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Monday, January 22, 2007

24 Season 6: hr 5: Jack's Brother

Continuing with my reviews of 24 Season 6 - as close as I can make it to within 24 minutes of the end of the episode ... [contains spoilers]...

Whew! Talk about raising the ante! Last season on 24 we saw Jack deal with the President of the United States, who turned out to be one of the bad guys. Not the worst of the bad guys, but a conniving cooperator.

Tonight we found out an awful truth: the guy calling the shots for the bad guys last year, Graem, played by Paul McCrane, turns out to be ... Graem Bauer - Jack's brother. And Jack's father may also be involved.

We don't yet know the full connection between Jack's evil brother (not twin, they don't look much alike) and the nuke in the LA suburbs, but it's obviously substantial. Tonight's episode featured some brief but provocative references to the death of Jack's wife, Teri - the last time Jack and Graem saw each other was at her funeral - and the beginning of a glimpse into a part of Jack's life we did not know before.

Jack's father Phillip - played by James Cromwell - will make his appearance next week. My only regret is Donald Sutherland doesn't have the part.

I'm sure there's a story there, somewhere. But that's real life. And I'm enjoying this fiction far too much to far worry about it...

the 2 and 1/2 minute podcast of this review

Keith Olbermann, Jack Bauer, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Anonymous said...

Hey there! WOW, another great episode! It was not as full as it could have been as some people walked in on me and I had to ask them to be quiet. But this episode was phenominal, and I can't wait for next Monday!

Permission to link to your post on my blog?

Paul Levinson said...

Absolutely you have my enthusiastic permission, carina!

And I know what you mean about people walking in :)

But, whew, what an episode ... great to see you here!

Anonymous said...

Any idea if the 24 Forum allows people to post post excerpts on outside formats, like our blogs? Or does the 24 Forum have an RSS feed that you know of?

Joe said...

Fox forums do not allow that Carina.. but your welcome to post in mine :)

Hey Paul!


Paul Levinson said...

Just noticed your comment, carina - otherwise I would've responded earlier. I'm not sure what the 24 Forum allows - you might as well ask the administrators.

In any case, please feel free to post whatever you like right here!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Paul Levinson said...

Hey Joe - good to see you here.

So you're saying the 24 Forum doesn't want excerpts from their board on outside blogs...

Interesting policy...