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‘Not Good Enough!!’
Five Times The Bauer Power
For Tonight’s Hour Of 24!!

I am – Hercules!! Details are scarce! We know James Cromwell, who is sometimes warp pioneer Zefram Cochrane, turns up as Philip Bauer, father of Graham and Jack. We know Chad Lowe, who wanted out of “Life Goes On” 15 years ago so he could pursue a film career, joins the “24” cast as a political operative. We know Graham Bauer survives the dry-cleaning bag. His wife and blonde son remain in the picture. That’s five Bauers in all! Far more Bauerage than even season one provided! Also, there are more attacks on the nation.

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  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    what kind of pussy name is graham bauer

    by mrgreentheplant

    he will forever be bluetooth bauer

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST


    by bralli

    Yeah, no kidding. Man, was that guy a dick on ER too... :)

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Graham GOTTA EAT

    by GregoryHarbin

    Seriously, though, I'm wondering what the writers mean by calling him 'Grey.' Perhaps alluding to the color? Is Graham perhaps not entirely evil?<P> Bah, I dunno. What a kick-ass show.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    GRAEM. Apparently it is Graem.

    by OhioBobcat

    So say TPTB.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    A brother Bauer

    by TheSeeker7

    Ehh I'm confused. You talk about this brother Graham as if it's old news, like we've seen him before. What dry cleaning bag, what did I miss... ? When was there ever mention of Jack having a brother?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    re: TheSeeker7

    by themikejonas

    Graem/Graham was one of the Stonecutters calling the shots during last season's shenanigans. Only last week did we learn that he's a Bauer.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    24 v. Heroes v. Mundo de Fieras!!!

    by wackybantha

    What the HELL am I supposed to do?!?!?!?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by krodnoc

    embrace tivo

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Kathy Bates

    by Virtual Satyr

    As Mama Bauer.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    I have now seen the first 4 hours 24 day 6

    by emeraldboy

    and I am not impressed. bland characters, weak writing and the lack of tension is obvious. What a revelation, curtis and Assad. wow but the way it was handled was so bad that we figured it, five minutes after jack had asked chloe for the info between Curtis and Assad. I thought there would be a huge improvement upon last season but i was wrong. and the morris/chloe/milo stuff is tiring.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 4:57 a.m. CST


    by TheSeeker7

    Ohhhhh I see, well that would make sense then. I didn't watch last week as I've finally sworn off 24 altogether. I've been saying since near the end of season 2 that it'd had gotten ridiculous enough that I wouldn't waste my time with it, but my own vow has finally kicked in since they decided to make the Prez the villain last year. I DID view the initial 4 hours of this season when they were available on torrent, but only to have some fodder to mess with the Bauer worshipers, but then that was officially it. I will watch it no more. I did happen to see the commercial for this week though, when Cromwell pops in as Daddy Bauer (why oh why didn't they just go for it and get Donald Sutherland??) But so wow, Brother Bauer was one of last year's secret crowd... wait, was it Dr. Romano from ER?? (cause I did recall seeing that one preview many times where he's like strangling him or something saying oh you're hurting me, then him go "Trust me.... I"M NOT") Was THAT actually Jack's bro?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    Robocop killed Graham Bauer...

    by Prometeo

    So he's a pussy. Not a worthy Bauer at all. A completely different story would have been if it was Jack the one against his windshield.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:20 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with TheSeeker7

    by CTU Mole

    And yes, he is a homosexual. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But dissing '24' is unforgivable.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Ok, so what's Jack and Bluetooth Bauer's father's nick?

    by chrth

    I'm thinking either Farmer Bauer or Cochrane Bauer.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Cochrane, definitly

    by CTU Mole

    How can you even ask that on this site?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Wow, I've been implemented into an AICN catchphrase..

    by TheSeeker7

    *tear* Does this mean I've now truly arrived? So honored. But ohh, you Kiefer dick-suckers... ya'll are so adorable ;) lol

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    +1 vote for Farmer Bauer

    by Holodigm

    this one i prefer

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Actually, "I just got off the phone" isn't catching on

    by CTU Mole

    I'm trying to keep it alive though. It's a lot better than "gotta eat". <p>And you're still a homo.</p>

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    CTU Mole: The advantage of Farmer Bauer

    by chrth

    Is the wealth of 'That'll do, Jack. That'll do.' lines. While feasible under Cochrane Bauer, it doesn't have the same impact.<p> Of course, the most obscure joke I've come up with about him so far is that 'He disappeared because of Ellie.'

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    I'll say 'I just got off the phone' isn't catching on

    by chrth

    First I heard about it. Not that I'm the be-all end-all arbiter of all things AICN ... or am I?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    I was sure that Donald Sutherland would..

    by Datascream

    be his father. Cromwell's cool and all, but I think it would have made more sense to get Keifer's real dad. Would have been cool too...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    "That'll do, Jack. That'll do."

    by cameron fry

    Cromwell rules all.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST


    by biggles2_22

    I gave it a shot.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    What's good about the "I just got off the phone" cliche

    by CTU Mole

    Is that it rips on Harry's name dropping. <p> I never saw Babe but I think the drunken, lecherous warp-drive inventor has more quotable opportunities.</p> As for Donald playing Jack's dad, I remember Sutherland saying something about both of them being at the Golden Globes so that meant he'd have to have dinner with him so they probably don't get along that well. Besides, would you want to work with your dad for a year? And be his boss, no less? Anyway, it would have been too much of a wink wink to the audience and a distraction.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    CTU Mole: Quotable Opportunities -- that's the point

    by chrth

    The impact of "That'll do, Pig. That'll do." is because it's one of the few lines that is spoken in the entire movie by him. That one quote by itself trumps any Cochrane quote.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Catchphase Central...

    by zacdilone

    ...and they said "I just got off the phone" is their odd-on favorite for Catchphrase Of The Year.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Rollo Tomasi

    by Elmore Rigby

    Rollo will kill Jack.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    So next season will we learn about Black Jack Bauer?

    by Archduke_Chocula

    Jack's great, great grandaddy who roamed the ole west?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I cannot believe that the villain is actually

    by emeraldboy

    brother bauer. Graeme Bauer. I mean for fucks sake. Surnow and Cochrane and their team of writers have lost it but then again surnow is a right wing nut job. Why has it taken six long years for them to introduce the whole bauer family if kim bauer wasnt a badly enough written character, they have to inflict the rest of the bauer family on us too. argggggh..... Hang on.... Ive got it. One of the nukes goes near the bauer family home. thats it. Nuke goes off. The presidents sister is standing near by. no more annoying sister. If she has been detained as a criminal, how did CTU get the message from Walliad.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    does anyone else find Morris Obiren

    by emeraldboy

    suspect. annoying yes but he seems to up to something.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Morris = Red Herring

    by biggles2_22

    Got it pegged.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Morris is too obvious.

    by Ricky Henderson

    Its that middle eastern chick who is the mole. And since she said he was dead, Kumar is actually still alive. I started up a blog that among many things, discusses 24. Check it out. Take out the space in the link and baby, you've got yourself a stew cooking!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by Darth Fabulous

    You hear that law dog! The law don't go around here! Man, shut up, cause POWERS BOOTHE GOTTA EAT!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Samuel L. Jackson

    by Mr Incredible

    And he said he's tired of these motherfuckin' catchphrases on this motherfuckin' talkback. Gotta excrete!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    One question for ya, Graham...

    by uss cygnus

    ...Paper or plastic?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    Today the part of whining button pusher wil be played by emeraldboy. AAAAAAMAZING! Peace!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Does the Jack Sack make its triumphant return???

    by Admiral_Kirk

    We can only hope, but he seems to be doing fine with his gun and household items so far...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    you know that kid is Jack's

    by PwnedByStallone

    love this fuckign show.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Farmer Bauer?

    by PwnedByStallone

    That's redundant. Bauer is farmer in German.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Jack's kid...

    by ill_have_a_coke

    Doesn't his name start with 'J' as well (Jason I think)? I realize that there is a 1/26 chance of this happening; but in the CTUniverse nothing can be assumed to be a coincidence.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    That'd mean that

    by Novaman5000

    Jack cheated on Teri, cuz that kid is way younger than Kim Bauer. Jack, you dog. I'm betting it's not his kid, though... That'd be kind of a stretch, even for a show that has the big bad be Jack's brother.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    talkback pwnage...

    by ill_have_a_coke

    Strangeco = 3 emeraldboy = 0 Damn...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    I haven't been picked up for the season...

    by The_Jack_Sack

    But I'm expecting a call any day now... I'm pre-stocked with ammo, knives, electric cord from that lamp last season, Sat phone, hack saw from season 2, C. Thomas Howell's head (for looking at Jack funny), Tony's soulpatch to bring him back as Zombie Almeida, PDA, plastic bags, pliers, blowtorch and a sock full of pennies...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with me...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    and I use just got off the phone and I am hip and with it as the kids say, so therefore, wait, what was I talking about... Hey has anyone seen my pants?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Jack and Teri...

    by ill_have_a_coke

    were not a happily married couple if you remember from Season 1. They were seperated for some time, which led to him hooking up with Nina Myers (which led to his betrayal and Teri's death). It is completely plausible that he had some other indiscretions during this time (we don't know how long they were seperated for; we meet them as they are reconciling).

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    The Jack Sack...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    It was left behind when Jack was kidnapped. Mike Novick adopted it, as he has such an admiration for Jack. He wasn't hired by the new Palmer administration, and was so devestated he had a nervous breakdown, and now lives on the streets with the Jack Sack as his friend and nighttime sleeping bag. Terrorist will decend on Washington DC, awakening the Jack Sack's magical power and it will bring a vision to Mike and he will go to the White House, torture that Tom guy on principal and then they will go on to save the day, before the Jack Sack takes a bullet to save Novick and die in his arms at the end of episode 24... It will be the most shocking end ever...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    4 Bauers not named "Jack"

    by jim

    Expect 4 times the amnesia, 4 times as many kidnappings, and a quartet of mountain lions. And Novick may have found the Jack Sack, but he turned it over to Aaron Pierce who, upon putting the strap on his shoulder, much like wearing the ring of the Green Lantern, was transformed into the Super-Secret-Service Agent (not that he wasn't before, but now even more so). He's been off on a world tour of blowing up flame-thrower weilding terrorists, and seducing world leaders' wives. But now that Jack is back, he will return the Sack to its rightful owner and together, side-by-side, they will save the day. Or something like that. Or not.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Farmer Bauer

    by skydemon

    Expects Jack to return to the family business. Dammit!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    It's us! Don't you see!?

    by biggles2_22

    Of course, the enemy isn't the crazy Muslims. By episode 4, it's always us, isn't it?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Anyone other than DONALD SUTHERLAND as Jack Sr. sucks

    by sonnyboo2

    Why couldn't they get Donald Sutherland to play Jack's dad? THIS SUCKS! It's not like Donald is on that crappy femal presidnt show anymore.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I never thought I'd say this but...

    by Garbageman33

    24 has become kinda formulaic. And the moments that are meant to be shocking are starting to feel expected and cheap. I mean, did anyone not see the thing with Curtis coming? Was anyone surprised when Wayne Palmer was revealed as the president? Beyond that, most of the big twists and turns just seem pretty silly. Not that they weren't silly before. I just find myself being less forgiving this year, probably because nothing the show does surprises me anymore.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    "Chloe I need you to send the location of...

    by Bono Luthor

    the nearest toilet to my PDA right now!" Seeing as he's almost had everything else done to him so far, I think Jack should have to contend with the shits whilst saving whoever from whatever. That way while torturing someone for information he could use the line "You have no idea what my asshole is capable of right now...". Show still rocks. I actually think the start of this years is stronger.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I just got of the phone with Jack Bauer's asshole...

    by Bono Luthor

    Sorry, I had to.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    I'll wait and see how the next few episodes play out but I do agree with ya about the general lack of tension. I hope it picks up soon, otherwise I'll be watching Heroes first and then watching 24 taped. C'mon Jack!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    The problem with the show

    by Garbageman33

    I think they've gotten away from solid storytelling and are instead relying on big shocking moments (like the mushroom cloud). Trouble is, as I said before, the shocking moments just aren't that shocking anymore. The previous seasons have upped the ante too high. I also think I'm going to stop watching the previews. They give away way too much. For example, seeing who Jack's father is might have been a decent surprise, but not anymore.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I also think they are missing another solid presence

    by just pillow talk

    at CTU HQ. Buchanan is good, but missing someone like, oh I don't know, Tony! Have fingers crossed for tonight's episode...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Um...Jacks former last name...

    by biggles2_22 Jack Tripper from Three's Company. Shacked up with two babes, it explains the multiple spawn. I called it FIRST! YAY!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    The one saving grace so far this year

    by Garbageman33

    Nadia. Me likey.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    from the moment they scrapped the whole

    by emeraldboy

    real time element. That left the show gasping for air and now the show is dying. The big mistake was last seasons cast cull. I thought that killing off Penny Johnson Jerald was a huge blunder. She was my fav character, well written, deep and complex. The first 4 season seasons were really compulsive. Season 5 was when the rot set in. Season six looks terrible. The movie should have been made to compete with mission impossible three and bourne. With brad taking over the mission impossible series and bourne still kicking ass, and craig badassing bond, Surnow and Cochrane had better do a great story to justify the continuing of this fracnhise. PLEASE LET DAY SIX BE THE LAST!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    the reason for no Donald Sutherland...

    by keyserSOZE

    according to a USA Today article today, anyway...initially, Kiefer said it was scheduling conflicts...but has since added that acting together is a once in a lifetime sort of thing, so he wants to save it for another project.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    I still say...

    by biggles2_22

    The writers missed the boat with a season devoted to a 24-Hr escape from a Chinese prison. Oh well, another breathless run-run, chase-chase, mole-mole season is underway. You writers should have listened to me when I WAS TALKING TO YOU ON THE PHONE last year. See how I tied that earlier theme in?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Forget the sack, what about naked bisexual Mandy?

    by CTU Mole

    When is Mandy making another appearance? I would like to say that I just got off the phone with Mia Kirchner but she won't return my calls.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Help Wanted:

    by biggles2_22

    Low profile government agency seeks mid-level computer analyst experienced in anti-terrorist tactics. Hours will be flexible with interaction at levels of management encouraged. Private secure phone line will be provided when necessary along with access to nerve gas proof conference room. No background check will be conducted. Previous contacts with euro-terrorist or Muslim organizations will not be turned away in our "don't ask, don't tell" screening process. If dramatic home life may be used as subplot in the future, please indicate on resume.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Aaron Pierce tonight???

    by reckni

    I hope so . . .

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    This a poor TB by 24 standards...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Please liven it up by the time I come back...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    i agree...

    by biggles2_22

    ...I'm tired of carrying you bastards. Seacrest...out!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I kind of wish they hadn't...

    by Childe Roland

    ...shown us bluetooth Graem/Graham in action in previous seasons because finding out Jack's asshole brother was the nefarious leader of a secret syndicate would've been a pretty good shot to the Jack Sack this season if we didn't already know. And I represent the "I just got off the phone company," on behalf of which I present the lot of you with this friendly C&D order, preventing you all from future unlawful use of their signature mark or implied endorsement in future posts. And for those of you who refuse to comply, I have a call from "Fuck you" holding on line two. Thank you and have a nice day.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Childe Roland

    by biggles2_22


  • Jan. 29, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Bad, weak season-- hope for reboot in episode 8

    by Mgmax

    Lotta things wrong so far-- dullest President Palmer yet (and that's saying something), his annoying sister needs to be shot with a tranq gun, Jack recovered from two years of torture and got back to peak performance in 3 minutes, Osama Bin Arafat has been turned into a scruffy, soulful-eyed pussycat who only wants to help America save lives, fighting between Morris and Milo is about as exciting as a hot and sexy Fire Island weekend with George Mason and Ryan Chappelle soaping each others' backs, and hey, 24? It's no longer shocking when you kill off major characters, as it hasn't been since at least episode 1 of season 5, and Curtis' death was the dumbest waste of a good character since the deaths of Edgar, Lynn McGill, Tony, Michelle, and practically everyone else last season. Here's hoping that, as in the similarly disastrous season 3, they fix everything by scrapping the story and starting over. Also, here's hoping that James Cromwell rocks.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I cannot believe...

    by Bono Luthor

    ...that nobody has gotten off the phone from Jack's sack yet. I guess he has much to discuss.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Killing great characters is crap but

    by Leopold Scotch

    I still rate the show very highly, it's up there at the top for me. I trust them to bring more characters I like (remember Curtis and Bill only showed up during season four and the show was still good before that: the biggest loss by far for me is Tony). I also miss George Mason and I'm surprised nobody has said much about him being killed off. He had some of the best lines of the first two seasons too, but true to 24's track record, you rarely have time to realise those characters are gone. As for the show's absurdities, I'm surprised people haven't mentioned the schizoid daughter from last year. Cos that sucked big time.<br><br>Tat said, I'm still loving it... Loving it in the face... I'm now going to bow my head and take a few moments to remember George Mason.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I hope you're right

    by Leopold Scotch

    about Tony: I mean, I would laugh amongst my friends and say it's lame, but damn if I don't cheer out loud and wipe away a tear...<br><br>Nah, I'm not that gay, but still...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I do have to say that Jack...

    by Childe Roland

    ...clearly wasn't all the way back from China when he decided to leave an obviously conflicted and scheming Curtis ("What's that supposed to mena" indeed, Jack) in charge of Assad while Chloe looked into the link. I'm betting Jack would've listened to his gut onj that one if it hadn't still been full of weevil infested rice and fish heads.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Kim Bauer

    by Gay Jesus Christ

    So now she's getting physically and mentally raped by a 60 year old anorexic psychologist? what the fuck kind of creepy storyline is this?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I have to concur with Mgmax, so far...

    by Pennsy

    Heroes more than held its own in the ratings, when I thought they'd get swamped by 24 because of how 9-10AM ended. But they didn't. <p> Welcome, BTW.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, you could be right...

    by Mgmax

    ...but I tend to think they don't yet get how weak this season is and how there isn't a good foil for Jack in the entire cast. I agree with those who admired George Mason (Xander Berkeley's snotty disdain was perfect), that was a CTU enemy for Jack. Alberta Watson had a lot of promise too, but they mostly wasted her on the stupid subplot with the schizo daughter; it does mean she could come back, though, and finally be the hardass female boss to make both Jack and Chloe's lives hell.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    5 minutes to Jack Bauer Power Hour! (and Heroes)

    by chrth

    Pee now!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    what palmer had to pay...

    by nemov

    anyone else think that what Palmer had to do to release Jack from China is gonna come back to bite him the ass later in the season?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    nemov: I think it has to

    by chrth

    They've yet to follow one plot through an entire season. There's no way it takes them until hour 24 to end the current threat.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    The Chief of Staff needs to take a moment

    by chrth


  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    another happy white house staff

    by nemov

    the past nine years have been bad for the integrity of the white house.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    "Get in the car"

    by chrth


  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by Phategod1


  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    All hail Lord Vigo

    by Phategod1

    Man he's a @$$hole

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Karen Buchanan-Hayes is going Rogue!

    by chrth

    She's going to work her way through the vents to fight Cage. SHOOT THE GLASS.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    hughes storyline

    by nemov

    this is a bit absurd. all she has to do is tell palmer the worm is trying to force her to resign. shouldn't the president be looking for shit like this given recent history?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    LOL, lord Vigo

    by clockpolitiks

    I forgot about that.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    nemov: it's the responsibility of the Chief of Staff

    by chrth

    Someone has to take the fall for the attack in Valencia. Karen Hayes fits the bill. The President would probably agree with Tom when presented that way.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Milo has some cojones

    by chrth

    I think he wants some Turkish Delight.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Let's see, typical flying time, DC to LA: 5.5 hours

    by chrth

    However, military craft ... and with all domestic aircraft grounded, we'll say 4.5 hours. She better not show up anytime soon.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    why didn't the guards just take the Phone.

    by Phategod1

    this is too much.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by nemov

    stupidest moment of th season so far...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah I was wondering that too

    by chrth

    If he's just getting text messages, it doesn't matter who's holding the phone. Fortunately for Walid, our beliefs do not require him to believe.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    this episode is WEAK. Who wrote it? Sean Penn?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    good GOD. Regina King is so awful

    by eppdude

    Her performance is just horrible. Really grates the nerves.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    zzzzzzz. Pretty bad episode.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    this was a bit of a lame-isode

    by Phategod1

    when is the subplot to overthrow the President gonna kick in.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    No shit.

    by CatVutt

    Once they knew who had the damn phone, how fucking easy would it have been to simply position someone to 'catch' him using it and take it. Talk about your forced plotlines. Dumb.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I got it the new nick is....

    by Phategod1

    Giant Bauer.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST


    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    ALMOST something worth watching. Only took 55 dang minutes! :P

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    for fuck's sake.....

    by Irish Ape

    this is rigoddamndiculous. the only thing that might make tonight's episode worthwhile will be A) Palmer's sister's death by nuclear bomb/pussy fusion or B) Poppa Bauer holding Bluetooth Bauer while Jack beats him to death with the jacksack.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    We need some more Toxic sludge for

    by Phategod1

    Bluetooth Bauer.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Bluetooth Bauer turns the tables on Jack!

    by chrth

    Farmer Bauer doesn't get to say "That'll do, Graem. That'll do."<p> Pretty lame, Milhouse.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    That's one long hallway Karen Hayes is walking down

    by chrth


  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    How are people going about their normal lives?

    by Kevin Bosch

    When 9/11 happened, people all around the country just stopped. An atomic bomb just went off on in California, but the maid is pushing her little cart? What the fuck?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    oh hell yes...

    by Irish Ape

    ok, that's a bit of hope there.....jack is clearly going to fuck up bluetooth. thank god

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Has anyone else checked tv guide!?!

    by clockpolitiks

    In two weeks there is a 2 hour block of 24. Something big must happen I guess. Its a little early for that though right? Wasn't last years two hour special in the middle of the season?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    Made it a little more entertaining, otherwise, snoozeola.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Cy Tolliver

    by nemov

    Powers Boothe is Deadwood's Cy Tolliver on next week's 24.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    What the fuck was the point of that episode??!

    by chrth

    If Bluetooth is going to be under Jack's power and tortured next ep? WHAT THE FUCK?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    "there are more attacks on the nation. "

    by chrth

    So, what was Herc smoking when he wrote that?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Long Live James Cromwell's rat tail!

    by BLWiseass

    Someone give the man a gift certificate to the hair cuttery

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    This show is fargin' ricockulous!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I'm sorry, but I've been a fan of "24" since season one. But this episode is the first time I found myself laughing out-loud at ol' Jack & Co. It's like I know the show's moves so well that its only recourse is to get more and more wack! The over-the-top gravitas is starting to become a weakness. 'Tis a shame because it's still one of the best put together programs on TV...

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    it's like I said...

    by jarodvhale

    here comes the 18 hours of boring eps building up to crazy last two hours....but bluetooth bauer was cool at the end....I think Jack found out..and this is all part of his plan..jack is sooooo gonna kick bluetooth's ass....

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Adding Cy Tolliver should class things up though...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    "Sayin' questions in that tone and pointin' your finger at me will get you told to fuck yourself."

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Bluetooth's wife didn't hear him getting tortured?!

    by Osmosis Jones

    I'm sorry, but just shutting a door wouldn't have completely dampened all the yelling. Except for Cromwell's first appearance, this was a rather weak episode.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Bauers = Dudleys

    by colemanfrancis

    With the sudden proliferation of the Bauer family, I'm reminded of the Dudley family from the old ECW days. We've had Black Bauer, Bluetooth Bauer, Papa Bauer, Illegitimate Blonde Bauer, Menaced By Mountain Lion Bauer, etc. I'm just waiting for Dances With Bauers to show up to complete the picture.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Graem's wife wants

    by Chest_Rockwell

    what's in the JackSack. You know it.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    Dull episode..

    by BigTuna

    Really 24 for 24. Although this was one of those "Filler" epiodes to bridge the gap of storylines. And yes, Regina King is terrible. Now that those detanees weren't terrorists, what exactly is the point of having her on the show?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    James Cromwell looks nothing like Jack

    by BigTuna

    or Graeme. And Cromwell has aged horribly. Too bad Donald was busy.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by seanny_d

    I love how everyone automatically assumed he was spying. Maybe he just wanted to make a goddamned phone call. "Yeah, I took it. I wanted to call my bitches back home." So fucking lame to have quite possibly the most annoying character on 24 ever be able to say "See? I told you so. I'm a LAWYER AND the president's sister!"

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    NOT a good episode

    by tiredpm

    At all. With any luck that was the writer's, "Oh, crap, we've written ourselves into a corner, now what the fuck do we do?" moment for the season.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    President's sister

    by tiredpm

    She's going to die. Because her death at the hands of terrorists will spur mini-Palmer to follow the plan to inter all Muslims and further inflame the US. I'm gonna give her until the 2-hour special. Then she's dead.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    I don't think there's a mole this season

    by tiredpm

    They are hamming it up way too much. Furtive looks, adversity, loaded comments, music cues... I think CTU MIGHT be clean this time. Unless they decide they need a mole. In which case all bets are off. :-)

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by tiredpm just want her restrained and interrogated in Holding 2. :-)

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    God, I hate to ask this

    by tiredpm

    But has anyone mentioned Kim? Does Jack know she's safe, or has he written her off after her hissy fit last...well in seasons 4 and...oh, hell, since we first met her?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Nice, YackBacker

    by tiredpm

    You managed to gross me out with the Sweat CDs comment and then make me laugh with the "Too Soon?" after the Cougar Bait show. Kudos, sir. Kudos. And I don't WANT to see Kim (unless we're going to start talking chocolate covered strawberries again...), I was just wondering at what point Jack stopped giving a damn where she is.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    never saw 24 before - made the plunge this season

    by RKDN Del Sol

    Question:<p> What the HELL are all of you smoking? This is one of the worst written shows I've had the displeasure of watching. The writing is really poorly done, and the unfolding of events is so much fantasy, it makes The Lord of the Rings look like a documentary. Here's a list of some things I found laughably silly:<p> top security CIA-style agency rife with love triangle bickering on the heels of a nuclear attack??<p>A member of the President's cabinet finds another cabinet member going 'off reservation' with personal projects and TELLS NOBODY??<p> Anyone olive-skinned and beared has been rounded up like cattle and taken to a KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND, where they are observed and watched from super-spy cameras, but you have to put a microphone in someone's ear to HEAR THEM TALKING???<p> Unlike the real world where cell phone transations are easily traced and logs are obtained within minutes, you have to actually get your hands ON the phone and put in a super secret sequence of numbers in order to find out what its call history is??<p>and while this is an early issue, i save it for last: Your wife and kid are held at gunpoint by a teenager bleeding to death. You are on the loose. He sits in the living room with his BACK TO THE FIFTY-FOUR INCH WINDOW, and you dont call LAPD SWAT - who can put a bullet inside his iris from FIVE BLOCKS AWAY??<p> This show is silly, people. I'm sorry but I finally tuned in after all the hype and honestly, I'm really really dissapointed. This show is pretty weak sauce. It's science fiction at a comic book pace.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    RKDN Del Sol

    by BLWiseass

    Watch the first 11 episodes of season 1. You'll see why the show has a following. Sure eash season has high points and low points, and yes many have had some issues with this season but it gets a pass in my eyes based solely on the merit of the first 11 episodes of season 1.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    You started too late my friend

    by Phategod1

    If your too lazy to go back to season 1 Start with Season 4 or 5

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Oh, RKDN Del Sol...

    by tiredpm really need to have experienced the Cougar. The daughter being kidnapped time and time again. The teleporting from a warehouse to the middle of the ocean. The death of Jack and then his Lazarus like recovery. The second death of Jack. After all that, the stuff that you mentioned is gravy, dude. Pure gravy. Thanks for joining us, though, we hope to see you trolling other TBs -- might I recommend the Studio 60 TB, people love going on that one just to complain?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Oh my God. Mary Lynn R is on NBC

    by Z0D

    on the Tonight show with Jay Leno. Holy balls she looks cute. But she's acting really odd for some reason, talking about spray on tanning stuff. Leno complements her, while she is talking about her thongs and tiny bras... What the hell?!?! Actually, Mary just looks like a person who just got her 15 minutes of fame and is so stunned to be talking to Leno...she's cute though....damn.... ___KNEEL___

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    That blond haired kid of Graem's

    by Chest_Rockwell

    is his name Jacklet? Cuz it should be. The more I think about Graem's wife, the more Chest's own personal nuclear weapon gets ready to fire. I think me and Brock are gonna have to go have a talk with her. Maybe she knows where the fuck Ringo is. If not, we'll show her how it's done, Chest and Brock style. And while she may not immediately forget about Jack, her ass will sure hurt for a while. You know it.

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Add about 250 bills and you'll get Daly

    by tiredpm

    But here's the bigger question: how short is Keifer Sutherland?!? Cromwell's tall, but in some of those shots he looked like he'd be more at home cruching Tokyo!

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Did Cromwell somehow age by 50 years?

    by HappyHamster

    I mean, in Babe he was an "old guy", but he was one of those old guys who could probably whip the shit outta someone half his age with one hand tied behind his back. What happened?

  • Jan. 29, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    tha why I call him Giant Bauer

    by Phategod1

    5'9" to 6'4"

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Jack Bauer GOTTA FART

    by Rinse

    See it, believe it: (youtube)

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Not the best, tonight...

    by chromedome

    Milo is a soul-patch wannabe that neverwillbe.<p>Jack was doing some stupid stuff, out of character.<p>How could he do all that yelling in bluetooth bro's house, and no one hears it?<p>There better DAMN WELL NOT BE A MOLE in CTU this season--they have played that card EVERY FRICKIN SEASON so That dog don't hunt.<p>This was the first time ever that I was actually bored by an episode of 24. Even the Kim-Cougar stuff was more enjoyable to watch, cuz, well, it had Kim in it.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    The only thing I could think of seeing the Bauers

    by The Selecter

    was a new 24 promo item -- the Bauer nesting doll set: Father Bauer > Jack Bauer > Graehm (or however they spell it) > Bluetooth Bauer > Jack's evil-spawned nephew. A so-so episode this week. The Waleed/Lt. Paris-lookalike/Whiny Palmer Sister storyline is still painful to watch.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    "DAMMIT!" count total = 8

    by TallBoy66

    2 from Jack, and 6 from other souces. There were 3 total tonight. I'm 99.9 percent certain that President Wayne Palmer let one out when whatshername handed in her resignation.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST

    What year is it on 24?

    by Zardoz

    2012? With all the two and three years later for each season where does that put us right now? Because if they keep going too far into the future, real life events could eventually make all of this irrelevant. I mean, The technology seems pretty much in the here and now, but you know things have to evolve somewhat in even a few years time. Just curious...

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    The "What year is it" question is this years hottest

    by fireclown

    beanpole jailbait.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    yeah, kinda slow, but

    by turketron

    We know that every episode can't be a totally over the top Jack Bauer fragfest, much to our dismay. Still, Graem turning the goons on Jack and his dad with only a few quick nods of his head was worth it. He's now running shit without his Bluetooth! Wonder if he'll get it back before he inevitably dies...

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    If we see a mole in CTU this season...

    by Childe Roland

    ...anywhere other than on Nadia's arse, I'm out. That will be it for me. This episode was almost insulting enough to make me stop watching, but I kind of want to see Bluetooth get his genitals shocked with a flashlight battery next week. Seriously, though: No. Fucking. Moles.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    okay, missed the last 3 fuck'n minutes

    by just pillow talk

    I have DishNetwork and the DVR, so I can (potentially) tape two shows at once. I was watching 24 live and was taping Heroes. Now there's the option of starting the taping of a show a minute or two (or three) before and after a show ends. Unbeknownst to me, my wife is taping Life of Brian or Brian's Life, and it starting taping a few minutes before the show. When there is an overlap of taping (Heroes and Brian), it automatcally kicks you over to one of the shows being taped. So I missed the last few mintues. Fuck Brian. Fuck him all to hell. May he die die die die. So if someone would just elaborate as to what I missed I would be grateful.<p>So from the previews I saw that the dudes with papa bauer are bad. Is that it in a nutshell?<p>Yack, I'm agreeing with you on the Nadia mole thing. She's way too hot to be good, plus you just know something will happen with her using Milo's userid.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    crap, missed turketron's post

    by just pillow talk

    Graem cracker making things happen.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    What is it with the Vice-Presidents

    by jtp8000

    Firts David Palmers VP tries to put him out of action,then when Keeler is injured his VP- Logan comes in. Now we got Powers Booth looking like Palmer is a pussy and looking to take him out fo power. Besides Leland Palmer showing up for a couple of episodes as a red herring every VP on 24 has been a nasty SOB out to fuck the president or the country

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Has this show jumped the shark yet?

    by Mr Incredible

    Was it the nuke going off? Was that the shark moment? Another season of 24 is like Bruce Willis doing Die Hard 12--enough, already.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Barbaro is dead

    by Larry Jay

    And my glue pot is empty. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I hate to admit it..

    by Montag666

    But this season sucks so far. Seriously, I think it would have been better if they started off things with the nuclear attack. This whole episode is pointless since we already know that Jack catches Graem (fancy, fancy). I never thought I'd say this but, I was bored as hell with this episode. And the pres' sister and that entire plotlline has got to go. I bet Wahid is also another red herring. Get this show back on track RIGHT NOW!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST


    by Montag666

    My channel guide also said "More terror attacks", so both Herc and my channel guide are smoking the same thing. Either that, or they just gave away a giant spoiler. Last season was much better. Heck, even season 3 (my personal worst) was much better than this once they dusted the drug dealers and brought Saunders in.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Buchanan also takes him employees out

    by just pillow talk

    to a nice Christmas dinner. They go to the local Chinese buffet. With Edgar dead, there's a lot more food for everyone.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    "his" employees

    by just pillow talk


  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I certainly hope you're right, Yack.

    by Childe Roland

    I mean, I'm all for allowing one to learn from one's mistakes, but CTU has got to be the single most compromised government agency in the history of, well, the government. And yet they still get all the really important assignments. If I worked for the CIA or the FBI or Homeland, I'd be pretty pissed to know so many presidents thought so little of me as to keep (effectively) tossing the ball to the guy that keeps dropping it while I'm standing there, wide open. If Buchanan (or anyone working under him) somehow screws things up, I'd like to see a Stripes-esque post-script to this season where a newsletter welcoming the Antarctic Security Station's newest C.O., Bill Buchanan, gets flashed up on screen, complete with a picture of him grimacing from deep inside a parka hood.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I liked it

    by Ricky Henderson

    Not the best episode ever, but still damn good entertainment. We've just all been a little spoiled by these 4 hour season premieres they've been rolling out for the past two seasons. Kinda hard to live up to that. For all you 24 nuts, I just put a post up about last nights ep:

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Watching BECAUSE of the plot holes...

    by biggles2_22

    Admit it and take a drink everytime a character does something stupid or, frankly, out of character. The show has a MST3K feel to it now. Gimme a Kim v. Nadia catfight and I'll have to towel myself off when the credits roll!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by biggles2_22

    I invented LAST!tm, and copywrited it. Just like crth did with !Awesome! powered Ando.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    You know, this season almost needs a good...

    by Childe Roland

    ...Kim hostage situation to bring the show back to its roots. I vote for Kim showing up at Uncle Graem's house with her new boyfriend, Mohammed, looking for advice on how to tell her dad she's dating a Muslim. Graem and Mohammed recognize each other from their dirty Bluetooth dealings and Jack picks up on the look of increased discomfort on Graem's face (because he was already pretty uncromfortable from all that time with the pliers and the blowtorch) but, before he can act, Mohammed pulls a gun on Kim and whisks her away in his White the back of which is one of the four nukes. I tell you, this stuff writes itself.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    There wasn't a mole last season

    by chrth

    There was a tool (Chloe's boytoy) and a dick (filthy Hobbit), but no mole.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    LASTtm! You bastards!

    by biggles2_22

    Enough already. Moles or not CTU is still the most porous security agency in all of fiction. Last season? Well, we didn't have a "mole", but angry-hobbit's security card gave access to just about anyone that wanted play LAN-Doom3 on the CTU server. That along with the "smart" "magic" gas made last season all that much more magical!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Now that Barbaro is Dead, Audrey Raines is

    by Slugworth

    ...America's # 1 Horsey. Neeeee.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by biggles2_22

    LOL. Yes, she truly had a "butter-face". Oh, LAST!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST


    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    It looks like CTU may suffer a cyber attack in the next episode. I thought that the MI6 was porous in the 50's and 60's! Honestly, it you want to catch the bad guys, just do nothing but hunker down at CTU. They'll come to you! That crap on Jack's hand is starting to bother me.... Get rid of the mozzerella!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Get Rid of Bill Buchanan as Head of CTU!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    What a loser. I say send Billy B to China, and make Jack the head of CTU! If he caught anyone using limewire on the CTU servers, he would put a plastic bag over their heads!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I'd give up Pork, Christianity, my citizenship ...

    by chrth

    You can tell Milo wants to have revenge sex with Nadia (against Chloe)

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Hell, I want to have revenge...

    by Childe Roland with Nadia, and I don't have anything against Chloe in particular.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Three choices for CTU mole, IMO

    by MisterE

    Is there a mole this season, and who might it be? Morris, Chloe's shifty-eyed, self-absorbed ex-hubby? Nadia, the hot CTU employee with Middle-Eastern birth roots? Or (mild SPOILER follows if you haven't seen the new episode) is it Milo? While he may have given Nadia his clearance code so that she could work more effectively, he may be planning to set her up to take a fall. CTU has a history of going very easy on employees that screw up, and he may do something evil, blame Nadia for the action, and then apoligize for giving Nadia his high-level access code. Buchanan will proably make him stand in the corner for a few minutes as punishment.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Nads in Nadia....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Ok, got to stop now....!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Oh, and I thought for a second tonight...

    by MisterE

    Just for a second tonight, I thought that it would be revealed that Bill Buchanan is in league with the @$$h0l3 that is President's chief adviser (the guy from Numbers and Allie McBeal). I'm glad that I was mistaken. I thought that was why Buchanan wasn't raising more hell about his employee (Nadia) being racially profiled. Instead, it appears that Bill has lost some of his nerve due to releasing Fayid (?) from custody several months ago.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    I am waiting for Mr. Bean to pop up

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ...and just make a mess of the Presidential Office, while the security adviser has a fit!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    "Ender Smites Foes" -- the problem with the episode

    by chrth

    Is that at the start, Jack is torturing Graem. By the end of next episode (based on previews), Jack is torturing Graem. In other words, the show is using (wasting) two hours to develop plot that could've been done in ten minutes. It's not about the lack of action (hey, dead CTU personnel! Locke having the shit kicked out of him!), it's the delayed plot development for the sake of ... I don't know, probably to kill time. I would think that since you're so big on plot development you'd understand where some of us are coming from.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Add Cromwell to your celebrity death pool.

    by BigTuna

    Damn, he looks 3 feet in the grave already.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Sweet Christ.

    by PwnedByStallone

    Yeah this episode wasn't the best but it was still better than 99% of the shit on television, including Heroes which was equally atrocious tonight. Fucking horrible. The argument between Kare nand MacNichols was primo 24 stuff and made the episode worth watching. And kudos to the writers for manging to find a charcater to work at CTU even more fucking annoying than Edgar (Chloe's boy toy). What a fucking obnoxious douchebag!. Are we supposed to like his bullshit? He needs a Jack torturing now. and thus...KILL MORRIS NOW!!!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    MORRIS will be the goto Trigger fixit man!!!

    by The real Jack Bauer

    Rather than slide some last minute character into play

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    You can see Morris from a mile away !!!

    by The real Jack Bauer


  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Cromwell's not SO old...

    by Abin Sur

    It's just the high definition that makes him look like a seven foot tall skeleton...

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    And now, for Jack's most dangerous feat yet

    by Garbageman33

    He's going to jump the shark. And unless something changes drastically, it'll be within the next show or two.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Oh, I'm hanging in there, Yack...

    by Childe Roland

    ...but at the first sign of a mole, I'm outtahere. For serious. I may tolerate a shrew. Maybe. But not a mole. Not again. Not this soon.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    What happen'd in this ep?

    by Billyeveryteen

    Not much.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    what's really missing

    by just pillow talk

    is strong characters. Who's at CTU besides Bill? (Lady hotness gets a pass, weak character or not, hotness is always appreciated) President and administration is weak (including Ghostbuster guy who is a mouse and should be squashed, not a good 'bad' guy. There is now no good CTU field agent with Jack. I'm still holding out hope that it'll pick up.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    They killed off all the good characters

    by Garbageman33

    And what did it get them? Not only are there almost no strong characters left, there's no shock value anymore when someone like Curtis is killed. After all, you've already seen it happen with Michelle, Tony, Ryan, David Palmer, etc, etc, etc.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by turketron

    deeeeeelicious. <p><p> So say we all. <p><p>So does anyone think that Jack will get his Jack Sack back this year? And does anyone else suspect that the british asshole will contact Morris? It seems too easy of a connection.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    turketron - Morris/British Asshole

    by just pillow talk

    I can totally see that happen because of course they gotta do something at CTU to spice it up. I was also thinking the blonde that's with the British maxi-pad is some agent or something, but maybe not.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Run Run Run, Chase Chase Chase

    by biggles2_22

    Chloe, send it to my PDA! No, it can't be her/him! I've known her/him for years! You can't just trample the Constitution whenever you see fit! I will not cause a full scale panic! You WILL tell me what I need to know!...........Did I miss anything?

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    I don't remember seeing Chase in this episode?

    by just pillow talk

    Did he have a prosthetic hand?

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    buchannan married?

    by blacknoi

    so the homeland security lady and buchannan are married? nice how they drop that "bomb" (no pun intended) on us all-a-sudden. We knew they were romantically linked but married? Ehh. This one really had me and the wife bored. When is the craziest-n*gga ...err I mean white man alive, Jack Bauer Power Hour coming back? Sack.....??? DAMNNNNIT

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Heroes was not that good either

    by Phategod1

    I was half expecting Goerge Takia to say HELLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOO. And why the hell did Hiro lose his power? Heroes is starting to Pull a lost.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    You know, I was thinkin'...

    by glodene

    the same thing, while gazin' at the babe who plays Nadia. She's downright breathtaking. She has the prettiest eyes. I'll be glad when Hollywood wakes up and stop casting all of these ugly trolls suchas Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Hillary Swank, etc., etc. and go bace to the days of yore: Raquel Welsh, Gina Lola Brigada, Sophia Loren, Natalie Wood, Ann Margaret, etc, etc,. HOLLYWOOD NEEDS MORE REAL BABES!

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by BigTuna

    They didn't really drop that bomb on us. In the first episode we see Karen glance at her wedding ring as she talks to Bill on the phone and they say how much they miss each other.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Not trolling...that was simply the worst episode ever.

    by DarthCorleone

    Two full segments without a single Jack scene. Boring as hell after getting me all hyped up for the brother/father 9-years-of-silence revelations. FOX, STOP SHOWING SCENES FROM THE FINAL TEN MINUTES IN YOUR PREVIEWS. I SPENT THE WHOLE HOUR WAITING FOR THIS BIG CROMWELL REVEAL, AND THAT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT HAPPENED.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Not trolling...that was simply the worst episode ever.

    by DarthCorleone

    Two full segments without a single Jack scene. Boring as hell after getting me all hyped up for the brother/father 9-years-of-silence revelations. FOX, STOP SHOWING SCENES FROM THE FINAL TEN MINUTES IN YOUR PREVIEWS. I SPENT THE WHOLE HOUR WAITING FOR THIS BIG CROMWELL REVEAL, AND THAT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT HAPPENED.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by DarthCorleone

    The Peter Macnicol/Karen stuff was o.k., but it just wasn't enough to carry the hour. The Walid stuff was too drawn out. I know this show is built on formula and cliche, but GOOD LORD, GRAEM, WAS THERE EVER A WORSE TELEGRAPH THAN DRIVING OFF AND LEAVING YOUR HENCHMAN TO KILL THE GREAT JACK BAUER? I guess the rationale would be that he doesn't have the stomach to kill family, but it was still exceedingly stupid. Oh, and thanks, Fox, for ruining Jack's and Dad's getaway next week in the preview. I'm done watching the upcoming scenes. I never watched them back in the early seasons for this very reason.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by DarthCorleone

    I liked the first five hours a lot, and I maintain hope for season six.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Meh for '24', !AWESOME! (almost) for Heroes...

    by Pennsy

    How about this; NO MOLES IN CTU this season?

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Following the advice of my fellow tbaCKers...

    by RKDN Del Sol

    I got my hands on Season One of 24. I've watched half of the episodes and okay - I see it. Very well paced, very edge-of-the-chair plot twists, and dialogue that makes sense. I watched with a skeptic's eyes and came away very satisfied.<p> But I stand by my opinions of this season of 24 - Either they've cut back on the pay for writers, or they're just out of ideas. The scene with the 'three Bauers' where 'Baby Brother Bauer' continues to stammer and whine about how Jack never thinks of the family first - that batch of dialogue has been recycled at least four times in two episodes. Enough already - give the guy something different to say.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    sweet jebus, Paul McCrane was in Robocop!

    by Ricky Henderson

    I just discovered this on IMDB. He was the bad guy who bumped into the toxic sludge in the end and got all mutated and whatnot. Then his deformed self got run over and splattered by a car. Fan-fucking-tastic.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    the mole is the most loyal

    by Mastashake

    jack is a clone... cmon think about it... would the real jack have asked about audry and kim first thing? no. not at all. The first thing he would have asked after coming back from china would be. "the jacksack?" "we have it right here for you." "Loaded" "yeah" "Lets blow some stuff up crazy like"

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by Phategod1

    "Heeeeeeeeellllllllllppppppp Meeeeeeee" "Get off me man ahh"

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    haha, yeah, i'm late to the party evidently

    by Ricky Henderson

    what a bizzaro role for him to catch his firt big break in.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    After last season someone has a jones for

    by Phategod1

    Robocop I'm waiting for Clarence Boddicker and Dick Jones to show up. "Can you fly bobby."

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Tower Bauer

    by Virtual Satyr

    Damn...Cromwell wouldn't have to worry about radiation...his head high up there in the atmosphere well out of the danger zone.

  • Jan. 30, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    24 is still one of the best shows on tv

    by LeviDTinker

    Not one of the best episodes this season but still better than alot of the dreck on tv these days. I got to meet and get a photo with Keifer at work on saturday night, when he came to see smokin aces at the chinese theatre.

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    They should have cast Chuck Norris

    by Anino

    As Jack Bauer's dad. They'd be talking about it for years. And they look similar enough and are known to kick ass in their own way with cataclysmic effect. Thus we replace "DAMNIT!" with "DAMN YOU CHUCK NORRIS!"

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    Cromwell: Graham, Jack here has FORGOTTEN more about dispensing pain than you or I will ever know. Jack: Barbecue, huh, Graham? How do you like your ribs? Graham: Rolo Tomassi. Cromwell: That'll do, Jack. That'll do. *Jack fires up chainsaw* Jack: Now the leg, eh?

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    "Come on, Sal! Tigers are playin' To-Night!"

    by uss cygnus

    "...I never miss a game."

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Vice Presidents and Father Bauers

    by wackybantha

    To any future 24 Presidential candidates I'd recommend that you choose a running mate that is NON-EVIL!!! Or at least one that likes you. Secondly, there's no way GIANT BAUER can have offspring that short!!! It was so odd to see the three all packed in together in the same scenes. It was like Merry and Pippin chatting with Treebeard the Ent!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Anyone call the number that FBI guy uttered to Walid?

    by wackybantha

    The number he dialed on the stolen cell phone was (310) 597-3781. I'm too scared to call because I am a moron!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    it's the hotline to Zion

    by just pillow talk

    the machines are coming...

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    I'm not sure how anyone could call 24...

    by Childe Roland

    ...the ultimate Neocon fantasy after last season, when Jack busted up a plot by the President himself to manipulate the fears of Americans in an effort to secure oil interests overseas. That was pretty scathing stuff for a show that also endorses torture and the suspension of civil liberties. Seems to me Jack will play for whichever side of the political fence happens to be in the right, as he understands it, on whatever issue has been dumped on him. In fact, that's just the kind of guy we need running the big show. Jack for president in season '08!

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    24: The Ultimate Nadia Fantasy

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Sorry...... She is just sooooo purty.

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Jack should...

    by porterdsgn

    ...tie up Graham and ass fuck his wife right in front of him. I mean, come on! We can all see she's giving him the "fuck me" eyes.

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Jack is not the father of Graem's Son

    by Virtual Satyr

    Graem is the father of Kim!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Walid's Beat Down, WTF???

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>I thought they had guards watching at all times. Not only was there plenty of time to intercept, as they ganged up around him, but Cyril even radioed that they were pulling him out. Fuckin' ridiculous. Why don't the prisoners just jump the fence? It's not like anyone is around to stop them. And why didn't Walid just drop the phone on the ground somewhere? Bumping into that dude a second time wasn't gonna work. Whatever, he deserves his beat down for trusting in government agents to protect him.</p> <p>Karen backing down to the Biscuit was a problem for me too. I know that she didn't want Bill fired and all, but she knows about the circumventing of presidential directives and Palmer seemed in the mood to negotiate to keep her. She was acting like there was a gun to her kid's head or something.</p> <p>I still enjoy the show, but this is the stupidest season so far. I can suspend my disbelief only so far. Not liking Cromwell's character so far, but there's still plenty of time to make him cool. Graem's a good character. I guess I'm interested to see what's gonna go on there. I hope Nadia is not a mole cause I'd be happy seeing her in future seasons. Or if they are gonna do a mole, I hope they don't catch them this season.</p>

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Walid's Beat Down, WTF???

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>I thought they had guards watching at all times. Not only was there plenty of time to intercept, as they ganged up around him, but Cyril even radioed that they were pulling him out. Fuckin' ridiculous. Why don't the prisoners just jump the fence? It's not like anyone is around to stop them. And why didn't Walid just drop the phone on the ground somewhere? Bumping into that dude a second time wasn't gonna work. Whatever, he deserves his beat down for trusting in government agents to protect him.</p> <p>Karen backing down to the Biscuit was a problem for me too. I know that she didn't want Bill fired and all, but she knows about the circumventing of presidential directives and Palmer seemed in the mood to negotiate to keep her. She was acting like there was a gun to her kid's head or something.</p> <p>I still enjoy the show, but this is the stupidest season so far. I can suspend my disbelief only so far. Not liking Cromwell's character so far, but there's still plenty of time to make him cool. Graem's a good character. I guess I'm interested to see what's gonna go on there. I hope Nadia is not a mole cause I'd be happy seeing her in future seasons. Or if they are gonna do a mole, I hope they don't catch them this season.</p>

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Hey _Maltheus_, lay off Cyril!

    by Childe Roland

    He'sm doing an excellent job, considering his handicap.

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    CTU field agent that isn't a main character = red shirt

    by SantiagoAtez

    Worthless. They're completely worthless. The writers only give them one job: die in order to remind us that the bad guys, bad. I hate this show. So why the hell to I watch it? (Not a rhetorical question....seriously, somebody tell me why the fuck I watch this damn show!)

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    SANTIAGO, you continue to watch 24...

    by wackybantha hopes that it gets better and you don't want to miss it if it does 'cause otherwise you'll be ticked off about it. Oh yeah, and there's also the possibility of a NAKED MANDY sighting. hehehe...

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    Oops! Wrong show.

  • Jan. 31, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Marisol Nichols aka Nadia was born the day

    by Phategod1

    before me. Well a day and 5 years but shes a scorpio man you know what that means.

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Teri was fucking Graem, is still alive, is the big bad

    by performingmonkey

    Kim is Graem's daughter, Graem's son is really Jack's son. Cromwell-Cochran-Bauer used to fuck Sherry Palmer and only Wayne knew about it. He also used to be married to Ramone Salazar's cousin who's uncle dated Martha Logan. It's a small world.