24

Season 7 Episode 15

Day 7: 10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 23, 2009 on FOX
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Jack and Tony manage to locate the incoming biological weapons, but must convince a civilian security guard to go along with their plan, when men from Starkwood show up to claim the weapons. After gaining control of the cargo, Jack engages in a gunfight with the terrorists and risks exposure when the canister is damaged. Ethan makes a drastic decision which upsets President Taylor.moreless

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  • As 11PM shockers go…

    7.0
    This isn't bad, I guess. But you know what might've been better? Saving it for the final friggin' season!Jack and Tony re-team for a little stealth work at the Port of Alexandria, where Starkwood mercenaries are picking up a shipment of bioweapon canisters. But it all goes to hell when Jack saves a side character and gets his guns blazing. It's a fine shootout, but nothing too impressive. Especially since we've already seen a firefight years ago at a certain other Port. But who am I to compare seasons?Olivia does her own stealth work regarding the leak of Burnett's death, and Kanin decides to take responsibility for that fiasco and resign. Okay, he will return later, and the writers did have this whole season mapped out, so why did they have to make his "final" conversation with Taylor so damn long and tedious? And don't tell me it was to give Jack and Tony enough time to get to the Port; the last six seasons are a testament to their superpowers.Anyway, Tony gets captured, and Jack tries to drive the canisters to safety. Except that one of them gets shot. And he gets exposed. And Hodges' men take the bioweapon back. So we're all screwed.Except for Jack. The main character of this show. Which still has one more season. Way to go, 7!Hourly Highlight:Know what? The Starkwood board meeting. Because we never really get such scenes, and sometimes it's all about the novelty! And, y'know, some Hodges ham.moreless
  • A disappointing episode with little action. Get Jack and Renee' back into action, fast!

    5.0
    Jack gets a shower (decontamination), Jack shows his scars, Jack sits around in his underwear, Renee apologizes to Larry, Larry apologies to Renee' (but says it was really her fault), Tony is tricked by a lawyer (!), the President signs a piece of paper, Larry invades an empty warehouse, nobody shoots. What a sleeper. The first disappointing episode.

    I have no trouble with suspending belief (i.e. no one goes to the bathroom, constant action), but I have trouble with an episode where NOTHING (and I mean NOTHING) happens. This is supposed to be exciting. In all the years I've watched 24 (never missed an episode) this weeks was the slowest ever. A real disappointment.moreless
  • Another fine installment.

    10
    Not as much action in this episode as the last, but enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. Ethan Kanin resigns as Chief of Staff due to the days events and authorizing Jack Bauer to interrogate Ryan Burnett, who subsequently killed by Quinn but blamed on Jack. Kanin also tells the President that Senator Mayer was killed and apparently by Jack Bauer. The President is in disbelief because of all that Jack had done to stop the previous attacks.



    Jack and Tony where the biological WMDs are are coming in at by the phone Jack had retrieved from Quinn when he kill him. They work with the security guard to try and gain control of the container holding the biological weapons. The team from Starkwood find the container with the help of the Security Guard and they take him out to kill him. Jack sees what is going on and takes out the Starkwood guy before he can kill the Security Guard. What do you know, Jack does have a soft spot.



    After a firefight and Jack chasing and jumping on the truck carrying the weapons, he gains control of the truck and the weapons.



    Jack finds a tear in the truck and an open canister of the bio weapon and has to go into the truck trailer to shut it down. In the process he gets exposed. Jack calls Larry and lets him know what is going on and that he needs to send a team to secure the compound he was just at as well as send the CDC to his location. Before help can arrive, Starkwood attacks Jack by helicopter and a vehicle and he has to abandon the truck and bio weapons. Starkwood once again has possession of the biological weapons.



    Jack sits with a very solemn look on his face.moreless
  • This episode surprised me, a simple episode that brought good details, excellent complication, action and outcome.

    9.3
    Presentation Phase - » (8/10). I liked the beginning, some setups, Henry Taylor is fine and Ethan asks for his resignation and finally Larry opened his eyes and knows that Jack is innocent. Another guest character that you can suspect that will die.



    Complication Phase - » (10/10)*2. This seems like Rambo, Jack and Tony against one group of mercenaries and they had to recover the container with the biological weapon. The complication itself is very attractive and seemed that could end in this episode. Jack saved the day again, but he sacrificed himself to do it and ended up with almost nothing.



    Ending - » (10/10). Jack is infected, I could not see that coming.



    Time and Scene Management - » (10/10). IT was very hard to notice any filler, seemed to me that all the scenes was necessary.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10). Nothing that I can point.



    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (10/10). The ending presents a game changer in 24, can this really happen?



    Suspense/Tension - » (9/10). The gun fight provided great tension, you actually can pay too much attention because you can feel that someone can die.



    Drama - » (7/10). Ethan presented his resignation and this guest character that had his own drama and Jack has to decide if he will save him.



    Action - » (9/10). Another nice gun fights with some realism.



    What I liked -» Almost all scenes.



    What I Didn´t Liked -» I didn´t care for this guest character that helped Jack and Tony. Olivia continues to be annoying.



    This episode surprised me, a simple episode that brought good details, excellent complication, action and outcome.moreless
  • '10pm - 11pm' is very much a game of two halves with the first coming in a little weak and the second really picking up the pace.

    7.5
    '10pm - 11pm' is very much a game of two halves with the first coming in a little weak and the second really picking up the pace. To begin, we have Ethan resigning as President Taylor's Chief of Staff in a rather stifled scene that overstays its welcome. Then there is the annoyingly unnecessary set up of security guard Connor Trineer's moral dilemma as the father of an unborn child which, while believable, is nothing other than extraneous and serves to distract from the main thrust of the action. And then, of course, there's Taylor's absolutely ridiculous appointment of her daughter as her temporary Chief of Staff. What's the betting that, by the end of the day, she'll have made such a 'good impression' that she'll ultimately end up in a permanent post? Actually, scratch that. She'll be exposed as the duplicitous no-gooder that she really is and will have a showdown with Ethan. Or maybe that's just my personal fantasy. Anyway, however you look at it, this is just plain dumb. You're telling me there's no one remaining on staff in the White House who would be better suited than the President's fricking daughter? What about Tim? What's preventing this faithful aide from stepping up? Ack, this sort of rank nepotism is just irritating and smacks of lazy writing. Plus, every second that Olivia spends on screen is a second wasted, in this writer's opinion. What is exactly IS the point in her character, other than to p**s every member of the viewing audience off? She's Sherry Palmer lite, an annoying vulture picking at the scraps of the overblown buffet that is the White House operation. And somewhere along the line, that metaphor went horribly wrong. Anyhow, if you can look past these disappointing elements, there's a great deal of good to be found in the later moments of the hour. Cassar shows his skill as a director yet again in the confrontation sequence at the warehouse which looks absolutely fantastic and could be one of the finest in the show's history. It's also very well written, making the right plot movements in exactly the right places and ultimately leading to a rather dramatic, if surely superfluous (seeing as Sutherland is signed on for an eighth season), closing cliffhanger. Highly tense stuff then... it's just a shame the rest of the hour can't live up to these standards.moreless
Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee

Ken Dellao

Guest Star

Chris Mulkey

Chris Mulkey

Doug

Guest Star

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Carl Gadsen

Guest Star

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Greg Seaton

Recurring Role

Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden

Olivia Taylor

Recurring Role

Jon Voight

Jon Voight

Jonas Hodges

Recurring Role

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