May 02, 2006

Hijacking "24"

Man, I remember after 9/11 when it was considered inappropriate to even show people on an airplane because it might remind people of the attacks. Only the passage of time- and "24"- have changed things. Who could have imagined an episode of an action series where not only is there an airplane hijacking, but the person doing the hijacking is the hero and has the sympathies of the audience? They even included a passenger attempting a Flight 93-style charge, only unsuccessfully.

This was a major, major risk for the producers of the show to take, but I think they pulled it off (though not quite as well as "United 93" did). And at least the episode had some comic relief, with Chloe repeatedly tazering the would-be bar lothario. That's why she rules.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 2, 2006 12:53 AM
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