24, 11am – 12pm: Open Thread, etc

posted at 8:43 pm on January 29, 2007 by Ian

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Whaaaat. Rollin’ VIP!

oops, I am stuck in the federline post.

Go Jack!

Vincenzo on January 29, 2007 at 8:53 PM

OK. This is totally off topic I know. I just didn’t know where I might post this. If you’re a sci-fan like I am then you’ll like it too. This is the first movie to come out in a long time that very well MIGHT get me back into a theatre. This is the first I’ve heard of this movie.

Oh, and 24 is cool too.

Guardian on January 29, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Booooooosh!!!

James on January 29, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Tonight’s hour: 3 TIMES THE BAUER! (Grahame, Phillip and Jack)

JG2K6 on January 29, 2007 at 8:55 PM

The terrorists are not who they thought we were. You want to crown their ass, crown em, but the terrorists are not who we thought they were!!!

James on January 29, 2007 at 8:58 PM

Well, it might be four times the power. Don’t forget Graem’s “child” that could possibly be Jack’s.

Ian on January 29, 2007 at 8:58 PM

The short and exciting Bauer family reunion continues.

Chloe is looking especially pouty at the younger Palmer’s address.

steveegg on January 29, 2007 at 9:03 PM

She said “bleeding heart liberal”!!

Ian on January 29, 2007 at 9:04 PM

Why yes you are a bleeding-heart liberal, Karen.

steveegg on January 29, 2007 at 9:04 PM

Surely they have different mothers.

jatfla on January 29, 2007 at 9:10 PM

Stop! Do you know him? He’s my son. Thank God Keifer got a new dad cause I found out today that his real life dad Donald coupled with Jane Fonda in the 70s. They had a parady of a USO tour called FTA F##k The Army. They would set up stages next to military bases and spoof Bob Hopes deal I can just imagine the content. I hope Keifer’s politics mirror Jack Bauers, cause he’s got some good movies. I don’t have cable so 24 is not an option. Until I came to HA I wouldn’t watch it cause I figured it was just another brain bender.

sonnyspats1 on January 29, 2007 at 9:37 PM

Yeah, what he said.

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In other news, what are the running odds that the Middle Eastern analyst at CTU is a mole, given that she got a bypass login by the good faith of another?

Wineaholic on January 29, 2007 at 9:49 PM

I don’t think that guy should have logged on for her….

Is it just me watching it weekly as opposed to on the DVD, but is this s l o w e r? Are the scripts as good and the characters as well? I miss Nina.

jatfla on January 29, 2007 at 9:51 PM

worst.hour.ever.

Walid storyline – bad.
Karen Hayes storyline – even worse.

Only good part – Graeme laying out his cards, and the preview for next week where Jack tells him “You will experience pain you never thought imaginable.” At least I can look forward to next hour.

nailinmyeye on January 29, 2007 at 10:02 PM

Can a show jump the shark every week?

This is pathetic.

Bad script.

Bad acting.

Bad production values. (has the director ever said “let’s try that again people”?)

Labamigo on January 29, 2007 at 10:04 PM

No I think this one was slow and it lacked Jack for most of it.

And you’re right about him logging on for her being a bad idea. Did you see the look she made right after it? 24 always has at least one plant in CTU and I bet you she’s it. Plus it would be like the righters to pull something like that, set her up as a poor bad treated good guy and then boom! Especially after finding out who we thought were involved were not. They will show that profiling is a good thing.

- The Cat

MirCat on January 29, 2007 at 10:04 PM

Or at least not always a bad thing, whatever I meant to say.

MirCat on January 29, 2007 at 10:05 PM

I don’t think Nadia is a plant… after all, they said she votes Republican! Haha… but I also thought this episode was kind of slow / weak overall. Either way, I always feel a little happier after my weekly hour of Jack!

tiekitwist on January 29, 2007 at 10:08 PM

Whenver I see that one actor I always hear “That’ll do Pig. That’ll do.”

Dr. Gecko on January 29, 2007 at 10:09 PM

Sorry, sonnyspats1, Kiefer has said that he aligns himself to the left. Perhaps not to the extent his far-left father is, but he’s no conservative.

Ian on January 29, 2007 at 10:23 PM

cant wait til he kills his brother and makes out with that hottie of a blue eyed black haired woman!! woo!!!

man college is so boring compared to that stuff

blatantblue on January 29, 2007 at 10:25 PM

It was definitely a slow episode, but there always is at least one every season. I don’t think the Muslim in CTU is a mole, it’s very unlike 24.

The Walid storyline was lame as well as the Karen Hayes one too. I hope they don’t get rid of her though, she’s good.

Ian on January 29, 2007 at 10:26 PM

*probably wont kiss his brothers wife but we can hope for the best*

blatantblue on January 29, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Anyone notice Graem’s resemblence to Doctor Evil? He left Jack with 2 inept guards…he’s totally going to escape. They should humanize Jack though. After he strangles the second guard with the bloody entrails of the first, he should start mumbling about what he’s going to do when he gets his hands on Graem…something about wrapping his underpants around his throat while he’s still wearing them..:)
And what the hell was up with those 2 field agents? I thought CTU was part of CIA. Those guys looked like a couple of Doogie Hauser rejects. I thought Chase from Season 3 was kind of a d*ckhead, but at least he looked like he had to shave once in a while. Man it sucks with Curtis gone. There’s no manly men left except Bill and Jack..and Bill’s always in the office looking constipated. I mean, cripes, Milo…of all the guys they had to bring back, they bring back Milo. He looks like a french manwhore. This show is in serious need of a testosterone injection. This show really needs Tom Selleck.

austinnelly on January 29, 2007 at 10:27 PM

When does Rickey Schroeder show up?

nailinmyeye on January 29, 2007 at 10:35 PM

I think he was the blond field agent in the passenger seat. Kassel is dead. Tony is dead. Now Curtis….makes me want to sing…where is my John Wayne? Where is my Magnum PI? Where have all the manly men goooooone?

austinnelly on January 29, 2007 at 10:40 PM

They’re not getting rid of Karen Hayes. This is “24,” so her flight to from DC LA should take, oh, 45 minutes. Then Buchanan can “pipe the byte stream” to her in person!

Jim Treacher on January 29, 2007 at 10:44 PM

I disagree. Remember the “never ending flight” in Season 4 the President was taking?

Ian on January 29, 2007 at 10:46 PM

Er, from DC to LA. Milo borrowed two of the processors on my typing fingers to do a batch job, and I’m running at 20%. (Is it bad that I know next to nothing about how computers actually work, and even I can tell the technobabble on this show is horse apples?)

Jim Treacher on January 29, 2007 at 10:47 PM

Good point, Ian. And how about Graeme holding his breath for SEVEN MINUTES?

Jim Treacher on January 29, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Remember noticing that poor dude on every old Star Trek, the actor nobody ever saw before on the show, and how you knew he would surely get whacked before the episode was over.

Same feeling came over me when I saw the close-ups of those two CTU dudes parked in their black SUV, waiting to back-up Bauer.

Adios MFers, we barely knew ye.

fogw on January 29, 2007 at 10:59 PM

Chloe is looking especially pouty at the younger Palmer’s address.

steveegg on January 29, 2007 at 9:03 PM

***GROWL!***

infidel4life on January 29, 2007 at 11:11 PM

Sorry, sonnyspats1, Kiefer has said that he aligns himself to the left. Perhaps not to the extent his far-left father is, but he’s no conservative.

Ian on January 29, 2007 at 10:23 PM

See I told ya! He is a good actor.

sonnyspats1 on January 29, 2007 at 11:17 PM

The president’s aide, the one who made Karen quit, Lennox?…anyway, im pretty sure they modeled him on Cheney. The similarities are uncanny.

And there is no way the Muslim is the mole. They never make it the obvious choice and it never develops this soon.

JaHerer22 on January 29, 2007 at 11:18 PM

I like the walid and karen threads….

Walid thread: I wonder if the lefties will breath a sigh of relief now that those poor, poor, muslims in the detention center have been shown to be just “reg’lar ol’ ‘mericans” being treated poorly by the evil neocons? hahaha This’ll be great because this will just stoke the fires of rightous indignation that the prez’s sister has burning in her belly.

Karen thread: So, let me get this straight…..Karen feels the CoS is working behind the Prez’s back and is convinced that his actions will be an unrecoverable disaster for the country…BUT, she caves into pressure to resign, JUST to save her and her husbands hides? Me thinks there’s more to this thread coming round the bend….

Logging in for the ME gal is a biiiiiig mistake and we will be hearing more of that later on.

I loved it when the brother turned on jacks dad…..(we think)…….what better way to get daddy free of jacks suspicion?

csdeven on January 29, 2007 at 11:59 PM

Yeah, Kieffer’s dad makes Karl Marx look like a capitalist pig.

At least Keiffer follows the “shut up and act” advice.

As far as the show, I can’t believe that his weaselly, wimpy brother and his henchmen got the drop on Jack for even a minute. I’m looking forward to seeing them all to “die screaming”.

As far as Karen and the Peter MacNichol character… I’m actually more on Karen’s side right now; Finding a way about halfway in-between would be good, but MacNichol is way overboard.

Not sure about the muslim chick in CTU being a mole. There obviously is one, but I think it might someone else, someone not seen so regularly; some guy ‘down in the basement’. Could go either way though.

LegendHasIt on January 30, 2007 at 12:04 AM

they better not have another mole

please not again

blatantblue on January 30, 2007 at 12:08 AM

I keep expecting Tom Lennox to summon Vigo to the White House, which will then be encased in a gigantic pink slime shell, which can only be destroyed by Jack Bauer’s unflinching stare of doom!

Jack: “What have you done with the President? TELL ME WHERE HE IS, DAMNIT!”

Lennox: “Don’t you see? You lose! He ees VIGO! You are like ze buzzing of flies to heem!”

JG2K6 on January 30, 2007 at 12:27 AM

My favorite inference of the night?

She can’t be a terrorist or a threat to CTU…she’s a registered Republican. No truer words have been spoken.

StoutRepublican on January 30, 2007 at 1:49 AM

What if they made Chloe the mole?

I rather there be a mole than CTU being compromised … yet again.

Ian on January 30, 2007 at 1:52 AM

And just as I thought this season couldn’t get any worse…seriously, it has officially jumped the shark. Bad episode all around.

And as a side note, does anyone still really think this is a right-leaning show? Well, should I say, does anyone from the right think that? We got back-to-back overt political diatribes in the first two scenes tonight. And the Muslims in the internment camp, predictably, turn out to be innocent victims. And eeeevil neocon Tom Lennox couldn’t be any more unlikable. Etc. etc. etc.

I’m pretty much done with this show. Prison Break, which airs one hour earlier on Fox, leaves 24 in the dust.

Patriot33 on January 30, 2007 at 2:32 AM

Lamest hour yet, hands down. Solution: more Bauer ( of course ) and more Chloe.

Jack should keep his clothes on; Chloe, well……..

Janos Hunyadi on January 30, 2007 at 2:53 AM

I would have to agree with those dissappointed so far with this season. KH just quits? Some patriot she is. I sure hope this season picks up in the next few episodes because I’m just not feeling it. I’ve watched every episode of every season til now and this year just isn’t up to the standards they set.

Centurion68 on January 30, 2007 at 5:25 AM

I still have a problem with Bauer being in a Chinese prison not talking for two years and all of a sudden, he’s healthy and has no health problems except for the super glue onhis hand.

Oh well.

The actor playing Bauer’s Dad is a super-duper lefty. I have also wanted to see Walid’s wife or whatever the hell she is, why isn’t she in Mulsim garb anyway, get smacked around by that Agent…man, she is annoying.

Can’t wait for the Shield to start back up. That’s a damned good show.

benrand on January 30, 2007 at 9:06 AM

Nadia is dead. She won’t be a traitor. She’ll do something heroic when CTU gets hit. It will probably be Cloe’s boyfriend that screws up.

Notice how quickly ALL of the muslim detainees came to join in beating up Walid. Just peaceful innocent civilians outraged by cellphone theft. Shouldn’t they ALL go to jail for assault? Wonder if his girlfriend will prosecute?

Agrippa2k on January 30, 2007 at 10:31 AM

dont worry, KH will be back. this is 24.

f the Muslimeen that beat up Waleed. theyre extremists anyway

blatantblue on January 30, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Why yes you are a bleeding-heart liberal, Karen.

steveegg on January 29, 2007 at 9:04 PM

No kidding! When you are whining about civil liberties less than an hour after a successful terrorist nuke attack, you are definitely a bleeding heart liberal that won’t defend the country, case closed.

thirteen28 on January 30, 2007 at 12:13 PM

Yeah, worst episode of “24″ I’ve seen in a long, long time. Maybe ever. So many points of failure, annoyance, and absurdity it’s not even worth beginning to list them.

Although I will list one glaring one, just to vent: Since when does the executive branch order stateside deployments of the national guard? Apparently, the “24″ crew has already forgotten the civics lessons of Katrina.

Blacklake on January 30, 2007 at 3:47 PM

lol, some of yall running around saying like the guy in the simpsons
“Worst….episode….ever.”

come on. you gotta BUILD the story. it cant be action all the time

blatantblue on January 30, 2007 at 4:25 PM

C’mon people.

This seasons subplots are infinitely better than Kim Bauer being chased by a mountain lion a few seasons ago.

JG2K6 on January 30, 2007 at 5:54 PM

Jack’s bladder must be HUGE.

Oh . . . wait . . . I’ve never seen him drink anything.

Labamigo on January 30, 2007 at 6:35 PM