24: Season 8: Episode 22 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

FAQ Bauer (aka Thread Rules)
1) What can be discussed in plain text, unboxed?
A: Any events in episodes, once aired on the east coast – as well as any speculation based on these already-aired events.

2) What should I confine to spoiler boxes?
A: Any discussion of upcoming shows that contains information from sources outside the aired material, or any speculation based on such things. This includes the “Next week on 24” previews, which some people choose not to watch.

3) How many torture implements can Jack fit into the Jack Sack?
A: I don’t know. When he interrogates you, be sure to count them.


Previously on 24:

  • Jack goes into uber-badass mode. He and Michael Madsen set a cool trap for the Russkies, using Meredith the reporter as bait, then taking out all the baddie agents and kidnapping the assassin.

  • Jack finally gets to go into full interrogation mode – subjecting the assassin to fun games like the Plier Pull, the Acid Toss, the Blowtorch Banjoree, and American Idol, but all the hitter (inadvertently) reveals is that he was hungry and ate the SIM card from his phone. To teach him an important lesson about putting small metal objects in one’s mouth, Jack guts him like a fish and retrieves the card.

  • And now it’s Logan’s turn – said phone revealed a recent call by one Charles Logan. And now I get the feeling that Jack will be Prez-napping him again, just like at the end of Season 5. Bring on the blowtorch!


24, Season 8, Episodes 22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Jim: “This path you’re on. There’s no coming back from it.”
Jack: “I wasn’t planning on coming back.”

Nice…

Madame Prez continues down that slippery slope to a Logan-style presidential legacy. She’s gone way downhill in the last 6 hours.

Hahaha! Logan, to the Russian honcho: “I promise you. Bauer is never going to know.”

Logan is going to eat those words, big time. I have a feeling Logan himself will be providing that information to Jack. Although I don’t know why – surely the Russky honcho’s phone number would also have been on that assassin’s cell phone.

Gotta love Logan’s panicked reaction: “That’s Jack Bauer, and he’s coming for meeeeee!!!”

HAHAHAHA! Smoke him out with tear gas! Jack looked like some Dark-Side-Ironman attacking the motorcade. Darth Bauer!!!

So is Jack just blowing away Secret Service agents with abandon now?

Well, I guess it was inevitable, and it finally happened . . .

Jack Bauer: Masked Avenger!

Logan squealed like a pig.

and Jack uses the Sleepy Chokehold of Dreams…

Nice music.

I like how they’ve just gone all out into total revenge fantasy territory for the end of the series.

Jack’s new M.O. – shoot first, ask questions later. Then shoot again. Or stab. Or pistol whip. It’s all good.

So, looks like knife dude got a stab in. Jack should not be too concerned with it. He already got stabbed by Renee worse earlier in this “day”. He’ll probably be more pissed about the hole in his leather jacket.

Oh dog, that scene entry was excellent.

Well, the FBI got Meredith Reed. I hope they won’t be going with the “only one copy of the evidence” thing. After all, we already know that Jack uploaded a copy to Jim – and they would be stupid to erase it.

Hahaha – nice scene of carnage at Novakovich’s place. All we see is the aftermath. And the poker-to-the-gut. Talk about a rampage!

I wonder if Suvarov was in on the whole thing, too?

“Bauer has no idea you’re involved, don’t worry.”

Oh, Logan, where have we heard that before?

Yep. Looks like the entire Russian government (i.e. Suvarov) is complicit in the whole thing.

Nice – Jack let Logan go because he bugged him. HAHAHAHAHA! One step ahead of everybody.

Sounded a bit like the Terminator’s industrial rythm as he marched toward the elevator. And I was flashing on the Enterprise cruising through the wreckage at Wolf 359 when we saw the Russians’ suite after Jack had been there.

“Dammit–you don’t know the POWER of the Dark Side!”

“Kim…Help me take this mask off.”

That’s okay. Jack will just cut them out of him.

I usually really love it when 24 goes kinda over the top, but the whole body-armor-and-mask thing seemed kinda silly to me. Still a reasonably enjoyable episode, although I felt a bit let down after last week.

Great episode but kind of upsetting at the same time. Where’s Jack going to go with all this? It’s either going to be jail or exile. I don’t see him getting pardoned for all that shit. And since when did he start shooting secret service?

Well, according to Chloe, he only “shot to wound.” For Jack, that’s like a slap on the wrist and a minor scolding.