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24: Live Another Day S09E12: "10:00 PM-11:00 AM"


Historically, 24 has tried to make things personal. Villains are somehow connected to the pasts of our heroes, and history between coworkers (d)evolves into tension, or worse. But there's a difference between "Oh, these bad guys killed this family member" and the extensive interlinking of history and personal conflict that ended up driving much of the action in Live Another Day. There are a number of reasons why this "event series" has brought us the best 24 in several years—the shorter season, the more contained narrative—but ultimately, it was the close connection that so many of the characters had to a plot, or to one another, that made Live Another Day wonderful to watch. And the finale, the awkwardly titled "10:00 PM-11:00 AM," was the affecting and effective conclusion to it all.

As I was watching the episode, I couldn't stop thinking about guilt. If there's one emotional register that defines 24 as a series, it's guilt. Jack is the poster boy for blaming himself for terrible events that extend beyond his culpability and control. It's always his fault, and the next attack or hostage situation always becomes his latest attempt to make things right, to appease the karmic gods, or to be able to sleep at night (even if there's no evidence that Jack actually sleeps). What ended up being great about Live Another Day is that the show didn't have to spend much time explaining or even showing us Jack's guilt, particularly in the first half of the season during Margot's reign of terror—it's just a given. We knew it was there, almost permanently fixed on Kiefer Sutherland's face. 

Once Cheng Zhi returned, Jack's personal connection to the festivities was made much more explicit, but not necessarily for what Cheng did to Jack. Instead, after however many years, Jack still blamed Cheng—and by proxy, himself—for what happened to Audrey in Season 6. It also seemed like Jack blamed himself for who Chloe had become and the things that came down onto her family. That's not fully true, but that's just the kind of character Jack is. As a result, I got the sense throughout the season that when Jack told Kate or Chloe that something wasn't their fault, that they had it let it go, he was really speaking to himself, even if he knew it wouldn't work. 


But Jack wasn't the only one trying to make amends for something. Though the season jerked her around a little, Chloe couldn't help but struggle with the guilt as well. Her relationship with Cross and the things she did for him inadvertently (at least on her end) caused many of the tumultuous events of Live Another Day: She helped develop the override, she didn't leave Cross when she had the chance, and she was forced at gunpoint to launch the missiles that destroyed the Chinese submarine. On top of all that, Chloe joined up with Cross and Open Cell to do good and to avenge her family's death, only to discover that they were truly killed in an accident. While Jack has had decades to stew in his self-inflicted shame, Chloe definitely tallied up the guilt points as this day progressed.

And we can't forget Kate. The third side of the show's heroic guilt triangle, Kate was introduced to us with quite a bit of remorse for what'd happened to her husband. As the story developed and both she and we learned that Navarro and Cross had orchestrated the theft and selling of state secrets, it wasn't just that Kate had lost her husband for no reason, but that she'd never believed his claims of innocence. Sure, everyone in the office made her a pariah for not seeing the supposed truth. But it was how Kate viewed herself and her role in her husband's suicide that hurt the most. 


You put those three people together and you have a lot of self-hatred and guilt, only some of which is justified.* The finale, like all good 24 finales, gave Jack, Chloe, and Kate their latest big attempt to seek redemption or find peace, but it also piled on more damage, more grief. Although last week's episode was a little messy, it did set the stage for one heck of a 30-minute stretch at the beginning of this final hour, where Chloe led Jack and Belcheck through the floor plan of a freighter to reach Cheng while Kate worked to save Audrey from the snipers in the park and President Heller had to consider engaging in real war with the encroaching Chinese forces. Say whatever you want about 24's use of the real-time structure and how boring it grew to be toward the end of the original eight-season run, but when the show locks it in and uses the time, the split screens, and editing all together in a sequence like this, it's without peers. 

*And really, this trio wasn't alone in Live Another Day; Heller's guilt over what happened to Margot's husband drove much of his activity early on, and even scummy characters like Mark and Navarro attempted to "make good" once they recognized the terrible things they had done.

Watching the events of the finale unfold, you had to know that something would go terribly, terribly wrong, and it wouldn't just be Chloe losing communication with Jack and Belcheck on the freighter. Unfortunately for everyone, Audrey—generally innocent and well-intentioned Audrey—was the victim. She was gunned down under Kate's nose, which only made Kate feel worse about herself and her skills as an agent. And for Jack, Audrey's death nearly pushed him to suicide. That brief scene when Jack learned that Audrey was gone and silently pulled out a handgun to kill himself was about as powerful and dark as 24 gets.


The material isn't always there for Kiefer Sutherland on 24, but when it is, especially when it doesn't involve a lot of dialogue, he destroys all. Losing Audrey is a big—albeit somewhat expected—blow for Jack, because it signals that no matter what he does, no matter how many times he saves the day, the people he gets involved with almost always perish. That's just a straight fact. So, even after Jack morphed into the Terminator and mowed down the remaining members of Cheng's entourage and trapped Cheng long enough to pass the information along to President Heller and stop WWIII, he couldn't help but CUT CHENG'S HEAD OFF WITH A SAMURAI SWORD. What a brutal scene, and one that was simultaneously worthy of a fist-pump and extremely sad because you just know that killing Cheng isn't going to make Jack feel better in the end. In Jack Bauer's world, the wins aren't really wins. 


That idea extended to other characters as well. President Heller stopped nuclear winter but lost his daughter in the process. While the 12-hour jump provided an opportunity for the finale to celebrate Audrey's life a little bit, Heller's heartfelt explanation to the prime minister that he eventually won't remember any of this, that he eventually won't even remember Audrey, was nearly as wrenching and tragic as Jack's aborted suicide attempt. William Devane was awesome as usual, but that was also a moment that underscored the cost of surviving in the 24 universe. It's almost like the Final Destination series or something—eventually, death finds you. 


Similarly, Kate and Chloe helped Jack take down Cheng, but not without consequences. The former couldn't handle Audrey's death and walked out on the job, and Chloe got kidnapped as part of the Russians' last-ditch effort to drag Jack to Moscow.

Past seasons of 24 have ended similarly, with Jack being dragged off to a foreign land to pay for crimes he'd previously committed, but this one felt very different. Part of that stems from Jack having traded his own life for Chloe's in yet another self-sacrifice attempt; that decision was clearly made to highlight the fact that Jack and Chloe are BFFs forever, that they're almost guaranteed to alternate giving up their safety and health for one another other in perpetuity. It's fitting that the season ended with Jack saving Chloe, given that Live Another Day started there as well. However, what made the situation more powerful, and what made the final scene a better variation on the "Jack gets kidnapped" beat, was that Jack seemed... almost relieved? While he certainly didn't have much of a choice in the matter, the look on his face didn't seem to express pain or anger. With Audrey and Cheng gone and Chloe safe, there's not a whole lot left for Jack to do. He can't return to his family or a normal life. Plus, he still has some guilt to repent for, and I'm guessing torture at the hands of the Russians fits the bill. Only 24 could end a season with its hero en route to a different country to be beaten within an inch of his life and have it feel satisfying and apropos. 


What a great conclusion to a very strong season. The big questions coming into Live Another were whether or not we needed more 24, and whether or not there was a good story to tell. Having seen all 12 hours, the answer to both is definitely yes.



COMM & CLASSIFIED FILES


– Mark appeared to be on his way back to the U.S. to be put on trial for treason. Kind of crappy that he faces prosecution but much more nefarious dudes receive immunity. Maybe he can share a cell with Navarro. 

– Before this episode, Jack had reportedly killed 17 people. By my count, he took out at least 18 people onscreen in this episode, and a few more offscreen. Let's round up, and conclude the KILL TRACKER at roughly 40 for the season. That's in the upper echelon of bloodshed for Jack, which I guess is what happens when Cheng returns and one of Jack's former loves gets murdered. I didn't count any DAMMITs this week; on the whole, Live Another Day was somewhat calm on that front. Jack did call Cheng a son of a bitch though, so there's that.

– Speaking of kills, is there a cooler one in 24 history than Jack beheading Cheng with a sword? I can't think of one. Pure insanity. Bring on the .GIFs!

– I'm glad that Kim Raver enjoyed some quality material in the back half of the season, before her character's death. It was great to have her back. Really, this was one of 24's better casts. All the vets were on-point, and newcomers like Yvonne Strahovski blended right into the world with ease.

– Ultimately, there was no appearance by fan-favorite Tony. I'm surprised by the restraint there, but that of course means that Mr. Almedia could be the centerpiece of a theoretical tenth season of 24, perhaps one where Tony, Kate, and Chloe bust Jack out of Moscow. What if the entire half-day were set in a dingy Russian prison or something? That would be cool. But no follow-up season has been announced yet. I don't know what that means.


What'd you think of the finale? Where does it rank in the pantheon of 24's day-enders?


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Jack is going to get some rest. There is nothing up his sleeve (or in his arm). He is relaxed because he is going to pay for some of his crimes. After he has done a little time, he won't mind cutting it short for another adventure.

"The mole," arc was a little different with an honest, inexperienced agent getting involved and not knowing what he was doing. That death was a little hard for me. He wasn't going to be the next Jack; 24 minutes was as about as far as he was gonna go.

Oh yeah, and as for Chloe- it wouldn't have mattered if they became "friends." Jack had no choice but to take her place, as she was in the middle of taking his place. He couldn't live with her being punished in his place- hence he's on the helo.

We binge watched the first eight seasons and looked forward to every second, minute and hour. 24 in real time is never slow or stale, and I include the last few seasons in that statement. Personally, I love every element of it.

All I want, is for Jack, to come back. And soon.
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Never having watched any previous episodes of 24, I absolutely loved this short season and binged watched it in 3 days. I agree that this isn't the end of Jack. With 12 hours to prepare, I have sure he would have a tracker and other stuff with him and I would love for Yvonne Strahovski and Chloe to break him out in Season 10.
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1/2 I thought how pissed I would be if once again Jack gave himself to someone that wants to torture him for what he knows. During the final episode I was ready to never watch another 24 season again because it was clear he would turn himself over to the russians.

Then a couple things caught my eye.

Jack had a shifty grin, like he just won a free trip to Moscow.
Jack was escorted into the chopper uncuffed and unsecured. While I was waiting for Jack to snap the necks of all on board, he did not. There were was a look on his face. Jack was up to something.

After a few replays I remembered Jack's list of people who have killed his romantic partners in the past and what had been done to them.

Quite simply. Jack is going to Russia to take out President Suvarov. Now I cannot wait for another installment. Jack the terrorist in Russian avenging the ones he lost. Season 8 done right: )

24: MAD - Moscow Another Day
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I thought the ending made sense, but it didn't leave me feeling satisfied. It sucks that basically everyone is either dead or alone. Chloe lost her family, Jack never gets to see Kim again, the Russians never faced any retribution for orchestrating the events of Day 8... I feel like they could have just skipped the entire disposable Margot plot and just started it with the device being used to destroy the carrier. The whole terrorist plot just felt so redundant. We'd seen it all before... It just didn't feel effective at all. The only part of that plot that I felt had any impact was when Heller "sacrificed" himself, but then it turns out that in the space of about 2 minutes they managed to save him... What a cop out
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Please bring back Jack again. At my age of 75, I want a USA hero.All we have is Obama, Kerry and a bunch of wussies. We have no Vince Flynn's hero-Mitch, no more Brad Thor's hero. No more Jack. Please Fox, bring him back again. He can destroy the Rooskies, Chi-coms, Islamofascists. We need Jack back.
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Yes, the last episode really brought it!

I'm glad you recognized that Jack was about to kill himself when he heard about Audrey's death--I've read a number of reviews that somehow missed that critical, emotional low for Jack. And it also "sets-up" his trading himself to the Russians for Chloe.

Also, the deep pain that Jack feels with the loss of Audrey parallels Kate's horror and remorse when she realizes that her husband was in fact innocent--compounded by the knowledge that his suicide was instigated by her not believing in him to the end. She was truly in Hell: her colleagues had disavowed her, and now after she lost faith in her husband she learns he was framed. Leaving the CIA at the end of the episode, was clearly the right decision for her.

And, of course, it does set up the next season of "24." Clearly, Kate, Chloe and Belcheck (and, yes, maybe Tony) will be on a mission of "salvation"--rescuing Jack from his Captors/Torturers. Which will be a bit of a switch in the "24" playbook: instead of Jack saying the World, it's (Jack's) the World that has to save Jack. At least in the beginning--then, I expect Team Jack to foil some evil plot that Jack discovers while captive.

Given the good ratings of these "Live Another Day," either another 12 episodes or a possible movie should be a no-brainer.
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Love this season. And this exactly shows why this show shouldnt be canceled in the first place.

Next season: 24 LAD: Moskow Night
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I'd just like to point out that this question was asked at the beginning of this season, what would be the total kill count for Jack by the end of this season, I had called 50. Did anyone else get close with their estimates? :P
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Is it a coincidence that the day after Jack Bauer is captured and sent to Russia, a giant hole appears in Siberia? The hole was Jack's escape route.

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Awesome return!!! Now we need more 24...Bauer Power again and again.
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It was a great season and a good choice to make just twelve episodes. Poor Audrey and poor Jack, at least he kills Cheng Zhi in the end.

Jack being captured is perfect for a renewal. I hope they make another season with Chloe, Kate and the other surviving characters. Also would be great to see Tony Almeida again and an appearance of Kim Bauer too.
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Great Season! Great review too. I'm glad they resurrected the show and hope they have more stories in store for us. Yvonne Strahovski was a good addition to the show.
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watching this show is like being on a rollercoaster, total thrill ride. im glad jack survived,at one oint i hought he would pull the trigger on himself, but his smile at the end while going into russia seemed to me he was relieved and lets hope we get another season ,please i just cant get enough. i hope keifer doesnt make any more crap movies like pompeii(ugh really) and that awefull fox show with that nerdy kid ,touched. keifer will always be jack bauer as gandolfine will always be tony soprano.
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Too soon. Way too soon. This was an extremely enjoyable ride.

I was more than ready for a few more episodes, but all will be forgiven if it isn't the last we see of Jack Bauer. The man deserves some sort of a happy ending rather than ending his life in some forsaken, backwater Russian place of holding.
24 has proven that it still has a lot of juice left, and I can't imagine anything better than a final chapter to wrap it all up. The 12-episode format worked well enough, even if the producers wasted the opportunity for time jumps and only utilized one at the very end.

A huge shame about Audrey. In a way it felt forced, as if the showrunners had decided that a death of an important character was a necessary step to up the stakes. Unfortunately, it also made Kate and her team look rather incompetent (just strolling casually across the park after taking out one sniper and not even considering the option that there could be more enemies lurking around?). I felt sad that this accidental bullet (or bullets) took her life, but I couldn't really connect with the scene as a whole. She deserved a better send-off.

Jack's reaction to Audrey's death was predictable, in that he went all berserk after a short period of despair, and single-handedly disposed of all the goons. Chopping Cheng's head off with a katana was both cheesy and oddly satisfying. Revenge, at long last.
Heller's speech prior to boarding Air Force one was the most heartfelt moment to me, one aptly describing the horror of Alzheimer affliction. That awareness of slowly losing oneself, letting go of everything that constitutes a person, and not being able to do anything to stop it. Truly tragic.

I'm going to keep hoping for a continuation as long as there is any chance of that happening, but if not... then I'm going to remember this last outing of Jack Bauer very, very fondly.
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Seeing that Tony is in prison.. I wonder if somehow he ended up in Russia with Jack. Would be great to see a prison break in first two episodes of day 10., whether Tony breaks out with Jack, or just simply breaks him out.
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I still think that no other killing compares to Jack "the-only-death-on-my-head-is-yours" throwing a shot in the arm and tied up Margot out of the fifth floor window. Not even Cheng's head off made me shout in joy like that.
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Yep, I have to agree: the Margot & Son window-toss deaths were as "enjoyable" as death scenes should ever be. Cheng's beheading was Revenge, whereas Margot's death was Justice. And, even in the cock-eyed world of "24" we need to occasionally be grounded by Justice.
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that was a great scene,reminded of an earlier scene in what season i cant rmber, when jack asked for a hacksaw,cut off the guys head and put in a bowling bag. just dont get any better than 24
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I remember that scene. Season 2. lol
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I couldn't be moved by Audrey's death because it just felt so cheap. They take out the sniper but, oh wait, there's a spare guy hiding in the bushes! How unceremonious. By this point it has become comical how all the romantic interests in Jack's life get killed off. Audrey was one of my favorites and I should feel sadder than this but all I really feel is a mix of numbness and annoyance.
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That was a fairly depressing finale.
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Is this the same reviewer of Dexter? He got soft.

It had its powerful moments (Heller's talk with the PM and Jack's near suicide), but this season was full of ridiculous situations, clichés and repetition from previous seasons.
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Check out my review of the 24 LAD finale: http://apwatchestv.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/24-lad-recap-and-reaction-day-9-1000-p-m-1100-a-m-season-9-episode-12/
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I was actually anticipating an RPG coming out of nowhere and hitting the chopper and blowing it out of the sky - now, that would have been one hell of a cliffhanger!
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I think we will see a season 10 of 24. Fox advertised it as being a "season" finale, not a SERIES finale like they did for the season 8 finale.
Mary Lynn has also stated in an interview that the next season is not a question of "if", but a question of "when". My bet is another 12 hour season in two years time or a full 24 hour season Fall 2016 to give them time to write another kickass script for another kickass season, and maybe to give Kiefer Sutherland to get a f.. grip and say "yes" to a new season, if only as a special guest star in the back half to be saved so that he can retire the grandfather he is.
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I don't want to watch 24 without Jack Bauer!!!
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24: Live in Another Gulag?
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just one word: EPIC!!!!
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Sorry, but the best kill of the season was Jack throwing a meat cleaver into a grunt's chest. I visibly smiled at that one.

If there is another season, I want Chloe to put together an Expendables-style team to get Jack out of Russia: Chloe, Kate, Belchek, Aaron Pierce and Tony Almeida. I would seriously watch that.

There was a rumour that they wanted to make a crossover movie with Die Hard, so if John McClane wants to help, that'd also be fun.
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Yeah, the meat cleaver was good. As soon as Jack grabbed it, I thought "well, some dude is about to have the worst day ever."
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Tony and Kate ....... Tony and Kate! That would be a very attractive combination!
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Audrey died... I'm not saying anything more (I'm pissed y'all) :'(
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That was a Happy Ending...

Fully expected someone to die but not Audrey. Those pretense of safety deaths are the worst. When they are rescued only to be mown down minutes later.

Kiefer Sutherland is the best non dialogue actor in television. He has done several of these scenes over the course of 24 and it never loses its intensity. Im convinced you could actually see him age in that scene when he found out Audrey was dead. Powerful stuff.

Then, THAT scene when he slowly pulls out his hand gun but then resolves to continue fighting. Just wow. Love how he made sure it was personal by using the handgun/knife/meat cleaver/samurai sword. Cheng put up a decent fight which i found hilarious for some reason. The guy just whipped out a round house kick ON JACK from nowhere.

President Hellers scene was also Tragic. The duality of this scene and Jacks scene at the end was some of the best work 24 has done for a long time.
The pain of the day had finished Heller to the point were he is actually embracing his Alzheimer's. In that scene he is utterly destroyed but at the same time weirdly content as his disease will erase the day from his mind.

Jacks ending was similar. Audrey was the last vestige of goodness in his world. He cannot ever see Kim again, he knows that He=Death. The source of Jacks guilt is infinite and had been at its peak way before even Renee died in season 8. Add that death and Audreys onto his conscience, how is he even still able to function. For Jack, saving Chloe and heading to his impending torture at the hands of the russians is a beautiful outcome for him. Again his look at the end on the chopper was exceptional acting.


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thank you Cory Barker for your excellent recaps - a smile, a laugh and a tip of the hat.
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I would definitely like to see those 12 hour, half days of 24 as a Summer series, like every 3rd year, a new 24 storyline for Summer.
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Cheng Zhi (Tzi Ma) said in an interview "after Jack tracked me down, killed dozens of my men, bloodied my eye, prevented World War III and... swiftly chopped off my head with a samurai sword! I was in heaven"

"I couldn't think of a better way to leave a show," he said with a laugh. "It's an absolutely glorious death. You couldn't ask for anything better."
So I guess he was the only happy character in the entire show.
Still - very well done 12 ep season, lots of angst and ammo.
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Well, at least we'll know the reason if Russia stops messing with Ukraine and Crimea in the near future....it's because they have Jack Bauer on their hands! :)
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I'd have made Cheng suffer a bit more ...
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There is something cute about the predictability of 24. The moment I saw Jack's face on the main page of tv.com, I knew Audrey was going to die. But hey, that's why we love it. That and the samurai sword beheading, I mean.
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I enjoyed the show but thought that it needs the full '24' episodes. Or at least more than the twelve of this season. It needs more time or scenarios to play out. At times it felt a little rushed to me. Or maybe it is just me wanting more '24'.
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The Secretary, channeling Dr. McCoy as he told President James Heller the sad news:
Secretary: "We have bad news, Mr. President. You'd better sit down."
Heller: "Come on, tell me already!"
Secretary. "It's about your daughter. She's dead, Jim..."

I was disappointed with the ending, and now I understand why they had ended 24: the writers simply ran out of ideas and are reusing the old ones. The problem is that they reused some ideas from last season, and I still remember that too well. Let's see:

- Jack looks at a woman with affection... And she dies.
- Renee is killed. Jack goes on a killing rampage.
- Audrey is killed. Jack goes on a killing rampage.
- Jack kills several Chinese nationals. As a revenge, Jack is shipped to China to be tortured.
- Jack kills several Russian nationals. As a revenge, Jack is shipped to Russia to be tortured.

What's for next season? A mountain lion will chase Kim? A nuclear bomb will detonate in New York? More of the same?

I loved the season, but I was naive enough to expect I would be surprised in the end. I wasn't.

Of course that final phone call was from the Russians. Why then try to be suspenseful and hide the information? For a moment I thought that guy would be from some shady super secret organization that wanted to recruit Jack, so giving him a new direction, but no, it was the Russians like I thought they would be. Always more of the same.
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First things first. DAMMIT!!! I thought this was episode 11 and that there was another hour left to go. I did think it weird that they broke from their real time format for the final 5 minutes or so, but figured they had a lot of ground left to cover and helping Jack escape the Russians wasn't going to be easy.

{cue jaw drop upon reading the first paragraph of this review}

DAMMIT! DAMMIT!

So, I guess this means that Jack and Kate aren't going to live happily ever after like I'd hoped? Well, until 24 Live Another Day: Live Harder where Kate embraces her inner Rene Walker and Audrey Keller (Raudrey? Redrey?), teams up with Chloe (who's names can't be combined) and go all Terminator in getting Jack released from Moscow as a means of making amends for Audrey being killed on her watch and for the self sacrifice...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

While I strongly believe in the law of diminishing returns, I'd be all over another 12 episode run of 24 next summer...if studio execs think it can compete with the likes of Under the Dome.

"where Chloe led Jack and Belcheck through the floor plan of a freighter to reach Cheng"

Anybody else have a Metal Gear Solid flashback?
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I really liked it, except for the very end. This was a bonus season. It should have ended different than previous seasons. It should have ended with the special forces showing up and saving Jack for a change and saying "You know what, you've been super-patriot for 20 years, and now we're going to protect you for a change". I would have preferred a happier ending for Jack. As is, he's nearly back to where he started.
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It was a good season. I am not sure that jack killing cheng was the best death, for me it was Margot because I don't buy that a dime store katana is going to lop off the head of anyone.
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It should come back for another 12 hours next summer. Actually 12 is fine, more might be boring.
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This was awesome, and it's pretty obvious that they left the ending pretty open in case they want to make more. Live Another Day didn't do that bad in the ratings, did it?
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I agree with everyone saying there should be another season.

Now, the question is, what did Jack palm off to Chloe as he passed her on the way to the helicopter? What information could he give her that would help get himself rescued? That, to me, seems to indicate that they are thinking ahead to another season as well.
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24: Live Another Day was excellent all the way up to the end. This particular series did nothing but remind me that 24 is truly one of the greatest television series ever. The finale was excellent. I ran the gamut of emotions from A to Z watching this great epode. Terrible sadness for Jack, Kate and President Heller over the death of Audrey and great happiness watching Jack decapitate Cheng with a kattana. The final scene was terrific. It showed just how strong Jack and Chloe's friendship is. More than once both have been willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for one another. In the end, Jack did. However, I am glad in the end they both survived. It leaves the door open for another season. I certainly hope that happens.
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Jack saved Chloe twice - I think she probably wants to return the favor. dun dun dunnhhh
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Brutal!
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I'm hoping for another season like every other 24 fan since LAD was so strong overall, but we need to be very wary that yesterday's finale ended with a silent clock on Jack...

24 never does anything by accident or without meaning, especially their silent clocks. Hence why most fans knew that Heller didn't actually die in the attack at Wembley Stadium.

But, it also didn't end with a countdown to 00:00 like the end of Day 8. What it will inevitably come down to is if they are able to develop another strong plot and if everyone's schedules work. LAD did extremely well overall so the audience and format is there, they just have to want to do a Day 10. Personally, I think they'd be foolish not to since they've come this far.

Nonetheless, we can be grateful that 24 came back with a vengeance and, even in the weaker moments (which were few), kept us on the edge of our seats...

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FOR AUDREY!!!

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two deaths that will live forever in my cheering section for 24 - Cheng's bloodied face looks like a Kabuki Theater mask - excellent work by the f/x team
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Ya Margot's death was pure awesomeness, but Cheng's death had so much emotion and history tied to it that it easily made that scene one of the best out of all 9 days of 24!

I still love Nina's death though...satisfying! hahaha!
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I couldn't belive Jack didn't have any plan for this.he had about 10 hours to think about how to help chloe from Russian guy.Next season chloe and kate will help Jack from prison.
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Sooo, is this the end for 24? Or is there another series, or maybe a movie...

http://fightitout.net/?p=39
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Am sorry my heart is still broken. Cheng's death doesn't even make it better. poor Audrey and her father. All that suffering. 24 delivers every single season. Lately though the sad endings are mounting. I just pray they leave Jack someday as a weary warrior alive still with hope in his eyes with Chloe and his daughter alive. Surely surely if anyone deserves that its Jack after all his sacrifices. FOX please take note!!!
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Bring on the .GIFs!

Yessir!



Drop by the final 24 GIF Party


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Cheng's bloodied face looks like a Kabuki Theater mask - excellent work by the f/x team. And good work Jack, nice follow-thru on that stroke
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I have been touting the move before it as the best of the season -

Shoving a knife in the neck and then walking them backward as a human shield:


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can't argue that position - that's a Classic Jack Attack
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trying to imaging what is going through that dudes head for the 5 seconds before his pals try to shoot through him
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Dont you love how he still had ammo for the automatic weapon but chose to make it personal with the handgun/knife/meat cleaver...I love this move.
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Once he Jack Outed (c) I don't think there was anything he couldn't use as a weapon
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And yet you watched all 12 episodes? That speaks more about you than the series :D
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