Tuesday, April 11, 2017

24 Legacy Season 1 Penultimate: Eric vs. Tony!

The best episode so far on 24 Legacy - the next-to-last of what I hope will be the first of many seasons - which had all the power and unexpected alignments of the classic 24.

Tony Almeida, who came on board as a good guy, is now a bad guy, because he's working for CIA honcho Sims, who's a pretty bad guy himself.  The only thing that stands in the way of Tony killing Naseri's young daughter is Eric, who is determined to save her, both as the only way to save Rebecca, and because it's the decent thing to do.

Sims could call Tony off, but he won't do that, so it's up to Andy to unlock Sim's phone, so Senator Donovan can make the call,   And just for good measure, Keith has taken out (either unconscious or dead) Pang, sent over by Sims - which I had a little pang about, because I liked the actor C. S. Lee as Masuka on Dexter, but what can you do?

But that's what I mean about great and surprising alignments - Tony working with the bad side of American espionage, Eric and Senator Donovan on the same side, along with Keith and Stiles' niece - not too shabby an alliance, all devoted to saving Rebecca--

Who, it turns out, was responsible for kidnapping Naseri's daughter in the first place!

The show has found its rhythm and niche, in terms of sheer action and twists, and I'm looking forward to next week and days to come in the future.

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