Monday, June 2, 2014

24 Season 9.6: Expendable In-Laws

Another top-notch, jam-packed episode - 9.6 - of 24 just on tonight.

President Heller has finally come to his senses and entrusts Jack with saving London from the drones. But the Brits, unsurprisingly, don't share Heller's faith in Jack, especially since they know that Heller is not in the greatest shape mentally.  Truth is, I was surprised that they allowed an American CIA operation on their soil last week, so their intrusion tonight ties up one important loose end, even as it spells trouble for Jack and Kate.

They're an excellent team, Jack and Kate.   We of course already how good Jack is on these missions. But Kate really distinguished herself tonight: drugged unconscious, woken for torture and interrogation, she manages nonetheless to get the drop on the bad guys after the Brits attack in one of the best scenes in the episode.

Meanwhile, Margot continues to evilly distinguish herself as one of the most ruthless and driven villains in the history of the series.   She not only killed Naveed last week, but this week dispatches her daughter Simone to kill Naveed's sister and niece, to prevent them from leaking any information that can compromise Margot's plans.   It's all in the family with Margot - tonight we also learn that the guy who took from Naveed is her son and Simone's brother - but family only extends to blood relatives for her, and doesn't include in-laws.

Simone's an interesting character.  I was mostly glad when she seemed to be killed by a bus in pursuit of Naveed's niece, but the coming attractions show her still alive, and I'm not too upset about that, either.  Jack will apparently have some use for her.

The big reveal is that Steve is involved in something nefarious.   I didn't like him from the get-go.  But whom was he talking to?   Was it Adrian, the ersatz Julian Assange?   I don't know - it sounded a little like Adrian - and we'll just have to see next week.

24, as is its wont, is managing to weave together all kinds of compelling story lines and threads.  I'm looking forward to the next hour next week.

See also 24 Season 9 Hours 1 and 2: The Sheer Intelligent Adrenalin Is Bac... 24 Season 9.3: Shades of Disloyalties ... 24 Season 9.4: Brass Tacks and Strong Women ... 24 Season 9.5: Jack and Audrey

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

And see also Season 7 reviewsHours 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  

And see also Season 6 reviews: Hours 1 and 2 ... Hours 3 and 4 ... Hour 5 ... Hour 6 ... Hour 7 ... Hours 8 and 9 ... Hour 10 ... Hour 11 ... Hour 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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