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Monday, January 30, 2006

24: Season 5 — 12:00 PM-1:00 PM — Live-Blogging
Hey there cats and kittens, it's RFTR with your 9:00 liveblogging comin' atcha. We're just about half an hour out, so get your TVs ready to turn to Fox, make sure your TiVo (or non-branded DVR for all you people like me out there) is set to record, and keep your browsers pointed right here at Blogs4Bauer.

And remember: the comments are your place for liveblogging. Feel free to respond to anything I say, or post your own independent thoughts.

I'll be back in 30 and we'll get started.

12:02 - Samwise says it's about getting the nerve gas, not revenge for Palmer. Why do they have to be mutually exclusive? If you can get the nerve gas AND revenge Palmer, then why wouldn't you?

12:03 - Whoa! No more close-ups of Audrey. She is definitely HFFFFH. Can't the DoD pay for a nose-job or something? Geez.

12:04 - Yikes. I'd very much not like to be exposed to that nerve gas. And who's the poor sap on the training video?

12:07 - Uh-oh... Jack sent the kid away with a red shirt. That does not bode well for his future.

12:10 - Cummings is going to go up against Jack? Obviously he's suffering from delusions of grandeur.

12:16 - Just a thought—every plot of 24 could be prevented if we just didn't allow sitting Presidents, presidential candidates, or SecDefs anywhere near California. Every time the nation faces a major crisis, it's because somebody is in California who shouldn't be.

12:17 - Did anyone see what that longshoreman did in the crate? I missed it, but it looked like he might have set a timer on one of the cans of nerve gas...

12:19 - Hey, cool! Audrey has the same phone I do! It's pretty good, but there's something wrong with the speaker in my earpiece.

12:20 - Uh-oh, Jack has his bag of tricks again. Now I know something major is about to go down.

12:22 - What? Cummings is coming clean?? And Logan is listening to him???? At least put the guy in handcuffs, first! Let Jack at him.

Ohhhhh now I get it. Cummings is going to play the "neocon" rushing to war while waving the flag—yikes.

12:25 - If Logan were a real man, he'd let his presidency "be implicated" and "destroyed," in order to reveal the truth and prevent an unspeakable tragedy. I mean, come on—does he really think Cummings is capable of playing the terrorists? That's just ridiculous.

Who wants to bet that the top terrorist's plan all along was to load the cannisters onto a ship and then turn it around and bring them right back into the states?

Don't forget that the Russian President is in California too—dollars to donuts he's the real target, not Moscow. Remember, you heard it here first.

Oh, and does anyone think that they'll ever explain to us why there were nerve gas cannisters hidden under Ontario airport?

12:32 - Jack in cuffs—that ain't cool. Now we've got the weasel fighting against Bauer again, and this time to protect a traitor.

Cummings should be swinging from the nearest tall tree by now.

12:34 - The Secret Service [Pierce] guy is figuring it out. He'll get Jack out.

12:35 - Yes! Samwise, shut your mouth and disregard the order.

12:36 - Mrs. Logan "How did this happen?" You married a weasel!!

12:38 - Pierce knows there's something going on, and he's seen Jack save the day enough times to know to listen to him. Let's see if he does.

12:44 - YEAH PIERCE!!! "DO something!" "I am Mr. President, I'm upholding my oath to protect you!"

That was frakkin awesome. And it continues to be. I'm completely prepared to watch Bauer torture Cummings.

Take an eye! Take an eye!

Damn, Cummings broke. But now Logan has seen how effective Bauer can be—maybe he'll be a little more trusting from now on...? Doubtful.

12:47 - Well, Logan has finally shaped up. That was a good move putting CTU back in charge. And Pierce and Bauer yet again show what kind of guys they are by being prepared to face the consequences of their actions.

And Logan was ready to get rid of Cummings—that's good, but he's still too much of a flip-flopper.

12:49 - Sorry, Logan, but Bauer disappearing has been shown to be the exact opposite of what's best for the country.

Can we just take a moment to pause and reflect on the fact that Jack Bauer was just allowed to effectively torture and interrogate the White House Chief of Staff in the President's presence?

Now let's all have fun picturing Jack torturing George Stephanapolous in front of Bill Clinton. Or, better yet, Bob Shrum in front of John Kerry. Feel free to supply your own.

12:54 - Are they seriously going to commit the First Lady even though she was right? Oh, no, there we go... that's better.

12:55 - Yeah! Don't trust the asshole! Go to the press! Get him impeached!

12:59 - Saw that coming. Of course there are no cannisters there. Like I said, did Cummings really think he could play the terrorists? Of course they figured him out. And now the nerve gas is loose. And Cummings turned the terrorists against us. Beautiful.

Beep-boop, beep-boop, beep-boop.

1 death—Cummings's inside man.

Comments? Thoughts? Complaints about my liveblogging?

56 comments:

Citizen Grim said...

Chloe & President Logan will be the new moles, mark my words.

If it happens, you heard it here first.

If not, um... I will deny everything.

Peakah said...

CG: you will be broken... you'll talk!

damn eastcoasters... I have to wait three more hours!

lawhawk said...

Hmm.. Chiggy killer and Samwise are in agreement. That's not a good sign.

lawhawk said...

Who needs to transport the nerve gas in a trailer truck across the border when you can just as easily slip it under the border...

And here comes the phone...

lawhawk said...

Such a tender moment between those two - it's definitely going to affect the body count...

Citizen Grim said...

WTF??? Jack is picking Audrey over the hot redhead???

stupid! stupid! stupid!

mizerock said...

"Are you still in love with her?"

Once again, Jack does something incredibly difficult, but it's The Right Thing. What a guy.

Citizen Grim said...

only one thing you an do:
Sleep with Chloe


hahaha! thats like how samurai used to fall on their sword when they failed

voiceboy said...

in FL tonight instead of SF, Jack early 4 me.let's rock

voiceboy said...

only one thing you an do:
Sleep with Chloe

mizerock said...

> only one thing you an do:
Sleep with Chloe

Only if it was the only way to prevent a Nerve Gas attack

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Okay, Jack is like the most understanding guy in history. In the past seasons he always understood when it meant he had to be killed. Always so understanding. Now he understands why Audrey was mad at him and why she needs to have distance.

I'm sorry but she should've been so grateful to Jack not mad. I can't believe he's supposed to be in love with that twit. Ugh....

lawhawk said...

If you love Jack, set him free. If Jack comes back, that means someone's gonna die.

lawhawk said...

Hey CTU - it's in a red container. A red container. Someone TiVo that to see the numbers...

Awwww... Jack is saying he loves Audrey... and that means someone's going to die.

voiceboy said...

Geez,I gotta go kill people,STFU Audrey

mizerock said...

Proof of Weapons of Mass Detruction!

This is awesome.

lawhawk said...

Oh, that guy is a piece of work... he's like Howard Dean, Karl Rove, Ollie North, and John Kerry all rolled into one.

Tori said...

why aren't the chinese all over Jack like white on rice?

Citizen Grim said...

dont be silly. Howard Dean + Ollie North would shread the fabric of space/time.

still, his motives make for an interesting twist, although people might say, "see? see? he's a neocon!!"

RFTR said...

Tori - I've been wondering that for a while. As soon as it was revealed that he was still alive, all of the problems that caused him to fake his death would resurface—but I have a feeling we'll never have to worry about it again.

Citizen Grim said...

and yeah, I think they'll explain the hidden gas

lawhawk said...

RTFR: you're forgetting one thing.

Logan may be a mole... LMAO

lawhawk said...

Let me get this straight. Cummings is still running this show? Logan's got to grow a pair here.

Tori said...

i'm strangely intrigued by Cummings

mizerock said...

"either of us" - nice, Cummings makes Logan complicit just like that.

Grow a Pair, indeed. Maybe Mrs. Logan will help him do just that ... eventually.

lawhawk said...

Go Chiggy!

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

This is what happens when you have a weasel president with no backbone. Aaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!!!

mizerock said...

So Cummings is the new confidant - the new Mrs Logan!

lawhawk said...

Agent Pierce is about to take matters into his own hands.. whooboy!

Tori said...

if Georgie and Laura were around, there would be some serious ass-kicking going on!

Citizen Grim said...

no kidding. Bush would never let his chief of staff just take over de facto executive control like that.

he'd probably bust out a chainsaw and drop some sweet line like, "It's time to clear some brush, mother@#&%er!"


what's the main Secret Service guy's name? he's cool.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Pierce to the rescue!!!

I think the Chinese will show up towards the end of the season.

lawhawk said...

It's amazing what a little coersion will do to a guy....Cummings should have been toast there...

tacitblue said...

I have always liked Secret Service Agent Pierce. There's something decidedly cold and hard about him, exactly the kind of person you'd want in that job. I think I'm about to start liking him a lot more.

lawhawk said...

Ah... Bauer's alive and that presents problems for Logan and he'll disappear again as soon as the nerve gas is gone...

Yeah, until the next frackin' crisis where no one knows what to do except Jack...

mizerock said...

Disappear again? That doesn't bode well for either of the two women in his life. But at least no one has to die.

Well, no one "has to" die, but someone always does. Hey, isn't the body count at zero this episode? I'm thinking it's actually going to stay there, too...

Citizen Grim said...

Pierce, that's it


so.... where's all the bloodshed?

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Woo-hooo!!! I love Jack Bauer and Agent Pierce!!!

Shocker!! The weasal president actually does something right.

lawhawk said...

tick tick tick...

Logan's growing a pair. Amazing.

And the Mrs. just took 'em...

RFTR said...

No, the nerve gas guy does not count. That was a training video that was filmed "before" the day.

Doesn't count as a death during the 24-hour period.

mizerock said...

It was a 2 year old tape - but I guess it might just count as an episode death.

Tori said...

the nerve gas guy count?

lawhawk said...

We've got dead people... and the containers are gone...

Go figure. It was a double cross on Cummings- and Cummings is about to get torn a new one.

mizerock said...

Oooooh, but that one counts.

mizerock said...

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

OR

The means do not justify the ends; because there are no ends.

Tori said...

i actually wouldn't mind if california was gassed. lots of crazies there. (sorry for people that live there) or if not california, just hollywood. i'll call and warn bruce willis.

Tori said...

ooo so much death next week!!!!

mizerock said...

Where is Kim??

Citizen Grim said...

maybe they'll have a target thats actually not in the L.A. area?

RFTR said...

Mizerock - Kim will be back next week.

Yay!

al said...

I much prefer the redhead over Audrey. Bad move Jack. On the other hand it means she gets to live...Maybe.

Anyone notice that the Russian was able to listen to the 'secure' conversation between Jack and the bald guy (whose names escapes me).

The Man said...

I Missed out on the live-blog.

1 bad guy - gunshot

Retrolicious said...

Grow a Pair, indeed. Maybe Mrs. Logan will help him do just that ... eventually.

Oh hell, Mrs. Logan has a bigger pair than than the Prez. Two pairs if you count those big melons up top.

Audrey making that stupid phone call at the worst possible moment is exactly why I was hoping she wouldn't be coming back this season. Maybe she'll do us a favor and get killed. The redhead sure is a biatch, too. Gets turned down by Jack, so she goes and throws it in Audrey's face. She's not that hot, either.

Wyatt Earp said...

Frakkin' nightwork! Anyway, the episode was great, and a few things come to the forefront:

1. Agent Pierce kicks ass.

2. Audrey (again) is still lame. SHUT THE HELL UP WOMAN! "Don't leave again, Jack!" WHAT THE HELL WAS HE SUPPOSED TO DO, YOU SELFISH BITCH???

3. If Jack has to disappear at the end of the season again, I'm gonna really be pissed. What are they gonna do? Transport him back and forth throught that Mexican tunnel?

4. Kudos to Buchanan for getting McGill to grow a pair.

5. No Kim yet! Someone see if RFTR is okay!!!

Chief_B said...

Sorry folks...have to disagree on the redhead, I'd still take Audrey. I have to agree with those of you who put the first lady at the top of the list.

Actually, I am partial to the Mexican from Season 3.

Cummings really folded like a cheap wallet after he soiled himself during a "Baueresque" torture. That was pretty funny, he hasn't embarrassed any one like that in a few hours.

What happens next? Mr. President asks Edgar for his reccomendation on magerine or butter. Edgar says he can't really tell the difference when he eats it straight out of the bucket.

Til Later......

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