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24 8.10!!

I am – Hercules!!
Last week Jack choked a pretty Justice Department lawyer, Hassan’s baby bro went running to CTU, Dana Walsh admitted she was not Dana Walsh and Cole Ortiz administered some Matt Foley-style big-city justice near a van by the side of the river. Tonight:
As the terror threat continues, the Hassan family turmoil fans the flames of the increasingly urgent situation. When Jack closes in on a person of significant interest, an already tense meeting between President Taylor and Omar Hassan takes an unexpected turn. Guest Cast: Akbar Kurtha as Farhad Hassan; Necar Zadegan as Dalia Hassan; Nazneen Contractor as Kayla Hassan; Mido Hamada as Samir; Ethan Rains as Ali; Rami Malek as Marcos Al-Zacar; Frank John Hughes as Tim Woods; Ryan Cutrona as Admiral Smith; Scott Lawrence as Dr. Ben Landry; Mare Winningham as Elaine Al-Zacar; Steve Filice as Agent Rahim; Sashi Bommakanty as IRK Aide; Julian Morris as CTU Agent Owens; T.J. Ramini as Tarin Forush; Hrach Titizian As Nabeel; Matt Yang Kin as CTU Agent King; Jergen Prochnow as Sergi Bazhaev; Clayne Crawford as Kevin Wade.
9 p.m. Monday. Fox.
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  • March 1, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Last week's was good

    by JonJonB

    Almost season 1 good, with it's measured pace and character development. Please god let it be a long awaited return to form, if even just to end the show on a high note.

  • March 1, 2010, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Damn It!!!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Here's to hoping the whole Dana storyline is wrapped up for good, the bit last week when Jack choked the lawyer was classic Bauer!

  • March 1, 2010, 4 a.m. CST

    Bring back Zombie Palmer!!!!

    by wtriker1701

    They kicked The Unit - damn'em for that. But now he would have the time. He's... miracously recovered. That worked with Tony also! <p> Here's for David Palmer's return!

  • March 1, 2010, 4:09 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    That bullet through the neck looked pretty fatal. <P> Although the show has never been the same without him.

  • March 1, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Dana's the mole.

    by Julius Dithers

    Jack will probably choke her next. For erotic purposes, of course.

  • March 1, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Laxative for Dana Walsh!!

    by malificus

    She got years of trailer-trash corn dogs she needs passin'.

  • March 1, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST

    It really did pick up pace last week

    by Ballbag

    I think we are starting to see this season swing into a higher gear. last week was very enjoyable, and it was much needed as i was starting to tire of its plodding pace. I want to see things really kick off now though, lets get some momentum going!

  • March 1, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST

    I'm officially done with 24

    by daniel_larussos_gonna_fight

    I fall asleep every week..itsgone to far...

  • March 1, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST


    by Ballbag

    thats a strange comment to make just as it picked up last week. 24 still beats the living daylights out of most of the rubbish on tv these days, even when its at its weakest.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    fuck 24!LENO's back tonite!!!!

    by j2talk

    thats the real story!!!!

  • March 1, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Still my fav

    by Dazzler69

    24 is still up there for tv right now on my list, 2nd to Lost.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    is this still on???

    by SonOfAragorn

    'nuff said

  • March 1, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    The true mastermind and big bad this season

    by The McPoyle Clan

    is Berhoooooz! He's older, pissed, and back for revenge.<br><br>The description for this week doesn't sound promising; human drama, especially familial relationships, has never been this show's strong point. Even for the Bauer family.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    My girlfriend and I

    by anotherdeadkitten

    once moved into Position 24, but it hurt my back after the first 15 minutes.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    You can say "GOD"

    by jimbojones123

  • March 1, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    You can say "DAMMIT"

    by jimbojones123

  • March 1, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Don't you dare say "GOD DAMMIT"

    by jimbojones123

    Television sure is one strange cat...or bird...or whatever.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Come on 24

    by OSAMP1

    Redeem yourself. It was good last week lets keep it going.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    i have a feeling this episode's gonna be weak

    by turketron_2

    I hope I'm proved wrong, but the previews for this episode looked lame. If you can't make a good preview, things aren't looking good for the full episode.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    24 The Movie = 24 Greatest Hits

    by dailysportspages

    Should not follow the current continuity. <br> Should be a stand alone movie that incorporates some of best characters and storylines from the shows run. <br><br> Put them back at CTU-LA, turn the clock back to pre-911, and have Jack Bauer stop an attempt on the life of the president. That being the subplot behind the main plot which is to hijack airplanes and ram them into WTC, Capitol Building, and the Pentagon. <br><br> Simultaneously destroying our executive, financial, lawmaking, and military leadership. <br> Except the terrorist only get a halfway victory. <br><br> The attempt on the president succeeds, and only one plane is able to crash... and thats the on the Capitol Building during a session of congress being held to call a vote on the possibility of starting an offensive in Pakistan in order to roust out Public Enemy #1... Osama Bin Laden. <br><br> Jack fails to save the president, but saves the vice president... who happens to be the mole, because this is 24 and there always is a mole. <br> The VP and his group of conspirators (including Jack's own father who is the head of a defense firm) had a hand in the days events in order to help push the president and congress to vote for going to war in the Middle East and finally getting the region under control. <br> But the terrorists he gave access and cleared the way for had other plans. The original plan was to put a scare into the US in order to go to war, as well as to allow the VP to assume the position of president. <br>But the terrorist took things much much further.<br> <br><br> Jack and his team also manage to stop the Pentagon from being hit, as well as the Twin Towers.<br> But that is little consolation to them when most of congress and the president lie dead. <br> <br><br> The sequel would deal with Jack going undercover and bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice. <br><br> President Palmer: Dennis Haysbert<br> VP Cheney: Tommy Lee Jones<br> Chief Of Staff: Michael Emerson<br> Sandra Palmer: Regina King<br> CTU Director: Willem Dafoe<br> Jack: Kiefer Sutherland<br> Tony: Carlos Almeida<br> Rene: Annie Wersching<br> Michelle: Reiko Aylesworth<br> Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub<br> Kim: Elisha Cuthbert<br> Milo: Eric Balfour<br> Mohamed Atta: Adoni Maropis<br> Abu Zubaydah: Naveen Andrews<br> Zacarias Moussaoui: Rockmond Dunbar<br> Ziad Jarrah: Alexander Siddig<br> Marwan al-Shehhi: Phillip Rhys <br> Abdulaziz al-Omari: Jonathan Ahdout<br> Osama Bin Laden: Arnold Vosloo

  • March 1, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST


    by jimbojones123

    No Nina Myers--not interested

  • March 1, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Reboot 24

    by Rubiks Doob

    In a post-shark jumping world, it's the only thing to do.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Should have some cross-over with Thomas Viel

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    And have it be Greenwood too.That would be justice.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    We Need A Bauer / Charlie Wax Crossover!

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    Once you've heard "Wax On! Wax Off!" and "Damnit!" in the same scene, your life will be forever changed.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Are there any CTU members left this season

    by TheBitchuation

    who haven't committed felonies?

  • March 1, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Where is Teri the MILF?

    by jtp8000

  • March 1, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    24 is losing its appeal

    by Titus05

    when is the 2 hour episode?...they usually stick a special 2 hour episode in around the half way point where something big happens...last year it was the attack on the White House

  • March 1, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    It IS getting dumber...

    by V'Shael

    Jack strangles someone from DoJ, but nothing happens. He shrugs off a stabbing from Rene. Chloe has gone from being a left-behind nerd of yesteryear to doing everything and covering for Starbuck. <p> Oh, and the peace-loving Middle Eastern president has become a parody of Saddam Hussein. And his assassin brother is now the one trying to help CTU stop the terrorists. <p> Have I missed anything? How much dumber can this thing get? Will Aaron Pierce show up as a reverse vampire or something?

  • March 1, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by smylexx

    tewnty four? twenty BORE more like...ah hahahaaaa. See what i did there? No, but really, this series died about 3 years ago.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Reboot 24 with Dermot Mulroney

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    Or wait, no don't. As to this season, for those complaining that the show is getting dumber I say it will never be as dumb as season 6. Which started with Jack being delivered like a FedEx package and not even being given any kind of medical checkup and got dumber from there.<p> This season is not great but at least it is watchable, unlike the last two.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Last week was good

    by TheSplinter

    But maybe it was too little too late. Let's see what happens tonight and reserve judgment before we put this season in Season 6's category. I just hope there is something significant to Dana's backstory to make it possible for her to get a job at CTU being an ex-felon and all. I did see spoiler photos of her running the streets of NY with Jack, both brandishing firearms and shooting at people in about 7 episodes from now...

  • March 1, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Now that the white trash crew is dead ...

    by Lamerz

    Maybe the show will kick into high gear. I hope Dana is actually useful for SOMETHING, ANYTHING relating to the main plotline.<P>Gawd ... the side-stories on 24 have always sucked. And this one took the cake.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    TheSplinter - Yeah I hope so

    by Lamerz

    Needs to be some redeeming factor to Starbuck's character.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    The Dana storyline was dead after 2 minutes

    by moviemaniac-7

    But I liked the Russian maffia thing and the focus being more on Renee (mirroring Bauer in the first ep of season 2). But there is some serious shit coming for one of them. They are setting up a happy ending ("I'll be there for you, with you") in the 10th episode? Unless the second half of this season is Jack playing with his grand daughter in a retirement home, this is going to be f***ed up for one or both of them.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    You've Been Prochnowed!

    by Aquatarkusman


  • March 1, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Last week was good? Seriously?

    by chromedome

    Jack gets stabbed in the gut and is back up to 100% in minutes?<p>Jack assaults a government official and attempts to haul Renee out of CTU with literally NO consequences.<p>Jack is leaving CTU one minute, in charge of the operation the next minute. The writers couldn't let butthead try to run the op for a single episode without Jack, really eff it up good, before the Prez demanded he step aside and installed Jack personally (that would have been credible--she has the history with Jack).<p>Spending nearly 1/3 of the hour with the stupid Dana story arc crap?<p>I guess it IS necessary to lower expectations of 24 in the last couple seasons, but really, lowering em that much?<p>C'mon, demand better instead of re-defining "good"

  • March 1, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Last week was promising

    by the_juicy_box_of_megan_fox

    <p>The show kinda picked up last week. So this week could be better now that Jack is semi-officially back with CTU.</p> <p>Still, this has been a pretty boring season so far. Better than season six -- but that's not saying much. I'm thinking "24" does one more season, then calls it quits. Or at least that's what I'm hoping.</p>

  • March 1, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Classic line from last week - redeems season

    by jtp8000

    Almost in the league of Ira Gaines lines was the idiot pointing a gun at Jack and Jack saying "Son put the gun down before you get hurt".

  • March 1, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    1% attention

    by TampaBayLightning

    Any show you can follow while surfing the net, texting friends, and holding multiple conversations is boring. 24 takes less than 1% attention to follow. Kiefer Sutherland has to be the most boring actor of the last century.

  • March 1, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Jack's gonna move into position up Freckles' asshole

    by Tall_Boy66

    Not that I blame the guy, Terri is in the cold cold ground, the season 2 broad split and her sister is a terrorist headcase (Bauer wouldn't want those genes mixing with his red, white, and blue sperm), and his other girlfriend is apparently a vegetable who can only say "Help me, Jack!". Frankly, I'm surprised it took Jack this long. Even if him suddenly in love with her came out of left field. But at least he's gonna break off a piece of that Freckles ass, yo. Bow-chicha-bow-bow!

  • March 1, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    First Star Trek, now Brannon Braga ruins 24...

    by Thanos0145

    Who at Fox thought it was a good idea to hand the reins over to him?<p>I hope Freckles doesn't sit on the sidelines for the rest of the season. I thought she was going to be a kick ass FBI Agent. Instead, we get that BS retcon job on her origin.

  • March 1, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Last week was good?

    by rosasaks

    Last week was one of the most atrocious episodes of 24 I've ever seen. Let's see. They killed of David Anders, so that plot was a waste of time. They killed off the red necks, so that plot was a waste of time. Random Villainous White House Guy pointlessly has it in for Renee for five minutes just so we can pretend Jack finally has a character motivation. The conspiracy within the conspiracy within the conspiracy is so boneheaded not even what's his face's brother can be bothered with it any more. Well at least it didn't have President Fucking Janeway in it. Had that going for it.

  • March 1, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    They should bring back the Drazens

    by jaysin420

    maybe another son that has been plotting vengeance on Jack the whole time? Or even better, bring back Nina and let her kill the rest of Jack's family. (Yea Tony died too)

  • March 1, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Hello? CTU?

    by rosasaks

    Yeah, hi. It's the skeevy looking guy from the non-specific Arab oil state. What do you mean you can't remember my name? Look, about this conspiracy. You know what? Fucked if I can make sense of my own plot this year either. I might just say bollocks to it. How about you just come and get me. I'll try and figure out what the heck we were doing but it might be kinda difficult. No, look, I'm sorry, you're right, it doesn't make sense. Times are tough. There's a global recession and we just can't get the staff. Usually there'd be some new villains taking over for the night shift but we just couldn't get anyone and it kinda fell apart. Look, I'll do what I can to make sense of it for you, but I'm not promising anything. Who am I working for? Fucked if I know matey. What do you mean we've got to stay up for another twelve hours? Look, my guys are running out of steam already. Got any hammocks?

  • March 1, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Is anyone else not enjoying Lost so far this season?

    by Tom_Bombadil

    I have been watching Lost since the beginning. Some seasons are better than others but this season I am really not liking at all. I'll keep watching but so far I'm bored with season. Anyone else?

  • March 1, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    i usually find myself needing to get back into the rhythm of the hour-per-week story telling when the new season starts. Just about every season has felt off when they start up, but they also hold up exceedingly well when I watch them on DVD a few months after the fact. this season feels the same way, so I'm not concerned. there is still plenty to think about and ponder and that will certainly keep me happy.

  • March 1, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    This season is suffering from an epidemic of stupid...

    by ScoobySnack

    NOTHING makes sense. Dana gets a job at CTU, one of the most secure organizations in the US, even though she's a convicted felon. She obviously wants to make something good of her life, so her solution is to help an ex-boyfriend steal cash, and when that doesn't work, she decides to murder him. Oh, and in the course of committing the crime, she wanders into a mysterious room that seems to only exist for her to use, and it's totally convenient that no one is monitoring her actions. Because, you know, CTU wouldn't monitor the actions of its staff despite the history of moles in the organization. If that isn't enough, Rack Bauer's backstory makes no sense in light of previously established backstory, but I guess we're supposed to just forget about that. And I almost forgot... we all know that organizations like CTU are designed to look like high-end nightclubs where everyone dresses like they're on an episode of Sex and the City. Season 5 was just bad. Season 8 is not only bad... it's stupid.

  • March 1, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    I meant Season 6...

    by ScoobySnack

    Season 5 was genius. Everything since then has been mediocre to awful.

  • March 1, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Scooby, I disagree

    by FastEddie8139

    Season 6 was plenty stupid in addition to being bad.

  • March 1, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Yes, how can i forget Nina Myers, Mandy, and...

    by dailysportspages

    Agent Pierce of SHIELD.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Significant Turns

    by TinkerTIW

    ...when does it turn interesting? Nothing against the creative staff but I think the format has run dry. New York or LA, CTU is CTU. And who cares about anyone there except Chloe (and Chloe only because we've known her for many seasons, not because she's endearing - unless you consider annoying and endearing interchangeable.) And could there be a weaker, less interesting President than Cherry Jones' portrayal? If there's any future to 24 it would have to be something like Jack Bauer on the run in a European locale, racing against the clock to stop anything but another nuclear or biological threat. That's the only way for this format to be re-Bourne.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    This Renee chick gets my motor a-runnin!

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Seriously, I want to fuck her.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Jack Bauer as Ira Gaines

    by rosasaks

    Replay season one but Jack is forced to kidnap someone's wife and daughter and help plan an assassination. But this time we sympathise because we see how he's been forced into the situation. Make it the last season so there's genuine tension whether the new hero will kill Jack, or whether Jack can redeem himself and work with the new hero to get the real bad guy who blackmailed him.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Here's a few predictions for tonight

    by Amazing Maurice

    That bodyguard who is fucking President Slumdog's daughter - the one who we are supposed to think is all innocent? He's an evil cunt - mark my words.<p>CTU n00b teeny bopper going into the field with Jack - he's fucking dead tonight. Knowing 24, it'll probably be Jack who fucking shoots the wee prick in the face for the greater good.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    CHUCK returns tonight!

    by Adelai Niska

    my Monday line-up of mismatched spies Bartowski and Bauer is back together again!

  • March 1, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Jack's age according to my made up math

    by SnootyBoots

    In the first season of 24 Jack's daughter, Kim, was in High School. Let's say she was 17. Now let's say Jack was between 25 and 30 when she was born. That would put him between 42 and 47 in the first season. We're now in season 8, but more time has passed between the start of each season in the world of 24 than the one year in the real world. I don't know how much time (i'll bet somebody out there does), but let's say it's been 12 years since season one. Jack Bauer is between 54 and 59 years old.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Bring back Chase as the bad guy!

    by jaysin420

    he's still alive, Jack chopped off his hand and he had a thing with Kim. It's perfect.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    The potential Jack/Renee romance is ODD!!!

    by BoyNamedSue

    ODD not because it is happening between two characters.....ODD because Jack hasn't seen this woman in two years, since Day 7 (and he only met her in Day 7). Now, they are reunited and she is acting like a psychotic mentally unstable nutjob......and he is telling her he wants to be with her?!?!?!?!?!......Or maybe Jack just has a fetish for that kind of thing!!!

  • March 1, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Jack's age/Snootyboots

    by BoyNamedSue

    Let's be real liberal and say that Jack got Terri pregnant when they were both 17. Kim is probably around 31 by now (about 15 years have passed since Day 1), meaning Jack could still be 48 or 49.........If you ask me, the writers shoot themselves in the foot by having these days take place so many years apart from one another.....Having Day seven take place four years after Day six was especially egregious......They only did it to bring a new president in, although I really think that Powers Boothe (the president they were trying to replace) is an AMAZING actor, and the writers should have used him more (despite the fact that Season 6 was awful)!!!!!!

  • March 1, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Remember when this show used to RULE the talkbacks

    by jimbojones123

    Every Monday night. Oh how I miss you season five. Season six really was the beginning of the end.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Scoobysnack is right...

    by allykatD

    I have a friend who applied to work at Northrup Drummond and during the security process they completely invaded all part of his life present and past and would have done the future if the technology existed. They even called his ex-wife and grilled her. All this for a silly, very low level security programming position. So having said that, THERE IS NO WAY Dana could have faked a backstory good enough to fool CTU. After what my friend went through, I just can't believe it. Furthermore, if she was smart enough to dupe a full-on CTU type security clearance surely she would have been smart enough NOT to fall for her dumbass ex-boyfriend's blackmail. It would have been nice to see the Dana character actually do something clever to get rid of him. What a dumb dumb dumb storyline.<p> Other than that, this year is just okay so far. I'm still watching because there's nothing else on at 9pm. Even Chuck is more fun than '24' right now. Oh, and I put Jacks age at about 48ish. Any older doesn't make sense.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    How many times has Jack died again?

    by jimbojones123

    I can not remember.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Freddie Prince Jr dumbest decision...

    by nemov

    since being involved in Down to You.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    I wish Bubba joined the cast after they killed Chappelle.

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Did you forget his tenure as a WWE writer, nemow?

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Dude was breaking down.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    You gotta be kidding me.

    by Shermdawg

    They're setting up another hospital room hit (this time with a twist) for hour twelve?

  • March 1, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Those who kill together stay together...

    by nemov

    I'm sure the weasel at CTU is watching all of this in beautiful HD with his overhead drone.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Ok, so the Fresh Prinz and Starbuckin are now criminals

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Killers who covered up and dumped bodies. Aint they forgetting that Stalker-dude knows where they are? The writing on this show is sub-retarded.Mare fuckin winningham?

  • March 1, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I Got Home 12 Minutes Into the Episode

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Did I miss anything important? :P

  • March 1, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Crap, no Human Target again this week.

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Yeah Devil, the President gave her aide a blowjob

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    And he came all over her blue dress.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    That dude's brother got shot, that's about it.

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    No Tender moment between Frack Bauer

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    and Freddie Michelle Geller as the dragged the dead rednecks out of the Van down by the River?

  • March 1, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Any odds on Owen biting it?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • March 1, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Hello? He has a fucking gun!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Why does he need to show shit? Pull the gun out and blow dudes head off

  • March 1, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Double bullshit!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Hospital windows don't break like that for the very reason that some patients could be suicidal, and how could that gun run out of bullets after he fired like four shots? Damn this is stupid writing

  • March 1, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    This is stupid

    by MoviePirate

    can he just pull one of the wires and the bomb just go off.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST


    by MoviePirate

    Why shoot the dead body, why don't he just shoot the bomb on himself.

  • March 1, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Red Stapler Joke Time

    by nemov

    Starting next week.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Jack Bauer will Kill Yer Mom!

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    But first he'll Fu... Oh Wait it's Mare Winningham. Nevermind.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    They keep dumping the good villains.

    by blackmantis

    What's with the bad guy musical chairs this season? First Doug Hutchinson...then the Blonde Russian that Rene killed...then Jurgen Prochnow. Any one of them would've been better than the 2nd rate guys we've ended up with.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Kid jumping out window was classic....

    by jaysin420

    he smiled like haha I got you then only fell like 10 feet instead of dying. And where did he end up? A bank vault in a hospital? And I love how that one bad guy is so pointless that he needs a goatee just so we know who he is.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Freckles only had a minute of screen time???

    by Thanos0145

    Dammit, this show sucks when she isn't featured.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Reboot Midseason

    by ooggbboo

    Has this ever happened? Can we just reboot everything right now? Hopefully there will be an explosion next week and suddenly Jack will be in a white room with Dean Stockwell, who'll explain that he needs to travel through time defeating terrorists from all eras before he can come home to Schizofreckles.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    This season is shit.

    by YackBacker

    I watch it out of habit now. I don't even pay attention to what's going on anymore. What's worse is I don't care who what happens at all.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    2 hour midseason

    by harrykeogh

    according to the way imdb reads, the 2 hour episode is march 8th, now who knows if that is actually the case, it could be march 15th

  • March 1, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Didn't the mad bomber have a "dead-man's switch"?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    i.e., the kind that will blow up if the pressure on the trigger is released? So shooting him in the head was out. And isn't plastic explosives impossible to detonate without some kind of triggering mechanism? I don't think just shooting it would be enough.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Stop fucking whinging.......

    by otto maddox

    I am sick to death of the usual bunch of whingers on the talkback every week - this season is worse than S1,2,3.....etc etc; has jumped the shark etc etc; not as good as it used to be etc etc. If you dont like it dont watch it simple as that - and stop fucking whinging

  • March 2, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Fuckin' otto maddox

    by Al Swearengen

    Whinging? Whingers??? What the fuck kind of heathen expression is that?<P>This fuckin' season should be thrown to Wu's pigs. I'm personally offerin' a $50 dollar bounty to the first upstanding cocksucker who blows a hole in this show's eye. Cancellation or indefinite hiatus makes no difference from my present vantage.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Learn fucking English Al...

    by otto maddox

    ....whingers are complainers, and whinging is complaining - you know like little kids who dont get their own way all the time - just like most of the talkbackers on this site

  • March 2, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Fuckin' otto maddox

    by Al Swearengen

    What fuckin' part of the King's fuckin' English did you not understand? Did I fuckin' bleet?<P>Now, are you trying to say the word, "whiner"? Cause I ain't ever heard the word, "whinger" before. Cause if I didn't know any better, I'd say that you were "whining" about the other talkback cocksuckers not enjoying this less that fuckin' agreeable season of 24.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Whining about whingers

    by otto maddox

    No argument there

  • March 2, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Sub-early 24 Villians

    by HongKongCavalier

    I think that's what it is; I don't think any of the more recent bad guys stand a chance once Jack catches up with them.<p></p> 24 needs someone like Luke Goss (Prince Nuada, Nomak): a mastermind who, once face-to-face with Jack, would still match him in a hand-to-hand fight.<p></p> meh ... I just like Luke Goss as a villian in anything.<p></p> I forget who posted it, but saying watching 24 doesn't require your undevided attention anymore is spot on. I watched every first run episode since Season 1 and own every DVD ... but I dunno how much more I can ignore.<p></p> This show used to be my "get the beer and munchies and tell the kids to piss off until 10 PM" Monday night. These days I let the kids in the room with me so we can go over homework while I "watch" 24

  • March 2, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST


    by MrBlackJackBauer

    HAHA “Ive enlisted JACK BAUER!” is the new “Im on a HORSE!” what a proud moment for this guy. Agent gump looked bauer in the eye and felt a transfer of some godly bauer energy last week, now he telling the presidental faggot aide what he can do with his job. Bauer’s whiteness is gonna get this nigga fired. <p> How the fuck did bauer learn all these guys names so fast? Just jumped in the van like “Ok Sanchez,Yammimoto, u go here. Barnes, Noble, flank em left. Timberlake, youre with me. “ I bet Bauer got pi memorized all the way up to 1200 numbers and shit. <p> President slumdog must use aquanet hairspray every fucking commercial cuz aint no way his hair should still have that same poof 12 hours later. that shit has bounce and body like a daytime soap opera vixen from the 80s. LOL madame president trying to fuck over slumdog talking bout she need the files when she really trying to find his hairdresser’s info in his rolodex. Gotta fix her Hilary Clinton helmet head. but u can tell dude is NOT having this shit. He finna turn on this bitch soon enough, and she will be left with the ole marci darcy doo soon enough, watch. <p> Tony Robbins got jedi mind tricks working overtime tonight. Recruiting motherfuckas left and right, securing hand guns and cuff keys with just a few motivational words. Aw shit I was hoping he was the good guy, now it seems he done switched sides like linsday lohan gay ass. He finna lead the new Iranian resistance with his big ass Lurch head. <p> HAHAh paki Schwartzman wasn’t gonna listen to a black guy. He said fuuuck it and zigged when he shoulda zagged. RIP u whiny sand demon. Bauer just barking at every fuckin body. HAHA black paramedic u aint immune, Bauer having flashbacks of agent gump looking at yo ass. <p> Oh shit midget man and alternate barack obama up on the cisco giving us a boring ass casualties update. we really dont give a shit. a million, a trillion? man fuck this back to bauer. <p> Ahaha tony robbins and his bitch bout to break out in song like its some bollywood musical. <p> I wanna hate fuck this juno broad on them cisco commercicals <p> Wow, the poor white trash compaign must be tough on this show. Now we got this young gay dude callin Roseanne talkin bout get out of the country. I can only hope her fat ass gets to talk on the phone to bauer at some point, that will be epic. PUT DOWN THE FRITO LAYS MAAM!! PUT THEM DOWN NOW! <p> AW SHIT EPIC BOY SCOUT SHOW DOWN! Timberlake vs BackStreet BoyTerrorist!! This is for all the boyscout patches in the world folks. This shit is like Canada vs the US in hockey, for this exact moment I want America to win but if the kid dies I wont give a shit 30 seconds later. <p> Why don’t they just chop off his hand? Wait why is bauer is TALKING to this 12 year old terrorist? I think he needs to take his bauer meds. Just TACKLE HIM aw see, this young fucker just fell 3 stories and is hobbling the fuck away. <p> WTFFFF@ this fool making to a safe room. GAY! How does this kinda shit happen?? Its like they playing tag and dude made it to the fucking tree/base and start making faces and shit. Hahah bauer is not amused.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Oh, the irony.

    by TyroneBiggums

    Otto is educating Al on the difference between British "whinging" and American "whining" as Al defiantly remains in character as an 1870's saloon owner. <p>Of course, the actor who portrayed Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) is himself British, and would probably use the word "whinging" were he out of character. <P>Late night TB's, oh how I love thee.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    That being said, I'm impressed

    by TyroneBiggums

    by Al's creatively accurate in-character swearing.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Oh, and this season of 24 is meh.

    by TyroneBiggums

  • March 2, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    by mogwai_democracy

    MrBlackJackBauers reviews are now officially better than the episodes themselves. i look forward to his commentary more than the actual shows.<br><br> never thought i'd say this but: this season is boring. it's not that it's bad it's just... bland. i will admit that this episode picked up the pace a bit but there had better be some CRAZY SHOCKING AMAZING twists and turns coming because i don't see how they can turn this one around. this really better be the last season of 24 because the formula is just played out at this point. to make it worse they have not been giving jack enough screen time this season. all these subplots are just dragging. time to tighten this thing up and kick a little ass in the second half of this season.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    update 2 hour midseason

    by harrykeogh

    just found out the 2 hour that normally would come on in march is coming on in april, makes no fucking sense. Now some of this season is enjoyable, but it feels like the build up has been handled wrong. Supposedly the last 8 episodes are insane like the show used to be, but we shall see, i still prefer this show to any of the other shows on tv, but im starting to feel like this should be the last season!

  • March 2, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Makes me wish there was more Olympics

    by gun_will_travel

    At this point, I'd rather watch curling. Really.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Still Boycotting the Show

    by MensFigureSkating

    Not watching until I see some soul patch. Freddie Prinze Jr.= cheap imitation soul patch.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Fuckin' TyroneBiggums

    by Al Swearengen

    Well, I'm tickled that you fancy the fuckin' irony. And I appreciate you brushin' up against my prick all the same.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Nevermind 24......

    by Ballbag

    .....Flashforward's coming back! erm.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Al Swearengen

    by TheMcflyFarm

    How's it fuckin' goin' ya cocksucker?!

  • March 2, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Soul Patch

    by The McPoyle Clan

    was on Burn Notice last week. Sans soul patch. I couldn't really tell on my crappy TV.<br><br>I dozed off during this episode. Did anything happen after the first 0:20?

  • March 2, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    mogwai_democracy, re: MrBlackJackBauer's reviews

    by turketron_2

    Damn right they are better than the show is this season. Hope he keeps posting them even as this season continues to suck.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    It's bad when after every episode I get to say

    by OSAMP1

    How Convenient. You know the bullets in gun, the oxygen tank...etc. etc. <br> It will pick up though give it 8 more episodes.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    ^the amount of bullets in the gun***

    by OSAMP1

  • March 2, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    I would say I LOVE Freckles Bauer but...

    by ZoeFan

    I didn't see last night's episode due to projector problems...poor me. Thank God for DVR...I think.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    I thought Prez Logan would come back for tensions

    by jimbojones123

    With the Russians. They are all dead. Interesting to find out where he fits in now.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Jack's age

    by the_juicy_box_of_megan_fox

    <p>I posted this in another "24" talkback, but I'll repeat it: According to the guide to the first season of "24," Jack was 36 then (and has a bachelor's in literature and a master's in criminal justice). Kim was 16.</p> <p>If 15 years have passed since the show began (as other talkbackers have stated), that makes Jack about 51 and Kim 31.</p>

  • March 2, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Whining and Whinging are both the same, stop the bashing.

    by FSJGuy

  • March 2, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Nice head fake with Owens. Thought for sure he was

    by SID 8.0

    ready for a toe tag. The way Jack was talking to him telling him he'll be okay. I was waiting for Jack to ask him about his next of kin. Why didn't Jack just shoot bomber kid in the leg when he saw him make a move? You're slipping Bauer.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    "24" set a very high standard

    by UndisputedVipers

    We would enjoy this season for its popcorn value not the reason we usually enjoy the show: the terrific twists, action, and the dynamic tension experienced by characters we really really like, between each other and between life and death for them. I think one of the things that made "24" so good during its height was its Grim Reaper silent countdown that was able to strike anyone, any time, sometimes deliberately for shock value and in incomprehensible fashion (Curtis). It's a strange, sadistic part of the human nature that likes to flirt with the darkness but it's a fact that, for most of us, the more we like the characters, the more we like to see them flirt with death. Sure, we may not want to see them die, but if there were no chance of that happening, would we tune in? Last season on "24", we really got immersed into the damaged psyches of Jack Bauer and Renee Walker as they tried to reconcile the good of their job with the tactics they use. For 22 hours, the show did what I didn't think was possible, which was make an entertaining season where Jack was not a major factor. He was in custody, held back and in a hospital bed and I believe that was the biggest flaw leading up to the last two hours which really fizzled and didn't move the mythology forward or have any awesome villain demises. Maybe they've run out of interesting actors in the same way they've run out of unique terrorist attacks and surprise twists. If we could just see one scene of Hassan reminiscing with someone about a policy decision, laughing with his brother early on. They've done a good job of killing off and sending away all the bland villains from the beginning of the season but just as I was starting to find the hillbillies entertaining, they are killed off, sending us into a mirror of last year when the President's daughter killed someone. This is the kind of storyline that worked last year because the President's adviser was likable and the daughter was a brat so we wanted to see her get caught but, partly due to the repetitiveness and partly due to the characters, I don't know anyone who isn't rooting for a quick arrest for both Dana and Agent Ortiz. Sorry, maybe if Dana was universally hot or maybe if Cole's only cool moment wasn't driving into the motorcade. We all know there are new villains coming but are they coming soon enough?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Sifting Through The Suck

    by HongKongCavalier

    There's actually a few things that CAN still be addressed in typical "24 Swerve" fashion.<p></p> Weapons Grade Plutonium Rods ain't cheap ... and I don't think Slumdog's Brother could get his hands on that kinda cash without someone noticing.<p></p> Theory: "The Star Chamber" (the group that has been parts of almost every season) has interests in Slumdog's country and the peace treaty would mean more American presence there; thus mucking up their ability to manipulate at will.<p></p> I know Wilson was captured last season, but that group has been like a Hydra, so it'd be hard to believe that the capture of ONE guy destroyed the entire operation.<p></p> 24 has been at it's arguably best when, typically about halfway through the season, it appears as though tragedy has been averted ... only to find out that it was all an eloborate distraction from the real objective of the bad guy (usually the aforementioned Star Chamber).<p></p> This is where (I hope) Logan comes in. Something along the lines of "Excuse me Madam President, but there IS actually someone with vast diplomatic relations with Slumdog's government; President Logan." That would setup the fact that the first 12 hours was merely a setup to get Logan into a political position in the Land of Slumdog.<p></p> Unfortunately, based on what they left us to work with, that's all I can think of on short notice. They've managed to remove or kill off every character they invested any significant time into getting us to give two shits about, leaving only The Bauer and Rubber Face (and I personally could give a shit at all about Chloe 'cause, if I were her co-worker, I would've dick slapped her years ago). I give a damn about anyone else in the current CTU as well as the current Administration ... so the terrorist could shove one of those rods up each of their asses and I still wouldn't care.<p></p> ... and for the record, Starbuck is, and always has been, fugly. Maybe permanent black eyes turn me off ... I dunno.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by mogwai_democracy

    they gotta bring him back somehow. they can't just let his storyline end like it did last season. they brought back Renee but they haven't even mentioned the soul patch. and especially if they're gonna bring Logan back... Tony has MAJOR history with that character. Tony is one of the few old-school charaters left (besides agent Pierce) and they can't just let the guy rot in a cell. let him have his revenge at least.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    This episode was RUBBISH.

    by henrydalton

    Season 8 is really turning me off. I thought it had a really good first two episodes, but it's been on a downhill slope very rapidly since then - the only redeeming features have been mental Renee and Mr Peabody Jack's glasses.

  • March 3, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Isn't Mare Whats-her-name, Demi Moore's age?

    by chimpjnr

    Jesus Christ.

  • March 3, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Rubbish episode

    by chimpjnr

    "It's breaking convention, but we'll do it" - take a dead fucking body to the hospital? I lived in NYC for years, and granted it can be callous, but even there they don't leave bodies out in the streets to rot.

  • March 4, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    forgive me Jack

    by the__natural74

    I've been vocal in support for this season so far, and maintained my faith that the writers were taking a welcome approach in a slow-burn this day. But it has to be said that this past Monday's episode was shit. Really horrible.<br><br> I'm not going to make wild claims and turn in my CTU pass or anything, but geezus that was bad!<br><br> Everything Pres. Taylor said sounded so unbelievable, and so forced. Her douchebag aide having a little tantrum when Gump put him in his place was so poorly acted I thought I flipped to SpikeTV for a second.<br><br> What exactly were Cole and Starbuck doing? (I know what they were doing, just more boring than Behrooooz's Saturday nights) I wondered where the writers were going with the Duke boys, and like some I actually started to like them, but killing them does very little to the character development of Cole and Dana, IMO. I'm still guessing she's the mole (which I said very early) and all this crap was intended to make viewers feel sympathy for her and not expect her turn...but it totally backfired. So not only has her covered up past made her the most obvious choice for the part of the "mole", now we actually WANT her to be evil to it gives her character SOMETHING!<br><br> And while I'll gladly turn off my brain as long as Jack is chasing down somebody and the action/pace is good...that hospital scene got on my nerves like Hector annoyed his big brother Ramon. I just wanted it to go away. Why were they rolling the dice and hoping Chloe could defuse a bomb by tickling her keyboard? Where was Chloe's signal being broadcast from? How many innocent people would blow up if she didn't get 'er done?<br><br> And a panic room in a hospital, with a big bank vault/submarine wheel lock? That was convenient, and didn't they just use this last season when the Africans luckily had one in their embassy. The writers didn't even dig deep to come up with this. I don't care if every hospital actually has one, it was gay!<br><br> I enjoyed BlackJackBauer's posts last season too, and also look forward to the play-by-play, but even I wondered how he would make this episode sound entertaining?! (He did BTW...exactly how DID Jack know all the CTU agents names? LOL I missed if they were patched on their vests.)<br><br> At least when Kim was being chased by a cougar, it was KIM being chased by a cougar! A hot chick can always excuse poor writing.<br><br> But maybe all we're missing this season is some fun. Some George Mason sarcasm or Soul Patch scepticism?<br><br> Jack: I'm sorry about last night.<br> Mason: What, shooting me in the leg with a tranq? Don't give it a second thought.

  • March 4, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    24 solution

    by UndisputedVipers

    Keep it real time, make it 16 episodes. It would bring back some of the realism, cut back on character scenes that are by-the-numbers and unrealistic. I thought Taylor represented a tough, national security girl who would never make innocents pay for what a few rebel government officials did.

  • March 26, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    24 Has just been Canceled according to

    by The Docker