A Chinese diplomat from the Peoples Republic of China Consulate General masterminds a commando raid on the Los Angeles Office of the US Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU). The private military contractors he hires are all Chinese, clearly giving away the identity of whoever is behind the raid. The mercs infiltrate this elite counter-terrorist organization through the sewer system and shoot it out, mano a mano, with CTU agents on American soil, in the corridors of CTU headquarters.
Are you f**king kidding me???
In what alternate reality would something this politically absurd happen?
What idiot wrote this episode?
Whoever he is, he needs the Milo Pressman sudden bullet to the head treatment. Either that or he needs to return any Emmy Award for Best Original Teleplay he might have received before this.
"Invasion USA," with Chuck Norris defending sunny Florida shopping malls from invading Cuban Communists was ridiculous enough.
Top this all off with the xenophobic "China is overtaking the US" Phillip Bauer subplot, and this episode of "24" really takes the cake.