24: Day 5 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

I have to admit this episode was rather boring up until halfway through when the totally unexpected happens! That’s why I like the show.

Just when you think Jack Bauer is going to betray national security in order to get information on the terrorists just to satisfy his own personal vendetta and prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in LA, you realize that he can be trusted after all. Yes, he got Chloe in some pretty hot water, but in the end he had things under control because he knew what we didn’t — he’s obviously got some cool virus program that will destroy a memory card when you are about to upload information from your PDA. Too cool!

And how about Chloe? She was pretty clever in knocking over that guy’s coffee knowing that he was a pretty boy and would immediately run to the bathroom to clean his clothes.

The German spy guy doesn’t want to trust Jack Bauer anymore, but I think he’s got a problem already because he’s in love with Collette. Not really a good spy if you fall in love with the person you are working undercover to expose. I wonder how many names he memorized off the wet list before it exploded in his PDA?

So David Palmer’s brother calls Aaron, the Secret Service guy, and tells them they have to meet. Aaron says he can arrange a secret meeting for the two of them. But later we see that the vice president is informed of Palmer’s presence at the gate and allows him to enter the compound supposedly not knowing why he is there. Then we see that Palmer gets hit, but manages to escape. So who ordered the hit? Aaron is seen looking at his watch which makes me wonder if he is wondering if Palmer is about ready to arrive or is he wondering if they have taken Palmer out? Surely Aaron would not harm President Palmer’s brother? But we do know that the vice president cannot be trusted because he has ulterior motives. President Logan is such a wuss for following along with the vice president’s plan to order a curfew and establish martial law in LA. Everybody knows that bad guys never obey curfew and obviously they are not being caught by those who are watching the streets.

And now for the kicker… is Audrey a mole? Is Collette correct when she says that Audrey is her source from DOD for the schematics? I just finished watching Day one of 24 last week where Nina, whom Jack Bauer had a one-time fling with, turned out to be the mole at CTU and killed Jack’s wife. Since I haven’t seen all of Day 2, 3, or 4, I don’t know if this is a typical senario used by the writers of 24. I somehow think that Audrey is probably being set up by somebody at DOD, but I could be wrong. Certainly we see from previews for next week’s episode that Jack is going to push her to the limit to discover the truth. If she isn’t the mole, then I have to wonder if her encounter with Jack’s interrogation methods will cause her to rethink her desire to rekindle their relationship. Hmm… maybe Jack should be taking a closer look at Chloe?

24 certainly keeps you guessing and you never know what’s going to happen next.


  1. Lisa
    Mar 24, 2006

    Schematics, schematics, schematics – times it by two. Six times, Karen!
    🙂 Great updates on 24. You didn’t miss a beat.

  2. Fordee
    Mar 24, 2006

    Yeah, Jack does appear to be “pushing her a little” in the next episode. He is so hard core.

    Nina…. ahhhh!

  3. James Stephenson
    Mar 27, 2006

    In 24, always watch the women. Always. They are deceitful and un-trustworthy, at least in the world of 24.