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I'm Sayin'??
Saturday, January 13, 2007
24 is back.
Ok, peeps.

I don't know if YOU watch 24, but I watch 24. The new season starts tomorrow, and they are starting with 2-hour episodes on Sunday and Monday.

That means DON'T CALL ME, DON'T CALL MY WIFE, AND DON'T CALL THIS HOUSE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
  • Sunday 1/14 between 8pm and 10pm
  • Monday 1/15 between 8pm and 10pm.
  • All Mondays until the season ends from 8pm - 10pm (I think Prison Break will lead into, or follow 24, so I'm taking the whole two hours.)
  • Don't even talk about me too intensely, unless it's in the context of "Damn, this is one crazy episode, I know Mau is loving this!" Don't want my ears to start burning during a key moment.
I'd like to give a belated award to Season 5 of 24, for the most cold-blooded season finale since J.R. was shot.

This is what happened: During Season 4, I don't remember why, but Jack led a raid on the Chinese Consulate. It was totally under-the-radar, so his squad did not use any real bullets, and they wore masks. That way it looks like a random raid, instead of a raid by US government employees. They either used rubber bullets, or none at all, because killing Chinese on US soil just wasn't an option.

In the commotion, the Chinese Consul is shot, but Chinese bullets. They know it was Chinese bullets, because the US folkz weren't shooting anybody.

The Chinese are going through camera footage, and get a split second of someone briefly pulling their mask off. They manage to identify that person, and capture him, and that's how they find out that Jack led the raid. They then hold Jack personally responsible for the death of the Consul, and they want him to face the consequences.

At the end of the season, in order to escape the Chinese, Jack disappears.

So, here comes Season 5. Jack is forced to come out of hiding, and save the good ole United States yet again. He does what he does, and tragedy averted (relatively).

Here comes the gutshot clincher: In the last episode, Jack is captured. If I remember correctly, a black van pulls alongside him on the street, and the next thing he knows, he is in a room, and a black bag is being pulled off of his head. Standing in front of him is the Chinese guy that was hounding him during Season 4. During Season 4, he threatened to take him to China, so that he could live out his days in a prison slave labor camp or something. After the Chinese guy gloats for a second, the camera shot zooms out. We see that he is on a Chinese cargo ship, which we can only assume is on its way to China.

The crazy thing is that there had been NO allusions to the Chinese during the whole season. They just just held on to it, and hit us with it in the last minutes.

Like I said - cold-blooded.

That being said, I think I am going to try something new: Liveblogging 24. Never heard of liveblogging? Basically, as the show progresses, I post on what I see, and my thoughts on it.

Should be fun. Stay tuned TOMORROW and MONDAY.

If I enjoy it, I may even liveblog EVERY EPISODE (probably not though). Let me know what you think, and we'll see how it goes.

Know What I'm Sayin'??

By the way...let me reiterate:

DON'T CALL ME, DON'T CALL MY WIFE, AND DON'T CALL THIS HOUSE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
  • Sunday 1/14 between 8pm and 10pm
  • Monday 1/15 between 8pm and 10pm.
  • All Mondays until the season ends from 8pm - 10pm (I think Prison Break will lead into, or follow 24, so I'm taking the whole two hours.)
2 Comments:
Blogger Marce said...
We just re-introduced satellite after 15 months of not having it. This makes me afraid that I too will soon join the clan of the "addicted". I'll let you know how it goes.

Blogger T Dot said...
I heard that! My friends - the ones who watch 24 - know they can only call during commercials to comment on how great whatever Jack just did was. All conversations are immediately terminated when the clock comes back on.

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