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24: Live Another Day S09E09: "7:00 PM-8:00 PM"


You might be wondering why I chose to begin this review with a photo of a dude who was blown to pieces by a direct drone strike last week, but I thought it was fitting to say goodbye to President Heller one last time. "7:00 PM-8:00 PM" rightfully began with most everyone watching the news report about the Wembley Stadium attack in hushed voices while Margot and Ian ditched their drones just as they told Heller they would. It was a nice send-off for one of the better characters in the 24 universe, and a lovely follow-up to last week's mostly moving hour. 

OH WAIT, JK this episode also revealed that President Heller was in fact alive thanks to Chloe's unbelievably quick hacking and film looping skills. Shout out to those of you in the comments of last week's review who projected this possibility; we have some nice parting gifts for you at the door. At a certain point, what can you say? I could spend a lot of time poking holes in the logic of how Chloe managed to hack the drone's feed in a short amount of time, but what would that really accomplish? It's 24! I'm not saying we shouldn't be critical of the show, because believe me there were some really dumb moments in this episode that made me beat my head against the desk. But if you—like me—thought it was great to watch Heller get blown up by a direct attack drone then any explanation of how he wasn't is fine enough by me.


And best of all, the news that Heller is actually still walking around was part of a hell of a first 25-30 minutes. Last week's episode ended with the destruction of a major international landmark and somehow, this one was substantially crazier and more entertaining. Once everyone—from Audrey to Margot to Kate—figured out that Heller survived, "7:00 PM-8:00 PM" turned into a hectic race to produce or prevent a counter-attack. Jack, Chloe, and Kate rushed to find Margot and Ian's location while the terrorist mother-daughter combo scrambled to retrieve one final drone to let loose on another populated area, Waterloo Station. It was another one of those great moments where 24's editing and pacing kicked into full overdrive, with characters descending on one spot to participate in a big firefight. 

At first, the firefight itself wasn't especially memorable thanks to that TV-y style of shootout where it's dark, no one can really see anything, and there are only scrubs in true danger. Thankfully though, Jack landed nearby in a helicopter, snuck through the backside, killed a few bros, and then scaled down the side of the building to get directly into Margot and Ian's hideout room. That in itself was quite enjoyable, the kind of thing that 24 diehards have probably been waiting all season for. But Jack wasn't finished. In one fell swoop, Jack went directly to the Al-Harazi's window, drew Ian to said window so he could quickly toss him out of the window, and then he popped Margot in the shoulder. And just when Jack called it in and Margot delivered a relatively solid screed about how the day's prior deaths were on his hands, Jack more or less said, "F*** it. Byeeee." and tossed her directly out the window as well.


My feeble words are simply not doing it justice. There are nutty 24 moments and then there was this; the season's big villain, right out the window by Jack's hand, with very little discussion of what happened afterward. Compound this moment with Heller's miraculous survival and we have ourselves the wildest episode in Live Another Day and one of the more notable hours in the show's run—or should I say, one of the notable half hours? Things didn't quite screech to a halt in the second part of the episode, but they did slow pretty substantially as the show unspooled those familiar 24 scenes of characters thinking some disaster is over, only to discover—usually through negligence or stupidity—that they were wrong and there is more evil and destruction to come. Here, it was all about our mole friend Steve, who made a deal with Cross to try to protect himself from Kate's investigation into Jordan's disappearance/now confirmed death. This deal involved stealing the suddenly VERY IMPORTANT override device that Margot and Ian used to hack into the drones, but really it's just a MacGuffin to inject a little more life into the story and raise the stakes here at the end of the season.

The problem, of course, with making big, somewhat unexpected moves in hour nine is that there are still three hours to fill. 24 has made a living at pulling the rug out from underneath the audience to reveal larger forces behind some terrorist plot and for better or worse, Live Another Day appears to be no different. In theory, I'm okay with it. What I don't like, and what happened here that resulted in the headdesk moment, was Jack nonchalantly leaving the room while on the phone, conveniently allowing Steve to choke out a tech dweeb, steal the override, and set up a few more hours of DANGER. There should be only one rule of the 24 universe: Jack Bauer is not an idiot. That's it. He can make mistakes, but anytime the show has to make its superhuman leading man do something as silly as leave the room to take a call simply to maneuver the story, it's gross.  

Despite that very dumb single moment, I do like that some of the season's mini-arcs are coalescing near the end here. The show hasn't done an especially good job with establishing Cross as a character, but at least he's not either the scenery-chewing blabbermouth or the creepy politician in a nice suit. There's something slightly different about this type of character--one who, as far as we know, has true feelings for Chloe—as the Final Boss* of a 24 season. Even if he doesn't, Live Another Day has cycled back around to the consequences of Chloe's involvement in this rogue organization, sort of near the place where she began this season. And hey, I'm willing to be forgiving toward Navarro if it means we get at least a few scenes where Benjamin Bratt is able to really swing for the fences and get crazy. 


*Who am I kidding? There's probably another baddie around the corner. President Logan, where you at dawg?

Traditional seasons of 24 were structured in fairly similar ways, with some kind of pre-finale climax that then spins off into another story, and it was interesting to see that similar type of structure reappear here. We're three-fourths of the way through Live Another Day and the first big villain has been dispatched, in truly fun fashion. How the show closes out the next three hours will determine where this event series thing stands up against the other seasons, and let's hope the writers can come up with something as half as wild as this hour.


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– What was with the weird green tint in the final foot chase between Jack and Navarro? Didn't dislike it, but couldn't exactly tell if it was the result of the exterior location or some strategic choice.

– Mark seemed a little bummed that he didn't get to be all valiant and such now that Heller's alive, right? And what about the resignation letter Heller signed? That's probably going to matter to somebody.

– RIP Jordan. You go down in the annals of 24 tech dudes getting slain. You will probably not be missed. 

– No DAMMITs this week, but one nice SON OF A BITCH from Jack. By my count he killed four people--two in the firefight and then Ian and Margot--but I just love it when you guys correct me. Big week for the KILL TRACKER then. 

– Guys. Where's Tony? Come on. 


What'd you think of this CRAZY episode? What was more surprising: Heller's survival or Margot's death?

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How did THIS episode only draw a 1.4 ???? That was classic 24.. what I have been waiting for all season. We live in the dumbest society on God's Earth. Maybe if Jack were asking someone about their feelings for 45 minutes or saving a rain forest it would draw a 3.5 ? What a freaking joke. Best show on television... enough said.
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That was my all time favorite 24 villain death.
Unexpected, brutal but totally awesome!
I mean the woman was wounded and had her arms tied behind her back, that was cold Jack. Loved it!
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Only two comments (late to the party, I know) for this week - one, now the no-beeping-clock last week makes awesome sense, and two.. that may be one of my favorite scenes in 24 history: "The only death I have on my head.. is yours" AHHHHHHH-- SPLAT! :D
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When Jack is on helicopter I hear a "Damn it, we need more than that". Then Chloe ask help to Cross. DAMMIT Track +1
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HELLER lives... The non-silent clock last week should have been a clue but i was genuinely surprised at the twist.
Also at Margot and Ians deaths. Dark Jack is hilarious and his execution of the mother son duo was cold as ice. Quite the throwing arm he has.
Thought they would have a bit more air time this season but they were good villains while they lasted, especially Margot. LOL AT Michelle Fairley for having a character watch her son brutally murdered then be murdered herself next to him.

I wonder if Simone is alive.

Jack and Audrey..i am one of the few fans that like Audrey so let her 'Squee', 'Drip' and 'Sploosh' away over Jack. She is the one happy ending left for Jack. After Renee though i think the writers refuse to allow him that.

I dont like Navarro but his use of Jacks patented choke hold before escaping was funny.He should have said 'don't fight it',
I also felt a level of sadness when that cop informed Kate that Jordan was dead.
I thought he would survive and for a side character that before this ep i dint really care for his death adds gravitas to the ongoing plot and raises the stakes for Kate and Navarro especially when she learns the truth.

The Cross Chloe relationship was hinted at earlier but i hoped it wouldn't come to fruition, alas it has. I prefer them as separate characters but i suppose it adds more tension between Cross, Chloe and Jack.
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When Jack pulled Ian out the window, I was like, right on. Don't mess with Jack! Go 'Murca!

When Jack threw Margot out the window, I was like, WTF?!?!? Did Jack just lose his mind?
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Strange turnaround for like 20 seconds.
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Found it amusing that in both 24 and Game of Thrones, Michelle Fairley played characters that got to see their son die followed by their own execution.
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They should have put a silent clock last week to fool everyone.
Loved the throwing out the window, Jack having flashback Russian moments there LOL

I'm going to take a guess (or what I would like to happen). Cross will escape with the device with Jack getting grabbed by the Russians (with location intel from Mark) just before he catches up to Cross.
Chloe, conflicted but wanting to tap in to secure files to find out who killed her husband and kid follows Cross.
NEXT SEASON - Tony gets sent to retrieve Jack from Russia by the US (but being labelled a terrorist can be disavowed with no connection if caught) in return for a pardon. Jack, with Tony in tow hunt for Cross via their knowledge of Chloe. Chloe finds out she wasn't crazy and her family were killed - but by Cross so that he could manipulate her via a conspiracy theory and get his hands on her for her government link and hacking abilities (he seems intelligent enough to organize that and has a cool hidden evil already)
:D :D
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for me this was the best moment ever!! my close second is when jack killed Dana Walsh but Margot was sooooo cold and ruthless that i jumped up and screamed "yeah!!!!! that's how you deal with these motherfuckers"!!!!!!!!
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... Euh, Cory, you really meant 'terrorist mother-son combo', right?
Unless you know something the rest of us do not know about Ian...
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Jack makes the bad guys fly. Chloe has a bad taste in new men. I expect the Russians will be after Jack next ep too.
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Personally, I have a problem with Jack throwing Margot out the window. First of all, he could have kept her alive for questioning. But more important, I feel that Jack crossed the line as our hero. Margot was unarmed and wounded in the shoulder. He could have easily restrained her. Kate and the CIA back-up squad was on the way. Sure, Margot said something that pissed Jack off and he tossed her. But are those the actions of a man we want to root for? In an earlier episode, to create a diversion in a crowd, Jack shot two civilians in the leg. He characterized it by saying, "I barely grazed them." Those gushes of blood I saw sure didn't look like grazes. Those two people will probably lose their legs, or at the least, will never walk right again. I'm sorry, but it's not the same old Jack. He's become an unfeeling action machine, much like John McClane. Does Jack really care about innocent lives? Or is he more interested in still being Jack?
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As she was falling, i noticed her hands were restrained, behind her back. My first thought was, wow you've changed Jack. Then i had a flashback to Nina on her back, Jack pumping several into her. Changed? Not so much. Not that, that's a bad thing.
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It was an angry response for what she did. Not professional but understandable.
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Well that was a lot of fun. It's very hard to accept that Heller's death could have been faked, how do you do a fakeout when everyone's covered in real time? And I can't believe they screwed it up a la Speed. Don't these guys watch movies? Anyway Jack despatching Margot. was entertaining as heck but also so so wrong. But is there more to it? 5 weeks ago Littlefinger pushes Lysa out the Moon Door while declaring for her sister, now Jack pushes Cat out of a window. Coincidence? (trick question, there are no coincidences in the Game of Thrones/24 multiverse).
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Yeah guys, where's Tony?
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Yes, best not to try to make sense of that deus-ex-machiney twist that leaves Heller all fine (and explains the lack of silent clock at the end of the previous episode). We were supposedly watching the events unfold in real time, but it still didn't stop Chloe from working her magic and sending a presidential phantom onto the stadium field.

Surprisingly quick and happy ending to the Al-Harazi threat (seeing as there was even enough time to divert the missile from its target). It gave me a certain amount of satisfaction to see both of them flying out the window. I guess Jack really doesn't take prisoners these days, eh.

Audrey still seems to care about Jack, that much is clear. So if it's going to be jealousy behind Mark's eventual cooperation with the Russians, there will be no surprises.
Belcheck had some funny moments with Heller, it's just a shame that they were too few.

Now I'm left wondering whether that time jump will come to pass, and whether the final episodes will see an introduction of another mysterious player beyond the already established Navarro/Cross plus Boudreau/Russians on the sidelines dynamic.
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I've been wondering myself about this 'time jump' and I don't think it's needed. I've heard there will be one and it still hasn't happened.

Yes the show is called 24 but the real time aspect will suit me well enough. At this stage I hope they just wrap everything up as a jump could really mess things up from a story perspective.
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- Great episode, though I was disappointed initially that the Margot alHarazi storyline was basically wrapped up within the first 20 mins, after the eight hours of build-up to it. Navarro doesn't exactly inspire the same kind of fear or urgency as the next Big Bad. Cross, perhaps, especially as Chloe's with him now.

- Belcheck needs to appear more. He really had the best lines:
"I'm not American. This is not America."
"Belcheck. Just one name, like Madonna."
As Heller said, the man deserves your respect.
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Threw. Her. Out. Of. the. window.
With a smirk on his face.
Jack Bauer, a different kind of hawk these days. Mama Stark, a loser in the Game of Thrones and the game of drones.
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Well this was a thrill ride for sure! Lots of kills for Jack tonight! Woot woo! As for him throwing Margot out the window....FAN-FREAKING-TASIC!!!! I was completely shocked! However I'm wondering if her hands still being tied will be an issue for Jack to explain.
As for 3 episodes left....WHERE IS TONY!? OR LOGAN!? Aaron!? Where are some of our fan favorites!?
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Where is that GIF?
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Working on the GIF party now. Here is a preview:


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One of my new favourite's, second only to...

http://img2.tvtome.com/i/u/8105c28dddc04ad5ca0933ccf6b321da.gif
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My new screensaver! Cheers Ed ;)
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Come over to the GIF Party and have a beer! A few have dropped by already.
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Threw. Her. Out. Of. The. Window.
With a smirk on his face. that's our Bad Boy
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Go to the GIF party and watch her brat Ian get the same business.

24:Recap - GIF PARTY!!
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DUDE SHE FLEW!!!!!!! LOVED IT! Thanks. Can't wait to party in bit!
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It is up! Hope you have a good computer. I really outdid myself.
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These bitches take forever to laod. And double the # this week. Gonna crash some computers with this one. Just ...so much.

And mine will have half the whining and triple the fun.
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thanks
edshrinker

i watched the bitch fly about 30 times now - so rare to get real retribution on TV these days; and if anyone deserved it she did
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In no other show would it be okay for the hero to throw the villains out of the window with no remorse. Only 24 could do it with no fans complaining too.

I am glad now Jack can return the favor and help Kate out.

Three more exciting episodes to go and this season had been proven to be good maybe enough for another fun one next summer.
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Clearly you haven't read enough of these comments. Some people are annoyed with the remorseless Jack throw. Not me though. IT ROCKED!
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Jack pulling Ian out the window is a reaction to a threat- man with a gun. Shooting Margo is the same. Throwing Margo out the window is the cleanest solution to what to do with her- no one wants a trial where the issue of American sponsor death of children would be exposed. Why was Bib-Laden assassinated? A SEAL team couldn't have brought him in? 24 has always been about b/w choices, so, Margo bad, Margo die.
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In previous seasons Jack throwing baddies out a window would pull him out of action for an episode or two, thank goodness for this new short format! Nobody even questioned him. PS you know Navarro is a big jerk because he didn't even safely eject the override device.
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JACK YOUR BEHAVIOR WAS OVER THE LINE. WE'RE PUTTING YOU IN A HOLDING CELL UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF OPTIONS
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Or until he escapes......... again.
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In case some forgot Jack was damaged somewhat after years of torture, him nonchalantly throwing mother and son out of a high rise should've been a reminder. Jack believes in the Greater Good by any means necessary. I will say I was sort of disappointed that Heller survived, don't know why but I just wanted a New President with the characteristics of President David Palmer. Use to love the dynamic between Palmer and Jack. Wonder how Jack will save Chloe from the mess she's gotten herself into....will be interesting to watch.
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Oh President Palmer. *sniff sniff wipes tear from eye*
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I think Chloe might be the wild card- I can imagine her backing Cross, although the previews seem to show her questioning Cross's choice with the submarine.
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I missed the first few minutes because of rain on a dish so was there a Oceans 11/Leverage style flashback to explain how Heller isn't dead?
Now that Chloe is rolling with the King bad guy which puts her with Jacks opposition, is she going to die and is Jack going to have to kill her? Really though who cares? All that matters is Jack tossing Margot out the window. That was awesome! That ranks right up there in hilarity with Hulk smashing Loki.
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Jack throwing both of them out the window is going to go in the 24 Hall Of Fame for highlight moments. I am still unclear what Cross is doing here, and that's a good thing. 24 should have more "gray" characters. I am less psyched about Navarro, and wish Kate had gotten even more stuff to do this year. Maybe she will bring it on home in the final 3 shows.
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Yeah, I think they've wasted Kate, after building her up so much in the first five episodes.
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So here is my (probably wild) theory which came to me while watching the episode:
I think Chloe acted really weird, especially saying goodbye to Jack that way. And she doesn't seem to be into the relationship with Cross the way he is - so I think she is an undercover agent from the beginning, and is after the people cross works for (since he apparently is only the middle man). She is using Cross to get to them ..
Last indication for that would be the "mysterious" stop at the gas station - which doesn't make any sense but to prove in retrospect that she contacted someone. Also her asking where they are going seems fairly suspicious to me!

What do you guys think? :p
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I like it - Jack said earlier that he had been working as an independent contractor for a group with a lot of juice and a lot of moolah. Chloe probably is also
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OOOooooo. Good call on Chloe. I thought for sure when she was in the gas station they were going to cut to her using a listening device to hear Cross's call.
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I think Chloe and Cross are working together to get the device. It is the ultimate hacking device, after all.
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I am not really sure about that - Cross seems like the bad guy, and not at all happy that Chloe made her "field-trip-thing" with Jack, but I guess we'll see :)
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I could buy Chloe being unhinged by the death of her husband and child and being an active participant in Cross's scene. It would blow the minds of the 24'ers.
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Michelle Fairley's now typecast. Whenever someone wants to cast the role of a woman who wants to avenge her dead husband, watches her son die, has a fit of rage and is unceremoniously dispatched moments later, they'll think of her.
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Mama Stark, a loser in the Game of Thrones and the game of drones.
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made my week with this one! thx .)
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the GIF inspired me.
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Good episode now the whole Margot storyline is resolved Jack doing a Bruce Willis Die Hard Style , Jack doesn't have much time for tender moments with Audrey " can you hold on I am trying to stop terrorists" but my daddy ? The bit last week with the stadium was poor CGI was surprised Heller survived , looking forward to the reveal of the Russians behind this, as people have mentioned ,could this be similar to real life Putin? Could of done with blowing up some other sites in London (Parliament, Palace , Covent Garden ) Other wise a thrilling episode 3 to go .
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So ya, that happened, huh? Probably best then to ignore everything I said last week.

Heller's alive. Terrorists are dead. Drones are under control. {thumb twiddle} Guess that means that Mark is going to have to answer for forging the President's signature and Jack is going to have his choice of ladies since both Kate and Audrey have a case of the Bauer's.

Of course, Kate still has her pound of flesh to extract from Navarro and Chloe yet to discover that her new boyfriend is a bad bad man. Hmm, I think this is the first 24 that I can recall where Jack wasn't looking for revenge on somebody before the final clock struck. I'm okay with that.

Cross has said, "I'm only the middle man" three times now, so all but certain that the BIG boss will pop his head out. I'll throw a $5 chip down on the villain craps table of that person being Russian. Thus galvanizing the US and UK and assuring that Jack would have his choice of two countries to retire in...maybe both with Audrey state side and Kate across the pond, he could just commute, pimp style :)
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Maybe Chloe and Cross are working together to get the device. It is the ultimate hacking device, after all.
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A complete heal turn from Chloe, huh? If they hadn't done it with Tony and were there future seasons, I'd say absolutely. I can't see them flipping her to the dark side and resolving that in 3 episodes. Would be fun to see though.
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Chloe has always been a hacker. Now she has been working for a freedom of information group. It's not so much of a stretch that she'd want a device that can break through any firewall.
Though, hopefully, she is scamming Cross.
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Ya, but she's always been a white hat. As much as it wouldn't be a stretch to have her flip, with only 3 episodes left, that would be something I could only see in a cliffhanger.

I just can't see it given the show's "future".
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I thought this was really, really stupid. Not just that Heller was alive, although that was the worst bit, but also everything else that Chloe was doing. What kind of software draws a 3D sketch of a building with an arrow pointing to the exact room where people are using computers?

How about the conversation where Chloe asked the big bad for help (not knowing that he's the big bad)? She asked him to help stop the terrorists from hitting a major target in London. He replied that he's not going to help Jack, and she didn't ask him if he's really willing to let hundreds of people die just because he doesn't like Jack.

But I enjoyed how Jack threw Margot out the window.
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"What kind of software draws a 3D sketch of a building with an arrow pointing to the exact room where people are using computers?"

Well, if we're going to go for the technical wrongs...
1.) The use of a GPS tracking application made no sense - nothing in the room would have had a GPS to track.
2.) It was a hell of a longshot to assume that Margot would be running everything on a battery backup.
3.) It was equally a hell of a longshot to assume that there wasn't *other* stuff on a UPS/generator that would have made that move useless. More to the point, the telecom equipment in the basement (yes, EVERY office building that big has some wonderful telecom stuff in the basement to provide internet access to the businesses inside it) that would have needed to be on a UPS/generator in order for the connection to continue...and yes, internet access would have to be involved in order for the Chloe tap-in to work.
4.) Kate's HTC One should be just about dead by now.
5.) Technically from last week, how do you randomly find 'phantom partitions'? You either repurpose the existing partition (which doesn't exactly advertise its previous lives), or you've graduated middle school math and realize that a 1TB drive with only 500GB usable is probably hiding something. Besides, with hard disks as cheap as they are, if Nvarro really cared, why not swap out the drive and incinerate the one with incriminating data?
6.) what are the black things that everyone puts over their phones? Vocal scramblers? Why would Nvarro need one to talk to Cross, and then what are the antennas for? Widgets that magically remove the ability to trace a call? Again, why does Nvarro use one to talk to Cross? Also, wouldn't that disconnect an incoming call?
7.) Chloe has an Alienware laptop. Her battery would have been dead halfway through the episode.
8.) How exactly did Chloe NOT know that Cross was going all NSA on her laptop, and why didn't she bat an eye when he admitted it? Also, are you telling me that the wi-fi at a bar is enough to receive a real-time feed from a drone AND retransmit it to him? That's never happened at any bar or restaurant I've ever been to, ever.
9.) Why does the drone say 'target destroyed'. How does it know whether the target has been destroyed or not? 'missile detonated', I could see. It's not no way to tell whether the intended target was truly destroyed or not.

...but this is 24, where we understand that technology exists for the sake of advancing the plot in an easy-to-digest manner, therefore, all necessary software is able to aggregate all relevant data and show it in an attractive 3D interface in real-time without ever running into real-world tech issues.

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Are you really questioning the feasibility of any 24 software? Don't you know they have guys that are at least 100 years more advanced than any tech guy Microsoft or Apple has on their payroll right now? :P

PS. I also loved how Margot was thrown out the window. I have to say, I was shocked and wasn't expecting it. Jack's face made me think there was something personal going on there though... She really should have been made pay for her crimes though, but that probably wouldn't have made such a good TV moment.
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I always thought chloe had daddy issues
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Didn't they have a override device in season 4 ??
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It sounded familiar to me too.
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so jack has a log in at the CIA and he has been on the run I think if they continue the show then we will see tony it was hilarious when jack was gaining entry into margot hideout and he got into a shootout with one of her henchman and he turned the corner and jack was standing above him
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did you all hear the british accents in the cia station lol
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glad to see that FOX is hiring local talent
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could of got some of the soap actors in problem is they have to be subtitled LOL
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this is the reason 24 is the best because it pulls you off course and then pulls you back into the fold what an episode
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In Jack's defense he was inside a CIA operation center, he left the device with the head of said operation center, and he only went like 15 feet. To use your logic, Jack would never be able to use the bathroom.... oh wait....
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Good episode. I know it's the world of 24 but you really have to suspend all belief to think American agents can fire guns in the streets of London without armed police turning up in minutes, especially just after a terrorist attack.
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correct me if im wrong but the british police do not carry weapons and why weren't MI5 the backup
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CO-19 CO19 is Scotland Yard's specialist firearms unit. This elite cadre of highly-trained police officers are on standby to respond to any armed incident in London.

ARV (Armed Response Vehicle) Officers

ARV units are a more reactive force since they respond to incidents involving firearms. There are some 280 ARV officers utilizing 13 Armed Response Vehicle, or 'Trojans', on the streets of London at any given time. To enable fast pursuit and arrival times, BMW cars, fitted with state-of-the-art satellite navigation and communications gear are the vehicle of choice for the ARV teams. ARVs will patrol known trouble areas, waiting to move in when needed. ARV units are usually crewed by 3 officers : driver, communications operator and observer/navigator.
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Awesome the united states needs something like this we have cops show up to medical emergency with weapons and mulitple officers
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Annals.
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Indeed, and the mini-arcs are coalescing, not convalescing.
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Appreciate it! Fixed. My brain was fried last night.
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Might I suggest a bit of convalescence? ;-)
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Looking like Chloe is the big bad
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I think Chloe and Cross are working together to get the device. It is the ultimate hacking device, after all.
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Pathetic that they took the obvious route. Boring.
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Lots of long action scenes. I had a feeling that was a trick (no silence death tune in the previous/last episode). Finally, the end of those annoying people. Oh great, circle conspiracy gets smaller! Three/3 more episodes to go!

BTW, Jack did say damn it once in tonight's episode during Chloe and Jack's scene to figure out the location of the drone controllers. Here are the extracted closed captionings (CCs)/subtitles (ignore the time stamps since I started my HTPC recording late):
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Have you got a fix
on Al-Harazi's position?

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00:16:13,605 --& 00:16:15,206
The signal
from the device is pinging

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00:16:15,240 --& 00:16:17,008
off three different cell towers.
The best I can do

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is measure the time lapse
between each tower.

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00:16:18,844 --& 00:16:20,745
That only gives me
an approximate location

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00:16:20,779 --& 00:16:22,180
somewhere in Hackney.

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00:16:22,214 --& 00:16:24,048
Damn it, we need more than that!

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00:16:25,884 --& 00:16:27,885
Jack, let me try something.
I'll get back to you.

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00:16:27,920 --& 00:16:29,420
Copy that.
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These dammits are too subtle for me. Added to the tally.
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Wait, you didn't fix your error in the story. :(
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Ya. I chuckled when I heard him say it. ;) If you want, I could extract the (CC/subtitle)s for each episode. ;)
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I laughed so hard, I felt like I was dying, when Jack suddenly tossed the former Catelyn Stark out the window without even flinching, I -really- want to see a gif of that sequence. I predict Tony is the one who wants the device, he couldn't have gone into retirement (evil doers never retire, they either go to prison or die violently), probably bidding his time in some old subway tunnel turned underground club with President Logan.
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Maybe Chloe and Cross are working together to get the device. It is the ultimate hacking device, after all.
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I honestly hope Tony isn't the one wanting the device. Tony wanting a device that can break military firewalls seems a little to close to a repeat of season 7.
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I believe there was a dammit when he was in the helicopter and Chloe was having a hard time narrowing Margot's location.
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hahahaha 24 never disappoints....#damnitChloe
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WOOHOO!! I was right about the "lack of the silent clock because president Hellar wasn't killed in the explosion Chloe just made it look that way!" theory. I'll take that parting gift now! lol. I loved this episode. Now that Jacks spent several years on the shadier side of things... I loved his decision to just throw Margot out the window. He's probably learned a thing or two, letting them live for "questioning" or something like that never works out good.. just toss that bitch out the window before she has a chance to setup her plan B or something. Was hoping that Jordan's injuries weren't gonna kill him.. i know a knife in the chest is bad, but it was a pretty small knife...and this is 24... plus he kinda looked like Milo and it would have been nice to see a techie besides Chloe survive for once. I would say that this is definitely the best of the season so far... and probably best since about season 6. It's going to be interesting to see what happens about Jack's pardon, the presidents resignation, and of course the forged document to have Jack handed over to the Russians though.... especially knowing the president has Alz and people KNOW he has Alz now. I don't blame Jack or the show writers for letting Jack leave that room though, he was in the CIA with the director... should be pretty safe territory. I do kinda wish that the room didn't have a convenient back door though, and Jack should have just immediately yelled out to everyone what was happening before just running off, and beating up a security guard... now it'll look like Jack is the culprit or at least question his way of doing things with everyone. How do they fill 3 more hours? Shit how are they going to RESOLVE this is only 3 more hours?! 24 always has a secondary plot towards the end of the season and I'm glad they didn't break from that, it's one of the things we love about this show. Hopefully episodes like this will get the ratings they deserve and convince Fox to bring it back for a FULL season 10.
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that was fuckin awesome.
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Yes, yes it was!
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Best episode of the season so far - next week should be great.
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Yep, it beat its first episode in this season so far!
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