May 24, 2006

The "24" Finale

(SPOILERS!) A well-done finale to a generally strong season, I believe the second-best after the fourth. It was satisfying to see Jack kill Vladimir Bierko- with a flying headscissors!- and shoot Henderson too. President Logan was such a brilliantly created character that I'll certainly miss him, although it'll be cool to have President Leland Palmer next year (will he go grey, overnight, during his presidency?)

As for the ending, I knew the Chinese would resurface eventually. With Jack running around in public all day, and the military and police sending out APBs about him throughout, he didn't seem to care too much about his secret staying safe. As for the Chinese telling him "you're too valuable" to kill, most have interpreted that as believing that they'll somehow use his superhero talents for their own purposes. But I think it means he'll be "valuable" in some sort of prisoner exchange, allowing him to return to America safely to set up Season 6.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 24, 2006 04:16 PM
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