Tuesday, March 9, 2010

'24:' 2-3 a.m.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 3:42 PM

click to enlarge Why are you using me, my love?
  • Why are you using me, my love?

As you may remember from the WTF end of last week’s “24,” the suicide bomber sent to finish off Farhad Hassan is in a hyperbaric chamber and is still planning to blow himself up inside of it. In the spirit of real-time drama, this entire plot point takes the entire episode. Since Jack can’t get inside, he does the next best thing and pulls in Marcos’ mom to yell at him. When this still doesn’t work, Jack gives Marcos his scary face and starts threatening Mommy Dearest with radiation poisoning if he doesn’t come out of the chamber RIGHT NOW. Too bad those sneaky terrorists still have a fail safe trigger and manage to blow up Marcos anyways. Good thing Jack knows how to get answers, and in only the 60 seconds before Marcos blows up at that. Marcos fesses up that Tarin/Prez Hassan’s daughter’s boyfriend/ex-Chief of Security is the mastermind behind the day’s terrorist plot. Whoa! I think I actually screamed, “I knew it!”

Hastings resumes last week’s position as CTU Badass Director by threatening jobs when Dana/Jenny and Cole/Chase 2/Jack Jr. return to CTU after drowning bodies and changing outfits during a nuclear crisis. Nuclear crisis or not, Hastings tells Dana that indispensable does not mean irreplaceable. Ooh, snap! Luckily, Dana’s demotion means that Chloe has finally made it back to her place of triumph as CTU’s primary sleuth and data analyst.

Ruh Roh #2, Dana/Jenny! Kevin Wade/Dead-convict-in-the- bottom-of-the-lake’s probation officer, Stephen Root has randomly appeared out of nowhere at 2:15 a.m. to meet with Dana about his favorite parolee. Cue bad subplot part 3 for next week’s episode.

Meanwhile, back in Tarin and Kayla’s clandestine love shack, Kayla is told by her mother that Tarin is in fact part of the terrorist plotting and not just a figment of her father’s paranoia. So, now Kayla is trying to stall Tarin from leaving the hotel room to give CTU time to show up. We have seen this scenario acted out before, and I can’t wait to see how Kayla handles herself next week!

OMG! Terrorists! Transporting bombs! The season is finally gathering some steam!

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