Season 7 Episode 12

Day 7: 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 2009 on FOX

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  • A suspension of belief is required to trudge through this episode.

    From inept secret service agents - who apparently don't have access to their own security feeds (or mind heavily armed hostiles walking down their hallways until a code red is issued, i dunno) - or have the necessary training to hit a stationary target at 30 feet (seriously, where were these guys found? Rent-a-cop?) to Jack pulling one of the most out-of-character stunts ever by handing over the president to terrorists (thereby rendering her a mere civilian and granting the VP the oval office) - this has got to be the worst episode of 24, ever.

    There was no suspense - apart from the suspension of belief. The writers hacked out an episode without any regard for the true security measures of the White House beyond a few cheap lines thrown in to satisfy the more cretinous viewers.

    While it seemed strange to see so many soldiers running around during the time before the attack on the WH, where did they all go during the actual attack? And the soldiers with heavy fire power who ran around in the bunker during the previous seasons, where were they? And why didn't the president go into the bunker when less than an hour before it had been declared that "there's going to be another attack on Washington"?

    All in all, a serious disappointment from the writers.