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24 Season Finale


So everyone gets a happy ending but Jack! Typical!

I don't know what to make of this whole season. It started off so well and then after about 6 eps or so, took a less than great turn. I always love watching Jack Bauer in action and when he cries, dammit, I cry, of course. I have to give the show credit for taking time to try to give us some emotional closure but this felt a little too ... neat this season? There really isn't any groundwork laid for next season. But then again, last year was the first year they really did a "cliffhanger."

I knew he couldn't end up with Audrey so that felt right, even if the whole showdown with Heller seemed like it came out of nowhere. And the pre-arranged agreement with Bill to just let Kiefer walk off into the sunrise, again?

Chloe being pregnant was painfully self-evident, although I did consider the possibility that Impossibly!Hot!MiloBrother slipped her some kind of drug when he hugged her. Heh. And where *did* that boy disappear to? That whole bit was very odd. And served no purpose, really, since we all pretty much knew that, yes, Milo loved Nadia.

So we have Bill & Karen happily retiring, Chloe and Morris happily reuniting, Jack nobly walking away from Audrey and possibly Nadia nursing Doyle back to health? Perhaps Audrey and Doyle can convalesce together?

Anyway, not the best season although S4 with "Marwan's escaped the perimeter -- again!" is probably going to remain my least favorite. But then again, it did have Tony and Michelle still.

Hmm. I'm tired. I honestly don't know where they can go with the show after this. Maybe it should have ended with S4, except that I really did enjoy S5.

ETA: Here's the link to watch online if anyone missed it: http://www.myspace.com/24
But honestly, I don't know if it's worth watching. Maybe a recap will cover it. :-/

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kools_pad
May. 23rd, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
Lol, there was no 'pre-arranged agreement' for jack leaving. It was Bill understanding Jack, and knowing he has an entire other personal crisis to deal with. It was actually Jack saying goodbye to Bill. And Bill got that, and lied to Josh about Jack coming back.

I loved the scene with Heller. And it was totally weel deserved. Heller has always abused Jack's undying loyalty. Even in S4. He never shows him gratitude. He only condemns him when things dont go the way they had planned. And it was also a terrific payoff for the fact that Jack is cursed, because his country makes him cursed. And having Jack have that closure or confrontation about it, was deserved. I thought.

And i love that we have no idea how next season will be. Jack severed ties with the government, friends, and his love-life. Who knows how it will be next year. But the writers said next year will be a re-invention of the show. One thats needed. I'll be really interested to see how that goes.

Poor Jack. Well, at least someday Audrey will come back. I'm guessing thats why he didnt kill himself in the end. Because he has some kind of hope that she will be back one day.
halfdutch
May. 24th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
I always enjoy the chance for Kiefer to emote and that's one of the places where this show always delivers, with great character stuff. BUT ... it did kind of come out of left field for me. I'm glad he went back for Audrey, but of course she was in no shape to go into hiding with him. (Would he be able to return to a normal life now, does he still have to be on the run?)

I think they will have to do something very different next year, possibly set in another city for this to work. I always love seeing Jack Bauer in action but this was a mediocre season and a pretty "meh" finale. The bit with Chloe's pregnancy and collapse could not have been more cliched!

And hey, I thought you'd implied that Marily and/or Josh bit it before the end? Was that a foiler?
kools_pad
May. 24th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
LOL. I never said that. I think you said something about being worried that Jack would go to Marylin or something, and i said dont worry.

You wanna know how much they listen to fans? Marylin was a MUCH bigger focus in the final episodes. Remember that scene where Marylin is reaking out about what philip may have told him? That was over Philip being Joshs real father. They completely edited out that entire storyline, because her character, and Jack's father, were so ill thought of by fans. And the decided to not even bother with Marylin. But made sure to finish Jacks story with his father. Even though it was anti-climactic.

But what i do find interesting, is that the only thing they actually had in every alternat ending, was Jack in one way or another, expressing that he would wait for Audrey. In one version, Marylin confesses that Philip is Joshs real father, and that she wants another chance with Jack. But Jack says he cant be with anyone, for a long time. And she bitterly retorts "Except Audrey?!". In the other version, everyone is happy and in love, except Jack who is walking alone out of CTU. And he makes a remark or something, that he'll wait for her(Audrey). And then there was the version we saw, which was much more clear, lol.

So I'm guessing Audrey will be back in the final season of 24. If not earlier. And by all means, please. I feel fucking awful for Jack after that finale. Its extremely hard not to root for that pair.
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