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‘Bauer Needs To Be Stopped!!’
Monday Fox Brings 24 8.18!!

I am – Hercules!! Ladies! If Jack Bauer offers to get to know you? You’re extra-likely to leave a good-looking corpse. Just ask Teri Bauer, Nina Myers and Renee Walker. Oh wait, you can’t; they all died violent post-coital deaths! Well, maybe ask instead Jack’s season-five landlord Diane Huxley, who only barely managed to evade the horny deathtrap that are Bauer’s loins. Or Mandy The Assassin, who continues to cavort nakedly far from terrorist-riddled Manhattan – perhaps because she was never in danger of being gifted with Bauer’s manly essence. Producers indicate Grandpappy Bauer was just warming up when bullets ripped into the disgraced special agent to whom he was making love last Monday. He had merely taken a break from Walker’s first Power Hour to replenish the Jack Sack with a masculine glass of water. And! After nearly seven full seasons of taking orders from stupider managers with better political connections, nonsense-despising Chloe O’Brien is finally large and in charge at The Counter Terrorism Unit. Now that the first of this season’s CTU moles has been exposed, perhaps she’ll even implement some sort of rudimentary employee screening process. Fox says of tonight’s installment:
With only seven hours left in the series' final harrowing day, Jack Bauer sets out to avenge the tragic life-changing events that he has endured. As things become even more personal for Jack, he heads to CTU for an intense meeting after learning of a devastating development. Meanwhile, on the verge of achieving peace on a scale that has eluded the world for generations, President Taylor becomes deeply conflicted when former President Logan sits down at the bargaining table. Guest Cast: Bob Gunton as Ethan Kanin; Frank John Hughes as Tim Woods; Necar Zadegan as Dalia Hassan; Gregory Itzin as Charles Logan; Sarah Hollis as Presidential Aide; Graham McTavish as Mikhail Novakovich.
9 p.m. Monday. Fox.
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  • April 19, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    No More Chesty Bauer ... :(

    by pantera777

  • April 19, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Everyone dies eventually... on 24

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    I just hope Chloe makes it out alive, but then she'll probably have to make it through the movie. Kim too. Characters never get away, they just keep coming back until they die. Bill was tough last year, and Walker buying it gave this otherwise fairly lack-lustre season a real jolt of that old 24 feeling...

  • April 19, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Chole will fix the mole problem for the rest of S8

    by Tall_Boy66

    She'll be running CTU in the movie and, holy Gods!, they've got a mole problem!

  • April 19, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Jack and Renee should have been on a plane

    by ShabbyBlue

    ...heading back to L.A., instead of spending quality time in his apartment. He was just playing with fire there.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    AICN headline on Tuesday...

    by Shermdawg

    24 Clocks In Record Low As MacGruber Gets Raw!!

  • April 19, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    "Bauer needs to be stopped..."

    by dj_bollocks

    Think he probably will be in 7 episodes time don't you think ? <p> Foiled by those pesky FOX execs...

  • April 19, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST




  • April 19, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Mandy has been mentioned in (I think)

    by V'Shael

    every single 24 posting ever made by Herc. (At least it feels like that.) And the character appeared in Season 1 and 4 for tiny tiny amounts of screen time. <p> Obsessive stalker much?

  • April 19, 2010, 4 a.m. CST

    Obvious = Choe Vs. Bauer

    by DC Films

    Bauer will go rogue after chesty's death - hunting down the Russian diplomat - and his actions will threaten the peace process.<p><p>Thus, Chloe's promotion will become a poison chalice when she's ordered by the Prez to stop Bauer by any means (CTU will be trying to kill Bauer).<p><p>It's a nice twist, but predictable. <p><p>Obviously the Russians will have to re-enter the peace talks to give the Prez enough motivation to order Bauer's death (and i'm sure Logan will enjoy helping her make that decision).

  • April 19, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    I'm glad this show is ending.

    by Holeman

    Been with it since the beginning and Renee getting offed last week was as predictable as the mole and the attack on CTU and everything else that has been choreographed on this fucking show since Season 4. The last time it really surprised me was when Chance's hand went flying off at the end of season 3. Let it die and hopefully be replaced with something that can maintain a little originality for at least as long as this show did.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Charles Logan Is BAD MAN!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I'm still loving this show, it's great, killing Walker was harsh, but Jack Bauer isnt allowed to be happy. <P> The season finale is going to be devastating.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Show ends with Bauer being happy.

    by V'Shael

    It's a nice family moment.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:38 a.m. CST

    I'm secretly hoping

    by The McPoyle Clan

    that Vic Mackey will make a cameo to shoot Terry Crowley in the head again.<br><br>I'm at peace with however they end the show, as long as it's not Jack waking up from a dream, stepping out of the shower or having the camera pulling back to reveal a snow globe.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Tony Almeida needs to come back

    by SithMenace

    before the end of the season. Please. But I think he's gonna be Bauer's Blofeld/Vader for the movies.

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  • April 19, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Jack After Revenge is So Predictable So...

    by bobbyjoe

    ...why doesn't the show go in a different direction? Instead of getting revenge, Renee's death causes Jack to finally go nuts. We realize that Jack's finally had too much, and his poor mind finally snaps. He'll do anything to keep Renee alive in his head. Chloe calls a meeting at CTU, and Jack shows up wearing Renee's clothes, speaking in a Pythonesque high-pitched voice and insisting everyone call him "Renee." Chloe is trying to prevent global disaster and Jack won't stop talking about how his high heels are really pinching his ankles. In the final episode of the series, Jack-as-Renee hears it's the President's birthday and shows up at the UN to sing "Happy Birthday" to her in the exact same style as Marilyn Monroe did to JFK. Then Jack locks the President in a broom closet, and the final image of the series is Jack wearing one of the President's dresses, wearing a bad wig with lipstick smeared all over his face, saying over and over again "I'M the President now! Aren't I a pretty President?" as the show fades to black.

  • April 19, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    @Bobbyjoe - Awesome ending.

    by V'Shael

    But sadly, never to happen. Jack is still the torture-loving poster boy for the republican party. They'd never embrace a mentally deranged cross dresser as a national icon... oh wait. Rudy Giuliani.<br /><br />I stand corrected. Carry on.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    I can't wait to see the ratings dropoff between last week and th

    by runawayboulder

    I doubt anybody will watch this live. Everyone will now DVR it.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    I read something very different, an interview with Gregory Itzin (Logan), he said the writers concieved two very different endings, but eventually went with the unhappier version.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Its gonna be Jack vs Logan in the end.

    by dailysportspages

    Payback's a bitch.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    @DrSamBeckett - Well, I'm basing it on what Kiefer said

    by V'Shael

    in his interview with Jonathan Ross last saturday. (You can find it on youtube.)

  • April 19, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    What no mention of the first back to back silent clock ever?

    by Rob0729

    The last episode was a real milestone, the first back to back episodes that end with a silent clock. Really don't know why President Foreign Elvis got his own silent clock when Tony Almeda didn't get one when he "died". He was the only character to get a silent clock that who wasn't on at least two seasons.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Im beginning to wonder if Logan.....

    by Ballbag again pulling the strings in an act of revenge. The reason I say this is because I was under the impression that Michael Madsen was the big bad however it seems like he is going to be a friend of Jack. If thats the case then there is no real visible big bad this season.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    All you whiny know it alls

    by rogueleader66

    just stop watching the show if it sucks so much. people are tired of the bitching, whining and the "oh i predicted that from day one" "I knew that was gonna happen". So do us all a favor, shut up, don't watch the show and end your stupid whiny know it all bullshit. Its tired, its boring. <P>That being said, the show seems to be ending well, started off slow this season but has picked up considerable steam. Hope Jack flips out this week because of Renee's death, and racks up a good body count. Would be nice to see him beat down Starbuck.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Ever since Dana was revealed as a mole

    by syn_flood

    This season has started to actually kind of rock. I am actually looking forward to the next episode for the first time this year... hopefully they can keep up this momentum.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    We gonna see Agent Aaron Pierce this season?

    by TheBostonStrangler

    If so it would be the first day that our favorite Secret Service Agent didn't make an appearance. A travesty for sure!

  • April 19, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Damages talkback please...

    by DanielKurland

    Come on, it IS the series finale*.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Don't kid yourselves, Jack wouldn't have it..

    by malificus

    ..any other way. Surely you don't think Jack is destined to live a normal, blase life filled with propane burgers and lawn mowing? The only way you'd catch Jack near a soccer field is if the ball was filled with anthrax dust and the ref was a terrorist plant.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Sorry, I gave up watching 24

    by mistergreen

    It's like when I stopped watching Heros.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    ANGER at 24

    by jimbojones123

    Last weeks move to off Renee was right at the core of the biggest problem with this show over the past 5 years. Unnecessary killing of core characters that do not help the plot but just piss off fans. You would think the first 4-5 times they did it would have been enough, huh?

  • April 19, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    24 ending - who kills Logan?

    by austinguy

    Best guess for final hour: Logan goes out in final minutes in one of these scenarios: 1) Jack learns that Logan killed Palmer, does the deed; 2) Jack stops at last minutes, Logan gets in limo which is blown up by Russians, who finally learned that Logan was behind attack on Suvarov in S5; 3) return of Tony, who finally gets his revenge for Michelle. Your guess?

  • April 19, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    possible finale spoiler

    by mikkoscassadine

    Jack Bauer helps the smoke monster off the island and gets to live happily ever after with renee in the sideways universe.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    gave up on episode 5 or 6...was i wrong to?

    by Waka_Flocka

  • April 19, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Jack already know Logan killed Palmer

    by jimbojones123

    Jack and Tony talked enough about it last season.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Is the Warner sister coming back?

    by jimbojones123

    She was nuts.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Commando style ending

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I want to see Jack, find out that his granddaughter has been kidnapped, taken to some small island, or estate. <p> Jack then raids an armoury, and we see him go crazy like Arnie at the end of Commando. <p> The end shot is Jack walking away from a destroyed mansion, bodies everywhere, covered in blood, carrying his granddaughter and with a huge smile.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I will never be stopped

    by Jack_Bauer

  • April 19, 2010, 10 a.m. CST


    by Jack_Bauer

    Aaron is confirmed as being in this season yes

  • April 19, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Bauer has a beer and cheats on, well, nobody...

    by MisterE

    But he needs to be stopped before he gets another DUI! Dammit, officer!

  • April 19, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Pierce is coming back?

    by jtp8000

    I haven't seen that anywhere- where did you get the confirmation?

  • April 19, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by AshokForgiven

    Not really, this season has been awful.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Chloe running CTU = GOLD!

    by HoboCode

    God I fucking love this show, warts and all.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by KoolerThanJesus

    Maybe we should take over this talk back for, I don't know, a show with actual writing and creativity like Damages.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by arby64

    Jack Bauer is arrested and shares a cell with Tony

  • April 19, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Damages is overhyped and boring. Period. Not Mad Men levels of boring overhypenation (yes I know that's not a word), but boring nonetheless.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Kooler Jesus

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston


  • April 19, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Agreed that Rene's death/Jack's revenge is recycled crap.

    by BigTuna

    Yes, killing strong supporting characters is been beaten to death (no pun intended). Enough. It's the last season, can't they try something a little new?

  • April 19, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    24 ends with jack with blowing up the earth

    by ORIONgods

  • April 19, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    24 ends with jack with blowing up the earth

    by ORIONgods

  • April 19, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    The past few hours have been good, really good

    by moviemaniac-7

    and I hope they can keep up this momentum until the clock stops ticking at 3:59:57, 3:59:58, 3:59:59, 4:00:00...

  • April 19, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST


    by Thanos0145

    WHEN HE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO KILL OFF FRECKLES BAUER. It was bad enought that the writers retconned Renee's origin to include that Russian backstory that had Renee being raped. Jack having sex with a fragile and damaged woman who is then killed is crappy storytelling.<p>Just give Jack the silent clock already.(Tony working for Logan kills Jack, THE END.)

  • April 19, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Hopefully the Series finale will be as good as Spartacus' last e

    by Stalkeye

    And that's pretty hard to top IMO.

  • April 19, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Stalkeye - Don't bet on it.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    That SPARTACUS finale pretty much destroyed everything that's currently on TV.<P>I think the best 24 can hope for is to go quietly into the good night.

  • April 19, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by TheBostonStrangler

    Good news about Aaron! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for him!

  • April 19, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    SPARTACUS>Jack Bauer

    by Thanos0145

    Howard Gordon should see that and take some notes.<p>Spartacus hasn't fallen in love with Mira (yet) but still bangs her and SHE STAYS ALIVE. "If you want to touch your wife again, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH ME," that was bad ass. Howard Gordon will probably make Jack cry and ask for forgiveness for messing up the peace deal.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Most people haven't seen Spartacus.

    by V'Shael

    Poor sods.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I can see why this is the final season

    by XAOS

    With Chloe in charge of CTU applying basic common sense and competence, all domestic terror plots will be nipped months before Jack Bauer would have to be brought in with ONLY 24 HOURS! to stop them

  • April 19, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Spartacus was damn good!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    What this show needs is some Jack on Jack action! I mean Jack drinkin some Jack - whiskey you pervs! Jack all fucked up stumbling around CTU stroking it for Chesty's ghost!

  • April 19, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST


    by bourne7855

    are you guys talking about the show on starz, blood and sand i think? i got it on netflix instant watch but havent had a chance yet to watch it. sounds like i need too. i think the last half of the season has been great. yes some same tired bullshit but with focus mainly on jack and the intensity ramped up is basically all i ask for at this point, plus the movies sound promising

  • April 19, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah, bourne

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    You should def see it.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by Thanos0145

    Yes and it is the one of best new show on cable. The first few episodes are weak but the show gets better and better reaching the satisfying Season finale.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST


    by AshokForgiven

    What the heck is that, I thought Starz shows were rubbish. Some some new drama on their network with Dennis Hopper and it sucked. I might have to check it out once Damages ends. DAMAGES ROCKS btw, and deserves a TB waaaaay more than 24!

  • April 19, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    True dat MNG

    by Stalkeye

    i thought I would just throw it out there as last ep was that DAMN good! I just might rewatch the entire season via Netflix.I feel 24's last Season may lack that "Oh, shit" moment when compared to Spartacus.we shall see.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Mercifully ending

    by ennio

    After they hit the high-water mark in season 5, this series took a serious nose-dive. The twists used to be mind-blowing; now they're a joke. When Starbuck was revealed to be a mole, I burst out laughing. The formula hasn't worked for a long time. I AM going to miss Chesty McFreckles. Mmmm...

  • April 19, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Stalkeye

    That drama you were refering to is the television adaptation of the movie, Crash.It was disapointing in many ways despite having it's moments.<p>Spartacus is the highest rated series on Starz thus far, so I highly recommend checking out at least the first 4 eps before giving it a final verdict.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Definitely check it out on Netflix. The first episode may not really grab you but if you give it 3 or 4 more eps, I think you will be richly rewarded.

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  • April 19, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Can someone eliminate toaaacom?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I don't mean "ban;" I mean "eliminate" as in "with a bullet."

  • April 19, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Don't forget Claudia!

    by Henry Fool

    Claudia also tussled with heroin Jack and ended up shot dead in a car while her son watched. And let us not forget Audrey, who was a vegetable the last time we saw her.

  • April 19, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Such a shame Spartacus had a weak start

    by V'Shael

    A lot of potential viewers could be turned off by the really poor showing in the first couple of episodes.

  • April 19, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Jack Bauer will die shirtless killed drunk by two security guard

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • April 19, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Is dead Stephen Root starting to smell yet?

    by SoupDragon

    Seriously, are they just going to leave the poor SOB laying in that vent for the rest of the series?

  • April 19, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Agreed with the balls out crazy ending

    by tomdolan04

    ...seriously Kiefer, they need to just plain go nuts and end with a finale that is original Prisoner style 'what just happened'. <p> Personally I'd like a fifteen way mexican face/off where everyone in CTU pulls guns on each other declaring themselves to be moles. Jack enters CTU to find bodies everyone. With each body he finds, they whisper to him "You're too late Bauer - I'm not the baddie, the man behind it is T..." Then dies in his arms. Jack proceeds to do this with every person till he exits. <p Jack leaves for the White House. He finds Ethan across he desk with a gun in his hand in a direct shot-for-shot pose of how he was found dead in Shawshank. He goes to the main chamber and finds a dog with headphones at a control desk. Jack cries, falls to the floor and says 'so you were behind everything'. The silent (hill 2) clock plays, followed by jingly music and woofs. And a shot of naked mandy at the end saying 'thanks for playing'.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    He then finds Chloe

    by tomdolan04

    Chloe frowns. THE END.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    The Final Episode

    by Amazing Maurice

    The way things are shaping up, its looks as though Jack is going to find himself in prison by the end of the series.<P>It would be a cool, if cliched, way to start the movie. You can almost picture it - The Government offering him release if he helps them out.<P> It writes itself.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    My ending would be.....

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Jack defeats the villains, everything seemed fine, we learn Kim hasn't actually left New York because all the planes were grounded. <P> Jack and Kim meet in a diner for coffee, they have a nice talk about everything that happens over the years. <P> A waitress with long blonde hair serves their food, Kim eats and starts to choke. Jack grabs Kim but she dies in his arms. The final shots are of the waitress leaving the diner through the back, ditching the blonde wig and getting into a waiting car, revealing it to be none other than Nina Myers!

  • April 19, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    It'd be funny if they ended this series

    by Jubs

    with Jack getting congratulatory hugs and handshakes from his peers, and then getting killed by some teenage car jacker on his way to the airport. Terrorist with a nuke? No problem. Stringy, desperate 16-yr. old car jacker? Dead Jack. Yeah, that would be good. Man... I miss Rack's tits already.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Herc

    by Jubs

    No talkback for the potential series finale of Damages?

  • April 19, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    The ONLY thing that can save 24 is Mia Kirschner

    by AshokForgiven

    Seriously... a final season without NakedMandy? <br><br> Fail.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    The real reason they killed Rack Bauer..

    by dingleberryjerry

    hey you noobs! The REAL reason they killed Renee..Annie Weirshing is very pregnant and is as big as a house!! Try hiding that!!!

  • April 19, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Annie became pregnant after most of the season was shot

    by YackBacker

    They killed off her character because they love doing that shit. It's 24, not CHEERS.

  • April 19, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    No,no,no,no Drsambeckett1984

    by Stalkeye

    The ending goes like this. After taking out the bad guys, Jack meets Kim ford dinner at a Diner.While enjoying onion rings as an appertizer, kim deposits a token in the table jukebox.The song by Journey (Don't stop belivvvveeeing..) is playing as two suspicious looking men walk in the diner. Jack looks at Kim only for the screen to suddenly turn black.<p>How orginal was that...oh, wait!

  • April 19, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    A cougar breaks into CTU. Mauls the fuck outta the entire cast

    by Tall_Boy66

    Jack survives cause he's Jack, looks at the Cougar carnage, shrugs, gets into his car, flies out to LA. Last shot of the show, the pilot says "Yes, Max, everything is going according to schedule" and pan over to reveal who is flying the plane - EVIL TONY! AND HIS CO-PILOT IS BEHROOZ! AND LOGAN IS A STEWARDESS! BAH-DUM-BAH-DUM-BAH-DUM-BAH-DUM!!

  • April 19, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    thanks guys

    by bourne7855

    il def check it out since yall all vouched for it. trust most opinions on this site

  • April 19, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    THIS is how it should end:

    by chromedome

    Jack is gunned down in a fire fight--with his last breath he gasps "Dammit" as he squeezes the trigger and kills the guy who killed him. Eyes shut. Stillness. Fade to silent clock....<p>Silent clock morphs to silent heart rate monitor--we see a blurry scene from Jack's point of view...<p>Slowly the image becomes clearer: Olivia Wilde is nose to nose with him, shining a light into his eyes.<p>Startled, she shouts over her shoulder, "Get Dr. House!"<p>Change to shot of room: Kim and Mandy are nurses working frantically in the room. Freckles is a nurse rushing to find House. Cuddy runs in, a look of surprise...<p> "he just woke from his 8-day coma"<p>Jack is a used-care salesman....

  • April 19, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    vic mackey goes into ctu

    by ORIONgods

    kils everyone,gets ronnnie and has afist fight with jack on top of the white house.......*poof* lost . best ending ever

  • April 19, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    tall boy

    by Dradis Contact

    When I saw the title of your post I thought you meant Lynne Kresge.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Last shot of 24 shows Kim waiting at the airport

    by malificus

    toe tapping, getting more pissed by the moment while a piece of luggage rolls by in the background with Jack stuffed in it, headed back to China.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    "Bauer was just warming up"

    by punto

    why is that relevant? will he be running around with a boner for the rest of the season?

  • April 19, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Whoa, Libby was on House tonight.

    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    No one is watching this show.

    by fiester

    And it's canceled. Why does it rate a talkback?

  • April 19, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    Whoa, she's apparently a selfish bitch too.

    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    God, I can't watch this recap.

    by Shermdawg


  • April 19, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    now thats the shit i'm talkin bout

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Jack knew next to nothing personal about rene, of course he's sad she's dead but he realizes that even with her he was still alone<P>fans bitching about jack not being able to get a break need to shut up, jack is like batman or james bond, he's too driven and good at what he does that he can never give that up to settle down. I love that aspect of the character and if FOX can properly handle it jack bauer could easily fill the void left by no james bond or jason bourne spy films

  • April 19, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by MrBlackJackBauer

    LMAO@ me just now realizing its 9am in the morning. <p> hahah why do you have to move her?? wht the fuck do you have going on that you have to move her NOW, like a few minutes after? WHAT KINDA FUCKING NURSE IS THIS? bitch just asked if he is gonna be okay after carrying a fucking woman shot up and covered in blood. IS HE GONNA BE OKAY?? this is why mexicans dont belong in the ER. that got damn pinata logic. <p> hahaha bitch ganked some rain boots for Bauer. nigga bout to stomp on these russians like its an east coast 90s rap video

  • April 19, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    LOL this is awesome

    by MrBlackJackBauer

    LMAO@ this dude being fucking arraigned ALREADY. it reminds me of back to the future 2 "the law moves much quickly now that we have abolished all lawyers!" <p> got dammit logins white man smile PISSES ME OFF TO NO END! <p> and now Im reminded of his turkey neck in glorious HD every step of the way. <p> hahah @ this ruskie eating french toast. i dont know why but its cracking me up. <p> UGH GET PRESIDENT GOBBLE OUT OF AN EXTREME CLOSE UP

  • April 19, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST


    by MrBlackJackBauer

    how the fuck did Jack get to the court room in NY that fast? niggas using star trek jump protocols, I need the schematics STAT <p> HAHAHAH@ sergei's HOOOOOLLY SHIT look when Jack mentioned Freckles was fam bam. <p> AWWWWW SHIT STARBUCK FINNA GET TOSSED

  • April 19, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Bauer is gonna empty his jack sack all over starbucks face

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    and i mean that as in beat her to death with his fists, not the other thing

  • April 19, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Recap brought back all kinds of anger.

    by jimbojones123

  • April 19, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Chloe making bad decisions straight out the gate.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    "Sir, are you going to be alright?"

    by jimbojones123

    No, my show got cancelled because of the crappy writing.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    But then again, they don't have anyone left.

    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Was Starbuck this hot on BSG?

    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    never star with the head

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    the victim gets all fuzzy<P>apparently jack never saw batman?

  • April 19, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Heh. Cole's gonna rub one out thinking about that later.

    by CatVutt

    Assuming he lives.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    "Dont ask, don't tell"

    by jimbojones123

    The Prez just outed Logan

  • April 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    is anyone else hyped for avatar

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    i was all sad panda when i heard it was just the movie, but now i'm all happy panda that i can watch it at home starting thursday

  • April 19, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Logan's the big bad again!

    by Tall_Boy66

    His master plan? To dig up David Palmer's corpse, fuck it, and put two more bullets in him.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Why be hyped when it's lacking the 3D?

    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Logan is like Emperor Palpatine

    by Tall_Boy66

    And Taylor is like Luke Skywalker. "Use your aggressive feelings, Alison! Let the hate FLOW through you!"

  • April 19, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    As much as I hate to say it...

    by Shermdawg

    That last scene with Logan was good stuff.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Why couldn't we have had episodes like this all season?!?!?

    by gandalftheblack

  • April 19, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    That was some kick-ass acting right there

    by symphy

    How many shows could pull off that kind of gravitas, between Logan and Taylor. Kick. Ass.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    We could've still had episodes like this...

    by Shermdawg

    ...WITHOUT Renee being killed.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    How far away is CTU?

    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Series Finale

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Dana aka Frack Bauer escapes with the assistance of her Bisexual lover Naked Mandy. You know you want it...

  • April 19, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    And now...

    by CatVutt

    They've COMPLETELY obliterated the established character of Taylor. No fucking way the character they've written to this point trusts the Russians, no matter how hard Cherry Jones is trying, and almost succeeding, to sell it. Total.Fucking.Bullshit.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Shitty writing, great acting.

    by seagrass

    Why, in the name of ZEUS'S BUTTHOLE, can't we have both?

  • April 19, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    You guys are calling this shitty writing?

    by chaseguy17

    This is by far the best political plot the show has seen. Honestly. This is entirely believable. The russians hands are tied because logan knows. They are forced to go through the agreement and they won't try anything else. Taylor and Logan know this. It would be like bringing peace to israel which has seen war for over 100 years. This is huge huge stuff. It would be the biggest accomplishment the world has seen. This is ridiculously good writing and the acting is terrific.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST


    by seagrass


  • April 19, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    The acting is great, granted.

    by CatVutt

    But I disagree about the writing. It might resonate politically, but it's completely out of character for the past two years they've spent developing Taylor. It just doesn't jive.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    I agree with chaseguy17

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    President Taylor is Jack's last friend in the government. If she's willing to compromise herself for this peace treaty and he goes rogue looking for justice that's a major game changer for the rest of the season.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Somebody start the Jack-Attack count down.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Cuz he is pissed!!

  • April 19, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by seagrass

    *shakes head*

  • April 19, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    OOOPS!!! TOO LATE!!!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • April 19, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Wow, check out that green screen.

    by Shermdawg

  • April 19, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Oh. This makes sense.

    by CatVutt

  • April 19, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    How is Jack going rogue, AGAIN

    by seagrass

    different from any other season? This is bad writing, people. Just because it's well-acted doesn't make it good.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    It is pretty comical at this point though.

    by CatVutt

  • April 19, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I don't think it is out of character for Taylor

    by chaseguy17

    She has always been more about the "World View" rather than the US. That's kind of her approach. She has been about improving the US image. She was willing to let americans die because she refused to pull out of Sangala. This year she refused to turn in Hassan because she wanted to keep the peace treaty. Her world image and world peace means everything to her. If you can't see this...I don't know what show you've been watching. This is entirely in character for her.

  • April 19, 2010, 9 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    OK instead: Jack gives up, lands the helicopter & gets debriefed for the next 6 hours in jail. Happy?

  • April 19, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Rogue again

    by blogintomystery

    But this time feels a bit different. It's more like Jack is going rogue in a Snake Plissken "fuck the world" type way. "Screw world peace, my new snatch got whacked before I even had the chance to break it in."

  • April 19, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Agree with Chase

    by symphy

    Taylor was willing to let 200,000 people die in NYC for the greater good of this peace accord. She's carefully developed an almost incoherent passion over the accord over the past 18 hours (as she's sleep deprived -- I really wish they'd address the sleeplessness like they did in the first two seasons).

  • April 19, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    See, everything you just said...

    by CatVutt

    Says exactly the opposite about Taylor to me. Those were valid, moral stances. There is no moral stance in LYING to the woman whose husband was murdered, silently condoning the conspiracy of the Russians, and signing a "peace" treaty that's been forced by blackmail and coercion. It was well played, and well acted. But completely unbelievable. Sorry. We'll have to disagree.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Keeps Getting Better

    by Crow3711

    I thought that was a really good episode. It finally feels tense, and even though Renee is dead, which sucked, at least all the characters actions in this episode are believable, and exciting. And Jack stealing the helicopter is just awesome. My only kinda negative thought is too many stories are taking that angle of "the truth isn't good enough" liek The Dark Knight and Watchmen. I just feel like that's been used a lot in the last year or two. However, it actually works really well in this situation I think. If I were the President in this situation, I would make the same call I think. The truth isn't good enough in that situation, you have to try and make the peace however you can. Fuck those Russian bastards

  • April 19, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Jack's gonna bring down TWO Presidencies!!

    by Tall_Boy66

    First Charles Logan and now Alison Taylor's presidency for moral compromises facilitated simply by being in close proximity to the aforementioned Charles Logan. Keep in mind, last season Taylor sold out her own daughter for buying a hit man to kill Jonas "Mass Murderer" Hodges. I love this show. It's so in the moment and be damned with what came before.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    This is the first time Jack is rogue and wrong

    by chaseguy17

    It's more personal for him. He's not doing it for the better good. He knows the better good would be the peace agreement. He was willing to agree with Taylor to not turn in Hassan and let the bomb go off. He saw the bigger good of the peace agreement. Now that Renee has died and the same thing in essence is happening, Jack is going against the entire country for personal reasons. This is the perfect way to end the series i feel. We will likely see Jack starting to kill people. I bet Jack kills Cole. What Taylor is doing is not a bad decision. It's ultimately her call. The russians hands are tied and they won't try anything because they know Logan knows about what they did. They concede. The US wins vs. Russia because the US caught them red handed. If you start arresting people you lose out on the peace agreement. I think many of you fail to see how big a peace agreement is...because you guys don't pay attention to world affairs. This would be like bringing peace to Israel which has seen war for over a hundred years. Arresting Russian officials could start a war with Russia. Russia has nuclear weapons. Taylor is arguably making the right call. Jack agreed with Taylor's sketch call earlier...but now he's letting his personal feelings get the best of him.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Like I(said a couple of weeks ago

    by lock67ca

    She's just as bad as Logan. That bitch needs to go down hard!

  • April 19, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    But there is a big difference between her daughter and world pea

    by Tall_Boy66

    Also, the daughter was kind of a bitch anyway. I do buy that Taylor would sell out Jack's quest for justice just so there can finally be peace in the middle east. As someone said above, she is a big picture girl

  • April 19, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    in the old days

    by haywood

    In the old days, Jack would have beaten up the two security officers in the elevator, a nice Jack hand to hand fight. Throw out the helicopter. Get back some of that kinetic Jack energy, a good foot chase is worth a boring Helicopter taking off.. and its cheaper to stage also.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Taylor is not as bad as logan.

    by chaseguy17

    I don't see how you guys don't see that Taylor has arguably made the right choice. They caught the Russians red handed and the Russians would never try something like that again. But if you start arresting the big russian politicians you risk war with Russia. Russia has nuclear weapons. You also kill the peace agreement which would bring peace to a country where thousands die each year and they have been fighting for over a hundred years. It would be like the biggest world peace accomplishment in history. Russia is punished because they have to go through the agreement now. They also can be blackmailed for all eternity.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg, do you (or anybody) own a 3d TV?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    why bitch that theres no 3D when you wouldn't be able to watch it in 3D anyways. Thats like a amputee complaining that running shoes don't come in his size

  • April 19, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    she didn't make a moral choice, she made a political one

    by Tall_Boy66

    Which I do buy, because it's interesting to see her compromise like that. Jack doesn't do compromises, unless it can get him to a bigger target. Taylor's bigger target is world peace, Jack's bigger target is finding out who was behind the attacks and justice for Freckles. But Taylor is motivated by politics, not morality. The other one is Jack's department. Yes, she was acting out of moral authority during the Sangala crisis, but it was going towards a peaceful ending, which would be politically motivated. She would have made a difference acting in Sangala, on a worldwide scale. She is making a difference signing this peace treaty, on a worldwide scale. Rene simply doesn't matter on that level, but it's not a correct moral choice.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Mikhail Novakovich = Mike Novick's Russian Cousin

    by mdf2

    Nothing to do with the overarching plot, but I find the similarities in name -- the first is a direct translation, after all -- not to mention their positions, Mike being the right hand of the Pres for so many years oddly funny. And after Charles Logan's Julius Caesar quote, I think someone should take the time to quote President Taylor a little Christopher Marlowe or Goethe, so she can be reminded of Faust...or possibly Neville Chamberlain.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by CatVutt

    I don't even give enough of a fuck about this season to argue any points. It's been so fucking horrible.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    blackmail is blackmail

    by batjac

    Taylor is so pitifully wrong and weak. She is not brave but a pyscho. Peace in the Middle East--farce. Russian allies-farce. Betraying Jack---beyond dumb. She gets whats coming to her. Good for her VP though---The VP is about to get the golden ticket.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    RedBull, I'm not bitching.

    by Shermdawg

    I'm also not buying.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    "Jack starting to kill people"?

    by seagrass

    Jack killed Curtis, a friend and colleague. Why would he even hesitate to kill Cole, who he barely even knows??

  • April 19, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    You suck episode.

    by jimbojones123

    I shouldn't need to explain myself

  • April 19, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I liked this episode.

    by YackBacker

    Not because of Jack going rogue, that was to be expected, but for Taylor making a deal with the Devil and "torpedoing" her own presidency in the process. Her decision to go along with Logan's plan will be her downfall. Awesome.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    It started out bad...

    by lock67ca

    ..but it's turned into one of the best seasons in the last few episodes. I said a few weeks ago that they were probably getting all the weaker episodes out of the way at the start of the season (rather than having it drag in the middle, as it usually does). Looks like that's exactly what happened. Just my opinion. Feel free to disagree. Here's hoping for a strong finish.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I think Jack has had he fill of EVERYBODY'S bullshit!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    And now they will all have to deal with Jack's somewhat tired expression of slight discomfort and emotional apathy. <p> I'm hoping for many people tell Jack exactly what he doesn't want to hear so that he completely wigs out and begins taking out people just because they 'look' like they might be full of shit!! <p> Think about it Jack! Only a few hours ago you were with your family, getting ready to do things you've been waiting to do for years! A normal life with the ones you love. <p> And those fucks have screwed that over for you yet again! <p> I say, "Cry, HAVOC! and let slip the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial." <p> After all, Jack's just this guy with a need to share his feelings... Share'em, Jack. And please don't forget Dana.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I'm hoping for many people TELLING Jack

  • April 19, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    C'mon people, really...

    by mikeysquirrel

    24 has consistently been fun, escapist entertainment from the get-go. There has been episodes here and there that haven't been pure gold, but I think all should be forgiven from the amount of thrills and excitement this show has given us. I have to agree that this season hasn't started off that good, but it got consistently better, and I'm very confident it will end on a high note. I find it amazing that so many so-called fans of the show have nothing better to do than pick this show apart and say that they've given up on it. Yet these same people are still watching it, then have nothing better to do then come on here and whine about it. I, for one, will be saddened by the end of such a brilliant TV show (this and Lost-- that week in May will be a sad week for television indeed). There, I said my peace, now go ahead and tell me how wrong I am. Nothing anyone will say will change my love for 24!

  • April 19, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    How will this season end anyway but weak

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    When they're trying to get a series of movies out of this?

  • April 19, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Can we just get the Lost talkback?

    by jimbojones123

  • April 19, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    And in Damages news...

    by CatVutt

    Died in the Toilet. Heh.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by Joe Mannix Jr.

    Just noticed Gregory Itzin would make an awesome Nixon with just a little effort.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Except for some of the later half stuff with kim and terri the first season was actually a really smart show that seemed like it was grounded in some kind of reality. Even with that dumb subplot shit in the second half it blows away every other season. You can't realistically call this show brilliant for anything it's done after season 3 and that's being generous. I guess your just more easily entertained, cause it's the same shit every year. How is that supposed to work on a show that has become all about exciting moments and cliffhangers strung along with atrocious writing. If they wanted to become a big dumb action show the least they could have done was not repeat themselves over and over.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    lets talk about damages now

    by BandysTract

    when will we know about s4?

  • April 19, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    So Julian was a hallucination?

    by CatVutt

  • April 19, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Season 5 was brilliant

    by Tall_Boy66

    If you're going to say Terri getting amnesia and Kim being menaced by a cougar and Johnny Drama from entourage is "brilliant" than Season 5, y'know the one that won all the awards and was on all the critics best of lists, totally blows those away.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by dsback

    not a bad season finale. maybe would have liked a little more comeuppance for the Tobins or at least a mention of how much money was recovered. would hate to see this show go. if it were to continue, would kinda like to see the flash forwards go. But doesn't sound like it'll be back.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    *Yawn* same shit, different season.

    by BigTuna

    Who didn't know Jack would escape? This is tiresome. It's the last season, give us something new.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST


    by genesis495

    Holy shit, that was an awesome finale. Glenn Close needs her third emmy for Patty Hughes, prior to this episode I did not want the series to end, but that was the perfect ending. Maybe this will just be an arc, but damn if it doesn't get renewal it will be ok cause they ended on a really high note.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    And how does Season 3 qualify as brilliant anyway?

    by Tall_Boy66

    you got Jack making a run for the border with some of the biggest lame bad guys all season, Nina Meyers setting off a fucking CTU-destroying virus FROM HER GODDAMN CELL PHONE! And season 3 opening with with that stoner blondie kid that means NOTHING to the overall plot of the show at all. If you want to nitpick this show to death about being unrealistic, here's a hint: It. Happens. Every. Single. Fucking. Season. People who say the show was only valid in Seasons 1-3 are just trying to show off how 'leet they are as fans. "See! I wuz watching it b4 they started doing it in January onwards in Season 4 when it got popular and started to SUCK!" Poseurs.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Charles Logan has some serious "Chicken Neck"...

    by BigTuna

    Going on. All his weight gain has gone to his throat.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'd love to see Damages back...

    by CatVutt

    For another go-around with Frobisher somehow, but that finale wrapped up everything pretty nicely too. Made good use of Olyphant's return.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Season 3 was NOT brilliant.

    by CatVutt

    It was howlingly bad most of the season, but nailed most of the final third with Gael's brutal end, as well as Chappelle's, and the untoppable glance at the axe-on-the-wall. Pretty iconic stuff there. But yeah, the first 2/3rds was all over the place.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Season 3 is my favoutite.

    by BigTuna

    Yes, the plot has massive holes in it, but it's incredibly entertaining and fun.The last 8 hours or so is the most brilliant stuff 24 has ever had. It's nail-biting suspense complete with the brilliant last scene of Jack crying.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Good episode. Ever since Starbuck went bad...

    by JKrow21

    the season really picked up

  • April 19, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Fuck President Cunt!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    No justice, no peace, bitch! Bauer should've "stood down" and let the bomb barbecue your fucking ass and that shithole you call the UN! Bauer gonna bring down dem Ruskies and shove right up your fucking nasty ass, bitch!<p>What.<p>A.<p>Fucking.<p>Cunt!<p>It's gonna suck to go down in 24 history as Logan's fucking little bitch, ain't it, Allison?

  • April 19, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    LOL! Yes, I know...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Just a show. I get a little worked up sometimes. ;-)

  • April 19, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    My father would say: "That bitch

    by magnetoelectric

    Cant<p> Understand<p> Normal<p> Thinking<p>

  • April 19, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    MacGruber on wrasslin' tonight was much better

    by jimbojones123

    Than 24

  • April 19, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Oh man oh man i hope the Conspiracy gets wrapped!!!

    by Dogmatic

    By Conspiracy of course i mean the one that has run thru the entire series....naked Mandy appearing throughout the series (hope we see her!) in the 1st season, assassinating Palmer in the 2nd, stephem saunders allowed to escape on purpose (having survived the Drazen mission...main baddie of season 1) to wreak havoc in season 3, mandy again in season 4 working for someone else to help Marwan along while basically setting things up for puppet prez Logan who comes into play more in season 5 while revealing the russians to be major players in the conspiracy to stop peace and increase war peofiteering....which leads to season 6 showing that Logsn was answering to jack's bro and dad being huge players in the conspicacy too...flash to season 7 where tony reveals the kills made at the beginning of season 5 were orchestrated by a whole freakin illuminati style inner sanctum of which will patton was thought to be the leader by tony but was revealed to b only a piece...soooo here we are last 6 hours of 24...Russians agaim involved, dana walsh with a potential naked mandy level of earth-shattering info ....they reeeeeally need to blow this series wide conspiracy wide open. Oh man oh man i hope sooooooo!!!! unless they are saving it for the film?? DISCUSS!

  • April 19, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Taylor is not as bad as logan, chaseguy17?!?!?!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    You don't see how we don't see that Taylor has arguably made the right choice? Well, let me explain it to you:<p>1) The US just had to BLACKMAIL the Russians into backing this deal. Not really the start of a beautiful friendship there, is it?<p>2) What the US blackmailed the Russians with was their complicity in the attempted NUCLEAR BOMBING OF NY CITY!!!<p>3) Charles Logan backed this whole thing. You remember the disgraced FELON, right? Not really the guy to trust for sacrificing some for the greater good.<p>4) You say "they caught the Russians red-handed and the Russians would never try something like that again?" Really? In what world? The magical world of idiot? Why wouldn't they? I mean, shit, they ALMOST got away with it this time and nobody's gonna know about it. In fact, why not do it again and, if they get caught, just point out that Allison Taylor and the US government KNEW that the Russians TRIED TO KILL AMERICANS IN NEW YORK AND COVERED IT UP!!!<p>5) Ever heard of the notion that "it's not the crime; it's the cover-up?"<p>6) Is it really your firm belief that a peace treaty negotiated by blackmailing one of the participants based on their clandestine plot to blow up NY with a dirty bomb and their assassination of a federal agent is an "agreement which would bring peace to a country where thousands die each year and they have been fighting for over a hundred years?" You sound like the kind of guy who bases a marriage on serial infidelity at a T.J. donkey show.<p>7) Russia is punished because they have to go through the agreement now?!?!? LOL! Whew! I bet they're really sweating balls on the horrible implications of backing a peace treaty. That certainly seems like a fitting punishment for trying dirty bomb NY and assassinating a federal officer. What do you suggest as punishment had they succeeded - a thirty-minute time out and no dessert?<p>8) Also, "they can be blackmailed for all eternity?" The Russians? How so? Do what we say or we'll reveal that you were behind that dirty bomb plot? And how do you know this, US? How LONG have you known this, US? And you covered this up as well as the assassination of a federal agent, US? Well, yes, you caught us - but, of course, our plan didn't work. But your cover-up of what we did sure did! How you feel 'bout that?<p>8) Exactly how many assassinated Americans do we cover up for a CLAIMED magical peace? One? Ten? A hundred? A thousand? What about if the dirty bomb had gone off - killed ten thousand in NY? What about if we THEN found out that the Russians were behind it - is it then okay to cover up and blackmail for "Middle East peace?"<p>A "peace" built on LIES and INJUSTICE, blackmail and cover-up, is no peace at all. But I got a feeling that ol' Taylor's gonna be learning that real soon (and searching for some penicillin for that burning case of the "Logans" she picked up).

  • April 19, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Dude, I totallty got my father-in-law to bless my marriage...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    When I helped him cover-up the murder of those little boys! Ah, yes, marital bliss here! And, really, those little kids were dead no matter what - I just used the opportunity to advance the 'cause of love!

  • April 19, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by KoolerThanJesus

    I think you're giving too much credit for originality and scripting to the guy that helped kill Star Trek on TV.

  • April 19, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Dude, I totally just found out that cops in my town...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Are beating gay people to death during traffic stops! I'm gonna use this to advance the cause of "no-more-speeding-tickets-for-me!" Yay!

  • April 19, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    My governor ass-raped a seven-year old...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I think this calls for me blackmailing him into backing more education funding! I'm gonna advance the cause of childhood learning over the shredded bleeding butthole of that kid! Woo hoo!

  • April 19, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST


    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    I didn't say season 3 was brilliant. I said you couldn't call anything after season 3 brilliant. It was the last season with any originality to it for sure, which they tossed out half way in. I almost threw in a except for parts of season 5 maybe disclaimer in there but then again, season 4 did come before 5, so it was all starting to wear a little thin by then. Season 5 was basically Season 2 2: Port of Call White House anyway. And sorry but terri's amnesia and kim's cougar are nothing compared to the shit they pull nowadays. People just let them get away with it because they throw some gunfire every episode. That cougar shit was way overblown anyway and only takes up something like a minute out of that whole season.

  • April 19, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST


    by Dogmatic

    Maybe, but gosh i hope not....i dunno if they have what it takes to finish it right but the set-up is perfect for it. 6 hours of awesomeness ahead i hope!

  • April 19, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Jack finds out he is father time in the finale...

    by DanielKurland

    Come on guys, they've been hinting at this since hour ten of season two.

  • April 20, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    The two problems with Taylor's actions...

    by Gislef_crow

    1) She's gambling that word never never never gets out. C'mon. Even in real-life, how unlikely is that? Even if a rumor of what happened got out, and a subsequent press investigation, it'd bring down her Presidency. And if Dalia is told enough to believe, Taylor can kiss that peace treaty goodbye no matter how much will or won't stand up in court.<p> 2) C'mon, Taylor thinks she can really give Jack an order like this and expect him to obey. He shot his own boss in the head.<p> And has anybody noticed that Cherry Jones sounds just like Bonita Friedericy on Chuck? Close your eyes and you'd swear it was the same actress.

  • April 20, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Amnesia unforgivable any season

    by Tall_Boy66

    I'm sorry, but not a single twist in the entire run of 24 has brought as much pain and annoyance as Terri getting amnesia which is just a completely hack lame plot in almost anything (Memento excluded). Shit, even Dana Walsh's pointless hillbilly histrionics this year at least had a semblance of action thrown in, moreso than you can say anything that came out of Terri's "I can't remember so I'm gonna sit here and chat" plotline. I thought Season 5 was very distinctively different from Season 2 if only that they had a real good sense of pace by that point (Jack putting out fires every hour while the main plot progresses), and the Logan reveal is the Uber-Mole twist that's never been topped, and the Logan vs. Jack staredown in the last episode beats out just about any chat Jack had with a bad guy in Season 2. Season 2 is great, I mentally toss back and forth between that and S7 as the silver position (Season 1 gets the bronze, 4th place) but Season 5 was when the show really fired on all cylinders.

  • April 20, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    'sides, NOTHING Kim does in S2 works as drama

    by Tall_Boy66

    Out of 24 goddamn episodes, Kim has exactly two good moments: her chat with Jack before he supposedly dumps the nuke, and when she shoots bad dad in the chest. That's it. Every single damn moment with her, as much as Cuthbert was in her jaw-droppingly hot prime, is like nails on a chalkboard. The only way to tolerate Kim's stuff in Season 2 is to view it as a very dark comedy. The guy loses his fuckin leg fer crissakes, just because he's hanging out with Kim! In Season 5, there isn't a single running plot, let alone 24 episodes worth, that irritates anywhere near the frequency that every single goddamn moment Kim has in Season 2. It's not just the cougar in Season 2 with Kim, the cougar is representative of EVERYTHING that is wrong with Kim's plot in Season 2. Season 5? No bullshit, no mess, no fuss. Great stuff.

  • April 20, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Ya, I'd have to rewatch it again, but Season 5 was the peak

    by bullet3

    Everything just clicked. It had awesome action, the pace was consistently moving, the bad guys were great (robocop and the president of the US). It was the only season that never fell into a slump about 2/3rds of the way through which every other season fell into.

  • April 20, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Just watching Damages finale now...

    by DanielKurland

    And fuck if this thing isn't perfect. It's giving CONSTANT answers. Wonderful writing that Louis and Danielle were never together, but it was all just Joe's family trying to help him because they loved him so much. And he's since systematically fucked everything up.

  • April 20, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    And then Ray Fiske shows up...

    by DanielKurland

    Yeah, perfect episode so far.

  • April 20, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Chloe went corporate, she could have pretended not to notice.

    by dailysportspages

    She was the only one to notice that Jack was holding the guy hostage, she should have played dumb. <br> They have established time and time again that she could give two shits about her career or the law as long as it meant protecting Jack or doing whats in Jacks best interest. <br> <br> So now President Taylor is being totally lampooned as Obama it seems. <br> More interested in world affairs than in the national security of her own government. <br> At least if you agree with the plonks on Fox News. <br> <br> Im guessing that means now that Jack is "going rogue" hes Sarah Palin. :)

  • April 20, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Goodbye Damages

    by AlwaysThere

    You will be missed. That was a good finale.

  • April 20, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    The only thing missing in the Damages finale...

    by DanielKurland

    Was Patty asking Ellen to be partner with her. The scene on the docks was screaming for it. We don't need to hear Ellen answer. We don't even need to get an inkling of what she would have said, but Patty has learned to respect the hell out of Ellen and I even think she sees her as a better version of herself, and it would have been the perfect end to the series.

  • April 20, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    I agree about Damages.

    by Imagikafan

    That was an excellent finale. I'm glad they resolved the Frobisher/Krulik storyline, as well.

  • April 20, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST


    by liesandpicturesofalsolies


  • April 20, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Kim in S2

    by lock67ca

    Exactly right. There was nothing with Kim that even remotely tied in to the main plot. Everything could have been cut (except maybe that one conversation with Jack) and it wouldn't have been missed.

  • April 20, 2010, 4:51 a.m. CST

    My defense of Kim in season 2.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Okay I am aware this will be as popular as Hitler erotic fan fiction and I am also aware that the writers have admitted they were just making up terrible filler.<br><br>THAT SAID it gave Jack Bauer stakes that haven't existed in the most recent seasons of 24. Sure, you rolled your eyes when Kim got caught in a beartrap but when Jack Bauer was desperately trying to fix things you felt it more because the situation had consequences for his loved ones. It was better than "If there is a bomb and I am Jack Bauer then I, Jack Bauer, must stop that bomb." that was his whole character for later seasons. That doesn't make the Kim stuff well-written, but it was good for Jack.

  • April 20, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Anyone smell the rotting corpse of the probation officer?

    by YackBacker

  • April 20, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    RIP Damages

    by The McPoyle Clan

    If that was the series finale, I can go away satisfied. Sure, it had its problems, but it was still among the top tier. I'm surprised Herc, who has claimed to be a fan, didn't put up a entry for it, considering the show's precarious fate.

  • April 20, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    I agree with chaseguy17 ... Bicycle Sharer is a douche!

    by ZaphodBB

    Last night's 24 really presented the "lesser of 2 evils" scenario well. Yes, President Taylor did make a morally unbalanced decision ... but ... it WAS for a greater good. Chaseguy sees that and recognizes the brilliant writing for what it is. Bicycle Sharer is merely preaching from the moral high ground. But sometimes making the BIG DECISIONS results in "grey area" moral thinking. In this case, YES, it's wrong that Dalia won't be told the truth ...and YES, it's wrong that the Russians won't be accosted for their involvement ... BUT ... with the peace treaty in order and regional stability achieved, isn't THAT a greater good?! I think it realistically depicted the complexities of making a "good" and "right" decision at the top level very well. There often isn't a WIN-WIN scenario for all. I don't think that Taylor is Logan's bitch at all. I think she took the time to hear Logan's words (slimey as he is) and evaluated the situation on her own (excellently acted BTW). One thing can definitely be said about last night's episode ... it promotes discussion!

  • April 20, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by BizarroJerry

    Who would've thought that this late in the series, and this close to the end of it's last season, after already being canceled, that we would've had something worth sparking a political vs moral debate? Granted, the problem with doing this is it seems unlikely that this could be kept a secret. And Taylor would be finished if anyone learned that she covered up what the Russians did. You could argue on some level that she made the right call but, how many middle east peace treaties have turned out to be basically meaningless?<p>Personally, I think you could consider this development a indictment not of Obama or Democrats, but of presidents in general. Clinton, Bush, Obama. It is so often mentioned that presidents are concerned about what their legacy will be, almost to the point of vanity. Logan's argument along those lines is completely honest, as he admits he's doing this to salvage some half-assed legacy. As a fellow president, he played into Taylor's similar feelings.

  • April 20, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    by ZaphodBB

  • April 20, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Presidential legacies

    by ZaphodBB

    Bizarro brought up a good point about President's ultimately thinking about their legacy. In this case, I think a bit of that comes into play ... but not from a selfish point-of-view. I think, in the end, President Taylor will end up stepping down as President as an acknowledgement of what she did to make peace possible. In her case, it's not all about furthering her political career ... it's about leaving something greater than herself in her departing wake.

  • April 20, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I like how they brought the argument to two words

    by BizarroJerry

    "I want justice!" "I want peace!"

  • April 20, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    President at CTU...

    by BizarroJerry

    When she wanted to head to CTU, Ethan should've said, "But Madame President, that is the most insecure government installation in American history! You'd be safer going to the mall."

  • April 20, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Jack Bauer...FUGITIVE!

    by TinkerTIW

    Running before the relentless pursuit of the CTU Director obsessed with his capture. Do I smell spin-off?

  • April 20, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The probation officer

    by Amazing Maurice

    LMAO!<p>I'd forgotten all about that cunt and clearly so did the writers.

  • April 20, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    What's that smell?

    by Imagikafan

    Good point about the probation officer.

  • April 20, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Come the fuck on

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    No US president is gonna bring peace to middle east by installing the wife of a president who was already on shaky ground and was assassinated on American territory. Just BS of highest order. Jack is a flaming hypocrite though because just two eps ago he gets all righteous about soldiers not following their president, but now he is doing same damn thing!

  • April 20, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Jack v Chole

    by Amazing Maurice

    Fucking awesome.<P>The back-end of this season could be so memorable if they get it right.<p>Watching Jack face-slam that Starbuck hound was one of the greatest things I've seen all year.

  • April 20, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Yes, not enough love for Jack smacking around Starbuck

    by Tall_Boy66

    Seriously, that was quite satisfying and should be recognized. Starbuck gave him a good glare afterwards, too.

  • April 20, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Fucking FINALLY

    by henrydalton

    I have to say, that was a brilliant episode. After last week's I was seriously ready to give up on Season 8 altogether. But somehow, maybe through sheer law of averages alone, they've managed to put out the first truly classic episode in Season 8. Too many great bits to mention, but the 'angel and devil' argument with Logan and Shawshank over Taylor's soul in the White House was the standout :) Hope they keep this building up to the finale - it won't save Season 8 as a whole, but at least it'll go some way to giving 24 the send-off it deserves.

  • April 20, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, and other bits...

    by henrydalton

    "I want justice!" "I want peace!" and slammin' Starbuck... Jack finally getting to a point of NO RESISTANCE from authority for most of the ep - Chloe heads up CTU and Chase, who last we saw was going to shoot Starbuck himself, is put in charge of keeping Jack in control when interviewing her? Awesome :D

  • April 20, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Ach, Cole, not Chase

    by henrydalton

    Prinze Jr. They're all fucking interchangeable CTU meatheads anyway.

  • April 20, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    For all the stupidity this season

    by Amazing Maurice

    these last few episodes have been great and this final endgame could produce some of the most memorable Jack moments ever.<p>Hope it goes out in epic style.

  • April 20, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Jack's gonna try to avoid CTU detection like they were the LA co

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 20, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 20, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    The last 3 hours are some of the best EVER.

    by I Hope You Die

    Goddamn fucking awesome.

  • April 20, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Jack's last line of the series:

    by chromedome

    "Dammit! It's 'NUCLEAR' not 'nookyalur'! Dammit! I've been sayin it wrong for all these years. Why didn't anyone tell me?!??! WHO WERE YOU WORKING FOR?!?!??!"

  • April 20, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Oh well....

    by Oldnewbie

    So much for me saying how great it was to see Jack finally working with instead of against the powers that be. I am sick and tired of Rouge Jack. Eight bad days of him always fighting the power. The producers must really hate the United States. And let me guess... the "24" movie will be set in Europe (that we know) and will be all about Jack evading the US and Russian agents out to get him for what he does in the next few hours. Then just as he thinks he's made it, out pops the evil Chinese guy from whatever season it was saying "Ah, how nice to see you again Mr. Bauer"!!

  • April 20, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Um, am I missing something???

    by GasPain

    I recall last year Shermdawg swore he would never ever watch 24 again... Yet here he is with yet another case of chronic verbal diarrhea. Way to stick to your convictions buddy.

  • April 20, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Logan vs. Nixon

    by Nem_Wan

    When Logan flipped out at the Secret Service agent who gave him the skunk eye, I recalled that Richard Nixon, 11 years after his resignation, and a year after a law was passed allowing him to do so, refused further Secret Service protection that he was entitled to for life, and hired private security. Nixon said he wanted to save taxpayers' money.

  • April 22, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    SS agent

    by the__natural74

    Nem_Wan> I was actually looking to comment on that scene too, and looking if anybody else caught it? Seems like that was the opening for Agent Pierce to show up!<br><br> Logan: "What the hell is HE doing here?!?!" Jason Pillar: "What? You told me to get rid of that guard, Agent Pierce was the only guy off duty in NY with nothing else to do. Plus, he's the only dude to be in this dang show every season other than your buddy Jack Bauer! It's not like he'll play an important role or anything Charlie, take it easy. He won't be on-hand during a critical situation, just because fans love it and always want more Aaron Pierce, ok?"

  • April 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Sweet! DB Sweeny next week!

    by the__natural74

    Caught him in the teaser for next week. Loved him as a baddie in Jericho, hope he's a villain here too!