When was the last time you watched a show that made you want to jump out of your seat and run around the room screaming until you realized your neighbors probably don’t like that?
If your answer is not just a few hours ago, then clearly you’re not watching “24” and I can’t tell you how bad that makes me feel for you…
When our hero Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) said tonight, “I’m scared,” I knew there was BIG trouble ahead. And boy was there.
If for any reason, you don’t want to know what happened on tonight’s “24,” stop reading now…
After quickly dispensing with any thoughts that Jack might be dead, the show took off as we learned that the First Lady’s assistant had some important information about who is behind everything; but she couldn’t share it because Henderson had kidnapped her little girl.
Meanwhile, Carl Edwards and his cronies at Homeland Security were taking over CTU by order of Vice President Gardner. In order to keep Chloe from getting fired, Audrey agreed to sign a report blaming everything that happened at CTU on Bill Buchanan. After a season and a half, it was kind of disappointing to see Bill only walk away. He deserved a dramatic death too. I hope this isn’t the end for him.
Jack put two and two together and decided that Gardner must have some connection to Henderson and that was why he wanted to dissolve CTU. We spent the rest of the episode second guessing Gardner’s every move, but that was way too easy.
As the episode ended we saw Henderson talking to the real mastermind—President Logan.
Okay, so I know what some of you are thinking. There’s no way President Logan can be the bad guy. It just doesn’t add up, right? If you’re one of those people, you’re violating the first rule of watching “24”: Don’t think, just watch.
However, for those of you who still need an explanation, let me just say I think it’s completely possible and it answers a whole list of questions we’ve been asking about Logan all season. How could a President be that incompetent? Apparently he was faking it. How could Logan let the Vice President run over him like that? He could if he wanted him to look like the bad guy. Why would Logan appoint an idiot like Lynn McGill to run CTU? He would if he was trying to undermine their operation. Why would Logan authorize Jack’s murder last season? Maybe, because he had something to hide. And finally, why would Logan ask Jack to help him stop the threat when it would be easier for him if Jack just disappeared? What’s the old saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer?
Get the picture?
Now, do I think there are holes in this scenario? Absolutely. But I’m willing to forgive them because this twist is completely AWESOME! President Palmer was a bastion of truth, justice and morality for years. Isn’t it time “24” had a twisted evil genius as the president?
Now, I’m scared.