressler in the bathroom during the commerical break next episode.

  • May 3, 2005, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Solid episode all around

    by Dijonase24

    The whole episode was solid, and it would have still been a great one without the teriffic ending. The fact that Palmer was immediately greeted by Aaron Pierce was a nice touch. The way Palmer asked about Aaron's son said so much about Palmer's character. It wasn't the fact that he asked, but the way that he asked. It wasn't the typical politician pretending to be a nice guy. The way Aaron responded showed that he knew Palmer wasn't just asking to be nice. He really wanted to know how Aaron's son was. It was a minor moment, but a nice touch. Simple yet efective. Bauer's consulate break-in was excellent as well. It's always nice to see Jack pull off those little impossible missions. For all of the bitching surrounding Audrey, I've actually liked her character all season long. I've loved the steady progression from the lovey dovey couple of Jack and Audrey to the pair of strangers we have now. And tonight's episode was the culmination of all of that. I thought I had it all figured out. I figured they'd let Paul live and have Audrey choose him rather than the cold hearted killer that is Jack Bauer. Then they not only kill Paul, but they make it Jack's fault. Just after Jack thanked Paul for saving his life no less! The outburst from Audrey was excellent. Sure, it was for the greater good, but how would you like to see a loved one die because the doctors working on them decided to work on a man who appears to have worked with terrorists instead? And in all that, the best thing about the episode was the emotion that Jack was struggling to keep bottled up. His job's not over, but you know all he wants to do right now is sit in a corner and cry. Each terrible thing he does, no matter the reason, costs him a little bit more of his soul. I'd weep for that if I were him. Oh, and did I actually just split this post up into paragraphs, or will it all be lumped together when I post it?

  • May 3, 2005, 1:50 a.m. CST

    3 Episodes LEFT

    by mpfanatic

    there are 4 hours left, the day ends at 8am. there are 3 episodes left the last one being a 2 hour finale

  • May 3, 2005, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Deandome, good god. There are more countries in the world than t

    by scrumdiddly

    For me it's either torrents or waiting. Ignorant fuck.

  • May 3, 2005, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Palmer becomes Official President again soon

    by Regis Travolta

    My guess is Keeler dies, Logan appoints Palmer VP then Logan resigns so Palmer can be Prez again for the remainder of this current term in office. This day ends at 7 AM that's when it began. Nuke target is probably St. Louis, only major city close enough to Iowa, or is Chicago closer? All in all excellent but where the hell is Behrooz and William Devane? Bring back Dina and Kimbo too please!

  • May 3, 2005, 5:53 a.m. CST

    (Stares at TV with jaw on floor...)

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Shit, Jack!! I mean fuck, maaan!! Fuck-fuck-fuckety-fuck-fuck-fuck!!! Whew! That's all I got.

  • May 3, 2005, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Audrey is a spineless twit

    by JCUBED

    If only she knew that Jack would barely bat an eyelash if it came to him putting a bullet in her forehead if it would stop this attack.

  • May 3, 2005, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by beegirl

    great post! I think you nailed everything that was great about this episode, except the scene with Tony and Michelle. Damn it to hell Edgar, just a minute would ya. BTW, was Jenn drinking from the Cubs mug? Aww the audacity if she was.

  • May 3, 2005, 10:41 a.m. CST

    202 Dead So Far

    by Fastandbad

    If you ask me, Jack and Audrey are going to need counseling. 202 Dead so far, according to my count.

  • May 3, 2005, 10:53 a.m. CST

    "that stupid guy that says Unnngh-PLOP"

    by PushTheButton

    He really annoys me too. It's like the talkback has its own Taco Bell dog. What a stupid annoying catchphrase.

  • May 3, 2005, 11:51 a.m. CST

    by Dixie Normus

    If you are 4 episodes behind take your happy ass back to the talkback from 4 weeks ago. This is a talkback from this weeks episode, of course we are going to discuss the fucking episode.

  • May 3, 2005, 11:54 a.m. CST

    The Nuke Target is outside the US.

    by Barry Egan

  • May 3, 2005, 11:57 a.m. CST

    on a side note

    by Dixie Normus

    there have been talks of Palmer coming back for a few weeks now. Where the fuck have you been. Wanker

  • May 3, 2005, 12:35 p.m. CST

    and that __KNEEL__ guy too, idiotic

    by d8cam

    i agree PushTheButton

  • May 3, 2005, 12:35 p.m. CST

    English Mike, enjoy July 4th every year?

    by mikep

    and dont forget to brush your teeth.

  • May 3, 2005, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Mrs. Palmer

    by coldspot922

    Well, I think I'll just end this argument by just throwing out all the spoilers that we Americans know but you Brits don't. First, Mrs. Palmer (yep, she's coming back) is resurrected by radiation from the nuclear attack. She joins up with Mason and Mandy to kill Palmer but he throws Mike to her instead and runs away. Special Agent Charlie Brown returns to seek revenge on Jack using the dead hand of Lou Diamond Philips. Michelle confesses her love for Edgar and fights Chloe for him. And the whole thing was planned not by Marwan but by that fixer in the first season who tried to frame Palmer's son. There - did I miss anything?

  • May 3, 2005, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Simple way to fix everything with the Chinese

    by StubePT

    When you find Marwan's gang, tie up the Chinese guy, execute him, and claim that Marwan's men were behind the kidnapping in an attempt to ensure that the information he knew didn't get leaked.

  • May 3, 2005, 1:36 p.m. CST

    This show needs to be on HBO

    by mortsleam

    Because Audrey should have called Jack a motherfucker. "You killed him! He saved your life and you killed him you MOTHERFUCKER!" Tell me that doesn't sound better.

  • May 3, 2005, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by PwnedByStallone

    That poor fucker is going to canned again! And I can understand poster frustration over Audrey bitching out Jack (God knows I can't stand the bitch - since Episode 1) but how the fuck is she supposed to feel? She just renewed her love with her husband only to have him taken away from her. Yes Jack was doing his duty, and was right to do what he did, but cut her some slack. She was obviouly destraught and half-insane with grief. Oh...and KILL EDGAR!!!

  • May 3, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by Grando

    Well, it's finally happened. I now titter like a schoolgirl everytime jack says DAMMIT. Which, is often.....

  • May 3, 2005, 3:24 p.m. CST

    English Mike.

    by Grando

    Ever hear of Bit Torrent? Jeez, stop waiting for punk ass UK stations to pick up TV shows and watch them hours after the US airing instead.

  • May 3, 2005, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Regis Travolta

    by Jolly Mon

    That's an interesting theory about Palmer becoming president, but it more interesting when I said it last week as a joke.

  • That's what I was thinking, too. You wouldn't even have to catch Marwan to at least make the suggestion that he was responsible for the attack. And another tight episode! Poor Jack; always lonely, never loved, always kicking ass!

  • May 3, 2005, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Cloe & Edgar

    by CineRam

    I laughed so hard after Chloe's line--"I hope I'm not some kind of psychopath."--I missed the rest of the conversation! Piss on me for not taping it. Can anybody transcribe it for me and post it here? Please?

  • May 3, 2005, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Photos of Rush Limbaugh on 24 set party

    by Regis Travolta

  • May 3, 2005, 8:35 p.m. CST


    by optimus122

    Please , she is back in love with this guy after forking Jack for the last 6 months and now in the course of a few hours she no longer likes Jack and wants to go back with glad he died and she is shown to be a moron.

  • May 3, 2005, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Nuke'n China...

    by BlueCreek

    Yep, my bet is Marwan intends to start a war between the US and China and Jack's gonna stop it and provide about the only thing that will appease China after their consular got killed.

  • May 4, 2005, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by optimus122

    Will give himself up to the chinese government and spend the next 10 years in prison and thats where the next 24 will pickup or something like this..I seriously doubt they will kill off his character but who knows I just can't see who would replace him.

  • May 4, 2005, 10:34 a.m. CST

    cineram, the rest is even funnier...

    by mortsleam

    Chloe: "I thought I was going to go all fetal, but instead I just feel nothing." Edgar: "Maybe it's just a delayed reaction, and you're still processing it." Chloe: "I hope I'm not some kind of psychopath." Edgar: "Maybe a few days you'll freak out." Chloe: "I hope so." *** I for one am hoping that next season of 24 consists of twenty four episodes of Chloe freaking out.

  • May 4, 2005, 2:38 p.m. CST

    The "Real" Shipper Action

    by storytellerBJ

    Let's forget about Edgar and Chloe awhile and pay attention to some real shipper action: Jack and Chloe. Observe: Jack: "Hey, how you're holding up?" Chloe: "I'm not used to the idea I just killed someone if that's what you're asking, but I'm doing my job." Jack: "Fair enough. Get back as soon as you can, okay?" Chloe: "Okay." I would go on to document the Buchanan/Tony shipper action, the Palmer/Jack shipper action, the Palmer/Novak shipper action and various others, but there's nothing more I can say that hasn't been said already.

  • May 5, 2005, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Thanks a bunch, Mortsleam!

    by CineRam

    And piss on me for spelling Chloe's name wrong in my subject line. I suck. Chloe rules!

  • May 5, 2005, 8:45 p.m. CST

    And with the Chinese falsify ballistics evidence in order to sho

    by TheSeeker7

    I thought of that right away. Because of course when Palmer took the angry accusatory phone call from that other guy at the Chinese embassy, surely that guy 1st impression is that our bullets were responsible for taking down his man, and NOT friendly fire. So the question is how far will 24 go into dramatizing that aspect? Because you'd have to think that if they go deeper in that direction, the Chinese will claim it certainly wasn't friendly fire that shot him, & with all the hi-tech gizmos & whatnot that they've got at that high of a governmental level, they'll totally fudge any ballistics evidence to say what they want it to say. ANYWAY....... SPEAKING OF GRAVITAS -- Thank god, I FINALLY heard the whole song parody bit on Stern Tuesday morning. Mind you, I'm as big a Kiefer fan as their is in this world, & I was laughing my fucking head off, tears streaming down my face. I even chuckled when Robin (whom I generally can't stand for how much she kisses Howard's ass for years) said "I could listen to this all day." I think I could have too... :-)

  • May 5, 2005, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Also, regarding whenever Kiefer decides to hang it up....

    by TheSeeker7

    I was telling a friend way back at the very start of the season, that whenever Kiefer decides to move on (which you'd have to think would be no more than maybe 2 more seasons, if that), that whether they decide to try and continue the show still & with a different lead or not (Tony.. ?), that I strongly think that Kiefer will insist on Jack dying as the way to end his tenure. And now, after watching this week's ep, I wonder now if, depending on what else in gods name they put Jack thru before he leaves, if Jack will ultimately commit suicide (let me stress I'm not saying that about THIS season, but rather whenever Kiefer leaves the show for good). This chico has had to make some brutally horrific decisions in these last 4 yrs (don't forget that during the late Mexico stop last season, Jack was 100% ready to kill Chase just for the good of the operation -- he had no way of knowing that the gun he was given to perform that act by Salazar was in fact empty), & I'd say this act of essentially killing Paul, based on the way it was dramatized, was likely the one that's affected him the most.