24

Season 8 Episode 9

Day 8: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 22, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Farhad Hassan and Josef Bazhaev prepare to complete the Uranium transaction, while Sergei Bazhaev tries to prevent it. Rob Weiss suggests to Brian Hastings that Renee Walker should be blamed for the terrorists getting a hold of the weapons. Dana Walsh takes matters into her own hands in order to deal with Kevin Wade, but Cole Ortiz back at CTU get suspicious.moreless

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  • Loving the 24 action like always but definitely interested to see where this relationship between Jack and Renee is going...

    9.0
    I'm loving all the 24 action like always. Mostly I'm definitely interested to see where this relationship between Jack and Renee is going. He says she has him, which last time i checked wasn't a platonic phrase. Jack must like being stabbed. What happened to Audrey??! I miss her, oh well I guess she's gone since the actress is now on Grey's Anatomy. She was great on the show, i think the show should have tried to keep her on. Renee is definitely an interesting character but I don't find her very likeable. Hopefully as the season progresses I'll learn to like her character more.moreless
  • Another dull episode of 24, Jack tries in vain to save Renee from criminal charges and gets away with criminal charges as usual. The Terroist still have the Rod Stewarts and not sure how to use them ?moreless

    5.0
    The series has really given up now the Cole and Dana relationship is the most interesting subplot because you can't wait to see how more stupid it gets. The Rod Stewart subpolt is going nowhere where is the threat and the action none, the terroists need to put a ad on the terroist website bomber needed ASAP and you just know that jack will try foil the attack if not him then the new kid on block has to do it.

    Last season was brillant yes it was a bit far fetched but plausiable but this season makes the season with jack family seem like a classic , I watch one more hour to see if it gets better but if not I can't take any more !moreless
  • Season 8 at its worst!

    5.0
    I have to say that if the show got so good last hour, this present episode has just dissappointed me too much.



    The plot that involves Dana and Cole is so predictable and without any tension or interest.

    The same with Farhad, very poor the scene and the tension when his people change his plans...



    The same thing ocurres in the general plot of the episode wich is so boring and without quality.

    I was thinking to put this episode down, because this one is really dissappointing and so quietly and predictable.

    It´s pure transitional, but in the worst way.



    But the episode manages to survive just in the edge thanking the plot of Renee´s interrogation.

    It´s the only interesting thing that makes that this episode get a 5 and it´s the best of the this hour.moreless
  • To screenagedkicks duuuuude this show is so mindless if ur just now figuring this out then please stop watching b/cuz you'll just end up going bats..t like Jacks girl this sn. or day!moreless

    9.5
    Yes we all agree they go off on some of the most rediculouse side stories ever but Ive come to realize that, thats the fun of the show. Take it for what it is mindless fun dressed up as intellagent espianoge action. I suggest taking a sip of wine, or a qualude or two b4 ur next viewing. P.s duuuuuude stop the endless ranting about an ep. u claim to dislike, nobody reads that, like the show the clock is counting 4 u too, so go do something productive, or at the least watch something els. tt4n 24er and remember Dont take anything on the show too seriousely, they obviousely dont!moreless
  • As this episode proved, all that was necessary for season eight was a little more character development.

    8.0
    And there goes another one. Short-lived performances are no stranger to a show such as 24, somewhat adding to its well-known value of unpredictability. Often, a character is only given but a few episodes to establish himself before he is pinned down. Josef Bazhaev was obviously next on the list.



    We left him last episode as he was on his way to deliver the rods to Farhad, attempting to seek some degree of redemption against his father for the murder Oleg. It was obvious from the start that Josef was apprehensive about things, unsure if his actions would truly set things right, and second thoughts were even further conveyed in his conversation with Jack and Sergei. The fleeting eye movements and nervous expressions were totally believable, and much credit should go to David Anders for his brief yet wholly enjoyable role. In an effort to strike a deal with the Josef, they offer him as well full immunity; a chance to undo his poorly considered work. And, just as he agrees to the offer, he is shot from across the street by Farhad and another man named Samir. Naturally, Chloe had been tapping the line the whole time in an effort to track the location of the rods. No dice, as it is hastily ground into the asphalt by Samir.



    Now, I think it's time to take a brief intermission in the review before we get into the rest of the episode, because I have something important to comment on. No, I'm not the first to notice the idiosyncrasy but I'm seven reviews in and I haven't commented on this annoyance once. Brian Hastings… your posture is awful! How are you supposed to support anyone at CTU when you can't even support yourself? Ah, that's right; you're unable to do neither! Yes, Brian's lack of loyalty is explored even further in hour nine. Rob Weiss at the White House gives Hastings a call, and, in a surprisingly intimidating tone, manipulates Hastings into permitting a female interrogator from the Department of Justice to drill Renee, hopefully finding a way to make her take full responsibility of the death of Vladimir. Apparently he was the White House's only lead. In reality, if the interrogation is successful, Renee would be taking the blame for CTU's failed mission. And Hastings agrees to let it happen.



    Five minutes later (At 20 past midnight! They couldn't have sent her in the morning!?! And, in addition, the crisis is still ongoing! Wouldn't it have made more sense to see if things can wrap up cleanly by the end of the day, denying the need for ANY process? Such logic boggles the mind), she shows up, makes her way to medical and begins the attack. She's been prepped, and she's determined to get the job done. Surprisingly, this scene was one of my favorites of the entire episode. The questions, while basic, were delivered well and gave things a sinister undertone. As time pressed on, I felt the tension between the two rise, and, as the look on Renee's face changed as Kristin kept talking, I too stared on, truly engaged. At one point, I even considered the possibility of Renee killing or injuring the woman who sat across the table from her. It may have very well been an interesting turn of events. But, the scene still concluded in a satisfying way, with Jack bursting through the door, throwing the interrogator against the wall and placing her into a chokehold. And it was at this point where Jack's true feelings for Renee began to show.



    Later on in the episode, the point is brought up once more as Jack, turned away from CTU by Hastings because of his behavior, is given the opportunity to return. But he does so under only one condition: that Renee is freed from any further prosecutions. Hastings soon agrees, though only after Jack promises to remain at CTU for the duration of the day's events, demonstrating Hasting's competence for once. Perhaps Brian character will earn some greater backbone in future episodes? Hmmm… maybe that stoop has a deeper meaning? But that's not what is significant here. No, it's Jack's consistent emphasis on Renee. In essence, much of hour nine served to further show a developing connection between the two, and develop something of an inner-conflict for Jack and the audience. Is Jack struggling for his country, or instead Renee? Where, truly, is his heart in all of this? Only time will tell.



    I've been looking forward to this paragraph all-season, and it is with great pleasure that I write it. Dana's side-story looks to be coming to an end. Yes, my friends, Dumb and Dumber are dead, and really, no one is upset at that. Dana, finally showing some degree of resourcefulness, tracks the two down, silenced pistol in hand. She walks closer and closer to the van where her ex and his friend are inside, certainly enjoying themselves with the two women they picked up at a grimy strip-club last episode. And what do you know? Cole shows up in the nick of time, 'following up on a lead' (completely leaving the rest of his team when his country is in danger) and gives his fiancée a talkin'-to. It is within a conveniently-placed commercial break where Dana, at last, reveals who true identity. So, after hearing her story, what does Cole do? Makes his way for the van himself, tells the two to leave the state with the $120,000 and never return. In which event he will have to kill them both. The group reluctantly agrees, and, as far as Cole and Dana are concerned, the problem is solved. Not so. The slower of two idiots stabs Kevin, grabs a revolver from the trunk and makes a move on Cole, who, after being alerted by the injured Kevin, spins around and takes a shot at the oncoming assailant, killing him instantly. Dana rushes over to Kevin, almost helpless as he dies sprawled out on the ground. The scene, while predictably bland, wrapped up a hugely disappointing side-plot, and, save for a possible clean up scene next episode, I'm hoping that we can quickly forget this atrocious misstep in the season.



    And that's that. A pretty fulfilling episode, all things considered, that opens things up quite nicely for a cleaner continuation. Admittedly, the season found itself faltering quite frequently in the past few episodes, but, as this entry proved, a little more character development was all that was necessary. So, now that things are almost into play, maybe we can finally get things really into motion next time. Fingers crossed.moreless
Merle Dandridge

Merle Dandridge

Kristen Smith

Guest Star

Ethan Rains

Ethan Rains

Ali

Guest Star

Rami Malek

Rami Malek

Marcos Al-Zacar

Guest Star

Clayne Crawford

Clayne Crawford

Kevin Wade

Recurring Role

Jürgen Prochnow

Jürgen Prochnow

Sergei Bazhaev

Recurring Role

Akbar Kurtha

Akbar Kurtha

Farhad Hassan

Recurring Role

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