March 02, 2006

The "24" Backlash?

Has this "24" season been underwhelming? A lot of people, including Simmons and Scott Keith, seem to think so. I disagree- every episode is still exciting, even if we've already had two different occasions when new villains kill the old villains for not being villainous enough. And I can't wait for the two-hour extravaganza next week either. Since it features Elisha Cuthbert's return after two years, Gleeman might want to tune in.

A prediction: after President Logan allowed the assassination attempt on the Russian president (and Mrs. Logan) to go through, Mrs. Logan will end up shooting him (a la Janice Soprano shooting Richie Aprile). Taking into account her history of mental illness, the fact that that sort of thing is hard to forgive, the fact that we know a new vice president character (Ray Wise) is coming in, and the general tiresomeness of both characters, I say that scenario is the best bet.

Also, I loved Logan asking Mike Novick to "pray with me," a direct homage to pre-resignation Nixon/Kissinger moment. Henry may have been a bad man, but at least he (unlike Novick) never masterminded a coup against President Palmer.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 2, 2006 12:18 AM

The character I'm most disappointed in is Director Samwise. They did a neat little twist with him at first, when it looked like he was holding everybody back, but then his diligence and attention to detail (the "Flank 2 position" thing) actually saved Bauer and all those hostages. Now he's just another incompetent CTU suit who Bauer has to work around because he's the only one who knows what he's doing. They've even given Samwise the now-obligatory albatross family member, except instead of an insane daughter the script now calls for a druggie sister. Feh.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at March 3, 2006 10:30 PM
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