Monday, July 7, 2014

24 Season 9.11: Partial Redemption

The biggest news in terms of character development in 24 episode 9.11 is the partial redemption - not of Jack, who is always redeemed, 100%, as far as I'm concerned - but of Mark, who dug himself a pretty deep hole not only with the United States, but Audrey, if she ever found out what he tried to do with Jack.

But Mark showed some impressive smarts and bravery as he gets into the Russian compound and even gets the drop on Mr. Clean, aka the head of this Russian business, who is meaner than Mr. Clean and also has a mustache and may be a rogue Russian to boot.   Unfortunately, he dies in the struggle, which leaves Jack without a way finding out where Chang might be.

Jack deserves credit in this operation as well for seeing that Mark could still have value, and could do more good outside than inside a holding facility for traitors as President Heller wanted.  Which brings us to Audrey.

In another great, emotionally satisfying conversation with Jack - they've been several this fine season - Audrey tells Jack that she never hated him, and encouraged him to do whatever he needed to do to save the world.  You can almost believe that the two could work well together again.  After all, though Mark redeemed himself as an American operative, it's not likely that Audrey would ever forgive him for what he tried to have done to Jack.   So there's a path we can see for Jack and Audrey to get back together.  (Full disclosure: I still prefer Jack and Kate.)

Except now it looks as if Chang has her again - the very same Chang that made her catatonic in the first place.   So, for Jack and Audrey to get together, he has to not only rescue her, but make sure she's not too traumatized again by Chang.   Some high value personal resolutions ahead in the season finale next week, not to mention the state of world peace.  I'll be watching every ticking second.

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 .. 24 Season 9.6: Expendable In-Laws ... 24 Season 9.7: Silent Clock in President Heller's Future ... 24 Season 9.8: Clearing the Deck ... 24 Season 9.9: The Reason for No Silent Clock, Misleading Coming Attractions, and the New Villain ... 24 Season 9.10: Every Card on the Table

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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