Monday, February 15, 2010

24 8.8: Turning Tables

The tables were reversed on Jack on 24.8.8 tonight - he was the one who was tortured.   But unlike all of his victims in prior seasons, Jack breaks lose and kills his torturer.

He also does a good job in getting Bazhaev to turn around, and tell him and CTU where the nuke rods are (in return for an immunity deal, granted by the President, for him and his son Josef).  As I mentioned last week, Josef is quietly livid about Bazhaev killing his other son, Josef's brother.  I thought this would result in Josef turning on his father, and cooperating with Jack and CTU.   But I was only half right.

Josef gets back at his father all right - but by stealing the nukes, not by helping the good guys.  Bazhaev's cooperation is thus worthless, and CTU is right back where it started as far as intercepting the nukes before they get into the hands of the pseudo-Iranian-President's-murderous brother.

It was a good twist, as 24 moves along with a good, barreling story.  I'm looking forward to more - especially something more apocalyptic.


Meanwhile, in real life news, Kiefer Sutherland needs to be operated on for a ruptured cyst near his kidney.   I wish him a speedy and complete recovery.   He deserves enormous credit for being the backbone of this powerful show for eight years now.

5-min podcast review of 24

See also Season 8 reviews: Hours 1 and 2 ... Hours 3 and 4 ... Hour 5 ... Hour 6 ... Hour 7

And see also Season 7 reviews: Hours 1 and 2 ... Hours 3 and 4 ... Hour 5 ... Hour 6 ... Hour 7 ... Hour 8 ... Hour 9 ... Hour 10 ... Hours 11-12 ... Hour 13 ... Hour 14 ... Hour 15 ... Hour 16 ... Hour 17 ... Hour 18 ... Hour 19 ... Hour 20 ... Hour 21 ... Hour 22  ... Hours 23-24 

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