Last week had a great ending, one of those that jumps at you all of a sudden, when you don’t even realize the clock is about to tick at you. Last we saw Jack and Vladimir Evilkov, they were surrounded in falling flaming debris. The exploding gas facility was rather cool, although it appears that in Jack’s plan to “blast off and nuke the site from orbit, just to be sure”, he forgot to implement that first critical step in the procedure.
So, it looks like all the nerve gas is accounted for or destroyed, so that would appear to resolve “Act 1”. The big question is… what’s in store for us in “Act 2”? We know Henderson’s involved, and we know Wayne has some critical info. Many of us also suspect that the Veep is involved.
And we have a new character to help with comic relief – Sexual Harrassment Girl.
Tune in tonight, when we’ll hear Jack say…
“Boy, it’s a good thing I haven’t had a bathroom break all day. Now I can put this fire out!”
Just a little gloating from the Week 8 thread (link contains potential spoilers)
As we were watching the episode, I said to Ms. D_Odds that FLOTUS’ aide is a mole. That’s my prediction and I will stand by it for the next 16 hours, or until she (FLOTUS aide) dies, whichever comes first.I wonder how it is going to turn out.
Yeah, they were pushing the “Vice Prez is acting creepy so it’s gotta be him” angle so hard that it had to come out being somebody else.
I’m glad that they are coming back to the question of “Why was David Palmer assassinated? What did he know?” It would have been rather disappointing to leave his knowledge of events at the minimal amount we’ve discovered earlier. So I think it’s good that this stuff is coming back to the forefront now that the nerve gas is no more.
On the flip side, it leaves me wondering whether there will be a credible explanation for Logan’s involvement. After all, Logan seemed genuinely surprised when Walt Cummings came to him and told him about his plan to get the nerve gas into the Russian baddies’ hands and try to blow it up in their faces. Obviously now, Logan is involved with Henderson and covering things up. But now I wonder how much Logan knew about the nerve gas threat. There have been many things in this “day” that would be hard to explain about his reactions if he was actually involved in ALL of it – for example, his being pressured by Bierko to give up the Russian prez’s convoy route, not to mention his thankfulness to Jack and Aaron when Jack put the smackdown on Walt and revealed that Walt wasn’t telling Logan the whole truth. And after all, Logan was the one who asked Jack to stay on and help handle things with CTU. I mean, if you’re the evil mastermind behind the entire terrorist plot, do you hire Jack on to help stop you? Only if you are suicidal…
So how much is Logan the “evil mastermind” of things, and how much is he being manipulated by other people who tell him that they have the country’s best interests at heart…?
So, as Evil Kidnapper Guy was telling Evelyn to jot down the address, I expected him to say: “Aha! You are not alone. How can you drive, hold your cell phone and write down an address at the same time?”
BTW… how in the world is CTU not already part of Homeland Security?
President Wishy Washy isn’t so stupid afterall. But then, I wouldn’t call anyone who smart who puts himself on the opposite side of Jack Bauer in a battle.