Well, the Vice President has been sinisterly giving orders and sinisterly stalking the corridors in a sinister way for several sinister episodes now, all expressly for the purpose of making him the obvious suspect for sinister nefarious goings-on, in order to mislead the viewer, up to the big reveal, that the true Evil Mastermind[sup]TM[/sup] is President Wussypants. Not that I totally buy it.
After all, the Prez was surprised by Walt’s role in things, and if he truly thinks he’s acting for the good of the country, it’s hard to believe that he knew about all the other things like the nerve gas and the airport takeover and CTU being targeted… in advance. Hopefully they will explain his agenda in a way that makes sense.
Meanwhile, people at CTU continue to take the most extreme possible approach to problem solving. Last week Audrey signed the document saying that Bill Buchanan was an Incompetent Doodyhead[sup]TM[/sup], all just to keep Chloe on staff as Satellite Mover and Looker-Atter. This week, when the new honcho Karen gives the order “Fetch me a glazed donut”, I eagerly await for an underling to knock over a Krispy Kreme and kill everybody inside in an attempt to carry out the mission. Of course, if it’s not Jack doing it, the mission will surely fail…
Tonight, Jack Bauer goes up against… everybody! The Chinese hate him, the Germans now hate him, and even the president wants him dead. Sounds like it’s time to break into the retreat and go after another eye!
24, Season 5, Episode 17
11:00 PM - 12:00 midnight